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    Football pays respects to Barca victims

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    Top-tier football matches in France, Germany and Spain will be preceded by a minute’s silence at the weekend in a show of respect for victims of the terror attacks in Spain...

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    Chinese fans tell ‘Homesick Boy’ Tevez to stay away

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    Chinese football fans and media are urging underperforming Carlos Tevez not to return from a trip to Argentina, nicknaming him ‘Very Homesick Boy’ as speculation swirls that he wants out of China...

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    Smith backs Khawaja for Test return in Bangladesh

    Agence France-Presse . Darwin | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    Captain Steve Smith on Friday backed Usman Khawaja to return to the Australian team for this month’s two-Test series in Bangladesh. Smith, speaking ahead of the team’s departure to Dhaka, said left-hander Khawaja was a key player for the Ashes series against England later this year and needed to work his way back into the pivotal No.3 batting position...

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    Uncertainty over warm-up venue drags on

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    The uncertainty over the warm-up match between Australia national team and BCB XI drags on as Bangladesh Cricket Board officials are yet to finalize the venue for the match...

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    Three wins in a row for Saif Sporting

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    Newcomers Saif Sporting Club registered their third straight win in the Bangladesh Premier League when they defeated Muktijoddha Sangshad Krira Chakra by 2-0 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday...

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    Costa accuses Chelsea of pricing him out

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa has accused the club of pricing him out of a move back to Atletico Madrid in his continuing stand-off with manager Antonio Conte...

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    Real’s confidence contrasts with Barca concern

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    Real Madrid have outclassed Manchester United and Barcelona to collect two trophies before the season has begun, and Zinedine Zidane’s side show little sign of relenting as they begin their title defence at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday...

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    Three security managers, chef to accompany Aussies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 18, 2017

    Australia cricket team will arrive in Bangladesh today to play two Test matches against the hosts after 11 years, accompanied by at least three security officials and a chef, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board...

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