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Plane carrying 1 of Liverpool’s owners skids off runway

Liverpool (AP/UNB) — A private jet carrying a member of the American ownership group of English soccer club Liverpool skidded off the runway at an airport on Wednesday. No one was hurt in the incident but Liverpool John Lennon Airport was briefly closed. Mike Gordon, the president of Fenway Sports Group, which owns Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox, was ... Read More »

Dar to break umpire record in Australia-New Zealand test

Perth (AP/UNB) — Aleem Dar will break the record of most tests as an umpire in the first match of the series between Australia and New Zealand starting Thursday. The 51-year-old from Pakistan will stand in his 129th test as an on-field umpire, surpassing the previous record of Steve Bucknor. Dar has been umpiring in tests since 2003, his first ... Read More »

Mushfiqur expresses dissatisfaction over payment disparity

Dhaka — The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) might be in a happy mood as they are hosting the new season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at their own, but former national skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was not happy over the payment disparity in the BPL T20 league. Mushfiqur will get 50 lakh BDT as a player of A plus-category. But the ... Read More »

Dhaka Assets beat Gulshan Youth Club by 9 runs

Dhaka – Dhaka Assets earned a nine-run victory over old horse Gulshan Youth Club in the Dhaka First Division Women’s Cricket League at POMG on Wednesday. Sent into bat first, Dhaka Assets were all out for 149 runs in 39.1 overs. Afia Humaira (28), Sagorika Akter (26) and Monika Akter (22) were the main contributors for Dhaka Assets. Lucky Khatun ... Read More »

Saif SC , Bangladesh Police maintain their lead

Dhaka  – Defending champions Saif Sporting Club and Bangladesh Police maintained their lead in the Walton Refrigerator Premier Division Chess League securing 10 points each after the 5th round matches at the NSC Tower Auditorium here on Wednesday. Bangladesh Navy and Uttara Central Chess Club are in the 2nd slot collecting eight points each. In the day’s 5th round matches, ... Read More »

Bangabandhu BPL kicks off Wednesday

Dhaka – The wait is over. The new edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which is rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark his birth centenary, is all set to begin on Wednesday. Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Thunder will meet each in the opening match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket ... Read More »

No more international cricket at neutral venues

Rawalpindi (AP/UNB) — Pakistan will no longer look for neutral venues to stage home international cricket matches. “The onus will be on the other teams to tell us why they can’t play in Pakistan,” Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani told the Associated Press on Tuesday. “Our default position will remain that Pakistan is safe. We play cricket in Pakistan ... Read More »

Gold-winning archers to get warm reception upon return

Dhaka – Bangladesh Archery team, which earned a rare feat of bagging all the 10 gold medals in archery of the seven-nation 13th South Asian Games in Nepal, will be accorded a grand reception at the airport on Wednesday evening. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP will be present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to receive ... Read More »

V-Day Hockey: BKSP rout Police 8-1

Dhaka – BKSP routed Bangladesh Police by 8-1 goals in the ongoing Walton Refrigerator Victory Day Hockey Tournament at the Maulana Bhasaani National Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday. Debashish Roy struck two goals in the 13th and 21st minutes, Rakibul Hasan also scored twice in the 33rd and 53rd minutes while Shahedur Rahman netted one in the 27th minute, Jahid ... Read More »

Both Challengers , Thunder upbeat to start BPL with victory

Dhaka  — The special edition of Bangladesh Premier League (Bangabandhu BPL) is all set to commence with the match between Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Thunder at 1:30pm at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Like the previous edition, Gtv will telecast all the matches of this year’s BPL. “It’s a challenging event as always, as the captain of Sylhet, I ... Read More »

Women’s Cricket: Kalabagan KC, Mirpur Promila Club win

Dhaka – Kalabagan Krira Chakra and Mirpur Promila Cricket Club won their respective matches in the Dhaka First Division Women’s Cricket League at different city grounds on Tuesday. Kalabagan KC beat Narail Express Women’s Cricket team by five wickets at the Mirpur City ground while Mirpur Promila Cricket Club beat Rayer Bazar AC by two wickets at POM ground. Brief ... Read More »

