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  1. David Warner, Rashid Khan Shine As SunRisers Hyderabad Defeat Kings XI Punjab
  2. Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk Wins PFA Player Of Year Award
  3. IPL 2019: Andre Russell Roars Again As Kolkata Knight Riders Snap Losing Streak
  4. Premier League: Gone In 15 seconds As Five-Goal Liverpool Regain Top Spot
  5. All-Round Mumbai Indians Beat Chennai Super Kings By 46 Runs

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April 30, 2019
David Warner, Rashid Khan Shine As SunRisers Hyderabad Defeat Kings XI Punjab

David Warner signed off his IPL 2019 campaign in style, notching up his eight fifty of the season to help SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) take a step closer towards qualifying for the play-offs with a comfortable 45-run win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Monday. Playing his last match of season before heading home for World Cup preparations, Warner…

April 29, 2019
Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk Wins PFA Player Of Year Award

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk was named as England’s PFA Player of the Year for 2019 on Sunday. Van Dijk succeeded Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah in winning the award, voted for by his fellow players and saw off competition from Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling. But Sterling, 24, was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of…

April 29, 2019
IPL 2019: Andre Russell Roars Again As Kolkata Knight Riders Snap Losing Streak

Kolkata Knight Riders snapped their six-match losing streak with a 34-run win over Mumbai Indians in a high-scoring IPL game that saw brutal stroke play from power-hitters of both teams. Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen fired on all cylinders to post the season’s highest total, 232 for two, after sensational knocks from Shubman Gill (75 off 45) and…

April 27, 2019
Premier League: Gone In 15 seconds As Five-Goal Liverpool Regain Top Spot

Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League as Naby Keita’s goal after just 15 seconds inspired a 5-0 rout of Huddersfield on Friday. Jurgen Klopp’s side struck three times in the first half at Anfield, with Keita bagging Liverpool’s fastest ever Premier League goal before Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also got on the…

April 27, 2019
All-Round Mumbai Indians Beat Chennai Super Kings By 46 Runs

Skipper Rohit Sharma hit his maiden half-century of the season as Mumbai Indians produced an all-round effort to register a convincing 46-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match in Chennai on Friday. MI’s win Friday ended CSK’s winning streak of five games at home this season. The Rohit-led MI, a…

April 26, 2019
Pep Guardiola Urges Caution From Manchester City, Manchester United Seek Chelsea Redemption

Manchester City and Liverpool are showing no signs of letting up in their thrilling Premier League title race but their flawless form contrasts sharply with the struggles of the teams chasing a top-four finish. Manchester United host Chelsea on Sunday hoping to arrest an alarming slide of seven defeats in nine games in all competitions. But it…

April 25, 2019
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City Raise The Bar As United Suffer More Misery

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes his side have raised the bar in the Premier League after edging one point back ahead of Liverpool in a titanic title race with a 2-0 win at Manchester United on Wednesday. Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane struck for the visitors in 12 second-half minutes at Old Trafford to inflict a seventh defeat…

April 25, 2019
AB De Villiers, Umesh Yadav Star As Royal Challengers Bangalore Beat Kings XI Punjab To Keep Playoffs Hope Alive

Navdeep Saini’s fabulous penultimate over kept Royal Challengers Bangalore afloat as they beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs in an Indian Premier League encounter here Wednesday. AB de Villiers’ unbeaten 82 off 44 balls took RCB to a healthy 202 for 4 and things could have gone awry with young Nicholas Pooran (46 off…

April 24, 2019
Christian Eriksen Late Show Keeps Tottenham On Course For Top Four Finish

Mauricio Pochettino admitted his tired Tottenham stars are pushing themselves to their limits after Christian Eriksen’s superb late strike sealed a hard-fought 1-0 win over struggling Brighton on Tuesday. Pochettino’s third-placed side dominated from start to finish at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but a combination of brave Brighton defending and poor finishing kept the match…

April 24, 2019
IPL 2019: Shane Watson Helps Chennai Super Kings Outshine SunRisers Hyderabad To Reclaim Top Position

Shane Watson brought back memories of last year’s IPL final with a blazing knock that has now almost ensured a playoff berth for Chennai Super Kings as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in Chennai on Tuesday. On a vastly improved Chepauk track, Watson roared back to form with a 96 off 53 balls…

April 23, 2019
Premier League: Chelsea Up To Fourth After Frustrating Burnley Draw

Chelsea accused Burnley of time-wasting and playing “anti-football” after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was sent off before a touchline skirmish marred their frustrating 2-2 draw on Monday. Sarri’s side fell behind to Jeff Hendrick’s fine finish before N’Golo Kante equalised moments later. In a frantic opening 24 minutes at Stamford Bridge, Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea ahead,…

April 23, 2019
Liverpool’s James Milner Cheering For Manchester United vs Manchester City

