Vol. 5 Num 263 Tue. February 22, 2005    
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Shahadat after Mushfiqur
Fast bowler Shahadat Hossain Rajib started from where he had left off in the first Test as his second five-for in consecutive innings put Bangladesh A in control on Day Two of the second Test againstZimbabwe
'I'm fully fit'
Indian batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar Monday said he was looking forward to Pakistan's upcoming tour of India after regaining fitness.
Duleep Trophy
BCB XI open campaign today
As the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI team warmed up yesterday to begin their maiden campaign in India's premier domestic competition, the Duleep Trophy, coach Dav Whatmore was surprised seeing a green
Foreigner spree for Fed Cup
With the Federation Cup Football Tournament just around the corner big teams continued their frantic search for quality foreign recruits.
Indo-Pak battle lines drawn
Now additional ODI in Ahmedabad
The riot-hit Indian city of Ahmedabad will host the fourth one-day international against Pakistan, according to the itinerary announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday.
Beckhams 'Cruz' to third
British pop singer Victoria Beckham, wife of England soccer captain David Beckham, gave birth on Sunday to their third son, Cruz.
'India beatable at home'
Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer Sunday said India are beatable at home and his young team can take inspiration from Australia and South Africa who won a series in India.
Wasim finds Shoaib right
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has backed fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's decision to withdraw from the Test series in India because of injury.
"I think he took the sensible decision.

Bhaji could be the first
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is expected to become the first bowler in elite cricket to benefit from a relaxation of rules on chucking, an Australian biomechanics expert said Sunday.
Another crown for Federer
Roger Federer triumphed in his 15th straight final without a loss on Sunday as he shut down the big game of Ivan Ljubicic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 to finally lift a trophy at the 782,250-euros Rotterdam Open.
Making ODIs Exciting
Whatmore for an active 12th man
The man who presided over a remarkable redefinition of the way one-day cricket is played says the game doesn't need rule changes to make it more exciting.
Mauresmo shoots Venus down
France's top seed Amelie Mauresmo won the 585,000-dollar WTA tournament here on Sunday after beating Venus Williams in the final.
Return of Wilson
2nd Aus-NZ ODI today
Former rugby All Black Jeff Wilson will return to international cricket for the first time in 12 years Tuesday when he takes the field against Australia.
Kalabagan sign off in style
Kalabagan Krira Chakra finished their First Division League campaign in style when they defeated Surjo Tarun Club by 59 runs at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday.
Special Indian visa offices in Pakistan
India said Monday it would open special visa offices in the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Karachi to process thousands of fans who want to travel across the border for a historic cricket tour.
UEFA Champs League
Preview: Real v Juventus

Old Lady's Galactico date
Real Madrid and Juventus will both be aiming to put behind them this weekend's domestic disappointments with stirring performances in their Champions League first leg clash on Tuesday.
Fa Cup
Kluivert gives 'em the blues
Chelsea's quest for an historic quadruple of trophies was laid to rest as a Patrick Kluivert goal saw Newcastle maintain their bid to lift the FA Cup for the first time in 50 years by booking a placein
UEFA Champs League
Preview: Bayern v Arsenal

Gunners have to defy odds
With the English Premiership title seemingly out of reach Arsenal turn their attention to the Champions League on Tuesday hoping to gain the upper hand over German leaders Bayern Munich in the first leg
Primera Liga
Real run snapped
Barcelona extended their Spanish first division lead to seven points with a 2-0 win over Real Mallorca, as their rivals Real Madrid crashed 2-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Serie A
Milan smile as Juve stutter
Ten-man AC Milan replaced Juventus at the top of Serie A after a stoppage-time goal by Brazilian winger Serginho gave them a 1-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday.
UEFA Champs League

Evenly matched contests
England's bitter rivalry with Germany takes centre stage as Liverpool entertain Bayer Leverkusen, the team who knocked the Anfield giants out in the quarter-finals three years ago.

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