Kvitova beats Bouchard to win Wimledon title

first_img Upd. at 20:37 Sport EN Petra Kvitova easily beat Eugenie Bouchard to win her second Wimbledon final on Saturday afternoon. 05/07/2014 She will now move up to fourth in the world rankings. The Czech sixth seed was calm, composed and impressive as she raced to a 6-3 6-0 win over here 20-year-old opponent in less than an hour. CESTcenter_img “I have to say thank you to everyone who supports me all the time, it is a special time for me. Bouchard had made history by becoming the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final, but she couldn’t take that feat one step further and win the title. “To be back here with the trophy is so special,” the 24-year-old Kvitova said after her sweeping victory. “Hopefully it will be good for everyone in the Czech Republic to have a second trophy. It is my second title so I hope it will be a little bit easier for me to handle.”  Bouchard admitted she found her debut in a Grand Slam final “tough” but she was proud of her achievements and said that the last two weeks at Wimbledon have “felt like a step forward.”last_img read more

Bojan returns to first-team training after five months out injured

first_img Bojan leaves behind him a hard process of recuperation, with the excitement of the new season lying ahead, but he has the confidence of his coach Mark Hughes, after his work and goals during the past campaign. His Instagram caption didn’t leave room for doubt: “Very happy to see you all again! It is another step, we will continue to work hard. #Month5 #ComingBackStronger.” Bojan has returned after recovering from a cruciate ligament injury in his left knee. The goalscorer suffered an injury at the end of January during an FA Cup match against Rochdale, minutes after scoring a great goal from outside the box, and was operated on in February in Barcelona. Since then, he hasn’t returned to action. Bojan Krkic has started to train normally once again with Stoke City this Friday, after spending five months on the sideline due to a knee injury. Sport EN The former Barça forward published a photo on his Instagram profile, in which he can be seen smiling while training with his teammates.center_img Upd. at 19:18 03/07/2015 CESTlast_img read more

Argentina’s Javier Pastore tried to win a penalty by pulling his own shirt!

first_imgThe Copa America final between Chile and Argentina has left us with many images, from the sadness displayed by the Argentina players and staff after their second major final defeat in the space of 12 months, to the emotion of Jorge Sampaoli, Alexis Sanchez and the whole of Chile.  Sport EN Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Unfortunately for Pastore, he was unable to convince the officials that a spot kick should be given. Remember that the game stayed goalless throughout the course of normal time and extra-time, before Chile clinched their first ever Copa America success via penalties.center_img And there is one image of deception, too. Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore tried to win a penalty by pulling his own shirt, presumably hoping it would look like his rival, in this case Jorge Valdivia, was committing a foul.  05/07/2015last_img read more

Gary Neville wants to stay at Valencia… but it may not be his choice

first_img Valencia were intense, dominant against Athletic Club, beating the Bilbao side 2-1 at Mestalla on Thursday night, but still suffering elimination from the Europa League. Much will be made of Neville’s absence in the international break, to join up with Roy Hodgson and the England squad. It is not ideal. He will resent the image it offers, of a coach distracted, unfocused, uncaring. Nothing could be further than the truth.  But there is also the negative column. The string of 10 games it took to register a first league win, not being able to keep a single clean sheet in that division, elimination from the Europa League, even in these painful circumstances, the fact that despite daily Spanish lessons, it will take at the very least a year for him to be able to communicate effectively with much of his squad, without assistance from other staff. CET Whether he deserves a longer time period in charge is up for debate. Neville is right when he says Valencia having a game every three days has given him little time to experiment or try new formations or tactics. He is right when he says managers usually take over at extremely difficult times. He is honest, earnest and forthcoming in press conferences, willing to take criticism on the chin when it is merited. Gary Neville wants to stay at Valencia. He may not be given that chance, but his desire is clear. 18/03/2016 Rik Sharma Determination and willing do not make a good manager alone. Whether Neville will prove to be one will take time to discover, time he may not have if his friend Peter Lim decides not to offer him a new deal. Upd. at 02:06 Susaeta handled the ball in the build up to the veteran forward’s strike, while Valencia held a two-goal lead, which seconds later was halved. The away goals rule did for Neville and his men, after a 1-0 defeat in a sodden San Mames in the first leg. Neville, sent off for protesting after Aritz Aduriz’s crucial away goal, could point fingers at the referee. “I’ve seen the best performance since I’ve been here tonight,” said Neville afterwards. “There’s no losing the dressing room. I saw fire, passion, desire. I want this club to have that every single game.” Asked about his future Neville said his contract was only for five months, up until the end of this season, but what was implied was that if he got the opportunity to stay beyond the summer he would. “I’ve come to love this city, I love this club,” said Neville, truthfully. Determination and willing do not make a successful team alone, either. But they are the bare minimum Neville demands from Valencia. Unlike in the humiliating, gutless derby defeat against Levante at the weekend, they showed it by beating Athletic. “We have set a minimum standard,” said Neville.last_img read more

