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  • Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal (L) makes a gesture to coach Shane Jurgensen during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday. — New Age photo

  • Star Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene (C) plays rugby with his team-mates during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday.— AFP photo

  • A file photo taken on February 8 shows Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho making a point during their Premier League match against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. — Internet photo

  • Australian captain Michael Clarke (R) and his South African counterpart Graeme Smith pose with the trophy at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday. — AFP photo

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Mashrafee refutes talk of tension

Acting Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza waved away suggestions of disharmony in the Tigers’ dressing room after the sudden resignation of Tamim Iqbal from the vice-captaincy post. Tamim was in line to take over the baton... Full story

Tigers eager for T20 turnaround

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal (L) makes a gesture to coach Shane Jurgensen during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday. — New Age photo
Bangladesh will be keen to make a positive impact in the upcoming two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka, which they see as a dress rehearsal for next month’s ICC World Twenty20. The first match of the... Full story

Chandimal rules out T20 experiment

Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 captain Dinesh Chandimal on Tuesday said that they would not like to give an inch to the hosts when they take them on in the first of the two-match Twenty20 series in Chittagong today. With the ICC number one T20 rankings... Full story

Jamal cruise into IFA Shield final

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club dashed East Bengal’s hopes of reaching their third consecutive IFA Shield final as the Bangladeshi outfit beat the local giants 3-0 in the first semi-final at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. Full story

India axe Ishant for WT20

Lanky seamer Ishant Sharma has paid for his inconsistent form by being dropped on Tuesday from India’s squads for the World Twenty20 and Asia Cup tournaments to be held in Bangladesh. Sharma proved expensive during the... Full story

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Mahela unlikely in first T20

Star Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene (C) plays rugby with his team-mates during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday.— AFP photo
Sri Lanka received a major blow ahead of the two-match Twenty20 series against Bangladesh as key batsman Mahela Jayawardene sustained a left-palm injury during a practice session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Tuesday. Full story

Australia calls up veterans for World T20

Evergreen veterans Brad Hogg and Brad Hodge, with a combined age of 82, were Tuesday called up to the Australian squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month. The sprightly Hogg, 43, has been in top... Full story

Pacers thrash Nuggets

NBA-leading Indiana recorded its biggest winning margin of the season by cruising past an undermanned Denver 119-80 on Monday, with David West scoring 25 points for the Pacers. It was tighter at Detroit, where interim... Full story

SL had to abstain from ICC vote

Sri Lanka has defended its decision to tacitly support a controversial shakeup of cricket’s world body, saying it was left with no choice after South Africa broke ranks over the move. Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa all opposed the... Full story

Surrey agree KP deal

Kevin Pietersen will remain with Surrey for the 2014 season, the English county announced Monday. England controversially called time on star batsman Pietersen’s international career last week after he was omitted for... Full story

Arsenal, United seek solace

Both reeling from embarrassing weekend results in the Premier League, Arsenal and Manchester United will each be determined to restore credibility when they meet at the Emirates Stadium today. While Arsenal ceded first place... Full story

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Mourinho stokes up feud with Pellegrini

A file photo taken on February 8 shows Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho making a point during their Premier League match against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. — Internet photo
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stoked up his war of words with Manuel Pellegrini on Monday by questioning the Manchester City manager’s sums. Chelsea went to the top of the table with a 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday, one point ahead... Full story

Liverpool thrashing an accident, says Wenger

Arsenal’s season will not be defined by their thrashing at Liverpool but how they respond to the setback, starting with Wednesday’s visit of Manchester United, manager Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday. The Gunners’ previously... Full story

SA happy with favourites tag

Australian captain Michael Clarke (R) and his South African counterpart Graeme Smith pose with the trophy at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday. 
— AFP photo
South African captain Graeme Smith said his team were happy to be regarded as favourites ahead of the first Test against Australia which starts at SuperSport Park today. ‘If you are the number one team... Full story

No major role for ‘Golden Boy’ Isco at Real

When Real Madrid paid around 30 million euros ($41 million) to buy Isco from Malaga in the close season it seemed the talented playmaker was poised to become a fixture for club and country. He had just helped Spain to victory.... Full story

Chelsea will finish top: Hazard

Chelsea will be Premier League champions if they can keep producing performances like last week’s 1-0 victory at Manchester City, according to in-form Belgium winger Eden Hazard. ‘I don’t think we’ll win the Champions League this... Full story

Ribery to miss Arsenal clash

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery will miss next week’s Champions League clash at Arsenal after undergoing surgery on bruised buttocks. The France international was confirmed an absentee for the last 16 first leg game at the Emirates Stadium in a... Full story

Neymar close to Barca return

Barcelona forward Neymar has trained with the squad for the first time since injuring his ankle last month and is close to a return to action, the club said on Monday. The Brazil international damaged tendons in a King’s Cup tie against Getafe on... Full story

Zaha says photo was not slight on Moyes

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, currently on loan at Cardiff City, has denied criticising United manager David Moyes in a post on photo-sharing website Instagram. The 21-year-old winger published a picture on the site... Full story

If nobody wants title, we’ll have it: Martinez

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has taken issue with the ‘mind games’ employed by his Premier League counterparts by joking that his side would be delighted to win the title. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, Manchester... Full story

Schumi’s wife talks to hubby daily to wake him out of coma

The wife of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is keeping up her bedside vigil for her husband, more than a month on from the skiing accident that left him in a medically-induced coma, reports ANI. The seven-time German world... Full story

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Wheels come off for Lewandowski Borussia Dortmund’s Bayern Munich-bound star striker Robert Lewandowski has fallen foul of thieves after all four tyres were stolen from his luxury Porsche, which... Full story


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