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Argentina see off Venezuela to set up titanic Copa clash with Brazil

Argentina delivered a much-improved performance to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the Copa America quarter-finals on Friday and set up a mouthwatering last-four meeting with Brazil. Striker Lautaro Martinez scored for the second game running to put Argentina in front in the 10th minute with a clever back-heeled finish, diverting in a shot from Sergio Aguero following a corner swung in ...

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Valencia sign Dutch goalkeeper Cillessen from Barcelona

Valencia have signed Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Barcelona on a four-year deal, both Spanish clubs said on Wednesday. Barca said in a statement they would receive 35 million euros ($40 million) for the 30-year-old Cillessen, earning a considerable profit on the Dutchman who they signed from Ajax Amsterdam for an initial fee of 13 million euros in 2016. Cillessen ...

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Brian Lara hospitalized after complaining of chest pain

Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara has been admitted to Global Hospital in Parel, Mumbai after he complained of chest pain, reports NDTV. The hospital in Mumbai will be issuing a statement shortly, ANI tweeted on Tuesday. Brian Lara is currently in India as a cricket expert for the official broadcasters of World Cup 2019, which is being held in ...

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Malinga steers Sri Lanka to thrilling win over England

Malinga, who finished with figures of 4-43, became only the third bowler to capture 50 or more wickets in the competition after Australia’s Glenn McGrath (71), his compatriot Muttiah Muralitharan (68) and Pakistan’s Wasim Akram (55) Sri Lanka pace bowler Lasith Malinga ripped through the England batting line-up with four wickets as the former champions handed the favourites a 20-run ...

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Straight Bat: Goodbye dark horses

Eleven sixes were conceded by Rashid Khan—the T-20-legend-turned-mew-mew-in-ODI—the most by a bowler in an ODI When Afghanistan beat Pakistan in their opening match, everyone thought that they were going to be the dark horse. There is no shortage of dark horses in tournaments – including this ICC Cricket World Cup. In fact there are two other perennial dark horses of ...

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Shakib’s ton powers Tigers to a facile victory over West Indies

Shakib Al Hasan struck a scintillating 99-ball 124 not out as Bangladesh crushed West Indies by seven wickets at Taunton on Monday to stay alive in World Cup semifinal race, reports BSS. West Indies compiled a hefty 321-8 which Bangladesh gunned down with utmost ease, reaching the winning target of 322-3 in just 41.3 overs. That they kept 51 balls ...

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Happy to stay alive in World Cup: Mashrafe

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was elated to win the crucial match against West Indies, stating that this victory kept them in the World Cup semifinal race, which was the Tigers’ eventual goal, reports BSS. He also showered praise on Liton Das, who replaced Mohammad Mithun in the middle order, to hold the nerve and deliver in his first World ...

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Shakib becomes 2nd Bangladeshi batsman to reach 6000 runs

Shakib Al Hasan became the second Bangladeshi batsman after Tamim Iqbal to reach the milestone of 6000 runs during his side’s crucial World Cup match against West Indies at the Coopers Associates County Ground in Taunton on Monday, reports BSS. In form Shakib began the match with 23 runs shy of reaching the milestone and as he completed those runs ...

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Bangladesh takes on West Indies in a must-win WC game

Emboldened by their recent record, Bangladesh will take on West Indies in a World Cup match at Taunton on Monday that turned out to be a must-win game for them in a bid to stay alive in the semifinal race, reports BSS. The match starts at 3.30 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time). It will be Bangladesh’s fifth game in the cricket’s ...

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Battle over Brazil’s pension reform

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s proposed overhaul of the country’s bloated pension system sparked a nationwide strike and protests on Friday. Here’s what the changes mean. Brazil is one of the few countries in the world without a minimum retirement age. Bolsonaro wants to introduces a retirement age of 65 for men and 62 for women to enjoy their full pension ...

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