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 •  Apurvi, Anjum make another ISSF final, miss medal
On day one of competitions in the Rifle/Pistol World Cup, the two air rifle shooters eased into the women's 10m finals with solid scores, making it their fifth ISSF final in less than two years, including the World Championship last year.
 
 •  Asian Wrestling: Bajrang keeps calm to reclaim gold
With this performance, Bajrang yet again sounded a warning to his opponents that he will be a strong medal contender at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
 
 •  Asian boxing: Shiva assured of 4th straight medal
Sarita, Nikhat also enter semis
 
 •  Is Hamilton in same league as F1 legend Senna?
"The comparison? I see still Ayrton winning the game because in the end Ayrton was such a charming guy and a personality. And obviously if someone loses his life and stays with us in the way of a legend, it's always something special. But I try to see it from a performance point and from a performance point, Lewis is going from one pole position to the next one and Lewis is going from one race win to the next one. Just like Ayrton did."
 
 •  EPL: Chelsea's Champions League hopes dented
The draw pushed Chelsea up a place into fourth spot in the Premier League, level on points with third-placed Spurs and one point ahead of Arsenal, both of whom have a played a game less.
 
 •  Asian Athletics: Gold for India's Gomathi, Toor
Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh makes cut for World Championships
 
 •  Panghal beats Olympic champion Dusmatov
In the women's draw, world silver-medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) advanced to the last-four stage at the continental showpiece.
 
 •  New hockey coach Reid asks players to put team first
India's newly-appointed men's hockey chief coach Graham Reid took charge of the national camp in Bengaluru and asked his players to put the team first in his maiden address to them.
 
 •  BEST Sports Photos of the Week!
Rediff.com encapsulates all the sporting action from the past week in this eye-catching photo feature.
 
 •  Bale to make way for Hazard at Real next season?
"The intention is to sell him, but there's no offers forthcoming," read the front page of Marca, accompanied by a picture of the 29-year-old Bale looking sullen.
 
 •  Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga
Karim Benzema made history at Real Madrid, the battle for the top four continues to heat up
 
 •  Here's what motivates Liverpool...
Liverpool's 2-0 victory at Cardiff City on Sunday restored their two-point lead over champions Manchester City, who have played a game less.
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Indians bag 5 medals in Asian Athletics
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday
 
 •  La Liga: Benzema hat-trick helps Real and more...
Karim Benzema netted a second-half hat-trick as Real Madrid got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday.
 
 •  Young confident misfiring United will be ready for City
Sixth-placed United's chances of finishing in the top four were dealt a blow at Goodison Park and the nature of Sunday's defeat prompted manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to issue an apology to fans ahead of the clash with their city rivals.
 
 •  Soccer PIX: PSG celebrate eighth title; Neymar gets back
Neymar made his return to the pitch after a three-month injury lay-off as Paris St Germain celebrated their eighth Ligue 1 title with a 3-1 win against Monaco at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
 
 •  EPL PIX: Liverpool back on top; Everton thrash United
Liverpool regained their place at the top of the English Premier League with a 2-0 win at Cardiff City on Sunday that restored their two-point lead over Manchester City
 
 •  Fognini lands maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo
The 31-year-old triumphed despite suffering from an apparent muscle problem to became the lowest seeded player, at 13, to claim the title since Gustavo Kuerten in 1999.
 
 •  Vikas, Neeraj win pro circuit fights
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday.
 
 •  Jeremy smashes Youth World record, national record
The 16-year-old Mizoram weightlifter, in fact, broke 15 records in total, combining national and international marks.
 
 •  Indian archers miss World Cup after flight delay
The senior recurve and compound teams could not board the flight to Medellin in Colombia and were forced to pull out of the season-opening stage one of the World Cup beginning on Monday.
 
 •  Ronaldo's Juve win eighth successive Serie A title
Needing one point, Juventus got off to a dreadful start when they fell behind to a Nikola Milenkovic goal in the sixth minute, the Serb firing into the roof off the net from close range.
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Thapa in Asian C'ships quarters
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday
 
 •  Football Extras: Atletico win late at Eibar
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 
 •  EPL: City back on top after tense win over Spurs
The victory puts the pressure back on title rivals Liverpool who are at Cardiff City on Sunday and trail by a point with each side having played 34 games.
 
