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Barcelona defender signs new deal

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Umtiti has been a success since joining from Lyon for £21.2m (€25m) in 2016 , forming a formidable partnership with Gerard Pique at the heart of Barca's defence. Barcelona lifted the Copa del Rey during his first season, a feat they repeated in 2017-18 before also winning La Liga. Umtiti is part of Didier Deschamps' 23-man France squad for this summer's World Cup. Read More »

Ariya Jutanugarn regains lead at US Women's Open in Alabama

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Jutanugarn looked almost invincible during Saturday's third round when she made her move into the lead with a 67, powering through the soggy Shoal Creek course easily. Smith has staged a strong comeback after missing the cut in five straight LPGA Tour events this year. A collapse that would have gone down in U.S. Women's Open lore was about to be averted. Read More »

After Game 1 gaffe, J.R. Smith seeking a bounce-back effort

So they really don't need another worry. James scored 51 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and passed off 8 assists, his scoring total the most in an NBA Finals game since 1993 and the most ever in a losing cause. "Them suspending somebody else don't make me feel good. We can't just sit back and let him pick us apart". "I might have said that", Smith said Saturday. Read More »

Former Alabama golfer Bud Cauley hospitalized after auto accident

According to the report , Cauley was hospitalized with five broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a fractured lower left leg. At this time, it's uncertain how long Cauley will be hospitalized. Cauley has played at least 14 events on the PGA Tour in each of the last six seasons with his best effort probably coming in 2012 when he finished in the top 10 six times and made almost $2 million. Read More »

Djokovic welcomes return of racket rage

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My life is tennis, no? "That's the thing I've been doing for a lot of years". Bautista Agut faded in the third set as Djokovic marched into the last 16 of a grand slam for the 43rd time, second on the all-time list behind Roger Federer . Read More »

Red Sox Place Dustin Pedroia On DL

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Plus, the 34-year-old doesn't seem like a natural fit for an Orioles team that should be a seller at the trade deadline. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee. Read More »

Loew fumes as 'sloppy' Germany lose to Austria

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The Bayern Munich goalkeeper had been out of action since September due to a foot injury but boosted his FIFA World Cup hopes as he came through the 90 minutes unscathed. "It's always great to win, especially against Germany ". The squad will be announced on Monday when four players will be cut from the current 27. Read More »

Jenkins to lead Wales against Springboks

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Aled Davis, Rhys Patchell and Hadleigh Parkes were named on the bench as backline cover. Lock Pieter-Steph du Toit will skipper the Springboks for the first time at RFK Stadium ( kick-off 10pm) while wings Travis Ismaiel and Makazole Mapimpi, centre Andre Esterhuizen, scrum-half Ivan van Zyl , flanker Kwagga Smith , lock Jason Jenkins and prop Ox Nche will make worldwide bows. Read More »

England edges ahead of Pakistan on rain-hit day

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They have played England once at Lord's before, a one-day worldwide a year ago when the ground was nearly a sell-out, suggesting that Ireland would be able to attract significant travelling support should there be a Lord's Test. In reply, Keaton Jennings started well with Alastair Cook on his return to the team. "You pay the price , if you win the toss and bat you need to score 300-plus to put pressure on the opposition", the South African added. Read More »

Liverpool respond to rumours of Nabil Fekir medical

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Even still, it appears that manager Jurgen Klopp is going for "overkill", as French global Fekir looks set for an Anfield move this transfer window, just a medical to go. Liverpool have been extensively scouting the 24-year-old year old and want him to join Fabinho and Naby Keita as new recruits at the club this summer. Read More »

Rafael Nadal eases into French Open fourth round at Roland Garros

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Isner is the last US man left in the field after eliminating the last man from France, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 7-6 (4). Gasquet was totally overwhelmed on Saturday, finding himself trailing 5-0 after 12 minutes, and the Parisian crowd felt it could be an express washout. Read More »

Woods rallies to salvage par at Memorial

And when quizzed if his back concern had anything to do with playing the host course each day since Monday, the 42-year old laughed off the question saying: "No, I just have days like that". On the par-5 15th, Woods had two mighty swings - one that sent the ball well to the right; one on the way back, leaving him to slam his club into the turf in frustration. Read More »

England's attack coach eyes 'Cinderella story' in South Africa

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The issue will be discussed when Jones's employers at the Rugby Football Union as well as representatives from Premiership Rugby and the players' union convene at the next Professional Game Board meeting in June. He'll be back for the start of the season. The giant number eight played a bit-part role in Saracens' successful Aviva Premiership play-off campaign, culminating in a 59-minute stint in Saturday's victory over Exeter, but he could still miss the series opener against the Springboks. Read More »

