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  • Madrid: Defending champion Maria Sharapova continued her return to form as she swept past Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino at the Madrid Open. Sharapova, 28, had lost early in her last three tournaments but beat Duque-Marino 6-1 6-2 to reach the last 16. Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova came through a testing encounter against American Coco ...

  • Dhaka: Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain has been ruled out of the second test against Pakistan starting on Wednesday due to a side strain, the country's cricket board said. Rubel will be replaced by paceman Abul Hasan, who has played three tests for Bangladesh, the last more than two years ago against Sri Lanka. Rubel injured himself during ...

  • DHAKA - Saeed Ajmal ran through four batsmen in one hour during a training session under the scorching heat at Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. But he appeared to be bowling for the sake of it and helping the batsmen practice. Meanwhile, Pakistan the spin coach Mushtaq Ahmed, was busy looking after Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar.Ajmal has struggled ...

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