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Bangladesh’s new captain of the New Zealand series!

Bangladesh's new captain of the New Zealand series!

Mashrafe name will be written in golden. Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe took over the captaincy for the second time since the Zimbabwe series. The Mashrafe impression. Zimbabwe, Bangladesh won the series 5-0 over his hand. The first match of the World Cup was won Mashrafe & Co.. Despite losing against Sri Lanka recorded a win against Scotland and England, Mashrafe hold. ...

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I’ll come back become stronger: Ronaldo

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The Blancos forward was forced off during the first half of the Euro 2016 final which ultimately went in his team`s favour, and insisted his recovery was going well. Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to return bigger and better for the 2016-17 season after suffering a knee injury at the European Championships earlier in July. A ...

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New-look Nehwal primed for Rio success – Padukone

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Saina Nehwal is better equipped to win a medal in Rio in August than the Indian shuttler was when she claimed a bronze at the London Olympics four years ago, former All England champion Prakash Padukone told Reuters. Hopes that the former world number one can turn bronze into a first Olympic gold medal in the sport ...

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World junior champ Jin Wei leads team at Asian Juniors

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PETALING JAYA: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will be banking on women’s singles shuttler Goh Jin Wei to lead the team at the Asian Junior Championships in Bangkok from July 9-17. The 16-year-old Jin Wei, who won the world junior title last year, will also be out to capture the individual crown. The Penangite came close in the Asian ...

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Andy Murray decides to bypass Rogers Cup in Toronto

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Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week’s Rogers Cup in Toronto. The world No 2 has decided to miss the Canadian event for the first time since making his debut in it in 2006 as he says his body needs additional rest following his Wimbledon success. Murray, who also opted out of Great Britain’s Davis Cup victory over Serbia at ...

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Losing to Ronaldo in a final again sucks: Griezmann

Losing a final to Cristiano Ronaldo has become an unfortunate habit for Antoine Griezmann and he is not happy about it. The France forward missed a penalty for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final in May and his team went on to lose on penalties to city rivals Real with Ronaldo sealing the shootout win. ‘I’ve just lost my ...

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Barcelona launches campaign for Messi

Barcelona have launched a campaign urging fans to ‘express their sympathy’ in support of forward Lionel Messi after he appealed against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud imposed by a Catalan court. Messi and his father, Jorge, were sentenced on Wednesday after a Barcelona court found them both guilty of three counts of defrauding the tax department to the ...

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Football, without Messi, is not football: Neymar

Barcelona forward Neymar has backed his team-mate Lionel Messi following the latter’s tax fraud conviction. As reported by BBC Sport, Messi received a 21-month suspended sentence after he was found guilty of the aforementioned offence. Speaking about the issue, Neymar, who had been involved in a case focusing on his finances recently too, issued his unequivocal support for the Argentina ...

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Pele to marry for third time

Brazilian football legend Pele is getting married for the third time, tying the knot with his partner Marcia Cibele Aoki on Tuesday. Pele, 75, met his 42-year-old partner in New York in the 1980s but the couple did not start dating until 2010, Pele told the Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Pele at a promotional ...

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Portugal Coach Goads Critics Prior To Euro 2016 Final

Paris: Ahead of the much-anticipated Euro 2016 final clash against hosts France, Portugal coach Fernando Santos has hit back at the critics and said that he would like to win the championship without deserving it. The Cristiano Ronaldo-led side received a flurry of criticism for their defensive game plan after they progressed through from the game stage with three draws ...

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Happy Birthday ‘Prince Of Calcutta’, Dada Turns 44

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly turned 44 today and birthday wishes poured in from all quarters for one of the country’s most celebrated cricketers. ‘#HappyBirthdayDada’ trended on Twitter for the former batsman, who was the most successful Indian captain before the feat was surpassed by the present limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Indian head coach Anil Kumble, a former teammate ...

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Ravichandran Ashwin Will Be The Key In West Indies: Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, on Friday, said off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin would be key to India’s success in the Test tour of the West Indies, their first series under new head coach Anil Kumble. “I think Ashwin will be the key in West Indies,” Ganguly, who turned 44 today, said at his residence. Fresh from winning their second World ...

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Little Master Turns 67

July 10 is the birthday of one of India’s greatest sportspersons, Sunil ‘Sunny’ Gavaskar. Now he is turn on 67 years old. The first man to score ten thousand runs in Test cricket and also the first player to score more than thirty centuries, Gavaskar was among the best batsmen in the world during his era (1971-87). He still holds ...

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Messi starts, Argentina beats Venezuela 4-1 in Copa America

Foxborough, June 19, AP Lionel Messi scored and added two assists in his first Copa America start this year to lead Argentina over Venezuela 4-1 on Saturday night and into a semifinal against the host United States. Messi’s goal in the 60th minute gave Argentina a 3-0 lead and was his 54th in international play, tying the national record set ...

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Germany beat Italy in penalty shootout to reach Euro 2016 semis

Germany won an epic shootout featuring 18 penalties by 6-5 to end their jinx against Italy in major tournaments and reach the Euro 2016 semi-finals after the game finished 1-1 following extra time on Saturday. Jonas Hector was Germany’s hero when he fired home the winning penalty, after Matteo Darmian missed for Italy, and they will now face either hosts ...

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Ronaldo, Nani send Portugal into Euro 2016 final

Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani struck in quick succession early in the second half to fire Portugal to a 2-0 win over Wales in the first Euro 2016 semi-final tonight. After a tense and tactical first half, Ronaldo broke the deadlock five minutes after the re-start when he leapt majestically to head Raphael Guerreiro’s pinpoint cross into the net following a ...

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