HARARE: Afghanistan, after losing their opening three qualifying games, upset the odds to beat Ireland by five wickets on Friday to qualify for next year's cricket World Cup. Asghar Stanikzai, coming back from a bout of appendicitis, hit…
BASEL, Switzerland: Switzerland held off Northern Ireland to seal a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 0-0 second-leg draw on Sunday that secured a 1-0 aggregate play-off victory. Vladimir Petkovic's side wasted numerous…
BERNE: Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday and reach the Champions’ League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit.