Rodriguez to leave Katusha if barred from tour

Updated 29 December 2012
0

Rodriguez to leave Katusha if barred from tour

MADRID: Spanish rider Joaquin Rodriguez says he’ll leave team Katusha if the International Cycling Union doesn’t retract its decision to reject the Russian outfit’s application for the 2013 World Tour.
Rodriguez told Spanish sports daily Marca that “if Katusha is not on the World Tour I will change teams because I don’t want to take a step backward.” Katusha has filed a suit with the Court of Arbitration for Sport to seek admittance to the World Tour. If the UCI’s decision is not overturned, then Katusha will have to rely on wild-card invitations to the Tour de France and other races.
The 33-year-old Rodriguez has been with Katusha since 2010. In 2012, he was runner-up in the Giro d’Italia and finished the Spanish Vuelta in third place.


Moroccan Walid Azaro becomes highest-scoring foreign player in single Egypt league

Updated 18 April 2018
0

Moroccan Walid Azaro becomes highest-scoring foreign player in single Egypt league

CAIRO: Moroccan footballer Walid Azaro has just become the highest-scoring foreigner in a single season of Egypt’s premier league, according to local reports.
Azaro, who plays for Egypt’s Al-Ahly Club, scored latest goal in his team’s match against Wadi Degla team Tuesday.
With a total of 18 goals, the 22-year-old sets a new record by becoming the highest-scoring foreigner in a single Egyptian League season.
He overtakook Angolan striker Flavio as well as former Ismaili and Nigerian forward John Utaka, who both held the previous joint-record of 17 goals.
Al-Ahly is expected to be crowned champions for this season, currently top of the league with 82 points.