WWE’s Triple H announces retirement after heart surgery

WWE legend Paul “Triple H” Levesque has announced his retirement from wrestling. Levesque suffered what WWE described as a “cardiac event” last September and spoke for the first time since his hospitalisation on ESPN’s First Take on Friday (March 25).
Confirming his retirement, Levesque said he now has a defibrillator in

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Wrestling Legend Scott Hall in serious condition after suffering three heart attacks

Desperate conditions for Scott Oliver Hall, former WWE wrestler and legend. The 63-year-old suffered three heart attacks in recent days and is hospitalized in intensive care in a Georgia hospital. According to international media, Hall’s heart problems occurred following a hip operation last week. Wrestling website PWTorch explains that the champion “suffered severe complications

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Hulk Hogan Says He’ll Never Wrestle Again

Hulk Hogan has said he’ll never wrestle again after undergoing 23 surgeries in 10 years. Though his real name is Terry Bollea, ‘Hulk Hogan’ is the name synonymous with the world of wrestling for many fans, with the 68-year-old wrestler having achieved six WWE Championships throughout his career.
Though he has made some appearances in more recent years, it’s been

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Novak Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open

Novak Djokovic has announced that he will not compete at the Indian Wells Masters or Miami Open due to his unvaccinated status. The 20-time Grand Slam winner was deported from Australia ahead of the Australian Open in January and insisted that he would be prepared to miss further major tournaments over his stance.
Djokovic was named on the entry list for the Indian Wells tournament this year, but the

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Women make it lively in a dull year

The incredible cheers that exploded at the Kamalapur stadium after Anai Mogini’s long-ranger beat India goalkeeper, it just represents the desire to be proud of sporting excellence the sports-crazy nation.
The fans’ longing was fulfilled when they witnessed the young girls make laps around the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium with the national flag after retaining the

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Financial incentives boost local hockey

The Tk one crore incentive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the hockey clubs has played a major role in setting the stage ready for Premier Division Hockey League after a long three-year hiatus as Bangladesh Hockey Federation yesterday decided to disburse Tk 96 lakh among 12 participating teams under three categories.
Top three finishers of last edition of premier hockey league

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Polish Olympian Maria Andrejczyk auctions silver medal to save sick infant’s life

Not even a fortnight since winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned off her Tokyo silver medal for $125,000 in order to save the life of an infant in her native Poland who is in need of heart surgery.
The silver medal was the first Olympic medal for

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Sprinter Sumaiya leaves for Kenya

World Athletics U-20 C’ship
Sprinter Sumaiya leaves for Kenya
Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan athlete Sumaiya Dewan on Sunday left for Nairobi, Kenya, to take part in the women’s 100 metre sprint event of the 2021 World Athletics U-20 Championships, scheduled to be held from August 17 to 22.
Sumaiya is scheduled to compete in the heats on

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Messi named world’s most marketable athlete

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been named the world’s most marketable sportsman in 2020, topping the Nielsen SportsPro 2020 list of the top 50 athletes.
Messi, 33, comes in ahead of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, with Neymar, Mohamed Salah and Paolo Dybala the other footballers to make the

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Archers create history

Sweep all 10 gold medals
Bangladesh’s archers swept all 10 gold medals of the 13th South Asian Games, cruising to the title in the four events decided yesterday and in doing so, set a few individual and collective records in Pokhara.
Bangladesh had won all six team gold medals in recurve and compound archery on Sunday, and followed that up with four gold medals yesterday, thanks to gold from Ruman Sana in men’s

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Archer, who drops cricket ball for bow, rewarded

Suma Bishwas does not have any more regret for quitting kho kho and cricket to pursue a career in archery after she won a shock gold medal in the 13th South Asian Games in Pokhara, Nepal on Monday.
Suma joined 11 other archery players to help Bangladesh complete an unprecedented perfect-10 when she won gold medal in women’s individual compound event rather surprisingly

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Golden girl Shila back in pool

Mahfuza Khatun Shila, who won two gold medals in SA Games 2016 and left the previous national meet in 2016 injured, clinched gold on her comeback in the 29th National Swimming, Diving and Water polo Competition on Tuesday.
Shila clocked 01:19:60 in the 100m breaststroke at the Syed Nazrul Islam Swimming Complex on

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BOA unveils Youth Games logo

The Bangladesh Olympic Association unveiled the logo and mascot of the maiden Bangladesh Youth Games 2018 in a colourful ceremony at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Sunday.
The meet is scheduled to get underway on December 18 across the country.
The logo contained a torch carried by an athlete while

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Shooters denied permission for Aussie meet

The Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation was forced to cancel national team’s Australia tour for Commonwealth and Oceania Shooting Federation Championships as the local authorities refused to allow them carrying weapons, officials said on Friday. The competition is scheduled from October 30 to November 7 in Gold Coast, the host city of next year’s 21st edition of

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English-born Junaina rules the pool

English-born Bangladeshi swimmer Junaina Ahmed continued her supremacy in the pool when she won five more gold medals on the second day of the 32nd National Age-group Swimming Championship at Mirpur on Monday. Junaina, who is representing Gopalganj Swimming Club in the championship, won gold medals in 100m and 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley

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BSPA awards defender Shitul

Bangladesh Sports Press Association on Sunday awarded defender Farhad Ahmed Shitul as the best Bangladeshi player in the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey for his consistent show in sixth place finish for the home side. BSPA president Mostafa Mamun handed over the award to Shitul during the third-place deciding match between Pakistan and South Korea while Asian Hockey Federation

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India overpower Paks en route to final

India secured the berth in the 10th edition of Men’s Asia Cup hockey final after a comprehensive 4-0 win over arch-rivals Pakistan in their last Super-Four match at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Saturday. This was their second win over Pakistan in the tournament after they crushed the bitter foes 3-0 in the group phase. The win ensured India’s eight Asia Cup

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Japan loss leaves hosts content with 6th place

Bangladesh had to remain content with a sixth-place finish in the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey after suffering a 0-4 defeat against Japan in the fifth-position deciding match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh had to play the match in less than 24-hour after their fifth-sixth position play-off match against China, where the home side

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Korea join Malaysia in Super-Four

Title aspirants Malaysia kept their hundred per cent winning record in the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey when they beat Oman 7-1 in their final Pool B match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Monday.
Defending champions South Korea joined them Super-Four from the group thrashing China 4-1 in the day’s second match under floodlights at the same venue.

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