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No country questioned surgical strikes, says PM Modi

He emphasised that close to 7,000 big and small steps have been taken by his government for ease of doing business in a bid to attract investments and make it easier for foreign companies. He said "efficiency, transparency, growth with benefit for all" were the mantra of reform for his government. The CEOs lauded the Prime Minister's initiatives of demonetisation and digitisation of economy and the GST, the spokesman said. Read More »

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah: I'm better than I was at Chelsea

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Everyone can see the coach gives everything. I have a lot of experience from three clubs . The Italian Serie A outfit claimed that the Merseyside club had paid a club-record £36.9 million (S$65.2 million) for Salah - who signed a five-year contract worth £90,000 a week - and that his eventual fee could reach nearly £44 million, depending on the progress of the Egypt winger. Read More »

Craig Gordon: Celtic must aim to create history all over again

The group's done extremely well for us past year and achieved something really good. "I'm sure it will be a hard game - they all are at this stage trying to qualify for the Champions League", he said. To that end they may want to think about bringing in a quality loan player than can bolster the ranks on a temporary basis. "That is an ongoing process as well". Read More »

Boston Celtics blew a big opportunity on NBA Draft night

The Duke men's basketball program matched a school record on Thursday night with four selections in the 2017 NBA Draft . What if the new Celtics rookie was just so overjoyed and filled with emotion he wasn't even thinking about it? The cost for a glorified "rental" will be low, and it's actually a gamble I think the Celtics should roll the dice on. Read More »

NASL Launches Soccer Team In San Diego County

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A new San Diego-based NASL club is set to make their debut in America's second division in the spring of 2018, and according to a report published by Telegraph , the Belgian winger has become one notable part-owner of the club which is in fact yet to be named. Read More »

Lyon snaps up €10m Chelsea forward Traore

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Traore joined the Blues in 2014 and scored four goals in 16 appearances, including goals in three consecutive matches in 2016. However, the Burkina Faso national never seemed to fit into Antonio Conte's plans for the future, and after huge speculation of an imminent move, Lyon have confirmed the signing for a reported £15m. Read More »

Ricky Rubio Reportedly Being Shopped in Trade Talks After Jimmy Butler Deal

LaVine and Dunn may have had a significant role for the below average Timberwolves last season, however, wouldn't have cracked much of a rotation anywhere else in the league. The first things they should do is immediately cut ties with Brandon Rush, Omri Casspi and Adreian Payne. "People that have worked for the things that they have in life and they have certain tendencies and consistencies that they believe in and are the things that power each to their success , and that's kind of how ... Read More »

Valtteri Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Sebastian Vettel suffers problems

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Max Verstappen qualified in fifth and teammate Daniel Ricciardo only 10th after clipping a barrier near the end coming out of turn six on a hazardous Baku street circuit that has been causing problems all week. "I was just trying to carry a bit of speed through that combination and though Turn 6 I tried to carry some speed and then the rear kind of went away a little bit.it happened so quick". Read More »

Markelle Fultz is setting lofty National Basketball Association goals

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Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball. "It is a great opportunity", Fultz said. I just do not see a spot for him to contribute heavily on the current roster. In other leagues it's easy to imagine a commissioner having much less fun with this scenario playing out, but after a long night of announcements this was a good bit of levity to close the show. Read More »

Perron Among Those Selected in Expansion Draft

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This comes after the NHL's newest team made its expansion draft selections during Wednesday's awards show. Vegas had a number of notable picks including Jonathan Marchessault, James Neal , Marc Methot , David Perron , Alexei Emelin, Jason Garrison, Deryk Engelland, Brayden McNabb and Marc-Andre Fleury. Read More »

Team New Zealand routs Oracle Team USA to win America's Cup

The underfunded but resourceful Kiwis claimed the oldest trophy in global sports on the Great Sound on Monday, winning Race 9 to clinch the match at 7-1. By the time they reached the end of the second leg, Team New Zealand had turned their deficit into a five second advantage after getting on the inside of Team USA. Read More »

Google celebrates Women's World Cup 2017 with interactive cricket Doodle

The eleventh edition of the ICC Women's World Cup kicks off on Saturday as eight nations compete for the prestigious trophy along with unprecedented cash prizes. We can't wait to hear from and engage with our fans on-air and online through our initiatives using Twitter throughout the Women's Cricket World Cup . Read More »

Sounders draw with Timbers 2-2 in Cascadia Cup rivalry match

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The scorching heat caused by a heatwave in the Pacific Northwest meant that kickoff had to be delayed, but Seattle showed great character and even better fitness levels to stay in the game and they were rewarded when Dempsey rose above Amobi Okugo in the 94th minute to head in a Roman Torres cross to ensure the points were shared. Read More »

Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event

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Joining Murray at Hurlingham will be Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal . He joins the likes of Milos Raonic, last year's Wimbledon finalist and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both of whom also managed to suffer early losses at Queen's, plus Lucas Pouille and Tommy Haas. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo rethinking decision to leave Real Madrid after Florentino Perez support

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Ronaldo - on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2 - is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. They claim that "corporate structures were used by the accused in order to hide revenues generated from his image rights". Perez , a 70-year-old construction magnate said to be close to Ronaldo, was elected unopposed on Monday for a third term in charge of Europe's most successful club. Read More »

State of Origin II: New South Wales v Queensland preview

You go at him, and it puts pressure on the defenders either side. "The last time we were here (in Sydney ) for an Origin game, the penalty count was 12-4". "(It was) nearly old-school footy, just going toe to toe and grinding away", the Titans fullback said of the opening stages of game one. "So, as far as us wrestling in game one, it just didn't happen". Read More »

Emre Can overcomes injury scare to book semi-final spot with Germany

Pandemonium ensued before Mabouka received red and Siani was spared. Hoffenheim midfielder Demirbay marked his full debut by breaking the deadlock early in the second half at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi and RB Leipzig striker Werner's brace sandwiched Vincent Aboubakar's header for Cameroon. Read More »

Oklahoma City Thunder's Andre Roberson named All-Defense Second Team

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Leonard, Green and Gobert are finalists for the Defensive Player of the Year Award , which will be announced on Monday night during the nationally televised NBA Awards Show. Each All-Defensive Team consists of one center slot, two forwards and two guards. The All-Defensive First Team included Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors , Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz , Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs , Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Patrick Beverly of the ... Read More »

Cladding on 34 tower blocks across the United Kingdom fail fire safety tests

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On Friday, 800 households were ordered at short notice to evacuate five apartment towers in the London district of Camden while external cladding on the buildings is removed. However, when Reid asked if this meant the material was illegal, he said: "Well, you are not allowed to do it, it is non-compliant. How this occurred - and preventing this from happening again - is likely to be a key question for the public inquiry", Javid said on Saturday. Read More »

Chile reach Confederations Cup semis

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The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon were on Sunday ousted from the FIFA Confederations Cup by world champions Germany at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi . "Yes, of course, I am very happy". "That's the kind of team we want to be, that's the measure now". After a strong season with Hoffenheim, Demirbay slotted into attacking midfield alongside captain Julian Draxler and Hertha Berlin's Marvin Plattenhardt, who came in for Jonas Hector on the left wing. Read More »