Tue12062016

LAST_UPDATETue, 06 Dec 2016 5pm

Kabaddi, Wrestling To Star In Vietnam’s Asian Beach Games

Beach football and Southeast Asian martial arts vovinam and pencak silat will also feature on the menu. ― File picHANOI: Some 3,000 athletes will converge on the Vietnamese resort town of Danang this weekend for the Asian Beach Games, vying for glory in events ranging from Indian contact sport kabaddi to wrestling and volleyball.

Read more: Kabaddi, Wrestling To Star In Vietnam’s Asian Beach Games

England Unlikely To Bid For Euro 2024, FA Chief Says

(From left) Uefa President Aleksander Seferin, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and FA Chairman Greg Clarke with the Euro 2020 host city London logo on display outside London City Hall. ― Reuters picLONDON: England is unlikely to bid for the 2024 European Championship as it comes four years after the country hosts the closing stages of the preceding tournament, English Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Clarke has said.

Read more: England Unlikely To Bid For Euro 2024, FA Chief Says

Five Keys To Valencia’s Demise

Singapore billionaire Peter Lim’s nine-figure takeover of the financially-stricken Los Che in 2014 was met with great enthusiasm off and initially on the field. — Reuters picMADRID: La Liga giants Valencia are searching for their ninth permanent coach in the past four years following the sacking of former Liverpool assistant manager Pako Ayestaran.

Read more: Five Keys To Valencia’s Demise

Forlan Urges Patience For Pogba, Man United

Paul Pogba Pogba, who started his career at Old Trafford before rejoining after four trophy-laden seasons in Turin, turned in another below-par performance at the weekend as United slumped to a third consecutive defeat. — Reuters picMUMBAI: Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan said it’s only a matter of time before underperforming midfielder Paul Pogba starts justifying his world-record price tag for Jose Mourinho’s lacklustre side.

Read more: Forlan Urges Patience For Pogba, Man United

Neutral Venue For Davis Cup Finals Unappealing To Murray

Great Britain’s Andy Murray supported the idea to host the finals over two days instead of three. — Reuters picNEW YORK: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is not overly enthusiastic about the possibility of a neutral venue hosting the Davis Cup finals, but backed proposals to shorten matches in the competition.

Read more: Neutral Venue For Davis Cup Finals Unappealing To Murray

Figure Skater Kim Unveils 2018 Winter Games Coins

Pic: ReutersSouth Korea's 2010 Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna helped unveil a set of commemorative coins for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games on Thursday.

Read more: Figure Skater Kim Unveils 2018 Winter Games Coins

Samuel Eto'o: Cameroonian Dropped By Antalyaspor Over Racism Comments

Turkish club Antalyaspor have dropped Samuel Eto'o from their squad until further notice in a row over the striker's comments on social media.

Read more: Samuel Eto'o: Cameroonian Dropped By Antalyaspor Over Racism Comments

Andy Murray Welcomes Davis Cup Revamp But 'Not Sold' On Venue Plans

World number two Andy Murray says he is "not sold" on plans to let cities bid to stage the Davis and Fed Cup finals.

Read more: Andy Murray Welcomes Davis Cup Revamp But 'Not Sold' On Venue Plans

Italy's Olympic Chief Insists Rome 2024 Olympic Bid Will Go On

The Italian Olympic chief has reacted angrily to the refusal of the mayor of Rome to support the city's bid to host the 2024 Games.

Read more: Italy's Olympic Chief Insists Rome 2024 Olympic Bid Will Go On

Lionel Messi: Barcelona Striker Ruled Out For Three Weeks

Lionel Messi will be out for three weeks after suffering a groin strain in Barcelona's draw with Atletico Madrid.

Read more: Lionel Messi: Barcelona Striker Ruled Out For Three Weeks