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Enter the Vitality Big Half 2019

Emdad Rahman: The Vitality Big Half – London’s most exciting half marathon – returns in 2019 on Sunday 10 March. The first 7,000 general entries for The Vitality Big Half are now on sale at £39.00 (£35.00 for club runners) on a first come, first served basis. This includes 1,500 discounted entries at £30.00 reserved exclusively for residents in the four ...

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Bangladesh rope 3rd successive win in Women’s T20 Asia Cup

They notch up 9-wkt victory against Thailand Dhaka, June 7 : Bangladesh women’s cricket team crushed Thailand by nine wickets in the six-nation ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday. Coming from behind with six wickets loss to Sri Lanka in the first game, Bangladesh maintained the winning spree in the tournament by ...

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Women’s Asia Cup: Rumana helps Tigresses taste maiden win over India

Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team after the victory. Photo: Collected Dhaka, June 6 : An all-round performance by Rumana Ahmed guided Bangladesh to their first-ever victory against India beating the giant neighbour in the Women’s T201 Asia Cup match by seven wickets at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. With the day’s victory, Bangladesh not only brightened their ...

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Russia extends winless run against Turkey ahead of World Cup

Turkey’s Serdar Gurler, left, battles for the ball with Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin during a friendly soccer match between Russia and Turkey at the VEB Arena stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Moscow, Jun 6 : Russia will go into its home World Cup without a win in seven games after drawing 1-1 with an under-strength Turkey team on ...

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UEFA to pay $2.28B prize fund to 32 Champions League teams

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Geneva, Jun 6 : UEFA has announced big increases in Champions League prize money topping $2 billion next season, to be paid out in a new system favoring ...

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UEFA bans Buffon for rants at Champions League referee

In this April 11, 2018, referee Michael Oliver shows a red car to Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during a Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Nyon, Jun 6 : UEFA banned Italian great Gianluigi Buffon for three games on Tuesday for his red card in a ...

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Argentina calls off game against Israel after protests

Buenos Aires, Jun 6 : Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel following protests by pro-Palestinian groups. A source at Argentina’s football federation on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation of the international friendly scheduled to be played Saturday at Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they ...

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FIFA files criminal complaint against secondary ticket firm Viagogo

FIFA on Tuesday said it had filed a criminal complaint against the secondary ticketing site Viagogo, insisting it wanted to “protect fans” from participating in unauthorised ticket sales during the upcoming World Cup.   “Over the past months, FIFA has received numerous complaints from individuals, consumer protection bodies and other market players over the opaque and deceptive business conduct of ...

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Mastercard ends controversial meals-for-goals campaign with Neymar, Messi

Mastercard on Monday said it was changing a campaign in which thousands of free meals were to be given to the needy every time football superstars Neymar and Messi scored goals.   Under the scheme, every time the Brazil and Argentina strikers scored, 10,000 meals would be donated to the United Nations World Food Programme.  The idea, due to run ...

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Swimmer Ben Lecomte begins record Pacific crossing attempt

Ben Lecomte dived into the Pacific Ocean today, kicking off an epic quest to swim 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) from Tokyo to San Francisco, through shark-infested waters choking with plastic waste.   Under sunny skies, the 51-year-old Frenchman slipped into cool and placid waters shortly after 09:00am (0000 GMT), in warm and pleasant conditions with a slight breeze.  He will ...

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