Brazil coach Tite is tossed up by his team’s players to celebrate their win over Peru in the final of the Copa America on Sunday. Associated Press
Peru failed to capitalise on a ten-man Brazil 20 minutes from time — after Gabriel Jesus was sent off for a second yellow — leaving Tite’s charges holding on to win the Copa America 3-1 in front of boisterous home fans on Sunday.
Lionel Messi still “loves” the Argentine national team despite more than a decade of disappointments, international team-mate Sergio Aguero said on Thursday as the pair prepare for the Copa America in neighboring Brazil.
Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese committed a horrendous error as Brazil ensured top spot in their Copa America group on Saturday with a 5-0 victory in Sao Paulo.
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