Tuesday, 22 Jun, 2021


Usain Bolt, Kasi Bennett welcome newborn twin sons

Jamaican track and field great Usain Bolt announced the birth of his twin sons in an Instagram post on Father's Day this Sunday. The post shows a family photo, with Bolt sitting next to his partner Kasi Bennett, their daughter Olympia Lightning, and the newborn twins. Like their

Laurel Hubbard: First transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard has become the first ever transgender athlete picked to compete at an Olympics, in a controversial decision. Officials have taken her for the women's weightlifting team for Tokyo 2020, after qualifying requirements were recently modified. She had

UP to 10,000 fans at Tokyo 2020 events

Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues, despite warnings from health bosses. Overseas spectators are already banned but organisers said domestic fans could attend providing crowds did not exceed 50% of a venue's capacity. Fans will not be

Euro 2020: Spain Face Fight to Reach Last 16 After Draw with Poland

Gerard Moreno missed a penalty and Alvaro Morata squandered the rebound as Spain's scoring woes struck again on Saturday, a 1-1 draw with Poland leaving them facing a fight to reach the last 16 of Euro 2020. Morata poked in from close range to put Spain in front but Robert

Euro 2020: Germany Brush Aside Holders Portugal to Resurrect Hopes

Germany got their Euro 2020 campaign back on track -- and blew Group F wide open -- with a 4-2 romp against Portugal in Munich on Saturday. France's 1-1 draw with Hungary earlier in Budapest and Germany's win mean there is all to play for in Wednesday's final group games

Sheikh Russel new board discusses dev projects in first meeting

The first meeting of the newly elected board of directors of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited was held on Saturday with Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir in the chair. The main agenda of the meeting was the development of the club. The newly elected directors

England vs Scotland ends in Euro 2020 draw

The sound of Flower Of Scotland echoing around one end of Wembley and loud jeers emanating from the other provided the snap verdict on the goalless Euro 2020 meeting between England and Scotland. This was the first time the old enemies had met in a one-off encounter at major men's

Argentina beats Uruguay 1-0 in Copa America classico

Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 on Friday in its second match at Copa America, making Lionel Messi's team co-leaders of Group A with Chile with four points each. Midfielder Guido Rodriguez scored the only goal at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia with a header in the 13th

Locatelli joins Ronaldo in Coca-Cola snub

Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli has become the latest player to remove Coca-Cola bottles from his press conference table at Euro 2020, even copying Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Agua!’ shout. The Portugal superstar looked horrified when he spotted the fizzy drinks on the

Russia off the mark at Euro 2020 with win over Finland

Russia secured their first win of Euro 2020 with a hard-fought victory over Finland in St Petersburg. Aleksey Miranchuk put the hosts ahead in first-half injury time with a fine, curling finish, despite being surrounded by defenders. Finland would have qualified for the last 16 with

Sergio Ramos set to leave Real Madrid after 16 years

Sergio Ramos is set to leave Real Madrid after the club announced a "farewell" news conference for their long-serving captain on Thursday. Ramos, 35, has won five La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues in a glittering Real career after joining from boyhood club Sevilla in

Smith, Warner skip Australia tour of Bangladesh

Steve Smith will miss Australia's limited-overs cricket tours to the West Indies and Bangladesh because of an elbow injury, while David Warner and Pat Cummins are among at least six players who've declared themselves unavailable. Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced an

Now Paul Pogba removes beer bottle at press conference

Paul Pogba is the latest footballer to be in mood to pander to sponsors after the Frenchman removed a bottle of Heineken placed in front of him at a Euro 2020 press conference.  Pogba, a devout Muslim, was seen moving the beer bottle away from his eyesight as he undertook media

Ronaldo scores against Hungary, closes in on Ali Daei's world record

The records just keep coming for Cristiano Ronaldo. He has only played one match in Euro 2020 and has already collected another two moments of history. His first came by just stepping on the pitch against Hungary on Tuesday as he became the first player to appear at five men's

Slovakia beat 10-man Poland in Group E

Slovakia gained a shock victory over 10-man Poland in their European Championship Group E opener in St Petersburg. Milan Skriniar's fine low shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty area secured the three points for Slovakia, a country ranked 36th in the world. They had

Despite Messi's stunning free kick Argentina draws 1-1 with Chile

Lionel Messi scored a stunning free kick as Argentina drew with Chile after the Copa America paid a spectacular tribute to Diego Maradona. Messi curled home from the edge of the area towards the end of the first half of the Group A opener. But Eduardo Vargas headed in an equaliser

Mushfiqur Rahim voted ICC Players of the Month for May

Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was on Monday adjudged the ICC Player of the Month for May in the men's category. Besides, Scottish all-rounder Kathryn Bryce was named the ICC Player of the Month for May in the women's category. The International Cricket Council

Neymar starts as hosts Brazil win Copa America opener 

Hosts Brazil began the defence of their Copa America title with a comfortable victory over a Covid-affected Venezuela in the tournament's opening match. Talisman Neymar scored one and assisted another, adding a second for Tite's side with a second-half penalty before setting up

French Open: Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic claimed a 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice when he came from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a gripping French Open final on Sunday. The world number one triumphed 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 over the

Shakib banned for 3 DPL matches, fined Tk 5 lakh 

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been banned for three matches in Dhaka Premier League (DPL) for his inappropriate behaviour with the umpire centering a leg before wicket (LBW) appeal.  He has also been awarded Tk 5 lakh compensation. Cricket Committee for Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM)