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  • IOC hands life ban to three Russian bobsledders

    30.11.2017 | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned three Russian bobsledders from all the Olympic Games from the 2014 winter edition for doping rule violations, the IOC announced on its official website.Alexandr Kas'yanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin have been sanctioned "in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytical doping investigations", the IOC said in a statement, The three athletes "are declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014," it said in the statement.None of the three athletes won medals, with all three in the four-man bob that finished fourth, and Kas'yanov also a member of the two-man team that came fourth. 

  • Sampaoli: Brazil, Spain, France are a 'step ahead of Argentina'

    28.11.2017 | Brazil, Spain and France are early favorites to win next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia, according to Argentina national team coach Jorge Sampaoli.But Germany are not at the level that saw them defeat Argentina in the final to win the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014, the former Chile and Sevilla manager said."I think Brazil, Spain and France are one step ahead of us due to their time working together," Sampaoli told journalism students at the Tea and Deportea school in Buenos Aires."I don't mention Germany, not because I forgot them, but because I don't like the way they play."Sampaoli took charge of Argentina in June with the team in danger of missing the World Cup for the first time since 1970.The Albiceleste secured their place in the tournament by defeating Ecuador 3-1 - thanks to a Lionel Messi hat-trick - in their final qualifier in Quito last month.

  • Napoli regain Serie A top spot, Roma stumble

    27.11.2017 | Napoli beat Udinese 1-0 in the 14th round of Serie A action, while Roma drew 1-1 against Genoa.Despite being surpassed by Internazionale at the top of the Serie A standings with a win over Calgiari, Napoli did not crumble under pressure and won a tight match to regain the top spot on Sunday, Napoli prevailed thanks to a goal from Italian Jorge Frello, better known as "Jorginho," in the 33rd minute.Jorginho failed to convert a penalty, but he managed to put the deflected ball home.Coach Maurizio Sarri's team set the pace throughout the match, earning their sixth away win out of seven matches.After the win, Napoli reached the 38th point, two more than Inter and seven ahead of Juventus, the defending champion, which will take on Crotone later in the day.Udinese lost its ninth match of the year and is in 14th place, with 12 points, just two points from the relegation zone.Genoa, meanwhile, ended Roma's road winning streak in the Italian league at 12 with a 1-1 draw at Marassi Stadium.Stephan El Shaarawy gave Roma the lead in the 59th minute, while Gianluca Lapadula evened it up for Genoa in the 70th minute, converting a penalty awarded after Daniele De Rossi hit Gianluca in the face.After consulting with the video assistant referee, the official sent De Rossi off.Kevin Strootman missed on Roma's best chance to win the game as he fired into the post with five minutes to go. Roma is temporarily in fourth place, with 31 points, pending Lazio's game against Fiorentina. Milan's home scoring drought, meanwhile, continued as the team drew 0-0 against Torino. Milan has not scored at San Siro Stadium since a 2-0 win over SPAL on September 20. Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu had to make at least four key saves against Spaniard Jesus Fernandez Saez and Croatian Nikola Kalinic.

  • Swiss tennis star Roger Federer gets new title: Dr. Federer

    25.11.2017 | Switzerland's University of Basel handed tennis star Roger Federer his newest title on Friday: an honorary doctorate from the institution's faculty of medicine.At its annual graduation ceremony, dubbed the 557th Dies Academicus, the 36-year-old Federer, holder of 19 Grand Slam singles titles, was presented with his award.The university said this was for "increasing the international reputation of Basel and Switzerland, as well as for his function as a role model athlete, who encourages many people around the world to be physically more active and thus contributes to the promotion of health."In the citation Dr. Federer's engagement with children in Africa was mentioned through his foundation which supports more than 300,000 children in southern Africa, for which he has a special affinity due to having a South African mother.Federer was unable to take part in the ceremony in person, but expressed his appreciation with a short greeting in which he said having the honorary doctorate made him "just as happy as a Grand Slam title."In addition to Federer, those honored included the president of the Swiss National Bank, Thomas Jordan, and the children's musician Andrew Bond.

