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  • Muktijoddha Sangsad’s Nigerian forward Eleta Benjamin (L) celebrates after scoring his team’s winning goal against Team BJMC during their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. — Sourav Loskar

  • A handout photo taken and released on Friday by Tennis Australia shows Australian Open defending champions Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus arriving by tram for a photo session with their trophies in Melbourne. — AFP photo

  • Pakistan batsman Younis Khan (C) plays a defensive shot during the third day of their second Test match against Sri Lanka in Dubai on Friday. — AFP photo

  • Real Madrid’s Jese Rodriguez (R) scores his team’s second goal past Osasuna goalkeeper Asier Riesgo (L) during their Copa del Rey match at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday. — AP photo

  • Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure (C) holds his plaque after winning the African Footballer of the Year award at the 2013 Confederation of African Football Awards ceremony in Lagos on Thursday. — Reuters photo

  • A handout picture released by the Brazilian football club Bahia on Thursday shows the four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi (C) posing with his cousins Maximiliano (L) and Emanuel Biancucchi. — AFP photo

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Nazmul seeks support from all quarters

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Friday asked for cooperation from all corners in the upcoming days so that international cricket continuity is not disrupted in Bangladesh as it has been in Pakistan. Full story

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Muktis pick up first win

Muktijoddha Sangsad’s Nigerian forward Eleta Benjamin (L) celebrates after scoring his team’s winning goal against Team BJMC during their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. — Sourav Loskar
Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra obtained their first win in the Bangladesh Premier League as they snatched a 2-1 victory over Team BJMC at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. Muktijoddha, who... Full story

Mahmudullah lauds BCL’s prospects

Central Zone skipper Mahmudullah said on Friday that the second edition of the longer-version Bangladesh Cricket League, scheduled to start on Sunday, will once again be competitive with the country’s top 60 cricketers in action. Full story

Usha sign four Indians ahead of final

Usha Krira Chakra will bring in four Indian players to boost their team strength before the UCBL Club Cup Hockey final, a team official said on Friday. Usha have signed Azitesh Roy, Roshon... Full story

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Nadal to face Tomic in first round

A handout photo taken and released on Friday by Tennis Australia shows Australian Open defending champions Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus arriving by tram for a photo session with their trophies in Melbourne. — AFP photo
World number one Rafael Nadal will play rising Australian star Bernard Tomic in the opening round of the Australian Open in Melbourne. The Spaniard, who won the tournament in 2009 and missed last year’s opening Grand... Full story

Younis, Misbah fight for Pakistan

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan (C) plays a defensive shot during the third day of their second Test match against Sri Lanka in Dubai on Friday. — AFP photo
Seasoned batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq hit resolute half-centuries to take the fight to Sri Lanka in the second Test in Dubai on Friday. Younis was unbeaten on 62 and Misbah scored 52 not out to help... Full story

Nuggets and Knicks win against the odds

Denver and New York both pulled out wins against the odds on Thursday, continuing their recent form improvements at the expense of Oklahoma City and Miami respectively. Denver’s Randy Foye scored a season-high 24... Full story

Pakistan to help Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Under-19 cricket side arrives in Pakistan this weekend to train with the hosts’ elite academy coaches in preparation for next month’s World Cup. The Afghans will train at the National Cricket ... Full story

England look to salvage some pride in one-dayers

England go into the opening one-day international in Melbourne on Sunday desperate to salvage some pride, but face a torrid task with a fired-up Australia vowing no let-up after dominating the Ashes. The first of five matches, a... Full story

Pregnant Jessica Ennis to miss C’wealth Games

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill announced on Friday she is pregnant and will miss the Commonwealth Games. ‘I am sorry I won’t be in Glasgow for the Commonwealth... Full story

De Villiers set to face Australia despite hand surgery

South Africa wicketkeeper AB de Villiers will undergo hand surgery on Friday, but is expected to be fit for the upcoming series against Australia, a Cricket South Africa spokesman said on Thursday. De Villiers will have... Full story

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Real ease past Osasuna

Real Madrid’s Jese Rodriguez (R) scores his team’s second goal past Osasuna goalkeeper Asier Riesgo (L) during their Copa del Rey match at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday. — AP photo
Real Madrid took a huge step towards the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 2-0 win over Osasuna in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Thursday. Karim Benzema got the hosts off to the perfect start when he... Full story

United plot swift Swansea payback

Manchester United will look for immediate revenge against Swansea City today, a week after the Welsh club pulled off a shock victory at Old Trafford in the FA Cup. Having lost to Tottenham Hotspur, in the league, and... Full story

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Yaya Toure named African Footballer of Year

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure (C) holds his plaque after winning the African Footballer of the Year award at the 2013 Confederation of African Football Awards ceremony in Lagos on Thursday. 
— Reuters photo
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure landed his third successive African Footballer of the Year award on Thursday to cap a memorable week. The Manchester City player edged out Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel and... Full story

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Messi in line for Atletico recall

A handout picture released by the Brazilian football club Bahia on Thursday shows the four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi (C) posing with his cousins Maximiliano (L) and Emanuel Biancucchi. — AFP photo
Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi could make his first start in two months as Barcelona travel to face Atletico Madrid in a top of the table clash today. Both sides are locked on 49 points having dropped just five... Full story

Roma set up quarter-final clash with Juventus

Roma beat Sampdoria 1-0 in the last 16 of the Italian Cup on Thursday to set up a quarter-final meeting with Juventus. Greek international full-back Vasilis Torosidis scored the only goal of the game with just six minutes played at the Stadio Olimpico as Roma bounced... Full story

Rodgers hails Suarez

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez added the Premier League Player of the Month award to his list of credits on Friday with manager Brendan Rodgers saying working with the Uruguayan goal machine would ‘stay with me for a lifetime’. Full story

Can’t get Messi? Sign his cousins instead

World footballer of the year Lionel Messi may be out of reach for Bahia, but the Brazilian top-flight side have signed two of his cousins instead. On Thursday, the club from Salvador de Bahia paraded new recruits... Full story

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Nigeria slams CAF vote Top Nigerian officials on Friday criticised the procedure used to determine the CAF African Player of the Year after John Obi Mikel lost out to Ivorian star Yaya Toure. The national team coaches of the 54 member countries vote for 10... Full story


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