 •  Nadal knocked out by Fognini in Monte Carlo semis
The 11-time champion's loss ended a series of 25 consecutive sets won on his favourite clay as Fognini set up a final showdown against Serbian Dusan Lajovic.
 
 •  Vijay Amritraj's mother passes away
Maggie Amritraj, mother of former Indian Davis Cup players Vijay Amritraj and Anand Amritraj, passed away in Chennai on Saturday after prolonged illness.
 
 •  Fed Cup: Barty beats doubles partner Azarenka in semis
Barty had some trouble in the first set against the two-time Australian Open champion and saved three break points at 5-5 to go on to win 7-6(2), 6-3 and level the tie at 1-1.
 
 •  Djokovic falls to Medvedev, Nadal marches on
World number one Novak Djokovic's French Open preparations were dealt with a blow as he suffered a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat by Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Friday.
 
 •  Tennis: Nadal, Djokovic ease into Monte Carlo quarters
hampion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic turned in impressive displays to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Thursday.Nadal, chasing a record-extending 12th Monte Carlo title, broke Grigor Dimitrov's serve on four occasions to defeat the Bulgarian 6-4 6-1.
 
 •  PICS: Arsenal, Chelsea in Europa League semis
Alexandre Lacazette's free-kick sent Arsenal into the Europa League semi-finals with a comfortable 1-0 win away over Napoli, while Chelsea beat Slavia Prague 4-3 in a roller-coaster game, helped by a Pedro brace.
 
 •  Welcome to the era of the 'provisional goal'
There are great goals, lucky goals, own goals, winning goals and now, in the era of VAR, we have the 'provisional goal'.
 
 •  What you must not miss in the EPL this week
City are two points behind leaders Liverpool, but have a game in hand
 
 •  After CL drama, City face Spurs again with title pressure
City's dream of a quadruple of titles ended with their away-goals loss after Wednesday's second-leg ended with a 4-3 win, but a 4-4 aggregate score.
 
 •  Salah urges change in treatment of women in Arab world
He said the treatment of women "in my culture and in the Middle East" had changed his opinions on gender issues.
 
 •  Experienced Liverpool making a big statement: Klopp
Liverpool beat Porto 4-1 at the Dragao Stadium on Wednesday to advance 6-1 on aggregate with their attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all on target once again.
 
 •  Spurs, Barca host first legs of Champions League semis
The return leg will be played at Ajax's Johan Cruyff Arena on May 8.
 
 •  'Today it is thank you VAR'
The 4-3 win on the night for Manchester City was so nearly 5-3 -- and progress to the last four for City -- but Raheem Sterling's stoppage time effort was ruled out by a VAR review which correctly spotted Sergio Aguero off-side.
 
 •  Football Extras: Young victim of racist abuse
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 
 •  Arrest warrant issued against Iranian female boxer
Sadaf Khadem beat a French boxer, Anne Chauvin, in the bout, which took place in western France on Saturday.
 
 •  CL PIX: Spurs stun City; Liverpool see off Porto
Tottenham Hotspur reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on away goals after a 4-3 (aggregate 4-4) defeat to Manchester City in a breathtaking quarter-final second leg game on Wednesday.
 
 •  PIX: Dominant Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo
Playing his first match since injuring his knee at Indian Wells last month, Nadal showed no signs of rust as he raced into a 5-0 lead in the first set on Court Rainier III.
 
 •  Ajax bring breath of fresh air to Champions League
Having knocked out Real Madrid with a 4-1 win at the Bernabeu in the previous round, Ajax came from behind to beat Juventus 2-1 in Turin and complete a remarkable 3-2 aggregate win in their quarter-final.
 
 •  United boss Solskjaer calls for squad rebuild
Although United made a bright start to their quarter-final second leg at the Nou Camp with Marcus Rashford hitting the crossbar early on, they were soon outclassed by Barca, who eased to a 3-0 win on Tuesday for a dominant 4-0 aggregate victory.
 
