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    Alida offers Shirin new challenge

    Sudipta Ananda | Updated at 01:49am on April 24, 2017

    The inclusion of Alida Sikder, a US-born Bangladeshi athlete, in the Bangladesh contingent for next month’s 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, has finally put country’s fastest woman Shirin Akter in a challenging situation....

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    First-class players decry poor pay structure

    Atif Azam | Updated at 01:11am on April 24, 2017

    While the national cricketers received substantial amount of pay hike, the 16th Board of Directors meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday bore a bad news for country’s first-class cricketers....

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    Windies revival frustrates Paks

    Agence France-Presse . Kingston | Updated at 01:59am on April 23, 2017

    Half-centuries by Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich engineered a West Indies revival in reaching 244 for seven at stumps against Pakistan on the opening day of the first Test at Sabina Park on Friday...

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    Five key clashes in El Clasico

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 01:58am on April 23, 2017

    Real Madrid host Barcelona today in a hotly anticipated El Clasico that will go a long way to deciding the destiny of the La Liga title...

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    Thiago spares Bayern blushes

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 01:57am on April 23, 2017

    Thiago Alcantara’s second-half equaliser rescued Bayern Munich in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Mainz as the runaway Bundesliga leaders had to twice come from behind...

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    Bale back but Barca desperate for win

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 01:55am on April 23, 2017

    Luis Enrique says his last Clasico in charge of Barcelona at Real Madrid today is a must-win for the reigning La Liga champions...

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    B’desh pins hope in shooting to win gold

    Sudipta Ananda | Updated at 01:53am on April 23, 2017

    Bangladesh is hoping to end their gold drought in Islamic Solidarity Games through shooting, which has been included for the first time in the quadrennial meet....

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    Messi, Ronaldo kissing graffiti causes stir pre-Clasico

    Agence France-Presse . Barcelona | Updated at 01:51am on April 23, 2017

    A graffiti portraying Lionel Messi on tiptoes kissing arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo has caused a stir in Barcelona, just two days before the seaside city’s team faces Real Madrid in a crux game...

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    Sakib named Tigers’ T20 skipper

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:49am on April 23, 2017

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday appointed all-rounder Sakib al Hasan as their next captain for national Twenty20 squad, replacing him with retired fast bowler Mashrafee bin Murtaza...

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    Foul-mouthed Nastase expelled over Serena racial slur

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:48am on April 23, 2017

    Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase was expelled from the Fed Cup tie with Britain on Saturday for ‘serious misconduct’ after a foul-mouthed rant compounded a controversy caused by racist remarks aimed at superstar Serena Williams...