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The sixth-best soccer team in England is the world’s richest

Manchester United’s least-winning season in the Premier League hasn’t prevented the 20-time English champion from taking a clear lead atop a list of soccer’s most-valuable clubs. United, which finished sixth in the league and hasn’t won it since storied coach Alex Ferguson stepped down in 2013, increased its value to ¤3.1 billion ($3.5 billion), according to accounting firm KPMG. That moved the club owned by the US-based Glazer family ahead of Spanish giant Real Madrid, with whom it shared top spot last year.

WHEN MODI MET CHOPRA IN BERLIN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took some time out of his hectic schedule of bilateral talks and meetings in Berlin to meet Indian filmstar Priyanka Chopra. The actress was in the city for a special promotion of her latest film, Baywatch. The actress took to Twitter to share a picture with the prime minister. “Thank you for taking the time to meet me this morning @narendramodi Sir. Such a lovely coincidence to be in #berlin at the same time. (sic),” Priyanka captioned the photo.

Kumble no longer favourite, BCCI looks for new head coach

The BCCI on Thursday invited applications for Team India head coach’s post, sending a reminder to head coach Anil Kumble that he will not get an automatic extension after his current term comes to an end at the end of the Champions Trophy starting June 1.
Former India captain Kumble was appointed last June despite having never coached a team, but India has recorded just one defeat in 17 Tests since he assumed charge.

Indian Film Industry Ready For Reboot

A revenge fantasy and a female wrestling drama are smashing box office records in India and abroad, giving the country’s film industry a shot in the arm after a lackluster couple of years.
But in what could be a metaphor for the emerging economy, the industry is a powerhouse struggling to be unleashed. Despite producing more films than any other country, it’s hobbled by myriad of issues from outdated infrastructure to rampant piracy, generating a fraction of Hollywood’s income.

Dangal becomes China’s biggest non-Hollywood film

Aamir Khan’s Dangal, based on the inspiring true-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, has scripted history in China by becoming the first top-grossing non-Hollywood film.
The movie has grossed $117 million at the box office, according to Maoyan, a popular ticketing website in China. Latest data from EntGroup, a leading entertainment consultancy group, said the tickets sales have crossed 806 million yuan ($117 million) for the film since its May 5 release.

Reema Lagoo passes away

Actress Reema Lagoo, best known for playing the modern-day Bollywood mother in films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and Kal Ho Na Ho, passed away at a hospital here today. She was 59. Lagoo, who came to represent the antithesis of the mournful white sari-clad mother of Hindi cinema through her roles, died of a cardiac arrest in the early hours of the morning at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
She was admitted to the hospital late last night after she complained of chest pain, the hospital’s executive director Ram Narain told PTI.

Federer to skip Roland Garros

Roger Federer announced on Monday he will skip Roland Garros to better prepare for the grass and hard court seasons. The 18-time Grand Slam winner has won the French Open, contested on clay, just once in 2009, and also pulled out of the event last year with knee and back injuries.

Deepti, Punam create history with record stand

The Indian women’s cricket team breached the 300-run mark in the ODIs for the first time scoring 358 for three in match eight of the Women’s Quadrangular series at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, against Ireland women on Monday. The base for this record score was setup by openers Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut who combined for a women’s world record of 320-run stand for the opening wicket with Sharma scoring 188 and Raut scoring 109. The partnership is the first 300 plus stand in Women’s ODIs.

India, you are next

The stage is set and the excitement in Beliebers is high for international pop sensation Justin Bieber’s maiden India concert. After rocking the stage in Dubai on May 6, the Love Yourself singer is set to perform in Mumbai on Wednesday. “Dubai is incredible... India you are next. Amit Bhatia, you ready? Purpose Tour Stadiums,” Bieber, 23, tweeted on Tuesday.

Shekhar Kapur to direct a film on Bruce Lee

Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, behind Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, has signed on to co-write and direct Little Dragon, a feature film about Bruce Lee’s early days. The film is backed by Chinese investors and will explore the formative years and adventures of the martial arts legend in 1950s Hong Kong, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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