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  • Bangladesh cricket team coach Shane Jurgensen (L) chalks out his plans for the second Test against Sri Lanka during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Sunday. — Courtesy photo

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Focus on fielding, short ball

Bangladesh cricket team coach Shane Jurgensen (L) chalks out his plans for the second Test against Sri Lanka during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Sunday. — Courtesy photo
Bangladesh are focusing on their fielding and preparing for the short ball ahead of the second Test match against Sri Lanka after their shortcomings were exposed in the series opener, all-rounder Sakib al Hasan said on Sunday. Full story

SL expect a fight, says Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara expects things to be different this time around when his side takes on Bangladesh in the second Test in Chittagong on Tuesday after a surprisingly easy win in Dhaka, the veteran Sri Lankan batsman said on Sunday. Full story

Dhaka, Metro post wins

Dhaka and Dhaka Metro registered handsome wins over Rangpur and Chittagong respectively in the first round of the 15th edition of the National Cricket League on Sunday. The match between Khulna and Barisal ended in... Full story

Still no word from PCB: BCB chief

Uncertainty over the Pakistan cricket team’s participation in the upcoming Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 still looms as the Pakistan Cricket Board has yet to convey its decision, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said on Sunday. Full story

Hockey turf ‘close to reality’

International Hockey Federation president Leandro Negre said that the proposed astro-turf installation at the Maulana Bhasani Stadium is close to being confirmed. ‘I had come here for two issues; one was... Full story

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Martino baffled by bipolar Barca

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi leaves the field after his team’s defeat to Valencia in their La Liga match at the Camp Nou on Saturday. — AFP photo
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino was lost for words after his side suffered their first league defeat at home in nearly two years as Valencia came from behind to win 3-2 at the Camp Nou on Saturday. The Catalans had appeared... Full story

Moyes still defiant as top-four bid falters

Manchester United manager David Moyes had no concerns about his side’s performance despite the champions suffering their eighth Premier League defeat of the season at Stoke City’s windswept Britannia Stadium. Full story

Chelsea out to derail City juggernaut

Manchester City’s status as Premier League title favourites will pass beneath an unforgiving microscope today when Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea travel north for a seismic clash at the Etihad Stadium. City moved to the top of the table... Full story

Anichebe accepts gift to frustrate Liverpool

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge (L) celebrates his goal 
with team-mate Luis Suarez (C) during their Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday. — Reuters photo
Victor Anichebe came off the bench to rescue a point for West Bromwich Albion as they hit back to draw 1-1 with Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Former Everton striker Anichebe capitalised on a mistake... Full story

Seedorf stays unbeaten after Torino draw

Clarence Seedorf maintained his unbeaten start as AC Milan coach with an entertaining 1-1 Serie A draw against a flamboyant Torino at the San Siro on Saturday. Milan came back from a poor start to... Full story

Wondolowski brace lifts USA over South Korea

Chris Wondolowski strengthened his case for a spot in Jurgen Klinsmann’s World Cup squad Saturday, scoring two goals in the United States’ 2-0 friendly win over South Korea. With some four months... Full story

Medical concerns force Chivu to retire

Former Romania captain Cristian Chivu is to terminate his contract with Serie A side Inter Milan and retire from football for medical reasons, his agent Victor Becali told press agency Mediafax on Saturday. The 33-year-old defender, who... Full story

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How I nutmegged Moore— Tostao reminisces Former Brazil great Tostao took a trip down memory lane as he recalled not only playing alongside Pele—but nutmegging Bobby Moore. These days, the 67-year-old star... Full story

England’s tour ends with a T20 whimper

England’s sorry tour of Australia finally ended with a whimper Sunday—a crushing 84-run defeat to give the hosts a clean sweep of the three-game Twenty20 series. The Australians, with man-of-the-match... Full story

Usha, Abahani clash today

Usha KC and Abahani will look to take an edge into the Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League’s Super League when they meet at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium today. Both title contenders are... Full story

Scotland eye World Cup upsets

Scotland co-coach Paul Collingwood is adamant his side are not going to next year’s Cricket World Cup just to make up the numbers and believes they have the talent to cause upsets. The Scots sneaked into the... Full story

Wizards end Thunder’s 10-game win streak

John Wall scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half as the Washington Wizards took advantage of a rare off-game from hometown star Kevin Durant in a 96-81 win over the Thunder on Saturday that stopped Oklahoma City’s 10-game winning streak. Full story

‘T20 will become a poor impersonation of baseball’

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that Twenty20 cricket has made the game more batsmen-centric and more needs to be done to maintain a balance between the bat and the ball. According to him, if this continues it could lead to the demise of the sport. Full story

Leverkusen break losing streak

Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen broke their three-match losing streak with a 2-1 win at home to VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Swiss striker Eren Derdiyok headed home Leverkusen’s winner six minutes from time. Full story

Sk Jamal start with a defeat

Bangladesh top-flight club Sheikh Jamal DC began their IFA Shield campaign with a 2-1 defeat against Indian side Kolkata Mohammedan SC at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday. Playing their opening match... Full story

Akmal bailed after scuffle with policeman

Pakistan cricket star Umar Akmal was released on bail Sunday, a day after his arrest for violating traffic rules and scuffling with a policeman. The 23-year-old was... Full story


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