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    Van Gaal dismisses retirement talks

    Reuters . Amsterdam | Updated at 11:02pm on January 18, 2017

    Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed a report in Dutch media that he has retired from coaching and said he will make a decision about his future at the end of a sabbatical year...

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    Murray magic, Kyrgios booed in defeat

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:00pm on January 18, 2017

    Top seed Andy Murray sped into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday but bad boy Nick Kyrgios was booed and accused of not trying as he crashed to a stormy defeat...

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    Alamgir and Mamun face off in V’day final

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:58pm on January 18, 2017

    Alamgir Hossain of Nordic Club and Mamun Bepari of Shamson H Chowdhury Tennis Club will vie in the men’s singles final of the Victory Day Tennis Tournament at the National Tennis Complex today...

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    Bangladesh women lose series to SA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:56pm on January 18, 2017

    Bangladesh women showed their lack of ability to score quick runs and lost the fourth match of the five-match one-day series against South Africa by 94 runs at Cox’s Bazar to concede the series by 3-1 on Wednesday...

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    Ctg Abahani raises prize money Sk Kamal Cup

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on January 18, 2017

    The second edition of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup will get underway on February 18 in Chittagong with more prize money and with the participation of eight teams, including three local clubs and five foreign clubs, said officials on Wednesday...

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    Tamim may lead Tigers as Mushfiq all but out

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:50pm on January 18, 2017

    Opener Tamim Iqbal is all set to make his debut as Test captain as Mushfiqur Rahim is unlikely to take the field in the second Test against New Zealand, beginning at Christchurch on Friday...

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    Hathurusinghe upholds optimism

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on January 18, 2017

    Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe said on Wednesday that it is not impossible to turn the table in the second Test match against New Zealand as they can take a lot of positives from the first Test...

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    Federer wobbles but roars back to reach third round

    Reuters | Updated at 12:42pm on January 18, 2017

    Roger Federer dug himself out of a late slump to fend off American qualifier Noah Rubin 7-5 6-3 7-6(3) on Wednesday and draw vital confidence for...

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    China set to bid for Costa, Cavani

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:02am on January 18, 2017

    China’s clampdown on big spending football clubs has scuppered a bid by Tianjin to buy Diego Costa and a host of other Europe-based stars, its chairman said...

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    Maradona set for Napoli role, if tax millions settled

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2017

    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says a global ambassador’s role will be offered to Diego Maradona -- if the former club legend settles his score with the Italian tax man...