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Underdogs Patli lift 2018 Union Cup

Emdad Rahman: The return of the much anticipated Jagannathpur Union Cup saw a number of East London teams compete with their national counterparts for the right to be named annual champions. Jagannathpur is located in Sunamgonj in Sylhet, Bangladesh and this is the third year in a row that the members have organised their showpiece annual tournament. The festival is ...

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Leftley Sports Club

Ismael Rahman: Ahead of a weekend of sporting activities Leftley Sports Club arranged for members to participate in a Dementia Friends session. Members of the sports and wellbeing group convened at the Barking Learning Centre to learn about Dementia and how to support those affected. Participants included Zoinul Abidin, Head of Universal Services, Community Solutions at the London Borough of ...

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Ireland rally after Pakistan enforce follow-on

Ed Joyce and William Porterfield restored a measure of batting pride in Ireland’s inaugural Test with an unbroken opening partnership after the hosts were made to follow-on by Pakistan at Malahide on Sunday. But come the third day’s close, Ireland remained in trouble at 64 without loss in their second innings-still 116 runs adrift of Pakistan’s 310 for nine declared ...

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Barcelona’s unbeaten season ended by five-star Levante

           Philippe Coutinho hit a hat-trick but could not save Barcelona’s unbeaten season as the Catalans were left stunned by an extraordinary 5-4 defeat to Levante on Sunday. Ernesto Valverde rested Lionel Messi for his team’s penultimate match of the campaign but it was a defensive horror-show that allowed Emmanuel Boateng to score three times and ...

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Real & Atletico warm up for European finals with Liga wins

Barcelona, May 13 : Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid warmed up for their European finals by winning in the Spanish league on Saturday. Madrid didn’t need resting forward Cristiano Ronaldo to crush Celta Vigo 6-0 at home in its second-to-last match before the Champions League final against Liverpool. Atletico also won at crosstown rival Getafe 1-0 just four days before ...

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Afghans to host Bangladesh T20 series in India

           Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for three Twenty20 internationals in India next month, the country’s cricket board chief said. The Afghanistan cricket team, which has had its training base in India since 2015, will play their matches on 3, 5 and 7 June in the northern Indian city of Dehradun. “ACB is delighted to host Bangladesh ...

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Barcelona stays unbeaten, Real Madrid loses to Sevilla

Madrid, May 10 : Ousmane Dembele scored twice and Lionel Messi added to his league-leading tally as champion Barcelona stayed on track to finish unbeaten in the Spanish league with a 5-1 rout of Villarreal on Wednesday. A depleted Real Madrid, without Cristiano Ronaldo and many other regular starters, lost 3-2 at Sevilla to remain in third place behind Atletico ...

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Sporting Kansas City beats shorthanded Atlanta United 2-0

Atlanta, May 10 : Turns out, the showdown between the two leading teams in Major League Soccer was not a fair fight. Atlanta went a man down in the first half — losing its starting goalkeeper, no less — and Sporting Kansas City took advantage of the extra player to score a pair of second-half goals, snapping United’s eight-game unbeaten ...

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Tottenham beats Newcastle 1-0, secures Champions League spot

  London, May 10 : Tottenham secured qualification for next season’s Champions League after beating Newcastle 1-0 through Harry Kane’s second-half goal to move into third place in the Premier League on Wednesday. With Chelsea drawing 1-1 with Huddersfield on the other side of London, Tottenham is guaranteed a top-four finish heading into its last game of the season — ...

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SA Women seal ODI series 3-0 against Bangladesh

  Dhaka, May 9 : Bangladesh Women’s cricket team lost the five-match ODI overseas series against South Africa (SA) losing the 3rd game by nine wickets at Diamond Oval, Kimberley on Wednesday. Bangladesh conceded a nine-wicket defeat in the series for the second time as they lost the 2nd game with nine wickets, starting the campaign with a 106-run loss. ...

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