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    Lo Celso, Icardi in Argentina’s pre World Cup list

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2018

    Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi and Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala were given a World Cup boost after being included in a 35-man pre-selection squad for Russia 2018 on Monday....

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    Pakistan hold nerve to beat Ireland

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2018

    Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq saw his side to victory as Ireland’s first match in men’s Test cricket ended in a gallant last-day defeat by five wickets at Malahide on Tuesday...

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    Mariner bring Egyptian duo

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2018

    Defending Premier Division Hockey League champions Mariner Young’s Club bolstered their squad by roping in two Egyptian national team players Ashraf Said Ahmed Mohamed Gomaa and Ahmed Mohsen Elsayed Badawi....

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    Mushfiq turns to Jubair to face Rashid’s leg-spin

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2018

    Bangladesh batsmen were taking help from discarded leg-spinner Jubair Hossain to prepare them for facing Afghan prodigy Rashid Khan in the forthcoming Twenty20 series in India, wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim said Tuesday....

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    Kirsten tasked with finding Tigers’ coach

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2018

    Unable to appoint a coach on their own in more than seven months, Bangladesh sought the help of their would-be consultant Gary Kirsten to find a suitable candidate for the post....

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    Neymar headlines as Brazil name team

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 01:49am on May 15, 2018

    Striker Neymar, who hasn’t played a game since breaking his foot in February, was named Monday as the star of the Brazilian national team which will seek a record sixth World Cup out in Russia....

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    BCB honours Greenidge finally

    Samsul Arefin Khan | Updated at 01:00am on May 15, 2018

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday finally cleared its distance with former national head coach Gordon Greenidge as they accorded him a reception at a city hotel nearly two decades after he was unceremoniously terminated from the job during ICC World Cup 1999....

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    Syria groups urge Russia to push ‘WC ceasefire’

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:05am on May 15, 2018

    Syrian civil society groups on Monday urged Russia, which is hosting the football World Cup in a month, to ensure a nationwide ceasefire ahead of the month-long competition....

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    Navas more scared of Cannes red carpet than Salah

    AFP | Updated at 12:05am on May 15, 2018

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has revealed that he was more scared of walking the red carpet at the Cannes film festival than facing Liverpool’s lethal striker Mohamed Salah. ...

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    Neymar rejects transfer talk

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on May 15, 2018

    Neymar was named as France’s player of the year at an awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday, and later brushed away questions over his future...

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