James Milner has said he will become a Manchester United fan for the first time in the hope they can aid Liverpool’s bid to win the Premier League title. The versatile veteran has played for three of Manchester United’s fiercest rivals — Leeds, Manchester City and Liverpool — in the course of a 17-year career and more…

April 23, 2019
“Won’t Lie, It Was On My Mind”: Rishabh Pant Opens Up On World Cup 2019 Snub

Rishabh Pant had a point to prove after being left out of the India World Cup 2019 team and the wicketkeeper-batsman sent a timely reminder to the selectors of what they will be missing in England and Wales with a match-winning knock in the RR vs DC IPL 2019 match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday…

April 22, 2019
Cardiff City Manager Scores Mohamed Salah Tumble “9.9” Amid Latest Diving Accusation

Mohamed Salah could not have “got much higher off the diving board” according to Cardiff manager Neil Warnock after the Egyptian won a penalty in Liverpool’s 2-0 win in the Welsh capital on Sunday. Salah was grappled inside the area by Cardiff captain Sean Morrison, but the theatric nature of his fall saw Warnock compare last season’s Premier…

April 22, 2019
“MS Dhoni For PM”: CSK Captain Almost Pulls Off The Impossible, Twitter Goes Crazy

MS Dhoni served a timely reminder to cricketing fans all over the world that he is far from done ahead of the 2019 World Cup. MS Dhoni’s breathtaking knock in the chase during the RCB vs CSK IPL 2019 match at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, took his team to the brink of victory but a…

April 19, 2019
Arsenal Dump Out Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli To Reach Europa League Last Four

Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal as Arsenal dispatched Napoli 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Europa League semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate. Lacazette’s stunning 36th-minute free-kick put the English club through to a final four meeting with Spanish side Valencia. “I dont know if it’s our best performance this season, but it’s good, particularly after beating Watford…

April 19, 2019
IPL 2019: Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah Help Mumbai Indians Thrash Delhi Capitals By 40 Runs

Rahul Chahar claimed three wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets as Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 40 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, on Thursday. With this victory, Rohit Sharma and his team avenged a 37-run defeat that they had suffered in the home-leg earlier in IPL 2019. After opting to bat, Mumbai Indians rode on an…

April 17, 2019
“Emotional” Rafael Nadal Inspired By Tiger Woods’ Masters Triumph

An “emotional” Rafael Nadal on Monday said he watched spellbound as Tiger Woods rolled back the clock to win a fifth Masters title and cap his comeback from back surgery. Spain’s world number two, a keen golfer himself, expressed nothing but admiration for Woods, who has fought through at least as many physical challenges as he has…

April 17, 2019
IPL 2019: Ravichandran Ashwin Leads Kings XI Punjab To Season’s Second Win Over Rajasthan Royals

Ravichandran Ashwin scored a quickfire four-ball 17 and claimed two big wickets to lead Kings XI Punjab to a 12-run victory over Rajasthan Royals at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium on Tuesday. After being asked to bat, Kings XI Punjab rode on a half-century by KL Rahul and a couple of sixes by skipper Ravichandran Ashwin to post a…

April 17, 2019
Careless Manchester United Undone By Lionel Messi Double As Barcelona Cruise Into Semis

Lionel Messi pounced on two Manchester United mistakes to score twice and end their hopes of another comeback at Camp Nou as Barcelona breezed into the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday. After an excellent start, United were undone twice in four minutes by Messi, who first nicked the ball off the careless Ashley Young and then watched as a…

April 15, 2019
Liverpool Back On Top As Mohamed Salah Stunner Kills Off Chelsea

Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League after Mohamed Salah’s stunning strike clinched a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side had surrendered pole position a few hours earlier when Manchester City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace, piling pressure on the Reds to respond as the title race heats up. Liverpool rose to…

April 15, 2019
PSG Title Party Delayed Again After Historic Thumping At Lille

Paris Saint-Germain missed the chance to seal their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven years for the second week running on Sunday after a 5-1 hammering at Lille, their biggest league defeat in 10 years. Thomas Tuchel’s side could have been crowned champions in record-equalling time last weekend but failed to beat Strasbourg, and they fell short…

April 15, 2019
Australia World Cup 2019 Squad: Steve Smith, David Warner Return As Big Names Miss Out

Steve Smith and David Warner returned to the national team as Australia revealed their 15-member squad for World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales. However, there were a few surprise omissions as fast bowler Josh Hazlewood and in-form batsman Peter Handscomb were both overlooked. Left-handers Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh have been rewarded for…

April 9, 2019
Watch: Eden Hazard’s Breathtaking Solo Goal Sends Twitter Into Meltdown

Eden Hazard turned on the style as Chelsea beat West Ham United 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to move into third place in the Premier League standings. Eden Hazard was in top form, scoring a brace to take his tally of goals in the Premier League to 16. Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 28 goals…

