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15th Asian Games Doha 2006
Bangladesh win bronze
Bangladesh kabaddi team finally pulled up their socks to produce a bronze medal in the 15th Asian Games in Doha when they defeated Iran 37-26 in the bronze medal play-off at the Aspire Hall yesterday.
8th National Cricket League
Sylhet win at last
Sylhet picked up their first win of the season when they beat Dhaka by 90 runs in the fifth round of the Ispahani Mirzapore Tea 8th National Cricket League at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium yesterday.
Rahim in, Imran out
In a surprise move, the national selectors included a second wicketkeeper for a home series in the Bangladesh squad for the last two one-day internationals against Zimbabwe.
Windies' WC starts here
Second ODI against Pakistan today
West Indies captain Brian Lara said his well-rested team were eager to launch their World Cup campaign in the one-day international against Pakistan here on Thursday.
SL look to change record
First Test against NZ starts today
Sri Lanka's cricketers are talking confidently that they can snap an 11-year winless streak in New Zealand when their two-Test series starts here Thursday.
Delving into the defeat
Former England captains reacted with dismay at England's spectacular defeat to Australia in the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
Three years for Sidhu
A court sentenced former Indian cricketer and opposition party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu to three years in jail Wednesday for killing a man in a road rage outburst but granted him bail pending appeal.
WADA taking up Akhtar, Asif case
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is to take up the doping cases of Pakistani fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif with the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Ricky enters top three
Australia captain Ricky Ponting moved to joint-third on the all-time rankings for Test batsmen following his match-winning performances in the Adelaide Test that saw his side take a 2-0 lead in the Ashes.
Vaughan fails to score
Michael Vaughan continued his rehabilitation from a knee injury by making nine runs in an England Academy match in Perth on Wednesday.
15th Asian Games Doha 2006
China lengthen lead
Another world record was demolished by a Chinese lifter Wednesday as swimmers from the sporting giant worked to claw back pride in the Asian Games pool after stinging criticism from coach Zhang Yadong,
Pace awaits India
India will have the benefit of playing on one of the best batting pitches in South Africa as they warm up for a Test series against the host nation -- but they will also have to deal with another battery
Pak greats slam ban lift
Former Pakistan cricket greats Wednesday said the decision to overturn a doping ban on fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif would be tough to explain to the cricketing world.
British press gives up
Just two Tests into the five-Test series, the British press on Wednesday largely conceded the Ashes to Australia after England crashed to a spectacular defeat at the Adelaide Oval.
UEFA Champions League
Barca show their class
Barcelona and AS Roma made their own entries into the history books of the Champions League on Tuesday, although it was the defending champions who penned the most interesting reading.
UEFA Champions League
Chelsea clinch pole
Andriy Shev-chenko ensured Chelsea finished top of Champions League Group A as his clinical strike set up a 2-0 win against Levski Sofia on Tuesday.
UEFA Champions League
Spoils shared at Allianz
Bayern Munich will go into the last 16 of the Champions League as Group B winners after securing top spot with a 1-1 draw with Inter Milan here on Tuesday.
Vermeulen trial adjourned
The trial of former Test player Mark Vermeulen, charged with arson attacks on the Zimbabwe Cricket's boardroom and training academy, was adjourned Wednesday after the prosecution failed to produce vital
Lara wants respect for the verdict
West Indies captain Brian Lara urged respect on Wednesday for a decision by the Pakistan Cricket Board to clear bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif of doping and said he hoped there would not be a
Hail Spartak
Russian media have hailed Spartak Moscow after they finally snapped a record 22-match winless streak in the Champions League by beating Sporting 3-1 in their final Group B match on Tuesday.
Nedved issues ultimatum
Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved has threatened to quit football in protest at a five match ban he picked up in a Serie B match for Juventus this week.
Alive And Kicking

UEFA Champions League
Ballack wary of Euro dream
Chelsea mid-fielder Michael Ballack warned his teammates not to get carried away dreaming about winning the Champions League after the Blues cruised into the knockout stages.
UEFA Champions League
Panucci books Roma berth
An early header from stand-in skipper Christian Panucci booked Roma's spot in the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Group D rivals Valencia
UEFA Champions League
L'pool go down in Istanbul
Robbie Fowler's first-ever Cham-pions League goals failed to prevent Liverpool from sliding to a 3-2 defeat in their final game of Group C against Galatasaray on Tuesday.
Dunga wants more from Ronnie
Brazil coach Dunga made clear on Tuesday that he would not offer any special treatment to Ronaldinho or guarantee him a place in the national team.
'Juve will come back stronger'
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said he is "proud" his club were punished for their role in a match-fixing scandal which rocked Italian football prior to the World Cup.
Spurs, Charlton grab late wins
Robbie Keane grabbed a late winner as Tottenham Hotspur beat Middlesbrough 2-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday while Charlton Athletic moved off the bottom with an injury-time 1-0 victory over Blackburn

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