Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The former footballer of Spanish and current manager of Indian club Bengaluru FC, Albert Raco having endeared himself to the followers after leading Bengaluru FC to the historic AFC Cup final in November. Now, he is ready for the competition in news season.

The winners kick off their name defense against Shillong Lajong in their I-League opener on Saturday, whereas AFC Champions League succeeded round against AI-Wahdat at the end of the month.

According to the sources, Bengaluru FC coach Roca said o0n Tuesday that “It can be a long season with a lot of tough games. We have to be ready for all competitions. I will try to get to the second leg in the Champions League if possible. All our supporters expect the best out of us and we have to be ready for that.”


He said “I don’t like to talk about pressure; I want to talk about a challenge. It’s a challenge. I want to have a good dynamic. A positive one because then one day if we lose, we are still playing good and the team will be always at a level to win.”

When Raco asked by the media about his expectations, he said “Just to be better (than last season). My mission right now is to just push my players to think that it’s possible (to achieve all that we did last year) again. I’ve come here with the idea to get to that (top) level, not in three-four months, but to see that we are moving in that direction.”

“The idea is not just for us to be a good team but to produce players who can play for the Indian national team and help them do better,” he added.


Bengaluru manager said that the former Barcelona assistant manager thinks that the responsibility is only the player to adjust to his passing system. The coach said “We like to follow how we played in the past. It will be difficult because we lost Alvaro Rubio. It’s not going to be easy to keep control of that situation. The players that have come will have to try their best and keep that situation that we want.”

The Bengaluru FC exposed “It’s always a question of being able to adapt and it’s not easy. All the players that have come and all players who were here before, they know that I like to play football. It’s not possible to do that all the time and we need to adapt.”

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The manager of Manchester United Jose Mourinho again makes complaints about the Premier League’s festive match smash after his side labored to a 2-0 win at 10-man West Ham United on Monday.

Portuguese coach Fernando Santos blamed to United’s mixed performance on having to play their second game in three days, the tour to London coming hardly 48 hours after a rousing 2-1 return win at home to Middlesbrough.

The United’s manager Mourinho said to the reporters that “It’s very difficult to play football in these circumstances within 48 hours. It’s amazing for the fans around the world, everybody has the Premier League, I’m more than happy to do that but it’s very hard for the players.”


Match referee Mike Dean cruelly sent off West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli in the 15th minutes for challenging Phil Jones. However, United required till the 63rd to open the scoring through Juan Mata.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic becomes offside in scoring the second while United, who got a seventh directly win in all competitions for the first time since in 2010/11, were help out by three saves from David de Gea, who refused Michail Antonio presently before Mata scored.

Manchester United manager said that “It’s not just hard for the team with 10 (players) but hard for the team with 11. When you have one more player you also need to think well. My players were too tired to think well; we had lots of bad decisions. When you are fresh you play simple, when you are not fresh you play complicated. In the first half, everything was complicated. Only when I brought on fresh people, Mata, Rashford, the team was different,” he added.


“We had width with Rashford, an extra player creating, and we deserved to win, but I’m going to be honest, if Antonio scores I don’t think we win when you are tired and losing it’s even harder.”

On Wednesday, United’s manager once more made a complaints tone that league leaders Chelsea have more two days to relax before visiting Tottenham Hotspur, United’s competitors for a top-four finish.

He said “We go step-by-step; we try to win our matches. But in relation to Tottenham v Chelsea, I hope it’s an amazing match, they are two great teams with the privilege nobody else has so they are fresh.”

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The second season of Pro Wrestling League is going to begins from 2nd January in New Delhi with Mumbai taking on Haryana. Many wrestlers from the world will again participate in the second season of Pro Wrestling League.

Mainly wrestlers are from India since it is compulsory for the team to have minimum five Indian wrestlers in their team out of nine.

The first season of Pro Wrestling League was held in four cities. However, this year the second season of PWL tournament will be held at KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium which will start from January 2nd to 19th.

There are six teams; from the first edition, only two teams are part of the second season whereas others three teams look a change in the ownership. This year in the second season one team is a new entry.


Pro Wrestling League second season six teams namely Jaipur Ninjas, UP Dangal, Haryana Hammers, Delhi Sultans, Mumbai Maharathi, and NCR Punjab. Each team is going to fight for a total prize of Rs 15 crore.

Last season semi-finalists Bengaluru Yodhas will not be part of this year league. The three other teams who have new owner are UP Dangal, Delhi Sultans, and Mumbai Maharathi. The new entry of this second season PWL is Jaipur franchise that has been named as Jaipur Ninjas.

The first day of Pro Wrestling League is going to see the re-match of last season final defending champions Mumbai Maharathi taking on runners-up Haryana Hammers.

15 matches will be held in the second period followed by semi-finals on January 17 and 18, and the final match will be held on 19th January. 54 wrestlers are going to take part this season league. Apart from India, they are from Georgia, Tunisia, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Russia and Colombia.


