Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during their Spanish League match on Sunday. Reuters
Gareth Bale will not be leaving Real Madrid on loan during the transfer window despite falling out of favour under Zinedine Zidane, his agent said on Tuesday.
Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt, one of the most coveted young players in world football, signed on Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for a fee of 75 million euros ($84.2 million) plus add ons.
Real Madrid produced a rampant first-half display to beat Levante 3-2 in La Liga on Saturday with goals from Karim Benzema and Casemiro but dropped off after Eden Hazard came on to make his debut and were left clinging on for the three points.
Top seed Novak Djokovic and second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas on Wednesday kept on course for a showdown in Saturday’s final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Multan Sultans beat Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets in a Pakistan Super League held at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing 124, they completed
Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis hit centuries as Sri Lank thrashed the West Indies by 161 runs in the second one-day international to clinch the series on Wednesday.