Rome, Sept 22 (AP/UNB) – Sassuolo moved into second place in Serie A with a 3-1 comeback win over Empoli on Friday.
After Empoli's Francesco Caputo scored just 18 seconds in, Sassuolo responded with goals from Kevin-Prince Boateng — his third in five matches — Gianmarco Ferrari and Federico Di Francesco.
Sassuolo is two points behind Juventus, which will look to extend its perfect record at Frosinone on Sunday, and one point ahead of Spal and Napoli.
Spal visits Fiorentina on Saturday and Napoli plays at Torino on Sunday.
London, Sept 22 (AP/UNB) — Former England defender Gary Cahill, who has won every major club trophy since joining Chelsea from Bolton in 2012, is likely to ask the London team for a move in the January transfer window unless he gets back in the side.
The 32-year-old center back is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to play under new coach Maurizio Sarri, who has led Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table with five wins from as many matches.
"I don't want to jump the gun, but as things stand at this time, probably, yes (I'll have to leave in January)," Cahill said. "For me to do this all season is going to be very difficult.
"Obviously the most important thing is the club. But I have to look at my situation. I have to take charge of my own future. And if I'm sat doing what I'm doing at this moment in time, I just hope the club will respect that when it comes to the time."
Cahill, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 and the Premier League in 2015 and 2017, retired from England duty last month.
"I'm not a guy who is willing to accept not playing," he said. "Your career's short enough as it is."
Chelsea visit West Ham on Sunday.
Dhaka, Sep 21 (UNB) – Bangladesh maintained the winning spree in their Group ‘F’ qualifier campaign of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship after routing the UAE by 7-0 goals at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Friday.
Bangladesh took the lead in the game in the 7th minute as forward Shamsunnahar fired the net converting a penalty shot correctly, 1-0.
Another forward Anuching Mogini doubled the lead in the 27th minute by a header connecting a cross from captain Akhi Khatun, 2-0.
Anuching Mogini fired the net again by another header in the 35th minute, utilising a cross from right flank off her twin-sister defender Anai Mogini, 3-0.
Anuching completed her hat-trick, just two minutes later by a back volley found a rebounder off a defender, who tried to clear the cross off Anai, 4-0.
Visiting UAE conceded a same-side goal when midfielder Aalya Humaid tried to clear a corner attempt of Monika in the stop-gap time of the first half, 5-0.
Bangladesh found the next goal in the 71st minute with Anai’s shot from the left side of the box, 6-0.
Substitute forward Mossammat Ilamoni scored the 7th one for Bangladesh in the stop-gap time after the 90s. Ilamoni connected a ball rebounded from the goalie, who tried to clear a header attempt of Akhi Khatun off a cross of Anuching Mogini, 7-0.
After the day’s victory, the host Bangladesh secured all-win nine points from three games as earlier defeated Bahamian and Lebanon by 10-00 and by 8-0 goals respectively.
Despite wins in all three games, Bangladesh yet to confirm the second round berth of the Championship as placing the second in the table below Vietnam.
Dhaka, Sep 21 (UNB) - Bangladesh trailblazing golfer Siddikur Rahman made the cut in the purse of approximate US$ 1,355,000 Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup, sharing the 33rd after second round at Musashi Country Club Sasai Course in Japan on Friday.
The two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur aggregated even-par 142 with a one-under-par 70 on the day and stayed eight shots behind the Japanese leader Hiroshi Iwata, who took one shot lead above his compatriot Yuta Ikeda.
Siddikur shared his place with six other golfers, moving up from joint 69th spot.
Dhaka, Sep 22 (UNB) – Bangladesh conceded a seven-wicket defeat against India in their first Super-Four stage battle of the 14th Asia Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
India chased down an easy target of 174-run for three wickets in 36.2 overs spurred by the captain-cum-opener Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten innings of 83 off 104 balls, including five boundaries and three sixes.
Besides his individual performance, Rohit contributed in the opening stand of 61 off 14.2 overs with Shikhar Dhawan [40 off 47b; 4x4; 1x6], who was lbw by Shakib Al Hasan for Bangladesh’s first breakthrough.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni [33 off 37b; 3x4] and Ambati Rayudu [13 off 28b; 1x4] were the two other double digit scorers for India.
Rubel Hossain (1/21), skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza(1/30) and Shakib(1/44) shared three wickets for Bangladesh.
Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh faced seatback from the beginning and lost wickets in gradual interval until skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mehidy Hasan Miraz stand for a partnership of 66 off 13.1 overs in the 8th wicket when the innings total overs was 49.1.
Mashrafe [26 off 32b; 2x6] and top-scorer Miraz [42 off 50b; 2x4; 2x6] started after the dismissal of Mosaddek Hossain on 101/7 in 33.2 overs and carried the tally to 167/8 in 46.3 overs before Mashrafe was caught by Jasprit Bumrah off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Miraz was caught by Shikhar Dhawan off Jasprit Bumrah leaving team total at 169/9 in 47.2 overs.
Earlier, Mahmudullah Riyad [25 off 51b; 3x4] and Mosaddek [12off 43b] hold their nerve a bit after Bangladesh passed through a blow of a five-wicket loss within the 18th over for 65, but Mahmudullah was lbw by Bhuvneshwar Kumar to fall apart from the 6th wicket on Bangladesh’s 101 in 32.5 overs.
Bangladesh’s another big hope, Mushfiqur Rahim [21off 45b; 1x4] was sent back to the pavilion in the last ball of the 18th over being caught by Yuzvendra Chahal off Ravindra Jadeja.
Senior all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan [17 off 12b; 3x4] came in to the crease when Bangladesh had already suffered an early jolt with 16/2 in 5.1 overs, losing both their opening batsmen -Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Liton Kumar Das.
Shakib could have recovered the early damage, but the talismanic all-rounder paired with Mushfiq only for a 26 off 27 balls. He was caught by Shikhar Dhawan, playing a poor and shoddy shot off Ravindra Jadeja after two successive boundaries in the 10th over.
Mohammad Mithun also failed to stay long with Mushfiq as followed Shakib soon as lbw by Ravindra Jadeja on 60/4 in 15.4 overs.
Sending in to bat first, Bangladesh opened the innings and Liton was sent back to the pavilion by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at 15 in the third ball of the fourth over before Jasprit Bumrah got Shanto in the first balls of the sixth over.
Scoring a seven-run each, Liton and Shanto were caught by Kedar Jadhav and by Shikhar Dhawan respectively.
Man of the match Ravindra Jadeja (4/29), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/32) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/37) shared all wickets for India with conceding runs.