April 9, 2019
Watch: David Warner Counters Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘Mankad’ Threat In Unique Style

Ravichandran Ashwin received a lot of flak after ‘mankading’ Jos Buttler during an IPL 2019 match in Jaipur. The debate on ‘mankad’ raged on social media with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the lawmakers for the game, also weighing in on the controversy. On Monday night, David Warner found a unique way to counter Ashwin’s ‘mankad’ threat during…

April 8, 2019
Gerard Deulofeu Double Fires Watford Into FA Cup Final

Javi Gracia hailed “angry” Gerard Deulofeu after the Spaniard came off the bench to spark an incredible comeback as Watford beat Wolves 3-2 to set up an FA Cup final against mighty Manchester City. Gracia’s side looked down and out at Wembley on Sunday, trailing 2-0 late in normal time before a moment of magic from…

April 8, 2019
Napoli Draw Puts Juventus’ Serie A Coronation On Hold

Napoli drew 1-1 with 10-man Genoa on Sunday to ensure that Juventus will have to wait another week to seal an eighth consecutive Serie A title. The champions have a 20-point advantage on second-placed Napoli, who they have beaten in both their head-to-head clashes, with seven games to go. Juventus, who beat AC Milan 2-1 on…

April 8, 2019
IPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders Crush Rajasthan Royals By 8 Wickets To Go Top Of The Table

Kolkata Knight Riders rode on a half-century by Chris Lynn and fearless knocks by Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa to crush Rajathan Royals by eight wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. With this emphatic win, Dinesh Karthik-led KKR claimed the top position in the IPL 2019 points tablewith four victories in five…

April 5, 2019
Juventus Poised To Win Eighth Straight Serie A Title In Record Time

Champions Juventus turn their focus to nailing down an eighth consecutive Serie A title in record time this weekend, days after a row erupted over racist abuse aimed at starlet Moise Kean in Cagliari. Massimiliano Allegri’s side return to their home comforts of the Allianz Stadium in Turin to host AC Milan after their trip to Sardinia…

April 5, 2019
Ricky Ponting Slams Delhi Pitch After Loss To SunRisers Hyderabad

Delhi Capitals suffered their third loss of IPL 2019 as SunRisers Hyderabad recorded a five-wicket win over the hosts at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday night. SRH’s win over Delhi Capitals saw them go top of the IPL Points Table, joint on points with Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. However, a third loss in 5…

April 4, 2019
Premier League: Manchester City Back On Top, Tottenham Hotspur Party In Style

Manchester City brushed aside struggling Cardiff to leapfrog Liverpool at the top of the Premier League on Wednesday as Tottenham opened their glittering stadium in style. City’s 2-0 victory over Cardiff took Pep Guardiola’s quadruple-chasers to 80 points – one clear of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, with both sides having six matches to go. Tottenham marked their long-delayed move into their…

April 4, 2019
All-Round Mumbai Indians Hand Chennai Super Kings First Loss Of IPL 2019

Mumbai Indians bowlers Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya and Jason Behrendorff fired in unison to restrict defending champions Chennai Super Kings to 133/8 and hand them their first loss of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Veteran Malinga and Pandya picked three wickets each while Behrendorff, making his IPL debut,…

April 3, 2019
Premier League: Ten-Man Manchester United Crash At Wolves

Ashley Young’s needless dismissal and Chris Smalling’s farcical own goal sent Manchester United crashing to a damaging 2-1 defeat against Wolves on Tuesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side blew a chance to move into third place in the Premier League as they squandered the lead in a disappointing display at Molineux. United remain fifth, but their hopes of qualifying for the Champions…

April 3, 2019
Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal Script Rajasthan Royals’ First Win Of IPL 2019

Jos Buttler (59) scored a fine half-century to script Rajasthan Royals’ first victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Tuesday. Buttler’s 43-ball knock helped the hosts seal the match by seven wickets over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) — who are still to get off the mark this season. It was…

April 2, 2019
Premier League: Arsenal Up To Third As Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette Sink Newcastle

Unai Emery challenged revitalised Arsenal to write their own history after they climbed to third place in the Premier League with a 2-0 win against Newcastle on Monday. Aaron Ramsey’s first half strike was followed by Alexandre Lacazette’s killer second in the closing stages at the Emirates Stadium, maintaining Arsenal’s impressive progress under Emery. Emery’s side climbed…

April 2, 2019
IPL 2019: Sam Curran Claims Hat-Trick As Kings XI Punjab Beat Delhi Capitals

Kings XI Punjab’s costliest buy Sam Curran proved his worth with an incredible spell at the back end as the home team pulled off a miraculous 14-run victory against Delhi Capitals left stunned by an inexplicable batting collapse in Monday’s IPL encounter. KXIP’s ‘million dollar man’ Curran picked up 4 for 11in 2.2 overs including a hat-trick and…

