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July 24, 2018

Indonesia wary of forest fires during Asiad

Jakarta, July 24: Indonesian military commander Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto said on Tuesday that more troops would be deployed to ensure that forest fires do not take place in South Sumatra province during next month's Asian Games to be held in the province's capital of Palembang."Now the personnel deployed by provincial military command were enough to anticipate the forest fire. If the developing situation during Asiad is considered necessary for more deployment, we would do so, depends on the needs on the…

Ronaldo-Messi dominance in Best FIFA Players faces huge challenge

Paris, July 24: The decade-long dominance of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi is set to face tough challenges from other contenders like French sensational teenager Kylian Mbappe and Croatia's key figure Luka Modric as 10 nominees for the Best FIFA Men's Player were unveiled on Tuesday.Ronaldo and Messi combined to win all the Best Player awards in the past decade since 2008, either when it was named FIFA Ballon d'Or due to merger of the FIFA World Player of the Year award…

Attacking trio absent from PSG’s Asia Tour due to recovery

Paris, July 24: Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edison Cavani will not feature in Paris Saint-Germain's roster for the 2018 Asia Tour in Singapore and China due to recovery from their international duties at the FIFA World Cup.The Ligue 1 champions unveiled a 24-member squad before heading to Singapore on Tuesday afternoon, featuring Italian legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who joined PSG from Juventus this summer, reports Xinhua news agency. Other prominent names in the roster included Lassana Diarra, Layvin…

Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Badminton Worlds

Kuala Lumpur, July 24: Veteran Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of this year's Badminton World Championships and the Asian Games due to "a respiratory related disorder", the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) said on Tuesday.In the past week, Lee failed to join other shuttlers at the training sessions, fuelling speculation that he may miss the World Championships, which begins on July 30 in China's Nanjing, reports Xinhua news agency. The statement said Lee informed BAM that he is unwell and that his…

Las Palmas’ new forward Mir says looking to return club to First Division

Las Palmas (Spain), July 24: Las Palmas presented newly-signed Spanish forward Rafa Mir on Tuesday, who said his main target is to fight to get the recently relegated club back into the First Division.The 21-year-old joins Las Palmas on a one-season loan from English club Wolverhampton Wanderers, to which he signed from Valencia last season, reports Efe. "I wanted to have minutes in an interesting project," Mir said, adding that Las Palmas is "a good place to continue growing as a footballer" after his…
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