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Van Dijk deserves PFA award: Klopp

Liverpool: Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp said he would be disappointed if defender Virgil van Dijk missed out on the Professional Footballers’ Association’s (PFA) Player of the Year award as he has had an “outstanding season”.

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Nadal has a ‘sinking’ feeling

Monte Carlo: Rafael Nadal admitted that it will be “hard to return to the practice court” after a shock semi-final defeat by Fabio Fognini ended his bid for a record-extending 12th Monte Carlo Masters title on Saturday.

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England women must win trophies before fighting for equal pay – Duggan

REUTERS Barcelona England women’s forward Toni Duggan says her nation must match the achievements of three-times world champions the United States and “put trophies on the table” before they also ask for equal conditions as the men’s team. All 28 members of the U.S. 2015 World Cup winning squad have filed a lawsuit against their national federation, complaining about wages …

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AIFF to hold internal meet before chalking I-League path

Jaydeep basu | IANS New Delhi The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is having a second thought about the much-awaited meeting between its President Praful Patel and the I-League clubs, which won’t happen before the AIFF takes stock of the situation on its own about the future roadmap of Indian domestic football. Earlier, AIFF officials had repeatedly said that Patel …

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Punjab bank on 12th man to underwrite Services

AIFF MEDIA Ludhiana Being the home side, Punjab have enjoyed the rapturous support of the local fans– something that propelled them to gain the last-gasp win in their last two games – against Karnataka in Group B and against Goa in the semi-final– as they face Services in the final of the Santosh Trophy at the Guru Nanak Stadium in …

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RCB win as they rein in Russell

24 runs off 6 balls – The equation may favour the bowling side in normal circumstances but the presence of Andre Russell at the crease meant that the match was well and truly alive for Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL 2019 encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.

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Liverpool match Barcelona’s ticket price to subsidise own fans

London: Liverpool have taken a cue from Manchester United and hiked prices for away supporters when they host Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals to subsidise tickets for own fans travelling to the Nou Camp, the Premier League club have said.

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Injured Ramsey could have played his last game for Arsenal

London: Aaron Ramsey may have played his last game for Arsenal after manager Unai Emery confirmed the midfielder sustained a muscle injury in Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League quarter-final win at Napoli. Ramsey is set to join Italian side Juventus after signing a four-year deal with the reigning Serie A champions in February.

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Fortunate to have a mind of Dhoni in the team: Kohli

New Delhi: Virat Kohli hasn’t forgotten the times when Mahendra Singh Dhoni firmly stood by him as a captain and now that the roles have reversed, he is not going to back down from supporting the veteran despite the “unfortunate criticism” that the former skipper is coping.

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