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  • IOC hands life ban to three Russian bobsledders
    IOC hands life ban to three Russian bobsledders

    30.11.2017 |The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned three Russian bobsledders from all the Olympic Games from the 2014 winter edition for doping rule violations, the IOC announced on its official website.Alexandr Kas'yanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin have been sanctioned "in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytical doping investigations", the IOC said in a statement, The three athletes "are declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014," it said in the statement.None of the three athletes won medals, with all three in the four-man bob that finished fourth, and Kas'yanov also a member of the two-man team that came fourth. 

  • Sampaoli: Brazil, Spain, France are a 'step ahead of Argentina'
    Sampaoli: Brazil, Spain, France are a 'step ahead of Argentina'

    28.11.2017 |Brazil, Spain and France are early favorites to win next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia, according to Argentina national team coach Jorge Sampaoli.But Germany are not at the level that saw them defeat Argentina in the final to win the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014, the former Chile and Sevilla manager said."I think Brazil, Spain and France are one step ahead of us due to their time working together," Sampaoli told journalism students at the Tea and Deportea school in Buenos Aires."I don't mention Germany, not because I forgot them, but because I don't like the way they play."Sampaoli took charge of Argentina in June with the team in danger of missing the World Cup for the first time since 1970.The Albiceleste secured their place in the tournament by defeating Ecuador 3-1 - thanks to a Lionel Messi hat-trick - in their final qualifier in Quito last month.

  • Napoli regain Serie A top spot, Roma stumble
    Napoli regain Serie A top spot, Roma stumble

    27.11.2017 |Napoli beat Udinese 1-0 in the 14th round of Serie A action, while Roma drew 1-1 against Genoa.Despite being surpassed by Internazionale at the top of the Serie A standings with a win over Calgiari, Napoli did not crumble under pressure and won a tight match to regain the top spot on Sunday, Napoli prevailed thanks to a goal from Italian Jorge Frello, better known as "Jorginho," in the 33rd minute.Jorginho failed to convert a penalty, but he managed to put the deflected ball home.Coach Maurizio Sarri's team set the pace throughout the match, earning their sixth away win out of seven matches.After the win, Napoli reached the 38th point, two more than Inter and seven ahead of Juventus, the defending champion, which will take on Crotone later in the day.Udinese lost its ninth match of the year and is in 14th place, with 12 points, just two points from the relegation zone.Genoa, meanwhile, ended Roma's road winning streak in the Italian league at 12 with a 1-1 draw at Marassi Stadium.Stephan El Shaarawy gave Roma the lead in the 59th minute, while Gianluca Lapadula evened it up for Genoa in the 70th minute, converting a penalty awarded after Daniele De Rossi hit Gianluca in the face.After consulting with the video assistant referee, the official sent De Rossi off.Kevin Strootman missed on Roma's best chance to win the game as he fired into the post with five minutes to go. Roma is temporarily in fourth place, with 31 points, pending Lazio's game against Fiorentina. Milan's home scoring drought, meanwhile, continued as the team drew 0-0 against Torino. Milan has not scored at San Siro Stadium since a 2-0 win over SPAL on September 20. Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu had to make at least four key saves against Spaniard Jesus Fernandez Saez and Croatian Nikola Kalinic.

  • Swiss tennis star Roger Federer gets new title: Dr. Federer
    Swiss tennis star Roger Federer gets new title: Dr. Federer

    25.11.2017 |Switzerland's University of Basel handed tennis star Roger Federer his newest title on Friday: an honorary doctorate from the institution's faculty of medicine.At its annual graduation ceremony, dubbed the 557th Dies Academicus, the 36-year-old Federer, holder of 19 Grand Slam singles titles, was presented with his award.The university said this was for "increasing the international reputation of Basel and Switzerland, as well as for his function as a role model athlete, who encourages many people around the world to be physically more active and thus contributes to the promotion of health."In the citation Dr. Federer's engagement with children in Africa was mentioned through his foundation which supports more than 300,000 children in southern Africa, for which he has a special affinity due to having a South African mother.Federer was unable to take part in the ceremony in person, but expressed his appreciation with a short greeting in which he said having the honorary doctorate made him "just as happy as a Grand Slam title."In addition to Federer, those honored included the president of the Swiss National Bank, Thomas Jordan, and the children's musician Andrew Bond.

