Championship leader Valtteri Bottas pushed Sebastian Vettel off the top of Friday’s timesheets to end the opening day of practice for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix with the fastest time for Mercedes.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez might be the deadliest attack in Europe but Barcelona’s success in the Champions League could rest on their increasingly mean defence.
Arsenal and Chelsea closed in on the Europa League last four on Thursday after the Gunners saw off highly-fancied Napoli 2-0 at the Emirates, while Marco Alonso’s late header earned Maurizio Sarri’s side a hard-fought win at Slavia Prague.
Al Ain staged its final fixture of the campaign, the penultimate meeting of the UAE season, on Thursday afternoon. The featured Al Ain Sprint was won imperiously by RB Money To Burn, defending her unbeaten record in the style of an exciting filly.
Zimbabwe won the second ODI against UAE by four runs on DLS method in a rain-affected encounter in Harare. UAE’s innings were anchored by half-centuries from Ghulam Shabber and Shaiman Anwar, and the interruption of rain saw to overs being lost, with Zimbabwe set a target of 210 from 35 overs to extend their series lead.
Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau burst out of the crowd on Thursday at Augusta National, firing six-under par 66s to share a one-shot lead over Phil Mickelson after the first round of the Masters.
Antoine Griezmann was convinced Atletico Madrid were making progress but, 10 months on, he may wonder if he was right to stay after all.
An outrageous 48 runs off just 13 balls by Andre Russell (1x4, 7x6) gave Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) a come-from-behind 5-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a 2019 Indian Premier League match at The Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru on Friday.
Manchester City are strong favourites to take another step towards an unprecedented quadruple of trophies in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Brighton at Wembley.