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  • Mohammedan SC forward Zahid Hasan Ameli (L) is in action against Muktijoddha Sangsad during their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. — New Age photo

  • Retiring cricketer Javed Omar (C) shakes hands with his former opening partner Mehrab Hossain while coming out to bat in his farewell match at the NCA ground in Mirpur on Friday. — Sourav Loskar

  • Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews (R) drives the ball as Pakistan wicketkeeper Younis Khan looks on during the fourth day of their first Test match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. — AFP photo

  • The winners of the SMS competition ‘Play with Sakib al Hasan’ pose with the all-rounder on Friday. — Courtesy photo

  • Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi (L) talks with team-mate Neymar during an open training session at the Mini Stadium in Barcelona on Friday. — AFP photo

  • Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (C) dribbles past Paris Saint-Germain midfielders Thiago Motta (L) and Marco Verratti (3rd-L) during their friendly match at the Aspire Academy of Sports Excellence in the Qatari capital Doha on Thursday. — AFP photo

  • Australian batsman Steve Smith (L) celebrates his century against England alongside team-mate Ryan Harris (R) on the first day of their fifth and final Ashes Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. — AFP photo

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MSC, Muktis share spoils

Mohammedan SC forward Zahid Hasan Ameli (L) is in action against Muktijoddha Sangsad during their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. — New Age photo
A stoppage-time penalty from veteran forward Zahid Hasan Ameli earned Mohammedan Sporting Club a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Muktijoddha Sangsad KC in the Bangladesh Premier Football League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. Full story

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Javed hailed at farewell T20

Retiring cricketer Javed Omar (C) shakes hands with his former opening partner Mehrab Hossain while coming out to bat in his farewell match at the NCA ground in Mirpur on Friday. — Sourav Loskar
Former national opener Javed Omar received an emotional goodbye during his farewell Twenty20 match, played between legendary Bangladeshi cricketers and the Bangladesh Sports Journalist Association at the... Full story

Lankans offer to host Asia Cup, World T20

Sri Lanka is ready to step in and host the Asia Cup one-day tournament and the World Twenty20 if the two events are pulled out of violence-plagued Bangladesh, a top official told AFP on Friday. The Asia Cup had been scheduled... Full story

Sakib thinks big for Big Bash

Bangladesh’s all-rounder Sakib al Hasan is eyeing to do something special in the Big Bash League as he left Dhaka to join Adelaide Sixers on Friday to begin his maiden campaign in the Australian Twenty20 competition. Full story

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Mathews frustrates Pakistan

Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews (R) drives the ball as Pakistan wicketkeeper Younis Khan looks on during the fourth day of their first Test match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. — AFP photo
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews hit a pugnacious hundred to pull Sri Lanka out of trouble on the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Mathews notched up 116 not out under pressure for... Full story

Williams, Azarenka to meet in Brisbane final

World number one Serena Williams will meet the second ranked Victoria Azarenka in the final of the Brisbane International after she downed Maria Sharapova in an enthralling semi-final Friday. Williams, the defending champion, beat... Full story

Curry leads Warriors past Heat

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and handed out 12 assists and David Lee scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 123-114 Thursday and extended the NBA’s longest current winning streak to seven games. Full story

Aussies target to regain No 1 status

Triumphant coach Darren Lehmann has revealed his New Year’s resolution for Australia to win away from home on the road to regaining world number one status. ‘I want Australia to again become a winning side away... Full story

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Winners of Robi SMS contest meet Sakib

The winners of the SMS competition ‘Play with Sakib al Hasan’ pose with the all-rounder on Friday. — Courtesy photo
‘Play with Sakib al Hasan’, a programme which awarded the winners of a SMS contest among Robi subscribers, was organised by Multisourcing Ltd in Dhaka on Friday. Robi, one of the leading mobile operators... Full story

Barca, Atletico jostle for position

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi (L) talks with team-mate Neymar during an open training session at the Mini Stadium in Barcelona on Friday. — AFP photo
After a short winter break, Spain’s top-flight clubs are back in action this weekend with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid jostling for position at the top of the table and a Basque derby also on the cards. Reigning champions Barcelona and... Full story

Arsenal-Spurs tops the bill

England’s frenetic festive period gives way to the romance of the FA Cup this weekend, with Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to north London rivals Arsenal the pick of the third-round ties. Manchester United will once again look to... Full story

Real prevail over PSG

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (C) dribbles past Paris Saint-Germain midfielders Thiago Motta (L) and Marco Verratti (3rd-L) during their friendly match at the Aspire Academy of Sports Excellence in the Qatari capital Doha on Thursday. — AFP photo
Real Madrid defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in a prestige friendly played under pouring rain in Doha, Qatar on Thursday. The only goal of the match was scored by 20-year-old Jese after 19 minutes in front of an enthusiastic... Full story

Barca first club to reach 50m Facebook fans

Barcelona have become the first sports club to reach 50 million followers on social networking website Facebook, the Spanish soccer champions said on Thursday. Barca’s Facebook page... Full story

Blatter fed up with silly simulation

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is fed up with ‘preposterous’ simulation and ‘extravagant’ diving by players and has said it is up to referees to solve the problem. ‘This kind of thing is treated with scorn in... Full story

Smith, Haddin punish England

Australian batsman Steve Smith (L) celebrates his century against England alongside team-mate Ryan Harris (R) on the first day of their fifth and final Ashes Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. — AFP photo
Australia recovered on the back of a Steve Smith home-town century and more Brad Haddin batting heroics to put reeling England on the rack again in the final Sydney Ashes Test Friday. The Australians, sent into bat after Alastair... Full story

SOCCERLINE

Zia goes down in defeat in round six Bangladeshi Grand Master Ziaur Rahman suffered a loss against FM Peter Sowray of England in the Masters event of the 89th Hastings International Chess Congress on Thursday. Full story


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