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Arrival of Courtois ignites fight in Real Madrid goal

Madrid, Aug 10 : Real Madrid will start the season with something it hasn’t had in years: Competition over who will start in goal. Thibaut Courtois was introduced by Madrid on Thursday, setting up a rivalry with Keylor Navas, the Spanish team’s goalkeeper when it won the last three Champions League titles. Despite often being criticized, Navas hasn’t had to ...

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal win in Toronto

Toronto, Aug 10 : Four-time champion Novak Djokovic and top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round of the rainy Rogers Cup on Wednesday. Djokovic, coming off his fourth Wimbledon title, beat Canadian wild-card Peter Polansky 6-3, 6-4. The Serb had seven aces and never faced a break point in the 1-hour, 25-minute match that just beat the afternoon rain. ...

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SAFF Women’s Champs: BD off to flying start; outplay Pakistan 14-0

Dhaka, Aug 10 : Defending champions Bangladesh got off to flying start in the six-nation 2nd SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship outplaying deutant Pakistan by 14-0 goals in their first match at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu Thursday evening. They clearly dominated the first half by 6-0 goals. Shamsunnahar made a hattrick scoring five goals, Tahura Khatun, Sajeda Khatun and Anai Mogini ...

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Scintilla edge out Braves with cricket star amongst the ranks

Emdad Rahman: Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful was the first opener as Scintilla Cricket Club hosted London Braves at Goodmayes Park. The exhibition game was extremely well attended due to the popularity of Ashraful. Although bowed clean by Moin Arefin Ashraful’s influence was in no doubt as Scintilla edged a win in a thrilling encounter. Captain Adil Ejaz commented, “It’s ...

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Bangladesh cricket team returns home

Dhaka, Aug 9 : Bangladesh national cricket team, led by its proud captain and world famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, returned home on Thursday morning after a successful tour in the West Indies and United States of America (USA). Five key players – Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarker and Sabbir Rahman – however, did not accompany the ...

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Real Madrid end US tour with 2-1 win over Roma

Gareth Bale is serving notice that he is ready to shine without Cristiano Ronaldo, factoring in both goals as Real Madrid wrapped up their US tour with a 2-1 win over Roma on Tuesday.   Bale and Marco Asensio scored for Real Madrid who put on a strong performance especially in the first half of the International Champions Cup friendly ...

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New-look England try to do without Stokes in 2nd India Test

England will be without Ben Stokes while India could make changes too for the second Test at Lord’s on Thursday.   Stokes played a starring role in England’s 31-run win in the first Test of a five-match series at Edgbaston last week, including taking the wicket of India captain Virat Kohli, who had been anchoring the tourists’ run-chase.  But Stokes ...

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England cricket player Stokes goes on trial for street fight

Bristol, Aug 7 : Ben Stokes, the world’s most expensive cricket player, went on trial Monday over a fight outside a nightclub in which he is accused of knocking two men unconscious. The alleged assault, which happened in September after England played in the southwest English city of Bristol, has led to Stokes missing some of his country’s biggest matches ...

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Bangladesh win T20 series beating West Indies by 19 runs

Bangladesh beat the world champion West Indies by 19 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-affected third T20I of the three-match series to clinch the series 2-1 at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida.   Chasing 185, West Indies innings were stopped at 135 losing seven wickets in 17.1 overs and couldn’t be resumed. In DLS method, ...

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PSG thrash Monaco 4-0 for French Super Cup

Shenzhen, Aug 5 : Paris Saint-Germain won the curtain-raiser to the French season by ominously crushing Monaco 4-0 for the French Super Cup on Saturday. New coach Thomas Tuchel earned his first silverware with PSG and gave Neymar a 15-minute cameo, the Brazilians’ first appearance for the club since February when he broke a foot. Neymar was introduced with PSG ...

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