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France captain Lloris in tears at tribute to Nice victims

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:16

Nice, July 18 (IANS) France's football team captain Hugo Lloris was in tears at the national tribute held on Monday in Nice, in honour of the 84 people killed and more than 300 wounded in the attack last Thursday.

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IOC to carefully study WADA's report against Russia

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:14

Lausanne, July 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday announced that it will carefully study the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s report against Russia.

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CAB treasurer unhappy over age bar on BCCI office bearers

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:24

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Terming the Supreme Court's order barring people above 70 years from becoming a BCCI office bearer as "discriminatory", Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) treasurer Biswaroop Dey on Monday hoped for the reconsideration of the verdict.

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SC bars government ministers, officials from BCCI

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:20

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) No minister or government official can be an office-bearer of the national cricketing body, the Supreme Court said on Monday in a major setback to the BCCI while it also accepted the Lodha Committee recommendation of one state-one vote for representation at the BCCI.

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Expecting double digits in medals in Rio: IOA chief

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:06

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President N. Ramachandran said on Monday that he expects India to reach double digits in the medals tally at the upcoming Rio Olympics.

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BCCI respects Supreme Court's verdict: Rajeev Shukla

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 20:52

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official and Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Monday that the board respects the Supreme Court's verdict on sweeping reforms and will look into implementing the Lodha panel recommendations.

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Russia covered up doping abuse at 2014 Winter Olympics: WADA

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 20:40

Montreal, July 18 (IANS) The Russian Sports Ministry managed a programme to cover up doping abuse among Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, a report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission said on Monday.

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Striker Negredo awaits move to Middlesbrough

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 20:08

Valencia (Spain), July 18 (IANS) Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo did not travel to the Netherlands on Monday to participate in the Valencia training camp as he waited for his loan transfer to English football club Middlesbrough to be made official in the next few hours.

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SC bars government ministers, officials from BCCI

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 20:06

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) No minister or government official can be an office-bearer of the national cricketing body, the Supreme Court on Monday said in a major setback to the BCCI while it also accepted the Lodha Committee recommendation of one state-one vote for representation at the BCCI.

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Barcelona start training for new season

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 20:06

Barcelona, July 18 (IANS) La Liga and Copa del Rey defending champions Barcelona will be gearing up on Tuesday for the 2016-17 football season, their third under the command of chief coach Luis Enrique, who is still searching for a new forward, while the future of other footballers was yet to be determined.

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Atletico Madrid resume training

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:54

Segovia (Spain), July 18 (IANS) Atletico Madrid returned on Monday to training in a camp in Los Segovia, with a morning session and physical exercise, in the first of three sessions planned by the capital football club's coaching staff.

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Mkhitaryan aims to get better under Man United coach Mourinho

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:50

Manchester, July 18 (IANS) Manchester United's new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan is confident he can play a leading role at the English football club after delivering an encouraging display in the 2-0 pre-season friendly victory against Wigan Athletic.

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Petersburg should guarantee football arena construction: FIFA

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:06

Moscow, July 18 (IANS) The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) expects the St. Petersburg government to provide guarantees shortly that the stadium on Krestovsky Island will be commissioned by December 2016, it was announced on Monday.

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