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champions league semifinal highlights: marcelo, marco asensio give real madrid 2-1 win over bayern munich

marco asensio put real madrid ahead in the first half. (source: reuters)marcelo and marco asensio scored the goals that put real madrid ahead after joshua kimmich put bayern munich ahead in the first half. cristiano ronaldo was marked out of the game by jerome boateng and later mats hummels and, for a change, the portuguese superstar had no say in the game. bayern were forced into making two substitutions in the first half due to injuries to arjen robben and jerome boateng. they need to score at least two goals when they travel to madrid next week to stand a chance at making it to the final.live blogbayern munich vs real madrid, champions league semi-final 1st leg highlights:real madrid's champions league campaign has been a counterweight to what they have done in la liga. a third consecu...





bcci recommends virat kohli for khel ratna; rahul dravid for dronacharya award

by: express web desk | updated: april 26, 2018 3:09:41 pm virat kohli has been recommended by bcci for khel ratna award.related newsthe board of control for cricket in india (bcci) has recommended virat kohli for khel ratna awards once again while legendary opener sunil gavaskar has been recommended for dhyan chand award for lifetime achievement in sports. former india captain rahul dravid’s name has been sent for dronacharya award.this is the second time that kohli has been nominated for the prestigious award. his name was sent by the cricket body in 2016 as well but the award went to rio olympic stars pv sindhu, sakshi malik and dipa karmakar.if kohli wins the prestigious award, he will become the third indian cricketer after sachin tendulkar (1998) and ms dhoni (2007) to do so. ...





ipl 2018 live, srh vs kxip: predicted playing xi for srh vs kxip

kane williamson will lead his side against kxip. after suffering back-to-back defeats in ipl 2018, sunrisers hyderabad brought an end to their misery with a modest 118 against mumbai indians on tuesday. sunrisers have looked a balanced side with skipper kane williamson standing third in the highest ipl 2018 scorers with 259 runs and siddarth kaul standing out with nine wickets in the tournament so far. a charged up sunrisers hyderabad will have revenge on their minds when they face an in-form kings xi today.





bayern munich vs real madrid: we were too naive and we did not make the chances we got, says thomas mueller

by: reuters | published: april 26, 2018 12:40:29 pm bayern munich’s thomas mueller looks dejected after the match. (source: reuters)related newsbayern munich players were left shaking their heads after real madrid made the most of their few opportunities to earn a 2-1 comeback victory in the champions league semi-final first leg on wednesday.the bavarians, chasing a treble of titles, squandered a succession of good chances while the spaniards were ruthless, scoring with marcelo’s opportunist long-range shot and catching the germans on the break through marco asensio after a bad mistake by bayern’s rafinha.“i don’t know how we managed this,” bayern’s thomas mueller told reporters. “we compensated well after the early injuries (to arjen robben and jerome boateng) and we ...





england midfielder alex oxlade-chamberlain to miss world cup

by: reuters | published: april 26, 2018 1:02:21 pm liverpool’s alex oxlade-chamberlain after sustaining an injury. (source: reuters)related newsengland midfielder alex oxlade-chamberlain will miss the world cup in russia after sustaining knee ligament damage while playing for liverpool against as roma in the champions league on tuesday.the 24-year-old left the field on a stretcher after a collision with roma full back aleksandar kolarov in the first half of liverpool’s 5-2 first-leg victory at anfield.“absolutely devastated to have picked up this injury at such a crucial time in the season,” oxlade-chamberlain said in a statement on twitter on wednesday.“gutted i won’t be able to play any further part now in our champions league run for liverpool and also the world cup wit...





my ‘slingy’ off-spinners can be the surprise element in ipl 2018, says manoj tiwary

written by rahul sadhu | published: april 26, 2018 1:30:17 pm manoj tiwary has developed a unique bowling action. (source: kxip)related newskings xi punjab’s manoj tiwary knows that all-rounders are an invaluable asset in t20 cricket as they allow a captain flexibility when he arranges his bowling resources on the field. this is probably why the bengal skipper developed a unique bowling action and hopes to unleash his ‘slingy’ when an opportunity comes his way in ipl 2018.but it will not be the first time that the 32-year-old will be dishing them out as he has already given a glimpse of his newly-acquired skills for his domestic side (bengal) in the limited overs format.while tiwary believes that he can be pretty handy with his off-breaks, he still hasn’t got a chance to s...





hockey player mansoor ahmed’s heart ailment can be treated in pakistan, say authorities

by: pti | updated: april 26, 2018 3:06:35 pm mansoor ahmed has been suffering from a heart condition since last three years.related newsformer captain and olympian hockey goalkeeper mansoor ahmed’s heart ailment can be treated in pakistan and there is no need for him to travel to india for a heart transplant, the authorities in karachi have informed him.two days back, mansoor made a passionate appeal to the indian government to grant him a visa on humanitarian grounds and allow him to travel to india for a heart transplant.many in the sporting community and on the social media were surprised by the appeal made by the celebrated goalkeeper who has been suffering from a heart condition since last three years.many felt that pakistan had some of the best heart surgeons and it was unwis...





