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    Barca sack director after Messi remarks

    Reuters . Barcelona | Updated at 11:44pm on January 14, 2017

    Barcelona removed Pere Gratacos as their institutional sporting relations director on Friday after he claimed that Lionel Messi ‘would not be as good’ without his teammates...

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    Federer relishing ‘family’ reunion

    Reuters . Melbourne | Updated at 11:41pm on January 14, 2017

    The ‘extended family’ of tennis, the thrust of competition and that winning feeling. Roger Federer missed them all during his six months away from the circuit and is relishing the prospect of rediscovering them again at the Australian Open...

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    Kane hat-trick lifts Spurs to second

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:39pm on January 14, 2017

    New father Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur crushed West Bromwich Albion 4-0 on Saturday to climb to second place in the Premier League table...

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    Women lose despite batting records

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:36pm on January 14, 2017

    Bangladesh women showed one of their best batting display yet lost to South Africa in their second one-day international by 17 runs at Cox’s Bazar on Saturday to trail the five-match series 2-0...

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    Tigers pace trio proves doubters wrong

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:33pm on January 14, 2017

    Bangladesh pace bowlers’ inexperience remained a major talking point ahead of the two-match Test series but they did not let themselves down by showing their potential against New Zealand at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Saturday...

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    Bangladesh likely to miss Mushfiq behind the stumps

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:30pm on January 14, 2017

    Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is unlikely to put on his wicket keeping gloves in the ongoing Test match against New Zealand as he will be under observation for next 48 hours following an x-ray on his bruised right hand...

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    Stubborn Latham frustrates Tigers

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:14pm on January 14, 2017

    A patient Tom Latham carved out his sixth century to keep New Zealand afloat as they moved closer to avoiding a follow on against a rampant Bangladesh after three days of the first Test in Wellington...

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    New Zealand 292-3 after day 3, 1st test vs Bangladesh

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:10am on January 14, 2017

    Opener Tom Latham made an unbeaten century on Saturday as New Zealand moved to 292-3 at stumps on day three of the first test against Bangladesh...

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    United brace for Liverpool crunch

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:48pm on January 13, 2017

    Manchester United have a golden opportunity to haul themselves into the Premier League title race at the expense of bitter rivals Liverpool this weekend, while leaders Chelsea will look to steady their nerves at Leicester...

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    Wade too good for Paks

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane | Updated at 10:46pm on January 13, 2017

    Matthew Wade hit a thrilling last-ball century to set up a 92-run victory for Australia over Pakistan in the first one-day international at the Gabba on Friday...