Spurs reach last 16 as Moura snatches draw at Barca

Tottenham achieved “mission impossible” by qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. Lucas Moura’s 85th-minute equaliser earned a priceless point at Barcelona, as Spurs completed an unlikely turnaround in Group B having collected only one point from their first three games. They needed to match or better Inter…

JAGUARS, HURRICANES START WITH WINS

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Four-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars defied half-centuries from former WINDIES Under-19 star, Alick Athanaze and opener Tarryck Gabriel to open the West Indies Championship season with a comfortable 125-run victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes on Sunday. Veteran left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was the pick of the Jaguars bowlers, as they overcame…

Ryan Harris appointed KXIP’s bowling coach

The churning continues at Mohali-based Indian Premier League franchise, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), with former Australia pacer Ryan Harris taking over as the new bowling coach, replacing Venkatesh Prasad, who assumed duties during the 2018 edition of the cash-rich tournament. KXIP, who finished a disappointing seventh during the 2018 edition of the tournament, reacted to the performance by making…

Rovman Powell to lead West Indies in ODIs in Bangladesh

In the absence of the injured Jason Holder, allrounder Rovman Powell will lead West Indies in their ODI leg of the ongoing Bangladesh tour. Batsman Darren Bravo, who had last played an ODI more than two years ago, returned to the squad, as did T20I captain Carlos Brathwaite and offspin-bowling allrounder Roston Chase. “In the absence of captain Jason Holder, the panel believes…

Arsenal and Liverpool grab dramatic derby spoils

(Reuters) – Arsenal leapfrogged rivals Tottenham Hotspur with a thrilling 4-2 victory and Liverpool’s forgotten man Divock Origi scored a freak 96th minute winner to earn a 1-0 win over Everton on a dramatic ‘derby day’ in the Premier League on Sunday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shot ahead as the league’s top scorer with his double for…

Shadman, Shakib give Bangladesh early control

Shadman Islam starred on the opening day of the second Test, scoring a half-century on debut, as Bangladesh ended the day strongly, on 259 for 5. Although the 23-year-old left-hander missed out on a century, he was instrumental in stitching partnerships with the top and middle order to help Bangladesh keep a firm grip on proceedings…