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Bangladesh beat Pakistan in style

DHAKA: Pakistan's miserable tour of Bangladesh continued as the hosts recorded their first-ever Twenty20 win over the rivals with a seven-wicket romp in Dhaka last night.

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IT'S ADVANTAGE ENGLAND

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada: Kraigg Brathwaite (101 batting) and Marlon Sameuls (22 batting) took the West Indies to 202 for two at the time of going to the Press early this morning in their second innings on the fourth day of the second Test against England.

Nishikori cruises into semi-finals

BARCELONA: Reigning champion Kei Nishikori moved into the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open with 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut late last night.

Qualifier McGill sends Selby crashing at the Crucible

SHEFFIELD, UK: Mark Selby suffered a shock exit from the World Championships early this morning as qualifier Anthony McGill clinched a 13-9 win over the defending champion in Sheffield.

Barca take on Bayern in Champions semi-finals

PARIS: Pep Guardiola will return to face his former club Barcelona after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals yesterday paired the Catalans with Bayern Munich while holders Real Madrid were drawn against Juventus.

Maxwell keen to make Test comeback

MELBOURNE: Explosive Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell is eyeing a stint in English county cricket to further his Test ambitions after missing out on a place in the tour squads for the Caribbean and England.

Pressure on as Mick Schumacher launches F4 career

BERLIN: Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son starts his Formula Four career this weekend under the pressure of living up to the famous family name of the seven-time Formula One world champion.

Kohli stars as Bangalore rout Rajasthan

AHMEDABAD, India: Skipper Virat Kohli blasted his second successive fifty and pacer Mitchell Starc snapped three wickets as Royal Challengers Bangalore notched up a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League last night.

Halep shrugs off death threats to advance

STUTTGART: Romania's Simona Halep shrugged off death threats from a stalker to take her place in the semi-finals at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart by beating Italy's Sara Errani late last night.

Swafford takes early lead in Zurich Classic

NEW ORLEANS: American Hudson Swafford, who has benefited from a change to his putting stroke over the past month, surged into an early one-shot lead in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans second round early this morning.

City to focus on 'top-four' finish

MANCHESTER: Manchester City will look to continue to draw home comfort from a disappointing season with a victory over FA Cup finalists Aston Villa today which would edge them closer to a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Bayern eye 25th German league title

BERLIN: Treble-chasing Bayern Munich could claim their first silverware of the season this weekend with the Bavarian giants poised to become German champions for the 25th time.

Holders Sevilla take on Fiorentina

PARIS: The draw for the semi-finals of the Europa League yesterday kept alive the possibility of an all-Italian final as Serie A sides Napoli and Fiorentina avoided each other.

Bahrain sailors in second spot

BAHRAIN are in second place overall with three points after two rounds of the Asian Qualifying Sailing Championship yesterday at Al Jazaer Beach.

Bahrainis claim two gold medals

BAHRAIN last night began their campaign in the 19th Arab Athletics Championship in style winning two gold and one silver at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isa Town.

Telefono scores upset win in BD12,000 race

TELEFONO scored the biggest upset of the day to win the richest race at yesterday's horse racing.

Pacquiao weigh-in tickets to cost $10

LOS ANGELES: Promoters of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather mega fight have taken the unusual step of charging for the weigh-in after a limited number of tickets for the fight were snapped up almost immediately on Thursday.

New Orleans fall to Curry's late heroics

NEW ORLEANS: Golden State's Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a three-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback that allowed the Warriors to beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime on Thursday and take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

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