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Thomas Mueller at Bayern Munich till ’23

Thomas is a special player for us, says Bayern's sporting director
Thomas Mueller

Agencies   |   Berlin   |   Published 07.04.20, 08:36 PM

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2023, the Bundesliga champions said on Tuesday. “Thomas is a special player for us, a figurehead for the club and our fans,” Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said.

Mercedes initiative

Formula One team Mercedes will start delivering breathing devices to Britain’s National Health Service this week to aid the fight against coronavirus. The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure devices, which help coronavirus patients with lung infections to breathe more easily have been cleared for use after patient trials across London. The British government has ordered 10,000 of the devices.

Qualifiers on hold

World Athletics on Tuesday suspended the qualification period for Tokyo Olympics until December 2020 in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic following consultation with its Athletes’ Commission, area presidents and council.

Donations

Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday donated Rs 59 lakh, while Test regular Cheteshwar Pujara also made an unspecified contribution to the PM-CARES fund, joining the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap contributed Rs 3 lakh to Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Kyrgios offer 

Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has offered to deliver food to people finding themselves hungry during the lockdown. “Please don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach,” Kyrgios posted on Instagram. “Don’t be afraid to send me a private message. I will be more than happy to share whatever I have.”

Yuvi’s point

There are not many role models in the current Indian cricket set-up barring Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, feels Yuvraj Singh. In an Instagram chat with Rohit, Yuvraj said: “Our seniors were very disciplined and we boys had to behave in a particular way. But at present, there is only Virat and you. I feel there are very few guys to look up to.” 

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