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Man U Beat Schalke To Set Up Barca Final PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 May 2011

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Manchester United will face Barcelona in a mouthwatering Champions League final later this month after they fielded a second-string side and still handed Schalke 04 a 4-1 thrashing on Wednesday.

United reached their third European Cup final in four seasons thanks to a 6-1 aggregate demolition of the Germans with two second-half goals from Anderson after Antonio Valencia and Darron Gibson had already put the tie out of reach.

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'EL CLASICO' 4 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Barcelona are in a commanding position ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg with Real Madrid at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

The Catalans have a 2-0 lead after the first leg at the Bernabeu thanks to a brace from the majestic Lionel Messi, who now has 52 goals to his name for the 2010-11 season in all competitions, reports Soccerway.

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SL Seeks Proof of Captains' Match-Fixing Claims PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has expressed concern over match-fixing allegations and called on two former captains to substantiate their claims.

Hashan Tillekaratne and Arjuna Ranatunga have said match fixing has been widespread in Sri Lankan cricket since 1992, reports BBC.

And the Board has also queried why the revelations are only being made now.

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Flamini Nets Rare Goal as Milan Near Title PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 May 2011

Mathieu Flamini scored only his second ever Serie A goal to give AC Milan a nervous 1-0 win over Bologna on Sunday and put the Rossoneri within a point of the title.

Milan, who almost conceded an equaliser in the second half, moved eight points clear of second-placed Inter Milan with three games left and can seal their first scudetto since 2004 with a draw at AS Roma next Saturday.

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Arsenal Beat United to Keep Title Race Open PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 May 2011

Arsenal beat Manchester United 1-0 to keep the Premier League title race wide open on Sunday with Aaron Ramsey's second-half winner cheered almost as loudly by Chelsea fans.

United stayed top of the table with 73 points from 35 matches but, with three games left, remained just three points clear of champions Chelsea who they play at Old Trafford next Sunday.

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Sangakkara Quits as Lanka Captain PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 April 2011

Kumar Sangakkara has stepped down as captain of Sri Lanka's ODI and T20 teams.

However, he has offered to continue as the Test captain on an interim basis for the forthcoming series against England and Australia.

Besides, he will also continue as a player in all formats of the game.

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Terry Returns as England Captain PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 March 2011

Returning England captain John Terry said on Tuesday he was older and wiser than when he was stripped of the role last year but acknowledged he was not "everybody's cup of tea".

Coach Fabio Capello took the captaincy away from the centre back last year after newspaper allegations about his private life but, in a process played out largely in the media over the last 10 days, he reinstated him in place of the injury-plagued Rio Ferdinand.

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Shakib Is 'Sorry' Again! PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 March 2011

A simple "sorry" from captain Shakib Al Hasan summed up Bangladesh's World Cup campaign which had begun with high hopes.

The Tigers crashed out of the running for the next level of Wold Cup after South Africa handed them out a crushing defeat on Saturday.

A win for the co-hosts on Saturday would have condemned England to an early exit but instead it was Shakib's men who have suddenly discovered they no longer have a role to play at the World Cup even though the sporting extravaganza will be continuing in their own backyard.

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Dwayne Bravo Out of World Cup with Knee Injury PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 February 2011

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury, the team spokesman said on Friday.

Bravo had sustained the injury during Thursday's World Cup defeat by South Africa.

"He is out of the World Cup. The MRI revealed cartilage damage to the left knee," the spokesman said.

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Capital Under Covers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 February 2011

WORLD CUP 2011

Keen on presenting a pretty face to the world, the capitals' keepers are busy with restoration, decoration and clean up across Dhaka.

The world will be watching this city from Feb 17 when the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 opens at Bangabandhu National Stadium. Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is busy revamping major areas in preparation of the event.

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Rooney Stunner Seals Derby Win for Man United PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 February 2011

England striker Wayne Rooney conjured a breathtaking overhead kick to earn Premier League leaders Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in a memorable derby on Saturday.

With his back to goal, Rooney struck with an acrobatic volley that flew into the top corner in the 78th minute to virtually end City's title hopes.