  • ISL: ATK, Pune aim to record first win of new season
    ISL: ATK, Pune aim to record first win of new season

    25.11.2017 |Defending champions ATK will look to get back to winning ways while FC Pune City have to recover from their home defeat when the two sides lock horns in the Indian Super League (ISL) season four tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Sunday.The revamped Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, which recently hosted 11 matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup including the final on October 28 between England and Spain, will offer both sides more options wide of the pitch enhancing wing play.In 2016, when Spanish coach Jose Molina helped ATK win the ISL, they played their home games at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium which is smaller in size. Renovation work for the World Cup was in full swing at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan back then. Coming to the game, sans marquee signing Robbie Keane, a former Tottenham Hotspur veteran and Republic of Ireland captain who is out due to injury, ATK were held to a goalless draw by Kerala Blasters in Kochi.Pune, on the other hand, fought hard to comeback from being 3-0 down by 65 minutes against Delhi Dynamos at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune, but eventually lost 2-3.New recruit Emiliano Alfaro, who netted five goals for NorthEast United last season, was on the scoresheet for the Ranko Popovic-coached side who finished sixth last season.Pune also lost midfielder Jewel Raja to injury in that game, which the coach later described as an influential factor in the match's outcome.Pune will have to work on their defence which looked to have gone off to sleep when Delhi scored the first two goals."The second half we made some bad mistakes and the first two goals were like gifts," Popovic had said after the Delhi defeat.Pune also have the dangerous Marcelinho who finished as the top-scorer for Delhi last season with 10 goals.The home side, without the services of Keane, twice champions ATK looked blunt up front.Finnish striker Njazi Kuqi and later Robin Singh who came on from the bench looked wayward. Coach Teddy Sheringham can be pleased with the way his side defended with the likes of Keegan Pereira doing really well at left-back position. "The one thing we need to improve on is winning," Robin had said at a press conference prior to this game.ATK are also missing the services of English midfielder Carl Becker who is out due to injury. In the last four meetings of the two sides, Pune have won twice with ATK winning at home in 2015. Their last meeting ended in a goalless draw on December 2 last year.Squads: ATK: Debjit Majumdar, Jussi Jasskelainen, Kunzang Bhutia, Anwar Ali, Ashutosh Mehta, Augustin Melwyn Fernandes, Jordi Montel, Keegan Pereira, Nallappan Mohanraj, Prabir, Tom Thorpe, Bipin Thounaojam, Carl Baker, Conor Thomas, Darren Caldeira, Eugenson Lyngdoh, Hitesh Sharma, Ronald Singh, Rupert Nongrum, Shankar Sampingiraj; Jayesh Rane, Jose Egas dos Santos Branco, Njazi Kuqi, Robbie Keane, Robin Singh FC Pune City: Anuj Kumar, Kamaljit Singh, Vishal Kaith, Damir Grgic, Diego Carlos Santos Silva, Gurtej Singh, Harpreet Singh, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Pawan Kumar, Rafael Lopez Gomez, Sarthak Golui, Wayne Vaz, Adil Ahmed Khan, Ajay Singh, Baljit Singh Sahni, Isaac Vanmalsawma Chhakchhuak, Jewel Raja Shaikh, Jonatan Lucca, Marcos Tebar, Robertino Pugliara, Rohit Kumar, Ashique Kuruniyan, Emiliano Alfaro, Kean Francis Lewis, Marcelinho 

  • French captain selects Gasquet for Davis Cup doubles final
    French captain selects Gasquet for Davis Cup doubles final

    24.11.2017 |French tennis captain Yannick Noah has surprisingly chosen Richard Gasquet to partner with Pierre-Hugues Herbert for the Davis Cup final against Belgium this weekend.Herbert won the 2015 US Open and the 2016 Wimbledon doubles title with Nicolas Mahut, but the pair was not preferred by Noah this time, Instead, Herbert and Gasquet will make their debut as doubles partners in the final. Noah, for his part, says "there is a first time for everything".Noah also recruited singles players Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille for the squad, with veteran Julien Benneteau as a reserve. 

