Thursday,21st March 2019


Pictograms unveiled 500 days before start of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tick tock, tick tock. The Tokyo Olympic clock has hit 500 days to go. Organizers marked the milestone on Tuesday, unveiling the stylized pictogram figures for next year's Tokyo Olympics. The...Full News..

Tokyo streets transformed into an F-1 racing circuit for a day

The roar of Formula 1 cars reverberated in the streets of Tokyo on March 9, giving residents a rare opportunity to witness the power and performance of the sleek racing machines. Two speedsters...Full News..

England wins by 3-0 vs Japan in SheBelieves Cup

England scored three goals in the first 30 minutes and the Lionesses went on to defeat Japan 3-0 on Tuesday to win the SheBelieves Cup. Lucy Staniforth scored from out front in the 12th minute for...Full News..

Kohli’s 40th lifts India

Skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 40th century to guide India to 250 on a challenging pitch in the second ODI against Australia on Tuesday. Kohli, hit 10 fours in his 120-ball knock and held anchor...Full News..

Diego Simeone’s extend contract until 2022 in Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid says it has extended the contract of coach Diego Simeone until 2022. Simeone’s current contract was set to expire at the end of next season. Financial details of the new deal...Full News..

Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers in NLCS Game 2

Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers know all about performing in the postseason. Backed into a tough spot Saturday, the red-headed slugger delivered once again. Shut down for most of the...Full News..

I struggled to breathe in shock US Open loss

Roger Federer revealed he struggled to breathe during his shock 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) defeat to world number 55 John Millman at the US Open on Monday. The 37-year-old five-time champion...Full News..

Japan captain Hasebe retiring

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has announced his retirement from the national team, on the heels of the squad's heartbreaking ejection from the World Cup in a match against Belgium. "I have decided...Full News..

Tidy Japan fans make us proud, says Yoshida : World Cup

Southampton and Japan defender Maya Yoshida reserved special praise Saturday for the country's fans after they were pictured clearing up their rubbish at the World Cup. Following Tuesday's shock...Full News..

Russia recruits army of volunteers for World Cup 2018

They aren't big fans of soccer, but Viktoria, Roman and Valeria are ready to spend a month of their time helping visitors attending the World Cup in Russia. "Of course the World Cup is an...Full News..

Switzerland beats Japan 2-0 pre-World Cup friendly

Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic gave his morale a much-needed boost when he scored the second goal in a 2-0 warmup win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan on Friday. Seferovic, battling for...Full News..

World Cup spending, profits set to fall short of record sums

The 2018 World Cup has cost Russia billions of dollars to stage and will make FIFA hundreds of millions in profit. Still, the big numbers that are routine for major sports events are unlikely to...Full News..

Argentina’s World Cup Warm-up vs. Israel Canceled after Gaza violence

Argentina have cancelled their final World Cup warm-up match against Israel, striker Gonzalo Higuain said on Tuesday (June 5), as political pressure grew ahead of Saturday's scheduled fixture in...Full News..

‘I don’t feel old’: Birthday boy Nadal

Rafael Nadal said he doesn't "feel old", after moving a step closer to an incredible 11th French Open title on Monday by beating German Maximilian Marterer to reach the quarterfinals the day after...Full News..

Serena to renew Sharapova rivalry; Nadal downs Gasquet for 16th time

Serena Williams set up a French Open showdown against bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday as Rafael Nadal kept his bid for an 11th title on track with a 16th successive win over childhood pal...Full News..

Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon, race walking courses to go by iconic landmarks

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) on Thursday announced the routes for its marathon event and for the 20 km and 50 km race walk events. These will pass...Full News..

Verlander, Astros shut down Yankees 5-1

Justin Verlander tamed the Yankees again, slowing down the highest-scoring team in the majors and pitching the Houston Astros past New York 5-1 Monday. Verlander exited in the seventh inning with...Full News..

Ohtani strikes out 11 as Angels edge Twins 2-1

ANAHEIM, Calif-  Shohei Ohtani had four pitches that were all doing terrible things to the Minnesota Twins. The two-way sensation got five consecutive strikeouts at one point while he pitched into...Full News..

