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A scene from the fifth round matches of the Walton International Rating Chess Competition at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room on Saturday.

A scene from the fifth round matches of the Walton International Rating Chess Competition at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room on Saturday.

Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metres race in France

Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metres race in France

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run in the 2,000 metres in a meeting held in the Paris suburbs on June 11, the organisers said on Friday.The race in Montreuil,

Tigers move to Cardiff for warm-up games against Pakistan, India

UNB, Dhaka :Bangladesh cricket team on Thursday moved from the English city of Leicester to Cardiff in Wales, where they are scheduled to play two unofficial warm-up games against

England women hardened by Marine training for World Cup glory

England women hardened by Marine training for World Cup glory

AFP, Burton-On-Trent :England's female footballers hope to make themselves national heroes by lifting the World Cup in France later this summer, but the pressure they face was put into

'Happy' Halep feeling less pressure at French Open

'Happy' Halep feeling less pressure at French Open

Agency :Reigning champion Simona Halep on Friday said that the pressure was off ahead of the start of her French Open title defence after ending her long wait for

Federer hails 'wonderful' Laver Cup addition to ATP Tour

Federer hails 'wonderful' Laver Cup addition to ATP Tour

Agency :Roger Federer on Friday hailed the "wonderful" addition of the Laver Cup, one of three men's tennis team events, to the official ATP calendar.The tournament, inspired by golf's

Lippi returns as China coach

Marcello Lippi was back as coach of China on Friday, the country's FA said, four months after the World Cup winner quit and following a failed stint by fellow

Chinese teenager Wang advances in French Open qualifiers

Chinese teenager Wang advances in French Open qualifiers

Chinese tennis talent Wang Xiyu overwhelmed Danielle Lao of the United States in just an hour to take up one spot in French Open women's singles second round qualifiers here

Track star Felix criticizes Nike maternity policy

Track star Felix criticizes Nike maternity policy

AFP, Los Angeles :Olympic track and field star Allyson Felix joined a chorus of recent criticism against Nike on Wednesday, accusing the US sporting goods giant of penalizing female athletes

Korean schoolgirl stuns badminton No.1 at Sudirman Cup

Korean schoolgirl stuns badminton No.1 at Sudirman Cup

Seventeen-year-old South Korean schoolgirl An Se-Young stunned Taiwan's world number one Tai Tzu-ying at the Sudirman Cup on Wednesday to burnish her fast-growing reputation.Rising star An, who is ranked 50th

Joe Root says England want to beat Australia's strongest side in World Cup and Ashes

Joe Root says England will relish the chance to tackle a full-strength Australia this summer.The two teams will face each other on Saturday in a 50-over warm-up game - which

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives for the basket as Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) defends during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals in Toronto on Tuesday.

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives for the basket as Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) defends during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals in Toronto on Tuesday.

BHF picks up 34-players for Indoor Asia Cup

The Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) on Wednesday picked up 34 players for the preliminary training camp for the ensuing Indoor Asia Cup.The selected players have been asked to report to

Top-seeded Zverev advances, Dimitrov out at Geneva Open

Top-seeded Zverev advances, Dimitrov out at Geneva Open

AP, Geneva :Top-seeded Alexander Zverev eased to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ernests Gulbis in the second round of the Geneva Open on Tuesday.The fifth-ranked German, seeking his first title

With the world at her feet, Osaka takes Paris in her stride

With the world at her feet, Osaka takes Paris in her stride

AFP, Paris :Twelve months ago at Roland Garros, an embarrassed Naomi Osaka bristled at being hailed as the 'coolest thing' in tennis.Now, however, the 21-year-old Japanese returns to Paris as

Nikita Parris joins Lyon after leaving Manchester City

Nikita Parris has agreed a move to European champions Lyon. The 25-year old England forward joins the French club on a free transfer, having left Manchester City after four years

Japan hot-shot Matsuda eyes Olympic surf gold

Japan hot-shot Matsuda eyes Olympic surf gold

AFP, Kamogawa :Just 16 and riding the crest of a wave, Japan's teenage surfing sensation Shino Matsuda has a secret weapon as she targets gold at next year's Tokyo Olympics

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) puts up a shot against Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard (11) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals  in Portland, Ore on Monday. The Warriors won 119-117 in overtime.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) puts up a shot against Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard (11) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Portland, Ore on Monday. The Warriors won 119-117 in overtime.

