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    China picks Brazil-born player in landmark move

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Brazil-born striker Elkeson is in line to become the first player without Chinese heritage to represent China after the country’s football authorities registered him for Asia’s World Cup qualifying tournament...

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    Barty’s bid to return to top in ranking dashed

    Agence France-Presse . Cincinnati | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    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...

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    Mallorca make dream La Liga return

    Reuters .  Palma | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Real Mallorca made a dream return to La Liga with a 2-1 victory over Eibar at the Estadi Son Moix on Saturday, less than two months after sealing back-to-back promotions to rejoin...

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    Bale to stay after helping Madrid beat Celta: Zidane

    Reuters . Vigo | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Coach Zinedine Zidane said Gareth Bale will remain at Real Madrid this season after the Wales forward produced an inspiring performance in a 3-1 win at Celta Vigo on Saturday after...

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    Klopp impressed as Reds hold firm

    Agence France-Presse . Southampton | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Jurgen Klopp denied that exhaustion was behind Liverpool’s inconsistent display in their hard-fought 2-1 win at Southampton on Saturday. Klopp’s team struggled in the first half and it was completely against the run...

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    VAR row hides chasm between City and Spurs

    Agence France-Presse . Manchester | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    ‘I am in love with VAR,’ joked Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after his side escaped with a 2-2 draw at Manchester City thanks to Gabriel Jesus’s late winner for the Premier League champions being...

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    Sabina becomes Save the Children ambassador

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Bangladesh national women’s football team captain Sabina Khatun has become the Youth Ambassador of international charity Save the Children for one-year after signing an agreement at...

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    Bangladesh boys eye title retention

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Eyeing to retain the title, Bangladesh boys will fly to India today to take part in the sixth SAFF Under-15 Championship, which will be held at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal, India from...

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    Stokes hits century to deny Australia

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Ben Stokes made a brilliant century and England declared on 258 for five to set Australia 267 to win the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Sunday. Stokes scored 115 not out, hitting three sixes and 11 fours, as the hosts added 162 runs to their...

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    Sri Lanka emerging boys humiliate hosts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Bangladesh Emerging team suffered a humiliating 186-run loss against their Sri Lankan counterparts in the first one-dayer of the three-match series at the BKSP in Savar on...

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