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England record-scorer Wayne Rooney ends international career

England record-scorer Wayne Rooney ends international career

Dhaka – England record-scorer Wayne Rooney retired from international football on Wednesday after spurning an offer to return to the squad, reports AP/UNB. “I believe now is the time to bow out,” the former England captain said in a statement. “I will always remain a passionate England fan.” A return to form since leaving Manchester […]

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It’s big Test match for us -Tamim

DHAKA – Dashing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal showed optimism as he said that the Tigers will have to first focus on winning the smaller duels against the Aussies in each session if they realistically wants to think of upsetting the visitors in the forthcoming Test series, reports BSS. While talking to reporters, the cricketer talked […]

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BPL opening fund to be donated to flood victims

DHAKA – It was a noble gesture by BPL governing council as they took a remarkable decision in a meeting to cancel the gala opening ceremony of this year’s fifth edition Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and instead choose to donate the funds allocated for opening ceremony for the flood victims, reports BSS. It was a […]

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Brothers taste first win in BPL Football

DHAKA – Brothers Union Club registered their first victory in the Saif Power Battery Bangladesh Premier League Football as they recorded a hard-fought solitary goal victory over Muktijodda Sangsad Krira Chakra held on Tuesday at Bangabandhu National Stadium, reports BSS. The first half of the match saw both the team got several scoring chances but […]

Niaz finishes as runners-up in Manhattan Open Chess

DHAKA – GM Niaz Murshed finished as joint runner-up in the 16th Manhattan Open Chess Tournament which concluded recently in Manhattan, New York, reports BSS. GM Niaz and other 3 players earned 4 points each and finished jointly runner-up. IM Andrey Gorovets emerged champion with 4.5 points. Niaz won against Sameer Mujumdar, FM Kyron Wa […]

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Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid custody fight

NEW YORK – Two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka confirmed her withdrawal from the tournament on Monday amid a custody battle concerning her eight-month-old son, reports BSS/AFP. Azarenka, who signalled last week she may miss the tournament rather than travel to New York without her son Leo, confirmed her withdrawal in a statement. “I am […]

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Klopp feels heat as Liverpool eye group phase

LONDON – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp concedes his side are already feeling the pressure this season ahead of the return leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim on Wednesday, reports BSS/AFP. Liverpool looked to have planted one foot in the group phase after going 2-0 up in last week’s first leg in Germany, only […]

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‘We now feel unbeatable at home’-Shakib Al Hasan

DHAKA – The most celebrated all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, who is the top ranked all-rounder in all three formats of the game gave his view on Bangladesh’s change in mentality in an interview with the newspaper, The Guardian of England, reports BSS. “Previously the mindset was to draw against big teams – try to play […]

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Bale leads Madrid to opening 3-0 league win without Ronaldo

La Coruna – Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t missed by his team as Gareth Bale scored one goal and set up another to help Real Madrid start its defense of the Spanish league title with a 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, reports AP/UNB. Madrid’s easy win was only marred by Sergio Ramos being sent […]

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Australian’s lone tour match canceled

DHAKA – The lone two-day practice match between the Australia and the BCB XI was called as the Fatullah Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Cricket Stadium is not ready yet, after contaminated water flooded the ground following heavy rain in the recent weeks, reports AFP/BSS. The Australian side will now continue using facilities at the academy […]

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Nadal back as number one, after three year absence

PARIS – Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday, reports AFP/BSS. The Spaniard, who learned he was going to reclaim the ATP summit a week ago, last topped the men’s charts in July 2014. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who […]

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Neymar slams Barca bosses after PSG home debut

PARIS – Paris Saint-Germain’s world record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”, reports BSS/AFP. The people in charge at the Catalan giants “are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca,” Neymar told reporters after scoring twice on his home debut […]

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Nadal confirmed for Brisbane International