April 1, 2019
Premier League: Liverpool Back On Top With Win Over Tottenham, Chelsea Defeat Cardiff City

Liverpool moved back on the top of the Premier League in dramatic fashion as Toby Alderweireld’s last minute own goal beat Tottenham 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side move two points clear of Manchester City once more at the top of the table, but City have a game in hand. Earlier, Maurizio Sarri rode his luck…

April 1, 2019
Australia Whitewash Pakistan 5-0 In ODI Series Despite Haris Sohail Hundred

World champions Australia completed a 5-0 whitewash over Pakistan with a clinical 20-run win in the fifth and final one-day international despite a brilliant hundred from Haris Sohail in Dubai on Sunday. Sohail scored a 129-ball 130 for his second one-day international hundred but failed to take Pakistan past Australia’s imposing 327-7, finishing at 307-7 in 50…

March 30, 2019
Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain retires from international football

Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has retired from the Argentina national team with immediate effect, ending an eventful international career which included three losing major final appearances. “My cycle with the national team is over, now I’m watching things from the outside, to the joy of many people,” Higuain said in an interview with Fox Sports…

March 30, 2019
Gareth Southgate offers to help England women’s team before World Cup

Gareth Southgate has said his door is open for Phil Neville if the England women’s team coach wants to reach out to him for advice ahead of the women’s World Cup in June. Southgate, who led the men’s team to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia last year, meets Neville regularly at St George’s Park…

March 30, 2019
IPL 2019: David Warner celebrates end of ball-tampering ban by taking Orange Cap

David Warner smashed a 37-ball 69 during Sunrisers Hyderabad’s chase of 199 against Rajasthan Royals in Hyderabad on Friday and is now the leading run-scorer this season. Warner, who returned to the IPL after the ball-tampering scandal, had smashed a 53-ball 85 against Kolkata Knight Riders. David Warner has now scored 154 runs from 2…

March 28, 2019
Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa Star As Australia Ease To Series Win Over Pakistan

Skipper Aaron Finch just missed a record hundred while Adam Zampa took four wickets and Pat Cummins claimed three as Australia demolished Pakistan by 80 runs in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Finch hit a 136-ball 90 to steer Australia to 266-6 in 50 overs on a slow-paced Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch before…

March 28, 2019
Euro Qualifiers: Alvaro Morata Double Gives Spain Victory Over Malta

Alvaro Morata’s remarkable revival continued on Tuesday as he scored twice for Spain in a 2-0 victory over Malta. After edging past Norway 2-1 on Saturday, Morata’s double at the Ta’Qali stadium gives Spain two wins from two in Euro 2020 qualifying and the perfect start in Group F. Luis Enrique’s side again showed the inability to convert possession…

March 28, 2019
Andre Russell The Star Again As Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Kings XI Punjab By 28 Runs

Andre Russell, who hit a sensational 19-ball 49 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in KKR’s previous IPL match, bludgeoned his way to a 17-ball 48 to propel the home side to a massive 218 for 4 after being sent into bat. He later took two wickets for 21 runs to help KKR restrict KXIP to 190 for 4 and emerge as the undisputed…

March 25, 2019
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Sergio Ramos Helps Spain Edge Norway, Moise Kean Stars For Italy

Sergio Ramos scored a second-half penalty to help Spain beat a spirited Norway 2-1 on Saturday in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier, while teenage striker Moise Kean netted in Italy’s win over Finland. Spain were not at their clinical best in Valencia, but got their Group F campaign off to a solid start despite Norway threatening…

March 25, 2019
Euro 2020 Qualifier: New-Look Germany Edge Netherlands In Thriller As Croatia Stumble

Germany’s Nico Schulz sealed a thrilling 3-2 win over the Netherlands in a see-saw Euro 2020 qualifier as Joachim Loew’s new-look line-up survived a severe test on Sunday. Elsewhere, World Cup finalists Croatia stumbled to a 1-2 defeat in Hungary, and Eden Hazard celebrated a century of caps with the opening goal in Belgium’s 2-0 win over Cyprus. A…

March 25, 2019
IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant Stars As Delhi Capitals Start Season With 37-Run Win Over Mumbai Indians

Motivated by a 27-ball 78 by Rishabh Pant, bowlers produced a brilliant show to help Delhi Capitals start their campaign at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 with a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada claimed two wickets each for Delhi Capitals as Mumbai Indians folded for 176 in the…

March 20, 2019
1st T20I: South Africa Beat Sri Lanka In Super Over After Thrilling Tie

David Miller shone with gloves and bat as South Africa beat Sri Lanka on a Super Over in a dramatic first Twenty20 international at Newlands on Tuesday. In the unaccustomed role of wicketkeeper, Miller held a catch and made a stumping as Sri Lanka were restricted to 134 for seven after being sent in. Miller…

