Thiago Motta transforms Genoa

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Sandro Tonali scored a goal of the season contender for Brescia, but all three Genoa substitutes were on target to turn it around on coach Thiago Motta’s debut. Click here for the full match report. OR See how all today’s Serie A games unfolded on the Liveblog.last_img

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Germany beat India 5-3 in Hamburg Masters

first_imgThe Indian hockey team fought hard but eventually ran out of steam against Olympic champion Germany to go down 3-5 in its second match of the BDO Hamburg Masters tournament at Uhlenhoster Club, Hamburg.Senior drag-flicker Sandeep Singh sounded the board in the second minute of the match on Saturday, while captain Rajpal Singh (15th) and Dharamvir Singh (41st) were the other scorers for India.The hosts scored through Jan-Marco Montag (11th), Florian Fuchs (16th), Maximillan Muller (50th), Christopher Zeller (64th) and Moritz Furste (70th).Desperate to shrug off a 3-6 humiliation against Holland in the campaign-opener, India began aggressively with Sandeep scoring in the second minute through a penalty stroke.Sandeep’s powerful drag-flick made a body contact with a German defender resulting in the penalty.Stung by the early reversal, Germany went in the hunt for the equaliser but Indian custodian Sreejesh thwarted a few attempts in the early minutes.Montag produced the equaliser in the 11th minute when he creditably converted a penalty corner.With Sardar Singh out of the encounter due to fever and groin pain, Indian defence-line was manned by Gurbaj Singh, Dhananjay Mahadik and Bharat Chikara.India broke back into the lead just four minutes later when Rajpal capitalised on a swift counter-attack organised by Mohd Amir Khan and Danish Mujtaba but could not maintain the difference as Fuchs found back of the Indian net within a minute.In the second half, India took the lead for the third time against the world number two.advertisementChikara snatched the ball from Deecke in the midfield to feed Amir, who deftly set up Dharamvir with a reverse and the Chandigarh youngster drove home in the 41st minute.Germany, however, drew parity again with their captain Muller scoring in the 50th minute.As the deadlock continued, India committed a few unforced errors allowing the Germans to surge ahead.India conceded a penalty corner six minutes before the final whistle. Rajpal carried the ball in his own circle and the corner-flick struck Vikas Pillay on his foot resulting in a penalty stroke which Zeller converted to take Germany ahead.The Germans then rounded off the tally with Furste scoring in the last minute with a turnover after Ravi Pal was dispossessed.India now play Japan in their last game on Sunday.Meanwhile, Japan beat Holland 3-2 in another match of the day.last_img read more

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Teams at Champions League Twenty20 2010

first_imgGroup AChennai Super KingsCountry: IndiaCaptain: MS DhoniWinners: IPL 2010Central Districts StagsCountry: New ZealandCaptain: Jamie HowWinners: HRV Cup 2009-10Victoria BushrangersCountry: AustraliaCaptain: David HusseyWinners: Big Bash 2009-10Wayamba ElevensCountry: Sri LankaCaptain: Jehan MubarakWinners: SL Domestic T20 2009-10WarriorsCountry: South AfricaCaptain: Davy JacobsWinners: Pro20 2009-10Group BMumbai IndiansCountry: IndiaCaptain: S TendulkarFinalists: IPL 2010Guyana Cricket BoardCountry: GuyanaCaptain: Ramnaresh SarwanWinners: Caribbean T20 2010Highveld LionsCountry: South AfricaCaptain: Alviro PetersenFinalists: Pro20 2009-10South Australia RedbacksCountry: AustraliaCaptain: Michael KlingerFinalists: Big Bash 2009-10Royal Challengers BangaloreCountry: IndiaCaptain: Anil Kumble3rd Place: IPL 2010last_img read more

