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Vela scores 2 goals, LAFC beats Earthquakes 4-0

Photo: Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, second from left, celebrates with forward Diego Rossi, left, after scoring past San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega, center, and defender Nick Lima, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. San Jose, Aug 22 : Carlos Vela scored two goals to reach 26 ...

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Afghanistan’s squad against Bangladesh announced

Afghanistan have made wholesale changes to their Test squad for their one-off game against Bangladesh. The selectors have dropped five players from the squad that was picked to face Ireland earlier this year in a one-off Test, including the suspended Mohammad Shahzad, and have replaced them with six names. Shapoor Zadran, the tall left-arm seamer, who was once a vital ...

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Pogba has penalty saved as Man United held 1-1 by Wolves

Photo: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, front, fails to score penalty shot during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Wolverhampton, Aug 20 : Paul Pogba pulled his jersey over his face when the final whistle sounded, his latest spot-kick failure costing Manchester United two ...

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Still no Neymar as PSG loses 2-1 at Rennes in French league

Photo: PSG’s head coach Thomas Tuchel, center, greets his players after the French League One soccer match between Rennes and Paris Saint Germain, in Rennes, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Paris, Aug 19 : Still missing Brazil forward Neymar, defending champion Paris Saint-Germain lost 2-1 at Rennes in the French league on Sunday. PSG, which beat Nimes 3-0 last weekend in ...

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Zidane indicates Bale will stay after Madrid put three past Celta

Zinedine Zidane indicated Gareth Bale will stay at Real Madrid after the Welshman led the way in a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday. Bale was back in the team and back in form at Balaidos, with Zidane’s eagerness to sell him this summer perhaps fresh in his mind as he teed up Karim Benzema’s opening goal. After the ...

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Russell Domingo named head coach of Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s search for a successor to Steve Rhodes has ended through the appointment of Russell Domingo as head coach of the national cricket team. Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan made the announcement on the appointment of Rhodes for two years at a news conference in Dhaka on Saturday. The new coach will start working on August 21. Earlier on ...

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Revamped Atlético betting teen João Félix is the real deal

Photo: Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo climbs to head the ball over Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier, during the International Champions Cup soccer match Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. Barcelona, Aug 16 : After undergoing the most thorough offseason overhaul of his squad since taking over Atlético Madrid eight years ago, coach Diego Simeone ...

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England leaves Ben Te’o out of RWC squad, springs surprises

London, Aug 12 : England left center Ben Te’o out of its Rugby World Cup squad on Monday after he was involved in a scuffle with a teammate at a training camp in Italy. Te’o lost his place to utility back Piers Francis as coach Eddie Jones sprang a few surprises in his 31-man group destined for Japan next month. ...

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EPL opener: Liverpool GK Alisson injured in win over Norwich

Photo: Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Liverpool, Aug 10 : Liverpool opened its bid to end a 30-year English title drought by beating Premier League newcomer Norwich 4-1 on Friday but lost goalkeeper ...

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Brazil’s Jesus suspended for 2 months for bad behavior

Photo: Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring in a penalty shoot out, with his goal winning the shot out and the match 5-4, during the Community Shield soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Sao Paulo, Aug 8 : Striker Gabriel Jesus has been suspended from international matches with Brazil ...

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