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Just one bad day for India, says coach Kumble

India coach Anil Kumble gave a measured response on Friday after his team's spectacular collapse against Australia in the opening test, calling it just one bad day for his world No. 1 team.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Uncapped duo earn test callup as Morkel returns for South Africa

South Africa have called on the uncapped pair of Heinrich Klaasen and Theunis de Bruyn for the three-match test series in New Zealand next month, while there is also a return for fast bowler Morne Morkel.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Minor tweaks did the trick, says Australia's O'Keefe

Minor tweaks to his bowling after the lunch break made all the difference for left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe who claimed a career-best six for 35 to put Australia ahead in the opening test against India on Friday.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Injured Madrid defender Varane expected to miss Napoli trip

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is expected to miss the Champions League last 16 return leg at Napoli on March 7 because of a muscle injury.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Leicester panicked over Ranieri, says emotional Lineker

Leicester City's owners had hit the panic button when they sacked title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, former player Gary Lineker said on Friday as English football reacted to news of the Italian's stunning fall from grace.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Messi aims to add to successful scoring run against Atletico

Lionel Messi scores goals, lots of them. And no team has allowed more of them than Atletico Madrid.

Associated Press, Feb 24 2017

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Corsica's Bastia punished for fans' racist abuse of Nice striker Balotelli

Soccer's Ligue 1 disciplinary committee has ordered Corsica's Bastia to close part of their stadium for three matches after a group of supporters shouted racist insults at Nice striker Mario Balotelli during a 1-1 draw in January.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Swansea's Makelele relishing Chelsea reunion

Swansea City assistant coach Claude Makelele retains fond memories of his successful spell as a Chelsea player but the Frenchman will temporarily sever ties with the London side when his current team face the Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Arsenal's Cazorla cannot give time frame for return from injury

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla cannot give a timeline on his return from injury after undergoing a minor procedure on his right ankle on Thursday, after the scar from surgery in December opened when he was cycling.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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O'Keefe takes six as Australia skittle India for 105

Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe picked up six wickets in 24 deliveries, including three in an over, to trigger a spectacular collapse and help Australia bundle out India for 105 in their first innings on the second day of the opening test on Friday.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Ranieri sacked again, but now has a golden legacy

Even by the standards of modern soccer management mayhem, the vertiginous rise and equally stunning fall of Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri takes the breath away.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Ronaldo, Manchester United top Chinese internet tables

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is comfortably the most influential soccer player online in China, while Manchester United are the most dominant club, according to a report.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Third arrest made in Pakistan corruption probe

A third man has been arrested in relation to an ongoing investigation into possible corruption in Pakistani cricket, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Mancini at short odds to become next Leicester manager

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is the bookmakers' favourite to replace compatriot Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City manager after the Italian was sacked by the Premier League champions on Thursday.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Everton's Bolasie set for second surgery on damaged knee

Yannick Bolasie may not play for Everton again until the end of 2017, with manager Ronald Koeman confirming that the winger would undergo a second operation on his knee.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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West Ham's Carroll remains doubtful for Watford clash

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic will make a late call on whether to include recovering striker Andy Carroll in the squad for Saturday's Premier League clash against London rivals Watford.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Barcelona to open academy in southern China

Barcelona will open a soccer academy in southern China this year in partnership with local developer Mission Hills Group, the La Liga club said on Friday.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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United favourites but Southampton can harness spirit of '76

For Manchester United fans of a certain age the name Bobby Stokes will still induce cold sweats as their team prepare for Sunday's League Cup final against Southampton at Wembley.

Reuters, Feb 24 2017

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Wayne Rooney to stay at Manchester United after links with China

England captain Wayne Rooney says he is staying at Manchester United, after being linked with a move to China.

BBC, Feb 24 2017

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Leicester City sack Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri

Manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Leicester City, nine months after leading them to the Premier League title.

BBC, Feb 24 2017

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APF edge Share in Butwal

Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club got off to a triumphant start in the 19th Tilottama Gold Cup football tournament here on Thursday.

AMRITA ANMOL, Feb 24 2017

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Victory a must for Manang

Under pressure to deliver, Nepal’s Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) are taking on hosts Chittagong Abahani Limited in their final Group ‘B’ match of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup football tournament in Bangladesh on Friday.

Post Report, Feb 24 2017

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NPC stun Dharan to set up Sankata title clash

Departmental team Nepal Police Club (NPC) stunned hosts Dharan FC 3-1 to enter the final of the International Invitational Budha Subba Gold Cup football tournament here at the Anfa Technical Centre on Thursday.

PRADEEP MENYANGBO, Feb 24 2017

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Shrestha secures unlikely win

Top-ranked Shivaram Shrestha secured an unlikely victory at the Surya Nepal Central Open on Thursday thanks to the final round meltdown from overnight leader Tenzing Tsering.

Post Report, Feb 24 2017

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