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Putin presents Trump with FIFA World Cup's official ball (22:46)IANS Photo Service
Helsinki, July 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday presented his US counterpart Donald Trump with an official ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and wished the American leader a successful organisation of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

France's World Cup champions arrive in Paris (22:46)IANS Photo Service
Paris, July 16 (IANS) France's 2018 FIFA World Cup champions arrived in Paris on Monday with their golden trophy in hand, after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow.

Alaves sign forward Baston on loan from Swansea (21:40)IANS Photo Service
Vitoria (Spain), July 16 (IANS) La Liga club Alaves announced on Monday the signing of Spanish forward Borja Baston on a one-year loan contract from Swansea City, who were relegated from the English Premier League last football season.

Indian hockey teams placed in easier pools at Asiad (21:38)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Indian hockey teams have been placed in comparatively easier pools in the upcoming Asian Games, with the men set to face minnows Hong Kong, while the women will begin their campaign against hosts Indonesia, it was revealed on Monday.

Indian pugilists take Serbia by storm (21:36)
Subotica (Serbia), July 16 (IANS) Indian youth pugilists took Serbia by storm when they struck 17 medals, including seven gold and six silver, the best haul in recent times at the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina here.

Russia to expel football fans trying to illegally enter Europe (20:36)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Foreign football fans who attempted to enter Europe through Russian territory with FIFA World Cup Fan IDs will be expelled from the country, Russian First Deputy Interior Minister Aleksandr Gorovoy said on Monday.

London Tube Station renamed to honour England coach Gareth Southgate (18:48)IANS Photo Service
London, July 16 (IANS) In a show of appreciation for Englands good performance at the FIFA World Cup, Londons Southgate Tube station will be renamed Gareth Southgate station for 48 hours from Monday morning in honour of the squads head coach, it was announced on Monday.

West Bengal's Chandannagar celebrate's France's World Cup win (18:46)
By Debayan MukherjeeIANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) The football mad state of West Bengal which was otherwise missing its euphoria of a World Cup final due to non-involvement of Brazil and Argentina, sprung to life in certain pockets after France lifted their second title beating Croatia 4-2 in the final.

France, Mbappe herald era of high drama in World Cup (Analysis) (18:34)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Over the past month he has been widely acclaimed as a superstar in the making. On Sunday, Kylian Mbappe confirmed that he is already a giant of the game as France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium here.

6 Paris metro stations renamed to mark France's triumph (18:16)IANS Photo Service
Paris, July 16 (IANS) Six Paris metro stations have been temporarily renamed to mark France's triumph at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, transport authorities RATP Group said on Monday.

Russia: Not so much a bear, more of a pleasant surprise (Analysis) (18:12)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) So the World Cup is over after just over a month of intense football, travelling, long nights and early mornings, flights and press-room coffee.

Djokovic back in top 10 rankings after Wimbledon win (18:06)IANS Photo Service
London, July 16 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon triumph has helped him jump 11 places to be 10th in the men's world tennis rankings, released by the the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) on Monday.

CBI file charge sheet against Farooq Abdullah in cricket scam (18:06)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and three others in the alleged multi-crore scam in the state cricket association.

Ronaldo arrives at J Medical clinic for Juventus medical check-up (17:52)IANS Photo Service
Turin, July 16 (IANS) Portugal's most famous football player on Monday arrived at J Medical, the private clinic property of Juventus team, to undergo a medical check-up prior to formalising his Turin squad transfer.

WTA rankings: Serena Williams jumps 153 spots to No. 28 (17:46)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, July 16 (IANS) Serena Williams of the United States rocketed an astounding 153 places up to world No. 28 in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday, after finishing runner-up at Wimbledon.

Barcelona begin week with rain-soaked training session (17:36)IANS Photo Service
Barcelona, July 16 (IANS) Spanish football team FC Barcelona on Monday underwent its first training session of the week while heavy rain fell in the region.

Croatia showed that small nations can dream big, says coach Dalic (16:54)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Croatia chief coach Zlatko Dalic said his side's appearance in the World Cup final should provide inspiration to other small national teams striving for international football success.

Argentine football federation, coach Sampaoli part ways (16:18)IANS Photo Service
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS) The Argentine football federation, AFA has parted ways with the national men's team head coach Jorge Sampaoli after the side's poor performance at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Four U-17 World Cup players part of India's SAFF camp (16:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Four U-19 players who represented India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup last year have been summoned by coach Stephen Constantine for India's preparatory camp for the SAFF Championship.

Boys from Argentina's slums dream big through cricket (15:56)
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS) Young boys have long regarded football as a way out of poverty in Argentina's slums, but in recent years, thousands have turned to cricket thanks to an initiative launched by the Catholic church.

Kenya's Kipchoge targets personal best in Berlin (15:14)IANS Photo Service
Nairobi, July 16 (IANS) Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge said his goal is to lower his personal best time ahead of the Berlin Marathon in September.

India, England aim for series win in final ODI (Preview) (13:40)IANS Photo Service
Leeds, July 16 (IANS) After losing the second One-Day International (ODI), India will aim to improve performance in every department when they face confident England in the third and final match at the Headingley Cricket ground here on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo arrives in Italy to join Juventus (13:38)IANS Photo Service
Turin, July 16 (IANS) Football great Cristiano Ronaldo arrived here ahead of his formal presentation as the latest acquisition of reigning Serie A champions Juventus.

Our children will be proud, says french striker Griezmann (13:30)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) France forward Antoine Griezmann hailed his "extraordinary" teammates after Les Blues won the FIFA World Cup for a second time.

Spain's Fernando Torres to debut with Sagan Tosu (13:28)IANS Photo Service
Tokyo, July 16 (IANS) Spain's former striker Fernando Torres was introduced as the new member of Japanese club Sagan Tosu on Monday, in an event witnessed by hundreds of people in front of the Best Amenity Stadium.

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