Joshna Chinappa enters semifinals at Macau Open Squash

MACAU, April 12: Third seed Joshna Chinappa moved into the semifinals of the Macau Open with a convincing 11-8, 11-2, 11-9 win over fifth seed Mayar Hany of Egypt on Friday. However, men’s second seed Saurav Ghosal suffered an unexpected…

Europa League: Arsenal take 2-0 advantage over Napoli

London (UK), April 12: An Aaron Ramsey strike and a Kalidou Koulibaly own goal gave Arsenal a 2-0 victory over Napoli in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday – and a rare and valuable clean sheet…

Chennai Super Kings stay hot, beat Rajasthan Royals, but MS Dhoni loses cool

Dhoni let off with 50% fine after angry reaction to umpire’s call JAIPUR, April 12: Thursday’s match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at Sawai Mansingh Stadium here will be better known for Captain Cool losing his cool than…

Luke Shaw own goal hands Barcelona control of Manchester United tie

MANCHESTER, April 11: Manchester United have another monumental task on their hands in the Champions League after Luke Shaw’s own goal gave Barcelona a 1-0 quarter-final, first leg lead at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Shaw turned Luis Suarez’s header into…

Pinki, Sakshi assure India of two more medals at Cologne Boxing World Cup

COLOGNE, April 11: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Pinki Rani (51kg) and reigning youth world champion Sakshi (57kg) assured India of two more medals at the Cologne Boxing World Cup by entering the semifinals on Thursday. Continuing her impeccable form, the…

Indian women’s hockey team beats Malaysia, win series 4-0

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11: The Indian women’s hockey team beat Malaysia by a solitary goal to complete a 4-0 win in the five-match bilateral series on Thursday. It was Navjot Kaur’s fine field goal in the 35th minute and a…

Sindhu, Saina and Srikanth seal quarterfinal spots

SINGAPORE, April 11: The Indian trio of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth continued their impressive run, progressing to the singles quarterfinals of the $355,000 Singapore Open on Thursday. The fourth-seeded Sindhu, a Rio Games silver medallist, took 39…

Pollard leads Mumbai Indians to a thrilling three-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab

MUMBAI, April 11: Stand-in captain Kieron Pollard’s sensational 83-run knock put KL Rahul’s maiden IPL hundred in the shade as Mumbai Indians pulled off a thrilling last-ball three-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, here on Wednesday. Rahul and Chris Gayle,…

Tottenham joy at Man City win overshadowed by Harry Kane injury

LONDON, April 10: Tottenham Hotspur’s elation at beating Manchester City 1-0 in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday was somewhat overshadowed by the prospect of a potential season-ending injury for Harry Kane. Kane, who has scored 24 goals…

Liverpool ease past Porto to close on Champions League semis

LIVERPOOL, April 10: Liverpool closed in on a Champions League semi-final meeting with Barcelona or Manchester United as Porto were swept aside 2-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Anfield. Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino struck inside…