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Brooks Koepka wins PGA Championship; Tiger Woods second

Brooks Koepka lifts the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. St. Louis, Aug 13 : Brooks Koepka is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles. And it still felt — and sounded ...

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England v India: Hosts win second Test by innings and 159 runs

England completed a crushing innings and 159-run victory over India at Lord’s to take a 2-0 series lead. James Anderson took 4-23 to finish with nine wickets in the match and Stuart Broad shone with 4-44 as India were bowled out for 130. The hosts had declared on 396-7, with Chris Woakes finishing on 137 not out, before Anderson reduced ...

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Vancouver snaps Portland’s unbeaten run with 2-1 victory

Portland, Aug 12 : Kei Kamara and Cristian Techera each scored for the Vancouver Whitecaps in a 2-1 Cascadia Cup victory over the Timbers on Saturday night, snapping a 15-match unbeaten streak for Portland. The Timbers (10-3-8) had not dropped a league match since losing 3-2 at Orlando City on April 8. The 15-match streak was the longest in MLS ...

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Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets defending champ Zverev

Toronto, Aug 11 : Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled off another upset Friday at the Rogers Cup, saving two match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4 victory over defending champion Alexander Zverev. Zverev, the second-seeded German star coming off a victory last week in Washington, double-faulted on match point to send Tsitsipas to his first ATP World Tour Masters ...

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Pogba scores as Man United wins Premier League opener

Manchester, Aug 11 : Jose Mourinho received an instant reward for handing Paul Pogba the captaincy when the World Cup-winning midfielder paved the way for Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Leicester as the English Premier League season opened on Friday. Having returned from France’s triumph in Russia last month to intense media speculation about his future under United manager Mourinho, ...

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Bangladesh A draw 2-2 with Ireland A

Balbirnie’s 160* boosts host’s 8-wkt victory in 5th game Dhaka, Aug 10 : Bangladesh ‘A’ conceded an eight-wicket defeat against host Ireland ‘A’ in the series decider fifth unofficial ODI at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on Friday to see a evenly-contested 2-2 draw. The first match of the series was washed-out due to rain at Oak Hill Cricket ...

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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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