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Saeed Ajmal strikes to restrict Sri Lanka in final Test 

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Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal picked up two wickets in the last session to restrict Sri Lanka to 220 for five ...

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School of fish flash-frozen in Norway 

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If you think the weather near you has been cold, ask this school of fish how chilly Norway is lately. ...

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Take more responsibility 

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It's second time in a row that the Indian openers - Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan - failed to provide ...

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New Zealand win 2nd ODI against India  

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India's overseas performance took a further dip in New Zealand on Wednesday when MS Dhoni's men were beaten by New ...

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Mani flays attempt to 'hijack' ICC 

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Describing an attempt by the Indian, Australian and English Boards to "hijack the ICC" as a proof of its governance ...

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India live to fight another day after tie with NZ 

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For 99 overs India were out of the match. But in the last six deliveries of the night, with 18 ...

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Mystery club offered more cash for Neymar: Bartomeu 

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New Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said a mystery club tried to hijack a deal for Neymar at the last ...

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A Pakistani woman has given birth to six children, two boys and four girls in Pakistan 

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Sri Lanka look for another clinical show against Bangladesh 

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Sri Lanka routed Bangladesh by an innings in the first Test at Mirpur and they will look for the same ...

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Top 10 earners on day one of 2014 IPL Auction 

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Franchises didn't hold themselves back on day one of the 2014 IPL Auctions, going on a spending spree that saw ...

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India hold onto a draw, New Zealand win series 1-0 

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After Brendon McCullum's historic triple century batted India out of the second Test at Wellington on day five, Virat Kohli ...

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South Africa dismiss ball-tampering allegations 

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South Africa have dismissed ball-tampering allegations surrounding their second Test victory over Australia after opposing opener David Warner said the ...

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Show time at Asia Cup as India meet Pakistan 

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The Asia Cup is more about that elusive chance to witness one of the greatest sporting rivalries unfold on a ...

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Sachin Tendulkar begins work on his autobiography 

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Soon cricket fans around the world will come to know the story of Sachin Tendulkar from the man himself as ...

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Aaamir is not shying away from politics 

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan yesterday said he is not shying away from politics, but that he was not interested in ...

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Iran sail to Asian Cup Football 2015 final round 

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Iran defeated Kuwait 3-2 in the AFC Asian Cup 2015 football qualifier. In the match held in Iran's Karaj city ...

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Ryan Harris bowls Australia to South Africa series win 

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Australia's Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test ...

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England defeat West Indies by 25 runs, clinch series 2-1 

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Joe Root completed his first one-day international century to help guide England to a 25-run victory over West Indies on ...

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22 killed in Egypt bus crash 

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22 people were killed and many injured when a bus collided with a parked truck near the Egyptian city of ...

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Ireland 'must win all three group games' 

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Captain William Porterfield says Ireland must win all their group games if they are to progress in the World Twenty20 ...

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India take on West Indies today 

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After registering a convincing seven-wicket victory over arch-rival Pakistan in World Twenty20 opener, India face again an uphill task when ...

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India hammer Pakistan by seven wickets in their World T20 opener 

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India kept their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups intact as MS Dhoni & Co put up an all-round ...

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Sunil Gavaskar confident of conducting a successful IPL 2014 

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Sunil Gavaskar, the working president of the BCCI for looking into the affairs of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is ...

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Walton Cricketers bag second win in Thailand 

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Walton Cricketers bagged second consecutive win in Chiang Mai Six-a-Side International Cricket tournament in Thailand. Walton Cricketers, who represent defending ...

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It was my best Twenty20 knock, says Virat Kohli 

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Virat Kohli termed his unbeaten 72-run innings against South Africa on Friday night as his "best knock" considering the importance ...

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It's not just self-belief but the belief in each other: Dhoni 

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India will be chasing a historic treble when they face Sri Lanka in Sunday's World Twenty20 final in Dhaka.
Victory ...

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Five things to know about the Sri Lankan team ahead of final 

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Will it be third time lucky for Sri Lanka? The Sri Lankans have played in the World Twenty20 final two ...

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Shoaib Akhtar set to start coaching career 

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Shoaib Akhtar is likely to start his coaching career with State Bank of Pakistan for the coming season, the Dawn ...

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One failure can't belittle Yuvraj Singh's India job 

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Easier said "success and failure are part of sport and sportspersons," but when failure hits, the statement becomes as good ...

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Williams sisters will not face France in Fed Cup 

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Top-ranked Serena Williams is too wiped out to play in the Fed Cup against France on April 19-20, U.S. captain ...

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Mumbai lose to RCB for second straight defeat 

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It won't be wrong to analyse that Mumbai Indians lost in the first 20 overs of their IPL-7 match against ...

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Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets 

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Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued ...

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Shikhar Dhawan blames batsmen for Sunrisers Hyderabad's defeat 

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Having put themselves in a position to win the game before Rajasthan Royals came storming back, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar ...

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Duminy’s heroics power Delhi to 4-wicket win over Kolkata 

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JP Duminy hit an unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as Delhi ...

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Chennai thump Delhi by 93 runs to register first win 

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Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance to crush Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs and register their first win in ...

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Jayawardene, Sangakkara could face disciplinary action 

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Senior Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks made by them on their ...

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Sharapova beats Ana Ivanovic to win third Stuttgart title 

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Sixth seed Maria Sharapova battled back to beat Ana Ivanovic in three sets and win her third consecutive Porsche Tennis ...

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Clinical Delhi win by six wickets to leave Mumbai winless 

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Despite a snail-paced chase of Mumbai Indians' modest 126, Delhi Daredevils won the match by six wickets in 18.5 overs ...

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7th phase of LS polls today 

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89 Lok Sabha seats spread over 7 states and two union territories will go to polls in the 7th Phase ...

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Rajasthan captaincy has been a lot of fun: Watson 

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Shane Watson was promoted as the Rajasthan Royals captain at the start of Season 7 of the Indian Premier League, ...

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Karun Nair guides Rajasthan Royals to an easy win against Delhi Daredevils 

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Karun Nair scored a magnificent 73 off 50 as Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets in their IPL ...

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Mamata calls Modi a ‘danga babu’ 

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Continuing her attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called Modi ...

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Darren Sammy retires from Test after Ramdin given WI captaincy 

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West Indies all-rounder announced his retirement from Test cricket on Friday after he was replaced as captain by wicketkeeper Denesh ...

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Argentina name provisional 30-man World Cup squad 

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Alejandro Sabella has named some surprise players in his provisional 30-man Argentina squad for the 2014 World Cup, but it's ...

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Sevilla win Europa final after penalties 

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Sevilla beat Benfica 4-2 on penalties after a goalless draw in normal time to win the Europa League final, extending ...

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Pregnant mother weightlifts hours before giving birth 

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Call it a non-traditional approach to pregnancy: 33-year-old CrossFit enthusiast Meghan Leatherman credits weightlifting for a pregnancy she describes as ...

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Modi to take oath in front of big gathering 

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Narendra Modi's BJP logged a king-size victory in the Lok Sabha polls, becoming the first party in 30 years to ...

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RCB near exit door after 7-wicket defeat to Hyderabad 

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Royal Challengers Bangalore were pushed close to exit door of IPL 7 after a crushing 7-wicket defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad, ...

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Uthappa, Shakib power Kolkata to 8-wicket win over Chennai 

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Opener Robin Uthappa's 67 off 39 balls and Shakib Al Hasan's cameo of 21-ball 46 helped KKR secure an eight-wicket ...

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Kolkata knock out Bangalore to enter IPL-7 playoffs 

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Kolkata Knight Riders completed a stunning combeack in IPL-7 as their sixth consecutive win on Thursday booked them a place ...

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Chennai thrash Bangalore 

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Faf du Plessis scored a fifty and had a 75-run partnership with MS Dhoni (49*) to take Chennai Super Kings ...

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Yusuf Pathan blitz eliminates SRH 

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Yusuf Pathan sent Sunrisers Hyderabad into submission and Kolkata Knigh Riders to No. 2 on the points table with a ...

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PCB objects to Stuart Broad's jibe at Saeed Ajmal's action 

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Pakistan cricket authorities on Saturday demanded the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) explain what disciplinary measures have been taken ...

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World Cup hosts up to third 

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There has been some movement in the last edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking before the 2014 FIFA World Cup ...

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Croatia, Iran land in Brazil for FIFA World Cup 

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After Australia, the first of the 31 teams to land in Brazilian territory for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ last ...

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This is our World Cup : Scolari 

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Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has issued a passionate rallying cry on the eve of his team's FIFA World Cup™ ...

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We need to avoid Brazil: Van Hooijdonk 

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When Group B gets underway on Friday, with the eagerly anticipated tie between Spain and the Netherlands in a rematch ...

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All set for kick-off  

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The 2014 Fifa World Cup began on Thursday as hosts Brazil open the tournament against Croatia.
The month-long tournament sees 32 ...

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James Rodriguez stars as Colombia thrash Greece 

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James Rodriguez rounded off a convincing 3-0 win for Colombia against Greece as the South Americans made light of the ...

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Mueller the thriller 

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Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as Germany turned on its style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their ...

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Honduras and Ecuador meet in clash of former coaches 

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Honduras and Ecuador, who lost their opening games, chase a vital World Cup victory on Friday in a game that ...

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Costa Rica face another upset 

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Shunning the flamboyance and individuality that has previously characterised their game, Costa Rica and their collection of nimble attacking talents ...

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Marlen Doll extends her marathon to 26 hours, as Chile gets victory over Spain  

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Chilean porn star Marlen Doll has extended her sex marathon up to 26 hours after Chile's shell-shocking 2-0 win over ...

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Chile fans given 72 hours to leave Brazil 

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BRAZIL'S Federal Police has given a 72-hour exit deadline to the 85 Chile fans who invaded the Maracana's media centre ...

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Sabella praise ‘genius’ Messi 

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Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella called Lionel Messi "a genius" after his stoppage-time goal beat Iran and put his side into ...

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Germany and Ghana play 2-2 draw 

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Germany and Ghana traded blows in a pulsating 2-2 tie in Fortaleza on Saturday. The result leaves Germany at the ...

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Australia play with Spain today 

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The eliminated champions have been embarrassed in Brazil and will look to avoid a final humiliation against the Socceroos as ...

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Croatia meet Mexico for group decider 

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Croatia and Mexico meet on Monday in Arena Pernambuco in a game that will likely decide who qualifies in second ...

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Nigeria defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina 

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Bosnia-Herzegovina became the latest European side to crash out of the 2014 World Cup after falling to a 1-0 defeat ...

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Brazil must tame the Lions tonight 

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Brazil are wary of Cameroon for what will be their' first competitive encounter tonight (Monday) since the Indomitable Lions stunned ...

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Referee in USA-Portugal grants first ever World Cup water break 

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In the 39th minute of the USA's clash with Portugalin Manaus, midfielder Jermaine Jones limped off to get some medical ...

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Klinsmann claims FIFA has given preferential treatment to Germany 

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United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is one of the most successful strikers in the history of the German national ...

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Messi looking to sink Super Eagles tonight  

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After underwhelming early performances, traditional Latin American top dogs Argentina and reigning African champions Nigeria have something to prove when ...

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Netherlands in top of Group B 

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There are only four days at any World Cup when it's possible for teams to play with their fates already ...

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Shoaib Akhtar ties the knot with a 17-yr-old Rubab Khan 

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Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has tied the knot with a teenage girl named Rubab in Haripur District. An ...