  • Marquinhos: I would like to go back to Corinthians
    Marquinhos: I would like to go back to Corinthians

    24.11.2017 |Paris Saint-Germain central defender Marquinhos has revealed a desire to return to his original club Corinthians before ending his professional career."I spent 10 years there as a junior player and one year as a professional so I'm very grateful for everything Corinthians gave me," Marquinhos told Brazil's Globo Esporte on Thursday. "I would like to go back in the future. They allowed me to get to where I am today."The 23-year-old joined the Sao Paulo outfit as an eight-year-old before being signed by Roma in 2012. His performances with the Giallorossi immediately caught the attention of Paris Saint-Germain and he joined the French club after just one year in Italy.He is now one of the first names on the team sheet of PSG coach Unai Emery and has also consolidated a place in Brazil's starting lineup.Despite the time zone difference, Marquinhos said he watched Corinthians' 3-1 victory over Fluminense last week on television from his Paris home. The result handed Fabio Carille's team the Serie A title with three matches to spare."I celebrated a lot," the defender said. "The match against Fluminense was really exciting. I was a part of the squad that won the title in 2011 so I know how special it is and how difficult it is to win the Brazilian Serie A title. I'm really happy for them."

  • Bayern's Robben, Thiago sidelined with injuries
    Bayern's Robben, Thiago sidelined with injuries

    24.11.2017 | Bayern Munich midfielders Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcantra will spend some time at the sidelines after suffering injuries, the German giants confirmed in an official statement on Thursday.The "Bavarians" have reaped a 2-1 away win at Anderlecht but they lost two key players to injuries.Thiago Alancantara will most likely miss the remainder of the season after club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt diagnosed him with a torn hamstring.The Spain international limped off the pitch and had to be replaced by Real Madrid loanee James Rodriguez.Dutchman Arjen Robben suffered a minor torn hamstring and will thus miss only the Bundesliga encounter against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.The German record champions, who have won their last eight games in all competitions, will travel to fourth placed Monchengladbach at the 13th round in Bundesliga.

  • Tottenham beat Dortmund 2-1 in UEFA Champions League
    Tottenham beat Dortmund 2-1 in UEFA Champions League

    22.11.2017 |Borussia Dortmund crashed out of Europe's elite competition after losing 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur in the 5th round of the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.The BVB failed to protect their one-goal lead until the end of the clash as Tottenham bounced back on two second-half goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son to seal Dortmund's exit from the Champions League.However, Peter Bosz' men ensured a bright start on home soil and grabbed the reins. Andrey Yarmolenko unleashed a shot on target in the early stages before he set up the first chance of the game for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who pulled wide from close range in the 19th minute.Yarmolenko remained in the thick of things as his backheel pass into the path of Aubameyang allowed the Gabon international to drill the ball past Tottenham' s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris into the bottom corner of the far post at 31 minutes of play.Dortmund's opener was a wake-up call for the visitors from Tottenham, who increased the pressure.The hosts had to be grateful as their goalkeeper Roman Buerki denied two golden opportunities within short succession before the break. Buerki first blocked Christian Eriksen's side-foot with a superb reflex before he tipped Eric Dier' s header on target over the bar.After the restart, Tottenham responded well and shocked the hosts with the equalizer through Harry Kane, who had time and space to hammer home from the edge of the box four minutes into the second half.Things went from bad to worse for the hosts, who needed a win to maintain their hopes for the knockout stage, as Dele Alli shrugged off two defenders on the left wing to tee up the 2-1 lead for Heung-Min Son inside the box in the 76th minute."We played well in the first half but our performance decreased in the second half. We currently lack in confidence to turn things around," Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz said.With the result, Tottenham win Group H while third-placed Borussia Dortmund will have to battle for a berth in the Europa League at the last group stage match on December 6.It is the first group-stage elimination for Dortmund in six years. They only reaped one win in the last nine matches.

  •  Basel to become first city to jointly host Badminton and Para Badminton Worlds
    Basel to become first city to jointly host Badminton and Para Badminton Worlds

    22.11.2017 |Basel will become the first city to jointly host the Badminton and Para Badminton World Championships after it was awarded the 2019 edition of the Para event.The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed on Tuesday that the two tournaments will be staged simultaneously for the first time.The Swiss city defeated Tokyo to land the 2019 Para Badminton World Championships in a vote which was delayed by the BWF Council to allow "further discussion."The event will be the last held in the sport before Para Badminton makes its Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020.There will be 14 medal events in badminton at the 2020 Paralympic Games.

