The Worlds Favourite Playground
Sunday, Apr 23rd
Last update:05:02:00 PM GMT
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday that he wanted to avoid seeing his side classed as favourites ahead of Sunday's 'El Clasico' at home to bitter rivals FC Barcelona.
A win for Madrid in probably the biggest domestic club game in the world would all but assure them being crowned as Spanish league champions for this season. Zidane's team certainly look to be in better form than Barcelona, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Italian giants Juvent...
Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated Romain Arneodo of Poland and Hugo Nys of France in straight sets to enter the men's doubles final of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament here on Saturday. The Indo-Uruguayan combination clinched a 6-4, 6-3 win in an hour-long encounter at the Monte Carlo Country Club.
This is the first final that Bopanna and Cuevas have entered since they teamed up earlier this year.
Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
Asked to bat first by the visitors, Mumbai posted 142/8 in their allotted 20 overs and then produced a superb bowling performance to restrict Delhi to 128/7 despite a tough challenge from the South African duo of Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris.
Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's late order blitzkrieg guided Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to a thrilling six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a last ball thriller Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
With 47 needed off the last three overs, the situation was tailor made for one of the best finishers in world cricket, and Dhoni (61 not out from 34 balls), started in his usual fashi...
Roston Chase helped West Indies recover from a shaky start against Pakistan in the historic first Test in Kingston, Jamaica. The shaven-skull Chase made 63 and Shane Dowrich supported with 56 that allowed the Windies to reach 244 for seven when bad light stopped play early on the opening day. Mohammad Amir was the star of the show for Pakistan, taking 3 wickets for just 28 runs.
Former schoolmates Chase and Dowrich added 118 for the sixth wicket to rescue the home team fr...
Skipper Suresh Raina conjured up a tenacious rearguard action to lead Gujarat Lions to a four-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens on Friday. Raina (84; 46b; 9x4, 4x6) brought up his second fifty of the season's IPL also eclipsing Virat Kohli as the highest run-getter in the cash-rich T20 league. This was the former Chennai Super Kings batsman's 30th half century.
The dashing left-hander, who was dropped on 1 ...
Golfer Tiger Woods has said he underwent a fourth surgery to relieve his ongoing back pain. The golfer confirmed on his official website on Thursday that he had undergone the operation at the Texas Back Institute in Houston.
The recovery period for this type of surgery is normally six months, so Woods is likely not to play again this season.
Real Madrid will face their local rival Atletico Madrid, while Juventus are set to play against Monaco in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, according to a draw held in Nyon on Friday.
In Champions League, Madrid and Atletico are to clash once more after the two teams from the Spanish capital contended in the Champions League finals of 2014 and 2016, which were both won by Los Blancos.
Mumbai Indians rode on destructive half centuries from Englishman Jos Buttler and young Nitish Rana to thrash Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 encounter at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Thursday.
Buttler's 37-ball 77, laced with seven fours and five huge sixes and Rana's unbeaten 31-ball 54, comprising seven mammoth punches over the rope, outshone South African star Hashim Amla's maiden T20 century for Kings XI, as the vi...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears that midfielder Jack Wilshere may not be able to reach his full potential due to recurrent injuries.
Wilshere, who has been loaned out by Arsenal to AFC Bournemouth for the current season, suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibia during his team's 0-4 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and has been ruled for the rest of the campaign.
World No.1 Andy Murray was knocked out on Thursday from the Monte-Carlo Masters, after suffering a shock defeat against Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the men's singles pre-quarterfinals.
Ramos-Vinolas, ranked 24 in the world, defeated the Briton 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in two hours and 32 minutes.