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Man Utd close in on Champions League return with West Ham win

Manchester United tightened their grip on a return to the Champions League next season as Craig Dawson’s own goal earned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men a 1-0 win over West Ham on Sunday. Victory moved United back above Leicester into second in the Premier League and closed the gap to runaway leaders Manchester City to 14 points. Despite also having a ...

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Atletico held by 10-man Getafe as Benzema double saves Real

Atletico Madrid slipped up again in La Liga on Saturday as they failed to break down 10-man Getafe in a goalless draw that gives further encouragement to Barcelona and Real Madrid in the title race. Real Madrid had earlier come from behind to beat Elche 2-1 thanks to a late double from Karim Benzema, with Atletico’s stalemate meaning the gap ...

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Boxing legend Marvin Hagler dies at 66

Boxing legend Marvin Hagler, the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, died on Saturday at age 66, his wife said. In a posting on the famed fighter’s Facebook page, Kay G. Hagler said her husband passed away at the family home. “I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away ...

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BPL likely to be in January instead of November

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) cricket is likely to be held in January of next year. Last season’s BPL T20 was not held due to coronavirus pandemic. There is less possibility of holding BPL in November this year. But it may be held in January, 2022. It is known that New Zealand team will come to Bangladesh in December. As a ...

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Lewis hits century as Windies make drama out of run chase in Sri Lanka win

West Indies turned a leisurely canter into a desperate scramble to achieve a series-clinching five-wicket victory over SriLanka with two balls to spare in the second One-Day International of their three-match series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Friday. A fourth ODI hundred by Evin Lewis and an elegant supporting 84 by opening partner Shai Hope seemed ...

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Kjaer rescues AC Milan after Diallo bags first Man Utd goal

Simon Kjaer grabbed a last-gasp equaliser to give AC Milan a dramatic 1-1 draw at Manchester United after Amad Diallo scored his first goal for the hosts in the Europa League last 16 first leg on Thursday. Kjaer netted with a bullet header in the final seconds of stoppage time at Old Trafford. The Milan defender’s late intervention spoiled a ...

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Mashrafe joins the list of WEF’s new Young Global Leaders

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the most successful captain of Bangladesh cricket, on Wednesday joined the list of the Young Global Leaders (YGLs) compiled by the World Economic Forum. Announcing its 2021 class of YGLs, the WEF said these are the world’s most promising 112 tomorrow’s leaders under the age of 40 and are involved in activities ranging from advocating for public ...

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Ritu, Rumana take Green to final

Ritu Moni demonstrated a brilliant all-round performance while Rumana Ahmed played a scintillating knock as Bangladesh Green beat Bangladesh Red by six wickets to reach the final of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games in Sylhet on Wednesday. Ritu claimed 2-44 while Shanjida Akther and Disha Biswas also chipped in two wickets each as Bangladesh Green restricted Bangladesh Red to 157-8 in ...

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Ronaldo silenced as Porto knock Juventus out of Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 for the second year running on Tuesday, losing to 10-man Porto on away goals despite winning the second leg 3-2 in Turin. Sergio Oliveira’s extra-time free-kick sent twice former winners Porto through to the quarter-finals as the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate. Leading 2-1 from the first ...

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New Zealand skipper Williamson out of Bangladesh ODIs with elbow injury

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss this month’s one-day international series against Bangladesh because of an elbow injury, the Black Caps said Tuesday. The team’s medical manager Dayle Shackel said Williamson had a small tear in his left elbow that had been irritating him for months. He said Williamson had attempted to manage the injury while still playing without ...

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