Barcelona and Atletico Madrid draw to give Real title advantage
The La Liga title race was blown wide open after Barcelona and Atletico Madrid played out a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou on Saturday. Barcelona moved up to second place on Saturday with 75 points. The visitors enjoyed the better of the first half, with Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen making a number of stops to keep his side level.
Zverev sees off Thiem to reach Madrid Open final
Alexander Zverev produced an impressive display to beat Dominic Thiem in straight sets on Saturday and book his spot in the Madrid Open final, where he will face either Casper Ruud or Matteo Berrettini. Fifth seed Zverev, who stunned five-time champion Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals on Friday, saw off Thiem 6-3, 6-4 in a repeat of the 2018 final, which was also won by the German.
EPL: Palace secure top-flight status with 2-0 win at Sheffield United
Deflected goals from Christian Benteke and Eberechi Eze gave Crystal Palace a 2-0 win at relegated Sheffield United on Saturday, snapping a run of three league defeats for the London club and guaranteeing their top-flight status next season. The win lifted Roy Hodgson's side to 13th on 41 points, 14 points clear of the relegation zone with four games to play.
Bayern Munich win Bundesliga title after Leipzig lose
Bayern Munich secured a record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday without kicking a ball, after RB Leipzig's 3-2 defeat at Borussia Dortmund kept the Bavarians seven points clear with two games left for their rivals. Dortmund's Jadon Sancho scored twice, including an 87th- minute winner to beat Leipzig, who have yet to seal their Champions League spot for next season.
Seema gets gold; Greco Roman wrestlers bite dust at Olympic Qualifiers
Seema Bisla added a gold medal to her Olympic qualification but India's Greco Roman wrestlers drew a blank at the World Olympic Qualifiers as none of them could earn a Tokyo Games quota, here on Saturday. Seema, who secured her Olympic qualification on Friday, took the 50kg gold without getting on the mat as her rival from Ecuador, Lucia Yamileth Yepez Guzman withdrew from the final due an injury.
2nd Test: Zimbabwe 52/4 in reply to Pakistan's imposing 510/8 declared
Zimbabwe were teetering on 52/4 at the close on the second day of the second Test after Pakistan declared their first innings on 510 for eight with Abid Ali scoring a maiden double century at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday. The home team, one down in the two-Test series after losing by an innings and 116 runs last week, are still 458 runs behind with a mammoth task ahead if they are to avoid the follow-on.
Umesh Yadav receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
India pacer Umesh Yadav on Saturday received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier on Saturday, India Test batsman Ajinkya Rahane and his wife Radhika received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Test vice-captain also highlighted the importance of getting vaccinated amid the coronavirus crisis.
Lewis Hamilton claims 100th pole in qualifying for Spanish Grand Prix
World champion Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 100th pole on Saturday after setting the fastest time in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver's latest milestone puts him 32 clear of Michael Schumacher in the all-time pole chart and leaves him in prime position to secure a record-extending 98th win in Sunday's race. "I'll always remember that one," Hamilton beamed.
COVID-19: Moscow Olympic gold medallist MK Kaushik dies
Former India hockey player and coach MK Kaushik on Saturday died after battling COVID-19 for the past three weeks. He was 66 and is survived by his son and wife. Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 17 and was admitted to a nursing home.
COVID-19: Moscow Olympic gold medallist MK Kaushik dead
Former India hockey player and coach MK Kaushik on Saturday died after battling COVID-19 for the past three weeks. Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 17 and was admitted to a nursing home here.
IOA, MYAS and SAI to provide support to ex-athletes and coaches
In a bid to ensure that ex-international athletes and coaches have access to medical, financial and logistical support during Covid 19, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) have have joined hands to create a special support cell.
Canada's Christine Sinclair helps Portland to Challenge Cup title in penalties
Sports/Soccer: Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, B.C., and her Portland Thorns teammates won the NWSL's second annual Challenge Cup on Saturday, prevailing 2-1 on penalties with Morgan Weaver's goal in Round 7 of sudden-death in Portland, Ore.