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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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Maradona urges Messi to shelve plans to quit Argentina

World Cup winner Diego Maradona has called on compatriot Lionel Messi not to abandon international football after the Argentina captain announced he was quitting the national side following Sunday’s Copa America final defeat. Maradona, captain of his country in the their second World Cup triumph in 1986, was among many leading personalities to speak out in support of Messi, who ...

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Roy Hodgson: Euro 2016 failure has ‘damaged’ England

Roy Hodgson says England’s 2-1 loss to Iceland and exit from Euro 2016 will cause longer-term “damage” to the team. And Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said it was now “imperative” to find out why England were “brittle” at tournaments. Hodgson, who resigned after Monday’s game, repeatedly questioned why he had to attend a news conference on Tuesday. But he said: ...

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Wimbledon 2016: Tara Moore beats Timea Babos to reach round two

British wildcard Tara Moore reached the Wimbledon second round with her first victory at a Grand Slam. Moore, the world 227, beat Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 6-2 to become the fourth Briton into round two. The British number four joins Andy Murray, Dan Evans and world 772 Marcus Willis in progressing. Earlier, British men’s number two Aljaz Bedene was knocked ...

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Euro 2016: Fans celebrate as Wales beat Russia 3-0

20 June 2016 Welsh football supporters are celebrating as Wales have made it to the next round of Euro 2016 following a 3-0 win over Russia in Toulouse. Wales won group B, securing their place in the final 16 of the tournament. Aaron Ramsey and Neil Taylor gave Wales an early lead, while Gareth Bale scored in the second half. The game ...

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New Brazil coach Tite targets World Cup qualification

Former Corinthians boss Tite was unveiled as the new Brazil coach on Monday and immediately said his priority was ensuring the five-time champions qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Brazil are currently outside the qualification spots for Russia and Tite was hired to ensure they do not lose their enviable record of having qualified for every World Cup since the ...

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Petra Kvitova & Caroline Wozniacki win at Eastbourne

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki made Eastbourne’s third round with straight-set wins. Czech fifth seed Kvitova saw off Hungary’s Timea Babos 6-4 7-6 (7-5). Denmark’s Wozniacki – now ranked 37th in the world – produced a superb performance to beat Australian Sam Stosur 6-2 6-1. British number one Johanna Konta will meet Kvitova ...

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