FIFA has hectic month of politics before World Cup :Soccer

Before the World Cup kicks off in Russia, expect a hectic month of politics that could transform the face of the game. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is driving his agenda of adding new and...Full News..

Mariners, A’s to play next season’s MLB opener in Japan

FILE - In this March 28, 2012, file photo, ground staff work prior to the American League season opening Major League Baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners at Tokyo...Full News..

Nadeshiko secures spot in World Cup

Nadeshiko Japan clinched its eighth straight berth in the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Friday by advancing to the semifinals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup. Mizuho Sakaguchi, set up by Yui...Full News..

‘Cruel betrayal’: Cricket’s heart broken in Australia

SYDNEY- Being Australia's cricket captain is widely seen as the second most important job in the country behind prime minister. Many would argue it holds even more prestige. This high esteem, and...Full News..

Japan achieved 13 medals

The Pyeongchang Olympics came to an end on Sunday, with Japan winning 13 medals, surpassing its previous record of 10 at the 1998 Nagano Games. Speed skater Nana Takagi won gold in the women’s...Full News..

Speedskater Takagi surges to mass start gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea- Japanese speedskater Nana Takagi unleashed a late surge of explosive speed to pass Dutchwoman Irene Schouten on the inside of the final corner and claim an Olympic gold medal...Full News..

No medal for 5th place Japan in team figure skating

GANGNEUNG, South Korea -Japan missed out on a figure skating team medal at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday, finishing the final in last place for the second straight Winter Olympics. Canada went...Full News..

HC to announce Tuesday if cricket board can hold AGM

The High Court will announce Tuesday its order on whether the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will be able to carry out its activities including holding of annual meetings. UNB reports, an HC...Full News..

Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi nominees for FIFA prize for 3rd year

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar are the contenders for FIFA's top player award for the third straight year, AP reports. The nominations were announced in London on Friday, with Ronaldo...Full News..

Ronaldo back for Real, Deulofeu in for Dembele

Barcelona begin a four-month stretch without injured club record signing Ousmane Dembele, but will be expected to sweep aside Eibar to continue their 100 percent start to La Liga on...Full News..

Bangladesh team leave for South Africa today

The Bangladesh national cricket team will leave for South Africa (SA) today to play a full series against their South African counterpart. The team will leave for South Africa divide with two...Full News..

Ronaldo hits double in Real win

Cristiano Ronaldo wasted no time in showing Real Madrid what they have been missing during his five-game domestic suspension, by scoring twice as the holders began their Champions League defence with...Full News..

15-man squad announced for South Africa tour, five pacers included

After a series of discussions world no-1 all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been rested for the upcoming South Africa Tour of Bangladesh in September-October. A 15-man Bangladesh Test squad announced...Full News..

Messi hat trick puts Barca in Liga lead as Madrid draws

Online Desk: Barcelona has quickly put an agonizing August behind it and taken the early lead of the Spanish league, AP reports. Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to lead its 5-0 win over crosstown...Full News..

Nadal beats Del Potro to reach US Open final

Top seed Rafael Nadal swept past Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in brilliant style to set up a US Open final against Kevin Anderson. The Spaniard won nine games in a row at one stage on his way...Full News..

Bangladesh on backfoot

Bangladesh reached 54 for 5 in 2nd innings on day 4 of the second and final Test against Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Thursday. Sabbir Rahman (10) and Mushfiqur...Full News..

Rain delays start of 3rd day

The 3rd day's play of the 2nd Test between Bangladesh and Australia was delayed to start at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium due to persistent rain since Wednesday morning. Australia were supposed to...Full News..

Tigers resume 1st innings against Aussies on day 2

Bangladesh resumed the first innings of the second Test against Australia on day 2 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Tuesday. The Tigers resumed the innings with their overnight collection...Full News..

Tigers opt to bat against Australia in 2nd Test

Bangladesh opted to bat first against Australia after winning the toss in their 2nd and last Test of the two-match series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Chittagong on Monday. Specialist batsman...Full News..

Ronaldo passes Pele’s goals mark with hat trick for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo recorded a hat trick in Portugal's World Cup qualifier on Thursday to pass Pele on the list of top international goal scorers. Ronaldo three goals in Portugal's 5-1 win over...Full News..

