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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 »

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 »

Federer says a star’s legacy isn’t at risk with late decline

Dubai, UAE (AP/UNB) — Roger Federer arrives for his interview at the precise appointed time, steering his white sedan into a parking spot in an industrial area dotted by art galleries about 15 minutes from his luxury apartment in this home-away-from-home. After obliging a selfie request from someone on the street, Federer makes his way up to a second-story loft ... Read More »

Bangladesh eliminated from mixed double quarterfinal

Dhaka- Bangladeshi pair Shuvo Khandakar and Brishty Khatun were eliminated from the mixed double events on the 4th day of the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge Badminton Tournament at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium here on Friday. The Bangladeshi pair lost to the Thai partners P Thangsrirapipan and S Minkochuya by 21-18, 21-14 sets in their quarterfinal match. Earlier, Bangladeshi pair ... Read More »

Sheikh Russel Int’l Club Cup Tennis begins Wednesday in Khulna

Khulna – The maiden Sheikh Russel International Club Cup Tennis Tournament’2019, jointly organised by  Khulna District Administration and Khulna Officers Club, begins on Wednesday at Circuit House tennis court here. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the six-day meet through a video conference at 10:30 am from the Gana Bhaban. A total of 64 tennis players from 18 countries — ... Read More »

JPC Table Tennis: Syed Mamun of BSS clinches singles title

Dhaka – Syed Mamun of BSS clinched table tennis singles title of the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) sports festival, arranged on the occasion of the club’s 65th Founding Anniversary at the club premises on Monday. Tariqul Islam Masum of Channel i finished runner-up while SK Enamul Haque of Daily Star became 3rd in the singles event. Earlier, Secretary General of ... Read More »

Wimbledon champ Halep up to No. 4, Serena No. 9; Gauff 141st

Wimbledon (AP/UNB) – Simona Halep’s Wimbledon championship has lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings, and runner-up Serena Williams moved up to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour last season after having a baby. Coco Gauff’s magical run from a wild-card entry in qualifying all the way to the fourth round ... Read More »

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon 2019 women’s singles Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title and crushed Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam success with a devastating 56-minute display of athleticism. The Romanian won 6-2 6-2 in front of an incredulous Centre Court, running after everything the American threw at her. “It was ... Read More »

Sharapova withdraws from Rome with lingering shoulder injury

Rome (AP/UNB) – Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury. Rome organizers announced Wednesday that Sharapova’s spot in the draw for the May 13-19 tournament will be taken by 45th-ranked Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, hasn’t played since pulling out of ... Read More »

Brazilian tennis player Souza provisionally suspended

London (AP/UNB) – Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended again amid a corruption investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit.Souza had already been provisionally suspended on March 29 but was reinstated on April 8 following a successful appeal. The TIU says that the provisional suspension has been put back in place “following consideration of additional evidence submitted by ... Read More »

38th National Senior Table Tennis kicks off Saturday

Dhaka – The 38th edition of National Senior Table Tennis Championship 2019 will begin Saturday at Shahid Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Table Tennis Wooden Floor Stadium in Paltan. Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation (BTTF) is organising the competition, said a press release issued Friday. Forty-four teams, including 13 female and 44 male, will participate in this tournament. As many as 260 players ... Read More »

Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title

Dubai(AP/UNB) – Roger Federer’s latest attempt to win his 100th ATP singles title made a shaky start at the Dubai Championships where he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Monday. Federer entered the first-round match with a 13-0 record against the German, and broke in the first game to run through the first set. But Kohlschreiber forced a third ... Read More »

13 Wimbledon champ Murray faces new foe in 11th Slam final

Dhaka  – The 11th Grand Slam final of Andy Murray’s career will be unlike any of the others in at least one way: The opponent will not be Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.  Murray, the 2013 champion at Wimbledon, reached his third major title match of 2016 with a no-nonsense 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory against 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych in the ... Read More »

3 years after winning Wimbledon, Bartoli says she is ill

Dhaka – Three years after winning the title at Wimbledon, Marion Bartoli said she has contracted an unknown virus and her life is an “absolute nightmare.”The 31-year-old Frenchwoman is now extremely thin and said it’s because she is ill.”My life right now, it’s an absolute nightmare,” Bartoli said in an interview on British channel ITV’s “This Morning” show. “What I’m ... Read More »

Serena, Venus brace for family fortunes at Wimbledon

London (BSS/AFP) – Serena Williams admits she is shocked to be on the verge of meeting sister Venus in the Wimbledon final seven years after they last slugged it out for a Grand Slam title. For the first time since 2009, both Serena and Venus have made it to the Wimbledon semi-finals and the All England Club is abuzz with ... Read More »

Federer, Murray both play for spot in Wimbledon semifinals

Dhaka  – Roger Federer and Andy Murray are closing in on another Wimbledon final.Federer, a seven-time champion from Switzerland, is 34 and still looking to make history at the All England Club by winning a record eighth title.The 29-year-old Murray already made his mark in 2013, becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.The pair ... Read More »

Djokovic conqueror Querrey reaches 1st Slam QF at Wimbledon

Dhaka – One match after a stunning victory over two-time reigning champion Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, there was no letdown for Sam Querrey.And Querrey was all too aware people might have wondered whether he could follow that up with another strong performance.”If I didn’t win, there would have been a lot of, ‘Wow, it was kind of a fluky match ... Read More »

Nearly perfect, Williams gets 300th Slam win at Wimbledon

Dhaka – Serena Williams has won so many Grand Slam matches that she’s lost count.Then again, as she noted Sunday, it’s her losses that get a lot more attention nowadays.Looking much more ready for Week 2 at Wimbledon than she did in her previous outing, Williams joined Martina Navratilova as the only women with 300 victories at major tournaments in ... Read More »

Wimbledon to play on middle Sunday for 4th time in history

Dhaka- There will be 22,000 fans with fast fingers on the grounds at Wimbledon on Sunday.Because of a rainy first week, the All England Club was forced to schedule matches on the middle Sunday of the tournament for only the fourth time in its 139-year history.Organizers put tickets on sale online Saturday afternoon. A mere 27 minutes later, they were ... Read More »

Serena survives at Wimbledon, racket doesn’t; Djokovic down

London  – Dismayed at dropping the first set after being a single point from taking it, Serena Williams sat in her Centre Court sideline chair and cracked her racket against the turf once, twice, three times, four.Then she casually flung the racket, hurling it so far behind her that it landed in the lap of a TV cameraman filming her ... Read More »