Masters: Japan's Matsuyama takes maiden major victory
Golf|: Augusta, Georgia: Hideki Matsuyama overcame a potentially ruinous moment to become the first Japanese man to win a major championship with a one-shot Masters victory over Will Zalatoris at Augusta National on Sunday. Matsuyama, who started the day with a four-shot lead over a quartet that included playing competitor Xander Schauffele and Masters debutant Zalatoris, carded a one-over-par 73 that left him at 11 under on the week at the year’s first major. The 29-year-old Japanese was seemingly in control until a bogey at the par-five 15th, where his approach shot went in the water behind the green, compounded with a birdie from Schauffele turned his four-stroke cushion into a two-shot lead. But world number six Schauffele put his tee shot at the par-three 16th into the water and made triple-bogey to fall out of contention. He finished three shots back of Matsuyama and in a share of third with former champion Jordan Spieth (70). Matsuyama bogeyed the 16th which left him with a two-shot lead over Zalatoris (70), who was already in the clubhouse at nine under on the week, and went on to close the deal with a par-bogey finish. The victory by Matsuyama came in his 33rd major championship appearance and ended Zalatoris’s impressive bid to become the first Masters debutant to win a Green Jacket since Fuzzy Zoeller accomplished the feat in 1979.
Knight Riders begin IPL 2021 campaign with 10-run win over Sunrisers
Opener Nitish Rana (80) and Rahul Tripathi (53) hit fluent half-centuries to script a comfortable 10-run win for KKR against SRH in Chennai on Sunday. SRH's Rashid Khan (2/24) was yet again at his best, asking tough questions to the batsmen but most of his bowling colleagues proved ineffective on a slow yet decent batting wicket. SRH struggled in the chase and could only manage 177/5 in chase of 188.
EPL: Cavani and Greenwood seal Man United comeback win at Tottenham
Late goals by Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood sealed Manchester United a 3-1 comeback win against Tottenham Hotspur, cementing their place in the Premier League top-four while the London club's hopes of joining them looked slim on Sunday.
Indian wrestlers' bronze not enough for Olympic quota
India's Satyawart Kadian and Sumit Malik salvaged some pride by winning bronze medals in their respective freestyle weight categories after missing the cut for this year's Tokyo Olympics in the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty on Sunday.
Praggnanandhaa wins Polgar Challenge with a round to spare
Indian prodigy R Praggnanandhaa booked himself a chance to take on the very best in chess with a stunning victory in the Polgar Challenge. The 15-year-old from Chennai secured the first online title in the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour and a $3,000 top prize with a round to spare on Sunday.