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Bangladesh emerge group champions beating Vietnam

Hosts Bangladesh emerged Group F champions with all-win record to reach the 2nd round of the AFC U-16 Women's Championship beating upper ranked Vietnam by 2-0 goals in the last group match at the Birshrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur in the city on Sunday, reports UNB.Tohura...

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Shakib Al Hasan leaving the field after being dismissed

Shakib Al Hasan leaving the field after being dismissed during the Asia Cup super-four cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday — AFP

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Pliskova beats Osaka to win Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO, Sept 23 (AP): Fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova beat Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open and deny the US Open champion a win in her home country.Osaka, who upset Serena Williams in the final in New York, hadn't dropped a set previous to Sunday's final...

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Theft at BCB selector Nannu’s house

The house of Minhajul Abedin Nannu, chief selector of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has been robbed during his trip to the United Arab Emirates for the 2018 Asia Cup, reports bdnews24.com.The former captain of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team returned from Sharjah early on Sunday after being informed about the...

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National Archery Judges Course begins in city

A three-day National Archery Judges Course, organised by Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF), began on Saturday at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) in the capital, reports UNB.BAF President Lt Gen M Moinul Islam (retd) inaugurated the programme which was chaired by BAF General Secretary Kazi Razibuddin Ahmed Chapal.BAF...

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Siddikur finishes jt 60th in Asia-Pacific Open

Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman finished on joint 60th in the Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup to win a purse of US$5197 at Musashi Country Club Sasai Course in Japan on Sunday, reports UNB.The two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur aggregated six-over-par 290 [72-70-74-74] to finish a 21-shot behind the title...

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Salah back on the scoresheet in comfortable win

Liverpool cruised to victory over Southampton as Mo Salah got himself back on the scoresheet, reports mirror.co.uk.An own goal from Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt put the home side in front before Joel Matip headed home a second.Salah then turned the ball home after Xherdan Shaqiri's free-kick hit the bar.The Egyptian...

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Bertens defeats Tomljanovic to secure Korea Open win

SEOUL, Sept 23 (AFP): Kiki Bertens defeated Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Korea Open final on Sunday, securing her third WTA Tour singles title of the season to continue her career-best year.The second-seeded Bertens came back from break down in the deciding set to defeat the Australian in two hours...

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Real Madrid lead La Liga thanks to goal on video review

MADRID, Sept 23 (AP): It took some help from video review to put Real Madrid on top in the Spanish league.Marco Asensio's first-half winner to beat Espanyol 1-0 on Saturday was initially waived off for offside but eventually stood after assistance from the VAR, which is making its La Liga...

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Malcom, Pablo get first call-ups for Brazil

Barcelona forward Malcom got his first Brazil call-up on Friday in a largely familiar squad to face Saudi Arabia and Argentina in October friendlies, reports Reuters.The 21-year-old right-sided attacker was one of three new names alongside Pablo, the centre half who followed Malcom from Corinthians to Bordeaux earlier this year,...

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Koreas to field first-ever jt teams for Paralympic event

JAKARTA, Sept 23 (AFP): North and South Korea have agreed to march under a neutral Korean peninsula flag and form unified teams for some sports at the upcoming Asian Para Games."This is the first time the two countries have paraded together and competed together at a para-sport event," Majid Rashed,...

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Gervinho thriving at Parma with stunning goal against Cagliari

MILAN, Sept 23 (AP): Gervinho received a standing ovation for a stunning goal and another when he was substituted as he helped Parma beat Cagliari 2-0 in Serie A on Saturday.Gervinho scored the second two minutes after the break. The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international sprinted from deep inside his own...

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Shuai Zhang of China serves against Samantha Stosur of Australia

Shuai Zhang of China serves against Samantha Stosur of Australia during their women's singles first round match of the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan on Sunday — AFP

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