Leicester City confident of keeping Riyad Mahrez as speculation mounts

Source By theguardian… Leicester vice-chairman says Mahrez ‘wants to stay’ • Player’s agent had indicated there was a 50/50 chance he would leave Leicester City are confident of holding on to Riyad Mahrez despite his agent saying there is a “50/50 chance” the Algeria international could leave this summer. The club will open talks over a new contract in the next couple of weeks in an attempt to ward off interest…

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Indian Women’s Hockey Team Lose Opening Match to Great Britain

Source By sports.ndtv… The Indian Women’s hockey team started their five-match Test series against Great Britain on  losing note as they lost 0-2 in Marlow. The Indian women’s hockey team lost to Great Britain 0-2 in the opening game of the 5-match Test series in Marlow. The match started at a brisk pace for India as they won a penalty corner in the seventh minute but the opportunity went abegging as…

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I am feeling very proud: Virat Kohli’s coach reacts to his Khel Ratna nomination

Source By dnaindia… Virat Kohli has been in sublime form this year, leading from the front for both his national side India and his IPL side RCB Ecstatic with Virat Kohli being nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, coach Raj Kumar Sharma on Tuesday admitted that the honour would be an added motivation for the India’s Test skipper. Kohli, who claimed the Arjuna Award in 2013, was named by…

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INSIDER Q&A: SORANA CIRSTEA

Source By wtatennis… WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | With a new service motion and fresh perspective, former World No.21 Sorana Cirstea is ready to reclaim her spot among the game’s elite. MADRID, Spain – With a renewed perspective on her career, Sorana Cirstea is ready to get back to work. The 26-year-old reached a career-high No.21 in 2013 thanks to her run to the final of the Rogers Cup that year,…

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Nichols: Fort Worth golfer up by 2 at Volunteers of America Texas Shootout while enjoying comforts of near-home

Source By sportsday… IRVING — Playing a tour event close to home can get crazy. You’ve got to get tickets for people, entertain family and friends, and, oh yeah, win the tournament. Just ask Fort Worth’s Gerina Piller. She’s been juggling her time with family members who made the trek from her native El Paso. Gerina Piller watches her birdie putt on the 10th green during the third round of the…

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Middlesbrough let lead slip as David Davis draws Birmingham City level

Source By theguardian… Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka hit out at the officials after his side were denied the chance to take a decisive step towards the Premier League. Ritchie De Laet encapsulates Middlesbrough’s frustration at the final whistle against Birmingham City as they had to settle for a share of the points. Photograph: JMP/REX/Shutterstock Daniel Ayala’s second-half strike was clearly shown by replays to have been wrongly ruled out for offside…

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Indian Men’s Hockey Team Open Rio Olympics Campaign Against Ireland

Source By sports.ndtv… The Indian women’s hockey team, on the other hand which qualified for the Olympics after 36 years, will take on Japan in their opener on August 7. New Delhi: India’s men’s hockey team was on Wednesday handed a tough group for the Rio Olympic Games as it has been pooled with defending champions Germany, European Champions Netherlands and Pan-American Games champions Argentina in the six-team Pool B. India…

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IPL 2016: It was probably my best T20 knock, says Chris Morris

Source By indianexpress… Coming out to bat at a difficult time with Delhi Daredevils tottering at 57-4 in 10.4 overs, Chris Morris blasted 82 off just 32 balls. Chris Morris shared 87 runs for the fifth wicket with country-mate JP Duminy. (Source: BCCI) His whirlwind 82 brought Delhi Daredevils agonisingly close to victory and Chris Morris termed it as his “best innings in T20 cricket” but said it was “upsetting” to…

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Rafael Nadal asks International Tennis Federation to publicise drug test results

Source By theguardian… • Spanish player writes after taking legal action against Roselyne Bachelot • ITF says Nadal is free to make his own test results public Rafael Nadal is said to believe that the tennis authorities do not support the game’s clean athletes adequately. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images Rafael Nadal has had enough. After years of innuendo, he wants the world to know he has never failed a drug test,…

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Power outage costs Indian athletes berths at Rio Olympics

Source By indiatoday… The one-day meet, an Olympic qualifying event, was held without electricity at the stadium which led to results being recorded manually. Power failure at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium robbed some Indian athletes of securing Rio Olympics berths at the first leg of the Indian Grand Prix athletics meet on Sunday. The one-day meet, an Olympic qualifying event, was held without electricity at the stadium which led to…

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European Football: Five stories you might have missed

Source By bbc… Spain’s top three all won to keep the battle for La Liga too close to call asLuis Suarez starred with four goals for Barcelona. Francesco Totti urged Roma fans not to be divided over his uncertain future, while Juventus moved a step closer to clinching the Serie A title. And Bayern Munich won again at the top in Germany. But what else happened in Europe this weekend?…

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Virat Kohli not worried about Chris Gayle’s indifferent form in IPL 2016

Source By hindustantimes… Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has said that he is not too worried about Windies opener Chris Gayle’s current run of poor form and believes he will deliver soon in the ongoing ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.             Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli with teammate Chris Gayle during the launch of their team’s jersey.        …

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