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India reassures to resolve Teesta LBA deal issues 

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Bangladesh and India on Thursday demonstrated their willingness to engage in highest-level talks to bring momentum into their bilateral relations ...

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Robin van Persie returns to lead Dutch against Mexico today 

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Robin van Persie returns to the Dutch attack to face Mexico in the second round of the World Cup today ...

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Jekyll and Hyde? 

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Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty by the jury on 12 charges in his indecent assault trial in ...

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Waqar Younis returns as Pakistan's cricket coach 

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Waqar Younis says he's returning for his second stint as Pakistan's cricket coach with a positive frame of mind and ...

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European rivals battle for semi-final spot 

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It has been a difficult World Cup for many traditional European powers but the continent is assured at least one ...

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Maradona angry at officials in Brazil-Colombia game 

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Former Argentina star Diego Maradona criticized FIFA yet again for its stance on referees following the quarterfinal match between Brazil ...

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Three Costa Rica fans stabbed, 31 arrested 

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These dramatic images show three Costa Rica football fans lying in pools of blood after being stabbed while watching their ...

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Dream not over: Neymar 

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Brazil forward Neymar says his dream of being a world champion is not over despite being ruled out of the ...

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Germany will have an edge over Brazil 

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In a repeat of the 2002 FIFA World Cup final in South Korea, Germany will play Brazil tomorrow (Tuesday) to ...

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Modi confidante Amit Shah to be BJP president 

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Amit Shah, a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, could be named the new president of the BJP tomorrow ...

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I'm gay, says Ian Thorpe  

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Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in an interview on Australian television.The 31-year-old told British ...

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No consolation for Brazil 

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Brazil were left to settle for 4th at the 2014 World Cup after another slow start saw them crash to ...

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Malala visits Nigeria 

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Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, ...

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Bastille Day celebrated  

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French President François Hollande on Monday reviewed the annual Bastille Day military parade attended by soldiers from 76 nations once ...

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Congress-BJP spar over Vaidik-Hafiz Saeed meet 

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With Congress launching fresh offensive on the NDA government, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the ...

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Messi didn’t deserve Golden Ball: Maradona 

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Argentina icon Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messidid not deserve to win the Golden Ball following his performances at the World ...

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Virat Kohli should replace MS Dhoni as Test captain: Ian Chappell 

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Former Australia captain Ian Chappell does not find Mahendra Singh Dhoni good enough to be India's Test captain, saying he ...

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Van Gaal era starts at the double in Manchester 

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Manchester United players have already had a taste of Louis van Gaal's methods after the new manager, who is officially ...

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FIFA rankings put Germany on top of the world 

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Germany's World Cup triumph has seen them rise to the top of the world rankings for the first time in ...

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Özil donates World Cup money 

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Mesut Özil is supporting the surgery of 23 children in Brazil, as a "thank you to the hospitality of the ...

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Wie misses cut at Marathon Classic 

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After an incredible start to her season, the last two weeks have not been kind toMichelle Wie.
After a win at ...

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Steyn, Morkel lead South Africa to 153-run win over Sri Lanka 

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South Africa pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel grabbed four wickets each to lead the tourists to a 153-run ...

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Serena makes history among most dominant World's No 1 in tennis 

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Serena Williams has already surpassed former rival Martina Hingis in the list of the longest tenured players on top of ...

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Sania Mirza cries over Pakistan taunt 

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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, a Muslim wed to a Pakistani cricketer, broke down in tears Friday after being described ...

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Jacques Kallis retires from all forms of cricket 

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South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the ...

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Moeen Ali takes 6-67 as hosts win to level series 

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England ended a year-long wait for a Test win by wrapping up a 266-run victory over India in the third ...

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From the frying pan to the fire 

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Asharq Al-Awsat-Fadil Al-Wadiyeh, a Syrian refugee of Palestinian descent, thought it would be safer for himself and his family to ...

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Phelps to compete in 4 events at US nationals 

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Michael Phelps will match his most grueling program since coming out of retirement, entering four events at next week's U.S. ...

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68 killed in China factory blast 

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An explosion killed at least 68 people and injured more than 120 at a factory in China that makes wheels ...

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Raonic wins Washington title 

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Milos Raonic won the first all-Canadian final of the professional era when he beat Vasek Pospisil 6-1 6-4 in the ...

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Congress faces uphill task Priyanka set to play greater role 

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The long-speculated formal induction of Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra in the Congress party leadership may finally happen, most likely after the next ...

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India to renew bilateral series with Pakistan in 2015 

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India and Pakistan will end their cricketing stalemate as both countries will renew their rivalry with a bilateral Test series ...

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Diego Maradona gives journalist a slap 

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Diego Maradona is no stranger to controversy and the Argentina legend proved it once again when he slapped a journalist ...

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22-year-old to become youngest FA Cup manager ever 

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He's managing in the FA Cup and all his friends are puking in an alley behind a bar.
James Phillips is ...

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Rahul denied free hand Sonia takes party reins in own control 

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AK Antony gave a clean chit to Rahul Gandhi for the Congress' Lok Sabha poll debacle. But Sonia Gandhi, it ...

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Park wins LPGA Championship in playoff, Lincicome weeps 

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South Korea's Park Inbee successfully defended her title in a playoff at the LPGA Championship on Sunday, leaving runnerup Brittany ...

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New Brazil boss Dunga cuts several World Cup players 

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New Brazil manager Dunga has left out several big names from the World Cup, including Fred and Paulinho, in his ...

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South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in second ODI 

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South Africa defeated Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second One-Day Internationals (ODIs) at Bulawayo on Tuesday. With this the ...

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BJP slammed for raking up 'love jihad' 

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Political leaders and parties Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for raking up the issue of 'love Jihad' - ...

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Australia women's cricket team beat Pakistan to secure 4-0 ODI series whitewash 

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The Australian women's cricket team have recorded a 37-run win over Pakistan for a cleansweep of their four-match one day ...

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Shakib unavailable for Knight Riders 

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Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh allrounder, will be unavailable for selection for Kolkata Knight Riders for the Champions League Twenty20. ...

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Venus Williams in US Open 3rd round 

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Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010, ...

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Australia suffer shock loss to Zimbabwe 

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Australia have suffered a shambolic defeat at the hands of cricket minnows Zimbabwe in front of a rocking crowd at ...

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India hammer England by six wickets 

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India put in another all-round show at Nottingham on Saturday to hammer England for the second game in a row ...

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Dhoni equals Azharuddin's record of most ODI wins as captain 

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Records and MS Dhoni go together as the Indian captain in between a poor England tour has achieved yet another ...

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Wasim Akram to be father again 

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Pakistani fast bowling legend Wasim Akram is to be a father again as his Australian wife Shaniera Akram is expecting.
The ...

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Monaco striker Falcao set for Manchester United loan 

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Monaco striker Radamel Falcao will join Manchester United on a season long loan, a source close to the deal told ...

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Robinho recalled to Brazil squad 

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Brazil coach Dunga has handed an international recall to former Real Madrid striker Robinho for football friendlies against Colombia and ...

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Chanderpaul hits 183 in drawn game 

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul's 183 thwarted the Bangladeshi bowlers and led St Kitts & Nevis to 399 on the final day of ...

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India's World Cup preps underway with series win in England 

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India will return home from England with the ODI trophy, though the more desired one slipped badly out of their ...

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Blatter confirms bid to stand for 5th FIFA term 

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Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president.
Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and ...

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Saeed Ajmal banned from bowling 

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In a major blow to Pakistan cricket their leading offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) ...

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Hyo Joo Kim sets new major record 

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She's just 19 but Hyo Joo Kim is already showing she's ready for the big time after recording the lowest ...

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Swiss teen Bencic upsets Kuznetsova in Tokyo 

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Rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic upset two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-0 in the first round of the ...

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Injured Chris Gayle out of ODI series against India 

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Still recovering from a hamstring injury, swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle was on Wednesday left out of the West Indies' 15-member ...

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UAE woman pilot joins Saudi Prince against IS 

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The Air Force of Saudi Arabia participated in US-led bombing strikes against the Islamic State militants in Syria, with the ...

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Blatter calls for end to away goals rule 

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Friday called for an end to the away goals winner rule in clashes with two ...

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Chiellini scores all three as Italy beat Azeris 2-1 

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Defender Giorgio Chiellini scored three times, including an own goal, as Italy beat Azerbaijan 2-1 in their Euro 2016 Group ...

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Caroline Wozniacki discouraged Rory McIlroy from donating to charity 

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That's probably a bit of an unfair headline, but it's also not untrue. Caroline Wozniacki,according to reports in the Irish ...

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Wozniacki forgot to get her $1.45 million US Open cheque 

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Chances are pretty good that if any of us ever earned a $1.45 million cheque, we wouldn't forget to pick ...

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Khan offers Pakistan help in fighting terror, rebuilding school 

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British boxer Amir Khan on Wednesday promised help to rebuild a Pakistani school where 150 people were massacred by the ...

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Zola appointed as Cagliari boss 

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Serie A strugglers Cagliari have appointed club favourite Gianfranco Zola as their new coach, the club announced on Wednesday.
Zola, 48, ...

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Kohli, Rahane cast a spell over Aussies as match hangs in balance 

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Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session ...

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Maria Sharapova gunning for success in 2015 but not aiming for the No. 1 rank 

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Maria Sharapova has arrived in Brisbane for the 2015 Brisbane International. With the World No. 1 rank just a notch ...

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What a match!  

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Serena Williams and beau Patrick Mouratoglou cosy up for a series of selfies at Perth airport ahead of the Hopman ...

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HC rejects Happy's writ 

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The High Court on Tuesday rejected the writ petition of actress Naznin Akter Happy filed seeking directives to exclude Rubel ...

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Sick Halep claims Shenzhen title 

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World number three Simona Halep refused to let illness beat her as she collected her ninth WTA Tour title by ...

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Steven Gerrard’s departure from Merseyside makes no sense 

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It all seems a little strange. Twenty-five years after joining Liverpool as a child, Steven Gerrard is leaving. Yes, he's ...

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40 world leaders join historic march 

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Dozens of world leaders have gathered in Paris to lead hundreds of thousands of people who have taken to the ...

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Penalty save helps China shock Saudi Arabia at Asian Cup 

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Yu Hai punished Naif Hazazi's saved penalty, firing China to a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the Asian Cup ...

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Australia into Asian Cup quarters 

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Hosts Australia swept into the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup in some style on Tuesday with a 4-0 hammering of ...

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Saudis cruise to easy victory against North Korea 

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Saudi Arabia cruised to a 4-1 victory over ten man North Korea in Melbourne on Tuesday night to keep their ...

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South Africa get consolation win, Windies take series 

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Wicketkeeper-batsman Morne van Wyk hit an unbeaten century and allrounder David Wiese took a five-wicket haul as South Africa crushed ...

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St-Etienne sign Cameroon midfielder Nguemo 

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Cameroon international midfielder Landry Nguemo, who was without a club, has signed for Saint-Etienne until the end of the season, ...

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Granada sack coach Caparros 

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Spanish La Liga outfit Granada on Friday sacked coach Joaquin Caparros, two days after being knocked out of the Spanish ...

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Schweinsteiger to shine predicts Guardiola 

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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will have a brilliant second half of the season, he told ...

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S Korea surprise Australia to finish top of Group A 

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South Korea upset Australia 1-0 at the Asian Cup to top the Group A standings and secure a potentially easier ...

