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    Soumya close to his former self

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:21pm on December 24, 2016

    Batsman Soumya Sarkar is showing all kinds of indication with his free flowing stroke play that he is very close to come out of the prolonged bad patch and back to his best against New Zealand, said batting coach Thilan Samaraweera...

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    Football League resumes today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:19pm on December 24, 2016

    Bangladesh Premier League resumes today after a five-day break with two crucial matches of the penultimate round at the Bangabandhu National Stadium...

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    Kiwis weigh workload worries against Tigers

    Reuters . Christchurch | Updated at 11:16pm on December 24, 2016

    New Zealand’s frontline seamers Trent Boult and Tim Southee will have their workloads managed through the limited-overs portion of their series against Bangladesh to ensure they are fresh for the rest of the international programme, coach Mike Hesson has said...

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    Mustafiz keen to play albeit pain

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on December 24, 2016

    Bangladesh’s pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman said on Saturday that he is willing to play the three-match one-day international series opener against New Zealand despite carrying some pain...

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    Roma pounce on Napoli gaffe

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 11:07pm on December 23, 2016

    A first-half free-kick from Stephan El Shaaraway sent Roma on their way to a precious 3-1 win over Chievo that moved them to within four points of Juventus on Thursday...

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    Wenger wary of Chinese riches

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:04pm on December 23, 2016

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned the Premier League not to underestimate the enormous spending power of Chinese football after the Asian country secured another high-profile signing on Friday...

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    Oscar set for €70.5m China move

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 11:02pm on December 23, 2016

    Chelsea’s Oscar said he was looking forward to joining his ‘new family’ on Friday after Shanghai SIPG sealed terms on what will be China’s fifth Asian-record signing in less than a year...

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    Hosts exact revenge on Nepal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:00pm on December 23, 2016

    Hosts Bangladesh maintained their winning run in the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship when they thrashed Nepal by 3-0 sets at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium on Friday...

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    Federer eyes prolonging career

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 10:57pm on December 23, 2016

    Roger Federer believes his six-month absence due to a knee injury could help prolong his playing career, with the 17-times grand slam winner saying he has enjoyed the break...

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    Kvitova confident of full recovery

    Agence France-Presse . Prague | Updated at 10:54pm on December 23, 2016

    Czech tennis star Petra Kvitova on Friday said she was confident of making a full recovery and returning to the court after a knife attack left her needing surgery on her left hand...

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