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Muktijoddha stay alive
Paul Nwak-wuchu converted a penalty and set up another goal for substitute Kanchan as Muktijoddha Sangsad got away with a 2-0 win over Arambagh Krira Sangha in yesterday's Premier Bank Premier Football
Ex-skippers find BCB's captain policy faulty
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) might have done a simple job when they stuck to their policy of announcing the national captain on tour-by-tour basis, but some former national skippers believed itwas
PCB hopes for the best
England will play just one limited-overs international in Karachi after refusing to consider a five-day Test in the troubled southern city over security fears, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Thursday.
Eyes on the World Cup
India-Sri Lanka open tri-series today
Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody will use the Indian Oil Cup one-day triangular series against India and West Indies, which starts on Saturday, to look at new players as his attention turns to the World Cup.
Phelps on gold spree
Michael Phelps captured his third gold medal on a controversial and dramatic night at the World Championships on Thursday.
Life without the legends
India wake up to a life beyond cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly as they launch a new season with a triangular cricket series match against Sri Lanka here on Saturday, hoping that new coach
'Playing under Dravid isn't an issue'
Sourav Ganguly on Friday said he was pleasantly surprised at his ban for slow over-rates in one-day internationals being reduced from six to four matches and that he did not foresee any problem playing
Big win for Farashganj
Farashganj Sporting Club returned to winning ways after five matches when they brushed aside bottom-table Dipali Juba Sangha 4-1 in the Premier Bank Premier Football League at the Bangabandhu National
Buchanan turns to Ferguson
Australia cricket coach John Buchanan is hoping to meet up with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson for a brainstorming session.
Mamun admits Andy link
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has got positive response from former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts to work with the national cricket team as a specialist coach ahead of the Sri Lanka tour in
No pain, no gain
Australian bowling coach Terry Jenner says England will never discover a Shane Warne unless their youngsters work harder and the county sides are prepared to take a risk.
Third Round Draw
No Merseyside derby
Everton avoided a clash with Merseyside rivals Liverpool in Friday's Champions League third qualifying round draw.
Real stars meet Thai PM
Real Madrid football stars led by England captain David Beckham met Friday with Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra ahead of their friendly with the Thai under-23 side on the final leg of a world tour.
Bayern thrash Tokyo
German champions Bayern Munich overwhelmed J-League club FC Tokyo 4-0 on Thursday to get off to a winning start in their two-game friendly series in Japan.
Woodgate not giving up
Injury-plagued defender Jonathan Woodgate believes he is ready to kick his first ball as a Real Madrid player and put behind him the nightmare start to his Spanish career.
Crespo on target
English Premier League champions Chelsea rallied from a goal down to overcome DC United 2-1 in a friendly on Thursday, registering a second consecutive victory in the middle leg of a three-match US tour.
Brazilian legend Jaja no more
Brazilian football legend Jair Rosa Pinto who was known as "Master Jaja" has died at the age of 84 at his home here after suffering from a lung related disease, local press reported on Thursday.
CBF rejects Robinho's move
Santos striker Robinho's move to Real Madrid has been rejected by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
Baros too pricey for Schalke
Bundesliga runners-up Schalke 04 admit they are unlikely to sign Czech international striker Milan Baros from Liverpool claiming the seven million pound (10 million euro) asking price is too high.
School kabaddi
Bagbari Government Primary School and Sabuj Biddyaniketon moved into the quarterfinals of the school kabaddi tournament yesterday.
Roman's Med yacht summit
Chelsea edged closer to signing Ghana midfielder Michael Essien when Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said Friday he would meet the English champions' owner Roman Abramovich next week.

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