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Sports Updates: Liverpool Boss Hunt- Feyenoord's Arne Slot in Talks to Succeed Jurgen Klopp - As It Happened

April 24, Wednesday sees a lot of sporting action take centre stage. In football, English Premier League returns with the Merseyside Derby with Liverpool travelling to Everton. Earlier, Arsenal thrashed Chelsea 5-0 to return to top. In the Indian Super League, Chhangte, Vikram help Mumbai City FC stun FC Goa with 3-2 win. In cricket, Delhi Capitals beat Gujarat Titans by four runs in match 40 of the Indian Premier League 2024. Naomi Osaka ends clay-court draught post first win in two years. Madrid Open 2024. Paris Olympic-bound boxer Preeti Pawar will spearhead a 50-member Indian team at the ASBC Asian U22 & Youth Boxing Championship. Liverpool are set to begin talks with Feyenoord on Wednesday regarding manager Arne Slot as they continue their search for Jurgen Klopp's successor. ICC ropes in Usain Bolt as tournament ambassador for T20 World Cup 2024. Follow all the action and a lot more with live scores and updates of all major sporting events today, right here

Arne Slot has worked wonders at Feyenoord. Richard Sellers/PA

April 24, 2024, Highlights

In football, English Premier League returns with the Merseyside Derby with Liverpool travelling to Everton. Earlier, Arsenal thrashed Chelsea 5-0 to return to top. In the Indian Super League, Chhangte, Vikram helped Mumbai City FC stun FC Goa with 3-2 win. In cricket, Delhi Capitals beat Gujarat Titans by four runs in match 40 of the Indian Premier League 2024. Naomi Osaka ends clay-court draught post first win in two years. Follow all the action and a lot more with highlights and updates of all major sporting events today, right here.

Premier League Update: Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea

Ligue 1 Preview: PSG Ready For Tough Game At Lorient

Paris Saint-Germain could secure their third straight Ligue 1 title if they defeat Lorient and Monaco fail to beat Lille – but Luis Enrique is not expecting his struggling opponents to hand them any favours.

If Monaco draw or lose against Lille on Wednesday and PSG win away at 17th-placed Lorient, the Parisians would clinch their record 12th league title.

"It's going to be a very difficult game", Enrique told reporters. (Stats Perform)

IPL: KL Rahul Comments On Stoinis' 63-Ball-124

Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul was all praise for Marcus Stoinis' match-winning 63-ball-124 not out against Chennai Super Kings as he felt that the home team's score of 210 for 4 was at least 30 runs above par on that particular Chepauk track.

"All credits to Stoinis. He was phenomenal to watch. It was not just power hitting, but was smart batting” said Rahul.

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar!

Today marks Sachin Tendulkar's 51st birthday. Many consider him the god of cricket, while others attribute him to be the driving force behind the cricket frenzy in India. With an illustrious career spanning over years, he has scored a remarkable 18,426 runs in ODIs with 49 centuries and 15,921 runs in Tests. Sachin achieved his lifelong ambition of lifting the World Cup trophy in 2011 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, cementing his position as a legend in the world of cricket.

Former ITF President, Brian Tobino Dies At Age 93

The former president of the International Tennis Federation Brian Tobin has died at the age of 93 on Monday, said the sport's governing body said.

Former Tennis Australia president Geoff Pollard also confirmed Tobin's death in a message to the Oceania Tennis Federation on Wednesday.

“Brian will always be remembered as the Tennis Australia president (1977 to 1989) who successfully moved the Australian Open from Kooyong to Melbourne Park in 1988 and set the scene for me and the presidents that followed to grow the Open to become an equal partner with our fellow Grand Slams,” Pollard said.

Coppa Italia: Juventus Need A Late Goal To Reach Final

A late goal that Timothy Weah set up for Arkadiusz Milik earned Juventus a spot in the Italian Cup final — keeping alive the Turin squad's chances of winning its first trophy in three years.

While Lazio won the second leg of their semifinal 2-1, Juventus advanced 3- 2 on aggregate.

Weah sent in a cross seven minutes from the time that Milik tapped in. Taty Castellanos scored a goal in each half for Lazio. Juventus won the first leg 2-0 with goals from Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic. (AP)

Paris Olympics: Indian Golfers Aditi, Diksha To Participate

Indian golfers Aditi Ashok (46) and Diksha Dagar (138) are set to participate in the Paris Olympics whereas Shubhankar Sharma (197) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (232) also have a strong chance of making it to the Games.

While it will be a third appearance for Aditi at the Olympics which is also the most for an Indian, Diksha will be competing for the second time. For Sharma and Bhullar, it would be their maiden appearance at the Olympics.

India’s best performance at the Olympics came from Aditi who finished fourth in the Tokyo Games 2020. (PTI)

NBA Wrap: Mavericks, Pacers Even Series

Luka Dončić had 32 points, nine assists and six rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks overcame the return of Kawhi Leonard in a 96-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday to even their Western Conference first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

Kyrie Irving added 23 points and PJ Washington had 18 for the Mavericks, who send the series back to Dallas for Game 3 on Friday. (Stats Perform)

NBA Wrap: Timberwolves Stifle Suns For 2-0 Lead

Jaden McDaniels scored 25 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t need another big performance from Anthony Edwards in a 105-93 win over the Phoenix Suns for a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert each scored 18 points while Edwards was limited to 15 on 3-of-12 shooting after he had 33 points in the series opener.

