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Top WWE wrestler Roman Reigns suspended over drug policy violation


June 22, 2016

STAMFORD, USA: The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has suspended one of its top superstars, Roman Reigns – whose legal name is Joe Anoa’I – for violation talent wellness policy. The wrestler, who has been suspended for 30 days, tweeted shortly after his suspension: “I apologize to my family, friends and fans for my mistake in violating WWE’s wellness policy. No …

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Euro 2016: Croatia win group by beating holders Spain


June 22, 2016

BORDEAUX: Holders Spain lost for the first time in 15 matches at the European Championship finals on Tuesday when Croatia beat them 2-1 to win Group D at Euro 2016. Ivan Perisic scored the winner with three minutes left after Croatia keeper Danijel Subasic had saved a penalty from Spain captain Sergio Ramos with 20 minutes remaining. Croatia’s Nikola Kalinic …

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Euro 2016: Turkey beat Czech Republic to stay in last-16 contention


June 22, 2016

LENS: Turkey snatched a Euro 2016 lifeline with a 2-0 victory over Czech Republic on Tuesday that secured third place in Group D and left them waiting to see if they had done enough to reach the last 16. After defeats to Croatia and Spain in their first two games, goals by Burak Yilmaz and Ozan Tufan gave the rejuvenated …

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Sania Mirza voted best-dressed sportsperson


June 21, 2016

Football: Leicester extend lead, big guns stay clear A poll conducted by online Indian website rated tennis star Sania Mirza as the Best Dressed Sportsperson. Conducted by an online ethnic marketplace Craftsvilla.com, Sania bagged 62.9 percent votes as the Best Dressed Sports Celebrity in Ethnic Wear. Following Mirza, star shuttler Saina Nehwal got 18.8 percent votes. Squash player Dipika Pallikal …

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Euro 2016: Last chance saloon as stuttering Austria takes on Iceland


June 21, 2016

PARIS: Marcel Koller’s Austria have one “uncomfortable” last chance to salvage their Euro 2016 campaign in their final group game against Iceland at the Stade de France. Touted as dark horses before the tournament, Austria have struggled to reproduce their impressive qualifying form and are bottom of Group F with just one point. But after a 2-0 defeat to Hungary …

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Copa America: Coach Klinsmann thinks US will attack Argentina


June 21, 2016

HOUSTON: United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann promised his team would go “eye to eye” with Argentina here Tuesday when the two teams meet for a place in the final of the Copa America Centenario. Argentina will start as heavy favorites for the semi-final showdown at Houston’s NRG Stadium, with an array of attacking led by Lionel Messi. Yet Klinsmann insisted …

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Olympics: Aussie chiefs demand Rio ramp up security


June 21, 2016

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian Olympic chiefs Tuesday demanded Rio Games organisers ramp up security immediately after a highly decorated Paralympian and her physiotherapist were robbed at gunpoint in the city, amid fears others will be targeted. The Australian Paralympic Committee said sailor and wheelchair basketball player Liesl Tesch and team official Sarah Ross were riding their bikes in broad daylight …

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Misfiring England leave Hodgson exposed


June 21, 2016

SAINT-�TIENNE (AFP) – England s frustrating 0-0 draw with Slovakia at Euro 2016 has left manager Roy Hodgson facing a wave of criticism over his inability to make his talent-packed squad click. Despite 29 attempts at goal, England had to settle for a draw in Saint-Etienne on Monday, consigning them to second place behind Wales in Group B and setting …

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Australian Usman Khawaja being supported through Ramazan


June 20, 2016

Euro 2016: McAuley inspires Northern Ireland to win over Ukraine Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has said that he is enjoying great support from team during the holy month of Ramazan. This was said in an article by Cricket Australia. The star batsman is juggling his religious obligations and also the commitments to the national team during the ongoing tour in …

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Russia won’t man-mark ‘superstar’ Bale: Slutsky


June 20, 2016

TOULOUSE (AFP) – Russia coach Leonid Slutsky insists his side will not focus on Real Madrid “superstar” Gareth Bale and insists the Russians are favourites as they look to save their Euro 2016 campaign with a win in Toulouse Monday. Bale has struck twice for Wales, in a 2-1 win over Slovakia and a 2-1 defeat to England that has …

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