Athletics

B’desh eye Dutch coach for chess

The Bangladesh Chess Federation has expressed their desire to recruit Russian-born Dutch Grandmaster, Sergei Tiviakov, as coach for the 41st Chess Olympiad, which gets underway in Tromsa, Norway, on August 1, a BCF official said on Saturday…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Nadal loses in Barca for first time since 2003

World number one Rafael Nadal suffered his first defeat in Barcelona since 2003 on Friday when compatriot Nicolas Almagro ended his 41-match winning run in the Spanish city…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Zia finishes 19th in Asian Continental Chess

Bangladesh Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman finished 19th in the Open Section of the Asian Continental Chess Championships that ended at Sharjah of the UAE on Friday…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Comeback has Phelps ‘feeling like a kid’

Olympic legend Michael Phelps was ‘feeling like a kid’ again after his first competition in 20 months, and eager to see where his comeback will take him…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Sharapova outclasses Errani to reach final

Defending champion Maria Sharapova moved to within one victory of her third straight Stuttgart title after a 6-1, 6-2 win over Italy’s Sara Errani in Saturday’s semi-final…

April 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Off-beat

If Atletico Madrid crown a remarkable season by winning La Liga, coach Diego Simeone and his players may remember March 29 and their 2-1 comeback victory at Athletic Bilbao as the moment they truly started to believe. The match at fourth-placed Bilbao’s daunting San Mames…

April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Siddik finishes 57th in Maybank

Siddikur Rahman’s misery in the Maybank Malaysian Open continued as he finished in 57th place in the US$2.75 million event in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
In the fourth and final round, the Bangladeshi ace golfer…

April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

More agony for Siddik in Maybank

Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman slipped to 65th place in the Maybank Malaysian Open after he shot an agonising five over-par 77 in the third round in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Siddik started the third round in joint 37th position, but his form…

April 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in semis

Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday…

April 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Elite field awaits Farah in marathon debut

Elite field awaits Farah in marathon debut

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah makes his London Marathon debut today with the British record, rather than outright victory, in his sights.
Organisers have assembled a top-class field for the 31-year-old’s first competitive race over the 26.2 mile course including the Kenyan trio of Wilson…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports

Open Dhanmondi playground for all

About 50 green, rights and civil society organisations as well as city dwellers on Friday gathered at Dhanmondi Sheikh Jamal club ground demanding opening of the ground for all in keeping with an order of the High Court after freeing it from the ‘occupation’…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports

Arsenal reach FA Cup final

Lukasz Fabianski saved two penalties as Arsenal beat holders Wigan Athletic 4-2 in a shootout at Wembley on Saturday to reach their first FA Cup final for nine years…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Athletics, Sports

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