Argentina’s Lionel Messi and his team-mates attend a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Following claims by Lionel Messi that the Copa America had been ‘fixed’ so the hosts would win, Tite — coach of champions Brazil — told the Argentina captain to show some respect.
Argentina’s 2-1 victory over Chile in the third-place match of the Copa America was overshadowed Lionel Messi’s send-off on Staurday. In a hot-contested match, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi and Chile captain Gary Medel
A brace from Philippe Coutinho handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America on Friday in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia as the absence of superstar Neymar was quickly forgotten.
Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico has praised captain Lionel Messi for his desire to win a trophy for his country as they begin their quest to end a 26-year wait for silverware with their Copa America opener against Colombia on Saturday.
Tia Billimoria dominated the Ladies Open category. She defeated Andrea Wilkins 3/1 : 5/11, 11/8, 11/3, 11/7. Laila Tamer finished third.
The Italian-Russian pairing defeated the Russian duo Kirill Fartukov and Maxim Lonin in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in the final.
Seamer Deepak Chahar’s four-wicket haul, in which he removed four of the top five Punjab Kings batsmen, powered Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a thumping six-wicket win -- their first in this season’s Indian Premier League (IPL) -- here on Friday.
Rafael Nadal’s bid for a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title was shattered by Russia’s Andrey Rublev, who swept to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 quarter-final win on Friday. Nadal, bidding to reach the semi-finals of a Masters event for the 75th time, followed