Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) - Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA) on Thursday announced a short list of nominees for their sports awards for the year of 2018.
Two awards in each group -- champions and runners-up -- will be handed over during BSPA night date of which will be announced later.
BSPA has nominated Al-Amin and Talha bin Nazrul for their World Sports Journalist Day awards while Sanat Babla, Tareq Mahmud and Sadman Shakib for Towfiq Aziz Khan Trophy as Sports Journalist of the Year.
Noman Mahmud, Masud Parvez and Mohammad Isam have been nominated for Ataul Haque Mallick Trophy for best interviews.
Sanat Babla, Rahenur Islam and Rafiqul Haidar Forhad have been chosen for Abdul Hamid Trophy for series reports.
Two from Sadman Shakib, Farzana Jahir and Sheikh Ashique will be picked for Ranjit Biswas Trophy for feature reports/documentaries.
Rafiqul Islam, Sanat Babla and Tareq Mahmud have been nominated for Bodiuzzaman Trophy for exclusive reports.
Shamsul Haque Tenku, Firoz Ahmed and Nazmul Haque Bappi have been nominated for Badrul Huda Trophy for photography.
Besides, Masud Alam has been named for special award decided by the jury board.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) – Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) emerged champions in three-day Saif Powertek 33rd National Age Group Swimming and Diving Competition that concluded at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Mirpur on Thursday.
Champions BKSP have secured 51 golds, 58 silvers and 31 bronze medals, Bangladesh Ansar finished runners-up collecting 24 gold, 17 silvers and 19 bronze medals while Issamoti Swimming Club became 3rd bagging 10 golds, two silver and three bonze medals.
The-three-day swimming diving competition featured 31 new national recordsin 103 events—eleven on the first day, eight one 2nd day and eleven on the 3rd and last day (Thursday).
Mobarak Hossain of BKSP emerged as the best boys swimmer of the meet securing seven gold medals with four new national records while Annie Khatun of Bangladesh Ansar named as the best girls swimmer colecting seven gold medals with one national record.
Swimmer State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ashan Russell was the chief guest at the day’s closing function Thursday afternoon and later he distributed the prizes.
Managing Director of the meet’s sponsor Saif Powertec and Vice President of Bangladesh Swimming Federation (BSF) Tarafder Mohammad Ruhul Amin was also present as special guest at the function chaired by BSF President and Chief of Bangladesh Navy Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury.
Dhaka, Sep 12 (UNB)- Bangladesh Women’s Juniors Hockey team conceded 0-1 goal defeat against Hong Kong, China in the six-nation Women’s Juniors (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers in Singapore on Thursday.
So Mei Ke scored the match-winner for Hong Kong in the 27th minute.
In their remaining matches, Bangladesh will play Uzbekistan on Friday (Sept 13) and Chinese Taipei on Sunday (Sept 15).
Earlier, Bangladesh Women’s Hockey team earned their historical maiden win in the international hockey beating Sri Lanka by 2-0 goals in their 2nd match on Tuesday after conceding a 0-3 goals defeat against hosts Singapore in the first match last Monday.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) - Bangladesh Archery team comprising of Mohammad Ruman Shana, Tamimul Islam and Hakim Ahmed Rubel advanced to the recurve men’s team event final of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament (Stage-3) beating Khairul Anuar Mohamad, Muhammad Akmal Nor Hasrin and Muhamad Zarif Syahiir Zolkepeli of Malaysia by 5-3 set points in the semifinal in the Clark City of the Philippines on Thursday.
The Bangladesh team sponsored by Modhumoti Bank Ltd will play the final against Chinese team comprising of Xiangshuo Qi, Zhenqi Shi and La Ta on Friday at 8:30 am (BST).
Earlier, Bangladesh recurve men’s team beat Witthaya Thamwong, Tanapat Pathairat and Denchai Thepna of Thailand by 5-3 set points in the quarterfinal on Thursday at the same venue.
Bangladeshi celebrated archer Mohammad Rumon Shana will play gold medal-deciding recurve men’s singles final against Shi Zhengi of China at 12:25 pm (BST).
In the recurve mixed team event, Bangladesh team comprising of Ruman Shana and Beauty Rai conceded a 0-6 set points defeat against Xinyan Zhang and Xiangshuo Qi of China in the semifinal at the same venue on Thursday.
Shana and Beauty will play in the Bronze medal match against Yu-Chen Yeh and Zih-Siang Lin of Chinese Taipei on Friday at 10:45 am (BST).
In the day’s recurve mixed team quarterfinal, Bangladeshi archers beat Waraporn Phutdee and Witthaya Thamwong of Thailand by 5-1 set points.
Earlier on Sunday, a six-member Bangladesh National Archery team reached Clark city of the Philippines to compete in the Asian meet.
Rio De Janeiro, Sept 12 (AP/UNB) — The cybercrimes unit of Rio de Janeiro's police heard the testimony of Brazilian model Najila Trindade on Wednesday, part of an investigation linked to her rape allegation against soccer star Neymar.
Investigators in Rio are specifically looking into Neymar's posting on social media of images and messages of the Brazilian model without authorization, a possible violation of her online privacy.
A separate investigation into the model's rape accusations against Neymar at a Paris hotel in May was shut down by a judge earlier this month, citing a lack of evidence against the player.
This week, police in Sao Paulo indicted Trindade for procedural fraud, slanderous denunciation and extortion.
Coming out of police offices Wednesday, Trindade's lawyer, Cosme Araujo, said he is looking into pressing charges in Paris.
Neymar has always denied the accusation and said their relations were consensual.
The Associated Press doesn't name alleged sexual assault victims unless they make their identities public, which Trindade did in interviews.