3h ago| Tennis

Protester sets fire to arm at Laver Cup

There was a dramatic start to the event that will see tennis great Roger Federer feature in his final match as a spectator rushed past security and set fire to his arm courtside during the opening session at London’s famous O2 Arena.

5h ago| More Sports

Federer irreplaceable, says McEnroe

John McEnroe says Roger Federer and Serena Williams are "irreplaceable" but that tennis "goes on no matter what" as the Swiss prepares to play his final match on Friday.

5h ago| More Sports

Phelps not ready to move over for 'hungry kid' Marchand

Olympic great Michael Phelps said he was 'greedy' to hold onto his one remaining individual swimming world record faced with the threat of 'hungry kid' Leon Marchand.

1w ago| Tennis

Djokovic hails 'incredible moments and battles' with Federer

Novak Djokovic paid tribute to his long-time rival Roger Federer on Friday, hailing the "incredible moments and battles" the pair shared on court.

1w ago| Tennis

From Messi to Tendulkar: Stars react to Federer's retirement   

Roger Federer's decision to retire provoked an emotional reaction from current and former tennis players as well as stars in other sports.

1w ago| Tennis

Federer calls it quits

Roger Federer broke the news fans across the world have long been fearing when he announced on Thursday he will retire from competitive tennis after next week’s Laver Cup in London.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

Protester sets fire to arm at Laver Cup

There was a dramatic start to the event that will see tennis great Roger Federer feature in his final match as a spectator rushed past security and set fire to his arm courtside during the opening session at London’s famous O2 Arena.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

Federer irreplaceable, says McEnroe

John McEnroe says Roger Federer and Serena Williams are "irreplaceable" but that tennis "goes on no matter what" as the Swiss prepares to play his final match on Friday.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

Phelps not ready to move over for 'hungry kid' Marchand

Olympic great Michael Phelps said he was 'greedy' to hold onto his one remaining individual swimming world record faced with the threat of 'hungry kid' Leon Marchand.

September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022

Federer to partner Nadal in his last dance

Some of the most iconic moments of Roger Federer's glittering career featured Rafa Nadal across the net but on Friday his great Spanish rival will be alongside him for his final bow.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Chess champion Carlsen quits game amid cheating allegations

Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen abruptly withdrew from a game against American Hans Niemann, reigniting an ongoing cheating controversy in the sport.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

Murray hoping for final chance to play with Federer at Laver Cup

Andy Murray said he was hoping for a "special" final chance to share a court with Roger Federer at next week's Laver Cup in London and possibly team up to play doubles before the Swiss great retires from the sport.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

IUB win two medals in Inter-Uni chess

Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) clinched a silver and a bronze medal in the men's and women's chess events respectively in the Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

MGH Monsoon Cup Golf concludes

The three-day MGH Monsoon Cup Golf Tournament concluded at the Savar Golf Club yesterday.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

Nikli: The gift that keeps on giving

Anyone researching the swimming history of Bangladesh would certainly come across Nikli, an upazila in Kishoreganj, which is renowned for producing hundreds of swimming talents over three decades. Mohammad Abul Hashem -- a veteran amateur coach who went on to bag the country’s best coach award, given by the Bangladesh Krira Lekhak Samity [BSPA] in 2006 -- was the one who initiated Nikli’s amazing journey into swimming back in 1985.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

‘Failure is very rare in Nikli’

Swimmer Karar Samedul Islam, a product of the Nikli Swimming Club, won one silver and three bronze medals in the 2004 SAF Games in Islamabad. Considered one of the best swimmers produced in Bangladesh, Samedul spoke about a journey that began at a club in Kishoreganj and shared the secrets of Nikli’s success while speaking to The Daily Star’s Ashfaq Ul Mushfiq.