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Sports News Highlights: ENG Vs PAK T20I Washed Out; IND Pip ARG In FIH Pro League Shootout

Sports News Highlights, May 22: It was a rollicking day for sports fans across various disciplines. In cricket, IPL 2024 saw Rajasthan Royals trumping Royal Challengers Bengaluru by four wickets in the Eliminator to march into Qualifier 2. The first T20I between England and Pakistan was abandoned due to rain in Headingley. In badminton, India's top women's singles player PV Sindhu beat Kirsty Gilmour to enter the Malaysia Masters round of 16. Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem crashed out of French Open reckoning, going down against Otto Virtanen in the second round of qualifiers. In hockey, Indian men edged out Argentina in penalty shootouts in the FIH Pro League, while their female counterparts lost to the same opponents by a 0-5 margin. Check out the highlights of sports news and events on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 right here

The Harmanpreet Singh-led Indian men's hockey team beat Argentina in the FIH Pro League in Antwerp. Photo: Hockey India

Sports News Highlights, May 22, 2024

It was a rollicking day for sports fans across various disciplines. In cricket, IPL 2024 saw Rajasthan Royals trumping Royal Challengers Bengaluru by four wickets in the Eliminator to march into Qualifier 2. The first T20I between England and Pakistan was abandoned due to rain in Headingley. In badminton, India's top women's singles player PV Sindhu beat Kirsty Gilmour to enter the Malaysia Masters round of 16. Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem crashed out of French Open reckoning, going down against Otto Virtanen in the second round of qualifiers. In hockey, Indian men edged out Argentina in penalty shootouts in the FIH Pro League, while their female counterparts lost to the same opponents by a 0-5 margin. Check out the highlights of sports news and events on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 right here.

USA Beat Bangladesh By Five Wickets

The first T20I between United States of America and Bangladesh saw the hosts stun the visitors by five wickets.

Starc Books KKR's Chennai Flight

Mitchell Starc proved all his worth in the Qualifier 1 of IPL 2024 picking up three wickets early to send KKR to the final in Chennai.

Caitlin Clark Bags Historic Endorsement Deal

Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark and Wilson have agreed a multiyear endorsement contract, and the Women's basketball star will become the first athlete since Michael Jordan to release a basketball collection

Sachin Sarjerao Khilari Wins Gold!

Sachin Sarjerao clinches Gold in Men's Shot Put F46 category with an Asian Record of 16.30m at the Kobe 2024 World Para Athletics Championship in Japan.

Fans Arrive in Numbers To Watch Nadal Practice

Along with thousands of other fans, Vanessa Peltier, who got up at dawn and traveled 500 kilometers (310 miles) to Paris from the Creuse region of central France just so she could watch Rafael Nadal practice on Tuesday lined up outside the main court to catch a glimpse of the Spanish champion at what's expected to be his final appearance at the French Open, a tournament he's won a record 14 times. (AP)

Sindhu Through To R2!

Returning from a break, two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu progressed to the women's singles second round with a straight-game win over Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour at the Malaysia Masters Super 500 badminton tournament here on Wednesday.

World No. 15 Sindhu, who had skipped the Uber Cup and Thailand Open, notched up a 21-17 21-16 win over Gilmour, who is ranked 22nd, in the opening-round match that lasted 46 minutes. (PTI)

Barbie To Launch Doll Collection Celebrating Venus Williams

Barbie will celebrate tennis icon Venus Williams and eight other athletes with a new line of dolls, Mattel announced on Wednesday.

India Get Double Podium Finish At The Asian Relay Championships

Euro 2024: Ronaldo Named In Portugal Squad

Cristiano Ronaldo is all set to play in the Portugal squad for Euro 2024. The 39-year-old Al-Nassr forward is the most capped player in international football history, with 206 appearances for Portugal and 128 goals.

Pochettino Departs Chelsea Immediately After One Season

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has left the club immediately after one season at Stamford Bridge. Pochettino, 52, took charge of Chelsea on 1 July, signing a two-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.

SRH To Continue Doing SRH Things Despite Ahmedabad Humbling

Sunrisers Hyderabad will continue to play their aggressive brand of cricket despite the crushing loss against Kolkata Knight Riders to earn a place in the IPL final, said SRH assistant coach Simon Helmot.

