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Ronaldo and Bale score in Real draw as Zinedine son makes debut

MADRID, May 20, 2018 : Real Madrid’s final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw. Gareth Bale and Ronaldo put Real in cruise control at the Estadio de la Ceramica but the Portugese, along with Luka Modric, was taken off shortly after the hour and ...

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Kolkata Chess: Bangladeshi GM Ziaur Rahman shares 3rd slot

Dhaka, May 19 : Bangladeshi Grand Master Ziaur Rahman shared the 3rd slot with 14 other players in the 3rd Kolkata International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament’ 2018 securing four points after the 5th round matches held in Kolkata, India on Friday. Bangladeshi Fide Master Syed Mahfuzur Rahman earned 3.5 points, IM Abu Sufian Shakil, FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed, FM Mohammad ...

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Chun leads rain-hit Kingsmill Championship by one shot

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2018 : Chun In-gee fired a five-under 66 to take the clubhouse lead in the second round of the USLPGA Kingsmill Championship which was disrupted by storms on Friday. South Korea’s Chun finished with a 11-under par total of 131 for a one-shot lead over Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and Austin Ernst of the US who shot 66 ...

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Bernal wins California sixth stage to seize overall lead

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2018 :  Team Sky’s Egan Bernal won the sixth stage of the Tour of California on Friday to seize the overall lead from American Tejay Van Garderen with one stage remaining. Colombia’s Bernal, aided by Sky teammate Tao Geoghegan Hart, mounted a gutsy attack with some five kilometers remaining on the category one Dagget climb and ...

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93-year-old makes first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing

  Ben Bender. Photo: AP Zanesville, May 18 :  A 93-year-old Ohio man wrapped up his nearly seven decades of golfing with his first hole-in-one. Ben Bender told The Zanesville Times Recorder “the Lord knew” this was his last round and gave him a hole-in-one. Bender aced the 152-yard third hole last month at Green Valley Golf Course in Zanesville ...

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Women T20I: Bangladesh to face South Africa Saturday

Dhaka, May 18 : Bangladesh women’s cricket team will get last chance to escape series loss against host South Africa (SA) when facing each other in the second T20I of three-match series at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Saturday. The match will begin at 6:15 pm (Bangladesh time). Bangladesh started the series campaign with a 17-run loss in the 1st ...

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Neuer in Bayern’s cup final squad after eight months out

BERLIN, May 18, 2018 : Manuel Neuer’s World Cup hopes received a boost on Friday when Bayern Munich announced he is in their squad for the German Cup final after eight months on the sidelines. The 32-year-old Germany captain and goalkeeper has not played since fracturing his foot last September, but has made the squad for Saturday’s final against Eintracht ...

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Ronaldo ‘120 percent’ fit for Champions League final – Zidane

MADRID, May 18, 2018 : Zinedine Zidane has declared Cristiano Ronaldo “120 percent” fit ahead of the Champions League final and says Real Madrid’s star player is available to face Villarreal in La Liga on Saturday. Ronaldo sprained his ankle against Barcelona earlier this month, prompting fears the Portugese might not make the clash against Liverpool on May 26. But ...

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Man United expects FIFA to cash in from streaming platforms

Manchester United expects FIFA’s $12 billion Club World Cup plans to spur competition between streaming platforms and produce a broadcasting windfall.   FIFA is looking to transform its low-key annual seven-team competition into a quadrennial event featuring 24 clubs that could challenge the status of the Champions League in Europe.   President Gianni Infantino has told football executives he has ...

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RCB keeps their playoff hope alive beating SRH by 14 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) held their nerves to register a thrilling 14 run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.   This victory also kept alive chances of Virat Kohli’s side to enter the playoff.   Chasing 219 runs to win, Sunrisers got a good start as openers Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales posted 47 runs on ...

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