March 20, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo Ban Would Be “Crazy”, Says Juventus Teammate Federico Bernardeschi

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus teammate Federico Bernardeschi said Tuesday it would be “crazy” for UEFA to suspend the Portuguese forward for his controversial goal celebration. Ronaldo faces UEFA charges for “improper conduct” after mimicking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone’s gesture after his hat-trick in Juventus’ Champions League comeback win. “It’s something that I don’t think needs looking at, it…

March 19, 2019
India Should Be Ready To Forfeit Pakistan Match, Says Gautam Gambhir

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has to have a firm stand on cricketing relations with Pakistan. Gautam Gambhir, who was speaking to reporters on the side of a promotional event, stressed that BCCI should either snap all cricketing ties with Pakistan, including multi-lateral events, or…

March 19, 2019
UEFA Probe Cristiano Ronaldo For “Improper” Goal Celebration

UEFA on Monday opened an investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus’ Champions League comeback win against Atletico Madrid last week. European football’s governing body said Ronaldo was facing charges of “improper conduct” after he mimicked Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing gesture in last Tuesday’s 3-0 win that sent Juventus through 3-2 on aggregate. After scoring the decisive…

March 19, 2019
Callum Hudson-Odoi, James Ward-Prowse Earn England Call-Ups Amid Drop Outs

Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi was called up by England for the first time, while Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse was also drafted into Gareth Southgate’s squad on Monday amid a series of withdrawals due to injury. Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, John Stones and Luke Shaw have pulled out for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic…

March 18, 2019
Fantastic Lionel Messi Hat-Trick Blows Away Real Betis

Even the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on Sunday and leave them with one hand on the La Liga trophy. Messi’s treble, his second in a month in Seville, fourth of the season and 51st of his career, moves Barca…

March 16, 2019
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo Back In Portugal Squad After Nine-Month Absence

Cristiano Ronaldo was named in defending European champions Portugal’s squad on Friday nine months after his last international appearance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. With Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia coming up, coach Fernando Santos has recalled Ronaldo, who has 85 goals in 154 international appearances. He was rested for the last six…

March 16, 2019
Manchester City Face FIFA Transfer Ban: Report

Manchester City will be banned by FIFA from making signings in the next two transfer windows after they broke rules related to the protection of youth players and third-party ownership, according to a report in the Sun newspaper. The club are already being investigated by the Football Association and Premier League over allegations related to…

March 16, 2019
India To Host 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

India will host the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, FIFA confirmed in a statement on Friday. The decision to award the rights to India was taken at the FIFA Council meeting in Miami. In the meeting, members of FIFA’s strategic and decision making body voted on a number of agenda items that will shape the future of international competitions. With…

March 14, 2019
5th ODI: Usman Khawaja, Adam Zampa Shine As Australia Beat India To Win Series 3-2

A fluent century by Usman Khawaja and incisive bowling helped Australia ease to a 35-run series clinching win in the fifth one-day international on Wednesday. Adam Zampa took three wickets to help dismiss India for 237 on the last ball of their innings after Khawaja’s 100 guided the tourists to 272 for nine at Delhi’s Feroz Shah…

March 12, 2019
Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka To Renew Rivalry At Indian Wells

Roger Federer has no doubt Stan Wawrinka will be back in the top 10 before long as his Swiss compatriot continues his climb back in the wake of knee surgery. Federer and Wawrinka, who won Olympic doubles gold in 2008 and a Davis Cup title in 2014, will fight for a fourth-round berth at the ATP…

March 12, 2019
Zinedine Zidane Returns As Real Madrid coach, Replaces Santiago Solari

Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari’s sacking was finally confirmed on Monday. Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022, just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led Madrid to an historic third consecutive Champions League triumph. Solari’s dismissal was expected after…

March 12, 2019
“India Was Granted Permission To Wear Military Caps”: ICC Responds To Pakistan Cricket Board

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday responded to Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) claims which suggested that the India cricket team had taken permission for some other purpose from cricket’s global governing body and an action should be taken against them for wearing the military caps. The ICC in a statement said India was granted permission to…

March 11, 2019
Premier League: Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane Keep Liverpool In Touch With Manchester City

Roberto Firmino returned to goalscoring form at the perfect moment for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, hitting the net twice in a 4-2 victory over Burnley that hauled them back to within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City. Sadio Mane was also on the scoresheet twice in a game in which Liverpool were required to respond to falling…

March 11, 2019
Liverpool Restore Premier League Credentials As Arsenal End Manchester United Run

Liverpool cut Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League to a single point on Sunday as Manchester United slipped to their first domestic defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Arsenal. Chelsea, also in the hunt for the Champions League qualification spots, needed a last-gasp equaliser from Eden Hazard to earn 1-1 draw against Wolves. A…

March 11, 2019
4th ODI: Australia Pull Off Record Chase Against India To Level Series

