Al Shaqab Racing’s homebred Salt Lake lost her maiden tag on her third career outing when she won the Prix des Cyprès, a race for three-year-olds over 2600m in Fontainebleau, France, on Wednesday. It also marked her first attempt in claiming class.
Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao is in the “final stages” of talks for a bout against American star Mikey Garcia, an aide to the Filipino fighter said yesterday.
India’s badminton team has been forced to withdraw from the Malaysian Open due to a travel ban, potentially impacting the players’ hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan’s capital yesterday asked the government to extend until May 31 its state of emergency aimed at curbing coronavirus infections, a move that could spark more questions about its ability to host the Olympics.
Sacked by Paris Saint-Germain on Christmas Eve, Thomas Tuchel is going back to the Champions League final for a second consecutive season after his rejuvenated Chelsea cruised past Real Madrid in the last four.
Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has upset supporters by appearing to laugh with Chelsea players after his former club knocked the Spanish team out of the Champions League. Chelsea beat Real 2-0 on Wednesday in their semi-final second leg, securing a 3-1 victory on aggregate.
Real Madrid were not just beaten but outplayed, their defeat by Chelsea on Wednesday clear enough to spell the end of a team that has gone on and on but can no longer match the best in Europe.
After staging a stunning revival to rein in leaders Atletico Madrid, Barcelona can finally go top of La Liga when they host Diego Simeone’s side on a mouthwatering weekend as the four teams in the title race come face to face.
Paulo Fonseca has backed Jose Mourinho to thrive at Roma when the former Tottenham boss replaces him as manager at the end of this season. Mourinho signed a three-year contract on Tuesday and will take charge of the Serie A club after Fonseca sees out the current campaign.
India’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country’s coronavirus emergency, insisting it was not a mistake.