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Butt apologises to Afridi with tears

Pakistan‘s disgraced cricketer Salman Butt has tendered a personal apology to his former captain Shahid Afridi when they crossed paths at the national cricket academy in Lahore. According to eye witness accounts Butt, who was the Test captain in England in 2010 when the spot-fixing scandal broke out, yesterday evening approached Afridi at the NCA where the Pakistan squad bound ...

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No regrets over Real Madrid exit: Casillas

Iker Casillas insists he has no regrets over the manner of his Real Madrid exit and says he will “never speak ill” of the club or its current president, Florentino Perez. Casillas came through the youth ranks at the Santiago Bernabeu and spent a total of 25 years with Los Blancos before joining Porto this summer. However, the Spain international ...

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Smith prepared to play boring to beat Bangladesh

Australian captain Steve Smith is ready to part ways with Australia’s mantra of aggressive cricket in Bangladesh and is prepared to even “bore” batsmen out if it reaps him a series victory on his first Test tour as captain. While taking on the world No.9 nation appears a soft landing for Smith, there will be many banana peels for Australia ...

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Waqar confident of beating England in upcoming Test series

Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis is confident that his team can beat England in the upcoming three-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates. The former captain also indicated that Pakistan would rely heavily on their spinners to test the English batsmen. “More than the limited over series in Zimbabwe, we are totally focused on the Test matches against England. ...

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Neymar is preferable than Messi and Ronaldo

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has stressed that he prefers Neymar over Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi and Ronaldo are widely regarded as the two best players around in the game and have won seven Ballon d’Ors between them over the past seven years. Nevertheless, Carlos, who has taken charge of Indian Super League side ...

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Djoker plays pantomime villain to cap great year

Novak Djokovic probably felt like he was battling against 20,001 people in the US Open final on Sunday, with grand slam king Roger Federer on the other side of the net backed by an Arthur Ashe Stadium full of his opponent’s closest friends. As the match reached its gripping climax, they cheered every point Federer won and celebrated Djokovic’s errors ...

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Winning Combination of Bangladesh “A” ODI Team

Bangladesh A team now on a tour to India starts  three matches ODI series tomorrow in Bangalore. Given the strength of two sides and recent successes of Bangladesh team in ODI Bangladesh A starts as firm favorites in the series . But it is a game of cricket and especially in ODI cricket or otherwise a gamble  a team wins ...

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Ronaldo, Bale key to Real Madrid’s Champions League hopes

The Champions League anthem is ready to sound again for football fans around the world. It’s the most prestigious club competition there is and, for Real Madrid, it is the greatest challenge once again. But it looks like a difficult one. With a new coach following the controversial sacking of Carlo Ancelotti at the end of last season, the bar ...

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I don’t care about a few as whole country loves me: Sania

She has always found her stupendous success on court go hand-in-hand with controversies off it and that is precisely the reason why Sania Mirza is hardly bothered about what a few people have to say about her. Call it coincidence but both of her US Open titles were preceded by unwanted controversies. Her US Open women’s doubles title two days ...

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Warner ruled out of Bangladesh tour

Australia opener David Warner has been ruled out of the tour of Bangladesh in October because of the broken thumb he sustained while batting during the second ODI of the ongoing series in England. He does not require surgery on the thumb of his left hand, however, and is expected to be fit for the home series against New Zealand ...

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