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12:00 AM, March 26, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, March 26, 2019

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Djokovic downs Delbonis

Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record seventh Miami Open title, but the world number one admitted to a loss of focus in a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 victory over spirited Federico Delbonis which booked his place in the last 16.

Djokovic is hoping to eclipse Andre Agassi's six ATP crowns in South Florida over the next week and although the 31-year-old endured some shaky moments at Hard Rock Stadium, he still possessed enough quality during the key moments to see off the battling Delbonis.

The Serbian, though, wasn't happy with letting a 5-2 advantage slip in the first set and became furious with himself as the second squirmed from his grasp.

He will need to tighten up his game if he is to reach next Sunday's final with Roberto Bautista Agut waiting in the fourth round after the Spaniard defeated Italian Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-4.                --Afp

Zorc dismisses rumours linking Sancho to United

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has dismissed rumours that 19-year-old rising star Jadon Sancho is set for a move back to Manchester.

English youngster Sancho has flourished since joining Dortmund from Manchester City two years ago, and recently signed a contract extension which keeps him at the German club until 2022.

Yet Sancho, who picked up an assist in England's 5-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic on Friday, has been repeatedly linked with a return to the Premier League.

A recent report in The Sun alleged that Sancho's agent was in talks with Manchester United, but Dortmund boss Zorc dismissed the rumours as "irrelevant".

"I have no knowledge (of the talks), but it is also completely irrelevant," Zorc told Bild.   --Afp

Tigers' WC jersey set to hit market on April 25

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced 'Sports and Sportz' as the official merchandiser for the Bangladesh team jersey for the upcoming World Cup during a press conference in Mirpur yesterday.

BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed that Bangladesh's official World Cup jersey is set to hit the market on April 25.                 -- Sports Reporter

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