Unheralded Ashton Turner took an experienced Indian attack to the cleaners with some unbelievable hitting, helping Australia chase down a record breaking target of 359 runs and level the five-match series in Mohali on Sunday. It was the highest ever total that Indian team failed to defend in its ODI history, losing the game by…

March 9, 2019
Chelsea Cruise Past Dynamo Kiev, Towards Europa League Quarters

Chelsea dominated Dynamo Kiev to take control of their Europa League last-16 tie as goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi earned the hosts a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. The Londoners may well need to win the competition to ensure a return to the Champions League next season as they sit sixth…

March 9, 2019
Champions League Chase Leaves Manchester United Little Time To Bask In PSG Glory

After the miracle of Paris, Manchester United have no time for a hangover when they travel to Arsenal on Sunday if their chances of even qualifying for next season’s Champions League are not to suffer significant damage. Should United repeat their 3-1 success at the Emirates in the FA Cup six weeks ago, Ole Gunnar…

March 9, 2019
Virat Kohli Better Than Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara? Ex-England Captain Makes Big Statement

Virat Kohli smashed a sensational century, his 41st in ODIs, but it wasn’t enough to get India over the line as Australia won by 32 runs to keep the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series alive. This was Indian captain’s second straight century after reaching the three-figure mark in the 2nd ODI in Nagpur that the hosts won by…

March 8, 2019
Rennes Fight Back To Stun 10-Man Arsenal In Europa League

Arsenal face a major battle if they are to reach the Europa League quarter-finals after a 3-1 defeat away to Rennes in France on Thursday, despite Alex Iwobi putting the Gunners ahead early on. Iwobi’s goal gave the Premier League side the perfect start in this last 16, first leg at a raucous Roazhon Park, but the…

March 8, 2019
India vs Australia, 3rd ODI Preview: India Eye Series Win In MS Dhoni’s Hometown Ranchi

A dominant Team India will be aiming for an unassailable 3-0 lead when they take on Australia in the third One-day International (ODI) of the five-match series in MS Dhoni’s hometown Ranchi on Friday. A series win will be a perfect parting gift for Ranchi’s favourite son MS Dhoni, who in all likelihood will be seen wearing the…

March 8, 2019
Chelsea Cruise Past Dynamo Kiev, Towards Europa League Quarters

Chelsea dominated Dynamo Kiev to take control of their Europa League last-16 tie as goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi earned the hosts a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. The Londoners may well need to win the competition to ensure a return to the Champions League next season as they sit sixth…

March 7, 2019
Manchester United Into Champions League Quarter-Finals After Last-Gasp Penalty At PSG

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his side “can go all the way” in the Champions League after Marcus Rashford’s dramatic stoppage-time penalty gave them a stunning 3-1 win away to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday as they improbably reached the quarter-finals on away goals. A seriously depleted United looked to have given themselves too much to do after…

March 7, 2019
MS Dhoni Inches Closer To Major Landmark In International Cricket

MS Dhoni might be aging but it has not stopped the veteran to finish matches or reach landmarks on the international circuit. As India looks set to host Australia in the third One-Day International (ODI) on Friday, the veteran inches closer to achieve a major landmark. Dhoni has the chance to make his hometown — Ranchi appearance…

March 6, 2019
Harry Kane Fires Tottenham Hotspur Into Champions League Quarter-Finals

Harry Kane fired Tottenham Hotspur into the Champions League quarter-finals as his winning goal at Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday’s return leg sealed a 1-0 victory to wrap up a 4-0 aggregate success. On Monday, Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino had demanded they “finish the job” after beating the Bundesliga leaders 3-0 in the first leg at Wembley. His Spurs side…

March 6, 2019
Chelsea Lodge Transfer Ban Appeal

Chelsea have appealed against the one-year transfer ban handed to the Premier League giants, FIFA confirmed on Tuesday, but will have to wait to discover whether the ban will be temporarily lifted pending the outcome of the appeal. Last month the club were issued with a two-window registration ban and fined 600,000 Swiss francs by FIFA’s disciplinary committee over…

March 6, 2019
2nd ODI: Virat Kohli, Bowlers Shine As India Script Thrilling Win Against Australia

Motivated by captain Virat Kohli’s 40th One-day International century, Indian bowlers displayed tremendous grit and bowled out Australia in a last-over thriller to win the second ODI by eight runs at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, on Tuesday. India consolidated their lead in the five-match series, winning the second match in a row. After being…

March 5, 2019
Manchester City Owners Considering Investment In Indian Club

The owners of English Premier League champions Manchester City are considering adding a team in India to their global portfolio of clubs, chief executive Ferran Soriano said on Monday. A fortnight ago City Football Group (CFG), bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour of the Abu Dhabi royal family, announced they had purchased a stake in Chinese third-tier club Sichuan…

