Jodi Ewart Shadoff one off five-way lead in Singapore

Ariya Jutanugarn

Ladies’ World Championship initially round

  • -4 A Jutanugarn (Tha), M Lee (Aus), An Olson (US), Yu Liu (Chn), Celine Boutier (Fra); – 3 P Sung-Hyun (Kor), N Hataoka (Jpn), C Ciganda (Sp), K Jin-youthful (Kor), F Shanshan (Chn), M Jutanugarn (Tha), J Ewart Shadoff (Eng)

Chosen others: – 2 I Park (Kor); Level C Hull (Eng), L Ko (NZ); +1 G Hall (Eng), B Law (Eng); +2 N Korda (US); +5 C Matthew (Sco).

Britain’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff is one shot off the pace after the opening round of the Women’s World Championship in Singapore.

Four shots separate the best 31 players in the 63-in number field.

Thailand’s reality number one Ariya Jutanugarn is one of five players in an offer of the lead on four under.

Protecting hero Michelle Wie hauled out with hand damage while Amy Yang, who won a week ago in Thailand, pulled back with influenza after three gaps.

Wie, 29, just came back to activity a week ago after wrist medical procedure yet she was 10 over after 14 openings, including a twofold intruder pursued by a triple intruder, before she finished her day right on time without addressing journalists.

Jutanugarn is joined at the highest point of the leaderboard by world number three Minjee Lee of Australia, France’s Celine Boutier, American Amy Olson and China’s Yu Liu.

Ewart Shadoff had four birdies and a singular intruder in her opening round of 69.

Charley Hull is four off the lead after a momentous 72 which highlighted a falcon, two birdies and four intruders, while Women’s British Open boss Georgia Hall is a stroke further back with individual Briton Bronte Law at in addition to one.

Nick Kyrgios lacks respect, says Rafael Nadal after Mexican Open defeat

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios “needs regard for people in general, the opponent and himself”, says world number two Rafael Nadal.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost an emotional second-round match to world number 72 Kyrgios 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (8-6) at the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Kyrios served underarm late on amid the match against the Spaniard.

Nadal stated: “He’s a player who has the ability to win Grand Slams – a player who can battle for the best rankings, yet there’s a reason he is the place he is.”

Kyrgios spared three match focuses before beating Nadal, who was playing his first competition since losing to Novak Djokovic in January’s Australian Open last.

“He is an exceptionally risky player however needs consistency,” Nadal included.

“I don’t assume he’s a trouble maker. I believe he’s a hero.”

Kyrgios, 23, spared nine break focuses in the match and originated from 6-3 down in the third-set attach break to win in three hours and three minutes, before tumbling to the floor in festivity.

“I’m unique, Rafa’s extraordinary,” said Kyrgios, who will play Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals.

“He doesn’t know the adventure I have experienced. He doesn’t know anything about me so I’m not going to tune in by any stretch of the imagination.

“That is the manner in which I play. He’s extremely moderate in the middle of focuses. The standard in the book says you need to play at the speed of the server. Rafa has the speed unfailingly.

“I’m not going to remark on his diversion. He has got his diversion and I have mine.”

Toward the finish of the primary set, Kyrgios grumbled to a coach about inclination sick yet said he would not like to resign on the grounds that he was careful about a conceivable backfire.

He spared four break focuses in the ninth round of the second set, and a further five in the 6th round of the last set.

Nadal took just a single of his 10 break point risks in the match.

In the ladies’ draw, American best seed Sloane Stephens endured a stun 6-3 6-3 rout by Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia.

Eoin Morgan says his side can ‘steal’ wins after thrilling victory

Eoin Morgan

Fourth one-day universal, National Cricket Stadium, Grenada

Britain 418-6 (50 overs): Buttler 150, Morgan 103, Hales 82

West Indies 389 (48 overs): Gayle 162, Rashid 5-85, Wood 4-60

Britain win by 29 runs

Britain’s exciting 29-run triumph over West Indies in the fourth one-day universal gives them the conviction they can “take” matches they don’t look like winning, says skipper Eoin Morgan.

Chris Gayle hit 162 to put West Indies on course to pursue down 419 after Jos Buttler’s 150 and Morgan’s 103.

With the hosts requiring 32 off the last 18 balls, Adil Rashid took four wickets in the 48th over to verify triumph.

“It indicates we can discover a method for taking a round of cricket,” said Morgan.

“We were in the second position for a significant part of the West Indies innings and that great execution from Adil to win us the diversion implies a gigantic sum since it makes more conviction that we can win when our backs are against the divider.”

Jonny Bairstow (56) and Alex Hales put on a century opening stand, with Hales in the long run succumbing to 82 on his arrival to the side instead of the harmed Jason Roy in Grenada.

Morgan and Buttler then shared a 204-run association, the England chief raising his twelfth ODI century and Buttler crushing a profession best 150 off only 77 balls as the sightseers posted 418-6.

Regardless of Mark Wood taking 4-60, West Indies kept in front of the rate because of Gayle’s 14 sixes and key commitments from Darren Bravo (61), Carlos Brathwaite (50) and Ashley Nurse (43) preceding Rashid’s intercession, with the leg-spinner asserting 5-85.

