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Dhaka take their crown

Dhaka take their crown

The 15th National Cricket League came to an end yesterday with Dhaka, who had effectively won the championship earlier this week, being officially crowned winners of Bangladesh's premier four-day competition. While the league did witness a number of good performances, it also showcased that it is yet to be rid of the traditional problems that come along with the competition every year. The most significant of these problems are the dead wickets which the teams are...

DPL slated for October

The Dhaka Premier League, the most coveted 50-over domestic competition and a major source of income for a majority of players...

BFF turns to govt

The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has formally placed a Tk 35 crore budget to the ministry for youth and sports for...

Wedson sinks BU

Wedson sinks BU

Haitian forward Wedson Anselme scored two late goals and set up...

Clash of titans

Clash of titans

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to make his comeback from injury for Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visit the Santiago Bernabeu for their Champions League semifinal, first leg on Wednesday. Ronaldo has been sidelined for the past three weeks due to a hamstring injury and will be desperate to make...

Moyes sacked, Giggs takes over

Moyes sacked, Giggs takes over

Manchester United on Tuesday sacked manager David Moyes following a disastrous ten-month spell at the world-famous club, with veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs named as interim manager. Moyes, 50, succeeded Alex Ferguson at the helm of the Premier League side on July 1 but the move quickly became a fiasco with the team slumping to...

Barclays English Premier League

A season of disaster

Timeline of how David Moyes' season at Manchester United went wrong following his sacking on Tuesday: 2013 July 1: Moyes starts work as Manchester United manager after the retirement of Alex Ferguson. September 1: Liverpool beat United 1-0 at Anfield, inflicting the first Premier League defeat under Moyes' leadership in his third league game in charge. September 22: Manchester City hammer city rivals United 4-1. One week later lowly West Brom beat United at Old Trafford where they have not won in 35...

Barclays English Premier League

City close gap on Liverpool

Manchester City narrowed the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool to six points with a comfortable 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Eastlands on Monday. Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero and Martin Demichelis all scored for City as three different Argentinian players netted in a Premier League match for the first time. West Brom showed brief moments of skills and had pulled the score back to 2-1 through Graham Dorrans, but ultimately City had too much quality. City will close further on...

Ancelotti feels sorry for Moyes

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said Tuesday he feels sorry for sacked Manchester United counterpart David Moyes and that the club have broken with tradition. "I was a little surprised because Manchester United don't have that custom of sacking managers," Ancelotti said. "In another club it would be completely normal, but after so many years with Sir Alex (Ferguson) it is a little surprising," the Italian coach added. Moyes was sacked on Tuesday, after less than 10 months as Ferguson's successor, with...

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DCC Pioneer Football League

Super League from May 2

The Super League of the Dhaka City Corporation Pioneer Football League will be held at three different venues from May 2 with the participation of 20 teams. The participating teams, split into four groups, will play the round-robin matches and top four teams from four groups will advance to the semifinals. Champions, runners-up and third-placed finishers will be promoted to the third division league. Champions and runners-up will be awarded Tk one lakh and Tk 50,000 respectively while each of participating...

Zia on top

Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman returned to winning ways when he beat GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong of Vietnam in the fifth round of the Asian Continental Chess Championships in Sharjah, UAE on Monday. The win put Zia on top along with six other players on four points each. In the women's section, WFM Nazrana Khan Eva drew against Chinese WIM Gu Tian Lu to earn two points from five matches.

Punjab's 3rd in a row

A disciplined all-round performance by Kings XI Punjab helped them register their third victory on the trot in the IPL, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in Sharjah on Tuesday. Punjab rode on Glenn Maxwell's blistering 43-ball-95 to set a mammoth 194-run target against Shikhar Dhawan-led Hyderabad. In reply, Hyderabad were not able to put up a fight and Punjab bowlers came up with a superb show to bundle them out in 19.2 overs. Maxwell proved that fortune favours the brave as...

Walton 15th National Cricket League 2013-14

Published Date: April 22, 2014
Runs aplenty as NCL 15 nears close

Runs aplenty as NCL 15 nears close

The runs continued to flow on the third day of the final round of the National Cricket League as three batsmen scored centuries yesterday. Mominul Haque, from his overnight score of 52, scored 168 at the BKSP and took Chittagong to a strong 415 against Sylhet, before declaring with a wicket to go. Sylhet's...

Nitol Tata Bangladesh Premier Football League 2013-14

Published Date: April 22, 2014
Ctg Abahani hold Sk Russel

Ctg Abahani hold Sk Russel

Despite appointing a new Montenegrin coach, Sheikh Russel KC lost further ground in the Bangladesh Premier League title race when they dropped points against relegation-threatened Chittagong Abahani yesterday. The new coach Dragan Djukanovic saw his side eke out a 1-1 draw, thanks to Pascal Millien's 65 th minute penalty conversion ruling cancelling out...

Baarclays English Premier League

Published Date: April 22, 2014
Bookies suspend Moyes sack bets

Bookies suspend Moyes sack bets

Leading British bookmakers stopped taking bets on David Moyes being sacked as Manchester United manager Monday after several national newspapers said Moyes was about to be fired. Sky Bet cut their odds on Moyes leaving United before the end of May to 1/4 from 9/4 before suspending betting. Ladbrokes installed United great Ryan Giggs, currently a player/coach at Old Trafford, as the 5/1 favourite to replace Moyes before they too suspended betting on their "next manager to leave" market. Speculation about Moyes's future intensified following Sunday's 2-0 loss at Everton -- the Scot's former club -- which condemned reigning champions United to their 11th defeat of the season and meant they could...