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Women booters finish Korean tour on winning note

DHAKA: It was encouraging for Bangladesh football as Bangladesh U-16 Women’s team once again hogged the headlines as they drew the curtain on their South Korean tour on a winning note defeating Oju Middlle School Women’s FC by a flattering margin of 3-0 on Wednesday, reports BSS. Bangladesh eve booters hardly had to sweat as […]

World Cup finalists England yet to hit peak form – Knight

BRISTOL, United Kingdom: Captain Heather Knight said England are yet to reach their best in the Women’s World Cup, despite beating South Africa by two wickets at Bristol on Tusday to reach the final. Sarah Taylor top-scored for England with a crucial 76-ball 54 as South Africa fought back hard in the latter stages to […]

Big names in fight for form coming into British Open

SOUTHPORT, United Kingdom: While uncertainty surrounds the form of leading names such as Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, the British Open begins at Royal Birkdale on Thursday with a plethora of players hopeful of winning the Claret Jug, reports BSS. When The Open last came to the links at Southport, near Liverpool on the coast […]

Tour conscious of winning its own ‘green jersey’

LE PUY-EN-VELAY, France: Bicycles don’t pollute but the Tour de France, cycling’s greatest race, does the exact opposite and organisers are trying to limit the damage, reports BSS. With 10-12 million roadside fans watching the race who can throw away between 10 and 20 tonnes of rubbish on a single stage, and the publicity caravan […]

Mourinho ‘ready for 15 years’ at Old Trafford

LOS ANGELES: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview on Tuesday he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era, reports BSS. Mourinho, who took over the Premier League giants last year, told the network’s website that he is […]

Conte signs improved Chelsea deal

LONDON: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte signed a new two-year deal with the Premier League giants on Wednesday as the club moved to quell reports of a rift with the Italian, reports BSS. The deal was confirmed as Conte, who guided Chelsea to the title in his first season last year, prepares to take his squad […]

Lukaku off the mark as United down Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY, United States: Romelu Lukaku bagged his first goal in a Manchester United shirt on Monday as the Premier League giants laboured to a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake in Utah, reports BSS. Lukaku, who joined the Red Devils from Everton in a reported 75 million pound ($98.2 million) transfer last week, […]

Root ‘can’t believe’ Vaughan blast after South Africa shocker

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom: Joe Root was stunned by former England captain Michael Vaughan’s assertion that his side had failed to respect Test cricket during their thumping 340-run defeat by South Africa at Trent Bridge, reports BSS. Ashes-winning skipper Vaughan, now a commentator with BBC Radio’s Test Match Special, made his stinging comments as England lost […]

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Du Plessis hails ‘new Kallis’ Philander

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom, July 18, 2017 – South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said Vernon Philander was on the way to becoming the “new Jacques Kallis” after his man-of-the-match winning display in a crushing 340-run win over England in the second Test at Trent Bridge, reports AFP/BSS. Philander was in fine form with both bat […]

Adelaide United signs Danish international to A-League deal

Adelaide, Jul 18 – Adelaide United has signed Denmark international Johan Absalonsen to a one-year A-League contract, reports AP/UNB. The 31-year-old winger has spent 14 seasons in Denmark’s top-flight competition and has been capped twice for his country. Renowned for his speed, Absalonsen made more than 350 first-team appearances in the Danish Superliga, most recently […]

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Germany held by Sweden, Russia stun Italy at women’s Euro

BREDA, Netherlands, July 18, 2017 – Holders Germany were held to a goalless draw by Sweden while underdogs Russia stunned Italy as Group B opened at the women’s Euro tournament in the Netherlands on Monday, reports AFP/BSS. In Breda, Sweden picked up their first point in 12 competitive encounters with Germany, who have by now […]

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Shakib’s injury to take another week

