World Cup teams shocked but safe after deadly Auckland shooting

Women's World Cup teams in Auckland said they were shocked but safe after a deadly shooting in the centre of the New Zealand city on the opening day of the tournament Thursday.

Sabina and Co to follow epoch-making Women's World Cup

The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off today with co-hosts New Zealand and Australia in action, with both matches combinedly set to welcome more than 100,000 fans.

Liverpool captain Henderson set to join Gerrard in Saudi

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set to join former teammate Steven Gerrard at Saudi club Al Ettifaq after a deal was struck between the clubs, The Athletic reported on Wednesday.



India A set up Bangladesh A semi in Emerging Asia Cup  

Pacer Rajvardhan Hangargekar took a fifer and opener Sai Sudharsan smashed a century as India A beat Pakistan A by eight wickets in their final Group B fixture of the ACC Emerging Asia Cup at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

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Bangladesh’s Asia Cup campaign begins against Sri Lanka on Aug 31

Bangladesh will face defending champions Sri Lanka on August 31 in Kandy, Sri Lanka, in their first game of the hybrid-format Asia Cup. 

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Pakistan sense victory despite top order wobble in small chase

Pakistan remained on course for victory in the opening test against Sri Lanka despite a top-order wobble chasing a meagre victory target of 131 at Galle on Wednesday.

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India women level series with massive win

India comprehensively beat Bangladesh by 108 in the second ODI to level the three-match series 1-1 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.

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Riyad doing the hard yards quietly

While the national team players are enjoying a well-deserved break after the home series against Afghanistan, experienced Mahmudullah Riyad was seen at the BCB Academy ground training on his own on Wednesday.

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India set Tigresses a daunting target

Fifties from skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues saw India women's cricket team set a daunting target of 229 runs for Bangladesh in their second of the three-match ODI series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

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Taskin, Mushy leave for Zim-Afro T10 League; Shakib set for GT20 League

Bangladesh Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan, pacer Taskin Ahmed and wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim left the country on Tuesday night as they head to fulfill their commitments in different franchise leagues.

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‘Old is gold’ the mantra for England

James Anderson returns on his Old Trafford home ground to lead an ageing England attack in a must-win fourth Ashes Test.

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Romeu returns to Barcelona on three-year deal

Barcelona has re-signed former academy player Oriol Romeu from Girona with the midfielder signing a three-year deal, the LaLiga champions said on Wednesday.

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Benjamin Mendy signs for French club Lorient after sex trial acquittal

Benjamin Mendy signed for French club Lorient on Wednesday after the former Manchester City and France defender was acquitted in a sex offences trial in England last week.

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Titu joins women's football team as head coach

Saiful Bari Titu has been appointed the head coach of the Bangladesh Women’s national football team for September's Asian Games, Women’s Wing chairman of the Bangladesh Football Federation Mahfuza Akter Kiran confirmed.

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Bayern thrash amateur side 27-0 in pre-season game

If ninth-tier side Rottach-Egern thought Bayern Munich would use Tuesday's pre-season match as a chance to gently shake off the rust after a lengthy break they were sadly mistaken, with the ruthless German champions running up a 27-0 victory.

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Women's World Cup will win over the sceptics: Infantino

The sport's governing body expects 2 billion people to tune in for the 64-game tournament being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, with the event set to kick off in Auckland on Thursday

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Messi will need time to adapt to MLS: Beckham

Inter Miami co-owner Beckham, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, watched Messi take part in his first training session for the club on Tuesday after signing a two and a half year contract

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Brazil tweaks work hours for women's World Cup

Brazil said Tuesday it will change civil servants' work schedules so they can watch the national team play in the women's World Cup -- a concession until now reserved for the men's top-flight football tournament.

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Rashford signs new five-year Man Utd deal

Marcus Rashford has signed a new five-year contract at Manchester United, the English football giants announced Tuesday.

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Vondrousova vows to shun media spotlight after Wimbledon win

Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova said Tuesday she was determined "not to push in anywhere" in her bid to avoid the media spotlight after her historic triumph.

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Alcaraz needs new rivals for a new era

Novak Djokovic was still trying to digest the loss of his Wimbledon crown to Carlos Alcaraz when one reporter asked him whether Sunday's clash was the start of a great rivalry.

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Commonwealth Games in limbo as Australia pulls out as 2026 host

State Premier Daniel Andrews said the initial estimated Aus$2 billion (US$1.36 billion) needed to hold the Games would more likely be around Aus$7 billion, which he called "well and truly too much"

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'Spanish bull' Alcaraz is me, Federer, Nadal rolled into one: Djokovic

"I think he's got basically best of all three worlds," said Djokovic."People have been talking in the past 12 months or so about his game consisting of certain elements from Roger, Rafa, and myself. I would agree with that."

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Alcaraz the new king of Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz heralded the changing of the guard in men’s tennis as he ended Novak Djokovic’s long reign at Wimbledon with a rip-roaring 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 victory to win the All England Club title for the first time on Sunday.

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Alcaraz defeats Djokovic to win first Wimbledon title

World number one Alcaraz recovered from dropping the first set and saving a set point in the second to come through 1-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

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Beer and new tattoo for Wimbledon champion Vondrousova

Marketa Vondrousova plans to celebrate with beer and a new tattoo after becoming one of the most unlikely Wimbledon champions by beating Ons Jabeur in the final on Saturday.

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'My most painful loss': Tearful Jabeur vows to end Grand Slam misery

Tearful Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur on Saturday described her third defeat in a Grand Slam final as the "most painful" of her career but vowed to bounce back and break her jinx at the majors.

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Bangladesh Football in troubled waters 

Bangladesh women’s football is making the headlines again but this time for negative reasons, with the latest conundrum surrounding Golam Rabbani Choton’s resignation. The coach has been in charge for 17 years but called it quits and decided to end his relationship with the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). Why couldn’t the BFF capitalise on the women’s team’s success? The Star News Plus brings you the detailed report.  

IND-BD T20 Wheelchair Cricket Series kicks off in Kolkata

The Disabled Cricket Council of India is organising a T20 Wheelchair Cricket Series between India and Bangladesh. The series, consisting of three matches, commenced today at Vivekananda Park Ground in Kolkata

Taijul cherishes Eid in native Natore

The Daily Star Sports team caught up with Taijul Islam to celebrate the festivities of Eid. The left-arm spinner finds the most joy in his permanent address in Natore. He celebrates the happiness of Eid with his family there. Despite cherishing all the festivities, the 31-year-old did admit to being tight-fisted when it comes to giving away salami.

'Salahuddin is destroying football'

On this segment of the Star Special, former Bangladesh footballer Sheikh Mohammad Aslam has expressed his reservations about the federation. According to him, Salahuddin is destroying the country’s football both on and off the field.

Shakib receives Argentina cricket team’s gift for Bangladesh

The Argentina national cricket team sent their team jersey as a gift to the Bangladesh cricket team on Friday. Bangladesh's Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan received the jersey before the start of their third and final T20I of the three-match series against Ireland at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today.