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Bangla throw hat in ring

Melbourne: With Australia, New Zealand and England refusing to commit their participation in next month’s Champions Trophy in Pakistan fearing the safety of their players, Bangladesh said they are ready to replace any team which pulls out of the tournament.

Lee splits

Melbourne: Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee confirmed on Thursday that the breakdown of his two-year-old marriage with Liz Kemp was behind his decision to skip the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh starting August 30. Lee, in a statement released through CA, said, “It is with regret that I confirm that today’s (Thursday) media reports are correct and Liz and I have decided to separate.”

EB defeated

Calcutta: Stag International defeated East Bengal 4-2 in their ONGC Bengal Premier League table tennis match on Thursday at the SAI complex in Salt Lake, says A Staff Reporter. Stag International's Anal Kashyap was declared player of the match. East Bengal are at the top of the Premier League table with 12 points from six matches.

Sania pulls out

New Delhi: After a heart-breaking Olympic debut at Beijing, Sania Mirza pulled out of the US Open on Thursday, as she is yet to recover from a nagging wrist injury. The Hyderabadi has been advised a three-week rest while the fourth and last Grand Slam of the year kicks off from Monday.

FA chief fired

London: Brian Barwick was dramatically unseated from his position as the English Football Association’s (FA) chief executive on Wednesday night after a breakdown in his relationship with the chairman. Barwick’s position had been under threat since Triesman began work.

Arsenal recruit

London: Arsenal have signed France’s Mikael Silvestre from Manchester United, the London Premier League club said on Wednesday. Silvestre became the first player to move from United to Arsenal in more than 30 years when he agreed a two-year contract with the London club.

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