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    Benzema refuses to give up on France recall

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:47pm on March 24, 2017

    Frozen-out star forward Karim Benzema wants showdown talks with France coach Didier Deschamps about his international future and said Thursday he hasn’t given up hope of a recall...

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    Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina

    Agence France-Presse . Montevideo | Updated at 10:44pm on March 24, 2017

    Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile...

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    Smith rubs noses with Dalai Lama

    Agence France-Presse . Dharamsala | Updated at 10:44pm on March 24, 2017

    Australian skipper Steve Smith revealed Friday his team held a relaxing session with the Dalai Lama where they learnt about keeping their cool, just a day ahead of the high-pressure series decider against India..

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    Kohli in doubt for Australia showdown

    Agence France-Presse . Dharamsala | Updated at 10:42pm on March 24, 2017

    Injured Indian skipper Virat Kohli said Friday he would play the fourth Test against Australia only if he was 100 per cent fit, keeping up the suspense over his participation in the series decider...

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    Shyamoli wins bronze in Asian Archery

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:39pm on March 24, 2017

    Bangladeshi archer Shyamoli Roy managed a bronze medal in the recurve women’s category of the ongoing Asia Cup World Ranking Tournament Stage 1 and World Games 2017 Wroclaw Archery Qualification in Thailand on Friday...

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    Most runs Kumar Sangakkara (SL): 1206 runs in 31 matches Mohammad Ashraful (BD): 573 runs in 26 matches Most wickets Muttiah Muralitharan (SL): 31 wickets in 17 matches Abdur Razzak (BD): 19 wickets in 15 matches..

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    DPL deferred for four days

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on March 24, 2017

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Friday deferred the forthcoming Dhaka Premier League for four days, said the officials. The top 50-over domestic competition was initially scheduled to start from April 7, but Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis said due to the unavailability of ground the competition would now start on April 11...

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    Ranking, WC make Tigers little concerned

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on March 24, 2017

    Bangladesh will put aside their concern over ranking and World Cup qualification when they will begin their three-match one- day international series against Sri Lanka at Dambulla, said skipper Mashrafee bin Muratza...

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    Messi penalty lifts Argentina into qualifying berths

    Reuters | Updated at 09:55am on March 24, 2017

    Lionel Messi converted a penalty as Argentina laboured to a 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that put them back in the automatic qualifying spots for next year's finals in Russia...

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    Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russia

    Reuters | Updated at 09:40am on March 24, 2017

    Brazil recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Uruguay 4-1 in Montevideo on Thursday, with Paulinho grabbing a hat-trick in a win that all but cemented their place at next year's World Cup finals...