Djokovic dispatches Chardy to reach Madrid quarters

MADRID, May 9: Novak Djokovic defeated Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 7-6 (7/2) on Thursday at the Madrid Open to extend his domination of French opponents. The Serb top seed needed less than 90 minutes to reach the quarter-finals at the Caja…

Halep holds off Barty to reach Madrid semis

MADRID, May 9: Two-time champion Simona Halep overcame Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 7-5 to reach her fourth Madrid Open semi-final on Thursday. Romania’s third seed and former world number one will next play the winner from top seed Naomi Osaka and…

Delhi aims to crack CSK code for maiden final berth

VISAKHAPATNAM, MAY 9: Delhi, having already played a game in Visakhapatnam, will have the advantage of knowing the conditions better. Delhi Capitals, who have finally come together to play like ‘Daredevils’, will have to produce another special effort to beat…

Liverpool ‘giants’ stun Barcelona to make Champions League final

LIVERPOOL, May 8: Liverpool produced one of the most stunning comebacks in Champions League history to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final for the second consecutive year on Tuesday as stand-in striker Divock Origi and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum…

Indian football team to play Caribbean nation Curacao in Kings Cup

New Delhi, May 8: India will play against Caribbean nation Curacao in their first match of the 47th King’s Cup football tournament at Buriram in Thailand on June 5. According to the fixture announced by Football Association of Thailand on…

Japan has a ‘beer problem’ to deal with before hosting Rugby World Cup

Tokyo, May 8: If Rugby fans around the world drank saki, Japan would have perhaps had no trouble in keeping everyone in high spirits this World Cup. But beer is the overwhelming favourite of sports lovers around the globe and…

Mortaza, Iqbal star as Bangladesh thrash West Indies

Dublin, May 8: Mashrafe Mortaza led Bangladesh’s fightback in the field before Tamim Iqbal impressed with the bat as the Tigers enjoyed an ultimately convincing eight-wicket win over the West Indies in Dublin on Tuesday. West Indies, for whom Shai…

‘Glad to be back’: Roger Federer wins on long-awaited clay return

MADRID, May 8: Roger Federer shook off a brief bout of pre-match jitters as he returned to clay after a three-year absence, posting a 6-2, 6-3 win over Richard Gasquet on Tuesday at the Madrid Open. The 20-time Grand Slam…

Vincent Kompany keeps Man City on course for Premier League title

MANCHESTER, May 7: Manchester City moved to within one win of retaining the Premier League title as captain Vincent Kompany’s thunderous strike earned a nervy 1-0 win over Leicester City on Monday. The English champions were not as their fluent…

AC Milan revive Champions League hopes with 2-1 win over Bologna

Milan, May 7: AC Milan revived their Champions League hopes with a 2-1 win over Bologna on Monday as tempers flared with three players sent off and a bust-up between French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and coach Gennaro Gattuso on the…