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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Walton School Chess Tournament to begin on Jan 25

Dhaka – The Walton School FIDE Rapid Rating Chess Tournament’2020, organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) and sponsored by Walton Group, will begin on January 25 at the Chess Federation Hall-Room in NSC old building here. The day-long tournament is open only for school students and it will be held on eight-round follow Swiss-League system, said the BCF in a ... Read More »

Fed Cup TT: Soma, Mahi reach women’s singles final

Dhaka – Sonam Sultana Soma of Abahani Limited and Nowrin Sultana Mahi of Bangladesh Army moved into the women’s singles final of the Federation Cup (Ranking)  Table Tennis Tournament eliminating their rivals in the semis at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Monday. Soma beat her compatriot Sadia Rahman Mou by 4-2 sets while Mahi defeated her compatriot ... Read More »

Nat’l Athletics: Navy emerge champions, Army runners-up

Dhaka, Jan 18 (UNB) – Bangladesh Navy emerged champions in the 43rd National Athletics Championship’2020 securing a total of 47 medals — 21 gold, 18 silver and 8 bronze — on the third and last day at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. Bangladesh Army finished runners-up securing 42 medals – 14 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze ... Read More »

National Tchoukball: Chattogram District emerge champions

Dhaka – Chattogram District team clinched the 4th National Tchoukball Championship title beating Chapainawabganj District team by 46-33 goals in the final at the Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Wednesday. Jashore District team finished 3rd in the meet beating Rajshahi District by 53-41 goals in a place deciding match on the day. Bangladesh Tchoukball Association ... Read More »

Mujib Borsho Cup Amateur Golf inaugurated

Dhaka – The Mujib Borsho Cup Amateur Golf Tournament 2020, organised by Bangladesh Golf  Federation (BGF), was inaugurated on Tuesday at the Kurmitola Golf Course here. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Hasan Russell MP inaugurated the meet as chief guest. The country’s amateur international golf tournament is scheduled to be held from January 8 to 11. BGF President ... Read More »

Mumbai Chess: Farad Rahman narrowly misses GM norm

Dhaka – Bangladeshi IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman narrowly missed his first GM norm only for half point as he settled for a draw with Indonesian IM Taher Yoseph Theolifus in the 9th and last round match of the EKA IIFL Investment Managers 5th International Grand Master Chess Tournament in the Indian city of Mumbai on Tuesday. IM Fahad Rahman, who ... Read More »

Taekwondo Fed to accord reception to SA Games medalists

Dhaka – Bangladesh Taekwondo Federation will accord its South Asian Games medalists at the gymnasium of the National Sports Council’s (NSC) old building  here on Tuesday. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Hasan Russell MP will present as chief guest on the occasion while Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports M Akhter Hossain, NSC Secretary Md Masud ... Read More »

IM Fahad Rahman shares top slot with four others

Dhaka– Bangladeshi International Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman shares the top slot with four other players in the EKA IIFL Investment Managers 5th International Grandmaster Chess Tournament securing 5 points after the 6th round matches held in the Indian city of Mumbai on Saturday. Bangladeshi Grand Master Ziaur Rahman is sharing 2nd position along with other 14 players collecting 4.5 points ... Read More »

Mumbai GM Chess: IM Fahad sharing 2nd slot after round 5

Dhaka – Bangladeshi International Master (IM) Mohammad Fahad Rahman is sharing the second slot along with 12 players earning 4 points each after the 5th round matches of the EKA IIFL Investment Managers 5th International Grand Master Chess Tournament held in the Indian city of Mumbai on Friday. Grand Master (GM) Ziaur Rahman is sharing the third slot along with ... Read More »

LaMelo Ball, other athletes, aid Australian wildfire victims

Melbourne (AP/UNB) — Top American NBA prospect LaMelo Ball says he will donate some of the salary he receives from the National Basketball League’s Illawarra Hawks to victims of the wildfires devastating eastern Australia. Ball, tipped to be chosen in the first round of the NBA draft this year, said he will donate one month of his salary, an amount ... Read More »

BGB clinches National Men’s Handball crown for 9th time

Dhaka – Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) clinched the National Men’s Handball crown for the 9th time in a row beating Bangladesh Police by 31-17 goals in the final match of the Exim Bank 29th National Men’s Handball Championship at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here Wednesday afternoon. The BGB, previously known as Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), established ... Read More »

