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Khulna Tigers opt to bowl first against Rangpur Rangers

After a one-day gap, Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) resumed as Khulna Tigers won the toss and sent Rangpur Rangers bat first at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday. Before coming to this game, Khulna played two games and won both of them while Rangers played three matches and lost all of them. Currently, Chattogram Challengers are at the top ...

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Flying Ronaldo fires Juve top as Buffon equals Maldini’s Serie A record

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his hot streak as his towering header gave Juventus a 2-1 win at Parma to put Juventus top of the table as Gianluigi Buffon equalled Paolo Maldini’s Serie A appearance record. Ronaldo met Alex Sandro’s looping cross with an incredible leap and header just before half-time to put Juve on 42 points, three ahead of Inter ahead ...

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Barcelona, Real draw as Clasico marred by violence

Barcelona and Real Madrid could not be separated on Wednesday in a Clasico that was overshadowed by violent clashes between Catalan independence protestors and police outside Camp Nou. After being postponed in October, there were renewed fears of unrest around Spain’s most famous fixture and while the match was only briefly interrupted by yellow beach balls thrown onto the pitch, ...

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Lionel Messi wins La Liga best player award for 2018-19 season

Messi collected the Di Stefano and Pichichi trophies at the MARCA awards Argentine great Lionel Messi officially received the Alfredo Di Stefano Trophy and the Pichichi Trophy at Diario MARCA’s awards ceremonies on Tuesday. He has been adjudged for the trophies commemorating the 2018-19 La Liga season. It marks his seventh Di Stefano Trophy and sixth Pichichi Trophy wins. It’s the ...

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Hayden Fry, Texan who turned around Iowa, dies at 90

Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90. Fry’s family announced through the University of Iowa that the former coach died Tuesday with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer. He had been living in the Dallas ...

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Shakib, his family members in UAE to pass leisure time

Shakib Al Hasan, who was banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for failing to report corrupt approaches made to him, reached United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday to pass leisure time. He was accompanied by his wife Umme Ahmed Shishir and daughter Alaina Hasan Abri. A special flight of Emirates carrying them took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport ...

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Benzema scores on last kick as Madrid draws 1-1 at Valencia

With Real Madrid facing defeat three days before its “clásico” at Barcelona, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois came to the rescue against Valencia — at the other end of the field. The Belgium goalkeeper abandoned his own goal and joined teammates for a corner kick Madrid had earned five minutes into stoppage time while trailing by a goal at Valencia’s Mestalla Stadium ...

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Ronaldo scores 2 as Juventus beats Udinese 3-1 in Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo is back to his imperious best. The Juventus forward scored twice on Sunday to help the Bianconeri to a 3-1 win over Udinese in Serie A. Leonardo Bonucci scored the other goal. Ronaldo also hit the post late on. It was the fourth successive match Ronaldo has scored in, with the Portugal international having a fantastic month after ...

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Napoli beaten 2-1 by Parma in Gattuso’s debut

Gennaro Gattuso has his work cut out for him as Napoli’s new coach. The Partenopei conceded an injury-time winner in a 2-1 loss at home to Parma on Saturday in Gattuso’s debut. Gattuso was hired midweek to replace the fired Carlo Ancelotti — his former coach at AC Milan — but couldn’t prevent Napoli from extending its winless streak in ...

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Salah stretches Liverpool lead to 10 as Leicester stumble

Liverpool tightened their grip on the Premier League title race thanks to two Mohamed Salah goals in a 2-0 win over Watford which extended their lead at the top to 10 points as second-placed Leicester were held 1-1 at home by Norwich. Chelsea were also shocked 1-0 at home by Bournemouth to see their lead over the chasing pack in ...

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