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Rallying: Ogier wins in Sardinia, extends lead

World championship leader Sebastien Ogier won the Rally of Sardinia on Saturday having dominated the seventh leg of the world rally championship throughout. The VW Polo driver finished ahead of the Ford Focus of Belgian Thierry Neuville with Ogier's teammate, Finn Jari-Matti Latvala, in third. Ogier claimed his fourth success of the year by posting the fastest time in seven of the two-day rally's 16 special stages.

Rallying: Ogier wins Rally of Sardinia

World championship leader Sebastien Ogier won the Rally of Sardinia on Saturday having dominated the seventh leg of the world rally championship throughout. The VW Polo driver finished ahead of the Ford Focus of Belgian Thierry Neuville with Ogier's teammate, Finn Jari-Matti Latvala, in third. Ogier claimed his fourth success of the year by posting the fastest time in seven of the two-day rally's 16 special stages.

Rallying: Rally of Sardinia standings

Standings in the Rally of Sardinia, the seventh round of the world championship, after the first of two days on Friday: 1. Sebastien Ogier (FRA/VW Polo-R) 1 h 40:47.3, 2. Mikko Hirvonen (FIN/Citroen DS3) at 46.6, 3. Thierry Neuville (BEL/Ford Fiesta RS) 49.7, 4. Dani Sordo (ESP/Citroën DS3) 1:19.4, 5. Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN/VW Polo-R) 1:44.0, 6. Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR/VW Polo-R) 1:55.4, 7. Martin Prokop (CZE/Ford Fiesta RS) 4:50.4, 8. Michal Kosciuszko (POL/Ford Fiesta RS) 6:25.6, 9. Elfyn Evans (GBR/Ford Fiesta RS) 6:34.5, 10. Robert Kubica (Citroën DS3) 8:35.3

Ralllying: Latvala takes control of Acropolis Rally as rivals falter

Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala seized the lead in the Acropolis Rally on Saturday as the Volkswagen driver took advantage of a puncture suffered by first day pace setter Evgeny Novikov and will go into the final day with a lead of 1min 04secs lead over Citroen's Dani Sordo of Spain with Belgium's Thierry Neuville third in a Ford Fiesta a further 39secs back. Latvala is set to close ground in the overall standings after coming into the weekend fourth and 73 points behind championship leader Sebastien Ogier of France.

Rallying: Loeb takes Argentina lead as Ogier slips-up

Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb on Friday built-up a formidable 40-second lead over French compatriot Sebastien Ogier in the Rally of Argentina, a race he has won every year since 2005. Loeb, in a Citroen, captured the day's last two main stages with only a super-special to run, having already snatched the advantage from overnight leader Ogier, in a Volkswagen Polo, earlier in the day. The only setback for Loeb was seeing Citroen teammate Mikko Hirvonen slip from second to sixth place after suffering a puncture and then an electrical failure.

Rallying: Rally of Argentina results - 1st update

Standings on the third day of the Rally of Argentina on Friday (after nine stages): 1. Sebastien Loeb(FRA/Citroen DS3) 3 h 27:25.0, 2. Sebastien Ogier (FRA/VW Polo-R) at 40.3, 3. Evgeny Novikov (RUS/Ford Fiesta RS) 2:39.5, 4. Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN/VW Polo-R) 2:53.0, 5. Thierry Neuville (BEL/Ford Fiesta RS) 3:31.1, 6. Mikko Hirvonen (FIN/Citroen DS3) 6:41.9, 7. Mads Ostberg (NOR/Ford Fiesta RS) 10:40.1, 8. Martin Prokop (CZE/Ford Fiesta RS) 11.59.2, 9. Dani Sordo (ESP/Citroen DS3) 13:01.1, 10. Gabriel Pozzo (ARG/Ford Fiesta RS) 14:30.2

Rallying: Rally of Argentina results - 1st update

Standings on the second day of the Rally of Argentina on Thursday: 1. Sebastien Ogier (FRA/VW Polo) 1 h 57:14.1, 2. Sebastien Loeb (FRA/Citroen DS3) at 16.3, 3. Mikko Hirvonen (FIN /Citroen DS3) 18.1, 4. Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN/VW Polo-R) 40.7, 5. Evgeny Novikov (RUS/Ford Fiesta RS) 1:37.7, 6. Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR/VW Polo-R) 1:55.1, 7. Thierry Neuville (BEL/Ford Fiesta RS) 2:12.5, 8. Martin Prokop (CZE/Ford Fiesta RS) 6.41.4, 9. Gabriel Pozzo (ARG/Ford Fiesta RS) 10:10.3, 10. Dani Sordo (ESP/Citroën DS3) 10:32.6

Rallying: Argentina Rally results

Results from the first Super-Special stage of the Argentina Rally, the fifth rally of the year, in Villa Carlos Paz near Cordoba on Wednesday:

Hefajat’s Sylhet grand rally held

Hefajat-e-Islam on Saturday held its divisional grand rally in the City Point here to drum up support in favour of its 13-point demand including punishment to ‘atheist bloggers’.Some of Hefajat demands include restoring the phrase ‘complete faith and trust in the almighty Allah’ in the constitution and repealing all the laws contrary to the holy Quran and Sunnah, enacting a law in parliament keeping a provision of the maximum punishment to prevent defaming Allah, Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) and Islam and smear campaigns against Muslims and officially declaring Qadianis (Ahmadiyya

Rallying: Fever-pitch Ogier wins Rally of Portugal

France's Sebastien Ogier extended his lead at the top of the world championship with success in the Rally of Portugal on Sunday despite battling a debilitating virus. The Volkswagen driver, at the head of the standings since Friday's first day, beat Finnish Citroen rival Mikko Hirvonen by 58 seconds with Jari-Matti Latvala, in another Volkswagen, over four minutes back in third. This was 29-year-old Ogier's third consecutive success of the season after Sweden and Mexico and his third in Portugal after wins with Citroen in 2010 and 2011.
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