7h ago| Chess

School chess returns with a new hope

Since the emergence of Enamul Hossain Razib as the country’s fifth and last Grandmaster in 2008, no Bangladeshi chess player has won a single GM norm.

7h ago| Tennis

‘Healthy’ Nadal eyes Wimbledon semis

Rafael Nadal has shrugged off fresh concerns over his fitness as he targets a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday.

8h ago| Tennis

‘I'm in the semi-finals but still have nappies to change’

Mother-of-two Tatjana Maria said she would still be changing nappies despite beating German compatriot Jule Niemeier on Tuesday to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.

2d ago| Athletics

Sri Lankan sprinter becomes first South Asian to break 10-second barrier

Sri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon became the first sprinter from South Asia to clock sub-10 seconds in men’s 100m sprint when he blazed to victory in the event at the Resisprint International in Switzerland, clocking 9.96s.

2d ago| Tennis

Tsitsipas slams 'bully' Kyrgios, Australian hits back

Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas labelled Nick Kyrgios a "bully" with "an evil side" to his character after losing a bad-tempered Wimbledon third-round clash on Saturday.

2d ago| Tennis

Swiatek blames tactical confusion for defeat

Iga Swiatek has one of the sharpest minds in women's tennis but admitted she confused herself with her tactics in a shock defeat by Alize Cornet in the Wimbledon third round on Saturday.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Sinner stuns Alcaraz to reach Wimbledon quarter-finals for first time

Italian Jannik Sinner enjoyed a day to remember on his Centre Court debut as he toppled fifth seed Carlos Alcaraz with a barnstorming 6-1 6-4 6-7(8) 6-3 win in a battle of the young-guns to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Federer hopes to play Wimbledon ‘one more time’

Roger Federer said Sunday he hopes to play Wimbledon “one more time” despite being sidelined for a year with a knee injury.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Sri Lankan sprinter becomes first South Asian to break 10-second barrier

Sri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon became the first sprinter from South Asia to clock sub-10 seconds in men’s 100m sprint when he blazed to victory in the event at the Resisprint International in Switzerland, clocking 9.96s.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Tsitsipas slams 'bully' Kyrgios, Australian hits back

Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas labelled Nick Kyrgios a "bully" with "an evil side" to his character after losing a bad-tempered Wimbledon third-round clash on Saturday.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Swiatek blames tactical confusion for defeat

Iga Swiatek has one of the sharpest minds in women's tennis but admitted she confused herself with her tactics in a shock defeat by Alize Cornet in the Wimbledon third round on Saturday.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

I have to say that I was wrong, says Nadal

Rafael Nadal apologised to defeated Wimbledon opponent Lorenzo Sonego after a testy exchange in the closing stages of their third-round clash on Saturday.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Fired up Nadal douses Sonego's challenge

An irritated Rafael Nadal's pursuit of a rare calendar Grand Slam gathered momentum on Saturday as he took it upon himself to reprimand Lorenzo Sonego before condemning the Italian to a 6-1 6-2 6-4 defeat in the Wimbledon third round.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Swiatek's 37-match winning streak ends at Wimbledon

Iga Swiatek was dumped out of Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday by French veteran Alize Cornet, ending the world number one's 37-match winning streak.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Djokovic schools Kecmanovic to reach last 16 again

Novak Djokovic clinically disposed of fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic as he continued his relentless pursuit of a fourth successive Wimbledon title with a 6-0 6-3 6-4 victory on Friday.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

‘So far, so good’

Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon fourth round for the 14th time on Friday with a straight-sets demolition of Serbian compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic.