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India tour ideal preparation for Australia – Nasir Cricinfo

Nasir Hossain, the Bangladesh allrounder, has said that Bangladesh A’s upcoming series against India A will be ideal preparation for the home series against Australia in October. Nasir is one of 14 national players included in the Bangladesh A squad, who are scheduled to play three one-dayers and a three-day game against India A, as well as a three-day match ...

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Maradona girlfriend says wedding bells planned, no date set

The girlfriend of Diego Maradona says she and her former football superstar boyfriend will soon tie the knot, although no firm wedding date has been set. “It will be this year, if we can manage it,” Rocio Oliva told reporters at the airport after she arrived from Dubai, where she lives with the football icon. Oliva had come to Argentina ...

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United States 1-4 Brazil: Neymar nets brace in friendly victory

The Barcelona forward’s second-half double led the the Selecao to their 10th consecutive victory over the Stars and Stripes. Neymar’s second-half double led Brazil to a 10th consecutive victory over United States as they stormed to a confident 4-1 triumph in a friendly at the Gillette Stadium. The Brazil captain started among the substitutes but Hulk rose to the occasion, ...

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Bangladesh women cricket team to visit Pakistan

Punjab Minister for Sports and Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that Pakistan nation will hear a good news in near future regarding the tour of Bangladeshi women cricket team. Bangladesh women team will visit Pakistan as per their schedule later this month, he was talking to media after welcoming Bangladesh security delegation at the National Hockey Stadium here ...

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Pele to visit Kolkata after 38 years

Football king Pele is likely to meet Indian cricket greats, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar, during his week-long trip to India, which includes a three-day sojourn here, in October. Pele will touch down in Kolkata, 38 years after he had ignited the passions of the football-crazy people of the city which later continued its tryst with the greats including Diego ...

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Messi won’t quit Argentina: Sergio Aguero

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has dismissed suggestions that Lionel Messi is considering retiring from international football. The Barcelona star has received his fair share of criticism in his native country throughout his career and it has increased after they lost both the 2014 World Cup final and the 2015 Copa America final. Nevertheless, Aguero has made it clear Messi will ...

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Saina eyes Japan Open title

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal will look to continue her winning form when she opens her campaign at the Japan Super Series, which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. The 25-year-old became the first Indian to win a silver medal at World Championship last month. Second seed Saina will open her campaign against Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungpan on Wednesday and ...

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Prince says FIFA leaders knew about corruption

Prince Ali bin al Hussein, who led a challenge against FIFA president Sepp Blatter this year, said Monday that world football leaders must have known about the corruption that has rocked the governing body. But the former FIFA vice president from Jordan is still not saying whether he will take on UEFA leader Michel Platini and South Korean tycoon Chung ...

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Bangladesh suffers 2nd defeat; Pakistan reach final

Hosts Bangladesh suffered 2nd consecutive defeat in the ICRC T20 International Cricket Tournament for Physically Disabled after conceding a three wicket defeat against Afghanistan at BKSP ground-3 in Savar on Monday. Bangladesh made a good start beating England by 14 runs in the opening match, but lost to Pakistan by 20 runs in the next match, UNB reports. In the ...

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Serena to meet Venus in US Open quarters, Bouchard out

Serena Williams, chasing a calendar Grand Slam, advanced to a dramatic US Open quarter-final showdown with sister Venus on Sunday while a concussion forced Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard out of the tournament. World number one Serena served well in moving within three match victories of a 2015 sweep of major titles by defeating US 19th seed Madison Keys 6-3, 6-3. Serena, ...

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