The competition will only be freestyle and in nine categories like five in men’s categories and four in women’s category. The five categories are 57kg, 65kg, 70kg, and 97kg and the four in women’s categories 48kg, 53kg, 58kg, and 75kg.

Full Details of Pro Wrestling League

January 2, 2017: Haryana Hammers VS Mumbai Maharathi

January 3, 2017: NCR Punjab Royals VS Jaipur Ninjas

January 4, 2017: Haryana Hammers VS UP Dangal

January 5, 2017: Mumbai Maharathi VS NCR Punjab Royals

January 6, 2017: Delhi Sultans VS Jaipur Ninjas

January 7, 2017: Mumbai Maharathi VS UP Dangal

January 8, 2017: NCR Punjab Royals VS Delhi Sultans

January 9, 2017: Mumbai Maharathi VS Jaipur Ninjas

January 10, 2017: NCR Punjab Royals VS UP Dangal

January 11, 2017: Delhi Sultans VS Haryana Hammers

January 12, 2017: UP Dangal Vs Jaipur Ninjas

January 13, 2017: Mumbai Maharathi VS Delhi Sultans

January 14, 2017: Haryana Hammers VS Jaipur Ninjas

January 15, 2017: UP Dangal VS Delhi Sultans

January 16, 2017: NCR Punjab Royals VS Haryana Hammers

January 17, 2017: Semi Final 1

January 18, 2017: Semi Final 2

January 19, 2017: Final

Streaming and timing of PWL

The second season of Pro Wrestling League can be watch in the channel like Sony ESPN and Sony SIX. The telecast will begin at 7 pm (1900 hrs IST) to 9 pm (2100 hrs IST).

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Thibaut Courtois the best goalkeeper of Chelsea trust that the key to their dramatic turnaround in shape lies in the defense which has conceded two goals during the club’s 12-game winning line.

The Premier League leaders accept to Stoke City next at Stamford Bridge on Saturday planning to safe a 13th consecutive league win in a run which started in the wake of an embarrassing 3-0 beat at Arsenal.

However, both Eden Hazard and Diego Costa together with the motivating midfielder and N’Golo Kante, have involved most admire in current weeks, the goalkeeper Courtois says that the structure back line has placed the base for the improvement in form.thibaut

He trusts the defense has been distorted by Conte’s decision to control to three following the Arsenal loss; Goalkeeper Courtois said to Chelseafc.com that “Letting in only two goals is amazing. After that Arsenal game we had to bulid a new thing and we did it well, and there is a lot of hard work in training. It was not just that we did a new formation and it will work,” he added.

“As a goalkeeper it doesn’t change much but now we are more solid at the back than at the beginning of the season, it is harder for people to break us down, and when they do try to score a goal I try to save it. Some other teams tried to defeat us as well with that formation but if it is well-worked like we do it, it is hard to break down and every day in training we do it a lot.”


“That is why we have this run at the moment and we just try to keep it going and we will see in few weeks and months where we are standing, and hopefully we will be there in the race for the championship.”

According to the sources, Belgian international footballer Hazard stated that the current team might be better than Chelsea side. The 24-years-old Hazard said that “In the Premier League things go really fast; so we just have to keep the focus on ourselves and play game by game and then we will see. Stoke at home will he hard and then we go to Tottenham, to Leicester, they are all tough games, and after we have Hull, Liverpool and Arsenal,” he added.

“So it is an important moment for us and then we will see where we stand in February.”

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Indian star gymnast Dipa Karmakar has returned luxury car BMW which presented by Goodwill Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar at a function in Hyderabad. She offered the luxury car BMW by Sachin as a sign of appreciation for her excellent show at Rio Olympics.

The 22-years-old returned the presented car because of the poor condition of the road in Agartala and another cause with her absence of service center in her state. The luxury car BMW was gifted to her by the (HDBA) Hyderabad District Badminton Association.dipa

According to the sources, the 22-years-old gave the statement to IANS; she said “There is no showroom or service center of BMW car in Tripura. If the car developed any technical snag during driving, how would I repair this? There are also not sufficient suitable roads in Agartala and other places of the mountainous state to ply the luxury car.”

She said to her coach Bisheshwar Nandi to talk about the issue to for depositing money of return car BMW, “Sir (her coach Bisheshwar Nandi) discussed these matters with V. Chamundeshwarnath. He agreed to deposit money equal to a BMW car cost to my bank account. We would be happy whatever amount they give instead of the BMW car.”

Karmakar coach Bisheshwar Nandi was excerpt as saying to the media Hindustan Times; he said “Her family bought a car (Elantra) recently, and it was a brand that has a service center in Agartala.


Dipa well played at Rio Olympics. However, she missed a medal by a whisker, had ended fourth in the vault event and surprised the fans by challenging the dangerous Produnova vault.

All the of Rio Olympics from India like silver medal PV Sindhu, women bronze medal wrestler Sakshi Malik, badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and Dipa Karmakar were presented luxury BMW car by Brand Ambassador of Goodwill Sachin Tendulkar at the function in Hyderabad.