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MU boss van Gaal issues Falcao warning 

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Manchester United (MU) manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that striker Radamel Falcao must prove himself, warning that a player's ...

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Juve drop Pogba hint as Roma face Palermo test 

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has indicated the future of star midfielder Paul Pogba could lie elsewhere, as the champions look ...

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Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish 

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Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left ...

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Pakistan have firepower to surprise at World Cup: Waqar 

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Pakistan's preparations for the World Cup have not been ideal but coach Waqar Younis believes his team still have the ...

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Uzbekistan beat Saudi Arabia to reach Asian Cup quarter-finals 

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Uzbekistan beat Saudi Arabia 3-1 to leapfrog their opponents and advance to the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup as runners-up ...

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Iran win over UAE, Bahrain upset Qatar in Asian Cup 

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Substitute Reza Ghoochannejhad scored a controversial injury-time goal to lift Iran to a 1-0 win over UAE and top spot ...

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Iranian footballers in hot water after selfies with female fans 

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Iranian footballers have been threatened with punishment back home if they pose for "selfies" with female fans as they continue ...

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Wins, losses but no draw as Asian Cup hits record 

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The 2015 Asian Cup has obliterated the record for consecutive matches without a draw at a football tournament, with a ...

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England down experimental India in a one-sided game 

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India's experiments backfired in a big way against England on Tuesday, resulting in a one-sided nine-wicket defeat at Brisbane in ...

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Sharapova into third round in Australian Open 

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Fans with tickets for Rod Laver Arena might have felt a tad cheated when they saw that not one of ...

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Australia into Asian Cup semi-finals 

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Tim Cahill came to Australia's rescue again, scoring two goals, one of them among the most spectacular ever seen at ...

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South Korea into semi-finals after beating Uzbekistan 2-0 

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Son Heung-min scored twice in extra time to give South Korea a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan and send them into ...

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10-man Nice compound Marseille’s woes 

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Nice, who played most of the second half with 10 men, downed Marseille 2-1 on Friday to compound an already ...

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Chelsea boss Mourinho warns away Schurrle suitors 

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday that it will take a "phenomenal" offer for him to sell out-of-favour German ...

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South Korea reach Asian Cup final with victory over Iraq 

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Korea Republic are now just 90 minutes away from breaking their 55-year Asian Cup drought with their semi-final win eliminating ...

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Pakistani cricketer dies after being hit in the chest 

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In a tragic incident, Zeeshan Mohammed, 18, passed away after being struck in the chest by the ball while batting ...

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Serena beats Sharapova at Australian Open  

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Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria ...

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History-making Qatar face France for world title 

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Qatar became the first non-European side ever to reach a World handball final after beating Poland 31-29 on Friday.
In a ...

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Ginola’s FIFA bid over 

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Former France winger David Ginola's bid for the FIFA presidency ended Friday after he failed to receive the required five ...

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Lydia Ko becomes the youngest golfer to reach world No 1  

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Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko of New Zealand became the youngest golfer to hold top spot in the world rankings by tying ...

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No panic over Cuadrado says angry Mourinho 

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Jose Mourinho insisted Friday that new signing Juan Cuadrado was not a "panic buy" as the Chelsea manager resumed relations ...

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Zidane could be future Real coach: Ancelotti 

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Zinedine Zidane is shaping up as a future coach of Real Madrid, present incumbent Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.Zidane, who ...

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Blatter warns Qatar over imported national team 

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Friday warned Qatar against trying to form an imported team for the 2022 World Cup ...

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De Kock, Amla steer SA to a five-wicket win 

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South Africa put up a dominant show to beat Sri Lanka in the second warm-up match of the 2015 World ...

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Zimbabwe stun Sri Lanka, NZ thump S Africa 

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Christchurch: New Zealand had a resounding win over South Africa while Sri Lanka were beaten by Zimbabwe in two surprising ...

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Michael Clarke should quit ODIs after World Cup: Ricky Ponting 

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Australia's two-time World Cup-winning skipper Ricky Ponting on Wednesday advised regular captain Michael Clarke to retire from One-Day International (ODI) ...

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Australia rout UAE 

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Michael Clarke struck a half-century in an encouraging return from injury as Australia routed United Arab Emirates by 188 runs ...

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South Africa seek World Cup kick-start against improving Zimbabwe 

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South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a ...

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US edge England 1-0 in Alex Morgan’s return 

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The American forward scored in the 25th minute in her second start since returning from an ankle injury, and the ...

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Sick Serena out of Dubai Open 

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Serena Williams, who captured her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open last month while struggling with a persistent ...

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We're ready for Pakistan: Dhoni 

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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday urged his team to forget their losing streak in Australia as they prepared ...

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Hughes bemoans sloppy Stoke’s surprise Cup exit 

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Stoke manager Mark Hughes pointed the finger of blame at his players rather than referee Anthony Taylor following his team's ...

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Miller and Duminy star as South Africa survive Zimbabwe scare 

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Arguably one of the best bowling units in this edition of the World Cup was made to look pedestrian by ...

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Kim Clijsters returns to beat Antwerp champ Petkovic in surprise exhibition 

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Not many tournament directors could pick up a racket at a moment's notice, take the court, and beat a Top ...

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Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged 

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Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.
The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter he's marrying Nicole Johnson, ...

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New Zealand enter quarters after thrilling 1-wicket win  

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New Zealand survived a late collapse to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling World Cup Pool A game ...

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Rampant India too strong for UAE  

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Defending champions India maintained their perfect start at the World Cup as they outclassed United Arab Emirates in a one-sided ...

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South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs 

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South Africa condemned Ireland to their first defeat of the World Cup as they cruised to a 201-run win in ...

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New Zealand beat Afghanistan 

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New Zealand made it five wins from five at the World Cup as a six-wicket win in Napier on Sunday ...

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England knocked out by Bangladesh 

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England were knocked out of the World Cup in dismal fashion as Bangladesh claimed a stunning 15-run win.
Set 276 to ...

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Indian juggernaut expected to roll over Ireland 

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Defying all odds, trash talks and pre-tournament predictions, defending champions India are cruising in their bid to retain the World ...

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Rubel Hossain rape claim dropped 

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A Bangladeshi actress who filed a rape case against cricket star Rubel Hossainsaid on Tuesday she was withdrawing the charges ...

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We are learning, not surrendering 

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UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir has dismissed questions his side had done damage to their reputation by refusing to meaningfully chase ...

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Virat Kohli still has plenty to achieve, says Whatmore 

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Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore hailed the impact of Virat Kohli on the Indian team on Thursday but ...

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India remain unbeaten 

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India continued their perfect record at the World Cup with a six-wicket win against Zimbabwe in Auckland on Saturday.
Suresh Raina ...

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Blatter wants working conditions to improve in Qatar 

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has told Qatar "more must be done" to improve working conditions in the country as it ...

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Mashrafe, Tigers penalised for second slow over offence 

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Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has been suspended for one ODI and fined 40 percent of his match fee for maintaining ...

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Dhoni becomes just third captain to get 100 ODI wins 

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni may never match the mountain of runs, nor enjoy the same fanatical following as Sachin Tendulkar, but ...

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India reach WC semis 

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Defending champions India coasted into the World Cup semi-finals with a 109-run win over Bangladesh in Melbourne on Thursday.Opener Rohit ...

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Pakistan government clears board for Bangladesh tour 

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The Pakistan government has cleared its cricket board to go ahead with a full series in Bangladesh.
The tour is scheduled ...

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Guptill double ton powers Kiwis enter semis  

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New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a cricket World Cup record ...

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Proteas-Kiwis 1st semi today 

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The first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 is going to be held between New Zealand and South Africa ...

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New Zealand in World Cup final 

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New Zealand beat South Africa with a six off the penultimate ball to reach the World Cup final for the ...

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New Zealand want first, Australia want one more 

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There's been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final ...

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Mustafa Kamal may sue ICC over presentation ceremony 

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ICC President Mustafa Kamal was conspicuous by his absence at the presentation ceremony of the World Cup Final between Australia ...

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China's former Olympic 110m hurdles champion retires 

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China's Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang, one of the country's biggest sports stars, has retired.
The 31-year-old won the country's ...

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Czech Republic leads France 1-0 in Fed Cup semis 

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Lucie Safarova saved five match points before beating Caroline Garcia 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1 as defending champion Czech Republic took ...

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Mohammad Nabi quits as Afghanistan captain 

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Mohammad Nabi resigned as captain of Afghanistan on Sunday (April 19) following the team's 2015 World Cup campaign in Australia ...

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Shakira takes baby son Sasha to first football game 

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Shakira wasted no time in introducing her newborn son Sasha to the world of football. The singer, who welcomed her ...

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Van Gaal tickled by fan's transfer list 

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted mirthfully after being handed a list of suggested transfer targets by a disabled ...

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Paula Creamer continues pushing for women's Masters 

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Paula Creamer thinks Augusta National can be the home to two Masters tournaments, including one for female players.
"I've been there, ...

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Navratilova ends coaching role with Radwanska 

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Eighteen-times grand slam singles champion Martina Navratilova has quit as a part-time consultant to world number nine Agnieszka Radwanska after ...

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PM announces Tk 2-cr for Bangladesh cricket team 

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday announced award worth of Tk 2-crore for Bangladesh Cricket team for their outstanding success ...

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Chelsea win English Premier League title 

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 Chelsea were crowned English Premier League champions for the fourth time after securing an edgy 1-0 win over Crystal Palace ...

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India to play one Test and three ODIs in Bangladesh 

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India will play one Test and three One-Day Internationals during their tour of Bangladesh in June, said a release from ...

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FIFA candidate Van Praag seeks support in South Korea 

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FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag has visited South Korea's football leaders seeking support for his challenge to Sepp Blatter.
With ...

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Mominul signs up beside Viv Richards with 11 consecutive fifty-plus Test scores 

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Bangladesh toporder batsman Mominul Haque has equalled the feat of West Indies batting great Sir Viv Richards by scoring his ...

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Murray wins opener in Rome 

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Andy Murray improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy ...

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China storm into Sudirman Cup final 

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China's all-round strength proved too hard for Indonesia to crack as the home favourites breezed into the Vivo BWF Sudirman ...

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Jason Gillespie reveals talks over England coaching role 

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Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie has revealed that he has held talks with Andrew Strauss about succeeding Peter Moores ...

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Sloane Stephens eliminates Venus Williams in first round 

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On day two at Roland Garros, the oldest woman in the draw took on one of her youngest compatriots. It ...

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SA announce squad for tour of Bangladesh 

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Reeza Hendricks, Dane Vilas, Aaron Phangiso and Kagiso Rabada, all of who have already played international limited-overs cricket, were the ...

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Argentina's 23-man Copa America squad 

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Angel Di Maria is one of six Premier League players included in Gerardo Martino'sArgentina squad for the upcoming Copa America.
The ...

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Azhar Ali ton helps Pakistan to beat Zimbabwe  

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Azhar Ali hit a solid hundred to help Pakistan win their first one-day series in 17 months with a thumping ...

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Former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond describes India's heat as 'oven' 

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Former New Zealand fast bowler and bowling coach of Mumbai Indians Shane Bond says he feels nice to be back ...

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Sujon remains manager 

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Terming all the news items of stepping down from the post of manager of Bangladesh National Cricket Team as rumors, ...

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More turmoil for FIFA and World Cup bidding contests 

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On another day of turmoil for FIFA and the World Cup, the bidding contest for the 2026 tournament was put ...