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Visa problem forces Pak club to give Nehru Hockey a miss

first_imgSporting ties have often fallen prey to the tense bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, and Thursday brought another such incident to light when a club from across the border was not allowed to participate in the ongoing Nehru Senior Hockey Tournament.Waseem Hockey Club was registered for the current edition of the tournament and was seeded straight to the quarter-final league.However, its players failed to get visas from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. “We regularly have teams from Pakistan for our event. It is only of late that we have been facing such problems,” Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society secretary Kukoo Walia told Mail Today on Thursday.”The representative of the club was waiting for a long time for the visas at the Indian High Commission but since he has not got them by now, we have told them there is no use now as they had a match scheduled on Saturday.”Waseem Hockey Club’s participation in the tournament was cleared by the sports ministry on a ‘no-cost-to-government’ basis. However, the obstacle came from the home ministry.”I told them that there is nothing I can do about the home ministry not giving clearance. The security of the country is paramount,” Walia said. “May be, next year.”In the absence of one of the star attractions of the event, the organisers had to rejig the schedule of the tournament.Punjab & Sind Bank, who were scheduled to face Karnataka XI in Phase-I of the tournament, were seeded into the quarter-final league to replace Waseem Hockey Club.advertisementCentral Railway defeated Karnataka XI to join them. Apart from Waseem Hockey Club, the other teams to be seeded directly into the quarter-final league are Air India, Bharat Ptroleum, ONGC XI and Indian Oil.This is not the first time that strained bilateral ties have come in the way of sporting relations between India and Pakistan.Cricket series between the two neighbours have been infrequent, especially after the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack on Mumbai. Pakistan players have appeared in the Indian Premier League in just its first edition. They were part of the auction process in the second year but none of the franchises bid for them fearing problems with acquiring visas.last_img read more

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Ind vs WI: West Indies get first win of India tour, keep series alive

first_imgWinning streaks are bound to come to an end at some time. For India, Monday was the day and the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera the venue where the run of victories ended as they lost to the West Indies in the third One-Day International of the five-match series by 16 runs. Score | PhotosIndia were on an 11-match unbeaten run at home in this format and had only lost one match in India this year – against South Africa in the World Cup in Nagpur.West Indies had posted a competitive 260 for five thanks to a whirlwind stand of 79 from just 34 balls for the sixth wicket between captain Darren Sammy (41 from 17 balls, 5×4, 2×6) and Andre Russell (40 from 18 balls, 4×4, 2×6).India were never in with a chance, as they lost six wickets for 105. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 95, his third half-century on the trot, but Windies pacer Ravi Rampaul snared wickets at regular intervals, picking four for 57 in the process and also the Man of the Match award. India lead the series 2-1.The Indians started the chase in the worst possible manner. Skipper Virender Sehwag decided to take on Rampaul right from the start, only managing to edge the first ball he faced to keeper Denesh Ramdin. Onedown batsman Gautam Gambhir shouldered arms to a Rampaul in- dipper and was adjudged leg before wicket, also off the first ball he faced.Opener Parthiv Patel (39 from 35 balls) and Virat Kohli (20 from 30 balls) tried to weather the storm but both got out to the Caribbean spinners, against the run of play.advertisementKohli fell lbw to off-spinner Sunil Narine, on debut, and in the 15th over, Marlon Samuels got one to turn from middle and hit the off stump of Patel, leaving the left-hander stupefied and India at 79 for four.Rohit kept up the vigil at his end, scoring his third half-century of the series. He was dropped at gully by Sammy in the 26th over, but West Indies were always a step ahead of India.Suresh Raina got a rough call as he the umpire gave him out caught down the leg side when the ball seemed to have brushed his pad.R Ashwin took the fight to the West Indies camp, with Rohit scoring freely from the other end, as the two added 91 runs for the seventh wicket.But once Ashwin (31) was out leg-before to Narine in the 40th over and Vinay Kumar (3) lost his off stump to Kemar Roach, India were 200 for eight and almost out of contention. Rohit tried to push the score on his own, but was brilliantly run out by a Sammy direct hit from midwicket in the 44th over. Rampaul completed the rituals when he trapped Abhimanyu Mithun (23) lbw with an in-swinging yorker to seal a morale-boosting win.Earlier, the West Indies top order batsmen sputtered along without hitting top gear and it was their lower order which fired to take the score to 260.West Indies got off to an extremely slow start, scoring just 10 runs from the first seven overs.Openers Lendl Simmons and Danza Hyatt could not make use of the good conditions as Simmons was caught-behind off Vinay in the third over.The scoreboard crawled to 42 in the 14th over, when Mithun got a lucky break – getting Hyatt caught down the leg side for 20 off 39 deliveries.Samuels, who had completed his 22nd ODI half century, tried to hit R Ashwin, bowling from round the wicket, in the first over of the batting powerplay in the 34th over but ended up losing his off stump, thus ending a painstaking 58 off 93 deliveries to leave the West Indies 122 for three.Ramdin and Kieron Pollard put together 50 from 58 deliveries before Umesh Yadav came back to end the stand in the 44th over, getting Ramdin (38) edge a wide slower one to keeper Parthiv – his third catch. After Pollard was brilliantly caught by Ravindra Jadeja in the next over, it was the Windies all the way.In the penultimate over, Sammy took 23 runs off Mithun, with two fours and two sixes.Not to be undone, Russell crashed Yadav for two straight boundaries and capped it off with a six.last_img read more

