Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2022


Bangladesh hosts IPL-7 likely

DHAKA: The next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) - or at least some matches of the T20 tournament - may be played outside India. Bangladesh or Sri Lanka, or both, could be the likely host, a top cricket board official said. The reason is the same as in 2009, when the second

Nadal wins 2nd US Open crown

DHAKA: US Open final, as it happened: Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic, wins men`s singles title.Nadal beat the World No.1 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to claim his 2nd US Open crown and his 13th career Major.The fourth set proved Nadal`s dominance for much of the match and despite Djokovic`s best

Serena Williams wins 5th US Open

DHAKA: World number one Serena Williams won her fifth US Open title in a thrilling final against Victoria Azarenka at Flushing Meadows.The American, 31, overcame a determined opponent and a testing wind to win 7-5 6-7 (6-8) 6-1 and repeat last year’s final victory against the

Djokovic to meet Nadal in US Open final

DHAKA: World number one Novak Djokovic reached his fourth straight US Open final with a stunning five-set win over Stanislas Wawrinka in New York.Djokovic came back from a set and a break down - as he had against the Swiss ninth seed at the Australian Open in January - to win 2-6 7-6

Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games

DHAKA: Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 summer Olympic Games by the event`s organising committee, beating out Istanbul and Madrid in the final vote tally.All three cities made impassioned pleas to the International Olympic Committee during presentations on Saturday.Thousands of

Murray crashes out of U.S. Open

DHAKA: Practice made perfect for Stanislas Wawrinka at the U.S. Open.The Swiss used all his nous to dump his hitting partner Andy Murray out of the final grand slam of the season in stunning style.The world No. 10 ended the defending champion`s run in New York 6-4 6-3 6-2 to reach the

Federer knocked out of U.S. Open

DHAKA: Roger Federer will not feature in a Grand Slam final in the same calendar year for the first time since 2002, after he was knocked out of the U.S. Open by Spain`s Tommy Robredo.The winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, including five in New York, suffered a straight sets defeat in his

Saqlain to join BD for NZ series

DHAKA: Saqlain Mushtaq has confirmed his return to Bangladesh as the team`s spin bowling consultant later this month. The former Pakistan offspinner will continue the 100-day contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board for 2013, which saw him accompany the side to Zimbabwe earlier this

Bayern beats Chelsea on penalties

DHAKA: Bayern Munich beat Chelsea on 5-4 penalties to win a pulsating UEFA Super Cup showdown in Prague Friday after equalizing with the last kick of extra time.Down to 10 men but leading 2-1, Chelsea looked set to hand Jose Mourinho the first silverware of his second reign until Javi

Transfer rumour at EU club football

DHAKA: Chelsea ready to listen to offers for Fernando Torres after signing fellow striker Samuel Eto`o.           Manchester City is considering a huge £40m bid for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, in order to strengthen up at the back.Everton want Manchester United to pay

Sachin Tendulkar is India`s Bharat Ratna: Sourav Ganguly

DHAKA: Former captain Sourav Ganguly reckons the upcoming foreign tours, starting with the one in South Africa, will be an opportunity for the Indian Test team to regain lost ground overseas after successive reverses in England and Australia.They have been doing well in ODIs, but Ganguly

Dhaka Premier League to begin Sep 10

DHAKA: The Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League has been postponed for the sixth time this year, and will now commence on September 10. The tournament was scheduled to begin on September 3, but has been delayed by a week due to a request from the participating teams, the Cricket

Germany`s Lahm keen to stay with Bayern Munich

MUNICH: Germany captain Philipp Lahm said Thursday he expects to extend his contract at Bayern Munich which runs out at the end of the 2012 season. The 26-year-old, who captained Germany to third at the 2010 World Cup after Michael Ballack injured his ankle, has played for defending

Serena Williams pulls out of Pan Pacific

TOKYO: World number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week`s Pan Pacific Open in Japan because of injury, organisers said on Thursday. Williams cut her foot on broken glass at a restaurant shortly after winning her fourth Wimbledon crown in July. Tournament organisers said the

Liverpool stunned by Northampton in shootout

LONDON: Liverpool suffered a humiliating home defeat on penalties by League Two (fourth division) Northampton Town in the English League Cup third round on Wednesday. Newcastle United also became the first team to beat champions Chelsea this season when they edged a seven-goal thriller

England crush Pakistan to secure home sweep

SOUTHAMPTON: England completed a clean sweep of their 2010 home series when they defeated Pakistan by 121 runs in the fifth and final one-day international on Wednesday. Pakistan, set 257 to win the match and the series, tumbled from 63 without loss to 135 all out after batting under

Villa fires Barca to 1-0 win over Sporting Gijon

MADRID: David Villa struck just after halftime to lift champions Barcelona to a laboured 1-0 home win over his former club Sporting Gijon in La Liga on Wednesday. Barca, missing injured Argentina forward Lionel Messi, struggled to break down a well-organised Gijon side before Daniel

More nations postpone arrivals to Commonwealth Game

NEW DELHI: More nations delayed their teams` arrivals for the Commonwealth Games as organisers raced against time to address security and health concerns that have already led several top athletes to pull out. New Zealand joined Canada and Scotland in delaying its arrival in New Delhi

Strauss urges ICC to take strong lead in `fixing` probe

SOUTHAMPTON: England captain Andrew Strauss called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to leave "no stone unturned" in their probe into cricket corruption after his side ended a scandal-marred season with a one-day series win over Pakistan here on Wednesday."This summer has clearly

Delhi faces threat of mass exodus

NEW DELHI:  The chaotic Delhi Commonwealth Games faced dire warnings Thursday of a mass pullout by teams as organisers worked frantically to save the event from disaster with just 10 days to go.Eight countries have written a joint letter to the Indian organisers, demanding a list of