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Messi, Suarez lead Barca past 10-man Atletico to boost lead

WT24 Desk Spain — Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday, AP reports. “We know that that we have taken not one, but two steps (toward the title),” Suarez said. Second-placed Atletico played one man ...

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Salah ends goal drought, helps Liverpool back to top of EPL

WT24 Desk Mohamed Salah chose the perfect moment to end the longest goal drought of his Liverpool career, AP reports. It helped to lift his team back to the top of the Premier League. Salah scored for the first time in nine games — a barren streak stretching back nearly two months — as Liverpool came from behind to beat ...

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Atletico visits Barcelona with last chance to make title run

WT24 Desk Madrid — Just days before a game that could save Atletico Madrid’s season, players got together for a barbecue at the team’s training camp, AP reports. They gathered after a practice session to unwind and share a relaxed meal by one of the training fields in the outskirts of Madrid. It was time to unite the group and ...

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Bangladesh move 4 notches up in FIFA ranking

44th in AFC ranking WT24 Desk Bangladesh moved up four places to 188th from 192nd slot in the FIFA International Ranking, Agencies report. The apex body of the world football published their latest ranking containing 211 member countries on Thursday.  The ranking of Bangladesh was upgraded with 909 points, two points better than their previous score of 907.  Besides, Bangladesh ...

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Soccer legend Pele admitted to Paris hospital

WT24 Desk Brazilian soccer legend Pele was admitted to a hospital in Paris Wednesday, following a meeting with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.Sources told RMC Sport and ESPN that Pele’s life is not in danger. The 78-year-old met with Mbappe Tuesday as part of an advertising campaign in Paris. A spokesman for Pele told Brazil’s Globo Esporte that Pele is undergoing a series of tests. ...

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Arsenal beats Newcastle 2-0

Moves to 3rd in Premier League WT24 Desk London — Aaron Ramsey’s parting gift to Arsenal might just be helping the club back into the Champions League, AP reports. Ramsey scored in the 30th minute to set Arsenal on its way to a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday, lifting Unai Emery’s team above Tottenham and Manchester United and into ...

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Federer lifts 101st title

Beats Isner in Miami Open final WT24 Desk Miami Gardens — Orange streamers rained down while Roger Federer held another championship trophy aloft, his familiar grin as wide as ever, AP reports. For the ageless Federer, winning never gets old. Now 37, Federer became tennis’ first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday by beating ...

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Back with Barcelona, Messi thrives in latest Liga win

WT24 Desk Madrid — Lionel Messi picked up from where he left off before the international break, leading Barcelona to another Spanish league victory, AP reports. After struggling for Argentina yet again, Messi returned to Barcelona and thrived as usual, scoring twice in the 2-0 win over Espanyol in the Catalan derby on Saturday. His 334th league win with the ...

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Another mankading incident averted as Krunal Pandya lets Mayank Agarwal off

WT24 Desk A second incident in the first week of the IPL involving a bowler running out a batsman before delivering the ball was averted, ESPNCRICINFO reports. Mumbai Indians’ Krunal Pandya decided not to break the stumps with Kings XI Punjab’s Mayank Agarwal, the non-striker, out of the crease before the ball was released. The incident took place in the tenth over of the ...

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