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With no Messi, 35K see Argentina-Colombia draw at MetLife

With Lionel Messi not on Argentina’s roster, a crowd of just 35,624 turned out at MetLife Stadium to watch a 0-0 draw between La Albiceleste and Colombia on Tuesday night.   With Messi, Argentina drew three large crowds to MetLife: 78,936 for a friendly against the United States in 2011, 81,994 for an exhibition against Brazil the following year and ...

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Neymar gets goal, yellow card for diving as Brazil romps 5-0

Neymar converted a penalty kick for the second straight game, assisted on three goals and was given a yellow card for diving as Brazil routed El Salvador 5-0 on Tuesday night in an exhibition in front of just 28,511.   The crowd was less than half the 67,619 who attended the Selecao’s previous appearance at FedEx Field, against the U.S. ...

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Record-breaker Anderson seals England’s 5th Test win over India

James Anderson became the most successful fast bowler in Test history when he sealed England’s 118-run win over India at the Oval on Tuesday.   With just one wicket to fall, and Anderson needing one more to break the record of 563 he had shared with retired Australia great Glenn McGrath, the 36-year-old Lancashire paceman bowled Mohammed Shami to give ...

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ATN Bangla becomes the Champion in UK Bangla T10 Cricket Tournament

ATN Bangla has become the Champion of UK Bangla T20 Cricket Tournament.  The tournament was held in Hackney Marshes Cricket Ground where eight teams took part.  Only media professionals working in the UK took part in the tournament. The tournament is took place with the financial assistance of Canary Wharf Group under the supervision of London Cricket League Teams were ...

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Mbappe, Giroud score as France makes successful return home

Any lingering doubts that Kylian Mbappe is French soccer’s most valuable jewel were erased Sunday as the teenage striker celebrated the world champions’ return home with a superb display — and a goal — in a 2-1 win over the Netherlands.   Back to its home ground at the Stade de France for the first time since winning the World ...

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Djokovic wins US Open for 14th major, tying ‘idol’ Sampras

The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was barking at himself, at his entourage, at a crowd vocally supporting his opponent, Juan Martin del Potro. He was, in short, out of sorts.   And then came Sunday’s pivotal game, a 20-minute, 22-point epic. Three times, del Potro was ...

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Salah scores twice, misses two penalties in Egypt romp

Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah scored twice and missed two penalties as Egypt made a dream debut under Mexican coach Javier Aguirre by crushing Niger 6-0 Saturday in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.   Salah had clashed with Egyptian football officials ahead of the matchday 2 qualifier in Alexandria for the 2019 finals over image-rights violations and personal security.  But once ...

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India 174-6 against England at close, 158 runs behind

India were 174 for six in reply to England’s first-innings 332, a deficit of 158 runs, at stumps on the second day of the fifth Test at the Oval on Saturday.   Test debutant Hanuma Vihari was 25 not out, with Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten on eight.  India suffered a huge blow before the close when captain and star batsman Virat ...

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NEO Cricket Club crowned National Cricket League champions

Emdad Rahman: A tremendous end of season finale saw Neo CC crowned kings of the National Cricket League Division 1 for 2018. The team’s work rate, determination, flair and consistency paid off as they wrapped up the final match of the season against London CC with a victory of 23 runs. ANeo CC secured the league title with a game ...

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Maradona to coach Mexico second-division side

  Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been hired to coach Mexican second-division football club Dorados, the team announced Thursday, the retired great’s latest foray into managing.   Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest ...

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