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Antoine Griezmann insists Atletico Madrid winning the Super Cup justifies his decision to extend his stay at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
The 27-year-old was a key target for La Liga champions Barcelona, but announced he would stay at Atletico during the World Cup.
Diego Costa’s superb brace and goals in extra time from Saul Niguez and Koke saw Los Rojiblancos overcome their Madrid rivals.
The 27-year-old is undergoing tests to assess the seriousness of the injury.
Arch-rivals Real Madrid have won the trophy in each of the three years since, an unprecedented streak that has rankled at the Nou Camp even though the Catalans won La Liga in two of those three seasons.
Skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri led the proceedings as the Indian cricket team celebrated the country’s Independence Day in London last night.
The team is currently locked in a battle with England in the five-match series and are preparing for the third Test at Trent Bridge which gets underway on Saturday.
As India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day, Kohli and Shastri unfurled the tricolour at the Taj London.
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Tottenham have apologised to supporters after the “unavoidable” delay to the opening of their new stadium at White Hart Lane.
Read more, here.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan claims Ben Stokes has brought cricket into disrepute but said the all-rounder has “suffered enough punishment” as he prepares for a return to Test cricket.
Read more, here.
The UAE’s worrying struggles at Under-23 level have continued after they suffered a 1-0 reversal to Syria during their 2018 Asian Games opener on Tuesday evening.
Read Matt Monaghan’s report.
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UPPER BODY EXERCISES
In the third of a series of exclusive clips, Morris demonstrates simple moves you can do, at home or in the gym, to build your upper body strength.
This exercise transforms the back of your arms into toned muscles by using just your own body weight and has sculpting benefits for your triceps. Stretch your legs out straight and hold onto the edge of a bench (or any surface around knee-height) with both hands. Bend at the elbows to dip, then repeat.
INCLINED PUSH UPS
This exercise works your lower chest and back more than a standard push up thanks to the angle you’re positioned in. Incline push-ups (along with classic push-ups and decline push-ups) increase blood flow to the upper body, helping to decrease post exercise soreness. Take up the regular push up position but with both legs raised on a bench, and push your body weight with both arms.
DUMBBELL HAMMER CURLS
This is great for your biceps, and crucially hammer curls help build the brachialis and brachioradialis muscles in a way other curls do not, allowing you to develop additional strength and size. The palms of the hands should be facing your torso, then exhale and curl the weight forward while contracting the biceps. Continue to lift the weight until your biceps are fully contracted and the dumbbell is at shoulder level.