BANGALORE: Andre Fletcher insisted Sunday he was not trying to steal Chris Gayle’s limelight after he powered the West Indies to a seven-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in their World Twenty20 match in Bangalore.
MUMBAI: AB de Villiers announced himself at the World Twenty20 with a swashbuckling 64 and made Afghanistan pay heavily for dropping him twice as South Africa revived their campaign with a 37-run victory at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
MADRID: Real Madrid warmed up for their crunch meeting against Barcelona by thrashing Sevilla 4-0 on Sunday and coach Zinedine Zidane believes his team “can do great things” if they match the performance they produced against Unai Emery’s side.
PARIS: Monaco ruined Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 title celebrations as a clinical second-half performance gave the principality side a 2-0 victory at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
MADRID: Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points despite blowing a two-goal advantage to draw 2-2 at Villarreal on Sunday.
BERLIN: Second-placed Borussia Dortmund trimmed Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga to five points on Sunday with a superb 3-1 comeback win at Augsburg.
DOHA: Defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo began his campaign for a fourth title by claiming victory in the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday.
LONDON: Harry Kane blew Bournemouth away as title-chasing Tottenham kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Leicester with a swaggering 3-0 victory on Sunday.
KINGSTON UPON HULL: World champion Nicol David has been using new methods of coping with increasingly hard demands at the age of 32 as she begins her bid to regain the British Open title today.
BERLIN: Bayer Leverkusen rejoined the fight for a Champions League qualifying berth on Sunday with a 2-0 win at VfB Stuttgart that saw them break back into the German Bundesliga’s top six.
MILAN: Champions Juventus took their Serie A unbeaten run to 20 games with a 4-1 derby win at Torino that saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set a new clean sheet record of 973 minutes.
KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s junior badminton squad put up a splendid performance after claiming three out of five titles in the 2016 Romanian International Series Badminton Championships which concluded at Constantin Jude Sports Hall in Bucharest on Sunday.
MANCHESTER: Aleksandar Mitrovic scored an 83rd-minute equaliser as Newcastle United prevented northeast rivals Sunderland from escaping the Premier League relegation zone in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that his team have a “big chance” of finishing in the Premier League’s top four following their 1-0 win at Manchester City.
KUALA LUMPUR: National swimmer Welson Sim could be competing in up to three events at the Rio Olympics this year after meeting the 'B' time for the 100m freestyle at the Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships today.
MALACCA: Marshals manned the streets, guiding the peloton through the lazy Sunday morning traffic around Malacca.
MELBOURNE: Nico Rosberg won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after a bungled tyre strategy dashed Sebastian Vettel's chances of a season-opening triumph and Fernando Alonso survived a spectacular crash that left his McLaren wrecked.
BANGALORE: Australia will be determined to demolish underdogs Bangladesh in their World Twenty20 clash on Monday, to secure their first points in the group stages and increase their chances of reaching the semi-finals.
KOLKATA: Cool-headed Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten half century as India cruised to a comfortable six-wicket victory over arch rivals Pakistan at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens in the World Twenty20 Saturday.
LONDON: Jose Mourinho signed a pre-contract in February to take over as manager of Manchester United in place of Louis van Gaal at the end of the season, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported on Sunday, citing sources close to the Portuguese.
BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski’s 25th goal of the season gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Cologne on Saturday as the Bundesliga leaders moved eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund once again at the top of the table.
MADRID: Sporting Gijon scored twice in the final 11 minutes to land a huge blow to Atletico Madrid’s La Liga title challenge with a 2-1 win on Saturday.
LONDON: Late equalisers in each half from Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas kept West Ham United out of the Premier League top four following a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian riders and teams enjoyed mixed fortunes in qualifying at the season-opening Qatar Motorcycle Grand Prix late yesterday.
LONDON: Riyad Mahrez moved Leicester one step closer to pulling off the most remarkable title success in decades with the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
LIVERPOOL: Arsenal responded to its elimination from two cup competitions by beating Everton 2-0 in the Premier League through first-half goals by Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi on Saturday to keep alive its fading title challenge.
KUALA LUMPUR: PKNS took a huge stride towards the FA Cup semi-finals after trouncing Sime Darby 4-0 while Darul Ta'zim and Perak also picked up wins in the first leg of the quarter-finals on Saturday.
MADRID: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants star striker Karim Benzema to concentrate on regaining his form and fitness rather than a series of off-field scandals affecting the French international in his homeland.
PETALING JAYA: National coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee acknowledged there is much to be done but only just a few days left to get the national team ready for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.
BANDAR SUNWAY: Timmy Tan turned the tables on best friend Rafiq Ismail to notch his maiden title at the National Championships in Bandar Sunway today.
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