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  • Nishikori suffers sixth successive final loss

    Japanese top seed Kei Nishikori lost a sixth successive final on Sunday when he was defeated by Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in the Buenos Aires clay-court title match.

  • Kyrgios hopes team spirit can help overcome Seppi loss

    Nick Kyrgios struggled to deal with the furore over his shock second round meltdown at the Australian Open but said the return to a team environment with Davis Cup had helped him through it.

  • Djokovic stunned by Istomin

    Uzbek Denis Istomin pulled off an Australian Open upset for the ages when he sent reigning champion Novak Djokovic tumbling out of the year's first grand slam in a near five-hour epic on Thursday.

  • Mashrafe fractures his thumb

    Bangladesh limited overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has fractured his right thumb during the third and final T20 international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui today.

  • Is Cook’s goose cooked before Christmas?

    England captain Alastair Cook heads home for Christmas with calls for his resignation ringing in his ears after what turned into an embarrassing subcontinental tour.

  • Inter's season plummets again with Europa exit

    Inter Milan's calamitous season hit a new low on Thursday as they squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Israeli club Hapoel Beer-Sheva and suffer the embarrassment of an early Europa League exit.

  • Ricky Ponting

    Ponting interested in chairman of selectors role

    Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says he would consider the role of chairman of selectors if offered the job and is also open to discussions on a coaching position with the team.

  • ‘Spurs not yet up to European demands’

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admits his side have struggled to cope with the twin demands of playing in the Premier League and in Europe after their shock exit from the Champions League.

  • Cook confident of turnaround in Mohali Test

    Skipper Alastair Cook expresses confidence that England can bounce back in the series against India despite the crushing loss in the second Test but says winning the toss would be key.

  • Aus selections undermine calls for 'patience'

    A call for "patience" from Australia selectors for the radically changed squad that emerged from the Hobart wreckage struck a discordant note for some former players after Callum Ferguson and Joe Mennie were barely given a chance to impress.

  • Cricket greats call for shake-up to fix Aus crisis

    Australia are facing mounting calls from former greats for a drastic overhaul of how cricket is run as they stare down the barrel of a first-ever home Test series whitewash.

  • Aus have lost 'fear factor', says Lara

    Australia's cricketers have lost their "fear factor" and could be heading towards a West Indies-style decline, batting great Brian Lara warns.

  • Marsh steps down as Aus chairman of selectors

    Rod Marsh has resigned as Australia's chairman of selectors in the wake of the test team's 2-0 series loss to South Africa.

  • Not resilient enough: Smith

    "Embarrassed" skipper Steve Smith said Australia needed a shake-up but backed under-fire coach Darren Lehmann after the hosts slumped to a humiliating series defeat to South Africa on Tuesday.

  • 'Humiliated' Smith says Aus lacking pride

    Australia captain Steven Smith said he was embarrassed by his team's performance against South Africa and accused his players of lacking pride in their wickets after another batting collapse paved the way to a crushing 2-0 series defeat.

  • Wasn’t possible for Sabbir to score all 33 runs alone

    There was immense drama throughout the Test and it continued right until the final day. The last two wickets were reviewed as well; the first by England, and the second by Bangladesh. It was a sign as to just how crucial a role the Decision Review System played in this Test.

  • Marsh to stand down as Australia's chief selector

    Australia will have a new chairman of selectors before the next Ashes series after Cricket Australia says that Rodney Marsh would not be seeking to stay on in the role when his contract expires next year.

  • BCCI threatens to pull out

    Following its exclusion from the ICC's financial committee, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has threatened to pull out of the 2017 Champions Trophy.

  • Why La Pulga pulled out the peroxide

    Barcelona's blonde bombshell Lionel Messi reveals the reason behind his drastic change of hairstyle over the summer.

  • Pak, Azhar under fire

    The Pakistan cricket team have been facing criticism from all corners after their 169-run defeat to England at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.

  • Atletico crash to defeat in Australia

    Spanish giants Atletico Madrid crash to a 1-0 loss to A-League side Melbourne Victory on their Australian pre-season tour in Geelong on Sunday.

  • Southgate ruled out

    Bookmakers' favourite Gareth Southgate was on Thursday reportedly ruled out of taking over as Roy Hodgson's successor as England manager.

  • Argentina begs Messi not to quit

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country's President Mauricio Macri urge Lionel Messi not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.

  • Serena tops Sharapova

    Two days after her stunning loss to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final, Serena Williams scores a different win when Forbes Magazine reported she has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world's highest-paid sportswoman.

  • Cagers suffer close loss

    Hosts Bangladesh complete their Treat FIBA Asian U-18 Basketball Championship Qualifiers campaign with a heart-breaking 60-64 defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium.

  • Slovakia stun Germany

    An inexperienced Germany team suffers a self-confidence sapping 3-1 defeat to Slovakia in Sunday's storm-affected friendly as the world champions fielded four new caps ahead of Euro 2016.

  • ‘World T20 loss against India still hurts a lot’

    While Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza's leadership abilities stood out in tough times in the ICC World Twenty20 in India earlier this year, Shakib's all-round show (129 runs and 10 wickets) helped the team come up with a much-improved performance.

  • ‘Just because I'm a woman, you presume me to be a bimbo’

    Bollywood diva and Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta snaps at Mumbai Mirror for publishing allegedly “incorrect and exaggerated” reports of a spat with coach Sanjay Bangar after her side’s after her side’s agonizing one-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mohali on Monday.

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    Biman stands to lose most

    Biman will lose business of around Tk 100 crore a year if the ban on direct cargo from Dhaka to the UK continued.

  • Travelling Man Utd fans berate players

    Manchester United's travelling supporters make their feelings clear after watching their side's embarrassing 2-1 Europa League defeat to FC Midtjylland.