India vs. China Preview and Predictions

first_imgAdvertisement 0y6uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsd4sjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E90wc5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ytxzWould you ever consider trying this?😱ofhzCan your students do this? 🌚4n6xRoller skating! 6moj0See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See moreabhBody tricks that only special people can do pt-17hrkHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies5j5wemgA visualization of how Karma works 8v16lpPowered by Firework India will lock horns with the Asian giants China on 13th October at 5:05 p.m. IST in the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre. Stephen Constantine has named Sandesh Jhingan as the captain of the side, thus relieving Sunil Chhetri of the captaincy role and allowing him to focus more on his striking abilities.Advertisement The Red Dragons are coming off a 1-0 draw against Qatar and a 0-0 draw against Bahrain, and their coach Marcelo Lippi would like to put away the abysmal striking form the team has been plagued with recently.Can the Blue Tigers get the better of the Red Dragons?India are expected to line-up with a 4-4-2 formation with Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua leading the pack. Udanta Singh is the favorite to sprint down the right wing, but the left wing position would see a tough competition between Ashique Kuruniyan and Holicharan Narzary to start the game.Advertisement Meanwhile, the onus will be on Anirudh Thapa and Rowlin Borges to control the pace of the game and ensure India dominate the midfield proceedings. The back four is likely to comprise of Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, and Subhashish Bose whereas Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is expected to thwart the Chinese attacks from under the crossbar.China, too, are expected to start with a 4-4-2 formation with Guangzhou Evergrande’s Gao Lin and Shanghai SIPG’s Wu Lei spearheading the attack. Other notable names to watch out for the Red Dragons are left-back Yu Hai, midfielder Zheng Zhi who is coming out of his retirement, and goalkeeper Zeng Cheng.Advertisement All the Chinese players in the squad play at the Chinese Super League whose level is way above the Indian Super League where all the Indian players, excepting Salam Ranjan Singh, ply their trade. However, the players haven’t been able to replicate their performance in the national side. On the other hand, the Indian senior team has been abysmal away from home, and Constantine’s complaints of not having enough preparation time could haunt them.Despite China being billed as the favorites for the match, we predict that Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will hold their ground firm and not leak more than one goal. On the other hand, more than 50% percent of the goals from the Indian team has come from the dreaded duo of Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua, and we predict that the will find the back of the net again tomorrow. Sportsindiashow predicts the game to end in a 1-1 draw. Advertisementlast_img read more

WWE: All the Superstars you can expect to return at SmackDown 1000

first_imgAdvertisement 5w1rmNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsypfxmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezl2sh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) g5c7Would you ever consider trying this?😱481pgCan your students do this? 🌚3vbyhRoller skating! Powered by Firework  Advertisement We are less than 12 hours away from the 1000th episode of SmackDown. The show will commence from the Capital One Arena in Washington DC and the lineup already looks stacked as legendary superstars have confirmed their return for this Tuesday Evening.Advertisement Headlining the event are icons such as The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista. Evolution reunites for the first time in four years with Batista making his much-anticipated comeback to WWE for one night only.Moreover, we are also in store for surprises. Last week, WWE teased the fans with a social media post that could have been linked with a possible return of the most electrifying superstar in sports entertainment, The Rock.Advertisement The Brahma Bull last appeared on WWE Television at Wrestlemania 32 in April 2016, where he famously defeated then Wyatt Family member, Erick Rowan in six seconds and set forth a new Wrestlemania record. The Rock is currently tied up with Hollywood commitments in London but if he sets foot tomorrow night, it will certainly blow the roof off its place.Meanwhile, Rey Mysterio returns to WWE on a full-time basis this week but his first challenge will be to overcome the reigning United States Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup qualifying match.Similarly, cornerstones of the SmackDown brand over the last decade such as Edge, Kane, Mark Henry, Booker T, Big Show and many more are also set to attend this momentous occasion and make it a night to remember!!! Advertisementlast_img read more

Mkhitaryan late equalizer helps Gunners salvage a draw against Wolves

first_imgAdvertisement q5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehto( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vWould you ever consider trying this?😱647qxCan your students do this? 🌚gkgRoller skating! Powered by Firework A late second half Arsenal equalizer, courtesy of Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, rescued the hosts from sinking as Wolves’ Ivan Cavaleiro scare gives the the Gunners a solid run for their money, following a shaky first half, resulting in a draw at the Emirates Stadium.Advertisement A confident Arsenal could soon be seen slipping as visitors Wolves made the best of the opportunity at their hands, namely that of the absence of Emery’s finest defenders on the field. Though the Gunners had a strong footing in the game with a good grip over possession and play, the visitors soon started building enough pressure to cause the hosts problems right at the start. Wolves were soon 1-0 up by the 13th minute thanks to the brilliant footwork of Ivan Cavaleiro, who found Jiminez just rightwards of the penalty area and soon raced in the box to receive his low cross, beating an incoming Rob Holding slide, only to turn the ball in from just eight yards.Thwarted by the Wolves’ defenders, who readily threw themselves at the ball at every opportunity so as to block all the Gunners’ attacks, amidst the building frustration,indisciplined plays and missed chances, a Henrikh Mkhitaryan leveler late in the 86th minute, coming from a corner kick and skimmed straight past the goal line, nullified Nuno’s men’s efforts to silence the Arsenal cannons.Advertisement After three draws in their last three outings, Arsenal extend their unbeaten games tally to 16 in all competitions. The result puts the hosts in the 5th place with 24 points and the visitors in the 11th with 16 from 12 Premier League matches.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Local Sharks ready to attack

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Young guns are sharp shooters

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Everyone will want one

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