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  • Feni Soccer Club’s goalkeeper Ariful Islam saves the last-minute penalty from Brothers Union’s Samuel Jankasha during their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bagabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. — New Age photo

  • England batsman Kevin Pietersen (L) plays a switch-hit during the third day of the second and final Test match against Sri Lanka at The P Sara Oval Stadium in Colombo on Thursday. — AFP photo

  • Real Madrid’s star forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) scores his first goal, tapping home Marcelo’s cross after a flick-on from Gonzalo Higuain, against APOEL Nicosia during their quarter-final second-leg match at the Santiago Bernabau on Wednesday. — AFP photo

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Ariful halts Feni from the brink

Feni Soccer Club’s goalkeeper Ariful Islam saves the last-minute penalty from Brothers Union’s Samuel Jankasha during their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bagabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. — New Age photo
Feni Soccer Club goalkeeper Ariful Islam saved a penalty in the last minute to help his team snatch a point from Brother Union in a 1-1 draw in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu... Full story

Dillydallying over chess fed election

The Bangladesh Chess Federation has missed the deadline for submission of its draft voter list twice last month apparently in a bid to delay the long overdue election of the federation, it has been alleged. Full story

Tamim awaits IPL debut

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal stands with a very good chance to make his Indian Premier League debut today when his team Pune Warriors take on Mumbai Indians in their opening match... Full story

KP ton puts England ahead

Kevin Pietersen hit a swashbuckling and eventful 151 to brighten England’s prospects of a series-levelling victory in the second and final Test against hosts Sri Lanka on Thursday. Full story

Levi powers MI to win

Richard Levi hit a 35-ball 50 to guide Mumbai Indians to an easy eight-wicket win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League opening match on Wednesday. Full story

Pietersen warned for switch-hit

England batsman Kevin Pietersen (L) plays a switch-hit during the third day of the second and final Test match against Sri Lanka at The P Sara Oval Stadium in Colombo on Thursday. — AFP photo
Umpires warned England batsman Kevin Pietersen twice for changing his stance to attempt a switch-hit during the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Full story

SPORTSLINE

New president for shooting federation National Sports Council on Thursday appointed Major General KM Mominur Rahman, GOC of the 9th infantry division, as the president of the... Full story

Spain favourites as clay kings step up in Davis Cup

The kings of clay are set to reign as holders Spain are favourites to keep their Davis Cup title defence on track despite taking on old foes Austria without world number two Rafael Nadal in the... Full story

Aamer appears in anti-corruption video

Disgraced Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Aamer has appeared in an official video from the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the International Cricket Council warning players of the dangers of corruption. Full story

Cairns vindicated over Modi libel win

Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns feels ‘complete vindication’ and is ready for a new role in cricket after winning a libel action against former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi. Full story

Jose anticipates tough battle with Bayern

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho predicted bitter rivals Barcelona would reach the Champions League final but was not sure whether his side would be strong enough to beat Bayern Munich and join them. Full story

Terry played on with two cracked ribs

Chelsea captain John Terry revealed he played with two cracked ribs and could hardly breathe during his team’s Champions League 2-1 triumph over Benfica on Wednesday. Full story

Poland hunts for team song for Euro 2012

Fans of both music and football will have the final say on Poland’s official team song for the looming European championships on home soil, the Polish FA announced on Wednesday. Full story

FA charges Sunderland over City fracas

Sunderland were charged Wednesday by the Football Association with failing to control their players during a recent Premier League draw with title contenders Manchester City. Full story

‘Muamba walking again’

Bolton manager Owen Coyle said Thursday Fabrice Muamba has been walking in hospital as the Wanderers midfielder continues his recovery from a frightening on-field collapse last month. Full story

Bale reveals United snub

Gareth Bale has revealed he turned down the chance to join Manchester United, fearing he may have struggled to nail down a regular start, reports Soccernet. After a tough transition to life in the Premier League following his 2007 move Full story

Moggi loses appeal against life ban over 2006 fixing case

Former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi has lost an appeal against his life ban from Italian football over a 2006 match-fixing affair, the Italian Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. Full story

Former Real Madrid star Zarraga dies

Former Real Madrid player Jose Maria Zarraga, who won five European Cups with the club between 1956 and 1960, died on Tuesday at the age of 81. The Basque midfielder played for Madrid from 1949 to 1962... Full story

Season over for Pato

AC Milan’s Brazilian striker Pato will be out of action for the rest of the season, club doctor Jean-Pierre Meerssman revealed on Thursday. The 22-year-old has suffered 14 injuries in the past two years, principally... Full story

Ronaldo double as Real ease into semis

Real Madrid’s star forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) scores his first goal, tapping home Marcelo’s cross after a flick-on from Gonzalo Higuain, against APOEL Nicosia during their quarter-final second-leg match at the Santiago Bernabau on Wednesday. — AFP photo
Nine-time champions Real Madrid eased into the Champions League semi-finals here on Wednesday, beating APOEL Nicosia 5-2 in their quarter-final second-leg clash and by 8-2 on aggregate. Full story

Nervy Chelsea sink Benfica

Chelsea survived a nervous finale against 10-man Benfica to earn a 2-1 win in the Champions League quarter-final second leg and set up a last-four showdown with holders Barcelona. Full story

Barca present double barrier for Chelsea

Chelsea will face Barcelona in their sixth, and arguably toughest, Champions League semi-final in nine years knowing that another failure could close the door on their hopes of even playing in the competition next season. Full story

SOCCERLINE

‘Messi has much more brains than Maradona’ Retired defender Andreas Brehme has voiced his opinion that Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi is a better player than Diego Maradona was, reports... Full story


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