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  • Adelaide Strikers’ all-rounder Sakib al Hasan pulls out a scoop during the Big Bash match against Sydney Sixers at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. — Internet photo

  • A file photo taken on November 4, 2011 shows Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo receiving the ‘Golden Boot 2011’ award from Eusebio (L) in Madrid. — AFP photo

  • Australian players celebrate with the Ashes urn after their 5-0 series win over England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.— AFP photo

  • Lleyton Hewitt of Australia kisses the trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men’s final of the Brisbane International tournament on Sunday. — AFP photo

  • Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla (R) scores his team’s first goal against Tottenham Hotspur during their FA Cup match at the Emirates stadium on Saturday. — Reuters photo

  • Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke celebrates after scoring his team’s winning goal against Malaga during their La Liga match at the Rosaleda stadium on Saturday. — AFP photo

  • Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after he defeated France’s Gael Monfils in the final of Qatar’s ExxonMobil Open in Doha on Sunday. — AFP photo

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NCL shelved once again

The Bangladesh Cricket Board took a new initiative of starting the franchise-based first-class competition as it is unable to hold the National Cricket League in this political situation. The NCL, country’s lone first-class... Full story

Sakib shines in Big Bash debut

Adelaide Strikers’ all-rounder Sakib al Hasan pulls out a scoop during the Big Bash match against Sydney Sixers at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. — Internet photo
Ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan made his bow at the Big Bash on Sunday and almost led Adelaide Strikers to a victory against Sydney Sixers at the Adelaide Oval. Sakib smashed 46 runs off 30 balls... Full story

‘Eternal’ Eusebio dies at 71

A file photo taken on November 4, 2011 shows Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo receiving the ‘Golden Boot 2011’ award from Eusebio (L) in Madrid. — AFP photo
Portuguese great Eusebio, top scorer at the 1966 World Cup, died on Sunday from a heart attack at the age of 71 with the small Iberian nation mourning him as an ‘eternal symbol’ of their football pride. The death of the charismatic... Full story

Australia make it 5-0

Australian players celebrate with the Ashes urn after their 5-0 series win over England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.— AFP photo
Australia completed a 5-0 Ashes clean sweep against England on Sunday as the tourists crumbled against a formidable pace attack to go down to a humiliating 281-run defeat in the fifth Test. Mitchell... Full story

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Hewitt stuns Federer in Brisbane final

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia kisses the trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men’s final of the Brisbane International tournament on Sunday. — AFP photo
Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt stunned top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland to win the Brisbane International on Sunday. Hewitt raced through the first set and then held off a comeback from the world... Full story

Johnson among the pace greats, says Clarke

Victorious skipper Michael Clarke rated Mitchell Johnson among the fast bowling greats after spearheading Australia to a 5-0 Ashes whitewash of England in Sydney on Sunday. The lethal left-arm paceman... Full story

Spurs too good for Paul-less Clippers

San Antonio took advantage of Los Angeles being without injured All-Star Chris Paul and comfortably beat the Clippers 116-92 in Saturday’s clash of NBA divisional leaders. The win moved the Spurs into equal... Full story

Gunners sink Spurs in Cup

Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla (R) scores his team’s first goal against Tottenham Hotspur during their FA Cup match at the Emirates stadium on Saturday. — Reuters photo
Premier League leaders Arsenal overcame fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, while Aston Villa were dumped out by third-tier Sheffield United. Tottenham had won... Full story

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Koke puts Atletico on top

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke celebrates after scoring his team’s winning goal against Malaga during their La Liga match at the Rosaleda stadium on Saturday. — AFP photo
Atletico Madrid knocked Barcelona off the top of La Liga, for a day at least, as a second-half strike by Koke earned a 1-0 victory over a stubborn Malaga side on Saturday. With Barcelona not re-starting their season until Sunday after the... Full story

Bale back for Real

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that Gareth Bale is fit enough to feature in Madrid’s first match of 2014 when they host Celta Vigo today. Bale missed his side’s 3-2 win over Valencia before the two-week winter break and didn’t travel... Full story

Too many foreign coaches in England, says Mourinho

There are too many foreign coaches in the Premier League and British candidates should be given more opportunities, Chelsea’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has said. ‘In this moment in the Premier League - and I’m speaking... Full story

Lewandowski completes Bayern switch

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski will leave Borussia Dortmund for German rivals Bayern Munich in the summer on a five-year deal, the European champions confirmed on Saturday. The 25-year-old has been at... Full story

Nadal clinches Qatar title

Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after he defeated France’s Gael Monfils in the final of Qatar’s ExxonMobil Open in Doha on Sunday. — AFP photo
Rafael Nadal at last made a title-winning start to a year when he held off Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday. It was world number one Nadal’s 61st career title and took him to eighth on... Full story

SOCCERLINE

Zia 15th after round eight Bangladeshi GM Ziaur Rahman defeated England’s Wadsworth Matthew in the eighth round of the 89th Hastings International Chess Congress at Horntye Park in East Sussex, England on Saturday. Full story


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