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Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari was thrilled by his team’s 3-1 derby victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday as the European champions forced their way back into the La Liga title race. Casemiro, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale’s goals allowed Real to condemn Atletico to their first home defeat of the season and move within five points of leaders Barcelona, who face Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.



Seth Rollins challenges Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch to face Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania. A day after winning their respective Royal Rumble matches, Becky Lynch challenged Ronda Rousey for the women's title and Seth Rollins will go after Brock Lesnar's Universal Title.Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins on WWE Raw

Brock Lesnar thrashed Seth Rollins with six F-5s on WWE Raw. A day after winning the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match to book his ticket to WrestleMania, Seth Rollins made his intentions clear as to whose title he was going after. Eyeing the WWE Universal Championship title, Rollins was brought to surface in what a herculean task it is to go face-to-face with champion Brock Lesnar. On the face of it, few are bolder than Rollins but as he interrupted a Paul Heyman tirade on WWE Raw, and slugged The Beast Incarnate in the face, he was made to regret his decision.

Mumbai: India’s first and only individual Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra and national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand enumerate as jury members for the second Indian Sports Honours to be presented in Mumbai on February 16.

The selection panel includes former Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh, tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, legendary athlete PT Usha and former shooter Anjali Bhagwat.

“The award an athlete gets is just not for that individual but it also recognises the team and support staff which is committed for the athlete’s success, the award is just not a reflection of an individual’s success but it reflects his/her team’s efforts too,” shooting ace Bindra said.

Petra Kvitova will next face either eighth-seeded Donna Vekic or lucky loser Veronika Kudermetova. 
Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova won eight straight games to take control of the match before needing a tiebreaker to finally beat Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.

Kvitova, playing her opening match after a first-round bye, went from trailing 2-1 in the first set to a 3-0 lead in the second. But she double-faulted on match point at 5-1 to let Azarenka back into the match.

Mahesh Bhupathi admitted that the his players were under pressure, something that top singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran also echoed. 
Indian captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Friday rued that his men failed to seize the opportunities against a much higher-ranked Italy, which raced to a 2-0 lead on the opening day of the Davis Cup Qualifier.

The big-serving Ramkumar Ramanathan got a break point in his very second game after he was leading 1-0 but the world number 37 Andreas Seppi used all his experience to hold his serve. Then again in the eighth game with Ramkumar leading 4-3, Seppi fended off another break before switching gears to wrap the set 6-4 and the second set turned out to be a formality with the Indian proving no match.

Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bengaluru have kickstarted their five-day conditioning camp primarily with eight of its domestic players including 16-year-old Bengal prodigy Prayas Ray Burman and Ranji Trophy's top run-getter Milind Kumar.

Eight players have already joined the camp which also includes Uttar Pradesh captain Akshdeep Nath, Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dubey, talented Delhi batsman Himmat Singh and seamer Kulwant Khejroliya, Tamil Nadu's Washington Sundar and Devdutt Paddikal from Karnataka.



South African players celebrate after winning the match by 7 runs during the T20I cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Pakistan’s world-record run of 11 straight Twenty20 series victories came to an end on Sunday as South Africa won the second T20 by seven runs at the Wanderers. South Africa defended its total of 188-3 after two thrilling final overs, when four Pakistan wickets fell and the tourists ended on 181-7.

It gave South Africa a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series and saw Pakistan slip to defeat in a bilateral T20 series for the first time in three years. Chris Morris took two wickets for South Africa in the penultimate over _ both bowled _ and Andile Phehlukwayo added two more in the last over.

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