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Craig McMillan quits as Bangladesh batting consultant

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced that the former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan has stepped down as the team’s batting consultant for their tour of Sri Lanka after the death of his father. “Craig has communicated to us that his father has passed away recently and therefore ...

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‘I see myself in players like Hafeez’: Younis Khan

BIRMINGHAM: Former Skipper Younis Khan sees himself in players like Muhammad Hafeez, saying the Sargodha-born cricketer has played and performed for the country. Hafeez’s retention in the side was been criticised as he’s set to turn 40 next month, although he silenced his critics with a brilliant 69 and 86 ...

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Man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn: A federal judge has sentenced an Austin, Texas, man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to pop star Taylor Swift’s former record label. According to records filed in federal court, Eric Swarbrick was given the sentence during ...

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Australia clinch ODI series against England

MANCHESTER: Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey both hit brilliant hundreds as Australia sealed a dramatic series win over world champions England in the third one-day international at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Australia, chasing a target of 303, were all but out of the game at 73-5 when Maxwell came to ...

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Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona for remainder of his contract

PARIS: After announcing his intention to quit the club, Lionel Messi said that he will now stay at Barcelona and honour the last year on his current contract. The Argentine player had informed the management at Barcelona that he wanted to exercise a clause in his contract that would allow ...

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Taylor Swift donates $30,000 to student’s UK college fund

LONDON: Taylor Swift has donated more than 23,000 pounds ($30,000) to a Portuguese student living in Britain after she spotted an online page seeking donations to help her fund a maths degree at university. The Grammy-winning artist said she had been inspired by Vitoria Mario’s drive and dedication as she ...

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Riots hit downtown Chicago, stores looted

CHICAGO: Large crowds clashed with police as rioters vandalized stores in downtown Chicago overnight Sunday, with officers returning fire after being targeted by gunfire, police said. Looters broke into a Chicago mall and are looting the place clean tonight. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/wKJZbcvpoZ — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 10, 2020 Local media ...

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Angelina Jolie seeks removal of private judge in divorce case

HOLLYWOOD: Angelina Jolie asked that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt’s attorneys. In a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jolie argues that Judge John W. Ouderkirk should be taken ...

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