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Russia could face total Rio 2016 ban

Russia should be banned from this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics after evidence was found of a four-year, state-sponsored doping programme, says the World Anti-Doping Agency. A Wada-commissioned report found urine samples of Russian competitors were manipulated across the “vast majority” ...

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Portugal stun hosts France to win Euros

Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears but an extra-time goal by Eder saw Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in Sunday`s Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament. The victim of a heavy challenge by Dimitri Payet, Ronaldo ...

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Maria Sharapova to miss Olympics

A Court of Arbitration for Sport decision on the two-year doping ban for Maria Sharapova has been put back two months to September, the court said Monday, ruling the tennis superstar out of the Rio Olympics. The 29-year-old Russian, one ...

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75-year-old Pele ties the knot for 3rd time

Brazil football legend Pele on Saturday got married for the third time, tying the knot with his girlfriend of six years Marcia Cibele Aoki. Pele, 75, told a newspaper that this time he has found “love forever.” Pele and Aoki ...

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Tamim Iqbal, the changemaker

It was hardly a challenge for Tamim Iqbal to set cricket as his ambition at an early age. Born and raised in a family where sports was given a lot of importance, Tamim knew the path to walk on. His ...

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Messi to return for Argentina in November

Lionel Messi has rethought his sensational decision to retire from international football, according to Argentinian newspaper La Nacion. Following his country’s latest loss in a competition final against Chile in the Copa America, in which he missed a spot-kick in ...

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England prepared to cancel Bangladesh tour

England cricket chiefs indicated Saturday they were prepared to cancel a tour of Bangladesh after an attack saw 20 foreigners killed in the country. Hostage-takers murdered 20 foreigners, hacking many of their victims to death, before six attackers were gunned ...

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BCB announces preliminary Squad

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the preliminary squad for England’s Tour of Bangladesh 2016. The 30 men preliminary squad was announced on Thursday. The BCB has asked the selected players to report to National Team Strength & Conditioning ...

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England hammered after Icelandic collapse

Former England players and the country’s media lined up to savage the national football team on Monday night after one of its most embarrassing defeats, a 2-1 loss to tiny Iceland which sent them spinning out of the European Championship. “Good Riddance” ...

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Roy Hodgson: Euro 2016 failure has ‘damaged’ England

Roy Hodgson says England’s 2-1 loss to Iceland and exit from Euro 2016 will cause longer-term “damage” to the team. And Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said it was now “imperative” to find out why England were “brittle” at ...

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