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Lionel Messi wins 5th Golden Shoe (07:46)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has won his fifth European Golden Shoe after his team beat Real Sociedad 1-0 in its final La Liga Santander match of the season.

Nadal defeats Zverev to win 8th Italian Open title (04:32)
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has won his eighth Italian Open title, dethroning Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in an epic final that was halted twice due to rain.

IPL 2018: Chennai outplay Punjab by five wickets (00:46)
Pune, May 21 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings knocked out Kings XI Punjab from the play-offs race of the Indian Premier League (IPL), outplaying them in the last league match by five wickets here on Sunday.

IPL: Ponting praises Iyer's captaincy (23:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils coach Ricky Ponting on Sunday praised Shreyas Iyer for the way he led the team during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) after Gautam Gambhir stepped down from the captaincy earlier in the season.

IPL: Nair's quickfire half-century lifts Punjab to 153 vs Chennai (22:18)IANS Photo Service
Pune, May 20 (IANS) A quickfire lower order cameo by Karun Nair helped Kings XI Punjab post a modest 153 against Chennai Super Kings in the last league encounter of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.

Figo expects Portugal to win World Cup (21:04)
Tegucigalpa, May 20 (IANS) Portuguese former football great Luis Figo said he expected Real Madrid to win the Champions League and was picking Portugal to take the World Cup title in Russia.

IPL: Delhi knock out Mumbai from play-offs (Lead) (21:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils (DD) rode a strong bowling display to notch up an 11-run victory and eliminate Mumbai Indians from the race for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Sunday.

Marquez clinches French MotoGP, earns 3rd consecutive win (20:58)
Le Mans (France), May 20 (IANS) Spanish rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) on Sunday won the French MotoGP, his third consecutive victory of the season, followed by Italians Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha).

Delhi knock out Mumbai from IPL play-offs (20:24)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils ended Mumbai Indians chances of qualifying for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs with a 11-run victory at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Sunday.

Brazil is ready to win World Cup, says Cafu (19:56)
Sao Paulo, May 20 (IANS) The Brazilian national team is over its humiliating loss in the 2014 World Cup and pumped to win another title in Russia, retired star Cafu said.

IPL: Chennai opts to field vs Punjab (19:56)IANS Photo Service
Pune, May 20 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the last league game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.

Ethiopian athletes win Yinchuan International marathon (19:28)
Yinchuan (China), May 20 (IANS) Ethiopian runners Muluneh Biru Weyesa and Melesu Birhano Assefa clinched the men's and women's titles respectively of the 2018 Yinchuan International Marathon here on Sunday.

Svitolina beats Halep, defends Italian Open title (Lead) (19:26)
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina on Sunday overpowered Romania's Simona Halep in the Italian Open final, successfully defending the title and beating the top seed 6-0, 6-4.

Why Indian board opposes every new idea straightaway? (Column: Just Sport) (18:32)
By Veturi Srivatsa
Why is India reluctant to embrace a new cricketing idea straightaway when all others are gladly willing to go along with it.

Svitolina beats Halep, defends Italian Open title (18:26)
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina on Sunday overpowered Romania's Simona Halep in the Italian Open final, successfully defending the title and beating the top seed 6-0, 6-4.

Iran beat Uzbekistan 1-0 in World Cup warm-up (17:08)IANS Photo Service
Tehran, May 20 (IANS) Iran defeated Uzbekistan 1-0 in a friendly as part of its preparations for the FIFA World Cup.

Valverde satisfied with first season as Barcelona coach (16:12)
Barcelona, May 20 (IANS) Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said he was satisfied with his team's season, although he considered their early exit from the UEFA Champions League a complicated moment.

IPL: Delhi opt to bat against Mumbai (16:10)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bat against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.

South Korea beat India in Women's Asian Champions final (15:38)IANS Photo Service
Donghae City (South Korea), May 20 (IANS) South Korea pipped India 1-0 to lift the 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy at the Sunrise Stadium here on Sunday.

Dortmund sign Swiss goalkeeper Hitz (15:30)
Berlin, May 20 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund have signed goalkeeper Marwin Hitz from league rivals Augsburg, both sides announced.

Vasco hold Flamengo despite Vinicius Jr strike (15:26)
Rio de Janeiro, May 20 (IANS) Real Madrid bound-forward Vinicius Junior struck his 10th goal of the 2018 season, but Flamengo could only manage a 1-1 draw with Vasco da Gama in Brazil's Serie A championship.

Halep beats Sharapova, in Italian Open final (15:08)IANS Photo Service
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep rallied from a set down to defeat Russia's Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 and reach the final of the Italian Open for the second consecutive year.

Villarreal renews coach Calleja's contract (15:06)
Vila-real (Spain), May 20 (IANS) Villarreal announced on Sunday the renewal of coach Javi Calleja's contract for one year.

Chelsea salvage season with 1-0 victory over Man United in FA Cup final (15:04)IANS Photo Service
London, May 20 (IANS) Chelsea got a first-half goal from Eden Hazard and managed to hang on for a 1-0 victory here over Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Defending champion Zverev edges Cilic to reach Italian Open final (15:02)
Rome, May 20 (IANS) German defending champion Alexander Zverev edged Croatia's Marin Cilic 7-6 (15-13), 7-5 to reach the Italian Open final for the second straight year.

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