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    Much-hyped Lafrance shown the door

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on November 10, 2016

    Top-seed Katie Lafrance of USA made a shock exit from the Walton 30th Bangladesh ITF Junior Tennis Championships when she lost to India’s Muskan Gupta in the girls’ quarter-final singles match in Dhaka on Thursday...

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    BPL has no favourites: Mushfiq

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:15pm on November 10, 2016

    The fourth edition of Bangladesh Premier League has no clear favourites, observed senior Bangladesh player Mushfiqur Rahim on Thursday after each team played at least one game. Mushfiq’s Barisal Bulls started the tournament on the wrong foot as they lost to Dhaka Dynamites by eight-wicket on the opening day despite him scoring an unbeaten half-century...

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    Afridi, Sunny sink Titans

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on November 10, 2016

    Rangpur Raiders dismissed Khulna Titans for the lowest ever Bangladesh Premier League score of 44 runs before registering a nine-wicket win at Mirpur on Thursday...

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    Sunny sets new Twenty20 record

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:09pm on November 10, 2016

    Rangpur Riders’ left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny created a new world record in Twenty20 cricket when he picked up three wickets without conceding a run in his 2.4 overs during their Bangladesh Premier League match against Khulna Titans on Thursday...

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    Lahm drops retirement hint

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:30pm on November 09, 2016

    Philipp Lahm, Germany’s World Cup-winning captain and Bayern Munich’s current skipper, hinted that he may retire from football at the end of the season...

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    Now Ronaldo bags ‘long-term’ Nike deal

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:29pm on November 09, 2016

    A day after signing a bumper fresh contract with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo has boosted his mind-boggling earnings with a new deal with Nike, the American sports giant said on Tuesday...

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    Resurgent Brazil eye Argentina ambush

    Agence France-Presse . Belo Horizonte | Updated at 11:26pm on November 09, 2016

    A resurgent Brazil return to the scene of the most humiliating defeat in their history today, when they face Argentina in a titantic 2018 World Cup qualifier...

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    Injured spinner Tanveer confident of NZ tour

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:24pm on November 09, 2016

    Leg-spinner Tanveer Haider is confident of his stint with the national team on their tour of Australia and New Zealand despite being almost ruled out of the Bangladesh Premier League due to injury...

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    Root, Ali frustrate India in first Test

    Agence France-Presse . Rajkot | Updated at 11:22pm on November 09, 2016

    Joe Root said England played fantastic cricket Wednesday after his sparkling century helped the tourists reach 311 for four at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against India...

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    Mahmudullah’s last over seals Titans win

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:10pm on November 09, 2016

    Khulna Titans skipper Mahmudullah came up with a brilliant last over to shock Rajshahi Kings by three runs in their Bangladesh Premier League match in Dhaka on Tuesday. Mahmudullah gave away only three runs in the eventful last over to dismiss Kings for 130 runs in 20 overs after putting in 133-8 on the board to begin their campaign on the winning note...