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Neymar returns as PSG celebrates title with 3-1 home win

Photo: PSG’s Neymar walks away during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Monaco at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Sunday April 21, 2019. New York, Apr 22 : Neymar returned from injury and the prolific Kylian Mbappe reached the 30-goal mark as Paris Saint-Germain celebrated retaining the league title earlier on Sunday with a 3-1 ...

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Ronaldo ‘1,000 percent’ committed to stay with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo said he was “1,000 percent committed to staying” with Juventus next season as he claimed his first Serie A title and Juventus their eighth in a row on Saturday. Massimiliano Allegri’s side had needed just one more point for a 35th Scudetto and their latest title triumph helped ease some of the pain of their shock Champions League ...

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FIFA backs English players’ social media boycott over racism

Photo: Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham’s Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. England, Apr 19 : FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a ...

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Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis

Photo: Tottenham Hotspur forward Fernando Llorente celebrates his side’s third goal during the Champions League quarterfinal, second leg, soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Manchester,  Apr 18 : More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his ...

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Liverpool beats Porto again, returns to CL semifinals

Photo: Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, third left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the Champions League quarterfinals, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Porto and Liverpool at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Porto, Apr 18 : For the second year in a row, Porto had no answer to Liverpool’s attacking trio ...

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Messi magic thrashes Man United 3-0 at Camp Nou

Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to a 3-0 defeat of Manchester United on Wednesday morning (AEST) and a 4-0 aggregate triumph in their Champions League quarter-final tie. With a 1-0 advantage from the first meeting at Old Trafford, the Catalans took command inside the first 20 minutes thanks to a double from their number 10, the second of ...

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BCB announces Bangladesh squad for World Cup 2019

Taskin Ahmed, Imrul Kayes overlooked Dhaka, Apr 16 : Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced the 15-member Tiger squad for the upcoming World Cup 2109 scheduled to played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. Abu Jayed Rahi came as the only surprise of the World Cup squad. The right-arm pacer never played an ODI. However, ...

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Benzema rescues a 1-1 draw for Madrid at Leganes

Photo: Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema duels for the ball against Leganes’ Jonathan Cristian, left, Silva during a Spanish La Liga soccer match in Leganes, outskirts Madrid, Spain, Monday, April 15, 2019. Barcelona, Apr 16 : Real Madrid needed Karim Benzema to salvage a 1-1 draw at Spanish league minnow Leganes on Monday. Benzema again proved a bright spot in a ...

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Quarter-final curse looms as Barca and Messi look to set record straight

Four years have passed since Lionel Messi last reached a Champions League semi-final and his drought has become a source of unease for Barcelona ahead of their latest attempt on Tuesday. Manchester United are the ones looking to emulate Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Roma by sending Barca out in the quarters for a fourth year running but for the Catalans, ...

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Messi rests for Man United as Barca draws 0-0 at Huesca

Photo: Barcelona’s Kevin-Prince Boateng, bottom left, fails to score past Huesca goalkeeper Roberto Santamaria during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Huesca and Barcelona at the Alcoraz stadium in Huesca, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Barcelona, Apr 14 : With Lionel Messi and most of his regular fellow starters resting up for Manchester United, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde tried to ...

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