Nadal off to winning start in 10th Italian Open title bid By AFP | Last Updated: 13th May, 2021, 14:43

Nadal, 34, next plays Canadian Denis Shapovalov, the 13th seed, for a place in the quarter-final

Nadal off to winning start in 10th Italian Open title bid

Serena Williams' 1,000th match ends in defeat at Italian Open Serena Williams' 1,000th match ends in defeat at Italian Open

Despite a battling performance Williams could not wear down the 24-year-old Argentine who broke the American twice in the first set


PSG edge out Montpellier on penalties to reach French Cup final PSG edge out Montpellier on penalties to reach French Cup final

The holders will learn on Thursday the identity of their opponents at the Stade de France next week, with fourth-tier Rumilly-Vallieres facing Monaco in the second last-four tie


Atletico edge closer to La Liga title after Real Sociedad win Atletico edge closer to La Liga title after Real Sociedad win

Victory puts their team four points clear of Barcelona in the table and five ahead of Real Madrid, with Zinedine Zidane's side playing their game in hand away at Granada on Thursday


Seven-goal Milan run riot as Juve keep Champions League hopes alive Seven-goal Milan run riot as Juve keep Champions League hopes alive

Ante Rebic scored a hat-trick and Theo Hernandez a double as AC Milan thrashed Torino 7-0 to keep their push for a return to the Champions League


Sri Lanka sack ODI skipper Karunaratne Sri Lanka sack ODI skipper Karunaratne

Kusal Perera has been named as the new captain, with Kusal Mendis as his deputy


Barca title hopes hanging by a thread after Levante draw Barca title hopes hanging by a thread after Levante draw

With only two games left now and potentially two teams to catch, Barcelona's chances of taking the title off Real Madrid this season would appear remote


Leicester beat Man Utd to hand title to Man City Leicester beat Man Utd to hand title to Man City

Defeat for United means they are 10 points behind City with only three games remaining


Arambagh upset Sk Jamal Arambagh upset Sk Jamal

The highflying Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited were stunned by a shocking 1-3 goals defeat to the bottom-placed Arambagh Krira Sangha


Kings to assess situation before releasing players for camp Kings to assess situation before releasing players for camp

Holders Bashundhara Kings on Tuesday wrote Bangladesh Football Federation to provide the detail on ‘the mandatory period of quarantine or self-isolation days’


Frederick still keeps faith in Shana
Frederick still keeps faith in Shana

Bangladeshi archers are going to take part in Archery World Championship stage two after a 17-month break, scheduled to be held on May 17-23 at Lausanne in Switzerland


MCC to discuss Cambridge bamboo bat study MCC to discuss Cambridge bamboo bat study

Willow trees take 15 years to mature enough to produce cricket bats, whereas bamboo only requires five to six years


Jamie Day returns to Dhaka Jamie Day returns to Dhaka

After landing in Dhaka, the English-born national team’s coach Jamie Day along with Les Cleevely went to a mandatory five-day quarantine before starting their on-field activities


Cavani extends Man Utd contract to 2022 Cavani extends Man Utd contract to 2022

Over the season I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents


Fulham relegated from Premier League after Burnley loss Fulham relegated from Premier League after Burnley loss

London club Fulham will now join already-demoted West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United in the second-tier Championship next season


Osaka ‘not sure’ Tokyo Olympics should go ahead Osaka ‘not sure’ Tokyo Olympics should go ahead

More than 10,000 athletes from 200 countries and regions are set to travel to Tokyo for the Games, with a decision expected in June on how many domestic fans, if any at all, can attend


Bamboo bats could revolutionise cricket: study Bamboo bats could revolutionise cricket: study

Willow trees take 15 years to mature enough to produce cricket bats, whereas bamboo only requires five to six years


Cricketers advised to follow health rules during Eid leave
Cricketers advised to follow health rules during Eid leave

Earlier on Monday, Bangladesh team attended the final practice session before going to Eid break


Razaul vows to cement his place in nat'l team Razaul vows to cement his place in nat'l team

Defender Md Razaul Karim gets the chance to wear the national team jersey again after five long years


BCB eyes TK 1.5 billion from new broadcast deal BCB eyes TK 1.5 billion from new broadcast deal

Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Monday that they are expecting an amount worth TK 150 crore from their potential clients


