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June 11, 2018

Paris honours Nadal after his 11th French Open victory

Paris, June 11: The city of Paris paid tribute to Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal on Monday, a day after he won his record-extending 11th French Open title.Hours after thrashing Austria's Dominic Thiem in straight sets, Nadal was playfully quizzed by Paris Mayor Anne Higaldo about a potential 12th French Open title, reports Efe. Nadal replied modestly, saying "We'll see what may happen next year. Now, we cannot think that hard. We have to be satisfied with what happened, and when time has passed…

Women’s hockey: India begin 5-match series against Spain

Madrid, June 11: The Indian women's hockey team will start its five-match bilateral series against Spain on Tuesday at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium.The World No. 10 team will be led by Rani Rampal, who has returned to the team after having been rested for the recently concluded 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy held in South Korea. The visitors have picked a full-strength squad as they look to build momentum ahead of the World Cup in London. The Indian team had finished with a silver medal at…

Brazilian legend Ronaldo to feature in World Cup opening ceremony

Moscow, June 11: Brazilian football great Ronaldo and British pop star Robbie Williams will participate in Thursday's World Cup opening ceremony before the first match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, FIFA announced on Monday.Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will also take part in a revamped version of the traditional pre-tournament extravaganza at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, football's governing body said in a statement, reports Xinhua news agency. "The opening match is always a very symbolic one…

Vieira appointed head coach of OGC Nice

Paris, June 11: Former France captain Patrick Vieira has been appointed the head coach of OGC Nice, the French football club announced on Monday, without revealing further details.Nice is to be Vieira's first European experience as head coach, after spending his last few seasons leading New York City FC. He succeeds Lucien Favre, who joined German club Borussia Dortmund, reports Efe. The club's president, Jean-Pierre Rivere, said they were looking for "a coach with the ability to continue to produce…

Wiz Khalifa to collaborate with football star?

Los Angeles, June 11: Rapper Wiz Khalifa might be collaborating with Le'Veon Bell as he has been spending a lot of time in the recording studio with the football player.Tmz.com spoke with Khalifa about the Pittsburgh Steelers superstar, and the "Captain" hitmaker says Bell has been hanging around the ID Labs studio a lot lately. Bell had earlier collaborated with Snoop Dogg.
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