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Sports World: KKR Beat RCB In IPL 2024; PV Sindhu Crashes Out Of Spain Madrid Masters - As It Happened

In cricket, Royal Challengers Bengaluru tasted defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in match 10 of the IPL 2024. PV Sindhu exited the Madrid Masters quarter-final match. New Zealand women lost the match and the T20I series to England Women. In tennis, Carlos Alcaraz was shocked by Grigor Dmitrov in men's singles quarter-final at the Miami Open 2024. Get all the updates and scores from March 29, 2024 right here

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Sports World Highlights, March 29, 2024

In today's sporting action for Friday, March 29, 2024, cricket took the centrestage as in the IPL 2024, Virat Kohli and co of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru lost to Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. New Zealand women ended up on the losing side to England Women in the fifth T20I. In tennis, Carlos Alcaraz was ousted by Grigor Dmitrov in men's singles quarter-final at the Miami Open 2024. Get all the updates and scores from March 29, 2024 right here. (Cricket News | Football News)

India Watch At Miami Open 2024

Gregor Dimitrov knocks out Carlos Alcaraz in Miami Open quarter-final

Gregor Dimitrov beat top seed Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets to book a place in the Miami Open semi-final.

The Bulgarian, seeded 11th, won 6-2 6-4 to book a last-four meeting with Germany’s world number five Alexander Zverev.

Tennis umpire loses appeal against 7-year ban for false match scores, reports AP

A tennis umpire from Tunisia who was banned for inputting wrong scores in matches lost his appeal at sport's highest court, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Thursday.

Barcelona wins to set up Women's Champions League semifinal vs Chelsea, PSG advances to face Lyon

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Aitana Bonmatí led Barcelona to its sixth straight Women's Champions League semifinals on Thursday, scoring the opening goal in a 3-1 win over Brann that sets up a last-four clash with Chelsea. (AP)

England Will Not Adopt Negative Approach After Humbling in India, Says Zak Crawley

India inflicted the first series loss of the Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum era after they stormed back from going one down in Hyderabad to win the last four Tests in comprehensive fashion.

England-W Win Fifth T20I Against New Zealand-W; Lift Series 4-1

Was Probably My Best Last Over: Avesh Khan

Rajasthan Royals pacer Avesh Khan feels the last over he bowled against Delhi Capitals in the ongoing IPL was probably his best effort in the death overs.

The India pacer had to defend 17 runs in the last over on Thursday night and he was able to do that rather comfortably, landing one yorker after the other. (PTI)

Hawks defeat Celtics in NBA

Dejounte Murray hit a go-ahead jumper in the final second of overtime and finished with 44 points in the Atlanta Hawks’ 123-122 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday.

Ex-Kiwi Star Corey Anderson Finds Place In USA Squad In Run-Up To T20 World Cup

Nortje will take time to get better after injury lay-off: DC bowling coach Hopes

Delhi Capitals bowling coach James Hopes feels that the team's under-fire pace spearhead Anrich Nortje will get better with time having recently made a comeback to competitive cricket after six months.

Nortje was taken to the cleaners by Rajasthan Royals' Riyan Parag at the death as he went for 48 in his four overs on Thursday night. (PTI)

Andy Murray To Miss Next Month’s Monte Carlo Masters

Andy Murray suffered a dramatic three-set defeat to Tomas Machac in the third round of Miami Open 2024.
Andy Murray suffered a dramatic three-set defeat to Tomas Machac in the third round of Miami Open 2024. AP

French soccer federation limits support for players' Ramadan observance, reports AP

Ahead of training camps which took place in March, the federation made clear it would not change the schedule for meals and practices to accommodate players who want to fully observe the religious ritual.

Some left-wing politicians, coaches and former players were outraged; the federation denied accusations of religious discrimination.

Man United Reportedly Chasing Dani Olmo

Manchester United are the latest club to chase Spain midfielder Dani Olmo, 25, according to the Daily Mail. Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham are also tracking the RB Leipzig player, who has a £52million release clause.

Spain Masters: PV Sindhu To Face Supanida Katethong In Quarterfinals

The two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu continued her phenomenal performance at the Madrid Spain Masters to advance to the quarterfinals with a convincing 21-14 21-12 straight-game win over 63rd-ranked Chinese Taipei's Huang Yu-Hsun on Thursday. She is set to face world-ranked 17, Supanida Katethong next.

It's All Irrelevant: Steve Smith On Hardik Facing Boos

Australian star batter Steve Smith advised Mumbai skipper Hardik Pandya to "block out" the constant jeers and boos he is receiving from spectators at the Indian Premier League matches so far. Smith stated they are "all irrelevant". Hardik, who replaced five-time IPL-winning captain Rohit Sharma as skipper this season, had a dismal start to his captaincy tenure as MI suffered back-to-back defeats.

Xabi Alonso To Stay At Bayer Leverkusen Next Season

Bayer Leverkusen's boss Xabi Alonso decided to stay in the club for next season despite interest from Liverpool and Bayern Munich. "I feel this is the right place to be for me as a young coach," he said.

IPL: KKR Opt To Bowl Against RCB 

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to bowl first against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in match 10 of the IPL 2024 encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium

PV Sindhu Bows Out Of Spain Masters 

India's PV Sindhu was eliminated from the quarterfinals of the Spain Masters 2024 after a gruelling 77-minute match, ultimately losing 20-22 to Supanida Katethong.

EFL Champ's: West Brom Extends Unbeaten Run With 1-1 Draw At Millwall

John Swift’s successful penalty kick helped West Brom secure a draw against Millwall extending their unbeaten streak of seven league games as they strive to qualify for the play-offs.

Igor Stimac To Coach India Despite Loss To Afghanistan

The top brass of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is inclined to heed the recommendation of its technical committee to remove national men's team head coach Igor Stimac but contractual issues may make it difficult to do so, as reported by PTI.

IPL: KKR Win Over RCB By 7 Wickets

Venkatesh Iyer's fifty and Sunil Narine's cameo set the victory stage for Kolkata Knight Riders' convincing seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their first clash of 2024 IPL.

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