World Sports: Namibia Beat Nepal In Tri-Nation T20I Series; Mumbai Qualify For Ranji Trophy Semifinals - As It Happened

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Giants in the Women's Premier League 2024 and Indian girls went down fighting Kosovo in the Turkish Women's Cup 2024. Tushar Deshpande and Tanush Kotian wrote history in the Ranji Trophy. Catch the highlights of incidents and events of the world sports for 27 February here

The Indian women's football team trains ahead of its clash against Kosovo at the Turkish Women's Cup 2024 in Alanya, Turkey. AIFF Media

Daily Sports Blog Live Updates, February 27

Welcome to our live blog coverage of today's sports news and events. The Indian women's football team is eyeing a historic triumph at the Turkish Women's Cup. Beat Kosovo today and it will be their first-ever title outside the South Asian region. Meanwhile, the Mumbai vs Baroda and Vidarbha vs Karnataka quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy will enter a decisive Day 5. Later in the evening, Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet Gujarat Giants in match 5 of Women's Premier League 2024 in Bengaluru. Follow the live scores and updates of all the action on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 here. (Cricket News | Football News)


New Zealand Cricketer Neil Wagner Announces Retirement

Fiery Kiwi fast bowler Neil Wagner has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect. 37-year-old Wagner played 64 Tests for the BlackCaps and scalped 260 Test wickets.


Mohammed Shami Posts Update About His Recovery

Football Recap

In the English Premier League, West Ham beat a struggling Brentford side 4-2 at the London Stadium to ease some pressure on under-fire boss David Moyes. In La Liga, Brazilian winger Savio scored a five-minute double as surprise packages Girona beat Rayo Vallecano 3-0 to return to second place. In Serie A, Paulo Dybala scored his first hat-trick in a Roma jersey in a 3-2 win over Torino in Serie A on Monday to keep the capital city side's Champions League ambitions alive. But Lazio stuttered in Tuscany, missing a chance to close the gap on their city rivals with a 2-1 defeat at Fiorentina.


EPL: Everton Football Club's Points Reduced

Everton's penalty for breaching Premier League financial rules has been reduced from 10 points to 6 after a successful appeal. They were docked 10 points in November 2023.


WPL: DC Bowler Arundhati Reddy Fined

Delhi Capitals pacer Arundhati Reddy has been fined 10 per cent of her match fees for breaching the Women's Premier League's (WPL) code of conduct relating to on-filed behaviour during the match against UP Warriorz. The 26-year-old claimed a scalp in Delhi Capital's nine-wicket win against the Warriorz at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday night. (PTI)


Tushar Deshpande Madness In Ranji Tophy

Mumbai vs Baroda is serving up to a treat in the Ranji Trophy. Mumbai were 337/9 in their first innings but ended up being 569 all out, thanks to Tushar Deshpande. The bowler smashed 8 sixes in his innings of 123 as him along with Tanush Kotian (120) took Mumbai to a huge score.

150 Days To Go For Paris Olympics 2024

HI's Elena Norman Steps Down From Her CEO Role

Fresh turmoil hit Hockey India on Tuesday when its long-serving CEO Elena Norman resigned from her position owing to non-payment of dues for the past few months, sources in the national federation told PTI. The Australian held the -post for nearly 13 years and had not been paid for the last three months. (PTI)

Turkish Women's Cup

Indian girls put up a brave fight against Kosovo but it wasn't enough as they lost 0-1 thanks to an injury-time goal from the Kosovo skipper.

Andy Murray Hints At Heading Into The 'Last Few Months' Of His Career

Andy Murray hinted he is heading into the “last few months” of his career after rallying past Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 at the Dubai Championships for his 500th hard-court win. “I obviously still love competing and still love the game, but it obviously gets harder and harder the older you get to compete with the young guys and keep your body fit and fresh,” the 36-year-old Murray said in an on-court interview after his first-round win on Monday. “I probably don't have too long left, but I'll do as best as I can these last few months.” (AP)

Mumbai Qualify For Ranji Trophy Semifinals

Tailenders Tanush Kotian and Tushar Deshpande entered the record books with a century each but it was their team's slender first-innings lead against Andhra that propelled Mumbai into the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy in Mumbai on Tuesday. With the contest ending in a draw on the fifth day at the BKC Ground, Mumbai made it to the final four on the virtue of a first-innings lead.

Shreyas Iyer Named In Mumbai Squad For Ranji Trophy Semifinal

Middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer was on Tuesday named in Mumbai's 16-member squad for the Ranji Trophy semifinal against Tamil Nadu starting on March 2, according to the PTI reports. Mumbai qualified for the semifinals after their quarterfinal clash against Baroda ended in a draw at the BKC Ground, with the 41-time champions making it to the final four on the basis of first-innings lead.

