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Almost 5k Fun Run kickstarts festival

By Emdad Rahman As part of the 30th Anniversary of the Limehouse Festival, 200 runners have taken part in the Almost 5k – a fun run introduced by the Limehouse Community Forum. A thorough warm up by Dickside Fitness set the tone as the participants roared down the back roads of Limehouse, the Thames Path, King Edward Memorial Park, Tobacco ...

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Ayaz Karim’s fearsome ‘Fifer’ takes Scintilla top

Emdad Rahman   Captain Fantastic Ayaz Karim led the charge as Scintilla CC humbled Ilford Knight Riders in the National Cricket League showdown at Hackney Marshes.   Scintilla batted first and all rounder Abul Hasib followed up his 34 from a day earlier in the Essex County Cricket League with 60, before being run out by Salman. Wicketkeeper Aminul Shihan ...

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Hard hitting Scintilla take Ace to the cleaners

By Emdad Rahman : On a perfect weather day Scintilla CC hit top form to see off Ace CC in a Essex County Cricket League clash at The London Marathon Playing Fields. The home side batted first and were handed a boost when the classy Ashfaqur Rahaman Nobel struck 51 after opener Ishaq Shawn was dismissed for 9. Iconic wicketkeeper ...

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London Tigers Football Club Award Ceremony

Over 200 guests from across London attended the London Tigers Football Awards Ceremony at Gifto’s restaurant in Southall on Sunday 17th July. These included players, parents, staff, volunteers and supporters. Around 100 awards were given out in the categories of: Daniel Noel Fair Play, Most Improved Players, Managers’ Player, Players’ Player, Coaches & Managers, Volunteers, Hall of Fame, Special Recognition ...

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Ronaldo pledges to ‘come back stronger’ after knee injury

Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to come back stronger for the coming season after suffering a knee injury in Portugal’s triumphant Euro 2016 final earlier this month. The Real Madrid forward, who is in this year’s Best Player in Europe shortlist, was carried off the pitch on a stretcher after 25 minutes in the final against hosts France. “I just wanted ...

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Messi to return for Argentina in November

Lionel Messi has rethought his sensational decision to retire from international football, according to Argentinian newspaper La Nacion. Following his country’s latest loss in a competition final against Chile in the Copa America, in which he missed a spot-kick in the penalty shootout, Messi said that he was done with the national team after gaining a fourth silver medal in ...

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Tamim Iqbal, the changemaker

It was hardly a challenge for Tamim Iqbal to set cricket as his ambition at an early age. Born and raised in a family where sports was given a lot of importance, Tamim knew the path to walk on. His father, the late Iqbal Khan was a talented footballer and sports organiser, and always had a strong influence on him. ...

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Wales out to inflict more semi-final woe on Portugal

It will be virgin territory for Wales when they face Portugal in the Euro 2016 semi-finals yet their opponents could be forgiven a sense of deja vu as they step on to the pitch in Lyon on Wednesday. This will be Portugal’s fourth semi-final in the last five editions of the competition stretching back to 2000, but for all their ...

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Wimbledon 2016: Dominika Cibulkova wedding plans uncertain after win over Agnieszka Radwanska

Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova may have to postpone her wedding on Saturday after reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon with a rip-roaring victory over third seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Everything is prepared for her to marry Miso Navara in Bratislava on the day of the women’s final, the wedding date set well before Cibulkova discovered a penchant for grasscourt tennis that earned her ...

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England hammered after Icelandic collapse

Former England players and the country’s media lined up to savage the national football team on Monday night after one of its most embarrassing defeats, a 2-1 loss to tiny Iceland which sent them spinning out of the European Championship. “Good Riddance” the Daily Mail bellowed on its back page. The Daily Express needed just one word, “Clueless”, while the normally more ...

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