Wednesday, 31 May, 2023


Ireland pace bowler Craig Young returns to squad for Bangladesh ODIs

Ireland pace bowler Craig Young is back in the squad for the three-game one-day international series against Bangladesh at Chelmsford next month. Young returns from injury while Josh Little, who has been playing in the Indian Premier League, is also back. Conor Olphert, Matthew

Djokovic out of Srpska Open but Evans wins in Spain

World number one Novak Djokovic is out of the Srpska Open thanks to a straight-set defeat by fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic in the quarter-finals. Djokovic, 35, was beaten 6-4 7-6 (8-6) by the world number 70 in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is a further blow to Djokovic as he builds up to next

Title-chasing Arsenal salvage point against Saints 

Premier League leaders Arsenal scored two late goals as they fought back to draw a thriller at home to struggling Southampton. It was a third draw in a row for the Gunners and Manchester City are now five points behind but with two games in hand - and host the Gunners at Etihad Stadium

Mbappe scores twice as PSG move closer to title 

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St-Germain beat bottom side Angers to move a step closer to a record 11th Ligue 1 title. France international Mbappe slotted in an early opener after initially missing his volley. He then doubled the lead midway through the first half when he was

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix: Iga Swiatek beats Zheng Qinwen 

World number one Iga Swiatek marked her return from injury with a straight-set win over China's Zheng Qinwen at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Polish top seed Swiatek, the defending champion in Stuttgart, won 6-1 6-4. The 21-year-old had not played since last month's Indian

Hailstorm Ends Pakistan-New Zealand Twenty20 After Chapman Blitz

A hailstorm shower ended the fourth Twenty20 international in Rawalpindi after New Zealand's Mark Chapman and Chad Bowes hit aggressive half centuries against Pakistan on Thursday. Chapman was 71 not out off 42 balls as New Zealand -- sent in to bat by Pakistan -- were 164-5 in

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal said Thursday he will miss the Madrid Masters tournament later this month as he continues his recovery from a hip injury, further hampering his French Open preparations. “For the moment I’ve missed Monte Carlo and Barcelona. And unfortunately I won’t be

Tiger Woods undergoes 'successful' ankle surgery 

Tiger Woods has undergone "successful" ankle fusion surgery following his recent withdrawal from the Masters. The 15-time major winner pulled out during the third round at Augusta after reaggravating a heel pain problem. He had an operation on Wednesday in New York to

Man City see off Bayern to set up Real Madrid semi 

Manchester City set up a Champions League semi-final clash with holders Real Madrid as Erling Haaland's goal ended Bayern Munich's hopes of a comeback. Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel felt his side needed a miracle to go through after losing the first leg 3-0 - and they squandered

Inter see off Benfica to set up Milan derby semifinal

Inter Milan secured a historic Champions League semi-final with arch-rivals AC Milan despite being held by Benfica at an ecstatic San Siro. Leading 2-0 from the first leg in Lisbon, Inter increased their aggregate lead following Nicolo Barella's sumptuous finish before a bullet

AC Milan secure semi-final spot with draw at Napoli

AC Milan secured a hard-fought 1-1 draw away at Napoli on Tuesday night, in a game that featured two missed penalties. The visitors clinched qualification to the Champions League semi-finals, where they could face city rivals Inter. Mateo Politano failed to send the ball into the

Argentine Court Confirms 8 To Face Trial Over Maradona Death

An Argentine appeals court on Tuesday confirmed that eight medical professionals accused of responsibility in the death of football legend Diego Maradona will indeed stand trial. Neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and six others had appealed a 2022 decision to

Real Madrid whip wasteful Chelsea to reach Champions League semifinals

Real Madrid cruised into the Champions League semifinals with a 2-0 win against Chelsea on Tuesday that wrapped up an emphatic 4-0 aggregate triumph, effectively ending the struggling London club’s season. The home team, with Frank Lampard back in the dugout for a second spell,

Ben Stokes named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World

In 2022, Ben Stokes’s Test batting and bowling averages were 36 and 31 – roughly the same as his career figures.  He played four one-day internationals, scoring 53 runs and taking no wickets, then retired from the format. He returned to T20 cricket, and overcame a

New Zealand snatches dramatic 4-run T20 win over strong Pakistan

An inexperienced New Zealand survived Iftikhar Ahmed’s late onslaught to snatch a stunning four-run win against Pakistan and keep alive their five-match Twenty20 series on Monday. Iftikhar smacked six sixes and three fours and nearly sealed the series 3-0 for Pakistan with a

Liverpool hit Leeds for six after controversial Gakpo opener

Liverpool crushed Leeds 6-1 as Cody Gakpo’s controversial opener provided the spark for the Reds’ first win in five Premier League games on Monday. Jurgen Klopp’s side took the lead at Elland Road when Gakpo’s goal was allowed to stand despite the ball striking

Nervous Arsenal 'still in great position' for title

"We have to remember we are still top of the league with everything in our own hands." While some Arsenal fans will be despondent and some pundits will write off their hopes of becoming Premier League champions after twice throwing away two-goal leads in a week, Gunners

Rublev beats Rune to win Monte Carlo Masters title

Andrey Rublev claimed his first Masters 1000 title by beating teenager Holger Rune 5-7 6-2 7-5 in the Monte Carlo Masters final. Rublev was 4-1 down to his 19-year-old opponent from Denmark in the deciding set and saved two break points before levelling the match. A double fault

Barcelona goal woes continue in Getafe stalemate 

Barcelona failed to score for a third consecutive game as they were held to a goalless La Liga draw at Getafe. Raphinha and Alejandro Balde both hit the post in quick succession in the first half and Barca were unable to find a breakthrough. Sunday's draw follows a stalemate

Haaland equals Premier League goals record as Man City close on Arsenal

Erling Haaland equalled the Premier League record of 32 goals in a 38-game season as Manchester City beat Leicester 3-1 to close within three points of Arsenal at the top of the table on Saturday. The damage was all done in the first 25 minutes as Haaland struck twice after John