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Becks moves to PSG

Paris: David Beckham has joined Paris St Germain on a five-month contract, the French Ligue 1 club announced on Thursday. His salary will be donated to a children’s charity in Paris, he said.

AIFF step

New Delhi: For the first time in I-League history, AIFF has decided to appoint a retired police officer DK Roka to co-ordinate the security arrangements for the Mohun Bagan-East Bengal Derby tie to be played at the Salt Lake Stadium on February 9.

Carlos request

Calcutta: United SC’s Carlos Hernandez, who had returned to Costa Rica last month due to a family issue, has asked the club to extend his leave. Carlos was expected to be back on Saturday, but, now, he wants to come on February 15.

Lance view

London: Lance Armstrong claimed on Wednesday that he was a fall guy for a system that had promoted widespread doping in cycling and had left no generation of riders above suspicion. “My generation was no different to any other. The ‘help’ has evolved over the years, but the fact remains our sport is damn hard... No generation was exempt or ‘clean’,” he said.

Michael admits

Copenhagen: Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen admitted to more than a decade of doping after making a tell-all deal with anti-doping authorities.

Jeev shoots 68

Dubai: Jeev Milkha Singh hit a eagle on 13th to card four-under 68 to share 22nd position on the opening day of the Dubai Desert Classic here on Thursday. SSP Chowrasia carded a three-under 69 and was lying tied 43rd.

Chanda shines

Calcutta: Sandipan Chanda, on Thursday, beat Vietnam's Le Quang Liem in the 10th round of Gibraltar Open Chess meet.

Darren coach

Chandigarh: Darren Lehmann was on Thursday named as the new coach of Kings XI Punjab for the sixth edition of the IPL.

Sportsdesk & Agencies