Barcelona players apologise to Getafe over Halloween prank

Barcelona players apologise to Getafe over Halloween prank

Barcelona have apologised to La Liga rivals Getafe after some of their players donned Halloween outfits and cavorted around the Madrid club’s Coliseum stadium after Saturday’s 2-0 victory for the Spanish and European champions. The ghoulish images of the likes of Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez and Neymar were widely reproduced in local media and the

Ajmal’s doosra: Bhajji and Ashwin are chuckers

In a stunning development, Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who has been barred from international cricket due to a suspect action since September last year, has reportedly accused Indian off-spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh of chucking.  In a series of tweets, Zainab Abbas, a sports anchor-analyst for a local Pakistani TV channel, revealed that Ajmal

Ashwin our main threat, will plan well for him: SA’s du Plessis

Their wins in the T20 and ODI series notwithstanding, South Africa are wary of slow and spinning tracks that will be on offer in the upcoming four-Test series against India, and all-rounder Faf du Plessis on Monday said off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be their main threat. Asked if the visitors are expecting the turf to

Liverpool’s Klopp praises Coutinho for returning to scoring ways

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian struck on either side of half-time against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to hand the German the first Premier League win of his career. Liverpool came from behind thanks to Coutinho’s brace and a late strike by Christian Benteke, lifting them to eighth in

Cheteshwar Pujara back in focus ahead of South Africa Test series

Since Virat Kohli took over Test captaincy from MS Dhoni, India have insisted on playing an aggressive brand of cricket. The new-found ‘aggression’ meant Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara suddenly became a misfit for the unit. The below par show in New Zealand, England and Australia of the batsman who was settling down as the successor

Amit Mishra Arrested on Charges of Assaulting Woman

Bangalore: Amit Mishra, a member of Team India’s limited overs squad in the recently-concluded series against South Africa, was arrested by Bangalore police on Tuesday on charges of assaulting a woman friend during a national camp in the Garden City in September. Mishra, who responded to police summons, was later released on bail. He was

Don’t write off MS Dhoni yet, says Farokh Engineer

Kolkata Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer on Monday backed under-fire limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying the time has not yet come to write him off. “Dhoni has done a good job so far. I like him. He reminds me of my younger days. Everyone has his days. He has served the country very