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Klopp thinking about next season

kriralok desk: Jurgen Klopp rejected any talk of focus being shifted to next season as Premier League champions Liverpool look to bounce back from defeat at Manchester City when they face Aston Villa. The Reds welcome Villa to Anfield on Sunday, having succumbed to a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of City in their first game since dethroning Pep Guardiola’s ...

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Zidane wants Messi to stay at Barcelona

kriralok desk: Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane wants Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to remain in LaLiga amid speculation of a possible departure. Messi, 33, is contracted to Barca until 2021 but a report emerged on Thursday, claiming the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is considering an exit. According to Cadena SER, Messi has halted contract negotiations due to his frustrations ...

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Klopp does not feel comparisons with Dalglish and Shankly

kriralok desk: Jurgen Klopp says he would never compare himself with Liverpool legends Kenny Dalglish and Bill Shankly, despite winning the Premier League and Champions League. Liverpool ended their three-decade wait for top-flight silverware last week, a little over a year on from being crowned champions of Europe for a sixth time. Klopp is only the third manager in the ...

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Khalid Wazir passes away

5th May 1954: Khalid Wazir (1936 – ) played for Pakistan (1954) cricket team. (Photo by L. Blandford/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) kriralok desk: Former Pakistan Test player, Khalid Wazir, has passed away aged 84. He played two Tests in 1954 and was struggling because of prolonged illness Son of former India Test cricketer – Syed Wazir Ali – Khalid Wazir ...

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Sri Lanka opens probe into 2011 World Cup final fixed allegations

kriralok desk: Acriminal probe has been ordered by Sri Lanka on Monday, to look into the allegations that the 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai was ‘sold’ to India. K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry told AFP that “a criminal investigation has begun.” “It is handled by the (police) independent Special Investigation Unit on sports-related offences,” Ruwanchandra added. ...

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Mercedes to use black cars in stand against racism

kriralok desk: Formula One champion Mercedes unveiled black-liveried cars for the 2020 season on Monday as part of a public pledge to further improve diversity within the team and the world of motorsport. Mercedes has traditionally raced in silver throughout its time in Formula One but will switch to black and have ‘End Racism’ emblazoned on the halo of both ...

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Ashwin calls for justice in Tamil Nadu custodial death case

kriralok desk: Cricketers Ravichandran Ashwin has added his voice to the growing calls for justice for the family of shopkeeper Jeyaraj and his son who were allegedly killed in police custody in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. “Every single life matters. We should make sure that this act of brutality is meted out with justice, and I am not sure ...

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16 NBA players test positive as restart nears

kriralok desk: The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association say 16 players tested positive for coronavirus in the first wave of mandatory tests done in preparation for the restart of the season. Those 16 players were part of a pool of 302 tested on Tuesday. Tests are continuing for all 22 teams that will be participating in the restart ...

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ICC Board members discuss chairmanship election process

kriralok desk: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board members had a virtual meeting on Thursday to discuss ‘regular and administrative’ matters. With the current ICC chairman, Shashank Manohar, unwilling to seek another extension, the Board members need to finalise the nomination process for Manohar’s replacement. But Sportstar understands that the members had a discussion about the chairmanship election process and ...

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Maguire eyes Man Utd ever-present landmark

kriralok desk: Harry Maguire has got his sights set on becoming the first outfield player to complete every minute of a Premier League campaign for Manchester United since the 1994-95 season. The England defender is aiming to follow in the footsteps of fellow centre-back Gary Pallister, who managed two ever-present seasons with United. United face Maguire’s former club Sheffield United ...

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