bayern munich vs real madrid: wasted chances prove real madrid are vulnerable, says coach jupp heynckes

by: reuters | updated: april 26, 2018 3:13:31 pm bayern munich coach jupp heynckes. (source: reuters)related newsbayern munich spurned a hatful of chances in their 2-1 home loss to real madrid in the champions league semi-final first leg on wednesday but coach jupp heynckes said the fact they created so many opportunities proves the spaniards are vulnerable.bayern should have been several goals to the good in the first half with thomas mueller, robert lewandowski, mats hummels and franck ribery all coming close.but the germans were let down by some unusually sloppy finishing that allowed defending champions real to escape with a win and left bayern in danger of being eliminated from the competition by a spanish club for a fifth straight season.“we are not giving up,” said heynckes...





ipl 2018, rcb vs csk: ms dhoni hits rewind, fast forward

by: express news service | updated: april 26, 2018 8:38:49 am ms dhoni hit seven sixes against royal challengers bangalore at the chinnaswamy stadium in bangalore on wednesday. (source: ipl)dhoni turns back the clock the similarity with the 2011 world cup final was uncanny. nuwan kulasekara bowled a length ball on the stumps which was dispatched deep into the stands over long-on in one of the most enduring images in indian cricket. a lot has changed since that mumbai night. ms dhoni has shown signs that he is a mere mortal after all. the grapevine has it that his superpowers are on the wane. but once in a while, he comes up with feats like the one on wednesday when his 34-ball 70 turned the clock back and fashioned a victory which seemed nearly impossible at one stage.for a man who wa...





ipl 2019 could be shifted to uae due to 2019 national elections

by: express news service | updated: april 26, 2018 8:44:48 am ipl 2019 will begin from march 29. (source: bcci)related newsthe next season of the ipl could be partly shifted to the uae due to the general elections next year. it is learnt that an informal discussion in this regard had happened between the bcci and the emirates cricket board, on the sidelines of the asian cricket council (acc) meeting earlier this month. the meeting had also formally approved asia cup’s switch this year from india to the uae because of pakistan’s presence. “due to the lok sabha polls, a segment of the ipl next year could take place in the uae. south africa is ruled out because of the time difference – three-and-a-half hours compared to the uae’s one-and-a-half hours. it’s a little early thou...





ipl 2018: captaincy is the least of delhi daredevils’ worries

written by daksh panwar | updated: april 26, 2018 9:06:48 am gautam gambhir is a symptom, not the ailment, afflicting the delhi daredevils. (source: ap)related newswhen chennai super kings’ imran tahir cleverly induced a false shot from royal challengers bangalore’s ab de villiers to end a rampaging knock at the chinnaswamy stadium on wednesday night, it was easy to picture a drawing room in punjabi bagh or shahdara being traversed by an airborne shoe, belonging to a delhi daredevils fan, ready to rattle the tv screen.on a day when a leadership crisis, triggered by some consistently awful team performance, hit the delhi daredevils camp, it wouldn’t have escaped their fans’ attention that both these fine gentlemen once belonged to the daredevils stable. as did bangalore ope...





haryana cancels ceremony for commonwealth games medallists

written by nitin sharma , sukhbir siwach | updated: april 26, 2018 9:13:13 am earlier in the day, 23-year-old wrestler vinesh phogat tweeted to prime minister narendra modi on the issue. (source: pti)related newsharyana government has decided to cancel the awards ceremony to be held in panchkula on thursday to felicitate the state’s commonwealth games medal winners. this happened a day after some of the state’s cwg winners such as vinesh phogat threatened a boycott over a proposed cut in prize money. as many as 22 players, who won medals in gold coast earlier this month, were to be honoured. the event will now be held after a review of the sports policy, haryana sports and youth affairs minister anil vij said.“some players had opposed the state’s sports policy, and kee...





ipl 2018: new cap shreyas iyer on old bottle delhi daredevils as gautam gambhir steps down

written by vishal menon | new delhi | updated: april 26, 2018 8:59:45 am gambhir said he took the call a couple of nights back, after his team’s four-run home loss to kings xi—the bottom-placed team’s fifth defeat in six games. (source: express photo by praveen khanna)related newstaking blame for delhi daredevils’ poor start to the season, gautam gambhir on wednesday stepped down as captain. replacing the 36-year-old former india opener will be the 26-year-old mumbai batsman shreyas iyer, who in the past has led india a.gambhir said he took the call a couple of nights back, after his team’s four-run home loss to kings xi—the bottom-placed team’s fifth defeat in six games. “the bell started ringing after the last game and it was time to take the call. i was sitting ...





