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V-Day gymnastic to be held December 26

V-Day gymnastic to be held December 26

DHAKA, -The day-long Victory Day Gymnastic competition will be held on December 26 at National Sports Council gymnasium in the city, said a Bangladesh Gymnastic Federation press release today, reports BSS. The competition will be held senior (men’s and women’s) and age group, boys’ 10-12, 12-14 and girls’ 9-11and 10-11 years of age events. The […]


India dismiss Sri Lanka for 373 on another hazy morning

NEW DELHI:  India on Tuesday dismissed Sri Lanka for 373 on another hazy day in the pollution-tainted third Test as cricket authorities said they would rethink using New Delhi during the smog season, reports BSS. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal became the last man out early on the fourth day. Chandimal, who resumed his side’s first innings […]


Emotional Bairstow given late father’s keeper gloves

ADELAIDE, Australia: England’s Jonny Bairstow has received an emotional gift of his late father’s wicketkeeping gloves from an Australian fan at the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, reports BSS. He took possession of them before the start of the third day’s play on Monday and said it was a “fantastic gesture.” His dad, David, a […]


Rooney dedicates Everton win to Unsworth

LIVERPOOL: Wayne Rooney dedicated Everton’s 4-0 victory over West Ham United to interim manager David Unsworth after scoring a superb hat-trick in front of incoming manager Sam Allardyce, reports BSS. Allardyce was in the stands at Goodison Park on Wednesday after Everton announced he was finalising talks to succeed Ronald Koeman as permanent manager. Unsworth, […]


Kohli leads pay rise call for India cricketers

Agencies: National team skipper Virat Kohli has demanded a greater share of India’s growing cricket wealth for players ahead of contract talks this week, officials said. Top players saw their annual basic deals doubled to $300,000 this year. But the Indian squad, who are due to hold talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in […]


Luke Ronchi storms with bat

TBT Report: Chittagong opener Luke Ronchi storms Sylhet Sixers bowlers hitting boundaries and over-boundaries in the first match of the team in their home ground. Until filing the report, Chittagong amass 30 run losing one after 2.4 overs. Ronchi scores 28 off 12 balls with hitting massive shots. Sylhet Sixers skipper won the toss and […]


RugbyU: Montpellier hoping not to fall in Racing test

PARIS – Montpellier face a test of their title credentials this weekend against 2016 champions Racing 92, according to wing Benjamin Fall, reports BSS. The France international will be back playing at his old stomping ground to the west of Paris for the first time since leaving Racing for Montpellier in 2014 after four years […]


Rangpur Rides struggle to win

TBT Report: Rangpur Riders struggle to win their first match against Khulna Titans 159 run target in Chittagong phase of BPL. Khulna amassed 158 run challenging score on the board with  a smashing 36-ball 59 knock from captain Mahmudullah Riyad. Earlier Rider skipper has won the toss and elected to bowl first. Until penning down […]


Australia quicks ‘more nasty than Johnson’, says Smith

BRISBANE, Australia: – Australia’s “scary” fast bowlers are “more nasty” than Mitchell Johnson, skipper Steve Smith said on Wednesday, echoing repeated warnings to England ahead of the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane, reports BSS. Much mention has been made of the aggressive Johnson’s devastating bowling in the 2013-2014 Ashes, when he took 37 wickets in […]

BPL back in city tomorrow

DHAKA,- The second phase of AKS Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 will begin tomorrow (Saturday) with two matches slated for the day at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur, reports BSS. On the day, Rangpur Riders will take on Rajshahi Kings at 1 pm while defending champions Dhaka Dynamites meet Sylhet Sixers at 6 pm. […]

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Hathurusingha tenders resignation to BCB

Dhaka – Bangladesh cricket team head coach Chandika Hathurusingha on Thursday submitted his resignation letter to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after having strong signals from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of being recruited as the head coach of his country’s national side, reports UNB. BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said he is astonished by the sudden […]

Former Russian official admits World Cup corruption

St. Petersburg – A Russian court said Wednesday that a former deputy governor of St. Petersburg has admitted a fraud charge related to the construction of the city’s 2018 World Cup stadium, reports AP/UNB. The St. Petersburg city court said that Marat Oganesyan, who was deputy governor from 2013 until 2015, admitted helping to arrange […]