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India to tour Zimbabwe for 3 ODIs, 2 T20s in July 

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Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has confirmed that India will be touring the African nation to play 3 ODIs and 2 T20s ...

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Tamim Iqbal becomes highest Test scorer for Bangladesh 

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Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal on Saturday became Bangladesh's all-time highest Test scorer surpassing former captain Habibul Bashar.Tamim achieved the ...

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Sangakkara to retire after first Test against India 

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Sri Lanka's legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara is expected to call time on his international career after the first Test against ...

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Brazil in last four of U-20 World Cup  

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Five times Champions Brazil were lucky to have beaten Portugal 3-1 on penalty shootout to advance to the semifinals of ...

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Williamson, Taylor tons power NZ to 3-wicket win over England 

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Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor both scored hundreds in a record-breaking stand as New Zealand beat England by three wickets ...

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Spotlight on Sangakkara as Sri Lanka gear up to take on Pakistan 

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Kumar Sangakkara will get a chance to build on his prolific Test record before retirement when familiar foes Sri Lanka ...

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India get into the different-format different-captain mode 

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It won't happen for the first time. When India entered the triangular series in Australia last December, they already were ...

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Five-star Brazil cruise to the final 

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Five-star Brazil have booked their place in the FIFA U-20 World Cup final with a tremendously impressive 5-0 victory over ...

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India team want to change hotel  

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Vehicular noise, bottle necks, incessant honks and Bangladesh traffic that, according to India skipper MS Dhoni, keeps getting worse are ...

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Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza takes shot at media over 'bribe' claims 

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Zimbabwe's batting mainstay Sikandar Raza took a shot at the media for dampening the significance of his team's tour to ...

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India must be at best to beat Bangladesh, says Rohit 

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India have to play their best cricket if they are to come back in the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh, ...

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Yasir Shah stars as Pakistan crush Sri Lanka 

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Legspinner Yasir Shah claimed a career-best seven for 76 as Pakistan stunned Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first ...

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Germany, China advance to quarter-finals at Women’s World Cup 

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Germany and China booked the first two spots in the quarter-finals of the Women`s World Cupon Saturday with confident wins ...

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Ten things to know about Mustafizur Rahman 

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Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman, who is all of 19 years old, has set the cricketing world on fire by ...

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Zaheer Abbas confirmed as ICC President 

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Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas assumed the role of the ICC President on day three of the ICC Annual Conference ...

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No need to appoint India coach in panic: Suresh Raina 

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India might have lost the three-match one-day international series against Bangladesh by 1-2 but allrounder Suresh Raina on Wednesday said ...

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Sri Lanka 70/1 after bowling out Pakistan for 138  

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Sri Lanka put up a solid show with the bat to extend their advantage over Pakistan after their impressive show ...

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ICC gets rid of batting power play, five fielders allowed outside circle in last 10 overs of ODIs 

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) took a major step in trying to restore some balance between bat and ball in ...

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Argentine kidnap victim credits Messi for his release 

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An Argentine agronomist who was kidnapped in Nigeria has credited his release to his mention of Lionel Messi, the Argentine ...

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be a 10-team affair 

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Despite some excellent performances by the "minnows" in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the 2019 event is likely to remain ...

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RAB detains MP Nizam Hazari's supporters with huge arms in Feni 

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The Feni-2 lawmaker's followers put up barricades for two hours on Dhaka-Chittagong and Feni-Noakhali highways and Feni-Sonagazi road protesting against ...

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Bangladesh tour will be tough for South Africa, says coach Russell Domingo 

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South Africa Head Coach Russell Domingo thinks it would be preposterous to embark on the Bangladesh tour believing everything would ...

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Argentine coaches square off in Copa America semi-finals 

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Only three teams are left in the Copa America and whichever lifts the trophy next weekend, one thing is guaranteed ...

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Serena survives at Wimbledon, will meet Venus next 

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Venus and Serena Williams walked onto their courts at precisely the same time on Friday, Serena to face British No. ...

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Sharapova reaches quarter-finals 

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Fourth seed Maria Sharapova reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon after beating Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.
The 2004 champion has yet to ...

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Australia prepare to end 14-year Ashes jinx in England 

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Australian cricket fans prepared themselves for one final decent night's sleep on Tuesday before seven weeks glued to television sets ...

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Confident Bangladesh hope to win against South Africa  

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A fast-improving Bangladesh are confident of upsetting another of world cricket's powerhouses on home turf when they take on South ...

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India decimate Zimbabwe by 62 runs to win the match, series 

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India won the second ODI against Zimbabwe by 62 runs and with that the series as the hosts' crumbled under ...

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Sterling joins Manchester City for record fee 

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Manchester City made Raheem Sterling the most expensive English player in history when they completed a deal for the 20-year-old ...

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Russia dump Capello as coach before World Cup finals 

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The Russian Football Union (RFU) said on Tuesday it had ended its contract with national team coach Fabio Capello, three ...

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BCCI chief may step down on health grounds 

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya could be asked to step down on health ...

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Blatter prankster charged by police after FIFA complaint 

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The British comedian who showered FIFA president Sepp Blatter with fake dollar bills has been charged by Swiss police after ...

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Sri Lanka name squad for T20 International against Pakistan 

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The Sri Lankan selectors on Thursday (July 23) named five uncapped players in their 15-man squad for the two-match Twenty20 ...

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Netherlands beat Ireland to reach final 

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An inspired effort with bat and ball helped Netherlands pip Ireland by five wickets in the second semifinal of the ...

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Michel Platini confirms he will stand for FIFA presidency 

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Michel Platini says FIFA needs to "turn over a new leaf" after confirming he will be a candidate to be ...

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Sandhu stars as Australia A beat India A by 10 wickets 

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Australia A wrapped things up quickly to canter to a 10-wicket win in the fourth and final day of the ...

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Jayasuriya hopeful of cricket revival in Pakistan 

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Former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya expressed optimism on Saturday that more international cricket matches would be held in Pakistan ...

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India’s success in Sri Lanka depends on bowlers : Kiran More 

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Indian batsmen did pretty well in the Test series Down Under last year. Virat Kohli led the way with solid ...

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10 South African cricketers admitted to hospital due to food poisoning 

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 Ten South Africa A players have been hospitalised due to "food poisoning", including four on Sunday after playing their tri-series ...

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Sharapova- top female athlete earner eleventh straight year 

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Tennis star Maria Sharapova again tops the list of highest earning female athletes over the past year, according to Forbes.For ...

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Never tried to promote tobacco, alcohol: Sachin Tendulkar 

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Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who has been an inspiring ad icon for nearly three decades, on Saturday said that he ...

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Van Gaal's trust gives me confidence, says Romero 

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Manager Louis van Gaal's trust has given Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero confidence and the Argentine is not taking his ...

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25 Bangladeshis killed in Makkah? 

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Saudi newspaper Al Arabia has claimed that at least 25 Bangladesh nationals were among those killed in Friday's crane crash ...

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Walton becomes title sponsor of NCL again 

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Walton, the country's leading electronics, electrical, automobile and telecommunication products manufacturing and marketing company, has again become the title sponsor ...

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Tortured housemaid testified against cricketer Shahadat 

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The minor housemaid Mafuza Akter Happy, who was allegedly tortured by her employer national cricket team pacer Kazi Shahadat Hossain ...

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Ronaldinho escapes unhurt from car accident 

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Two-time FIFA  World Player of the Year winner Ronaldinho has escaped unhurt from a car accident in Brazil.The 35-year-old was ...

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Shahid Afridi worried with batting form ahead of 2016 World T20 

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Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has admitted that he is worried about his inconsistent form in recent months as it could ...

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China win their 16th title 

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The Chinese Dragons beat the Gilas Philippines 78-67 in a truly superior manner to win the 2015 FIBA Asia Basketball ...

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SA women cricketers’ tour also postponed 

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The Bangladesh tour of South Africa Women Cricket team, scheduled for middle of this month, has been postponed due to ...

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Narendra Modi wishes speedy recovery to Navjot Singh Sidhu 

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Recovering from life-threatening acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at a Delhi Hospital, former India cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has received ...

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India moving in right direction but need to play better: Sachin Tendulkar 

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Two years after his retirement, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar reckons that Indian cricket is moving in "good direction" though there ...

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SA win over India in 1st ODI 

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Opener Rohit Sharma's classy ton was once again not enough to guide India past a huge target as the hosts ...

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Ton-up Shoaib Malik leads Pakistan's charge on Day 1 

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Shoaib Malik hit a fighting hundred to cap an impressive return to Test cricket after five years as he led ...

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Herath takes 10 as Sri Lanka thump WI by an innings and 6 runs 

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Sri Lanka needed less than four days to thrash West Indies by an innings and six runs in the opening ...

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India aiming to keep winning momentum against South Africa 

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High on confidence after levelling the series, a resurgent India will look to capitalise on their return to winning ways ...

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Thompson takes LPGA Korea title for second 2015 win  

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World number five Lexi Thompson posted a final round, three-under-par 69 on Sunday to take the LPGA KEB Hana Bank ...

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SA women cricket team to visit Bangladesh Oct 28 

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South Africa women`s cricket team will visit Bangladesh on October 28, which was postponed due to security concerns earlier.  
Confirming ...

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Barca's Neymar showing leadership in the absence of Messi 

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Barcelona forward Neymar again showed he is capable of providing leadership and impetus in the absence of Lionel Messi during ...

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Misbah anchors Pakistan on Day 1 against England 

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Misbah-ul-Haq hit a brilliant century to help Pakistan post a respectable 282-4 on the opening day of the second Test ...

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Pakistan in control 

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Joe Root made a half-century as England rallied to 130 for three at the close of the fourth day of ...

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South Africa win maiden ODI series in India 

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The excitement of a series-decider met an anti-climax in Mumbai on Sunday where South Africa's trio of AB de Villiers, ...

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Pakistan beat England by 178 runs, lead series 1-0 

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Pakistan overcame belligerent resistance from England's tail-enders to win the second Test by 178 runs on Monday after bowling out ...

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Yuvraj skips Ranji match to attend Harbhajan's reception 

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Left-hander Yuvraj Singh has not been included in the ongoing Ranji Trophy match between Punjab and Andhra Pradesh as he ...

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Chelsea boss Mourinho faces former nemesis Klopp 

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Facing a crunch match against Liverpool on Saturday, embattled Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho must confront an adversary who condemned him ...

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India hammer South Africa by 108 runs 

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On the expected lines, the dusty Mohali track turned out to be the decisive factor in the first Test as ...

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Younis Khan mulling ODI retirement after England series 

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Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is contemplating calling it a day from one-day internationals after the series against England in ...

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Prof Anisuzzaman receives death threat 

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Anisuzzaman, professor emeritus of Bengali Department of Dhaka University, has received death threat. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Gulshan Zone) Mostaque ...

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Indian openers dominate after spinners fold South Africa for 214 on Day 1 

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India's spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja dominated the opening day as they shared eight wickets to mow ...

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Fed Cup final tied up after Kvitova, Sharapova prevail 

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Day one of the Fed Cup final ended with defending champions Czech Republic on level terms with Russia after Petra ...

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Girl found dead in Cambrian College dorm 

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The hanging body of a female resident student of Cambrian School and College has been recovered from her room at ...

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India clinch South Africa Test series 

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A widely followed Test series finally saw some contest, but it came too late in the script for South Africa ...

