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Claudio Ranieri: Leicester boss named manager of the year

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has been named manager of the year by the League Managers’ Association. The 64-year-old Italian was honoured after leading the Foxes to their maiden top-flight title in his first season with the club. Ranieri also received the Premier League accolade, with Brighton’s Chris Hughton taking the Championship award. Wigan’s Gary Caldwell and Northampton’s Chris Wilder took ...

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FIFA appoints UN official as 1st female secy general

FIFA broke new ground by appointing a Senegalese United Nations official as its first female and first non-European secretary general on Friday. Fatma Samoura has no experience working in sports but FIFA President Gianni Infantino hopes that will help it try to regain the trust and credibility of the world. “We want to embrace diversity and we believe in gender ...

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Dravid, Jayawardene in ICC cricket committee

Rahul Dravid, the former India captain, and Mahela Jayawardene, the former Sri Lanka captain, have been appointed to ICC cricket committee for the next three years. Former India captain Anil Kumble was re-elected the chairman of the committee for another three-year term and Richard Kettleborough replaced the retired Steve Davis as the umpires’ representative. Kettleborough has won the ICC’s Umpire-of-the-Year ...

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50 wickets up for Mustafizur in T20 cricket

The 20-year-old lanky pacer from Satkhira and Bangladesh’s bowling wonder Mustafizur Rahman picked up his 50th wicket in T20 cricket when he dismissed Murali Vijay for six in the 46th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League on May 15, 2016 at Mohali, Chandigarh. Before the match against Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s magnificent recruit Mustafizur had featured in 34 ...

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Rio 2016: Up to 31 athletes could be banned after Beijing retests

The Rio Games begin on 5 August and run until 21 August Up to 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing at the Rio Games, Olympic chiefs have said. The announcement comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) retested 454 selected doping samples from the 2008 Games in Beijing. The IOC said the retests were conducted using ...

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There wasn’t much we could have done: Shakib Al Hasan

When Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are on song, there’s not much the opposition can do. And if Chris Gayle joins the party, the captain at the other end runs out of options pretty quickly. Gautam Gambhir and Kolkata Knight Riders learnt that when Royal Challengers Bangalore handed them a nine-wicket thrashing at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on ...

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Suarez hat-trick clinches La Liga title

Barcelona have protected their Liga title after a hat-trick from Luis Suarez secured a 3-0 victory over Granada on Saturday. Real Madrid’s victory away to Deportivo La Coruna was not enough as Barca sealed a comfortable victory to achieve a final points tally of 91 – one more than their fierce rivals – and claim a 24th top-flight crown, GOAL ...

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West Ham sink Manchester United in Upton Park farewell thriller

West Ham bade farewell to the Boleyn Ground after 112 years with a pulsating 3-2 victory over Manchester United to leave the visitors’ top-four hopes in tatters on Tuesday. On an emotionally-charged night in east London, it looked as though Anthony Martial’s double had ruined the Hammers’ party but late headed goals from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid secured the ...

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Scintilla make it two out of two in the National Cricket League

Emdad Rahman: Ten man Scintilla registered a second consecutive National Cricket League win against Kothi CC at the Douglas Eyre playing fields, Walthamstow. Sajal Rahman won the toss and Scintilla batted first to reach 208/10 from 39.2 overs with Zisan Abedin not out on 63. He was supported by Ashraful Islam (32) and Toufik Billah (22) With the afternoon heat ...

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