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Messi securing ‘best-ever’ status this season

For years now, Lionel Messi has been considered one of the best footballers ever to play the game. Although comparing the Argentine genius to legends such as Diego Maradona, Pele or Johan Cruyff seemed outrageous at first, his impressive stats in terms of Ballon d’Ors won (five), collective titles conquered (26) and goals scored (439) at only 28 years of ...

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Sachin’s utobiography enters Limca Book of Records

He might have bid adieu to cricket but Sachin Tendulkar continues to make records with the his autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ entering the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. The book, published by Hachette India, was released on November 6, 2014 and has broken all records for an adult ...

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Four cities launch bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Four major cities — Paris, Rome, Los Angeles and Budapest — have launched their bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed. “Los Angeles, Rome, Budapest and Paris are all submitting projects fully in line with Olympic Agenda 2020,” said IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday. The vote for the host city will take place ...

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With trick play in penalty kick, Barcelona routs Celta 6-1

Lionel Messi put on another show at the Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a remarkable goal from a free kick and then helping to set up a hat trick for Luis Suarez – including a daring assist from a penalty kick – as Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo 6-1. Ivan Rakitic and Neymar also scored as Barcelona opened up a three-point ...

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Final round of Bashundhara Bangladesh Open-2016 begins

The final round of ‘Bashundhara Bangladesh Open-2016’ golf tournament is underway at Kurmitola Golf Club on Saturday morning. At 9:50am, Bangladesh rising professional golfers Zamal Hossain and Shakhawat Sohel  have played the first tee off at the final round from hole no-1. Besides, golfers Abdul  Matin took his tee shot from the first hole at 9:40 am. A total of ...

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Sakib to be picked by Jamaica for CPL

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan is only Bangladeshi to be picked by Jamaica for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. The Player Draft for the CPL 2016 was unveiled at a gala ceremony in Barbados on Thursday. Seven Bangladeshi players ¬- Sakib al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman and Soumya Sarkar – were included in the preliminary ...

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Real Madrid coach Zidane insists Ronaldo is better than Messi

The general perception is that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world. With countless trophies, five Ballon d’Or awards and more, it’s hard to argue against him. But don’t tell that to Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. According to Mexican magazine Record, Zidane was asked if Messi was the best player in the world. “Cristiano Ronaldo is the ...

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Swimmer Mahfuza earns Bangladesh third gold

Bangladesh swimmer Mahfuza Khatun Shila continued her superb run of form in the 12th South Asian Games as she clinched her second gold medal in the event’s fourth day yesterday. Following her first gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke category last Sunday, Mahfuza offered another inspiring performance by sealing first spot in the 50m breaststroke category. She took 34.88s to ...

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Disadvantaged children coached by young Tigers

A grup of disadvantaged boys and girls from Dhaka on Monday took part in a special cricket coaching session with Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team who are playing in the ongoing ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. The event was held at Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Academy Ground in Mirpur as part of the ICC Cricket for Good partnership between the International ...

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Mustafiz gets a prestigious IPL deal

As it was speculated, Bangladesh’s bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman got a prestigious IPL deal even before he completed a year in the international cricket circuit. He was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 auction for $208,000 (INR 1.40 crore or BDT 1.62 crore approximately) yesterday. The kind of performance the left arm pacer showed since ...

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