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Keys advances to US Open quarter-finals

US 15th seed Madison Keys advanced to her first US Open quarter-final on Monday by defeating Ukraine’s fourth- seeded Elina Svitolina 7-6 (7/2), 1-6, 6-4.   Keys, a 2015 Australian Open semi-finalist, will play 418th-ranked Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi on Wednesday to decide a semi-final berth.   The loss ended Svitolina’s hope to become world number one next week, a ...

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Bangladeshi boat race takes the UK by storm

A total of 18 teams from around the UK participated in this year’s boat race. Two teams of women also participated. They live in the United Kingdom, thousands of miles away from home. Some have moved there, some were born there. They may live in a western country, but their roots are back in Bangladesh. Thus, when occasion calls, these ...

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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: ‘Frightening money, hollow legacy?’

Conor McGregor’s first words at his post-fight news conference announced he was at the lectern with his own branded whiskey. It was another sell at the end of arguably the greatest sell in boxing history. Former five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather stopped the Irish UFC fighter, who was making his boxing debut, in the 10th round after one of the ...

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Bangladeshi boat race takes the UK by storm

A total of 18 teams from around the UK participated in this year’s boat race. Two teams of women also participated. They live in the United Kingdom, thousands of miles away from home. Some have moved there, some were born there. They may live in a western country, but their roots are back in Bangladesh. Thus, when occasion calls, these ...

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Bangladesh lead by 88 runs at stumps on Day 2

Bangladesh scored 45 for one after 22 overs in their 2nd innings of first Test at stumps on Day 2 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Monday.   Bangladesh now lead by 88 runs with 9 wickets remaining in their hand.   Soumya Sarkar again thrown out his wicket at the previous over of the last over of the day. ...

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South Asian Cricket Fans Help Shape the Future of Cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the governing body for cricket in England and Wales, has, over the past month been running a series of regional consultation workshops to help improve its understanding and levels of engagement with South Asian cricket fans across the country. The ECB wants to ensure that cricket is a game for everyone; full of ...

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England v West Indies: Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels included in ODI squad

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been named in the West Indies squad for the one-day series against England. Their inclusion comes after a ‘temporary amnesty’ between their union and the team’s cricket board. The West Indies’ policy usually means players are only selected for international duty if they feature in the same format in domestic cricket. The first of ...

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Australia’s tour match in Bangladesh canceled after flooding

Australia’s two-day tour match against a Bangladesh XI has been canceled because of concerns over contaminated water following recent flooding at the ground.   Australia coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steven Smith visited the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday and decided it wouldn’t be fit for play on Tuesday and Wednesday.   “The ground wasn’t deemed ...

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Alonso double for Chelsea spoils Spurs’ Wembley opener

Two goals from Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the first-ever Premier League game at Wembley Stadium. For all the noise and wall of flags that greeted their arrival, Spurs, who are playing at Wembley while their new stadium is constructed, needed an early goal to feel at ease in their surroundings. It ...

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