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International Games

“Govt to do everything for sports to flourish”

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today assured that her government will do everything necessary for further flourishing games and sports in the country, saying that sports and culture give scopes to the people to project the country internationally. “The practice of sports and culture give scopes to the people to project the country internationally. Besides they (people)... details

Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Sports Live: Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the Socceroos when he came off the bench for their final group game against Peru at the World Cup in... details

Bangladesh blank Vietnam 2-0 to emerge group top in style

Sports Live: Hosts Bangladesh emerged unbeaten group F champions in style to seal a place in the second qualifying round of the AFC Women’s Under-16 Championship Qualifiers with a 2-0 win over Vietnam in the first qualifying round match held on Sunday. In the day’s match, Tohura Khatun gave the home side a deserving lead in the stoppage time of the first have before Akhi Khatun doubled... details

Jamal takes Bangladesh at knock out stage

Live Correspondent: An eleventh-hour goal by Jamal Bhuiyan helped Bangladesh under-23 football team to reach the knock out stage of the Asian Games when they edged past Qatar by a lone goal on Sunday at Chandrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi in Indonesia. This was the first time Bangladesh moved to the knockout round berth in the Asian Games. In the day’s match, Jamal Bhuiyan scored the... details

Bangladesh in SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship final

Sports Live: Defending champions Bangladesh U-15 women’s football team stormed into the final of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship when they beat hosts Bhutan by 5-0 goals in the second semi-final at Changlimithan Football Stadium in Bhutan today. The girls in red and green will now meet India in the final on Saturday (August 18) at the same venue, following the third place... details

Spain’s taxman OKs Ronaldo multi-million tax settlement

Sports Live: Spanish tax authorities have given their ok for football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to pay close to 19 million euros ($22 million) to settle a tax fraud claim, prosecutors said Friday. Prosecutors in Madrid said the deal with tax authorities and Ronaldo’s advisors also includes a two-year jail sentence which he won’t serve. Sentences of up to two years are... details

Mavericks sign German Nowitzki for record

Sports Live: The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed Dirk Nowitzki, which will make the German star the first player in NBA history to play 21 straight seasons with the same team. Nowitzki is now set to begin his 21st season with Dallas which will be an NBA record for a player with the same franchise. The previous record of 20 was held by Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers. No... details

Tigers win warm up match

Sports Live: Bangladesh beat UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI by 4 wickets in the lone warm up match held on Friday at Sabina Park. Mahmudullah captained the side today in the absence of regular captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan. Mosaddek Hossain’s four-wicket haul put Chancellor’s XI in trouble as they lost 6 wickets for 89 after Mahmudullah opted them to... details

FIFA president Infantino celebrates ‘best World Cup’ ever

Sports Live: FIFA president Gianni Infantino celebrated what he described as the “best World Cup” ever on Friday, thanks to the quality of football and organisation in Russia. “I was saying this would be the best World Cup ever, today I can say it with more conviction… it is the best World Cup,” Infantino told reporters in Moscow two days ahead of the final between... details

Tigresses win T20 series against Ireland

Sports Live: Asian champions Bangladesh women’s cricket team lived up to the high expectations as they put up brilliant performance to win the three-match T20 series beating hosts Ireland by four wickets in 2nd T20 match held on Friday at Dublin, Ireland. Chasing a winning target of 125 runs set by Ireland, The Asian champions reached home in 19.1 overs with four wickets in... details

England dump Panama 6-1 in World Cup

Sports Live: Title aspirants England were in no mood to flirt as their skipper Harry Kane struck a superb hattrick as they dumped hapless Panama by 6-1 goals in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Group G match held at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Russia. England led by their skipper Harry Kane brilliance,led 5-0 in the first half. Captain Harry Kane joined the battle for leading goal... details

Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in World Cup

Sports Live: Brazil kept their hope alive with two brilliant goals in the injury time as they recorded their first win in the FIFA World Cup beating Costa Rica by 2-0 goals in their second ground E match held on Friday at St Petersburg in Russia. In the day’s match, Philippe Coutinho scored the first goal for Brazil in the 90+1 minute of the match while Neymar scored the second... details

Pressure on Messi against Croatia after Ronaldo

Sports Live: Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia in Thursday’s pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing. France will be looking for a second World Cup Group C win against Peru Thursday while Australia need to bounce back from their heart-breaking defeat to... details