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Bilbao’s Aduriz stuns Barcelona in title defence opener

AFP Madrid Barcelona made a nightmare start to the defence of their La Liga title on Friday by losing Luis Suarez to injury and then losing 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao, after a sensational late volley from substitute Aritz Aduriz. Suarez ..

Gripping 4th day’s 
play puts match 
in the balance

reuters LONDON England battled to 96 for four in their second innings by the end of a dramatic fourth day at Lord’s to lead Australia by 104 runs and leave the second Ashes Test on a knife-edge on Saturday. England had bowled out ..

Wales top of the world after beating England

AFP Cardiff (UK) Wales topped the world rugby rankings for the first time after beating England 13-6 on Saturday in Cardiff, ending almost a decade at the summit for World Cup holders New Zealand. The Welsh made up for missing out on top ..

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA) signed a cooperation agreement on Sunday to strengthen ties with the various local federations across the continent to benefit from ..

AFP Cincinnati Naomi Osaka’s US Open title defence was in doubt on Friday after a left knee injury forced her to retire from her Cincinnati WTA quarter-final. The Japanese star, who was under threat of losing her world number one ..

Tribune News Network DOHA Qatar finished with eight medals, including two gold and one silver, in the third West Asia Junior Athletics Championships in Beirut, Lebanon. Omar Obaid Abdulmajeed landed the 400 metres hurdles title, ..

Manchester (UK): Pep Guardiola wants to see the on-form Raheem Sterling break the 30-goal barrier for the first time in his career this season, but will only judge the England forward on his overall contribution to the Manchester ..

Berlin: Borussia Moenchengladbach confirmed on Saturday that they had sold French midfielder Mickael Cuisance to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich. Bayern had announced on Friday evening that Cuisance, 20, had undergone a ..

Saint-Germain-en-LayecTypeface:> The world’s most expensive footballer Neymar will again be absent when Paris Saint-Germain take on Rennes on Sunday in the second round of Ligue 1 matches, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Saturday. ..

AFP Cincinnati Resurgent Svetlana Kuznetsova denied Ashleigh Barty a chance to reclaim the world number one ranking Saturday as the Russian veteran thrashed the Australian 6-2, 6-4 in the WTA Cincinnati Masters semi-finals. ..

AFP Auckland All Blacks coach Steve Hansen refused to get carried away by the comprehensive 36-0 thrashing of the Wallabies on Saturday, saying he was “proud” of his side but that discipline remained an issue. It was a ruthless ..

AFP Galle (Sri Lanka) Sri Lanka’s batters set the stage on Saturday for a thrilling final day, reaching 133 without loss at stumps on day four as they chased 268 to beat New Zealand in the first Test in Galle. Openers Dimuth Karunaratne ..

AFP Dhaka Bangladesh one-day international cricket skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has asked for two months to confirm his retirement plans, officials said on Saturday. He was expected to confirm his retirement thoughts after the ..

AFP Washington Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama shattered the course record at Medinah with a nine-under par 63 on Friday to seize the early second-round lead at the US PGA BMW Championship while Tiger Woods struggled again. Matsuyama, a ..

AFP DHAKA The BCB on Saturday named South Africa’s Russell Domingo as the new head coach of the national team, replacing Englishman Steve Rhodes. The 44-year-old has agreed to a two-year term with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ..