Gran Canaria (Spain): Indian golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar completed their opening rounds, carding matching 69s to lie T-88 at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open here. While Ajeetesh Sandhu, who had fired a sizzling 4-under 66, and SSP Chawrasia (74), had completed their rounds yesterday, Sharma and Bhullar were at 3-under through 11 holes and even-par through 12. Meanwhile, in Kobe, Japan, India’s Rahil Gangjee carded a flawless 5-under 66 to make the cut at the Kansai Open Championship. Gangjee is tied-31.
Zimbabwe pull off shock T20 win over Pakistan
Harare: Zimbabwe successfully defended a modest total to pull off an upset 19-run win over in-form Pakistan and level their T20I series here today. Zimbabwe were sent in to bat first, and despite a feisty 34 from Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, made only a paltry 118/9. But Pakistan, who beat South Africa 3-1 in a four-match series earlier this month, fell short in a laboured chase as they were bowled out for 99.
Atletico return to the top, Messi leads Barcelona
Madrid: Atletico Madrid defeated Huesca to regain sole possession of the Spanish league lead, while Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona stayed in the title race with a victory over Getafe. Atletico moved three points in front of second-placed Real Madrid. Messi’s double in a 5-2 win over Getafe helped Barcelona return to third place.
Leicester beat West Brom to strengthen hold on 3rd
London: Jamie Vardy ended his two-month goal drought as Leicester tightened their grip on a Champions League spot with a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion that pushed the visitors closer to relegation. Agencies