Saturday, 23 Sep, 2023


North Macedonia haunt Italy again in Euro draw

Italy again suffered at the hands of North Macedonia as their poor start to European Championship qualifying continued with a shock draw in Skopje. Ciro Immobile nodded the Azzurri ahead in new boss Luciano Spalletti's first game in charge. But Enis Bardhi's 20-yard

Germany lose 4-1 at home to Japan

Germany manager Hansi Flick is under serious pressure after a dismal 4-1 defeat against Japan in a friendly. Junya Ito opened the scoring for Japan after 11 minutes, but Bayern Munich forward Leroy Sane struck back for the hosts. Ayase Ueda tucked in from close range to restore

Coco Gauff defeats Aryna Sabalenka to win US Open crown

American teenager Coco Gauff fulfilled the potential she has long promised by landing her first Grand Slam title with a fightback win over Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open final. Gauff, seeded sixth, started slowly in front of an expectant home crowd but grew in confidence to wear down

“Cursed” Bangladesh Got All But Knocked Out 

Asia Cup 2023 Sri Lanka VS Bangladesh Played at Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Match 8 Sri Lanka 257/9 (Sadeera Samarawickrama 93, Kusal Mendis 50, Pithun Nishanka 40, Dasun Shanaka 24, Dimuth Karunaratne 18, Hasan Mahmud 3/57, Taskin Ahmed 3/62. Shoriful Islam

Asia Cup 2023: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 21-Runs

Sadeera Samarawickrama scored a brilliant 93 before Sri Lanka bowlers rallied to beat Bangladesh by 21 runs in their Asia Cup Super 4 match on Saturday.  Invited to bat, Samarawickrama and Kusal Mendis (50) took Sri Lanka to 257 for nine in their 50 overs. Skipper Dasun Shanaka

Bangladesh vs India SAFF U-16 final tomorrow

Motivated Bangladesh U-16 national football take on their Indian counterpart in the grand final of SAFF U-16 Championship scheduled to be held tomorrow (Sunday) in Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan. The match kicks off at 6 pm (BST). Bangladesh Captain Nazmul Huda Faisal,

Bangladesh decide to bowl first against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss again but this time decided to bowl first against Sri Lanka in a crucial Asia Cup Super Four game at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The game turned out to be a 'do or die' match for Bangladesh following their seven-wicket defeat

Yamal becomes youngest player and scorer as Spain win over Georgia

Barcelona teenager Lamine Yamal became the youngest player and goalscorer for the Spanish national team in a thumping Euro 2024 qualifying win against Georgia. Yamal, aged 16 years and 57 days, came on for Dani Olmo just before half-time. He got Spain's seventh in the 74th

Neymar overtakes Pele goals record in win over Bolivia

Neymar has surpassed Pele as Brazil's male all-time top scorer with two goals in a 5-1 win over Bolivia. The forward, 31, who went into the World Cup qualifying match tied with legend Pele on 77 goals, missed a penalty before scoring twice in the second half on his 125th

Asia Cup 2023: Tigers Must Avail The Opportunity 

Bangladesh was tipped to perform admirably well in the ongoing Asia Cup for its strong past and extensive experience in ODI format.  But the team got destabilized a bit for some avoidable and unavoidable controversies created over squad selection and some last-minute injuries. The

US Open 2023: Medvedev beats Alcaraz to play Djokovic in final  

Carlos Alcaraz had his reign as US Open champion ended by Daniil Medvedev as the Russian set up another New York final against Novak Djokovic. The Spanish top seed lost 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 3-6 6-3 to Medvedev, ensuring there will be no repeat of the Wimbledon final between Alcaraz and

Kings Arena proud to host FIFA matches: Imrul

Imrul Hassan, the Bashundhara Kings president, said that they (Bashundhara Kings Arena) felt proud to host FIFA matches for the first time.  “We felt proud to host FIFA matches for the first time. It is a great recognition for us. We became the country’s first club to

Saikat to be first Bangladeshi umpire in Men's ODI World Cup

Sharfuddoula Ibne Shaid Saikat became the first Bangladeshi umpire to be included in 20 match officials for the league round of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.  Currently an umpire of ICC's Emerging Umpire Panel, Saikat will be the fourth umpire in the

Reserve day added to India vs Pakistan Asia Cup clash

Asia Cup organizers on Friday added a reserve day for the clash between India and Pakistan after their first encounter at the 50-over tournament was washed out. The arch-rivals are scheduled to play in Colombo on Sunday, but thundery showers are forecast for the Sri Lankan capital over

Saudi Pro League: Transfer deadline closes, Salah staying at Liverpool

The Saudi Pro League transfer deadline shut at 22:00 BST to end a record-breaking summer of spending - but Al-Ittihad were unable to prise Mohamed Salah away from Liverpool. Nuno Espirito Santo's side had a £150m bid rejected by the Reds for the 31-year-old Egypt

US Open 2023: Coco Gauff beats Karolina Muchova after protest

American teenager Coco Gauff reached her first US Open singles final after beating Karolina Muchova in a semi-final disrupted by protesters. Gauff, 19, wrapped up a 6-4 7-5 win over Czech 10th seed Muchova when the pair resumed after a 49-minute delay. Gauff could not convert a

Bangladesh hold to 1-1 draw with Afghanistan

Bangladesh were held to a 1-1 draw with superior Afghanistan in the second and ultimate match of two-match FIFA Tier-1 Int'l series held today (September 7) at Bashundhara King Arena in the city.  The two teams earlier played to a goalless draw in the first match held at the

'Russian Flag Cannot Be At Paris Olympics': Macron

French president Emmanuel Macron insisted Wednesday that "the Russian flag cannot be at the Paris Olympic Games... at a time when Russia is committing war crimes". Quizzed on the possible presence of Russian athletes in Paris competing as neutrals, Macron added: "I hope

US Open 2023: Sabalenka beats Qinwen to reach semi-finals

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka reached the US Open semi-finals for the third successive year with a dominant win over Chinese 23rd seed Zheng Qinwen. Sabalenka, who learned earlier this week she will be the new world number one after the tournament, won 6-1 6-4. The 25-year-old from

Hermoso files legal complaint over Rubiales World Cup final kiss

Jenni Hermoso has filed a legal complaint over the kiss by Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales. Rubiales kissed Hermoso on the lips after Spain's World Cup final win, which she says was not consensual. Rubiales claims the kiss was "mutual and