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Lahm laments Bayern's injury woes 

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Philipp Lahm insisted injury-hit Bayern Munich had not had things their own way, despite beating Hertha Berlin to maintain their ...

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Tourists battle to avoid defeat in Delhi Test 

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India require eight wickets on the final day to seal a 3-0 Test series win after South Africa closed on ...

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World Club Cup football begins today 

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The 2015 FIFA Club World Cup will be the 12th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA organised ...

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Younis Khan, Abdul Razzaq blame coach Waqar Younis  

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Pakistan stalwarts Younis Khan and Abdul Razzaq have blamed head coach Waqar Younis for the recent slide in the performances ...

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I won't quit, says defiant Van Gaal 

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Under-fire manager Louis van Gaal said he would not quit after Manchester United extended their run without a victory to ...

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Shahzad`s ton helps Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by four wickets 

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Afghanistan survived a middle-order batting collapse to claim a four-wicket win over Zimbabwe in Sharjah on Tuesday and take a ...

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Shahadat faces 14 years in jail for torturing minor maid 

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In police custody since October for employing and abusing an 11-year-old girl as household servant for almost a year, Bangladesh ...

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Tillakaratne Dilshan anchors Sri Lanka to eight-wicket win over New Zealand 

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Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his 47th one-day half century to anchor a much-improved Sri Lanka to a morale-boosting eight-wicket victory on ...

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Quick wickets put Windies on the back foot against Aussies 

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Sydney: - Australia's spinners Nathan Lyon and Stephen O'Keefe took key wickets between rain showers to peg West Indies back ...

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McCullum backs Amir's return to Pakistan squad 

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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Amir should be given "the benefit of the doubt" and allowed ...

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Corey Anderson set to return as New Zealand-Sri Lanka gear up for first T20 

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After humiliating Sri Lanka in the Test and ODI series, New Zealand's focus will now shift to the shortest format ...

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Stuart Broad fined 30 percent of match fee for umpire outburst  

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England pacer Stuart Broad has been fined 30 percent of his match fee after telling umpire Aleem Dar to 'get ...

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Afghanistan edge Zimbabwe by five runs in T20 thriller 

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Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe by five runs in a thrilling Twenty20 clash on Friday to follow their triumph in the one-day ...

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All eyes on Amir as Pakistan face New Zealand in 1st T20i today 

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After beating Sri Lanka in Test, ODI and T20I series, an upbeat New Zealand will eye another series victory when ...

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Wounded India aim to bounce back in Brisbane 

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With a lead of 1-0 in the five-match one-day international series, hosts Australia will be the more confident side when ...

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Pakistan eye series win, New Zealand seek a comeback 

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Following a promising victory in the opening Twenty20 international, an upbeat Pakistan, with an aim to pocket the series, will ...

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Gayle, Pietersen and Sangakkara sign up for Pakistan Super League 

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West Indian swashbucklers, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, along with England discard Kevin Pietersen and retired Sri Lankan ace Kumar ...

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Neymar will become the best player in the world: Suarez 

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Luis Suarez believes Barcelona team-mate Neymar is the second best player in the world right now, but backed him to ...

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Barcelona back on top of La Liga  

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Barcelona leapfrogged Atlético Madrid to go top of La Liga after Lionel Messi's acrobatic volley secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory ...

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Djokovic beats Murray to win sixth Australian Open title 

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World number one Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray in straight sets to win his sixth Australian Open title and condemn ...

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South Africa seek redemption in ODI series against England 

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South Africa will be keen to avenge a Test series defeat when they meet England in five one-day internationals, starting ...

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Mitchell Marsh guides Australia to series-levelling win against NZ 

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Mitchell Marsh kept calm after New Zealand got the sniff of an unlikely victory and scored his sixth one-day-international half ...

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NZ need power hitters to step up against Australia in series decider 

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New Zealand need more runs from the middle order and must build on partnerships when they get started to boost ...

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Mustafizur Rahman not thinking about money, wants to do well in IPL 

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Hailing from a nondescript village in southern Bangladesh, rookie fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman didn't take too long to be the ...

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Bangladesh confident ahead of facing WI in semis 

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Young Bangladesh batsman Joyraz Sheikh feels they are comfortable facing the West Indies in the semi-finals of the Under-19 World ...

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BCCI bans Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf for five years 

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Tainted Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was on Friday banned for five years by the BCCI after its disciplinary committee found ...

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Zeeshan, Badar steer Pakistan to fifth place 

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Half-centuries from Zeeshan Malik and Saif Badar helped Pakistan Under-19s pull off the highest successful chase of the tournament and ...

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Australia 57/1 in reply to NZ's 370 

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It was the dream script for Brendon McCullum's farewell-a captain's rescue innings in which he bludgeoned records and ensured New ...

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Rested Leicester aim to put squeeze on title rivals 

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Leicester City can put some distance between themselves and the chasing pack in the Premier League title race on Saturday ...

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Wembley final gives Klopp, Pellegrini chance to shine 

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With Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on his way out of the club and Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp just settling ...

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Sri Lanka unhappy with Jayawardene's England role at World T20 

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed disappointment at former captain Mahela Jayawardene taking up the role of consultant with the ...

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Injured Mustafizur uncertain for rest of Asia Cup 

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Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman has sustained an injury that put his participation in the remaining matches of the Asia ...

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Absent of Arafat, Taskin a big blow: Mashrafe 

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Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has voiced his substantial disappointment and disbelief at the suspension of his two key bowlers ...

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Pak PM Gillani was removed on contempt charge 

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As a Bench of 7 Hon'ble Judges vide judgment dated 26.04.2012 followed by the detailed reasons released on 08.05.2012 has ...

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England batsmen gear up for New Zealand spin test 

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A supremely confident New Zealand will rely on spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi, who have wreaked havoc in the ...

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Azarenka to face Kuznetsova in Miami Open final 

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When Serena Williams made an early exit at the Miami Open, the next generation of women's tennis wasn't quite ready ...

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Asia Cup 2019 qualification Play-off 

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Ten teams are drawn into five pairs. Each pair will play two matches on 2 and 7 June 2016 with ...

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Wong for quick return of BB fund as per law 

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Kim Wong - one of the central figures in the $81-million money laundering scandal - has questioned the move of ...

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England Women's Captain Charlotte Edwards retires 

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Long-serving England women's captain Charlotte Edwards announced her retirement on Wednesday after a sparkling and pioneering 20-year career.The 36-year-old led ...

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AB de Villiers, Kohli help Royal Challengers Bangalore rout Gujarat Lions  

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AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli on Saturday orchestrated a mayhem by scoring magnificent centuries as Royal Challengers Bangalore inflicted ...

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Williams tips beaten Keys after 70th career title  

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Serena Williams has tipped Madison Keys to succeed her as world number one after a 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 Italian Open ...

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Kohli, Villiers power Royal Challengers to win over KKR 

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Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers once again delivered the goods with their bats as their Royal Challengers Bangalore romped ...

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Giasuddin, Halim mourn Ali, remember his 1978 visit to Dhaka 

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Ali passed away at the age of 74 on Friday after long spell of Parkinson's syndrome. He died in a ...

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Argentina beat Chile 2-1 

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Argentina showed there is more to the team than Lionel Messi after accounting for defending champions Chile 2-1 in their ...

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Dunga fired as Brazil coach after Copa failure 

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Brazil fired Dunga as coach on Tuesday, the national football confederation (CBF) said, two days after his side failed to ...

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Corinthians fury after Tite accepts Brazil job 

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Corinthians manager Tite has accepted an offer to coach Brazil but his appointment was met with fury at his former ...

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Mustafizur's recovery expected to take a month 

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Bangladesh's strength and conditioning coach Mario Villavarayan has said that it will take Mustafizur Rahman one month to recover from ...

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Two Indian nationals arrested for rape in Zimbabwe 

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Two Indian nationals have been arrested in Harare after being accused of rape, but reports that they are members of ...

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Manchester United make massive Mkhitaryan mistake 

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On the day that Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he would be joining Manchester United, the Red Devils committed a big ...

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Tevez stands up for Messi: The AFA is a mess 

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Carlos Tevez has come out in defence of compatriot Lionel Messi after the Argentina captain announced he is retiring from ...

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Tottenham Hotspur look to pip Arsenal for Inter captain 

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With the future of Inter striker Mauro Icardi uncertain, English side Tottenham Hotspur are interested in the Argentinian international.
Early this ...

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Balotelli smuggles into Liverpool training ground 

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Despite an underwhelming loan spell at AC Milan last season, Mario Balotelli appears to have been given a final lifeline ...

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Barcelona take salary spending to a new level 

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With Neymar's €25 million per season deal now official, Barcelona have four of the 10 highest-paid footballers in the world ...

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Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Sampdoria to win Gamper Trophy 

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Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Sampdoria 3-2 in the annual Joan Gamper Trophy match at the Camp Nou ...

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South Africa, New Zealand 1st Test drawn after abandonment 

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The first Test between South Africa and New Zealand at Durban ended in a draw Tuesday after poor conditions prevented ...

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Eriksson's Shanghai held 0-0 in ACL quarterfinal first leg  

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Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG could only manage a 0-0 draw in the first leg of its Asian Champions League quarterfinal ...

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Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea advance in English League Cup  

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Watford and West Bromwich Albion were beaten by third-tier opposition in the English League Cup on Tuesday, while fellow Premier ...

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1.5 m gather at Arafat for Hajj pilgrimage 

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Before dawn on Sunday, Muslim pilgrims from around the world began ascending a hill just outside Mecca where the Prophet ...

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Del Potro beats Murray to put Argentina in command, France level with Croatia 

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Juan Martin del Potro defeated Andy Murry in an epic five-set encounter as defending champions Great Britain lost both of ...

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New Zealand reply strongly on rain-hit day 2 

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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Tom Latham led a strong reply to take the visitors to 152 for one ...

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Taskin's return will help the team overcome absence of Mustafiz: Mashrafe  

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Bangladesh will be hoping their long absence from international cricket does not hurt their form when they play a three-match ...

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Tiger Woods withdraws from Safeway Open for performance reasons 

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Tiger Woods' return to the PGA Tour has been delayed yet again. Woods withdrew from the Safeway Open in Napa, ...

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S A pick Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj for Australia Test series 

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Tabraiz Shamsi was one of two uncapped spinners named on Monday in the South African squad for a Test series ...

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ICC presents Test mace to Kohli after Indore Test 

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) will present the ICC Test Championship mace to Team India captain Virat Kohli at the ...

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Goffin sends Del Potro crashing out of Shanghai Masters 

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Juan Martin del Potro's late-season resurgence came crashing to a halt when he was dumped out of the Shanghai Masters ...

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Nick Kyrgios 'bored' during win over Querrey at Shanghai Masters 

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Australia's Nick Kyrgios said he was "bored" during his straight-sets win over Sam Querrey as he extended his hot run ...

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Tiger Woods puts on display in Tuesday clinic after Safeway withdrawal 

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Tiger Woods may not have been ready to put his game on public display for cameras and hordes of people ...

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Brazil beat Venezuela to go top of South American group 

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Brazil went top of the South American World Cup qualifying group on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Venezuela in ...

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Germany cruise to 2-0 win over Northern Ireland 

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World champions Germany struck twice in four first-half minutes to beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifier ...

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Hockey Asian Champions trophy 2016  

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Five years after they beat Pakistan in a penalty shootout to win their maiden title in 2011, India reclaimed the ...

