Dhaka, Sept 14 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s trailblazing golfer Siddikur Rahman made cut in the approximate US$1,000,000 purse of the 34th Shinhan Donghae Open placing joint 45th spot after the second round at Bear's Best Cheongna Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea on Friday.
Carding an even-par-71 on the second day, Siddikur aggregated two-under-par 140, seven shots behind the joint leaders -- Sanghyun Park and Hyungjoon Lee of South Korea and the Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena.
Among the leaders, Sanghyun Park carded a three-under-par 68 on the second day to maintain his top position, following the solo leadership with nine-under after first round of the flagship.
Siddikur traded two birdies and one bogy in each 9 and saw the only double bogey in the 12th hole on the day to share his spot with five other golfers, slipping from joint the 18th spot.
Zadar, Sept 14 (AP/UNB) — The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is pleased to be getting back to work.
Carlos Ramos is assigned to the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States this weekend in Zadar.
"I'm just focusing on this tie and working again. That's all I can say," Ramos told The Associated Press before the opening singles between Borna Coric and Steve Johnson, which he was not officiating.
Ramos was expected to direct the second singles between Marin Cilic and Frances Tiafoe.
Ramos gave Williams three code violations in her straight-set loss to Naomi Osaka last weekend, and the American great argued she wasn't being treated the same as some male players.
USTA president and CEO Katrina Adams, who defended Williams, was overheard apologizing to Ramos on the sidelines of Thursday's draw ceremony.
Ramos wouldn't go into details over his discussion with Adams, who initiated the conversation.
"You know I cannot talk about that," Ramos said.
Dhaka, Sept 13 (UNB) – Bangladesh Volleyball Federation (BVF) on Thursday announced a 21-member final squad of Bangladesh team for the 1st Asian Challenge Cup Men’s Volleyball scheduled for September 15-22 in Sri Lanka capital Colombo.
Bangladesh team comprises 14 players and seven officials.
Members of Bangladesh team: M. Rashed Khan Menon, M. Sazibur Rahman, M Mohasin Uddin, Narayon Debnath, Masud Hossain, M Abdul Mamin, Sk Ismile Hossan, M Al Amin, Mohammad Nahid Hasan, Ruhul Amin, Mohammad Sona Miah, Mohammad Kaysar Hamid, M Redowanur Rahman and Horosit Biswas,
Officials: Ali Pour Aroji ( head coach), Ashim Saha (manager cum assistant coach), M Emdadul Haq, (assistant coach), M Humayun Morshed (referee),
Besides, M Fazla Rabbi (Acting, General Secretary) Md Azizur Rahman (Joint Secretary) and Md Ataur Rahman (Member) will also accompany as the team officials
Dhaka, Sep 13 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s trailblazing golfers Siddikur Rahman carded a two-under-par 69 opening in the 34th Shinhan Donghae Open at Bear's Best Cheongna Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea on Thursday.
Siddikur traded three birdies against one bogey to share the 18th spot with his total and stayed four shots behind the South Korean leader Sanghyun Park.
Park was flawless throughout the two sessions and two shots ahead of the seven golfers, who sharing the second place in the flagships with a purse of approximate US$1,000,000.
Siddikur shared his spots with nine other golfers, trading birdies in the par-5 second and par-4 sixth holes in the first-9 before started the next-9 with a dismal bogey and saw another birdie putting the par-5 14th hole.
Dhaka, Sept 13 (UNB) – Bangladesh National Basketball team, now in Bahrain to compete in the 2nd phase pre-qualification round of West zone in the FIBA Asia Cup Basketball, conceded 60-63 point defeat against Sri Lanka in their 2nd match recently.
Touring Bangladesh is due to play hosts Bahrain in the 3rd match on Thursday.