Rome, May 17 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori needed nearly three hours to pull out a 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-4 victory over fourth-ranked Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in second-round action at the tennis Italian Open.
Donghae City (South Korea), May 17 (IANS) Defending Champions India registered their third consecutive victory at the fifth Women's Asian Champions Trophy as they best Malaysia 3-2 in a closely-fought encounter at the Sunrise Stadium here on Thursday.
Lima, May 17 (IANS) Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has called on the international players union FIFPro to intervene to allow banned striker Paolo Guerrero to play in this summer's World Cup.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Second-seeded German Alexander Zverev kicked off his quest to defend his Italian Open title with a 7-5, 6-2 second-round victory over wildcard Matteo Berrettini.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the squads for the upcoming Women's T20 Challenge match to be played ahead of the IPL Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium here.
Buenos Aires, May 17 (IANS) Argentina's Boca Juniors beat Peru's Alianza Lima 5-0 and secured second place in Group H thanks to the victory of Brazil's Palmeiras over Colombia's Junior in Sao Paulo, which qualified the Argentine team for the round-of-16 in the 2018 Copa Libertadores.
Valencia (Spain), May 17 (IANS) More than 7,000 fans gathered on the stands of Mestalla stadium here to witnesses CF Valencia's open practice session.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Three-time champion Maria Sharapova came back from a set down to defeat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Italian Open.
Lyon, May 17 (IANS) La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid proved their formidable firepower in Europa League, beating Ligue 1 side Marseille 3-0 in the final here on Wednesday.
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Four-time champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Wednesday reached the third round of the Italian Open tennis tournament after defeating Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2.
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) It took a bit of everything -- a good show in Dhaka, drama in Guwahati and a big push from a resolute Aizawl FC -- as Bengaluru FC finished as champions of the South Zone and booked a place in the knock-out stages of the AFC Cup for a fourth straight season.
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) West Indian power-hitter Keiron Pollard finally found his groove with a fiery 50 to bail Mumbai Indians out of trouble and post a challenging 186/8 against Kings XI Punjab in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
London, May 16 (IANS) England coach Gareth Southgate on Wednesday unveiled the final list of 23 players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with the presence of Trent Alexander-Arnold and playmaker Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the absence of Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere.
Paris, May 16 (IANS) Relegated Ligue 1 side FC Metz announced on Wednesday an early departure of head coach Frederic Hantz at the end of the season following mutual agreement between the club and the coach.