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    Zidane dismisses Real criticism

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 11:07pm on January 24, 2017

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane rounded on his team’s detractors on Tuesday ahead of the King’s Cup quarter-final second leg at Celta Vigo, saying their recent blip in form has been exaggerated...

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    Toure dismisses lure of China

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:05pm on January 24, 2017

    Yaya Toure says he wants to remain at Manchester City and is not interested in moving to China, amid reports of a big-money offer from the Chinese Super League...

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    Sevilla title challenge a reality

    Reuters . Barcelona | Updated at 11:04pm on January 24, 2017

    Sevilla have serious aspirations to win La Liga for the first time since 1946 after gate-crashing the usual two-horse race between Real Madrid and Barcelona, their coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Tuesday...

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    Federer rolls into all-Swiss semi

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:01pm on January 24, 2017

    Roger Federer beat giant-killer Mischa Zverev to become the Australian Open’s oldest men’s semi-finalist in nearly 40 years on Tuesday, as fellow veteran Venus Williams also rolled back the years...

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    Zalmi drop Sakib but retain Tamim

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:00pm on January 24, 2017

    Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi did not retain Bangladeshi all-rounder Sakib al Hasan and replaced him with Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan for the upcoming edition of the franchise-based Twenty20 tournament...

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    International archery returns after five years

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:59pm on January 24, 2017

    The inaugural edition of ISSF International Solidarity Archery Championship, the first ever international competition in Bangladesh in many years, will begin at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Friday. ..

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    MPs seek answer for sports debacle

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:39pm on January 24, 2017

    Lawmakers on Tuesday expressing their frustration over poor performance of National cricket team in New Zealand tour and recent performance of National football team sought to know what steps to be taken to improve performance of the teams...

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    ‘We had skill to play better’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:37pm on January 24, 2017

    Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe said on Tuesday that he was disappointed with their performance in the New Zealand tour as his charges had the skill to play better...

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    BCB boss takes a dig at seniors

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:36pm on January 24, 2017

    Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan on Tuesday said that the senior players let the team down in New Zealand and the team would work on it...

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    Arafat Sunny denied bail, sent to jail

    Robiul Islam | Updated at 12:40am on January 25, 2017

    A Dhaka court on Tuesday denied bail to Bangladesh national cricketer Arafat Sunny and ordered him to be sent to prison after completion of his remand in a case filed under Information and Communication Technology Act 2006....