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Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh 2006

Hosts weighing options
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were back to business when both sides had full-fledged training sessions here at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium yesterday in their build-up to the second and final Test starting tomorrow.
Melbourne 2006
XVIII Commonwealth Games Australia

Time to make friends again
A record 4,500 athletes from 71 nations will compete in 16 sports in the biggest Co-mmonwealth Games yet staged, getting underway here next week.
'We left attack too late'
India captain Rahul Dravid said his team only decided to try for victory in the first Test at tea on the final day.
Aussie stay alive
Ricky Ponting made a triumphant return from injury when he captained Australia to a 24-run win over South Africa in the third one-day international at St George's Park Sunday.
Happy Eng move to Mohali
England arrived in Chandigarh on Monday morning with a buzz around the side ahead of the second Test against India.
Dhaka remain second
Defending champions Dhaka trailed joint-leaders Rajshahi and Chittagong by two points at the end of the seventh round of the Ispahani Seventh National Cricket League first-class competition yesterdaywhen
Jubok Phone to give BFF Tk 50 lakh
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday signed an agreement with Telebarta Ltd as sponsors of the National Football Championship, which was last held in 2003.
Brothers take on Muharraq today
Premier League and Federation Cup champions Brothers Union will begin their AFC Cup campaign today when they take on Muharraq of Bahrain in Manama. The match will kick off at Bangladesh time 8.
Serie A
Roma juggernaut halts
AS Roma's record-breaking run in Serie A was ended when a late goal by Marco Materazzi gave Inter Milan a 1-1 draw on Sunday. The result interrupted Roma's sequence of 11 consecutive league wins.
UEFA Champs League
Chelsea in hostile land
Barcelona know they will be made to work by an attack-minded Chelsea when the English champions visit the Nou Camp on Tuesday hoping to lay siege and overturn a damaging 2-1 first leg deficit.
UEFA Champs League
It's make or break time
Barcelona are out to complete a revenge victory over Chelsea, holders Liverpool face elimination by Benfica and AC Milan tangle with Bayern Munich when Champions League action returns this week.
UEFA Champs League
Ronaldo back for the big game
Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has been recalled for Wednesday's Champions League match against Arsenal after being dropped against Atletico Madrid at the weekend.
Klinsmann gets the Kaiser flak
Franz Beckenbauer, head of the 2006 World Cup Organising Committee, offered some stinging criticism to Germany manager Jurgen Klinsmann after he failed to attend the World Cup coaches workshop here on
'I'm still No. 1'
Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, fighting with Jens Lehmann for the number one spot in the Germany team for the World Cup, believes he still has the edge over his rival.
Bollywood stars to rock C'Wealth Games finale
India's top film stars will join sports legends to showcase the country's culture at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, a top official said on Monday.
Primera Liga
Valencia slip up
Valencia missed the chance to reclaim second spot in the Primera Liga when they were surprisingly held 0-0 by basement side Malaga on Sunday.
Sehwag slips down in Test rankings
Virender Sehwag just about managed to be among the top 10 in the latest ICC Test rankings after his twin failures in India's first cricket Test against England.
Jones out of India series
England paceman Simon Jones has been ruled out of the rest of the Test series with India.
Bangladesh eves play Kyrgyzstan today
Bangladesh under-19 women's team will take on Kyrgyzstan today in their inaugural Group 3 qualifying match of the AFC Youth (U-19) Football Championship in New Delhi.

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