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Real in pole position after Asensio scores winner at Bayern

Real in pole position after Asensio scores winner at Bayern

Munich – Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich yestday. The 22-year-old came off the bench to finish a counter-attack and complete the holders’ comeback win, giving Real the advantage for the return […]

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Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth becomes world No.1

Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth becomes world No.1

Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday became world No. 1 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, replacing Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen. Srikanth moved to the top of rankings with 76,895 points in men’s singles category to displace current world champion Axelsen, who lost at least 1,660 points because he could not defend his Malaysian […]

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‘Maybe it’s me’ – Guardiola laments City lapses

‘Maybe it’s me’ – Guardiola laments City lapses

Manchester – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted he is at a loss to explain how conceding multiple times in short spells continues to cost his side. City must overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit when they host Liverpool for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tomorrow after being hit by a three-goal blitz […]

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Welbeck’s double for Arsenal costs Southampton vital points

Welbeck’s double for Arsenal costs Southampton vital points

London – Danny Welbeck’s second goal of the game gave Arsenal a 3-2 win today and cost Southampton a draw they would have deserved in their struggle against relegation from the Premier League. Southampton’s defeat kept them in the bottom three, three points behind Crystal Palace but with a game in hand. Shane Long gave […]

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United crash out after Sevilla’s Ben Yedder strikes twice

United crash out after Sevilla’s Ben Yedder strikes twice

Manchester – Manchester United suffered a shock exit in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 loss to Sevilla after substitute Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice at Old Trafford yesterday. The Spaniards, who had never won a Champions League match in England, moved into the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition for the first […]

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Rashford hits double as Man United hold off Liverpool

Rashford hits double as Man United hold off Liverpool

Marcus Rashford scored twice in the first 25 minutes as Manchester United held off a Liverpool fightback to move five points clear of their visitors in second place in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. United also close to within 13 points of Manchester City, but barring a late season collapse […]

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Liverpool rivalry has intensified this season, Smalling says

Liverpool rivalry has intensified this season, Smalling says

Liverpool – Manchester United defender Chris Smalling believes that their battle with Liverpool to finish as Premier League runners-up behind leaders Manchester City has intensified the rivalry between the two clubs this season. United occupy second in the league on 62 points, 16 behind City. Victory over Liverpool today will increase their advantage over Juergen […]

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Klopp says United-Liverpool clash is ‘biggest game’

Klopp says United-Liverpool clash is ‘biggest game’

London – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Manchester United is “the biggest game I can imagine”, with the bitter rivals locked in a battle for second place. Klopp’s team, in third, are just two points behind Jose Mourinho’s side but 18 adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City, meaning the title […]

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Wenger hails Arsenal win after ‘nightmare’ week

Wenger hails Arsenal win after ‘nightmare’ week

Under-fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was relieved after his side’s impressive 2-0 Europa League last 16, first-leg victory at AC Milan yesterday, following a “nightmare” week. Henrikh Mkhitaryan drove Arsenal into a 15th-minute lead with his first goal for the club, and a shellshocked Milan fell further behind before half-time as Aaron Ramsey waltzed through […]

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Woods battles to sub-par start at Valspar

Woods battles to sub-par start at Valspar

Miami – Tiger Woods dug deep to card his first sub-par tournament start since 2015 yesterday, fighting through blustery conditions to shoot a one-under-par 70 in the opening round of the Valspar Championship. The latest leg of the 14-time major winner’s comeback was a roller coaster affair on the challenging par-71 Copperhead Course at the […]

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