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Arjen Robben signs one-year contract extension with Bayern Munich

Robben said: "I'm very happy that I'll be playing a further year for FC Bayern. The club is one of the best in the world and Munich has become a second home for me and my family.


Dharmendra Pradhan clarifies: No additional charges for card payments at fuel stations

"Neither the customers nor petrol pumps will bear additional charges on digital transactions. The issue will be resolved," Pradhan said here outside Parliament.


Brisbane International: Ruthless Karolina Pliskova demolishes Alize Cornet for title

A ruthless Karolina Pliskova won all but five points in the first six games to set up a 6-0, 6-3 rout of Alize Cornet in the Brisbane International final, an ideal buildup to the first Grand Slam tournament of the season.


Chennai Open 2017: Yuki Bhambri demolishes Ramkumar Ramanathan, Mikhail Youzhny cruises

Yuki Bhambri steamrolled past local hero Ramkumar Ramanathan while Saketh Myneni fizzled out after early fight to bow out of ATP Chennai Open on Tuesday.


Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova exchange coaches; Johanna Konta splits with Esteban Carril

Petra Kvitova will now work with Jiri Vanek, who parted ways with Karolina Pliskova last month. Pliskova, meanwhile, has hired David Kotyza, one of Kvitova's ex-coaches.


Fed Cup: Anne Keothavong succeeds Judy Murray as Britain captain

Former tour player Anne Keothavong has been chosen to succeed Judy Murray as captain of Britain's Fed Cup team.


Colombia, Farc rebels sign second peace deal amid opposition; Ban Ki-moon welcomes pact

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a revised peace agreement with the country's largest rebel movement on Thursday, making a second attempt within months to end a half century of hostilities.


Scaffolding collapses at power plant construction site in China; at least 67 dead

State media say the death toll from the collapse of scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China has jumped to 67, with two other workers injured and one more missing


Premier League: Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater charged for violent conduct by FA

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with violent conduct by the FA after appearing to elbow Watford's Valon Behrami in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League away defeat.


NBA roundup: Pelicans win without Anthony Davis, LA Lakers snatch late victory over Oklahoma City

Playing without NBA All-Star forward Anthony Davis most of the night after he suffered a bruised right knee, the New Orleans Pelicans still routed Atlanta 112-94 Tuesday.

First Cricket News

Australia vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis guilty of ball-tampering, but cleared to play Adelaide Test

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been found guilty of ball tampering and fined 100 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council.


Premier League: Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin signs new long-term deal

Arsenal full back Hector Bellerin has signed a contract extension, the Premier League club said on Monday.


Champions League: Lionel Messi set to return against Celtic after recovering from sickness

Messi returned to training on Monday and looks set to start in Glasgow along with Luis Suarez, who was suspended for Malaga's visit to the Camp Nou.


Rs 500, Rs 1,000 note exchanges: Indian banks receive Rs 2 lakh crore in deposits

State Bank of India, the country's largest, got deposits worth Rs 47,868 crore, Jaitley said


Tokyo Olympics 2020: Medals to be made from recycled parts of old electronic products

Medals for the Tokyo Olympics will be made from old electronic products, organisers said, as they look to give the Games an environmentally friendly hue.


Donald Trump pledges to be 'President for all Americans' in his victory speech

Seeking to "bind the wounds of division" after a bitter and divisive campaign, Donald Trump on Wednesday pledged to be the President for all Americans and asked Republicans, Democrats and independents across the country to come together as one united people.


World markets tumble, dollar sinks; Sensex seen in deep red as Trump ahead of Clinton in US presidential election race

Trump appeared to be on track for 136 Electoral College seats to Clinton's 111. A tally of 270 is needed to win


WTA Elite Trophy: Wild card Zhang Shuai, Elina Svitolina win opening matches at Zhuhai

Chinese wild card Zhang Shuai romped to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky on the first day of the WTA Elite Trophy on home turf on Tuesday.


Vienna Open: Andy Murray stretched to three sets by Martin Klizan as top spot race continues

Top-seeded Andy Murray lost a set for the first time in 11 matches as he beat Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-0 in the opening round of the Erste Bank Open.


Premier League: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney insists he has a 'lot of football' left in him

Rooney has no time for suggestions that he is now a 25-matches-a-season player, insisting he wants to force his way back into the starting line-ups of both Manchester United and England.