Scott Hend wins after thunderstorm delays finish

Scott Hend

A tempest postponed playing by 100 minutes with the pioneers on the eighteenth green at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia – before Scott Hend beat Nacho Elvira in a play-off.

Elvira’s backswing was disturbed by a thunderclap as he pitched to the last, and his shot came up 30 feet short.

The play was suspended minutes after the fact.

When it continued, the Spaniard holed for a birdie to join Hend on 15 under, with the Australian missing his putt to win before triumph at the principal additional opening.

“It was a roar in a terrible minute yet the divine beings gave me one back with that putt,” said 32-year-old Elvira, who was the medium-term pioneer going into the last round.

Hend, who had been three shots behind toward the beginning of the day, led the pack after five birdies on the front nine amid a five-under-standard 67.

The 45-year-old hit two trees on his way to a birdie at the primary playoff-opening, as he won his third European Tour title.

“Clearly I had a touch of karma on the playoff-opening,” said Hend.

“On the off chance that you don’t have any karma, you won’t win. I had the karma today, shockingly for Nacho. His time will come. He’s going to win. He’s an incredible player.”

Four-time significant victor Ernie Els turned into the main player to record 300 best 10 completes since the commencement of the world rankings in 1986.

The 49-year-old South African checked a last cycle 71 to tie for the seventh spot on 10 under the standard.

Roger Federer fights back to progress, Dan Evans knocked out

Briton Dan

Briton Dan Evans, the world number 97, was thumped out in the second round

English number three Dan Evans was thumped out of the Miami Open in the second round as Denis Shapovalov recuperated from going a set down to win.

Evans, the world number 97, took the opening set 6-4 preceding the twentieth seeded Canadian raged the second 6-1.

The 19-year-old at that point spared two breaks brings up he finished off the third 6-3 to win in two hours one moment.

Roger Federer originated from a set down to beat world number 46 Radu Albot 4-6 7-5 6-3 to achieve the third round.

In the wake of winning Saturday’s originally set, the 29-year-old Moldovan needed to serve to remain in the second when he trailed 5-4.

Be that as it may, world number five Federer broke Albot in the eleventh diversion to take the set 7-5 and power a decider.

Both Federer, 37, and Albert held their serves in the third set until the Swiss made the main break to serve for the match at 5-3, and fixed triumph on his first match point.

In the meantime, Swiss Stan Wawrinka endured an unexpected 7-5 2-6 7-6 (7) misfortune to 103rd-positioned Serb Filip Krajinovic, while Belgian world number 20 David Goffin beat Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-4 6-1.

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov thumped out Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-3, and Leonardo Mayer beat individual Argentine Guido Pella.

Portugal’s Joao Sousa advanced against American Steve Johnson, while Spaniard David Ferrer revitalized to beat world number three Alexander Zverev of Germany 2-6 7-5 6-3.

Ferrer, 36 and positioned 155th on the planet, got a trump card for the competition and is contending in his last year as an expert player.

Exeter Chiefs sign Scarlets lock for 2019-20

Exeter Chiefs have marked Scarlets lock Tom Price for the 2019-20 season.

The 26-year-old, executive of rugby Rob Baxter’s third newcomer for next season, has conceded to a two-year contract with the Premiership heads.

Cost joined Scarlets from Leicester Tigers in 2015 and has so far shown up for the Welsh side, scoring three attempts.

“Exeter is an incredible club and a quality side and they’ve demonstrated that now for various years,” he said.

“They are a standout amongst the best sides in England and in Europe, so I’m anticipating getting down there and being a piece, all things considered,

Baxter included: “I’m sure Tom will come here, buckle down and become tied up with the things we request that he do, and that will give him an extraordinary chance to play.

“With the season as long as it one year from now in light of the World Cup – and who recognizes what players we have included with that – Tom could without much of a stretch end up as a cutting edge player from the very first moment.”

David Warner scores 85 on IPL return for Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner

Indian Premier League, Eden Gardens, Kolkata:

Sunrisers Hyderabad 181-3 (20 overs): Warner 85, Shankar 40*, Bairstow 39

Kolkata Knight Riders 183-4 (19.4 overs): Rana 68, Russell 49*

Australia batsman David Warner scored 85 in his Indian Premier League rebound, yet couldn’t anticipate Sunrisers Hyderabad losing their opening match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

The previous Australia bad habit commander scored 85 off 53 balls to guide Sunrisers to a sum of 181-3.

He put on 118 for the primary wicket with England’s Jonny Bairstow.

Notwithstanding, Andre Russell’s shocking 49 off 19 balls drove the hosts to triumph.

Nitish Rana scored 68 at the highest point of the request for Kolkata, who lost to Sunrisers in the last eliminator – and along these lines passed up a spot in the last – a year ago.

His one-year restriction from worldwide cricket closes in the not so distant future and the 32-year-old opener is relied upon to make Australia’s World Cup squad and play in this current summer’s Ashes arrangement in England.

Amid his boycott, he has additionally played T20 establishment cricket in Canada, Bangladesh and the Caribbean, and grade cricket in Australia.

Georgia opponent rushes to Swiss player’s aid

A Switzerland football player thumped out in an elevated conflict in a Euro 2020 qualifier got crisis assistance from an individual from adversary group Georgia.

Fabian Schaer’s head crashed into the skull of Georgia’s Jemal Tabidze as both went for the ball in the 24th moment of the match in Tbilisi.

