Saturday, 23 Sep, 2023


Serena wins US Open

DHAKA: After a year of doubt, Serena Williams proved that she is back and as strong as ever.The world number one blew Caroline Wozniacki away in the final of the US Open, beating the Danish former number one 6-3, 6,3.Almost as soon as Billie Jean King had officiated the coin toss, the

Mamunul joins Atletico de Kolkata

DHAKA: Bangladesh national football captain Mamunul Islam has signed a three-month contract with newly founded Kolkata based Atletico de Kolkata to play in the Indian Super League. The inaugural edition of the Indian Super League is scheduled to kick off on October 12 and December 20

West Indies take command

DHAKA: Host West Indies took the command at 264 for three in a rain-affected first day of the first Test match against visiting Bangladesh at Arnos Vale ground, Kingstown on Friday.Kraigg Brathwaite hit his second Test hundred making a foundation-stone of a formidable West Indies,

Neymar leads Brazil to 1-0 win

DHAKA: Dunga's second spell in charge of Brazil started with a win as a piece of Neymar brilliance downed 10-man Colombia 1-0 in Miami on Friday.Playing with a man less for 41 minutes after star Juan Cuadrado saw red for a second bookable offence, Colombia appeared on track for an

Bangladesh bowl first against WI

DHAKA: Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first in the first Test match against West Indies at Arnos Vale ground, Kingstown Friday.   A few things to look forward to ahead of toss. For the visitors the make-up of their top-order has been a topic of debate. They used four

BD swimmers arrive at India

BENAPOLE, JESSORE: An 11-member team of Bangladesh swimmers on Friday went to India to join in a swimming competition.  The swimmers are- Shariful Islam, Rubel Rana, Sonia Khatun, Nazma Aktar, Ashikur, Palash, Jewel, Sijarul Islam and Jewel Ahmed.  Under the leading of Bangladesh

Russia’s hosting World Cup into disarray

DHAKA: A confused exchange of public statements about a possible ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine have thrown Thursday’s talks on new sanctions—including a future threat to Russia’s hosting of the 2018 World Cup—into disarray.In statements this morning, Ukrainian

World Champions defeated by Argentina

DHAKA: Argentina and Angel di Maria rained on Germany's homecoming parade, as the defeated World Cup finalists smashed their counterparts 4-2 in Dusseldorf on Wednesday night. The winger, who joined Manchester United for a British record transfer fee of €84 million last week, stole the

Can Bangladesh Redeem?

Bangladesh Cricket Team will get engaged to a very important two matches test series from tomorrow against West Indies at a very critical juncture of its cricket history.  Having digested an embarrassing white wash in ODI series, Bangladesh must try and play to its potential to salvage

Messi retirement is inconceivable for Argentina

DHAKA: The reports of his international retirement have been greatly exaggerated. Lionel Messi is still sad after Argentina lost the World Cup final to Germany in July, but the Barcelona forward remains committed to his country - despite all of the criticism he continues to

Sachin’s autobiography releasing on Nov 6

DHAKA: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is all set to release his autobiography on November 6. The master blaster made this announcement through his official account on micro-blogging site Twitter.The name of Tendulkar's autobiography will be called “Playing It My Way”. The

Gazi out, Elias in

DHAKA: Mohammad Elias joined the Bangladesh cricket squad in West Indies replacing Sohag Gazi while four more players also returned home along with him.The Panel selected Mohammad Elias for the two-match Test series there, said a press release, replacing Sohag Gazi who made an earlier

Shakib Takes Rice Bucket Challenge

DHAKA: Bangladesh all rounder Shakib Al Hasan took the Rice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday and nominated his all facebook friends to dare it. However, Shakib also posted a photo of the challenge around 9:30pm on his own facebook page and thanked the man who nominated him. Earlier, Arif R

Bangladeshi bowlers thwart in draw

DHAKA: Shivnarine Chanderpaul's 183 thwarted the Bangladeshi bowlers and led St Kitts & Nevis to 399 on the final day of the drawn tour match at the Warner Park, Basseterre. The Bangladeshis played out 36 overs before close of play, scoring 148 for 4.Chanderpaul and Jeremiah Louis,

Morshed new BCB anti-graft body chief

DHAKA: Retired Army Major Abu Mohammad Humayun Morshed has been appointed as new chief of anti-corruption parisad of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday.BCB issued a press release in this regard.Recently, BCB separated the anti-corruption parisad from security department.Morshed

England beats South Africa

DHAKA: England took the first honours in the Twenty20 series with a comfortable nine-wicket victory at Chelmsford having restricted South Africa to 89 for 4.  The chase was dominated, as has so often been the case, by Charlotte Edwards who struck a 47-ball fifty. For Edwards, it was a

Barcelona beat Villarreal by 1-0

DHAKA: The second-half substitute turned home after good work by Lionel Messi to seal a hard-fought three points for Luis Enrique's side Barcelona snatched a dramatic late victory over Villarreal on Sunday as second-half substitute Sandro scored in the final few minutes.Barca toiled

Sociedad beat Real by 4-2

DHAKA: The home side were two goals down early in the first half but roared their way to an astounding victory against the European champions Real Madrid blew a two-goal lead against Real Sociedad as the home side sealed a sensational 4-2 win on Sunday.The European champions seemed

Zimbabwe beat Aussie after 31-yr

DHAKA: Zimbabwe have beaten Australia for the first time in 31 years as captain Elton Chigumbura's 52 not out led his team to a famous three-wicket win in the ODI triangular series.Chigumbura carried the tournament host to 211-7 on Sunday, overhauling Australia's below-par 209-9 on a

Sohag Gazi to make an early return to BD

DHAKA: Bangladesh offspinner Sohag Gazi will return to Dhaka with the limited-overs contingent, skipping the three-day practice match against St Kitts & Nevis which starts Sunday.The BCB wants him to apply early for the UK visa as he has to go to the Cardiff Metropolitan University