Leverkusen chase invincibility with Bundesliga title in sight

With 24 wins and four draws in the league this season, Leverkusen are on the cusp of going through a Bundesliga season undefeated.

Liverpool lost the plot in Atalanta defeat: Klopp

"It just was a really bad game, oh my god. We started well, really well, and then didn't continue. I think even before they scored, we just lost the plot a little bit, we were everywhere and nowhere," Klopp told reporters.

Liverpool on brink of Europa League exit after Atalanta romp at Anfield

Atalanta stunned Anfield as Gianluca Scamacca scored twice in a 3-0 win on Thursday to leave Liverpool with a mountain to climb to reach the Europa League semi-finals.



Eight South Africa venues confirmed for 2027 Cricket World Cup

In addition to the South African grounds, matches will also be played in Zimbabwe and Namibia, who will co-host the tournament.

16h ago

Most ducks in IPL: Maxwell joins Sharma and Karthik

Maxwell fell for a duck against Mumbai Indians (MI) during today’s IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium and joined Karthik and Sharma as the batters to be dismissed on duck for the most times in the competition, with all three having 17 ducks under their name.

16h ago

Sangakkara urges Parag not to look too far ahead

Parag scored 76 in Rajasthan's three-wicket loss to the Gujarat Titans on Wednesday, bringing his tally to 261 runs for the season. He is second in the race for the 'orange cap', awarded to the tournament's leading scorer, behind Royal Challengers' Virat Kohli.

19h ago

Smith joins Washington Freedom ahead of MLC season

Smith, who has played just four Twenty20 internationals for Australia since the start of 2023, went unsold at the Indian Premier League auction held in December last year. He competed for the Sydney Sixers in the 2023-24 Big Bash League (BBL).

19h ago

Eid Mubarak: Bangladesh cricketers wish fans on social media

Many cricketers shared a glimpse of their Eid celebrations for fans on social media

22h ago

Rana celebrating a ‘different Eid’

Just four years ago, Rana was nowhere near competitive cricket. The 21-year-old, who picked up a cricket ball for the first time after crossing 18, has made it to the national team in express speed.

23h ago

Gujarat end Rajasthan's winning streak with IPL thriller

While Rajasthan cling on to their table-topping position above Kolkata Knight Riders, the Titans clawed their way back to a dramatic victory in the final five overs, needing 73 off the final 30 balls.

1d ago

Mendis, Mathews get ranking reward after bashing Bangladesh

Sri Lankan All-rounder Kamindu Mendis and compatriot Angelo Mathews made sizable jumps in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings, helping their side to a thumping 192-run victory away from home, and completing a 2-0 series sweep in their ICC World Test Championship series.

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Bilbao rejoices as Athletic parade Copa del Rey trophy on boat

Players boarded a barge known as the 'Gabarra' and sailed 13 kilometres down the river from the affluent town of Getxo to the Bilbao city hall, where the party continued.

14h ago

Mbappe for once fails to deliver to leave PSG up against it

Scorer of 39 goals for his club this season, Mbappe was described as "invisible" against Barcelona by newspaper Le Parisien, which pointed out that he managed just three attempts on goal during the game, none of which troubled Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

18h ago

Premier League to introduce semi-automated offside technology

"The technology will provide quicker and consistent placement of the virtual offside line, based on optical player tracking, and will produce high-quality broadcast graphics to ensure an enhanced in-stadium and broadcast experience for supporters," a Premier League statement said.

18h ago

TV pundit apologises for 'classist' comment about Barca starlet Yamal

After seeing footage of Yamal juggling a football, Burgos said the 16-year-old would "end up at a traffic light" if his career failed, seemingly suggesting he would beg for money by performing tricks.

20h ago

Messi is the greatest, says Monterrey coach after knocking out Miami

“To me, Leo is the greatest player of all time, I did not mean to offend anyone, I just gave an honest opinion,” Ortiz said

22h ago

Enrique confident PSG can recover to win tie against Barca

"We're going to Barcelona with a lot of desire. It's a positive point of view to think that we can win there. It's going to be a final for us. I'm confident in my team."

1d ago

Miami, Messi crash out of CONCACAF Champions Cup

Mexican side Monterrey sent Lionel Messi and Inter Miami crashing out of the CONCACAF Champions Cup on Wednesday after completing a 5-2 aggregate victory in their quarter-final clash.

1d ago

Neymar avoids $3 mn fine for building lake at Brazilian mansion

A Brazilian court has suspended a $3 million fine imposed on soccer star Neymar last year for building a lake at his mansion on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro without an environmental license.

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Nadal hopes to return from injury for Barcelona Open

"First training... with the hope of being here these days before the start of the tournament. I'm here to see how it goes... with the desire to try to play," wrote Nadal on social media, alongside a picture of the Spaniard sitting courtside with his rackets.

1d ago

A different kind of Eid for hockey league players

Players featuring in the ongoing Premier Division Hockey League are set to experience a different kind of Eid this time around, with many having to celebrate the joyous occasion away from their kin and others having a shortened holiday period.

