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Injured Wriddhiman Saha's Australian tour chances in jeopardy too?

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Wriddhiman Saha's shoulder injury has put a big question mark over the injury management process of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and like it is often the case in Indian cricket — there exists a shortage of transparency. The wicketkeeper-batsman from Bengal was believed to be nursing a thumb injury that he sustained during the last IPL, causing his absence in the historic recent India v Afghanistan Test at Bangalore, his third injury lay-off in 18 months. Far too seriousHowever, it has now come to light that Saha's injury woes are far more serious. "Till he injured his thumb, he did not realise that he also had a shoulder injury. He played the IPL with an injured shoulder. The injury has now been aggravated and has put his career on the line," a source close to Saha told mid-day yesterday. "Not having a clue as to what lies ahead of him is frustrating. He does not know when he can resume any cricketing activity," the source added. Saha, 33, may even miss out o..
                 

Balvinder Singh Sandhu resigns from Mumbai Cricket Association's CIC

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Former India pacer Balvinder Singh Sandhu has resigned from Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) citing "personal reasons". This is the second time he has resigned from the CIC after he first tendered his resignation in 2012. Sandhu shot a letter to the MCA yesterday morning informing them about his decision. "Yes, I have resigned from the CIC due to personal reasons," Sandhu confirmed to mid-day. His decision to step down has clearly not gone down well with the MCA officials. "If he had prior commitments, then why did he take up the assignment in the first place? He should have been aware of his plans well in advance. Now, we have to look for a replacement in the CIC," an MCA official said. Apart from being occupied for a movie being made on the 1983 World Cup victory, Sandhu also works for the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. He was head coach of the Mumbai North Team during the inaugural T20 Mumbai League, but within a week's time he s..
                 

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy retain places in BWF rankings

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India's star shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal retained their positions in women's singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Saina skipped last week's Thailand Open, Sindhu made it to the final before losing to reigning World Champion Nozomi Okuhara, who climbed up two spots to 6th. Despite her runner-up finish, Sindhu is still placed at No.3 while her compatriot Saina remained on 10th. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Vaishnavi Jakka Reddy climbed up four spots to break into the World top-50 for the first time, achieving a career-best ranking of 50. Ruthvika Shivani Gadde, who returned to action this week in Singapore, also climbed up two places to 90th. Sai Uttejitha Rao, who hogged the limelight at the All India senior ranking tournament in Bengaluru recently, was one of the biggest movers as she climbed up 13 places to 115. In men's singles, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S.Prannoy stayed put to their No.5 and No.11 spots, while Sameer Verma ..
                 

Liverpool sign Brazil goalkeeper Alisson for world record fee

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Softball to give Tokyo 2020 symbolic start

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Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 4th ODI Live Streaming: Pakistan look to continue dominance

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Sports Shorts: Indian outplay New Zealand in hockey series opener

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Shikhar Dhawan’s family hangs out with Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma in UK

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Disappointing start for Anirban Lahiri, American Kevin Kisner in lead at Open

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Rangana Herath warns South African team to expect more spin

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Rangana Herath warned South Africa Thursday to expect yet more spin in the second Test after the visitors were skittled for their lowest total since the Proteas' readmission to international cricket. Sri Lanka are chasing their first Test series win against the Proteas since 2006 and need just a draw to clinch the honours against the world's second ranked Test side. South Africa lost the opening Test in Galle inside three days after being dispatched for 126 in the first innings and 73 in the second. Herath said pitch conditions were ripe for a repeat of last week's drubbing, in which the left-arm spinner took five wickets and off-spinner Dilruwan Perera returned overall match figures of 10-78. "If you see the surface, it's dry. It will be more of a spin friendly surface," the 40-year-old veteran spinner said ahead of the final Test starting Friday in Colombo. "We have Dilruwan (Perera) and if we require we also have Dhananjaya (de Silva). He couldn't bowl in Galle, but he is certainl..
                 

Football Briefs: Mourinho worried by United's 'very bad' pre-season

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BCCI to host 2000+ matches in upcoming domestic season 2018-19

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Softball to give Tokyo 2020 Olympics a symbolic start

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Four international captains reported approaches to Anti Corruption Unit: ICC

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Mohammad Akram Saifi resigns as Rajeev Shukla’s executive assistant, but claims innocence

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Is MS Dhoni retiring? Viral clip on social media drops hints on retirement

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future has once again become fodder for speculation after the talismanic-but-currently-off-colour former India skipper sought the match ball at the end of the lost third ODI against England here. The 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was seen seeking the ball from the umpires as players left the ground after India lost by eight wickets last night to go down 1-2 in the series. The act was an unusual one for Dhoni, who is more known for collecting stumps after winning matches. The 30-second clip went viral on social media and accompanying it were questions on whether the two-time World Cup-winning skipper had dropped a hint at retirement. However, sources in the team management dismissed the talk as nothing more than "rumours". Dhoni, who retired stunningly from Test cricket in the middle of India's 2014 tour of Australia, has been under the scanner of late for not being able to score as prolifically as he has been known to. His legendary finishing skills and the a..
                 

