Spurs beat rivals Arsenal to keep up title challenge

Tottenham ensured they remained just four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, and confirmed they would finish above arch-rivals Arsenal for the first time since 1994-95, with an impressive north London derby win at White Hart Lane. Chelsea’s 3-0 victory at Everton put the pressure on Spurs – but they responded in style with a…

United held at home by Swansea after Sigurdsson strike

MANCHESTER UNITED 1 SWANSEA CITY 1 Manchester United’s hopes of a top four finish suffered a blow on Sunday as relegation-threatened Swansea City came back for a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. The result left United in fifth place behind Manchester City on goal difference. City occupy the final Champions League qualification spot and could…

IPL 2017: Sandeep Sharma stars as KXIP thrash hapless DD

Kings XI Punjab stormed to a ten-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils with a thumping display in Mohali. The heroes of the evening for KXIP were the bowlers, very well led by Sandeep Sharma who took four for 20, as they bowled out Delhi Daredevils for a paltry 67. Hashim Amla and Martin Guptill knocked off…

IPL 2017: RCB crash to another miserable defeat

Utterly wasteful batting left Royal Challengers Bangalore closer to the brink than ever before in IPL 2017. They needed 158 to win the first of five games Virat Kohli said they had to win to make the play-offs. They did not need a scoreline that read 53 for 5 in the 10th over. But that…

Bayern take fifth straight Bundesliga crown with win at Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich celebrated their record-extending fifth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday after crushing VfL Wolfsburg 6-0 to open up an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed RB Leipzig with three matches remaining. The Bavarians, who have now won 27 German championships, are on 73 points with Leipzig on 63 after they were held to a goalless…

Sunderland down as Hull hold on for point at Saints

Sunderland’s 10-year stay in the Premier League ended on Saturday when they lost 1-0 at home to Bournemouth, leaving them 13 points adrift with four games remaining after Hull City held on for a goalless draw at Southampton. Sunderland’s fate looked set when Bournemouth’s Josh King side-footed in the winner at the Stadium of Light…

Bumrah special helps MI edge GL in Super-Over thriller

A see-saw game if ever there was one, Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions played out a thoroughly entertaining game in Rajkot. In the end, both teams were tied at 153, and the match went into the Super Over. Mumbai Indians scored 11 in their super over, and defended the same thanks to a superb over…

India miss Champions Trophy squad submission deadline

India have missed the April 25 deadline to submit their Champions Trophy squad to the ICC. ESPNcricinfo understands the BCCI told the ICC that it could not submit the squad for “operational” reasons. The other seven countries have all announced their squads. According to a BCCI official, the delay was inevitable. With the BCCI secretary…