Maradona’s Italian son granted Argentine nationality

Diego Armando Maradona Junior, the Italian son of the late Argentine footballing legend, was awarded his father’s nationality on Thursday.     Diego Junior, a 34-year-old retired lower-division footballer, finalised his passport application in a ceremony at the Argentine consulate in Rome.  Speaking to AFP in Spanish with a distinct Argentine accent, he said he felt half […]

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Bonner ton denies SL

Nkrumah Bonner scored an unbeaten maiden Test century as the West Indies reached 236-4 on the final day to draw the first Test against Sri Lanka in Antigua on Thursday.  Set an imposing 375 to win, the West Indies were 139 runs short when the captains agreed to end the match in the final session.  […]

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Germany, England, Italy start with wins

Former champions Germany, England and Italy got off to winning starts in their World Cup qualifying campaigns on Thursday but Spain were held to a 1-1 home draw by Greece.  Four-times winners Germany enjoyed a 3-0 win over Group J rivals Iceland in Duisburg thanks to goals from Leon Goretzka, Kai Havertz and Ilkay Gundogan.  […]

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Shakib leaves for India to take part in IPL

Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan left Dhaka this morning to take part in the upcoming Indian Premier League, starting from April 9.  Shakib, who will be representing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after being picked for INR 3.2 crores in the auction back in February, has to undergo a seven-day quarantine period in Chennai before […]

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