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Sheikh Russel release Maruful Haque

Sheikh Russel release Maruful Haque

Sheikh Russel KC released their treble-winning coach Maruful Haque along with the entire coaching staff yesterday due to poor performance of the club during this season. The UEFA A licensed coach, who joined the club for his second stint in the 2011-2012 season and delivered the club an unprecedented treble -- the Federation Cup, Independence Cup and the Bangladesh Premier League -- in his second season (2012-2013), was relieved of his duties yesterday and replaced...

Feni turnaround continues

Feni turnaround continues

Gambian coach Omar Sisse's Feni Soccer Club followed up their Independence...

BCB's mental reinforcement

Bangladesh's dismal display in the recent World Twenty20 at home has led to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hiring an expert...

Dhaka on course

Dhaka took a giant step forward to regaining the title of the National Cricket League as they achieved maximum bowling bonus...

Federer ousts Djokovic

Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday. Holder Djokovic resisted for one set before pain in his right wrist was just too much to bear for the second-seeded Serb who bowed out on the first match point after one hour 14 minutes. The much-awaited clash lived up to expectations early on, with 17-times grand...

Dehli end drought

JP Duminy hit a timely unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as Delhi Daredevils edged out Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in a thrilling IPL Twenty20 match, in Dubai yesterday. Electing to bat, KKR posted a decent 166 for five, thanks to some brilliant batting by Robin Uthappa (55), Manish Pandey (48) and Shakib Al Hasan (30 not out) at Dubai International Stadium. Delhi Daredevils batsmen responded to the challenge well and...

Siddikur now 65th

Bangladesh's ace golfer Siddikur Rahman slipped to 65th position on the leaderboard after carding a horrendous five-over-par (77) in the third round of the Maybank Malaysian Open yesterday. The 29-year-old golfer, who started the day in 37th position, fired three birdies along with four bogeys and two double-bogeys at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club to take his aggregate score to four-over-par (220) after the third round yesterday. The poor performance meant Siddikur slipped 18 shots off leader Lee Westwood...

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Atletico go 6 clear

Atletico go 6 clear

Atletico Madrid took another step towards their first La Liga title for 18 years as two goals in the last 20 minutes handed them a 2-0 win over Elche at the Vicente Calderon on Friday. After a poor opening period from the hosts, they wasted a great chance to go in front 10 minutes...

FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014

Neymar vows to recover in time

Brazilian football star Neymar said Friday he would be well enough to play in the World Cup in June despite a foot injury that could force him to miss the rest of the club season. The 22-year-old Barcelona player injured his left foot Wednesday during a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Spain's Copa del Rey final. FC Barcelona said Thursday he would be benched for four weeks and could miss the rest of the club season. With less than two months...

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Sunderland stun Chelsea

Sunderland condemned Chelsea to their first home Premier League defeat under Jose Mourinho with a stunning 2-1 victory on Saturday that took Liverpool a step closer to the title. Chelsea were bidding to take over from Liverpool at the summit, but their loss to the league's bottom club means that Brendan Rodgers's side can now open up a five-point lead if they win at Norwich City on Sunday. Samuel Eto'o put Chelsea ahead after only 12 minutes, but Sunderland equalised quickly...

FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014

WC ticketing centres open

World Cup ticketing centres opened in Brazil on Friday allowing fans who have managed to purchase match tickets for the June 12 to July 13 extravaganza to claim them. Centres opened in ten of the 12 host cities -- fans will only be able to pick tickets up in the capital Brasilia and the southern city of Porto Alegre from next month. More than 2.5 million -- or three quarters of those available -- have been sold to date via the...

Eng turn back to Moores

Eng turn back to Moores

Peter Moores has been given a second chance as England head coach, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced his appointment on Saturday. The 51-year-old, the first man to twice be appointed England coach, replaced Andy Flower after he stood down following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. In a two-year spell...

Full points for Zia

Grand Master Ziaur Rahman beat 2630-rated GM Abhijit Gupta of India in the second round to earn two points from two rounds of the Asian Continental Chess Championships in Sharjah, UAE. Zia played with white pieces and beat Abhijit after 46 moves in the match on Friday. In the women's section, WFM Nazrana Khan Eva lost against Shymgys Kyzy Aijarkyn of Kyrgyzstan and is without any points after two rounds.

Falcao gets WC green light

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will go to the World Cup but risks not being 100 percent fit, the surgeon who operated on the Monaco star's ruptured knee ligaments said Friday. "I believe he will go to the World Cup. But at the highest level, at the start of the competition, Falcao will not be 100 percent," Jose Carlos Noronha told the Lusa news agency. Falcao, seen as key to Colombia's hopes at the World Cup, suffered the injury in a French...

Klopp denies Barca rumours

Borussia Dortmund's charismatic coach Jurgen Klopp has poured cold water on rumours linking him to Spanish giants Barcelona with the 46-year-old insisting he is happy where he is. Klopp, whose present contract ties him to the German side until 2018, has enjoyed great success steering Dortmund to back-to-back German league titles in 2011 and 2012, plus last season's Champions League final. They are currently a distant second in the Bundesliga. There has been speculation in the Spanish media linking the German to...

C'Ron back in training

Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his teammates on Friday as he battles to regain fitness before Wednesday's Champions League semifinal, first leg at home to Bayern Munich. The Portugal captain has been suffering from knee and thigh muscle problems and missed Real's last four matches, including Wednesday's King's Cup final victory over Barcelona, since limping off during the Champions League quarterfinal, first leg against Borussia Dortmund two weeks ago. Ronaldo is the leading marksman in La...