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June 7, 2016

Don’t want a repeat of 2012 selection mess: Paes

New Delhi, June 7: With the All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee set to announce the squad for Rio Olympics on June 11, veteran doubles specialist Leander Paes on Tuesday said he does not want a repeat of the 2012 fiasco when Rohan Bopanna refused to partner him.Paes, who recently completed a career Grand Slam, by winning the French Open mixed doubles with Swiss great Martina Hingis, however said he had complete faith on AITA president Anil Khanna and the selectors. "I am fully confident that the…

International marathon to be held on Vietnam’s biggest island

Ho Chi Minh City, June 7: The Phu Quoc International Marathon will be held on June 11 on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam's southern Kien Giang province, its organizer announced on Tuesday.This race has been tagged the "Run in Paradise", a course between beautiful national parks and views of the ocean, reports Xinhua. A trophy will be given to the top three finishers in each category for the 42km, 21km and the 10km challenge. All 42km, 21km and 10 and 5km participants finishing within the time limit will receive…

Borussia Dortmund sign Turkish young forward Emre Mor

Dortmund, June 7: Eight-time German football champions Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday confirmed the signing of young Turkish forward Emre Mor on a long-term contract from Danish outfit FC Nordsjaelland."He has signed a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund which runs until 30 June 2021," Dortmund said in a statement. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: "Emre Mor is a highly gifted young player with considerable versatility in attack and huge development potential." Mor, currently 18, was…

Jeje guides India to 6-1 rout of Laos in Asian Cup qualifiers

Guwahati, June 7: Jeje Lalpekhlua continued his free-scoring form, netting a brace to inspire the Indian football team to a 6-1 second leg victory against Laos here on Tuesday, ensuring progression to the 2019 Asian Cup's third qualifying round with a 7-1 aggregate score.India, who won the first away leg game 1-0 thanks to a Jeje goal, saw their advantage evaporate as Laos took the lead at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium through Khonesavanh Sihavong. But India's response was impressive and clinical, scoring…

Bayern CEO Rummenigge rules out sale of Lewandowski, Alaba

Berlin, June 7: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of selling Polish forward Robert Lewandowski or Austrian midfielder David Alaba to any other football club and stressed that "we closed the door on them".In an interview with German magazine Sport Bild, Rummenigge said: "No player will leave Bayern Munich unless we want him to leave," in response to rumours linking Lewandowski and Alaba to a Real Madrid move, according to Efe. The Bavarian giants CEO…
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