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Late Kroos winner against Sweden keeps Germany alive

A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

Kabaddi Masters: India thrash Kenya 48-19 for second successive win

World champions India cruised to a 48-19 win over Kenya to pick their second successive win and lead group A in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai on Saturday.

McCullum admits he tested positive for banned substance during 2016 IPL

Former NZ captain Brendon McCullum has admitted that he tested positive for a banned substance during 2016 IPL but insisted that it was not a “failed drug test” as he had procured a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption certificate to “clear his name”.

Live FIFA World Cup 2018: Germany vs Sweden

Stay updated with Times of India for all the Football live score updates of 2018 FIFA World Cup game between Germany and Sweden on Times of India

Punjab born Simi Singh in Ireland squad for India T20s

Ireland have named the 14-member squad led by Gary Wilson for the two T20 Internationals against India and one of the notable names is 31-year-old Punjab born off-spinner Simranjit ‘Simi’ Singh.

FIFA World Cup: Mexico close in on last 16 with South Korea win

Carlos Vela’s penalty and a superbly-taken breakaway goal by Javier Hernandez gave Mexico a 2-1 World Cup Group F win over South Korea on Saturday which put them on the brink of a place in the last 16.

Nadal doing light preparation for Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal, fresh from winning his 11th title on the clay at Roland Garros, will start on the grass courts at Wimbledon on July 2 “with less preparation,” he told Spanish newspaper El Espanol.

Djokovic ends 12-month drought to reach Queen’s showpiece

Novak Djokovic ended his final drought as the former world number one reached his first title match for a year with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 win against Jeremy Chardy at Queen’s Club on Saturday.

Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the French Grand Prix ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes dominated Saturday’s crash-hit qualifying session to sweep the front row of the grid.

Tens of thousands march in London for second Brexit vote

LONDON: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in London on Saturday calling for a second vote on Britain’s departure from the European Union.

The anti-Brexit campaigners marched on parliament to mark the second anniversary of the Brexit referendum, demanding a “people’s vote” on whether to approve the final deal Prime Minister Theresa May strikes with the EU, if an agreement is struck at all.

“I was in deep tears when the referendum happened, it looked like the future was pretty bad,” said Chiara Liduori, a 40-year-old Italian living in London.

“Brexit is awful not only because we want to keep things like it is, but because it is important to be within, in order to make changes.”

Under a blue sky, marchers set off from Pall Mall before passing May’s Downing Street office — to the sound of boos — on their way to Westminster to listen to speeches by anti-Brexit MPs including Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable and Tory rebel Anna Soubry.

“Brexit is not a done deal, not inevitable, Brexit can be reversed,” said Cable.

“The vote that took place two years ago is not for ever.”

Demonstrators held placards reading “I am a European citizen”, “ILoveu” and “we demand a vote on final Brexit deal.”

Emily Hill, 55, told AFP she was “very much in favour of letting the people” confirm they really want Brexit.

“I think lot of the voting was a protest vote, some people genuinely are not supportive of the EU, but I don’t believe it is the majority opinion in this country,” she added, European flag in hand.

Freelance journalist William Diaz, 52, said Brexit was “creating tensions” and a “much more polarised society.

“It is not something you can decide on a yes no vote,” he added.

Almost two-thirds of Britons believe they should have a final say on the Brexit deal, according to a poll published this week, although it is still unclear what would happen the government’s deal were rejected.

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who campaigned to leave the European Union, warned May against a Brexit that was “soft, yielding and seemingly infinitely long” like toilet roll.

Writing in The Sun, Johnson urged against a “bog-roll Brexit”, British slang for toilet paper, and called on his boss to “fulfil the mandate of the people and deliver a full British Brexit”.

May’s team is about to enter into the next round of negotiations with EU counterparts, but is still to define exactly what it wants from Britain’s future relationship with the continent, particularly in the area of customs regulation.

Trade minister Liam Fox, an arch eurosceptic, insisted that the prime minister was still prepared to walk away from the talks if no satisfactory deal was reached.

“The prime minister has always said no deal is better than a bad deal,” Fox told the BBC in an interview aired on Saturday.

“It is essential as we enter the next phase of the negotiations that the EU understands that and believes it… I think our negotiating partners would not be wise if they thought our PM was bluffing.”

Johnson, who was the most prominent face in the campaign to leave the EU, wrote that the British people “just want us to get on with it”.

“They don’t want a half-hearted Brexit,” he wrote.

“They don’t want some sort of hopeless compromise, some perpetual push me-pull you arrangement in which we stay half-in and half-out in a political no man’s land.

“Two years ago the people of this country recorded a verdict about themselves — that they had the guts to believe in Britain. They were right and will be proved right in the decades ahead,” he added.

However, aviation giant Airbus warned on Friday it could pull out of Britain if it leaves the EU without a deal, while carmaker BMW also warned that uncertainty was affecting the investment climate.

The march against Brexit is part of a “summer of action” planned by campaign groups to put pressure on political leaders to hold a vote on the final deal.


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