Amit Mishra spins India to 3-2 series win

India cruised to their first significant bilateral One-Day International (ODI) series win in nearly two years as they thumped a hapless New Zealand on a slow surface at Visakhapatnam in the series decider by 190 runs. After half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli set New Zealand a competitive target of 270, India’s spinners led…

Higuain hits winner against former team Napoli

Gonzalo Higuain scored in his first match against Napoli since their bitter divorce in July to give his new club Juventus a barely-deserved 2-1 win in their Serie A showdown on Saturday. The Argentine, who scored a record 36 league goals for Napoli last season, drilled the ball home in the 71st minute for his…

Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Real Madrid top

By Richard Martin | BARCELONA Cristiano Ronaldo answered his critics with a hat-trick as Real Madrid came from behind to win 4-1 at Alaves and go two points clear at the top of La Liga. Champions Barcelona moved up to second with a lacklustre 1-0 win over bottom side Granada, while 10-man Atletico Madrid are…