Volume 5 Number 65 Fri. July 30, 2004    
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Indian Oil Asia Cup 2004
Poor the Tigers remain
The wickets at the Premadasa Stadium are best when the batsmen use it first and it was no surprise when Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar appeared with a big smile on his face to take the right decision
Trescothick turns up heat
Marcus Trescothick's first Test hundred against the West Indies took England to 204 for three after the tourists fought back at Edgbaston here Thursday.
Nitol-Tata National Football League
Saiful saves Mukti
A double strike by Saiful Islam gave holders Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra a hard fought 2-1 victory over Nar-singdi Kararchar Krira Chakra in their first second leg match of the fourth Nitol-TataNational
Umps to be wired
Umpires in September's ICC Champions Trophy will wear earpieces wired to stump microphones so they can better hear edges.
First U 19 Test
Nadif brings jr Tigers back
Left-arm spinner-pacer Nadif Chowdhury grabbed a five-for, his second on the tour, to stop England Under 19s from taking control on day two of the first Test at Headingley yesterday.
SA to start from SL
South Africa have identified their tour of Sri Lanka as a launching pad for their bid to challenge Australia for top spot in the world Test rankings.
Tyson pumped up
Mike Tyson has turned his back on the past and is in upbeat mood for his fight against British heavyweight Danny Williams on Friday, when he climbs back into the ring for the first time in 17 months.
6 more with Odumbe
The estranged wife of former Kenya cricket captain Maurice Odumbe has implicated six other players in the corruption scandal involving her husband at an international Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal here
Rifles-Army title fight
Bangladesh Rifles and Bangladesh Army maintained their all-win record in the super four of the ninth Metropolis Premier Division Kabadi League at the outer stadium court yesterday.
BKSP storm into Hockey super league
Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) romped into the super league of the ANAS 25th National Hockey Championship eliminating Rajshahi 3-0 at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium yesterday.
School chess
Minhazuddin Ahmed, Imran Ali, Sumon Basu and Sheikh Shahid Ahmed were sharing the lead in the Sixth Standard Chartered Bank School Chess Tournament with four points each after the fourth round at thefederation
Div I h'ball
Orient Sporting Club and Suriyadoy KC made good start in the super league of the Tibet First Division Handball that began at the outer stadium ground yesterday.
Magura h'ball
New Star Club and Eagles Club earned comfortable wins in the Econo Handball League at the local stadium here yesterday.
Rajib stays 2nd
International Master Enamul Hossain Rajib shared point in the sixth round with a local player in the Dortmund Open International Chess Tournament in Germany.
Real in the end
Star-studded Real Madrid shrugged off a slow start in their first match on tour in Japan here Thursday as they stormed back from an early goal down to beat local club JEF United Ichihara 1-3.
AFC Aisan Cup, China 2004
Iraq still weeps
Iraq's war-weary footballers were struggling to keep their minds on Friday's Asian Cup quarter-final with China after the latest explosion of bloodshed in their shattered homeland.
AFC Aisan Cup, China 2004
Hosts have all the worries
Hosts China will be under enormous pressure to beat Iraq when they meet in the Asian Cup quarter-finals, Iraqi coach Adnan Hamd said on Thursday.
Ronaldo plans to marry?
Those playboy binges and extra pounds of weight might be about to end for Real Madrid's Brazilian star Ronaldo.
Van Basten the boss
Marco van Basten has agreed to become the new Netherlands coach, the Dutch football association (KNVB) announced on Thursday.
Zidane prepared to wait
French captain Zinedine Zidane was tightlipped about his future with the national side, but paid tribute to Lilian Thuram after the defender brought his own international career to an end.
AFC Asian Cup, China 2004
Iran united
The extraordinary on-field bust-ups which threatened to wreck Iran's Asian Cup campaign have galvanised the squad as it bids for an unprecedented fourth title, their coach said.