Ruman Shana shortlisted for World Athlete of the Year award

Dhaka – The governing body of World Archery Federation has shortlisted Bangladeshi celebrated archer Ruman Shana for the World Athlete of the Year award for 2019. The 24-year-old Bangladeshi archer has been shortlisted for two categories — Recurve Men’s and Breakthrough. Shana will compete for the Recurve Men’s award with Brady Ellison of the USA, Lee Woo Seok of South ... Read More »

V-Day Handball: BGB, Police reach final

Dhaka – Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Bangladesh Police reached the final of the Exim Bank 29th National Men’s Handball Tournament eliminating their rivals in the semi-finals at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Tuesday. Bangladesh Police advanced to the final eliminating Bangladesh Ansar by 36-33 goals after trailing the first session by 17-20 goals ... Read More »

Power Development Board (PDB) emerge champions

Dhaka – Power Development Board (PDB) clinched the Walton Victory Day Volleyball title beating Bangladesh Navy by 18-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20, 15-8 points in a keenly contested final at the Shaheed Nur Hossain National Volleyball Stadium here on Tuesday. Bangladesh Army finished 3rd beating Bangladesh Air Force by 25-19, 21-25, 25-22 and 25-17 points in a place deciding match at ... Read More »

V-Day Taekwondo: Army clinches men’s, women’s senior titles

Dhaka – Bangladesh Army clinched both the men’s and women’s senior titles of the two-day Victory Day Taekwondo Championship that concluded on Monday (December 30) at the National Sports Council Gymnasium in the capital. Sirajganj DSA won the men’s junior title while Adamjee Cantonment College won the women’s junior title of the meet. Harun-ur-Rashid, youth and sports secretary of Bangladesh ... Read More »

Victory Day Wrestling Competition begins

Dhaka – The Victory Day Wrestling Competition, organized by Bangladesh Amateur Wrestling Federation, began on Monday (December 30) at Sheikh Russell Rollar Skating Complex in the capital. The first and 2nd round matches of all the 10 weight categories competitions for men’s and women’s were decided on the day (Monday) and the finals of all 20 weight categories competitions will ... Read More »

V-Day Volleyball: Navy to face PDB on Tuesday

Dhaka – Bangladesh Navy will face Power Development Board (PDB) in the final of Walton Victory Day Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday at the Shaheed Nur Hossain National Volleyball Stadium here. Bangladesh Air Force will play Bangladesh Army in the third place decider at 12 pm at the same venue. Navy reached final beating Army by 3-2 sets (25-24, 25-18, 22-25, ... Read More »

Athletics federation demands high quality venue

Dhaka – Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF) demanded high quality athletics venue for arranging national and international tournaments next year marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. BAF has been using the country’s multipurpose sports arena Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) in Dhaka as their home venue for a long time but recently hesitating to use ... Read More »

Bangladesh Army earn 3rd consecutive victory

Dhaka – Bangladesh Army piled up the 3rd consecutive victory in the Walton Victory Day Volleyball Tournament beating Bangladesh Jail (Prison Directorate) by straight 25-17, 25-9, 25-9 points in a Group A match at the Shaheed Nur Hossain National Volleyball Stadium here on Wednesday. Earlier, Bangladesh Army made a good start beating Power Development Board (PDB) by straight 3-0 sets ... Read More »

Seven Bangladeshi officials included in Asian Hockey committees

Dhaka – Seven Bangladeshi Hockey officials included in different committees of Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) during the executive committee meeting of the Asian Hockey body held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) and AHF executive committee member Abdur Rashid Sikder also earned special honor from Asian Hockey Federation for his ... Read More »

Malaysian shuttlers dominate Yonex-Sunrise Jr Int’l Badminton

Dhaka – Malaysian shuttlers established their supremacy in the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Junior International Badminton series after emerging champions in three events out of five that concluded at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Sunday. Malaysian shuttlers clinched men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles crown while Indian player clinched the men’s singles and Thai player won the women’s ... Read More »

Bangladesh Army makes flying start in V-Day Volleyball

Dhaka – Bangladesh Army made a flying start in the Walton Victory Day Volleyball Tournament beating Power Development Board (PDB) by straight 25-23, 25-22, 25-18 points in the opening Group B match at the Shaheed Nur Hossain National Volleyball Stadium here on Sunday. In the day’s another match, Bangladesh Air Force defeated Bangladesh Navy by 25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 24-26, 16-24 ... Read More »

Joya 1st Bangladeshi female referee to officiate int’l matches

Dhaka – As the first Bangladeshi female referee, Joya Chakma is going to officiate international matches from January 1 for the next one year. On December 5, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) received an official letter from the FIFA approving Joya as an international referee. Joya Chakma along with Salma Islam Moni passed the BFF fitness tests for FIFA referees in ... Read More »