TURIN: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus got back to winning ways by beating bottom club Crotone 3-0 in Serie A. Ronaldo could even have had a hat-trick in the first half. Weston Mckennie sealed the result after the break. Juventus moved up to third on the table, eight points behind Serie A leader Inter Milan, having played a match less. AP
Late Benteke goal steals win for Palace
Brighton: Substitute Christian Benteke thumped home a dramatic last-ditch volley as Crystal Palace snatched a 2-1 victory at bitter rival Brighton in the English Premier League.
Sevilla beat Osasuna, move into 3rd place
Madrid: Sevilla comfortably defeated Osasuna 2-0 to extend their winning streak in the Spanish league to six matches and move into the top-three in the standings for the first time this season. Agencies
Spin legend Bedi undergoes bypass surgery
New Delhi: Legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi has undergone a bypass surgery at a city hospital after he complained of heart problems and he is recovering well. The 74-year-old underwent the procedure a few days back and is expected to be discharged from the hospital soon.
Deepak enters quarters of Strandja Memorial
New Delhi: Deepak Kumar (52kg) advanced to the quarterfinals with a facile win as India’s boxers got off to a mixed start at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Deepak defeated Kazakhstan’s Olzhas Bainiyazov 5-0 in his opening bout to make the last-eight stage. Naveen Kumar (91kg) defeated American Darius Fulghum in a close fight that ended 3-2 in his favour. In the women’s category, Jyoti (51kg) got the better of Ukraine’s Tetiana Kob 4-1. However, Shashi Chopra (60kg), Lalita (69kg) and Sakshi (57kg) lost their opening bouts to bow out of the competition.
Football team to play friendlies in March
New Delhi: The Indian men’s team will play two international friendlies — against Oman on March 25 and United Arab Emirates on March 29 — the All India Football Federation said. Both the matches will be held in Dubai.
Coco advances in three sets at Adelaide International
Adelaide: Coco Gauff’s decision to extend her stay Down Under after a second-round loss at the Australian Open is paying off, at least so far. The 16-year-old American beat Jasmine Paolini 6-4 6-7(4) 6-2 in a first-round match at the Adelaide International. In other matches, French Open champion and fifth-seeded Iga Swiatek of Poland beat American Madison Brengle 6-3 6-4, sixth-seeded Petra Martic defeated Ludmila Samsonova 4-6 6-0 7-5 and Jil Teichmann beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-2 7-6(5). Agencies
Robertson’s brace takes Kashmir to top
Kolkata: Mason Robertson’s brace helped a dominant Real Kashmir FC beat Aizawl FC 3-1 and jump to the top of the I-League table. After a defensive error had given Aizawl FC the lead through Lalremsanga in the 26th minute, Lukman Adefemi’s strike in the first half and a double by Robertson in the second powered the Snow Leopards to a thumping win. With the win, Real Kashmir FC extended their unbeaten streak to nine games. Gokulam Kerala FC extended their winning streak to three games after beating Sudeva Delhi FC 1-0. Suraj Rawat’s stunning long-range strike in the injury time gave Mohammedan Sporting a 2-1 win over Chennai City FC. PTI
NorthEast beat East Bengal, climb into top-4
Margao: NorthEast United beat 10-man East Bengal 2-1 to climb into the top-four in the Indian Super League. NorthEast extended their unbeaten run to nine games. PTI