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Van de Beek gives Ajax 1-0 lead vs Tottenham in CL semifinal

Photo: Ajax’s Donny van de Beek celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. London, May 1 : Even with a first Champions League final in 23 years in sight, Ajax has some regrets. The way ...

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Bangamata Football: Bangladesh reach final eliminating Mongolia 3-0

Will play final against Laos on Friday Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Apr 30 : Hosts Bangladesh reached the final of the Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup Football Tournament in style with all-win record eliminating Mongolia by 3-0 goals in the second semifinal at the floodlit Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Tuesday. Bangladesh will play the final against high-flying Laos on ...

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Atalanta beats Udinese 2-0 to move to 4th in Serie A

Photo: Atalanta’s Marten De Roon, left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring from the penalty spot his side’s opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Udinese at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, April 29, 2019. Milan, Apr 30 : Atalanta continued its fantastic season as it produced two late goals to beat ...

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Sayeed elected Hockey Federation general secretary

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Apr 29 : Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club Hockey Committee Chairman and Mohammedan SC councillor AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed was elected new general secretary of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) on Monday. Sayeed beat outgoing general secretary and first captain of Bangladesh National Hockey team Abdus Sadeque by 47-36 votes in the much-talked-about election. In an instant reaction, ...

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No Madrid, no Ronaldo: Fresh feel for Champions League semis

Photo: Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt and teammates celebrate at the end of the Champions League, quarterfinal, second leg soccer match between Juventus and Ajax, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Ajax won 2-1 and advances to the semifinal on a 3-2 aggregate. England, Apr 29 : There’s a fresh feel to the lineup for the ...

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Liverpool’s Van Dijk wins PFA player of year award

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk was named as England’s PFA Player of the Year for 2019 on Sunday. Van Dijk succeeded Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah in winning the award, voted for by his fellow players and saw off competition from Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling. But Sterling, 24, was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year, following ...

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Man City edge past Burnley to return top of Premier League

Manchester City remain in control of the Premier League title race as the finest of margins earned Pep Guardiola’s men a 1-0 win at Burnley on Sunday. Sergio Aguero’s 31st goal of the season crossed the line by millimetres before being hacked clear by Matthew Lowton, but goal-line technology awarded the goal and kept City a point clear of Liverpool ...

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London Marathon 2019: More than 40,000 taking part

Runners in an array of colourful costumes have been pounding the streets in the 39th London Marathon. Participants dressed as Batman to Spiderman have run the tough 26.2-mile race, in what has been a record-breaking year for applications. More than 40,000 took part to the cheers and applause from crowds. Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s race with a new course ...

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Vardy double deals fresh blow to Arsenal’s hopes

Leicester, April 28 : Jamie Vardy scored twice as Arsenal’s hopes of Champions League football suffered another serious setback as familiar failings saw the 10-man Gunners lose 3-0 at Leicester on Sunday. It was the third time in seven days that the north London side, once renowned for an impregnable defence, had conceded three goals following 3-2 and 3-1 Premier ...

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Messi fires Barca to eighth La Liga title in 11 years

Lionel Messi clinched an eighth La Liga title for Barcelona in 11 seasons on Saturday as he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at home to Levante. The Argentine star struck his league-leading 34th goal of the campaign after coming off the bench for the second half to help Barca wrap up the title with three games remaining. ...

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