 •  Juve shares plunge after Champions League blow
Shares in the Dutch club, in contrast, surged to a record high as it advanced to the semi-final of the lucrative competition for the first time since 1996/97.
 
 •  Messi scores first time in six years in CL quarters
'He's an exceptional talent, him and Cristiano have been the best players in the world the last decade and he showed why we think that and why this team have won the Champions League so many times'
 
 •  Djokovic survives Kohlschreiber scare in Monte Carlo
A furious Djokovic went on to smash his racket three times on the court and was met with a chorus of boos from the spectators.
 
 •  EPL round-up: Cardiff win 2-0 at Brighton
Cardiff had lost six of their previous seven games but, knowing that anything but a victory would probably end their survival hopes after one season in the top flight, overcame a strong Brighton start to play with growing confidence and fully deserved their victory.
 
 •  Liverpool not taking anything for granted vs Porto
'Porto are a really, really good football team. We have to play at our limit 100 percent'
 
 •  PICS: Messi's Barca in semis; Ronaldo's Juve stunned
IMAGES from the UEFA Champions League quarter-final 2nd leg matches played on Tuesday
 
 •  Scholes charged by FA for alleged betting breaches
It is alleged that the 44-year-old former England international placed 140 bets on football matches between August 2015 and January 2019.
 
 •  Guardiola calls on City fans to help side overcome Spurs
Pep Guardiola called on the home supporters to give his players their full support
 
 •  Shorts: India's Maini makes strong debut in LeMans
Indian racer Arjun Maini made a strong start to his highly-anticipated debut in the European LeMans Series, recording the second fastest laptime in the qualifying session of the race.
 
 •  Extras: Liverpool vows to ban supporter who threw flare
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.
 
 •  Barcelona will aim to dominate United, says Ter Stegen
'We want not only to defend it but also show that we are superior and we need to have a good game'
 
 •  Monte Carlo: Struff upsets birthday boy Shapovalov
Shapovalov, who turned 20, was coming off a spectacular run to the Miami Open semi-finals but struggled to rediscover his service rhythm as he finished with 10 double faults in his first clay court match of the season.
 
 •  Soccer PIX: Arsenal win at Watford; Madrid drop points
Arsenal manager Unai Emery was pleased with his team's first away clean sheet of the season.
 
 •  BEST Sports Photos of the Week!
Rediff.com encapsulates all the sporting action from the past week in this eye-catching photo feature.
 
 •  Talking points from the Premier League weekend
Such is the level of consistency of Manchester City (nine straight wins) and Liverpool (five straight victories), that it can be easy to lose sight of just how good this title race is.
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Dani clinches Dutch Open International
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday
 
 •  Watch: Mary Kom KOs audience with her singing
We've witnessed what the six-time World Champion can do in the ring with her gloves on, but what happens when you put her on stage and hand her the mic.
 
 •  Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga
La Liga leaders Barcelona drew 0-0 at Huesca on Saturday and are nine points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who cut the gap by beating Celta Vigo 2-0.
 
 •  PIX: City and Liverpool win; PSG humiliated at Lille
Raheem Sterling struck twice as the Premier League champions Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Sunday to stay within two points of leaders Liverpool.
 
 •  Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years
Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday to land his 15th major title and first since 2008.
 
 •  PHOTOS: The GREATEST comebacks in sport
A list of some of sport's greatest comebacks after Tiger Woods ended an 11-year major championship drought with victory at The Masters on Sunday.
 
 •  Soccer PIX: Bayern reclaim top spot
Champions Bayern Munich eased past hosts Fortuna Duesseldorf 4-1 on Sunday with winger Kingsley Coman scoring twice, to go a point clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
 
 •  EPL: Liverpool win against Chelsea; inch closer to title
Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling struck twice as the Premier League champions beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Sunday to go top of the table and heap pressure on title rivals Liverpool.
 
 •  F1: Ricciardo scores first points with Renault
'We've still got work to do to get both cars home in the points. We'll take positives from today, but we're trying to find a bit more every weekend.'
 
 •  Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's 1,000th race
Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix to seize the overall lead from his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas in Formula One's 1,000th world championship race on Sunday.
 
 •  EPL PHOTOS: Pogba penalties rescue Manchester Utd
A summary of Saturday's matches in the English Premier League.
 
