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  • Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (L) celebrates the wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera during their second Twenty20 match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. — AFP photo

  • Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson (C) celebrates the wicket of South African batsman Alviro Petersen during the fourth day of their first Test match at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday. — AFP photo

  • AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli (R) scores a screamer against Bologna during their Serie A match at the San Siro on Friday. — Internet photo

  • Argentine legend Diego Maradona (C), his lawyer Angelo Pisani (L) and member of the European Parliament Crescenzio Rivellini (R) pose with an European Union flag after a news conference at the European Parliament office in Rome on Friday. — Reuters photo

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Shootout misery for Sk Jamal

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club failed to make history as they narrowly lost the IFA Shield final in the tie-breaker against Kolkata Mohammedan at Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday. Haitian playmaker Sony Norde gave Sheikh Jamal... Full story

Doubts dispelled as Tamim named deputy again

Drama regarding the vice-captaincy issue centering around Tamim Iqbal finally ended as the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced a 15-member squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka naming the southpaw deputy... Full story

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Tigers display fighting spirit

Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (L) celebrates the wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera during their second Twenty20 match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. — AFP photo
The Bangladesh national team concluded the two-match Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka displaying encouraging signs of their fighting ability ahead of the ICC World T20 beginning from March at their own den. Though the matches were won by... Full story

Johnson destroys South Africa

Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson (C) celebrates the wicket of South African batsman Alviro Petersen during the fourth day of their first Test match at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday. — AFP photo
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson claimed his career-best match figures as he bowled his team to a crushing 281-run win over South Africa on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park on Saturday. Johnson followed up his seven for 68 in the first innings... Full story

Bangladesh U-19s start with huge win

The Bangladesh Under-19s began their campaign in the International Cricket Council U-19 World Cup in resounding fashion on Saturday after thrashing Afghanistan by 10 wickets in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Full story

Rahane century as India take firm control

A maiden century to Ajinkya Rahane, inspired by advice from master batsman Sachin Tendulkar, boosted India to a formidable 246-run first innings lead over New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington on Saturday. Full story

Nadal back in the groove in Rio

World number one Rafael Nadal will top the bill at next week’s inaugural Rio Open as he returns from the back injury that wrecked his Australian Open title assault. The Spanish star, denied a 14th Grand Slam title in Melbourne by Stanislas Wawrinka... Full story

Sylhet beat Dhaka in NCL

Dhaka suffered their first defeat as Sylhet recorded a nine-wicket win after the conclusion of the penultimate day’s play of the third round of the 15th National Cricket League on Saturday. Full story

India beat Pakistan in U-19 WC

Defending champions India kicked off their campaign on a positive note as they comfortably defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 40 runs in their first marquee clash of this edition’s... Full story

Only Zidane better than Gerrard, says Owen

Steven Gerrard is second only to Zinedine Zidane in terms of his world-class status, says former England and Liverpool striker Michael Owen. Gerrard, the current England and Liverpool captain, has recently converted to playing... Full story

Balotelli fires WC warning to media

AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli (R) scores a screamer against Bologna during their Serie A match at the San Siro on Friday. — Internet photo
Mario Balotelli hit a long-distance rocket to secure a late 1-0 win for Milan on Friday then warned the media to respect his private life if they want to see him perform well at the World Cup this summer. Balotelli hit the headlines last week when he confirmed paternity... Full story

Arsenal seek revenge

Branded a ‘specialist in failure’ by his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hope his side prove otherwise when they host Liverpool in the FA Cup today. Full story

Maradona appeals to EU over 39m tax bill

Argentine legend Diego Maradona (C), his lawyer Angelo Pisani (L) and member of the European Parliament Crescenzio Rivellini (R) pose with an European Union flag after a news conference at the European Parliament office in Rome on Friday. — Reuters photo
Diego Maradona announced Friday he has asked the European Union to step in as arbitrator amid an ongoing feud with the Italian authorities over an alleged 39m euros in unpaid taxes. The Argentine football legend is accused of building up the huge tax bill... Full story

Former England great Finney dies aged 91

Tom Finney
Tom Finney, one of England’s greatest players who was famously known as the ‘Preston Plumber, has died at the age of 91, his former club Preston North End said on Friday. ‘Preston North End have been informed of the extremely sad news of the passing... Full story

Fulham hire Magath as new manager

Fulham took dramatic action Friday in a bid to preserve their Premier League status by sacking Rene Meulensteen and bringing in Felix Magath as their new manager with just 12 games of the season left. Full story

Julio Cesar finalises Toronto loan

Brazil’s first choice goalkeeper Julio Cesar on Friday announced he had finalised a loan move to Major League Soccer side Toronto. ‘I have signed a loan deal until the end of December,’ said the 34-year-old, who has not featured at... Full story

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Mourinho jibes a ploy to ease pressure on himself: Pellegrini

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is trying to ease the pressure on himself with his regular jibes at Premier League counterparts. Mourinho’s latest target was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whom... Full story

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England manager Roy Hodgson is ready to unleash his ‘nasty side’ if his team underachieve at this year’s World Cup, according to assistant Ray Lewington. Hodgson’s affable personality comes across clearly in public appearances... Full story


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