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Putin To Farewell Depleted Russian Team Ahead Of Rio Games

Blackbelt exponent Putin will be pleased the 11 Russian judoka who qualified will be allowed to compete. — Reuters file picMOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin will give a personal send-off tomorrow to a diminished Russian Olympic team who travel to the Rio Games even as global sports bodies mull over the eligibility of Russian competitors.

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Higuain Completes Sensational Juventus Move

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring his second goal against Atalanta in a Serie A match in Naples May 2, 2016. — Reuters picMILAN: Gonzalo Higuain completed a sensational move to Juventus after the Italian champions agreed to pay a €90 million (RM400 million) fee, the third highest in history, to wrest the Argentine striker from Napoli yesterday.

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Juventus Strike Early To Beat Spurs In Australia

Pic: AFPMELBOURNE: Italian champions Juventus scored two early goals and held off a strong finish to down Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the International Champions Cup in Melbourne on Tuesday.

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Froome Planning To Ride Vuelta After Rio

Pic: ReutersTour de France champion Chris Froome could ride Spain's Vuelta after returning from the Rio Olympics, his Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford said on Tuesday.

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Pochettino Not Interested In Argentina Job

Pic: AFPLONDON: Mauricio Pochettino says he is not interested in the vacant coaching post with his native Argentina because he is happy at Premier League side Spurs.

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Alonso Pessimistic About Podium Appearances For Rest Of Season

Pic: ReutersBARCELONA: Former world champion Fernando Alonso doubts he will make it onto the Formula One podium this season after also enduring his worst points tally last year, but has no immediate plans to retire.

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Henderson Looking To Put Injury Woes In The Past

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is ready to put his injury troubles behind him and said he was feeling in prime shape ahead of the new Premier League season.

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Sakho's Liverpool Future In Doubt After Being Sent Home

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Mamadou Sakho faces an uncertain future at Liverpool after the defender was sent back to England from the Premier League club's pre-season tour of America.

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ICF Bans Five Russian Athletes From Rio

Pic: ReutersFive Russian canoe sprint athletes - including the 2012 Olympic champion Alexander Dyachenko - have been banned from competing at next month's Rio Olympics by the International Canoe Federation (ICF), after they were implicated by the McLaren report.

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Stoke Sign Ramadan Sobhi From Al Ahly For £5m

Stoke City have completed a deal to sign highly-rated Egypt winger Ramadan Sobhi for a fee that could rise to €6m (£5m) after his work permit is granted.

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