Wednesday, 17 Aug, 2022


World number one ODI bowler Trent Boult ends NZ contract

Trent Boult has been released from his New Zealand contract in order to spend more time with his family and play in domestic leagues around the world. As a result the bowler, 33, will have a "significantly reduced" role with his country, New Zealand Cricket said. Boult has

Serena Williams suggests retirement from tennis after US Open

Serena Williams has suggested she is set to retire from tennis, saying she will be "evolving away" from the sport after the US Open. Writing for Vogue, the American 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said she is moving towards "other things that are important to

Former South African umpire Rudi Koertzen killed in car crash

Former South African international umpire Rudi Koertzen was killed in a car crash on Tuesday morning near a town called Riversdale, a local website reported. He was 73. Koertzen is survived by his wife and four children. One of the most respected umpires in world cricket from the

Real Madrid motivated ahead of Frankfurt Super Cup clash

Real Madrid are determined not to be knocked off their perch at the summit of European football this season as they prepare to start their campaign against Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki on Wednesday. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who is the only manager to win

Sheikh Russel observes Bangamata’s 92nd birth anniversary 

The former Bangladesh Premier League champions Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd observed the 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib at Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Club Complex at Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka on Monday (August 8). Bangamata Begum Fazilatun

Australia beat India to claim cricket gold in Commonwealth Games

Australia continued their dominance of women's cricket with a thrilling nine-run victory over India at Edgbaston to clinch Commonwealth Games gold. Having secured the women's Ashes and World Cups in both the Twenty20 and 50-over formats, this success completed a fine quadruple

Two-goal Haaland inspires Man City to Hammers win 

Erling Haaland opened his Manchester City goal account and demonstrated the huge threat he will pose this season as the champions began the defence of their Premier League crown in impressive fashion at West Ham United. The brilliant 22-year-old Norwegian striker delivered exactly what

Messi, Neymar score as PSG thrash Clermont

Neymar scored and set up three more goals as Paris St-Germain started their Ligue 1 title defence with an emphatic victory at Clermont. The Brazilian opened the scoring as he collected a Lionel Messi cutback and fired into the bottom corner. Achraf Hakimi finished off a devastating

Tigers sent to bat first in 'do or die' ODI

Zimbabwe captain Regis Chakabva again won the toss and sent Bangladesh in batting in the second ODI at Harare Sports Club today (Aug 7).  With 1-0 down in the three-match series, the game is highly important for Bangladesh to stay alive. A defeat will see them conceding ODI series

Naim, Ebadot join Bangladesh squad for ODI series vs Zimbabwe

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) included opening batter Naim Sheikh and fast bowler Ebadot Hossain in the Bangladesh squad for the ongoing ODI series against Zimbabwe on Saturday (Aug 6).  According to the BCB, the players were called up as reinforcements after Nurul Hasan

Mane scores on debut as Bayern thump Frankfurt

Sadio Mane scored on his Bundesliga debut as champions Bayern Munich opened the new season with a 6-1 win away to Eintracht Frankfurt. The Senegal forward, 30, headed home from a Serge Gnabry cross to make it 3-0 as Bayern went 5-0 up by half-time. Randal Kolo Muani pulled one back

Chelsea sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton for £60m

Chelsea have signed Spain defender Marc Cucurella from Brighton in a deal worth more than £60m. The 24-year-old left-back, who scored one goal in 38 games in his only season for the Seagulls, has signed a six-year contract. "I'm really happy. It's a big

Bangladesh sets target 303 for Zimbabwe

Bangladesh tigers have returned with a winning score of 303 for 2 after 50 overs in the first One-Day International against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Friday (August 5). Tamim made 62 off 88 balls, becoming the first Bangladeshi to reach 8,000 runs in ODI in the process,

US will ‘pursue’ Russian offer to discuss Griner prisoner swap

The United States will “pursue” Russia’s latest offer to discuss at the presidential level a prisoner swap involving imprisoned basketball star Brittney Griner, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said. A day after a Russian court sentenced Griner to nine years

Bangladesh bat first in ODI against Zimbabwe

Bangladesh was sent to bat first by Zimbabwe captain Regis Chakabva who won the toss in the opening game of the three-match ODI series at Harare Sports Club on Friday (August 5). Chakabva, who is leading the side in absence of injured Sean Williams, said that the early moisture in the

Closing arguments in Brittney Griner’s drug case in Russia

Closing arguments in Brittney Griner’s cannabis possession case in Russia are set for Thursday, nearly six months after the American basketball star was arrested at a Moscow airport in a case that has reached the highest levels of U.S.-Russia diplomacy. Griner faces up to 10

Ronaldo and Maguire most abused on Twitter – report

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire have received the most Twitter abuse of any Premier League players, a new report has found. Ofcom analysis of 2.3 million tweets in the first half of last season found nearly 60,000 abusive posts, affecting seven in 10

Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay in World Cup bid 

Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay have submitted a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup. Uruguay hosted the competition's first ever tournament in 1930 and say they want to bring the World Cup "home" when it celebrates its centenary. "This is the dream of a

India and Pakistan to clash at Asia Cup cricket

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will clash at the Asia Cup cricket in Dubai on August 28, organizers said on Tuesday as they released the match schedule. Political tensions mean cricketers from the two countries currently only meet in multi-nation events. They will face off in the

Bangladesh ensure SAFF U-20 final

As expected Bangladesh U-20 national football team ensured their spot in the final of the SAFF U-20 Championship after playing out to a 1-1 goal draw with Nepal held today (Tuesday) at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India. The final will be held on Friday (August 5) at the same venue.