Fantastic challenge to play against India: Kane Williamson on WTC final | Cricket News

LONDON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is excited to face India in the World Test Championships (WTC) final next month as he considers showdowns against Virat Kohli‘s men to be a “fantastic challenge”. India and New Zealand square-off in the final of the inaugural World Test Championships in Southampton from June 18. “When we play … Read more

Pep Guardiola hopes Sergio Aguero is fit for his final Manchester City game at Etihad | Football News

Pep Guardiola (Reuters Photo) Pep Guardiola said he is hopeful striker Sergio Aguero will be fit for his final game at the Etihad as a Manchester City player when they host Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. City’s record goalscorer is set to leave when his contract expires at the end of the campaign. … Read more

We’re not going to treat matches against England as warm-ups for WTC final: Neil Wagner | Cricket News

Neil Wagner. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images) AUCKLAND: New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner on Monday said his team is not going to treat the upcoming two-match series against England as warm-ups for the World Test Championship (WTC) final versus India. India and New Zealand will lock horns for the inaugural WTC title, at Southampton’s … Read more

WTC final: Indian team can do outstanding things, says Hanuma Vihari | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Batsman Hanuma Vihari said that India are confident going into the World Test Championship (WTC) final despite the fact that they will be facing a difficult opponent in New Zealand. The match will be played at the Ageas Bowl from June 18 to 22. “I am trying to prepare in the best way … Read more

Novak Djokovic to meet Rafael Nadal in Italian Open final | Tennis News

ROME: World number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday battled past Italian Lorenzo Sonego to set up a clash with nine-time winner Rafael Nadal for the sixth time in the Italian Open final. Defending champion Djokovic won through 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 in 2hr 44min against the 33rd-ranked Italian after second seed Nadal earlier swept past … Read more

Iga Swiatek wins twice in a day to set up Rome final with Karolina Pliskova | Tennis News

Iga Swiatek wins twice in a day to set up Rome final with Karolina Pliskova | Tennis News

Iga Swiatek (AP photo) French Open champion Iga Swiatek won her Italian Open quarter-final and semi-final matches in straight sets on Saturday to set up a title clash with ninth seed Karolina Pliskova. Former world number one Pliskova, who won the 2019 edition and finished runner-up to Simona Halep last year after retiring in the … Read more

Nadal brushes past Opelka into 12th Rome final | Tennis News

Rafael Nadal. (AP Photo) ROME: Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the Italian Open final for the 12th time on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over American Reilly Opelka. The Spaniard will play either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Italian Lorenzo Sonego in what will also be his 52nd Masters final. Playing his 500th … Read more

Karolina Pliskova into third straight Rome final | Tennis News

Karolina Pliskova into third straight Rome final | Tennis News

Karolina Pliskova (Reuters photo) ROME: Czech ninth seed Karolina Pliskova booked her berth in a third consecutive Italian Open final on Saturday with a three sets win over Croatia’s Petra Martic. Former world number one Pliskova won through 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in the semi-final as she bids to reclaim the title she won in 2019 … Read more

New Zealand’s Devon Conway sprinkles kitty litter in the nets to train for India’s spin attack in World Test Championship final | Cricket News

AUCKLAND: New Zealand batsman Devon Conway is sprinkling kitty litter on practice wickets to simulate spin bowling on the rough, hoping this will help him counter the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin during the World Test Championship final against India next month. The 29-year-old has been named in the 20-member visiting NZ squad for the two-match … Read more

Fans to stay in bubble, return same day for Champions League final | Football News

LISBON: English fans attending the Champions League final in Porto between Manchester City and Chelsea will have to fly in on the day of the match and will need to stay in a ‘bubble’ before flying back straight after the game, the Portuguese government said on Thursday. European soccer’s governing body UEFA confirmed on Thursday … Read more