Thursday, April 2, 2020

Novak Djokovic wins eighth Australian Open

Novak Djokovic battled through intense pressure from Dominic Thiem to reassert his dominance at the Australian Open Sunday, claiming a record eighth title and in doing so retaking the world number one ranking. The indomitable Serb stretched his unbeaten streak...

Jake Wightman breaks British 1,000m indoor record in Boston .

European and Commonwealth medallist Jake Wightman has broken the British 1,000m record at the Indoor Grand Prix in Boston. The Scotsman, who won bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, finished second behind the United States' Bryce Hoppel. The 25-year-old...

Reinier Jesus: Who is Real Madrid’s latest Brazilian starlet?

From Ronaldo to Robinho to Kaka and now Reinier Jesus. Real Madrid's new £26m signing is the latest Brazilian forward to arrive at the Bernabeu with high expectations. The 19-year-old, who has signed a six-year-deal, has joined the La Liga side from...

BCB aims to host ICC events in next cycle

The host nations of International Cricket Council (ICC) events in the next cycle, from 2024 to 2031, will be decided through a bidding process and Bangladesh will bid to become the sole hosts of some of those ICC events,...

‘No Tests, only T20s in Pak now’

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan informed yesterday during a press conference that the board has been given directives from the government to only go for a short tour of Pakistan. After a board meeting yesterday, the board...

Bashundhara Kings the new champions .

A brace from Costa Rican World Cupper Daniel Colindres helped Bashundhara Kings lift the title of the TVS Federation Cup with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Rahmatganj MFS in an exciting final at the Bangabandhu Nation Stadium yesterday. This is...

Meet fitness standards or get ready for pay cut, says PCB .

Pakistan’s centrally-contracted players will have to meet the fitness standards set by the team management or else lose 15 per cent of their monthly salary, the country’s cricket board (PCB) warned on Friday. The directive came after new head coach Misbah-ul-Haq...

ECB to support scrapping 5-day Tests .

Five-day Test matches could become a thing of the past from 2023 after England supported calls to cut them by a day, according to Tuesday’s Daily Telegraph. “We believe it could provide a sustainable solution to the complex scheduling needs...

Ruman Sana in shortlist for World Archery’s Athlete of the Year award .

Ruman Sana, who led the gold rush as the Red and Greens clinched all 10 team and individual archery events in the 13th South Asian Games, has been nominated for the 2019 Athlete of the Year award by the...

Beijing, Shanghai among 10 cities to host 2023 Asian Cup .

Beijing and Shanghai are among 10 Chinese cities that will host the Asian Cup finals in 2023, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Saturday. China's desire to showcase its ability as a future World Cup host got a boost...

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