Paris, May 13 (IANS) Lyon failed to secure a top-three finish in the Ligue 1 football championship as they conceded two late goals in a 2-3 loss to Strasbourg, while champions Paris Saint-Germain had to swallow their first home defeat in 42 league matches, falling 0-2 to Rennes in the penultimate round.
Madrid, May 13 (IANS) German Alexander Zverev won the right to play for the first time the final of the Mutua Madrid Open against Austrian Dominic Thiem by beating Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-1 in the solo in 57 minutes.
Rio de Janeiro, May 13 (IANS) Brazil full-back Dani Alves has asked football fans not to pity him after he was ruled out of the World Cup in Russia because of injury.
Pune, May 13 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field against table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
Madrid, May 13 (IANS) Gareth Bale scored twice in Real Madrid's 6-0 rout of Celta and could therefore qualify to start in the Champions League final in Kiev.
Girona, May 13 (IANS) A goal by Luciano Vietto in the 61st minute decided the clash between Valencia and home team Girona at Montilivi Municipal Stadium, which marked the end of First Division soccer here for this historic season, the local club's first among the elite of Spanish soccer.
Madrid, May 13 (IANS) Czech Petra Kvitova defeated Kiki Bertens 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3 in a hard-fought battle to win the Madrid Open for a record third time.
Berlin, May 13 (IANS) Hamburg relegated for the first time in their club history despite a 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach meanwhile Wolfsburg will face a relegation play-off after beating already relegated Cologne 4-1 at the closer of the 55th Bundesliga season on Saturday.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers produced a batting masterclass as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Delhi Daredevils by five wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Saturday.
Shanghai, May 12 (IANS) Russian high jumper Maria Lasitskene on Saturday clinched the title at the Shanghai leg of the IAAF Diamond League, clearing 1.97 metres.
Madrid, May 12 (IANS) Russian second seeds Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova won the Madrid Open women's doubles title, beating France's Timea Babos and Hungary's Kristina Mladenovic 2-6, 6-4, 10-8 in the final on Saturday.
Barcelona, May 12 (IANS) Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton on Saturday won the pole position for the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in one minute, 16.173 seconds.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils rode some power packed batting by Rishabh Pant and talented teenager Abhishek Sharma to post a challenging total of 181/4 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here on Saturday.
Shanghai, May 12 (IANS) Lyu Huihui of China broke her own meet record under heavy rain to win the women's javelin title at the IAAF Diamond League Shanghai meet on Saturday.