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Rain wins as Chittagong Test ends in draw

Just like the fourth day, incessant rain in the port-city washed out the fifth and final day’s play as the first of two Test matches between Bangladesh and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium ended in a disappointing draw yesterday. Not a single ball was bowled on the penultimate day and the theme was repeated yesterday with persistent rain ...

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Indian sprinter cleared after ‘gender test’ suspension

Dutee Chand was suspended by the IAAF due to high testosterone levels Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been allowed to compete again after being cleared following the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling on gender testing guidelines. The Lausanne-based court suspended the governing International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) regulations regarding hyperandrogenism, a condition which produces high testosterone levels, ...

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Putin: FIFA’s Blatter deserves Nobel Prize

Russian president backs FIFA chief amid corruption scandal engulfing football’s governing body FIFA chief Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his stewardship of the football governing body, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Football’s governing body was thrown into further turmoil in May when 14 sports marketing executives and officials, including several from FIFA, were indicted in the US ...

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Bangladesh on right track: Mushfiq

Bangladesh’s rain-hit first Test against South Africa that ended in a tame draw is considered as the country’s giant stride towards a high point in the longer version cricket, a format in which they often found them in wanting. The Chittagong Test was delicately poised before the rain washed out the last two days to bring a tame end of ...

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Underage African footballers ‘trafficked’ to Laos

African footballers as young as 14 are being trafficked to Asia and forced to sign contracts, the BBC has learnt. Six minors are still with top Laos side Champasak United, after it imported 23 under-age players from West Africa to an unregistered football academy in February, a BBC investigation found. Fifa regulations prohibit the movement of players to a foreign ...

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Sterling scores quick debut goal as Man City win

MELBOURNE: Record signing Raheem Sterling took just over two minutes to score his debut goal as Manchester City downed AS Roma on penalties in the International Champions Cup in Melbourne on Tuesday. England goalkeeper Joe Hart made two late saves as Manchester City won 5-4 in the penalty shootout after the game finished 2-2 at the end of regulation time ...

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Hathurusinghe makes Tigers believe

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe speaks at a press conference after a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. — AFP photo When Chandika Hathurusinghe says something he says it with conviction. In his short tenure as Bangladesh coach he floated some unconventional ideas, fought for them hard and successfully executed them in the field. He ...

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Rampant Australia level series after England capitulate to Mitchell Johnson

England descended to an embarrassing 405-run defeat inside four days at Lord’s as Mitchell Johnson hastened their collapse and Australia levelled the Ashes at 1-1. The hosts, set a notional 509 to win after Australia declared on 254 for two shortly before lunch in this second Test, were all out for a hapless 103 in 37 overs by late afternoon. ...

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Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh makes his mark in Test match after ODIs

Bangladesh’s newest bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman turned the first day of the first Test against South Africa on its head with an incredible performance on debut. The left-arm pacer took three wickets in four balls in his 14th over to knock the stuffing out of Proteas middle-order. With Mustafizur bowling with his tail up, South Africa suffered a major collapse ...

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