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Premier basketball decider today

-- Sports Reporter

Rangers Club and Hornets SC will lock horns in the title deciding last match of the Unimed Unihealth Premier Division Basketball League at the Dhanmondi Indoor Gymnasium today. The match will get underway at 4:00pm. In yesterday's match, Eagles Club beat Dhumketu Club by 71-55 points. Eagles Club led the first half by 40-25 points. Ibrahim scored highest 24 points while Tamim netted 19 points for Eagles Club. 

AFC's children's camp in Dhaka, Cox's Bazar

--  Sports Reporter

The Bangladesh Football Federation, in collaboration with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), will run two football camps for street children in Dhaka and Rohingya refugee children in Cox's Bazar over the next two weeks.

The training camp in Dhaka, to be conducted with assistance from Jaago Foundation, will run from November 30 to December 3 while the one in Ukhia in Cox's Bazar, in assistance with UNHCR, will run from December 5 to 10.  Three consultants appointed by the AFC will supervise the programmes which will be conducted under the corporate social responsibility of AFC.     

MSC protest  BHF decision

-- Sports Reporter

Mohammedan Sporting Club yesterday protested Bangladesh Hockey Federation's decision of suspending two of their hockey team officials for five years and handing of Tk one lakh fine each.

“The decision of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation on November 27 to suspend Mohammedan SC hockey team manager Ariful Haque Prince, assistant manager Asaduzzaman Chandan for five years and Tk one lakh fine as well as suspension of two Dhaka Mariners Young officials will not bring anything good to hockey. We protest and censure such one-sided decision. We will be forced to take tough decision if the punishments are not withdrawn,” read out a statement, signed by MSC's director-in-charge Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan. 

Rafa to start training next week

Rafael Nadal will resume training again next week, according to his uncle Toni, and plans to start as scheduled next season.

Nadal underwent ankle surgery three weeks ago and has not played since injuring his knee in the semifinals of the US Open.

"Rafael took the decision to correct a problem he was having in training and the federation doctor recommended he do so," said Toni Nadal, speaking to a Spanish newspaper. "When I spoke to him his intention was to start training again around 4th or 5th December, and he will have more than a month to arrive in good conditions for the Australian Open."

Give Boca the Libertadores, says Maradona

-- Agencies

Argentine legend Diego Maradona has made his feelings public after Saturday's incidents which led to the postponement of the second leg of the 2018 Copa Libertadores final.

Maradona took to his Instagram account and explained why he felt that Boca should be declared 2018 Libertadores champions and River Plate punished.

"I hope that Conmebol act in a coherent manner and award the Libertadores title to Boca. Apart from my emotional ties with the club, there are rules to be respected. The sanction should be clear-cut as it was back in 2015. I prefer always to win on the pitch, but when the rules have been violated, then a sanction needs to be applied. And this sanction in my view is always the title to Boca".              

Pogba named GQ's 'Champion of the Year'

-- Agencies

Paul Pogba has scooped up the French GQ's Champion of the Year award and revealed his ten secrets to success.

The Manchester United midfielder reached the pinnacle of football after winning the World Cup with France.

He played a pivotal role in the campaign and scored in the final to seal glory for Les Bleus against Croatia.

In an interview with French GQ, the midfield ace has revealed his 10 fascinating secrets to success. They are: take risks, lead by example, know your talent, offer more than others, create your own style, family comes first, start a trend, stay public, overcome hate and connect smart.

GQ claimed Pogba is not only "stylish, funny and exalted" but has also "found the perfect synthesis between success and cool."   

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