Vol. 5 Num 479 Fri. September 30, 2005    
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SAAF C'ship Draw Held
Bangladesh open against Bhutan
Defending champions Bangladesh will kick off their Fourth SAAF Football Championship campaign against rank-outsiders Bhutan on December 8 in Karachi.
UEFA Champs League
Real owe it to reserve man
Real Madrid have never been beaten in the Santiago Bernabeu by a Greek side and they kept their streak alive with a 2-1 win over Olympiakos in the Champions league group F encounter here on Wednesday.
World XI think English
The World XI will tap into England's successful Ashes strategies when they take on Australia in three one-day cricket internationals here next week, skipper Shaun Pollock said Thursday.
Nat'l Hockey
Army, Faridpur atop groups
Holders Bangladesh Army avoided a repeat of last year's final against Faridpur in the semifinal stage of the ABS Group National Hockey Championship when they shared points in their Super Six match against
Gavaskar defends Ganguly
Flintoff calls Indian captain selfish, lazy
Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar Thursday defended captain Sourav Ganguly after he was portrayed as selfish and lazy by England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff.
U-14 Tennis
Adnyaa girl's singles champ
Naik Adnyaa of India lifted the girl's singles crown in the Sheltech Asian Under-14 Tennis Series when she routed Indonesian Ysidora Grace Sari 6-1, 6-2 in the final at the Ramna National Tennis Complex
Corporate Cricket
Araf-Epyllion opener
Araf Apparels will face Epyllion Group in one of three matches on the opening day of the Gra-meenPhone Corporate Cricket League on October 5.
The match will be held at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium.

IBAIS, Northern varsities in semis
Northern University and IBAIS University moved into the last four of the Stamford inter-private university football tournament beating their respective rivals at the Army Stadium on Thursday.
Sourav rather will practise
India's Sourav Ganguly is unlikely to attend a meeting of Test captains called by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Australia next month so that he can concentrate on his batting, an official
UEFA Champs League
No winners at Anfield
European champions Liverpool earned a crucial point against Premiership champions Chelsea as the all-English Champions League showdown ended in a goalless stalemate at Anfield on Wednesday.
UEFA Champs League
Generous Milan
AC Milan threw away a three-goal lead in last season's Champions League final defeat by Liverpool and the problem does not seem to be solved with Schalke 04 twice coming from behind to secure a 2-2 draw
Federer sails through
Roger Federer recovered his poise on Thursday, beating Germany's Denis Gremelmayr 6-3, 6-2 to ease through to the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open.
Warne demands privacy
Champion Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne arrived home Thursday pleading for the media to respect his privacy as he attempts to save his failed marriage.
Senior mates back Ponting
Senior players Matthew Hayden and Shane Warne Thursday went into bat for criticised Australian skipper Ricky Ponting ahead of next week's one-day cricket series against a World XI.
Army retain inter-service athletics
The Inter-Service Athletics Com-petition concluded on Wednesday with one national record being set at the Bangladesh Army Stadium.
Gen Yo Cue Cult Pool
Danish, Sayem in final
Danish and Sayem will play in the final of the Gen Yo Cue Cult Pool Tournament at the Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre on October 1.
Mukti camp
Runners-up Muktijoddha Sangsad will begin their camp for the fifth Nitol-Tata National Football League today.
Sheikh Russel Soccer
Hazaribagh reach final
Goals by Shakib and Jummon steered Hazaribagh into the final of the Sheikh Russel Under-14 Football Tournament with a 2-0 win over Mirpur in the second semifnal at the Dhanmondi playground on Thursday.
Wanderers to probe relegation
Dhaka Wanderers Club formed a two-member inquiry committee to investigate why the one-time giants were relegated to First Division from the Premier League this year.
B'baria cricket
Surjo Tarun Cricket Club defeated Progoti Cricket Club by 18 runs in the Shaheed Freedom Fighter Rango Mia Cup Cricket Tournament at the Shahjadapur Junior High School playground here yesterday.
Navy football
The annual football championship of the Bangladesh Navy concluded at BNS Issa Khan sports ground here on Wednesday.

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