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Umran Malik wins 'fastest delivery of match' award for 14th consecutive time
Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik won the 'fastest delivery of the match' award for the 14th consecutive time on Sunday. The pacer achieved this feat after clocking 153.5 kmph in the last league stage match of IPL 2022, between SRH and Punjab Kings, here at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Salah and Son Heung-min share Premier League Golden Boot
Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min shared the Premier League Golden Boot on Sunday after both forwards scored on the final day of the season. South Korea's Son netted twice in Tottenham's 5-0 win at Norwich to move to 23 goals -- one clear of Salah, but the Egypt forward struck late in Liverpool's 3-1 win at home to Wolves.
AC Milan win first Serie A title since 2011
AC Milan won their first Serie A title in 11 years on Sunday after beating Sassuolo 3-0 to snatch the crown from local rivals Inter Milan. Needing just a point to claim the Scudetto Milan swept their hosts aside thanks to an Olivier Giroud brace and another from Franck Kessie in the first half in front of an army of away fans at the Mapei Stadium.
Clinical Zverev eases into second round at Roland Garros
German third seed Alexander Zverev was happy with the start to his French Open campaign on Sunday, hoping he could build on his strong claycourt form after producing a clinical performance in a 6-2 6-4 6-4 win against Austrian qualifier Sebastian Ofner.
Rohit Sharma's poor show left Mumbai Indians high and dry
This is the first time that Rohit Sharma finished an IPL without a single fifty - in 14 games, all he managed was just 268 runs at an average of 19.14 and a below par strike rate of 120.17, with a top score of 48. With their talismanic captain being lacklustre, MI paid the price heavily, losing the first eight games and ending up at the bottom of the IPL table for the first time.
Consolation win for Punjab Kings against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Liam Livingstone took a stunning catch in the field to get rid of Abhishek Sharma and continued his good work with the willow as Punjab Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in the last league match of the IPL.
Happy that my county performances have been recognized: Pujara
Hours after he was recalled into India's Test team for the rescheduled fifth Test against England from July 1-5 in Birmingham, Cheteshwar Pujara thanked the selectors for recognizing his sizzling recent run in county cricket, which has seen him slam four centuries, including two double hundreds on the trot.
Fast track: 22-year-old Umran Malik from J&K rockets into Team India
Umran Malik, 22, son of a fruit seller in Jammu, has been generating fearsome pace above 150kmph on a regular basis. His hostile spells for Sunrisers Hyderabad have had batsman hopping, fans cheering and pundits calling for his inclusion in Team India. All-time great Dale Steyn, who's mentoring Malik at SRH, hailed him as a superstar in the making.
IPL 2022: Punjab beat Hyderabad by five wickets to finish sixth
Punjab Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets in an inconsequential last league match of the IPL. Punjab chased down the target of 158 with 29 balls to spare with Livingstone top-scoring with 49 not out (22). Dhawan chipped in with 39. For SRH, Farooqi took a couple of wickets. Earlier, opting to bat, Sunrisers posted 157 for 8 with Abhishek (43) top-scoring for his side. For Punjab, Harpreet and Ellis took 3 wickets apiece.
Man City fight back to beat Aston Villa and win Premier League title
Manchester City won their fourth Premier League title in five years on Sunday but nearly let the trophy slip from their hands as they needed three goals late in the second half to come back for a 3-2 win over Aston Villa. The title-winning goal came in the 81st minute when De Bruyne whipped in a low cross to Gundogan, who tapped in from close range, sending the crowd into rapturous delight.
Going home after Olympic selection trial healed me: Nikhat Zareen
Whatever happens, happens for a good reason. Those were the words Nikhat Zareen kept telling herself after she lost the trials for the Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers three years ago, following which she went home to "heal."