Sunday, May 15, 2011

Manchester United Bags EPL Title

Manchester United has set a new record in English soccer by winning the Premier League (EPL) title, the 19th league crown in the club's history. Previously Liverpool holds the pride of winning the most English league titles. United was in a tough position to secure the championship with a game to spare and achieved it with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Elwood Park. 12 titles under Sir Alex Ferguson saw United take an absolute lead after his team's 2009 EPL success drew the team’s level at 18-18. Though his current squad was criticized at various points throughout the 2010-11 seasons, he proved the team’s caliber claiming the new record after a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford against Chelsea. The defeat of Barcelona would secure United its fourth UEFA Champions League title, formerly named the European Cup, to move one behind Liverpool's English record of five trophies in the competition.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic has set himself at the top level players list with his splendid performance in this season. He sustained his stunning start to the season on by making it 32 wins out of 32 in 2011 and the latest is his 7-5 6-4 victory over home favorites and defensive winner Rafael Nadal at La Caja Magica in the Madrid Open final. This was Novak’s first win in 10 meetings with Rafael on clay and it was his sixth title of the year, three of which have seen him beat world number one Rafael in the final. It’s a known fact that Nadal has been the king of clay coat with 37-match winning streak on this surface. Novak considered Rafael as his most favourite and he added ‘ most likely because of my charming streak and because I`m in the shape of my lifetime and playing the best tennis of my career I am one of the favorites, but I think Rafael has only lost one match there in his career’.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shane Warne bid farewell to IPL

Australian legend leg spinner Shane Warne has announced his retirement from expert cricket at the end of the IPL season. At present he is playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and in his Twitter account he stated “Yes this is my last year playing Indian Premier League. It's 100 per cent my last four games of specialist cricket unless we make the finals - maybe I have 5 or 6 left. Please come down and hold up RR for the last 2 home games vs. Chennai & Bangalore! We need your help!!!! Want RR to go out on a high - we must win at least 2 if not 3 of our last 4. I will miss the IPL but it's been fun for the last 4 seasons. RR has always authorized youth and Indian cricket has been the victor - I've had a great time - but it's time to say goodbye to IPL. Warne has played 52 matches for RR so far, has head the team since IPL's opening season. Warne has chosen up 56 wickets at an average of 24.66 so far in the four IPL seasons and he led Rajasthan to victory in the opening IPL. The leg-spinner had got 708 Test and 293 ODI wickets during his international career. The IPL was the only cricket event he was playing after leaving the international stage. a quaff swims like a trash can

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sania Mirza & Elena Vesnina in QF

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Russian collaborator Elena Vesnina entered into the quarter finals of the event at the Madrid Open. The unseeded Indo-Russian mixture recorded a 6-3 7-5 win over the Russian-Australian pair of Nadia Petrova and Anastasia Rodionova in the second round of the euro 3,500,000 soil court event. The match lasts for around one hour and 27 minutes. They rehabilitated all the three break chances that came their way in the first set and two of four in the second to record the win in.  Now they have a tough job at hand as they face second seeds Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic and Katarina Serbotnik of Slovania in the last-eight round.