IPL 2017: Gujarat’s defusal of Amla ton glues RCB to last spot

Hashim Amla prompted an urgent reevaluation of his Twenty20 batting stocks with his second hundred of IPL 2017, cracking 104 off 60 balls in an effort that embarrassingly fell short, not for the first time in this edition, as Gujarat Lions chased down 190 in a nail-biter against Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket…

James, Morata net braces as Madrid thrash Granada to keep title control

GRANADA, Spain — Three thoughts from Real Madrid’s 4-0 victory over Granada in La Liga on Saturday. Real Madrid’s “B squad” absolutely steamrolled a sorry Granada side 4-0 to keep Zinedine Zidane’s outfit in full control of the title race, with time now running out for chasers Barcelona. Earlier on Saturday afternoon, Barca’s “MSN” of…

IPL 2017: IPL’s joint-fastest fifty by Narine tames sorry RCB

The pitch at the Chinnaswamy stadium has slowed down considerably; it’s a fact. But try selling that to Sunil Narine, who annihilated records en route to IPL’s joint-fastest fifty ever, getting to the landmark off only 15 deliveries and winning the game even before it could be won. RCB were put in to bat, much…