March 5, 2019
David De Gea’s Career Crossroads A Danger To Manchester United’s Revival

Manchester United’s solitary defeat 16 games in to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s caretaker reign in charge against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) exposed the gulf the English giants still have to bridge to become a European powerhouse once more. But that the Red Devils travel to Paris on Wednesday trailing only 0-2 from the first leg of their Champions League…

March 5, 2019
2nd ODI: India Seek To Consolidate Lead vs Australia In Nagpur

India will look to build on their 1-0 lead in the five-match One-day International (ODI) series when they take on Australia in the 2nd ODI in Nagpur on Tuesday. India’s middle-order came to rescue in the first ODI, courtesy a 141-run unbeaten stand between MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, who bailed India out from a spot…

March 4, 2019
La Liga: Alvaro Morata Double Keeps Atletico Madrid’s Title Hopes Alive

Alvaro Morata’s first-half double fired 10-man Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday as Diego Simeone’s men kept their slim La Liga title hopes alive. The Spain international striker scored twice in three first-half minutes as Atletico cut the gap to leaders Barcelona back to seven points after the reigning champions’ 1-0 Clasico…

March 4, 2019
Watch: Mario Balotelli Does The Unthinkable, Posts Goal Celebration Video On Instagram Mid-Match

Mario Balotelli is a popular figure on Instagram, regularly posting videos and pictures on the social media platform for his 8 million-plus followers. However, the former Manchester City star did something on Sunday rarely done on a football field. Playing for Marseille in France’s Ligue 1, the Italy striker scored with a brilliant overhead kick and then…

March 4, 2019
MS Dhoni Joins Elite List Of Indian Batsmen With Gritty Fifty In 1st ODI

MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten half-century and guided Kedar Jadhav, who impressed with 81 not out from the other end, as India defeated Australia by six wickets in the first One-day International of the five-match series in Hyderabad on Saturday. With the help of his 72-ball 59, former India captain MS Dhoni amassed 13,054 runs in…

March 2, 2019
Premier League: Liverpool Run Riot As Manchester City Stay In Touch With Narrow Win

Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk both struck twice as Liverpool demolished Watford 5-0 to stay ahead of a charging Manchester City at the top of the Premier League on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp’s men calmed fears over their staying power following a recent dip in form as they chase down their first top-flight title since 1990. Defending…

March 2, 2019
Rishabh Pant Has To Fit In Before World Cup 2019, Feels Sourav Ganguly

© AFP Rishabh Pant, India’s young wicket-keeper, is eyeing an opportunity to make his presence felt in the limited-over cricket ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019, starting on May 30 in the UK. In the last five innings, Rishabh Pant managed scores of 1, 3, 28, 40 (not out) and 4. However, former India captain Sourav…

March 2, 2019
Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr Earns First Brazil Squad Call-Up

© Twitter Real Madrid’s teenage attacking sensation Vinicius Junior was called up to Tite’s Brazil squad for the first time on Thursday in the last national team gathering ahead of the Copa America. The 18-year-old has made a huge impact at the Santiago Bernabeu since moving from home town club Flamengo at the start of the…

March 1, 2019
Claudio Ranieri Axed By Premier League Strugglers Fulham

© AFP Claudio Ranieri’s short, unsuccessful spell as manager of Premier Leaguestrugglers Fulham came to an end on Thursday, the club announced. The 67-year-old Italian, who memorably guided Leicester City to the 2016 Premier League title, failed to ignite a revival in the club after he replaced the sacked Slavisa Jokanovic in November. He was…

March 1, 2019
Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr Earns First Brazil Squad Call-Up

© Twitter Real Madrid’s teenage attacking sensation Vinicius Junior was called up to Tite’s Brazil squad for the first time on Thursday in the last national team gathering ahead of the Copa America. The 18-year-old has made a huge impact at the Santiago Bernabeu since moving from home town club Flamengo at the start of the…

March 1, 2019
KL Rahul Claims 6th Spot; MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli Make Significant Rise In ICC T20I Rankings

KL Rahul gained four places to take sixth spot while MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli made significant gains in the latest ICC Twenty20 International (T20I) rankings released on Thursday. Following India’s T20I series loss to Australia, MS Dhoni gained seven places to take 56th spot while Virat Kohli rose to 17th after gaining two places. Australian batsman Glenn…

February 28, 2019
Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool to keep up their brilliance

Jurgen Klopp said he was delighted with his players’ reaction after two 0-0 draws against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Manchester United in the Premier League. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp hailed his side’s scintillating 5-0 demolition of Watford on Wednesday and urged them to maintain that quality as they chase their first title…

February 28, 2019
Copa del Rey: Santiago Solari curses Real Madrid wastefulness in ‘Clasico’ defeat to Barcelona

