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Rio 2016: Up to 31 athletes could be banned after Beijing retests

The Rio Games begin on 5 August and run until 21 August Up to 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing at the Rio Games, Olympic chiefs have said. The announcement comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) retested 454 selected doping samples from the 2008 Games in Beijing. The IOC said the retests were conducted using ...

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There wasn’t much we could have done: Shakib Al Hasan

When Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are on song, there’s not much the opposition can do. And if Chris Gayle joins the party, the captain at the other end runs out of options pretty quickly. Gautam Gambhir and Kolkata Knight Riders learnt that when Royal Challengers Bangalore handed them a nine-wicket thrashing at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on ...

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Suarez hat-trick clinches La Liga title

Barcelona have protected their Liga title after a hat-trick from Luis Suarez secured a 3-0 victory over Granada on Saturday. Real Madrid’s victory away to Deportivo La Coruna was not enough as Barca sealed a comfortable victory to achieve a final points tally of 91 – one more than their fierce rivals – and claim a 24th top-flight crown, GOAL ...

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West Ham sink Manchester United in Upton Park farewell thriller

West Ham bade farewell to the Boleyn Ground after 112 years with a pulsating 3-2 victory over Manchester United to leave the visitors’ top-four hopes in tatters on Tuesday. On an emotionally-charged night in east London, it looked as though Anthony Martial’s double had ruined the Hammers’ party but late headed goals from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid secured the ...

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Scintilla make it two out of two in the National Cricket League

Emdad Rahman: Ten man Scintilla registered a second consecutive National Cricket League win against Kothi CC at the Douglas Eyre playing fields, Walthamstow. Sajal Rahman won the toss and Scintilla batted first to reach 208/10 from 39.2 overs with Zisan Abedin not out on 63. He was supported by Ashraful Islam (32) and Toufik Billah (22) With the afternoon heat ...

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Niall Quinn: “We want the opportunity to nurture players and help them avoid potential pitfalls” Former Sunderland player speaks at launch of Fleet Street Sport and Media Group

Emdad Rahman :   The Earl of Shrewsbury DL and The Lord Ouseley hosted a lunch reception in the Cholmondeley Rom and Terrace, House of Lords to celebrate the launch of the Fleet Street Sport and Media Group, an iconic group for an exciting new concept in sports media and consultancy. After an introduction from the Earl, Lord Ouseley said: ...

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Scintilla take the points in clash of the seconds thriller

Emdad Rahman : As British summer time heralded its arrival, the Essex County Cricket Leagues second tier saw Bow Green & Cosmo locks horn with Scintilla CC on a day of scorching sunshine. With both teams scoring close to 250 runs it was Scintilla CC who left the field of play with beaming  smiles as the sun set on a ...

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Afridi concerned over Pakistan cricket’s future

In a recent conversation with the Geo Super Channel, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi expressed concerns over the declining standards of cricket in the country. He emphasized on the fact that the Pakistan Cricket Board needs to go back to the basics and start working at the grass-root levels if they wish to improve. Afridi quoted that currently he sees ...

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BCCI secretary proposes 10-year jail for fixing

Match-fixing or spot-fixing is now nothing new to cricket. Many cricketers have fixed matches and some of them are banned too. Pakistan’s Mohammed Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salmat Butt were banned and jailed for fixing a Test match in England. However, Amir is back to cricket. India’s S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, New Zealand’s Lou Vincent and Bangladesh’s Mohammad ...

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