 •  SPAL score first win over Juve in 62 years
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.
 
 •  La Liga: Makeshift Barca draw with Huesca
The draw means second-placed Atletico Madrid could close the 12-point gap with Barcelona, who are on 74 points, if they beat Celta Vigo later on Saturday.
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Meena Kumari wins gold at World Cup
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday
 
 •  'Took up boxing after watching Muhammad Ali'
The pugilist from Manipur said she also drew inspiration from action movies of Jackie Chan.
 
 •  'India needs to do lot more for women empowerment'
Ace tennis player Sania Mirza said India still needs to do a lot more to bring women at par with men in sports, though the country has come a long way in this aspect.
 
 •  Bottas on pole for F1's 1,000th race; Hamilton second
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel qualified third, ahead of 21-year-old Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc who was unable to repeat his Bahrain Grand Prix pole of two weeks ago.
 
 •  Sindhu shown door by Okuhara in Singapore semis
Sindhu lost 7-21, 11-21 to World No. 3 Okuhara in a lop-sided contest.
 
 •  Roars return as Tiger takes the Masters spotlight
Major winners Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, Brooks Koepka, Jason Day and Adam Scott shared top spot at the Masters on Friday at the end of the second round, but it was Tiger Woods who commanded the spotlight once again at Augusta National.
 
 •  Newcastle win at Leicester; 'Anfield Iron' dead
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.
 
 •  Singapore Open: Sindhu seals semis spot, Saina ousted
It is Sindhu's second semifinal of the season, following a last-four finish at the India Open last month.
 
 •  This boxer KOs barriers for Iranian women
The bout will take place in western France on Saturday after the 24-year-old met with Frenchman Mahyar Monshipour, an Iranian-born former super bantamweight world champion.
 
 •  Vettel has priority but that could change, say Ferrari
Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said the pair remain free to fight on track and if either is clearly faster than the other would be given preference.
 
 •  PIX: Arsenal cruise; Felix 'tricks' Benfica to victory
An Aaron Ramsey strike and a Kalidou Koulibaly own goal gave Arsenal a 2-0 victory over Napoli in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final, while Chelsea beat a stubborn Slavia Prague 1-0.
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Women's hockey team reigns in Malaysia
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday
 
 •  Singapore Open: Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth in quarters
Fourth seeded Sindhu took 39 minutes to get the better of World No 22 Mia 21-13, 21-19, her second straight win over the Dane.
 
 •  Costa banned for eight games for insulting referee
Atletico were fined 2800 euros ($3,150), while Costa 6010 euros over the incident.
 
 •  Go out there and vote, says Sania Mirza
Sports stars in Telangana stepped out to cast their vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
 
 •  What you must not miss in the EPL this weekend
Rewind five years and Liverpool hosted Chelsea with three games remaining, knowing victory would have left them six points clear and a first league title since 1990 almost secure.
 
 •  Ajax confident despite being held at home by Juve
'We have a team with much potential and we are showing that in the Champions League. It's not for nothing we have made it to the quarter-finals'
 
 •  Solskjaer hoping for PSG repeat against Barcelona
'The PSG performance gives us hope and belief we can do it, but we are playing against the favourites'
 
 •  McTominay's defining moment comes against Barca
'Every time he plays for us he is improving. He's a great athlete, wins his challenges and is quick on his feet. He started settling us to be fair'
 
 •  When Messi was left bloodied at Old Trafford
The only goal of the game came from a clever cross by Lionel Messi although Barca's captain was kept unusually quiet for the remainder, after being left with a bloodied face from a clash with United's Chris Smalling.
 
 •  Barca have advantage but Pique still wary of United
An early own goal by Luke Shaw, who deflected in a header from Luis Suarez, decided a tight first leg and gave Barca their first victory at Old Trafford in five attempts in European competition.
 
 •  Champions League: Barca down United; Ajax hold Juve
Images from the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg matches played on Wednesday
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Leclerc aiming for a first in a thousand
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday
 
 •  Singapore Open: Sindhu, Saina sail into second round
Star Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the Singapore Open with straight-game wins over their respective rivals in the women's singles event on Wednesday.
 
