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Paris launches 2024 Olympics Games bid

Paris officially launched its bid for hosting the 2024 Olympic Games on Tuesday, a century after it last staged the global sports’ pinnacle event. The French capital had earlier made unsuccessful attempts on three previous occasions-1992, 2008 and 2012. Bid chairman Bernard Lapasset said that they believe that this bid and their goal to host the 2024 Games would excite, ...

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Brazil reach Copa America knockout stage

Thiago Silva and Roberto Firmino scored in each half to seal Brazil’s place at the quarter-final stage of the Copa America as they defeated Venezuela. Silva volleyed home a corner from Robinho – starting in place of Neymar following his tournament ban – early on before Firmino converted Willian’s cross, with Miku scoring a consolation. Brazil will now face Paraguay ...

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Happy to step down if I am the reason for all wrongs: Dhoni

Under-fire India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a sarcastic tone said that if his removal from captaincy can help Indian cricket move in right direction then he is game for it. “I am always the one who is responsible for anything bad that happens in Indian cricket. Everything that happens is because of me. Even the Bangladesh media is smiling,” ...

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Emdad takes leap of faith

Emdad Rahman has completed an abseil off the roof of the Royal London Hospital to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance and a planned second helicopter for London’s capital. Emdad joined an array of abseilers including celebrity Larry Lamb to take the plunge off the helipad situated on the roof of the East end based hospital. Emdad said: “I grew ...

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Bangladesh have chance to seal first-ever series against India

After their first series triumph against Pakistan earlier in April, hosts Bangladesh have an opportunity to register a maiden series win against their other sub-continent rival, India. The neighbours will clash in the second of a three-match ODI series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. It is set to start at 3pm local time. Bangladesh lead ...

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Tigers overpower big prey

Teenage debutant Mustafizur, who was dubbed the ‘secret weapon under the sleeve’ from the very early of the series, proved his worth and finished five for 50 as the hosts Bangladesh outplayed India by 79 runs in their Za’n Zee Ice Cream three-match ODI series opener at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in the capital on Thursday. Chasing a ...

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Luton Sporting Club host end of season awards

Emdad Rahman Players, parents, carers, managers, coaches, officials and sport writers got together to celebrate the end of another successful season at Luton Sporting Club. A jam-packed Crescent Hall in Bury Park, Luton was the venue as almost 150 trophies were handed out to the players for outstanding performances throughout the course of the season. Former Liverpool and Tottenham Club ...

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Ronaldo, Lewandowski hit hat-tricks

Yet another Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick propelled Portugal to a crucial 3-2 win in Armenia in Euro 2016 qualifying on Saturday while Poland’s Robert Lewandowski hit one of the quickest triples in the competition’s history. Andre Schuerrle also bagged a hat-trick in Germany’s 7-0 thrashing of Gibraltar but former European champions Greece’s embarrassing campaign continued as they were beaten 2-1 in ...

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Bangladesh hopes to seize ICC Champions Trophy 2017 initiative

Bangladesh faces India in the three-match One-Day Internationals (ODIs) series in Mirpur on Thursday knowing that a series win will give it a boost in ODI Team Rankings as two places in the coveted ICC Champions Trophy 2017 are still up for grabs. Host England, plus the seven next highest-ranked sides on ODI Team Rankings as on 30 September 2015, ...

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Chile held, Bolivia upset Ecuador in Copa goal-fest

Mexico snatched a pulsating 3-3 draw with Chile while Bolivia downed Ecuador in a five-goal thriller as the Copa America laid on a feast of attacking football on Monday. A dramatic day of action in Group A saw Bolivia secure their first win in the tournament in 18 years with a 3-2 victory over Ecuador in Valparaiso before an epic ...

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