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  • Murray claims 45th career title with Dubai triumph

    Andy Murray clinched his first title of 2017 and 45th of his career as he dominated Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2 to win the Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday.

  • Nadal races into Acapulco ATP final

    Two-time champion Rafael Nadal rolled into the final of the ATP Mexico Open on Friday with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Croatian Marin Cilic that extended the Spaniard's unbeaten record in Acapulco.

  • Nadal, Cilic into ATP Acapulco semi-finals

    Rafael Nadal bounced back from a break down in both sets to defeat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 and book a spot in the semi-finals of the ATP Mexico Open.

  • Djokovic through at ATP Acapulco on return

    Former world number one Novak Djokovic was made to work hard before finishing strongly to defeat Martin Klizan in straight sets on his return to competition at the ATP Acapulco event on Tuesday.

  • Pak to hold PSL final on home soil

    Pakistan will hold the final of its wildly popular domestic T20 cricket league on home soil for the first time, despite a wave of deadly attacks across the country, the cricket board announced on Monday.

  • Federer fires in Dubai on return from Aus Open heroics

    Roger Federer showed few signs of rust after a month off following his Australian Open heroics in sending Benoit Paire packing at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Monday.

  • BD shooters lag behind in Delhi

    Bangladeshi shooters endured another frustrating day in the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi on Sunday as none of them got even close to qualifying marks for the final rounds of their respective events.

  • Djokovic back on court at Acapulco

    World number two Novak Djokovic will make his return from a shoulder injury at next week's ATP tournament in Acapulco, the Serb said on Friday.

  • Nishikori suffers sixth successive final loss

    Japanese top seed Kei Nishikori lost a sixth successive final on Sunday when he was defeated by Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in the Buenos Aires clay-court title match.

  • Refreshed Barca seek to continue Cup dominance

    Holders Barcelona have a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final in sight when Atletico Madrid visit the Camp Nou on Tuesday with the daunting task of overturning a 2-1 semi-final, first leg deficit.

  • Veteran goalkeeper sends Egypt into final

    Egypt's 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary saved two spot kicks as the seven-times champions reached the African Nations Cup final by edging Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties on Wednesday.

  • Federer drops hints that the end may be nigh

    Roger Federer dropped hints that his great career may be drawing to a close after his age-defying win over his Grand Slam nemesis Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.

  • Record-breaker Serena hails inspirational Venus

    Serena Williams clinched a record 23rd grand slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday but spent most of the immediate aftermath talking about her older sister Venus.

  • Serena to meet sister Venus in final

    Serena Williams ended the fairytale run of Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Australian Open on Thursday with a crushing 6-2 6-1 win that set up a final against her sister Venus.

  • Euro 2016 gave France 1.2 bn boost

    Hosting the Euro 2016 football tournament cost France less than 200 million euros ($211 million) but brought some 1.22 billion euros into the country, according to figures released by the ministry of sports Tuesday.

  • Brathwaite T20 heroics light up year of batsmen

    The prolific Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson all enhanced their burgeoning reputations in 2016 but, aided by the screams of commentator Ian Bishop to "remember the name", the year will forever belong to Carlos Brathwaite.

  • Rivals rule out final game against Chapecoense

    Chapecoense's opponents in the last game of the Brazilian league season said they would not play the match out of respect for the stricken club who lost most of their players in a plane crash.

  • Ruman, Milon meet in final

    Ruman Sana and Emdadul Haque Milon moved into the final of the Recurve Bow event in the Blazer BD BKSP Cup Archery

  • Murray, Djokovic set up gripping final showdown

    Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will slug it out for the world number one ranking in a high-stakes final at the ATP Tour Finals after completing their contrasting paths to the dramatic showdown.

  • Shiliguri to stage event

    Hosts India confirmed to the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) that the 4th SAFF Women's Championships would be held in

  • Mosharraf included in squad for third ODI

    Bangladesh Cricket Board announces the 14-man squad for the third and final ODI on October 1 against Afghanistan.

  • ECB defends Bairstow bar from Yorkshire title decider

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) defends its decision to refuse Yorkshire permission to play Jonny Bairstow in their potential County Championship title-decider against Middlesex at Lord's.

  • Karolina vows to keep attacking

    Karolina Pliskova vowed not to turn her back on her all-or-nothing game despite it falling short in her three-set defeat to Angelique Kerber in Saturday's US Open final.

  • Kerber celebrates No. 1 by reaching final

    Reaching top of the world seems to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrates her ascension to the number one ranking with a 6-4 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki to advance to the U.S. Open final.

  • Why La Pulga pulled out the peroxide

    Barcelona's blonde bombshell Lionel Messi reveals the reason behind his drastic change of hairstyle over the summer.

  • Venus takes next step to possible sisters showdown

    Venus Williams moves within two wins of a possible sisterly showdown with Serena in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open by beating German 26th seed Laura Siegemund.

  • Bolt advances, Gatlin crumbles

    Usain Bolt will race the 200m final on Thursday after comfortably winning his semi-final, but there is no place for American rival Justin Gatlin as he fails to qualify.

  • Two more to immortality

    Everything stood still. Even the lottery draw in Jamaica was delayed, but Usain Bolt hit the jackpot last night, continuing his dominance in the sprints.

  • New coach Bauza plans to woo Messi back

    Argentina's new coach Edgardo Bauza has set his mind to wooing Lionel Messi back from international retirement as he ponders his squad for next month's South American 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

  • ‘Messi not as good as Maradona or Di Stefano’

    Retired Italian football coach Arrigo Sacchi claims Lionel Messi, while “the best player in the world today”, is not the greatest Argentine to ever play the game.

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