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AHF honour BHF President & Secretary

DHAKA,  – Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has honoured the president and general secretary of Bangladesh Hockey Federation Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar and Abdus Sadeque with Diploma of Merit for their outstanding contributions in Bangladesh hockey on Monday, reports BSS. A BHF press release on Monday said, that in the official night of the Hero […]

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Shakib reaches 5000-run mark in ODI

Dhaka – Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh, the world’s number-one all-rounder in all the three formats of cricket, reached 5000-run mark in ODI while playing against South Africa in the 1st match of a three-match series at De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley on Sunday, reports UNB. He started the match from 17 runs behind and […]

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Late Ronaldo goal gives Real Madrid vital win in Getafe

MADRID – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first league goal of the season five minutes from time to give Real Madrid a vital away win against Getafe on Saturday afternoon, reports BSS. Ronaldo accepted a pass from substitute Isco, before scoring with a right foot shot to rescue his side when it looked as if they […]

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Nadal outlasts Cilic to reach Shanghai final

SHANGHAI – Rafael Nadal survived a rollercoaster encounter with fourth seed Marin Cilic to power into Sunday’s final of the Shanghai Masters and a possible showdown with old rival Roger Federer, reports AFP/BSS. The Spanish world number one, who has never won the tournament but is on a terrific run of form, finally saw off […]

Barisal Div. suffer batting debacle on day 2 in NCL

DHAKA – Barisal Division suffered batting debacle in their first innings as they scored 94 for 4 at stumps against in reply to a Khulna Division’s massive first innings total on the second day tier-1 four-day match of Walton Smart Fridge 19th National Cricket League held on Saturday at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi, reports […]

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Opportunity for Tigers to restore lost pride

DHAKA – After an embarrassing Test series defeat, Bangladesh will be looking to restore some of their lost pride as they take on host South Africa in the first ODI of the three-match series scheduled to be held tomorrow (Sunday) at The Diamond Oval, Kimberley, reports AFP/BSS. The match kicks off at 2 pm (BST). […]

Asia Cup: China post 2-1 win against Oman

Dhaka – China overcame a big challenge beating Oman by 2-1 margin in a Pool B match of the eight-team Hero10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey at Maulana Bhashani National Stadium on Saturday, reports AP/UNB. With this win, China kept their hope of the Super-4s berth alive, starting their campaign with 1-7 loss against Malaysia. While […]


Azam and seamers spur Pakistan to 83-run victory

Dubai – Pakistan rode on Babar Azam’s century and brilliant bowling by its seamers upfront to notch a convincing 83-run victory against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international on Friday, reports AP/UNB. Azam, who could total only 39 runs in Pakistan’s 2-0 loss in test series, returned to form with 103 off 131 balls […]

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Italian luxury villa seized in FIFA, World Cup bribery case

Dhaka – A villa valued at seven million euros ($8.3 million) on an Italian island was allegedly how a Qatari television executive bribed a top FIFA official, reports AP/UNB. Italian police said Friday they seized the luxury property in Sardinia they claim Nasser al-Khelaifi, who is also president of Paris Saint-Germain, made available to former […]

India-Australia T20 series drawn after 3rd match washout

Hyderabad – The India-Australia Twenty20 series was drawn after the third match was abandoned because of a wet outfield on Friday, reports AP/UNB. The umpires decided the outfield at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was unfit for play within an hour of the scheduled start of play, much to the disappointment of the 30,000-strong crowd. India […]

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Nadal and Federer win in straight sets at Shanghai Masters

Shanghai – Rafael Nadal lost only four points on serve Wednesday in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jared Donaldson in the second round of the Shanghai Masters, reports AP/UNB. The top-ranked Spaniard and No. 2 Roger Federer both advanced by winning their opening matches in straight sets. “It was a very quick match,” said Nadal, […]


Pizzi quits as Chile coach after World Cup elimination

Sao Paulo – Juan Antonio Pizzi will not be looking for a new contract as Chile coach after the Copa America champions failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, reports AP/UNB. Pizzi, who is out of contract following Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to Brazil in Sao Paulo, told a news conference that he […]

