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Kane hits hat-trick as Spurs sign off in style

KINGSTON UPON HULL, United Kingdom: Harry Kane helped himself to a second hat-trick in four days as ruthless Tottenham Hotspur smashed relegated Hull City 7-1 to end the Premier League season in style, reports BSS. England striker Kane finishes with 29 league goals, winning the Golden Boot ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis […]

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Thousands flock to Madrid as Real celebrate title

MADRID: Thousands of Real Madrid fans, many decked in the famous white team jersey, converged in the centre of the Spanish capital to celebrate the club’s 33rd league title after a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday, reports BSS. Elated fans cheered and lit flares when the squad arrived on an open-top bus bearing the […]

Bangladesh will face Ireland today

DHAKA : After sharing the points in the Walton Tri-Nation Series opener, Bangladesh again will play host Ireland at Malahide, Dublin on Friday, reports UNB. Both, Bangladesh and Ireland must look forward to their maiden win in the series when they will take each other at 3:45pm (Bangladesh time). The Tigers are in the 2nd […]

Sri Lanka eyes upset in Champions Trophy: Ford

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka leaves for the Champions Trophy in England Thursday after intense training and with the team hoping for an upset, coach Graham Ford said Wednesday, reports BSS. Speaking to reporters in Colombo ahead their departure, the South African head coach of middle-ranked Sri Lanka said preparing for the tournament was one of his […]

National hockey’s final today

DHAKA : Bangladesh Army take on Bangladesh Navy in grand final of the 31st ATN Bangla National Hockey Gold Cup scheduled to be held today at Moulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium here, reports BSS. The match kicks off at 3.15 pm, after the third place-deciding match between Dhaka district and Dhaka Education Board at 11 […]

Swiatek, oldest ex-France international, dies at 95

BORDEAUX : Jean Swiatek, the oldest surviving France international, has died at the age of 95, his former club Bordeaux said on Wednesday, reports BSS. Born in Poland in 1921 Swiatek arrived in France aged four and went on to spend all his playing career as a defender with Bordeaux. Promoted the previous season, he […]

Liton stars of Abahani’s victory in premier cricket league

DHAKA : A magnificent ton by opener Liton Das enabled Abahani Limited a 49-run victory over Legends of Rupganj in the ninth round of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League held on Wednesday at BKSP ground no 4 in Savar, reports BSS. Liton hammered 20 boundaries and three over boundaries to help his team to post […]

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Maria Sharapova: French Open wildcard reasoning wrong, say WTA

French Open organisers had “no grounds to penalise” Maria Sharapova by denying her wildcard entry to the tournament, says the Women’s Tennis Association, reports BBC. The Russian, 30, was ranked too low to gain direct entry as she continues her return from a 15-month drugs ban. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) chose not to hand […]

Treble-chasing Juve need focus for Lazio Cup final

FOLIGNO, Italy: Massimiliano Allegri has called bfor treble-chasing Juventus to make amends for failing to secure the Serie A title last weekend, by beating Lazio in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday, reports BSS. Juventus, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on June 3, needed just a point at Roma on Sunday […]

Indian women blast record 320 opening stand

NEW DELHI: India openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut put on a record one-day international 320-run partnership as their country routed Ireland, reports BSS. The mammoth stand was the best in women’s cricket and surpassed the men’s ODI record for an opening partnership of 286 between Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga against England […]

Men’s game ‘decades behind’ women’s on equality issues- FA chairman

LONDON: Men’s football is “probably a couple of decades” away from being as socially inclusive as the women’s game, the chairman of England’s Football Association said Monday, reports BSS. Greg Clarke, speaking on Monday at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality charity Stonewall’s ‘Rainbow Laces’ summit at Old Trafford, said there was something “not […]

Tigers take on New Zealand in tri-nation series tomorrow

DHAKA: Bangladesh will take on New Zealand in their second ODI of tri-nation series scheduled to be held tomorrow (Wednesday) Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, reports BSS. The match kicks off at 3.45 pm (BST). The second match is very important for Bangladesh as they were forced to share points with Ireland after persistence rain […]

