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Cook downplays Johnson threat ahead of Ashes

England Test captain Alastair Cook believes that it would be challenging for Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson to replicate the 2013-14 Ashes heroics in the forthcoming series beginning tomorrow at Cardiff. Johnson produced a fearsome performance on his home turf as he claimed a staggering 37 wickets during the 5-0 drubbing of England in the previous Ashes series. However, Cook ...

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ICC new rule won’t affect Bangladesh, says Mash

The new playing condition in ODI cricket, announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC), would give Bangladesh some edge, according to Bangladesh captain for limited overs cricket, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. The captain said the abolishment of the batting powerplay between overs 15-40 would come as good for his side as Bangladesh historically didn’t do in this period. Bangladesh are used ...

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Ronaldo confirms he is happy at Real Madrid

Spanish giants Real Madrid’s Portuguese international striker Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he is happy at the star-studded club, despite its failure to win a major trophy season last season. It was the first time Ronaldo spoke to the press since the controversy surrounding his 30th birthday party the same day that Real Madrid lost 0-4 to city rivals Atletico Madrid ...

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Vargas double takes hosts Chile into Copa América final

Chile qualified for the Copa América final on Monday after two goals from Eduardo Vargas gave them a 2-1 win over Peru in an action-packed semi-final marked by another controversial refereeing decision. Peru had to play with 10 men for most of the match after Carlos Zambrano, who was yellow carded in the seventh minute, was harshly sent off for ...

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Misbah replaces Shoaib Malik in CPL’s Barbados Tridents

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been roped in the absence of his compatriot Shoaib Malik in the Barbados Tridents squad for the team’s remaining games in the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Malik has reportedly been recalled by Pakistan for their ODI series against Sri Lanka, although no official announcement has been made in this regard. CPL director Tom Moody ...

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Wedson, Mamun slam hat-tricks for Jamal

Wedson Anselme and the captain Mamunul Islam slammed a hat-trick each to thrash Farashganj Sporting Club with a record 9-1 goal  in the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League yesterday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. It was the third time Jamal had won by eight or more goals in the Premier  Football League. Earlier they beat Uttar Baridhara by 8-0 and Chittagong ...

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Nobel takes five as Scintilla trounce Redbridge

Emdad Rahman Ashfaqur Rahman Nobel took five wickets as Scintilla CC bounced back from their previous loss to beat Redbridge CC by seven wickets at the Peter May Stadium. Redbridge won the toss and chose to bat first. They were bowled out within 23 overs – 118/10. The outstanding Nobel took 5/16 in 5 overs and was supported by Abul ...

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Paris launches 2024 Olympics Games bid

Paris officially launched its bid for hosting the 2024 Olympic Games on Tuesday, a century after it last staged the global sports’ pinnacle event. The French capital had earlier made unsuccessful attempts on three previous occasions-1992, 2008 and 2012. Bid chairman Bernard Lapasset said that they believe that this bid and their goal to host the 2024 Games would excite, ...

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Brazil reach Copa America knockout stage

Thiago Silva and Roberto Firmino scored in each half to seal Brazil’s place at the quarter-final stage of the Copa America as they defeated Venezuela. Silva volleyed home a corner from Robinho – starting in place of Neymar following his tournament ban – early on before Firmino converted Willian’s cross, with Miku scoring a consolation. Brazil will now face Paraguay ...

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Happy to step down if I am the reason for all wrongs: Dhoni

Under-fire India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a sarcastic tone said that if his removal from captaincy can help Indian cricket move in right direction then he is game for it. “I am always the one who is responsible for anything bad that happens in Indian cricket. Everything that happens is because of me. Even the Bangladesh media is smiling,” ...

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