5th round of National Cricket League begins Friday

Dhaka – The 5th round of the four-day first-class cricket, the Walton IoT Smart Fridge 19th National Cricket League (NCL), begins Friday at four different venues across the country, reports UNB. Defending champions and league leader Khulna Division will play Barisal Division in a Tier-1 match at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi while Dhaka Division […]


Argentina heads for World Cup, but hurdles still lie ahead

Dhaka – Argentina was in trouble until the final round of South American qualifying for the World Cup, and needed Lionel Messi to seal his country’s place at soccer’s global showcase, reports AP/UNB. Now comes the really difficult part. Given Argentina’s World Cup tradition, the 3-1 win earned against Ecuador with Messi’s hat trick was […]


Falcao-less Monaco bid to put pressure on PSG

PARIS – French champions Monaco will make the tricky trip to Lyon on Friday without red-hot striker Radamel Falcao, as they look to keep up the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain, reports AFP/BSS. Leonardo Jardim’s side dropped two points with a 1-1 home draw against Montpellier before the international break to slip three […]


Mashrafe presence to rejuvenate Tigers

DHAKA, Oct 11, 2017 (BSS) – It is expected that Mashrafe Mortaza will be able to rejuvenate the embattled Bangladesh team now touring South Africa after having been capitulated by the home side in the test series. Former national opener Ishtiaque Ahmad shared his thoughts with BSS on Tuesday. He said, ” Faf Duplesis and […]

Bangladesh team win bronze medal in Asia Cup Cycling

DHAKA – Bangladesh cycling team comprising Alamgir Hossain and Torikul Haque won bronze medal in the team event of track Asia Cup Cycling now being held in the Indian capital of New Delhi, said a Bangladesh Cycling Federation Press release today, reports BSS. India won gold medal while Saudi Arabia bagged silver in this event. […]


Aussies end war-torn Syria’s World Cup hopes in extra time

Sydney – Omar al-Soma’s free-kick crashed into the post with moments to go, ending war-torn Syria’s World Cup hopes and allowing Tim Cahill’s Australians to squeeze into the final playoff for a spot in Russia, reports AP/UNB. The 37-year-old Cahill delivered again for Australia with both goals in a dramatic 2-1 extra-time win over Syria […]


Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to World Cup

Quito – Lionel Messi’s three goals lifted Argentina into the World Cup on the last day of South American qualifying, keeping the Albiceleste from missing out for the first time since 1970, reports UNB/AP. The two-time champions – and losing finalists three years ago in Brazil – rode Messi’s hat-trick in the thin air of […]


Portugal and France clinch World Cup spots

PARIS – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Antoine Griezmann’s France booked spots at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday while the Netherlands crashed out, reports AFP/BSS. Portugal beat Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon thanks to a Johan Djourou own goal and an Andre Silva strike. France needed goals from Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought […]

Charlton ‘one of the best’, says Man Utd team-mate Law

LONDON,  – Manchester United great Denis Law has hailed Bobby Charlton as “one of the best players ever” ahead of his former team-mate’s 80th birthday this week, reports BSS. Charlton, who scored 49 goals in 106 appearances for England, was part of the World Cup-winning side in 1966 and his all-time appearance and scoring records at […]

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Moment of truth as Argentina seek World Cup berth

MONTEVIDEO – The once unfathomable prospect of a World Cup without Lionel Messi and Argentina could become reality on Tuesday as South America’s thrilling 2018 qualification battle reaches its climax, reports AFP/BSS. Two years after Argentina kicked off their troubled campaign with a 2-0 defeat at home to Ecuador, Jorge Sampaoli’s side travel to Quito […]

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ICC to approve Test championship, report says

WELLINGTON – The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to approve plans for its long-awaited World Test Championship at a meeting in New Zealand this week, it was reported Monday, reports AFP/BSS. The sport’s governing body has argued for years that a Test championship is needed to boost the five-day format’s popularity as crowds and […]