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Ronaldo-led Portugal aim to make their mark in Euro 2016

Any sliver of a doubt over whether Cristiano Ronaldo would lead Portugal into the Euro 2016 was erased on Tuesday when he was named in their 23-man squad for the finals. The 31-year-old forward, who scored the decisive penalty as Real Madrid won their 11th European Cup last weekend, will skip Portugal’s friendly against England at Wembley on Thursday. Ronaldo ...

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Zika crisis: Rio Olympics ‘should be moved or postponed’

28 May, 2016 More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed over the Zika outbreak.   The group says new findings about the virus make it “unethical” for the games to go ahead in an open letter to the World Health Organization.   They call on the WHO to urgently revise its guidelines on ...

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Tigers to tour NZ in Dec for full-fledged series

27 May, 2016 The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Friday announced their scheduled to play a full-fledged home series against Bangladesh starting with an ODI at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on December 26. The series comprises of three ODIs, three T20Is and two Tests. The matches will take place at five separate venues — Christchurch, Nelson, Napier, Mt Maunganui and ...

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Ronaldo eyes 11th Champions League Crown

27 May, 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo insists personal goals will be put to one side as Real Madrid seek to embellish their incredible European record with victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. Ronaldo, a three-time world player of the year, has never scored a goal at the San Siro but has the chance to match and ...

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Poplar Legends now two wins away from title

By Emdad Rahman Champions elect Poplar Legends eased into the penultimate week of games at Mulberry Leisure Centre in the Sonali Othith Masters Tournament  and are now firm favourites to lift the veterans championship. Rekhon Ali scored a stunning hat trick with a fourth from Dilawar Miah in the first game against Ocean. In the second game Shagor were dispatched ...

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Fokrul Islam receives award for outstanding sports volunteering

Emdad Rahman Community activist Fokrul Islam has been recognised by the London Federation of Sports and Recreation for the Voluntary Award 2016. The Federation is the voice of voluntary sport in Greater London and through its wide representation on sports bodies is able to influence sports policies by diplomacy. The Federation considers the volunteer sector as the major contributor to ...

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Disability Day 2016 attracts hundreds of participants

Emdad Rahman The hugely popular Disability Sports Day Festival 2016 has been successfully delivered by Vallance CSA for an 8th consecutive year. Junel Uddin – Senior Sports & Project Manager said: “The 2016 festival was described by participants as one of the best they had attended.” Over 250 registered participants took part and guests included Tower Hamlets Executive Mayor John ...

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Hawks trapped as Scintilla take

Emdad Rahman : Scintilla CC were in no mood to take prisoners as Hawks were skittled out 140/10 from 36 overs at the Jubilee Sports Ground. Top scorers for Hawks were Siddique 28, and Osman 24. Captain Shaha Riadh and Ayaz Karim took 3 wickets each. Rifat Mahmud took 2 with one apiece for Morshed and Foysal. Scintilla reached 141/2 ...

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Foxes have faith as Leicestershire CCC launch multi-faith area

Emdad Rahman :  With the start of the NatWest T20 Blast campaign looming, Leicestershire County Cricket Club is set kickstart a groundbreaking new initiative in visitor services with the launch of a multi-faith area for visiting fans. The multi-faith area will be available for visitors use from the first NatWest T20 Blast home game against Northants Steelbacks on Friday, May 20, 2016. Leicestershire ...

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Sonali Othith Masters reaches halfway point

Emdad Rahman : An exquisite back heel from Soleman Hussain in the third weeks first game gave Dawatul Islam the lead but his team conceded two in the last two minutes to lose 3-1 to favourites Poplar, who followed up with another dramatic late win against CAG to round off an unbeaten night. Poplar reserved special praise for opposing player ...

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