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  • Messi calms booing Nou Camp

    Barcelona needed a last minute Lionel Messi penalty to see off lowly Leganes 2-1 as a poor week for the Spanish champions continued on Sunday.

  • Santner wants repeat

    New Zealand need to bowl as well as they did at the start of Australia's innings in the first one-day international in Auckland if they are to wrap up the series on Thursday, according to all-rounder Mitchell Santner.

  • U-16 girls off to winning start

    The Bangladesh Under-16 women's team yesterday got off to a winning start in Japan when they handed a 2-1 defeat to Sakai Academy in the lone practice match for the J-Green Sakai Lady's Festival, which is scheduled to get underway from tomorrow in Osaka.

  • Bangladesh pay the price for lax bowling

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said had the bowling been disciplined and the fielding up to the mark the first one-day international against New Zealand could have been a closely-fought game.

  • Fizz claims ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year award

    Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has won the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year award. In the period under consideration, Mustafizur played three ODIs and took eight wickets, while he yielded 19 wickets in 10 T20Is.

  • Fakirerpool on top

    Fakirerpool Youngmen's Club returned to the top of the Marcel Bangladesh Championship League with a single goal win over Bangladesh Police FC at the Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.

  • Mertens hits four as Napoli win eight-goal thriller

    Dries Mertens scored four goals, including a nine-minute first-half hat-trick, as Napoli forgot their scoring problems with a 5-3 win over Torino in Serie A on Sunday.

  • Payet handed extra rest

    West Ham United midfielder Dimitri Payet has been granted extra time off to help the Frenchman recapture the scintillating form he displayed last season and to help cope with the Premier League's demanding festive schedule.

  • Rampaging Ind look to increase Cook's woes

    A rampant India will look to create history in the fifth and final Test against England from Friday by piling more misery on Alastair Cook in what could be his last outing as the tourists' skipper.

  • Anderson shines as Lazio beat Sampdoria

    Lazio beat Sampdoria 2-1 on Saturday with Felipe Anderson setting up both their goals as they rebounded from last week's derby defeat to AS Roma to climb up to fourth in Serie A.

  • Kushtia stay alive

    Kushtia kept their hopes of a last four berth in the JFA U-14 Women's National Championship alive after a 3-0 win over Khagrachari at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.

  • Monaco top, PSG stunned

    Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

  • Carlsen wins 3rd World Chess Championship

    Norwegian Magnus Carlsen extended his dominance over the chess world by winning the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time on Wednesday, beating his Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin in a tiebreaker.

  • NZ sweep series

    New Zealand took nine wickets in a dramatic final session of the second Test against Pakistan to win by 130 runs in Hamilton on Tuesday and clean sweep their series 2-0.

  • India take 2-0 lead

    Ravindra Jadeja's sparkling all-round performance floored England and handed India an unbeatable 2-0 lead after they cantered home to a comprehensive eight-wicket win in the third Test on Tuesday.

  • India inch closer to win despite Root defiance

    Joe Root fell after a defiant 78 as India claimed three wickets on the fourth morning to inch closer to a comprehensive victory in the third Test against England on Tuesday.

  • Murray in the mix for record third BBC award

    Andy Murray could round off his sensational year which has seen him finish as men's tennis world number one and win both Wimbledon and the Olympic title with a historic third BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

  • NZ rip through Pak to clinch series 2-0

    New Zealand's pace bowlers sparked a final session collapse to dismiss Pakistan for 230 and give them a 138-run victory in the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday, a win that also clinched a first series triumph over Pakistan since 1985.

  • Bangladesh beat Thailand by 35 runs

    After being at the receiving end of a 64-run drubbing in the opening game against India, Bangladesh bounce back strongly as they beat Thailand by 35 runs in the 5th match of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology ground in Bangkok.

  • Taylor ton guides NZ into series-clinching position

    Ross Taylor ends a poor run of form to score his 16th Test century and bat New Zealand into a potentially series-winning position at the end of the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

  • Argentina beat Croatia to clinch maiden Davis Cup title

    Argentina lift their first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis win Sunday's reverse singles to complete the South American nation's spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over hosts Croatia in the final.

  • Aus beat Proteas by 7 wickets

    Australia rebounded to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa to end a run of five Test defeats in the day-night third Test in Adelaide on Sunday.

  • NZ eye end to 30-yr dry run

    New Zealand have a chance to seal a first series win against Pakistan in more than 30 years in the second Test in Hamilton

  • 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.

  • Eyesight worry for Ross Taylor

    Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has vision problems and will see an eye specialist before the second Test against Pakistan, coach Mike Hesson confirmed Sunday.

  • Black Caps thrash Pakistan in first Test

    A Kane Williamson half century sees New Zealand snap a four-Test losing streak when they beat Pakistan by eight wickets in the first Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

  • Ind spinners in firing line against confident Eng

    India's much-hyped spin attack are under pressure to deliver in the second Test at Visakhapatnam starting Thursday against an England side high on confidence and boasting new teenage sensation Haseeb Hameed.

  • Proteas humble Aussies in Test series triumph

    South Africa demolish Australia by an innings and 80 runs after yet another batting collapse to claim their third successive Test series Down Under, plunging the hosts further into crisis.

  • Sri Lanka thrash Zim

    A change of format could not bring a change in fortunes for Zimbabwe, as Sri Lanka thrashed them by eight wickets in the first match of a one-day international triangular series at Harare Sports Club on Monday.

  • Ronaldo scores twice in Portugal win

    Cristiano Ronaldo converts one penalty, misses another and also scores from open play as Portugal beat Latvia 4-1 in their World Cup qualifier.

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