BRISBANE, Australia – New world number one Rafael Nadal will return to play in the Brisbane International ahead of the Australian Open early next year, organisers said on Sunday, reports AFP/BSS. The 15-time Grand Slam champion will take the top rankings spot when the official ATP rankings are released on Monday. It will be the […]

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Once-bitten Guardiola wary of Everton threat

LONDON – The Premier League title credentials of Pep Guardiola’s new-look Manchester City face an early-season examination on Monday when Ronald Koeman’s ambitious Everton visit the Etihad Stadium, reports AFP/UNB. With around o150 million ($193.1 million, 164.1 million euros) of new players on show, City made an assured start to the campaign by winning 2-0 […]

Aussie series should be a keenly contested encounter

DHAKA – The Australians have finally arrived to play a couple of test matches against Bangladesh in what is expected to be a keenly contested encounter albeit under threat of the weather which has no doubt looked quite ominous over the last one month or so, reports BSS. Former National opening batsman Ishtiaque Ahmad shares […]

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Mominul brought back to Tigers’ squad

Dhaka – A day after his omission from the team, top order batsman and most consistent performer in the longer version cricket Mominul Haque was recalled to the Bangladesh’s squad on Sunday for the first Test against touring Australia scheduled to begin on August 27 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Dhaka, reports UNB. […]

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Tigers’ squad for 1st Test against Australia announced

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced a 14-man squad for the first Test against Australia scheduled to begin on August 27 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in the capital, reports AP/UNB. All-rounder Nasir Hossain and medium pacer Shafiul Islam were recalled to the squad while all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad and Mominul Haque […]

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Falcao scores again as Monaco wins at Metz in French league

Paris – Radamel Falcao underlined his worth to defending champion Monaco with a late goal to beat Metz 1-0 in the French league on Friday, reports AP/UNB. The striker pounced with an opportunist finish in the 79th minute, latching onto a fine pass from substitute midfielder Rachid Ghezzal and slotting home from close range. Falcao’s […]

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Liverpool reject £119m Barcelona offer for Philippe Coutinho

London – Liverpool have again underlined their determination to keep Philippe Coutinho by rejecting a deal worth up to €130m (£119m) from Barcelona for the unsettled Brazil international, reports The Gaurdian. Barcelona’s third attempt to prise Coutinho from Anfield constituted a guaranteed €90m (£82.3m) plus a staggering €40m (£36.6m) in add-ons, an increase of €5m […]

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Australia cricket team due Friday night

Dhaka – Australia cricket team will arrive here on Friday night to play a two-match Test series against the Tigers after an 11-year break, reports AP/UNB. Steve Smith’s men are scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10:30pm, leaving home following their weeklong pre-tour training camp in Darwin. Ahead of the tour, a […]

Martial art Sambo training, workshop held

DHAKA – The Russian Martial Art Sambo training and workshop was held on Thursday at National Sports Council (NSC) gymnasium, reports BSS. Bangladesh Sambo Association (BSA) organized a day-long training workshop ahead of the Sheikh Kamal International Martial Art competition to be hosted jointly in Bangladesh India in December. Fifty boys’ and girls’ participants from […]

Postponed BPL matches Friday

Dhaka – Two 4th round matches of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football, which were postponed on Wednesday due to unplayable ground following incessant rain, will now be held on Friday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, reports UNB. Newcomer Saif Sporting Club will play Muktijoddha Sangsad KC at 5pm while two lowly teams — Brothers Union […]

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Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’

Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as “persecution”, reports AP/UNB. Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that “it is impossible to remain silent in this situation, 5 games!! It seems exaggerated and ridiculous to me, this is […]

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Ronaldo-less Real complete Super Cup rout of Barcelona

MADRID – Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win, reports BSS/AFP. Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he was sent off in the first […]

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Sharapova receives US Open wildcard for first post-ban Slam

NEW YORK, Aug 16, 2017 (BSS/AFP) – Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard Tuesday into the US Open. The move by the US Tennis Association (USTA) comes after Sharapova, ranked 148th this week, was rejected for a […]

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