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  • Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club’s Cameroonian forward Thomas Yoko Samnick celebrates after scoring the team’s second goal against Mohammedan Sporting Club during their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. —

  • Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez (R) scores the team’s third goal past Sporting Gijon goalkeeper Juan Pablo during their Primera Liga match at the Camp Nou stadium on Saturday. — Reuters photo

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Femi, Samnick lift Jamal

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club’s Cameroonian forward Thomas Yoko Samnick celebrates after scoring the team’s second goal against Mohammedan Sporting Club during their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. —
Reigning champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club returned to the winning ways with a 2-1 defeat of Mohammedan Sporting Club in the Bangladesh League on Sunday. Full story

Warner ton drives Aussies

Australian batsman David Warner celebrates his brilliant century against Sri Lanka in the first final of the Commonwealth Bank Series at the Gabba on Sunday. — AFP photo Full story

Whatmore new Pakistan coach

Australian Dav Whatmore has been appointed Pakistan’s head coach for two years, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Sunday. Full story

Federer beats Murray for fifth Dubai title

Roger Federer underlined his status as an enduring front line contender with the 72nd title of his career which extended his record of Dubai Open trophies to five with victory over Andy Murray on Saturday. Full story

SPORTSLINE

Uttar Baridhara Club forced league leader Wari Club to drop points in the Premier Bank Bangladesh Championship League Full story

Klitschko stops Mormeck to claim 50th KO

Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko claimed the 50th knock-out and 57th victory of his career when he ended hapless Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck’s hopes in the fourth round on Saturday. Full story

Anderson downs Isner

South African Kevin Anderson toppled top-seeded John Isner 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) on Saturday to reach the ATP final at Delray Beach, where he will face Australian qualifier Marinko Matosevic. Full story

Ndungu wins Lake Biwa marathon

Japanese-based Kenyan runner Samuel Ndungu made a perfect marathon debut on Sunday by winning the Lake Biwa race. Ndungu, 23, broke away from the eight-man front-running group shortly before the 32-kilometre point to take the lead and never faced a serious challenge afterwards, crossing the line in 2 hr 7 min 4 sec. Full story

Klitschko warns challengers to think twice

World champion Wladimir Klitschko has issued a warning to any fighters looking to step up to the heavyweight division to think twice after he knocked out Jean-Marc Mormeck. Full story

Ferrer nabs another Acapulco crown

Top-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer won his third straight Acapulco ATP title on Saturday—and his third title of 2011 -- with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over compatriot Fernando Verdasco. Full story

Eighth win puts Dortmund seven points clear

Japan winger Shinji Kagawa scored the late winner in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Mainz on Saturday to put the defending champions seven points clear at the top of the German league. Full story

Goal-line technology edges closer

Football chiefs edged closer to bringing in goal-line technology after the idea was approved in principle by the sport’s law-makers on Saturday. Calls for technology to help officials decide if the ball has crossed the line have increased in volume since England midfielder Frank Full story

Brazil World Cup will be impeccable: Teixeira

The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Ricardo Teixeira, insists the Latin American country will deliver an ‘impeccable’ World Cup in 2014 despite criticism from FIFA that organisational progress is slow. Full story

Ibrahimovic hat-trick boosts Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his return from a three-match ban with a first-half hat-trick as champions AC Milan routed Palermo 4-0 on Saturday, while Juventus suffered a setback when they were held 1-1 by Chievo. Full story

Ibrahimovic reveals Arsenal snub

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed he snubbed the chance to join Arsenal because Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wanted him to have a trial period. Full story

Keita, Xavi rescue 10-man Barca

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez (R) scores the team’s third goal past Sporting Gijon goalkeeper Juan Pablo during their Primera Liga match at the Camp Nou stadium on Saturday. — Reuters photo
Seydou Keita and Xavi Hernandez came to the rescue to give 10-man Barcelona a crucial 3-1 victory over Sporting Gijon on Saturday which cut the gap on leaders Real Madrid to seven points. Full story

City stretch lead

West Bromwich Albion piled the pressure on Chelsea with a 1-0 victory on Saturday as Premier League leaders Manchester City downed Bolton to open up a five-point lead at the top of the table. Full story

AVB axed by Chelsea

Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked by Chelsea after less than a season in charge at Stamford Bridge, the Premier League club announced in a statement on their website on Sunday. Full story

SOCCERLINE

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho on Saturday refused to be drawn into discussion on his future at the club after he was spotted visiting London in midweek. Full story

Rooney sends United to top

Wayne Rooney fired Manchester United to the top of the Premier League as the champions defeated 10-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to take full advantage of Manchester City’s 1-0 loss at Swansea on Sunday. Full story


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