Schaer lay oblivious on the ground, his tongue stuck down his throat.

Georgian player Jano Ananidze hurried to his guide, embeddings his deliver Schaer’s mouth to free the player’s tongue.

Schaer recuperated rapidly after further treatment from Swiss first-aiders, Swiss every day Blick reports and had the capacity to keep playing, helping set up Switzerland’s second-half objectives for their 2:0 triumph.

“It looks horrendous. I can’t recollect that anything,” the Newcastle player told the paper subsequent to being indicated video film. “I was out for a couple of moments. My skull is as yet murmuring. Also, I have neck hurt and a wound on my brow. Be that as it may, it was justified, despite all the trouble.”

Paul Casey shares Valspar Championship halfway lead in Florida

Paul Casey

Safeguarding champion Paul Casey shot a five-under-standard 66 in the second round to take an offer of the lead at the midpoint of the Valspar Championship in Florida.

The Englishman moved to six under close by American Austin Cook.

Britain’s Luke Donald completed his round tied for third with the United States’ Scott Stallings and South Korea’s Sungjae I’m, one shot back.

Casey defeated Americans Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed to win a year ago.

The 41-year-old demonstrated a portion of that structure with a quick begins to his round, grabbing birdies in three of his initial four gaps.

He grabbed shots on the standard fives on his toward home nine, as he depleted a 10-foot birdie putt on the first before finding a 27-foot endeavor at a falcon on five.

His lone intruder went ahead of the end ninth after he discovered sand with his initial two shots.

Donald was quickly the on-course pioneer after a birdie four from home moved him to seven under however he missed a standard putt from four feet on the following and dropped another shot on his penultimate gap.

The 41-year-old last made a cut 376 days prior, at the Valspar Championship in March 2018, and has just made three PGA Tour begins since, as he has battled with back damage.

Donald, who last won a competition 2,560 days back, is playing in just his second challenge of the period.

“Perhaps I lost a tad off center down the stretch there the last couple of gaps, however generally speaking I’m in an incredible position and appreciative that I feel better and sound and prepared for an end of the week,” said the previous world number one, who is playing on a noteworthy medicinal exclusion.

World number one Dustin Johnson is a shot further back at four under, while Scotland’s Russell Knox, who was joint third after the first round, fell away as a five-over round left him one over standard in general.

Novak Djokovic through but Dominic Thiem is out

World number one Novak Djokovic came back to winning ways with a straight-set triumph over Australian Bernard Tomic to achieve the Miami Open third round.

Serbia’s Djokovic, who lost in the third round at Indian Wells a week ago, beat Tomic 7-6 (7-2) 6-2.

The 31-year-old is going for a record seventh title in Miami and faces Argentina’s Federico Delbonis next.

England’s Dan Evans plays Canadian Denis Shapovalov later on Saturday.

“I’ve had a considerable amount of court time between [my] Indian Wells misfortune in singles and now today around evening time’s match,” said 15-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic.

“I’ve chipped away at all that I have to take a shot at. Presently it’s simply a question of time to gather the speed and fabricate that coordinate play.”

Matt Parkinson has plastic surgery on injured jaw

Matt Parkinson

Lancashire turn bowler Matt Parkinson has had a task on his jaw in Dubai in the wake of being harmed in a pre-season amusement against Surrey.

The 22-year-old was smacked in the face by a shot from Surrey and England batsman Mark Stoneman amid a 10-over match.

Sweeps did not uncover any cracks, yet a plastic specialist was expected to fix a profound cut.

Lancashire begins their first Championship round of the new province season against Middlesex on 11 April.

Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk has scored four goals in his past six international games

Virgil van Dijk

The Netherlands are not top picks to win their opening Euro 2020 Group C qualifier against Germany in Rotterdam on Sunday, says Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutch neglected to achieve Euro 2016, however, have lost only two of 11 recreations since Ronald Koeman took over as a supervisor.

“We should stress over ourselves and not Germany,” said captain Van Dijk.

Such has been the Netherlands’ battles, they have neglected to achieve the previous two noteworthy competitions, including the 2018 World Cup.

Yet, players, for example, Liverpool safeguard Van Dijk, with four objectives in his previous six internationals, and previous Manchester United winger Memphis Depay have ventured up to assume a main job for the side.

“The Germans still have incredible players, regardless of whether they may speak here about an emergency,” said Van Dijk. “We additionally had a spell like that where things did not go for us.

“That was not a decent stage. In any case, I don’t assume we are top choices.”

Germany midfielder Marco Reus stated: “On the off chance that we have the correct mentality and work together as a group, at that point we get each opportunity of getting an outcome there.

“We should be snappy on the counter, remain minimized in protection and we need to need it.

“On the off chance that we do that on the night, at that point it’s troublesome for anybody against us and I’m sure that we will win.”

PGA Tour responds after Justin Thomas criticism

Rickie Fowler

The world’s best golfers have been advised to “utilize your voice helpfully” as players and administering bodies keep on conflicting over new principles.

American trio Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler have been especially reproachful of the changes.

The tenets, went for accelerating play, incorporate failing from knee stature and caddies not arranging shots.

PGA Tour manager Jay Monahan focused on the continuous discussion around principle changes is a “shared procedure”.

There has been supporting for the progressions from a few major name players, including Europe’s triumphant 2018 Ryder Cup chief Thomas Bjorn and his successor Padraig Harrington.