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Real Madrid's Eden Hazard in action.(REUTERS)

Hazard apologises for laughing with Chelsea players after Real defeat

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:53 AM IST
Chelsea beat Real 2-0 in their semi-final second leg for a 3-1 win on aggregate and Hazard, who joined Real from Chelsea in 2019 as their record signing, failed to impress in either game after recently returning from injury.
India's Sumit Malik. File(File)
India's Sumit Malik. File(File)

Sumit Malik seals Olympic quota; Dhankar, Kadiyan ousted

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:41 AM IST
Sumit joined Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) in India's men's free style squad bound for the Tokyo Olympics.
Spain's Rafael Nadal poses with the trophy after winning the French Open. File(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal poses with the trophy after winning the French Open. File(REUTERS)

Nadal and Osaka scoop top Laureus awards

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:23 AM IST
Japan's Osaka won her second U.S. Open title last year, while Nadal equalled Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles by claiming his 13th French Open crown.
Arsenal's Pablo Mari looks dejected after the match.(REUTERS)
Arsenal's Pablo Mari looks dejected after the match.(REUTERS)

Joy for Emery as Villarreal hold Arsenal to reach Europa League final

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 07:04 AM IST
The Spanish side, who had lost their four previous European semi-finals, one to Arsenal in the 2005-06 Champions League, protected their first-leg advantage with a disciplined display.
Manchester United's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring their second goal with Bruno Fernandes REUTERS/Alberto Lingria(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring their second goal with Bruno Fernandes REUTERS/Alberto Lingria(REUTERS)

Man United book place in Europa League final despite defeat to Roma

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 07:01 AM IST
United will face Villarreal in the final in Gdansk on May 26 after the Spaniards beat Arsenal 2-1 on aggregate.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel: File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel: File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)

In the collective, Tuchel trusts

By Bhargab Sarmah, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:19 PM IST
Chelsea were ninth in the Premier League and not only was Lampard struggling to get the best out of marquee signings that cost nearly $300 million, the team often paid for slipshod defending.
Saina Nehwal (L), Kidambi Srikanth (R)(HT Collage)
Saina Nehwal (L), Kidambi Srikanth (R)(HT Collage)

Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth's Tokyo hopes hang by a thread

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:00 PM IST
The participation of Indian shuttlers for the May 25-30 Malaysia Open was cast in doubt after the Malaysian government imposed a travel ban on Indians April 28 onwards following the massive surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.
Manchester City follows Milan path to final from UEFA legal clash(@ManCity/Twitter)
Manchester City follows Milan path to final from UEFA legal clash(@ManCity/Twitter)

Manchester City follows Milan path to final from UEFA legal clash

AP | , Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:32 PM IST
Manchester City advanced this week to the biggest game in European club soccer and has a shot at repeating what another UEFA legal adversary -- AC Milan -- pulled off 14 years ago.
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Alexei Popyrin of Australia during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid(AP)
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Alexei Popyrin of Australia during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid(AP)

Nadal reaches Madrid Open quarters, Barty into final

AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Nadal overcame eight aces and saved five break points against the Australian. The five-time Madrid champion cruised past Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the second round on Wednesday.
Indian wrestler Sumit Malik(HT Archives)
Indian wrestler Sumit Malik(HT Archives)

Malik one win away from Olympic qualification; Dhankar, Kadiyan ousted

PTI | , Sofia
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:20 PM IST
In his 125kg Qualification bout against Kyrgyzstan's Aiaal Lazarev, Malik was trailing 1-2 till the last 25 seconds but got a push-out point towards the end and won on criteria, when the scores were tied at 2-2.
Representational image - Badminton(HT Archives)
Representational image - Badminton(HT Archives)

Olympic hopes of Indian shuttlers in limbo due to travel restrictions

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:12 PM IST
All top Indian singles and doubles players like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy were due to participate.
FILE PHOTO: AC Milan v Juventus(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: AC Milan v Juventus(REUTERS)

Juventus and Milan under pressure ahead of crucial meeting in Turin

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:51 PM IST
Juve, winners of the last nine league titles, are at risk of a previously unthinkable failure of missing out on a top-four spot, having started the season as title favourites.
Archery representational Image(Getty Images)
Archery representational Image(Getty Images)

Indian archers to miss Swiss World Cup

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:46 PM IST
India has been battling a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced many countries to ban travellers from India.
File image of MK Kaushik. (Getty Images)
File image of MK Kaushik. (Getty Images)

Moscow Olympics hockey heroes Ravinder Pal, MK Kaushik battling Covid-19

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:36 PM IST
  • Hockey India has sanctioned financial aid for Ravinder Pal’s treatment in Lucknow while Kaushik, also a successful coach, is also serious.
Indian men's hockey team defender Surender Kumar(Hockey India / Twitter)
Indian men's hockey team defender Surender Kumar(Hockey India / Twitter)

