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It is very easy to coach Cristiano Ronaldo: Paul Clement

It is very easy to coach Cristiano Ronaldo: Paul Clement

Cristiano Ronaldo has always been perceived as one of the best in the world but many believe that the striker is not an easy person to work with. Former assistant manager of Real Madrid Paul Clement has debunked all rumors and stated that ‘it is very easy to coach Cristiano Ronaldo.’

“It was a privilege to share a dressing room with him, it is very easy to coach Cristiano Ronaldo. I cannot remember anybody who was a better professional; the demands he puts on himself, the aim for perfection, to improve every day,” said Paul Clement to The Athletic.

Mark Zothanpuia joins East Bengal FC on three-year deal

Mark Zothanpuia joins East Bengal FC on three-year deal

East Bengal FC has signed promising India U-23 player Mark Zothanpuia on a three-year contract that will run until the end of the 2026-27 season.

“It’s a dream for any young Indian player to play for a big club like East Bengal. Kolkata is the Mecca of Indian football and I can’t wait to experience the amazing support from the East Bengal fans. I am grateful to Coach Carles and the East Bengal management for showing faith in me,” said Zothanpuia.

Indian Compound Women's Team secures historic hat-trick gold at Archery World Cup

Indian Compound Women's Team secures historic hat-trick gold at Archery World Cup

Top-ranked Indian compound women's team clinched the gold medal at the Archery World Cup Stage-3 on Saturday. The formidable trio of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami, and Parneet Kaur emerged victorious against sixth-ranked Estonia in a tightly contested final, triumphing 232-229.

This victory marks a historic hat-trick of gold medals for the Indian team in the 2024 Archery World Cup series, having previously secured top honours in the stages held in Shanghai and Yecheon earlier this year.

Sumit Nagal confirms Paris Olympics qualification

Sumit Nagal confirms Paris Olympics qualification

India’s top-ranked Tennis player Sumit Nagal has officially confirmed his participation in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“Extremely glad to share that I have officially qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics. This is a monumental moment for me as the Olympics holds a special place in my heart! One of my career highlights so far was participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. And a big thanks to TOPS and SAI for extending help in the last few months,” read the statement by Sumit Nagal on X (formerly known as Twitter)

Phillips, Mustafizur & Shadab to headline LPL 2024

Phillips, Mustafizur & Shadab to headline LPL 2024

The fifth edition of the much-awaited Lanka Premier League (LPL) will begin on July 1 with a host of international and Sri Lankan stars in action across three weeks of pulsating T20 action at three iconic venues.

Some of the marquee international names from the five LPL franchises include Kiwi all-rounders Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman, Bangladesh pacers Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed, Pakistan stars Shadab Khan and Agha Salman, West Indies veterans Andre Fletcher and Fabian Allen as well as the famed Afghanistan spinners Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Noor Ahmad, and the South African duo of Rilee Rossouw and Reeza Hendricks.

Copa America: Chile and Peru begin campaign with 0-0 stalemate

Copa America: Chile and Peru begin campaign with 0-0 stalemate

Two-time winners each, Peru and Chile battled it out for a tough ninety minutes in a game that ended in a 0-0 stalemate at the AT&T Stadium.

Chile’s striker Alexis Sanchez had the best chance of the night when Alexis Sanchez received a cross in the sixteenth minute of the game but the former Arsenal player skyrocketed it over the crossbar.

Although Chile dominated possession, both sides were lacking tooth in the final third of the field; neither side’s expected goals reached 1 (Peru 0.75 - 0.91 Chile XG) showcasing the lackluster ninety minutes.

T20 World Cup: Hope, Chase dominate USA to set nine-wicket victory for WI

T20 World Cup: Hope, Chase dominate USA to set nine-wicket victory for WI

West Indies showcased their formidable strength against the USA, cruising to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory with 55 balls to spare in the T20 World Cup at Kensington Oval.

The game was essentially decided by a stellar bowling performance from the West Indies' spinners, spearheaded by the experienced Roston Chase. Chase, who had been underutilised in previous matches, delivered a statement performance, decimating the USA’s middle order and finishing with impressive figures of 3 for 19.

He was ably supported by Akeal Hosein, who stifled the USA batsmen during the powerplay, and Andre Russell, whose three wickets for 31 runs ensured the USA never established a foothold.

Final four set for VNL women's finals

Final four set for VNL women's finals

Italy and Poland upset defending champions Türkiye and reigning Olympic champions the United States respectively, to join Japan and Brazil for the semifinals scheduled here on Saturday in the FIVB's women's Volleyball Nations League 2024 finals.

The last quarterfinal in Bangkok on late Friday between Poland and Türkiye, was the only one pushed beyond three sets to offer a five-set thriller. Poland came on top 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 15-11 despite the spectacle performance by Turkish opposite Melissa Vargas who hammered out 39 points, reported.

In the deciding fifth set, Türkiye fought back from a five-point deficit at 12-7 to get back to within one, but then Poland pulled away with the victory.

Zhang Zhizhen writes new history by roaring into Halle ATP semis

Zhang Zhizhen writes new history by roaring into Halle ATP semis

Chinese men's tennis ace Zhang Zhizhen set a new record in China's tennis history as he outlasted American Christopher Eubanks 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals at the Terra Wortmann Open in Halle, Germany on Friday.

Zhang trailed 2-5 in the third set but rattled off five consecutive games to secure the victory, which makes him the first Chinese man to reach a tour-level semifinal on grass in the Open era.

"It started well in the first set, as I broke his serving game. But my serve was not quite stable in the second set. What's good was my mentality, as I didn't give up a bit when I fell behind 2-5 in the third set. So I'm quite proud of my performance today," said Zhang.

T20 World Cup: India fortunate to have Bumrah in playing 11, says Manjrekar

T20 World Cup: India fortunate to have Bumrah in playing 11, says Manjrekar

Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar lauded pacer Jasprit Bumrah after his 3-7 match-setting spell against Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup Super Eight match in Barbados on Thursday.

India defeated Afghanistan by 47 runs to start their Super Eight campaign on high. Manjrekar highlighted the importance of Bumrah and said the Rohit Sharma-led side is fortunate to have him in playing 11.

After setting a target of 182 to win at the back of Suryakumar Yadav's blistering half-century, Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh picked three scalps each while Kuldeep Yadav grabbed two dismissals to bowl out Afghanistan for 134 in 20 overs.

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