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ICC to review security post Manchester attack

Dubai, May 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday said it will review the security for the upcoming Champions Trophy and the Women's World Cup in the England and Wales following a terror attack in Manchester which killed 22 people. The Champions Trophy is scheduled to start on June 1 and will be played out in London, Birmingham and Cardiff. The Champions Tr...

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Venezuela name football squad for June friendlies

Carcas, May 23 (IANS) Venezuela head coach Rafael Dudamel has named 11 Europe-based footballers in his squad for international friendlies against the United States and Ecuador next month. Among the squad, announced on Monday, were West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon, Malaga defender Mikel Villanueva and Leganes midfielder Darwin Machis, reports Xinhua news agency. Also in...

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Black Eyed Peas set to perform at Champions League final

Madrid, May 22 (IANS) The American group Black Eyed Peas are set to perform at the final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Juventus in Cardiff on June 3, football's governing body announced on Monday. According to UEFA, the Los Angeles-based group, formed by will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap and Taboo, are to perform before the final, reports Efe. We're planning on harne...

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Juventus crowned Serie A champions for sixth consecutive time

Turin, May 21 (IANS) Juventus FC on Sunday became the first club in Italy to clinch six consecutive Serie A football title after defeating Crotone 3-0 here. Mario Manduzkic opened scoring for Juventus 13 minutes into the first half, while Paulo Dybala doubled the lead just before halftime, making it 2-0 at the 39th-minute mark curling a well-executed free kick into the top left corner of...

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Juventus top Lazio 2-0 in Coppa Italia final

Rome, May 18 (IANS) Juventus defeated Lazio 2-0 to win the Coppa Italia for a record third straight year and sustain the Turin club's hopes of achieving the triple. Lazio, playing their third Coppa Italia final in five years here on Wednesday, made a promising start in front of nearly 60,000 spectators at Rome's Stadio Olimpico and gave Juventus a scare as Keita Balde Diao hit the post f...

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Gayle picks Ronaldo's Real Madrid to bag 12th Champions League crown

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) West Indian hard-hitting batsman Chris Gayle, who is an ardent fan of Real Madrid, has put his money behind the Spanish capital's football giants, saying star forward Christiano Ronaldo will get them their record 12th Champions League title this time. The Los Balancos will take on Serie A giants Juventus in the summit clash of the most coveted trophy in European ...

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Eight of 15 ICC Champions Trophy fixtures sold out

Dubai, May 11 (IANS) Eight of the 15 fixtures of the ICC Champions Trophy have been sold out with over 15,000 tickets picked up by fans over the past one week, the International Cricket Council said in a statement. The Champions Trophy in England and Wales will be played from June 1 to 18. The ticket sales, according to ICC, has already exceeded those for the Champions Trophy in ...

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Final against Juventus will be special, says Zidane

Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said the Champions League final match against Juventus will be a special one. Despite their 1-2 defeat in the semi-final return leg to Atletico Madrid, Real booked their place in the final, which will be played on June 3 in Cardiff. A close range goal from Isco three minutes before the half-time was crucial as Real enter...

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Juventus can win Champions League: Allegri

Turin, May 10 (IANS) Juventus coach Massimilano Allegri feels the reigning Serie A champions have a very good chance of winning the UEFA Champions League title this season. Juventus overcame French football league leaders AS Monaco 2-1 in the second leg of their semi-final tie at their home ground here on Tuesday night to progress to the final with a 4-1 aggregate scoreline. Hop...

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Juventus can win Champions League: Allegri

Turin, May 10 (IANS) Juventus coach Massimilano Allegri feels that the reigning Serie A champions have a very good chance of winning the UEFA Champions League title this season. Juventus overcame French football league leaders AS Monaco 2-1 in the second leg of their semi-final tie at their home ground here on Tuesday night to progress to the final with a 4-1 aggregate scoreline.

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Juventus reach Champions League final

Paris, May 10 (IANS) Italian Serie A leaders Juventus booked their second appearance in UEFA Champions League final over the past three years with a 2-1 home win and 4-1 on aggregate over Ligue 1 side Monaco. Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves on Tuesday extended the hosts' advantage to four goals in the first half, before promising star Kylian Mbappe pulled one back for Monaco, reports Xinh...

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Juventus reach Champions League for second time in three years

Paris, May 10 (IANS) Italian Serie A leaders Juventus booked their second appearance in UEFA Champions League final over the past three years with a 2-1 home win and 4-1 on aggregate over Ligue 1 side Monaco. Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves on Tuesday extended the hosts' advantage to four goals in the first half, before promising star Kylian Mbappe pulled one back for Monaco, reports Xinh...

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Atletico aim to overturn 0-3 deficit vs Real

Madrid, May 9 (IANS) Tensions are likely to run high on Wednesday when Atletico Madrid look to overturn a 0-3 deficit at home to Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final. Last Tuesday saw Real Madrid produce a convincing display and Cristiano Ronaldo score a hat-trick against an Atletico side that was almost unrecognisable to the team that is usually so hard to ...

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Wales' Taylor handed 2-match ban for horror tackle of Coleman

Cardiff, April 26 (IANS) Wales defender Neil Taylor was suspended on Wednesday for two matches for his leg-breaking tackle of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman during a 2018 football World Cup qualifier draw in Dublin in March. Taylor, 28, received a red card for the horrifying challenge and was handed an automatic one-match ban, reports Efe. Following a meeting of FIFA's Disciplina...

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Madrid derby, Juventus-Monaco in Champions League semis

Nyon, April 21 (IANS) Real Madrid will face their local rival Atletico Madrid, while Juventus are set to play against Monaco in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, according to a draw held here on Friday. While the Europa League semifinal draw revealed that Celta Viga will face Manchester United and AFC Ajax will face Olympique Lyonnais, reports Efe. The first leg match...

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Real Madrid to face Atletico in Champions League semifinals

Nyon, April 21 (IANS) Real Madrid will face their local rival Atletico Madrid, while Juventus are set to play against Monaco in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, according to a draw held here on Friday. Madrid and Atletico are to clash once more after the two teams from the Spanish capital contended in the Champions League finals of 2014 and 2016, which were both won by Los B...

1 month ago
Barca win a decisive step towards road to final: Allegri

Barcelona, April 20 (IANS) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said the victory over FC Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final tie was a decisive step on the road to Cardiff, where the final of the tournament will be played. After taking a healthy 3-0 lead from the first leg to Nou Camp, Juventus held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw in the second leg here on Wednesday night to sea...

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Scotland lodges formal request for independence vote

London, March 31 (IANS) The leader of the Scottish government on Friday sent a letter to the British Prime Minister formally requesting permission to stage a second independence referendum. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent the notice to Theresa May just days after she received the backing of Scotland's devolved Parliament, Holyrood, to ask Westminster for permission to once again put ...

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Britain publishes 'Great Repeal Bill' plan to replace EU laws

London, March 30 (IANS) The British government on Thursday published a White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill, a proposed legislation to transfer the whole of EU laws on to Britain's statute books as the country gears up for Brexit. The government will create sweeping temporary powers to allow ministers to tweak laws that would otherwise not work appropriately after Brexit, Brexit Secretar...

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Turn off your lights, celebrate Earth Hour

Washington, March 25 (IANS) The world will celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday night by switching off lights and going dark for one hour to encourage participation in fighting climate change. This year the event is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The initiative is supported by 7,000 cities around the world. Landmarks will go dark, and millions of people are expected to turn off their ligh...

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