Wednesday, 24 Apr, 2024


Spain reign ended by Chile

DHAKA: The reigning world and European champions have exited the competition at the group stage after being stunned by their South American opponents World Cup holders Spain crashed out of the tournament after they were stunned 2-0 by a brilliant Chile side on Wednesday night.  After a

Van Gaal men edge 5-goal thriller

DHAKA: Netherlands have maintained their perfect start at the World Cup after edging out Australia 3-2 in a pulsating encounter in Porto Alegre.  Oranje forward Arjen Robben opened the scoring after 20 minutes with a superb run from the halfway line, before Tim Cahill equalised within a

Ashraful banned for 8 years

DHAKA: A Special tribunal Wednesday banned cricketer Mohammad Ashraful for eight years and fined Tk 10 lac for his involvement in last Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match fixing. The court also banned Dhaka Gladiators’ owner Shehab Chowdhury for 10 yrs with Tk 20 lac fine. Besides,

World champ’s must win match at 1am

DHAKA: Incumbent World champion Spain will face Latin American favourite Chile in must-win clash in their second match in the 2014 world cup early Thursday.     The 19th match of the world cup will be held at 1:00am (BDST) in Rio de Janeiro.   The 2010 champions must recover from the

US Open in just 11 years!

DHAKA: Hannah Pietila’s father was walking the fairways on Monday with his daughter during her first practice round at Pinehurst No. 2. He was supposed to be marking off yardage in anticipation of his caddying duties for the 69th United States Women’s Open, which will get underway on

Pathetic Batting –Abject Surrender

Bangladesh Cricket team disappointed and disgraced themselves and the nation. After bundling out India for 105 Bangladesh were shot out for 58. An awful display of spineless batting.  The abject surrender of Bangladesh Cricketers has no excuses. The wicket had movement, ball was seaming

Russia, South Korea share points

DHAKA: Russia and South Korea share the points after a 1-1 draw in their opening 2014 World Cup match in Cuiaba on sixth day. After a drab first half, Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev let Lee Keun-ho's shot to slip through his hands and into the net before substitute Aleksandr Kerzhakov

Belgium beats Algeria by 2-1

DHAKA: Dries Mertens strikes late as Belgium come from a goal down to beat Algeria 2-1 in their 2014 World Cup Group H clash in Belo Horizonte on day six. Sofiane Feghouli gave Algeria a shock first-half lead from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Jan Vertonghen, but Belgium came

Ochoa frustrates hosts

DHAKA: Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa produced an outstanding performance as World Cup hosts Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw in Fortaleza. Luiz Felipe Scolari's men failed to take their chances throughout the 90 minutes as they and El Tri shared the spoils. Having won their opening

Germany dedicate win to Schumacher

DHAKA: Star striker Lukas Podolski dedicated Germany’s convincing 4-0 FIFA World Cup victory against Portugal to his friend Michael Schumacher. The Formula One legend emerged from a six-month coma on Monday, just hours before Germany’s opening World Cup group G match against a

India beat Bangladesh by 47-run

DHAKA: In the rain-affected second One-Day International (ODI), India beat Bangladesh by 47-run (D/L method) at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday night. Bangladesh managed to score 58-run losing all ten wickets in 17.4 overs while chasing India’s 105-run. Start Binny took

Japan to ease visa rules ahead of 2020 Olympics

DHAKA: Japan said Tuesday it would relax visa rules for tourists from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam in a bid to double the number of foreign visitors ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Tourists with Indonesian e-passports embedded with a microchip can be exempt from

Rain halts India-BD 2nd ODI

DHAKA: Heavy rain has stopped the second match of India-Bangladesh One-Day International (ODI) being played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday.The second One Day International (ODI) match between Bangladesh and India match was scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm Tuesday at

Singapore match-fixers planned to rig World Cup

DHAKA: Singapore authorities last year placed leaders of a global match-fixing ring operating from the city-state in indefinite detention after uncovering plans to rig the World Cup. A new book released Monday says, reports Yahoo Sports. Written by Zaihan Mohamed Yusof, a Singaporean

Mashrafe takes 1st Indian wkt

DHAKA: India scored 9 runs losing a wicket after 3 overs while Mashrafe Mortaza took the wicket of AM Rahane in his very first over. The second One Day International (ODI) match between Bangladesh and India match began at 1:00 pm Tuesday at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

BD won toss, chose to bowl first

DHAKA: The second One Day International (ODI) match between Bangladesh and India match is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm Tuesday at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Bangladesh have won the toss and chosen to field. Stuart Binny is in for Parvez Rasool, for India.  Two debutants

Brazil eye another win against Mexico

DHAKA: Hosts Brazil will be keen to grab another win when taking on Mexico in their second World Cup Group A match in Fortaleza's Castelao Stadium on Tuesday. The winner will be guaranteed a spot in the next round if Cameroon and Croatia draw their match on Wednesday in Manaus. Brazil

USA snatch dramatic win over Ghana

DHAKA: John Brooks headed in a late winner for USA in a dramatic finale to their opening Group G game against Ghana. Clint Dempsey put USA ahead on 29 seconds with the fifth-fastest goal in World Cup history, cutting inside John Boye before sweeping home. Ghana upped the tempo and

Iran and Nigeria play out maiden draw

DHAKA: Nigeria dominated possession but created few chances against a disciplined side managed by ex-Manchester United coach Carlos Queiroz. The Super Eagles' best opportunities came in the first half, when Ogenyi Onazi fired a yard wide before Ahmed Musa went close with a free-kick.

Croatia players refuse to talk to press

DHAKA: Croatia’s players are refusing to talk to World Cup reporters after photos were published of them bathing nude in the team’s swimming pool, their coach, Niko Kovac, said on Sunday.   Two photographers hid in the nearby bushes and took the pictures which were published by