Wednesday, 28 Feb, 2024


New Zealand win toss, bat in first T20 against Australia

New Zealand captain Mitchell Santner won the toss and the hosts elected to bat in the opening Twenty20 international against Australia in Wellington on Wednesday. The three-match series is the last for both teams before the T20 World Cup in the United States and West Indies in June.

Mbappe agrees to join Real Madrid in summer

Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has agreed to join Real Madrid this summer. The France captain, 25, has told PSG he intends to leave the club with his contract expiring in June. Mbappe has not signed a contract with Real yet, but the deal could be announced once it is no

Brentford undone by Haaland as Man City go second

Erling Haaland scored a vital winner 19 minutes from time as Manchester City eventually broke Brentford's stubborn resistance to close within a point of the Premier League summit. What looked set to be a night of frustration at Etihad Stadium for Pep Guardiola's men turned on a

Messi defends HK absence as China backlash continues

Lionel Messi has highlighted his "special" ties with China, as he continues to face anger from Chinese fans for missing a game in Hong Kong. In a video on social media site Weibo, Messi maintained an injury had led him to sit out the match on 4 February. Messi played in

Mustafizur out of danger

Comilla Victorians said on Monday that their pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman is stable now and out of danger. Mustafizur got an injury on the head while going back to his run-up during a net session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Sunday morning.

Rangpur Riders beat Fortune Barishal by one wicket

Rangpur Riders reached the 152-run target and clinched the victory over Fortune Barisal in the 38th match in Chattogram on Monday. Following Brandon King's 45 off 22 balls and Shakib Al Hasan's 29 off 15 balls, Rangpur faced a challenge. Despite the efforts of three batsmen,

Minnows Monza stun Milan with two goals in added time

Seven-time European champions AC Milan were shocked by minnows Monza as the hosts scored twice in a frantic finish. Milan, who had Luka Jovic sent off, fought back from 2-0 down thanks to Olivier Giroud's volley and Christian Pulisic's 88th-minute strike. But goals in added

Kane goal not enough as Bayern suffer 3rd defeat in 9 days

England captain Harry Kane's late goal at Bochum was not enough as Bayern Munich suffered their third defeat in nine days. Bayern took the lead through Jamal Musiala, before the first of two stoppages following fans' protests. Bochum scored twice, with goals from Takuma

Leaders Real Madrid drop points at Rayo Vallecano

La Liga leaders Real Madrid dropped points in a draw at neighbours Rayo Vallecano, giving hope to Girona and Barcelona in the Spanish title race. The visitors started sharply and led early when Joselu stretched to turn in Fede Valverde's square pass. But Rayo equalised through

SAAF U-19: Bangladesh girls receive trophy 10 days after dramatic final

Bangladesh women's team got the champions trophy and individual medals after ten about days of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-19 Women's Championship 2024 at the BFF premises on Sunday (February 18) afternoon. Earlier, Bangladesh girls were declared joint champions

Swiatek beats Rybakina to claim 3rd Qatar Open 

World number one Iga Swiatek claimed the Qatar Open title for the third year in a row with a straight-set victory against Elena Rybakina. Poland's Swiatek trailed by a double break in the first set but regrouped well, eventually beating the Kazakhstan player 7-6 (10-8) 6-2.

Barca grab win with late Lweandowski penalty

Barcelona returned to winning ways by nicking a 2-1 victory at Celta Vigo as Robert Lewandowski kept his cool to convert a retaken 97th-minute penalty. The Poland striker put the visitors, who drew 3-3 at Granada last weekend, ahead with a powerful angled drive. Iago Aspas levelled

Departing Mbappe dropped by PSG - but comes on to score

Kylian Mbappe came off the bench to score a penalty as Paris St-Germain continued their charge towards the Ligue 1 title with victory at Nantes. The France striker was left out of the starting line-up the day after he told the French club he intends to leave at the end of the season.

Salah scores on return as Liverpool beat Brentford 

Mohamed Salah scored on his return from injury as Liverpool beat Brentford to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League. Darwin Nunez put Liverpool ahead with a superb chip before Alexis Mac Allister poked in a second at the Gtech Community Stadium. Salah, back from a

Rodri rescues point for Man City against Chelsea

Rodri dramatically rescued a point with a late leveller for Manchester City to deny Chelsea victory and maintain his side's long unbeaten home record. City still lost ground in the title race after seeing Liverpool and Arsenal both post emphatic wins earlier on Saturday, but this

Dhaka to host Commonwealth Karate Championship 

The Commonwealth Karate Championship will be held from September 25-29 at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium in the city's Mirpur.  Bangladesh Karate Federation is going to organize a big event for the first time in the country, said a press release.  A total of 32

BPL: Barishal beat Sylhet by 18 runs

West Indies recruit Kyle Mayers came up with a stellar all-round performance in his first match in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as Fortune Barishal bolstered playoffs hopes, cruising Sylhet Strikers past by 18 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today (Feb

Mighty Kings crush Rahamatganj 4-1

Coming from 0-1 goal behind, title holders Bashundhara Kings crushed giant killer Rahamatganj Muslim Friends Society by 4-1 goals in their first-leg match of the ongoing ABG Bashundhara Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023-24 at their den Bashundhara Kings Arena in the capital on Friday.

Man City win at Chelsea to go level at top of WSL

Manchester City ended Chelsea's 22-game unbeaten home run to move level on points at the top of the Women's Super League table. In one of the biggest blockbuster fixtures of the season, City proved their title-challenging credentials in a game with few clear-cut chances. WSL

Swiatek to face Rybakina in Qatar Open final 

World number one Iga Swiatek will face Elena Rybakina in the women's singles final at the Qatar Open on Saturday. Swiatek won the title in 2022 and 2023 and advanced to another final as Karolina Pliskova had to withdraw because of a back injury. Rybakina, the 2022 Wimbledon