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    Referees threaten strike over wage

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:18pm on December 18, 2016

    The Bangladesh Football Federation barely avoided an embarrassment on Sunday when local football referees refused to conduct Bangladesh Premier League matches unless their long overdue allowances were paid...

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    Rahul’s 199 powers India

    Agence France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 11:14pm on December 18, 2016

    Opener Lokesh Rahul hit a career-best 199 to power India’s strong reply as England bowlers struggled on day three of the fifth and final Test in Chennai on Sunday...

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    Australia deny Pakistan in gripping Test finale

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane | Updated at 11:13pm on December 18, 2016

    Asad Shafiq scored a thrilling century as Pakistan put up a spirited resistance to Australia on Sunday, frustrating the hosts’ attempts to wrap up the first Test with a day to spare...

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    Tigers safely in New Zealand

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:11pm on December 18, 2016

    Bangladesh national team reached New Zealand on Sunday ahead of their first bilateral series abroad in two years after completing their preparation camp in Australia...

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    Ronaldo treble fires Real to Club World Cup

    Reuters | Updated at 07:42pm on December 18, 2016

      Reuters Real Madrid suffered an almighty fright before a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick hauled them back from 2-1 down and gave them a 4-2 win...

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    Bangladesh U-19s through to semis despite loss

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 06:10pm on December 18, 2016

    Bangladesh reached the semi-final stage of the under-19 Asia Cup as group B champions despite losing their last group match against Pakistan by...

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    Costa earns Chelsea 11th straight win

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:39pm on December 17, 2016

    Diego Costa struck as Chelsea won 1-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday, a club record-equalling 11th straight victory that sent them nine points clear at the Premier League summit...

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    Stir crazy Real plot Japan glory

    Agence France-Presse . Yokohama | Updated at 11:37pm on December 17, 2016

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted on Saturday his players were suffering from cabin fever after spending almost a week cooped up in a Japanese hotel...

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    Pakistan fight to save pink-ball Test

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane | Updated at 11:35pm on December 17, 2016

    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...

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    Fahad begins quest for IM norm

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:30pm on December 17, 2016

    Country’s youngest Fide Master Fahad Rahman said on Saturday that he will play four tournaments in India in December and January with a hope to earn required norms that will make him an International Master...