NEW YORK, Aug 28: A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.
On Wednesday, Sharapova found herself down by a set and facing a break point early in the second at Flushing Meadows, bothered by the whipping wind, her own off-target strokes and an opponent who wasn´t backing down.
CARDIFF, Wales, Aug 28: Suresh Raina struck a rapid 100 and offspinner Ravindra Jadeja took 4-28 as India thrashed England by 133 runs in the second one-day international to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
After capitulating to a 3-1 loss in the recent test series, the Indians quickly found their groove in their favored 50-over format to start the long build-up to next year´s World Cup impressively.
KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday came down heavily on All Nepal Football Association President Ganesh Thapa for using inappropriate language against PAC during a meeting to discuss the case filed against ANFA and him. The parliamentary committee has also sought financial details of ANFA of the last five years within two days.
Thapa questioned the relevance of the ongoing investigation against him and said he was not seeking favors from PAC members.
POKHARA, Aug 27: Defending champion New Diamond Academy of Kathmandu and Armed Police Force (APF) will vie for the title of the National Open Women’s Volleyball Tournament being held in Pokhara.
New Diamond registered a 25-14, 25-13, 17-25, 25-13 win over Nepal Police in the first semifinal played at Lama Chaur to set up a final showdown with APF, which thrashed Western Region 25-15, 25-15, 25-13 in the second semifinal. The final will be held on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, August 27: A meeting of the All Nepal Football Association on Wednesday decided to postpone the A Division Knockout Football Tournament by two days.
The first major tournament of the new season, earlier scheduled to begin on August 31, will now kick off on September 2 at the Dasharath Stadium. The 11-day tournament will feature a total of eight teams -- six from the Kathmandu Valley and two from outside the Valley.