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June 6, 2016

Sporting icons to raise funds for cancer victim, deceased’s family

Kolkata, June 6: India’s sporting heroes Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly and Leander Paes have come forward to support cancer patient Bapi Majhi and the family of deceased Alip Chakraborty.Majhi is a die-hard Mohun Bagan supporter whereas Chakraborty was an East Bengal supporter. A fundraising charity auction for the cause will be held on Saturday. India’s limited overs captain Dhoni has donated his wicket-keeping gloves and pads for the auction, which is being organised by xtratime.in, for the treatment…

Bopanna enters top 10 in doubles rankings, secures berth to Rio

London, June 6: India's doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna entered the top 10 in the men's doubles rankings on Monday to secure a direct entry at the forthcoming Rio Olympics.Bopanna gained a place in the latest top 10 by default after he and Romanian partner Florin Mergea lost in the French Open quarter-finals. The defeat of defending French Open champions Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig in the semi-finals ensured Bopanna's return to the top 10. Veteran doubles specialist Leander Paes moved up five slots to…

Sevilla midfielder confirms departure to Inter Milan

Madrid, June 6: Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega has confirmed that he will be joining Inter Milan in the next football season."Yes, I'm going to Inter. We already found a deal and we made everything official with the club, now it's just a matter of waiting. But my mind (at present) is on the national team," the 27-year-old was quoted as saying by football-italia.net on Monday. "I exchanged messages with (Inter legend and club vice-president) Javier) Zanetti. He complimented me for choosing Inter,…

Late goals lift Mexico to 3-1 win vs Uruguay

Glendale (Arizona), June 6: Late goals from Rafael Marquez and Hector Herrera helped Mexico survive the loss of playmaker Andres Guardado to a red card and win 3-1 against Uruguay in the Copa America Group B opener for both teams.Mexico ran its unbeaten streak to 20 games across all competitions with the win here on Sunday. Diego Godin of Uruguay scored on a header off a set piece in the 74th minute to tie the game at 1-1, right after Guardado was sent off. An own goal in the fourth minute by Uruguay’s Alvaro…

Kolkata woman’s body found from drain in her house

Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The body of an elderly woman was found in a drain in her home here on Monday, police said.The body of Sunanda Ganguly, who was around 60 years old, was found lying in the drain in her residential compound on Bokulbagan Road in Bhowanipore area of south Kolkata. "There were no injury marks on the body. The post mortem report will ascertain how she died. "But the way the body was found lying in the drain, it doesn't seem a case of natural death. There is something unnatural. We have to look…
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