Sonny Bill Williams ruled out of All Blacks-France rugby test series

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It is predicted that Williams will not be able to train for around four weeks, according to Blues medical staff. Williams is set to undergo keyhole surgery today in Auckland. The 32-year-old was due to assemble with the All Blacks squad next week to prepare for the first test against France - an update of his involvement from All Blacks management will be given on Monday. Read More »

Liverpool to sign Brazilian Fabinho

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Fabinho's spell with Rio Ave didn't last long, just over a month in fact, as he was soon off to Madrid to link up with Real Madrid's Castilla side. "He changed his position in Monaco ". At 6'2, he always looked a little bit too tall and rangy for a full-back. The Reds moved quickly to land one of the most promising young players in Europe after his impressive form for Monaco . Read More »

PGA Tour announces new professional golf tournament coming to Detroit in 2019

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Quicken Loans, which is based in Detroit , will partner with sports and entertainment marketing company Intersport to oversee the operation of the tournament. It remains to be seen where this event will fall on a revamped schedule, but it seems pretty solid in the middle of the year as various other tournaments scramble for sponsors and to entrench themselves in the heart of a loaded PGA Tour season. Read More »

Ciara and Russell Wilson Announce Plans to Bring MLB Team to Portland

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Wilson announced that in a blog post and through a news release. The Portland Diamond Project was announced earlier in the month by the same Nike executive that helped Russell Wilson secure his sponsorship deal with the brand. Portland has had a long history of professional baseball teams dating back to 1866. Owning a professional sports franchise has always been one of Wilson's dreams. Read More »

UM's Beilein interviews with Pistons

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Beilein is signed at UM through the 2020-21 season. Clifford previously spent five seasons with the Magic as an assistant on Stan Van Gundy's staff from 2007 to 2012. Yahoo! Sports first reported Kidd's interview with the Pistons. To be fair, his tenure as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks was a bag of mixed results. Read More »

Deja vu as Nadal crushes his friend Gasquet in Paris

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He streaked ahead 4-0 in the second set and did the same in the third before Gasquet finally held serve after a long fifth game. "I have a great relationship with him, always", Nadal said of Gasquet. "He has power, so he's a risky opponent", said Nadal. Serena Williams of the United States of America reacts after winning against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during their women's first round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 29 May 2018. Read More »

Serena Williams beat Ashleigh Barty in French Open

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Earlier on Saturday, Russian two-time victor Sharapova beat sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-1. The three-time French Open champion was moving much more freely, dominating the majority of rallies from the baseline. The two former world No. 1s, who have claimed 28 grand slam titles between them, have not met since the 2016 Australian Open, and Sharapova says she will embrace the challenge. Read More »

Damir Dzumhur crashes into ball boy at French Open

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He hit 73 unforced errors, dropped serve eight times and served up seven double faults. He will face French No.15 seed Lucas Pouille or Karen Khachanov in the fourth round. "All I could do was keep fighting", said Zverev who has now equalled his best ever Slam performance after also making the fourth round at Wimbledon past year. Read More »

Brian Bowen staying in National Basketball Association draft

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The news wasn't all bad for the Wildcats as his teammate, PJ Washington, announced he would return to UK. Bowen will forgo his collegiate career and remain in the 2018 NBA Draft , Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. Instead, his professional career begins now. "I'm grateful to the University of SC and coach Frank Martin for believing in me", he said. USC said it received information from the NCAA and worked with Bowen and his attorney, Jason Setchen, over the last few days before the 6-foot-7 ... Read More »

Missouri's Jontay Porter to return for sophomore season

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Michael Porter Jr ., considered to be the best prospect in the country coming into last season and a top-5 draft pick in this summer, missed almost the entire year with a back injury. His dad, Missouri assistant coach Michael Porter Sr., told The Star then that Jontay was advised not to scrimmage, as his draft stock was "actually in a really good place". Read More »

Hole-in-one, eagle-3 key to Patrick Cantlay's 66

Australian Jason Day shot his second consecutive four-under 68 to share fourth place on eight-under with Japanese first round co-leader Hideki Matsuyama (71) and Americans Wesley Bryan (68), J.B. He missed birdie chances of six feet, four feet and seven feet, then missed from three feet for par on the 17th, which left him exasperated. He was now 10 under and one back. Read More »

