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Diego Maradona prefers Lionel Messi, but dubs Cristiano Ronaldo ‘incredible’

Argentinian footballing legend Maradona said Monday that he preferred compatriot Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo all the while dubbing the Portugal captain an “incredible” player, AFP reports.   “I can’t remember having seen Lionel Messi play badly,” Maradona told TyCSports.   “I prefer Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo but I acknowledge that the latter is an animal. He’s incredible,” said the ...

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Andy Murray to make Grenfell fire donation from Queen’s winnings

Britain’s world number one Andy Murray will donate any winnings from the Aegon Championships at Queen’s to families of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Murray, 30, can earn up to £350,000 in prize money by winning the tournament. He starts his campaign for a sixth Queen’s title on Tuesday when he faces fellow Briton Aljaz Bedene. Seventy ...

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Bangladesh slip in ODI rankings despite gaining points

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and his men have earned ranking points by taking strides in the 50-over game, advancing to the 2017 Champions Trophy semi-finals, but they have dropped down a spot in the rankings. Having done justice to their reputation of being the most unpredictable team in the game, Pakistan stunned the cricket world by handing their arch-rivals India a ...

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Ride London-Surrey Classic: British Race gains men’s UCI World Tour status

Great Britain will host its first men’s UCI World Tour race when the Ride London-Surrey Classic takes place in July. The event, first staged in 2013, boasts the world’s richest one-day races, with equal prize money of 100,000 euros (£88,100) for men and women. The women’s Ride London-Surrey Classic was given World Tour status in 2016. “Now it’s a World ...

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Kohli terms Edgbaston as their ‘second home’

Terming Edhbaston as their “second home”, India skipper Virat Kohli said, “Birmingham is a very favourite ground to all of us. This ground suits very well with our way of playing.”   Bangladesh will face India in their semifinal match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England. The match will be held in Edgbaston, Birmingham on June 15.   ...

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International Women’s Rugby Series: England beat Canada 27-20

England women made it back-to-back victories in the International Women’s Rugby Series as they beat Canada 27-20 in Christchurch on Tuesday. Two tries from Lydia Thompson, added to by Abbie Scott and Kay Wilson, extended England’s unbeaten run to eight games. Emily Scarratt added seven points with the boot for the Red Roses. “We’re a little bit frustrated but at ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of 15 million euro tax fraud by Spanish prosecutor

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid for allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 14.7 million euros between 2011 and 2014. The prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the Real Madrid forward had knowingly used a business structure created in 2010 to allegedly hide his image rights income in Spain. ...

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Bangladesh lower expectations after reaching semi-finals

England’s resounding victory over Australia on Saturday enabled Bangladesh to book an unexpected spot in Champions Trophy semi-finals but the South Asians are playing down expectations of going all the way to claim a maiden major title. The hosts had already qualified before the Edgbaston encounter but relished the chance to put one over their bitterest rivals and eased to ...

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Grand reception of Bangladesh cricket team in London

Ansar Ahmed Ullah  :: Bangladesh Cricket Team, who are currently in the UK playing at ICC Champions Trophy, was given a grand reception on 2 June at the Royal Regency in East London organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Council UK.   The reception was chaired by Bangladesh Cricket Council UK’s President Noim Uddin Riaz and conducted by its Secretary Mustak Babul. ...

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