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Mourinho new Spurs boss after Pochettino sacking

WT24 Desk Jose Mourinho promised “real passion” following his appointment as Tottenham Hotspur boss on Wednesday after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the struggling Premier League club, AFP reports. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager was announced as the new boss at White Hart Lane hours after the Argentine was dismissed on Tuesday evening. “I couldn’t be ...

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Twilight hours to be tough for batsmen in day-night Test: Vettori

WT24 Desk Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori believes the evening hours of the first-ever day-night Kolkata Tests might shake up Bangladesh, reports UNB. The Bangladesh team reached Kolkata on Tuesday and they conducted their first practice session at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday morning. “The last session with the pink-ball will be very difficult because things can do something ...

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Govt working to promote tennis

PM to players and diplomats of participating countries in Sheikh Russell Int’l Club Cup Tennis Tournament 2019 WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government undertook projects to popularize tennis alongside cricket and football by developing tennis courts at school, college and university levels, Agencies report. She said: “The people of the country are very much familiar ...

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New Zealand, England put cricket rivalry to the Test

WT24 Desk New Zealand and England will take their cricketing rivalry into the Test arena Thursday after finding themselves evenly matched in recent limited-overs thrillers, AFP reports. England have bragging rights after winning a rollercoaster World Cup final in July, then edging the Black Caps 3-2 in a desperately close Twenty20 series completed earlier this month. Both the one-day decider ...

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Argentina and Uruguay draw in friendly

WT24 Desk Lionel Messi scored a late penalty as Argentina drew 2-2 with Uruguay in a friendly held in Israel Monday, with the Jewish state considering the match a victory, AFP reports. The game pitted Messi against his Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez, and it looked as though the Uruguayan had gotten the better of him as he scored one goal ...

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Afghans clinch Windies T20I series

WT24 Desk Teenage opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit an attacking half-century to set up Afghanistan’s 29-run series-clinching win over West Indies in the third Twenty20 international on Sunday, AFP reports. Gurbaz hit 79 off 52 balls as Afghanistan posted 156 for eight, a total their bowlers defended by restricting the West Indies to 127-7 in Lucknow. They won the series 2-1 ...

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17 years younger Tsitsipas shocks Federer in ATP Finals

WT24 Desk Stefanos Tsitsipas shocked six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the ATP Finals in his tournament debut on Saturday,. AFP reports. The Greek sixth seed, 17 years younger than his 38-year-old opponent, beat the Swiss at the Australian Open but had fallen to him twice since then. Federer was unrecognisable from the player who ...

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Bangladesh must learn from India demolition: Mominul

WT24 Desk After seeing his side demolished by India, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque said Saturday the players have tough lessons to learn from the world’s top Test side if they are to compete on an international level, AFP reports.. Bangladesh were bowled out for 213 on Saturday bringing defeat in the first Test inside three days by a humbling innings ...

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Mominul takes blame for batting collapse

WT24 Desk Skipper Mominul Haque took the blame for Bangladesh’s batting collapse after India’s pacemen combined to bowl them out for 150 on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday, AFP reports. Mohammed Shami claimed three wickets, while fellow quicks Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav took two apiece to pack off the tourists early in the final session ...

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Mominul sees India series a great opportunity for Tigers

WT24 Desk Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque said Wednesday the absence of banned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be like missing two players, as the team prepared for their two-Test series in India, AFP reports. Bangladesh arrived in India in shock after Shakib was handed a two-year ban, with one-year suspended, for failing to declare illegal approaches by a bookmaker in ...

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