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Messi shows his worth but Suarez double stretches Atletico lead

Lionel Messi underlined his worth to Barcelona by scoring a sensational free-kick on Sunday but Atletico Madrid are in charge of La Liga after beating Cadiz to stand 10 points clear at the top of the table. Messi’s stunning effort in a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao had been matched by the Argentinian’s friend and former team-mate Luis Suarez, who ...

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Sourav Ganguly discharged from hospital

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been discharged from the hospital, where he underwent fresh round of angioplasty to clear clogged coronary arteries. He would return to his normal life soon, said the treating doctors. Ganguly’s health condition was stable after the angioplasty but the doctors examined him again on Friday, shifting him to a private room from critical care unit. ...

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Solskjaer hails ‘brilliant’ Fernandes’ impact on Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has saluted “brilliant” Bruno Fernandes’ impact in his first year at Manchester United. Saturday marks the first anniversary of the Portugal midfielder’s arrival from Sporting Lisbon. Nobody has scored more for a Premier League club than Fernandes since his debut in January 2020. He has bagged 28 goals in all competitions and provided 17 assists to transform ...

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Liverpool end barren run as Tottenham lose Kane to injury

Liverpool ended a five-game winless run in the Premier League to move back into the top four with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Thursday as Spurs also lost Harry Kane to an ankle injury. The English champions had not even scored in their last four league games, but Jurgen Klopp said he recognised his side again as their front ...

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Shakib ranks top in taxpayers list

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has ranked as the top taxpayers in the sportsman subcategory for the 2019-2020 tax year. The Internal Resources Division (IRD) of the Finance Ministry issued a gazette notification on January 20, revealing the names of the highest taxpayers of the country under three main categories. The top taxpayers will be given tax cards, said the ...

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Pakistan’s Azhar, Fawad stand firm against South Africa

Pakistan’s Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam defied the South African bowlers as the hosts reached 104-4 at lunch on the second day of the first Test in Karachi on Wednesday. Alam, playing his first Test at home, was unbeaten on 39 and Azhar was on 38 as Pakistan added 71 runs without losing any wickets in the morning session. Pakistan ...

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Bangladesh spinner Mosharraf Hossain diagnosed with a brain tumor again

Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, the 39-year-old Bangladeshi spinner, has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor again. Mosharraf Hossain himself confirmed the information to media. The cricketer took to Facebook to reveal the recurrence of the tumor, and also informed that this is his 9th cycle of chemotherapy. It was revealed earlier in March 2019 that Rubel was diagnosed with glioma, ...

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Bangladesh sweep ODI series 3-0 against West Indies

Bangladesh beat West Indies by 120 runs in their third and final one-day international to complete a 3-0 sweep in the three-match series at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Monday. Mohammad Saifuddin claimed three wickets as Bangladesh bowled out the West Indies for 177 runs in 44.2 overs. Earlier, four players hit fifties as Bangladesh made 297-6 ...

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West Indies win toss, put Bangladesh in to bat

West Indies stand-in captain Jason Mohammed won the toss and elected to field first in the final ODI of the three-match series against Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Bangladesh took the pride of sweeping the series at clean margin against West Indies for the first and so far the only time in 2009 when first ...

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De Jong steers Barca to Elche win without suspended Messi

Barcelona won again without the suspended Lionel Messi on Sunday as goals from Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig were enough to secure a scruffy 2-0 win over Elche in La Liga. De Jong poked the ball over the line just before half-time at the Martinez Valero, which would have proved a suitably scrappy winner before Puig came off the ...

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