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BPL Draft: Mashrafe in Dhaka Platoon, Mushfiqur in Khulna

Photo: Courtesy Top Bangladeshi cricketers got their teams in the players’ draft ahead of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Dhaka Platoon picked Mashrafe Bin Mortaza while Khulna Tigers went for Musfiqur Rahim and Chattogram Challenger selected Mahmudullah Riyad. The draft for BPL, beginning December 11, was held at a local hotel on Sunday evening. Mushfqiur, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, ...

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Germany book EURO 2020 berth with 4-0 win over Belarus

A brace from Toni Kroos helped Germany to seal their berth at next year’s EURO after cruising past Belarus 4-0 in a Group C qualifier on Saturday. Germany have qualified for the 13th time in a row for the European championship after dominating Belarus from the start to the finish. The visitors were able to hold the pace in the ...

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Bangabandhu BPL’s logo unveiled

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday evening unveiled the logo of the special edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which is rebranded for a single edition in the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Bangabandhu BPL will take the field from December 11 with the participation of seven teams. For the first time, BPL is ...

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Cazorla nets first for Spain in 4 years in 7-0 rout of Malta

Santi Cazorla scored his first goal in four years for Spain to help crush Malta 7-0 in a European Championship qualifier on Friday. Cazorla returned to Spain in May in a surprising call-up. The 34-year-old former Arsenal playmaker hadn’t played for his country since 2015 due to a string of serious injuries that threatened his career. But Cazorla has played ...

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‘Clinical’ England smash seven past Montenegro to reach Euro 2020 in style

England manager Gareth Southgate revelled in his side’s ruthlessness as a 7-0 thrashing of Montenegro sealed qualification for Euro 2020 in style in the Three Lions’ 1,000th match. Even without Raheem Sterling, who was dropped by Southgate earlier in the week after a physical altercation with teammate Joe Gomez, England displayed the firepower that will make them one of the ...

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FIFA, AFC Qualifiers: Oman beat Bangladesh 4-1

Oman beat Bangladesh by 4-1 goals in the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asia Cup 2023 of the joint qualification round for at the Seeb Sports Stadium in Al Seeb city of Oman on Thursday. Midfielders Mohsin Al Khaldi, Rabia Al Mandhar and Arshad Al Alaw and defender Amran Al Hidi scored one goal each for hosts Oman while ...

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Pavelski leads surging Stars to 3-1 win over Flames

The first NHL goal for 29-year-old Dallas forward Justin Dowling will be a memorable one for many reasons. For one, it was the game-winner as the resurgent Stars continued their strong play with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Second, it came in his hometown before a bunch of friends and family. Third, his mom missed ...

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Drouin scores shootout winner, Montreal tops Columbus 3-2

The Montreal Canadiens never feel out of a game, regardless of the score. Jonathan Drouin scored the shootout winner and the Canadiens rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar scored third-period goals for the Canadiens (10-5-3), who trailed 1-0 after two periods. Carey Price made 33 saves. The Canadiens have won ...

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Sterling suspended by England after ‘disturbance’

Photo: Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, left, challenges for the ball with Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Raheem Sterling will not be considered for England’s European Championship qualifier against Montenegro after emotions ran high when the team gathered on Monday following ...

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Liverpool beat Man City as Leicester, Chelsea move 2nd and 3rd

Leaders Liverpool took an important step towards the Premier League title with a 3-1 win at home to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. The win gives Liverpool 34 points from their first 12 games of the campaign and lifts them nine points ahead of Manchester City, who drop to fourth in the table, with Leicester and Chelsea moving into second ...

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