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WWE Wrestlemania 28 results

first_imgWrestleMania is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event, produced annually by WWE, a professional wrestling promotion based in Connecticut. WrestleMania XXVIII was held on April 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida.WWE first produced the event in 1985 to be its premiere annual event and has since then produced twenty-seven editions.WWE regards it as a flagship event due to it being the most successful and longest-running professional wrestling event in history. WrestleMania was conceptualized by WWE owner Vince McMahon.WrestleMania’s widespread success helped transform the professional wrestling industry and make WWE the most successful wrestling promotion in the world.Results:    WWE Tag Team Championship: Triple Threat Tag Match (Pre-Show): Primo & Epico (c) def. Jimmy & Jey Uso and Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel by Primo (c) pinning Justin Gabriel following the BackStabber to retain.World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan (c) by pin following the Brogue Kick to win the World Heavyweight Title.    Kane def. Randy Orton by pin following a super chokeslam.    Intercontinental Championship: Big Show def. Cody Rhodes (c) by pin following the W.M.D. to win the Intercontinental Title.    Maria Menounos & Kelly Kelly def. Eve & Beth Phoenix by Maria Menounos rolling up Beth Phoenix.    “End of an Era” Hell in a Cell Match: Special Referee- Shawn Michaels: The Undertaker def. Triple H by pin following the Tombstone Piledriver to increase his undefeated WrestleMania streak to 20-0.    12-Man Tag Match: Team Johnny- David Otunga (Captain), Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, & The Miz (with John Laurinaitis, Eve, and Vickie Guerrero) def. Team Teddy- Santino Marella (Captain), R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, & Booker T (with Theodore Long, Hornswoggle, and Aksana) by The Miz pinning Zack Ryder following the Skull Crushing Finale. As a result, John Laurinaitis gets total control of both RAW and SmackDown.    WWE Championship: Title Changes Hands on a DQ: CM Punk (c) def. Chris Jericho by submission to the Anaconda Vise to retain.    “Once in a Lifetime” Match: The Rock def. John Cena by pin following the Rock Bottom.advertisementlast_img read more

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Two Indians in latest edition of Sports Illustrated list of 100 top in sports

first_imgThe latest edition of Sports Illustrated lists the 100 most influential members of minorities in sports.Though dominated by prominent African-Americans – Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, the Williams sisters, Magic Johnson, Don King and Kobe Bryant – it includes a couple from the Indian diaspora. Sanjay Kumar, CEO of Computer Associates,The latest edition of Sports Illustrated lists the 100 most influential members of minorities in sports.Though dominated by prominent African-Americans – Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, the Williams sisters, Magic Johnson, Don King and Kobe Bryant – it includes a couple from the Indian diaspora. Sanjay Kumar, CEO of Computer Associates and co-owner of the New York Rangers – the ice hockey team based in the city – has come up at No. 31. Though born in Sri Lanka, Kumar traces his roots to India.Also on the list at No. 99 is Satish Sanan, who is well-known in the glitzy world of horse racing. The Florida-based stable owner has bred 250 horses since he joined the business in 1997 and two of his horses have bagged the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Championship, the world championship for thoroughbred horses.last_img read more

