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Venus sweeps into Indian Wells fourth round

  Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams booked a fourth-round berth at the Indian Wells WTA hard court tournament on Monday with a straight-sets win over Czech Lucie Safarova.   Williams, seeded 12th in her second tournament since a runner-up finish to her sister Serena in the Australian Open in January, had saved three match points en route to a ...

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Virat Kohli needs to keep his emotions in check, says Ian Chappell

  The legendary Australian cricketer Ian Chappell said India captain Virat Kohli needs to keep his emotions in check.   “If I had one criticism of Indian captain Virat Kohli it’s that he’s a bit too emotional. I’ve always thought as a captain that it’s best if you keep your display of emotions pretty even, but he doesn’t”, the former ...

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Golf: Wie leads after third round of Women’s Champions tournament

4th March, 2017 Michelle Wie shot a brilliant third round of five-under-par 67 on Saturday to open up a two-stroke lead heading into the final day of the HSBC Women’s Champions tournament in Singapore. The 27-year-old American, chasing her first LPGA title since she won the 2014 US Open, posted her third straight sub-70 round to get to 14-under 202 ...

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Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards

  India Test skipper Virat Kohli has been named as the ‘Captain of the Year’ at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards, PTI reports.   Kohli led India to nine wins out of 12 Tests in the year gone-by.   Englishman Ben Stokes won the Test Batting Performance of the Year for his incredible counterattacking innings of 258 runs off 198 ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s double wins League Cup for Manchester United

 27th February, 2017   Zlatan Ibrahimovic powered in a late header to win the League Cup for Manchester United on Monday (AEDT), sealing a 3-2 victory over Southampton after a two-goal lead was thrown away by Jose Mourinho’s side.   It was the 35-year-old forward’s second goal in the Wembley final after putting United ahead from a free kick, taking ...

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Bangladesh optimistic of ‘chance’ against Sri Lanka

27th February, 2017   Bangladesh cricket team is considering their Sri Lanka tour as a chance to challenge the host in the two-Test series as some senior Lankan players will not be playing.  Lined up a numbers of reasons, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Sunday has said that his team has a chance to challenge home side Sri Lanka during ...

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Arafat Sunny sent to jail

Jan 24,2017 A Dhaka Court on Tuesday sent national cricketer Arafat Sunny after conclusion of one-day remand in connection a case filed against him for allegedly demanding Tk 20 lakh as dowry from a woman, who claimed herself to be his wife. Metropolitan Magistrate Jakir Hossain Tipu passed the order this afternoon after rejecting Sunny’s bail appeal. Police on Sunday ...

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Nicole Cooke says British Cycling is run ‘by men for men’

  January  24,  2017 Former Olympic champion Nicole Cooke says British Cycling is run “by men for men” and its attempts to stop doping are “inadequate and ineffective”. Cooke, 33, made the claims in written evidence submitted to a Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Tuesday. The session was held to discuss issues raised at a hearing involving British Cycling ...

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Shakib attains career-best ICC Test rankings

       24th January, 2017 Though Bangladesh lost the Christchurch Test in three days by displaying poor performance as a team, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan moves forward one step in both batsman and bowler rankings of ICC in Test. He reaches at his career best ranked at 22nd place for Test batsmen with knocks of 59 and eight, following ...

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