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  • Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman was the Tigers’ top scorer with 26 runs off 36 balls in his Twenty20 International debut in the second T20 against Sri Lanka at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. — AFP photo

  • Bangladeshi bowler Arafat Sunny celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan during their second T20 match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. — AFP photo

  • Barcelona’s Brazilian star Neymar (R) takes part in a training session at Joan Gampar training camp near Barcelona on Friday. — Reuters Photo

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Tigers lose another heartbreaker

Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman was the Tigers’ top scorer with 26 runs off 36 balls in his Twenty20 International debut in the second T20 against Sri Lanka at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. —  AFP photo
Bangladesh lost their second last-ball thriller in as many games as Sri Lanka swept the two-match Twenty20 series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday. Sachithra Senanayake dispatched Farhad Reza’s last delivery for... Full story

History beckons Sheikh Jamal

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Kolkata Mohammedan will meet each other today at Salt Lake Stadium for the second time in as many weeks and this time the precious IFA Shield trophy is at stake. The final of the world’s fourth-oldest football... Full story

A mother’s dream comes true

Bangladeshi bowler Arafat Sunny celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan during their second T20 match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. — AFP photo
It was not long ago that a tiny cricketer would be followed by his mother to every single match he participated in, despite all the discomfort she had to endure and the sacrifices she had to make in managing household affairs. Full story

Unexpected dew foiled Tigers

Misjudging the conditions cost Bangladesh dearly in the second Twenty20 against Sri Lanka, which they lost by three wickets to give the tourists 2-0 series sweep on Friday. The Tigers opted to use Farhad Reza in the... Full story

U-19 WC starts today for Young Tigers

The Bangladesh Under-19s will open their International Cricket Council U-19 World Cup campaign today as they take on Afghanistan at Sheikh Abu Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The young Tigers have been placed... Full story

Asif, Sharif, Shafiul star in NCL

Dhaka Metro’s Asif Ahmed smashed a double century while Dhaka captain Mohammad Sharif and Rajshahi paceman Shafiul Islam grabbed six wickets each on the second day of the third round of matches in the National Cricket League. Full story

Warner takes over as SA’s chief tormentor

David Warner took over from Mitchell Johnson as South Africa’s tormentor-in-chief as the Australian opener blitzed a quickfire century to extend his team’s huge lead on the third day of the first Test on Friday. Warner was dropped three times... Full story

Pakistan name squads for Asia Cup, WT20

Lanky Pakistan paceman Mohammad Irfan was left out of Pakistan’s 15-man squads for this month’s Asia Cup and next month’s World Twenty20 after a recurrence of a hip injury, selectors said Friday. Irfan—the tallest ever man to play... Full story

Schumacher has beaten lung infection

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, lying in a coma in a French hospital since a December skiing accident, has overcome a lung infection, German daily Bild reported Friday. The newspaper had reported two... Full story

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Barca out to maintain lead

Barcelona’s Brazilian star Neymar (R) takes part in a training session at Joan Gampar training camp near Barcelona on Friday. — Reuters Photo
Barcelona recovered top spot in La Liga just one week after being knocked off their perch for the first time in 59 league games last weekend as they took advantage of Atletico Madrid’s shock defeat to Almeria. Victories for Barca away to Sevilla... Full story

Mourinho tips Liverpool for title charge

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has tipped in-form Liverpool to emerge as serious challengers for the Premier League title this season. Mourinho’s side are currently top of the table, but fourth-placed Liverpool are just four points adrift and the... Full story

Wenger delighted to play Reds again

The Arsenal players cannot wait to face Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday and get an immediate chance to avenge their 5-1 mauling at Anfield last week, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. Arsenal were battered as Liverpool scored four goals inside... Full story

Super Sharma puts India on top

A career-best six-wicket haul by Ishant Sharma put India firmly in charge at stumps on the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday. New Zealand were rolled for 192 in their first innings... Full story

‘Wenger is a failure specialist’

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho labelled Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger as a ‘specialist in failure’ as the war of words in the race for the English Premier League title intensified Friday. Mourinho, whose side lead London rivals Arsenal by a point... Full story

City ground expansion plans approved

Manchester City have been given the green light to expand the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to more than 60,000, Manchester’s municipal authority announced on Thursday. Manchester City Council said that a... Full story

Neymar back for Barca in time for City clash

Neymar has recovered from a sprained ankle, Barcelona’s medical team said on Friday, and the Brazilian could feature in La Liga at the weekend as well as Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Manchester City. Injured last month in a Copa del Rey game against... Full story

Atletico fined after Ronaldo hit with lighter

The Spanish Football Federation on Friday fined Atletico Madrid 600 euros ($822) after Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was struck on the head with a lighter during the clubs’ Copa del Rey clash on Tuesday. Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo was... Full story

Workmanlike Brazil can lift WC, says Zico

Legendary Brazilian Zico says he is worried about Lionel Messi’s Argentina but makes his own nation favourites to lift the World Cup on home soil in July. Speaking exclusively to AFP, the star of Brazil’s exciting 1982 World Cup side, which slipped up against eventual... Full story

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Emotional Adriano plays first match for nearly two years Former Brazil and Inter Milan forward Adriano played his first match for nearly two years when he made a late cameo appearance in Atletico Paranaense’s 1-0 win over... Full story


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