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    Sampaoli takes charge of Argentina

    Reuters . Buenos Aires | Updated at 01:55am on June 03, 2017

    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said his greatest challenge was to get the best out of Lionel Messi and reach next year’s World Cup finals in Russia as he was officially unveiled on Thursday with a contract through to the 2022 tournament in Qatar....

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    Juventus bar Zidane’s path to history

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:55am on June 03, 2017

    Only Zinedine Zidane’s former club Juventus stand between the Real Madrid coach and football history in Saturday’s star-studded Champions League final in Cardif...

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    Gazi defeat shatters Abahani’s title hopes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:52am on June 03, 2017

    Gazi Group Cricketers dashed the title hopes of Abahani Limited as they recorded a thumping six-wicket win over the defending champions in their penultimate Dhaka Premier League match at BKSP on Friday...

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    Five key duels in CL final

    Agence France-Presse . Cardiff | Updated at 01:51am on June 03, 2017

    Real Madrid face Juventus in Saturday’s Champions League final in Cardiff aiming to become the first side ever to retain the trophy in its current format....

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    Proteas eager to maintain Sri Lanka winning run

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:50am on June 03, 2017

    South Africa begin their Champions Trophy challenge at the Oval on Saturday by taking on a Sri Lanka side against whom they have already enjoyed overwhelming one-day international success this year...

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    Nadal, Muguruza sail through

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:49am on June 03, 2017

    Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal lost just one game in a ruthless display to reach the French Open last 16 on Thursday, while Garbine Muguruza gained further momentum in the defence of her title....

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    Ctg Abahani scrape into final

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:46am on June 03, 2017

    Chittagong Abahani ended the dream run of Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society as the beat the old-Dhaka outfits by a solitary goal to seal the final berth of the Federation Cup for the first time in history on Friday...

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    Mashrafee defends Tigers’ strategy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:37am on June 03, 2017

    Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza defended their decision of fielding eight batsmen in the team against England during their first match of the Champions Trophy at the Oval on Thursday...

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    Juve seek what Zidane failed to deliver for them

    Reuters . Manchester | Updated at 01:42am on June 02, 2017

    It is hard to view Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane’s playing career as anything other than outstanding...

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    Ronaldo ready to fire Real to glory

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 01:41am on June 02, 2017

    Once famous for his extravagant stepovers and ability to leave defenders in his wake, Cristiano Ronaldo has this season evolved from fleet-footed winger to penalty box predator extraordinaire...