England doesn't know what they want, says Starc

Mitchell Starc

Johannesburg, July 28 - Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc has added fuel to the ongoing row over the state of pitches being used for the Ashes series on Monday by saying that England does not know what they want to do.

Following a humiliating 405-run defeat at the home of cricket, England coach Trevor Bayliss has called for 'typical English seaming wickets' instead of low and slow deck of Lord's that played in the hands of the visitors.

Ahead of the third Test, the 25-year-old pacer said that England are not really sure what they want to do now, Sport24 reported.

Sticking to old ways reason for Pak slump, says PCB chief

Shahryar Khan

Karachi, July 28 - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has insisted that the main reason for team's slump is that they are stuck to old playing ways and have not moved on with the game.

Khan said that the main factor for the team's slump was that the modern game has moved on and they are stuck in a time warp of the 1980s and 90s playing way, the Dawn reported.

He further said that the board is not introducing enough young players with fresh legs, adding that they need to take chances with young players in order to improve and make a move ahead.

Montreal Impact signs ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba

London, July 28 - Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has decided to switch to Major League Soccer (MLS) after signing for Montreal Impact.

Drogba has joined the MLS club following after his second spell at Chelsea where he won the league title last season.

Montreal president Joey Saputo said that it was an honour to welcome Drogba to the Impact and the signing was one of the biggest days in club history, the BBC reported

He also said that his arrival would be beneficial to the club in every respect.

Proteas experienced enough to prepare despite inclement weather, says Elgar

Dean Elgar

Johannesburg, July 28 - South African batsman Dean Elgar has insisted that the side is experienced enough to prepare for the second Test against Bangladesh starting in Mirpur on Thursday despite rough weather.

The visitors were forced to have indoor training at the Sher-e Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Monday afternoon and are likely to face bad weather conditions for the whole week.

Elgar said that they were lucky to have an experienced squad with each player knowing what is required of him, Sport24 reported.

Boston ends 2024 Olympic bid due to paucity of public support

Boston ends 2024 Olympic bid due to paucity of public support

London, July 28 - Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has come to an end after the city Mayor agreed with United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to end the bid due to lack of public support.

The bid had faced opposition after many people had concern over the local funds being used to pay for cost overruns, the BBC reported.

After this decision, another US city will have the opportunity to bid for the Games.

Mexico beat Jamaica 3-1 to win Gold Cup for record seventh time

Mexico beat Jamaica 3-1 to win Gold Cup for record seventh time

London, July 27 - Mexico continued their dominance in Concacaf Gold Cup as they defeated first time finalist Jamaica 3-1 in the final of the 2015 edition of the tournament on Monday.

Jamaica were never in the hunt as they were unable to cope up with the pressure created by Mexico, who won the tournament for record seventh time, the BBC reported.

Andres Guardado opened the account for Mexico in the 31st minute of the match, before Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta further increased the lead in 47th and 61st minute respectively.

Need players like Ronaldo to compete with rival clubs, says Van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal

London, July 27 - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that the club lacks creativity and need attacking players like Christiano Ronaldo to compete with teams such as Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The Dutchman said that Ronaldo is a fantastic player and they need players like him, the BBC reported.

He added that Manchester United fans wanted them to compete and that's why they require more speed in front and also more creativity.

Ronaldo is just 10 goals behind Spanish striker Raul's record of 323 goals in 741 for the Bernabeu side.

`British` Froome registers historic second Tour de France win

Chris Froome

Johannesburg, July 27 - Chris Froome on Sunday became the first Briton to win the Tour de France for the second time after safely reaching the finish line at the end of the three-week race in Paris.

The 30-year-old Briton crossed the line alongside his Sky team-mates to clinch a second Grand Boucle crown following his 2013 success, Sport24 reported.

In a competition that has seen him being accused of cheating, spat upon and doused with urine, Froome said he felt 'incredible' after the win.

Indian eves bag silver in Kazakhstan Presidential Cup

Indian eves bag silver in Kazakhstan Presidential Cup

Astana (Kazakhstan), July 27 - The Indian women's wrestling team had a good preparation for the upcoming World Championship as they finished second in the fifth Cup of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan on Sunday.

The eight-member Indian team displayed a spirited performance in the event topped by hosts Kazakhstan with Mongolia settling for the third spot.

Teen sensation Vinesh (48kg), Lalita Sehrawat (55kg) and Anita (63kg) won all their bouts in their respective weight categories, while Sakshi Malik lost just one fight in the 58kg division.

Vettel secures surprise win at Hungarian GP

Sebastian Vettel

London, July 27 - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel surprised everyone by winning the action-packed and thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time on Sunday, while reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finished sixth.

The four-time world champion, who was stated third on the grid, won the 41st race of his career, the BBC reported.

Nico Rosberg saw his chance to catch Mercedes teammate Hamilton in the title race disappear with a puncture near the end and finished eighth.

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