Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Ramos pulls out of Spain squad

The Real Madrid defender will miss his country's Euro 2016 qualifying matches with Slovakia and Luxembourg and has been replaced by Barcelona's Marc Bartra

Sergio ramos has been withdrawn from the Spain squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying matches with Slovakia and Luxembourg due to a calf injury.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

## I Was Wronged, Hope Korea Hosts Better World Championship:Sarita ##

NEW DELHI: She has offered unconditional apology for an emotionally-charged protest at the Asian Games but Indian boxer L Sarita Devi hoped that her outburst would ensure better judging at next month's World Championship in Korea -- the country where she felt "wronged".

Speaking to PTI after returning from Incheon, Korea with a controversial bronze medal, which she refused to accept at the presentation ceremony, Sarita said the episode has left her "mentally drained".

"I hope the judging is better in the World Championship (scheduled from November 13 to 25 in Jeju Islands). Korea is hosting it and I am hoping that my protest will make some difference to the standard of judging. I hope nobody feels wronged like I did. No boxer should go through this, we work so hard," she said.

Sarita lost a contentious semifinal in the Asian Games to Korean Jina Park despite dominating the bout. The Indian later cried bitterly at the podium and refused to wear the medal that was presented to her.

She instead gave it to Park as a mark of protest during the ceremony.

Sarita later offered an "unconditional apology" to AIBA for her actions. "I apologised because I did not want any other Indian boxer to suffer. I fight for my country and by apologising I have tried to ensure that no other Indian gets affected. I feel I was wronged," she said.

"We suffered a lot due to the federation's termination earlier, I didn't want anything new to affect our boxers."

Recalling her emotional moments at the podium, Sarita said she was not in control. 

"I could not control myself on the podium. I offered her (Park) the medal because that's what she deserved. I deserved better. “

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ngel di Maria completes Manchester United transfer as Argentina star joins from Real Madrid for British record fee of £59.7m

  • ⬛️Angel di Maria has joined Manchester United from Real Madrid 
  • ⬜️Argentina winger is latest signing for new boss Louis van Gaal , joining on a five-year deal
  • ⬛️Transfer deal is a British record fee of £59.7million but is worth around £70m with add-ons
  • ⬜️Di Maria said: 'United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for' 
  • ⬛️Di Maria will earn £200,000-per-week in wages, United's second highest earner behind Wayne Rooney 
  • ⬜️Add-ons include a bonus for Real Madrid if Di Maria wins the Ballon d'Or 
  • Di Maria joins fellow new boys Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw
  • United superstore ran out of letter 'R' as fans rush to buy Di Maria shirts 


AP Global Football 10 rankings:

1. Lionel Messi, 110 points.

2. Arjen Robben, 80.

3. Stevan Jovetic, 73.

4. Diego Costa, 58.

5. Erik Lamela, 45.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo, 40.

7. Stefan Kiessling, 39.

8. Nacer Chadli, 38.

9. Munir El Haddadi, 35.

10. Karim Bellarabi, 34.