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Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar on FIFA player of the year shortlist

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have been nominated as finalists for the Best FIFA Men's Player award, the sport's governing body said on Friday.

 

 

Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League title and finished as the tournament's top scorer with 12 goals earlier this year.

 

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Paulinho saves Barcelona against plucky Getafe

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Barcelona snatched a late 2-1 win at Getafe with Paulinho’s strike sending them seven points clear of arch-rivals Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Saturday.

 

 

The Brazilian midfielder’s signing was widely criticised by supporters but he ran on to Lionel Messi’s pass, drove into the area and fired home with six minutes remaining to preserve Barcelona’s 100 percent record in the league.

 

Gaku Shibasaki scored a magnificent volley to put Getafe ahead in the 39th minute but another substitute, Denis Suarez, equalised for Barcelona in the 62nd.

 

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Tigers leave for South Africa Saturday

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Tigers leave for South Africa Saturday

Bangladesh Cricket Team will leave here for South Africa on Saturday to play a full-fledged series against the Proteas. The Test squad of the Tigers will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the morning. They will play two Tests -- first one at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on September 28- October 2 while the 2nd one at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein on October 6-10.

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Nadal makes hardcourts look easy for third US Open crown

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Tennis - US Open - Mens Final - New York, US - Sept 10, 2017 - Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his win against Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Reuters

Rafa Nadal has long been king of the Paris clay but he was just as dominant on New York hardcourt on Sunday as he collected grand slam title number 16 with a clinical demolition of Kevin Anderson in the US Open final.

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Riyad recalled as Shakib rested for SA Tests

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The 15-man squad for the Tests against South Africa has been announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board(BCB).

 

Bangladesh have recalled Mahmudullah Riyad to the Test squad after Shakib Al Hasan wanted a break from Test cricket.

 

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Australia manage to draw series beating Tigers by 7 wickets

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Australia manage to draw series beating Tigers by 7 wickets

The two-match Test series between Bangladesh and Australia ended in 1-1 draw as the Tigers conceded a 7-wicket defeat on day four of the 2nd Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Thursday.

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Ctg Test: Australia take 72-run lead against Tigers

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Ctg Test: Australia take 72-run lead against Tigers

A brilliant century by David Warner guided Australia to take a 72-run first innings lead against Bangladesh with one wicket in hand as the visitors scored 377 for 9 in 118 overs at stumps on the 3rd day of the 2nd Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Wednesday.

 

The Aussies resumed the 1st innings with their overnight total of 225 for 2 in 64 overs in the day’s second session as the rain washed out the entire morning session and added 152 runs for 7 wickets in 54 overs in two sessions.

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Second session belongs to the Aussies

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The session after lunch belongs to the Aussies despite the loss of skipper Steve Smith during the second day of the second Test against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.

 

Smith scored a brisk 58 before being outdone by a straighter delivery from Taijul Islam. Smith looked to play for the turn that never came and ball held its line before clipping the off stump.

 

20 minutes prior to Tea, Mushfiqur brought on Taijul Islam to the attack. Smith, who was looking increasingly dangerous, left a gap between and pad as he fell on the first delivery of the 29th over.

 

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Miraz bowls out Aussies skipper Smith early on day 2

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Miraz bowls out Aussies skipper Smith early on day 2

Bangladesh’s young spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz bowled out Australia’s skipper Steven Smith for the 2nd day’s first breakthrough of the first Test in Mirpur on Monday.

 

Australia resumed the 1st innings with overnight score of 18/3 in 9 overs, replying to Bangladesh 260 runs in the 1st innings, and were batting on 100/4 in 31st over at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

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We are not playing against aliens: Mushy

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim today said that they were not playing against aliens but against a very strong Australian team.

 

“We are not playing against aliens. We are playing against Australia. They are a very good team. But we have the ability to beat them in our home soil. In that case we will have to play really well,” the Bangladesh captain told reporters at the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium this afternoon.

 

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Agar set for recall as Australia hint at twin spin for Mirpur

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Ashton Agar looks set to play his first cricket Test in four years against Bangladesh on Sunday after coach Darren Lehmann suggested Australia would go with two spinners for the series opener in Mirpur.

 

 

The 23-year-old left-arm finger spinner made his Test debut as a teenager in the 2013 Ashes series, starring more with bat than ball in two matches against England that remain his only experience of the longest form of the game.

 

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Bangladesh-Australia Test Nasir-Shafiul back, Mahmudullah-Mominul dropped

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Nasir, Mahmudullah, Mominul

Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday announced their 14-member squad for the two-Test home series against Australia.

 

In the squad, Nasir Hossain and Shafiul Islam added as a new face in replace of Mahmudullah Riyad and Mominul Haque.

 

BCB announced the squad at its office this (Saturday) afternoon.

 

The first Test will be start at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium from August 27.

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Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

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Soccer Football - Real Madrid vs Barcelona - Spanish Super Cup Second Leg - Madrid, Spain - Aug 17, 2017 Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates with trophy and team mates after winning the Spanish Super Cup. Reuters

Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory that underlined their new status as Spain's dominant force.

 

 

Marco Asensio followed up his brilliant late goal in Sunday's first leg with a stunning effort from 30 meters in the fourth minute that proved a punishing blow for the Catalans.

 

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Five-match ban for Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona.

 

The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal on Sunday and an extra four games for his reaction towards referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea.

 

Ronaldo was also fined 3,805 euros ($4,500) and has 10 days to appeal the ban.

 

Should any appeal fail, Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's Super Cup, second leg and Madrid's first four La Liga games of the season against Deportivo la Coruna, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.

 

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Watford hold shaky Liverpool to thrilling 3-3 draw

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Watford defender Miguel Britos scrambled in a stoppage-time equaliser to grab a 3-3 draw against Liverpool in an absorbing Premier League encounter on Saturday.

 

 

Britos stabbed home at the death after Liverpool had come from 1-0 and 2-1 down to lead 3-2 thanks to a three-minute blitz in the second half, when new signing Mohamed Salah made an impact.

 

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Spinners put India on backfoot after Dhawan ton

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Shikhar Dhawan smashes a scintillating century for India, but Sri Lanka's spinners strike five times to leave the tourists on edge after the first day of the third Test today.

 

Malinda Pushpakumara took three wickets and Lakshan Sandakan two, leaving India on 329-6 at the close, with Wriddhiman Saha on 13 and Hardik Pandya on one.

 

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Gilchrist terms ton against Bangladesh as his greatest

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Gilchrist terms ton against Bangladesh as his greatest

Former Australia wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist says his century in the first Test of the overseas series against Bangladesh was the best of his distinguished career.

 

One might ponder which innings Gilchrist might be referring to and for him to say that his greatest was against Bangladesh will surely turn some heads.

 

Many fans will recall the barely believable double hundred that Jason Gilespie scored at Chittagong against Bangladesh in the 2006 tour as the highlight of that series.

 

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