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Atletico beat Real Madrid 7-3 in friendly

WT24 Desk Diego Costa scored four goals as Atletico Madrid embarrassed La Liga rivals Real Madrid 7-3 Friday in a pre-season friendly at MetLife Stadium, AFP reports. Costa had a hat-trick by halftime and added one more goal before he was sent off in the 63rd, when both teams were reduced to 10 men after a testy shoving match. “We ...

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Perera ton helps Sri Lanka win Malinga swansong

WT24 Desk The stage was set. Tickets were sold out way before the game as Sri Lankans thronged to Colombo’s Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium to watch one of their modern day legends bowl for the last time. But even Lasith Malinga himself probably did not dream of signing off in such style, Prothom Alo reports. The way he bowled Tamim Iqbal, ...

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England humbled by Ireland 10 days after World Cup final win

WT24 Desk London— Ten days after celebrating a dramatic World Cup final win, England was humbled at the home of cricket in a test match against lowly-ranked Ireland, AP reports. England was bundled out for 85 in 23.4 overs on the first morning of the four-day test at Lord’s — the first such encounter between the inventors of the game ...

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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight

WT24 Desk Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries sustained in a fight in Maryland, the Russian boxing federation announced on Tuesday, AFP reports. “Maxim Dadashev has died in the United States following injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias,” the federation said in a statement. The 28-year-old underwent emergency brain surgery in Washington after his super-lightweight ...

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Malinga to quit ODIs after first Bangladesh match

WT24 Desk Veteran Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga will retire from one-day international cricket with the first match of a three-match series against Bangladesh, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne said on Monday, AFP reports. Malinga was named to the 22-man Sri Lanka squad for the series with matches scheduled for 26, 28 and 31 July at the R Premadasa Stadium in ...

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Liverpool fall 2-1 to Sevilla

WT24 Desk Alejandro Pozo delivered the late dagger in 10-man Sevilla’s 2-1 friendly win over Liverpool in Boston Sunday, a defeat made worse for the European champions when they saw Yasser Larouci stretchered off, AFP reports. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was furious at Joris Gagnon’s outrageous kick at an on-rushing Larouci in the 76th minute. Gnagnon was shown a straight ...

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