Tamim 50 stretches Bangladesh lead

Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal smashed another half century against Australia on 3rd day of the first test at at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka on Tuesday. Australia...Full News..

Tigers make early inroads into Aussie batting line-up

In second day Australia lost another one wicket in first session. Australian captain has gone in pavilion when he was 8 run and Australia 33. Bangladeshi bowlers made quick inroads into the...Full News..

Barcelona suing Neymar

Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed...Full News..

Messi, Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people...Full News..

Bolt’s farewell party falls flat

Athletics legends Usain Bolt and Mo Farah experienced some of their greatest moments in their careers at the 2012 Olympics in London but five years on and back in the same stadium, misery replaced...Full News..

No player is bigger than club

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said "no player is bigger than Barca" - four days after they sold Brazil forward Neymar to Paris St-Germain for a world record fee. Neymar, 25, joined...Full News..

Aussie players pay dispute ends; Bangladesh series on

A deal has been reached to resolve Australian cricket's protracted pay dispute, paving the way for the nation's professional players to be re-contracted and for this month's scheduled Test tour to...Full News..

Ledecky wins historic 12th gold

Katie Ledecky of the United States made history on Tuesday by becoming the first woman to win 12 world swimming championship gold medals with victory in the 1500m freestyle at the FINA World...Full News..

Bangladesh bags four medals in Int’l Math Olympiad

With two silver and two bronze medals, Bangladeshi students have taken 26th place among contestants from 111 countries in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro of...Full News..

Japan wins team synchro bronze at 2nd straight worlds

Japan won the bronze medal Tuesday in the women's technical routine team competition at the world swimming championships for the second time in a row, securing the country's first podium finish at...Full News..

Chris Eubank Jnr beats Arthur Abraham

Chris Eubank Jnr successfully defended his IBO world super-middleweight title with a unanimous points win over determined German veteran Arthur Abraham at Wembley Arena. The champion showed his...Full News..

Rafael Nadal loses to Gilles Muller in 15-13 final set

Sports Desk: Rafael Nadal's hopes of winning a third Wimbledon title are over for another year after an epic five-set defeat by 16th seed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. The 15-time major champion...Full News..

FIFA bans Sudan

Sports Desk: Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) said that it has suspended the Sudan Football Association because of government interference, leading to three of the country's...Full News..

Messi prison sentence lifted

A Spanish court said on Friday it has exchanged a 21-month prison sentence handed to Argentine star footballer Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine. The...Full News..

Everton outstrip Europe’s heaviest spenders

Everton, once known as England's Bank of England club, are returning to their high-spending ways by becoming Europe's heaviest spenders in the transfer window. The Toffees are expected to pay 24...Full News..

Germany beats Chile 1-0 in bruising Confederations Cup final

Germany's experimental young side overcame street-wise Chile to win a bruising Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew's decision to leave most of his world champions at...Full News..

Djokovic hoping to put struggles behind him at Wimbledon

When Novak Djokovic walked into Wimbledon a year ago, he possessed all four Grand Slam trophies. On Tuesday, he'll return empty-handed. A third-round defeat to Sam Querrey last year at the All...Full News..

Australia frustrated as rain ends Bangladesh match

Rain frustrated Australia and kept Bangladesh's Champions Trophy hopes alive as their Group A match was abandoned at The Oval. Chasing 183, Australia reached 83-1 before rain arrived after 16 overs...Full News..

Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain

Real Madrid celebrated its record 12th European Cup with thousands of fans on Sunday, after returning to the Spanish capital from winning the Champions League final in Cardiff, Wales. The team was...Full News..

Messi to build brand in China with theme park

Argentine football player Lionel Messi attends an event of the Adidas sportswear manufacturer in Beijing, China on Friday -Reuters 'I hope to provide them with an experience they have never...Full News..

Totti bids farewell to Roma after 25 years

Even Daniele De Rossi, one of the hardest men in football, was reduced to tears as AS Roma talisman Francesco Totti brought down the curtain on a remarkable 25 years at his only professional club on...Full News..

Big decisions for players, coaches in English Premier League offseason

LONDON- Few will be able to choreograph their farewells like Chelsea captain John Terry. Many players and managers in the English Premier League are in for messier departures in the close...Full News..

