PDB, WDB winners in volleyball

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka
Power Development Board and Water Development Board won their respective matches in the National Bank Dhaka Metropolis Premier Division Volleyball League at the Dhaka Volleyball Stadium on Saturday.
Power Development Board outplayed East End Boys by 25-15, 25-15, 25-6 points while Water Development Board defeated Titas Club by 26-28, 25-11, 25-16, 23-25, 15-7 points in a keenly contested match in the

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Baseball: South Korea avenge earlier loss to Japan

TOKYO: Olympic gold medallists South Korea edged out defending champions Japan 1-0 to emerge winners in World Baseball Classic Pool A on Monday, avenging their earlier loss in the double-elimination round.
Kim Tae-Kyun hit the winning run with a line-drive single in the fourth inning as South Korea rolled on with six hits against Japan’s four.
The Samurai humiliated South Korea 14-2 on Saturday in the all-Asian pool, with South Korea coming back with a 14-0 shutout of China on Sunday.
The rivalling neighbours secured Pool A berths in the double-elimination second round, which

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Cycling: Haussler wins Paris-Nice second stage race

LA CHAPELLE-SAINT-URSIN, France: Germany’s Heinrich Haussler, riding for the Cervelo team, prevailed in a sprint for the second stage honours in the Paris-Nice on Monday.
Spanish rider Alberto Contador, winner of the opening day’s time trial, held on to the leader’s yellow jersey despite being held up when his path was blocked by a multiple pile-up less than two kilometres from the finish.
He benefited from the ruling which neutralises times when a crash involving several riders occurs three kilometres or less from the line.
Haussler comfortably held off the challenges of Australian Mark Renshaw and

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Grameenphone Bhatiary Golf Cup 2009 inaugurated

The Grameenphone Bha-tiary Golf Cup 2009 was inaugurated yesterday (Friday) at the Bhatiary Golf and Country Club (BGCC) in Chittagong, said a press realease.
Brigadier General A M M Wazed Thakur, ndc, psc Commandant Bangladesh Military Academy and Vice President Administration and Finance Bhatiary Golf and Country Club inaugurate the tournament. Rubaba Dowla, Chief Communications Officer, of Grameenphone Ltd., was the Special Guest on the occasion.
Local and expatriate members of the club and other golfers are taking part in this prestigious golf tournament.
Later in the evening Major General Mohammad Shamim Chowdhury, nwc, psc General Officer Commanding, 24 Infantry Division and

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USA Swimming suspends Phelps for three months

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado : Record-breaking Olympic champion Michael Phelps has been suspended for three months by USA Swimming after a published photograph appeared to show him smoking marijuana.
The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a “strong message” to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.
“USA Swimming has reprimanded Michael Phelps under its Code of Conduct by withdrawing financial support and the eligibility to compete for a period of three months effective today, February 5,” said

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GM Niaz Murshed, Debaraj Chatterjee take joint lead in the Parsvnath Int Chess

UNB, Dhaka
Two Bangladeshi players–Grand Master Niaz Murshed and Debaraj Chatterjee–are jointly leading the 7th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament with 79 other players securing full 2 points after the 2nd round matches held in the Indian capital New Delhi on Sunday.
Two other Bangladeshi players, Mohammad Ali earned 1.5 points and FM Mohammad Javed earned one point

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