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Players glad with T20 opportunity

All the participating teams for the AMBER Victory Day T20 Cup tournament arrived in Sylhet on Saturday. Here in the picture shows that the Mohammedan sporting club captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (L) with his luggage after arriving at the Usmani International Airport. — Courtesy photo
The cricketers are happy to get the opportunity of putting some competitive cricket under their belt ahead of the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 2014 as the curtains of the Amber Victory Day T20 tournament will be raised today. Abahani Limited will face... Full story

BCB not worried by PCB threat

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is not at all worried if the Pakistan Cricket Board decides against sending their national cricket team for the forthcoming Asia Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 as the tournaments are under... Full story

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India eight wickets from win

Indian batsman Virat Kohli walks off the field after being dismissed for 96 by South African bowler JP Duminy on the fourth day of their first Test match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday. — AFP photo
A direct-hit run-out of Graeme Smith ended a century opening partnership as South Africa fought to stave off defeat on the fourth day of the first Test against India at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. Set to make an improbable 458 to win, South Africa... Full story

No practise due to delay in flight

Practise sessions could not be arranged for the cricketers participating in the Amber Victory Day Twenty20 tournament that will start today in Sylhet as carrier Biman Bangladesh failed to reach the destination in time, said sources on Saturday. Full story

Top tier league yet to find its title sponsor

The Bangladesh Football Federation is yet to find a sponsor for the seventh edition of the domestic football league, which is scheduled to get underway from December 27. Grameenphone, who sponsored the last two seasons of... Full story

BSPA nominates Siddik, Tamim for sportsperson of the year award

Bangladesh Sports Press Association has nominated Golfer Siddikur Rahman and cricketer Tamim Iqbal for the best sportsperson of the year award (SA Mohsin Trophy) for 2011 and 2012 respectively, said officials of BSPA on Saturday. Full story

Abahani, Army face off in V-Day hockey final

Abahani Limited will face Bangladesh Army in the final of the Walton Victory Day Hockey Competition after thrashing their respective semi-final opponents Azad Sporting Club and Usha Krira Chakra at the Maulana Bhasani National... Full story

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Women̢۪s wrestling coming of age

Shirin Sultana
It has been 12 years since women̢۪s wrestling in Bangladesh earned professional status. Compared to the other nations, the sport is still in its embryonic stage in the country so the Bangladeshi women wrestlers can be afforded time to scribe their own history... Full story

New Zealand pace puts Windies on the ropes

New Zealand wiped out the West Indies second innings inside one session with a vicious spell of swing bowling Saturday to take a vice-like grip on the third Test. At stumps at the end of the third day, New Zealand were six without... Full story

SL hold nerve to beat Pakistan

Sri Lanka̢۪s late order batsmen held their nerve to beat Pakistan by two wickets and level the series in a match in which fortunes swung from one side to another in Dubai on Friday. Full story

Pakistan fined for slow over-rate in second ODI

Pakistan had salt rubbed into their wounds when they were fined for their slow over-rate during a narrow two-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka on Friday. Pakistan looked on course to win after posting a healthy 284 in their innings... Full story

Heat stay hot, roll past Kings

Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 20 and the Miami Heat put up a season high for points, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 122-103 on Friday night. Paul George had 24 points and nine rebounds and Lance... Full story

Bale out of Valencia clash

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid̢۪s final game of the year away to Valencia today due to an inflamed calf muscle, Real boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed. Bale was absent from Wednesday̢۪s 2-0 win over Olimpic Xativa in the Copa del Rey after picking... Full story

Martino insecure over his Barca future

Barcelona are joint leaders of La Liga and enjoyed a 20-match unbeaten run under new coach Gerardo Martino but the Argentine remains insecure about his future with the Catalan club. Full story

Fan ban lifted for Milan derby

Inter Milan will have their hardcore ‘ultra’ supporters present for Sunday’s Milan derby after the Italian Football Federation’s Court of Justice suspended a partial stadium closure while it carries out further investigations. Full story

Valdes targeting Jan 5 return

Victor Valdes has recovered from a calf strain more quickly than expected and is targeting a return in Barcelona̢۪s La Liga match at home to Elche on Jan 5, the Spain goalkeeper said on Friday. Full story

Wenger feels for axed AVB

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Friday admitted he felt sorry for Andre Villas-Boas when he was sacked as manager of north London rivals Tottenham. There is no love lost between Arsenal and their neighbours from the other end... Full story

Nani out for few weeks

Manchester United will be without Portuguese winger Nani for the next few matches due to a hamstring injury, manager David Moyes said on Friday. Nani has not featured since the home defeat by Newcastle on December 7 and has recently... Full story

De Boer rules out Spurs move

Frank de Boer ruled out accepting the Tottenham Hotspur job again on Friday, saying he was satisfied with his post at Ajax Amsterdam. ‘I’m very satisfied with the Ajax job,’ he told reporters at a media conference. ‘I’d only leave once... Full story

Donovan tops poll for US all-time Best XI

United States̢۪ record goalscorer Landon Donovan has topped the voting in a poll to choose the US all-time Best XI for the US Soccer Federation̢۪s 100th anniversary celebrations. The 31-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy forward... Full story

Monaco not budging in tax row

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has insisted that there is ‘no possibility’ of the club adhering to French tax laws despite attempts by their rivals to force them to do so. The French league’s ruling body, the LFP, ruled earlier this year that all... Full story

Liverpool go top, City rally, United roll on

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez (R) scores one of his two goals against Cardiff City during their Premier League match at Anfield on Saturday. — Reuters photo
Liverpool took over at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday, while Manchester City climbed to second place and Manchester United continued their recent revival. With previous leaders Arsenal and Chelsea facing off at the Emirates Stadium... Full story

Bayern rivals slump to defeats

Bayern Munich̢۪s main rivals failed to dent the European champions̢۪ seven-point lead in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund both suffering shock defeats on Saturday. Full story

Tevez avoids watching Argentina

Carlos Tevez holds out no hope of being part of Argentina̢۪s World Cup squad and prefers not to watch their matches on television, the Juventus striker said on Friday. The 29-year-old, who has been in fine scoring form with 10 Serie... Full story

Monaco suffer shock defeat

Valenciennes’ goalkeeper Nicolas Penneteau saves a penalty kick from Monaco forward Radamel Falcao (L) during their Ligue 1 match at the ‘Louis II Stadium’ in Monaco on Friday. — AFP photo
Radamel Falcao made his comeback after almost a month on the sidelines only to miss a penalty as Monaco suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat at the hands of struggling Valenciennes on Friday. The Colombian striker, on as a substitute, saw... Full story

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Cole no longer is my first-choice: Mourinho

Jose Mourinho
Ashley Cole will not start Chelsea̢۪s crucial Premier League clash with leaders Arsenal, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday, confirming the England international is no longer first-choice left back at Stamford Bridge. Cole, who has been out of favour in... Full story

Suarez commits to Liverpool

Striker Luis Suarez has ensured there will be no January repeat of the transfer wrangling that dogged him in the close season by signing a new long-term contract with Liverpool, the Premier League club said on Friday. Full story

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Lionel Messi has recovered fully from his thigh muscle injury and can begin work on his fitness although no date has yet been set for his return to action, the Argentine Football Association said on Friday. The Argentina captain... Full story


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