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  • Sri Lankan master batsman Kumar Sangakkara plays a lofted drive on his way to making another hundred against Bangladesh during the fourth day of their second Test match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. — AFP photo

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SL leave Tigers mountain to climb

Sri Lankan master batsman Kumar Sangakkara plays a lofted drive on his way to making another hundred against Bangladesh during the fourth day of their second Test match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. — AFP photo
Bangladesh face a stern test of their batting mettle after Sri Lanka set them a target of 467 runs to win with a little over a day to bat out to at least save the second Test in Chittagong on Friday. Kumar Sangakkara once... Full story

IPL event managers inspect SBNS

A two-member delegation from IMG Worldwide, the internationally reputed event management company that manages the Indian Premier League, visited the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday. IMG vice-president Catherine Simpson headed the team... Full story

Usha, Abahani wins set up title match

Usha Krira Chakra registered another comfortable 4-0 victory over Sadharan Bima while Abahani Limited thrashed Ajax Sporting Club 13-1 in the Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League on Friday. Mamunur Rahman Chayan and... Full story

Tigers unlikely to chase target

Even a batsman like Kumar Sangakkara was clueless about the Sakib al Hasan delivery that suddenly kept low and went past his bat through to the wicketkeeper when he was batting on just 34 in the second innings. It was just one example of how... Full story

BCB focused on own interests

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is expected to make sure that they are well covered in the revised proposals for the restructure of the International Cricket Council when it is put to a vote during an ICC meeting in Singapore today, a BCB official said on Friday. Full story

Jamal vie for IFA Shield semi berth

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will face local giant Mohunbagan FC today for a semi-final spot in their last group B match at the Yuba Bharati Krirangon, Salt Lake in Calcutta. It is a must-win match for the Dhanmondi... Full story

Tushar, Shuvagata hit tons

Khulna’s Tushar Imran and Dhaka’s Shuvagata Hom both completed centuries on day two of their respective National Cricket League matches on Friday. Full story

India struggle against NZ

India were struggling at 130-4 after day two of the first Test against New Zealand, who posted a daunting 503-run first innings built on a double century by Brendon McCullum. In a dramatic start to India’s reply, New Zealand... Full story

Nets beat undermanned Spurs

Alan Anderson scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half, helping the Brooklyn Nets pull away from the short-handed San Antonio Spurs for a 103-89 victory Thursday night. Despite playing without Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard, their... Full story

Mozena visits BFF

The United States ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena visited the Bangladesh Football Federation house on Friday as the chief guest of the Sports United program closing ceremony. The ambassador was hopeful that the United States would assist in the development of Bangladeshi football in the future. Full story

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Vidic to leave MU at end of season

Nemanja Vidic
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic is to leave the English Premier League champions at the end of the season in a move the Serbia defender hopes will end speculation about his future. ‘I have decided that I will move on at the end of this... Full story

Robben eyes new deal, ‘normal’ life

Arjen Robben
Netherlands star Arjen Robben has said he expects to sign a new Bayern Munich contract soon with the Dutch winger admitting he is eyeing life after football. Having turned 30 last month, Robben has a contract until June 2015 and the 2010 World... Full story

Three-way title chase hots up in Spain

Real Madrid will have to do without Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo when they welcome fifth-placed Villarreal to the Santiago Bernabeu today as the Portuguese misses out through suspension. Ronaldo was sent off in his side’s 1-1 draw away to Athletic Bilbao... Full story

Former ref revels Fergie cheeky tactics

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has revealed how Alex Ferguson once tried to get him to postpone a Manchester United match because it would give his side a better chance of winning the title. Ferguson was renowned for trying to... Full story

‘Everything I say and do is mind games’

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confessed that not everything he says in the Premier League title run-in will be the truth. ‘Everything I say and do are mind games. The only thing that is not mind games are the results,’ he told reporters on Friday. Full story

Bayern wait on Ribery for Arsenal

France’s Franck Ribery has undergone surgery for bruised buttocks with Bayern Munich hoping he will be fit for their Champions League clash at Arsenal in less than a fortnight. ‘Hopefully, he can play in London,’ said Bayern... Full story

Italian team concede eight own goals in last 10 minutes

Italian soccer has been hit by another scandal, this time involving a team that scored eight own goals in the last 10 minutes of a regional cup match on their way to a 14-3 defeat. The Italian federation is set to... Full story

Spain-Italy friendly to benefit players’ union

World and European champions Spain will host Italy in a friendly on March 5 with the proceeds of the match to go to the Association of Spanish Footballers, the players’ union announced on Thursday. The match will take place at Atletico... Full story

100,000 security personnel for World Cup

At least 100,000 security personnel will be deployed across Brazil for the World Cup as organizers seek to prevent a repeat of violence that rocked the country last year, an official said Thursday. Andrei Rodrigues, special secretary for... Full story

Blatter gives huge hint he’ll run for office again

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has given the strongest hint yet that he is ready to stand for a fifth term, telling Swiss public radio he would not say no if member associations asked him to stand. ‘I’m in good health and I don’t see why I should now think about stopping... Full story

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‘We’re sexier!’, 1860 tease Munich rivals Bayern Bayern Munich share their Allianz Arena stadium with second-division 1860 Munich, but with Valentine’s Day looming, a tiff has emerged between the neighbouring clubs—over who is the sexiest. Full story


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