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Euro 2016 And Olympics — A Tale Of Two Crises

The logo for the upcoming Euro 2016 football championships is seen at Enghien-les-Bains, in France April 20, 2016. — Reuters picLAUSANNE: An Olympic Games in a country engulfed in political crisis and football’s European Championship in a nation that fears a terrorist outrage. It is almost a perfect storm in a major sporting year.

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Nadal Sues Ex-French Minister For ‘Defamation’

Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the Barcelona Open trophy after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan in Barcelona, Spain, April 24, 2016. — Reuters picMADRID: Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal said yesterday he had filed a lawsuit in Paris against former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused him of covering up a failed drugs test.

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Leicester One Win Away From ‘Incredible’ Title Triumph

‘Tinkerman’ Claudio Ranieri confounds the pundits. — Reuters/Action Images file picLONDON: Leicester will complete an “incredible” Premier League title triumph and be crowned champions of England for the first time in their history if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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O'Sullivan Out Of World Championship After Final-Frame Loss

Pic: AFPLONDON: Five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was knocked out of this year's World Championship after suffering a dramatic 13-12 defeat by Barry Hawkins in a thrilling all-English second-round clash on Monday.

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Russian Sirotkin Joins Renault As Test Driver

Pic: ReutersRussian Sergey Sirotkin has joined Renault as a Formula One test driver and will take part in the first practice session at his home grand prix in Sochi on Friday, the team said on Tuesday.

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil Breaks Premier League Record For Chances Created

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has broken the Premier League record for chances created in a season, overtaking the mark previously held by Frank Lampard.

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Riyad Mahrez: Until January, The Premier League Title Was Still A Dream

It was close to midnight on Sunday at the Grosvenor House hotel when Riyad Mahrez stood in a quiet corner of the lobby and recalled a conversation he had with his friend N’golo Kante in January while downstairs his Leicester City team-mates could be heard celebrating another three points in the Premier League.

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Lights ‘Go Out’ As Milan Head For Euro Disaster

MILAN: Fledgling AC Milan coach Cristian Brocchi faced the wrath of fans after a shock 2-1 defeat to basement side Verona left the seven-time European champions in danger of missing out on Europe next season.

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Man City Hit Big Time Against Real Madrid’s ‘BBC’

UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester City hit the Champions League big time on Tuesday as 10-time champions and European royalty Real Madrid visit the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of their semi-final.

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Eleven Dead In Rio Olympics Construction Over Three Years

RIO DE JANEIRO: A total of 11 people have been killed over the last three years on construction projects for the Rio Olympics, an official told AFP on Monday.

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