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Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AM
Bangladeshi captain Mushfiqur Rahim (right) celebrates their victory over Sri Lanka by four wickets as Sri Lankan captain Rangana Herath watches on day five of their second test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Injury forces Djokovic out of Miami Open

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the upcoming Miami Open because of a lingering right-elbow injury.

In a statement yesterday, Djokovic said the injury has bothered him for months and worsened in the past week. He beat Kei Nishikori in last year's final.

Djokovic's most recent match was a loss to Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, on Wednesday.

-AP

GGG outlasts Jacobs in close unanimous decision

Exhausted beyond anything he'd felt in the ring, Gennady Golovkin could barely lift his collection of title belts.

Danny Jacobs thought they should have been in his possession.

Golovkin outlasted Jacobs in a superb 12-round defence of his middleweight titles Saturday night. Both fighters are knockout artists, yet this one went the distance the first time GGG has not had a KO in 24 fights, and his first time going 12 rounds. The Kazakh won 115-112 on two judges' cards and 114-113 on the other.

- AP