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2019 Tour de France to start from Brussels

The 2019 Tour de France will start from Brussels, 50 years after Belgian great Eddy Merckx won the race for the first time, organizers said on Tuesday.

The Tour departed from Brussels once, in 1958.

This year's Tour sets off in Duesseldorf, Germany, on July 1.

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Rabada jumps to No 1 in ODI rankings

Proteas star speedster Kagiso Rabada has replaced his team-mate, Imran Tahir, as the world's top ranked ranked ODI bowler.

Rabada moved up four places to take the top spot after his impressive performance at Lord's in the third ODI on Monday.

The Proteas lost their three-match series to England 2-1 …

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Arsene Wenger👔 Agrees 2⃣-Year Contract📄

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has agreed a new two-year contract, extending his 21-year reign at the club.

Wenger and club owner Stan Kroenke met on Monday to determine the Frenchman's future, with the decision relayed to directors at a Tuesday board meeting.

Arsenal are planning to make an official announcement …

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💥Breaking : Borussia Dortmund💛 Sack Thomas Tuchel👔‼

In a shock move, German club Borussia Dortmund have sacked their manager Thomas Tuchel. The 43-year-old, who took over from Jurgen Klopp, was incharge of the club for two seasons and helped them win their first trophy(DFB Pokal) in 5 years. Dortmund finished 3rd in the Bundesliga, this season …

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💥AS Roma Parts Company😯 with Luciano Spalletti👔

Italian club AS Roma has announced the departure of manager Luciano Spalletti.

The official announcement comes after the team beat Genoa 3-2 on Sunday evening to clinch second place in Serie A and secure automatic qualification to the 2017-18 Champions League.

Roma President Jim Pallotta commented: “We would like to …

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Becker backs Federer's decision to skip French Open

Roger Federer's decision to skip this year's French Open has been applauded by Boris Becker, who believes the decision means the Swiss will be a strong favorite at Wimbledon.

"If I were his coach, I would have tried to convince him to skip Roland Garros all the way," said Becker …

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Table tennis: China suspends coach over gambling debt

Double Olympic table tennis champion Kong Linghui has been suspended as head coach of the Chinese women's team, the country's table tennis association said on its website, after it emerged he faces a lawsuit over a gambling debt.

According to a Hong Kong court writ, Kong, who won gold at …

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Strootman signs new five-year Roma deal

Roma have been handed a major boost after midfielder Kevin Strootman signed a new five-year contract, tying him to the Serie A runners-up until 2022.

Strootman, 27, impressed in making 33 league appearances for Roma this season, having been restricted to only 11 across the previous two campaigns due to …

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Sangakkara misses out on joining The Don

Champion Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has fallen short in his quest to join the likes of Don Bradman in making a sixth consecutive first-class century.

Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has fallen 16 runs short of a record-equalling sixth successive first-class century for Surrey and the chance to join …

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