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Australian Open Glance: Barty sees opposition disappear

Ash Barty was on and off the court quickly in her third-round match, a straight-sets win that left her most of the rest of the day to do whatever she pleased. If she chose to watch any tennis on TV, it would have been interesting viewing. Serena Williams and Australian Open defending champion Naomi Osaka were both beaten in her ... Read More »

Stokes sorry for swearing at fan, says he reacted to abuse

Star England allrounder Ben Stokes has apologized for swearing at a cricket fan while leaving the field after being dismissed on the opening day of the series-deciding final test against South Africa on Friday. Stokes said he was subjected to “repeated abuse from the crowd” when he was walking off but “I should not have reacted in that way.” Stokes ... Read More »

Pakistan seal T20I series with one match to play

Dhaka — Another poor batting and bowling show handed Bangladesh a nine-wicket defeat in the 2nd game of the three-match T20I series against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. With this win, Pakistan sealed the series with one match to play on January 27 at the same venue. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first ... Read More »

Palestine rout Burundi 3-1 to retain Bangabandhu Gold Cup

Dhaka – Palestine retained the Bangabandhu Gold Cup title beating Burundi by 3-1 goals in the final of the 6th edition of the meet at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday. Forward Khaled Salem, captain-cum-midfielder Sameh Maraaba and forward Layth Kharoub scored one goal each for the champions while defender Ndikumana Asman scored the lone goal for Burundi. The West ... Read More »

Chittagong Municipal High School clinch 10-1 goals win against Sonapur High School in opener

Dhaka – Chittagong Municipal Model High School beat Sonapur High School of Feni by 10-1 goals in the opening match of Bangabandhu National School Hockey Tournament’2020 at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin inaugurated the meet as chief guest. Besides, Vice Presidents of Bangladesh Hockey Federation Dr Mahfuzur Rahman, Abdur ... Read More »

10 chosen for Bangla Academy Literary Award

Ten personalities have been chosen for the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar (Bangla Academy Literary Award) 2019. Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Siraji announced the names at a press conference at the academy’s Poet Shamsur Rahman Auditorium on Thursday. The award recipients are former Home Minister Rafiqul Islam (Literature on Liberation War), Makid Haider (Poetry), Wasi Ahmed (Literature), Swarochish Sarkar (Essay/Research), ... Read More »

‘Vaccine for novel coronavirus may be ready in 3 months

U.S. health scientists said in an essay Thursday that a candidate vaccine for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) could be ready for early-stage human testing in three months. In an essay published on the U.S. medical journal JAMA, Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Catharine Paules, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at ... Read More »

Shana wins KOOL-BSPA Best Player of the Year award

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s premier Archer Mohammed Ruman Shana clinched the KOOL-BSPA Best Player of the Year’2019 award as he was selected the best sportsman of the year in 2019 for winning three gold medals in 13th South Asian Games in Nepal in December and for securing a spot for the Tokyo Olympics’2020 from the World Archery Championship in the Netherlands ... Read More »

Mooy completes permanent move to Brighton

London (AP/UNB) — Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy completed a permanent transfer to Brighton from second-tier team Huddersfield on Friday after impressing during a loan spell this season. Mooy has played 17 games for Brighton, scoring two goals, after leaving Huddersfield following its relegation from the Premier League last season. “His understandable preference is to play in the Premier League, and ... Read More »

Iyer guides India to 6-wicket win in 1st T20 vs New Zealand

Auckland (AP/UNB) — Shreyas Iyer emerged as a new star of Indian cricket Friday when his calm, unbeaten half-century clinched a six-wicket win for his team over New Zealand in a high-scoring Twenty20 international. K.L. Rahul (56) and Virat Kohli (45) shared a 99-run partnership for the second wicket, setting the foundation for India’s chase to New Zealand’s formidable 203-5. ... Read More »

Chennai chess tournament: GM Zia earns six points after 9th round

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Grand Master (GM) Ziaur Rahman earned 6 points after 9th round games of the 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in the Indian city Chennai on Friday. Other Bangladeshi Chess players Tahsin Tajwar Zia and Md Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 4.5 and 3.4 points respectively, said Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) in a press release. In 9th ... Read More »

World Anti-Doping Agency shuts down Moscow lab again

Montreal(AP/UNB) — The World Anti-Doping Agency ordered Moscow’s drug-testing laboratory to be shut down again Wednesday. That followed WADA’s finding last month that data stored at the lab was tampered with in an apparent bid to cover up past drug use by Russian athletes and implicate WADA witnesses. That was “a serious violation of the code of ethics,” WADA quoted ... Read More »

‘Int’l ad-hoc tribunal should help Rohingya get justice

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee on Thursday suggested forming an international ad-hoc tribunal, which she thinks, will work as complementary to ongoing efforts on accountability and justice front. “I’ve been stressing setting up an international ad-hoc tribunal dedicated to the situation in Myanmar,” she said while responding to a UNB question at a ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh take on Pakistan on Friday

Dhaka — While Bangladesh national team will take on Pakistan in Lahore in the first match of three-match T20 series, the Under-19 teams of the respective countries will face off at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, in the last Group C match of the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup. Both of Bangladesh and Pakistan have played two matches each and won to ... Read More »

