Volume 4 Number 224 Sat. January 10, 2004    
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Western Union Senior Division Football League
Reds burst Russell bubble
Muktijoddha Sangsad revitalised their title aspirations in style when the defeated high-flying Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra 2-1 in a crucial Western Union Premier Division Football League match at theSher-e-Bangla
Ispahani Mirzapore Tea 5th National Cricket League
Ctg one-day leaders
Mehrab stars for Dhaka
Chittagong finished the first-phase atop the one-day competition of the Ispahani Mirzapore Tea Fifth National Cricket League when they managed a two-wicket victory over Barisal at the Comilla Stadiumyesterday.
India falter at the death
World champions Australia fielded brilliantly to record a tense 18-run victory over India in their triangular series one-day match on Friday despite a brave innings of 82 from opposing captain SauravGanguly.
Akhtar ready to strike
Pakistan express bowler Shoaib Akhtar spoke the words New Zealand did not want to hear when he declared himself fit for the third one-day international here Saturday.
Pointers for Ponting
As Ricky Ponting prepares to take over the reins as Australia's next Test captain, departing skipper Steve Waugh has passed on a sobering word of advice.
Fleming praises ‘new' Pakistan
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming has heaped praise on the Pakistan side leading up to the third one-day international on Saturday.
Azlan Shah Cup
Pakistan on a roll
Pakistan managed only a narrow 3-2 win over a second string side from arch-rivals India in the Azlan Shah Cup tournament at the National Hockey Stadium here Friday.
ITF Jr tennis
Double delight for Koreans
South Korean girls snatched the singles and doubles titles of the BKSP International Junior Tennis Championship that ended yesterday at the country's lone sports institute in Savar yesterday.
Rani alone atop
International Women Master Rani Hamid maintained the solo lead with maximum five points after the end of the fifth round games of the Igloo 25th National Women's Chess Championship at the NSC conference
Cute handball
Favourites Narinda Progoti Boys Club defeated Old Ideal 31-11 in the Cute Premier Division Handball League at Dhaka Handball Ground yesterday.
Primera Liga preview
Real face bogey prospect
League leaders Real Madrid have been accused of complacency against lowly opposition this season but it is unlikely the reigning Spanish champions will take Real Sociedad too lightly on Saturday.
Premiership preview
Gunners can't slip
Arsenal's stomach for a fight will be put to the test in Saturday's Premiership confrontation with Middlesbrough.
Serie A preview
Emotion can wait
Perugia coach Serse Cosmi has insisted his loyalties will not be divided this Sunday when his relegation-threatened side host Serie A leaders Roma, the club he supported as a boy.
Ronaldo fined for London trip
Reports in Spain claim that Real Madrid have fined Brazilian striker Ronaldo for his trip to London this week.