Paris, Nov 12 (AP/UNB) — Runaway French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won 4-0 at Monaco on Sunday to secure a 13th straight league win and move 13 points clear at the top.
Striker Edinson Cavani scored a hat trick as Monaco coach Thierry Henry watched helplessly from the sidelines as his team crumbled.
The former France great has not won any of his six games in charge so far and Monaco is now 16 matches without a win. Monaco has won just one game in 18 in all competitions this season and is languishing in 19th place.
Only goal difference separates Monaco from last-placed Guingamp, a crushing fall from grace for a Monaco side which won the league title in 2017 after winning the last 12 games of the season.
It could have been even worse for Henry, with two further PSG goals ruled out for offside.
Monaco had the first attack of the game but then let in two goals inside the first 12 minutes, both initially disallowed but then given following a video review.
Monaco botched a routine clearance for the first after five minutes, with Neymar reacting quickly to collect the loose ball and pick out Cavani for a tap in. Cavani then slid in the second goal following a cross from the left.
Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio made three fine saves to keep the score down before VAR was used once more, as this time Julian Draxler's goal was ruled out for offside.
Cavani's third came in the 54th when he was well set up by midfielder Moussa Diaby and, after Kylian Mbappe was fouled, Neymar sent Benaglio the wrong way from the penalty spot and then danced in front of the travelling PSG fans.
Playing against the club which sold him for 180 million euros ($204 million), Mbappe showed remarkably quick feet to control the ball and score past Benaglio in the 78th but the goal was ruled offside.
Marseille beat Dijon 2-0 at home to finally get back to winning ways after losing the last four games.
Marseille lost twice in the league and twice in the Europa League to Lazio, tumbling out of the European competition at the group stage this week after reaching last year's final.
After conceding 10 goals in those four games, Marseille finally kept a clean sheet this time.
Center half Adil Rami was involved in both goals. In first-half injury time, Dimitri Payet's corner was headed on by Rami and winger Lucas Ocampos sent the ball in at the back post.
Payet's cross led to the second goal in the 85th minute, headed in from close range by Rami following a scramble in the penalty area.
Marseille moved above Nice into sixth place.
Also Sunday, imposing striker Emiliano Sala moved to the top of the scoring charts with 11 goals as midtable Nantes drew 1-1 at Rennes.
Vigo, Nov 12 (AP/UNB) — Karim Benzema scored a superb opening goal in Real Madrid's 4-2 win at Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Sunday, boosting interim coach Santiago Solari's chances of staying in charge of the European champions.
Benzema displayed exquisite control to get Madrid rolling in the 23rd minute. Spinning away from the goal, the French striker used his right foot to cushion a forward lob by Luka Modric. He then continued his turn and coolly slotted the ball in.
After he went close by hitting the crossbar, Benzema helped produce a second goal for the visitors in the 56th. Benzema dribbled past a marker and fired a shot that ricocheted off goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez, a post, and Celta defender Gustavo Cabral before finally going in.
Hugo Mallo pulled one back for Celta and Iago Aspas forced goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to get low to parry his shot before Sergio Ramos put the result beyond doubt in the 83rd. Ramos scored from the spot by softly chipping his penalty down the middle after David Junca fouled Alvaro Odriozola.
Celta finished with 10 men after Cabral was shown a second yellow card in the 87th.
Dani Ceballos then added a fourth goal for Madrid from long range before Brais Mendez scored Celta's second.
Solari has coached Madrid to four wins since he was named caretaker coach following the firing of Julen Lopetegui. The club was looking for a permanent replacement, but Solari may have convinced Madrid that he should stay on.
Solari refused to talk about his future after the win, saying "the important thing is to do what is right for the club."
Madrid was also reticent.
"What I can say is that we are very happy (with Solari)," club spokesman Emilio Butragueno said.
Madrid remained in sixth place, but closed to within four points of leader Barcelona, which lost 4-3 to Real Betis.
Madrid was already without injured defenders Marcelo, Raphael Varane and Dani Carvajal. It lost three more players to injuries during the game at Bailados Stadium, including midfielder Casemiro, who hurt his right leg in a run-in with Celta's Maxi Gomez.
Solari also said that Gareth Bale played the second half with a swollen ankle.
Milan, Nov 12 (AP/UNB) — Cristiano Ronaldo ended his San Siro hoodoo to help Juventus to a 2-0 win after AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty against his former team on Sunday.
Higuain left Juventus in the offseason following the signing of Ronaldo and he had a nightmare game as he was also sent off seven minutes from time for dissent after being booked for a foul on Medhi Benatia.
Mario Mandzukic scored early on and Ronaldo sealed the result nine minutes from the end as Serie A leader Juventus won at Milan to restore its six-point advantage over second-placed Napoli, which beat Genoa 2-1 on Saturday.
It was Ronaldo's first goal in six matches at San Siro, having previously played at the iconic stadium for Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The Portugal forward raced to the corner flag, beckoning all his teammates over to celebrate with him.
