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Manchester City ends losing streak, beats Southampton 3-1

Manchester City got its faltering Premier League title defense back on track with a 3-1 win at Southampton on Sunday thanks to two quick goals just before halftime.   After throwing away an early lead, City provided a reminder of its devastating attacking potential by netting twice in first-half injury time to end a run of two straight losses and ...

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Liverpool thrash Arsenal to extend Premier League lead

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to an imposing nine points with a devastating attacking dismissal of Arsenal at Anfield – with hat-trick hero Roberto Firmino the inspiration. Arsenal took the lead after only 11 minutes when Ainsley Maitland-Niles slid in at the far post to score from Alex Iwobi’s cross – but it was ...

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Southgate, Kane on Queen’s list for honors after WCup run

Photo: Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth at Wembley stadium in London, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. London, Dec 29 : England coach Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane have been rewarded in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year honors list on the back of ...

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Bumrah grabs six as India dismiss Australia for 151

Paceman Jasprit Bumrah claimed career-best figures of 6-33 as Australia were dismissed for 151 in their first innings after tea on day three of the third test on Friday in reply to India’s declared total of 443 for seven. Australia fell 93 runs short of making India bat again on a steamy afternoon at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but captain ...

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Serena welcomes rule change on players back from pregnancy

Photo: Serena Williams of the U.S. talks to journalists on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec 27, 2018. Abu Dhabi, Dec 28 : Serena Williams has welcomed the extra protection given to new mothers when they return to the women’s tennis tour. “It’s great,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion ...

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Messi’s Argentina return depends on coach, says AFA head

Lionel Messi of Barcelona sits on the bench prior to the UEFA Champions League Group B match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur at Camp Nou on December 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Courtesy Buenos Aires, Dec  27 : Lionel Messi “never left” Argentina’s national team and will be ready when coach Lionel Scaloni calls upon him, the head ...

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Hazard reaches milestone in Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Watford

Photo: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, back shots the ball past Watford’s Craig Cathcart, center during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road stadium in Watford, England on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018. England, Dec 27 : Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard became the 10th player to score 100 goals for the club when his double clinched a ...

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Tigers optimistic to continue golden run in international cricket

Dhaka, Dec 25 : Bangladesh have finished the year 2018 winning 21 out of 44 international matches they have played. Before the World Cup in May next year, Bangladesh have no schedule in the home ground. The Tigers are optimistic to bring their recent success ahead. Recently, Bangladesh have beaten Zimbabwe and West Indies in two successive home series. They ...

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Shakib, Mahmudullah, Liton move up in T20I rankings

Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad and Liton Das(from left). Dhaka, Dec 23 : Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad have got their positions up in the latest ICC T20 rankings although Bangladesh lost the three-match T20 series 1-2 against West Indies in Dhaka on Saturday. Shakib, who returned to the national team in the just-concluded series against ...

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West Indies clinch T20I series

West Indies players celebrate their final victory in the 3rd T20I against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Dec 22 : West Indies have finally managed to win a trophy at the end of their three-month long sub-continental tour beating Bangladesh by a big margin of 50 runs in the 3rd T20I at Sher-e-Bangla National ...

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