The day in sports: 4th May
1. BCCI announces squad for ICC Champions Trophy
It looks like Sandeep Patil and Co. have placed their faith and instincts in the young Indian Turks. Gambhir and Yuvraj haven’t made it to the final fifteen, even though both these player played a major role in India’s ICC Cricket World Cup triumph in 2011.
2. IPL 6: Sunrisers crush Daredevils, climb to third spot
Sunrisers Hyderabad crushed Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in a crucial match here Saturday night to climb up to the third position in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
3. Arsenal climb to third, Wigan close on Premiership safety
Theo Walcott scored the fastest goal of the Premier League season as Arsenal beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 to climb into third place on Saturday, while Wigan boosted their hopes of survival with a resilient 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion.
4. Ronaldo hits 200 as Real keep Barca waiting
Real Madrid forced Barcelona to delay their title celebrations as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 200th Real goal in an entertaining 4-3 win over Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
The result cut Barcelona’s lead at the top to eight points and although they can’t now mathematically seal the title with a win over Real Betis on Sunday, they can restore their 11-point lead with just four games remaining.
5. Dortmund, Bayern draw in Champions League final warm-up
Borussia Dortmund ended ten-man Bayern Munich’s 14-match winning streak in the Bundesliga on Saturday as the warm-up for the Champions League final ended in a 1-1 draw.
6. P.V Sindhu clinches her maiden Grand Prix Gold Title
17-year-old Indian Badminton sensation P.V Sindhu clinched her maiden level three title by defeating Gu Juan of Singapore 21-17 17-21 21-19 in the final of Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold Tournament. Sindhu, who is currently the World No. 13, defeated the World No. 27 in an hour and 11 minutes.
7. Knicks hold off Celtics to advance, Pacers move on
The New York Knicks turned back a furious late charge by the Boston Celtics, holding on for an 88-80 victory to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs.
8. Mickelson, Watney share PGA lead
Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney each stumbled with the lead on Saturday, leaving the US duo tied atop the leaderboard after three rounds at the US PGA Wells Fargo Championship.
9. All-German final in Munich as Haas beats Dodig
Veteran Tommy Haas rolled back the years on Saturday to enjoy a straight sets semi-final win over Croatia Ivan Dodig and set up an all-German final at the ATP clay-court tournament in Munich.
10. Russia’s Pavlyuchenkova wins first clay title
Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Portugal Open and claim her first trophy on clay.
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