29m ago| Football

Alaba free-kick gives Real Madrid win to start title defence

David Alaba scored with a stunning free-kick immediately after coming on as a substitute as reigning champions Real Madrid came from behind to beat Almeria 2-1 in their opening game of the season in La Liga on Sunday.

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3d ago| Football

Will Barca’s ‘economic miracle’ transform into a footballing one?

Barcelona's attempts to establish themselves once again as a force in La Liga and the Champions League this season have seen the heavily-indebted Catalans gamble with their future to enable a striking summer spending spree.

9h ago| Cricket

‘Running against the wind’

With the tension between Shakib Al Hasan and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) coming to an end with the all-rounder handed the T20 captaincy on Saturday, the focus finally turns to preparations for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament, slated to begin from August 27 at the UAE. The newly appointed T20 skipper appeared at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur yesterday, looking to retrieve some intensity.

What lies ahead for Bangladesh in T20Is?

An inexperienced Bangladesh side went to Zimbabwe under the leadership of Nurul Hasan Sohan with hopes of turning their fortune in T20Is. However, after many controversies both on and off the field, the Tigers ended up suffering their first-ever bilateral T20I series against Zimbabwe. What lies ahead for Bangladesh in T20Is?