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Bangladesh storm into final of Women’s T20 Asia Cup

They beat Malaysia by 70 runs   Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team. File photo Dhaka, June 9 :  Bangladesh women’s cricket team stormed into the final of the six-nation Women’s T20 Asia Cup for the first time after a huge 70-run victory against host Malaysia at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Bangladesh will play against upper-ranked India in the ...

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Vladimir Putin welcomes teams and supporters to World Cup

President Vladimir Putin on Friday welcomed football teams and fans from across the world to the World Cup, which begins in Russia next week, assuring that everything effort had been “to ensure that all of our guests… feel at home”.   “To all football fans and the greatest football teams on the planet, welcome!” Putin said on Russian television six ...

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Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

Maria Bueno, a Brazilian tennis great who won three Wimbledon singles titles and four at the U.S. Open in the 1950s and 1960s, and helped usher in modern women’s tennis, has died after battling mouth cancer. She was 78.   Bueno was admitted to the Nove de Julho hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday and on Friday the hospital released ...

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Sri Lanka’s batters struggle as West Indies build big lead

West Indies turned the screws on Sri Lanka, taking a 360-run lead with six-second innings wickets in hand at the close of the third day of the first Test.   Continuation of the inept batting display of the previous evening, save for a 78-run fifth-wicket partnership between captain Dinesh Chandimal and wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, saw the tourists lose their last ...

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NZ Women set all-time highest ODI total of 490

New Zealand Women broke the world record for the highest one-day international total by making 490-4 against Ireland in Dublin on Friday.   The White Ferns surpassed their own 21-year record of 455 in the 48th over as they batted first having won the toss in the opening ODI at YMCA Cricket Club.  Skipper Suzie Bates scored 151 from 94 ...

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Run Greenwich Park for Mencap

Emdad Rahman: Join #TeamMencap on Saturday 14 July for Run Greenwich Park 2018. Entry is just £10 and you can select whether you’d like to run, jog or walk 5km or 10km around one of London’s most scenic Royal Parks. You can aim for a personal best or take your time, either way, by tying your laces and clocking up the kilometres ...

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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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