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Australia opt to bowl in first T20I

Australia opt to bowl in first T20I

UNB 2021-08-03 18:40:44

Australia have won the toss and opted to bowl first in the first T20I of the five-match series against Bangladesh on Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. This is Bangladesh’s firs...

Tigers face Aussies in first-ever bilateral T20 series

Tigers face Aussies in first-ever bilateral T20 series

FE Online Desk 2021-08-03 14:12:47

Bangladesh will play without three key cricketers in the first of the five-match T20 series against a depleted Australia side in Dhaka on Tuesday evening. This is the last major contest for players o...

IOC launches probe into Belarus sprinter case

IOC launches probe into Belarus sprinter case

-- 2021-08-03 12:39:20

The International Olympic Committee has launched a formal investigation into allegations that Belarus attempted to force an athlete to return home. "We need to establish the full facts, that can...

At Tokyo Games, virus is Olympians’ chief foe

At Tokyo Games, virus is Olympians’ chief foe

AP 2021-08-03 12:04:12

Holding each other tighter than lovers, the wrestlers smear each other with sweat, spittle and — when they inadvertently cut each other — sometimes blood. Lungs heaving, mouths agape, they...

Warholm destroys world record to win men's Olympic 400m hurdles gold

Warholm destroys world record to win men's Olympic 400m hurdles gold

-- 2021-08-03 10:30:06

A world record had been predicted but Norway's Karsten Warholm did not just break it, he destroyed it to hold off American Rai Benjamin and win a superb men's Olympic 400 metres hurdles final on Tuesd...

England tour of Bangladesh postponed indefinitely

England tour of Bangladesh postponed indefinitely

ESPNcricinfo 2021-08-02 21:22:05

England's white-ball tour of Bangladesh, which was originally scheduled for September and October this year - shortly before the start of the men's T20 World Cup - has been postponed indefinitely. Tha...

Belarus athlete refuses to board flight back home, seeks asylum in Japan

Belarus athlete refuses to board flight back home, seeks asylum in Japan

REUTERS 2021-08-02 13:12:29

A Belarusian athlete who refused to board a flight after she said she was taken to the airport by her team against her wishes was "safe and secure" in Tokyo, the International Olympic Commit...

Greece's Tentoglou wins men’s long jump gold with dramatic final leap

Greece's Tentoglou wins men’s long jump gold with dramatic final leap

-- 2021-08-02 13:09:15

Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the men's long jump in the most dramatic fashion on Monday as he leapt 8.41 metres in his final attempt to snatch the gold medal from Cuba's Juan Miguel Echevarria....

Olympic boxing: Why is there so much drama?

Olympic boxing: Why is there so much drama?

AP 2021-08-02 12:44:28

When Mourad Aliev sat on the boxing ring apron at the Kokugikan Arena for an hour after his disqualification for head-butting, the French super heavyweight took a metaphorical seat alongside all the b...

Windies are well-past their T20 glory days?

Windies are well-past their T20 glory days?

Rakimul Huq 2021-08-01 23:29:03

From June 2012 to August 2016, the West Indies team won 25 of their 33 T20 internationals. This included the two WT20 title triumphs of 2012 and 2016, one semifinal appearance in 2014 and 14 wins out...

Italy's Jacobs takes stunning 100 metres gold

Italy's Jacobs takes stunning 100 metres gold

REUTERS 2021-08-01 19:47:32

Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed a stunning upset victory in the Olympic 100 metres final on Sunday, becoming the first Italian to take the most coveted title in athletics and doing it with a huge Europe...

Domingo disappointed over “stringent” rules keeping Mushfiq away

Domingo disappointed over “stringent” rules keeping Mushfiq away

UNB 2021-08-01 19:28:50

Like many others in the cricketing fraternity of Bangladesh, Russell Domingo, Tigers' head coach, did not hide his disappointment regarding what he levelled as "stringent" rules of Australia that kept...

Bangladesh’s Olympics journey ends

Bangladesh’s Olympics journey ends

-- 2021-08-01 18:06:27

In the big stage of sports, the athletes of Bangladesh usually have to say goodbye early and there was no exception in Tokyo Olympics as after sprinter Jahir Rayhan’s 400m event, the red and gre...

Brilliant Thompson-Herah leads Jamaican sweep in 100m

Brilliant Thompson-Herah leads Jamaican sweep in 100m

REUTERS 2021-07-31 20:53:15

Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led home a Jamaican clean sweep in the Olympic women's 100 metres final on Saturday, posting an amazing 10.61 seconds to become the second-fastest woman in his...

Post-Usain Bolt era in men's 100m begins in Tokyo

Post-Usain Bolt era in men's 100m begins in Tokyo

Reuters 2021-07-31 13:50:43

The post-Usain Bolt era in the men's Olympic 100 metres began on Saturday in Tokyo with Dorian Keletela, who is competing as part of the Olympic Refugee team, advancing to the next round with a person...

