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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

Djokovic survives scare, Nadal coasts into Rome semi-finals

Djokovic survives scare, Nadal coasts into Rome semi-finals

AFP, Rome :World number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points against former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro to advance to the semi-finals of the Italian Open in

'Sad and disappointed' Osaka pulls out of Rome in French Open scare

'Sad and disappointed' Osaka pulls out of Rome in French Open scare

Agency :World number one Naomi Osaka said she was "between sad and disappointed" after pulling out of the Italian Open before Thursday's quarter-finals with injury just a week before

Man City target landmark treble as UEFA probe looms

Man City target landmark treble as UEFA probe looms

AFP, London :Manchester City are on the brink of a domestic treble, with only Watford standing in their way in Saturday's FA Cup final, but a potentially historic season

Andy Murray receives knighthood from Prince Charles

Andy Murray receives knighthood from Prince Charles

AP, London :Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray received his knighthood from Prince Charles on Thursday, more than two years after he was awarded the honor by Queen Elizabeth II.Murray

Roger Federer saves two match points to beat Borna Coric

Roger Federer saves two match points to beat Borna Coric

BBC Online :World number three Roger Federer saved two match points in defeating 13th seed Borna Coric 2-6 6-4 7-6 (9-7) to reach the quarter-finals of the Italian Open

Pulis leaves Middlesbrough after failure to reach Premier League

Tony Pulis's failure to guide Middlesbrough back to the Premier League has cost the experienced manager his job, with the club announcing on Friday they would not renew his

Liverpool will be Premier League contenders again, says Lovren

Liverpool will be Premier League contenders again, says Lovren

Agency :Dejan Lovren believes Liverpool will be Premier League title contenders again next season, saying they are still improving under Jurgen Klopp.Liverpool were pipped to the title by Manchester

 Yaya Toure in talks with second-tier Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai

Yaya Toure in talks with second-tier Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai

Agency :Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is in talks about a move to Qingdao Huanghai, the second-tier Chinese club told AFP on Friday.The 36-year-old has been

Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season

Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season

Agency :Coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave Serie A champions Juventus at the end of this season, the club said on Friday. "Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus

Topless Tongan eyes unique Olympic treble

Topless Tongan eyes unique Olympic treble

Agency :Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua-the bare-chested flag-bearer who became an online sensation at both the Rio and Pyeongchang Olympics-plans to break out the baby oil once again and compete

The participants of the Para-Badminton Training Camp with Badminton Asia Development Officers Sambenthen Sivaperumal, Nikhil Chandra Dhar, President of Bangladesh Para-Badminton Federation Anayet Ulla Khan, General Secretary of National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh Maksudur Rahman pose for a photo session at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium on Thursday.

The participants of the Para-Badminton Training Camp with Badminton Asia Development Officers Sambenthen Sivaperumal, Nikhil Chandra Dhar, President of Bangladesh Para-Badminton Federation Anayet Ulla Khan, General Secretary of National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh Maksudur Rahman pose for a photo session at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium on Thursday.

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PSG and United eyeing Lewandowski transfer

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has received offers from both Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Manchester United, according to a report in German football magazine Kicker on Thursday. Kicker reported

General Secretary of Bangladesh Hockey Federation AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed (right) giving a bouquet to Taiyeb Ikram, Chief Executive Officer of Asian Hockey Federation (AHF), at the Head Office of AHF in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia on Thursday.

General Secretary of Bangladesh Hockey Federation AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed (right) giving a bouquet to Taiyeb Ikram, Chief Executive Officer of Asian Hockey Federation (AHF), at the Head Office of AHF in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia on Thursday.

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Shoulder injury rules Sharapova out of Roland Garros

Shoulder injury rules Sharapova out of Roland Garros

AFP, Paris :Maria Sharapova has pulled out of this year's French Open with a shoulder injury, the two-time former Roland Garros winner announced on Wednesday.Sharapova, 32, a five-time Grand

Woakes says World Cup place not safe after Archer arrival

Woakes says World Cup place not safe after Archer arrival

AFP, BristolĀ  :England paceman Chris Woakes accepts his World Cup selection is far from guaranteed following Jofra Archer's arrival on the international stage.Barbados-born Archer's priceless ability to bowl at

Osaka into third round as Italian Open resumes after washout

Osaka into third round as Italian Open resumes after washout

AFP, Rome :World number one Naomi Osaka eased into the third round of the WTA and ATP Italian Open on Thursday with a straight sets win over Dominika Cibulkova

Secretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports Dr Md Jafar Uddin speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the Walton 39th National Junior (Under-20) Chess Competition at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room on Wednesday.

Secretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports Dr Md Jafar Uddin speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the Walton 39th National Junior (Under-20) Chess Competition at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room on Wednesday.

Svitolina, Zverev shocked in Rome as Serena withdraws from Italian Open

Svitolina, Zverev shocked in Rome as Serena withdraws from Italian Open

AFP, Rome :Two-time women's holder Elina Svitolina crashed out of the WTA and ATP Italian Open on Tuesday along with Germany's Alexander Zverev as Serena Williams's return to the courts

Captain Mashrafe joins world's elite skippers

Captain Mashrafe joins world's elite skippers

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza took his captaincy to another level by joining the elite skippers of the cricket world when he emulated India's Rahul Dravid in leading the side

Tigers face off Ireland in dead rubber

Bangladesh will take on hosts Ireland in the last group match of the tri-series tournament, which turned out to be a dead-rubber after both Bangladesh and West Indies confirmed the