India sprang into a celebratory mood on Sunday after the country's shuttlers won the Thomas Cup badminton tournament for the first time, convincingly defeating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final in Bangkok.
Karim Benzema continues to add his name to Real Madrid’s record books, scoring his 323rd goal on Thursday to draw level with Raúl González as the club’s second-highest scorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo. Benzema netted in the first half of the team’s 6-0 rout of last-place Levante in the Spanish league, with Madrid having secured the title a few rounds ago. The result sealed Levante’s relegation after five consecutive years in the first division. Vinícius Júnior, Benzema’s trusted attacking partner all season, scored a hat trick for Ma
Mikel Arteta launched a scathing attack on referee Paul Tierney after Tottenham beat 10-man Arsenal 3-0 on Thursday to keep alive their hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four. Antonio Conte’s side would have been eliminated from the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League if they had lost to their bitter north London rivals. But Harry Kane tormented Arsenal once again as the Tottenham striker opened the scoring with a controversial penalty. Crucially, Arsenal’s Rob Holding was sent off for two bookings in seven minutes.
England has been confirmed as hosts of the 2025 women's World Cup. The World Rugby Council also unanimously approved Australia as hosts for the men's World Cup in 2027 and the women's in 2029.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Barcelona tightened their grip on second place in La Liga on Tuesday with a 3-1 win at home to Celta Vigo. But Barca’s victory was overshadowed by a nasty head injury to defender Ronald Araujo, who had to be taken away in an ambulance in the 64th minute of the match. Araujo was lifted into the ambulance on a stretcher, wearing a neck brace. Barcelona confirmed the 23-year-old “suffered a concussion and has been taken to the hospital to undergo further testing”.
Liverpool are still "chasing like mad" after Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, said Jurgen Klopp after coming from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Tuesday. The top two are now level on points, but City stay top on goal difference and have a game in hand away to Wolves on Wednesday. Liverpool could ill-afford another slip up after being held 1-1 at home by Tottenham at the weekend and got off to the worst possible start when Douglas Luiz fired Villa in front after three minutes.
Three golden ducks, three single-digit scores and just one score above 50. If Virat Kohli's name wasn't attached to that sequence of batting scores in the world's richest cricket league, selectors may already have run out of patience. But Kolhi has runs on the board in so many other ways. He is India's most accomplished batter, with more than 10,000 runs in limited-overs formats, and he carries loads of experience. Kohli gave up the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of this Indian Premier League season while promising to serve the franchise as a player.
Kolkata Knight Riders stayed in the Indian Premier League playoffs hunt after beating the lowly Mumbai Indians by 52 runs on Monday. Kolkata scored 165-9 thanks to aggressive knocks from Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana and Mumbai was bowled out for 113 in 17.3 overs. The winners were seventh on the table, two wins out of the top four. Mumbai, the five-time champion, was already out of contention before its ninth loss in 11 games.
Weightlifter and gold medalist of the 13th South Asian Games, Sanju Chaudhary, has been found dead today.
Atletico Madrid won a La Liga derby against Real Madrid for the first time in six years on Sunday as a 1-0 victory left Diego Simeone’s side on the cusp of securing Champions League qualification. Yannick Carrasco’s first-half penalty proved enough at the Wanda Metropolitano against a heavily weakened Real Madrid, who took the chance to rotate after their incredible Champions League comeback against Manchester City on Wednesday.
Manchester City took advantage of Liverpool’s stumble in the Premier League title race as the champions moved a step closer to retaining their crown with a 5-0 demolition of Newcastle on Sunday. Elsewhere on a dramatic day at both ends of the table, Arsenal beat relegation-threatened Leeds 2-1 to boost their bid for a top-four finish. Pep Guardiola’s side took control before half-time at the Etihad Stadium thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte. Rodri got City’s third after the break before Phil Foden and Sterling struck in stoppage time as they stormed back to the top of the table.
In the third and final match under the series played at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur, Nepal defeated Zimbabwe 'A' by 6 wickets. Zimbabwe A had won the first match of the three-match ODI series by 3 wickets. In the second match, hosts Nepal won by 9 wickets.
Just 24 hours after defeating compatriot Rafael Nadal, the 19-year-old fought back to beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a sensational three-and-a-half-hour classic on Saturday to reach the Madrid Open final.