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Younis misses 200 again as Test ends in a draw
Younis Khan scored a brilliant 194 and Mohammad Yousuf hit 126 in another Pakistan run feast before the second Test against India petered out in a draw here on Wednesday.
Cruciani talks of fitness
Nat'l camp now starts from Jan 31
After enjoying holidays for more than three weeks, Bangladesh's Argentine football coach Andres Cruciani returned to Dhaka on Tuesday night to prepare his charges for busy international assignments.
Australian Open
Clijsters halts Hingis
Martina Hingis found out she can still slug it out with the best of 'em. She also knows she has a lot of work to do.
Aus-SL return tie today
Australia has dropped bowlers Brett Dorey and James Hopes for their return tri-series clash with Sri Lanka here Thursday after the pair were clobbered around the ground in their last encounter.
Australian Open
Federer, Kiefer in semis
World number one Roger Federer stuttered to an unconvincing error-strewn four-sets victory over Russian fifth seed Nikolay Davydenko to reach the Australian Open semifinals Wednesday.
Mamun invited or not?
When the much-talked about executive committee meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) takes place at city's five-star hotel on Saturday, mercury will go up for obvious reasons.
Mashrafee to be back today
Ace paceman Mashrafee-Bin-Mortuza returns to competitive cricket today after a four-month lay-off when Bangladesh A play their first limited-overs match against visiting United Arab Emirates at the Khulna
AFC team due here on Feb 8
A four-member delegation from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will arrive here on February 8 to discuss the sponsorship and other issues for the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup.
Rangamati through to semifinals
Rangamati completed the Group A semifinal line-up of the JFA Cup Under-16 Football Tournament when they drew 3-3 with Gaiban-dha in their last match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
Div I cricket
Eskaton thrived on a half-century by Tanhar to score a two-wicket victory over Kathalbagan GCC in the First Division Cricket League at the City Club ground yesterday.
2010 Commonwealth Games
Aishwariya and Shahrukh to promote
The most glamorous of Bollywood, including superstars Shahrukh Khan and Aishwariya Rai, will be used to promote the Common-wealth Games to be held here in the year 2010.
African Cup of Nations

Ivory Coast into quarters
Ivory Coast became the first team to make it into the last eight of the African Nations Cup as they unconvincingly beat Libya 2-1 and Group A rivals Egypt and Morocco drew 0-0.
Africa Cup of Nations
Egypt 2006

African football in grips of 'slavery'
The slave trade by the West in Africans apparently died out a couple of centuries ago but according to Claude Le Roy it exists in a different form in agents conning the continent's footballers to come
Eriksson slams salary critics
Sven-Goran Eriksson on Wednesday hit back at those who claim he has not been worth his money.
Malik Loses Father
Pakistan recall Naved & Gul
Pakistan opener Shoaib Malik has been left out of the squad for the crucial third and final Test against India after the death of his father.
Inzamam saved his bowlers for Karachi
Dravid thanks young Dhoni, Pathan
Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq said he decided not to declare on Day Five of the second Test against India to keep his bowlers fresh for the final game.
Wigan guns Gunners down
Jason Roberts struck in the last minute of extra-time to send Wigan Athletic into the League Cup final, a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on Tuesday putting the underdogs through on the away goals rule after a2-2
BKSP tennis
The semifinal line-ups of the boys' and girls' singles in the SBSL-BKSP International Junior Tennis Tournament were finalised at BKSP yesterday.
Jr chess
Minhazuddin Sagar and Abdullah Al Saif were sharing the lead in the BASIC Bank 27th National Junior (Under-20) Chess Championship after the end of the fifth round at the federation hall room yesterday.

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