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Kohli reprimanded for IPL temper tantrum

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been reprimanded after hitting a plastic chair with his bat following his dismissal during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match....

10 April 15, 2021

Semenya open to 5,000m qualification bid for Tokyo Olympics

Caster Semenya retained her 5,000m title at the South African Athletics Championships on Thursday (Apr 15) and confirmed she would not be attempting to qualify for the...

11 April 15, 2021

No fans in stands: Nadal, Djokovic miss the ‘energy’

Empty stands has been the new normal for tennis since last year due to COVID-19 restrictions but top men’s players like Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic said...

12 April 15, 2021

Christ the Redeemer lit up to mark 100 days till the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – The world’s most famous statue of Jesus Christ was lit up with the Olympics logo and images of sporting arenas on Wednesday to...

13 April 15, 2021

Man City reach Champions League semis with 2-1 win at Dortmund

DORTMUND, Germany – Manchester City scored twice in the second half through Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on Wednesday and reach the...

60 April 15, 2021

MMA: Shields to make PFL debut on June 10

Double Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields will make her mixed martial arts debut with the Professional Fighters League (PFL) in June when she faces Brittney Elkin, organisers...

12 April 15, 2021

Hamilton and Verstappen take their battle to Imola

Italy’s Imola circuit provides a fresh challenge for seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton and young pretender Max Verstappen as the pair prepare for round two of their...

40 April 15, 2021

Nadal not concerned about Medvedev’s positive COVID-19 test

Rafa Nadal said he was not worried about contracting COVID-19 despite having trained with Daniil Medvedev, who was forced to withdraw from this week’s Monte Carlo Masters...

59 April 15, 2021

Babar smashes record-breaking 122 in Pakistan victory

PRETORIA – Captain Babar Azam hit a record-breaking 122 to lead Pakistan to an impressive nine-wicket victory over hosts South Africa at Centurion on Wednesday and a...

52 April 15, 2021

UEFA confirm Rome as EURO 2020 host city after crowd guarantees

ROME – Rome’s Stadio Olimpico was confirmed as a Euro 2020 host venue on Wednesday after the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) told UEFA that fans would be...

49 April 15, 2021

Monte Carlo Masters: Dan Evans to meet Novak Djokovic in third round

British number one Dan Evans will face Novak Djokovic in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after easing past Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets. Evans,...

43 April 15, 2021

Stokes leading cricketer in world again

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been named Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world for the second year in a row. Stokes, 29, is the first Englishman to...

44 April 15, 2021

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League by Real Madrid

Liverpool’s Champions League campaign ended in disappointment as Real Madrid set up a semi-final meeting with Chelsea by keeping Jurgen Klopp’s side at bay in a goalless...

58 April 15, 2021

Liverpool’s Klopp urges caution against high-flying but depleted Real Madrid

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool can mount another memorable Champions League comeback at Anfield when they take on a depleted Real Madrid in the quarter-final, second leg but they cannot...

63 April 14, 2021

Olympics ‘difficult’ after COVID-19 spikes, warns Japan medical group

TOKYO: Holding the postponed Tokyo Olympics this summer will be “really difficult” given a spike in COVID-19 infections across Japan, the head of the Tokyo Medical Association...

22 April 14, 2021

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos tests positive for COVID-19

Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos faced a new setback in a season littered with injury problems when his club said on Tuesday he had tested...

18 April 14, 2021

England’s Stokes ruled out of IPL season with broken finger

Rajasthan Royals and England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season after breaking his finger in their opening match, his...

77 April 14, 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to third round in Monte Carlo

Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece recorded a 6-3, 6-4 win over Aslan Karatsev of Russia on Tuesday in their second-round match at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters...

17 April 14, 2021

Williamson wins New Zealand player of the year for fourth time

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was the recipient of the Sir Richard Hadlee medal as player of the year for the fourth time in six years at...

16 April 14, 2021

Chelsea see off Porto to reach semis despite Taremi stunner

SEVILLE, Spain -Chelsea hung on to reach the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win despite Mehdi Taremi’s stunning overhead kick in added time handing Porto...

66 April 14, 2021