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  • Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin (R) unveils the FIFA World Cup trophy for prime minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at her residence on Tuesday. — Courtesy photo

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WC trophy in city amid uncertainty

Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin (R) unveils the FIFA World Cup trophy for prime minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at her residence on Tuesday. — Courtesy photo
The FIFA World Cup trophy arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday as a part of its 88-country tour ahead of 2014 tournament in Brazil. FIFA officials arrived with the trophy on Tuesday at 12:30pm. BFF president Kazi Salahuddin received the party at... Full story

BCB mulls new T20 tournament

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has agreed in principle to host a franchise-based Twenty20 competition next week in order to give the players some much-needed action ahead of the ICC World T20, 2014, officials said on Tuesday. Full story

Aussies crush England to regain Ashes

Australia fought past a determined rearguard to seal their third big win in a row against old enemy England and regain the Ashes in emphatic style after a gap of four years Tuesday. In front of a delirious crowd at Perth̢۪s WACA... Full story

MSC election on Dec 29

The Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited election will be held on December 29, the club announced on Tuesday. A total of 210 club members are expected to cast their votes to elect a president and 16... Full story

Women fight a lonely battle in athletics Rashad Banna

A lack of facilities, a dearth of good coaches, weak infrastructure and religious superstition; welcome to the world of women̢۪s athletics in Bangladesh. Women̢۪s athletics in the country is a virtually thankless job for all concerned. Full story

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Shining light

Sumita Rani
Born on February 4, 1988, Sumita is the youngest of seven children in her family. Having spent her entire childhood in her hometown in Noakhali, a 13-year old Sumita came to Dhaka in 2001 in hopes of forging a career in athletics. Full story

India begin life without Sachin

The thrashing in ODIs behind them, India will be aiming to start the post-Sachin Tendulkar era in Test cricket on a positive note but the task looks daunting as they would be up against the world̢۪s number one side South Africa in the... Full story

Paks strive to keep momentum

In-form Pakistan are seeking to build on their recent thrilling one-day triumph in South Africa when they take on dangerous but rusty Sri Lanka in a five-match series starting in the United Arab Emirates today. Pakistan last month sealed their first-ever ODI... Full story

Barca relish City clash

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has said he is looking forward to facing fellow South American Manuel Pellegrini after his side were drawn against Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 on Monday. City were arguably the strongest... Full story

No World Cup fears for injured Schweinsteiger

Bayern Munich’s Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger has said he has no fear of missing the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, despite his on-going ankle problems. ‘I have not had a moment’s concern about missing the... Full story

Roma lose ground on Juventus

AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari (L) shoots to score against Roma at the San Siro on Thursday. — AFP photo
Francesco Totti ended his two-month injury absence for Roma but had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw away to Milan, who had Sulley Muntari to thank for a late leveller at the San Siro on Monday. Roma travelled to struggling Milan... Full story

Hoddle open to Tottenham approach

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Glenn Hoddle would be interested in returning to the club to succeed the sacked Andre Villas-Boas, a source close to him revealed on Tuesday. Technical coordinator... Full story

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Hiddink in line for return to Dutch job

Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink is in pole position to become the next Netherlands national team coach as speculation increases over an imminent contract. Louis van Gaal is to quit after next year̢۪s World Cup and Hiddink set to sign... Full story

SOCCERLINE

Messi agents deny money laundering report Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi̢۪s agents denied Monday a Spanish newspaper allegation that his father was suspected of being involved in laundering Colombian drug money through... Full story

Clippers relish home return, beat Spurs

The Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 115-92 victory over San Antonio in Monday̢۪s clash of NBA divisional leaders. Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Chris Paul added 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Clippers. Full story

EU to probe 7 Spanish football clubs

The European Commission will on Wednesday launch a formal investigation into seven Spanish football clubs, including Barcelona and Real Madrid, after complaints they accepted illegal state aid, Spain̢۪s foreign minister said. Full story

Juventus return to Turkey for Europa League

Italian champions Juventus return to Turkey as the Serie A giants were drawn against Trabzonspor in the Europa League last-32 on Monday. Juve were knocked out of the Champions League by Turkish... Full story

Athlete challenges Aubameyang to sprint race

Germany̢۪s 100m sprint champion Julian Reus has challenged Borussia Dortmund winger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a sprint race to prove whether the football star is faster than Usain Bolt. Aubameyang, who has scored nine... Full story

Gattuso under investigation over match-fixing

Gennaro Gattuso, a member of Italy̢۪s 2006 World Cup-winning side, was placed under investigation while four people were arrested in connection with a match-fixing scandal on Tuesday, Italian police reported. Full story

Dutch prostitutes demand footballers̢۪ pension perks

Dutch prostitutes want to enjoy the same retirement perks as professional footballers because they also do ‘difficult physical work’ in the prime of their lives, their lawyer said Tuesday. ‘Footballers and prostitutes... Full story


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