• Mon, Feb 19, 2018
  • Real stage comeback at Betis, Costa strikes in Atletico win

    Updated: Feb, 19, 201804:53 AM

    Real Madrid mounted a stirring second-half comeback helped by Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos to win 5-3 at Real Betis in a thrilling La Liga game on Sunday, demonstrating their awesome power in...
    Real stage comeback at Betis, Costa strikes in Atletico win
    Second-placed Atletico Madrid earlier won 2-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao as they cut the gap behind leaders Barcelona back to seven points after Diego Costa scored his first league goal in six weeks to finish off the resilient visitors.Marco Asensio headed Real, who are fourth, in front after 11 minutes but Aissa Mandi nodded an equaliser in the 33rd before the visitors' Nacho Fernandez diverted a fumbled Keylor Navas save into his own net to give Betis the lead four minutes later.A party atmosphere had gripped the Benito Villamarin stadium but locally-born Real captain Ramos punctured the mood, as he has done so often in recent years, making it 2-2 with a towering header from a corner five minutes into the second half.Gareth Bale then spurned two good chances and it was left to hot-shot winger Asensio to put Real back in front with a...
  • Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar final to get back into top 10 Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar final to get back into top 10
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201803:37 AM

    Petra Kvitova stormed back into the world top 10 for the first time since 2016 by beating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the Qatar Open final on Sunday for her second title of the season.

  • Rochdale earn last-gasp draw with Tottenham Rochdale earn last-gasp draw with Tottenham
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201803:03 AM

    Rochdale’s Steve Davies fired home a stoppage time equaliser to earn the third-tier strugglers a deserved 2-2 draw in a cracking FA Cup fifth round tie against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on...

  • Meditation will help cricket players to adapt quicker: Kannan Meditation will help cricket players to adapt quicker: Kannan
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201812:01 AM

    Sports Medicine expert Kannan Pugazhendi advises cricketers who ply their trade in all formats of the game to allocate a portion of their time towards meditation in order to adapt swiftly in between...

  • Challenger title a confidence booster, says Thompson Challenger title a confidence booster, says Thompson
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201811:59 PM

    Top seed Jordon Thompson came into the Chennai Open Challenger tournament at the back of a horrendous run, losing thrice in his opening rounds in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

  • New Zealand advances to final despite two-run loss to England New Zealand advances to final despite two-run loss to England
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201811:56 PM

    New Zealand advanced to the final of the trans-Tasman Twenty20 triangular series against Australia despite suffering a two-run loss to England at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.

  • Late goal helps home team Chennaiyin FC salvage a point Late goal helps home team Chennaiyin FC salvage a point
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201811:35 PM

    One is not sure whether there is life after death but in football there is life at the death as substitute Mohammad Rafi earned Chennaiyin a precious point with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against...

  • Federer cruises past Dimitrov to claim Rotterdam title Federer cruises past Dimitrov to claim Rotterdam title
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201810:30 PM

    Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in...

  • Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar shine as India begin T20 series in style Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar shine as India begin T20 series in style
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201810:10 PM

    India's domination in limited overs cricket rolled on unabated as they cantered to a 28-run victory over South Africa in the first T20 International, grabbing a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here...

  • Batting let Indian women down in 3rd T20I against South Africa Batting let Indian women down in 3rd T20I against South Africa
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201809:13 PM

    India's middle-order collapsed after a fiery start as South Africa won the third Twenty20 International by five wickets to keep the five-match series alive on Sunday.