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Juventus sign German midfielder Emre Can

Turin, June 21 (IANS) Italian football champions Juventus on Thursday announced the signing of German midfielder Emre Can on a free transfer. The 24-year-old, who signed a four-year contract, joins Juventus after four seasons with Liverpool FC, where he made over 150 appearances. Juventus Football Club announces that a contract of employment with the player Emre Can, effective as...

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Ex-striker turned coach Klose says Germany have talent on bench

Sochi, June 21 (IANS) Germany assistant coach Miroslav Klose on Thursday acknowledged that they may have to alter tactics in order to overcome Sweden in their FIFA World Cup Group F second match but was optimistic the defending champions have strength on the bench. It was a sentiment reiterated by much of the German team and staff in the wake of their surprise 0-1 loss to Mexico in the o...

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Russell to lead Jamaica Tallawahs in CPL

Kingston, June 21 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was on Thursday unveiled as the skipper of two-time Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions Jamaica Tallawahs during the 2018 season, starting August 8. Russell, who missed the previous season because of a doping violation that earned him a year-long ban, will take over from former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara.

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Boxers Lovelina, Sonia, Himanshu, Ashish enter Ulaanbaatar Cup semis

Ulaanbaatar, June 21 (IANS) Indian boxers Sonia Lather (57kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) assured themselves of a medal after advancing to the semi-finals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup here on Thursday. Sonia, a World and Asian championship silver-medallist, produced an assured performance to defeat local favourite Myagmar Gundegmaa to make the last-four stage. Joining her in the medal...

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Shooters Heena, Rahi impress at 18th KSS Memorial championship

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Former World No.1 Heena Sidhu of ONGC topped the charts for the selection trials in the 10 metre Air Pistol category while para-shooter Rubina Francis from Madhya Pradesh clinched a gold and silver medal in the junior and senior category of the 10m Air Pistol (IPC) championship, respectively at the Dr. Karni Shooting Range here on Thursday. Heena scored a mammot...

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5 Indians in junior shooting World Cup squad

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Five Indian shooters will be eyeing for glory when the nine day-long ISSF Junior World Cup begins in Suhl (Germany) from Friday. The five shooters will be riding on some good competition practice at the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship. The talented youngsters, who have tuned themselves up for the event after rigorous regimes at their respective G...

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Kabaddi Masters: India coach criticises Iran's strategy

Dubai, June 21 (IANS) India coach Srinivas Reddy on Thursday took a dig at Iran for not sending their top players in the six-nation inaugural Kabaddi Masters tournament, starting here from Friday. Iran sprung a few surprises by not including Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mighani, who were bagged by Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchises U Mumba and Telegu Titans for Rs 1 crore and Rs 76 lakh r...

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Centre to start 10 Missions of Exports

Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the Central government, in order to boost exports, plans to start 10 Missions of Exports. Addressing the members of Federation of Indian Export Organisations, Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce here Prabhu said the government wants to start 10 Missions of Exports and w...

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S. Korean defender Young-gwon says cooperation key to blocking Mexicans

St. Petersburg, June 21 (IANS) South Korean centre-back Kim Young-gwon said on Thursday that partnership and cooperation between their footballers is the key to contain Mexico in their upcoming FIFA World Cup clash. South Korea and Mexico will go head-to-head at Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don on Saturday. Following their 0-1 defeat to Sweden in their Group F opener at Nizhny Novgorod Stad...

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Golfer Vani makes positive start at Thailand Championship

Pattaya, June 21 (IANS) Golfer Vani Kapoor made a positive start in the Thailand Championship, finishing round one in tied 24th position as she carded even-par 72 at the Pheonix Gold Golf and Country Club here on Thursday. Vani sank four birdies on the second, third, seventh and 10th holes along with a couple of bogeys and one double bogey on hole nine, which evened up her score at the e...

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Iceland to continue playing to their strengths facing Nigeria

Volgograd (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Iceland won't be changing their strategy much when they play Nigeria in their FIFA World Cup Group D's second game here on Friday. Iceland's opening game of the tournament saw them hold Argentina to a 1-1 draw to give Heimar Hallgrimsson's side a fighting chance of reaching the last 16. But to do that they realistically need to beat a Nigeria side which...

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India favourites against Pakistan in Kabadi Masters opener

Dubai, June 21 (IANS) World champions India will start firm favourites when they lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening game of the inaugural six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 on Friday. The tournament will provide an excellent opportunity for the Asian countries like India, Pakistan, South Korea and Iran to fine tune their skills before the Asian Games in Jakarta and Pa...

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Hazzard says Belgium needs Lukaku to come up vs Tunisia

Moscow, June 21 (IANS) After helping his side to a 3-0 triumph over Panama, Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku may have been one of the heroes of the World Cup first round group games but that didn't stop him coming in for criticism from Belgium captain Eden Hazzard. Hazzard said that Lukaku had been hiding in the first half against Panama and in an interview broadcast by Sky Sports on Thursd...

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Coimbatore set to host second round of Racing Nationals this weekend

Coimbatore, June 21 (IANS) Packed and quality grids will feature the second round of the MRF MMSC National Racing Championship commencing at the Kari Motor Speedway here this weekend which will also witness the opening round of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup. As in the previous seasons, the MRF F1600 winner at the end of the championship comprising 12 races over four rounds, will earn the right...

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Iran coach says his team deserved a draw against Spain

Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Iran national football coach Carlos Queiroz praised his team's performance in their loss to Spain and blamed the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for denying the Asian side a draw. For me, VAR comes a little late and it's a shame it hadn't arrived in South Africa to disallow (David) Villa's goal against Portugal, he said, recalling the match that saw Spain eli...

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IGTV, Instagram's answer to YouTube, is here

San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Aiming to take on Google-owned YouTube, popular photo-sharing platform Instagram announced it would allow users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit, adding that it has hit the milestone of one billion users worldwide. We launched IGTV (a button inside the Instagram home screen, as well as a standalone app) at an e...

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Can yoga make the cut for Olympics?

On a day when yoga is having to jostle for mind space with a hugely popular sporting event like the FIFA World Cup, many fans of the ancient regimen are seriously dreaming up for a world cup of their own. Are they getting too carried away by the euphoria around of the 4th International Day of Yoga? Or is it a case of trusting yoga's extreme versatility to adapt itself to the demands of the time? ...

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Portugal may need change in strategy, says coach Santos

Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Portugal chief coach Fernando Santos admitted his side might need tactical changes after grinding out a 1-0 victory over Morocco in their World Cup Group B fixture here on Wednesday. The European champions went ahead through an early Cristiano Ronaldo header but the team struggled to create chances thereafter as Morocco dominated possession and had six more shots o...

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Morocco coach Renard 'proud' of team

Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Morocco head coach Herve Renard heaped praise on his footballers after the team's 0-1 defeat to Portugal here on Wednesday, a result that all but guarantees the African side's World Cup elimination from the group stage. The European champions went ahead through an early Cristiano Ronaldo header but Morocco dominated large periods of the match and had 16 shots on go...

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'Anti-immigrant Italian minister welcome at multi-ethnic street party'

Milan, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini will be a welcome guest at a 'multi-ethnic' street party in the central Sempione park here this weekend, City Mayor Giuseppe Sala said on Wednesday. If he wants to come, he will certainly be a welcome guest, he said at a conference on Milan's poorer, outlying areas. Sala said he had not directly invit...

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