Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Grandmasters Deep Sengupta of Kolkata and Ivan Rozum of Russia shot into joint lead with four points from as many rounds in the Kolkata International Open Chess Tournament at the Newtown School here on Thursday.
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Ab de Villiers and Moeen Ali smacked breezy half centuries to help Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) overcome a shaky start and post a mammoth 218/6 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday.
Moscow, May 17 (IANS) The top 10 national teams remained unchanged from April in the new monthly rating list of football's world governing body FIFA published on Thursday.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) For the second week in a row, Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit on Thursday defeated the United States' Venus Williams 6-2, 7-6 (3) to reach the quarter-finals of the Italian Open, a WTA clay court tournament held in Rome.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Shahid Afridi will miss the charity match featuring the World XI and the West Indies on May 31 as the former Pakistan captain is yet to recover fully from a knee injury.
Henan (China), May 17 (IANS) Honey Baisoya of India shot five-under-par 67 to take the joint second spot at the end of the first round of the $300,000 Asia-Pacific Classic golf tournament here on Thursday.
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson on Thursday won the toss and put Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat in what is a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) game for the home side.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina, world no.4, on Thursday made a strong comeback against Russia's Daria Kasatkina and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open.
Harare, May 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday named former India opener Lalchand Rajput as the interim head coach after ex-national skipper Heath Streak was sacked from the position in March.
Rio de Janeiro, May 17 (IANS) Brazilian club Flamengo advanced to the knockout stage of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club football competition, with a 2-0 victory here over Ecuadorian side Emelec in Group D action.
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) The future of badminton and the prospect of change will be in focus at the Badminton World Federation's meeting in Bangkok this weekend.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will be leaving the Italian football club after 17 years, a long career that has seen him become one of the world's most recognizable faces in the sport.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world No. 1, on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open, a WTA clay court tournament held in Rome, as American Madison Keys had to retire with a right rib injury.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired the rights for a biopic on India's veteran medium pacer Jhulan Goswami.
Bangkok, May 17 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Himanta Biswa Sarma was unanimously elected vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the annual general meeting of the continental body here on Thursday.