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Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar eyes to make World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) debut in the upcoming year 2017. The 33-years-old has decided to join the famous pro-wrestling stable.

According to the reports in Sportskeeda, this year in the month of October, the Olympic bronze medallist confirmed that the WWE top officials had approached to Sushil Kumar with a great offer.

Sources close to the wrestler said to Sportskeeda that “Ever since getting the offer in October, Sushil didn’t really pay attention to it, but after repeated calls from the WWE representatives, a negotiation has been settled, in terms of finances. But the major issue, in this case, is Sushil’s willingness to continue an amateur wrestling career.”


As per the reports, the failure to qualify for the Rio Olympics was one of the major issues leading to Sushil’s change of heart.

In the men’s 74kg wrestling at Rio, Games Sushil fights an extended legal battle with Narsingh Yadav over India’s representative.

Sources said that “Hence, November will be a good time for him to give this entire format a shot, post the regular wrestling season. Failing to qualify for Rio and the entire Narsingh scandal has increased his hunger to win a medal again, and that might be the reason why he didn’t respond to the offer as quickly.”



Wrestler Sushil won a bronze medal in the year 2008 at Beijing Olympics and after that he upgrade and win silver at London.

Sources said “Right now we have decided the amount, but Sushil internally is unsure whether he wants to take the plunge as of now. The WWE camp has given a green signal to whatever we decide, but it needs to be a gradual transition. Right now we are targeting late 2017, could even be later, and based upon how well Sushil does in his amateur events during the year. But yes, I can confirm we are not ruling this out as a legitimate option.”

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Indian Cricket team all-rounder player Yuvraj Singh stated that he is feeling of regaining his India place shortly. The 35-years-old gave the statement to Sports start that he is still “have few more years of cricket left and he promised to do all it takes to get back into the side win games for India,” he added.

“I am training hard and have the confidence of getting the runs. I feel I still have a lot to offer, and I will do my best to regain my place in the side. I will do all that I can to get the call from the selectors, and take it from there.”


Indian all-rounder player Singh said that for him on the field it has been a mixed year, however, he feels that winning the (IPL) Indian Premier League was a “big moment,” he said “It has been a mixed sort of year. I started 2016 on a good note by getting back into the Indian T20 side, but got injured at a very crucial juncture during the World T20 game against Australia at Mohali. I had to miss a few IPL games as well. But, then, we (Hyderabad Sunrisers) had a great season and won the tournament.”

Singh had scored run in domestic cricket close to 700 runs in five matches and also in Ranji Trophy matches he scored 177 against Madhya Pradesh at Rohtak and 260 against Baroda in Delhi. The skipper said that “before taking a break for my wedding, I had a very good run and got close to 700 runs in five matches. So that’s very satisfying. My job is to get on the ground and get runs.”yuvraj-singh

“I loved my knock at Lahli (against Madhya Pradesh) where I made runs on a challenging pitch. I was hit all over but the runs I made could not have been more precious. It told me that there was nothing wrong with my cricket.”

This year all-rounder Yuvraj Singh could not play the ICC World Twenty20 since he got married to Hazel Keech with the two-leg wedding. First, a wedding held on November 30 at Fatehgarh Sahib nearby Chandigarh and second in Goa on December 2.

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On Friday BCCI President Anurag Thakur approved that the recent calamity facing the Board is not in the best interest of cricketers, however, the body will need to keep everything on hold till Supreme Court present its decision on 3 January.

When Anurag gave the statement to media persons on the sidelines of a promotional event for the upcoming Pro Wrestling League, he said “We have the current situation is not in the best interest of cricketers, but the matter is sub-judice. We are in problem, and we need to wait until January 3.”

Thakur was mentioning to the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee’s recommendations on administration change in the BCCI, that the Board has not been able to implement put so far. Anurag took a dig at earlier cricketers about being critical of BCCI administration.


As per the reports, Thakur said “The BCCI has created its own infrastructure without taking a single penny from the government. Some former cricketers, not all, speak against us.”

When media persons asked why BCCI can’t have one lakh coaches for I lakh village panchayats, he said “We have a lot of money, but we can’t spend it. We need permission for it.”

Thakur has mentioned to the Supreme Court directive of stifling of funds for the Board, and also he took a dig at ICC because of not including India in the Working group. He said “I was there at the meeting and every member felt that for a stronger cricket world, one needs BCCI. If anyone thinks that they can work without BCCI, they should know global cricket needs BCCI.”


Anurag also quoted about how India captain Virat Kohli was uncared in the ICC’s Test team of the Year, “ICC should look into the matter as India is No.1 Test team. But I am happy that Ashwin has been adjudged Test Cricketer of the Year.”




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Eden Garden, Kolkata: On Saturday, instant Indian death over specialist, Bhuvneshwar Kumar credited Indian Premier League (IPL) for big transformation as a death bowler...