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Thompson in dreamland after stunning Murray

LONDON, June 21, 2017 – Jordan Thompson savoured the best moment of his life as the Australian underdog handed world number one Andy Murray a humiliating first round defeat at Queen’s Club, reports AFP/BSS. Thompson had never won a Tour-level grass-court match before and the world number 90 wasn’t even in the tournament when he […]

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Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

Madrid, Jun 20 – A Spanish state prosecutor accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday, reports AP/UNB. A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrid’s provincial state prosecutor’s office said its investigations indicated that Mourinho committed two counts of […]

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Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Barcelona, Jun 21 – Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge, and Jose Mourinho could be next, reports AP/UNB. Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain. Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, among others, have already been convicted. On Tuesday, […]

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Kumble leaves as India cricket coach amid rift with Kohli

Dhaka, Jun 21 – Anil Kumble rejected an offer to continue as India cricket coach and stepped down on Tuesday after a year in charge, blaming a breakdown in his relationship with captain Virat Kohli for his exit, reports AP/UNB. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said it wanted Kumble to remain as […]

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Germany’s rising stars relishing chance to shine

SOCHI, Russia, June 21, 2017 – With their World Cup winners absent in Russia, Germany’s rising stars are relishing their chance to shine at the Confederations Cup, reports BSS/AFP. None of the side that won the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil is present in coach Joachim Loew’s squad in Russia, with some having retired […]

U-16 girls win Begum Sufia Kamal award

DHAKA,  – The Under -16 Girls who have kept the Bangladesh football’s flag flying with their international success were finally rewarded when Bangladesh Mahila Parishad honored the Bangladesh women’s U16 team with this year’s Begum Sufia Kamal Award for their performance on the field, reports BSS. BFF’s head of women’s football, Mahfuza Akhter Kiron received […]

Six hospitalized in Brazil football violence

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 19, 2017 – Six people were taken to hospital after a brawl between rival football fans in Brazil on Sunday, reports BSS/Xinhua. Police said violence erupted before the start of the Brazilian Serie A match between Coritiba and Corinthians in the southern city of Curitiba. At least one of the fans, Jonathan […]

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Players won’t budge on pay demands – Warner

SYDNEY, June 19, 2017 – Australia’s cricketers will not back down in a bitter pay dispute, David Warner has warned amid fears their October tour of India is looming as a flashpoint, repor AFP/BSS. As the June 30 deadline for a new memorandum of understanding between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association fast approaches, […]

BOA donate US$ 10,000 for Badal Roy

Dhaka, June 19 – Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) donated US$ 10,000, equivalent to Bangladesh Taka 8,40,000 for treatment of its vice president Badal Roy, now undergoing treatment in a Singapore hospital, reports UNB. BOA Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza handed the amount to fellow footballer and former national booter Abdul Gaffar on Monday in presence […]

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Chile beats Cameroon 2-0 as video reviews draw controversy

Moscow, Jun 19 – Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to set up both Chile’s goals in a 2-0 Confederations Cup win over on Sunday – but the video assistant referees were the real stars, reports AP/UNB. Crowded in front of screens in a darkened room, they disallowed a goal for Chile’s narrowly offside Eduardo […]

No ICC World T20 in 2018, next edition in 2020

DHAKA, June 18, 2017 – The World Twenty20 Championship’s seventh edition next year is all set to be scrapped and pushed to 2020 as the top member nations will be busy with bilateral commitments in 2018 as reported in Indian newspaper on Sunday, reports BSS. According to highly-placed sources in the International Cricket Council, the […]

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Kerber scrambles for Wimbledon boost

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, June 18, 2017 – Angelique Kerber’s chances of clinging to a small lead at the top of the world rankings may hinge on the quality of her performances at the Birmingham WTA grass court event starting Monday, reports AFP/BSS. They may also have a crucial bearing on Kerber’s ability to challenge for […]

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World game’s biggest match to decide Champions Trophy title

LONDON, June 18, 2017 – The game that always ‘stops two nations’ comes again to a third when title-holders India face Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at London’s Oval ground on Sunday, reports BSS/AFP. And the question millions of cricket fans around the world, possibly even a billion, are all asking is ‘which Pakistan […]

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Roger Federer comeback halted by Tommy Haas in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Jun 15 – Roger Federer was beaten on his return from a two-month break, losing 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 to German veteran Tommy Haas in the second round of the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday, reports AP/UNB. The 39-year-old Haas, who is playing his last season before retirement, saved nine of the 12 break points […]

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United signs Sweden defender Lindelof from Benfica

Manchester, Jun 15 – Manchester United has made Victor Lindelof the team’s first offseason signing, bringing in the Sweden center back from Benfica for 35 million euros ($39.4 million), reports AP/UNB. Both clubs announced the transfer on Wednesday. Benfica gave the fee, which could rise by 10 million euros ($11.25 million) in add-ons. United said […]

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Tigers score 264 against India

Dhaka, Jun 15 – Bangladesh posted a target of 265 runs against giant India in the 2nd semifinal of the eight-nation ICC Champions Trophy against India at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday, reports UNB. The first-ever semifinalists in this ICC event, Bangladesh scored 264 for 7 in 50 overs spurred with two half centuries of […]

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Tigers ready to roar again

DHAKA, – After an incredible win in the crucial group match against New Zealand the Tigers embark on a new mission as they face defending champions India in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy scheduled to be held tomorrow (Thursday) at Birmingham. The match kicks off at 3.30 pm (BST). Though on paper, […]

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Tennis: Memory fails Nishikori ahead of Murray reunion

PARIS, June 6, 2017 – Kei Nishikori admitted he couldn’t remember last year’s US Open upset of Andy Murray after booking a quarter-final rematch with the world number one at Roland Garros on Monday, reports AFP/BSS. The Japanese star recovered from a dreadful start to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in […]

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Ex-Newcastle player Tiote dies after collapsing in training

London, Jun 6 – Cheick Tiote, a combative midfielder who played in the English Premier League for Newcastle and at the World Cup with Ivory Coast, has died after collapsing in training with his new Chinese team. He was 30, reports AP/UNB. Tiote was four months into a new career at Bejiing Enterprises when his […]

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England and Italy advance to U20 World Cup semifinals

Seoul, Jun 6 – England and Italy finished their matches with 10 men and still advanced to the semifinals of the Under-20 World Cup on Monday, reports Ap/UNB. The English held on to beat Mexico 1-0 at Cheonan Stadium while Italy rallied to defeat Zambia 3-2 in extra time in Suwon. England and Italy will […]

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Belgium edges Czech Republic 2-1 in friendly

Brussels, Jun 6 – Belgium edged the Czech Republic 2-1 in a friendly with Michy Batshuayi and Marouane Fellaini making the difference for the World Cup favorite on Monday, reports AP/UNB. After Batshuayi highlighted his fine form with a low drive across goal to open the score in the 25th minute, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and […]

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