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Zia chose Caro-Kan Defense while Enamul continued with Classical Variation  Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman emerged as the unbeaten champion of the 40th Berger Paints National ‘A’ Chess after drawing his last-round game with GM Enamul Hossain Razib at the media center of the Bangladesh Olympic Association yesterday. Playing with black pieces, Zia chose Caro-Kan Defense while […]

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Celebrated shooter Abdullah Hel Baki (R) bears the national flag as he leads the Bangladesh contingent during the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Stadium yesterday. PHOTO: AFP South Korean pop stars and performers enthralled the crowd at Incheon’s 61,000-seat stadium as the 17th Asian Games got off to a glittering […]

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A Bangladesh Youth Games could be held for the first time in December as part of a push to identify sporting talent in the country. The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) wants the Games to be held in alternate years to the Bangladesh Games. It will see under-18s compete over a month in as many as […]

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Young Bengali girl of northeast India’s Tripura state, Dipa Karmarkar, has created history by becoming the first Indian woman and second from India to win a medal in gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games ever. 20-year-old Dipa, born and brought up in capital Agartala, bagged bronze in artistic gymnastics in the women’s vault final.She collected 14.366 […]

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Siddikur Rahman tightened his grip as the weather-interrupted the Hero Indian Open with a second round six-under-par 66 yesterday to put himself on course to win at the Delhi Golf Club. The Bangladeshi opened with an eagle and putted a 20-foot birdie on the last hole to leave himself with a total 12-under-par 132, two […]

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Mamunur Rahman Chayan’s four goal corner burst eventually put paid to Fiji’s hopes of a first win from a spectacular men’s Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013 in Delhi. It helped Bangladesh land their third win from four games and with a game against India to come, they are hopeful of causing an upset […]

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Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013, day two round-up China – Bangladesh 2-3 (half-time: 2-2) Bangladesh produced the result of the men’s Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013 to date when they got the better of world number 18 China 3-2 in a thrilling encounter in Delhi. Pushkor Khisa got the crucial goal […]

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Poverty cannot be a barrier for Mohammad Sagor. With steely willpower aided by talent Sagor, a tea boy precisely, has risen to being the runner-up in the just-concluded 33rd National Junior Chess Championship (NJCC). “From my early age, I always dreamt to be either a football or a cricket player, but the coaches did not […]

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India on Thursday (May 31st) celebrated Viswanathan Anand’s world title chess triumph, with Bollywood stars, the prime minister and newspaper front pages lining up to hail his success, AFP reported. Anand, 42, defeated Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a quick-fire shootout in Moscow on Wednesday after their 12-game epic was drawn, giving Anand a fifth […]

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