Neymar marked his first start in a Champions League game in a year by scoring one goal and setting up two more as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 5-0 win over Galatasaray on Wednesday. Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia netted in the first half at the Parc des Princes, with the world’s most expensive player getting his team’s third within two minutes of the restart.
If setting a target is work in progress for India, they progressed some distance on Wednesday. Virat Kohli’s side displayed a ruthless approach, piling up 240 for three batting first and then disrupting West Indies’ chase with early wickets to seal a 67-run victory in the final T20 tie and take the three-match series 2-1. In a one-sided affair at the Wankhede Stadium, India recorded their third highest T20 total, and three of their batsmen together clobbered 16 sixes and 19 fours. Rohit Sharma entered the record books by going past 400 sixes across formats in international cricket, while also bringing up the highest stand for any wicket in India-West Indies contests, with KL Rahul.
It took three rounds for Mohun Bagan to notch up their first win of the 2019-20 I-League and the ease with which it came on Wednesday also showed how much work Manipur’s TRAU (Tiddim Road Athletic Union) need to do in their first season. Francisco Gonzalez’s brace on either side of half-time and a goal each from VP Suhair and Subha Ghosh helped Mohun Bagan win 4-0 and paper over deficiencies that looked glaring against Churchill Brothers on Sunday.
The IPL auction is just about a week away and teams would approach the big day with tactics and strategies firmly in place. Ahead of the auctions, Kolkata Knight Riders released a number of players and this has given them a fat purse to work with. Their overseas slot looks fairly settled and they now need a number of good Indian acquisitions.
Kapil?Sharma thanks fans for their ‘love and blessings’ on first wedding anniversary with Ginni Chatrath
Actor and comedy king Kapil Sharma has thanked his fans and well wishers for their “love and blessings” as he celebrates his first wedding anniversary with wife Ginni Chatrath on Thursday. On Tuesday, they welcomed their first child, a baby girl.
Eight people were killed and at least 24 critically injured when a devastating fire swept through an illegal plastics factory outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police said Thursday.
Even as reports of Farah Khan replacing Salman Khan on his reality show Bigg Boss 13 surface, the Dabangg star has claimed hosting the show often gets stressful, adding that he gets to learn a lot about the country and its values on the controversial show.
P V Sindhu’s poor run of form continued as the defending champion lost to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in her campaign opener at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final on Wednesday. Sindhu squandered an 11-6 lead in the second game to go down 18-21 21-18 21-8 in 68 minutes to former world number one Akane Yamaguchi, who scripted a sensational comeback after losing the first game to claim her third successive win over the Indian.
Mardaani 2 to be released without promotional songs, Rani Mukerji says ‘it would dilute film’s intent’
Rani Mukerji on Wednesday said that her upcoming crime-drama Mardaani 2 would release without promotional songs as the film strives to deliver a strong social message about crimes against women.
New Delhi: The air in Delhi turned foul on Wednesday, with the air quality index (AQI) plunging to severe level owing to a layer of cloud and pollutants that stopped the sunlight from reaching the ground. To make matters worse, calm winds bearing high moisture could not disperse pollutants.
Gurugram The stormwater drain falling in the alignment of the proposed underpass at Ambience Mall will be shifted by next month, said officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), adding it would pave the way for work on the project to resume. The contractor hired by the NHAI will shift the drain under the supervision of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA).
They have upheld the flag of club football in India high over the years, but the recent performances of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan haven’t been anything to write home about in recent times. Spells of trophy-less years, unhappy fans and sponsor problems have put the legacy clubs in a spot of bother. Even as critics have questioned if it is time to look at the new clubs coming in, India skipper Sunil Chhetri believes that their contribution to the game cannot be forgotten overnight.
Newly appointed Rajshahi Royals’ skipper Andre Russell has preferred the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) over Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL). Significantly, both the two domestic T20 tournaments are held during the same time in the global cricket calendar, which forces cricketers to choose one of the two.
Bushfire smoke smothered Sydney on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, suspending ferry services and triggering health warnings over choking air pollution.
For the third time in as many T20I series this season India find themselves heading into a decider, with the “unpredictable” and hard-hitting West Indies throwing up plenty of challenges for the Virat Kohli-led side.
Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked by Napoli despite taking the Serie A side to the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Genk.
Holders Liverpool safely negotiated Tuesday’s trip to Salzburg to take their place in the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League while Chelsea are also through, but Ajax suffered a shock group-stage exit.
Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag has said their Champions League elimination was a “bitter blow” and that they had thrown away their chance to reach the knockout stages.