With Vinicius Jr their chief creator, Real Madrid produced a dominant display at the Santiago Bernabeu but a goal eluded them and they exited the competition with a harsh 4-1 aggregate defeat. Real Madrid had to accept responsibility for failing to take their chances after a chastening 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in a Copa del…

February 28, 2019
India vs Australia 2nd T20I: When Max-hell broke loose in Bengaluru

After 16 overs, Australia were 147/3, chasing 191 for victory. Glenn Maxwell had been toying with the Indian bowling and as usual, it became Jasprit Bumrah or bust for the hosts. The pivotal moment had arrived. Advertising Bumrah’s first spell was miserly. He didn’t get a wicket, but his bowling was the reason why Australia…

February 27, 2019
India vs Australia 2nd T20I Preview: India Need To Win To Save Series Against Australia

India fought valiantly after a lacklustre performance with the bat in the opening Twenty20 International (T20I) of the two-match series but it was not enough as Umesh Yadav failed to defend 14 runs in the final over to hand Australia an unbeatable 1-0 series lead. India skipper Virat Kohli will be hoping for an immediate reaction from…

February 27, 2019
Emiliano Sala’s Plane Did Not Have Commercial Licence: Investigators

The plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala that crashed in the Channel last month did not have a commercial licence, British investigators said Monday. But the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the journey would have been allowed as a “private” flight in which costs are shared between pilot and passenger. “The basis on which the passenger was being…

February 27, 2019
Cricket South Africa Disappointed As Duanne Olivier Signs Yorkshire Contract

© Twitter Cricket South Africa expressed disappointment on Tuesday at fast bowler Duanne Olivier’s decision to sign a three-year contract with English county Yorkshire which will rule him out of international cricket. Olivier, 26, was one of the stars of the South African summer, taking 31 wickets in five Test matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He…

February 26, 2019
Petra Kvitova Moves Up To Third Spot In WTA Rankings

Petra Kvitova moved back into the top three of the WTA rankings on Monday after reaching the final of the Dubai Championships, while Naomi Osakaretained the world number one spot. Czech Republic’s Kvitova, who was ranked second after last month’s Australian Open final defeat by Osaka, reached her third final of the year before losing to Belinda Bencic on…

February 26, 2019
Premier League: Maurizio Sarri Mess For Chelsea As Kepa Arrizabalaga Row Overshadows Spurs Clash

© AFP All eyes will be on the Chelsea team sheet at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday as the fall-out from Maurizio Sarri’s astonishing row with Kepa Arrizabalagathreatens to cause further damage in a crucial London derby against Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea boss Sarri was furious when Blues goalkeeper Kepa refused to be substituted after needing treatment in…

February 26, 2019
India vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell Comes To MS Dhoni’s Defence For Farming Strike During 1st T20I

MS Dhoni has found support from an unlikely source after receiving a bit of stick for farming the strike and refusing to take singles during India’s innings in the opening match of the two-T20I series on Sunday. India suffered a batting collapse, losing five wickets for just 29 runs to be 109 for seven with 19…

February 25, 2019
Ferrari Launch New SF90 Looking To End F1 Title Drought

Ferrari on Friday unveiled their new Formula One SF90 car which the Italian stable hopes will end their decade-long title drought to mark the team’s 90th anniversary. The new SF90, featuring the team’s traditional red with splashes of black, was launched at a glitzy ceremony at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters by drivers Sebastian Vettel and new 21-year-old team-mate Charles…

February 25, 2019
Kepa Arrizabalaga Refuses To Be Subbed, Maurizio Sarri Fumes – Watch

© AFP Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga resisted manager Maurizio Sarri’s attempt to substitute him in extra time of the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday. A visibly furious Sarri even started making his way towards the tunnel before turning back to take his place on the touchline towards the end of extra-time. Sarri…

February 25, 2019
1st T20I: Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile Star As Australia Beat India In Thriller To Take 1-0 Lead

Glann Maxwell scored a fine half-century as Australia pulled off a thrilling three-wicket win against India in the first T20 International to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Opener D’Arcy Short and wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb contributed with 37 and 13 runs respectively as Australia lost four of their batsman for a…

February 21, 2019
Manchester City’s owners buy stake in third-tier Chinese soccer club

The parent company of English Premier League champions Manchester City announced Wednesday that it has added a seventh soccer club to its growing stable. Partnering with Chinese robotic AI company UBTECH and China Sports Capital, City Football Group (CFG) has jointly purchased China League Two side Sichuan Jiuniu FC. “Today marks an exciting new chapter…

February 21, 2019
Roger Federer To Play On Clay At Madrid Open

© PTI Roger Federer’s comeback on clay will feature a return to the Madrid Open for the first time since 2015, it was confirmed on Wednesday. For the last two years, the 37-year-old has chosen to skip the clay-court season completely to preserve energy for tournaments on his preferred surfaces of grass and hard. But Federer indicated in…

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