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    Venus stands between Serena and history

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 10:56pm on January 27, 2017

    Serena Williams is on the cusp of making Grand Slam history, 19 years after her first appearance at the Australian Open -- with only her greatest rival, sister Venus, able to stop her...

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    Siddik aims fresh start at home

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:55pm on January 27, 2017

    Bangladesh’s ace golfer Siddikur Rahman is determined to make a fresh start in his career with a good show in home soil as the third Bashundhara Bangladesh Open is scheduled to get underway on February 1...

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    Ansar probes Mominul abuse

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on January 27, 2017

    Bangladesh Ansar officials said on Friday that they would take stern action against those who were involved in abusing national cricketer Mominul Haque on his way to Cox’s Bazar after returning from New Zealand...

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    ICC moots 2-tier proposal again

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on January 27, 2017

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board officials have kept their fingers crossed ahead of forthcoming board meeting of International Cricket Council where they long debated two-tier Test system could be up for discussion in a new format...

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    Nadal sets up dream Federer final

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 10:44pm on January 27, 2017

    Rafael Nadal set up an Australian Open final against his great rival Roger Federer after edging Grigor Dimitrov in a classic five-set semi-final which stretched for nearly five hours on Friday...

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    BCCI confirms Tigers’ Hyderabad Test

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 05:52pm on January 27, 2017

    Bangladesh will play their first ever Test match in India at Hyderabad after playing a two-day practice match, said a press release of The...

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    Veron plays again at 41

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 11:08pm on January 26, 2017

    Former Argentina and Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron makes his official return to the pitch on home soil on Friday -- aged 41 -- with his beloved boyhood club Estudiantes...

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    Real fall to Celta in Cup quarters

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:06pm on January 26, 2017

    Real Madrid will recover their killer instinct in front of goal, coach Zinedine Zidane warned as his side’s treble ambitions ended with elimination from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Celta Vigo on Wednesday...

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    Serena, Venus set up dream final

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:03pm on January 26, 2017

    Unstoppable Serena Williams zeroed in on a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title Thursday by setting up an Australian Open final against her older sister Venus, as the siblings’ dream came true...

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    BCL opens door for fringe players

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:02pm on January 26, 2017

    National selectors said on Thursday they will keep a close eye on the upcoming Bangladesh Cricket League, the franchise-based first-class competition scheduled from January 28, as they said it will help them judge the form of some fringe players ahead of India tour...