NFL's Cowboys beat United to be ranked world's most valuable team

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Backs Paul Pogba to Fire After Successful World Cup

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Indian shuttlers bow out of Singapore Open on forgettable day

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India vs England: Men in Blue's support staff in the dock after Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent home for rehab

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Ravi Shastri quashes rumours of Mahendra Singh Dhoni retiring from ODIs

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Sri Lanka expect to win Test series against South Africa without captain and coach

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With only wicket and a duck, Arjun Tendulkar steals the show from Ayush Badoni’s unbeaten 185, 4 wickets

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Cristiano Ronaldo tips Greek resort staff Rs 16 lakh

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It was a day to remember for the hotel staff at a Greek resort recently after Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo left a whopping 17,850 pounds tip (approximately Rs 16 lakh). According to British tabloid, The Sun, Ronaldo, who recently completed his 100 million pounds move to Serie A champions Juventus, made a dash to the stunning Costa Navarino resort in the Peloponnese region of Greece after Portugal's exit from the World Cup in Russia. Ronaldo, who was in talks with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli at the resort, was so impressed with the staff's service that he left them a huge cheque to thank them before heading to Italy for his unveiling. He has also asked the hotel management to split the figure equally among all the workers. Now, given Ronaldo's £500,000-a-week (Rs 4.5 crore) salary, that tip would've hardly burnt a hole in his deep pocket, no? Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to ge..
                 

New Manchester United Defender Diogo Dalot Ruled Out Until September - Jose Mourinho

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Virat Kohli won't score a hundred in Australia? Pat Cummins clarifies 'brave, bold prediction'

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Rupinder Pal Singh scores a brace as India outplay New Zealand in hockey series opener

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Arjun Tendulkar dismissed for a duck in debut U-19 match against Sri Lanka

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Didier Deschamps to stay as France coach until 2020

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The French Football Federation on Thursday confirmed that Didier Deschamps would continue as the coach of the national team until 2020, when his contract expires. "Yes, he'll still be there for the first match in Germany," said FFF President Noel Le Graet, referring to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship, after being asked if Deschamps would stay on after the team's World Cup victory in Russia, reports Efe. "We had a contract until 2020 -- even when things were going less well -- I said that he would be in his position until that date. Now, he has won, and what a way to do it!" he added. "He really is someone who works enormously hard, because without hard work we would have nothing. The work done by Didier and his team is significant," Le Graet said. The federation president did not confirm if former star player Zinedine Zidane would be eventually joining the team as coach, saying that Zidane had not yet expressed any interest in the position. Also Read - FIFA World Cup 2018: Coach Did..
                 

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola named as Maurizio Sarri's right-hand man

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Gianfranco Zola, 52, who is making a comeback to the club as an assistant coach, played for the Londoners from 1996 until 2003, scoring 80 goals, including the winner in the 1998 European Cup Winners Cup final. He also won the Super Cup, two FA Cups and the League Cup. "For me it is an amazing thing. I am very willing to work hard because it is going to be a difficult challenge but I am pleased to be here, and to work hard with Maurizio to be successful," Zola said yesterday. Gianfranco Zola continued "It would be great to be successful with Maurizio and for the club and I will give my best, as I did in the past as a player, so I will give my best in my new position. "I am very much looking forward to the challenge in general. I would love us to start well and we are all very excited to start this new adventure." Zola also played club football for Napoli and Parma and won 35 caps for Italy. As a coach, he has managed West Ham, Watford and Birmingham City who he left in April 2017 wit..
                 