Baridhara earn second win in BPL Baridhara earn second win in BPL

Baridhara now have 12 points from 15 games and are placed 10th in the league while Brothers are in the second last position with five points from 16 matches


Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Justin Gatlin part of test event at stadium
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Justin Gatlin part of test event at stadium

The event was held behind closed doors with Tokyo under a state of emergency due to a rise in coronavirus cases


Neymar on target but PSG draw leaves Lille closer to Ligue 1 title Neymar on target but PSG draw leaves Lille closer to Ligue 1 title

PSG are now three points adrift of Ligue 1 leaders Lille, who know they will be champions for the first time since 2011 by taking four points from their remaining two matches of the season


IPL ‘can’t happen’ in India while coronavirus rages: Ganguly IPL ‘can’t happen’ in India while coronavirus rages: Ganguly

The Indian Premier League was abruptly halted at the halfway stage last week after several players became infected


AC Milan knock Juventus out of top four with thumping win AC Milan knock Juventus out of top four with thumping win

Juventus are now fifth, one point behind the top four with three games left to play, including next weekend's clash with newly-crowned champions Inter Milan


West Brom down after defeat at Arsenal West Brom down after defeat at Arsenal

Emile Smith Rowe volleyed a smart opener from Bukayo Saka's cross in the 29th minute after Arsenal had stemmed the visitors' promising start


Real Madrid strike late but title hopes hit by dramatic Sevilla draw Real Madrid strike late but title hopes hit by dramatic Sevilla draw

Atletico are two points clear of both Real Madrid and Barcelona, with the title very much back in their hands


Kings upset with AFC’s last-minute decision  
Kings upset with AFC’s last-minute decision

Kings President said they will ask for compensation to the higher governing body of Asian football after getting the official letter next week
 


Tigers focus on fielding Tigers focus on fielding

 Hasan Mahmud ruled out of SL series 


Ryan Cook unavailable in SL series Ryan Cook unavailable in SL series

Cook is the second foreign coaching staff to skip the home series against Sri Lanka


National football camp starts Monday
National football camp starts Monday

Head coach Jamie Day, assistant coach Stuart Watkiss and goalkeeping coach Les Cleevely will also arrive in Bangladesh on the same day


Man Utd keep Man City waiting for title with Villa victory Man Utd keep Man City waiting for title with Villa victory

United wrapped up the win thanks to substitute Edinson Cavani's goal three minutes from time


Abid hits double century as Pakistan show Zimbabwe 'how to play cricket' Abid hits double century as Pakistan show Zimbabwe 'how to play cricket'

Zimbabwe were 52 for four at the close in reply to Pakistan's 510 for eight declared, 458 runs behind


Liverpool beats Southampton 2-0 to stay in EPL top 4 race Liverpool beats Southampton 2-0 to stay in EPL top 4 race

Jurgen Klopp's side stumbled over the line for only a second league win at home in 2021 thanks to Sadio Mane's first-half header and Thiago Alcantara's first goal for the club in the 90th minute


Atletico stay top after draw at Barca Atletico stay top after draw at Barca

Real will move level on points with Atletico if they beat fourth-placed Sevilla on Sunday, but would go top because of their head-to-head record


Bayern eye decade of dominance after ninth straight Bundesliga title

Bayern eye decade of dominance after ninth straight Bundesliga title

The emphatic victory leaves Bayern 10 points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig, whose 3-2 loss at Borussia Dortmund sealed Bayern the title, with two games left


Chelsea beat Man City to delay Premier League title party Chelsea beat Man City to delay Premier League title party

The three points lift Chelsea into third spot, six clear of fifth-placed West Ham with just three games to go


BCB hopeful about aiding cricketers in more transparent way BCB hopeful about aiding cricketers in more transparent way

Bangladesh Cricket Board officials were optimistic that they can provide their announced financial support


Relaxing Shakib, Fizz’s 14-Day Quarantine: BCB confident of convincing govt Relaxing Shakib, Fizz’s 14-Day Quarantine: BCB confident of convincing govt

Bangladesh team arrived on May 4 from Sri Lanka and they were earlier expected to join the practice with the rest 


BFF recalls four booters for FIFA WC qualifiers BFF recalls four booters for FIFA WC qualifiers

Bangladesh Football Federation recalled four players in the 28-member national squad for the upcoming joint qualification 

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