Dhaka, Nov 27 (UNB) – Defendeing champions and national star-studded Bangladesh Navy made a flying start in the SIBL Victory Day Hockey Tournament crushing Bangladesh Police by 13-0 goals in the opening match at Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Tuesday.
President of Bangladesh Hockey Federation and Chief of Bangladesh Air Force Air Chief Marshall Masihuzzaman Serniabat inaugurated the meet as the chief guest.
Managing Director and CEO of the meet’s sponsor SIBL Kazi Osman Ali was also present as a special guest.
In the day’s opener, national coloured Ashraful Islam and Moinul Islam struck three goals each, Fazle Rabbi and Deen Islam Emon scored two goals each while Krishna Kumar, Rasel Mahmud Jimi and Mamunul Rahman Chayan scored one each for the sailors team, which dominated the first half by 9-0 goals.
In the day’s other match, Bangladesh Air Force upset Bangladesh Army beating them by 3-2 goals in the tie breaker as the match was locked in 4-4 goals duing the stiupated period at the same venue.
In the schedule time, Sifat struck two, Prosenjit and Siraji contributed one each for the Air Force team while Mohammad Rokonuzzaman scored two, Milon Hossain and Pushkar Khisha Memo scored one each for the Army team.
Dhaka, Nov 27 (AP/UNB) - The Big Three is the year-end top three, something that last happened in 2014.
With Novak Djokovic at No. 1, Rafael Nadal at No. 2 and Roger Federer at No. 3 on Monday, that trio of tennis greats leads the season's final ATP rankings for the seventh time.
This is the first time, though, that each of those three men spent some time at No. 1 during the same year. The seven changes there were the most since 1999, when there were eight.
Djokovic won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2018, while Federer took the Australian Open, and Nadal earned the title at the French Open.
They accounted for Nos. 1-3 in the final rankings in 2007-11 and 2014, too.
For Djokovic, it marks the fifth time he has closed a year in the top spot, following 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Only Pete Sampras, with six year-end No. 1 finishes, did it more often.
The 31-year-old from Serbia is also the oldest man to be No. 1 at season's end and the first to finish atop the rankings after being outside the top 20 during the year — or outside the top 10 at the end of the previous year (he was No. 12 in 2017).
Simona Halep ended the season at No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the second consecutive year; she clinched that spot more than a month ago. Angelique Kerber was No. 2 among women, followed by Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina and Naomi Osaka.
Djokovic overtook Nadal three weeks ago; the Spaniard did not compete anywhere after stopping because of a painful right knee during his U.S. Open semifinal in September against Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal had arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle this month.
Nadal concludes a season at No. 1 or No. 2 for the 10th time, trailing only Federer's 11.
Federer, meanwhile, is in the year-end top three for a record 14th time. The 37-year-old from Switzerland has won 20 Grand Slam singles championships, the most by a man, followed by Nadal with 17, then Djokovic and the retired Sampras with 14 apiece.
The rest of the ATP top 10 for 2018: No. 4 Alexander Zverev, No. 5 del Potro, No. 6 Kevin Anderson, No. 7 Marin Cilic, No. 8 Dominic Thiem, No. 9 Kei Nishikori and No. 10 John Isner.
Del Potro was the runner-up at the U.S. Open, Anderson at Wimbledon, Cilic at the Australian Open, and Thiem at the French Open.
Neither Anderson nor Isner ever had finished a year in the top 10, while del Potro is back in that group for the first time since 2013.
Dhaka, Nov 26 (UNB)- Secretary General of Bangladesh District and Divisional Football Association (BDDFA) Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin on Monday congratulated Rafiqul Islam Laddu as he was re-elected as the president of Chuadanga District Football Association (DFA).
Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin greeted Rafiqul Islam Laddu, who came to the association’s office in the capital to make a courtesy call with BDDFA Secretary General.
The renowned football organiser was re-elected as the president of Chuadanga DFA in the association election on November 17.
Congratulating Rafiqul Islam Laddu, Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin said, “I think Laddu along with his newly elected committee will be able to play a proper role for the development of country’s football as a devoted football organiser and wishing all out success of Laddu”.
Dhaka, Nov 26 (UNB) - Bangladesh Hockey Federation has banned four top officials of Dhaka Mohammedan SC and Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club for different terms over the untoward incident in the title-deciding match of the Metropolis Premier Hockey League between the two teams at Maulana Bhashani National Stadium on June 7 last.
The decision was taken at an executive committee meeting of the federation held at the Falcon Hall of Bangladesh Air Force on Monday with federation president and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshall Masihuzzaman Serniabat in the chair.
Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club General Secretary Hasanullah Khan Rana, and Mohammedan’s Hockey team Manager Ariful Haque Prince and its Assistant Manager Asaduzzaman Chandan were banned for five years while Dhaka Mariner Youngs member Nazrul Islam Mridha got a three-year ban.
The former trio was also fined Tk 1 lakh each and the latter Tk 50,000.
The Mohammedan-Mariner ill-fated match ended in a fiasco following violence and Bangladesh Hockey Federation later declared the match draw and as a result, Dhaka Mohammedan SC emerged champions and Dhaka Ahahani Limited finished runners-up.
Besides, the technical official of the Mohammedan-Mariner match Nazirul Islam Naju was also banned for three years from all kinds of hockey activities.
The old Dhaka hockey giants and former premier league champions, Usha KC, were relegated to the first division league from the premier league for not taking part in this year league.
Dhaka, Nov 26 (UNB)–The Gregarious Club earned a facile 87-66 point victory over Dhumketu Club in the UniMed and UniHealth Metropolis Premier Division Basketball League at Dhanmondi Wooden floor gymnasium here on Monday.
The winners led the first half by 51-22 points.
Mithun caged 35 and Ovi 19 for the winners while Tareq scored 24 and Joheb 10 for the losers.
On Sunday, Dhumketu Club managed a hard-fought 43-42 point victory over Flame Boys Club after dominating the first half by 23-15 points while Rangers Club beat The Gregarious Club by 84-66 points after trailing in the first half by 32-36 points.