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    Tamim defends erratic Sakib

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on January 16, 2017

    Bangladesh Test vice-captain Tamim Iqbal defended batsman Sakib al Hasan despite his rash shot in the early morning of the final day pushed the visitors into all sorts of trouble against New Zealand in the first Test at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Monday...

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    Discord over Maradona’s night at the opera

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:56pm on January 16, 2017

    Diego Maradona steps into the world of high culture on Monday when epic tales of World Cup glory as well as reflections on his colourful private life are played out at Naples’ famed Teatro di San Carlo...

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    Heat is on as stars struggle

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 10:54pm on January 16, 2017

    World number one Andy Murray was tested and Stan Wawrinka lost his cool as stars struggled on a hot first day at the Australian Open on Monday...

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    Mushfiq survives massive scare

    Associated Press . Wellington | Updated at 09:43pm on January 16, 2017

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was released from hospital after being admitted for precautionary tests when he was for struck on the head by a bouncer on the final day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand on Monday...

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    Mou wants United to sharpen up

    Agence France-Presse . Manchester | Updated at 10:58pm on January 16, 2017

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho called on his players to stop spurning chances after they needed an 84th-minute equaliser from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to rescue a 1-1 draw against Liverpool...

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    Madrid finally fall at 41st hurdle

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:00pm on January 16, 2017

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane urged his side to put their disappointment of a first defeat in 40 games behind them as Sevilla produced a remarkable late turnaround to breathe new life into the Spanish title race with a 2-1 win on Sunday...

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    Guardiola concedes defeat in title race

    Agence France-Presse . Liverpool | Updated at 11:03pm on January 16, 2017

    Pep Guardiola says his first season in English football will not end with Manchester City winning the Premier League title following a shambolic 4-0 defeat at Everton...

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    Mushfiq out of danger after helmet blow

    staff correspondent | Updated at 08:58am on January 16, 2017

    Mushfiqur Rahim was hit on the back of the helmet on the fifth day and had to be taken to hospital. The incident took place in the 43rd over of Bangladesh's second innings...