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Neymar named permanent Brazil captain

Neymar (File photo, collected) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar was named the permanent captain of Brazil by coach Tite. The head coach scrapped his rotation policy which saw Thiago Silva, Miranda and Marcelo wear the armband during the World Cup in the summer, revealing the 26-year-old star as skipper of his Selecao team on the eve of a friendly against the ...

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SAFF Suzuki Cup: Bangladesh step forward to semi final thrashing Pakistan by 1-0

Bangladesh thrashed visiting Pakistan by 1-0 goal in their Group ‘A’ second match of the seven-nation SAFF Suzuki Cup under floodlight at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday.   Defender Topu Barman scored the magnificent goal to lead Bangladesh a step forward to the semi final.  Bangladesh started to play a forceful game after 10 minutes and made an attempt in the 29th ...

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UK Bangla T10 Cricket Tournament to start on 8th September

UK Bangla T10 Cricket Tournament is taking place in London on Saturday 8th September which will feature media professionals from Bengali media in Britain for the first time. The tournament is taking place with the financial assistance of Canary Wharf Group under the supervision of London Cricket League. Eight teams will be taking place in this year’s tournament. The tournament will ...

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US Open glance: Serena Williams seeks 1st final since 2014

New York, Sep 6 : A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY For as much as she’s done, and as long as she’s been around, Serena Williams figures that, with her 37th birthday approaching in a few weeks, she won’t have chances to contend for Grand Slam titles forever. “I don’t have 10 more years. At least, ...

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Football curry kings battle it out for charity

Emdad Rahman: A caterers football tournament at Newham Leisure proved to be a huge hit as 12 teams locked horns for on field supremacy. The football festival was organised by Team Rohingya, in partnership with Human Aid UK and the Inner London Football League. A tight final saw Moguls takeaway from Roman Road, Bow beat Shah’s from Warwick 2-1 with ...

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Leftley Sports Club launches water activity

Emdad Rahman: In association with Barking & Dagenham Canoeing Club, the Leftley Sports Club have delivered their first canoeing session at Mayesbrook Park lake. The activity will take place every Saturday at S cost of £5 per participant. Leftley Sports Club Chair Muhammed Ali said, “Our activities are growing along with our participants. We are committed to ensuring ours is ...

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Huesca takes early lead against Barcelona before losing 8-2

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, front, celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez after scoring his side’s sixth goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Huesca at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday Sept. 2, 2018. Barcelona, Sep 3 : Newly promoted Huesca enjoyed short-lived celebrations on Sunday after stunning Barcelona with a goal just three minutes into ...

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Serena, Stephens reach US Open quarters

Six-time champion Serena Williams survived a spirited challenge from unseeded Kaia Kanepi to triumph 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday and reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.   The 23-time Grand Slam champion looked set to romp home when she seized the first set from Kanepi in just 18 minutes.  But the hard-hitting Estonian, who took out world number one ...

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Wayne Rooney breaks tie, DC beats Atlanta 3-1

Washington, Sep 3 : Wayne Rooney broke a tie on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute and set up Luciano Acosta’s two goals in D.C. United’s 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night. Acosta opened the scoring in the 29th by running past the defense for a glancing header of a goal kick, cut back two defenders and ...

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SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 logo unveiling Monday

Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal teams reach Dhaka Dhaka, Sept 2 : The logo unveiling ceremony and introduction of the sponsors of the seven-nation SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 International Football Tournament will be held Monday (Sept 3) afternoon at the conference room of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) here. The SAFF Suzuki Cup, the biggest soccer festival of the region, will take ...

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