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

WT24 Desk New York – 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 home win against Monaco, AP reports. The 20-year-old Mbappe increased his league-leading tally with his third hat trick of the campaign. Neymar congratulated him on his third goal ...

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Surprised Nadal sees ‘super solid’ Djokovic exit Monte Carlo

WT24 Desk Monaco — Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals on Friday, AP reports. Quite an admission from the best player in clay-court history, who has won both this tournament and the French Open a record ...

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FIFA backs English players’ social media boycott over racism

WT24 Desk England — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer, AP reports. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional Footballers’ Association has gathered support from Premier League stars to stay ...

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Liverpool beats Porto again, returns to CL semifinals

WT24 Desk Porto— For the second year in a row, Porto had no answer to Liverpool’s attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, AP reports. A year after the forwards scored all goals in a 5-0 rout of the Portuguese champions in the round of 16 of the Champions League, the trio combined again to lead Liverpool ...

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Mashrafe 2nd Bangladeshi to take 400 wickets in List-A cricket

WT24 Desk Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Wednesday has become the second Bangladeshi bowler to scalp 400 wickets in List A cricket, UNB reports. Before him, left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak also scalped 400 wickets in List-A cricket. Mashrafe bagged his 400th List-A wicket when he scalped Irfan Sukkur of Mohammedan Sporting Club at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan. The ...

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BCB names Bangladesh squad for World Cup 2019

Taskin Ahmed, Imrul Kayes overlooked WT24 Desk Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced the 15-member Tiger squad for the upcoming World Cup 2019 scheduled to be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14, Agencies report. Abu Jayed Rahi came as the only surprise of the World Cup squad. The right-arm pacer never played an ODI. ...

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Tiger Woods wins Masters for 1st major title in 11 years

Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again. WT24 Desk Augusta — Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience that watched memories turn into reality at Augusta National, AP reports. Woods had gone nearly 11 years since he ...

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FIFA head wants refs to end soccer games if racism persists

WT24 Desk FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for a crackdown on racism at soccer games after several high-profile incidents, and encouraged referees to abandon matches in the worst cases, Agencies report. “We will not hesitate to do everything in our power to eradicate racism, and any other form of discrimination, from football, at any level and anywhere in the ...

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Messi to sit out league match ahead of ManU visit

WT24 Desk Barcelona — Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has left forward Lionel Messi off his squad for this weekend’s Spanish league match, giving him more rest before the visit of Manchester United, AP reports. Messi and Sergio Busquets were both dropped by Valverde for Saturday’s match at Huesca, which is in last place in La Liga. Messi had his nose ...

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