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European lawmakers demand Russia World Cup boycott

European lawmakers demand Russia World Cup boycott

BRUSSELS – A group of EU lawmakers on Friday urged the bloc’s leaders to boycott this year’s football World Cup in Russia to protest over Moscow’s “mockery of European values”, reports BSS. The 60 MEPs said all European Union countries should follow the lead of Britain and non-EU member Iceland in refusing to send official […]


Shields seeks New Zealand release to play for England

WELLINGTON – Wellington Hurricanes captain Brad Shields has asked New Zealand Rugby for permission to play for England in South Africa later this year, chief executive Steve Tew said Friday, reports BSS. The highly-rated flanker is heading to Premiership side Wasps at the end of the Super Rugby season after giving up on All Black […]


Third division Les Herbiers into French Cup final

PARIS – Les Herbiers beat fellow third division outfit Chambly 2-0 in the French Cup semi-final on Tuesday to book a date with either Paris Saint-Germain or Caen in next month’s final, reports BSS. Goals in either half from Florian David and substitute Ambroise Gboho secured Les Herbiers a David and Goliath match-up against either […]


Arizona nurse celebrates after shock second at Boston Marathon

BOSTON – An unknown runner from Arizona celebrated a $75,000 (60,500-euro) payday Monday after shocking the field to claim a second place finish at the Boston Marathon, reports BSS. While American woman Desiree Linden was celebrating her victory in the prestigious event, the spotlight also shone on runner-up Sarah Sellers, an unheralded part-time runner who […]


Napoli hopes hanging as Serie A reaches boiling point

MILAN – Napoli’s dwindling Serie A title hopes are hanging on a win over Udinese on Wednesday before this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash against Juventus which could seal a seventh-straight title for the champions, reports BSS. The Italian league is approaching its epilogue with two rounds of matches this week but the final word on who […]


BCB urges BCCI to change venue

DHAKA -In a new development Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon informed the reporters that his board has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider Dehradun as the venue for the upcoming bilateral series against Afghanistan, which is scheduled to take place in June, reports BSS. Hill Station […]

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

‘Emotional’ Nehwal grabs badminton gold in all-India thriller

GOLD COAST, Australia – Saina Nehwal made up for her disappointing Rio Olympics as she defeated fellow Indian and rival P.V. Sindhu to win her second Commonwealth Games badminton singles gold on Sunday, reports BSS. In a tense final, the Delhi 2010 champion staged a second-game comeback against Sindhu, the Olympic silver-medallist, to grasp a […]


Warriors enter the unknown as playoffs loom

LOS ANGELES – The Golden State Warriors will be heading into uncharted territory on Saturday as they open their NBA postseason campaign against the San Antonio Spurs missing star Stephen Curry and struggling to find their best form, reports BSS. For the first time since head coach Steve Kerr took over in 2014-2015, the Warriors […]


Shooters Suraiya, Sharmin fail to meet expectation

GOLD COAST, Australia – Shooter Suraiya Akter finished her 14th position among the 20 participants scoring 604.3 points in the women’s 50m rifles prone event of the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Belmont Shooting Center in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday, reports BSS. Another shooter Sharmin Shilpa also failed to meet the expectation as she […]

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal from a penalty                 REUTERS/Susana Vera

Buffon rages as Ronaldo’s late penalty puts Real into semi-finals

MADRID, Spain – Gianluigi Buffon’s Champions League career looks likely to end in a red mist of rage after Cristiano Ronaldo’s late penalty on Wednesday rescued Real Madrid from a pulsating Juventus comeback, reports BSS. Buffon’s anger earned him a red card from English referee Michael Oliver, moments before Ronaldo slammed a 97th-minute penalty into […]

Heynckes happy as disciplined Bayern keep treble dream alive

MUNICH, Germany – Jupp Heynckes expressed his delight at Bayern Munich’s ability to keep their composure despite a frustrating 0-0 draw against 10-man Sevilla as they qualified for the Champions League semi-finals, reports BSS. Bayern progressed to the last four on Wednesday for the seventh time in nine seasons, prevailing 2-1 on aggregate following their […]


Asia Cup shifted to UAE over India-Pakistan cricket row

KUALA LUMPUR – Cricket’s Asia Cup has been moved from India to the United Arab Emirates over Pakistan’s refusal to cross the border, as relations simmer between the arch rivals, the Asian Cricket Council said Tuesday, reports BSS. The biennial event was due to be held in India in September, sparking protests from the Pakistan […]


AB Bank to sponsor Bangladesh Open Golf

DHAKA – It was a great sigh of relief for the organizer as the private AB Bank Ltd have come forward to sponsor the Bangladesh Open, the only Asian Tour event in the country, reports BSS. The much awaited event worth 300,000-dollar event will be held from May 9 to 12. Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Abdul […]

BCB to review 10-year bans to domestic cricketers

Sports Desk: The BCB will review its decision to punish Fear Fighters Club and Lalmatia Club, their players, coach and manager, after they admitted to losing Dhaka Second Division Cricket League games on purpose as a form of protest against alleged biased umpiring. The matches produced two of the most bizarre scorecards ever seen, reports […]

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Messi’s hat-trick helps Barcelona make history

Sports Desk: Leo Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona made history with a 3-1 win at home over Leganes to momentarily move 12 points clear at the top of the Liga Santander, reports BSS. The win means Barcelona equal the 38-game record for remaining unbeaten in La Liga set by Real Sociedad in 1980, but […]

FIFA VP quits amid audit into confederation irregularities

Sports Desk: David Chung abruptly resigned as FIFA’s senior vice president and a member of its ruling council on Friday after an audit of the Oceania confederation he led found “potential irregularities” on a $20 million building project and funding was cut to the region by soccer’s world governing body, reports UNB. Chung quit after […]

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Bangladeshi shooters to start their mission today

After failing to achieve any satisfactory results in swimming and weightlifting events, the Bangladeshi shooters will start their mission in shooting in the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with a hope to win medal for the country, reports BSS. Everyone will keep their eye on Belmont Shooting center when Bangladesh’s team shooters Rabbi Hasan Munna, […]


FIFA reveals Oceania concerns as president quits

WELLINGTON – FIFA revealed Saturday that it had found “potential irregularities” in an Auckland construction project championed by outgoing Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) president David Chung, reports BSS. Chung announced his immediate resignation on Friday for “personal reasons”, even though the 55-year-old’s term still had 10 months to run. The Papua New Guinea official took […]


Goerges dethrones Kasatkina to reach semi-finals

LOS ANGELES – Germany’s Julia Goerges dethroned defending champ Daria Kasatkina to punch her ticket to the WTA Charleston semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-3 win on Friday, reports BSS. The German number two and fifth seed blasted 33 winners and kept her unforced errors to a minimum to shutdown the Russian’s superb baseline game which […]


Thiago grabs winner as Bayern come back to beat Sevilla

SEVILLE – Bayern Munich placed one foot in the last four of the Champions League as Thiago Alcantara’s header gave them a 2-1 win away to Sevilla on Tuesday in the first leg of their quarter-final in Spain, reports BSS. Sevilla had knocked out Manchester United in the last 16 and another shock looked on […]

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Pakistan thrashes jet lagged West Indies by 143 runs

KARACHI : Pakistan thrashed a jet lagged West Indies by 143 runs in their Twenty20 opener on Sunday for the second biggest margin of victory in top-level T20 cricket, reports UNB. West Indies collapsed in Karachi to its lowest ever T20 score of 60 in 13.4 overs after opting to bowl after only arriving in […]