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    Fifth Ballon d’Or fitting record for Ronaldo

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on December 09, 2017

    Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or award for the year’s best player on Thursday. The Real Madrid forward’s second successive win drew him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballons d’Or, after the Argentinian took second in the vote, with Brazilian Neymar third....

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    Relaxed Gayle does it again

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on December 09, 2017

    Chris Gayle struck two half-centuries in his first three matches of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League but that could hardly satisfy his fans, who wanted clearly more from him....

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    Gayle special sinks Titans

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on December 09, 2017

    Chris Gayle chose the first knock out contest of the Bangladesh Premier League fifth edition to bring his special innings as he struck a record century in Rangpur Riders’ eight-wicket win over Khulna Titans in the Eliminator on Friday....

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    Hathurusingha named Sri Lanka cricket coach

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 07:38pm on December 08, 2017

    Sri Lanka Friday named Chandika Hathurusingha as their new head coach with the mission of ending the national team's crisis run in international cricket...

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    Gayle smashes records in Rangpur win

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:48pm on December 08, 2017

    Chris Gayle became the first batsman to hit a century in the fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League as Rangpur Riders defeated Khulna Titans in...

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    Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or award

    AFP | Updated at 10:25am on December 08, 2017

    Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or award for the year's best player on Thursday...

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    Shakhtar manager dons mask of Zorro

    Reuters . Lisbon | Updated at 12:05am on December 08, 2017

    An overjoyed Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca fulfilled his promise to dress up as fictional character Zorro after leading his side into the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Premier League club Manchester City on Wednesday...

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    Zidane struggling to shore up Real defence

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on December 08, 2017

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted injuries will force him into patching up a makeshift defence for Saturday’s visit of Sevilla after Raphael Varane joined an increasing list of absentees...

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    Klopp tells charges to keep focus

    Agence France-Presse . Liverpool | Updated at 12:05am on December 08, 2017

    Jurgen Klopp urged his Liverpool players not to succumb to the hype generated by their own scintillating performances after they crushed Spartak Moscow to reach the Champions League knockout rounds...

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    Reds through, Ronaldo claims new record

    Agnece France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on December 08, 2017

    Philippe Coutinho’s hat-trick inspired Liverpool to score seven in their win over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday as they joined Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto in qualifying for the Champions League last 16...

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