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Winless Valencia secures draw against Villarreal in La Liga


Villarreal (Spain), Sep 24: Villarreal and Valencia played to a 0-0 draw in a hard fought Spanish La Liga football match that saw the Bats midfielder Daniel Barejo being sent off at the one-hour mark. The straight red card given to Valencias best player in Sundays game proved to be decisive but -...

Halep stays No. 1 in world tennis rankings, Goerges enters top-10 list


Madrid, Sep 24: Romanias Simona Halep maintained the No. 1 spot in the Womens Tennis Association rankings released on Monday, ahead of Denmarks Caroline Wozniacki. Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic climbed one spot up to seventh over Japans Naomi Osaka, after defeating her 6-4, 6-4 at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo,...

Nadal stays atop ATP rankings


Madrid, Sep 24: Spains Rafael Nadal continued to lead the mens Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points, ahead of Switzerlands Roger Federer. Austria Dominic Thiem exchanged places with Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov, to be ranked seventh and eighth respectively, after his victory at St. Petersburg Open...

Already in Asia Cup final, India look to extend dominance


Dubai, Sep 24: Having already sealed their place in the final of the Asia Cup with successive wins over Bangladesh and Pakistan, defending champions India will now face a resurgent Afghanistan in the final match of the Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. On Sunday, India made...

Frankfurt battles Leipzig to 1-1 draw in Bundesliga


Frankfurt, Sep 24: Eintracht Frankfurt played to a 1-1 home draw with RB Leipzig in the last match of the German Bundesligas fourth round here at Commerzbank-Arena. Swiss midfielder Gelson Fernandes opened the scoring for Frankfurt in the 26th minute, but Swedish winger Emil Forsberg drew Leipzig level nine minutes after the break...

Bologna earns first Serie A win, adds to Roma’s woes


Bologna (Italy), Sep 24: Roma continued their four-game Serie A winless drought with a 0-2 loss to host Bologna, a lower-ranked team in the Italian football league standings. This was Bolognas first win for the 2018/2019 season, despite the fact that Roma had a controlling presence for most of the match here at...

Thiem tops Klizan to win St. Petersburg Open final


St. Petersburg, Sep 24: Top-seed Dominic Thiem of Austria topped Slovakias Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-1 to win the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament, his 11th career title and his first on indoor hard court. Thiem, world No. 8, needed just one hour and eight minutes to earn his first win over Klizan, world...

Betis battles Athletic to 2-2 draw in La Liga


Sevilla (Spain), Sep 24: Real Betis salvaged a point in a home Spanish La Liga football game against Athletic Club, fighting their way back from a 0-2 deficit to a 2-2 draw. The visitors performed well during the first 45 minutes of play, both in terms of tactical deployment as well as effectiveness...

Barcelona, down a man, battles to secure draw against Girona


Barcelona, Sep 24: Barcelona managed a 2-2 draw after fighting hard to overcome a 1-2 deficit against Girona following the expulsion of Clement Lenglet, but not the win they craved for at Camp Nou. Both the Girona goals were scored by Uruguayan Christian Stuani here on Sunday, reports Efe. Girona came out with a...