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    N Ireland relish underdog tag

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on November 09, 2017

    Northern Ireland forward Jamie Ward says the team will thrive as underdogs against Switzerland in the Russia 2018 play-offs as they seek to qualify for their first World Cup since 1986...

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    Shearer reveals dementia fears over heading

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on November 09, 2017

    The Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer Alan Shearer fears he may be at risk of suffering from dementia due to heading footballs during his playing days, calling for more research on the issue....

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    Tarnished Modric key to Croatia hopes

    Agence France-Presse . Zagreb | Updated at 12:05am on November 09, 2017

    Croatia will hope Real Madrid star Luka Modric can carry the nation to the World Cup finals as they go into the first leg of a tricky play-off with Greece today....

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    BPL Turning point

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 09, 2017

    Chasing a total of 167 runs, Rangpur Riders got off to a poor start when they lost top three batsmen inside six overs of batting Power Play. But veteran Shahriar Nafees and English all-rounder Ravi Bopara brought them back into the contest 49-run partnership for the fourth wicket...

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    Taskin’s footwork removes Bopara

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 09, 2017

    Rangpur Riders were heading towards clinching their second successive victory in the on-going Bangladesh Premier League until Chittagong Vikings pacer Taskin Ahmed removed Shahriar Nafees and Samiullah Shenwari in consecutive deliveries in the thirteenth over...

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    No Baki for B’desh in 10m air rifle

    Sudipta Ananda | Updated at 12:05am on November 09, 2017

    Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation dropped Abdullah Hel Baki from 10-metre air rifle event team for next year’s Commonwealth Games, denying him an opportunity to improve his silver medal winning performance...

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    Humble Mashrafee says sorry to Subashis

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:05am on November 09, 2017

    Ragpur Riders captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza refused to hold any grudge against Chittagong Vikings’ Subashis Roy who overreacted to seemingly a common gesture during their Bangladesh Premier League match in Sylhet on Wednesday...

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    Taskin, Ronchi rob Riders

    Samsul Arefin Khan . Sylhet | Updated at 12:05am on November 09, 2017

    Opener Luke Ronchi made a half-century while pacer Taskin Ahmed produced a stunning performance with the ball to help Chittagong Vikings to secure an 11-run win over Rangpur Riders in their Bangladesh Premier League match in Sylhet on Wednesday....

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    Three cheers for Sylhet Sixers

    Samsul Arefin Khan . Sylhet | Updated at 01:26am on November 08, 2017

    Hosts Sylhet Sixers continued their blistering form in the fifth Bangladesh Premier League securing their third successive win over Rajshahi Kings by 33 runs at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday....

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    Pirlo bids aideu to football

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:05am on November 08, 2017

    Italy legend Andrea Pirlo on Monday called time on an illustrious career during which he won the 2006 World Cup, two Champions League titles and six Serie A trophies...

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