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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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    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...