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  • Golf: DeChambeau's 'mad scientist' muscle validated in U.S. Open win
    MAMARONECK, N.Y., September 21 (Reuters): Bryson DeChambeau's unorthodox style got major validation on Sunday, as the power-driving "mad scientist" of the PGA Tour claimed the U.S. Open by a definitive six-stroke margin and silenced his sceptics. Since he unveiled his single-length set of clubs at the start of his pro career, the former physics major has embarked on a one-man mission to revolutionise golf, facing plenty of doubts in a sport where tradition is valu
  • Rusty Real Madrid draw La Liga opener with Sociedad
    SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, September 21 (Reuters): Real Madrid had an underwhelming return to La Liga as they could only draw 0-0 away to Real Sociedad on Sunday in the first game of their title defence. The champions looked rusty and particularly toothless up front, barely creating any chances of note in either half as Karim Benzema found little support in Brazilian teenage forwards Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo. Sociedad looked more likely to score in either half, with Sweden forwar
  • Djokovic to face Schwartzman in Italian Open final
    ROME, September 21 (Reuters): Novak Djokovic was made to work hard by Casper Ruud in blustery conditions before the world number one got past the unseeded Norwegian 7-5 6-3 on Sunday to reach the Italian Open final. The Serbian had to save two set points in the first set before finding his groove to reach his 10th title clash in Rome and remain on course to win his 36th ATP Masters 1000 crown and overtake Rafa Nadal on the all-time list. He will face Diego Schwartzman in Mon
  • IPL: It's a weird game, says Stoinis after stellar showing
    Dubai, September 21 (IANS): Marcus Stoinis did it with the bat and the ball for Delhi Capitals in their dramatic win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday. Stoinis smashed 53 off 21 balls to drag DC to 157/8 and when KXIP needed one to win off the last three balls, he took two consecutive wickets to take the game into the Super Over. "It's a weird game, sometimes the luck goes your way, but it's easy to become the villain from the hero. So it
  • The Esports Club launches pro league for Counter-Strike
    Bengaluru, September 21 (IANS): The Esports Club, a Bengaluru-based esports tournament platform, has announced its latest esports event, the Dell Gaming TEC Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The Dell Gaming TEC Pro League powered by WD Black is open to gamers and teams from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and will begin in October, running every month till the end of February with a total prize pool of Rs15 lakhs. The Dell Gaming TEC Pro League powered by WD Black
  • Neighbourhood Boys win Futsal tourney 2020
    Kohima, September 20 (MExN): Neighbourhood Boys from Tseminyu village defeated Sporting FC 'A' from Tesophenyu village by a solitary goal in the final of Futsal Tourney 2020 at Tseminyu village on Saturday. Nyithong Magh of Sporting FC team bagged individual prize as ‘Player of the tourney’ while Johilo Tsela of Neighbourhood Boys won ‘Best Goalkeeper.’ The 2-day Futsal event was organized by Neighbourhood Boys in collaboration with Vanguard FC- Ts
  • Maupay strikes twice as Brighton ease to win at Newcastle
    NEWCASTLE, England, September 20 (Reuters): Brighton and Hove Albion got their Premier League season up and running with a clinical 3-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James' Park on Sunday after an early brace by Neal Maupay. The Frenchman put Brighton ahead from the penalty spot in the fourth minute when Allan Saint-Maximin brought down Tariq Lamptey after the teenage wing-back cut inside from the right and darted into the box. Lamptey, 10 days shy of his 20th birt
  • Many positives but plenty of areas to improve: Dhoni
    Abu Dhabi, September 20 (IANS): Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all smiles after his team beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday. CSK were clinical with both bat and ball but Dhoni feels that there are still plenty of areas to improve. "You want to assess the conditions and give your best," Dhoni said in the post-match presentation ceremony. "I felt we took ti
  • Simona Halep sees off Garbine Muguruza to reach Italian Open final
    ROME, September 20 (Reuters): Top seed Simona Halep overcame Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-3 4-6 6-4 on Sunday to reach the Italian Open final and stay on course for her third straight WTA title. Romanian Halep, who skipped the U.S. Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic, won the Dubai title before the Tour was suspended and lifted the Prague crown on its resumption. The 2018 Roland Garros champion cruised through the opening set against Muguruza and was on course for an easy win but
  • Son and Kane combination leads Spurs rout of Southampton
    SOUTHAMPTON, England, September 20 (Reuters): Son Heung-min scored four goals set up by Harry Kane as Tottenham Hotspur came from a goal down to overwhelm Southampton 5-2 on Sunday and earn their first Premier League win of the season. In an action-packed first half at St Mary's, both sides had a goal ruled out by VAR before Danny Ings finished well from a tight angle in the 32nd minute to put Southampton ahead. The hosts deserved their lead and had chances to add a seco