 •  Will VAR change 'spirit' of game?
Mauricio Pochettino fears the 'spirit of football' is being changed by Video Assistant Referee (VAR)
 
 •  Tottenham joy at City win overshadowed by Kane injury
Kane rolled his ankle painfully just before the hour mark after a hefty tackle on City defender Fabian Delph.
 
 •  Guardiola unruffled in defeat
Guardiola upbeat despite Man City setback at Tottenham
 
 •  Champions League PIX: Liverpool down Porto 2-0
Images from the UEFA Champions League matches played on Tuesday
 
 •  FC Goa enter Super Cup final
FC Goa turned in a flawless display to beat I-League champions Chennai City FC 3-0 in the first semi-final of the Hero Super Cup, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, on Tsday.The result sends the Gaurs through to the final of the knockout tournament, where they will face the winner of Wednesday's match between Atletico de Kolkata and Chennaiyin FC.
 
 •  Shot putter Manpreet Kaur gets 4-year ban for doping
The period of suspension begins from July 20, 2017, the date of her provisional suspension, according to an order of the anti-doping disciplinary panel (ADDP) of the NADA dated March 29.
 
 •  Kashyap, Mugdha make Singapore Open main draw
Kashyap, a 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallist, defeated Japan's Yu Igarashi 15-21, 21-16, 22-20 in the final round of the qualification to seal his place in the main draw.
 
 •  Indian women's football team out of Olympic qualifiers
The Maymol Rocky-coached side, with an average age of 21, needed a win to top Group A of the Olympic qualifiers Round 2 but squandered the lead twice to play out a draw and bow out of the competition at the Mandalar Thiri Stadium.
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Pele leaves hospital in France
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday.
 
 •  Eriksson, Roca frontrunners for India coaching job
71-year-old Sven-Goran Eriksson won 18 trophies with various clubs in Sweden, Portugal and Italy, between 1979 and 2000, and became the first manager to win league-and-cup doubles in three countries.
 
 •  '100 million pounds for Hazard too cheap'
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said having Eden Hazard in such unstoppable form makes winning "easy" but appears almost resigned to losing him.
 
 •  Who is the oldest F1 champion?
Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix will be the 1,000th race of the Formula One world championship since the first at Silverstone in 1950.
 
 •  F1 celebrates 1,000th race, give or take a few
The fact is that some of the 999 championship races thus far have been questionable Grands Prix and several past race winners never even drove a Formula One car.
 
 •  PIX: Inspired Hazard double hands Chelsea win
The Belgian wizard tormented West Ham throughout and scored both goals to move Chelsea above Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in the race for a top-four finish.
 
 •  Pique returns 'home' to Old Trafford with Barca
'I arrived at Manchester United a boy, and I left a man'
 
 •  'I have the experience to take Indian hockey forward'
Newly-appointed chief coach Graham Reid's biggest desire is to have a 'stable environment' for himself as well as his players.
 
 •  How Phelan steered United on road back to glory
Having enjoyed plenty of success at Old Trafford as Alex Ferguson's trusted right-hand man, the chance to return after a six year absence was not an opportunity the 56-year-old was going to let pass.
 
 •  Messi is an absolute genius: Dravid
Former India captain and current Under-19 coach Rahul Dravid visited Camp Nou to witness Barcelona playing against Athletico Madrid in the La Liga clash on Sunday.
 
 •  Shamkir Chess: Anand draws with Grischuk
Having lost to Russian Sergey Karjakin in the previous round, Anand's chances to catch up with Carlsen at the top have now almost evaporated as the reigning world champion is now 1.5 points ahead of the Indian with just two rounds to go in the category-22 event.
 
 •  BEST Sports Photos of the Week!
Rediff.com encapsulates all the sporting action from the past week in this eye-catching photo feature.
 
 •  Meet the new coach of Indian hockey team
Graham Reid was part of Australia's silver medal winning team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was also part of the Australian squad that won back-to-back Champions Trophy titles in 1984, 1985 and 1989, 1990.
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Sindhu hopes to find form in Singapore
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday
 
 •  Soccer PIX: Choupo-Moting's embarrassing miss; Juve draw
Eric Choupo-Moting scored his third Ligue 1 goal of the season on Sunday but the Paris St Germain forward's incredible miss later in the game was the moment that will be remembered from his performance in Sunday's 2-2 draw against Racing Strasbourg.
 