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare out of Tokyo Olympics after failed drugs test

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare out of Tokyo Olympics after failed drugs test

-- 2021-07-31 11:13:42

Sprinter Blessing Okagbare is out of the Tokyo Olympics after being suspended for failing a drugs test. The Nigerian - a rival to Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith - had won her 100m heat on Friday...

Djokovic's Golden Slam bid ends with defeat to Zverev

Djokovic's Golden Slam bid ends with defeat to Zverev

Reuters 2021-07-31 10:53:12

Novak Djokovic's bid to become the first man to complete the Golden Slam lay in tatters on Friday after he was toppled by Germany's Alexander Zverev in the singles semi-finals at the Tokyo Games. Zve...

Tokyo Olympics gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of two more events

Tokyo Olympics gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of two more events

-- 2021-07-31 10:31:34

Simone Biles has pulled out of Sunday's vault and uneven bars gymnastics finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The four-time Olympic champion, 24, withdrew from Tuesday's women's team final as well as...

US swimmer Caeleb Dressel sets Olympic record on way to second gold

US swimmer Caeleb Dressel sets Olympic record on way to second gold

-- 2021-07-29 10:52:28

USA's Caeleb Dressel set an Olympic record on his way to winning the men's 100m freestyle gold medal as he seeks to become one of the most successful swimmers at an individual Games. Dressel won in...

US bounce back from Olympic-opening loss, rout Iran 120-66

US bounce back from Olympic-opening loss, rout Iran 120-66

AP 2021-07-28 14:42:16

It wasn’t just that the US had been losing. It was that the level of play was practically un-American. Playing passively and passing up open shots isn’t the way its players became basketb...

More golds for Titmus and Ohashi, Britain picks up third swimming gold

More golds for Titmus and Ohashi, Britain picks up third swimming gold

Reuters 2021-07-28 12:49:46

Australia's Ariarne Titmus and Japan's Yui Ohashi won their second gold medals in Tokyo while Britain picked up their third swimming gold with an impressive victory in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay...

Tsitsipas beats Tiafoe to move into third round of Olympics

Tsitsipas beats Tiafoe to move into third round of Olympics

Reuters 2021-07-28 11:44:45

Third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece avenged his loss to Frances Tiafoe at Wimbledon, defeating the American 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Tsit...

Biles out of team event, can still get medal

Biles out of team event, can still get medal

REUTERS 2021-07-28 11:12:38

Simone Biles' quest to become the greatest female Olympian here in Tokyo took a bizarre twist on Tuesday, when she dropped out of the women's team event after one vault. After a disappointing attempt...

Women triumphant in Tokyo as US’s Biles spotlights mental health at Games

Women triumphant in Tokyo as US’s Biles spotlights mental health at Games

REUTERS 2021-07-28 11:06:42

With the Olympics still digesting US gymnast Simone Biles's stunning exit from the team event, champion women made a splash in Tokyo on Wednesday as Australian Ariarne Titmus, American Katie Ledecky a...

Japan's Nishiya leads teen skater medal rush

Japan's Nishiya leads teen skater medal rush

REUTERS 2021-07-27 14:11:58

Japanese 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya clinched the Olympic title in the women's street skateboarding competition on Monday, shedding tears of happiness after nailing her final trick and becoming the cou...

Naomi Osaka crashes out from Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament

Naomi Osaka crashes out from Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament

-- 2021-07-27 13:48:13

Naomi Osaka lost to former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament on Tuesday. The second-ranked Osaka, who was bor...

Barcelona, Neymar end legal disputes amicably

Barcelona, Neymar end legal disputes amicably

-- 2021-07-26 19:05:14

Barcelona said on Monday it had reached an "amicable" out-of-court settlement to end its legal disputes with Brazil forward Neymar, who moved from Barca to Paris St-Germain in 2017. The case relates...

Dressel wins US Olympic swimming gold

Dressel wins US Olympic swimming gold

AP 2021-07-26 14:01:33

Caeleb Dressel got started on his quest for six gold medals in swimming, while Katie Ledecky found herself in a very unusual position. Second place. Dressel led off a US victory in the men’s 4...

US lose to France 83-76, ending 25-game Olympic win streak

US lose to France 83-76, ending 25-game Olympic win streak

AP 2021-07-26 12:24:30

The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn’t really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans —...

Too young in 2020? Spotlight on next generation of gymnasts

Too young in 2020? Spotlight on next generation of gymnasts

Reuters 2021-07-26 12:11:04

The female gymnasts who would not have met age eligibility criteria if the Tokyo Games had been held in 2020 are relishing their unique Olympic experience as an unforeseen - and controversial - chance...