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Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League
DOHS, Mohammedan battle for Twenty20 honours
The first part of the Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League concludes today with the final of the Twenty20 version between Old DOHS and Mohammedan Sporting Club.
Aussies rout England
Australia will go to Sydney aiming for the first 5-0 Ashes series clean sweep in 85 years after crushing England by an innings and 99 runs in the fourth Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Thursday.
Sanath blazes a trail
A quickfire century by veteran opener Sanath Jayasuriya propelled Sri Lanka to an easy seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening one-day cricket international here Thursday.
Farashagnj's Eid shopping
After last season's impressive performance on their return to the premiership, Farashganj Sporting Club managed to retain their strength for the inaugural Profession Football League.
U-13 trial in Jan
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will hold open selection trials for its under-13 football team at eleven venues across the country.
Asif set for SA tour
Pakistan are considering sending an extended 17-member squad for next month's tour of South Africa, according to Iqbal Qasim, who is standing in for chief selector Wasim Bari.
Panelist slams drug upend
An expert on a panel which overturned doping bans on Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif said Wednesday that the handling of the case by Pakistani cricket authorities did not meet international standards.
Warne bids MCG bye
Shane Warne was carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates Thursday after the incomparable star helped Australia pull off another soul-destroying Ashes win over England.
Galle greets gesture
Test cricket's leading wicket-taker Shane Warne has committed his charitable foundation to donate 20,000 dollars (15,600 USD) to tsunami reconstruction efforts in Sri Lanka, reports said Thursday.
Punter 'bets' whitewash
Ricky Ponting says Australia are looking to create something special and whitewash demoralised England in an Ashes series clean sweep next week after yet another pulverising victory here Thursday.
Onus on non-stars
Two of Australia's greatest ever Test bowlers are just days away from retirement, but Ricky Ponting said the manner of his team's crushing fourth Test victory at the MCG again showed the future was in
Power cut stops Proteas
A power failure and bad light halted South Africa's surge into a strong position on the third day of the second Test at Kingsmead Thursday.
Barclays English Premier League
Heat rising at the top
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho stepped up their war of words on Wednesday, each insisting that their side has control of their Premiership destiny.
Backers wont abandon Liverpool
The company behind the proposed takeover of English football giants Liverpool insisted on Wednesday that they would have a long-term commitment to the club and are not interested in just a quick profit.
UEFA Champions League
Mourinho expects Porto ovation
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho says he expects applause and even a standing ovation when he returns to his old club FC Porto in February for the first knockout round of the Champions League.
UEFA Champions League
Platini favours club limits
French legend Michel Platini has vowed to limit English, Italian and Spanish representation in the Champions League to three clubs if he wins election as UEFA president next month.
Warne needs one more
Another major milestone is looming for Shane Warne as the Australian prepares for his final Test against England in Sydney next week -- 1,000 international wickets.
Totti forever a Romanista
Francesco Totti wants to extend his contract with Roma so that he can finish his career with the Serie A club to whom he has always stayed loyal.
Barclays English Premier League
Pardew left 'disgusted'
Alan Pardew was robbed of a winning start as Charlton manager when Fulham snatched a controversial injury-time goal in a 2-2 draw in the English Premiership on Wednesday.
Barclays English Premier League
Fergie launches Chelsea jibe
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said his side's superior goal difference is the equivalent of a point advantage in the battle for the Premiership title with Chelsea as he tried to aimanother
Al-Ahly flies African flag
The stars of Cairo football club Al-Ahly conquered Africa twice this year to emerge as continental kings.
Injury blow for Amauri
Palermo's in-form Brazilian striker Amauri is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after damaging cruciate ligaments in his right knee, the Sicilian Serie A club said Wednesday.
Micah not for sale: Pearce
Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has said he has been in touch with Chelsea over possible signings sparking talk of a move for former player Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Eto'o targets January return
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o, who has been sidelined with a right knee injury since September, will return to training in mid-January, the Spanish champions said on Wednesday.
Probe into Assis doping
The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have been ordered to reopen the doping case against Benfica midfielder Nuno Assis which their disciplinary commission decided not to pursue earlier this year.
Adebayor to miss Blades match
Arsenal will be without striker Emmanuel Adebayor for the Premiership match away to Sheffield United on Saturday.
Betis appoint Fernandez
Frenchman Luis Fernandez has been appointed coach of relegation threatened Spanish club Real Betis in place of sacked Javier Irureta.
Broken leg for Balde
Celtic defender Bobo Balde suffered a broken leg during Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Dundee United, the Glasgow giants announced Wednesday.
Granqvist seals Wigan move
English Premiership side Wigan are set to sign Sweden defender Andreas Granqvist from Helsingborgs on a loan deal to the end of the season.

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