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  • De Kock urges calm

    Quinton de Kock has told his South Africa teammates to keep their heads when they face New Zealand in a must-win World Cup match on Wednesday.

  • Jason Holder

    Holder fumes with batsmen

    West Indies captain Jason Holder rued his side’s ‘careless shots’ and failure to fire in the middle order after an eight-wicket loss to England yesterday.

  • ‘Need to beat six teams’

    Hannan Sarkar shared some of his World Cup memories and more in an interview with The Daily Star’s Nabid Yeasin.

  • Roy completes England's warm-up rout of Afghanistan

    Jason Roy seals an England thrashing of Afghanistan as the tournament hosts cruised to victory in their final match before the World Cup.

  • Need to use practice matches to adapt to conditions: Miraz

    Bangladesh all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz says that the team will not be taking the practice match against Pakistan tomorrow lightly as it will be a perfect opportunity for the Tigers to adapt to the English conditions ahead of the mega event.

  • Mumbai thrill on way to record 4th

    Lasith Malinga kept his nerve with the final ball as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by one run to clinch a record fourth Indian Premier League title Sunday.


    The latest sports buzz around town is all about the new football tournament. For the first time, a one-of-a-kind footballing event will take off with Bangamata U-19 Women’s Gold Cup on April 22, 2019.

  • Deshi Ballers hosts 3x3 Basketball Tournament

    Deshi Ballers International Women's Day 3x3 Basketball Tournament was held on March 9, 2019 at Gulshan Youth Club in Dhaka, hosted by Deshi Ballers.

  • Excuses to use in badminton

    Look, we've all been there. It starts with the shuttlecock in the air, landing near you with a seemingly predictable projectile motion.

  • Catching up with the BPL

    The country's biggest T20 league is taking place as we speak, but this time around it hasn't been garnering too much attention.

  • The Lake of Gold

    The sun paints gold on the horizon, on the faces of kids, youths, and adults in a November afternoon. All souls rejoice at the dribbling and passing of youths at a field of Sonadighi, meaning “the lake of gold”, in Rajshahi.


    Whether you're starting at a new school, coaching, university or job, there's a few quick ways to get acquainted with all the new people around you.

  • Southee five keeps SL to 275-9

    Tim Southee's prophecy before the start of the first test against Sri Lanka came true on the opening day of the match as he took his eighth five-wicket haul at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.

  • Unpopular Sports and Where to Play Them

    The sports scene of the country is dominated by the big two – cricket and football. Occasionally you'll have basketball, handball, and volleyball practices at a select few educational institutes.

  • What not to do on a Champions League stay over

    The middle of the week is just a reminder to how far the end really is. But this week it's different. Why? Because the Champions League is on tonight!

  • Build your own dream team

    Football is arguably the biggest sport in the world. It can unite people who are on the same bandwagon with a sense of shared identity, or it can destroy friendships based on apparent club rivalry that in all honesty does not make much sense from thousands of miles away yet it certainly spices things up.

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

    Shakib out, three changes as Tigers bat

    Bangladesh suffer a major blow in their virtual Asia Cup semifinal against Pakistan as ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is ruled out of the match with a flare-up of his longstanding left little finger injury

  • Things we'll miss once the World Cup is over

    As the stage in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium is all set to draw the curtains over another hair-raising World Cup season, we prepare ourselves to bid farewell to the festivity that came along with it. With just a few games left to be played, let's look at the things that we will surely miss as we wait four more years for the curtains to be unravelled once again in Qatar.

  • How Tite changed Brazil’s style

    Brazil now play like an European side with Brazilian talent and the man behind this change is their coach Tite, who above all emphasises balance.

  • Hotdog-munching trio in Russian garb unlikely stars of WC

    It was the eleventh minute of extra time in Russia's tense victory over Spain when the unlikely stars of the show emerged: three Russia fans shown on national TV snacking on hotdogs in the stands.

  • Egg throwers on Korean national team to go unpunished

    The Korea Football Association (KFA) decides not to pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the national team after they arrived home from the World Cup, police says.

  • Argentines caught between love and indifference for Maradona

    Argentine legend Diego Maradona is a controversial idol, worshipped as a god for his World Cup-winning exploits but whose life of excess left a tormented public back home torn between veneration and derision.

  • Diego Maradona

    Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina thriller

    Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina's rollercoaster World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday before triggering alarm with a health scare after the final whistle.

  • World Cup 2018: Who can qualify for the Round of 16?

    With the second series of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer.

  • Lukaku worry for Red Devils

    Roberto Martinez revealed that Romelu Lukaku is an injury doubt for Belgium's World Cup blockbuster tie against England after the in-form striker picked up an ankle injury on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka charged by ICC for delay

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha were charged by ICC.

  • 'I'm the coach - get used to it!', says Hierro

    Celebrating a first win just one week into the job, Spain's new boss Fernando Hierro said he was happy with the narrow 1-0 defeat of Iran - and people had better get used to him being in charge.

  • Kane breaks Tunisian hearts

    A stoppage-time header from two-goal Harry Kane gives England a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday.

  • Argentina need to sort things out

    The Spartak Moscow Arena turned into a theatre of dreams for World Cup debutants Iceland when they held two-time champions Argentina to a 1-1 draw.

  • VIDEO for Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Song Released

    The official video clip to the World Cup 2018 song - ‘Live It Up’ -release featuring superstar Will Smith, DJ Nicky Jam and singer Era Istrefi with clips of some of the world’s top football stars.