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Bangladesh reach ODI final beating West Indies


MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh qualified for the tri-nations final in Ireland after another win over the West Indies on Monday. The West Indies reached Friday’s final after beating the tournament hosts Ireland on Saturday for a second time. But they lost for a second straight time to Bangladesh, when 247-9 was easily chased down by Bangladesh, which made 248-5 with 16 balls to spare. The match was won tamely on a wide delivery by Sheldon Cottrell, but it was an all-round effort by Bangladesh. Without haste, opener Soumya Sarkar scored 54 and Mushfiqur Rahim 63, and they were well supported ...

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Riders, Dynamites fights to reach final on Wednesday


MNA Sports Desk: Rangpur Riders and Dhaka Dynamites will lock horns in the Qualifier-2 of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday for a final berth. The Titans’ clash will start at 6:30 pm. The winners of the match will qualify for the BPL season-six final on Friday (February 8) at the same venue against Comilla Victorians, which smartly reached the title-deciding final beating holders Rangpur Riders by eight wickets in Qualifier-1 on Monday. The loser of Wednesday’s match will be eliminated from the prestigious league. At the start of the league, defending runners-up Dynamites ...

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Rohit praises tigers’ ‘fearless cricket’


MNA Sports Desk: India captain Rohit Sharma praised Bangladesh for their “fearless cricket” after the Twenty20 minnows came within a ball of a shock victory in the tri-series final in Colombo. Tenth-ranked Bangladesh pushed their illustrious neighbours all the way in Sunday’s final before wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik smashed a six off the last ball to secure a four-wicket win. Karthik’s eight-ball 29 took India over the line after a tense 167-run chase that saw Bangladesh concede 35 runs off the final two overs at the R Premadasa Stadium. But Sharma, who gave his team a blazing start with a 42-ball ...

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US won men’s 4×200 meters freestyle relay


MNA Sports Desk: Michael Phelps gained his second gold medal and the 21st of his career as the US (United States) won the men’s 4×200 meters Olympic freestyle relay on Tuesday. It was the fourth successive US Olympic victory in the event. The most successful Olympian of all time swam the final leg to extend his career tally to a total of 26 medals, also including two silvers and two bronze. Earlier, he had won gold number 20 with victory in the 200m butterfly. In the 200-metre event he clocked 1:53.36, while in the relay, the team finished at 7:00.66. ...

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Djokovic beat Nishikori in Rogers Cup final


MNA Sports Desk: Novak Djokovic beat Kei Nishikori and continued his supremacy with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday. After settling his 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, Djokovic directly started to turn his consideration to something more indefinable, an Olympic gold medal. In his first event since an upset third round loss to American Sam Querrey on the grass of Wimbledon four weeks ago, Djokovic paid back to his winning ways and became the first four-time champion of the Rogers Cup. Djokovic was boosted by a strong service show ...

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Murray wins second Wimbledon title


MNA Sports Desk: Andy Murray from the Great Britain wins second Wimbledon title on Sunday. As Andy Murray lead for the champion’s dinner at the Guildhall for the second time, three years after his first, he lastly had time to accurately savor the exclusive joy of owning not only the Wimbledon title, but the love of a nation, as well as his family. The glow of triumph gave him a more instant rush. He had widely beaten Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) in two hours and 48 minutes, and Center Court belonged to him. The clapping that greeted ...

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Portugal beat France for Euro 2016 glory


MNA Sports Desk: Eder’s extra-time goal saw Portugal beat host France 1-0 in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament for the journey on their road to glory. “It was not the final I wanted, but I am very happy. It is a trophy for all the Portuguese, for all immigrants, all the people who believed in us, so I am very happy and very proud.” Portuguese star Ronaldo said. “We said we would win it and we managed to do that.” He added later. Twelve years after dropping 1-0 to Greece as hosts of Euro 2004, ...

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France faces Ronaldo in poignant Euro final


MNA Sports Desk: France faces Ronaldo in poignant Euro final. Cristiano Ronaldo’s battle-hardened Portugal, stand between hosts France and a cathartic conquest in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final at Stade de France. The sports ground was besieged by suicide bombers during France’s friendly against Germany last November in attacks across Paris that left 130 people deceased. Following a joyous semi-final victory over Germany, France aim to prevail in a third major final on home soil after the 1984 European Championship and 1998 World Cup. “There are lots of fervor and lots of joy and happiness in France,” France coach Didier Deschamps ...

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