Premier League: Maurizio Sarri Just Wants to Have Fun at Chelsea

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Sri Lanka v/s South Africa, 2nd Test: Brace for yet more spin, hosts warn Proteas

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Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot ruled out until September, says Jose Mourinho

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MS Dhoni is not retiring, it is all rubbish, says Ravi Shastri

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World Cup moves onto Qatar and a whole lot of problems

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As one of the best World Cups ever ends in Russia, football's biggest tournament must now prepare for its most controversial, in Qatar in 2022. Since the tournament was handed to the supremely wealthy Gulf state, whose team has never appeared in a World Cup, FIFA's decision has been roundly questioned and resulted in severe consequences for football and its governing body. The four-year run-up to the Middle East's first ever World Cup is unlikely to prove any different. With a host rocked by a diplomatic crisis, accused of supporting terrorism, facing allegations of corruption and human rights abuse, a tournament shifted to November and December for the first time and uncertainty over how many teams will take part in 2022, it is fair to say there has never been a World Cup like Qatar's. Gulf crisis threat The emirate sold its bid in part by claiming Qatar's World Cup would be one for the Middle East but that claim has been severely undermined by political events. Since June 2017, a g..
                 

Maurizio Sarri: Not sure if Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois will stay

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Maurizio Sarri was unable to give guarantees over the futures of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois amid speculation the Belgian pair could leave this summer. Speaking at his unveiling as Chelsea head coach at Stamford Bridge, Sarri told a media conference of his disinterest in the transfer market. After an opening address in English, Sarri spoke in his native Italian, saying: "Clearly we would always like to keep all the strongest players. This is what any manager wants to do, this is what any club wants to do. "Then we will have to see how the transfer market will go over the next few days. "I think that I am one of the few managers who is bored by the transfer market. I don't want to talk about the transfer market and I'm not that interested in it." Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibili..
                 

When cricketer-turned commentator Aakash Chopra paid a bill of 7 lakh for a meal!

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We don't give a s*** about Messi: Paul Pogba's brutal speech to teammates before Argentina showdown

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Neymar quashes transfer rumours: ‘I am staying at PSG’

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Indian Campaign at Singapore Open Ends

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Curious case of Wriddhiman Saha

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Asian Games 2018: Handball Federation of India 'relieved' after inclusion of men's team

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'This is the most embarrassing thing I've done', says Joe Root

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Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 1 Live Streaming: South Africa look to bounce back

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Patrick Cummins to try his best to stop Virat Kohli scoring hundreds vs Aus

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Ahead of India's tour Down Under later this year, Australian quick Pat Cummins has praised skipper Virat Kohli as a "really passionate" player while conceding that his bowling attack will target the "prized" wicket of the right-hander. Cummins recently found himself in the middle of a storm when he was widely quoted as saying: "My brave, bold prediction; I'd say I think Virat Kohli is not going to get a hundred and we're going to knock them off over here". Clarifying his comments, the pacer said his comments were misunderstood as he just wished that the Indian did not score a century during India's tour, that comprises three Twenty20 Internationals, four Tests and three One-day Internationals, starting with the first T20I on November 21. "I was almost trying to do the opposite to the way they were perceived. I was trying to pay him a huge compliment and say that my big wish list for the summer was he doesn't score a hundred," Cummins told cricket.com.au. "He's obviously so important ..
                 

Wriddhiman Saha to undergo shoulder surgery, rehab plan under scanner

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Believed to be a minor thumb injury till now, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is actually nursing a career-threatening shoulder problem caused by a "bungled" rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy, a top BCCI official has claimed. It is learnt that Saha will have to undergo a surgery in the UK next month and that might rule him out of the tour of Australia later this year. "Wriddhiman's rehabilitation has been a complete goof up. The NCA physio has bungled it big time. Now only a surgery can put him back on track. Once he is done with surgery, he will not touch the bat for at least two months and then rehab will start," a senior BCCI official told PTI today. Saha has been out of action, citing a thumb injury sustained during this year's IPL, but it has now come to light that the problem is much bigger than what was initially assessed. He was not picked for the upcoming Test series against England but the Board did not reveal the full extent of his fitn..
                 

Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYs

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Royal Western India Turf Club Back in Spotlight With the Pune Racing Season

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Hall of Fame Open: Leander Paes wins first match after returning to Tour; three other Indians also advance

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Not Sarri at all: Chelsea manager claims he's not 'sexist, racist or homophobic' in first press conference

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Government asks IOA to reconsider selection of teams, athletes for Asian Games 2018

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Shooter Jitu Rai dropped from TOP scheme

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Tendulkar and English county join hands to launch new academy

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Asian Games 2018: I told P Gopichand your daughter cannot be penalised for being your daughter, says BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma

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BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate UPCA bribery scandal

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The BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit today said it will launch a probe into an alleged bribery scandal unearthed by a sting operation, which claimed that a member of IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla's personal staff sought bribes to facilitate selection of players. A Hindi news channel in Uttar Pradesh telecast an alleged phone conversation between Akram Saifi, an executive assistant of Shukla, and cricketer Rahul Sharma in which Saifi is heard seeking favours in "cash and kind" to ensure Sharma's selection in the state team. Shukla is currently the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) Secretary. "We have taken note of the sting and will examine the entire matter. We will be asking the channel for the audio and also examine the player involved. Until we speak to the people involved, it is difficult to say anything as of now," BCCI's ACU chief Ajit Singh told PTI.Sharma has never played for India and has not been a part of the state team either. He has alleged that Saifi sought bribes and ot..
                 

KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have no stress and this photo shows it!

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Faster, Higher, Hotter - Tokyo weather prompts 2020 Olympics fears

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Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel needs to keep firm pressure on Lewis Hamilton in Germany

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Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar gets up to 175 years as abuse victims applaud

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England playing first Ireland Test before Ashes in 2019

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BCCI: Two-season ban, criminal action against age fraudsters

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Age fudging could prove a lot more costly now after the Supreme Court-appointed Committee ofAdministrators (CoA) decided to increase the quantum of punishment for players found guilty. Criminal action will be initiated too. The CoA were recently briefed about the rampant age fudging in BCCI age group tournaments, where players submit false/tampered birth certificates, as part of the age verification process. As per the current rules, the BCCI can ban a player found guilty of age fraud for just one season. However, the CoA has decided on harsher punishment. "Players who are found [after a proper enquiry] to have submitted false/tampered birth certificates will be banned for two seasons," read one of the minutes of the CoA's May 18 meeting. "In addition, the BCCI may also initiate criminal action against the player and/or any other person responsible for submitting false certificates," it added. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day And..
                 

Paul Pogba answered critics with World Cup show, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Star Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels former Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba has answered his skeptics with his impressive performance at the just-concluded World Cup, helping France lift the trophy for the second time. "I played with him for two years and people like to give their opinion, which they have the right to do," the Swede was quoted as saying by espnfc. "They judge but I think the result speaks for itself. Pogba scored a crucial goal in the final against Croatia as France won 4-2 besides producing stellar shows during the tournament. Pogba was heavily criticised before the World Cup for his underwhelming show for Man United in the English Premier League (EPL). "You don't need to answer by your mouth, you can answer by your feet, and do what you are good at. That is the way it is supposed to be and the way I like to do it," Ibrahimovic said. "He is young. He won the World Cup, he was in the Champions League final (with Juventus), the Europa League final (with..
                 

Chelsea Name Gianfranco Zola as New Manager Maurizio Sarri's Right-Hand Man

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'We have to collect their bones,' Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp fears post-World Cup injuries

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Sex-for-selection sting: IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla’s aide Akram Saifi resigns

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India vs England: Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha reflect on missing Test squad

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Gianfranco Zola returns to Chelsea as head coach assistant

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Former Italian football player Gianfranco Zola rejoined Chelsea on Thursday as an assistant to the new head coach Maurizio Sarri, the English club said. Chelsea considers Zola a legend as he joined the club as a player for seven years, in which he had scored 80 goals and made 312 appearances, reports Efe. "I am very willing to work hard because it is going to be a difficult challenge but I am pleased to be here, and to work hard with Maurizio to be successful," Zola said in a statement published on the club's official website. "It would be great to be successful with Maurizio and for the club and I will give my best, as I did in the past as a player, so I will give my best in my new position," he added. Zola, 52, won the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award in 1996/97 season and was a two-time Chelsea Player of the Year. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story ..
                 

Maurizio Sarri wants to meet Eden Hazard over Chelsea future

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Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri called Eden Hazard one of the top two or three players in Europe on Wednesday, and said he wants to meet the Belgium forward face-to-face to discuss his future. Chelsea, the 2017 Premier League champion, later announced that Gianfranco Zola has returned to the club as an assistant to Sarri. Former Italy international Zola made more than 300 appearances and scored 80 goals for the Blues between 1996 and 2003. Sarri and Zola face the immediate task of keeping Hazard at Stamford Bridge. Hazard said at the World Cup in Russia that "it might be time to discover something different" after spending the last six years with Chelsea, which failed to qualify for this season's Champions League. He has been linked with a move to European champion Real Madrid, which recently sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. Hazard is taking time off after the World Cup along with Belgium teammate Thibaut Courtois, whose future is also the matter of some debate. Sarri said he doesn't..
                 

Luis Norton de Matos Steps Down as Indian Arrows Coach Due to Personal Circumstances

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