Cristiano Ronaldo brushed aside his off-field problems by scoring the winner as Portugal edged out hosts Russia 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, before Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a come-from-behind 2-1 win over New Zealand. Ronaldo's eighth-minute header in Moscow gave Portugal their first win in the tournament and victory over New Zealand on Saturday would secure a semi-final spot.
England paceman Stuart Broad suffered an injury scare ahead of the four-Test series against South Africa when he left the field with a heel problem after bowling just one over for his county Nottinghamshire against Leicestershire on Wednesday.
England and South Africa resumed their battle which had taken a pause due to the Champions Trophy. The African nation are touring England for a full-fledged series, where the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) were played before the ICC event and the home side won the three-match series 2-1.
Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday became a father for the second time and welcomed the ‘little angel’ to the family. He posted a picture of his two daughters on Twitter to share his joy with the world.
East Bengal on Wednesday unveiled the I- League-winning Khalid Jamil as their head coach for the upcoming season even as uncertainty remained around the structure of India's football calendar for 2017-18.
India's Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday stunned World No.1 Son Wan Ho again, second time in two weeks, to enter quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series. The World No.22 had a tough encounter against the South Korean but the Indian shuttler had the last laugh as he outclassed the opponent 15-21, 21-13, 21-13 in a hard fought match.
Bayern Munich took the unusual step yesterday of publicly reminding striker Robert Lewandowski that he was under long-term contract to the club and warned any potential suitors that they would take legal action if the player was approached.
Top seeded Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin came from behind to secure a quarter-final berth at the Aegon Challenger while Purav Raja and Divij Sharan beat Victor Estrella Burgos and Darian King 6-2, 6-4 in their first round to progress to the last eight here yesterday.
Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico's winner in their 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave them on the verge of the Confederations Cup semi-finals
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 36-year-old started his career at the highest stage with Australia in 2008, featuring in four ODIs and three T20Is, before moving backing to the country of his birth - New Zealand in 2012. In a year, he earned a spot in the national side there and ended up featuring in four Tests, 81 ODIs and 29 T20Is for them.