Dubai, May 16 (IANS) Kevin OBrien made the second best start in terms of rating points for batsmen from sides playing their first Test and the best by a batsman from a debutant side since the first ever Test 141 years ago, after his remarkable performance against Pakistan at Malahide in Dublin helped Ireland put up a resilient display.
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep on Wednesday defeated Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the third round of the Italian Open, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court tournament.
London, May 16 (IANS) Star forward Eden Hazard has indicated that he will stay on at Chelsea only if the former English Premier League (EPL) champions build a squad strong enough to challenge for titles next season.
Donghae City (South Korea), May 16 (IANS) Defending Champions India continued their winning performance as they beat World No.8 China 3-1 in their second round-robin match at the fifth Women's Asian Champions Trophy at the Sunrise Stadium here on Wednesday.
Dubai, May 16 (IANS) Nepal wrist-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was on Wednesday added to the ICC World XI squad for the May 31 T20I against the West Indies.
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Roberto Mancini, 53, the new coach of Italy, which failed to qualify for next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia, has pledged to take the Azzurri back to the top.
London, May 16 (IANS) Goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Jack Wilshere have been left out of England's FIFA World Cup squad by head coach Gareth Southgate.
Guayaquil (Ecuador), May 16 (IANS) A 19th-minute goal from Andres Chicaiza Morales gave Delfin a 1-0 win over Copa Libertadores Group B leaders Atletico Nacional and opened the way for both teams to qualify for the next round.
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Hoffenheim have completed the transfer of Ishak Belfodil from Belgian outfit Standard Liege, both football clubs have announced.
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Werder Bremen have snapped up midfielder Kevin Moehwald from Nuremberg, the "Green-Whites" announced.
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) It was the presence of legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne in the Rajasthan Royals dug-out that inspired left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav to produce his career-best performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens here.
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on already-qualified table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Thursday with their playoffs chances hanging by a thread.
London, May 16 (IANS) English Premier League club Everton on Wednesday confirmed the departure of manager Sam Allardyce after less than a season at Goodison Park.
Buenos Aires, May 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona superstar and Argentina captain Lionel Messi has said that seeing his former Barca teammate Neymar end up with arch-rivals Real Madrid will be a "hard blow."
Montevideo, May 16 (IANS) Uruguay has sent roughly 240 athletes to the 11th South American Games in Bolivia, a diverse delegation betting on gender equality in sports.