Bournemouth, Oct 2 (AP/UNB) — Mamadou Sakho elbowed Jefferson Lerma in the face and conceded the penalty which Bournemouth converted to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the English Premier League on Monday.
Substitute Junior Stanislas hit the winner in the 87th minute for Bournemouth to climb from ninth to seventh in the standings.
Palace remained 13th.
Bournemouth went ahead early when David Brooks curled in a pass from Callum Wilson for his first goal for the team.
Patrick van Aanholt leveled for Palace 10 minutes into the second half from an offside position, cutting in from the left side and firing a right-foot shot into the roof of the net.
Stanislas had been on the field only three minutes when he was picked to kick the penalty. He's yet to start a Premier League match after six months out with a knee injury.
Dhaka, Oct 2 (AP/UNB)- Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of "fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000.
The suit says the woman asked police last month to reopen the criminal case; Las Vegas police confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that they have reopened a sexual assault case from 2009 brought by the woman named in the lawsuit. The AP does not identify those who say they have been sexually assaulted.
Ronaldo's attorney, Christian Schertz, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. But after a report on the case in Der Spiegel last week, he threatened to sue the German magazine, saying: "It violates the personal rights of our client Cristiano Ronaldo in an exceptionally serious way."
In a smiling Instagram video posted hours after the suit was filed, Ronaldo appears to deny the allegations.
"Fake. Fake news," said the five-time world player of the year, who moved to Juventus from Real Madrid this summer. "You want to promote by my name. It's normal. They want to be famous, to say my name. But it is part of the job. I am a happy man and all good."
The woman's attorneys did not immediately respond to a telephone message seeking comment.
The lawsuit claims that the woman, who was then 24, went with a friend to the Rain nightclub at the Palms Hotel and Casino on the night of June 12, 2009, and met Ronaldo there. It says he invited a group of people up to his suite "to enjoy the view of the Las Vegas strip" and then into the hot tub; according to the suit, he then barged in on her as she was changing, exposed himself and asked her for oral sex.
When she refused, the lawsuit claims, he raped her.
According to the lawsuit, and confirmed by police spokesman Aden OcampoGomez to the AP, the woman named in the suit reported the attack to police the same day. OcampoGomez said she also asked for a "sexual assault test," which was performed at the University Medical Center.
The woman refused to tell police where the assault took place or assist with identifying a suspect other than to say he was a European soccer player, the spokesman said. A Portuguese citizen, Ronaldo was transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 for a then-record sum of 94 million euros, or about $130 million.
"As of now this is an ongoing investigation and no further details are being released at this time," OcampoGomez said.
The lawsuit claims that the woman's family arranged for a lawyer "who only had several years of legal experience." Negotiations left her with "intrusive thoughts, an increased sense of extreme anxiety and fearfulness, complete helplessness and passivity," the lawsuit says.
"The psychological trauma of the sexual assault, the fear of public humiliation and retaliation and the reiteration of those fears by law enforcement and medical providers left plaintiff terrified and unable to act or advocate for herself," the lawsuit says.
The lawsuit also accuses Ronaldo or those working for him of battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, coercion and fraud, abuse of a vulnerable person, racketeering and civil conspiracy, defamation, abuse of process, breach of contract, and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to leak out.
It asks for general damages, special damages, punitive damages and special relief, each in excess of $50,000, along with interest, attorney fees and court costs.
Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) – Ariful Haque played a century of 117 * for Rangpur Division as his side scored 300/5 * in 90 overs in the first innings on the first day against Barishal Division in their Tier-1 four-day match of the 20th National Cricket League (NCL) at Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bagura on Monday.
Ariful was at the crease playing 181 balls and hitting 12 boundaries and one six and skipper Sajedul Islam [2* off 9b] was pairing him in the 6th wicket when the bails were drawn for the first day.
Besides his individual score, Ariful shared 195 runs off 56.1 overs with Naeem Islam [92 off 192b; 10x4; 1x4] in the 5th wicket stand. Opener Jahid Jabed [62 off 93b; 9x4] was another big hitter for Rangpur Division.
Sohag Gazi [2/88], Monir Hossain [1/23], Salman Hossain [1/24] and Kamrul Islam Rabbi [1/61] shared wickets for Barisal Division.
