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Bangladesh face Bhutan in semifinal today

Defending champions Bangladesh will take on hosts Bhutan in their semifinal match of the 2nd SAFF U-15 Women's Championship today (Thursday), reports UNB. The match will be held at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu. The second semifinal match between them will kick-off at 7 pm (Bangladesh Time) while Group A...

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BD U-23 football team face Thailand in 2nd group match today

The Bangladesh U-23 national football team will take on Thailand in their second group B match of Asian Games at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong in Indonesia today (Thursday), reports BSS.The boys in red and greens will lock horns against Qatar in their third and final group B encounter on August 19.Earlier,...

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Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tournament

MASON, Aug 15 (AP): Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday.The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams.Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6,...

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Messi to skip Argentina friendlies

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 15 (AFP): Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's next four friendly matches, according to local press reports on Tuesday.The five-time Ballon d'Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year's...

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Gary Stead new NZ cricket coach

WELLINGTON, Aug 15 (AFP): New Zealand Cricket appointed former Test batsman Gary Stead as the new Black Caps coach Wednesday, with pundits describing him as a steady pair of hands to replace predecessor Mike Hesson.Stead, 46, was a journeyman opening bat, playing just five Tests in 1999 before being dropped.But...

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Sri Lanka defeat South Africa in low scoring one-off T20 tie

COLOMBO, Aug 15 (AFP): Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka's hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game's shortest format.Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, South Africa were bowled...

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Stokes to rejoin England ahead of third Test

LONDON, Aug 15 (AFP): Ben Stokes is in line to play in the third Test against India after being recalled to the England squad following his acquittal on a charge of affray in the Bristol Court on Tuesday.The 27-year-old New Zealand-born all-rounder, who took six wickets in the first Test...

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Tennis world to vote on Davis Cup shake-up

LOS ANGELES, Aug 15 (AFP): The most radical overhaul in the 118-year history of the Davis Cup could be given the green light on Thursday as the tennis world gathers in Florida to vote on sweeping reforms which have divided the sport.Around 120 delegates at the International Tennis Federation's annual...

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Croatia World Cup keeper Subasic retires

ZAGREB, Aug 15 (AFP): Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic announced his international retirement on Wednesday one month after starring in the World Cup final."The time has come after 10 years on the national team to say goodbye my favourite jersey," Subasic wrote in a letter published by the Croatian Football Federation...

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Twitter unveils three emojis for Asiad

NEW DELHI, Aug 15 (IANS): Tech giants Twitter on Tuesday unveiled three special emojis for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, starting on Sunday.In celebration of the biggest sports event in Asia, Twitter has launched three special emojis in the shape of the official Asian Games logo, a torch that...

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