SRH suffered an eight-wicket hammering from a rampant Kolkata Knight Riders, who marched into the final for the fourth time after chasing a paltry total of 160 with more than six overs to spare in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday. (PTI)

RCB Cancels Practice and Presser After Virat Kohli Security Threat; Four Arrested

RCB cancelled their practice session and press conference after threat to Virat Kohli's security as 4 people were arrested on terror suspicion before the IPL 2024 Eliminator.

India Vs Argentina, Men's FIH Pro League 2023-24 To Begin Shortly

The Men's FIH Pro League 2023-24 is set resume this Wednesday with the European leg of the competition. The Indian men's and women's hockey teams will be in action on May 22 at 6:00pm IST.

FIH Pro League: IND-W Lose 0-5 To ARG

Minutes before the Indian men's team takes the field against Argentina in the FIH Pro League, their female counterparts have suffered a crushing 0-5 defeat from the same opponents in Antwerp. Julieta Jankunas (53rd, 59th minutes) strikes a brace, while Agustina Gorzelany (13th), Valentina Raposo (24th) and Victoria Miranda (41st) are the other goal getters for the Argentines.

French Open: Dominic Thiem Knocked Out In Qualifying

The 11th-seeded Dominic Thiem has been knocked out of French Open qualifying. The one-time world number 3 has lost to Otto Virtanen 2-6, 5-7 in the second round of men's singles qualifiers. With that, his journey at Roland Garros comes to an end.

FIH Pro League: India 1-1 Argentina At Half-Time

India and Argentina have netted a goal apiece in the first two quarters of their FIH Men's Pro League clash in Antwerp. Mandeep Singh scored in the 11th minute for India, while Martinez Lucas converted a penalty corner in the 20th for the Argentine side.

T20 World Cup: Denied USA Visa, Says Lamichhane

Barely a week after being acquitted of rape charges by a Nepal high court, former Nepal skipper Sandeep Lamichhane has said that he has been denied a visa to enter the United States for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. The 23-year-old leg-spinner was expected to join the Nepal squad before their first warm-up game against Canada next week, but the visa denial has come as a setback to him and the team.

FIH Pro League: India Beat Argentina In Penalty Shootout

In contrast to their female counterparts, the Indian men's team has registered a thrilling victory over Argentina in the FIH Pro League, but only after enduring a tense penalty shootout. The match was locked 2-2 at full time and after seven attempts by each team, Harmanpreet Singh's side emerged triumphant 5-4.

Laver Cup: Agassi Replaces McEnroe As Team World Skipper

The legendary Andre Agassi will take over from another legend John McEnroe as the captain for Team World at the Laver Cup in 2025, when the event will be held in San Francisco. Laver Cup organisers have announced Agassi's selection and said Bjorn Borg's successor as captain of Team Europe will be named “in the coming days.”

Inter Milan Taken Over By US Investment Fund

Following a missed €395 million payment from Inter Milan's majority shareholder, American investment fund Oaktree Capital Management has taken ownership of the Serie A champions. Granted by Oaktree in 2021 to the Luxembourg-based vehicle through which Chinese conglomerate Suning 002024.SZ controlled Inter, the loan was guaranteed by a stake in the club. That gave Oaktree, which specialises in providing rescue funding to struggling firms, the potential right to take control of the club in the event of a default.

Budapest To Host 2026 UEFA Champions League Final 

UEFA has picked Budapest to host the 2026 Champions League final, but has delayed giving the 2027 game to Milan amid uncertainty over the future of San Siro. The Puskas Arena and San Siro are the only two candidates for the two finals scheduled to be awarded. The next final on June 1 is at Wembley Stadium in London and Bayern Munich's home will host next year.

ENG Vs PAK, 1st T20I: Match Abandoned Due To Rain

The first T20I between Pakistan and England has been washed out in Headingley, Leeds. The inclement weather has meant that the match is called off without the toss taking place, as the rain has not relented.

IPL: RR Dash RCB Hopes, Enter Qualifier 2 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru stumble in the knockout phase, yet again. Despite a valiant effort, Faf du Plessis' team loses to Rajasthan Royals by four wickets in the IPL 2024 Eliminator to crash out after a truly memorable late surge in the league phase, where they won six matches on the trot to make it to the play-offs.

That's A Wrap!

With that, our coverage of today's sports news and events comes to an end. We will be back again tomorrow (May 23) morning with all that's current in and beyond various fields of play. Until then, goodbye.

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