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Barcelona cruises to victory over Murcia in Copa del Rey

first_imgLATEST STORIES MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer scored in the first half and Gerard Pique, Aleix Vidal, Denis Suarez and Jose Arnaiz each added goals after halftime to give the hosts an 8-0 aggregate win against the third-tier club.“We played with great attitude,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “You don’t want to go through any scares in these games, and the best way to do that is to play with good rhythm and dynamism.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBarcelona played without most of its regular starters, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Valverde had also rested the team’s top players in the 3-0 first-leg win last month. Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The goals ended Torres’ scoring drought after 13 matches this season.Jose Gimenez also scored for Atletico, which has won three straight in all competitions.Sevilla advancesWissam Ben Yedder scored twice in the first six minutes to lead Sevilla to a 4-0 win over third-division club Cartagena, securing a spot in the last 16 with a 7-0 win on aggregate.Paulo Henrique Ganso added to the lead just before halftime and Joaquin sealed the victory in the second half.It was Sevilla’s first match without coach Eduardo “Toto” Berizzo, who underwent surgery to treat prostate cancer on Tuesday.Assistant coach Ernesto Marcucci is in charge until Berizzo returns.Las Palmas goes throughLas Palmas advanced 6-4 on aggregate after a 3-2 home loss to Deportivo La Coruna, but it lost striker Vitolo just before halftime because of a left leg injury. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim FC Barcelona’s Gerard Piqu, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Murcia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID, Spain—Barcelona reached the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a comfortable 5-0 win over Murcia on Wednesday, but Basque Country teams Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao were eliminated by third-division clubs.Atletico Madrid advanced after a 3-0 win against Elche to overcome a first-leg draw.ADVERTISEMENT View comments After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Conte sent to stands as Chelsea beats Swansea Pique, who missed the Spanish league game against Valencia at the weekend, started the match at Camp Nou but was substituted right after scoring his 56th-minute goal.Barcelona is trying to become the first team to win four straight Copa del Rey titles since Athletic Bilbao in 1930-33.Sociedad stunnedTeenager Bojan Radulovic scored an 87th-minute goal that allowed third-division club Lleida to eliminate top-flight club Real Sociedad on away goals.Lleida won 3-2 after trailing by two goals at halftime at Anoeta Stadium. It had lost the first leg 1-0 at home.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “This hurts,” Sociedad coach Eusebio Sacristan said. “We have to ask for the fans’ forgiveness. We are very disappointed.”Sociedad, seventh in the Spanish league, went ahead with goals by Diego Llorente and Juanmi, but the Catalan outsiders rallied with goals by Aitor Nunez and Manu Molina early in the second half. The 18-year-old Radulovic stunned Sociedad with a header near the end.“I’m speechless,” Radulovic said. “It’s my first goal with the first team, in a stadium like this, against a first-division club.”Bilbao oustedAthletic Bilbao was eliminated by Formentera after conceding a goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time at its San Mames Stadium, losing the two-leg series 2-1.“We know that this is a huge loss and that the fans are disappointed,” Athletic coach Jose Angel Ziganda said. “This is probably the worst moment I’ve had to go through as a coach.”Substitute Alvaro Muniz netted the winner with a header off a corner kick cross to stun the home crowd in Bilbao.“Tomorrow it will sink in what it means to beat Athletic in its stadium,” Formentera coach Jose Angel Garcia Sanjuan said.Atletico stays aliveFernando Torres scored a goal in each half as Atletico easily defeated third-division club Elche at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, advancing 4-1 on aggregate. 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