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Beximco play CPA in CCL opener
Defending champions Beximco will meet newcomers Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) in the opening match of the Corporate Cricket League (CCL) on October 1 at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium.
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US Open 2006
Fabulous Federer
Swiss superstar Roger Federer claimed his ninth major title, firing 17 aces en route to a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over former world number one Andy Roddick in the US Open final Sunday.
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Australia moving up
Australia jumped up into second in their group courtesy of a 3-1 win over Japan in the men's field hockey World Cup championship here on Sunday.
 
Ashraful returns from Rainhill
Mohammad Ashraful returned home early on yesterday morning from Liverpool after completing his contract with Rainhill Cricket Club.
 
Full points for Lalbagh
Lalbagh Torun Sangha blanked Dhaka Mahanagar JFPK 2-0 in yesterday's Pioneer Football League in the city.
 
BDCOM BFF'sofficial online partner
BDCOM Online Ltd will be the official internet service provider (ISP) for the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for one year.
 
First div hockey matches drawn
Victoria Sporting Club settled for a 1-1 draw with Shishu Kishore Sangha in the Green Delta First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium yesterday.
 
Sunnydale off to flying start
Sunnydale crushed Play Pen School 17-3 on the opening day of the Sunnydale-Bexi Fabrics Boys' Mini Handball tournament at the Dhanmondi Women's Sports Complex yesterday.
 
Moni upsets Rani Hamid
The Begum Laila Alam Women's FIDE Rating chess tournament got underway at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room yesterday.
 
KL meet begins today
Paceman Glenn McGrath returns to action for Australia on Tuesday raring to go after eight months away from the game.
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Akhtar backs Strauss
Shoaib Akhtar has said current England captain Andrew Strauss should continue to lead the side on their Ashes tour of Australia.
 
Yuvraj missing first game
Yuvraj Singh will miss India's opening game in the tri-series in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday after falling ill.
 
Strauss or Flintoff?
Andrew Strauss is confident he could have done no more to convince the selectors he is the man to captain England in this winter's Ashes series.
 
Shane Warne beyond the cricketer
He is Australia's most controversial sportsman but he's also a marketer's dream; he appears to be doing nothing wrong both on and off the field.
 
Urn touring down under
The Ashes urn is to form the centrepiece of a 94-day Ashes Exhibition tour around Australia, it was announced Monday.
 
US Open
'I'm shocked myself'
Roger Federer freely admits that he even shocks himself at times.
 
Tyson's perfect finish
American Tyson Gay made the most of the fast conditions to put up the third best performance of all time in the men's 200m at the world athletics final here Sunday. The 24-year-old clocked 19.
 
SL cricketers get pay hike
Sri Lanka's domestic cricketers will get a handsome raise in match fees for the coming season in a bid to make local competition more professional, a top official announced here on Sunday.
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UEFA Champions League
League of champions returns
Spanish giants Barcelona are looking to strike a psychological blow to the numerous challengers for their Champions League crown when the competition kicks off tonight.
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LFP
Ruud delight for Real
Real Madrid's Ruud van Nistelrooy and David Beckham rediscovered the understanding they once had at Manchester United as the Spanish giants comfortably won 4-1 at newly-promoted Levante on Sunday.
 
UEFA Champions League
Humble Magath
Four-time European champions Bayern Munich have admitted they no longer consider themselves as automatic contenders for the Champions League.
 
Klose doubtful against Chelsea
German international striker Miroslav Klose revealed he is doubtful for Werder Bremen's Champions League Group A match against Chelsea on Tuesday due to a thigh injury.
 
Reds lose Riise
Liverpool have been forced to leave injured defender John Arne Riise at home ahead of their trip to face Champions League group rivals PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
 
Zola Unicef ambassador
Former Chelsea and Italy striker Gianfranco Zola, who is currently the assistant coach for the Italian under-21 team, was made a Unicef ambassador on Monday.
 
Aragones resignation rejected
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday said it had rejected an offer by national team coach Luis Aragones to resign.
 
Double injury blow for Inter
Inter Milan pair Esteban Cambiasso and Julio Cruz have been ruled out of tonight's Champions League clash away to Sporting Lisbon.
 
Barclays English Premier League
West Ham face Argentine dilemma
West Ham manager Alan Pardew admits he doesn't yet know how to get the best out of new signings Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano.
 
Marseille ride on Ribery
Franck Ribery's name was being shouted from the Parc de Princes rafters after the France midfielder starred in Marseille's 3-1 win over bitter rivals Paris Saint Germain on Sunday.
 
Barclays English Premier League
Henry bias made Cole leave
England full-back Ashley Cole has admitted that Arsenal's love for star striker Thierry Henry contributed to his decision to leave the club for Premiership champions Chelsea.
 
Benitez keeps the faith
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been given the backing of his manager Rafael Benitez in the wake of his latest high-profile mistake.
 
RvN rues penalty miss
Ruud van Nistelrooy was left rueing missed chances despite getting off the mark for his new club Real Madrid with a hattrick in Sunday's 4-1 win at Levante.
 
Asamoah subject to racist chants
Gerald Asamoah, who played on Germany's World Cup team, was the target of racist taunts during a German Cup game.
 

 
   
 
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