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Bad stalemate for Abahani
Abahani's title hopes in the Premier Foot-ball League suffered a massive blow when they were held to a goalless draw by Farashganj Sporting Club in a match that saw both sides ending with ten men.
Tour of India uncertain
Bangladesh's tour of India next October looks unlikely as it will clash with the International Cricket Council's (ICC) new fixture, the Super Series.
'Break-up my fault'
Australian cricket star Shane Warne on Monday spoke of the pain at the end of his 10-year marriage, but assured fans he would not allow his personal life to impact on his performance during the Ashes.
It's Ponting after Lee
Australia captain Ricky Ponting scored 111 as the world champions levelled their one-day series against England at 1-1 with a seven-wicket win at Lord's here Sunday.
Ganga says it too
Daren Ganga, the former West Indian batsman who is currently leading the West Indies A side in Sri Lanka, has questioned the commitment levels of Brian Lara, his mentor during his younger days in theTrinidad
Aslam just a ball boy!
When the players' list for yesterday's Premier Football League match between Abahani and Farashganj was handed over to the journalists, many eyebrows were raised as Sheikh Mohammed Aslam's name appeared
Badda back to Premier League
Badda Jagarani became the second team after Rahmatganj MFS to earn promotion to next season's Premier League after they drew goalless against Mohakhali XI in their First Division match at the Birshreshtha
Shep prepares for final dance
'Dancing' umpire David Shepherd will take charge of his final international match on Tuesday when England host Australia in the decider of their three-match NatWest Challenge one-day international series
Reefat moves up
Grand Master Ziaur Rahman maintained his solo lead while Reefat Bin Sattar jumped into second place after winning their seventh round games in the University of Green-wich FIDE Rating Chess tournament
BKSP in semis
BKSP moved into the semifinals in the BKSP Under-16 Football Tournament with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Khulna in a Group A fixture at the sports institute football ground yesterday.
Asian Kabaddi
Bangladesh 4th
Bangladesh finished fourth in the First Asian Women's Kabaddi Championship when they lost their play-off game against Sri Lanka 60-20 in Hyderabad, India yesterday.
Monwar's mum receives cheque from BCB
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) handed over a cheque to Mrs Anowara, the mother of late sports journalist Monwar Ahmed, at its Gulshan office yesterday.
'Some people enjoy all the exposure but I never liked it'
Tired of terrorising goalkeepers, beating records and appearing on the front page of sports papers around the world, Argentina's Gabriel Batistuta decided to call time on his career in the relative
WI's mission impossible
Sri Lanka begin an emotional Test series from Wednesday, the first at home since the tsunamis ravaged the island nation seven months ago, hoping their depleted West Indian rivals will join the party.
Lee Tests selectors
Brett Lee did his chances of a Test recall no harm at all by taking five wickets as Australia strolled to a seven-wicket one-day international win against England at Lord's here Sunday.
Starting afresh with Morientes
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has described Fernando Morientes as 'like a new signing' and revealed he has high hopes for him this coming season.

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