“When you have such exceptional cricket for the whole match, it’s mind blowing to play in,” Morgan told the Test Match Special digital recording.

“It makes a colossal measure of weight on everyone’s execution and there is no stowing away.

“It was a great test for us – we remained quiet and figured out how to get over the line however just through Adil’s uncommon over.

“Our execution wasn’t exactly there at various stages – it wouldn’t have been a tight diversion if our precision and scrupulousness were on the cash. We’re unforgiving on ourselves and need to improve for the following match.”

Britain lead the five-coordinate arrangement 2-1 with the last ODI in St Lucia at 15:00 GMT on Saturday.

Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona won at Real Madrid in a smash-and-grab El Clasico to reach a sixth consecutive Copa del Rey final.

Luis Suarez

Genuine overwhelmed with 14 shots to Barca’s four however the guests were clinical when it made a difference.

Suarez crushed home Ousmane Dembele’s cross before Raphael Varane’s very own objective place Barca in charge.

A nervy chipped punishment from Suarez after he was fouled by Casemiro put the diversion without question.

The two sides – who had drawn the principal leg 1-1 – meet again at the Bernabeu on Saturday in La Liga.

The Copa del Rey last happens on 25 May, when Barcelona will confront either Real Betis or Valencia, with that attach to be settled on Thursday after the main leg completed 2-2.

Clinical Barca leave Real reeling

While this was another whipping, the scoreline was not a sign of how the amusement went.

Ernesto Valverde’s side rode their fortunes at the Bernabeu to achieve the last again as they hope to win a phenomenal fifth progressive Copa del Rey.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen made a few fine stops to keep out Real before Barca scored with their first shot on target.

Suarez got his tenth Clasico objective as he shot home from 14 yards and he was associated with their second as Varane put Dembele’s cross into his own net in an edgy offer to stop the ball achieving the Uruguayan.

It was a moderately peaceful night for Lionel Messi, who had scored a cap trap in Saturday’s 4-2 prevail upon Sevilla.

Presently over to Saturday’s Clasico back in Madrid, with Barcelona hoping to extend their noteworthy lead at the best over Atletico Madrid.

R&A’s Slumbers backtracks on Royal Portrush Brexit worry comment

Martin Slumbers

Sleep talked on Tuesday of the strategic cerebral pains a conceivable no-bargain Brexit was causing the R&A.

Notwithstanding, the R&A boss discharged a further proclamation on Wednesday.

“There is no doubt as far as I can say that it is going be a notable event,” said Slumbers of the 18-21 July occasion.

“We are resolved to convey a remarkable Championship at Royal Portrush and stage the greatest regularly game ever to be hung on the island of Ireland.

“It is a benefit to taking The Open back to Royal Portrush out of the blue since 1951 and we are for the most part anticipating it without question.

“We are working with our accomplices and the neighborhood organizations in Northern Ireland to arrange an awesome Championship of which everybody will be glad.”

Sleeps remarks lead to flag features in NI

The R&A CEO said the coordinators would “get it going” however conceded he would be upbeat when the sold-out occasion was finished.

The choice to convey the occasion to Portrush was reported in October 2015, eight months before the choice to leave the European Union.

From that point forward, there has been vulnerability encompassing the screen to hold an open fringe on the island of Ireland, which is causing worry for golf’s administering body.

“We are worried that we begin working in April,” Slumbers disclosed to BBC Sport on Tuesday. “What will be the circumstance? Will there be any outskirts or not? We need some conviction. we have to comprehend what rules we have to consent to.

“We have built up various alternative courses of action. We’ve propelled a few, conceded others, yet like each business we’re attempting to work emergency courses of action into a questionable situation.”

Greek star to play Fever-Tree Queen’s Championships

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas will make his presentation at Queen’s Club this mid-year as a major aspect of his Wimbledon arrangements.

The Fever-Tree Championships occur between 17-23 June.

“Stefanos was at the highest priority on our rundown when it came to adding new names to the line-up in 2019,” competition executive Stephen Farrow said.

“Consistently we endeavor to assemble a blend of set up heroes and rising youthful stars.

“He interfaces with fans wherever he goes and we can hardly wait to see him on the grass at The Queen’s Club.”

BBC Sport will have live inclusion from the west London club crosswise over TV, radio and on the web.

English number one Kyle Edmund is additionally set to play, while the eventual fate of Andy Murray – who has a vocation long pledge to the ATP 500 occasion – is in uncertainty after he had a medical procedure on his hip a month ago.

Wimbledon begins at the All England Club a fortnight later on 1 July.

“Such a large number of extraordinary heroes have lifted the trophy over in excess of a hundred years,” world number 11 Tsitsipas, who won his first ATP title of the year in Marseille a week ago, said.

“I am anticipating having my very own opportunity to contend on grass for the title in June.”

Cricket Ireland monitoring India-Pakistan tensions ahead of Afghanistan ODI series

Stuart Thompson

Cricket Ireland says it is checking the security circumstance among India and Pakistan ahead of time of their ODI arrangement against Afghanistan.

