IPL 2021: Faf du Plessis and Deepak Chahar set up CSK's 18-run win over KKR
Faf du Plessis' magnificent 95 not out and Deepak Chahar's impressive four-wicket haul outshone dazzling half centuries from Andre Russell and Pat Cummins as Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs in their IPL match on Wednesday.
IPL 2021: Dhawan holds onto Orange Cap, Patel has the Purple Cap
Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan stamped his authority in the shortest format of the game with 2 fifties in 4 games. The left-handed batsman, who has scored 231 runs so far with 92 being his highest, is sitting right at the top of the top-run getters list to hold on to the orange cap after 15 matches of the 14th edition of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) .
Nadal struggles past world number 111 Ivashka in Barcelona opener
Rafael Nadal had to fight back from a set down to defeat Belarus qualifier Ilya Ivashka on Wednesday as the Spaniard survived an early test in his bid to win the Barcelona title for the 12th time. He next faces either Japan's Kei Nishikori, the 2014 and 2015 Barcelona champion, or Chile's Christian Garin in the quarter-finals.
IPL : Chepauk wicket is shocking, says David Warner
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner on Wednesday termed the Chepauk pitch as "shocking" after his side finally scripted a successful run chase in four matches for their first win of the IPL season. On Wednesday, SRH, however, had the last laugh as they chased down a small target of 120, set by Punjab Kings, in 18.4 overs to snap their three-match losing streak.
Novak Djokovic cruises into Belgrade quarter-finals
Novak Djokovic bounced back from his shock early defeat by Dan Evans in Monte Carlo last week with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Kwon Soon-woo to reach the Serbian Open quarter-finals on Wednesday. The world number one, warming up for the start of the French Open next month, will face fellow home hope Miomir Kecmanovic in the last eight in Belgrade.
NHL not relaxing protocols for vaccinated players, drawing ire of goalie Lehner
Sports/Hockey/NHL: The NHL on Wednesday confirmed it has not guaranteed loosened virus protocols for players who are vaccinated after Vegas goaltender Robin Lehner ripped the league for what he said were unkept promises.
IPL: Du Plessis, Gaikwad 50s power CSK to 220/3 against KKR
Faf du Plessis blazed his way to a masterclass 95 not out after his opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad's impressive 64 as Chennai Super Kings posted a big total of 220 for 3 against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL match on Wednesday.
Fognini disqualified in Barcelona for abusing official
Fiery Italian Fabio Fognini was defaulted from the Barcelona ATP tournament on Wednesday for verbally abusing a line judge. The 33-year-old was trailing world number 147 Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-0, 4-4 when he clashed with the official and was defaulted by the umpire for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Get the (single) digits: NFL's jersey number change can bring back classic looks for some players
The NFL owners, on Wednesday, approved a rule change loosening jersey number rules. Get ready for a lot more players rocking single-digit jerseys and players going back to high school and college numbers.
Swimmer Likhit alleges manipulation in timing during Uzbekistan event
Indian swimmer Likhit Selvaraj on Wednesday alleged that the timings were "manipulated" during the recent Uzbekistan Open Championships to ensure Olympics qualification of local participants and called for a probe into the matter by world body FINA. The 22-year-old reigning national champion Selvaraj had won silver medals in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events in Tashkent.
Need Williamson for anchoring the game, says David Warner
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Kane Williamson, who played his first Indian Premier League match of the season on Wednesday, after missing the earlier games due to injury, said he is feeling good and fit. His team skipper David Warner said that Williamson's ability to play spin well makes him an integral part of the line-up.