Dhaka, Jul 17 – Shakib Al Hasan’s left ankle will take another week to heal from the injury he suffered on July 14, reports UNB. “He will be fully fit to resume full phased activities maximum 10 days from the day of injury,” said Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) assistant physio Monirul Amin on Monday. “He’s […]

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Soumya wants to settle position as opener

Dhaka, Jul 17 – Bangladesh’s stylish and attacking batsman Soumya Sarkar wants to settle his position as national opening partner to Tamim Iqbal, reports UNB. “I have a dream to continue as opening partner with Tamim bhai,” said Soumya, sharing his dream during the Tigers’ fitness camp in Mirpur on Monday. “When I see that […]

South Africa levels series vs. England with 340-run win

Nottingham, Jul 17 – South Africa bowled England out in just a session and a half for a 340-run win in the second test on Monday, leveling the series at 1-1, reports AP/UNB. In a big turnaround after England won the series-opener by 211 runs, South Africa sealed its dominance at Trent Bridge on Day […]

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Sharapova makes first US match appearance since drug ban

Carlsbad, Jul 17 – Maria Sharapova is realistic as she tries to regain her form after a 15-month drug suspension, reports AP/UNB. “I think no road is easy,” Sharapova said Sunday before a World Team Tennis match. Sharapova played for the Orange County Breakers in their season-opening match against the defending champion San Diego Aviators […]

Cricketer Sunny indicted in dowry case

DHAKA : A court here on Sunday framed charges against national team cricketer Arafat Sunny in a dowry case filed by Nasrin Sultana, who claimed to be Sunny’s wife, reports UNB. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Jakir Hossain passed the order and also issued a warrant for the arrest of Sunny canceling his bail. Besides, the […]

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Claire Liu of US wins junior title at Wimbledon

London, Jul 16 – For the first time in 25 years, the female junior champion at Wimbledon is from the United States, reports AP/UNB. Claire Liu beat another American, Ann Li, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 Saturday in the final at the All England Club. In 1992, Chanda Rubin won the female junior crown. Liu is from […]

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3 Bangladeshis to play Indian Pro Kabaddi League

Dhaka, July 16 – Three Bangladeshi players–Ziaur rahman, Zakir Hossain and Soleiman Kabir-will play in the franchised-based Indian Pro Kabaddi League Season-5 beginning on July 28 in Hyderabad, reports UNB. Puneri Paltan recruited Bangladesh Navy defender Ziaur Rahman, defending champions Patna Pirates purchased Zakir Hossain of Border Guard Bangladesh while Solaiman Kabir of Bangladesh Air […]

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Federer on verge of Wimbledon immortality

LONDON, July 16, 2017 – Five years after his last Wimbledon triumph, Roger Federer can capture a record eighth All England Club title Sunday and become the tournament’s oldest men’s champion of the modern era, reports AFP/BSS. With his 36th birthday fast approaching, the evergreen Swiss will comfortably succeed Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 […]

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Venus Williams, 37, seeks 6th Wimbledon title vs Muguruza

Dhaka, Jul 15 – A quick look at Wimbledon, reports AP/UNB. LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY It’s been 17 years since Venus Williams won Wimbledon for her first Grand Slam title. All that time later, she will be aiming for her sixth championship at the All England Club and eighth major trophy overall when she faces Garbine […]

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Shakib sidelined from conditioning camp for injury

Dhaka, Jul 15 – Bangladesh cricket team all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Saturday could not join the national conditioning camp due to minor injury on his left ankle, reports UNB. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) physician taped up Shakib’s injured ankle and he will remain under observation for at least 48 hours to know the development […]

Taijul wants to be top wicket-taker

Dhaka, Jul 15 – Taijul Islam wants to be the highest wicket-taker in Bangladesh’s upcoming two-match Test series against Australia, taking advantage of home conditions, reports UNB. “If Australia comes, I will try to be the highest wicket-taker in the series,” Taijul said, sharing his ambition during the Tigers’ fitness camp in Mirpur on Saturday. […]