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Barcelona football club’s Twitter account hacked

  

Pns: FC Barcelona’s Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday. It was only revealed when the club ‘welcomed’ the signing of Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain. The same thing was posted on the club’s official Facebook page as well. Di Maria’s transfer news, quite unexpected that it was, indicated that it was foul playBoth their accounts were hacked by a group called “OurMine”, which also hacked HBO.For an hour, the club kept deleting the tweets while “OurMine” kept re-posting...

Bangladesh ‘very much unbeatable at home’: Shakib

  

Pns: As Bangladesh prepare to upset Australia in the two-Test series beginning Sunday, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan believes that his team are ‘very much unbeatable’ at home. Australia have not won a series in the subcontinent since 2011 and were clean-swept in two of the three Test series’ since then. In the last series against India, the Steve Smith-led side had to face a 2-1 defeat in the four-Test series.Australia has won all four Tests they have played against Bangladesh, but the...

Australia's tour match cancelled

  

Pns:Australia's two-day tour match against a Bangladesh XI has been canceled because of concerns over contaminated water following recent flooding at the ground. Australia coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steven Smith visited the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday and decided it wouldn't be fit for play on Tuesday and Wednesday."The ground wasn't deemed up to the mark," Bangladesh Cricket Board media and communications committee chairman Jalal Yunus said. "Some parts...

Mominul replaces Mosaddek for Australia Test

  

Pns: A day after his omission from the team, top order batsman and most consistent performer in the longer version cricket Mominul Haque was recalled to the Bangladesh's squad on Sunday for the first Test against touring Australia scheduled to begin on August 27 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Dhaka. BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon made the announcement in the afternoon at the BCB office at SBNCS after a closed-door informal meeting with the team coach and...

Bangladesh squad to be named today

  

Pns: Bangladesh held their last match-condition practice at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) yesterday to target some players again before the announcement of the final squad for the tour-opening Test. The squad for the first Test against the top-flight Australia will be formally announced through the press conference at the SBNCS today.Bangladesh cricket team played an intra-squad practice match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong...

Luis Suárez out for four weeks

  

Pns: Luis Suárez will be out of action for around four weeks, according to FC Barcelona official website. Test carried out on Thursday morning confirm that the Uruguayan has a distension in the posterior articular capsule in his right knee picked up in the second half of the Clásico on Wednesday in the Santiago Bernabéu.As such, the Barça number 9 is set to miss the league games against Betis, Alavés, Espanyol and possibly the trip to Getafe also, the first fixture following the...

England’s Ali ready for life in the pink

  

Pns: Moeen Ali is confident it will take more than a pink ball to put him off his stride during England’s inaugural day/night Test. The off-spinning all-rounder was England’s man-of-the-series after starring with both bat and ball during the recent 3-1 Test triumph at home to South Africa.Now Birmingham-born Ali returns to the city’s Edgbaston ground, where he came through the youth ranks with Warwickshire before joining Midlands rivals Worcestershire, for what will also be the...

Mohammedan post first win at last

  

Pns: Mohammedan Sporting Club at last won their first match with a fantastic comeback in the Saif Power Battery Bangladesh Premier League football when they thrashed Farashganj Sporting Club by 4-0 yesterday. It was also almost an unplayable ground on the day of the Bangabandhu National Stadium when the early hour of the day it was raining and made the ground fully muddy and slippery.Mohammedan, who have been struggling since their 0-2 defeat in their league opener to Sheikh...

Neymar staying at Barcelona, says teammate Pique

  

Pns: Brazilian superstar striker Neymar will stay with Barcelona, according to teammate Gerard Pique, who posted a Twitter message on the striker's status on Sunday. Spanish international defender Pique indicated the South American maestro would continue at Camp Nou by tweeting a photo of Neymar with the caption "He's staying."The message came hours after Neymar gave Barcelona fans a dazzling reminder of what he brings, the talisman scoring twice as the Spanish giants defeated...

Lazio beats Juventus 3-2 to win Super Cup after wild finale

  

Pns:Alessandro Murgia scored a last-gasp winner as Lazio beat Juventus 3-2 Sunday to win the Italian Super Cup after a wild end to the match. Two goals from Ciro Immobile, including an opening penalty, had seemingly set Lazio on the way to a comfortable win. But Paulo Dybala netted a stunning free kick in the 85th minute and converted a penalty in the first minute of stoppage time. The match appeared to be heading for extra time before youth academy graduate Murgia, who had come on...

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