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.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings will eye the top spot on the points table when they face bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in a dead rubber Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Friday.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Vineet Rai has been called up to the national squad as a replacement for midfielder Dhanapal Ganesh, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Thursday.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has termed the IPL game against Kings XI Punjab, which they won by three runs, as "perfect".
Guayaquil (Ecuador), May 17 (IANS) The Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) plans to make a choice in August on a new national team coach for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the federation's president Carlos Villacis, said.
Lisbon, May 17 (IANS) Two officials from Sporting Lisbon were arrested while the club's players were still reeling from being physically attacked by fans at a training session.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori needed nearly three hours to pull out a 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-4 victory over fourth-ranked Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in second-round action at the tennis Italian Open.
Donghae City (South Korea), May 17 (IANS) Defending Champions India registered their third consecutive victory at the fifth Women's Asian Champions Trophy as they best Malaysia 3-2 in a closely-fought encounter at the Sunrise Stadium here on Thursday.
Lima, May 17 (IANS) Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has called on the international players union FIFPro to intervene to allow banned striker Paolo Guerrero to play in this summer's World Cup.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Second-seeded German Alexander Zverev kicked off his quest to defend his Italian Open title with a 7-5, 6-2 second-round victory over wildcard Matteo Berrettini.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the squads for the upcoming Women's T20 Challenge match to be played ahead of the IPL Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium here.
Buenos Aires, May 17 (IANS) Argentina's Boca Juniors beat Peru's Alianza Lima 5-0 and secured second place in Group H thanks to the victory of Brazil's Palmeiras over Colombia's Junior in Sao Paulo, which qualified the Argentine team for the round-of-16 in the 2018 Copa Libertadores.
Valencia (Spain), May 17 (IANS) More than 7,000 fans gathered on the stands of Mestalla stadium here to witnesses CF Valencia's open practice session.