Old is Gold
Veteran Tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland defeated young tennis star Chung Hyeon of South Korea in straight games. The scoreline 1-6, 2-5 retired. He will now face Marin Cilic of Croatia in the final of the Australian Open 2018.Marin Cilic had defeated Kyle Edmund of Great Britain in his semifinal match. Roger Federer became the oldest man to reach the Australian Open singles final since Ken Rosewall in 1972.
Englishman Bags Rs 12.5 Cr in IPL auction
England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive player in the 2018 IPL auction. Ben Stokes was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 12.5 cr. Ben Stokes had represented Rising Pune Supergiant last season. He was also the most expensive buy in the 2017 IPL auction with 14.5 cr.
Bye Bye, Mascherano
Argentine centre-back Javier Mascherano ended his stint at FC Barcelona after playing for the club for the last eight years. Mascherano had joined FC Barcelona from Liverpool FC in the year 2010.He is set to join Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune.
India U-19 World Cup team beat Pakistan by 203 runs in the semifinal of the ICC U -19 cricket world cup. India team had batted first and scored 272 runs for 9 wickets. Shubman Gill scored 102 runs and was the highest run scorer. In reply, Pakistan scored only 69 runs. Shubman Gill was named the Player of the match. India will face Australia who defeated Afghanistan in the final of the U-19 World Cup on the 3rd of February 2018.
PM Narendra Modi and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore launched the first edition of Khelo India School Games 2018. This year there are around 1000 participants from schools across India. It will take place from 31st January 2018-8th February 2018