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Ronaldo ‘gives football agent Mendes Greek island’

The multi-millionaire Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has given his agent Jorge Mendes a Greek island as a wedding present, media reports say. The island has not been named but the price tag could run into the millions, reports say. Spain’s Mundo Deportivo website says Ronaldo knows the Greek islands well from holidays. Mr Mendes married his partner Sandra in ...

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Rain washes out play on Day 3 of Mirpur Test

Incessant rain has washed out play on the third day in the second and last Test between Bangladesh and South Africa. The downpour had abated before the lunch break and umpires Richard Kettleborough and Paul Reiffel had declared resumption of play after tea at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. As the teams were warming up under the cloudy ...

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Bangladesh crumble in the last session

Bangladesh suffered a batting collapse in the last session as South Africa fought back on the first day of the last Test. The South African bowlers strangled the Tigers as Bangladesh lost five wickets for just 66 runs after tea at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday. Nasir Hossain (13) was unbeaten with Bangladesh on 246 for ...

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Scintilla lose ground in race for Championship

Emdad Rahman :: Scintilla Cricket Club lost further ground in the race for the Essex County Cricket League Premier Division as the current champions lost their senior team league game to Newham at Flanders Fields. Ashraful Islam top scored with 74 before being bowled out by Arjun Rana. Only Ali Baig reached double figures (12) for Scintilla as the team ...

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Dhaka Test not a do or die for SA

World’s top-ranked Test side South Africa did not think their reputation is at stake ahead of the Dhaka Test after they conceded the one-day international series and drawn the rain-effected first Test match in Chittagong against Bangladesh. Fresh from another World Cup semi-final exit, which for many a perpetual omen in their cricket history, the Proteas arrived Bangladesh to revive ...

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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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