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    Winning debut for Maradona in Mexico

    Agence France-Presse . Culiacan | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    Controversial and combative as ever, Diego Maradona made his Mexican coaching debut Monday with a 4-1 win for his new club, the second-division side Dorados....

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    India-Paks promise blockbuster clash

    Agence France-Presse .Abu Dhabi | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai today, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals....

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    Tamim ruled out with broken hand and heart

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Tamim Iqbal’s Asia Cup ended with a broken hand and heart as expectedly as the Bangladesh Cricket Board formally ruled him out of the tournament on Monday....

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    Afghan win over SL puts Bangladesh in Super Four

    Agence France-Presse. Abu Dhabi | Updated at 01:25am on September 18, 2018

    Afghanistan continued their rise in international cricket with an upset 91-run win over Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Monday, knocking the former champions out of the Asia Cup and qualifying to the Super Four along with Bangladesh...

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    Osaka blames US Open tears on ‘notorious’ nerves

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves and her natural awkwardness, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that overshadowed a historic Japanese win....

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    Bangladesh U-16s beat Lebanon 8-0

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:07pm on September 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Under-16 women’s football team picked up their second successive win of the AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship qualifiers when they the thrashed Lebanon 8-0 at the Kamalapur stadium on Wednesday..

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    ‘Real more of a team without Ronaldo’

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Gareth Bale has won four Champions Leagues in five years at Real Madrid, but believes the Spanish giants can be even better in their quest for a 14th European crown despite the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo....

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    Ballon d’Or on my mind, says Griezmann

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann says he still can’t fathom why he was not voted one of the world’s top three players by FIFA -- but hopes winning the ‘more prestigious’ Ballon d’Or will make amends....

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    CL return offers Salah to dispel struggles

    Agence France-Presse . Liverpool | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Mohamed Salah outshone Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on the Champions League stage last season, but as Paris Saint-Germain’s star duo head to Anfield today seeking to make amends, the Egyptian is struggling to match the heights of his debut campaign at Liverpool...

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    Finch faces dilemma for Test debut

    AFP | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Hard-hitting Australian Aaron Finch has been a dominant opener in shorter forms of the game but admits he may have to curb his natural aggression if he makes his Test debut against Pakistan....