 •  PIX: Women, kids take over Augusta National
Once the private sanctuary for some of world's richest and most powerful men, Augusta National shed some of its stodgy old boy image during a 24-hour goodwill blitz.
 
 •  Muguruza retains Monterrey title; Keys defeats Wozniacki
Spain's Garbine Muguruza successfully defended her Monterrey Open title on Sunday when Victoria Azarenka retired injured from her first WTA singles final in three years.
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Lin Dan ends title drought at Malaysia
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday.
 
 •  PICS: Suarez, Messi sink Atletico after Costa sees red
Barcelona closed in on the La Liga title after beating 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-0 in Saturday's top-of-the-table showdown at the Nou Camp as late strikes by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi gave the Catalans an 11-point lead at the top of the table.
 
 •  Jesus heads Manchester City into FA Cup final
After bagging the League Cup, being locked in a titanic battle with Liverpool for the Premier League title and in the Champions League quarter-finals, Pep Guardiola's side remain on course for an unprecedented clean sweep.
 
 •  Sports Shorts: Why training in India was Plan B for Bindra
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday
 
 •  Praful Patel elected FIFA Council member
All India Football Federation president Praful Patel was elected on Saturday as a FIFA Council member. He is the first Indian to make it to the prestigious panel.
 
 •  PICS: Liverpool leave it late to reclaim top spot
Late goals by Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson earned Liverpool a crucial 3-1 victory at Southampton to move them back to the top of the Premier League on Friday.
 
 •  Will Atletico show their true colours against Barca?
Diego Simeone called on his Atletico Madrid side to show their true colours when they face La Liga leaders Barcelona on Saturday in a crucial title clash.
 
 •  Minerva Punjab FC contemplates to shut shop
In a series of tweets, Bajaj lashed out at the AIFF for getting the permission to use the stadium cancelled.
 
 •  Malaysia Open: Srikanth knocked out in quarters
The eighth seeded Indian, who had reached the final of India Open last week, blew a huge advantage in the opening game to eventually lose 18-21, 19-21.
 
 •  Football Extras: USA's Morgan scores 100th to down Aus
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 
 •  Tennis round-up: Sakkari stuns Bertens in Charleston
On a day when top seed Sloane Stephens survived a scare before beating Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, Sakkari showcased supreme court coverage skills throughout her almost two-hour match against Bertens.
 
 •  La Liga: Sevilla boost top four hopes
Sevilla last week lost a crucial game 1-0 at home to Valencia, who are fifth, but fared better this time as Mesa gave them the lead with an exquisite first-time finish into the far top corner in the 41st minute.
 
 •  Sports shorts: Indian eves beat Malaysia in opener
A summary of sports events that made news on Wednesday.
 
 •  Srikanth lone Indian survivor in Malaysia; Sindhu loses
The 26-year-old is now the lone Indian survivor in the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament.
 
 •  Title battle: Advantage City but fixtures favour Reds
Whatever happens, there will be no shortage of drama between now and May 12.
 
 •  Racism rising like 'epidemic' in football
Italy in particular has got a very big problem, I would go as far as to say it's an epidemic, said FARE's executive director Piara Powar
 
 •  Soccer Extras: Inter's bad boy Icardi scores win
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 
 •  Tennis Round-up: Seeds struggle at Charleston Open
Sixth seed Elise Mertens fell to Kaia Kanepi 0-6, 6-0, 7-5 and seventh seed Julia Goerges lost to American Taylor Townsend 6-4, 7-6(0).
 
 •  PIX: Real Madrid lose again, this time under Zizou
Portugal international Goncalo Guedes fired Valencia into the lead in the 35th minute with a thumping shot from inside the area which was too powerful for Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
 
 •  Soccer great Pele hospitalised with urinary infection
Brazil soccer great Pele was hospitalised in Paris late on Tuesday with a strong fever but his condition is not life-threatening, RMC Sport reported.The 78-year-old was admitted as a precaution after attending an event in the French capital with France's World Cup-winning youngster Kylian Mbappe.
 
