Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) – Sunamganj DSA made a good start beating Narayanganj DSA by 17-9 goals in The Exim Bank 28th National Men’s Handball Championship at the Shaheed Captain (Retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on the opening day on Tuesday.
The championship was organised by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) where Sunamganj DSA leaded the first half by 10-4 goals in the official opening match in the afternoon, although the competition began in the morning.
Earlier, Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) Syed Shaheed Reza inaugurated meet in the afternoon.
Director of the meet’s sponsor Exim Bank Nurul Amin Faruq was also present on the occasion as special guest.
A total of 29 district teams, split into eight groups, were initially taking part in the competition.
Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) – The Faldo Series Asia- Bangladesh Championship, a regular junior golf tournament of the country under the supervision of Bangladesh Golf Federation and sponsored by Army Golf Club, kicked off on Tuesday at Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka Cantonment.
It is a qualifying tournament for the “Faldo Series Asia and Grand Final” scheduled to be held at Laguna Lang Co Golf Club of Vietnam in March next.
Area Commander of Logistic Area and Junior Division President of Bangladesh Golf Federation Major General M Nazrul Islam and Administrtator of Faldo Series for Asia and Europe Rafidi Bin Ramlan inaugurated the three-day meet in the afternoon.
Some 79 junior golfers (boys and girls) from Bangladesh Army, Baagladesh Golf Academy and 10 affiliated clubs are taking part in different age group competitions.
The Faldo series, the largest junior tour, participated by 40 countries acorss the world under the cooperation of highest body of world golf —Royal & Ancient (R&A) and Asian Tour.
London, Nov 13 (AP/UNB) — The opening matches at the ATP Finals led to a debate over whether conditions at the O2 Arena were trickier than in past years.
Novak Djokovic ended it.
The Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion made an impressive start to his campaign for a sixth title by dismissing John Isner 6-4, 6-3 on Monday.
Roger Federer, who lost on Sunday, and Alexander Zverev described conditions as challenging following their error-strewn opening matches at the season-ending tournament, but Djokovic dropped just six points on his serve and made six unforced errors.
"My results here have been pretty good in the last 10 years, so I can't complain too much," said Djokovic, who has won four titles at the London venue. "It takes a little bit of time really to get yourself adjusted to the surface because the surface is a good surface."
A day after a ceremony to mark ending the season as No. 1, Djokovic underlined his status by nullifying Isner's usually destructive serve.
Isner, who at 33 became the season-ending tournament's oldest debutant since 1972, applied himself admirably but barely avoided being broken more than once in the first set, and was broken twice more in the second set.
"It was amazing," Isner said of the atmosphere. "I wish I could have given them a bit more to cheer for."
The one break Djokovic converted in the first set, at 2-2, was a cross-court forehand return winner which stranded Isner.
Cristiano Ronaldo was in attendance, with Djokovic perhaps spurred on even more by the Juventus forward's presence.
"It's great to have big football star, sports star like him, courtside watching tennis," Djokovic said.
At 3-3, 15-30 in the second set, Isner sent down a second serve at 126 mph (203 kph). Djokovic sent it straight back at his feet and a shocked Isner hit his backhand long to concede two more break points.
A forehand error from Isner confirmed the break, and the end of the contest. The merciless Djokovic held serve before breaking Isner once more with an inch-perfect backhand passing shot on match point.
"That was pretty comprehensive out there," Isner conceded.
Earlier, Zverev came from a break down in both sets to defeat Marin Cilic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1).
Facing each other in their opening match for a second straight year, Zverev produced the slightly steadier tennis in an attritional contest to extend his record against Cilic to 2-0 at the O2 Arena and 6-1 overall.
Cilic, who made 46 unforced errors, dropped to 1-9 across his four appearances at the tournament.
"The win, that's the most important thing," said Zverev, who failed to advance from the round-robin stage on his debut last year.
Dhaka, Nov 11 (UNB) – The 55th Infantry Division clinched the Bangladesh Army Athletics title securing seven gold, six silver and seven bronze medals that concluded at the Bangladesh Army Stadium here on Sunday.
The 33rd Infantry Division finished runners-up collecting six gold, four silver and nine bronze medals.
Quarter Master General of Bangladesh Lt Gen M ShamsulHaque was the chief guest at the day’s closing function and distributed the prizes.
Al Amin of the 66th Infantry Division was adjudged as the best athlete while SwaponBiswas of the 9th infantry Division named as the best promising athlete of the meet.
Dhaka, Nov 11 (UNB) – The Exim Bank 28th National Men’s Handball Championship, organized by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) begins on Tuesday (November 13) at the Shaheed Captain (Retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here.
President of the Bangladesh Insurance Association Sheikh Kabir Hossain will inaugurate the meet Tuesday afternoon. Director of the meet’s sponsor Exim Bank Nurul Amin Faruq will be present as special guest.
Rajshahi District will play Dinajpur District in the official inaugural match following the opening ceremony at 3 pm, although the men’s competition will begin in the morning..
The Exim Bank 29th National Women’s Handball Championship begins on Monday.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Handball Federation Asaduzzaman Kohinoor disclosed the details of the tournaments at a press conference at the federation office on Sunday. Chairman of the Men’s Committee Hasanullah Khan Rana and Chairman of the Women’s Committee Mokbul Hossain also spoke on the occasion.
Tournament’s sponsor Exim Bank will provide Tk 25,00,000 for both the tournaments. Out of total budget Tk 14.90 lakh for the men’s and Tk 9.52 lakh for the women’s meet.
A total of 29 district teams, split into eight groups, are initially taking part in the men’s competition.