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    Marcelo keeps Real title bid on track

    Reuters . Barcelona | Updated at 01:24am on April 30, 2017

    Marcelo came to Real Madrid’s rescue to secure a 2-1 win over Valencia, provisionally taking Zinedine Zidane’s side three points clear at the top of La Liga, moments after they had conceded a potentially crucial equaliser...

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    Sharapova bookies’ French Open favourite

    Agence France-Presse . Stuttgart | Updated at 01:23am on April 30, 2017

    Maria Sharapova was installed as the bookmakers’ joint favourite to capture the French Open on Friday despite the Russian star not even being guaranteed a place in the season’s second Grand Slam event...

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    Abahani’s losing run continues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:20am on April 30, 2017

    Defending champions Abahani conceded their second defeat in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League as Gazi Tank Cricketers beat them by 25 runs while runners-up Prime Doleshwar beat Kalabagan Krira Chakra by one run in the most extra-ordinary fashion...

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    Saif form formidable squad

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:16am on April 30, 2017

    Saif Sporting Club build a title-aspirant squad for next season as the newly promoted Bangladesh Premier League outfit roped in five national stalwarts and three foreigners on the penultimate day of the month-long players’ transfer window on Saturday...

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    BCB sets Tk 600 match fee for women

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:02am on April 30, 2017

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to pay Tk 600 as match fee in the upcoming Women’s National Cricket League, 50-over tournament, said BCB official on Saturday...

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    Aussies reject ‘disrespectful’ pay offer

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:05am on April 29, 2017

    Australia’s players’ union Friday rejected a Cricket Australia pay and conditions proposal, saying it was unfair and disrespectful...

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    Nastase says sorry

    Agence France-Presse . Bucharest | Updated at 12:05am on April 29, 2017

    Romanian tennis great Ilie Nastase apologised Friday for derogatory comments about Serena Williams and for a foul-mouthed Fed Cup tirade that saw him suspended by the International Tennis Federation...

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    Pochettino not my enemy: Xavi

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:05am on April 29, 2017

    Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez insisted Thursday that Mauricio Pochettino was not his ‘enemy’ and said he could even imagine the Tottenham boss one day becoming coach of the Catalan giants...

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    Valencia to test Real’s credentials

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on April 29, 2017

    Real Madrid’s bid for a first La Liga title in five years will be put to test today when they host Valencia, who won their earlier meeting in the season...

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    Mou targets Liverpool, Arsenal

    Agence France-Presse . Manchester | Updated at 12:05am on April 29, 2017

    Jose Mourinho identified Liverpool and Arsenal as Manchester United’s chief rivals for Champions League qualification following his side’s 0-0 draw at fellow top-four contenders Manchester City...