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    Coleman defends Bale

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 01:13am on March 26, 2017

    Wales manager Chris Coleman spoke out in defence of his players after Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman sustained a horrendous broken leg during their World Cup qualifying match...

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    Silva leads stylish Spain’s upturn

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 01:11am on March 26, 2017

    Spain remained well on course to book their place at the World Cup in Russia as David Silva conducted another clinical win over Israel, cementing the 2010 world champions’ upturn in fortunes under Julien Lopetegui...

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    Barca plan Cruyff Stadium

    Agence France-Presse . Barcelona | Updated at 01:10am on March 26, 2017

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed on Saturday that a new stadium for the Barca B team will be named after Johan Cruyff and a statue of the Dutch great constructed at the club’s Camp Nou stadium...

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    Buffon reaches 1,000 as Italy, Spain cruise

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:09am on March 26, 2017

    Italy kept pace with Spain in European World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played his 1,000th professional match in a 2-0 victory over Albania on Friday...

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    Tamim scores 5-digit for Tigers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:06am on March 26, 2017

    A journey that began in a subdued manner in Harare 10 years ago reached a significant milestone on Saturday as Tamim Iqbal has completed his 10,000 international runs being the first Bangladeshi...

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    Kuldeep flips India’s fortunes after Smith ton

    Agence France-Presse . Dharamsala | Updated at 01:04am on March 26, 2017

    Australian skipper Steve Smith hit his third ton of the series before debutant Kuldeep Yadav grabbed four wickets to tilt the scales in favour of India in the decisive fourth Test on Saturday

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    Rain spoils first day’s play in Hamilton

    Reuters . Wellington | Updated at 01:03am on March 26, 2017

    South Africa were 123 for four in the third Test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday before rain forced the abandonment of the first day’s play after 41 overs...

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    Kurtz plans big for Asia Cup

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on March 26, 2017

    Bangladesh national hockey team coach Oliver Kurtz chalked up massive plans for preparing his charges for the 10th Men Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Dhaka from September 30 to October 8...

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    Tamim sets up big win for Tigers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on March 26, 2017

    In the 40th over of Sri Lanka innings, when Thisara Perera struck Mashrafee bin Murtaza two fours and a six, there must be a sense of déjà vu in Bangladesh dressing room...

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    Tamim first Bangladeshi to score 10,000 Int runs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:35pm on March 25, 2017

    Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to score 10,000 international runs during the first one-day international of three-match series in Dambulla, Sri Lanka on Saturday...