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Real Madrid sign French full back Mendy from Lyon

Thursday, 2019-06-13 06:11:14
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Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group H - Andorra v France - Estadi Nacional, Andorra La Vella, Andorra - June 11, 2019 France's Florian Thauvin celebrates scoring their third goal with Ferland Mendy. (Reuters)
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Real Madrid signed French left back Ferland Mendy from Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday for 48 million euros (£43 million) in the latest bid to strengthen their side for next season.

* Denmark has appointed former Mainz 05 manager Kasper Hjulmand as their next men's national team coach, signing a four-year deal to take the role from the summer of 2020, the Danish Football Association announced on Wednesday.

* Britain's four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome will not start next month's race after sustaining multiple fractures, including a broken right femur, following a heavy crash in the Criterium du Dauphine on Wednesday, Team Ineos said.

* Lithuanian Jevgenij Shuklin, who won silver in Canoe Sprint at the London 2012 Olympics, has been stripped of his medal after re-tests of his sample were positive for a banned substance, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday (Jun 12).

* Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for strychnine, a substance sometimes used as rat poison.

* Two-times defending champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from next week's Birmingham Classic as she continues to recover from arm injury that forced her to miss the French Open, Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Wednesday.

* France's Lucas Pouille advanced to the last eight of the ATP tournament in Stuttgart on Wednesday (Jun 12), surprising third seed Daniil Medvedev with a hard-fought 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 6-2 victory.

* Austria's Dominic Thiem has extended an olive branch to Serena Williams after their media room misunderstanding at the French Open by offering to partner the American in mixed doubles at Wimbledon or the US Open.

Reuters, CNA