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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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Shihan shines as Scintilla dispose of Walthamstow

By Emdad Rahman Scintilla consolidated a position amongst the National Cricket League chasing pack as Walthamstow KR were comprehensively beaten at The Walker Cricket Ground. The National Cricket League clash in Enfield saw Ayaz Karim’s high flyers reach 250/6 from 30 overs. The away team had their batsmen on song and Aminul Shihan was the stand out pick of the ...

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Siddikur gets back into Olympic reckoning

A total of 14 Asian Tour members are currently on track to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with less than two months remaining in the qualifying race. Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman, who finished second in the tri-sanctioned AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on Sunday, returned into the top-60 bracket in 54th position following a welcome return to form. ...

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Abahani go top

Title contenders Abahani notched up a massive 8-2 win over Sadharan Bima SC in the penultimate round of the Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday. With eight wins and two draws, Abahani top the table on 26 points from 10 outings, one point ahead of Usha KC, who however have played a ...

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Cuba’s Hemingway billfishing draws 10 nations

Fishing enthusiasts from 10 countries and regions converged on Cuba for the opening of the 66th Ernest Hemingway international billfishing tournament in Havana. This year’s competition was set “to be the most attended edition” ever, the organiser of the event, Commodore Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich, told Cuban news agency Prensa Latina (PL) on Monday. Diaz, who heads the Hemingway Yacht ...

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Operation Puerto: Blood bags in Spanish cycling doping case to be handed over

Blood bags used as evidence in a major Spanish doping scandal must be handed over to authorities for investigation, a Madrid court has ruled. The announcement comes 10 years after Operation Puerto revealed a doping network involving some of the world’s top cyclists. Police seized 211 coded blood bags from the clinic of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes. They must now be ...

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Helmot enters with high hopes

Bangladesh High Performance (HP) coach Simon Helmot, who will begin working with the Bangladesh Cricket Board from August has said that he hopes that the programme can create a greater depth of players for the future of the Bangladesh cricket. “We are about developing Bangladesh cricket so we can be a force in all formats around the world. There are ...

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India seal series

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took three for 25 as India cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Zimbabwe on Monday to clinch the three-match one-day international series. India claimed victory in the series opener on Saturday by nine wickets and in this second fixture restricted Zimbabwe to 126 all out after sending their hosts in to bat at the Harare Sports Club. ...

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Oscar Pistorius ‘must pay for killing my daughter’

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius must pay for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her father has told a judge, breaking down in tears. Pistorius was found guilty of murdering Ms Steenkamp after a court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict. The sentencing hearing – expected to conclude by Friday – will decide if he will face a jail term of 15 ...

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Euro 2016: Russia given suspended disqualification

Russia will be thrown out of Euro 2016 if their fans cause further trouble, says European governing body Uefa. The Russians have also been fined 150,000 euro (£119,000) following violent scenes at the game against England in Marseille on Saturday. The suspended disqualification and fine relate only to incidents that happened inside the stadium. Meanwhile, groups of Russian fans are ...

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