Nadal, Nishikori advance at Italian Open

Rafael Nadal hardly had to get his socks dirty to extend his winning streak to 16 matches. Back to being the best player on tour over the last month, Nadal advanced from his opening match at the...Full News..

Yankees hit 4 HRs to rout Orioles

New York- Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge and the thundering New York Yankees picked up right where they left off the previous night, steamrolling past the Baltimore Orioles 12-4 on Saturday for their...Full News..

Player hurt in blasts near Borussia Dortmund team bus

Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening, slightly injuring a...Full News..

Messi banned for four Argentina matches

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday for swearing at an assistant referee. Messi was found guilty of "having directed insulting words at an...Full News..

Querrey beats Rafael Nadal in Mexican Open final

American Sam Querrey used a strong serve to beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Saturday night in the Mexican Open final. Querrey had 19 aces to win his ninth career title. He’s the first American...Full News..

Sri Lanka Board President’s XI win toss, elect to field against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI captain LD Chandima won the toss and elected to field first against Bangladesh in the first tour match at Moratuwa on Thursday. Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim-led...Full News..

Proteas set New Zealand tough target

South Africa set a New Zealand a difficult target of 280 on a turning wicket in the fourth one-day international on Wednesday thanks to half-centuries from skipper AB de Villiers and Faf du...Full News..

Villarreal 2-3 Real Madrid: Madrid storm back to take vital win

Real Madrid came from 2-0 down to record a remarkable win at Villarreal, a victory that saw them return to the top of La Liga. The pivotal moment came at 2-1 when Villarreal's Bruno was adjudged...Full News..

Atalanta can aim for Champs League after beating Napoli 2-0

Not only is the provincial squad dreaming of a place in Europe but it has the Champions League within its sights after winning at Napoli 2-0 on Saturday to move to within three points of the...Full News..

Cost for temporary venues for 2020 Olympic sports projected at Y5.73 bil

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are projecting that it will cost about 5.73 billion yen ($50.82 million) to construct temporary facilities for 2020 Olympics baseball, softball...Full News..

Australia all out for 285; set 441 runs winning target for India

Steven Smith's 18th Test century - and his fifth in consecutive Tests against India - ensured that Virat Kohli's men will need to break the all-time record for the highest successful chase in Test...Full News..

Mustafiz, Rubel, Liton in team announced for Test series

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced a 16-member squad for the two-match test series against Sri Lanka. Opener Imrul Kayes is out of the squad due to injury problem. Wicketkeeper...Full News..

Pakistan’s Afridi announces retirement from international cricket

Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career. The 36-year-old star...Full News..

Incredible Gunaratne makes it happen again for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka sealed a last ball nerve-racking victory by two wicket against Australia to clinch the Twenty20 series on Sunday night. Asela Gunaratne hammered a last-ball boundary to finish unbeaten...Full News..

Rain delays NZ-SAF ODI

The start of the first one-day international between New Zealand and South Africa in Hamilton has been delayed because of rain. The weather is expected to clear during the afternoon and the Seddon...Full News..

Tigers to play 100th Test in Colombo

Bangladesh will play their 100th Test match, against Sri Lanka at the Saravanamuttu Stadium in Colombo, on 15 March. Having played their first Test in November 2000, Bangladesh have taken around...Full News..

Bangladesh women football team concede 0-3 defeat to Singapore

Touring Bangladesh Women's Football team conceded 0-3 goals defeat against hosts and stronger Singapore in a well-fought match in Singapore on Thursday. The Asian city state ranked 98th in FIFA,...Full News..

Maradona grilled over Madrid hotel row

Police were called to investigate an altercation involving Diego Maradona and his girlfriend at a hotel in Madrid, authorities said Wednesday. Officers were dispatched after a call from the hotel,...Full News..

Barca shell-shocked after PSG hammering

arcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted his side’s Champions League hopes are all but over for this season after they were outclassed 4-0 by a brilliant Paris Saint-Germain in their last 16 first leg...Full News..

India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs

India have defeated Bangladesh by 208 runs to extend their unbeaten streak in Test matches to 19. After piling on a mammoth 687 in the first innings with skipper Virat Kohli getting a double...Full News..

