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Russia welcomes International Olympic Council's decision.

Russian Sports Ministry has welcomed the decision made by the International Olympic Committee on its athletes' participation in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said the decision made by the IOC was balanced and will benefit the global sport and unity of the Olympic family.

Meanwhile, the World Anti-Doping Agency says it is "disappointed" over its recommendation to ban Russia from next month's Olympic Games in Rio being rejected by International Olympic Council. Following the country's doping scandal, the International Olympic Committee has left it up to individual sports' federations to ban Russian competitors.

Meanwhile, Australia is refusing to move their athletes into the Rio Olympic Village because of concerns about the state of their accommodation. According to team boss Kitty Chiller, problems include "blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring". Chiller said she had raised concerns with local event organizers and the International Olympic Committee, and was "pushing hard for a solution".

The games get underway on 5th of next month.

Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for 'plotting 'terror'.

Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism, two weeks before the start of the Olympic Games. They were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group, officials said.

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Australia wins the only warm up match of their Sri Lankan tour.

Australia have won their only warm up match of their Sri Lankan tour against Sri Lanka cricket by an innings and 162 runs today. Batting first after winning the toss Sri Lanka Cricket Board's eleven scored 229 all out in their first innings.

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Misbah leads way with Lord's hundred

A magnificent century from captain Misbah-ul-Haq put Pakistan in a strong position in the first Test before a late England counter-attack on an attritional first day.

Misbah, 42, has never before played a Test at Lord's, but his unbeaten 110 appeared to have steered his side to a strong position. But two late wickets from Chris Woakes to add to the pair he took before lunch gave England hope after they had lost the toss and toiled in the field.

Serena Williams wins seventh Wimbledon, record-equalling 22nd major title

 

Serena Williams powered to her seventh Wimbledon crown as the world number one finally claimed a record-equalling 22nd major title with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber in Saturday's final.

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The Batticaloa district sports complex will be declared open tomorrow.

President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the Batticaloa district sports complex tomorrow afternoon. It was constructed under the Sports Ministry at a cost of 270 million rupees.

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England thump SL to seal the ODI series


Opening batsman Jason Roy scored a second century in three games to give England a series-clinching six-wicket win over
Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international played at The Oval. Roy made 162, the second-highest score by an England batsman in a One Day International. It led England to 308, their second-highest successful chase in a One Dayer, with 11 balls to spare in a match reduced to 42 overs because of rain.

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England Cricket Captain hopes the weather will not be a distraction to the decisive ODI against SL.

Captain Eoin Morgan hopes the weather will not be a distraction as England look to seal a one-day international series win over Sri Lanka today. England take a 1-nil lead to The Oval, with one victory sandwiched between an opening tie and an abandoned third One Day International. Rain is forecast today, but Morgan is keen to play and hopes to witness a solid England performance.

Argentine President and football grade Diego Maradona urge Messi not to retire.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has asked football star Lionel Messi to stick with the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.

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Albania claims historic win at Euro 2016

Armando Sadiku made history for Albania on Sunday as his goal secured a 1-0 win against Romania at Euro 2016 to give the Balkan nation their first ever victory at a major tournament.

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