Barcelona, May 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona's talismanic forward Lionel Messi rated Real Madrid as an outfit that has the best footballers and can win games like no other.
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Spain's Albert Ramos and Italy's Fabio Fognini pulled off upset victories on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Italian Open.
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and opted to field against Mumbai Indians in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
St Petersburg, May 16 (IANS) The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is currently in talks with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Russian experts' participation in the collection of doping samples from American athletes.
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Yamaha's Italian rider Valentino Rossi said he is looking to race at the top of his game during the upcoming French MotoGP, in a statement released by the team on Wednesday.
Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No. 7 Caroline Garcia of France advanced to the third round of the Italian Open for the first time in her career on Wednesday, after defeating Timea Babos of Hungary 6-3, 6-4.
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.