Gourab reaches 2nd round of men’s singles

Dhaka – Gourab Singha reached the 2nd round of the men’s singles beating Hossain Jayan of Maldives by 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 points in the 19-nation Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge Badminton that began at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell inaugurated the six-day meet as chief guest this morning. Famed ... Read More »

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday. Russia’s hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also face being stripped after the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions as punishment for state authorities tampering with a Moscow laboratory database. ... Read More »

SA Games: Bangladesh win 18 gold

The Bangladeshi contingent at the ongoing South Asian Games have secured a record18 gold medals in an edition of the regional games held outside the country. The archers created history securing all 10 gold medals in the archery discipline on Monday at Pokhara Stadium in Nepal, pushing the country’s tally to 18. Bangladesh’s best performance at the SA Games remains ... Read More »

Bangladesh clinch record 19 gold medals; all 10 in archery

Dhaka – Bangladesh made the record of achieving most gold medals in a South Asian Games securing 19 gold medals in the ongoing 13th SA Games in Nepal, featuring all the 10 gold medals in archery. Celebrated archer Mohammad Ruman Shana and Eti Khatun have displayed a brilliant show in archery securing three gold medals each — two in team ... Read More »

Navy earn an emphatic 5-0 goals victory over Police

Dhaka – Star-studded Bangladesh Navy earned an emphatic 5-0 goals victory over Bangladesh Police in the Walton Refrigerator Victory Day Hockey Tournament at the Maulana Bhasaani National Hockey Stadium here on Monday. Roman Sarker struck two field goals in the 14th and 23rd minutes, Deen Islam also scored two field goals in the 40th and 47th minutes while Krishna Kumar ... Read More »

All-rounders hold the key for Rajshahi Royals in BPL

Dhaka — Former English cricketer Owais Shah believes Rajshahi Royals can do well in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) starting from December 11, if their all-rounders come up with expected efforts. The 41-year-old former cricketer is all set to coach the Royals in BPL which will be his first coaching stint in Bangladesh. Shah is confident to go all ... Read More »

Bangladesh women clinch gold medal

The Bangladeshi contingent at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games has already created history securing a record haul of gold medals for the country in an edition of the regional games held outside Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s haul was buoyed by the country’s archers, who bagged all six gold medals up for grabs in the discipline on Sunday at Pokhara Stadium, Nepal, ... Read More »

SA Games Cricket: Bangladesh suffer first defeat to Sri Lanka

Dhaka — Bangladesh Men’s cricket team (U-23) suffered their first defeat against Sri Lanka (U-23) in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SA Games) on Sunday in Nepal. Before heading to this game, Bangladesh won three consecutive games respectively against Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. But in the last game before the final, Saif Hassan-led Bangladesh suffered their first defeat. Sri ... Read More »

Bangladesh create history securing 14 golds

Dhaka- The Bangladeshi contingent at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games has already created history securing a record haul of gold medals for the country in an edition of the regional games held outside Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s haul was buoyed by the country’s archers, who bagged all six gold medals up for grabs in the discipline on Sunday at Pokhara Stadium, ... Read More »

Bangladesh out of SA Games Football title race

Dhaka – An early goal by midfielder Sunil Bal helped hosts Nepal to eliminate Bangladesh U-23 team from the title race of the South Asian Games Men’s Football on Sunday. Bangladesh conceded a 0-1 goal defeat against Nepal in their fourth and last league match at the Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu. Bal netted the match winner in the 11th ... Read More »

PM wishes ‘grand success’ of Bangabandhu BPL

Dhaka — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wished for the competition’s ‘grand success’ as she inaugurated the special edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), rebranded as Bangabandhu BPL to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his hundredth birth anniversary year, on Sunday evening at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The Bangabandhu BPL will ... Read More »

Kids hurt in Albanian quake meet footballers Ronaldo, Buffon

Tirana, Albania (AP/UNB) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football idols. Aurel Lala, 7, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the collapsing building in Thumane, one of the hardest hit towns in ... Read More »