Archive | February 24, 2020

India to host some of Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 events….

India will host the archery and shooting events at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, six months before the main event in Birmingham. The proposal was put forward by India, who threatened to boycott Birmingham 2022 after shooting was excluded. Both events will take place in Chandigarh in January 2022, with the main Games from 27 July to 7 August. The move to India was approved by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) executive board. Chandigarh 2022 and Birmingham 2022 will be separately organised and funded, but medals will count towards the overall competition.

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Inter Milan’s Europa League game to be played behind closed doors amidst Coronavirus fears….

Inter Milan are expected to play their home Europa League last-32 match against Ludogorets behind closed doors because of fears about the spread of coronavirus. Inter were one of four Serie A clubs to postpone their weekend game. Talks have been taking place between the club, Italian government officials and European football’s governing body Uefa about Thursday’s fixture. With 165, Italy has the largest number of cases of the virus in Europe. Many schools and colleges have been closed in Milan on Monday, although the local transport system is operating.

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Chelsea agree personal terms with Hakim Ziyech….

Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech over a five-year-deal which will see the Morocco international move to Stamford Bridge for 40m euros in the summer. The clubs reached an agreement for 26-year-old Ziyech, who will remain at the Eredivisie leaders for the rest of the season, earlier this month. “I am proud to have signed for such a huge club as Chelsea,” said Ziyech. “I am looking forward to next season and hope we can achieve great things.”

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Neymar sent off in PSG win….

Neymar was sent off late on as Paris St-Germain came from behind to get back to winning ways against Bordeaux. The Ligue 1 leaders drew 4-4 at Amiens last week before losing 2-1 at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and fell behind to a Hwang Ui-jo opener. Edinson Cavani replied and Marquinhos’ first goal was swiftly cancelled out by Pablo in first half stoppage time. But Marquinhos and Kylian Mbappe then scored in quick succession before Ruben Pardo’s late reply gave Bordeaux hope.

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