Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi hit with a four match ban: FIFA

New Delhi: “Lionel Messi, Argentina’s forward footballer will be suspended for four official matches starting with Wednesday’s South American World Cup qualifier in Bolivia, for insulting a match official,” said FIFA on Tuesday.

Now, the five-time world player of the year will play in only one of Argentina's remaining five World Cup qualifiers which will be a severe blow to the two-times world champions who are struggling in the marathon South American campaign.

Sameer Verma

Sameer Verma makes heads turn at India Open Super Series Badminton Tournament

New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu spearheaded home challenge in the 7th edition of India Open Super Series Badminton Tournament 2017 which began in New Delhi on Wednesday, on a winning note. Saina who lifted the title in 2015, beat Chinese Taipei's Chia Hsin Li 21-10, 21-17 to reach the second round in women's singles. Olympic Silver Medallist P.V. Sindhu also reached the second round in women's singles, beating her compatriat Arundhati Pantwane 21-17, 21-6.