  • Parana, Ceara return to Brazil’s top flight
    Parana, Ceara return to Brazil’s top flight

    19.11.2017 |Parana and Ceara secured their return to Brazil’s top football division in the penultimate round of the Serie B season.Parana earned promotion by defeating CRB 1-0 while results from other matches guaranteed Ceara’s ascent, even before their away clash with Criciuma on Saturday night.America Mineiro and Internacional have already clinched berths in the country’s premier competition next year. Parana last played in Brazil’s Serie A in 2007 while Ceara have been absent from the top flight since 2011.America Mineiro lead Internacional in the Serie B standings by two points, with the final round of matches to be played next weekend.

  • Ronaldo wants seven Ballon d'Or awards
    Ronaldo wants seven Ballon d'Or awards

    17.11.2017 |Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards before retiring.The 32-years-old already has four Ballon d'Or awards to his name in the senior career-span of 15 years.However, the Real Madrid forward, who recently became father to his fourth child, said he wants three more. "I want seven children and the same number of Ballon d'Or (awards)," the Portuguese was "That means that I do not intend to stop there. As long as I play, I will win all I can win. My dream is the fifth Ballon d'Or, and next year there will be another one to go," Ronaldo added.Ronaldo also asserted that Real Madrid are not afraid to take on French football giants Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and are aiming to finish on top of the table."I'm not afraid of PSG, we're the defending champions two years in a row, we have to respect that, we would prefer to finish first in the group, but the important thing is first of all qualification," Ronaldo said.

  • Pujara wages lone battle as India totter at 74/5 at lunch
    Pujara wages lone battle as India totter at 74/5 at lunch

    17.11.2017 |India were tottering at 74 for five in their first innings in the rain-affected opening session of the second day in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, here on Friday.At lunch, which was called early after rain cut short the first session, Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 47 in the company of Wriddhiman Saha (6 not out).Suranga Lakmal (3/5) and Dasun Shanaka (2/23) picked up the wickets for Sri Lanka.Brief Scores:India 1st innings: 74 for five in 32.5 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 47 not out; Suranga Lakmal 3/5). 

  • Bangladesh knock India out of U-19 Asia Cup
    Bangladesh knock India out of U-19 Asia Cup

    15.11.2017 | Defending champions India were knocked out of the Under-19 Asia Cup after suffering their second defeat in three days as the Rahul Dravid-coached side went down to Bangladesh by eight wickets on Tuesday.After being upset by Nepal on Sunday, the Indian colts were once again at the receiving end as Bangladesh chased down a modest 188 with eight wickets and four overs to spare in a rain-curtailed match at the Royal Selangor Club here.The defeat meant that Bangladesh and Nepal, from Group A, will join Pakistan and Afghanistan, respectively, in the semi-finals.Put in to bat, India lost half their side on 96 runs as none of the top order batsmen managed to get going against a disciplined Bangladesh bowling attack.Salman Khan's unbeaten 39 remained India's highest as two others - Harvik Desai (21) and Anuj Rawat (34) - wasted their respective starts.The last four wickets added 71 to shore up the total to 187/8 in the must-win tie.For the Bangladeshis, medium pacer Mohammad Robiul Hoque was the wrecker-in-chief with figures of 3/43 while Nayeem Hasan and Hafif Hossain contributed with two wickets apiece.

  • EDEN PITCH TO BE SPORTING: GANGULY
    EDEN PITCH TO BE SPORTING: GANGULY

    15.11.2017 |Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the 22-yard Eden Gardens strip will be "sporting" for the upcoming India-Sri Lanka first cricket Test starting here in two days."The wicket looks good. There will be bounce and it will be a sporting track," Ganguly told reporters after inspecting the pitch during India's training session.The former India captain was seen having a look at the track for a long time after India head coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and bowling coach Bharat Arun inspected the same.Kohli was seen having a long pitch-side conversation with local curator Sujan Mukherjee.The Eden track, generally a slow-turner, had a lot of grass on it on Monday but after instructions from the team management it was removed. 