Fitness and keeping things simple were crucial to India's performance: Surender

PTI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Fitness and keeping things simple were crucial to India's performance during recent tours: Surender
File image of CK Vineeth.(Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for ISL)
File image of CK Vineeth.(Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for ISL)

India footballer CK Vineeth again comes forward to help COVID-hit people

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:28 PM IST
As a deadly second wave of the pandemic rages across the country, Vineeth, using his social media presence, has come forward to help people in their hour of need.
India's Rohan Bopanna reacts.(REUTERS)
India's Rohan Bopanna reacts.(REUTERS)

Bopanna-Shapovalov reach quarterfinals of Madrid Open Masters

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Bopanna and Shapovalov will take on German duo of Alexander Zverev and Tim Puetz in the quarter-finals.
Kamalpreet Kaur.(SAI Media/Twitter)
Kamalpreet Kaur.(SAI Media/Twitter)

Kamalpreet sets sights on Tokyo

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:24 AM IST
  • The lanky Kaur, who hails from the remote Kabarwala village in Punjab, turned heads when she qualified for the Tokyo Games after she sent the discus to 65.06 metres at the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships held in Patiala.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling walks out to warm up before the match.(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling walks out to warm up before the match.(Pool via REUTERS)

Man City's Sterling racially abused on social media

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:07 AM IST
The abuse occurred after City's Champions League semi-final victory over Paris St Germain on Tuesday.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)

Real's Zidane defends decisions but admits Chelsea deserved to progress

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:04 AM IST
Chelsea, who had been the better side in last week's 1-1 draw in Madrid, outplayed Real again and goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount sealed a 3-1 aggregate win to set up an all-English final against Manchester City in Istanbul.
Chelsea players celebrate after Mason Mount scored against Real Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinals clash.(Twitter/UCL)
Chelsea players celebrate after Mason Mount scored against Real Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinals clash.(Twitter/UCL)

Chelsea outclass Real Madrid to reach Champions League final

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:37 AM IST
UEFA Champions League: Thirteen-times European champions Real Madrid had been second best for much last week's first leg against Chelsea which ended 1-1.
Manchester United-Liverpool game rearranged for May 13(ManUtd / Twitter)
Manchester United-Liverpool game rearranged for May 13(ManUtd / Twitter)

Manchester United-Liverpool game rearranged for May 13

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 11:08 PM IST
The match was called off on Sunday after United fans protesting against the club's American owners, the Glazer family, stormed into the stadium which was closed to fans due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta after the match against Slavia Prague(REUTERS)
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta after the match against Slavia Prague(REUTERS)

Arsenal's 25-year run in European competition on the line

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:50 PM IST
A failure to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Villarreal in the Europa League semifinals on Thursday would end Arsenal’s quarter-century run of participating in either the Champions League or UEFA’s secondary club competitions.
Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to supporters after winning Spain's Carlos Alcaraz at Madrid Open(AP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to supporters after winning Spain's Carlos Alcaraz at Madrid Open(AP)

Madrid Open: Nadal cruises past Spanish teenage sensation

AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Nadal, seeking his sixth title in Madrid and looking to regain top form ahead of the French Open, was never threatened by Alcaraz, who turned 18 on Wednesday.
Hockey India logo(Twitter)
Hockey India logo(Twitter)

Hockey India mourns death of former India junior player Sanjib Barla

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Barla, who was part of the Indian junior men's camp in 2009, played for Odisha in various domestic hockey competitions. He also worked for Western Railways in Mumbai.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(REUTERS)

Medvedev tames claycourt demons to advance in Madrid

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:08 PM IST
Medvedev, who has received an opening-round bye in Madrid, said last month clay was his least preferred surface and once again made his feelings clear during the second-round match.
FILE PHOTO: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(REUTERS)

Solskjaer urges United fans to be "civilized" with protests

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called on the team's fans to be more "civilized" with their protests after violence marred a demonstration against the club's American owners that forced the postponement of a Premier League match with Liverpool.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)

Soccer-Arteta wants Arsenal to ignore takeover talk ahead of Villarreal clash

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 07:59 PM IST
Arteta's side suffered a 2-1 defeat in the first leg of the semi-final at Villarreal last week.
Indian sailors Varun Thakkar (R) and KC Ganapathy (L)(Twitter)
Indian sailors Varun Thakkar (R) and KC Ganapathy (L)(Twitter)

Indian sailing duo of Varun and Ganapathy want to hire coach Warren's services

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 07:52 PM IST
The duo said it will be "difficult" to push themselves to the next level and perform well at the quadrennial event if the Australian is not around in the next three months.
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