ISL: Chennaiyin leapfrog to third place with 2-1 win over NorthEast United
Chennaiyin FC rode a second-half blitz to move to third position in the points table as they heaped more misery on NorthEast United FC with a 2-1 victory in the Indian Super League here on Saturday. Chennaiyin started the game on the front foot, displaying some eye-catching passing football and keeping the rival defenders on their toes.
PKL: Mohit Goyat stars in Puneri Paltan's win against Bengaluru Bulls
Mohit Goyat was the star for Puneri Paltan as they beat Bengaluru Bulls 37-35 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Saturday. Coach Anup Kumar's team had three successful reviews which played a crucial role in ensuring the two-point victory. Coach Kumar also changed his proven corner combination of Baldev Singh and Vishal Bhardwaj for Sombir and Karamvir for the match.
Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Chris Gayle missing from IPL auction: Reports
England's Ben Stokes, Australia's Mitchell Starc and veteran West Indies big-hitter Chris Gayle are among the stars missing from the upcoming auction for the Indian Premier League, media reports said Saturday.
Rohan Bopanna loses mixed doubles first-round match in Australian Open
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Darija Jurak Schreiber made a first-round exit from the Australian Open mixed doubles tennis event after losing to Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev and Ukraine's Lyudmyla Kichenok here on Saturday.
We need to convert our chances, were slow in last match: India coach Dennerby
Indian football team coach Thomas Dennerby on Saturday acknowledged that his side will need to be more clinical with its finishing if it is to make the quarterfinals of the women's Asian Cup. India were held to a goalless draw by lower-ranked Iran in their tournament opener, while Chinese Taipei, the home team's opponents on Sunday, were blanked 4-0 by eight-time champions China.
IPL will start in last week of March, owners want matches in India: Jay Shah
The BCCI is set to conduct the 2022 IPL from last week of March to end of May and efforts would be made to host the lucrative event in India as per the wishes of team owners, Board secretary Jay Shah said on Saturday. While the UAE and South Africa are back-up options as per sources who attended the meeting, Shah stressed that the health safety of all stakehoders including players, match officials is paramount for the board.
Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu enters final after Kosetskaya retires midway
Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu reached the women's singles final of the Syed Modi International badminton tournament after her fifth seeded Russian opponent Evgeniya Kosetskaya retired hurt midway into their semifinal here on Saturday. Sindhu, the top seed, easily pocketed the first game 21-11 before Kosetskaya conceded the second women's singles semifinal match.
IPL: Owners prefer Mumbai, Pune; March 27, April 2 are two tentative start dates
The BCCI is mulling two start dates for the 2022 IPL with some preferring a March 27 kickoff and few other influential people wanting the mega event to begin on April 2, which conforms to the Lodha Committee ruling. It is also learnt that all the 10 IPL owners, including the two new teams from Lucknow and Ahmedabad, want India as the host country for the 2022 IPL, with Mumbai and Pune being the two preferred cities.
Japan's Mai Mihara wins 2nd Four Continents women's figure skating title
Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Figure Skating: Mai Mihara won her second career Four Continents figure skating title on Saturday in a strong recovery from missing out on the Japanese team for the Winter Olympics. Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., was top Canadian in 10th.