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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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    Shirin retains 100m crown

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:49pm on December 23, 2016

    Shirin Akter of Bangladesh Navy retained her crown as the fastest woman of the country when she put her rivals behind in women’s 100-metre sprint on the second day of 40th National Athletic Championship on Friday...

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    Rajshahi, Rangpur ease into win

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on December 23, 2016

    Rajshahi and Rangpur won their respective National Cricket League fourth round matches on the fourth and final day on Friday to share the top position of the points table of tier-2...

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    Fizz’s return leaves Tigers upbeat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:46pm on December 23, 2016

    Bangladesh heaved a sigh of relief ahead of their three-match one-day international series against New Zealand as pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman was cleared for the opener after successfully bowling in Thursday’s practice match...

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    Mou too young to be tempted by Chinese

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:25pm on December 22, 2016

    Wealthy Chinese clubs are unlikely to lure Jose Mourinho away from England as the Manchester United manager says he is enjoying the challenge of competing in the Premier League...

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    Barcelona pummel Hercules

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:19pm on December 22, 2016

    Turkey international Arda Turan scored a hat-trick as holders Barcelona thrashed third-division side Hercules 7-0 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey last-32 tie...

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    Bayern hammer 10-man Leipzig

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:15pm on December 22, 2016

    Ralph Hasenhuettl admitted 10-man RB Leipzig had been taught a tough ‘lesson’ as leaders Bayern Munich handed out a 3-0 hammering to their nearest Bundesliga rivals...

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    B’desh off with win in Asian V’ball

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:11pm on December 22, 2016

    Hosts Bangladesh made a winning start in the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship when they beat Afghanistan by 3-1 sets on Thursday...