Gripped by cricket fever, Bangladesh facing its biggest game

As the city’s 18 million inhabitants will attest, Dhaka — the densely populated capital of Bangladesh — is known as the “traffic capital of the world” for good

IOC ‘very happy’ with Beijing prep for 2022 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is “very happy” with Beijing’s preparations for the 2022 Winter Games, amid assurances yesterday that the main venues will be completed three years

Rugby | Barrett brothers to make All Blacks history in Lions series

The first trio of brothers to be selected in the same All Blacks team — the Barretts — honed their skills in backyard battles which

Iran targets World Cup spot; China and Qatar target survival

Iran could become just the second team to advance through qualifying for the 2018 World Cup — after Brazil — while China and Qatar could be officially eliminated

NHL | Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this. Crosby was awarded his second consecutive Conn Smythe

Football | South Korea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

South Korea’s new liberal president has offered to co-host the 2030 World Cup with rival North Korea and other Northeast Asian countries as part of efforts

England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup

A first-half goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave England a  1-0 win over Venezuela in the 2017 Under-20 World Cup final at Suwon World Cup Stadium yesterday and a first global

Tennis | Nadal wins, Ostapenko claims first Grand Slam title

His clay-court prowess as unassailable as ever, Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final yesterday. No

Basketball | Warriors set to make their claim as NBA’s best ever

Saturday, 9:05 a.m. Warriors v Cavaliers H 1.44, A 3.2 One victory left for the Golden State Warriors to claim another title. Not the one

Rugby | Lions stick to selection plan for tour match vs Crusaders

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland hasn’t allowed selection plans to be derailed by this week loss to the Auckland-based Blues, picking a lineup below

Rugby | Lions beaten 22-16 by Blues in Auckland in 2nd tour match

The British and Irish Lions conceded a late try and lost 22-16 yesterday to the Auckland-based Blues in their first-ever match against a New Zealand Super Rugby team.

Rugby | Lions to be tested by Blues in second tour match

Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. Blues v Lions H 3, D 29, A 1.53 The British and Irish Lions will reach an important crossroads in only

Cricket | Buttler hits rapid 61 as England all out for 310 against NZ

Jos Buttler hit an undefeated 61 off 48 balls as an inconsistent England scored a competitive 310 all out against New Zealand at a windy Sophia

Basketball – NBA Finals | LeBron’s brilliance not enough in Game 2 loss to Warriors

LeBron James has been brilliant in the first two games of the NBA Finals, which still have been lopsided losses for his Cleveland Cavaliers. While

Tennis | Players have no fears about Wimbledon despite London attack

Novak Djokovic and other players at the French Open say they are not worried about competing at Wimbledon next month despite the recent attacks in

Dovizioso wins Italian GP ahead of MotoGP leader

Andrea Dovizioso won the Italian Grand Prix yesterday for the third MotoGP victory of his career. Having started on the front row at the Mugello circuit,

Surfing | Jack O’Neill, who pioneered wetsuit, dies

Jack O’Neill, a Northern California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit, has died. O’Neill’s died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz, California home,

Ronaldo silences Madrid critics with 3rd CL title in 4 years

After another potent demonstration of Cristiano Ronaldo’s enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing him now. Particularly after the world player