  • Ponting predicts sweep for Aussies in Ashes
    Ponting predicts sweep for Aussies in Ashes

    15.11.2017 |Ahead of the gruelling five-Test Ashes rubber against England starting on November 23 in Brisbane, mind games from both sides have begun with former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting predicting a sweep for the hosts.Ponting, who led Australia in 77 Tests and four Ashes campaigns, however favoured the tourists to win the historic day-night fixture in Adelaide, as the conditions will favour the swing duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the second game."My prediction is that I think it will be four-nil Australia, and I think the best chance that England have got will be in Adelaide where a night game, pink ball, the night time conditions will suit Anderson and Broad down to the ground," Ponting was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au."But if they don't win that one, I can't see them winning one."Ponting also hit back at English greats Sir Ian Botham and Graeme Swann's comments on the home side's poor batting line-up, saying England should "be looking in their own backyards" rather than casting aspersions on Australia's personnel.Botham recently described Australia's top-order batting line-up as "one of the poorest I've seen" while former off-spinner Swann -- who quit cricket mid-tour during Australia's 5-0 Ashes whitewash in 2013-14 -- claimed it was "one of the weakest (batting) line-ups they have had" over the past two decades."I think they (Botham and Swann) should be looking in their own backyards before they start worrying about ours."I don't remember seeing too many England teams, certainly in the last 15 years anyway, with some of the batsmen that I've seen them play over the last six to eight months."Some of the guys I've seen I'm not too enamoured with," he said."I've been a bit more outward than normal about this one because I honestly think that Australia will win really easily," Ponting added.While the first Test will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane, the second match will be played from December 2-6 at Adelaide.The WACA Ground in Perth will host the third game from December 14-18 while the Boxing Day Test will be hosted at the MCG in Melbourne followed by the final Test from January 4-8 at the SCG in Sydney.

  • Ronaldo better than Messi: Fernando Alonso
    Ronaldo better than Messi: Fernando Alonso

    12.11.2017 | Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso said Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is a better footballer than Argentine international Lionel Messi."I was born to be a Real Madrid fan," the 36-year-old was quoted as saying by Spanish website Marca."For me, Cristiano is better than Messi. Of course, Messi is an incredible talent but as a Real Madrid fan, I'm only interested in Los Blancos players," Alonso added.The Spaniard also said he likes to watch football in his free time and is a big fan of Real Madrid defenders Marcelo and Casemiro."I still love football a lot and try to play it sometimes too but above all, I most enjoy watching on TV," the McLaren-Honda driver said."As I said, I'm a big fan of Real Madrid and really like Marcelo and Casemiro, two great Brazilians who play for the club," Alonso added.Alonso, who has 97 podium finishes to his name, said Brazil are favourites for him to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. "Brazil and Spain are the best teams." 

  • Hernandez brilliant finisher: Coach
    Hernandez brilliant finisher: Coach

    12.11.2017 |Newly-appointed West Ham United FC coach David Moyes heaped praise on his club's Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez and said he is a brilliant finisher."He's (Javier Hernandez) a top goalscorer, a brilliant finisher," the Scottish was quoted as saying by The Guardian.Moyes also said the former Manchester United player struggled at his previous club due to a lot of competition."It was difficult for him at United because I had Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Shinji Kagawa, so there was lots of competition," the former Manchester United coach said."But he'll be treated the same here -- if he's playing well and scoring, no problems. If he's not, it will be the same as the rest," Moyes added. 

  • Judo World Championship kicks off
    Judo World Championship kicks off

    12.11.2017 |The Judo World Championship 2017 started in the Moroccan city of Marrakech featuring 58 judokas, including 40 men and 18 women, from 28 countries and regions.The two-day tournament, which began on Saturday, has been organized for the first time in an African country, The championship also represents a new chapter for prize money in judo.A record amount of prize money will be on the table. Gold medallists will earn a record 100,000 Euro ($116,640) with silver medallists scooping 50,000 Euro ($58,320) and bronze medallists taking home 25,000 Euro ($29,160).The prize money continues beyond the medallists as judoka who finish fifth will earn 10,000 Euro ($11,660). 

  • Ibisevic retires from BiH football team
    Ibisevic retires from BiH football team

    12.11.2017 |Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) football team player Vedad Ibisevic has officially decided to retire from the national team.At a press conference on Saturday, Ibisevic emotionally said that he had been thinking a lot about his decision after his team failed to book a ticket in next year's World Cup in Russia, "I decided that if we do not qualify for the World Cup in Russia, I will say goodbye to the national jersey. I have made my decision," Ibisevic told reporters.Ibisevic, 33, currently plays as a striker for Hertha and has a contract until June 2019. In over a decade of playing for the BiH team, Ibisevic played 74 games and scored 26 goals. 

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