Cricket Ireland said it will agree to the official exhortation to guarantee the wellbeing of its players and the group the executives.

Ireland’s opening ODI against Afghanistan happens on Thursday.

In an announcement, Cricket Ireland said it is: “effectively checking the present security circumstance among India and Pakistan.

“The executives are liaising with the squad, and connecting with the Afghanistan Cricket Board, ICC, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

“Arrangements are as of now proceeding ahead of time of the up and coming ODI arrangement, be that as it may, Cricket Ireland will agree to any official counsel over coming days so as to guarantee the wellbeing and security of players and group the executives.”

As they proceed with arrangements for the opening match of the five-amusement ODI arrangement, all-rounder Stuart Thompson has been added to Ireland’s one-day squad.

The 27-year-old is as of now in India, having been named in Ireland’s T20 and Test squads yet will likewise give spread to the one-day board.

“There’s a couple of us coming into the squad, five of us who have been here for a week and that spruces things up from that side,” said Porterfield.

“Afghanistan is an intense group in T20 cricket, yet we’re as one and crisp for the one-day arrangement and anticipating it.

“In the course of the last couple of matches we played some great cricket at different stages in the diversion – Afghanistan is a solid T20 side and there were a few decent match-winning exhibitions from two or three their chaps, which is what it’s about in T20 cricket.

“On the off chance that an individual falls off like that it very well may be difficult to stop the force, yet our chaps had some great exhibitions, and it was a great idea to take a seat and visit with Fordie [Head Coach Graham Ford] from the sidelines.”

The opening ODI on Thursday is because of begin at 07:30 GMT.

Afghanistan v Ireland arrangement (in India)

21 February 1st T20 International

23 February 2nd T20 International

24 February 3rd T20 International

28 February 1st ODI

2 March 2nd ODI

5 March 3rd ODI

8 March 4th ODI

10 March 5th ODI

15-19 March Test match

FA investigates ‘banned £200,000 Jadon Sancho payment’

Jadon Sancho

The Football Association is exploring claims that Manchester City made a prohibited installment of £200,000 to Jadon Sancho’s operator when the England winger was 14 years of age.

It is affirmed City paid Emeka Obasi when they marked Sancho, presently at Borussia Dortmund, from Watford in March 2015.

Youthful players can’t be spoken to by a specialist until the year they turn 16.

A City proclamation read: “The endeavor to harm the club’s notoriety is composed and clear.

“We won’t give any remark on the outside of any relevant connection to the issue at hand materials implied to have been hacked or stolen from City Football Group and Manchester City faculty and related individuals.”

London-brought into the world Sancho, 18, joined City as a 14-year-old when the Premier League champions paid £66,000 in remuneration to Watford.

FA decides to express that clubs are not allowed to offer budgetary instigations to a player under 16.

Der Spiegel – which has distributed a progression of disclosures lately, including charges City cheated Uefa over budgetary reasonable play (FFP) rules – claims the club composed a letter to Sancho’s dad which delineated the amount they were happy to pay the player once he turned proficient.

The German magazine likewise says a City legal advisor was “frightened” that the letter could be considered as a money-related offer and along these lines defying the norms about offering promptings.

Der Spiegel asserts the City paid £200,000 to Obasi as a component of an exploring contract to discover players in focal and South America. It asserts the installment was in reality in connection to Sancho’s exchange from Watford.

Sancho never showed up for the City before moving to the German side Dortmund for £8m in August 2017.

He has been one of the star players for the Bundesliga pioneers this season, with the club depicting him as “a standout amongst the most energizing players in Europe” when they reported he had marked another long haul contract in October.

In April 2017, Liverpool was fined £100,000 by the Premier League and gave a two-year restriction on marking foundation players from different clubs for offering incitements to a 12-year-old institute player at Stoke City.

Briton wins first-round match at Mexican Open

Katie Boulter

English number two Katie Boulter won her first-round match at the Mexican Open, beating Switzerland’s Conny Perrin 6-4 7-5.

Boulter positioned 85th on the planet, won in one hour and 26 minutes.

She edged ahead against the qualifier in the tenth round of the principal set, winning it with her second break point.

Perrin spared a match point at 5-5 in the second, however, two recreations later 22-year-old Boulter ensured at the second endeavor to win the match.

Boulter will confront either American Sofia Kenin or Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson in the following round.

At the Brazil Open, Britain’s Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara beat Guido Pella and Hugo Dellien 6-4 7-5 to achieve the pairs quarter-finals.

Wales’ Cory Hill ruled out of tournament with ankle injury

Wales Cory Hill

Six Nations: Scotland v Wales

Scene: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Date: Saturday, 9 March Kick-off: 14:15 GMT

Inclusion: Live on BBC One, S4C, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, and BBC Sports site and BBC Sports application, in addition, to live content critique.

Grains lock Cory Hill will miss the rest of the 2019 Six Nations Championship in the wake of harming a lower leg in the 21-13 win against England.

The 27-year-old Dragons second column was harmed in the demonstration of contacting down for an indispensable second-half attempt to give Wales the lead against Eddie Jones’ group.