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Atletico defeat by Athletic Bilbao hands initiative to Barcelona

Atletico Madrid’s title hopes suffered a setback on Sunday as a shock 2-1 defeat at Athletic Bilbao handed Barcelona the upper hand in a thrilling race at the top of La Liga. Real Madrid’s draw with Real Betis on Saturday gave Atletico the chance to pull further clear but instead they ended the weekend with their lead reduced, a loss ...

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Bangladesh lose early wickets after Sri Lanka declare on 648

Bangladesh lost two early wickets in their second innings of the Kandy Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. Sri Lanka declared their first innings on 648 for eight in 179 overs securing a 107-run first-innings lead. Bangladesh were sent to bat after the lunch break of day five. Saif Hassan failed to impress with the bat once again he fell ...

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Klopp: Liverpool don’t deserve UCL next season

Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool are not playing like a side who “deserve” Champions League football next season after blowing the chance to move into the Premier League’s top four with a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United Saturday. Mohamed Salah had opened the scoring after just three minutes, but Liverpool wasted a host of chances to extend their lead and paid ...

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Spotify founder Ek eyes buying Arsenal

The founder of Swedish streaming music site Spotify, Daniel Ek, has expressed interest in buying English football club Arsenal, as angry fans urged owner Stan Kroenke to sell over his role in the failed Super League plan. “As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember. If KSE (Kroenke Sports Enterprises) would like to ...

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Sri Lanka make steady progress against Bangladesh’s 541

Sri Lanka have responded well to Bangladesh’s first-innings total of 541 in the Kandy Test, scoring 229 for three in 73 overs in the Kandy Test. At the end of day three on Friday, captain Dimuth Karunaratne and all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva were batting at 85 and 26. Sri Lanka are trailing by 312 runs with two days to left ...

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Kohli reaches 6,000-run IPL landmark as Bangalore stay undefeated

Skipper Virat Kohli became the first batsman in the Indian Premier League to cross 6,000 runs as his Royal Challengers Bangalore extended their unbeaten run to four this season on Thursday. Devdutt Padikkal, who hit 101 – his maiden IPL ton, and Kohli, who made 72, stood undefeated as Bangalore thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets in Mumbai to reclaim top spot ...

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Juve climb into third after coming from behind to beat Parma

Juventus came from behind to beat Parma 3-1 on Wednesday to climb back into third in the Serie A standings. Second-bottom Parma looked to be in with a chance of earning three priceless points in their relegation battle when Gaston Brugman fired a low free kick into the net in the 25th minute to give the visitors a shock lead, ...

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Super League in ruins as all six English clubs pull out

The proposed European Super League appeared dead in the water on Wednesday after all six English clubs withdrew following a furious backlash from fans and threats from football authorities. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal were six of the 12 clubs that signed up to the breakaway competition that guaranteed spots each year and billions of dollars ...

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UK PM to meet football officials over European Super League

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host a meeting of officials from football governing bodies the FA and the Premier League, as well as fans’ representatives, later to discuss the proposed European Super League, reports BBC. Boris Johnson described the new league, which includes six leading English clubs, as “ludicrous”. The 12 founding members of the league face a fierce ...

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Tigers seek redemption in 1st Test against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh national cricket team sought redemption, putting behind the lean form as they take on Sri Lanka in the opening match of the two-match Test series at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on Wednesday. The match starts at 10.30 AM. The series, which is the part of ICC World Test Championship, was postponed twice last year due to the ...

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