Sport brief

25th Jul 2014


World cup winner Sami Khedira has caught the eye of Arsenal and Chelsea

Athletics
Mo Farah has been forced to withdraw from a Diamond League meeting in Glasgow on July 11 because of illness.
Farah, 31, was admitted to hospital in the US suffering from abdominal pains and will undergo further tests in Britain.

Commonwealth Games
Pakistan’s Olympic committee has escaped suspension by the International Olympic Committee after the government stopped interfering in its affairs, ending doubt over Pakistan’s participation in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The International Olympic Committee warned Pakistan it would be suspended unless it complied with rules banning government interference.

Cricket
West Indies cricket President James Cameron and Pakistan board chair Najam Sethi have been awarded seats on the International Cricket Council’s new executive committee, but South Africa has been snubbed from the game’s new world order. India, England and Australia keep permanent seats on the executive.

Football
World Cup: Algeria forward Islam Slimani has revealed that he and his team-mates are donating their national team wages believed to total $9million to people in Gaza.

The north African side won the hearts and minds of many with their heroic effort in pushing Germany to extra-time in their round of 16 World Cup clash.

Transfer rumours: Man City midfielder Yaya Toure is reportedly set on leaving his Etihad Stadium side this summer and the Daily Express surprisingly claims that the Ivory Coast international is open to a move to join Liverpool.

Sami Khedira’s performance in the 7-1 drubbing of Brazil has sent a reminder to Europe’s biggest clubs of what the German can offer, amid interest from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea.

Newcastle United could be about to make a bid for Bosnia-Herzegovina World Cup star Anel Hadzic. Teammate, Muhamed Besic, 21, is on the verge of joining Everton for £4m.

Tottenham are keeping tabs on Algeria midfielder Yacine Brahimi following his impressive World Cup. Everton and Roma have also been alerted about the 24-year-old who currently plays for French club Rennes. Tottenham already have one of his compatriots in their squad in 19-year-old midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

Tennis
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles ranking was released on July 7. Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black could not go deep in the just concluded Wimbledon championships, but a second round appearance fetched her crucial 130 ranking points, enough to push her in the top-5.

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