The Sacramento Kings have signed up with center Ryan Hollins and forward Omri Casspi. Sacramento Kings has announced a statement on Thursday that the team has signed with a Omri Casspi, Ryan Hollins, where they have not announced any details over terms of the contracts. Sacramento Kings has selected Omri Casspi for 23rd pick overall in the 2009 draft, where he was the first Israeli-born player to be drafted by an NBA team and play in the NBA league. Casspi has averaged 7.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 20.7 minutes in his career with Sacramento, Cleveland and Houston. He averaged 6.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 71 games with the Rockets last season. Ryan Hollins has averaged 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds in his eight-year career, where he had played for Charlotte, Dallas, Minnesota, Cleveland, Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Kolkata Knight Riders will battle against Lahore Lions in the 2014 Champions League Twenty20, 7th Match in the Group A, schedule to kick off on Sunday night at 20:00 pm local time which will be played here on Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad. Kolkata Knight Riders have destructive batsmen in the middle order, but they will know that runs from their top three is very crucial in this version of the game. Robin Uthappa is going to miss out on this game, where he is not recovered completely from his knee injury. Lahore Lions leads with a Skipper Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed and Umar Akmal are key players to lead team from front and all the players are free-spirit cricketer, plays aggressively and is capable of running away with the match single-handedly. Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Gambhir*, MS Bisla†, PP Chawla, PJ Cummins, JH Kallis, Kuldeep Yadav, SP Narine, MK Pandey, YK Pathan, AD Russell, RN ten Doeschate, RV Uthappa†, R Vinay Kumar, SA Yadav, UT Yadav Lahore Lions Squad: Mohammad Hafeez*, Adnan Rasool, Agha Salman, Ahmed Shehzad, Aizaz Cheema, Ali Manzoor, Asif Raza, Imran Ali, Mohammad Saeed, Mustafa Iqbal, Nasir Jamshed, Saad Nasim, Umar Akmal†, Umar Siddiq, Wahab Riaz
17-time singles Grand slam champion Roger Federer is eyeing to return back to No. 1 place in the ATP Ranking Points in 2015 season, where he is eyeing to overtake Rafael Nadal’s No. 2 place by end of the 2014 season. Federer needs to work hard to clinch remaining ATP Tournaments to finish the season on high level mode. 33-year-old Roger Federer had played best from last two months, where he is going to play next ATP tournament at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, begins from 6th October Federer is having poor record here in Shanghai Masters compare to his rivals, where he has not won a single title so far in his career. Meanwhile, Swiss legend is looking forward to clinch first ever Shanghai Masters next month ahead of the Swiss Indoors and BNP Paribas Open. World No. 3 Roger Federer is having possibilities to finish the season at No. 2 place, but he will have to face big challenge against top ranked players Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Swiss Maestro stands at No. 3 place with 8170 points ahead of Nadal’s second place with 8665 points in latest ATP Ranking Points. Novak Djokovic is far away at No. 1 place with 12150 points from Federer and Nadal, where he is likely to finish the season on top place.
Seven-time singles Grand slam champion Novak Djokovic will begin preparations for the forthcoming 2014 China Open, which will begin from 29th September to 5th October and both men’s and the women’s tennis matches will take place at the National Tennis Center in Beijing.Novak Djokovic will come back to court at the 2014 China Open, where he will defend the title for fifth time in his career. Djokovic has posted a picture on his Facebook wall that these guys are always here to support me. It’s been great to be home to rest and start fresh. Next up, China! Idemo. Djokovic has been working hard in training along with his physio’s and hopes to get ready for the forthcoming China Open 2014 Tournament.World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is having good record here in China Open by winning four titles so far in his career in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, where he is looking forward to continue similar form to clinch fifth crown at the National Tennis Center in Beijing. Novak Djokovic, who had outclassed world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in last year’s final in two sets with a 6–3, 6–4 score line, he is expecting similar fight back in this year tournament.27-year-old Djokovic will arrive soon in Beijing along with his team soon by next weekend and he will take part in some training session’s ahead of the 2014 China Open. Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will lead men’s field at the China Open 2014 and both the players are considered as hot favorites.’