Risky World Cup preparation will help German team

BERLIN: – “We wanted the best possible preparation, we can’t start to complain now,” German national coach Joachim Loew said of his preparation plan for the 2018 World Cup. Under the plan of the 57-year-old, Germany will only meet top international sides in its last four pre-tournament friendlies, playing England on Friday evening in London, […]

Kenya Olympic champion Sumgong banned for four years

NAIROBI: Kenyan Olympic women marathon champion, Jemimah Jelagat Sumgong has been banned from international competition for four years by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK), reports BSS. Sumgong who became the first female athlete from Kenya to win the marathon title at the Rio 2016 Summer Games, is disallowed to compete from April 3 after […]

Comilla Victorians blow away Vikings in BPL

DHAKA – Comilla Victorians shrugged off their previous match defeat as they registered an overwhelming eight-wicket victory over Chittagong Vikings in the fifth match of the AKS Bangladesh Premier League T20 held on Tuesday at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet, reports BSS. Chasing a modest winning target of 144, set by Vikings, Comilla Victorians […]


Spurs star Kane out of Germany, Brazil games

LONDON – Tottenham Hotspur’s prolific striker Harry Kane withdrew from the England squad for prestigious friendlies with World Cup holders Germany and five-time winners Brazil on Monday due to a knee injury, reports BSS/AFP. His Spurs team-mate, midfielder Harry Winks, also limped out with an ankle problem, bringing the absentees from the club to three […]

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Man City beats Arsenal 3-1, opens up 8-point lead in EPL

Manchester – It’s a sign of Manchester City’s incredible level this season that a 3-1 win over a major rival like Arsenal was met with a “could do better” assessment by manager Pep Guardiola, reports AP/UNB. “We could have scored five or six today,” Guardiola said. “We just needed to be more clinical.” Unbeaten. An […]

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Starc fires Ashes warning with hat-trick

SYDNEY – Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc sent a warning to England’s batsmen with a hat-trick for New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Monday, reports AFP/BSS. The left-arm ripped through the Western Australia tail, first bowling Jason Behrendorf, then trapping David Moody leg before wicket before scattering the stumps of […]

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Anderson open to England’s vacant vice-captaincy

ADELAIDE, Australia – Veteran pace spearhead James Anderson said Monday he was open to replacing suspended Ben Stokes as England vice-captain for the coming Ashes Test series, reports AFP/BSS. Joe Root’s squad left home without their usual deputy skipper who is awaiting the outcome of a police probe into his involvement in a brawl outside […]

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Real Madrid restores order with 3-0 win over Las Palmas

Madrid – Real Madrid restored order after two straight losses with a comfortable 3-0 win over Las Palmas in the Spanish league on Sunday, reports AP/UNB. Goals by Casemiro in the first half, and Marco Asensio and Isco in the second, secured Madrid victory at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, keeping it eight points behind leader […]

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Conte hands Mourinho 3rd straight losing return to Chelsea

London – A surefire way for a Chelsea manager to ease any anxieties is the sight of a dejected Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, reports AP/UNB. Antonio Conte achieved just that on Sunday, handing Mourinho a third successive losing return visit to Chelsea with Manchester United. Alvaro Morata’s second-half header secured the 1-0 Premier League […]

Sylhet beat Comilla by 4 wickets in BPL

DHAKA: Sylhet Sixers continued on with their winning spree as they beat Comilla Victorians by four wickets on the second day of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 cricket match played on Sunday at Sylhet Stadium, reports BSS. Comilla batting first scored 145 for 6 and in reply Sylhet Sixers scored 148 for 6 in […]

Germany’s Loew wary of ‘strongest England in years’

BERLIN: Germany head coach Joachim Loew launched a charm offensive ahead of Friday’s international friendly at Wembley by insisting this is the strongest England side in recent years, reports BSS. The Germans have won all of their last six matches against old rivals England at the iconic Wembley, a run stretching back to 1982. However, […]

Army reign Korea Cup Taekwondo meet

DHAKA: The three day long Korea Cup Taekwondo concluded on Sunday at Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium at Mirpur. This year’s competition was jointly organized by Bangladesh Taekwondo Association and South Korean Embassy in Dhaka, reports BSS. Bangladesh Army became champions while Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) finished as runners up in this year’s Senior Men’s Championship. […]