Defending champion Marc Marquez won the Aragon MotoGP on Sunday to take a 16-point lead in the world championship standings. Valentino Rossi, making a remarkable comeback barely three weeks after suffering a broken leg, finished fifth on his Yamaha after lying second earlier on. Briton Cal Crutchlow was in contention for a top-six place but crashed and had to retire on lap 17. Spaniard Marquez started only fifth but improved on a slow start and steadily made up ground.
The Slovakian surged ahead with less than 50 metres left when he pipped local favourite Alexander Kristoff to the line. Australian Michael Matthews took third place after being boxed in during the lead-up to the sprint. Belgium had no pure sprinters and they tried to blow up the race to avoid a mass finish. They built up a maximum gap of 45 seconds as France tried to take control at the front of the peloton.
Yuki Ito from Japan snatched a fine win in the premier SuperSports 600cc class in the fifth round of the Asia Road Racing Championship, hosted by the Madras Motor Sports Club, at the MMRT track here on Sunday. Zaidi hung on to his second place while Japan's Taiga Hada (Honda) finished third. Championship leader Malaysian Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman's wretched weekend, after his high-side crash during Friday's practice session, continued as he ended the race in 12th place.
The middle order failed to capitalise on the momentum to only be able to score 293 runs at a loss of six wickets. Seeing Australia's fall and disappointment with the bat yet again, Harbhajan Singh tweeted, Mate u need to come out of your retirement and start playing again I think. No quality which came in response to Michael Clarke's original tweet which said Australia were probably 40 runs short.
Moeen Ali produced what has to be one of the most imperious batting displays so far in the year. It was the third ODI between England and West Indies at Bristol. West Indies kept a tight control on the match, ensuring that England were at 210/5 in the 33rd over when Ali came in. By the time Woakes got out, West Indies were battered and the confidence they showed for a better part of the innings almost completely faded away.
A self-proclaimed patriotic women's hockey team coach, Harendra Singh says anybody who wants to serve the country should be ready to accept any role entrusted to him or her. Harendra, who never coached a women's team in the past, was given the responsibility recently, even though he was very much interested in working with the men's national team. Harendra, who guided India to the Junior World Cup title in Lucknow last year, did not shy away and took the challenge.
Aussie spinner Ashton Ager on Sunday got a first hand experience of Hardik Pandya's clean hitting during the second match of the ongoing ODI series in Indore. Chasing Australia's 293, India got off to a good start thanks to openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, but the homes side suffered a mini collapse, losing skipper Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav in quick succession.
With an aim to bring some fresh legs for the 400m event and the mile relay team for next year's Commonwealth Games and Asian Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to conduct an exclusive National championship in the 400m this year. The inaugural National 400m championships for men and women and boys and girls (under-20, 18 and 16) will be held at Dharamsala on October 22 and 23.
Moeen had scored a run-a-ball 39 and then went into a different zone in the last 14 balls he faced, scoring 62 runs. England all-rounder Moeen Ali wrecked havoc in Bristol on Sunday by hitting a 53-ball hundred during their third ODI match against West Indies. Batting first, England powered to 369 for nine with Ali contributing with 102 of 57 balls. He hit seven fours and eight sixes, with the last eight balls resulting in 42 Runs.
East Bengal clinched their eighth successive title, and a record 39 times overall, in the Calcutta Football League after holding arch-rivals Mohun Bagan 2-2 in the season's first derby here. Both teams finished on 23 points but East Bengal emerged winners on a better goal difference of (+21) against Mohun Bagan's +15. East Bengal, thus, remained unbeaten in their last 37 CFL matches with their last defeat coming way back in 2014 against Mohammedan Sporting.
Peter Siddle has come out swinging and slammed Michael Bevan who had tweeted to Cricket Australia, offering to help the current bunch of struggling Australian batsmen. While former captain Michael Clarke welcomed Bevan's offer, Siddle was not too impressed and instead thought that the former batsman was taking a pot-shot at the present lot of batsmen playing for the Green and Gold team.
The country's top track and field athletes will be seen in action in the four-day 57th National Open Athletics Championships 2017, beginning at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. Around 1200 athletes from various states and departments/public sector undertakings would be taking part in the meet, Tamil Nadu Athletics Association (TNAA) officials said. Lakshmanan has been in good form in recent months and his golden run has extended to the meet in Ashgabat.
Manchester United may be going all guns blazing in the Premier League with five wins in six matches to stand second in the table level on points with Manchester City. The two clubs are only separated on goal difference with City having scored four more goals than United. Action is what they're getting with United asking for CCTV footage of their match against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium which The Red Devils won 1-0 with a Lukaku winner.
The two automatically-promoted sides Newcastle and Brighton renew their rivalry, with the home side looking to push away from the drop zone at the Amex Stadium on Sunday. The top two teams in the Championship last term lock horn for the first time in the Premier League this season. Neither of the teams are considered as clear favourites, with Chris Hughton-side winning only one league game against West Brom and drawing another to Watford.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who owns the Jaipur Pink Panthers Pro Kabaddi League, on Sunday said the professional sports business as an industry will create more opportunities in the country in the future. Speaking at the ISB Leadership Summit in Hyderabad, he also said as the demand grows, the sporting industry will attract a lot of foreign investors also. Sports is a viable career option not just as a sportsman.
Openers Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma blazed away as they got a century partnership in quick time while chasing 294 for a series win in Indore. India are leading the five-match ODI series versus Australia by 2-0 as the third ODI is underway at this point and time. Rohit Sharma was back in the hut after making 71 but Ajinkya Rahane is batting on 68 and Virat Kohli is not out on 2.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali wrecked havoc in Bristol on Sunday by hitting a 53-ball hundred during their third ODI match against West Indies. Batting first, England powered to 369 for nine with Ali contributing with 102 of 57 balls. He hit seven fours and eight sixes, with the last eight balls resulting in 42 Runs. The second fifty came of just 12 balls.
Chasing a 294-run target, Rohit and Ajinkya Rahane provided a good foundation to the Indian innings, posting 84 runs in 13 overs. At the time of filing the report, he already hit four sixes, with the third one sailing out of the ground. He shimmied down the track, but Kane Richardson spotted it and shortened the lenght. It meant nothing as Rohit played a pull shot to perfection, and the ball sailed over the stands.
Clearing the air over the confusion surrounding the venue for the third ODI against New Zealand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief executive announced that Kanpur, not Lucknow, will host the game on October 29. While announcing the fixtures on Sept. 7, the BCCI had allotted the game to the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA).
During the classic six competition in Vancouver former Spanish king Juan Carlos, aged 79, was crowned world sailing champion along with his crew. Juan Carlos and his crew emerged victorious in the Six Meter Class World Championship at the end of the regattas in the Pacific Ocean. According to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Juan Carlos and his crew outpaced American Peter Hofmannn and Brazil's Lars Grael. Total of eight round or regattas took place during the competition in this class.