TURKISH club Besiktas knocked Liverpool out of the Europa League via a dramatic penalty shootout today, while Tottenham was bundled out by Fiorentina.

SRI Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup Pool A match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.

JOSH Hazlewood is struggling to hold his cherished place in Australia’s starting World Cup XI following a strong push for Pat Cummins.

FERNANDO Alonso was “devoid of injury” following his crash in Formula One preseason testing, said McLaren chairman Ron Dennis.

EVERYONE from the president to the players joined in the euphoric celebrations after Afghanistan’s historic World Cup victory in New Zealand.

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MCC District/Premier Cricket Premierships

First XI

1914-15, 1919-20, 1929-30, 1932-33, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1937-38, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1958-59, 1972-73, 1975-76, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1997-98, 2009-10, 2012-13

Second XI

1922-23, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1948-49, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1963-64, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1981-82, 1992-93, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2011-12

Third XI

1956-57, 1963-64, 1973-74, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1984-85, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1995-96, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13

Fourth XI

1976-77, 1980-81, 1985-86, 1993-94, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2008-09

Club Championships

1937-38, 1956-57, 1963-64, 1966-67, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1982-83, 1986-87, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2012-13

Dowling Shield

1981-82, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1998-99, 2003-04