Sports Highlights May 15, 2025: Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold In Javelin Throw Event In Federation Cup

Sports News Updates May 15: We will be going in the Premier League final day with Manchester City at the top and Arsenal two points behind the leaders. In La Liga, Real Madrid are in action against Alaves. Neeraj Chopra won gold at the Federation Cup. In IPL, Rajasthan Royals lost their game against Punjab Kings. Italian Open and Thailand Open go on in tennis and badminton, respectively. River Plate qualified for the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup. Catch all the highlights and scores right here

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra in action. File Photo

Today's Sports News Updates May 15

Today's Sports News Updates May 15: We will be going in the Premier League final day with Manchester City at the top and Arsenal two points behind the leaders. In LaLiga, Real Madrid are in action against Alaves. Neeraj Chopra won gold at the Federation Cup. In IPL, Rajasthan Royals lost their game against Punjab Kings. Italian Open and Thailand Open go on in tennis and badminton respectively. River Plate qualify for 2025 FIFA Club World Cup. Follow all the highlights and scores right here

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Manchester City

Rugby: Vunipola Brothers Set to Depart from Saracens

Brothers Billy and Mako Vunipola will leave Saracens at the end of the season. Mako, 33, has been with the club since 2011, and his younger brother Billy, 31, joined him two years later. During their time at Saracens, they have achieved significant success, winning five Premiership titles and three European championships.

Neeraj Chopra Arrives In Bhubaneswar For Federation Cup 2024

Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has reached Bhubaneswar to compete in the men's final at the Federation Cup 2024 athletics competition. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

This will be Chopra's first appearance in a national-level tournament since his remarkable gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Climate Protesters Interrupt Two Matches At Italian Open

Climate activists interrupted two matches at the Italian Open in Rome, suspending the last-16 tie between Madison Keys and Sorana Cirstea, as well as a doubles match featuring Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin against Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic.

Rory McIlroy Files For Divorce Ahead Of PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy has filed for divorce from his wife Erica during the week of the US PGA Championship in Kentucky. According to court records, the Northern Irishman submitted a "petition for dissolution of marriage" in Palm Beach County, Florida, on Monday. The couple tied the knot in 2017 and has one child together, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, who was born in 2020.

Caitlin Clark Leads Team In Scoring, But Debut Marred By Mistakes In Fever's Defeat

Caitlin Clark's professional debut didn't go as expected as the Indiana Fever suffered a 92-71 defeat against the Connecticut Sun. Clark had a tough start, failing to score and committing two personal fouls in the nightmare first quarter. Subsequently benched for a significant portion of the game, she watched as her teammates struggled to keep the game close.

River Plate Qualify For 2025 FIFA Club World Cup

Federation Cup Athletics 2024: 22-Year-Old Samardeep Wins Silver In Shot Put

The 22-year-old, MP lad, Samardeep Singh Gill impressed at the 27th Federation Cup National Athletics Championship, as he secured the silver medal in the men's shot put event. With a powerful throw of 18.93 meters, Gill defeated many senior players, earning him a well-deserved spot on the podium. This silver medal event was his season opener.

Samardeep in action.
Samardeep in action.

Federation Cup 2024 Javelin Final Live Streaming: Where To Watch Neeraj Chopra In Action 

Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Jena's Federation Cup 2024 javelin throw final will be available on live streaming on the Athletic Federation of India’s official YouTube channel on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM IST. There will be no live telecast of the event on any TV channel in India.

Italian Open: Bopanna-Ebden Pair Bows Out

The Indian-Australian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden ended their run at the ATP Italian Open after the loss in the pre-quarterfinal rounds to the locals Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori in Rome.

Thailand Open: Satwik-Chirag Sail Into Round Of 16

The pair of star Indian shuttler, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty progressed to the men's doubles pre-quarterfinals of the Thailand Open badminton tournament with a straight-game win over the Malaysian duo of Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub Azriyn and Tan Wee Kiong in Bangkok.

FIFA Set Date For First Women's Club World Cup

FIFA finally set a date Wednesday to play the first Women's Club World Cup tournament in January and February 2026.

The first edition should involve 16 teams though FIFA's ruling council did not specify how they would qualify or where they could play. (PTI)

Olympic Selection Trial (Shooting): Top Qualifications 

Anjum Moudgil and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar came out on top of the women's and men's 50m rifle 3 positions Olympic Selection Trial (OST) T3 qualification round respectively at the M.P. State Shooting Academy (MPSSA) ranges here on Wednesday.

After the customary 20 shots in the kneeling, prone and standing positions, Anjum shot a score of 592/600, her highest of the OSTs so far, while Aishwary shot yet another quality score of 590 to top the five-man field. (PTI)

Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe Will Miss PSG vs Nice

Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe won't be able to play the upcoming game due to a hamstring injury. The departing striker was left out of the squad traveling to Nice for the Ligue 1 match, said the club.

F1: Alex Albon Signs Multiyear Contract With Williams

The Formula One driver Alex Albon has ended rumours about his transfer by signing a multiyear contract extension with team Williams. Ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Williams announced the news.

Sharjah Masters: Arjun Outplays Safarli

World number seven Erigaise Arjun started his campaign on a positive note, outplaying Eltaj Safarli of Azerbaijan in the first round of the Sharjah Masters chess tournament in Sharjah.

Indian Grandmasters Aravindh Chithamabaram and P Iniyan also started on the winning side defeating compatriot Bharath Subramaniyam and Irani Pouya of Iran respectively in the USD 52000 prize money tournament considered as one of the strongest open of the world. (PTI)

Federation Cup: Neeraj Chopra's Presence Tightens Security

The participation of the Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra's prompted the organisers of the Federation Cup to enure a tight security arrangements around the Kalinga Stadium, as fans are eagerly waiting to see the star Javelin throwers in action after three years in a domestic event.

The security put in place have rarely been seen for an athletics event in India.

Federation Cup: Neeraj Chopra Leads

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra wins gold in Federation Cup with 82.27m effort in his first domestic event in three years.

Fed Cup: Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold

Jurgen Klopp's Assistant Takes Over At RB Salzburg

Jürgen Klopp's long-time assistant Pep Lijnders will coach Austria's biggest club Salzburg next season as their era at Liverpool ends. Salzburg said Wednesday it hired the 41-year-old Lijnders on a 3-year contract. It means Lijnders should take Salzburg to the revamped Club World Cup in June 2025, which Liverpool will miss.(AP)

Thailand Open 2024: Indians In Action Tomorrow

IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians Turn Into Superheroes

Mumbai Indians will be appearing a 'superhero avatar' as they unveiled their new animated series. Check the trailer here -

VAR To Be Scrapped Next Season - Report

As per a report in The Athletic, Premier League clubs will vote on whether to scrap video assistant referees (VAR) from next season at their annual general meeting next month.

VAR could be scrapped next season in the PL.
VAR could be scrapped next season in the PL. AP/File

PL: Manchester Utd Vs Newcastle Utd Playing XIs Out

Man Utd: Onana, Dalot, Casemiro, Evans, Wan-Bissaka, Mainoo, Amrabat, Diallo, McTominay, Garnacho, Fernandes.

Subs: Bayindir, Martinez, Rashford, Eriksen, Hojlund, Antony, Kambwala, Forson, Collyer.

Newcastle: Dubravka, Trippier, Krafth, Burn, Hall, Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Anderson, J Murphy, Isak, Gordon.

Subs: Schar, Dummett, Joelinton, Ritchie, Barnes, Pope, Almiron, White, A Murphy.

Good Night

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