49,558 river grabbers in country: Khalid Mahmud

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Thursday informed parliament that there are 49,558 river grabbers across the country with highest 5,906 occupiers in Cumilla district. He placed the statistics in Parliament replying to a question from Awami League MP Abdul Latif (Chattogram-11). Second highest 4,704 illegal occupants of rivers are in Chattogram and third highest 4,499 in Noakhali. ... Read More »

Tigers to face off Pakistan Friday

Dhaka  — Many things were happening about Bangladesh-Pakistan series in the soil of Pakistan. But now, keeping everything aside, the cricket is finally set to take the field when the Tigers will face off the hosts on Friday in the first T20 of the three-match series in Lahore. The match will start at 3pm (Bangladesh time) at the Gaddafi Stadium ... Read More »

BB Gold Cup: Burundi reach final routing Bangladesh 3-0

Dhaka – A brilliant hat-trick from forward Nshimirimana Jospin sent Burundi in the final of the ongoing six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament as they routed hosts Bangladesh by 3-0 goals in the second semifinal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Thursday. Burundi will play against Palestine in the final match on January 25 at 4 pm at ... Read More »

Ottis Gibson replaces Charl Langeveldt as BD bowling coach

Dhaka — Former West Indies fast bowler Ottis Gibson has been appointed Bangladesh national team bowling coach for two years. He replaces South African Charl Langeveldt who was released by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in December 2019 to serve as coach of South Africa. Gibson had appeared for the West Indies in Tests and ODIs and had an accomplished First-class ... Read More »

Coco Gauff sets up Osaka showdown in Australia; Serena wins

Melbourne, Australia (AP/UNB) — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open. The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too: First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea. Then, after forcing a third, Gauff fell behind by a break, ceding 14 of 16 points with a series of ... Read More »

Bangladesh meet Burundi in semifinal Thursday eying victory

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh will face upper-ranked Burundi in the tough 2nd semifinal of the six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup on Thursday eyeing a win. The match will kick off at 5pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. The hosts reached the semifinals as the Group A runners-up with one win and one defeat. They started their campaign conceding 0-2 goals ... Read More »

Shakib wishes Bangladesh team a safe, successful series PK

Dhaka — Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who has been serving a two-year-long ban imposed by ICC, wished Bangladesh national team a safe and successful tour in Pakistan. The southpaw signed an agreement with Lifebuoy at the Daily Star premises on Wednesday. During the event, he talked to the media and wished Bangladesh team a successful series. “I wish ... Read More »

Palestine edge past Seychelles to reach final

Dhaka – A late-strike from forward Layth Kharoub helped Palestine edge past lowly East African nation Seychelles 1-0 in the first semifinal match of the Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament at the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) here on Wednesday. Forward Kharoub luckily netted the match-winner with a right-footer shot inside the box from a pass by midfielder Mahmoud Abuwarda ... Read More »

Ansar & VDP clinch National Women’s Handball title

Dhaka – Bangladesh Ansar & VDP clinched the Bangabandhu 30th National Women’s Handball title beating BJMC by 33-25 goals in the final at the Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Tuesday. The winners led the first half by 16-11 goals. Khadiza scored eleven goals for the champions while Shilpli Akhter netted eight goals for the runners ... Read More »

Palestine to play Seychelles in first semifinal on Wednesday

Dhaka – Defending champions Palestine will play lowly Seychelles in the first semifinal of the six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament on Wednesday. The match will kick-off at 5 pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. Hosts Bangladesh will play Burundi in the 2nd semifinal on Thursday at the same time and same venue. Palestine emerged Group A champions ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh earn 2nd victory beating Scotland

Dhaka — Bangladesh registered their 2nd consecutive victory in the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa beating Scotland by seven wickets with 200 balls to spare on Tuesday featuring the first hat-trick of the event by left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan. With the win, Bangladesh came close to making it to the quarterfinals from the group. In the day’s ... Read More »

Sherpur Police emerge champions in Mymensingh Range Cricket

Sherpur  – Hosts Sherpur District Police team emerged champions in the Mymensingh Range T20 Cricket Tournament of Bangladesh Police beating Netrakona District Police team by eight wickets in the final at the local Police Lines ground on Tuesday. Favoured by coin, Netrakona team batted first and scored 56 runs for the loss of three wickets in a curtailed six-over a-side ... Read More »

GM Ziaur Rahman, Tajwar Zia earn three points each

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Grand Master (GM) Ziaur Rahman and Tahsin Tajwar Zia earned three points each after the 5th round matches of the 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in the Indian city Chennai on Tuesday. M Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 1.5 points after the day’s 5th round. In the day’s 5th round matches, GM Zia beat Abhinav Chakrapani ... Read More »

Mymensingh Zone holds Get-Together

Mymensingh Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Islami Bank Officer Kallyan Samity organized a ‘Get-together & Picnic’ at a local park in Jamalpur on Friday, 17 January 2020. Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank attended the program as chief guest. Md. Mozaffar Hossain, MP, Jamalpur-5 was present as special guests. Md. Abdul Jabbar and ... Read More »

Tahsin Tajwar Zia earns 3 points from four matches

Dhaka  – Bangladesh’s Tahsin Tajwar Zia earned 3 points after 4th round matches of the ongoing 12th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament’2020 at Indian city Chennai on Monday. Among other Bangladeshi participants, GM Ziaur Rahman earned 2 points and Md Jishan Rahman Maleq earned 1.5 points. In the 4th round matches, Tahsin and Maleq beat India’s Bipin Raj and ... Read More »