Action images from the Eliminator at Bangalore. Scorecard
Bengaluru: Gautam Gambhir of Kolkata Knight Riders in action during IPL 2017 second qualifier match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on May 17, 2017. (Photo: Dhananjay TK/IANS)
By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Bruno Slastan has been first on court at the French Open on every day the tournament has hosted since 1989, using all his experience to prep the world's most celebrated clay surface for five hours before play starts. "It sweeps the clay away, especially when it blows from North to South." When it comes to dealing with problems, there is no substitute for experience.
England and South Africa are set for a three-match ODI series, with the first game starting on Wednesday. This series has come at the right time for the two teams as the Champions Trophy is schedule for June 1 start, and it will be ideal preparation for England and South Africa ahead of the ICC event.
Iran's Esteghlal claimed a 1-0 win over Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates with Kaveh Rezaei's last-gasp penalty in the first leg of their Asian Champions League last 16 tie on Monday. Both teams were reduced to 10 men in the final quarter of the clash following the dismissals of Al Ain's Saeed Juma and Farshid Esmaeili of Esteghlal in separate incidents.
(The Sports Xchange) - Atlanta Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap has opted out of his contract for next season to become a free agent this summer, according to multiple reports Monday. Millsap, 32, informed the Hawks that he won't exercise his player option for 2017-18, The Vertical reported and was confirmed by other media outlets. The 6-foot-8, 246-pound Millsap was Atlanta's leading scorer this season, averaging a career-high 18.1 points and 7.7 rebounds in 69 games and earning his fourth All-Star nod.
(Reuters) - Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara will retire from first-class cricket in September at the end of England's county championship season. The Surrey batsman, who quit test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is fifth on the all-time list of test run scorers, averaging 57.40 in 134 tests.
James Davison said it will be bittersweet to fill in for the injured Sebastien Bourdais at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday but plans to do his best despite limited preparation time. Davison completed 88 laps on the sprawling 2.5 mile oval speedway on Monday, with a best speed of 223.670 mph. It was the first time in two years the 30-year-old Australian, who has two previous starts in the race, was in the cockpit of an Indy car. "It's certainly mixed emotions," Davison told IndyCar of replacing Bourdais.
Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo has left the club by mutual consent after one season in charge in which they finished runners-up, the former European champions said on Monday. Usually known simply as Nuno, the Sao Tome and Principe-born coach was halfway through his contract when he departed one day after his team suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at Moreirense in their last league game of the season. Porto finished second in the league, six points behind champions and arch-rivals Benfica.
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Tennys Sandgren describes himself as a walking coincidence. Tennys, the pro tennis player who happens to come from - you've guessed it: Tennessee. From the moment he began swinging a racket as a four-year-old in Gallatin the significance of his moniker was not lost on him, although his ambition back then was not to match idol Andre Agassi, just not be "bad" at a sport he shares his name with.
Inter Milan forward Gabriel Barbosa has apologised for storming off the substitutes' bench when he realised he was not going to be used during Sunday's Serie A match at Lazio. Vecchi said after the game that he expected the club to take action, although Inter have not commented since.
Chelsea's Antonio Conte was named Manager of the Year at a League Managers Association awards ceremony on Monday after leading his side to the Premier League title and FA Cup final. The 47-year-old Italian, whose team finished seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, will lead Chelsea out against Arsenal in the Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. Chelsea's 93 points was the second highest total since the Premier League began in 1992 and they became the first Premier League team to register 30 victories in one season.
Kumar Sangakkara is still in prime form having scored two centuries for Surrey in their match with Middlesex which finished on Monday.
The number-one ranked Proteas have won 14 of the last 16 ODI’s, and will be searching for some pre-tournament consistency.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 23 (ANI): Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has heaped praise on young pacer Jasprit Bumrah, saying the Gujarat speedster has for sure got all the abilities to be No. 1 bowler in the world. Bumrah finished the IPL 2017 campaign with 20 scalps.
Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) finished IPL 2017 as the best second side after losing the finale against Mumbai Indians (MI) by one run on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho's first season at Manchester United will be deemed by many as a failure unless they win Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam to secure Champions League qualification. The Portuguese coach arrived at Old Trafford at the start of this campaign charged with the task of restoring United to, if not their old dominance, at least a place at the top table in the Premier League elite. It is not the prestige of the Europa League title that would change the perspective on the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager's first year at United but the place that triumph would secure in the continent's top club competition.
Based on their overall performance, only select XI of that form the IPL 2017 XI while some other notable performers miss out amidst the stiff competition.
May 23 (CRICKETNMORE) - Kings XI Punjab Captain Glenn Maxwell hit the most number of sixes in Indian Premier League 2017. Lets take a look at the top 10 batsmen with most number of sixes in IPL 2017:
Every IPL season there are some players we expect to do well, and some players who surprise us. Take a look at some of the stars and the flops, the hits and the misses of the 10th edition of the IPL.