Minnesota held the Suns’ big three of Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal to a combined 18 for 45 from the field. Booker had 20 points and Durant 18 for the Suns, who head home for Game 3 on Friday faced with a 2-0 series deficit. (Stats Perform)

Glance At Formula One 

South Asian Triathlon Championship India Squad 

Men: Telheiba Soram, Kshetrimayum Kabidash Singh, Tushar Deka, Anagh Wankhade, Parth Sankhla, Angad Ingalekar, Abhishek Modanwal, Ankur Chahar, Parth Mirage, Krishiv Patel, Koushik Vinayak Malandkar, Sai Lohitaksh Kd, Dev Ambokar, Raj Kumar Pawar, Puskar Das, Vishwanath Yadav, Adarsh Muralidharan Nair Sinimol, Ankan Bhattacharjee, Arnab Bhattacharya, Safa Musthafa Sheick.

Women: Durvisha Pawar, Dolly Devidas Patil, Dhriti Koujalgi, Rama Sonkar, Heny Zalavadiya, Prerana Sravan Kumar, Riddhi Kadam, Sanjana Joshi, Snehal Joshi, Mansi Mohite, Nafisa Millwala, Pragnya Mohan, Punam Biswas.

Premier League: Everton vs Liverpool, Match Day

Former Player Langam Chaoba Devi To Coach India's Women's Team

Former player Langam Chaoba Devi is set to take over as the national women's football coach after the I M Vijayan-led AIFF technical committee recommended her name for the position on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old Devi, who captained the national side in the 1999 Asian Championships in the Philippines, had earlier been an assistant coach of the Indian team. The Manipuri has also represented the country in the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games. (PTI)

Narsingh Yadav Elected As Chairman Of WFI's seven-Member Athletes' Panel

Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Narsingh Pancham Yadav was elected chairman of the Wrestling Federation of India's Athletes' Commission here on Wednesday, completing a process that was mandated by the sport's world governing body.

A total of eight candidates were in fray for the seven positions and after polling, conducted on the ballot paper, seven members got elected. They then chose Narsingh as chairman of the commission. (PTI)

Archery World Cup: Indian Men's and Women's Compound Teams Aim Bows at Gold in Shanghai

The Indian men's and women's compound archery teams assured the country of a podium finish by nailing down final berths, while Dhiraj Bommadevara smashed the national record to finish third in the men's recurve qualification round in the season-opening Hyundai Archery World Cup on Wednesday.

Cue Sports Premier League: Advani, Other Top Stars To Appear In Inaugural Event

Multiple-time world champion Pankaj Advani and national women's title holder Vidya Pillai will be among several stars lending heft to the inaugural Cue Sports Premier League (CSPL) to be held here from May 4 to 10. (PTI)

Boxing: ASBC Asian U-22 And Youth Championships

Paris Olympic-bound boxer Preeti Pawar will spearhead a 50-member Indian team at the ASBC Asian U22 & Youth Boxing Championship, starting April 27 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The 20-year-old Asian Games bronze medallist, who has secured a Paris Olympic quota in the 54kg weight class, will have the company of former youth world champion and 2022 Asian elite boxing championship gold medallist Alfiya Pathan (81kg) in the U-22 category. (PTI)

NBA: Clippers Feel Good About Leonard's Return Despite Loss To Mavericks 

The return of Kawhi Leonard was enough to ensure there was positivity from the Los Angeles Clippers despite their loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. (Stats Perform)

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India To Have Preparatory Camp In Bhubaneswar Ahead Of Matches

The Indian football team will have a four-week preparatory camp in Bhubaneswar starting May 10, ahead of its crucial second round fifa-world-cup">FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers against Kuwait and Qatar.

The final squad will move to Kolkata on June 2 ahead of the Blue Tigers clash against Kuwait at Salt Lake Stadium on June 6. (PTI)

Liverpool Boss Hunt

Liverpool are set to begin talks with Feyenoord on Wednesday regarding manager Arne Slot as they continue their search for Jurgen Klopp's successor. Klopp announced in January that he would leave Anfield at the end of the season, and since then, the Reds have been conducting extensive research on a number of potential candidates.

Asian U20 Athletics Championship: Indian Lads Clinch Medals

Deepanshu Sharma secured gold in men's javelin throw with a throw of 70.29m, while Rohan Yadav claimed silver with a throw of 70.03m. Similarly, in the men's 1500m event, Priyanshu won silver with a time of 3:50.85 at the Asian U20 Athletics Championship in Dubai.

DC Vs GT, Live Score - Delhi Capitals Score After 20 Overs: 224/4

31 runs off the last-over sees DC post a mammoth 224 on the board against GT. Rishabh Pant's unbeaten 88 and some hard-hitting from Axar Patel (66) and Tristan Stubbs (26 not out) proved too much for the GT bowlers with Mohit Sharma leaking 73 runs in his four overs.

T20 World Cup 2024: ICC Ropes In Usain Bolt As Tournament Ambassador

DC Vs GT, IPL 2024 Live Updates: Delhi Capitals Beat Gujarat Titans By Four Runs

ISL Semifinal: Mumbai City Beats FC Goa By 3-2 

Lallianzuala Chhangte's last-minute winner ruins FC Goa's celebration as Mumbai City clinches a 3-2 victory in the first leg. Mumbai City FC scored three goals during stoppage time in the second half, overturning the game against FC Goa in the first leg semifinal held in Goa on Wednesday.

Madrid Open 2024: Osaka Ends Clay-Court Draught Post First Win In Two Years

Naomi Osaka starts Madrid Open with a win, defeating Greet Minnen for her first clay-court victory in two years. She advances to face Liudmila Samsonova in the second round.

Good Night

From Naomi ending her clay-court victory drought in the Madrid Open to Mumbai City FC stunning FC Goa in the ISL, we've covered all the sporting action today. Stay tuned for more updates across different sporting disciplines.

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