Sports Digest

Iniesta wants Mascherano to stay at Barca

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has not given up hope Javier Mascherano will stay at the club amid reports the Argentine is on the verge of moving to the Chinese Super League in January.

Reuters, Dec 15 2017

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Independiente lift trophy

Argentina’s Independiente are the champions of Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious tournament in South America.

- AP, Dec 15 2017

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Fabinho expects to leave Monaco

Brazilian international Fabinho said on Wednesday that he will probably leave French champions Monaco at the end of the season, but that he has no intention of departing in January.

AFP, Dec 15 2017

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Bajracharya to meet Khatri

Samrakshyan Bhushan Bajracharya and Santosh Khatri set the title clash of the Samari Slam Tennis Tournament here on Thursday.

Post Report, Dec 15 2017

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Uefa, UN to stage Match for Solidarity

Uefa and the United Nations will team up to stage a charity match in Geneva on April 21 next year, European football’s governing body said on Tuesday.

AFP, Dec 14 2017

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Dortmund battle to victory

New coach Peter Stoeger led Borussia Dortmund to their first victory in 10 games on Tuesday, as his side picked up a hard-fought 2-0 win away to Mainz.

AFP, Dec 14 2017

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Inter scrape into Cup quarters

Serie A leaders Inter Milan squeezed into the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup on Tuesday, winning 5-4 on penalties after being held 0-0 after extra time by third division Pordenone.

AFP, Dec 14 2017

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Lille hit with transfer ban

Ligue 1 strugglers Lille, who recently suspended coach Marcelo Bielsa, have been slapped with a transfer ban, the French league (LFP) announced on Tuesday.

AFP, Dec 14 2017

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Nepal take on Myanmar today

Nepal take on Myanmar in their final Group ‘A’ match of the ACC U-16 Eastern Region cricket tournament on Friday in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Post Report, Dec 14 2017

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Watford lose Zeegelaar appeal

Watford defender Marvin Zeegelaar will serve a three-game ban after the Premier League club were unsuccessful in their appeal against his sending-off during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Burnley.

Reuters, Dec 13 2017

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South pip North Korea in football

North Korea fell to a 1-0 defeat by South Korea on the football pitch Tuesday in a full-blooded international given added spice by simmering political tensions between the two countries.

AFP, Dec 13 2017

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Messi’s brother in house arrest

Matias Messi, older brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel, has been sentenced to house arrest in Argentina for possession of a weapon, a prosecutor said on Monday.

AFP, Dec 13 2017

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Maradona in Kolkata visit

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona arrived in Kolkata for a three-day visit on Sunday. The iconic player was accompanied by partner Rocio Oliva.

Agencies, Dec 12 2017

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Ireland beat Afghans to win ODI series 2-1

Opener Paul Stirling struck a brilliant century and left-arm spinner George Dockrell took four wickets as Ireland thumped Afghanistan by five wickets in the third and final one-day international (ODI) in Sharjah on Sunday

AFP, Dec 12 2017

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