The 17th Asian Games- XVII Asiad commenced on Friday 19th September at Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon, South Korea, where the theme of the 2014 Asian Games is Meet Asia’s Future.The 2014 Asian games will see participation of around 13000 athletes from 45 countries in different sports categories for over 1300 medals. Around 16 days the games will see the several participants competing in 439 events spread across 36 sports disciplines. Meanwhile, the 17th edition of the game will come to an end on 4 October 2014. Indian are going to play a key role in the 2014 Asian games, consisted of 516 athletes participating in 28 sports. Meanwhile, the flag bearer of Indian side during the opening ceremony of the games hold by Sardar Singh, the captain of Men’s Hockey team of India. In the opening of the 2014 Asian games, Indian shooter Jitu Rai has won India’s first gold, which was the second medal for the country at the Incheon Asian Games.Shooter Jitu Rai has bagged first Gold in the Men's 50-metre Pistol event for India, which it was the second medal of the Incheon Asian Games. India’s medal account was opened by Shooter Shweta Chaudhary who won a Bronze in the 10-metre Air Pistol event
Kings XI Punjab will face Barbados Tridents in the 2014 Champions League T20 on Saturday night 20 September at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali.Kings XI Punjab is looking very confident with best players in the team like skipper George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera, who has showed outstanding performance in their opening match of the CLT20 2014. However, the top-order batsman Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha and David Miller have failed against Hobart Hurricanes, to a chase a low target in the first match. Barbados Tridents should work hard to beat home team Kings XI Punjab on Saturday, where they have the firepower of Jonathan Carter and Elton Chigumbura. Neil McKenzie provides the experience in the middle-order alongside the bits and pieces all-rounders in the form of Jeevan Mendis, James Franklin and Ashley Nurse. Rayad Emrit, Jason Holder and Ravi Rampaul will lead bowling line up for Barbados Tridents, while they will feel absence of star all-rounder Kieron Pollard. Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Akshar Rajesh Patel, Karanveer Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Anureet Singh, Parvinder AwanaBarbados Tridents: Shane Dowrich, Jeevan Mendis, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Neil Mckenzie, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Rayad Emrit, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, William Perkins, James Franklin, Elton Chigumbura, Dilshan Munaweera
14-time singles Grand slam champion Rafael Nadal has been feeling little bit pain in his right hand wrist and he is not 100 percent fit to play bank hand with his right hand says Coach Toni Nadal. Toni Nadal has said Nadal has been working hard to recover from wrist injury and hopes to play high level tennis against best players at the China Open. Coach Toni Nadal said Rafael Nadal will play his back at 80 percent of the power and condition, but he still working hard to recover soon. Later, Nadal will fly to Kazakhstan to take part in an exhibition match along with Frenchman Tsonga in Astana City. Toni Nadal said Rafael Nadal is looking very confident to play entire season to finish the 2014 season and hopes to give 100 percent performance to clinch more titles.World No. 2 Rafael Nadal is going to fly to Beijing this month ending to play China Open and later he will travel to Shanghai to be part of the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Rafa was schedule to play European Indoors by end of the 2014 season at Basel Open, BNP Paribas Open and year end ATP World Tour Championships Finals in London. Toni Nadal said he will be traveling with Rafael Nadal to Kazakhstan i order to play exhibition match with Tsonga. Nadal is also planning to open Tennis Center soon in Manacor.
