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Sunny way of doing things

A late entrant into the national squad, 28-year-old Arafat Sunny has a unique hobby. He loves to keep pigeons as pets. In fact, there was a time when he looked after nearly a hundred pigeons at his terrace and even trained a few of them for inter-city travel. It’s a pastime that definitely needs patience and in a way that’s ...

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Baki’s 2016 Rio Olympics dream still alive

Bangladesh shooter Abdullah Hel Baki kept alive his hopes of qualifying for the Rio Olympics next year as he finished 26th in the men’s 10-metre air-rifle event (qualification) of the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Changwon, South Korea yesterday. Baki, winner of the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, scored a total of 621.9 points to finish ...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Still no tickets on sale for 2 May fight

Promoter Bob Arum is still unable to explain why there are no tickets on general sale for the super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on 2 May. The MGM Grand holds 16,500 but only about 1,000 tickets are expected to be made available to the wider public. Contracts with the MGM Grand remain unsigned, while tickets ...

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was nervous about playing for Barca, says Suarez

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has admitted he was nervous at the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar when he joined the club. The Uruguayan, who arrived under a cloud following his ban for biting at last year’s World Cup, has made a rapid adjustment to life at the Catalan club and has scored vital goals to help put ...

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Bangladesh captain Mashrafe eyes Pakistan whitewash after taking series

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has set his sight on a clean sweep in the ODIs after securing the series against Pakistan on Sunday with a seven-wicket victory. The Tigers put up a dominating all-round show in the second ODI to maul the tourists after a 79-run win two days back at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Mashrafe ...

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Bangladesh demolish Pakistan on way to first-ever series win

Tamim Iqbal smashed a scintillating back-to-back century to propel Bangladesh to their first-ever series win against Pakistan in Mirpur on Sunday. During his unbeaten 116-run knock, the left-handed opener combined with Mushfiqur Rahim (65) for a match-winning 118-run third wicket stand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Chasing 240 for the historic win, the Tigers, who beat Pakistan ...

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Bangladesh see opportunity to clinch first series win against Pakistan

After ending their 16-year long Pakistan jinx, Bangladesh now have the opportunity to clinch a series win for the first time against their sub-continent rivals. The second ODI of the three-match series is scheduled for 2:30pm at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Bangladesh won the first match comprehensively by 79 runs on Friday. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe ...

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Bangladesh break 16-year Pakistan hoodoo with emphatic win

Bangladesh have finally broken their 16-year old Pakistan jinx in all forms of cricket in some style, crushing them by 79 runs with a superlative all-round show in the first ODI in Mirpur. Two scintillating centuries by opener Tamim Iqbal (132) and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (106) powered the Tigers to a daunting 329 for 6 – their highest total in ...

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County Championship: Sussex take charge against Hampshire

LV= County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day two) Sussex 444: Brown 144, Wright 96, Briggs 4-74 Hampshire 220-9: Ervine 57 not out, Wood 48, Shahzad 3-54 Sussex lead by 224 runs Sussex 6pts, Hampshire 3pts Match scorecard Sussex ended day two against Hampshire in command after Ben Brown’s 144 not out was backed up by their seamers. The visitors ...

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Masters 2015: Jordan Spieth says autistic sister is key inspiration

He might have just won one of sport’s most prestigious events, but it wasn’t long before Jordan Spieth’s thoughts turned to his autistic sister in the glow of victory.   The 21-year-old golfer equaled Tiger Woods’ 1997 record winning score of 18 under par to realize his childhood ambitions of donning the green jacket on Sunday as he swept through ...

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