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Tigers in Ctg For Warm-Up Match PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 February 2011

The national cricket team has reached Chittagong to play a warm-up match ahead of the World Cup. They arrived in the port city airport around 8:10pm on Wednesday, Sirajuddin Mohammad Alamgir, chairman of the Chittagong venue told bdnews24.com.

Bangladesh on Saturday will play Canada in their first practice match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and on Pakistan on Feb 15 in Dhaka.

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Argentina and England Win, Brazil Lose PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 February 2011

A last-minute penalty from Lionel Messi broke Portuguese resistance and ensured a 2-1 victory for Argentina, in a game where both teams had ample chances to win.

Messi's goal added to an exquisite first-half assist as Angel di Maria gave the Albiceleste an early lead, before Cristiano Ronaldo had pegged them back with an opportunistic finish from close range.

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ICC Punishes Pakistan Trio PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 06 February 2011

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were banned for at least five years on Saturday after they were found guilty of corruption by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal.

The 26-year-old Butt, who led the Pakistan team in last year's Test series against England, was banned for 10 years, with five of them suspended, for his part in the spot-fixing scandal.

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WC Trophy at Abahani Ground PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 February 2011

The roadshow with the World Cup Cricket trophy has reached Abahani ground at Dhanmondi.

The colourful display on wheels kicked off around 10:30am from Atlas Bangladesh Limited office at Tongi.

The cup arrived on a flight from India to Shahjalal International Airport at 8:30am, Touhid Ahmed of the event management firm Eyestoppers told bdnews24.com.

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Mashrafe Back on Field PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Bangladeshi pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has started practicing following his consultation with an Australian orthopaedic expert on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the national team is gearing up to resume their practice for the upcoming World Cup from Wednesday.

Mashrafe and Rubel Hossain took part in an unscheduled practice session on Tuesday morning at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium. Bangladesh's bowling coach Ian Pont, physiotherapist Mike Henry and trainer Grant Luden watched over it.

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England Seal Famous Triumph with Sydney Win PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 January 2011

England claimed a first Ashes series triumph in Australia in nearly a quarter of a century in the most emphatic style on Friday after wrapping up a third dominant innings victory in five Tests.

The tourists, who had already ensured they would retain the Ashes, needed a little more than 17 overs to remove Australia's last three batsmen on day five of the final Test to win the series 3-1 with an innings and 83-run victory.

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Leonardo Named Inter Coach PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 December 2010

Last season's AC Milan coach Leonardo was named manager of city rivals Inter Milan on Friday in a move which has stunned the soccer world despite the Italian game's celebrated eccentricities.

The Brazilian succeeds Rafael Benitez, who left the world, European and Italian champions on Thursday after just six months in charge following a poor domestic spell and his public attack on Inter for not investing in new players.

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Tendulkar's Adaptability Makes Him Better than Bradman: Dhoni PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 December 2010

Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar's ability to adapt to the pressures of modern day cricket makes him better than Australian cricket legend Don Bradman, feels India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Dhoni, who faced a barrage of questions from mediapersons about these two batting legends on the eve of the second Test against South Africa in Durban, also said that he doesn't like any comparisons to be drawn between the two, reports ICC.

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Razzak Treble Levels Tigers PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 December 2010

Spinner Abdur Razzak pulled off a spectacular hat-trick to help Bangladesh thrash Zimbabwe by six wickets in Mirpur on Friday.

Chasing 192 atSher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Bangladesh reached the target in the 40th over to level the five-match Micromax one-day international series 1-1.

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Messi and Ronaldo, Rivals in Greatness PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 November 2010

If Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to lay down markers ahead of the Barcelona v Real Madrid showdown at the Camp Nou on Monday, scoring hat-tricks in their final La Liga games before El Clasico was a typically sublime way to go about it.

Messi and Ronaldo are the two best players on the planet right now. They play weekly at a level most can only dream of, consistently overshadowing the abundance of world-class players who line up as their team-mates and opponents alike, reports BBC sports.

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