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October 2016

42 Russian athletes to get compensation for missing Rio Olympics

Moscow, Oct 31: A total of 42 leading Russian track and field athletes will be paid compensation from Russias Olympians Support Fund for missing the 2016 Olympic Games, President of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) Dmitry Shlyakhtin said on Monday.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting with participants in the 2016 Olympics on August 25 that the Olympians Support Fund would provide financial assistance to the athletes barred from the 2016 Olympic Games, reports Tass. Only one Russian athlete,…

Real Madrid defender Pepe injured during match

Madrid, Oct 31: Real Madrid defender Pepe suffered a muscle injury in his left leg, according to a medical report released on Monday by the club.According to the club, the injury was confirmed after the Portuguese player underwent a test in Sanitas La Moraleja hospital,reports Efe. Pepe was replaced by central defender Nacho in a game against Alaves in the La Liga on Saturday.

Sagna, Zabaleta injury problems for Man City

Manchester, Oct 31: Manchester City chief coach Pep Guardiola on Monday confirmed that right-backs Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta remain sidelined for the European Champions League group stage football clash against visiting Barcelona on Tuesday.It leaves City struggling for a recognised right-back, with Fernando, who played there for the first time in a City shirt on Saturday against West Bromwich Albion, and 19-year-old Pablo Maffeo fighting it out for a place in the back four. Barcelona have injury problems of their…

Joachim Low to remain Germany coach till 2020 Euro

Berlin, Oct 31: The German football association DFB on Monday extended the contract of its national team's head coach Joachim Low for two years.DFB president Reinhard Grindel and Low have agreed a contract extension until the 2020 European Championship. Low has been the head coach of the national team since 2006, but also served as Jürgen Klinsmann's assistant manager from 2004. He has overseen 141 internationals (94 wins, 24 draws, 23 defeats), including five international tournaments. The…

Bale signs contract extension with Real Madrid

Madrid, Oct 31: Forward Gareth Bale signed a contract extension with Real Madrid on Monday, committing his future to the Spanish football powerhouse till June 2022."Gareth Bale signed his contract extension with Real Madrid in the Boardroom accompanied by President Florentino Pérez. The Welsh player is linked to the club until June 30, 2022," Real Madrid said in a statement. Following the signing, he received a replica of La Cibeles and a shirt with his name on the back and the number 2022, according to…
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