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  • Australia captain Michael Clarke (R) and paceman Peter Siddle kiss the Ashes urn after their 5-0 demolition of England was completed at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. — Reuters photo

  • Manchester United’s English midfielder Tom Cleverley (2-L) reacts as he leaves the pitch after the English FA Cup third round football match against Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. — AFP photo

  • Juventus’ defender Leonardo Bonucci (L) celebrates with team-mates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match against AS Roma on Sunday at Juventus Stadium in Turin. — AFP photo

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BCB focus on Lanka series, not Asia Cup

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is focused on the forthcoming home series against Sri Lanka rather than the Asia Cup despite the looming threats of a boycott by Pakistan, BCB officials said on Monday. Quoting an unnamed source, an... Full story

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Australian media hail the ‘Unchangeables’

Australia captain Michael Clarke (R) and paceman Peter Siddle kiss the Ashes urn after their 5-0 demolition of England was completed at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. — Reuters photo
Australia’s media on Monday hailed their cobbled together bunch of rejects and recycled players for their decimation of England in a crushing Ashes series whitewash. Michael Clarke’s Australians... Full story

BOA training camp starts on Friday

The Bangladesh Olympic Association will begin the first phase of its specialised training programme on January 10 with 26 athletes from four disciplines - shooting, boxing, archery and taekwondo - taking part to prepare for upcoming international events. Full story

Saudi offers to help develop football

The Bangladesh-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission has agreed to assist each other in football and cricket, said Bangladesh Football Federation general secretary Abu Nayeem Sohag on Monday. Both parties... Full story

BCL to start on Jan 12

The second edition of the Bangladesh Cricket League – the country’s only franchise-based four-day tournament – is set to start on January 12 at the BKSP grounds, Bangladesh Cricket Board officials said on Monday. Full story

Boycott slams England ‘clowns’

One-time England great Geoffrey Boycott accused the current team of batting like ‘one-day clowns’ after their 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. A series where England were bowled out for under 200... Full story

Pakistan look to spinners for win over Sri Lanka

Pakistan are hoping for a wicket that takes turn to give their spinners an edge in the second Test against Sri Lanka starting Wednesday in Dubai. Saeed Ajmal toiled for 49 wicketless overs in Sri Lanka’s... Full story

Heat top surging Raptors

Rallying from a nine-point, third-quarter deficit, the Miami Heat earned a 102-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors, reports Reuters. LeBron James led the Heat (26-8) with 30 points. Toronto (16-16) got a team-high 26 points from... Full story

Whatmore keen to finish with win

Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore said Monday nothing would please him more than to end his two-year stint with a win over Sri Lanka, a team he groomed to World Cup glory in 1996. ‘To win, particularly against... Full story

Sadharan Bima withdraw from Cup

Sadharan Bima on Monday pulled out from the Club Cup Hockey Tournament, just one day before the tournament starts at the Moulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium today. The team decided not to take part in the... Full story

Zia finishes 12th in Hastings chess

Bangladeshi Grand Master Ziaur Rahman attained 12th position in the Masters event of the 89th Hastings International Chess Congress. Held at Horntye Park in East Sussex, England, Zia earned 6 points in the tournament... Full story

Jayawardene under no extra pressure after Test flop

Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene brushed aside talk on Monday of being under pressure to perform after he failed twice with the bat in the drawn first Test in Abu Dhabi. Full story

Sanchez treble puts Barcelona back on top

Barcelona moved back to the top of La Liga on goal difference with a comfortable 4-0 win over Elche on Sunday thanks to a hat-trick from Alexis Sanchez. The Catalans are tied with Atletico Madrid on... Full story

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Swansea dump MU out of FA Cup

Manchester United’s English midfielder Tom Cleverley (2-L) reacts as he leaves the pitch after the English FA Cup third round football match against Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. — AFP photo
Wilfried Bony snatched a dramatic last-minute winner as Swansea City heaped fresh misery on Manchester United with a shock 2-1 success in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. To compound matters, United’s... Full story

Wawrinka wins Chennai title

World number eight Stanislas Wawrinka warmed up for the Australian Open later this month by bagging the ATP Chennai Open title with a fluent victory over Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Sunday. The top-seeded Swiss, playing his 500th ATP... Full story

Tributes pour in for Eusebio

Tens of thousands of people on Monday paid their respects at the funeral of Portuguese footballing great Eusebio, whose death has been met by worldwide tributes. Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, who died of cardio-pulmonary arrest early on Sunday... Full story

Juve rout Roma to go eight clear

Juventus’ defender Leonardo Bonucci (L) celebrates with team-mates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match against AS Roma on Sunday at Juventus Stadium in Turin. — AFP photo
Juventus romped to a 3-0 win over nine-man Roma on Sunday to end the visitors’ unbeaten run in the league this season and extend their lead in Serie A to eight points. The early spark shown by Rudi Garcia’s men fizzled... Full story

Barca won’t rush Messi return

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has insisted that he will not rush Lionel Messi back into action for the Catalans’ top of the table clash against Atletico Madrid next weekend. Messi hasn’t played since tearing his hamstring... Full story

Lewandowski pledges Dortmund loyalty

Robert Lewandowski attempted to reassure Borussia Dortmund fans on Sunday that he is fully committed to their Bundesliga ambitions despite having already agreed to move to bitter rivals Bayern... Full story

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Liverpool boss Rodgers ends son’s FA Cup dreams Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was an immensely proud but competitive dad at Anfield on Sunday as his Premier League side overcame the FA Cup challenge of his son’s third... Full story


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