Bangladesh lose Shakib early

India make early inroads as Ravindra Jadeja removes Shakib Al Hasan in the third over of the day. Jadeja sent back Shakib Al Hasan to leave the tourists at 106 for 4 in 37.3 overs in the first...Full News..

Tigers retain 7 wickets to fight on day 5

India’s bowlers led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tightened the noose on Bangladesh as the visitors struggled for survival Sunday, chasing a daunting 459 on the fourth day of the one-off Test in...Full News..

Messi, Suarez, Neymar score as FC Barcelona rout Deportivo Alaves

Barcelona have gone top of La Liga after thrashing Alaves 6-0 at the Mendizorrotza Stadium on Saturday. Luis Suarez and Neymar scored inside the final 10 minutes of the first half to put the visitors...Full News..

Bangladesh 322-6 at stumps in India Test

Unbeaten half-centuries from skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan helped Bangladesh reach 322 for six at stumps on the third day of the one-off Test against India in Hyderabad on...Full News..

Bangladesh batting against India on 2nd day

Bangladesh scored 59 runs losing 2 wickets after completing 22 over on their second day batting session against host India. Tamim Iqbal run out at 25 runs after adding three runs with the previous...Full News..

Bangladesh 41-1 at stumps

Bangladesh were 41 for one at stumps on the second day of the one-off Test against India in Hyderabad Friday in reply to the hosts' record total of 687-6 declared. Tamim Iqbal on 24 and Mominul...Full News..

Tigers dominated on first day

Bangladesh speedster Taskin Ahmed bowled Lokesh Rahul in the game's fourth ball, but centuries from Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli have put hosts India in complete control of the Hyderabad Test. At...Full News..

Taskin strikes in first over to bowl Rahul

Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed struck in the first over of the one-off historic Test against India at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad Thursday. The 21-year old pacer bowled India...Full News..

Barca oust Atletico to reach final

BarcaLuis Suarez booked Barcelona’s place in a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final but was sent off as a bad-tempered 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday secured a 3-2 aggregate...Full News..

Hyderabad Test: India is not underestimating Bangladesh

Resounding success against England and New Zealand notwithstanding, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Sunday said his team will not take Bangladesh lightly in the one-off Test beginning...Full News..

Tigers in batting against India A

Bangladesh are in batting against India A in the 2-day tour match in Hyderabad before the historic one-off Test that began on February 9. The match is being held at Gymkhana Ground. Bangladesh...Full News..

Former England midfielder Lampard retires

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard has retired, bringing to an end a 21-year professional career. The 38-year-old, who spent last year with New York City in Major League Soccer in...Full News..

Proteas rout Lankans in 2nd ODI

RSASouth Africa captain AB de Villiers hailed an “almost perfect performance” after his team crushed Sri Lanka by 121 runs in the second one-day international at Kingsmead on Wednesday. He...Full News..

‘Women repression’ charge slapped on Sunny, mother

The national cricketer Arafat Sunny who is now in jail has been sued for woman repression charge on Wednesday. A woman, Nasrin Sultana, who has been claimed to be Arafat Sunny’s wife, filed the...Full News..

Mignolet denies Chelsea, Watford stun Gunners

Liverpool’s Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum (L) celebrates scoring his team’s first goal with Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho during the English Premier League football...Full News..

Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title

Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and first for five years with a thrilling five-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. The 35-year-old Swiss won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3...Full News..

Faryal Makhdoom gives ultimatum to boxer Amir Khan fearing more sex tape

British boxer of Pakistani origin Amir Khan’s wife , Faryal Makhdoom, has given him a final ultimatum to choose between her and his parents amid fears that more sex tapes of the boxer will be...Full News..

West Indies appoint Stuart Law as coach

West Indies have appointed former Australia allrounder Stuart Law as their new coach on a two-year contract. Law takes over the position that has been lying vacant ever since the West Indies...Full News..

India beaten by England in 1st T-20 match

T-20England defeated India by seven wickets in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) cricket match at the Green Park stadium here on Thursday. With this win, England now lead the three match...Full News..

Usain Bolt loses one Olympic gold medal !

Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught...Full News..