Chapainawabganj, Apr 1 (UNB)– A competition of Bangladeshi traditional game, Kabaddi started at the district stadium on Monday marking the 49th Independence Day of the country.
In the inaugural match, Nachol upazila defeated Bholhat upazila by 67-25 points.
Earlier, Civil Surgeon of Chapainawabganj Dr Saiful Ferdous inaugurated the competition.
Police Superintendent TM Mozahidul Islam, Additional Police Super Mahbub Alam Khan, general secretary of Chapainawabganj District Sports Association Towfikul Islam were also present on the occasion.
Five teams of the district are taking part in the competition, jointly organised by District Police and District Sport Association.
Dhaka, April 1 (UNB)– The Hurray Wafer School Mini Handball (Boys & Girls) Tournament, Powered by Pran Bubble Gum, begins on Tuesday (April 2) at the Shaheed Capt (retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here.
Twelve boys and 12 girls’ school handball teams will compete in the meet, organized by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) and sponsored by Pran Confectionaries.
BHF General Secretary Asaduzzaman Kohinoor disclosed this at a press conference at the federation office on Monday.
Miami Gardens, Apr 1 (AP/UNB) — Orange streamers rained down while Roger Federer held another championship trophy aloft, his familiar grin as wide as ever.
For the ageless Federer, winning never gets old.
Now 37, Federer became tennis' first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday by beating a hobbled John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4.
Federer neutralized Isner's big serve and won 32 of 35 points on his own serve. The 6-foot-10 Isner scrambled so desperately to stay in rallies that he hurt his left foot and limped badly through the final few points.
Isner said afterward he didn't yet know the nature or severity of the injury.
Federer, by contrast, is just fine. He was the Dubai champion on March 2, and runner-up to Dominic Thiem at Indian Wells two weeks ago.
"This is a good phase, a good stretch for me right now," Federer said. "I really feel super healthy. That's why I have been able to play every day for the last four weeks. That's something that maybe hasn't always been the case for the last few years. So you appreciate these moments."
Federer is 18-2 this year, best on the men's tour, which stamps him as a threat to add to his record total of 20 Grand Slam titles in 2019.
"Unbelievable for you to keep winning and playing this level of tennis," Miami tournament director James Blake, a former top-five player, told Federer at the trophy presentation. "It makes me feel like such an underachiever. We're all just in awe."
Isner also paid tribute to Federer during the ceremony.
"You were entirely too good today, entirely too good this whole tournament," Isner said. "You are entirely too good your whole career. It's absolutely incredible what you're doing. We're so lucky to have you in this game, and we all want you to keep playing and literally never retire. So keep it up, man."
The first 33 men's and women's titles in 2019 were won by 33 different players, including Ashleigh Barty in the Miami women's final Saturday. Federer is the first repeat winner in 20 men's tournaments this year.
"Kind of fitting," Isner said.
Federer first played in the Miami tournament as a wild card 20 years ago. He won the title in 2005, 2006 and 2017 before it moved from Key Biscayne to its new home this year in the Dolphins' complex.
"It has been a super long journey for me here," Federer told the crowd. "To stand here right now really means a lot after so many years."
The temporary stands inside the NFL stadium were almost full for the final, but Federer quickly defused any drama. He broke in the opening game and then twice more in a first set that lasted only 24 minutes.
"Champion, Roger!" one fan yelled during a lull, prompting cheers. Federer went on to earn the adjective yet again.
To complicate matters for Isner, he said the top of his foot started to hurt during the first set, and the problem grew worse as the match progressed.
"It's a terrible feeling," Isner said, "going up against the greatest player ever, playing in this incredible atmosphere, and my foot's killing me.
"Not that I would have won the match anyway. Let's make that clear. But, you know, I think I could have made for a more interesting match, and one that was a little more fun."
Federer said he felt badly for Isner but didn't let that affect his game.
"It was just important to keep on doing what I was doing, and if he's hurt, well, then so be it, and bad luck for him," Federer said. "After the game, of course, you hope it's nothing serious ."
While Isner may need time to heal, Federer will begin preparations for the clay court season, which he skipped last year. He'll play Madrid in May as a tuneup for the French Open.
"I'm not very confident going into this clay court season, I can tell you that, because I don't even remember how to slide anymore," Federer said. "I'm taking baby steps at this point. I'm very excited. It's a good challenge, a good test. Confidence? It's in no man's land."
In tennis, no man's land is the area around the service line. Federer hits lots of winners from there.
Dhaka, March 31 (UNB) – The trophy of the “Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open 2019”, an Asian Tour Professional Golf Tournament, was officially unveiled at the Kurmitola Golf Club here on Sunday.
Quarter Master General of Bangladesh Army Lt Gen Mohammad Shamsul Haque officially unveiled the tournament’s logo at a function at the Banquet Hall of Kurmitola Golf Club Sunday evening. BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon MP was also present on the occasion as special guest.
Senior Vice President of Bangloadesh Golf Federation Major General Mohmamad Enayetullah, Executive Vice President of the meet’s organizing committee and BGF secretary general Brigadier General Md Sayeed Siddiki, Directors of the meet sponsors National Bank Limited Rick Haque Sikder, Ron Haque Sikder, Managing Director Mustaque Ahmed and Tournament Director Chokchai Boonprasert were also present on the occasion.
Earlier on Thusday, Chief of the Bangladesh Army and President of Bangladesh Golf Federation (BGF) General Aziz Ahmed unveiled the tournament’s logo at a function at the Banquet Hall of Kurmitola Golf Club Thursday afternoon.
Professional golfers from America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia are expected to compete in the tournament from April 3- 6 at the Kurmitola Golf Club, being held under the supervision of Bangladesh Golf Federation with the cooperation of Asian Tour.
The Bangladesh stop has been a part of the Asian Tour since 2015, making this year’s the 5th staging of the tournament at KGC.
Some 40 professional and promising golfers from Bangladesh including six amateurs will get the opportunity to compete directly in the meet, sponsored by National Bank Limited.
Some 150 professional golfers, plus officials, delegates and TV crews from 22 countries will be part of the meet.
Dhaka, March 31 (UNB) – Hosts Faridpur clinched the Inter-District Women’s Kabaddi title beating
Jhenidah by 29-20 points in the final in Faridpur on Sunday.
China Begum of Faridpur was adjudged the best player of the final while Rani Khatun of Jhenidah was named as the best player of the tournament.
Police Superintendent of Faridpur, M Zakir Hossain was chief guest in the day’s final and later he also distributed the prizes.
Final round of the National Women’s Kabaddi Championship will be held in the capital where Faridpur, Jheniadah, Rangamati, Rangpur, Nilphamari, BGB, Bangladesh Ansar and Bangladesh Police will participate.