Dhaka, Jun 25 (UNB) - Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 2-1 matches in the boys’ team event of the Walton ITF Asian U-12 Team Tennis Tournament at Officers’ Club Tennis Court here in Ramna on Tuesday.
In the boys’ team event, Nadim Mollah of Bangladesh conceded a 5-7, 3-6 defeat against Muhammad Haider Ali Rizwan of Pakistan in the first singles but Sajib Hossain leveled the margin for Bangladesh beating Ehtesham Humayun 6-2, 6-2 in the reverse singles.
In the boys’ doubles, the Bangladesh pair of Nadim Mollah and Sajib Hossain beat Muhammad Haider Ali Rizwan and Ehtesham Humayun of Pakistan 5-7, 6-1, 10-3 to win the match.
Nicosia, June 25 (Xinhua/UNB) -- Cypriot tennis star Marcos Baghadatis said on Monday that he will quit professional tennis after the Wimbledon tournament
Bagdhatis rose to a carrer-high number eight in the world rankings in 2006, having reached the Australian Open final in 2006 and the semi-finals at Wimbledon later that year.
However, he has slipped to 134 in the world rankings, after a 15-year career on the ATP Tour.
Baghdatis is estimated to have earned 9 million U.S. dollars in prize money.
Between 2006 and 2010, he won four ATP singles titles in Beijing, Zagreb, Stockholm and Sydney.
Baghdatis said on his website on Monday that the decision to quit professional tennis was not an easy one.
"It has proven tough for me, especially physically, to come back to where I feel like I belong. Even though my mind wants to do it, the limits of my body have prevented me to maintain and play at a consistent high level as I expect from myself."
"Especially the last two years have been very difficult for me with recurring injuries and pain," he said.
He said that with "a beautiful wife, two young daughters, and a third child on the way" he could not be more excited to spend more time with all of them at home.
Baghdatis said he will be heavily involved in tennis in a number of capacities, so people will continue to see him on the tour.
Dhaka, June 25 (UNB) - Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo have been announced as the hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, reports BBC.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted for Italy's joint bid ahead of Stockholm, Sweden.
Skating sports and ice hockey will be held in Milan, while most alpine skiing events will take place in the resort of Cortina.
Other snow sports will be held in other venues in the Italian Alps, including Bormio and Livigno.
The 2026 Winter Olympics will take place from 6 to 22 February and the 2026 Winter Paralympics will be held from 6 to 15 March.
Cortina previously hosted the Winter Olympics in 1956, while Turin staged the 2006 edition of the Games.
There were only two candidates left after four other bidders - the Swiss city of Sion, Japan's Sapporo, Graz in Austria and the Canadian city Calgary, which hosted in 1988 - had earlier dropped out of the race with concerns over the event's size and cost.
The results showed Milan-Cortina had received 47 out of the 82 votes cast.
Sweden has never hosted a Winter Games before and the wait goes on after its Stockholm-Are bid - based around the capital and its largest ski resort, but also including Latvian city Sigulda - received 34 votes. There was one abstention/blank vote.
IOC president Thomas Bach said: "Congratulations to Milan-Cortina. We can look forward to an outstanding and sustainable Olympic Winter Games in a traditional winter sports country.
"The passion and knowledge of Italian fans, together with experienced venue operators, will create the perfect atmosphere for the best athletes in the world."
Delighted members of the winning delegation shouted "Italia, Italia" as the decision was announced.
Dhaka, June 25 (UNB) - Lamine Diack, the ex-boss of athletics' world governing body the IAAF, is to stand trial in France on corruption and money-laundering charges, reports BBC.
The 86-year-old, whose son Papa Massata Diack has also been charged but fled to their native Senegal, has been under house arrest since November 2015.
Diack senior has been investigated over allegations he took payments for deferring sanctions against Russian drugs cheats.
They both deny all the charges.
Former French long jump champion Diack was in charge of the IAAF for 16 years and initially praised by Lord Coe when the British double Olympic champion replaced him as IAAF president in August 2015.
But within three months of Coe's election, details emerged of Diack's alleged involvement in a conspiracy to bury positive drug tests by Russian athletes in return for money.
Four others face prosecution - Russian athletics chief and IAAF treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev, Russia's ex-national middle distance coach Alexei Melnikov, Diack's former aide Habib Cisse and the IAAF's ex-anti-doping boss Gabriel Dolle.
The French authorities have also been investigating allegations that Diack received bribes for his votes in several bidding contests for high-profile sports events. The former International Olympic Committee member is claimed to have controlled the votes of several African colleagues.
It is alleged that Diack, a former mayor of Senegal's capital Dakar, used these payments to fund political campaigns in his homeland, as well as a lavish lifestyle in Monaco, where the IAAF is based.
The West African country has rejected several requests to extradite his son.