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Paine new Aussie ODI skipper

New Australia coach Justin Langer on Tuesday named Tim Paine as one-day captain for next month’s tour of England as they look to open a new era after a damaging ball-tampering scandal. Langer, who has been entrusted with restoring Australia’s battered reputation, was widely expected to select Paine in his …

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Manchester United thank fans for Ferguson support

Manchester United thanked well wishers from around the football world for showing their support for legendary former manager Alex Ferguson following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson, 76, won 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in …

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Neymar returns to PSG training ground

Neymar returned to the Paris Saint-Germain training centre on Saturday and the club tweeted photos of the Brazilian star working out in the gym. The pictures showed the world’s most expensive player grimacing as he lifted weights and working out on leg-strengthening equipment. One photo showed him walking barefoot in …

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BCB to launch talent hunt tournament

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has aimed to bring out the new talents through tournament and training from 32 private academies of Dhaka Metropolises area. To materialise the dream, country’s highest cricketing institution is going to launch a tournament ‘BCB Academy Cup’ on 20 May. Aspirant future cricketers’ age level must …

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North-South Korea table tennis unified but defeated

Having taken another step towards the sporting rapprochement of North and South Korea, the unified Korean women’s table tennis team was soundly beaten by Japan at the world championships in Sweden on Friday. The two Koreas on Thursday opted against playing each other, deciding instead to field a joint women’s …

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