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Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Denmark Open (22:44) IANS Photo Service
Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the second round, while B. Sai Praneeth and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were eliminated in the opening round of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Wednesday.

U-17 World Cup: Brazil blank Honduras in quarters (Lead) (22:40)
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.

Olympic high jump champ Ruth Beitia retires (22:20) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) Olympic 2016 women's high jump champion Ruth Beitia of Spain brought the curtain down on her long and successful career on Wednesday.

AFC Cup: Bengaluru go down in Inter-Zone final (Lead) (22:18)
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Bengaluru FC crashed out of the AFC Cup football tournament following a 2-2 draw with FC Istiklol Dushanbe in the second leg of the Inter-Zone Final here on Wednesday.

U-17 World Cup: Brazil blank Honduras in quarters (22:14)
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.

Bengaluru, Patna play draw in PKL (22:12)
Pune, Oct 18 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates played out a hard-fought 29-29 draw in a Vivo Pro Kabaddi (PKL) contest here on Wednesday.

Istiklol eliminate Bengaluru from AFC Cup (21:40)
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Bengaluru FC crashed out of the AFC Cup football tournament following a 2-2 draw with Istiklol FC in the second leg of the Inter-Zone Final here on Wednesday.

Uganda's Kiprotich pulls out of New York Marathon (21:18)
Kampala, Oct 18 (IANS) Former World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda has opted out of the New York Marathon slated for November 5, saying he is not mentally ready.

My target is to win I-League with East Bengal: Katsumi (21:06)
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) East Bengal's new Japanese recruit Yusa Katsumi said on Wednesday he wants to end the city football giants' title drought in the I-League, while downplaying the importance of winning against his former employers Mohun Bagan.

Yuvraj named in domestic violence complaint, lawyer denies any case registered (Lead) (20:32) IANS Photo Service
Gurugram/Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named in a complaint of domestic violence filed by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma but his family lawyer said that no case has been registered against the player.

Valencia's Andreas fined for speeding (20:16)
Valencia (Spain), Oct 18 (IANS) Spanish football club Valencia's midfielder Andreas Pereira has been fined 3,600 euros ($4,231) and his driving licence revoked for eight months for speeding, a Spanish court confirmed on Wednesday.

U-17 World Cup: Ghana beat Niger to enter quarters (20:12) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Ghana won the battle of African rivals, edging 2-0 past Niger in their FIFA U-17 WOrld Cup Round of 16 clash at the DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday.

Olympic golf champ Rose to compete in Hong Kong Open (20:06) IANS Photo Service
Hong Kong, Oct 18 (IANS) Olympic champion Justin Rose will join Masters champion Sergio Garcia in a star-studded field at the UBS Hong Kong Open from November 23 to 26, announced the golf tournament's organiser here on Wednesday.

Gurjant's late goal earns India 1-1 draw against South Korea (20:00)
Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) Forward Gurjant Singh's late goal helped India to get a 1-1 draw against South Korea in a second round match of the Hero Asia Cup hockey championship here on Wednesday.

Real Madrid held by Tottenham; Sevilla routed; Man City stay perfect (Roundup) (18:06)
Madrid/Manchester/Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) Real Madrid could do no better than a 1-1 draw at home against Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the 2017-2018 Champions League group stage, Manchester City and Besiktas stayed perfect and Sevilla crashed to a 1-5 away defeat against Spartak Moscow.

Yuvraj named in domestic violence complaint (17:46) IANS Photo Service
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named in a complaint of domestic violence filed by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma.

Golfer Ajeetesh aims to continue stellar form at Macau Open (17:32)
Macao, Oct 18 (IANS) With his confidence boosted after bagging his maiden win on the Asian Tour a fortnight ago, India golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu will be aiming to continue his winning streak when he tees off for the first time in four years at the Macau Open on Thursday.

Coach Felix says junior team will showcase top-quality hockey in Malaysia (15:30)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India junior hockey team coach Jude Felix has said his wards will showcase "top-quality hockey" at the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup which begins on October 22 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Nadal pulls out of Swiss Indoors Basel tournament (14:24) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) Spanish World No.1 Rafael Nadal said he was pulling out of the Swiss Indoors Basel, an ATP 500 event that starts next week.

Tottenham hold Real Madrid to 1-1 draw (14:06)
Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's recent problems in front of the goal were once again evident when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Tottenham Hotspurs.

Shakhtar Donetsk beat Feyenoord in Champions League (13:44)
The Hague, Oct 18 (IANS) Feyenoord lost their third match 2-1 against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in Group F of Champions League football.

Brazil, Russia confirm pre-World Cup football friendly (13:36)
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil will meet 2018 World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly next March as both teams fine-tune their preparations for football's showpiece tournament.

Leicester City fires coach Craig Shakespeare (13:16) IANS Photo Service
London, Oct 18 (IANS) English club Leicester City said it has parted ways with coach Craig Shakespeare only four months after he signed a three-year deal

U-17 WC: Senior team's performances not on minds of Germany's colts: Coach Wueck (13:14) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Germany's U-17 coach Christian Wueck on Wednesday brushed aside talk of the youth team not winning any World Cup compared to the senior side's four trophies will play on the minds of his colts, stating the idea is to develop players for the "A-team".

U-17 WC: Need more battles of high intensity in Japan, feels coach Moriyama (13:04) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Japan coach Yoshiro Moriyama feels the U-17 boys need more high intensity battles at home now in order to keep improving after they lost 3-5 on tie-breakers to England in a round of 16 tie of the FIFA World Cup here.

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