ipl 2018, rcb vs csk: virat kohli fined rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate against csk

by: express web desk | updated: april 26, 2018 10:24:14 am virat kohli has been fined rs 12 lakh for slow over0rate against csk. (source: ap)related newsroyal challengers bangalore captain virat kohli has been fined rs 12 lakh for maintaining slow over-rate during their indian premier league (ipl) against chennai super kings in bangalore on wednesday night.not only did he see his team go down against rivals csk in southern derby, he was also reprimanded for slow-over rate throughout the innings. as it was rcb’s first offence of the season, kohli was fined only rs 12 lakh under the ipl’s code of conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences.“as it was his team’s first offence of the season under the ipl’s code of conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, mr. kohli wa...





bcci recommends virat kohli for khel ratna; sunil gavaskar for dhyan chand award

by: express web desk | updated: april 26, 2018 10:59:35 am virat kohli has been recommended by bcci for khel ratna award.related newsthe board of control for cricket in india (bcci) has recommended virat kohli for khel ratna awards once again while legendary opener sunil gavaskar has been recommended for dhyan chand award for lifetime achievement in sports. former india captain rahul dravid’s name has been sent for dronacharya award.this is the second time that kohli has been nominated for the prestigious award. his name was sent by the cricket body in 2016 as well but the award went to rio olympic stars pv sindhu, sakshi malik and dipa karmakar.if kohli wins the prestigious award, he will become the third indian cricketer after sachin tendulkar (1998) and ms dhoni (2007) to do so.?...





ipl 2018: ms dhoni hits rewind, fast forward

by: express news service | updated: april 26, 2018 7:15:43 am ms dhoni hit seven sixes against royal challengers bangalore at the chinnaswamy stadium in bangalore on wednesday. (source: ipl)related newsdhoni turns back the clock the similarity with the 2011 world cup final was uncanny. nuwan kulasekara bowled a length ball on the stumps which was dispatched deep into the stands over long-on in one of the most enduring images in indian cricket. a lot has changed since that mumbai night. ms dhoni has shown signs that he is a mere mortal after all. the grapevine has it that his superpowers are on the wane. but once in a while, he comes up with feats like the one on wednesday when his 34-ball 70 turned the clock back and fashioned a victory which seemed nearly impossible at one stage.for ...





ipl 2019 could be shifted to uae due to 2019 national elections

by: express news service | updated: april 26, 2018 4:48:55 am ipl 2019 will begin from march 29. (source: bcci)related newsthe next season of the ipl could be partly shifted to the uae due to the general elections next year. it is learnt that an informal discussion in this regard had happened between the bcci and the emirates cricket board, on the sidelines of the asian cricket council (acc) meeting earlier this month. the meeting had also formally approved asia cup’s switch this year from india to the uae because of pakistan’s presence. “due to the lok sabha polls, a segment of the ipl next year could take place in the uae. south africa is ruled out because of the time difference – three-and-a-half hours compared to the uae’s one-and-a-half hours. it’s a little early thou...





ipl 2018: captaincy is the least of delhi daredevils’ worries

written by daksh panwar | updated: april 26, 2018 4:27:58 am gautam gambhir is a symptom, not the ailment, afflicting the delhi daredevils. (source: ap)related newswhen chennai super kings’ imran tahir cleverly induced a false shot from royal challengers bangalore’s ab de villiers to end a rampaging knock at the chinnaswamy stadium on wednesday night, it was easy to picture a drawing room in punjabi bagh or shahdara being traversed by an airborne shoe, belonging to a delhi daredevils fan, ready to rattle the tv screen.on a day when a leadership crisis, triggered by some consistently awful team performance, hit the delhi daredevils camp, it wouldn’t have escaped their fans’ attention that both these fine gentlemen once belonged to the daredevils stable. as did bangalore ope...





haryana cancels ceremony for commonwealth games medallists

written by nitin sharma , sukhbir siwach | updated: april 26, 2018 3:48:08 am earlier in the day, 23-year-old wrestler vinesh phogat tweeted to prime minister narendra modi on the issue. (source: pti)related newsharyana government has decided to cancel the awards ceremony to be held in panchkula on thursday to felicitate the state’s commonwealth games medal winners. this happened a day after some of the state’s cwg winners such as vinesh phogat threatened a boycott over a proposed cut in prize money. as many as 22 players, who won medals in gold coast earlier this month, were to be honoured. the event will now be held after a review of the sports policy, haryana sports and youth affairs minister anil vij said.“some players had opposed the state’s sports policy, and kee...





ipl 2018: new cap shreyas iyer on old bottle delhi daredevils as gautam gambhir steps down

written by vishal menon | new delhi | published: april 26, 2018 4:55:53 am gambhir said he took the call a couple of nights back, after his team’s four-run home loss to kings xi—the bottom-placed team’s fifth defeat in six games. (source: express photo by praveen khanna)related newstaking blame for delhi daredevils’ poor start to the season, gautam gambhir on wednesday stepped down as captain. replacing the 36-year-old former india opener will be the 26-year-old mumbai batsman shreyas iyer, who in the past has led india a.gambhir said he took the call a couple of nights back, after his team’s four-run home loss to kings xi—the bottom-placed team’s fifth defeat in six games. “the bell started ringing after the last game and it was time to take the call. i was sittin...