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Hockey chief wants joint Korean team at Beijing 2022

GANGNEUNG, South Korea: The unified Korean women’s hockey team would be welcome at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics as a “message of peace”, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation said Monday, reports BSS. The team was hastily assembled following a landmark deal between the two Koreas only a few weeks before the Pyeongchang […]

Wallaby Hunt avoids conviction in drug scandal

BRISBANE, Australia: Wallabies and Queensland Reds star Karmichael Hunt avoided conviction Monday when a cocaine charge against him was dropped, although he admitted possession of a restricted prescription drug, reports BSS. Hunt, a former rugby league international who made his Wallabies debut last year, stood down voluntarily from all contractual obligations in December after he […]

Doping case ‘extremely disappointing’ if proven: IOC

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: A doping case involving a Russian curler at the Pyeongchang Olympics would be “extremely disappointing” if proved true, the International Olympic Committee said Monday. reports BSS. “It’s extremely disappointing for us if a case is proven,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said after a curler from the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) delegation […]

Watson’s wait ends with third Riviera triumph

LOS ANGELES: Bubba Watson fired a two-under-par 69 on Sunday to win an emotional third Genesis Open title, ending a drought that stretched back to his 2016 triumph here at Riviera Country Club, reports BSS. One-over for the day after three bogeys and two birdies on the front nine, Watson produced three birdies without a […]

Pogba illness concerns Mourinho ahead of Sevilla trip

HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom: Jose Mourinho faces an anxious wait to discover whether Paul Pogba can take part in Manchester United’s midweek Champions League last 16 trip to Sevilla after he missed their FA Cup victory over Huddersfield Town, reports BSS. An unspecified illness saw Pogba withdraw on the morning of Saturday’s match in Huddersfield, which […]

New Zealand quick to bury T20 debacle as England loom

AUCKLAND: New Zealand wasted no time debating bowling woes after a record Twenty20 loss to Australia as they regrouped on Saturday ahead of their tri-series showdown against England, reports BSS. Martin Guptill described Friday night’s loss to Australia as “disheartening” but quickly added: “We haven’t really got a lot of time to dwell on it.” […]

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Tigers looking to restore lost pride

SYLHET – Tigers looking to restore some of their lost pride as they face visiting Sri Lanka in the second and final T20I of the series scheduled to be held tomorrow (Sunday) at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, reports BSS. The match kicks off at 5 pm. Despite scoring their highest T20I total of 193 for five […]

Olympic ‘hugs and smiles’ on ice for US and N. Koreans

GANGNEUNG, South Korea: Despite the freeze in ties between the United States and North Korea, a handful of skaters from both sides are breaking the Olympic ice with a budding friendship, reports BSS. Tensions remain high between the North and the United States. But on the ice language is the main barrier between friends. “I […]

South Korea’s Ko leads Australian Open by two shots

ADELAIDE, Australia: South Korea’s Ko Jin-young fired a nine-birdie opening round of 65 to lead the women’s Australian Open by two shots at Kooyonga in Adelaide on Thursday, reports BSS. Ko, 22, the world number 20 and a winner of 10 tournaments on the Korean tour, reached the turn at three-under and rolled in six […]

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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 6-wicket in first T20I

DHAKA – Sri Lanka recorded a six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first match of the two-match T20I series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur here on Thursday, reports BSS. Brief score: Bangladesh – 193 for 5 in 20 overs, Mushfiqur 66 n.o, Soumya Sarkar 51, Mahmudullah 43, Mendis 2/21, Danushka Gunathilaka 1/16, Thisara […]

Mirza confident of winning Asian Games medal, despite injury

NEW DELHI: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is confident of continuing her Asian Games record with another medal in this year’s event — if she recovers from injury in time, reports BSS. Mirza, regarded as India’s best ever women’s tennis player, has achieved at least one medal at every Asiad meet since 2006 and hopes […]

Dangerous winds postpone Olympic events, send visitors packing

GANGNEUNG, South Korea: Dangerous winds played havoc with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Wednesday, forcing the postponement of two medal events and closing a major area for spectators who were told to stay indoors, reports BSS. The women’s slalom skiing and a women’s biathlon race were both postponed until later in the week, while the […]