1d ago

French athlete Garnier breaks world record after climbing Eiffel Tower

"I really did it?" the 34-year-old asked through tears while throwing herself into the arms of her family, including her "very proud" mother.

1d ago

Athletics first to award prize money at Olympics

Athletics has become the first sport to offer prize money to Olympic champions, announcing on Wednesday that the 48 gold medallists in Paris this year will earn $50,000 each to end a 128-year tradition.

1d ago

Scheffler and McIlroy start side-by-side in Masters showdown

Top-ranked Scottie Scheffler and world number two Rory McIlroy, each chasing a milestone Masters victory, will be playing partners in the first two rounds starting Thursday at Augusta National.

2d ago

Djokovic 'feeling great' in Monte Carlo as Alcaraz withdraws injured

World number one Novak Djokovic said his "feeling was great" as he flew past Roman Safiullin in straight sets at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday, after third seed Carlos Alcaraz withdrew from the event due to injury.

2d ago

Abahani fall to Mariners again

Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club returned to the title race of Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League after beating title-aspirants Abahani 2-1 in their Super Six encounter at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

4d ago

Verstappen back to winning ways in Japan

World champion Max Verstappen got back to winning ways on Sunday with a third straight pole-to-flag victory at the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, leading team mate Sergio Perez across the line for a Red Bull 1-2 at Suzuka.

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Can holders Man City stop powerhouse Real Madrid in their own den?

In a rematch of last year's unforgettable Champions League semifinal, 14-time winners Real Madrid and defending champions Manchester City lock horns once again, squaring off in Tuesday's quarter-final first leg at the Bernabeu.

Shakib-Tamim row painful: Salahuddin

In a career spanning 25 years, renowned coach Mohammad Salahuddin has worked with three generations of cricketers and has elevated himself to spectacular heights in the country's cricket. In a detailed conversation with The Daily Star on their multimedia program, ‘Star Special’, coach Mohammad Salahuddin delves into various facets of Bangladesh cricket, shedding light on the looming challenges facing the Tigers and the factors impeding their fulfilment of expectations.

BPL playoffs race heating up 

The playoff stage of the Bangladesh Premier League is beginning to take shape as the league phase is coming to an end. The race for the top four spots is heating up. With the business end of the tournament looming, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has found his touch with the bat. He is making up ground on his pre-set standards and once again is in contention for a Player of the Tournament award. 

From Mashrafe, Klopp, to Australian Open, what's cooking in the sports arena?

The on and off-field issues going on in the 10th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, India making England taste their 'Bazball' tonic, an inexperienced West Indies making their presence felt at the Gabba, Liverpool having to look at life after Jurgen Klopp and the Australian Open awaiting a new Men's singles champion -- there are events aplenty for fans to dive into. Here, in this episode of The Daily Star's multimedia show, 'Pitch Perfect', we try to discuss briefly the current sporting scenario.

Podcast / What’s wrong with the BPL?

The 10th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League will commence at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on January 19, with defending champions Comilla Victorians taking on Durdanto Dhaka. Ahead of the latest season, The Daily Star’s Sports Podcast Pitch Perfect points out factors associated with the franchise tournament which are far from ideal.

Xavi hails 'great victory' as Barcelona grab advantage against PSG

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez hailed his side's 3-2 win away to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday, insisting it showed the Catalans could once again compete with the very best teams in Europe.

1d ago

Atletico will have to suffer at Dortmund: Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann said Atletico Madrid will have to "suffer" at Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

1d ago

Atletico hold on to keep advantage on Dortmund

Atletico Madrid earned a 2-1 Champions League quarterfinal first-leg victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, surviving a late onslaught from the visitors.

1d ago

Barca beat PSG in thriller to seize edge in Champions League quarterfinal

Andreas Christensen came off the bench to head in the winning goal as Barcelona won 3-2 away to Paris Saint-Germain in a remarkable first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie on Wednesday.

1d ago

Klopp warns Liverpool to beware 'super-disciplined' Atalanta

Atalanta knocked out Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in the previous round but have won just two of their last nine matches in all competitions.

1d ago

Spain court rejects appeals of release of Alves on bail

One of the world's most decorated footballers, Alves, 40, was in February sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for raping a young woman in the VIP bathroom of a Barcelona nightclub in the early hours of December 31, 2022.

1d ago

Istanbul hero Alonso 'living another miracle' with Leverkusen

Leverkusen head into Thursday's home first leg against West Ham in the Europa League quarter-finals unbeaten in 41 matches this season, with 36 wins and five draws.

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'No concrete threat' to PSG-Barca match: French government

The French government said there was no "concrete threat" to Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League match against Barcelona on Wednesday in the French capital after Islamic State threatened to attack all four quarterfinals.

1d ago

'A bit chubby' Kane continues to haunt Arsenal

The former Tottenham striker enjoyed a prolific record in north London derbies and a summer change of scenery made no difference.

1d ago

France tightens security at PSG stadium after Islamic State threats

PSG play Barcelona later in a Champions League soccer quarter-final to be viewed by millions around the world.

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