Wednesday, 28 Feb, 2024

Sports

Cummins and Sciver-Brunt are ICC’s best cricketers of 2023

Australia captain Pat Cummins was named the ICC men’s cricketer of 2023 and England allrounder Nat Sciver-Brunt won her second consecutive women’s award on Thursday. Fast bowler Cummins led Australia to victory in the Cricket World Cup and the World Test Championship.

Miami arrive in Saudi Arabia to face Nassr, Hilal in Riyadh Season Cup

Lionel Messi and his Inter Miami teammates landed in Saudi Arabia ahead of matchups against Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal in the Riyadh Season Cup. Images of the MLS side arriving in Riyadh appeared on social media early on Friday, with the club sharing a short video of the team being welcomed

Liverpool see off Fulham to set up EFL Cup final against Chelsea

Liverpool "can never take these things for granted" after they saw off Fulham to set up a Carabao Cup final with Chelsea, says manager Jurgen Klopp. The Reds led 2-1 from the first leg and their draw at Craven Cottage was enough to get the job done and set up a Wembley final

Australian Open: Alcaraz loses to Zverev & Medvedev beats Hurkacz

Carlos Alcaraz was knocked out of the Australian Open when Alexander Zverev held off a spirited comeback by the Spaniard to win an absorbing quarter-final at 01:20 local time. Germany's Zverev was rewarded for a rapid start to win 6-1 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 against Spanish second seed

Barcelona knocked out of Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao after losing their quarter-final 4-2 at San Mames. Gorka Guruzeta gave Bilbao a first-minute lead but Barca were ahead just after the half-hour mark as Robert Lewandowski equalised and Lamine Yamal made it 2-1 Bilbao

Rachin Ravindra wins ICC Emerging Cricketer of the year award

24-year-old New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra has been adjudged the winner of the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year for 2023.  The governing council announced the award on Wednesday, rewarding the youngster for his breakthrough year in international cricket

Australian Open 2024: Sabalenka sets up semi-final against Coco Gauff

Defending champion Aryna Sabalenka set up a tantalising Australian Open semi-final against American teenager Coco Gauff after overpowering Barbora Krejcikova in a straight-set victory. Sabalenka's 6-2 6-3 win confirmed a repeat of September's thrilling US Open final, in which

Australian Open 2024: Djokovic beats Fritz to reach semi-finals

Novak Djokovic continued his bid for a record-extending 11th Australian Open title with a confident win over American 12th seed Taylor Fritz. The Serb, seeking a 25th Grand Slam to move past Margaret Court's record of 24, won 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-2 6-3 in hot conditions to reach the

Chelsea thump Middlesbrough to reach EFL Cup final 

Chelsea reached the Carabao Cup final by blowing away second-tier Middlesbrough to seal a 6-2 aggregate victory. The Championship side headed to Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 lead from the first leg. But Chelsea scored four times in the first half through a Jonny Howson own goal, Enzo

Nahida in ICC Women's ODI team of the year

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Nahida Akter found a place in the ICC Women's ODI Team of the Year for her stupendous performance in the last year. The Bangladesh spinner took 20 wickets in 11 matches in the year in ODIs, the second-highest for anyone in women's ODIs in 2023.

Babar stars as Rangpur clinch first win

Babar Azam hit a magnificent fifty to help Rangpur Riders clinch their first win in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as they beat Sylhet Strikers by four wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today (Jan 23). Babar, who landed in Dhaka on Monday night, took no time

Australian Open: Djokovic to face Fritz in quarter-finals today 

Novak Djokovic says his form at the Australian Open is "going in the right direction" as he bids for a record-breaking 25th Grand Slam title. Djokovic, 36, is aiming to move ahead of Margaret Court's total of 24 successes and is in the quarter-finals. On Tuesday, he

Luigi Riva: Italy's record goalscorer dies aged 79

Italy's record goalscorer and former Cagliari forward Luigi Riva has died at the age of 79. Riva had been in hospital in Sardinia's capital after reportedly suffering a heart attack over the weekend. Nicknamed 'Roar of Thunder', Riva scored 35 goals in 42 appearances

Egypt into last 16 at Afcon after dramatic finale

Egypt made it through to the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations after drawing 2-2 with Cape Verde following a dramatic finale to Group B in Abidjan. Egypt had looked set to finish third behind the Blue Sharks and Ghana before stoppage-time goals in both games. Pharaohs forward

Dhaka tastes first defeat against Chattogram

Chattogram Challengers registered their second win in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League after they beat Durdanto Dhaka by six wickets during their third match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Monday. Chattogram bowlers set up the victory for their side as they

Bellingham inspires Real comeback win over ‘robbed’ Almeria

Jude Bellingham inspired Real Madrid as they came from two goals down to beat La Liga bottom side Almeria in a breathless encounter. The winless visitors took a shock 2-0 lead at the Bernabeu with goals from Largie Ramazani and Edgar Gonzalez. England midfielder Bellingham scored a

Torres hat-trick helps Barca see off spirited Real Betis

Ferran Torres netted a clinical hat-trick as Barcelona stayed in touch with La Liga's top two with victory over a spirited Real Betis. Torres scored with two finishes from close range in the 21st and 48th minutes before Betis fought back. Isco struck twice in three minutes to

Liverpool beat Bournemouth to go five points clear

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points as an impressive second-half display overpowered Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. In difficult conditions with the onset of Storm Isha, an even first half gave way to another show of Liverpool's

Sania's father confirms how divorce with Shoaib happened

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's father has reportedly confirmed that she used her right to divorce her former husband Shoaib Malik through a 'khula'.  Indian news agency, the PTI, quoted Sania's father Imran Mirza as saying on Saturday that "it was a

Pakistan snatch 42-run win over New Zealand in fifth T20

Pakistan's spinners ran through New Zealand to pick up a consolation 42-run win in the fifth and final Twenty20 international on Sunday and avoid a series clean sweep. The tourists lost the five-match series 4-1 but it ended on a positive note as they dismissed the Black Caps for a