Monthly Archives: April 2012

Morkel inspires incredible Delhi win

New Delhi: Ajinkya Rahane’s superb 84-run knock went in vain as Delhi Daredevils pulled off a dramatic one-run win against Rajasthan Royals to open up a three-point lead at the top of the Indian Premier League, here on Sunday. Chasing a challenging 153 to win, Rajasthan were so close to win as they needed just 15 runs off the last two overs but Morne [Full Article...]

All-round MI beat Chargers at home

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians survived a fiery pace bowling spell from Dale Steyn (2/10) as they beat bottom-placed Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match here on Sunday Chasing a small target of 101 for a win on a lively Wankhede pitch which offered assistance to pacers, Steyn made a stiff contest out of the match with a superb pace [Full Article...]

‘Only KKR belongs to Kolkata’

KOLKATA: Jubilant after leading his side to a facile triumph over Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir is now plotting revenge over Pune Warriors — the side led by one of Kolkata’s favourite sons Sourav Ganguly. Having guided the side to a 47-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in front of a packed Eden on Saturday, Gambhir hoped that the spectators [Full Article...]

Beat us and title should be yours, Fergie to City

LONDON: The destiny of the Premier League title will be firmly in Manchester City’s hands if they beat leaders Manchester United at home on Monday, United manager Alex Ferguson has said. United hold a three-point advantage going into the highly-anticipated showdown but a win for City would put them top on goal difference with two matches to play. “I think City probably would win [Full Article...]

Real sight title after rout of Sevilla

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo struck his 43rd league goal of the campaign to set Real Madrid on their way to a 3-0 home win over Sevilla on Sunday that put them within a whisker of a first La Liga title in four years. It was a much-needed return to winning ways for Jose Mourinho’s side after the shock of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final elimination by [Full Article...]

Stoner ends Spanish MotoGP jinx

JEREZ (Spain): Australia’s defending world champion Casey Stoner won the Spanish MotoGP on Sunday for his first win in the race. The Honda rider beat home Spain’s 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha while another Spaniard Dani Pedrosa was third on a Honda. English rider Cal Crutchlow just failed to edge out Pedrosa for third and recorded his second successive fourth place. [Full Article...]

Torres hits hat-trick as Chelsea maul QPR

LONDON: Fernando Torres hit his first Chelsea hat-trick as the Blues stepped up their bid for a top four finish with a 6-1 demolition of west London rivals QPR on Sunday. Torres has endured a mostly miserable 15 months since his British record £50 million move from Liverpool, but the Spanish striker looks revitalised after his crucial late goal in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final [Full Article...]

Nadal wins 7th Barcelona title

BARCELONA: Rafael Nadal became the first player in the open era to win two tournaments seven times when he fought off tenacious Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6, 7-5 to win a thrilling Barcelona Open final on Sunday. In a repeat of last year’s title match and 10 years to the day since he made his World Tour debut, Nadal came out on top in [Full Article...]