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    German star Hoewedes loses Schalke captaincy

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Germany defender Benedikt Hoewedes has lost the Schalke 04 captaincy, with the new Bundesliga season set to kick off on Friday...

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    Pato dreams of Brazil recall

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Brazilian star Alexandre Pato refuses to give up hope of a recall to the national side, saying he’s at the peak of his career following his move to China...

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    Buffon joins Messi, Ronaldo on UEFA shortlist

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been named as one of three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday...

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    Zidane angered by five-game Ronaldo ban

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expressed his anger on Tuesday at a five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo for pushing a referee after being sent-off against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup...

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    Five drugs found in Woods’ system

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Tiger Woods had five drugs, including the opioid painkiller hydrocodone, in his system when he was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a toxicology report released Monday...

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    Nadal delighted at return to No 1

    Agence France-Presse . Cincinnati | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Rafael Nadal was thrilled Monday to learn he would return to world number one for the first time in three years but sorry it came because Roger Federer withdrew from this week’s ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament...

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    Dhoni no longer automatic choice!

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 11:25pm on August 15, 2017

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no longer an automatic choice in one-day internationals and the former India captain needs to keep performing to be involved in the 2019 World Cup, chief selector MSK Prasad has said...

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    Maxwell tweaks spin method for Tigers

    Agencies . Darwin | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    All-rounder Glenn Maxwell is hoping a change of technique will convince skipper Steve Smith to throw him the ball during Australia’s tour of Bangladesh, reports Australian Associated Press...

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    Dilemmas all over as selectors mull team

    Azad Majumder | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Not on too many occasions Bangladeshi selectors have faced this much dilemma over picking a squad for a Test series as they are facing now before the forthcoming home series against Australia...

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    ‘I’m more alive than ever’

    Agnece France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2017

    Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp and declaring he felt ‘more alive than ever’...