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Gayle retiring from one-day internationals after World Cup

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle. Photo: Courtesy New York, Feb 18 : West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup later this year. The 39-year-old Jamaican has played in 284 ODIs and needs just 273 runs to become the 14th man, and the second West Indian after Brian Lara, to reach 10,000 in ...

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Mbappe scores superb goal as PSG wins 1-0 at Saint-Etienne

Kylian Mbappe displayed his match-winning abilities once again Sunday, scoring off balance with a superb volley as Paris Saint-Germain beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 to move 12 points clear at the top of the French league.   Latching onto a clever lobbed pass from veteran Dani Alves over the defense, Mbappe was at full stretch yet still hooked a powerful shot into ...

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Messi misses 1 penalty, makes another in Barcelona win

Photo: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, center, is challenged by Valladolid’s Nacho Martinez, left, and Michel Herrero during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valladolid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Barcelona, Feb 17 : Lionel Messi had a penalty saved after scoring from the spot as Barcelona struggled to end ...

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Pizarro nets late to become Bundesliga’s oldest goal-scorer

Photo: Stuttgart’s Mario Gomez, center, challenges for the ball with Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig in Stuttgart, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Berlin, Feb 17 : Claudio Pizarro scored in the sixth minute of injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Werder Bremen at Hertha Berlin and become the ...

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Inter drops Icardi as captain, Icardi pulls out of match

Photo : In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 file photo, Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi walks off the pitch at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Bologna, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Milan, Feb 15 : Inter Milan pulled the captaincy from Mauro Icardi, and Mauro Icardi responded by pulling himself out ...

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Young Tigers to play England U-19 in 2nd Youth Test on Friday

Chattogram, Feb 14 : Bangladesh U-19 cricket team, brimming with confidence, are looking forward to the series deciding game of the two-match four-day Youth Tests series against touring English U-19. The match will begin on Friday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city. The Young Tigers are leading the series 1-0 having defeated the English side by ...

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Substitute Asensio strikes late, Real Madrid beats Ajax 2-1

Photo: Real forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the first leg, round of sixteen, Champions League soccer match between Ajax and Real Madrid at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019. Amsterdam, Feb 14 : With a little help from the video assistant referee, defending champion Real Madrid overcame a spirited ...

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New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 8-wicket in first ODI

New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series at Napier on Wednesday.   Trent Boult’s 3-40 and Mitchell Santner’s 3-45 wrecked Bangladesh to 232 all out in 48.5 overs before chasing down the target in 44.3 overs for the loss of two wickets.  New Zealand batsman MJ Guptill scored 117 off 116 balls ...

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England win 3rd test and West Indies finish smiling

Photo: England’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ captain Kraigg Brathwaite during day four of the third cricket Test match at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St. Lucia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Gros Islet, Feb 13 : England earned a consolation test win by 232 runs in four days in a lost cricket series ...

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Barcelona held to draw by Athletic Bilbao despite Lionel Messi start

La Liga leaders Barcelona handed Real Madrid more hope in the title race as they drew 0-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, only avoiding defeat thanks to some outstanding saves by Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The Germany keeper twice thwarted forward Inaki Williams and kept out a stinging drive from Markel Susaeta in an intense and entertaining game in which the ...

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