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  • Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim (R) inspires his team-mates during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. — AFP photo

  • Sri Lankan spinner Dilruwan Perera delivers a ball during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. — AFP photo

  • Usha skipper Mamunur Rahman Chayan (L) celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during their Green Delta Insurance Hockey League match against Abahani Limited at the Maulana Bhasani Stadium on Monday. — New Age photo

  • Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (L) laughs as he receives a red card during their La Liga match against Athletic at San Mames on Sunday. — Reuters photo

  • Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (R) shoots to score against Crystal Palace during their Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. — AFP photo

  • Bayern Munich midfielder Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal against Eintracht Frankfurt during their Bundesliga match at the Allianz Arena on Sunday. — AFP photo

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Mushfiq calls for responsible batting

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim (R) inspires his team-mates during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. — AFP photo
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim put emphasis on an improved batting show from the Tigers as they look to bounce back from a humiliating first Test innings defeat in the second... Full story

Tigers seek Ctg luck once more

Bangladesh will take inspiration from the past as they seek a turnaround in fortune in the second Test against Sri Lanka, which begins today at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The Tigers have... Full story

Russell, Abahani fire blank

Defending champions Sheikh Russell KC drew their third consecutive match in the Bangladesh Premier Football League after their tie with Abahani Limited ended in a stalemate at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday. Full story

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Sri Lanka suffer twin injury blow

Sri Lankan spinner Dilruwan Perera delivers a ball during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. 
— AFP photo
Sri Lanka suffered twin injury blows before taking on Bangladesh in the second Test in Chittagong as left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and seamer Shaminda Eranga were both ruled out of the match on Monday. Herath had been suffering from a... Full story

Usha beat Abahani again

Usha skipper Mamunur Rahman Chayan (L) celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during their Green Delta Insurance Hockey League match against Abahani Limited at the Maulana Bhasani Stadium on Monday. — New Age photo
Usha Krira Chakra maintained their dominance in the Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League title race as they defeated Abahani Limited 2-0 at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Monday. Usha’s sixth consecutive... Full story

Nitol Tata new Premier League sponsors

The Bangladesh Football Federation has signed a deal to make Nitol Tata Group the title sponsor of the Bangladesh Premier League. Nitol Tata, which has also sponsored the National Football League five times, agreed to sponsor the ongoing... Full story

Ronaldo sees red, Atletico go top

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (L) laughs as he receives a red card during their La Liga match against Athletic at San Mames on Sunday. — Reuters photo
Cristiano Ronaldo was sent-off as Real Madrid lost ground in the La Liga title race with a 1-1 draw away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Atletico Madrid became outright leaders for the first time since their double winning season in 1996 earlier in the... Full story

Ox sends Gunners to top

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (R) shoots to score against Crystal Palace during their Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. — AFP photo
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored twice as Arsenal recorded a 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Sunday that took them back to the top of the Premier League table. Making his first league start since the season’s opening... Full story

Neymar blasts ‘false friends’

Brazil starlet Neymar blasted ‘false friends’ as he alluded Sunday to the strain of a tax probe into last year’s money-spinning move to Barcelona. Brazilian and Spanish authorities are investigating... Full story

Juventus outclass Inter

Champions Juventus tightened their grip on Italy’s Serie A on Sunday after outclassing Inter Milan 3-1 to claim deserved bragging rights from the ‘Derby d’Italia’. Inter travelled to Turin hoping... Full story

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Bayern rout Frankfurt 5-0

Bayern Munich midfielder Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal against Eintracht Frankfurt during their Bundesliga match at the Allianz Arena on Sunday. — AFP photo
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich maintained their 13-point lead with a 5-0 home romp against Eintracht Frankfurt to extend their record 44-match unbeaten run on Sunday. Bayern ran riot against strugglers... Full story

Beckham homing in on Miami MLS deal

David Beckham is homing in on a deal to bring a Major League Soccer club to Miami, local media reported Sunday. The former England star midfielder had exercised his option to buy an MLS club and wants to bring it to Miami, with... Full story

MU must win all matches to reach Europe: Smalling

Manchester United must win their 14 remaining Premier League matches to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, according to defender Chris Smalling. The champions remain marooned... Full story

OFF-BEAT

Police called to ‘dazed’ Thorpe A ‘dazed’ Ian Thorpe was discovered by police in a Sydney street in the early hours of Monday and taken to hospital, according to reports about the troubled swim star. Full story

Warne to think about England coaching job

Australian bowling great Shane Warne, so often the cause of England’s demise, offered Monday to think about reviving the old enemy as the country’s next coach. As England players flew home in the... Full story

Britain ends 28-year absence from Davis Cup quarters

Britain beat the United States to reach the Davis Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1986 on Sunday as Japan finished off an injury-hit Canada to set up a maiden appearance in the last eight. They joined holders... Full story

Rondo scores 19 for Boston in win over Magic

Rajon Rondo had season highs with 19 points and 10 assists as the Boston Celtics ended a four-game losing streak with a 96-89 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday. Jared Sullinger scored seven... Full story

Seahawks soar to Super Bowl rout of Broncos

With a fierce defence that forced four turnovers, the Seattle Seahawks soared to a first NFL title Sunday with a 43-8 rout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48. Seattle’s Russell Wilson... Full story


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