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Weavers FC clinch the ILFL Winter League

Emdad Rahman :: Weavers FC followed up their recent Sonali Othith Masters champions by being crowned The Veterans League Premier Division winter champions in the Inner London Football League. The title was in the balance as the final fixtures were played on a treacherously rain soaked evening at Mabley Green with second placed London Tigers hoping for a slip up from ...

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Petra Kvitova: Two-time champion ‘on track’ for Wimbledon after stabbing

Petra Kvitova is “on track” to play at Wimbledon less than seven months after suffering a career-threatening hand injury in a knife attack at her home. The 26-year-old, a two-time Wimbledon champion, was stabbed on 20 December by an intruder in her apartment in Prostejov in the Czech Republic. She could return at the French Open, which starts next week. A spokeswoman ...

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Haris Sohail replaces Umar Akmal in Pakistan Trophy squad

Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail will replace middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, who was unceremoniously withdrawn from the Champions Trophy squad over fitness concerns a week before the competition, it was announced Tuesday. The 27-year-old Akmal, known for his chequered disciplinary record, failed two fitness tests after joining the squad in Birmingham last week. He was left out of the limited-over squads for the tour of ...

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Football: Manchester attack scars Europa League final

Manchester United’s preparations for Wednesday’s Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.   United manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute’s silence on the club’s Carrington training pitches to the west of Manchester city centre.   United were due ...

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Australian Damien Wright appointed Bangladesh Under-19 cricket coach

Bangladesh Cricket Board has put Australian coach Damien Wright in charge of the Under-19 team until the 2018 Youth World Cup. The 41-year-old Cricket Australia Level 3 coach will take charge of the team from July. The Under-19 World Cup will begin in January next year in New Zealand. His previous assignment was as senior assistant coach for Tasmania. He ...

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Roqibul makes new record in MSC loss

Roqibul Hassan made a new scoring record when he hammered 190 off 138 balls for Mohammedan Sporting Club in their Dhaka Premier League match against arch-rivals Abahani Limited in BKSP on Monday. Roqibul’s innings, which failed to sail Mohammedan through as the side lost the game by 27 runs, is the highest ever individual score by a Bangladeshi in List-A ...

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Chelsea target Virgil van Dijk will stay at Southampton, insists Claude Puel

Chelsea target Virgil van Dijk will still be at Southampton next season, insists Saints boss Claude Puel. Standard Sport reported in March that Chelsea have been keen on the Netherlands international for much of the season, though Liverpool and City had emerged as rivals in what would likely be a £50million transfer battle. The 25-year-old, signed from Celtic for £13m in 2015, has been sidelined since an ankle ...

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Arsenal stun MU, Liverpool held

Aresnal got a huge boost in their quest for a spot in the Champions League when they beat Manchester United by 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday.  After a barren first-half Granit Xhaka put Arsenal ahead with a powerful shot from 30 yards in 54th minute before Danni Welback doubled the margin heading home an Oxlade-Chamberlain chip ...

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Zidane denies Real have mental edge over Atletico

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists his team do not have a psychological advantage over Champions League semi-final opponents Atletico Madrid despite beating them in two finals in three years. As well as their victories in Lisbon (2014) and Milan (2016), Real knocked out Atletico in the 2015 quarter-finals. Atletico have never lifted European club soccer’s most prestigious trophy while ...

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Tigers take field sans Mashra

Bangladesh national cricket team will play their first warm-up match ahead of ICC Champions Trophy in England when they take on Duke of Norfolk XI today. Regular skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza will miss the game at Arundel Castle Cricket Club as he returned to Dhaka to be with his ailing wife.  ‘We understand that there has been a family emergency ...

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