Toss: Barisal Division elected to bowl first.
Dhaka Metropolis vs Sylhet Division
In another league match of the four-day first class affair, Shadman Islam hammered 157 for Dhaka Metropolis’ collection of 332/4 * in 88 overs at stumps in the 1st innings against Sylhet Division after the first day’s paly of their Tier-2 round-1 match at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
Mehrab Hossain Jr [28* off 32b; 2x4; 1x6] and former national team captain Mohammad Ashraful [1* off 17b] were at the crease when the bails were drawn for the day.
Opener Shadman was brilliant in his innings of 283balls as he hit 20 boundaries and two sixes, alongside sharing a 112 runs off 37.2 overs in the opening stand with Shykat Ali [42 off 104b; 5x4] before building another 112-run partnership from 23.2 overs in the second wicket stand with Shamsur Rahman [34 off 69b; 4x4].
Before being caught by Sayem Alam off Shahanur Rahman on 286/3 in 77.3 overs, Shadman shared another partnership of 62 off 17.1 overs with captain Marshall Ayub [50 off 84b; 3x4], who was another big hitter for Dhaka Metropolis.
Shahanur [2/61], Enamul Haque Jr [1/118] and Abu Jayed [1/46] were the wicket takers for Sylhet Division.
Toss: Sylhet Division elected to bowl first.
Rajshahi vs Khulna
Rajshahi Division were trailing by 88 runs with nine wickets remaining in the 1st innings after day-1, replying to defending champions Khulna Division’s 210/10 in 52.3 overs, including Tushar Imran’s century of 104, in the Tier-1 match at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.
Mizanur Rahman [74* off 88b; 13x4] and Junaid Siddique [1* off 1b] were at stumps with 122/1 in 29 overs for Rajshahi when the bails were drawn for the first day.
Opener Nazmul Hossain Shanto [46 off 86b; 6x4] was bowled out by Afif Hossain at 117/1 in 28.2 overs.
Earlier in Khulna Div’s innings, Tushar featured 14 boundaries and two sixes in his innings of 144 balls while Anamul Haque [26 off 15b; 6x4], Nahidul Islam [26 off 49b; 4x4], Soumya Sarkar [13 off 50b; 1x4] were other double digit scorers for the defending champions.
Shafiul Islam captured five wickets for 43 runs in 12 overs while Sunzamul Islam [2/25], Delwar Hossain [2/33] and Farhad Reza [1/60] shared the remaining five wickets for Rajshahi.
Toss: Khulna Division elected to bat first.
Chattogramvs Dhaka Div
Chattogram Division were trailing by 213 runs with 8 wickets in hands in the 1st innings of the Tier-2 match after day-1 against Dhaka Division’s 238/10 in 81 overs at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
Opener Sadiqur Rahman [23* off 16b; 3x4] and Tasamul Haque [2* off 16b] were at the pitch with Chattogram Division score of 25/2 in 7 overs at stumps.
Shahadat Hossain removed both the wickets for duck, conceding 18 runs in four overs for Dhaka Division.
Earlier, Taibur Rahman [63 off 93b; 6x4] and opening batsman Rony Talukdar [59 off 143b; 4x4; 2x4] hit their half centuries for Dhaka Division.
Jubair Hossain got five wickets for 61 runs in 16 overs while Nayeem Hasan [3/74] and Hasan Mahmud [2/36] shared the remaining five wickets for Chattogram Division.
Toss: Chattogram Division elected to bowl first.
Sylhet, Oct 1 (UNB) – Bangladesh got off to a good start in the 5th version of the six-nation Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament beating upper ranked Laos by 1-0 goal in the opener at 25,000-crowd Sylhet District Stadium here on Monday evening, amid huge enthusiasm among the local fans.
In the match, Biplo Ahmed put Bangladesh ahead in the 60th minute by a good shot from a handshake distance that kissed the net hitting the Laos custodian, following two repeated unsuccessful attempts (1-0).
Mahbubur Rahman Sufil spoiled two close chances while Nabib Newaz Jibon missed another easy chance at the match.
