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Spanish football federation head arrested in graft investigation

The head of Spain’s football federation (RFEF) Angel Maria Villar, a FIFA vice president, was arrested on Tuesday after a raid on several offices in Madrid as part of an anti-corruption investigation, police said. Villar, his son – named by Spanish media as Gorka – and several other Spanish football federation members were detained on allegations of collusion, fraud and ...

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Golapganj on the up with second straight win

 Emdad Rahman ::The Golapganj squad recently enjoyed an upmarket team bonding golfing trip which seems to be paying dividends as the team enjoyed a comeback win against Sylhet rivals Chattak.   Inspired by neighbours Beanibazar dominating on the next pitch the Roses came back from a goal down to overcome Chattak at Stepney Green.    Hasnath Miah had set the ...

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Beanibazar off to a winning start

Dakshin Surma 0-2 Beanibazar In preparation for the Greater Sylhet Upazila Cup 2017 Dakshin Surma and Beanibazar played the first tournament friendly. Dakshin Surma had made a shrewd appointment by naming Aktar Hussain as player manager.   Dakshin Surma started brightly but the overall quality of the Beanibazar team and strength in depth was a factor as Emdad Rahman’s selection ...

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Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber struggles to beat qualifier Irina Falconi

World number one Angelique Kerber avoided an early upset as she overcame spirited American qualifier Irina Falconi to reach the second round of Wimbledon. Kerber, who reached last year’s final, has struggled for form in 2017 and lost in the first round of the French Open. Though not at her best against world number 247 Falconi, the 29-year-old German came ...

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Syedpur Shaharpara win Union Cup 2017

Syedpur Shaharpara beat Asharkandi Eagles to win the Jagannathpur UK Union Cup 2017.    A tense final against Shahinul Khan’s Asharkandi Eagles saw the game end in a stalemate, which was not surprising considering both teams were playing their seventh game of the day, including those with extra time.    Asharkandi looked certain to lift the trophy after racing into ...

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Mominul longs for Australia series

Bangladesh national cricket team member Mominul Haque unluckly has been branded as a Test player though he is confident of playing in all formats of cricket.   Anyway, now he is longing for upcoming Australia series as his side hardly gets any opportunity for playing Test against big guns like Australia.   Ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series in ...

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Mesbah will carry national flag in Asian Athletics Championships

Country’s fastest man Mesbah Ahmed will carry the national flag in the march past of the 45-nation 22nd Asian Athletics Championships beginning on Thursday (July 4) in the Indian city Bhubaneswar in Odisha, reports UNB.   An 18-member Bangladesh Athletics team, now in Bhubaneswar for taking a two-week long training ahead of the heavy weight Asian meet, will look forward ...

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Cricket Council hosts Iftar for Bangladeshi journalists

An Iftar Mahfil was hosted by the Bangladesh Cricket Council UK officials on Tuesday, 20th June, at the Bhojon Bari Restaurant, East London in honour of journalists who had come from Bangladesh to cover ICC champions trophy. A brief discussion took place prior to Iftar chaired by President Noim Uddin Riaz & conducted by Secretary Mustak Babul. In attendance were ...

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Perez to tackle Ronaldo problem

Florentino Pérez’s first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president on Monday will be to appease superstar Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave. ‘As no other candidature was put forward to the board … it is proclaimed that Mr Florentino Pérez Rodríguez is president of Real Madrid,’ the Spanish and ...

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Germany make winning start to Confederations Cup against Australia

World champions Germany beat Australia in Sochi to get their first Confederations Cup campaign since 2005 off to a winning start.   Germany dominated the game from start to finish, taking the lead after just five minutes when Lars Stindl drove home his first international goal. But they failed to convert dominance into goals, and after Trent Sainsbury missed a ...

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