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Spain’s taxman OKs Ronaldo multi-million tax settlement

Sports Live: Spanish tax authorities have given their ok for football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to pay close to 19 million euros ($22 million) to settle a tax fraud claim, prosecutors said Friday. Prosecutors in Madrid said the deal with tax authorities and Ronaldo’s advisors also includes a two-year jail sentence which he won’t serve. Sentences of up to two years are... details

Mavericks sign German Nowitzki for record

Sports Live: The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed Dirk Nowitzki, which will make the German star the first player in NBA history to play 21 straight seasons with the same team. Nowitzki is now set to begin his 21st season with Dallas which will be an NBA record for a player with the same franchise. The previous record of 20 was held by Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers. No... details

Tigers win warm up match

Sports Live: Bangladesh beat UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI by 4 wickets in the lone warm up match held on Friday at Sabina Park. Mahmudullah captained the side today in the absence of regular captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan. Mosaddek Hossain’s four-wicket haul put Chancellor’s XI in trouble as they lost 6 wickets for 89 after Mahmudullah opted them to... details

FIFA president Infantino celebrates ‘best World Cup’ ever

Sports Live: FIFA president Gianni Infantino celebrated what he described as the “best World Cup” ever on Friday, thanks to the quality of football and organisation in Russia. “I was saying this would be the best World Cup ever, today I can say it with more conviction… it is the best World Cup,” Infantino told reporters in Moscow two days ahead of the final between... details

Tigresses win T20 series against Ireland

Sports Live: Asian champions Bangladesh women’s cricket team lived up to the high expectations as they put up brilliant performance to win the three-match T20 series beating hosts Ireland by four wickets in 2nd T20 match held on Friday at Dublin, Ireland. Chasing a winning target of 125 runs set by Ireland, The Asian champions reached home in 19.1 overs with four wickets in... details

England dump Panama 6-1 in World Cup

Sports Live: Title aspirants England were in no mood to flirt as their skipper Harry Kane struck a superb hattrick as they dumped hapless Panama by 6-1 goals in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Group G match held at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Russia. England led by their skipper Harry Kane brilliance,led 5-0 in the first half. Captain Harry Kane joined the battle for leading goal... details

Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in World Cup

Sports Live: Brazil kept their hope alive with two brilliant goals in the injury time as they recorded their first win in the FIFA World Cup beating Costa Rica by 2-0 goals in their second ground E match held on Friday at St Petersburg in Russia. In the day’s match, Philippe Coutinho scored the first goal for Brazil in the 90+1 minute of the match while Neymar scored the second... details

Pressure on Messi against Croatia after Ronaldo

Sports Live: Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia in Thursday’s pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing. France will be looking for a second World Cup Group C win against Peru Thursday while Australia need to bounce back from their heart-breaking defeat to... details

Japan beat Colombia 2-1 in World Cup

Sports Live: Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in the opening match in World Cup Group H on Tuesday, taking advantage of an early red card for midfielder Carlos Sanchez. Shinji Kagawa gave Japan the lead from the penalty spot after Sanchez handled the ball. Juan Quintero brought Colombia level as half-time approached but Yuya Osako grabbed the winner in the second... details

US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup: FIFA

Sport Live: The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup after easily beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday. The North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the ballot at a FIFA Congress held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup. Football’s showpiece event will return to the North American... details

Bangladesh beat India to clinch Asia Cup crown

Sports Live: It was dream come true for Bangladesh and a befitting end of a fairy tale as Tigresses overcame all the hurdles to beat the fancied India by three wickets in a nerve wrecking final of the Women’s Asia Cup final to lift their maiden crown at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Six time champions in a row India were asked to bat first and they struggled all... details

Bangladesh eve cricketers trash Pakistan

  Sports Live: Bangladesh shrugged off their previous match defeat to hand fancied Pakistan a seven wicket thrashing in their second match of ACC Asia Cup T20 held on Monday at Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While Tigress showed top form whereas men cricketers Tigers suffered a surprise 45 run defeat against Afghanistan. Two times runners-up Pakistan were asked to bat... details

Bangladesh get best ever ICC Test rankings

Sports Live: Bangladesh overtake West Indies to grab the eight position for the first time in the ICC test rankings. In the annual update of rankings, Bangladesh gained four points while West Indies lost five points. Bangladesh now rank eight with 75 points while West Indies is in ninth with 67 points, said a press release by ICC on Tuesday. Meanwhile, India tops the ranking with 125... details