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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

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Modric extends contract with Real Madrid

Spanish football giants Real Madrid confirmed that the club had reached an agreement with Croatian international midfielder Luka Modric to extend his contract until the end of June 2018.

Lack of options leave India struggling with Dhoni dilemma

Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his Test captaincy role — if he has the desire to continue — due to a sheer lack of alternative options to take on the job after yet another calamitous overseas tour.

Hockey India secy calls Kapil Dev 'opportunist'

Disgruntled Hockey India secretary Narinder Batra on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend Kapil Dev, who headed the Arjuna Awards selection committee, calling him an opportunist.

Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul: Grounded despite Glasgow high

For a shooter, adulation can be a double-edged sword as the sport demands the highest degree of focus and mental strength, perhaps more than any other discipline.

Pakistan expose India’s lack of experience, win friendly 2-0

The inexperience of the Indian team was on full display as the team slumped to a 0-2 loss to the much-lower ranked Pakistani side in the second of the two friendlies played at the Bangalore Football stadium.

Arsenal soccer schools come to Kerala

Sportico Ventures, a Kochi-based grassroot football development startup, has teamed up with the India On Track (IOT), the official partners of Arsenal Football Club, to bring the Arsenal soccer schools to Kerala.

Barcelona appeal transfer ban after FIFA snub

Barcelona announced on Wednesday they will appeal to sports' highest court after FIFA refused to overturn a transfer ban, a decision the club described as an "affront" to its famed youth academy.

Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales

Having received his maiden call-upin the England ODI squad, hard-hitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player.

Coach underplays India's dependence on Sunil Chhetri

India's preparations for the Incheon Asian Games has been on now for over a month, and in this duration they have played four competitive matches. There's generally been only one name on the scoreboard - Sunil Chhetri.

Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Federer second

Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

Sporting Lisbon to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United

Sporting Lisbon say they have reached a deal to sell defender Marcos Rojo to Manchester United, with Nani going the other way on loan.

Neymar, Messi on target as Suarez makes Barcelona debut

Luis Suarez made his first appearance for Barcelona after his move from Liverpool for a reported 95 million euros (75 million pounds, $127 million) as the Catalans hammered Mexican side Club Leon 6-0 in a friendly.

Terry eyes EPL title as Chelsea make flying start

Chelsea captain John Terry set his sights on winning the Premier League after his side's 3-1 victory in their season opener at Burnley.

Will never bite again, pledges Barcelona's Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

Real Madrid even better than last season, insists Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes his side will be even stronger this campaign than the one which won the Champions League and Copa del Rey last season.
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