SAI National Centres Of Excellence To Induct 200 Para Athletes

Aimed at promoting inclusivity and providing specialised training to para-athletes in the country, the government has decided to induct 200 such athletes, including 97 women, across 10 disciplines in the SAI National Centres of Excellence, Sports Anurag Singh Thakur announced on Tuesday. Out of 200 athletes, 68 (35 males, 33 females) will be archers and 36 (18, 18) will be in athletics.

South Korea Replaces Klinsmann With Asian Games-Winning Coach Hwang

Jurgen Klinsmann's successor as South Korea coach is former international Hwang Sun-hong, according to AP reports. Hwang will take temporary charge of the team for at least two 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Thailand in March, the Korea Football Association said on Tuesday.

Anish Bhanwala Makes It Two Out Of Two In Shooting Trials

Paris Olympic quota holder and India number one Anish Bhanwala registered his second consecutive win in the national shooting selection trials, clinching the men's 25m rapid-fire pistol T4 trial in Bhopal on Tuesday.

Anish posted 35 hits out of 40 in the final, to yet again leave Gurmeet of the Army in the second spot with 31 hits, in what was a repeat of the T3 top two on Sunday.

Ankita Raina, Zeel Desai Enter Pre-Quarters

Seeking to win her first title in four years, India's Ankita Raina on Tuesday entered the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing ITF Women's Gurugram Open with a swift 6-2, 6-1 victory over compatriot Akanksha Nitture, according to the PTI reports.

Ankita last won a title in 2020 during the Jodhpur W25. The second-seeded Indian appeared to be in fine touch, with a good mix of serve and a strong forehand as she raced to a 3-0 lead, having earned a break in the second game. She got another break in the eighth game, thus securing the first set.

Bayern Munich Presents Max Eberl As New Board Member For Sport

Bayern Munich chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen says they have enough work for two sporting directors after presenting Max Eberl on Tuesday, according to AP reports. Bayern had already appointed former Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund to replace the fired Hasan Salihamidžic last September, but that hasn't prevented it from handing Eberl a three-year deal through June 2027 to oversee a major shake-up.

Ramkumar And Siddarth Bow Out Of Delhi Open

India's singles challenge ended at the Delhi Open, an ATP Challenger event, with the opening round defeats of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Siddarth Vishwakarama in New Delhi Tuesday. Ramkumar, who was handed a wild card entry, lost 3-6 2-6 to Australia's Tristan Schoolkate in what was the first meeting between the two players.

India's Sankar Enters Main Draw Of Germany Open

India's Sankar Muthusamy progressed to the main draw with twin victories in the qualifying round of men's singles competition at the German Open Super 300 badminton tournament in Mulheim an der Ruhr on Tuesday.

Dhvaj Fires Break Of 141 To Edge Past Anap

According to a PTI report, Dhvaj Haria pulled off a magnificent break of 141 to edge Pinak Anap 4-3 in a best-of-seven-frame first-round match of the CCI Snooker Classic in Mumbai on Tuesday. Haria's break of 141 also turned out to be the biggest break in the event this term.

The lanky left-handed Haria came up with frequent pockets, producing a marathon run in the second frame to take a lead of 2-0.

Kotian, Deshpande Slam Historic Tons At Number 10 And 11

Mumbai's Tanush Kotian and Tushar Deshpande on Tuesday scripted history by becoming the first pair since 1946 to hit hundreds at number 10 and 11, consigning their team's qualification to the semifinal of the Ranji Trophy to a mere footnote. Mumbai entered the last-four stage of the premier domestic tournament on the basis of taking the first-innings lead against Baroda.

ISL 2023-24: Punjab FC Beat Hyderabad FC 2-0

Punjab FC registered a comfortable 2-0 victory over Hyderabad FC in the Indian Super League at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Goals in either half by Luka Majcen (45th) and Madih Talal (56th) ensured the Shers their fourth victory of the season and move to 10th place in the table, just three points away from a playoff spot.

Odisha CM Launches Major Projects For Cricket And Other Sports

According to PTI, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday inaugurated 41 cricket academies, and several other facilities at different places, besides laying foundation stones of other projects to boost the development of sports in the state. The chief minister also announced the redevelopment of the Barabati Cricket Stadium in Cuttack and laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of the VSS Cricket Stadium in Sambalpur.

WPL 2024: RCB Beat GGT By 8 Wickets

A clinical all-round show helped Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Giants by eight wickets in their Women's Premier League match in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Opting to field, RCB restricted Gujarat to a lowly 107 for 7 and then overhauled the target with ease, scoring 110 for 2 in 12.3 overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

That's all from our side!

Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Gujarat Giants by eight wickets in the Match 5 of the WPL 2024. India lost to Kosovo in Turkish Women's Cup 2024 and Punjab beat Hyderabad FC in ISL 2023-24. We will be taking your leave. Take Care, Goodnight. See you tomorrow.