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July 6, 2016

Raonic to meet Federer in Wimbledon semis

London, July 6: Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic will be playing the Wimbledon semi-finals against Swiss maestro Roger Federer after both won their respective quarter-final matches here on Wednesday.Raonic advanced to the semi-finals after defeating the American Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in two hours and 31 minutes, reports Efe. Federer, seven-time Wimbledon champion, continued his legacy after he fought back and eliminated Croatia's Marin Cilic in an epic match that ended 6-7 (4-6), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (11-9), 6-3 in…

France euphoric ahead of Mannschaft tie in Euro semis

Marseille (France) July 6:) Hosts France and World Cup champions Germany will be rekindling their traditional rivalry on Thursday when they face off in the second semi-final of the European football championship at Stade Velodrome here.Germany is preparing for the game with odds in its favour, however, the Mannschaft's impressive tactics have faded amid significant absences in the group, as well as concerns expressed by coach Joachim Loew himself after the quarter-finals tie against Italy, reports Efe. Although…

Man United sign Mkhitaryan for four seasons

Manchester, July 6: Manchester United on Wednesday completed the signing of Armenian attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund for four football seasons.The 27-year-old Armenia captain, who scored 23 goals in 52 games for Dortmund last season, was contracted with the Bundesliga club till 2017. He has reportedly cost United around $33 million. "Manchester United is delighted to announce that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has completed his transfer from Borussia Dortmund. Henrikh joins on a four-year contract…

Russia may toughen anti-doping regulations: PM

Yakutsk (Russia), July 6: The Russian legislation may be amended further to toughen the responsibility for violations of regulations on performance enhancing drugs in sports, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.He added that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency should be more autonomous, reports Tass. According to Medvedev, anti-doping organisations must be governed by people with stellar reputation.

Howedes, Schweinsteiger join Germany group training for Euro semi-final tie

Paris, July 6: German defender Benedikt Howedes and captain Bastian Schweinsteiger joined their national team group training session on Wednesday and may appear in the semi-final against European championship hosts France on Thursday.The recovery of Schweinsteiger, who suffered a knee injury after the quarter-final victory over Italy, was crucial for coach Joachim Loew to replace injured Sami Khedira, reports Efe. Howedes also worked out with the group and could start on Thursday against France to replace suspended Mats…
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