Dhaka: 7:30 AM, Fri, 25 May, 2018

Neymar recovering better than expected for WC

Sports Desk: Neymar's recovery from a foot injury has been "better than expected" ahead of the World Cup, according to Brazil's medical staff.

AB de Villiers retires from international cricket

Sports Desk: South African superstar AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from international cricket, two days after his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore exited the 11th season of the lucrative Twenty20 league in which his exhilarating batting and pyrotechnics in the field have further endeared him to a legion of Indian fans.

Emery appointed as new Arsenal head coach

Sports Desk: Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of Unai Emery as their new head coach, replacing Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.

Messi wins fifth European Golden Shoe

Sports Desk: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for a fifth time.

Mahbubul A Khalid’s song on World Cup Football released

Staff Correspondent: A Bengali song on 2018 FIFA World Cup that contains the message of amity among people around the globe has been released on online.

BCB announces squad against Afghanistan

Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday announced a 15-man squad for three-match T20 series against Afghanistan.

BCB Academy Cup kicks off Sunday

Sports Correspondent: The maiden edition of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Academy Cup will begin on Sunday with vision to find out new talents from 32 private academies in Dhaka Metropolises area.

I will play for ICC World XI: Afridi

Sports Desk: All-rounder Shahid Afridi confirmed playing a T20 international for ICC World XI against the West Indies.

Delhi beat Chennai by 34 runs

Sports Desk: Delhi daredevils successfully defended 163 runs at their home ground after Chennai Super Kings failed to go over the line.

Smith poised to return to cricket

Sports Desk: Steve Smith could make his return to cricket as early as next month in Toronto as part of the Global T20 Canada tournament.

France name squad for 2018 Russia World Cup

Sports Desk: France was always going to snub a cast of stars for the World Cup considering the depth in the national team program, and the inevitable was realized Thursday.

Jamie Day Bangladesh’s new football coach

Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is set to appoint Jamie Day as its head coach for the national team.

Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa League title

Sports Desk: Antoine Griezmann scored twice as Atletico Madrid swept aside Marseille in Lyon to win the Europa League for the third time in nine years.

World Cup winner Wilson dies

Sports Desk: England's 1966 World Cup winning defender Ray Wilson has died aged 83.

Manohar re-elected as ICC chairman

Sports Desk: Shashank Manohar was on Tuesday elected as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).