In a FIFA international friendly match in Laos on March 27 last, Bangladesh came from behind to settle for a 2-2 draw with the hosts.
With the day’s feat, Bangladesh not only regained their rhythm after a frustrating show in the just-concluded SAFF Championship in Dhaka, but also brightened their chance to reach the semifinals of the prestigious meet.
Bangladesh (FIFA ranked 193), the runners-up of 2015 Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football, lived up their expectations again beating FIFA ranked 178 Laos team.
Earlier, Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the 12-day heavyweight soccer meet at a simple ceremony in the evening. President of Bangladesh Football Federation Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin was also present on the occasion.
In the remaining Group B match, Bangladesh will play stronger Philippines on October 5 at the same venue.
The group matches of the country’s prestigious meet are billed for Sylhet from Oct 1-6.
Later, two semifinals will be held at the Bir Shrestha Ruhul Amin Stadium in Cox’s Bazar on October 9 and 10 and the final will commence at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on October 12.
Six teams—split into two groups—are initially taking part in the first phase in Sylhet with the matches kicking off at 6:30 pm.
Participating teams are:
Group A – holders Nepal, Palestine and Tajikistan
Group B – Laos, the Philippines and hosts Bangladesh.
Remaining fixture of group matches:
Oct 2: Nepal vs Tajikistan
Oct 3: Laos vs Philippines
Oct 4: Tajikistan vs Palestine
Oct 5: Bangladesh vs Philippines
Oct 6: Palestine vs Nepal
Bangladesh’s Eleven: Ashraful Islam Rana, Waly Faisal, Bishwanath Ghosh, Tutul Hossain Badsha, Topu Barman, Biplo Ahmed (Mamunul Islam Mamun), Jamal Bhuiyan, Masuk Miah Zoni, Rabiul Hasan (Zafar Iqbal), Mahbubur Rahman Sufil (Ibrahim Miah) and Nabib Newaz Jibon.
Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) – Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by three wickets for their first win in the eight-nation Under-19 Asia Cup at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Monday.
Bangladesh shored the win scoring 191 for 7 in 47.2 overs after restricting the visiting Pakistan at 187 for all in 45.2 overs.
Bangladesh innings boosted with two half centuries by retired hurt Shamim Hossain [65 off 105b; 5x4; 2x6] and Prantik Nawroz Nabil [58 off 93b; 4x4] alongside their partnership of 97 off 24 overs in the 4th wicket.
Shamim and Nabil nullified Bangladesh early stumped with loss of three wickets for 42 in 104 overs as carried the team collection to 139/4 in 34.4 overs with their partnership before Nabil was lbw by Bilal Javed.
Opening batsman Sajid Hossain [21 off 26b; 4x4], wicketkeeper batsman Akbar Ali [17* off 31b; 2x4] and skipper Towhid Hridoy [10 off 8b; 2x4] were other double digit scorers for Bangladesh.
Muhammad Musa conceded economic 24 for three wickets in 7.2 overs while Saad Khan [1/13], Mohammad Hasnain [1/19], Bilal Javed [1/40] and Naseem Shah [1/63] equally shared four wickets for Pakistan.
Pakistan were sent in to bat first and raised their total riding on a half century by number-four batsman Waqar Ahmad [67 off 58b; 10x4; 1x6] and opening batsman Saim Ayub’s 49 off 77 balls with a boundary and two sixes.
Number-seven Junaid Khan [24 off 35b; 3x4], captain Rohail Nazir [23 off 36b; 2x4] and Muhammad Mohsin Khan [11 off 31b] were other double digit scorers for Pakistan.
Spinner Rishad Hossain got three wickets for 53 runs in eight overs while pacer Shoriful Islam got two for 20 runs in 8.2 overs. Mrittunjoy Chowdhury [1/17], Rakibul Hasan [1/34] and Avishek Das [1/56] shared the three wickets for Bangladesh.
Youth ODI debuts: Rakibul Hasan and Avishek Das [Bangladesh]; Saim Ayub, Mohammad Asif, Naseem Shah and Bilal Javed [Pakistan].
Bangladesh started their Group ‘B’ campaign in the tournament with a 6-wicket loss against Sri Lanka and will play the next match against Hong Kong at the same venue on Tuesday.