IPL 2020: Rayudu, Du Plessis star as CSK end five-match losing run to MI
Ambati Rayudu smashed a 48-ball 71 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive five-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 13th IPL on Saturday. Chasing 163 to win, Rayudu blasted six fours and three sixes in his blistering innings, while Faf du Plessis cracked 58 off 44 balls as CSK romped home with four balls to spare.
Matthew Wolff steals show at U.S. Open, leads Bryson DeChambeau by two
Sports/Golf: Matthew Wolff, playing in only his second major, stole the show at an unforgiving Winged Foot with a scorching start and steady finish to grab an unlikely two-shot lead over big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau on Saturday.
Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announces immediate retirement
Sports/Baseball/MLB: Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announced his immediate retirement barely over an hour before Saturday night's game against Cleveland, saying he's been "stressed out" and not feeling well.
Morgan a fantastic pick for KKR, says coach McCullum
For two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019 was a disappointing one. KKR started off well winning four of their first five matches, but they lost six matches on the trot in the business end to miss the qualifiers. It was evident that the auction for IPL-13 was always going to be crucial and they made the most of it.
Liverpool sign Portugal winger Diogo Jota from Wolves
Liverpool have completed the signing of Portugal forward Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a long-term contract, the Premier League champions said on Saturday. British media reported that Liverpool agreed a deal worth about 41 million pounds ($52.95 million) for Jota, whose versatility and work rate should fit in well with manager Juergen Klopp's hard-pressing style of play.
Pogacar poised to win Tour de France with time trial win
lovenia's Tadej Pogacar was poised to win the Tour de France after claiming the overall leader’s yellow jersey from compatriot Primoz Roglic in Saturday's penultimate stage, a 36.2-km individual time trial between Lure and La Planche des Belles Filles.
Dhoni's popularity in India has surpassed Sachin, Kohli's: Gavaskar
The legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said two-time World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's popularity in India has exceeded the level of fandom even the great Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli enjoy in the cricket-crazy nation.
SAI approves request for Srikanth's coach to travel for Denmark Open
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Saturday approved former world no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth's request to allow his coach and physiotherapist to accompany him for the Denmark Open badminton tournament scheduled to be held in Odense from October 13 to 18. The 27-year-old is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and thus will receive support by SAI.
IPL: Stadium near empty but not quite enveloped in eerie silence
The IPL is back but the atmosphere isn't. The 20,000-seater Sheikh Zayed Stadium was nearly empty, apart from the 22 men in the middle, officials, staff and security, as the IPL unlike any other began on Saturday. But contrary to expectations, it was not too quiet & not too placid, either. The pre-recorded cheers ensured the stadium was not enveloped in eerie silence.