Ben Johnson ad slammed for ‘glorifying drug cheats’

SYDNEY: A controversial commercial by anAustralian sports betting company featuring disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson has been slammed by the government for glorifying drug cheats, reports BSS. The 90-second advert by gambling firm Sportsbet introduces Johnson, at a desk surrounded by a medal and a trophy, as the 1988 Olympic gold medallist while attempting to make […]

Sharapova wins opening match in Rome

ROME: Maria Sharapova broke seven times to win her opening match at the Rome Masters on Monday, with the Russian wild card advancing over American Christina McHale 6-4, 6-2, reports BSS. The five-time Grand Slam champion, who is coming back onto the WTA after completing a 15-month doping ban, advanced to the second round at […]

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Nadal edges out Thiem for fifth Madrid Masters

TBT Sports: MADRID, May 15, 2017 – Rafael Nadal’s flawless record on clay this season continued as he outgunned the impressive Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid Masters for a fifth time 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Sunday, reports BSS/AFP. The Spaniard is now 15-0 on his favoured surface this year having also picked up his […]

Ctg Abahani edge past Mohammedan

DHAKA, May 14, 2017 (BSS) – Chittagong Abahani has put up a brilliant team effort in their first match of the Walton Federation Cup 2017, edging past Dhaka Mohammedan 2-1 in a group C match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. Chittagong Abahani’s rigorous pre-season training clearly made the difference as their opponents lacked […]

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Pakistan win thriller for first Windies series victory

TBT Sports: ROSEAU, Dominica, May 15, 2017 – Pakistan won a thrilling third and final Test with six balls to spare to clinch a first series victory in the West Indies Sunday and give a fitting farewell to the retiring captain Misbah ul Haq and veteran Younis Khan, reports AFP/BSS. Roston Chase’s unbeaten 101, his […]

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Barcelona, Madrid win as title race goes to final round

TBT Sports: Madrid, May 15 – Barcelona and Real Madrid won their matches Sunday with the Spanish league title race now guaranteed to go to the final round, reports UNB/AP. Neymar scored a hat trick for Barcelona in a comfortable 4-1 win at Las Palmas, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of goals for Madrid […]

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Title-winner Batshuayi eyes Watford reward

LONDON, May 14, 2017 – Scorer of the goal that won Chelsea the title, Michy Batshuayi will hope to make his first Premier League start for the club in Monday’s home game with Watford, reports BSS/AFP. The Belgium striker came off the bench to score the decisive goal in Friday’s 1-0 win at West Bromwich […]

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Nadal primed as Murray seeks clay court redemption in Rome

TBT Sports: PESCHICI, Italy, May 14, 2017 – Whether he likes it or not, Rafael Nadal will seek to rubber-stamp his status as the favourite for the French Open when he heads to the Rome Masters Monday looking to underline his return to form on clay, reports AFP/BSS. World number one Andy Murray may have […]

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Bangladesh vs England tie in Champions Trophy sold out

TBT Sports: DHAKA, May 14, 2017 – Bangladesh popularity as cricketing nation continued to soar as Tiger’s opening ICC Champions Trophy match tickets against hosts England has already been sold out, an ICC media release issued yesterday, reports BSS. Tigers will be meeting England on June 1 at the Oval in London in the inaugural […]

Razib wins 2nd round in Asian Chess Continental Chess

DHAKA : The 2nd round games of the Open and Women’s both sections of the Asian Continental Chess Championships-2017 Open & Women, qualifying events of the World Cup Chess and Women’s World Chess Championship 2018 were held today (Saturday) at Chengdu in China, reports BSS. National champion GM Eanmul Hossain Razib beat IM Tran Minh […]

After title, Conte sets sights on FA Cup

WEST BROMWICH : Even as he nursed a thick lip and lamented his sodden suit amid the mayhem of Chelsea’s Premier League title celebrations, Antonio Conte was already targeting his next trophy bid, reports BSS. The Chelsea manager said his players should enjoy the success they clinched with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion […]

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