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Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech tie knot  

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Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and model-turned-actress Hazel Keech exchanged wedding vows on Wednesday at the spiritual dera of Baba Ram Singh ...

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Usain Bolt named IAAF Athlete of the Year for the sixth time 

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Looking back at his astonishing career on the night he was named Athlete of the Year for the sixth time, ...

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Woman shooter says 'coach' spiked drink, raped her 

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A national level shooter has alleged that she was raped by a fellow sportsperson.
Police said that a case has been ...

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Seniors' failure leaves Bangladesh in disarray in ODI series against New Zealand 

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Bangladesh's embarrassing washout in the New Zealand ODI series has left an unmistakable question mark over the poor performance from ...

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Top 5 ODI batting performances of 2016 

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A look at this year's scintillating batting performances in ODIs.
Player - David Warner
Runs -173
4s - 24
6s - 0
Team - Australia
Opposition ...

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Sourav Ganguly to be next BCCI president? 

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With the Indian Supreme Court removing Anurag Thakur from the president's post, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has emerged as ...

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Arsenal show their mettle to snatch point, Swansea win 

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Out-battled for an hour by their modest south coast opponents, Arsenal belatedly sparked into life and Olivier Giroud's glancing header ...

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Aussies certain to tour Bangladesh 

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Australia are almost certain to tour Bangladesh for two Tests in August or September this year unless further security issues ...

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Corey Anderson blitz helps NZ sweep T20I series against Bangladesh 

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Corey Anderson bludgeoned 94 off just 41 balls as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 27 runs in the third Twenty20 ...

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6 Bangladeshi cricketers in ESPNcricinfo Awards list 

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Six Bangladeshi cricketers have been nominated for ESPNcricinfo Awards in several categories for their outstanding performances in 2016.
The nominees are ...

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Hathurusingha warns against drastic changes for Bangladesh 

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Bangladesh's coach Chandika Hathurusingha has warned against overreacting to the team's winless tour of New Zealand by making drastic changes ...

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Serena and Venus set up Australian Open final showdown 

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There are few constants in life, but Serena and Venus Williams still continue to reign atop the tennis world, even ...

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Alaves to face Barcelona in Copa del Rey final 

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Edgar Mendez's solo effort nine minutes from time sent Alaves into their first ever Copa del Rey final with a ...

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Roger Federer reveals plan to capture 2017 Wimbledon title to add to Australian Open win 

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Roger Federer has labeled his most recent win at the 2017 Australian Open a 'team victory' for all the sacrifices ...

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Nathan Lyon picks eight to put Virat Kohli & boys on back foot 

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Virat Kohli and his boys' woes against quality spin bowling continued on the opening day of the second Test against ...

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Nadal opens bid for 4th Indian Wells title with 2-set win 

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 The No. 5-seeded Nadal is in a tough section of the draw at the hard-court tournament, facing possible matchups against ...

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Liverpool beat Everton 3-1 

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Liverpool enhanced their prospects of a top-four place by beating derby rivals Everton, whose own hopes of breaking into the ...

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JL leader dead during scuffle in city 

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A Jubo League central committee member died during a scuffle in Motijheel area of Dhaka today.
The deceased Jahangir Alam, 45, ...

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Afghanistan beat West Indies by 63 runs  

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Rashid Khan destroyed the West Indies batting line-up with outstanding figures of seven for 18 to bowl Afghanistan to a ...

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Argentina hammer 6 goals past hapless Singapore 

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Invited to commemorate the association's 125th anniversary, Argentina conducted a masterclass in the beautiful game against the Lions during Tuesday's ...

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Brazil beat Australia 4-0 

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Diego Souza scored after 12 seconds and again in the last minute as Brazil beat Confederations Cup-bound Australia 4-0 in ...

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Ronaldo header earns Portugal win over Russia 

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Cristiano Ronaldo's 74th international goal was enough to earn Portugal victory over hosts Russia in the Confederations Cup.
The Real Madrid ...

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Not-so-shy Messi tying the knot with childhood sweetheart 

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There is a different side to Lionel Messi, one that not everyone gets to see.
The player who shines with the ...

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Sarfraz Ahmed appointed Pakistan Test captain 

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Pakistan Tuesday rewarded Sarfraz Ahmed with the country's Test captaincy, a fortnight after he led the national team to an ...

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New league, very different challenges for Capello in China 

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As he won league titles as head coach of Real Madrid, Milan and Juventus, Fabio Capello never had to contemplate ...

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Eight dead in Senegal football stadium crush: Minister  

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Eight people were killed during Senegal's football league cup final in Dakar on Saturday, the sports minister told AFP, as ...

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Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets in record run chase 

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Sri Lanka reached the target of 388 runs after six wickets thus recording the biggest chase in Sri Lanka and ...

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La Liga refuses to accept €222m from PSG for Barcelona's Neymar  

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La Liga has confirmed to ESPN FC it has refused to accept a €222 million payment from Paris Saint-Germain to ...

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Gatlin beats Bolt in world championships 100m final 

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Convicted drug cheat Justin Gatlin has rained on Usain Bolt's farewell parade by beating the Jamaican super sprinter in the ...

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Brayden Schnur puts up a good fight against Gasquet 

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Brayden Schnur didn't win his first-round match at the Rogers Cup Monday, but he showed that he can hold his ...

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England-West Indies Test series begins with day-nighter  

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Before this week, Stuart Broad only had one experience of bowling with a pink cricket ball - and that was ...

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Newcastle's woes continue with 2nd-round exit in League Cup 

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Newcastle followed up its disappointing start in the Premier League with a surprise second-round exit in the English League Cup ...

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Colombia get precious point in 1-1 draw with leading Brazil 

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Radamel Falcao scored a second-half header to salvage a 1-1 draw for Colombia against group leader Brazil, earning an important ...

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Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl 

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Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, ...

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157 British MPs urge to suspend UK training of Burma`s army 

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Boris Johnson has been urged by 157 MPs and peers to suspend Britain's training of the Burmese armed forces given ...

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US fact finding body visits Ukhiya camp 

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A US delegation on a fact finding mission on Saturday visited the Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox's ...

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MP Nizam Hazari for attack on Khaleda's motorcade 

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A local Awami League leader on Tuesday accused his party's MP Nizam Uddin Hazari of masterminding the attack on the ...

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Real Madrid, Besiktas advance in Champions League  

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Defending champion Real Madrid advanced again to the Champions League knockout stages after beating APOEL 6-0 and Tottenham piled the ...

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Brazil great Kaka retiring from soccer at age 35 

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Former Ballon d'Or winner Kaka says he is retiring from soccer at age 35.
Kaka, who played for Brazil, AC Milan ...

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Pakistan announce squad for New Zealand ODIs  

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Pakistan announced a 15-member squad on Saturday for a five-match one-day international series in New Zealand next month:
Pakistan - Sarfraz ...

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ECB won't stand in Stokes' way over IPL 

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Ben Stokes looks set to play the entire IPL season but might not feature for England again before the end ...

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Dhoni still No. 1 wicketkeeper in the world : Prasad 

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MS Dhoni has effectively been guaranteed a spot in the 2019 World Cup, about 18 months away, after the chairman ...

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South Africa and Zimbabwe plunge into the unknown 

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Five years ago, Cricket South Africa decided to try something new over Boxing Day. Instead of host a Test, as ...

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Salah saves Liverpool 

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If Virgil van Dijk cost Liverpool $100 million, imagine how much Mohamed Salah is currently worth?
The Egypt forward is exceeding ...

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Wozniacki beats Halep to claim her first Australian Open title 

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It proved to be a case of third time lucky for Caroline Wozniacki after she claimed her first major title ...

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Maldives crisis deepens : President declares emergency 

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Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a 15-day state of emergency in the country, a critical turn of events ...

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Lionel Messi gets hat trick, Argentina beat Haiti 

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Argentina's Lionel Messi scored three times in an international friendly victory against Haiti.Messi netted the hat trick in Argentina's 4-0 ...

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World Cup holders Germany left stunned by Mexico 

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Defending champions Germany have crashed to their first defeat in an opening game of a World Cup since 1982.
Hirving Lozano's ...

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Denmark, Australia share points  

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Denmark was forced to share point with Australia when their match ended in a pulsating 1-1 goal draw in their ...

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Violence hits World Cup 

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Violence hit the World Cup for the first time tonight as punches were thrown inside Moscow's Spartak Stadium as Brazil ...

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Fakhar Zaman leads Pakistan to win T20 tri-series title  

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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said Fakhar Zaman was in the "best form of his life" after the opener cracked a ...

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Martinez deserves credit for Belgium's World Cup success: Chadli  

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Belgium winger Nacer Chadli has said Spanish coach Roberto Martinez deserved credit for the team's success at the 2018 FIFA ...

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Volunteers are the heart and soul of this World Cup 

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The official FIFA World Cup song is ringing out of the speakers, the ceiling is bedecked with the flags of ...

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Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon semifinals for 11th time 

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Serena Williams came up with a comeback to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon, then walked off Centre Court with her ...

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Harry Kane wins Golden Boot 

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England captain Harry Kane has won the Golden Boot after finishing as the World Cup's top scorer with Croatia's Luka ...

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Liverpool agree Alisson fee with Roma 

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Liverpool have agreed a world-record fee with Roma for goalkeeper Alisson, sources have told ESPN FC.
Liverpool have met the €75 ...

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Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and other cricketers congratulate Imran Khan  

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Captain, World Cup Winner, and now a Prime Minister in the making. Imran Khan is set to become the 19th ...

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Tottenham beat AC Milan 1-0 in final match on US tour 

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French winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou gave Tottenham a 1-0 win over AC Milan in their final US tour game.
The 23-year-old finished ...

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Barca fall to AS Roma in Dallas, 4-2 

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Rafinha and Malcom scored either side of halftime, but AS Roma managed to get one in between and found the ...

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Woods has sights on ninth title at 'special' Firestone 

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Tiger Woods returns to the scene of his most recent victory when he tackles the WGC Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio, ...

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Imran Khan invites Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sindhu for PM swearing-in ceremony 

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Pakistan's World Cup winning skipper Imran Khan has invited legendary India cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, and Navjot Singh Sidhu ...

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De Kock, bowlers, power South Africa to comfortable win 

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South Africa chased successfully for the second time in the series, and on this occasion under lights, after their bowlers ...

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Sakkari beat Venus Williams to reach San Jose semis 

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Greece's Maria Sakkari delivered one of the biggest upsets of her career at the WTA San Jose tournament, ousting former ...

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Shakib tributes to team performance for win in 2nd T20I 

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In two contrasting days, visiting Bangladesh showed differentials of performance in the shortest format of cricket. The heavy defeat in ...

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Hendricks' ton on debut inspires South Africa to clinch ODI series 

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Batsman Reeza Hendricks smashed a century on his one-day international debut to set up South Africa's series-clinching 78-run win over ...

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Marin makes history with third badminton world title 

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Carolina Marin claimed a slice of history as the Spaniard became the first woman to win three badminton world titles ...

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Alvarez shocks Kovalev in 7th to claim light heavyweight title 

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Unbeaten Eleider Alvarez stunned Sergey Kovalev on Saturday, knocking the Russian champion down three times in the seventh round to ...

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Mustafiz dims Mashrafe to be third-highest wicket-taker in T20Is 

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Solemnly and gleefully Bangladesh have concealed the gross memories of the Test series in the beginning of the tour. Being ...

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Solidarity with BD student protesters 

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Students of Kolkata city in India on Monday expressed their solidarity with the Bangladeshi students, who have been demonstrating over ...

