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Balotelli scores on debut but Marseille loses 2-1 to Lille

Photo: Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal of the game during a French League One soccer match between Olympique Marseille and Lille at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Marseille, Jan 26 : Mario Balotelli scored on his Marseille debut on Friday, but it was too late to save his ...

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FA Cup: Sanchez scores on Arsenal return as United advances

Photo: Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, down, celebrates with Jesse Lingard after scoring his side’s third goal during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates stadium in London, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. London, Jan 26 : Booed throughout his return to Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez responded to the rancor with a rare goal ...

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Holder double century has England facing defeat vs WIndies

Photo: West Indies’ captain Jason Holder celebrates after scoring a double century against England during day four of the first cricket Test match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Bridgetown, Jan 26 : An outstanding double hundred from West Indies captain Jason Holder and a supporting century by Shane Dowrich left England humbled for the ...

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Sylhet Sixers win by 76 runs against Rajshahi Kings

Sylhet Sixers won by 76 runs against Rajshahi Kings in the  29th match of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Friday.   Sylhet Sixers scored 180 runs in 20 overs against Rajshahi Kings.  In reply, Rajshahi Kings were able to mange 104 runs in 18.2 over.   Rajshahi Kings won the toss and decided ...

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England in West Indies: Tourists bowled out for 77

England were bowled out for 77 as West Indies seized control of the first Test on a riotous day when 18 wickets fell in Barbados. Kemar Roach took 5-17, Jason Holder 2-15 and Alzarri Joseph 2-20 to dismiss the tourists for the lowest Test total at the Kensington Oval. West Indies recovered from losing five wickets for nine runs to ...

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PM awards 10 other U-18 women footballers for SAFF crown

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has awarded 10 other players and one official of Bangladesh Under-18 Women Football Team for clinching the SAFF championship title. The 10 players are Ruksana, Masura Parveen, Sheuly Azim, Israt Jahan Ratna, Marzia, Sanzida Akter, Israt Jahan Swapna, Krishna Rani Sarkar and Razia Khatun. The official is Khalid Mahmud. The Prime Minister handed over cheques of ...

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Chelsea signs Higuain on loan in bid to fix scoring problems

Photo: AC Milan’s Gonzalo Higuain, right, talks with Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini, during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Juventus, at Milan’s San Siro stadium. London, Jan 24 : Chelsea signed Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus for the rest of the season on Wednesday, reuniting the Argentina striker with coach Maurizio Sarri in an effort to cure ...

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Muktijoddha beat Sheikh Jamal 3-0 in BPL

Foreign recruit Ballo Famousa’s brilliant hat-trick helped Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra blank Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 3-0 goals in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football match on Wednesday at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj.   The winners’ led the first half by 1-0 goals.  In the day’s match, striker Famousa put the freedom fighters ahead in the ...

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Sevilla beats Barcelona 2-0 in 1st leg of Copa quarterfinals

Photo: FC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, second left, reacts after Sevilla’s Pablo Sarabia scored during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Sevilla and FC Barcelona in Seville, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019. Madrid, Jan 24 : Sevilla took full advantage of Lionel Messi’s absence, beating Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday. ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

Photo: Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at the court in Madrid on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. Madrid, Jan 23 : With a guilty plea and a huge fine, Cristiano Ronaldo finally put an end to his tax ordeal in Spain. Nearly four years after an investigation was opened, Ronaldo appeared at a ...

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