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Dos Santos early goal lifts Galaxy past Orlando City 1-0

WT24 Desk Orlando — Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 19th minute, David Bingham made six saves for his fourth shutout and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak, AP reports. The Galaxy (8-5-1) played their second game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star forward banned for two games for violent ...

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Maradona arrested at Buenos Aires Airport over ex-girlfriend’s lawsuit: reports

WT24 Desk Diego Maradona, an Argentinian football legend now training the Mexican club Dorados de Sinaloa, was detained at a Buenos Aires airport after his ex-girlfriend Rocio Oliva sued him for a $6.3 million pay-out, reports The Nation, Agencies report. It is believed that Oliva, who had dated Maradona for six years before they broke up last December, has filed ...

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England desperate to justify World Cup favourites tag

WT24 Desk World Cup hosts England will kick-start the tournament with everything seemingly in place to finally win a trophy that has eluded them for the competition’s entire 44-year history, AFP reports. Captain Eoin Morgan, no slouch with the bat himself, can call on a clutch of experienced matchwinners in a star-studded batting line-up featuring Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes. ...

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Messi, Aguero and Di Maria in Argentina’s Copa America squad

WT24 Desk Buenos Aires — Argentina included Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria in its Copa America squad, while Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was left out, AP reports. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni announced his list Tuesday, with the attacking trio of Messi, Di Maria and Aguero looking for their first major international title after losing three finals ...

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John Terry and Frank Lampard were always leaders, says Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Former Chelsea striker also says Maurizio Sarri has had a good first season as Chelsea head coach WT24 Desk Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has paid tribute to the leadership qualities of his former Chelsea team-mates John Terry and Frank Lampard as they prepare to go head-to-head in the Championship play-off final, according to Sky Sports. Lampard has taken Derby to within ...

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Nadal beats Djokovic to claim 81st title of his career

WT24 Desk Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown on Sunday, AFP reports. World number one Djokovic, winner at the Madrid Open last week, produced an error-strewn performance in his 54th meeting with second-ranked Nadal, who claimed the 81st title of his career. Nadal overtakes Djokovic ...

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Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard named among West Indies’ World Cup reserves

WT24 Desk West Indies have named allrounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo in their 10-man list of reserve players for the upcoming World Cup, ESPNcricinfo reports. Bravo, who “officially retired” from international cricket in October last year, hasn’t played for West Indies in any format since September 2016, and hasn’t played an ODI since October 2014. Pollard last played an ODI in October ...

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Tri-nation series win is just the beginning: Mashrafe

WT24 Desk After winning the first-ever multi-nation cricket event, Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has insisted that it is just the beginning for the Tigers, UNB reports. “It’s been a long time [since] we won [a final]. But eventually, we did it on the seventh attempt, and hopefully, it’s just a start. We’ll continue in this manner in future,” ...

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Injured Kane picked by England for Nations League finals

London — Harry Kane was selected by England for the inaugural Nations League finals next month even though he has yet to return to action for Tottenham after an ankle injury, AP reports. The striker was included in an enlarged 27-man squad on Thursday for the tournament in Portugal, which will see England take on the Netherlands on June 6 ...

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Lazio beats Atalanta 2-0 to win Italian Cup

WT24 Desk Rome — Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored moments after coming off the bench to lead Lazio to a 2-0 win over Atalanta in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday, AP reports. Milinkovic-Savic, who was making his comeback from an injury, broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute by heading in a corner. Joaquin Correa doubled Lazio’s lead following a counterattack ...

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