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June 16, 2017

Wolfsburg veteran keeper Benaglio joins Monaco

Berlin, June 16: VfL Wolfsburg's all-time record Bundesliga appearance holder Diego Benaglio has moved to French football champions AS Monaco, it was announced on Friday.Over a total of nine seasons at Wolfsburg, the 33-year-old former Swiss international made 321 competitive appearances for the club and was a Bundesliga, DFB-Cup and Supercup winner. "Goalkeeper and captain Diego Benaglio leaves the Wolves on July 1st, to take on a new challenge with the current French league title holders Monaco," the…

India-Pakistan CT tie becomes highest-rated ODI in BARC history

New Delhi, June 16: The highly-anticipated ICC Champions Trophy Group stage match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on June 4 became the highest rated One-day International (ODI) match in Broadcast Audience Research Council's (BARC) history, broadcasters Star India confirmed on Friday.The match attracted 201 million viewers, double than the last edition of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. "ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has been an impressive event in terms of scale, reach and following, and the India-Pakistan…

Prannoy upsets Chen Long in ‘exhausting’ Indonesia Open quarters

Jakarta, June 16: Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy on Friday stormed into the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier after defeating reigning world and Olympic champion Chen Long of China in what he termed was a "very exhausting" quarter-final battle here.A day after knocking out multiple world and Olympic medallist Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the unseeded Prannoy stunned Long 21-18, 16-21, 21-19 in a match lasting an hour and 15 minutes at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) here. "The match was very…

Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports

Lisbon, June 16: Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly willing to leave the record European football champions after being accused of tax evasion totalling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) by Spanish authorities.According to a report in the A Bola newspaper on Friday, the 32-year-old Portugal captain feels that the Real Madrid club doesn't protect him the way it should. The Spanish prosecution in the indictment alleged that Ronaldo had evaded tax "in a conscious and voluntary manner".…

Manav starts as favourite in National Rotax Max Championship

Hyderabad, June 16: Defending champion Manav Sharma will start as the favourite in the Senior Max category when the 14th edition of the Meco Motorsports FMSCI National Rotax Max Championship starts here on Saturday.As many as 40 young racers from India and abroad will be seen in action at the Chicane Circuit. BPC Racing's Manav, however, faces stiff competition from a number of talented racers, led by Chennai's Nirmal Umashankar and Sreyas Jain. Nirmal finished second last year and will be hoping to go all the…
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