Dhaka, Sept 23 (UNB) – Semifinals of both the boys and girls groups of the Polar Ice Cream 25th School Handball Tournament will be held on Monday at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here.
In the girls’ group, Viqarunnisa Noon School & College will play Sunnydale School in the first semifinal at 12 noon while Scholastica Uttara will face Shaheed Anwar Girls School in the 2nd semis at 1 pm on Monday.
The two semifinals of boys group will also be held on Monday at 2 pm and 3 pm respectively at the same venue, the line-up of which will be finalized Monday morning after the remaining league matches.
Meanwhile in the boys’ super league matches on Sunday, Sunnydale beat Kadamtola Purbo Bashabo Schoool & College by 34-13 goals; Narinda Govt. High School defeated Cambrian School & College 24-8, Shaheed Police Smriti College outplayed Saint Gregory High School 19-9; Residential Model School & College outplayed Scholastica Uttara 17-10 in the morning.
Sunnydale beat Narinda Govt. High School 28-18; Cambrain School & College overcame Kadamtola Purbo Bashabo School & College 10-9 while Scholastica Uttara defeated Saint Gregory High School 17-13 goals Sunday afternoon.
Dhaka, Sep 22 (UNB) - Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman finished on joint 60th in the Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup to win a purse of US$5197 at Musashi Country Club Sasai Course in Japan on Sunday.
The two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur aggregated six-over-par 290 [72-70-74-74] to finish a 21-shot behind the title winner Yuta Ikeda.
The 32-year-old Ikeda Ikeda of Japan, who held an overnight one-shot lead on a wire-to-wire victory, clinched his career 20th title in a sensational style after shooting a final round three-under-par 68.
Justin Harding of South Africa aggregated a nine-under-par 275, registering a five-under 66 in the final round and finished in second place.
In the final round, Siddikur traded two birdies against five dismal bogies for a three-over. He slipped from joint 51st spot to share his final spot with two other golfers.
Tokyo, Sep 23 (AP/UNB) — Fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova beat Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open and deny the U.S. Open champion a win in her home country.
Osaka, who upset Serena Williams in the final in New York, hadn't dropped a set previous to Sunday's final and was frustrated from the outset by the big-serving Czech player.
Pliskova broke Osaka for a second time to go up 5-4 in the second set and then hammered her sixth ace to secure her 11th career title.
Pliskova needed three dramatic sets in each of her matches to reach her second final of the season.
"I was just happy it didn't go to a third set," Pliskova said. "Naomi was playing so good all tournament but I think she was a little bit tired today."
The frustration was evident when Osaka double faulted in the ninth game of the second set to set up Pliskova's second break. The 20-year-old tossed her racket to the ground before collecting her composure, but it was too late.
It was the second time Osaka came up short in the tournament. Two years ago, Osaka lost in the final to Caroline Wozniacki, this year's top-seeded player who was eliminated by Camila Giorgi in the second round.
Moulvibazar, Sep 22 (UNB) - Swadhinata Kabaddi Team defeated IGP Kabaddi Team by 22-11 sets with a lona in the opener of the Moulvibazar District Sports Association (DSA) Cup Kabaddi tournament at Sheikh Russel Indoor Stadium here on Friday night.
Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation General Secretary and Asian Kabaddi Federation President Habibur Rahman, who is also Deputy Inspector General (Admin) of Police Headquarters, inaugurated the newly constructed tournament venue, Sheikh Russel Indoor Stadium, as the chief guest.
Dhaka, Sep 21 (UNB) - Bangladesh trailblazing golfer Siddikur Rahman made the cut in the purse of approximate US$ 1,355,000 Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup, sharing the 33rd after second round at Musashi Country Club Sasai Course in Japan on Friday.
The two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur aggregated even-par 142 with a one-under-par 70 on the day and stayed eight shots behind the Japanese leader Hiroshi Iwata, who took one shot lead above his compatriot Yuta Ikeda.
Siddikur shared his place with six other golfers, moving up from joint 69th spot.