Cape Cobras will take on Northern Districts in the Champions League T20 tournament third match on Friday 19th September, which will be played at Raipur at 08:00 pm local time. Cape Cobras will have to face big challenge against Northern Districts in their opening match in the Champions League T20 tournament, where the team is going to miss some key players Beuran Hendricks, Dale Steyn and Graeme Smith, who will skip from the tournament. Meanwhile, JP Duminy also pulled of the Champions League T20 2014 tournament due to through injuryHashim Amla is going to play key role for Cape Cobras, where he is looking forward to show best performance to lead his team from front. Kane Williamson, Daniel Flynn, Anton Devcich and BJ Watling will lead batting line-up for Northern Knights Districts, while Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Scott Styris have demonstrated their match winning bowlers.Cape Cobras: Hashim Amla, J P Duminy, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Justin Ontong, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan Van Zyl, Dane VilasNorthern Knights: Ish Sodhi, Jono Boult, Brad Wilson, Kane Williamson, Daniel Flynn, BJ Watling, Graeme Aldridge, Anton Devcich, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Harris, Scott Styris, Trent Boult,
Roger Federer hopes to clinch 18th Grand slam championship in 2015 season and he aims to finish the season on high mode by winning more titles at Shanghai Rolex Masters, Swiss Indoors and BNP Paribas ahead of the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals. Federer is having possibilities to clinch second place in the ATP Ranking points, where he needs to work hard to face his best rival king of clay Rafael Nadal by end of the 2014 season.33-year-old Roger Federer is one of the greatest players of all time in Open Era and he is perfect family man with twin girls Myla Rose Federer, Charlene Riva Federer and twin boys Lenny Federer, Leo Federer. Swiss legend has been planning for a leave for a holiday trip along with his family to relax and spend some time with his kids ahead of the Shanghai Rolex Masters next month.17-time singles Grand slam champion Roger Federer is looking forward to continue high level form to finish the 2014 season on strong mode and he is also qualified for the ATP World Tour Championship Finals in London’s Arena O2. Roger Federer is going to join along with his two rivals World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Spanish Rafael Nadal. Federer insists that he has been playing good tennis at the age of 33 and wants to focus more on his fitness to give tough challenge to best players on the tour.
Champions League T20 2014 Preview-Kings XI Punjab will take on Hobart Hurricanes in the Champions League T20 2014 tournament second match of the season on Thursday 17th September at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. Kings XI Punjab and Hobart Hurricanes match will kick off at 08:00 PM IST. Kings XI Punjab has been leading the top of the table to finish the league stage of Indian Premier League 2014, before they have lost final to Kolkata Knight Riders in a high-scoring final in Bengaluru. Kings XI Punjab is looking very aggressive to show high level performance in the Champions League T20 2014 tournament to clinch the crown. Kings XI Punjab is likely to miss the fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who was struggling with due to a rib injury and he is expecting to join the team soon says reports. Hobart Hurricanes has won the BBL03 title in February earlier this year and they are seeking to continue similar form in the Champions League T20 2014. Meanwhile, Australian teams have been doing well in the CLT20, as New South Wales Blues won the title in 2009, while Sydney Sixers emerged champions in 2012.Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Akshar Rajesh Patel, Karanveer Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Anureet Singh, Parvinder AwanaHobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine, Jon Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dom Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib Malik
British Gymnastics has been announce the men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics teams will be represent Great Britain at the 2014 World Championships, schedule to take place in Nanning, China from 3rd-12th October.The British men’s team includes 2014 all-around British, Commonwealth and European Champion Max Whitlock, Commonwealth gold medal teammates Nile Wilson and Kristian Thomas. 2014 Commonwealth parallel bars Champion for Scotland Daniel Purvis also joined with his teammate 2014 Commonwealth pommel horse Champion Daniel Keatings and double junior European Champion Courtney Tulloch. The reserve is 2012 Junior European Champion Frank Baines.The women’s team includes 2014 European silver medallists and Commonwealth Champions Becky Downie, Claudia Fragapane, Ruby Harrold and Hannah Whelan alongside member of the English Commonwealth winning team Kelly Simm, 2013 British Champion Gabby Jupp and 2013 British silver medallist Charlie Fellows. A team is made up of six gymnasts and a reserve will be named at a later date.
ATP World Tour Finals tournament will kicks off in November- Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are qualified for 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Championship finals, being played here at London’s Arena O2.Former World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is the third player to secure place in the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, where he will join along with his two rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Nadal has been out of court from past two months since losing 2014 Wimbledon championships, he is looking forward to bounce back with an exhibition match in Kazakhstan next week.Seven-time singles Grand slam winner Novak Djokovic is first player to qualify for the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals after reaching Wimbledon Championships final, while Swiss Roger Federer is the second player to qualify for the ATP Tour finals. Two-time Grand slam champion Andy Murray needs to play high level tennis to appear in his sixth ATP World Tour Championship Finals in front of home fans. Swiss second ranked Stan Wawrinka is looking forward to qualify for the year end Barclays ATP Tour Finals, as he places at No. 4 with 4725 points.