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  • Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Sakib al Hasan (L) burst into tears after their Asia Cup final loss to Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. — New age photo

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Tigers win million hearts

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Sakib al Hasan (L) burst into tears after their Asia Cup final loss to Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. — New age photo
The entire Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium that held more than its capacity of 25,000 crowds, along with millions glued to the TV sets and with radios beside their ears held their breath the moment Aizaz Cheema’s last delivery fetched... Full story

Little respite as Dhaka Premier League looms

The Bangladesh national cricketers will have little respite after a hectic Bangladesh Premier League and Asia Cup campaign as the super league competition of the Dhaka Premier League resumes on March 25. Full story

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Five Tigers make Yahoo dream Asian XI

The ease with which Hafeez can switch between offence and defence makes him a genuine asset at the top of the order. The 31-year-old’s accurate off-spin and decent fieldwork are a bonus. His stand-out knock in the Asia Cup, unfortunately... Full story

SPORTSLINE

Scholastica beat Lalmatia Girls High School 2-0 at the Sultana Kamal Women’s Sports Complex on Friday to qualify for the quarter-finals as group C champions of the Plan Dhaka Metropolis Women’s School Football Tournament. Full story

SA dominate NZ in Wellington

South Africa took control of a weather-disrupted opening day in the third Test against hosts New Zealand, compiling 136-2 on Friday on a wicket expected to favour the bowlers. Full story

India’s Nehwal chipping at Wall of China

Saina Nehwal
Every defeat, often at the hands of a Chinese shuttler, would sap her confidence and Saina Nehwal at times would break into tears wondering what went wrong. But after 12 months of desperate searching for her lost rhythm, India’s top shuttler... Full story

Exhausted Ponting needs rest

Australian veteran Ricky Ponting revealed on Friday that mental and physical exhaustion had prompted a decision to rest this year rather than take up a stint with English county Somerset. Full story

Haddin’s Test career in doubt

Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin may have played his last Test after withdrawing Friday from the series against the West Indies for undisclosed family reasons. Haddin shocked the team before the one-day matches in the Caribbean... Full story

Furious Fergie fires warning shot at City

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson fired a warning shot at Manchester City as the Manchester United manager claimed he has ‘plenty of ammunition’ if Roberto Mancini’s men want to play mind games. Full story

Milan in striker crisis

Serie A leaders AC Milan face a potential striking crisis this weekend ahead of their clash with Roma. The champions face the possibility of having only two fit strikers after a succession of injuries struck down their regular forwards. Full story

UEFA is not a gang: Platini

UEFA head Michel Platini on Thursday hit back at criticism by English Premier League chief Dave Richards, saying European football’s governing body was ‘not a gang’. Full story

Liverpool plan to offer Suarez new deal

Liverpool managing director Iain Ayre admits Luis Suarez is likely to be offered a new contract in the close-season to stop the Uruguay striker being lured away from Anfield. Full story

Barrios set for China move

Borussia Dortmund’s Paraguay international striker Lucas Barrios has agreed to join Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande on a four-year contract, German daily Bild reported on Friday. Full story

Juve fined again for racist chants

Juventus have been hit with their third fine of the season for racist chanting by their fans during Tuesday’s Italian Cup semi-final against AC Milan. Italian sporting authorities handed out a 20,000-euro fine, double the penalty... Full story

Dortmund, Bayern resume fight

Having both secured their places in the German Cup final in midweek, Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund resume their battle for the league title this weekend. Full story

Ferdinand aims to silence City

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has stoked up the simmering rivalry with Manchester City by accusing their fans of glory-hunting. Ferdinand claims he has noticed an increase in the amount of City shirts spotted around Manchester... Full story

‘Slight improvement’ in Havelange condition

Doctors treating Joao Havelange on Thursday described the condition of the ailing former world football chief as showing a ‘slight improvement’. The 95-year-old, who was FIFA president from 1974 until 1998, is also now breathing... Full story

Fear of failure drives Real on

(From L-R): Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, forward Karim Benzema, defender Sergio Ramos, coach Jose Mourinho, representative of the government of the United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah, Khater Massaad, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, Louis Armand de Rouge, CEO of RAK Investments and Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas pose during the presentation of the Real Madrid Sport Resort at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Thursday. — AFP photo
Real Madrid insist they have not been paralysed by stage-fright despite seeing their 10-point lead in La Liga slashed to six by bitter rivals Barcelona. Jose Mourinho’s side, who tackle Real Sociedad today, have dropped four points... Full story

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Malaga edge closer to Europe

Real Malaga’s Salomon Rondon (R) heads the ball to score against Rayo Vallecano during their La Liga match at the La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on Thursday. — Reuters photo
Venezuelan forward Solomon Rondon scored twice as Malaga beat Rayo Vallecano 4-2 on Thursday to move into fifth position in La Liga, level on 44 points with Levante and just three behind third-placed Valencia. Full story

City eye return to the top

Manchester City will look to return to the top of the Premier League and pile the pressure on title rivals Manchester United when they travel to Stoke today. Victory at the Britannia Stadium would put City two points in front of current... Full story

Emirate plans Real theme park

Real Madrid football club will spread its brand to the Middle East and Asia by lending its name to a $1 billion theme park on a man-made island in the United Arab Emirates, it said on Thursday. Full story

Del Nero replaces Teixeira at FIFA

Sao Paulo lawyer Marco Polo del Nero will replace Ricardo Teixeira on the FIFA executive committee after his fellow Brazilian quit following allegations of corruption, South American football body Conmebol announced. Full story

SOCCERLINE

Argentine legend Diego Maradona shrugged off comparisons with his compatriot Lionel Messi on who among the two was the greatest footballer of all time. Messi this week scored a record-setting 234th goal for Barcelona. Full story


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