Semenya to race 3,000m at Diamond League's Prefontaine

Semenya to race 3,000m at Diamond League's Prefontaine

AFP, Los Angeles :Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will race the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on June 30, a distance she can contest without reducing her

Dhoni stumps fans with painting ambitions

Dhoni stumps fans with painting ambitions

AFP, New Delhi :India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni fuelled retirement speculation on Tuesday after sharing his dream of becoming a painter, although his ambitions for a career change seemed far from

Muscat quits Melbourne Victory in tears after 14 successful years

Muscat quits Melbourne Victory in tears after 14 successful years

AFP, Melbourne :A tearful Kevin Muscat quit as Melbourne Victory head coach by mutual agreement on Monday, ending his 14- year association with the A-League powerhouse."It's clearly an emotional time,"

Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

AP, Rome :Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be. After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival,

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic holds the trophy after winning the final match against Johanna Konta at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome on Sunday. Karolina Pliskova captured the biggest clay-clay-court title of her career by beating Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 in the Italian Open final.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic holds the trophy after winning the final match against Johanna Konta at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome on Sunday. Karolina Pliskova captured the biggest clay-clay-court title of her career by beating Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 in the Italian Open final.

State Minister for Youth & Sports Ministry Md Jahid Ahsan Rasel MP Inaugurating Walton -DRU Krira Utsab 2019 at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. Among others, Harunur Rashid, Chairman, Dhaka Metropolitan Football League Committee, F M Iqbal Bin Anwar Dawn, Executive Director, Walton, Elias Hossain, President of  DRU, Kabir Ahmed Khan, General Secretary of DRU and Shafiqul Islam Shameem, Sports Secretary of DRU were present on the occasion.

State Minister for Youth & Sports Ministry Md Jahid Ahsan Rasel MP Inaugurating Walton -DRU Krira Utsab 2019 at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. Among others, Harunur Rashid, Chairman, Dhaka Metropolitan Football League Committee, F M Iqbal Bin Anwar Dawn, Executive Director, Walton, Elias Hossain, President of DRU, Kabir Ahmed Khan, General Secretary of DRU and Shafiqul Islam Shameem, Sports Secretary of DRU were present on the occasion.

Pliskova sweeps past Konta to win Italian Open

Czech fourth seed Karolina Pliskova swept past Britain's Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Italian Open on Sunday.Pliskova, the 2017 French Open semi-finalist, clinched her 13th career title,

Jamie Chadwick moves step closer to F1 drive by joining Williams academy

Jamie Chadwick moves step closer to F1 drive by joining Williams academy

Jamie Chadwick's dream of breaking into Formula One is a step closer after Williams announced on Monday they had hired her as a development driver.The 21-year-old has emerged as the

'Next year will be my last' - Pizarro to retire in 2020

Veteran Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro says that he will end his playing career in 2020 at the age of 41.Pizarro, 40, announced a one-year contract extension at Werder Bremen on

India gender-row sprinter Chand says she is gay

India gender-row sprinter Chand says she is gay

Top Indian sprinter Dutee Chand revealed Sunday that she is gay, becoming the first athlete from the socially conservative country to do so, and adding she feared being ostracised by

Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard shoots between Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez and Ersan Ilyasova during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals in Milwaukee on Friday. The Bucks won 125-103 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard shoots between Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez and Ersan Ilyasova during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals in Milwaukee on Friday. The Bucks won 125-103 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

US Olympic swimmer Adrian returns to pool after cancer fight

US Olympic swimmer Adrian returns to pool after cancer fight

AFP, Los Angeles :Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Nathan Adrian, competing for the first time since he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, finished fourth in the 100m freestyle Friday at the