  • FIA will try to avoid Le Mans/F1 clash in 2021, says Todt
    LE MANS, France, September 20 (Reuters): Formula One's governing body, the FIA, will do what it can to avoid a calendar clash in 2021 between the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a grand prix, president Jean Todt told reporters at the 88th edition of the event. This year's F1 calendar had listed the Canadian Grand Prix on the same June weekend as Le Mans before the COVID-19 pandemic tore up the schedules, with the Montreal race ultimately cancelled. Le Mans will be the highli
  • Leicester sign winger Cengiz Under from Roma on loan
    (Reuters): Leicester City have signed Turkey winger Cengiz Under from Italian club AS Roma on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Sunday. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported that Leicester have agreed an initial loan fee worth 3 million euros with an option to buy the 23-year-old from Roma at the end of the season. Under scored 17 goals and provided 12 assists in 88 games across all competitions for Roma after his arriv
  • 'I'm not perfect,' says Djokovic after losing cool at Italian Open
    (Reuters): Less than two weeks after being disqualified from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic's frustration boiled over once again as he smashed his racket in a fit of rage during his 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Saturday. The top-ranked Serb was broken to love in the sixth game of the second set following which he threw his racket on the ground, drawing a warning from the chair umpire. "Well, let me tell you it's not t
  • Nadal not interested in excuses after Rome exit
    (Reuters): Rafa Nadal refused to make excuses for his shock defeat by Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open, insisting that his focus is now on fine-tuning his game ahead of the French Open which begins Sept. 27. The nine-time Rome champion looked well off the pace in his 6-2 7-5 loss to the 15th-ranked Argentine, an opponent he had defeated nine straight times heading into Saturday's encounter in the Italian capital. "We can find excuses, but
  • VAR drama as Zaha double earns Palace shock 3-1 win at Manchester United
    MANCHESTER, England, September 20 (Reuters): Manchester United's season got underway with a shock 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha grabbed a late brace for the visitors in the Premier League on Saturday although VAR was once again the centre of attention over a re-taken penalty. United looked off the pace early on as Andros Townsend put Palace in front after seven minutes, with the home side's campaign starting a week later than initially scheduled due to l
  • Italy to allow 1,000 fans at Serie A games from Sunday
    ROME, September 20 (Reuters): Italy will allow up to 1,000 supporters to attend top flight Serie A soccer matches from Sunday following an agreement between the regions and various government departments, sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Saturday. The regions of Emilia Romagna -- home to Parma, Sassuolo and Bologna -- and Veneto -- where Verona are based -- had already announced that fans could watch matches in their jurisdiction but Spadafora said the measure had bee
  • Nadal stunned by Schwartzman in Rome quarter-finals
    Reuters Defending champion Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open with a stunning 6-2 7-5 defeat by Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals on Saturday. The nine-times Rome champion, who had won all nine previous meetings against Schwartzman, struggled with his serve throughout the match and made a series of uncharacteristic unforced errors that proved to be his undoing. The Italian Open was the Spaniard's first tournament in over seven months and while he cr
  • Late Nketiah strike gives Arsenal 2-1 win over West Ham
    LONDON, September 20 (Reuters): A late goal from substitute Eddie Nketiah gave Arsenal a 2-1 home win over West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday after Michail Antonio's first-half strike for the visitors had cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's 50th goal for the Gunners. West Ham were more organised playing with a five-man defence than in their opening 2-0 home loss to Newcastle United as they faced an Arsenal side fresh from a 3-0 win at promoted Fulham.
  • IPL 2020 Opener: CSK beat MI by five wickets  
     Abu Dhabi, September 19 (PTI): Ambati Rayudu smashed a 48-ball 71 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive five-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 13th IPL here on Saturday. Chasing 163 to win, Rayudu blasted six fours and three sixes in his blitering innings, while Faf du Plessis cracked 58 off 44 balls as CSK romped home with four balls to spare. Earlier, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging 162 for nine after Chennai Supe
  • Delhi vs Punjab: Battle of teams seeking first title (IPL Match 2 Preview)
    Dubai, September 19 (IANS/GloFans): The second game of the 13th Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between two of the most inconsistent performers of the tournament till date -- Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Both are yet to win a title in 12 attempts. After a lacklustre outing in the first 11 seasons of the lucrative league, the Delhi franchise renamed their team, from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals, in December 2018 and that turned out to be lucky