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Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in 1st T20I tomorrow

DHAKA- Bangladesh will take on visiting Sri Lanka in the first T20I of the two-match series scheduled to be held tomorrow (Thursday) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur, reports BSS. The match kicks off at 5 pm. The Tigers are hoping that they can win the first T20I to at least have a chance of […]

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Olympics: Women’s slalom delayed because of high winds

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The women’s Olympic slalom was delayed Wednesday because of strong winds, organisers announced, reports BSS. “Due to very strong wind gusts, the programme is delayed,” the International Ski Federation said. Initially slated for a 10:15 am (0115 GMT) start, FIS said the first run of the slalom was now scheduled to start […]

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ATP to probe ‘racial prejudice’ allegations

NEW YORK – The Association of Tennis Professionals on Tuesday says it has launched an internal investigation after a first-round match between two American players at the New York Open boiled over on the court, reports BSS. The ATP Tour officials say they are reviewing “allegations of racial prejudice” after Ryan Harrison and Donald Young […]

Liverpool’s Salah is the idol of his Egyptian village

CAIRO: Deep in Egypt’s Nile Delta region, the children of Nagrig village have a clear goal in life: they want to become football stars like Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer and Africa’s top player, reports BSS. Salah, who hails from their village, has been one of the sensations of the Premier League since joining Liverpool-his […]

RugbyU: Wallaby great Shehadie dies aged 92

SYDNEY: Former Wallabies captain and administrator Sir Nicholas Shehadie, one of only two Australian rugby players to be knighted, has died aged 92, reports BSS. Shehadie, who played 30 Tests between 1947 and 1958, a record at the time with three of those as captain, passed away in hospital late Sunday, Rugby Australia said. He […]

Crash, bang, wallop-high winds disrupt Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: High winds caused havoc at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Monday as the women’s slopestyle snowboarding final descended into chaos and alpine skiing suffered its second postponement in as many days, reports BSS. Almost all competitors crashed in the women’s slopestyle final at a windswept Phoenix Park, where strong gusts forced the […]

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Russian Olympic skate captain pays tribute to crash victims

GANGNEUNG, South Korea: Russian Olympic figure skating team captain Ekaterina Bobrova paid an emotional tribute Monday to the 71 victims of a plane crash near Moscow, saying that despite securing a silver medal “it’s a dark day for us”, reports BSS. The 27-year-old led the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) to silver in the team […]

Top-ranked Johnson shares Pebble Beach Pro-Am lead

SAN FRANCISCO: World number one Dustin Johnsonfired eight birdies in a seven-under par 64 on Friday to grab a share of thesecond-round lead alongside rookie Beau Hossler at the Pebble Beach NationalPro-Am, reports BSS. Johnson, playing on the par-71 Monterey Peninsula course, one of three inuse for the tournament, had just one bogey as he […]

Zlatan nears return as Man Utd vow to keep fighting

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Zlatan Ibrahimovicis nearing a return to fitness as Manchester United seek to strengthen theirgrip on second place in the Premier League when they visit Newcastle onSunday, reports BSS. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has struggled to get back to hisbest since suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during a Europa Leaguevictory over Anderlecht […]

BCB name 15-memebr squad for 1st T20 with five new faces

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today announced a 15-member squad for the first T20I against visiting Sri Lanka, reports BSS. The new T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan is back after recovering from injury and opener Soumya Sarkar has also been included in the squad. The new faces in the squad are Afif Hossain, Ariful […]

Court rejects appeals by 47 Russians against Olympic bans

Sports Desk Sports’ highest court rejected appeals by all 45 Russian athletes plus two coaches who were banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics over doping concerns in a decision announced Friday less than nine hours before the opening ceremony. The International Olympic Committee had refused to invite the group of Russians, saying it had evidence of […]

Lankans take control in series decider

Sports Desk Sri Lankans took control in the series decider of a two-Test series against host Bangladesh as they extended their lead to199 runs, with 7 wickets in hand, form 112 in the 2nd innings at tea break of the second day’s play at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpuron Friday. Having 222 runs in […]

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