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    OF JOY AND AGONY: 2016 IN RETROSPECT

    | Updated at 11:33pm on December 31, 2016

    Three unheralded athletes– swimmer Mahfuza Khatun Shila, weightlifter Mabia Akter Simanta and shooter Shakil Ahmed – saved Bangladesh’s face in the 12th SA Games, winning...

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    Bangladesh lift maiden int’l V-ball title

    Sudipta Ananda | Updated at 06:05pm on December 28, 2016

    Hosts Bangladesh lifted their maiden international volleyball title with a comfortable 3-0 set win over Kyrgyzstan in the final of the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men’s...

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    Hosts move into final

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on December 26, 2016

    Hosts Bangladesh booked their place in the Bangabandhu Senior Men’s Asian Central Zone International Volleyball Championship final with a straight 3-0 set win over Maldives...

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    Hosts suffer first defeat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:36pm on December 25, 2016

    Hosts Bangladesh suffered their first defeat in the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship when they lost to favourites Kyrgyzstan by 2-3...

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    No new athletics record in 22 years!

    Sudipta Ananda | Updated at 11:28pm on December 24, 2016

    Former athletes and coaches blamed that lack of regular tournaments, proper panning from grassroots level and children’s inclination towards cricket and football were the reasons...

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    Hosts exact revenge on Nepal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:00pm on December 23, 2016

    Hosts Bangladesh maintained their winning run in the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship when they thrashed Nepal by 3-0 sets at...

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    Shirin retains 100m crown

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:49pm on December 23, 2016

    Shirin Akter of Bangladesh Navy retained her crown as the fastest woman of the country when she put her rivals behind in women’s 100-metre sprint...

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    B’desh off with win in Asian V’ball

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:11pm on December 22, 2016

    Hosts Bangladesh made a winning start in the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship when they beat Afghanistan by 3-1 sets on...

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    Mesbah reigns supreme

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:05pm on December 22, 2016

    Mesbahuddin Ahmed of Bangladesh Navy continued his supremacy in the 100-metre sprint when he beat his team-mate MA Rouf to grab the gold medal in...

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    Kvitova undergoes surgery after burglar attack

    Agence France-Presse . Prague | Updated at 10:56pm on December 21, 2016

    Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will need at least three months of rest after surgery to her left hand cut by a knife-wielding burglar on...

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