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Atletico edge closer to La Liga title after Real Sociedad win

Atletico Madrid held their nerve to beat Real Sociedad 2-1 on Wednesday and move within touching distance of winning La Liga. Yannick Carrasco and Angel Correa made a dominant first half count for Atletico, who retreated in the second and were left hanging on after Igor Zubeldia blasted in for La Real with seven minutes left. When the final whistle ...

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Leicester beat Man Utd to hand title to Man City

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons as Leicester City secured their first Old Trafford victory over Manchester United since 1998 to take a major step towards a place in next season’s Champions League. Defeat for United means they are 10 points behind City with only three games remaining. Caglar Soyuncu’s far-post header ...

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Cricketers advised to be on high alert during Eid holidays

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has given some special instructions to the cricketers to keep them safe and healthy during Eid holidays, considering the fact that the country is going through a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Bangladesh will play a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka just after the Eid-ul-Fitr, which made the special instructions so important one. The ...

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Jamie Day returns to Dhaka

Bangladesh national football team’s head coach Jamie Day and goalkeeping coach Les Cleevely returned to Dhaka last night after spending their vacation from the United Kingdom to train the team for the remaining three matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers. After landing in Dhaka, the English-born national team’s coach Jamie Day along with Les Cleevely went to a ...

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Bamboo bats could revolutionise cricket: study

Cricket is a sport defined by tradition, but change may be in store after research suggested bamboo could be an attractive alternative to willow in the manufacture of bats. The Cambridge University study said its prototype bamboo bat was cheaper to produce, more sustainable and stronger than traditional willow blades and could grow the game worldwide. The article, published in ...

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Real snatch draw with Sevilla

Real Madrid missed the chance to go top of La Liga after drawing 2-2 at home to Sevilla but earned a potentially crucial point thanks to an own goal from Diego Carlos in added time. The result left Atletico Madrid top of the standings with three games to go on 77 points, two ahead of second-placed Real and third-placed Barcelona. ...

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Chelsea beat Man City to delay Premier League title party

Chelsea forced Manchester City to put their Premier League title party on hold on Saturday, winning 2-1 to boost their own chances of a top-four finish in a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final. Raheem Sterling gave the home side the lead just before half-time at an empty Etihad Stadium. Sergio Aguero then missed an attempted Panenka penalty for ...

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Abid and Azhar centuries put Pakistan in strong position

Centuries by Abid Ali and Azhar Ali put Pakistan in a strong position on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Friday. Abid (118 not out) and Azhar (126) put on 236 for the second wicket before tall fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani brought Zimbabwe back into the match by taking three wickets with ...

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Anti-Olympics campaign gains traction online in Japan

An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled has garnered almost 200,000 signatures in the past few days, as public concerns mount over holding the Games in a pandemic. With less than three months to go before the start of the summer Olympics, already postponed for a year due to the coronavirus, questions still remain over how ...

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Tigers sans Shakib, Fizz start training for Sri Lanka ODIs Friday

The whole Bangladesh squad sans Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will start their training from tomorrow (Friday) for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, which is the part of ICC ODI Super League. The training began on May 2, the players, who were the part of Sri Lanka Test series, couldn’t join due to the second Test ...

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