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Messi fires Argentina to WC qualifying win over Ecuador

Lionel Messi put his Barcelona troubles behind him to fire Argentina to an opening 1-0 victory over Ecuador in World Cup qualifying on Thursday. The 33-year-old great has been in open conflict with his club but it had no detrimental effect on his form as his 13th minute penalty was the difference in a tight encounter. The six-time Ballon d’Or ...

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IPL: KKR beat CSK by 10 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 10 runs after CSK shot themselves in the foot in a chase of 168. After electing to bat first, Kolkata Knight Riders managed to add a respectable 167 on the board after 20 overs. Rahul Tripathi, who was promoted to open the innings along with Shubman Gill played a brilliant ...

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Mumbai Indians win by 57 runs

A magnificent fifty from Suryakumar Yadav followed by a clinical spell from Jasprit Bumrah (4/20) scripted Mumbai Indians’ 57-run win against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. Besides Bumrah, James Pattinson (2/19) and Trent Boult(2/26) scalped 2 wickets apiece while Rahul Chahar (1/24) and Kieron Pollard (1/24) settled one wicket each. This win propelled MI to the top position on the points ...

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Afghanistan batsman Najeeb Tarakai dies in road accident

Kabul, October 6: Afghanistan opening batsman Najeeb Tarakai died in an accident here. He was 29. Najeeb was hit by a speeding car on Monday (October 5) in the Afghanistan capital and he breathed his last in a hospital on Tuesday (October 6). The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced the news in a condolence message on its Twitter handle. “ACB and ...

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Tottenham hit 10-man Man Utd for six on Mourinho’s return

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer labelled Manchester United’s humiliating 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham on Sunday as the worst feeling in 15 years at the club as a player, coach and manager. Tottenham cashed in on Anthony Martial’s first-half red card to inflict United’s worst defeat since 2011 as Jose Mourinho enjoyed a dream return to Old Trafford. Son Heung-min and Harry ...

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Salahuddin elected BFF president, Salam Sr VP, Imrul VP

Three-time president of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Kazi Md Salahuddin retained his post as he had been unofficially elected for the fourth consecutive time in the BFF elections held at the city’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Saturday. Salahuddin, who was leading a 21-member electoral panel named Sammilita Parishad, bagged 94 out of 135 votes while his nearest contestant Badal ...

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Neymar bags brace as PSG hit six

Neymar scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain in a crushing 6-1 win over Angers on Friday as the French champions continue to build up momentum following a poor start to the Ligue 1 season. Alessandro Florenzi, Julian Draxler, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Kylian Mbappe were also on target at the Parc des Princes for PSG, who claimed their fourth consecutive victory ...

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BFF goes to polls on Saturday

The Annual General Meeting and much talked about Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Election 2020 will be held on Saturday (October 3) at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital. A 21-member full panel named Sommillito Parishad led by long serving president Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin will compete against Sheikh Mohammad Aslam- led 19-member Samonnya Parishad in the election, apart from ...

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Arsenal reach League Cup quarter-finals after Liverpool shoot-out

Mikel Arteta praised Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno for repaying his faith after the German’s two penalty saves clinched a 5-4 shoot-out win over Liverpool that sent the Gunners into the League Cup quarter-finals. Arteta’s side had already beaten Liverpool on penalties in the Community Shield earlier this season and they repeated the trick in the fourth round tie. Joe Willock ...

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