"I'm very happy, especially for the team," said Ronaldo, who has been playing and scoring regularly despite facing a rape allegation in the United States. "We played good football, it's never easy to play at San Siro against Milan.
"We showed we're superior, I'm really happy. It's an important win, we're back six points ahead of Napoli. I also scored a goal, I'm satisfied."
Milan slipped to fifth, a point behind fourth-placed Lazio, after seeing its three-match winning run in the league brought to an end.
"We played against a team which have been winning for many years and which every year signs a top player," Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said. "Our levels are different, maybe the penalty could have changed something but I liked my team, not everything is to throw away.
"Juventus isn't just the strongest team in Italy, it's the most well-built in Europe along with Manchester City and Barcelona. We could have stayed in the match right until the end ... but I never had the feeling we were going to hurt them."
Juventus was looking to bounce back from Wednesday's shock 2-1 defeat at home to Manchester United and welcomed back Mandzukic from injury.
It took the Croatia forward less than eight minutes to break the deadlock, running in at the back post to head in Alex Sandro's cross from the left.
There were few clearcut opportunities in a cagey match but Milan was awarded a penalty shortly before halftime when Benatia blocked Higuain's effort with his hand.
Higuain stepped up but his spot kick was weak and Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny managed to tip it onto his right post.
Juventus doubled its tally nine minutes from time. Joao Cancelo's shot was beaten away by Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma but only into the path of Ronaldo, who blasted into the roof of the net from close range.
Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in September in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request.
Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing.
Inter Milan was thoroughly outclassed in a 4-1 loss at regional rival Atalanta for its first Serie A defeat in nearly two months.
The loss left Inter third, nine points behind Juventus.
Inter had won six straight and hadn't lost since falling 1-0 at home to Parma on Sept. 15.
"We weren't ready for this match," Inter coach Luciano Spalletti said. "Our standards dropped. After a series of victories it doesn't mean things run automatically. We need to work on that."
Hans Hateboer gave Atalanta an early advantage with a tap-in and the hosts wasted numerous other chances — including an attempt off the post — to add to the lead before the break, as Inter appeared worn out following a 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the Champions League.
Mauro Icardi equalized with a penalty two minutes into the second half following an Atalanta hand ball but Gianluca Mancini restored Atalanta's lead after the hour mark with a header from Josip Ilicic's free kick.
Berat Djimsiti and Papu Gomez completed the scoring, either side of Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic's dismissal following a second booking.
Stephan El Shaarawy scored a brace, including a no-look chip shot into the far corner in Roma's 4-1 win over Sampdoria.
Last-place Chievo Verona drew 2-2 with Bologna to earn its first point since former Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura was hired a month ago.
Lazio drew 1-1 at Sassuolo, while Empoli beat struggling Udinese 2-1.
Chennai, Nov 12 (AP/UNB) — India got the benefit of a misfield on the last ball to scrape to a six-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third Twenty20 international and 3-0 sweep of the series.
Nicholas Pooran's whirlwind 53 not out off 25 balls helped West Indies reach 181-3 after opting to bat.
In reply, Shikhar Dhawan (92 off 62) and Rishabh Pant (58 off 38) led India to 182-4 off all 20 overs but some late drama added a twist to the finish.
At 45-2, Dhawan and Pant came together to put on 130 runs.
While Dhawan dropped anchor at one end, Pant attacked the bowling in his naturally aggressive style, hitting five boundaries and three sixes.
India appeared to be cruising in the chase before Pant, against the run of play, tried a reverse sweep and was bowled by Keemo Paul in the 19th over, leaving India needing seven runs from 11 deliveries for victory.
It allowed West Indies to close in and it became five runs needed off six balls. Dhawan was dismissed on the penultimate ball when he holed out to long on from Fabian Allen's bowling.
Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik managed the solitary run needed as Allen fumbled the ball at the bowler's end and missed a run-out opportunity as the Indian pair scampered through for the winning single.
"Great effort to cross the finish line," India's Rohit Sharma said. "These guys will learn from that, when they play games like this. They will mature."
Carlos Brathwaite said the West Indies could be content with the effort.
"We brought it down to the last over," he said."We have a lot of young promising talent. We have to manage them. Once we do the right things .... we can get these guys in a position to not just challenge but win the upcoming World Cups.
India won the test series 2-0 and the ODI series 3-1.
Dhaka, Nov 12 (UNB) – Bangladesh cricket team consistent performer Mushfiqur Rahim completed his second double ton 200* when his side was playing in the first innings on day two against visiting Zimbabwe in their second and final Test of a series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Monday.
With this feat, he has become the first wicketkeeper-batsman to score two double centuries in Test cricket.
Mushfiq took a single run to reach the 200-run mark off Sikandar Raza, pulling a short ball off to square leg before barely made the crease as the throw arrived.
He fired 16 boundaries and one six off 406 balls to reach 200-run in first innings 135.5 overs with Bangladesh’s 486/7* in the third session.
Mushfiq hit his double first with a 200-run against Sri Lanka in a draw match at Galle International Stadium in March 2013. That came from 231 balls with 22 boundaries and one six, also in a first innings.