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  • “Merci Arsène”

    Back in 1996, when a French individual with the look of a college professor was appointed as Arsenal's next manager, the football world was confused to say the least. A man with a surface-level recognition

  • UEFA Champions League teams as people: 2018 Semifinals Edition

    Another year, another edition of the UEFA Champions League. And of course, it means singing "...THE CHAMPIOOOOOOONS!" and readying your meme game to roast your poor buddy whose team is gonna get knocked out all the while praying your team doesn't.What if such teams were like us people? What would be their stereotypes? Let's find out.

  • Good badminton rules we need

    Street badminton is a dog-eat-dog sport. There's no referee, no reviews, and most importantly, no mercy. There is more to the game than just hitting a shuttlecock and winning points.

  • Klopp praises Firmino

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp hails the ever-present influence of Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian capped an impressive all-round display with two goals in Tuesday's 5-0 Premier League win over Swansea City.

  • Antoine Griezmann

    Griezmann apologises for painting himself black

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann apologises after receiving criticism on social media for posting a picture of himself on his official Twitter account dressed as a Harlem Globetrotter, covered in black paint and wearing a wig.

  • Things to know before attending your first cricket match

    Things to know before attending your first cricket match

    Now that BPL is back, many of you will be setting foot inside a cricket stadium for the first time. If you're a part of this lucky bunch, read on for the do's and don't's of a cricket stadium, young padawan.

  • Stages of watching a Bangladesh cricket match

    The match starts pretty well, with our bowlers keeping a check on the runs. Mashrafe does what he does best (being economical), and even Taskin manages to bowl a few decent overs.

  • Dhakas' contrasting fortunes

    Dhaka Division staged a comeback against Khulna on the second day of their third round encounter in the 19th National Cricket League yesterday.

  • Imrul Kayes

    Bangladesh collapse after Imrul fifty

    A changed batting order in Bangladesh’s second innings against Cricket South Africa Invitation XI apparently backfired on the third and final day of their lone practice game today.

  • SL to play day-night Test against Pak

    Sri Lanka will play its first day-and-night Test match later this month when they meet Pakistan for a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG fever

    Neymar's decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.


    I have been quite sombre for the past few days. It pains to watch you lose in the semis. So close, yet so far.

  • Lehmann wants ODIs to be more 'liberal' during rain delays

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants one-day international matches to continue as long as conditions are safe, even if not ideal, after back-to-back washouts left his team's Champions Trophy campaign in complete disarray.

  • Juve seal Italian Cup title

    Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci strikes one apiece as treble-chasing Juventus secure a record third successive Italian Cup with a 2-0 victory over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

  • India women Sharma, Raut set record 320-run stand

    India's Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut smashed centuries against Ireland and combined in a stand of 320 runs to record the highest partnership in a women's one-day international on Monday.

  • Pakistan press for victory

    Departing stalwarts Younis Khan and captain Misbah ul Haq failed to make an impact in their farewell international innings but Pakistan were poised to press for a series-clinching victory over the West Indies at stumps on the fourth day at Windsor Park in Dominica on Saturday.

  • Higauin brace takes Juventus close to final

    Gonzalo Higuain scores a brace as an imperious Juventus beat Monaco 2-0 in their Champions League semifinal first leg on Wednesday.

  • No-one safe as sport becomes growing magnet for extremists

    Three bombs hidden in a hedge that exploded when the Borussia Dortmund Champions League team passed by proved that no sporting event is now safe from a militant attack, experts said.

  • Trump policies cloud potential US World Cup bid

    President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies could hurt an expected U.S. bid to host the 2026 World Cup although plenty of time remains for concerns to ease before the decision by world soccer's governing body FIFA.

  • NZ want run-out review after odd dismissal

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has called for a review of run-out rules following the bizarre dismissal of Neil Wagner in the second Test against Bangladesh.


    After two seasons of success at home, Team Bangladesh will have its work cut out in 2017. Success will be vital to take our cricket to the next level, as all our confirmed games in the first half of the year are away from home including a couple of unconfirmed ones scheduled in the Future Tour Plan.

  • Pakistan fighting to save pink-ball Test

    Pakistan were in a backs-to-the-wall struggle to save the day-night first Test as Australia took a strangle-hold on the third day at the Gabba on Saturday.

  • Death toll in Istanbul bombings rises to 44

    The death toll from Saturday night's twin bombings in Istanbul has risen to 44, of whom 36 were police officers, Health Minister Recep Akdag was cited as saying by state-run Anadolu agency and other media on Monday.

  • Conte's 3-4-3

    From 8th to 2nd, what is so special about this formation? 5 wins, 16 goals, 0 conceded straight from a 3-0 defeat to now a 4th placed Arsenal. What exactly, has changed?

  • FPL movers and shakers

    With the Fantasy Premier League entering Gameweek 12 coming Saturday after a "never-ending" international break, let us take a look at our runaway leaders.

  • To Aguero Or Not To Aguero

    Gameweek 8 and 9 have not been the most ideal for Fantasy Premier League managers, as our most priced assets fetched sorry figures. But one good week for you may turn the leaderboard upside down and hey, what is an FPL manager without hope? Let's see how things might turn in the coming weeks.


    The “nightmare” named international break is over and Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are all but charged up to embrace newer ecstasies and heartaches, caused by their fantasy buys.

  • FIFA 17: The Formula is Almost Perfect

    Yearly instalments are cursed with the fact that they will always feel similar to their predecessors no matter how many changes were proposed on paper. FIFA 17 is no exception to this rule.

  • Sergio Aguero Out. Alexis Sanchez In.

    The international break is thankfully over as the weekend offers us another chance to lose ourselves in fantasy football.

  • Fantasy football: The new found passion

    There is no denying the fact that fantasy football has made the English Premier League even more enjoyable.