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Expat Bangladeshis lend support to student protests 

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Bangladeshi expatriates have been thoroughly vocal about their support regarding the student protests taking place in the capital as well ...

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Du Plessis ruled out of Sri Lanka tour with shoulder injury 

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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of Sri Lanka due ...

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Ferdinand urges Man Utd not to sell Pogba 

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has warned the club not to sell France World Cup star Paul Pogba and ...

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Bangladesh's conditioning camp to begin after Eid 

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Bangladesh's conditioning camp for Asia Cup 2018 will begin on August 27. The Tigers will be having a break of ...

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Bangladesh find ways in T20 cricket: Chief Selector 

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Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu, on Wednesday, talked about the Caribbean success story of Bangladesh, said he is contented watching ...

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Indo-Pak match in Asia Cup 2018 likely to be rescheduled 

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The high voltage India-Pakistan contest in the forthcoming Asia Cup 2018 is likely to be held in a rescheduled date ...

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Mominul hits 182 runs against Ireland A 

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Out of the short format cricket, Mominul Haque has long been called 'Test specialist'. The last one-day match in the ...

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Imran Khan presented with bat signed by Indian cricketers 

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India's envoy to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria gifted a cricket bat signed by Indian cricketers to Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan after ...

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Russell hits 121 & takes hat-trick in sensational CPL captaincy debut 

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Andre Russell had one of those days that cricketers everywhere dream of - a hat-trick and a century in the ...

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Teams look to end ODI series on a high 

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South Africa have won the series already, but will want to make a statement following the loss in the fourth ...

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Gavaskar declines Imran Khan's invitation to join oath  

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Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony on August 18 as the Prime Minister, local media reported.
The former India ...

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Belgium's Naert wins men's European marathon title 

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Belgian Koen Naert stormed to victory in the men's marathon race at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin on Sunday, ...

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Family only reason Courtois moved to Real 

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Thibaut Courtois would probably still be a Chelsea player had his family lived in London and not Madrid his agent ...

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Sri Lanka outplay SA in last ODI 

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Sri Lanka completely outplayed the South African side led by Quinton de Kock beating them by 178 runs in the ...

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Root hails 'special commodity' Anderson as England go 2-0 up against India 

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Joe Root said James Anderson was a "special commodity" who should be enjoyed for as long as possible after England's ...

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Kohli says India 'should be better' after Lord's debacle 

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Virat Kohli said India should be "better than that" after an innings and 159-run hammering by England in the second ...

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Ashraful eyes Bangladesh comeback as ban ends 

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Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful said Monday that has set his sights on a comeback with the national side after ...

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Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in one-off T20I 

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Sri Lanka pulled off a close three-wicket win in the only Twenty20I match against South Africa on Tuesday after the ...

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BPL 2019 could miss star foreign players 

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The sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League that is scheduled to be held in January 2019 is the availability of ...

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Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career 

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Croatian World Cup hero and star striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football at the age of ...

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Famous five: Sporting superstars who can light up the Asian Games 

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The Asian Games, the world's second largest multi-sports event, begin this week. Here are five global stars who can shine ...

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Akram Khan urges youngsters to perform better 

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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director Akram Khan is hopeful about Bangladesh doing well in the upcoming Asia Cup next month. ...

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Ben Stokes named in England squad for third Test against India  

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Ben Stokes has been added to England's squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge after a jury ...

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Tarnished weightlifting fights for Olympic survival at Asian Games 

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Doping-ravaged weightlifting begins its Asian Games competition on Monday without a banned traditional powerhouse and with the sport's boss warning ...

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Kevin De Bruyne faces up to three months out after damaging knee ligaments in training 

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Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne could be out for three months after suffering a serious knee injury in training ...

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Five swimmers set to make a splash at the Asian Games 2018 

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Five athletes who could light up the Asian Games swimming competition, which begins on Sunday in Jakarta:
Sun Yang (China)

The ...

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'Iron Man' Paulinho ploughs on in China 

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Barcelona fans were delighted that he left and at Tottenham Hotspur they called him lazy, but Brazil's Paulinho is on ...

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AB de Villiers opens up his retirement decision 

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Cricketers have their fans in their respective countries. But some cricketers are blessed to have a strong fan base all ...

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Indonesia set to host 18th Asian Games  

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Indonesia on Friday was busy preparing to host the 18th Asian Games to be held from today to 2nd September ...

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"You can't retire now" - Gavaskar recalls how Imran challenged him to delay his plans 

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Sunil Gavaskar revealed how Imran Khan, who was sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister on Saturday, challenged him to ...

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Crocs and rays no problem for unsung Asian swim heroes 

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The plucky swimmers of far-flung nations who train in the sea where stingrays and crocodiles lurk are ready to strike ...

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Kurash, Bridge and Sambo: 10 unusual Asian Games sports 

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Anyone for sepak takraw? Or perhaps a spot of bridge? We take a look at 10 of the more unusual ...

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Guardiola faces up to spell without City star De Bruyne 

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Pep Guardiola begins life without Kevin De Bruyne against Huddersfield this weekend, but the build up to the match was ...

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Griezmann has powerful case to win Ballon d'Or 

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Winning the European Super Cup was an indication that Antoine Griezmann took the right decision in believing that he is ...

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Sri Lanka announces preliminary squad for Asia Cup 

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Asia Cup, the biggest cricketing event in the Asian continent is all set to kick start on September 15 later ...

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Bayern star Coman 'out for weeks' after second ankle injury of 2018 

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France winger Kingsley Coman will be sidelined for several weeks after tearing ligaments in his left ankle for the second ...

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ICC CWC trophy to visit four cities in Bangladesh 

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ICC Cricket World Cup 'Trophy Tour' is set to kick off on August 27. The first destination is Muscat, which ...

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Lalchand Rajput appointed as Zimbabwe head coach 

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Lalchand Rajput, the former India opener has been appointed as the head coach of Zimbabwe national cricket team.
On Saturday, Zimbabwe ...

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Unified Korea team win Asian Games bronze 

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A Unified Korea team featuring athletes from North and South Korea won dragon boat bronze for their first medal at ...

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Buttler, Root to play for Sydeny Thunders 

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England's right handed batsmen Jos Buttler and Joe Root are all set to play for Sydney Thunder in the upcoming ...

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US Open: Five talking points 

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Five talking points for the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the season which gets under way at Flushing ...

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Anxious athletes from quake-hit Lombok hope to spread smiles back home 

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For athletes from quake-hit Lombok competing at their own country's Asian Games, the pressure is far greater than the usual ...

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Mosaddek Hossain accused of torturing wife 

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Yet another Bangladeshi cricketer in the controversy after star Bangladesh all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain Saikat's longtime life partner filled a case ...

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Abramovich plans to sell Chelsea 

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Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has hired an investment bank to consider the sale of his English Premier League soccer team ...

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Indonesia's Christie downs Chou to claim badminton gold 

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Indonesia's Jonatan Christie clinched gold in Asian Games badminton, overcoming a stiff challenge from Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan in front ...

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Cars, houses, heroes: North Koreans win hearts at Asian Games 

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North Korea's athletes are not only scooping record numbers of medals at the Asian Games, they are winning hearts with ...

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ICC CWC 2019 to be broadcast in cinema screening 

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set forth a new dimension of broadcasting cricket matches, clearly to say World Cup ...

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Three things that have gone wrong for Manchester United 

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suffered the heaviest home defeat of his coaching career as Tottenham Hotspur won 3-0 at ...

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Problems aplenty for England including revived India 

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England head into Thursday's fourth Test against a resurgent India at Southampton facing several awkward questions.
Whether Jonny Bairstow is fit ...

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Eight favourites compared ahead of 2018/19 group stage Stadium 

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On Thursday at 5pm, the group stage draw takes place in Monaco, with four English clubs among the 32 awaiting ...

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Thai street kid skate champ 'Oat' sows seeds for Tokyo tilt 

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From runaway street urchin eating out of a trash can to Thai national skateboard champion, "Oat" Athiwat is a graduate ...

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Virat Kohli second fastest Indian to 6000 Test runs 

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Indian captain Virat Kohli crossed 6000 runs in Test matches on Day 2 of the fourth Test against England at ...

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Pakistan announces 18-man squad for Asia Cup camp 

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Pakistan have not yet announced their main squad for the Asia Cup, but Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced 18-man ...

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Bunga Nyimas becomes Asian Games' youngest medalist 

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There were two beautiful moments at the Asian Games skateboard final at Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, South Sumatra, that will ...

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Jumpei for joy as Japan clinch triathlon double 

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Jumpei Furuya extended Japan's Asian Games triathlon winning streak on Saturday as the 2020 Olympics hosts neared their record total ...

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Dembele to join Lyon after Celtic accept bid for unsettled striker 

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Celtic's Moussa Dembele is set to join French side Lyon after the Scottish champions accepted an offer for the unsettled ...

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PSG make surprise move for Choupo-Moting as transfer window shuts 

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Paris Saint-Germain made a surprise move to sign the Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting late on Friday night just before ...

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Malinga recalled in to the squad for Asia Cup 

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Sri Lankan Cricket Board has announced a 16 member squad ahead of Asia Cup. Surprisingly Lasith Malinga who wasn't in ...

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Afghanistan leave out Dawlat Zadran from the Asia Cup squad 

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Afghanistan have announced a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup that starts on September 15 in the UAE. Sayed Shirzad, ...

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Japanese swimmer wins Asian Games Most Valuable Player Award  

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Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee has won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in the 2018 Asian Games after earning six ...

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Early starts and green veg: How China became diving greats 

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Platefuls of green veg, no sleeping in and barely an afternoon to hang out with friends -- life for China's ...

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Benzema scoring freely for Real, Atletico crash to Celta 

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Karim Benzema scored twice and Gareth Bale notched another for Real Madrid in a 4-1 thrashing of Leganes on Saturday ...

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Son thanks 'special' Spurs as Asian gold spares him military duty 

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Son Heung-min will rejoin his Tottenham Hotspur team-mates next week buzzing after his emotional rollercoaster ride at the Asian Games ...

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Walker gives Man City 2-1 win over Newcastle in EPL 

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Kyle Walker drove in the winning goal from 30 meters as Manchester City broke down Newcastle's dogged resilience in a ...

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China 'Silk Road' project runs into debt jam 

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China's massive and expanding "Belt and Road" trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to ...

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Alastair Cook to retire at the end of fifth Test against India 

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England opening batsman Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after the fifth and final Test against India at The ...

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England clinch Test series win over India 

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England clinched series win over India by beating them by 60 runs and ensures the series win with 3-1 lead ...

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Kohli wants India to do more than 'compete' after England series loss 

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India captain Virat Kohli said being "competitive" was not enough after a 60-run defeat by England in the fourth Test ...

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Asian Games in the bag - but could Indonesia host the Olympics? 

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An Indonesian bid to host the 2032 Olympics would have been laughed off just a few weeks ago, but a ...

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Man Utd fans back Mourinho as Lukaku double sinks Burnley 

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But it was not all good news for Mourinho, as substitute Marcus Rashford was sent off in the 71st minute ...

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Ehsan Mani elected Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board 

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Ehsan Mani has been elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) unopposed for a term of three ...

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Real Madrid are weaker without Ronaldo, says Messi 

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Real Madrid are a worse team after Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus in the close season, according to Barcelona captain ...

