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August 2019

Legendary Johnson shares video of recovery progress

London, Aug 31: Double Olympic champion Michael Johnson of America shared a startling video of his remarkable progress made since suffering a stroke 12 months ago.Johnson, 51, shared a video on Twitter where he is seen struggling to walk in his first physical therapy session alongside a recent clip of him doing an agility ladders drill, a report by Daily Mail said. "A year ago today I was unable to walk having suffered a stroke. Thanks to the mindset learned as an Olympian, 2 months later I was back running!"…

Football is made for strikers: Gerard Pique

Barcelona, Aug 31: Star Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has reckoned that Liverpools Virgil van Dijk can challenge Lionel Messi for the Ballon dOr this year though it will be difficult given his position in the field.Liverpool's Dutch defender Van Dijk won the UEFA men's Player of the Year award ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at Thursday's Champions League group stage draw in Monaco. He is also expected to be a contender for the Ballon d'Or later in the year as he had played a significant…

Chennaiyin FC complete signing of goalkeeper Vishal Kaith

Chennai, Aug 31: Chennaiyin FC (CFC) on Saturday confirmed the signing of 23-year-old goalkeeper Vishal Kaith, who put pen to paper on a long-term permanent deal with the club.Kaith joins the two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions from Hyderabad FC for an undisclosed fee, after spending the previous three seasons at FC Pune City. Kaith, who hails from Rohru town in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, was initially spotted by the state-level football setup. He was then nurtured by the All India Football…

Kohli is a tremendous captain: Ganguly

New Delhi, Aug 31: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is all praise for skipper Virat Kohli, who could surpass M.S. Dhoni's record for most Test wins as India captain if the Men in Blue manage to beat West Indies in the ongoing second Test in Jamaica."He is a tremendous captain, and he is getting better and better. He was heavily criticised in the IPL but even then I had said that I believe he is a good captain. He captained well in the World Cup. It's unfortunate that India lost in the semifinal. But I think…

India thrash Nepal 7-0 to win U-15 SAFF C’ship

Kalyani (West Bengal), Aug 31: A convincing India U-15 team thrashed Nepal 7-0 to lift the SAFF U-15 title at the Kalyani Stadium here on Saturday. Striker Sridarth Nongmeikapam scored a hat-trick while Maheson Singh, Amandeep, Sibajit Singh and Himanshu Jangra scored one goal apiece.In the process, the Bibiano Fernandes-coached side scored 28 goals without having conceded any in the five matches they played in the tournament, including the final. The victory also meant that India are now the most successful team in the…
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