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Mushy’s promising 72* goes in vain as India win by 17 runs  

Bangladesh conceded second defeat the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy as India got a 17-run win in the 5th T20I of the tournament at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 177 runs, Bangladesh finished on 159 for 6 in 20 overs with Mushfiqur Rahim’s brilliant half century of 72* off 55 balls, including eight boundaries and one ...

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Sevilla ousts Man United from Champions League with 2-1 win

Frustrated and feeling increasingly uneasy, Manchester United fans unleashed a loud cry of “attack, attack, attack” with their team’s Champions League fate hanging in the balance against Sevilla. It was the Spanish side who answered the call. Within eight minutes, Sevilla had scored two goals and was heading into the quarterfinals of Europe’s top competition for the first time in ...

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Roma beats Shakhtar 1-0 to reach CL quarterfinals

Roma overcame a poor first-half performance to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score. Edin Dzeko scored the only goal of the match early in the second half as Roma became the second Italian side to progress to the final eight after Juventus ...

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Arefin appointed new Scintilla skipper

Emdad Rahman: Ahead of the upcoming cricket seasons Scintilla CC have appointed Moin Arefin as captain of the second team. The all rounder will lead Scintilla in their promotion charge in the Essex County Cricket League this season. Speaking after the appointment was confirmed Arefin commented: “It’s a tremendous honour for me to lead Scintilla. There have been several legendary ...

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Tigers rediscover their roar

If the Sri Lankans showered runs after rain, Bangladesh overpowered at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo to pull off a magnificent five-wicket win yesterday and light up the Nidahas Trophy T20I tri-series. It all boiled down to the last over with Bangladesh needing nine runs. On strike was Mushfiqur Rahim and the right-hander was on a mission to bury ...

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Tennis: Swiss marvel Federer still proving himself

Roger Federer says even though he reclaimed the No. 1 ranking and captured his 20th career Grand Slam title in January he still has plenty to prove on the ATP Tour. “You always have. As much as I like to tell you ‘it doesn’t matter how I play here’ I didn’t come here to lose first round two and two,” ...

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‘Fighter’ Neymar will be fine for World Cup – Jesus

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus backed Brazilian international team-mate Neymar to make a full recovery in time to lead his country’s bid to win a sixth World Cup. Neymar underwent surgery in Brazil last week to repair a broken bone in his foot just over three months from the tournament getting underway in Russia. Jesus was Neymar’s strike partner as ...

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Barcelona agree deal for Brazilian midfielder Arthur: reports

Barcelona have struck a deal to sign highly rated midfielder Arthur from Brazilian club Gremio, according to widespread media reports on Thursday. The Catalan club agreed to pay 30 million euros for the 21-year-old with a further 10 million euros in add-ons, Brazil’s Globo Esporte quoted Gremio president Romildo Bolzan as saying. Bolzan told reporters on Wednesday that negotiations between ...

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Without Neymar, PSG eye memorable comeback against Real

Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to overturn a 3-1 deficit when they host Real Madrid in their heavyweight Champions League last-16 second leg on Tuesday (1945 GMT), but do so without the injured Neymar. The world’s most expensive player is recovering from a foot operation in Brazil, yet the French club remain hopeful they can overcome the defending European champions and ...

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Cahill, 38, gets nod in van Marwijk’s first Aussie squad

New Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk named his first squad since taking the job Tuesday, with 38-year-old Tim Cahill included after the Dutchman and his scouts monitored 100 players. Van Marwijk was appointed in late January following the sudden departure of Ange Postecoglou and with the World Cup fast approaching, he has spent the ensuing time keeping tabs on Australians ...

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