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Kane strikes historic hat-trick as Spurs hammer Southampton

Harry Kane rounded off a sensational 2017 by scoring a record number of Premier League goals and hat-tricks in a calendar year, as well as toppling Lionel Messi as the top scorer in Europe as a rampant Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Southampton 5-2 on Tuesday. The England striker followed up his treble over Burnley on Saturday by heading in a Christian ...

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It’s ‘checkmate’ for Israelis barred from international chess tournament in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is hosting an international chess tournament this week, and the fact that female players are permitted to play without the traditional head covering is a first — and a nod to the kingdom’s attempts at modernization and reform. But such steps appear to extend only so far. Seven Israeli professional chess players have been prevented from participating in the ...

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New Zealand beat West Indies by 66 runs, sweep ODI series

New Zealand completed a clean sweep of the West Indies in their one-day series with a commanding 66-run victory in a rain-affected third and final match in Christchurch on Tuesday. With the match reduced to 23-overs-a-side, the West Indies were set a revised target of 166 in reply to New Zealand’s 131. At the close they were 99 for nine, ...

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Salahuddin wants girls to play the next FIFA Under-20 World Cup

President of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Kazi M Salahuddin on Monday said he wants the Bangladeshi girls to play the next FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup 2020, reports UNB. He came up with the optimism when the Under-15 Women’s Team which clinched the four-nation SAFF U-15 Championships with an all-win record conceding no goal met him at his BFF Bhaban ...

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Stepney FC and Human Relief Foundation announce partnership

Muhammad Ismael Rahman : Ahead of the launch of the upcoming Winter League Stepney Football Club have launched a smart new team kit in association with the charity Human Relief Foundation. The launch took place at the humanitarian charity’s Whitechapel offices and was attended by several team members and stalwarts including Afazul Hoque, Sham Zaman, Russell Choudhury, Akik Miah and ...

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Leftley Sports Club open through winter

Emdad Rahman : The newly formed Leftley Sports Club are open for business as usual and will continue to provide fun filled sports activities throughout the winter months. LSC Chairman Muhammed Ali said: “Sport is one of the best ways to beat the winter blues. This is particularly a time of the year when a lot of people within our ...

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Commonwealth Games: Birmingham set to host 2022 event

Birmingham is set to be officially announced as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Thursday. It was the only interested city to submit a bid before the original 30 September deadline but was deemed “not fully compliant” by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). The CGF then gave rivals until 30 November to apply. Earlier this month the CGF ...

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Bangladesh, India girls to play SAFF U-15 Championship final

The Bangladesh U-15 girls have kept their promise of attacking football and secured a 3-0 win against Bhutan in the maiden SAFF U-15 Championship 2017 in Kamalapur stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday. With this win, Bangladesh have secured a place in the finals and their opponent will be India, as the visitors also secured a spot in the finals with ...

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Shakib takes over as Bangladesh Test captain

Shakib Al Hasan has been named Bangladesh’s new Test captain, with the allrounder taking over from Mushfiqur Rahim. The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday decided on the change, which was anticipated following the Test debacle during the Tigers’ South Africa tour earlier this year. Shakib was rested for the Test series, following which Chandika Hathurusingha resigned as head coach of ...

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Rohit Sharma’s third ODI double ton powers India to 392/4

Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to help India post a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International (ODI) at the Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Rohit, who belted an unbeaten 153-ball 208, comprising 13 fours and 12 sixes, was engaged in two big partnerships ...

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