Saturday, 02 Mar, 2024


Atletico rescue late draw with leaders Real

Atletico Madrid scored an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point from their derby with La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Brahim Diaz pounced on a heavy touch from Koke and clipped the ball past Jan Oblak from close range to give Real the opening goal. Stefan Savic had a leveller ruled

FIFA WC 2026: Mexico's Azteca to stage opener, New Jersey's MetLife for final

MetLife Stadium in New Jersey will host the 2026 World Cup final on 19 July, while Azteca Stadium in Mexico City will stage the opening group game on 11 June. Mexico is one of three countries co-hosting the expanded 48-team tournament along with USA and Canada which will last a record

Fans angered as Messi fails to play in Hong Kong

Angry fans in Hong Kong booed Inter Miami during a pre-season friendly after Lionel Messi did not play. The Argentina World Cup winner, 36, who had a hamstring injury, was left on the bench as Inter beat a local League XI 4-1 in front of almost 40,000 fans. There were chants of

Arsenal beat Liverpool to move within two points of PL leaders 

Arsenal reduced Liverpool's lead at the top of the Premier League to two points after a deserved victory in a tense encounter at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners knew defeat was unthinkable and their cause was helped hugely by two errors from Liverpool's normally reliable keeper

SAFF U-19: Bangladesh secures place in final, defeating India

The opening of the match between Bangladesh and India was cautious. Nevertheless, as time advanced, India attempted to take control of the match by making incursions into the midfield. However, the vigilance of Afifa and Jahanara in Bangladesh's defense was apparent. While the

South Africa win penalty shootout to Afcon semis

Captain Ronwen Williams saved four penalties to help South Africa reach the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw against Cape Verde. Bebe, Willy Semedo, Laros Duarte and Patrick Andrade were all denied in the shootout by the outstanding Williams, who also

Ivory Coast net 122-nd-minute winner to reach semis

Host nation Ivory Coast produced another amazing Africa Cup of Nations escape act as Oumar Diakite's 122nd-minute winner sent the 10-man Elephants into the semi-finals at heartbroken Mali's expense. The hosts played the majority of the game at a numerical disadvantage after

Bangladesh, Pakistan set to battle for remaining semi-final berth

Three of the four semi-finalists at the ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup 2024 were decided on Friday, leaving one place up for grabs in the final four on the last day of Super Six action in South Africa. Australia, South Africa and India have booked their place in the semis, with

FIFA to reveal 2026 World Cup final venue on Sunday

FIFA will announce which city will host the final of the 2026 World Cup when they unveil schedule details for the first ever 48-team tournament on Sunday. The tournament is being co-hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico and FIFA will also announce which venue will host the

Iran survive penalty drama to book Asian Cup clash with Japan

Iran survived going down to 10 men to beat Syria 5-3 in a penalty shootout in the Asian Cup last-16 on Wednesday after the game ended 1-1 after extra time, setting up a tasty quarter-final clash with four-time champions Japan. Iran played the last 30 minutes with 10 men after Porto

No Ronaldo but Al-Nassr serve up a treat 

It may not have been the long-awaited Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi show, but Al-Nassr still delighted fans in Riyadh with a 6-0 thrashing of Inter Miami on Thursday. Just two days after Saudi Arabia exited the Asian Cup, this was a magnificent advert for the Saudi Pro League with

Woods, McIlroy to benefit as PGA Tour signs $3bn SSG deal

The PGA Tour has agreed a private equity deal worth around $3bn (£2.36bn) with a group of investors led by the Fenway Sports Group, which owns Liverpool FC. As a result, golfers who have remained loyal to the tour and rejected advances from the rival LIV Golf circuit are set to

Roque scores first Barca goal in win over Osasuna

Vitor Roque scored his first goal for Barcelona in their first match since manager Xavi announced he was leaving at the end of the season. Joao Cancelo's cross with the outside of his boot was headed home in the 63rd minute by substitute Roque, who joined the action just a minute

Alvarez scores twice on birthday as Man city beat Burnley 

Erling Haaland was upstaged on his return from injury by fellow striker Julian Alvarez as Manchester City strolled to victory against Burnley. Haaland made his first appearance since fracturing his foot in the defeat at Aston Villa on 6 December when he was introduced as a 71st-minute

African heavyweights tumble like dominoes at Cup of Nations

From Ivory Coast’s remarkable resurrection to heavyweight exits and underdog successes, there may never have been a more unpredictable major international football tournament than the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. The last 16 concluded on Tuesday with the continent’s

Bradley shines as leaders Liverpool beat Chelsea 

Conor Bradley produced a memorable display by scoring his first Liverpool goal and grabbing two assists as the Reds beat Chelsea to maintain their grip on first place in Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's side went into this round of fixtures five points clear at the top and, with

Bangladesh beat Pakistan again in U-19 women's tri-series

Bangladesh Under-19 Women’s team stayed unbeaten in the group phase of Women’s U19 Tri nation T20 tournament after beating Pakistan by four wickets at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar today. This was the second time in the double-leg

Mashrafe takes a break from BPL 

Sylhet Strikers captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has decided to take a break from the ongoing 10th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 tournament to discharge his responsibility as the Whip in the Parliament.  Mashrafe will be available to play for the Strikers further in the season

Rangpur clinch 8 run win against Comilla

Azmatullah Omarzai came up with yet another stellar all-round performance to help Rangpur Riders clinch an eight-run win over Comilla Victorians at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Tuesday (January 30). Player of the match Omarzai hit an unbeaten 20-ball 36 and then took 2/31 to

Rangpur Riders opt to bat against Comilla Victorians

Rangpur Riders won the toss and decided to bat first against Comilla Victorians in the BPL Match-15 at the Sylhet International Stadium today. Comilla made three changes and Rangpur opted for two changes in the playing XI. Both the teams are coming off defeat in the previous match