 •  EPL PHOTOS: City go top after win over Cardiff
IMAGES from the English Premier League matches played on Wednesday
 
 •  Football Extras: Indian eves win Olympic qualifier
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.
 
 •  Saina loses; Sindhu, Srikanth advance in Malaysia
Fifth seed Sindhu will now look to avenge her All England loss against Korea's Sung Ji Hyun, whom she faces next, while Srikanth will meet Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab on Thursday.
 
 •  Boxer beats stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing
 
 •  PICS: Messi, Suarez rescue Barca in draw at Villarreal
IMAGES from the La Liga matches played on Tuesday
 
 •  EPL PIX: Wolves beat Manchester United again
IMAGES from the English Premier League matches played on Tuesday
 
 •  Murray back on the court after hip surgery
The 31-year-old said last month he could possibly play at Wimbledon as he is now pain free after the surgery.
 
 •  Ban players who fudge age, says Gopichand
Age-fudging has been a big problem in Indian sports
 
 •  PIX: Mick Schumacher tests with Ferrari in Bahrain
Mick Schumacher, son of seven times world champion Michael, made his Formula One test debut with Ferrari on Tuesday at the Bahrain circuit, where 15 years ago his father won the first Grand Prix in the Middle East.
 
 •  Is he F1's newest champion-in-waiting?
The youngest Ferrari race driver since 1961 proved he has what it takes to handle the weight of expectation that comes with driving for the sport's most successful and glamorous team.
 
 •  PIX: SRK hosted by Arsenal's Ozil at the Emirates
Shah Rukh was a special invitee for the English Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium in London.
 
 •  Why US women's soccer team filed discrimination suit
US women's soccer team say lawsuit about more than money
 
 •  Sports Shorts: I-League clubs could face sanctions
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday
 
 •  F1: Vettel sets himself homework to do
The German driver seized the lead at the start from team-mate Charles Leclerc on Sunday but was soon reeled in by the 21-year-old from Monaco, who passed Vettel on the sixth lap in only his second race for Ferrari.
 
 •  Football Extras: 'Six wins and we're champions'
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
 
 •  Parineeti turns babysitter for Sania's son Izhaan
The actor treated her fans with a love-filled picture of herself with the five-month-old child.
 
 •  Charleston Open: Bencic, Ostapenko advance
Bencic broke Aiava at love to open the match, one of the six break points she converted, and was never really tested as the 18-year-old Australian made 24 unforced errors.
 
 •  EPL PICS: Arsenal go third with victory over Newcastle
IMAGES from the EPL match played between Arsenal and Newcastle on Monday
 
 •  Five talking points from the English Premier League
A last-minute own goal gave Liverpool a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur to keep them top of the Premier League but Manchester City stayed two points behind having won at Fulham. Huddersfield Town were relegated after their defeat by Crystal Palace.
 
 •  Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga
Barcelona beat local rivals Espanyol 2-0 in the Catalan derby on Saturday to maintain their 10 point lead at the top of La Liga, while Real Madrid scraped a 3-2 win against bottom side Huesca on Sunday.
 
 •  'He's great but he's not God': Pope on Messi
Pope Francis is known to be a football fan, and he is also a club member of Buenos Aires side San Lorenzo.
 
 •  BEST Sports Photos of the Week
Rediff.com encapsulates all the sporting action from the past week in this eye-catching photo feature.
 
 •  Sports shorts: India finish with 16 golds in Airgun
On the last day of the competition, Yash Vardhan and Shreya Agrawal bagged three gold medals each.
 
 •  Soccer PHOTOS: Mbappe strike for PSG; Lazio stun Inter
Mbappe struck in the 74th minute to put PSG on 80 points from 29 games and on the brink of retaining the title with second-placed Lille, who beat Nantes 3-2 away earlier on Sunday, still 20 points behind having played a game more.
 
 •  La Liga PIX: Benzema strikes late in Madrid win
IMAGES from the La Liga matches played on Sunday
 
 •  Federer ticks on with Swiss precision for 101st title
'I am still able to prioritise all the things in my life the right way'
 
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