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German FA boss Grindel confident Ozil affair doesn't threaten Euro 2024 bid 

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The under-pressure president of the German Football Association (DFB), Reinhard Grindel, has told AFP he is confident the controversy over ...

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Sterling pulls out of England squad for internationals 

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Raheem Sterling has pulled out of the England squad for their matches against Spain and Switzerland with a back problem, ...

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France, Germany to launch inaugural UEFA Nations League 

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World Cup champions France travel to Joachim Loew's under-pressure Germany on Thursday in an eye-catching start to the inaugural UEFA ...

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Pakistan beat Nepal in SAFF Championship opener 

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Pakistan began their South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship campaign, now known as the SAFF Suzuki Cup, with a 2-1 ...

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World Cup finalists Croatia face Portugal but look to the future 

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Still riding the wave of their historic World Cup run, Croatia are heading for a potential reality check as their ...

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Former Benin football chief arrested for theft 

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Former Benin football federation president Anjorin Moucharafou has been arrested on suspicion of theft, judicial sources said on Tuesday.
Musharraf was ...

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Chandimal, Dananjaya likely to miss Asia Cup  

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Sri Lankan wicket keeper batsman Dinesh Chandimal is expected to be ruled out of the Asia Cup 2018 due to ...

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Mahmudullah ends CPL mission with victory 

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St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots defeated Barbados Tridents by two wickets in the 26th match of the Caribbean Premier League ...

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Ashish Nehra appointed RCB coach for new season 

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Ashish Nehra, current bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, has been confirmed as coach and will be part of the ...

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Mancini determined to rekindle Italy's love affair with football 

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Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday's Nations League opener against Poland in ...

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Hong Kong beat UAE to cement spot in Asia Cup 2018 

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Aizaz Khan's five-wicket haul, followed by a combined effort with the bat helped Hong Kong defeat United Arab Emirates (UAE) ...

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Cleaning up Tokyo's beaches: An Olympic task 

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On a blazing hot Tokyo summer day, children squeal with delight as they splash about on a sandy beach, with ...

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Berlusconi interested in buying Serie C club Monza  

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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who sold AC Milan after a trophy-laden three decades under his ownership a year ...

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Lara wants cricket at Olympics 

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Brian Lara, the former left handed batsman and also the former captain of West Indies feels that the T20 format ...

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Every team is a threat in this Asia Cup - Mashrafe 

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Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said on Thursday that they are not thinking too far ahead and concentrating on the opening ...

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'I do not know how would I bat or bowl!'- Shakib 

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Shakib Al Hasan was suggested by Doctor to do surgery before Asia Cup. But he decided to do surgery after ...

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Mominul added to Asia Cup squad 

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Mominul Haque has been included into Bangladesh's Asia Cup squad as number of players in the squad increased to 16. ...

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Dzyuba hits Nations League winner as Russia down Turkey 

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Artem Dzyuba hit a second-half winner as World Cup quarter-finalists Russia opened their Nations League campaign with a 2-1 away ...

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Farah eyes history bid in Great North Run 

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Mo Farah will have history in his sights on Sunday as the British star chases a record fifth Great North ...

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Malik reveals Pakistan's success strategy in Asia Cup 

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Pakistan's Asia Cup 2018 campaign will begin on the second day of the tournament against Hong Kong.
As the Asia Cup ...

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Olympic taekwondo champion banned for life in abuse case 

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Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been handed a life ban by the US Center for SafeSport following an ...

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Scotland desperate to end tournament pain 

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Scotland face Albania in their first Nations League match on Monday with long-suffering fans hoping they can take the first ...

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All Blacks say Sonny Bill a possible starter against Springboks 

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The battered and bruised All Blacks listed Sonny Bill Williams as a possible starter against South Africa next week after ...

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Mo Farah wins 5th straight Great North Run 

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Mo Farah delivered a dominant performance to claim a record fifth victory in the Great North Run on Sunday in ...

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Southgate vows to stick to principles despite Spain defeat 

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Gareth Southgate pledged to stick to his principles after Spain delivered an uncomfortable reality check at Wembley but admitted he ...

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Kane rages at ref as Spain puncture England's feel-good factor 

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Harry Kane raged at Dutch referee Danny Makkelie for ruling out a late equaliser as Spain punctured England's post World ...

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Anderson handed one demerit point for disapproving Kohli LBW decision 

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James Anderson has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and given one demerit point by the International ...

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Walsh hopeful of Mustafizur regaining top form in Asia Cup 

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Bangladesh pace bowling coach Courtney Walsh is hopeful of Mustafizur Rahman regaining top form in the upcoming Asia Cup, starting ...

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RCB issues statement over Kohli's captaincy future 

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Amidst speculations over Virat Kohli's tenure as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, the franchise has rubbished all media reports and have ...

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Injured Nadal to miss Davis Cup semi-final with France 

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Rafael Nadal will miss Spain's Davis Cup semi-final against France next weekend due to the knee injury that forced him ...

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Giroud gets winner as France celebrate World Cup homecoming 

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France finally celebrated winning the World Cup with their home fans on Sunday after Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud both ...

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Momentum the key for Asia Cup triumph - Sarfraz 

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Pakistan open their Asia Cup campaign on the second day of the tournament against Hong Kong. They are taking the ...

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Scotland claim welcome win on eventful night for Naismith 

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Steven Naismith was on target as Scotland marked Alex McLeish's first competitive match since coming back for a second spell ...

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Afridi, Gayle named icon players in Afghanistan Premier League 

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Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, Brendon McCullum and Andre Russell have been named as 'icon players' for their respective ...

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US market taps in on Latin American football fever 

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United States football fans have been enjoying a special treat during the latest international break as Latin America's heavyweights Brazil, ...

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IOC backs daylight savings to ease Tokyo 2020 heat fears 

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The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday backed calls by Japanese organisers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo ...

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Argentina share lacklustre 0-0 draw with Colombia in friendly soccer 

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Argentina and Colombia drew 0-0 in a friendly in New Jersey on Tuesday in a game that did little to ...

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US Open final chair umpire Ramos to work US-Croatia Davis Cup match  

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 The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams a game in the U.S. Open final has been assigned to officiate the ...

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Russian World Cup hero Cheryshev in doping probe 

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Spain's anti-doping agency said Wednesday it has opened an investigation into Valencia's Russian striker Denis Cheryshev, one of the revelations ...

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''I could have died," says paralysed Olympic champion Vogel 

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"I know I will never walk again," said cyclist Kristina Vogel on Wednesday at her first public appearance since an ...

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Terry turns down chance to join Spartak Moscow 

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Former Chelsea and England star John Terry has rejected the chance to make a shock move to Russian club Spartak ...

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Collingwood announces retirement from all forms of cricket 

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Paul Collingwood, Durham's highest run-getter, is set to retire from all forms of cricket at the end of England's 2018 ...

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Celtic boss Rodgers laments 'poor officiating' in St Mirren stalemate 

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers bemoaned a "poor demonstration of officiating" after Olivier Ntcham was sent off in a goalless draw ...

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Dortmund beat Frankfurt to go top in Bundesliga 

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Borussia Dortmund scored twice in the second half to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Friday and notch their second win ...

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England's Foster retires from cricket 

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Former England wicket-keeper James Foster is to retire from cricket when his Essex contract expires at the end of the ...

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Can HongKong assemble surprise? 

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HongKong are the last of the six participants for Asia Cup 2018 in United Arab Emirates. Undoubtedly the most trivialized ...

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Firmino a doubt for PSG clash with eye abrasion 

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Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino could miss Tuesday's blockbuster Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain due to an eye injury picked ...

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Monaco winless in four after Toulouse draw 

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Monaco's dreadful start to the Ligue 1 season continued on Saturday as Aaron Leya Iseka's late goal grabbed Toulouse a ...

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Kenyan marathon master Kipchoge smashes world record 

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Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, smashing the previous best as he clocked ...

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India have enough quality to win without Kohli: Rayudu 

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Indian right-handed batsman Ambati Rayudu believes India can still dominate in the Asia Cup even in the absence of their ...

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Watchdog criticises Credit Suisse over FIFA money laundering 

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Credit Suisse showed serious "deficiencies" in its efforts to prevent money laundering when dealing with FIFA, Brazilian oil giant Petrobras ...

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Ravi Shastri should be removed as head coach before Australia tour: Chetan Chauhan 

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Former India Test cricketer Chetan Chauhan has held head coach Ravi Shastri responsible for India's 4-1 Test series defeat in ...

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A look back at the last five India vs Pakistan matches 

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India and Pakistan will once again resume their rivalry when the two teams take on each other in the Group ...

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I wanted to do something for the nation - Tamim 

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Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh opener, on Sunday (September 16) all but confirmed that his Asia Cup campaign has come to ...

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Brighton comes from 2 down to draw Southampton 2-2 in EPL  

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Glenn Murray converted a penalty in injury time for Brighton to recover from two goals down to draw with Southampton ...

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Virat Kohli's absence won't be a factor, says Sourav Ganguly 

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Former skipper Sourav Ganguly said India are a better team and absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli won't be a ...

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Best innings of my life but not a career-turning point: Mithun 

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Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Mithun believes that his maiden ODI half-century against Sri Lanka is the best knock of his international ...

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Rio de Janeiro to host Copa America final 

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South America's soccer confederation Conmebol has announced that the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the Copa ...

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Japanese MMA star Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto dies at 41 

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Tributes flowed Wednesday for charismatic Japanese Mixed Martial Artist ( MMA) Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, who died at age 41, three ...

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North and South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics 

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North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on ...

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Sherman Lewis replaces Alzarri Joseph for India Tests 

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Windies have replaced injured Alzarri Joseph with uncapped pacer Sherman Lewis in the 15-man squad for the upcoming Test series ...

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IOC 'extremely confident' in Beijing Winter Olympics preparation 

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The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was "extremely confident" in Beijing's preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics, praising a ...

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Man City given Champions League wake-up call by Lyon 

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Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admitted the English champions were handed a wake-up call in a shock 2-1 home ...

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Benfica old boy Sanches stars in Bayern win 

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Renato Sanches received a standing ovation from Benfica fans after he scored against his old club to inspire Bayern Munich ...

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Belgium join France atop FIFA rankings 

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Belgium have joined world champions France as joint leaders of the FIFA world rankings released Thursday, the first time in ...

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Deepak Chahar called up as the replacement of Hardik Pandya 

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After getting stretched off the field, most of the people were expecting this news of Hardik Pandya getting ruled out ...

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Scandal-hit Australia vow 'hard but fair' series against Pakistan 

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Skipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play "hard but fair" against Pakistan as they embark on their first Test tour ...

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ECB announces 16-man squad for Lanka Test series 

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England Cricket Board has announced 16-man squad for the Test series against Sri Lanka in Sri Lankan after two days ...

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Afghanistan have best spin attack in the world : Sarfraz 

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Afghanistan scared Pakistan in the first group match of Super Four before the senior opponents primed through a narrow victory. ...

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Tighten up, Emery warns leaky Arsenal 

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Unai Emery has warned his Arsenal stars to fix their leaky defence in time for Sunday's Premier League clash against ...

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James stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start 

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James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich with a goal, then won a penalty, as the German champions made it four ...

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'It's an exceptional group', Guardiola salutes City 

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Pep Guardiola insisted it was his players who deserved the spotlight after the Manchester City manager returned to the dug-out ...

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Matic donates €70,000 to help 4-year old fan with cancer treatment 

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is known for his footballing skills all across the world. But the 30-year-old recently showed ...

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