Murray likely to play only doubles in Paris Games farewell

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray said he is unlikely to compete in the singles competition at the Paris Games due to fitness issues and will prioritise the doubles in what will be the final tournament of his career.

Messi-less MLS fall 4-1 to Mexican league in All-Star Game

Second-half goals by Argentine strikers Juan Brunetta and Maximiliano Meza gave Mexico's Liga MX a 4-1 victory over Major League Soccer in Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game.

Can England bring it home this time?

In the latest episode of The Daily Star’s podcast Pitch Perfect, we bring you an in-depth discussion about the key battles that may shift the balance in the grand finale of the tournament. 



Murshida leads ‘attack from the beginning’ mindset

For a while, Murshida Khatun had been on and off from the lineup of the Bangladesh women’s cricket team. Even in Bangladesh’s crucial Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka, Murshida’s name was missing from the lineup. However, she staked her claim as a resurgent opener this Asia Cup in their thumping 114-run win against Malaysia in Dambulla yesterday as Bangladesh ensured semifinal clash against India.

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Tigresses move into Asia Cup semis

Bangladesh all but confirmed their semifinal spot in the ongoing Women’s Asia Cup with a 114-run win against Malaysia in their last Group B match at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla on Wednesday.

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Murshida, Joty help Tigresses post their second highest WT20I total

Murshida Khatun struck a career-best 80 off 59 balls while skipper Nigar Sultana Joty made an unbeaten 62 off 37 balls as Bangladesh national women’s team posted a colossal total of 191-2 in their stipulated 20 overs against Malaysia in their last Group B match of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup in Dambulla on Wednesday.

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Root closes in on No.1 Test batter ranking

Root improves 12 rating points to close within seven rating points of the New Zealand veteran Kane Williamson and could re-claim top billing with another strong showing with the bat during the third and final Test against the West Indies in Birmingham.

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Pope says 600 runs in a day within England's reach

Pope was one of three century-makers for the hosts as England won the second Test against the West Indies at Trent Bridge by 241 runs, with Harry Brook and Joe Root following him to three figures in a series-clinching success.

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‘We can understand our current state’ in Australia

"I think the series is a great opportunity for me. Not only this series, wherever I play, I think the opportunity for the national team will come if I do well. I always try to perform, be it NCL, BCL or Premier League," said Akbar.

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Tigresses eye ‘A’ game against Malaysia

The Tigresses have played two matches so far in the ongoing meet but their performances were not convincing in either games.

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Gambhir backs Kohli, Rohit to play 2027 World Cup

Rohit, 37, and his opening partner Kohli, 35, quit Twenty20 Internationals last month after the team's victory in the World Cup final against South Africa in Bridgetown but both men will continue to play test and 50-overs cricket.

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Sagorika hattrick saves Bangladesh’s blushes

Young forward Mosammat Sagorika came off the bench and scored a hattrick as Bangladesh women’s football team came back from a goal down to beat Bhutan 5-1 in the first of two FIFA friendly matches in Thimphu on Wednesday night.

Maresca expects no problems with Fernandez after race row

New Chelsea manager Enzo Maresca said Wednesday that he did not expect "any problems at all" when Argentina's Enzo Fernandez rejoins the squad ahead of the start of the Premier League season.

Sabina and Co to play hosts Bhutan on July 24, 27

Coach Butler believes this is a good opportunity for the new players to prove themselves in competitive matches with the Bhutan fixtures.

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1,000 French police to secure Israel-Mali Olympics football game

Around 1,000 French police officers will be on duty on Wednesday to protect Israel's football match against Mali at the Paris Olympics where protests are also expected, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

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Paris drug dealers say they're ready for Olympics too

The dealers have promised a steady supply of wares, but warned prices may go up and delivery wait times too under the weight of tens of thousands of security forces and heavy demand.

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Nadal and Alcaraz cautious on Olympic doubles medal prospects

Nadal, the 2008 singles gold medallist, will pair up with Alcaraz in a tennis dream team at Roland Garros, looking to also add to the doubles title he won with close friend Marc Lopez at Rio in 2016.

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‘We are competing in Olympics as token participation’

“Considering the magnitude of the Paris Olympics, my preparation is not good enough,” Sonia told The Daily Star on the eve of her departure to Paris on July 20.

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Murray confirms retirement after Olympics

The 37-year-old, a two-time Olympic champion, is planning to play in the singles and doubles at his fifth Games.

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Sagor chosen as Bangladesh’s flagbearer

“I want to thank the Bangladesh Olympic Association [BOA] for giving me the opportunity to carry the national flag, which is a great honor for me,” said Sagor at the official press conference at the BOA today.

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Central Paris locks down for Olympics as athletes arrive

French security forces began locking down large parts of central Paris on Thursday ahead of the hugely complex Olympics opening ceremony next week on the river Seine.

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Paris 2024 opening ceremony will see big police presence, official says

The ceremony, staged for the first time outside a stadium, will involve around 80 boats ferrying international athletes on a six km (3.7 mile) route along the river Seine towards the Eiffel Tower, said the official, Lambis Konstantinidis.

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Asalanka to lead Sri Lanka in T20s against India

The 27-year-old replaces Wanindu Hasaranga, who stepped down as skipper in the shortest format after Sri Lanka failed to make the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup in the U.S. and West Indies last month.

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Flintoff's son Rocky youngest to hit Youth Test ton for England

His father Andrew was one of cricket's greatest all-rounders with over 7,000 runs and nearly 400 wickets across Tests and ODIs.

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Shoriful cuts LPL stint short due to sickness

“I’ve been sick for a few days. That’s why I decided to return home,” Shoriful told The Daily Star over the phone after returning to Bangladesh.

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'Pace is a massive weapon that makes you do different things'

England will have Gus Atkinson and Mark Wood, both bowlers who can bowl 90mph, in their starting XI at Trent Bridge as England prepare for the post-James Anderson era.

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Man Utd fans can expect creativity, unpredictability from Zirkzee

Manchester United newcomer Joshua Zirkzee said fans can expect to see a creative, unpredictable player who developed his skills in cage football, and idolised Ronaldinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Eight-month suspended term handed out for racist abuse of Vinicius, Rudiger

A Spanish court has handed down an eight-month suspended jail term to a person for online racist abuse targeting Real Madrid players Vinicius Junior and Antonio Rudiger, the club said Wednesday.

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Mascherano says Argentina racist chants video 'taken out of context'

Javier Mascherano, the coach of Argentina's Olympic football squad, said Wednesday that a video showing racist chants by national team players after they won the Copa America was "taken out of context".

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Man Utd set to seal move for Lille's Yoro

Manchester United are set to sign Lille's promising teenage defender Leny Yoro in a £52 million ($69 million) swoop, according to reports on Wednesday.

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Angel City set to become world's most valuable women's sports team

The value shatters the $120 million for the San Diego Wave sale in March, which was then a record-breaking price for a National Women's Soccer League team.

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Tracing Messi’s path, Yamal claims No.19 shirt

The No. 19 at Barcelona previously belonged to Vitor Roque for a brief period.

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