Sunday, 25 Feb, 2024


Van Gaal named Man Utd manager

DHAKA: Louis van Gaal has been named as Manchester United manager, with Ryan Giggs as his assistant.Van Gaal, 62, has signed a three-year contract to succeed David Moyes.The Dutchman, who has won titles with Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AZ Alkmaar, will take charge at Old Trafford

Luis Enrique Barcelona’s new coach

DHAKA: Barcelona has appointed Luis Enrique as its new coach on a two-year contract, says The ex-Spain international, who spent eight seasons in Catalunya as a player and a further three in charge of the club's B team, will succeed Tata Martino.Luis Enrique met Barca sporting

Hathurusingha to coach Mushfiqs

DHAKA: Former Sri Lankan batsman, also recent assistant coach of New South Wales, Chandika Hathurusingha, has been selected as the main coach of Bangladesh Cricket Team.Hathurusingha has been appointed for two years next.Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan Papon

Hathurusingha to be Bangladesh coach

DHAKA: Former Sri Lanka batsman Chandika Hathurusingha has left his position as assistant coach for New South Wales in favour of coaching Bangladesh.  This will be his first time as head coach for an international side. Hathurusingha has had experience at the helm of both New South

Djokovic stuns Nadal in Rome

DHAKA: An emotional Novak Djokovic came back from a set down to beat Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Rome Masters. Nadal had won the first set 6-4 but Djokovic, who has dedicated his victories from previous rounds to the victims of floods that have deluged both Bosnia and

France’s Mandanda out of world cup

DHAKA: France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has been ruled out of the World Cup because of a neck injury. The 29-year-old, who is number two behind France captain Hugo Lloris, cracked a vertebra in his neck while playing for Marseille on Saturday. Mandanda confirmed his withdrawal on

Can CR7 carry Portugal to the peak?

The FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 winner Christiano Ronaldo, known as CR7, in his current form is rated higher even than Lionel Messi. Many who follow soccer match by match will not hesitate to agree that when CR7 is in mood he is simply unstoppable. And his country Portugal is one of the

Ex-F1 champion Brabham dies

DHAKA: Three-time F1 world champion Sir Jack Brabham - who won the title in a car he built himself - has died aged 88. The Australian driver, who was knighted in 1979, won the championship in 1959, 1960 and 1966. His son David confirmed that he had died at his home on Australian's Gold

Arsenal captures FA Cup title

DHAKA: Aaron Ramsey ended Arsenal's nine-year trophy drought on Saturday, completing his team's comeback in extra time in the FA Cup final to secure a 3-2 victory over Hull. It threatened to be an embarrassing day for Arsenal at Wembley Stadium when the London club conceded twice in the

Atletico Madrid claims Spanish title

DHAKA: Atletico Madrid won La Liga for the first time since 1996 by securing a draw in a pulsating match at Barcelona. Striker Diego Costa went off injured for Atletico early on and Barcelona capitalised as Alexis Sanchez smashed in a superb opener. Atletico came out strong in the

Bayern win German Cup

DHAKA: Arjen Robben's goal helped Bayern Munich to a win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final in extra-time. The Dutchman touched in from Jerome Boateng's cross in the second minute of the second half of extra-time after a tight match in Berlin. Thomas Muller broke clear in

Barcelona coach Martino to step down

DHAKA: Gerardo Martino is to step down as Barcelona coach by mutual consent after failing to win La Liga. Barcelona needed to beat Atletico Madrid in the final game of the season on Saturday, but a 1-1 draw gave the latter the title instead. That meant Barcelona finished the season

Fringe teams of world cup

Outside the top four__ Spain, Germany, Brazil, Argentina__ there are some teams who can upstage any of the top favorite and even go all the way to win FIFA World Cup 2014. Uruguay, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy, England, Chile fall under this category. Uruguay, France, England

2-day golf tournament begins at Savar

SAVAR, DHAKA: A two-day long Amin Mohammand Cup Golf Tournament-2014 began at Savar, on outskirt of the capital, on Saturday. Ninth Infantry Division General Officer commanding Major General Waker-Uz-Jaman, also Savar Golf Club Senior Vice-president, inaugurated the 8th Cup Golf

Germany a strong contender

If fitness, form, skill and cohesion combine in team in right proportion, only fools can write them off in any competition. The never say die Germans always give their best as a reflection of their national character. In 2014 FIFA world cup, a very strong German team is oozing in

Murray to face Nadal in Rome

DHAKA: Great Britain's Andy Murray will face world number one Rafael Nadal for the first time since 2011 in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open. Murray produced a determined display to beat Austria's Jurgen Melzer before Nadal came from a set down to see off former top-10 player

Man Utd face £30m drop in income

DHAKA: Failure to secure European football will cost Manchester United more than £30m. The club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has revealed, reports the BBC. United’s seventh-placed finish was their worst since the 1989-90 season. Speaking to investors, Woodward also

Can Messi do a Maradona for Argentina?

There is and there will be always a lively debate as to who is the greatest footballer of all time? Mighty Maradona, Sublimely skillful Pele, magical Messi, creative genius Zidane and all round genius Christiano Ronaldo__ all will feature prominently in discussions. Without questioning

Amateur golf event begins Thursday

DHAKA: Amateur golfers from hosts Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Sri Lanka will showcase their talent during the 53rd edition of the Amateur Golf Championship being played from May 15 at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club (RPGCC), in Lahore of Pakistan. Pakistan Golf

Reigning champions looks `red hot’

Spain in football is famous for the art and artistry of their footballers. Many star footballers from all over the world play in very high quality Spanish league. Barcelona and Real Madrid are home of brilliant footballers. The golden generation of Spanish footballers was threatening to