Paul Pogba jeering by France fans 'exasperating and annoying' - Corentin Tolisso

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France national team manager Didier Deschamps also addressed the issue in his post game news conference, mentioning how the jeers were directed not just at Pogba, but at the whole team in general. "The whistles are part of football, you have to stay tough mentally", said teammate and friend Antoine Griezmann . He was one of the best players on the pitch in France's 3-1 victory over Italy , scoring one excellent goal and only being denied another by the crossbar. Read More »

England edge ahead of Pakistan after early rain

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Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat, but were skittled for 174 as England's pacemen made hay in swinging conditions, before reaching 106 for two at the close. " Pakistan were surprisingly good in the previous Test match and the entire nation praised them but here things are different and they need to put in a lot of hard work to turn this around". Read More »

Halep recovers from first set woe to make French Open second round

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The Romanian committed 16 unforced errors in the set but stepped up a gear from that point on to book a second-round match against Taylor Townsend of the United States. The world No. 1, who is yet to win a Grand Slam, admitted after the match that she was struggling with nerves - despite all of her experience on this stage. Read More »

Super Eagles Pay For Sloppy Start In Defeat To England

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Reports on the NFF official Twitter handle on Wednesday had quoted Coach Rohr as saying that he was willing to wait and see if the player could make a late push for the World Cup in Russian Federation. Odion Ighalo got free to shoot against a post and Arsenal winger Iwobi pounced on the loose ball to give Pickford no chance with a clinical finish. Read More »

Nadal downplays Federer's absence at French Open

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Even if trying to beat Nadal on clay may be akin to climbing Everest in flip-flops, it is still not impossible to beat the greatest clay court player in history. The pressure of retaining her crown could weigh heavily, and she has yet to win a title this year, while two-time finalist Halep will be eager to make amends for last year's surprise defeat. Read More »

Duke golfers exit in NCAA semifinals

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OR won at Eugene Country Club in 2015. The men's team has a chance to do something similar Wednesday, though the task is daunting. The fifth-seeded Auburn men's golf team fell to top-ranked Oklahoma State, 3-2, Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of match play at the NCAA Championships. Read More »

Bollywood actor admits IPL betting

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A day after Arbaaz Khan was summoned by Thane Police in a case related to IPL betting, the Dabangg actor has reportedly admitted his association with bookies while also confessing to have lost Rs 2.75 crore previous year. While Arbaaz has said he knew Jalan since over five-six years, the diaries and other papers found from the bookie (Jalan) have revealed more names of prominent personalities involved in the betting scam. Read More »

Tiger Woods surged up the leaderboard at the Memorial Tournament Friday

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After the miss on 12, Woods said, "I missed everything". After four birdies in seven holes on the front nine, Woods sat on the fairway of the Par-5 11 after two shots. "I've got to clean that up come this weekend and hopefully, I can get it going. If I hit the ball like this on the weekend, I've got a great chance of winning this tournament". Read More »

Leeds lining up move to hire Bielsa

Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear spent time in Argentina last week, with Bielsa's representatives confirming that discussions have been under way. Kinnear added: "Our objective is to bring in a head coach with more experience who can help us reach the goals we have talked about since we became custodians of the club last summer". Read More »

Novak Djokovic puts French Open struggles into perspective

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The Belgian eighth seed defeated the Frenchman 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 4-6 7-5 6-3. In the match of the tournament so far, the 21-year-old German was up against it trailing 2-1 to Damir Dzumhur. 8 Petra Kvitova and No. 13 Madison Keys. He was at.500 until showing signs of a resurgence by getting to the Italian Open semifinals on red clay before losing to 10-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal . Read More »

Villanova's DiVincenzo staying in draft

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He played a key bench role as a redshirt freshman before breaking out last season, averaging 13.4 points and 4.8 rebounds to win Big East Sixth Man of the Year. "I am very grateful for my recent opportunities to compete and display my talents in front of National Basketball Association personnel", Schofield said. Read More »

Danilo comes to Raheem Sterling’s defence in gun tattoo row

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Sterling came out with his statement after The Sun reported that Lucy Cope, the founder of Mothers Against Gun group after her son was shot dead in 2012, said Sterling should not play for England unless he gets his tattoo removed. Their version read, "I made a promise to myself I would never touch a gun again in my lifetime". I know people say "it's only a tattoo", but what has he got that on his leg for, really? After getting backlash for the error, the show apologised for misquoting ... Read More »

LiAngelo Ball ‘Tried Hard’ But Reportedly Didn’t Impress In His Lakers Workout

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His father, LaVar Ball, took him out of school and helped him sign with Lithuanian team Vytautas Prienu along with his younger brother, LaMelo . "I am not sure what is going on in the draft", he said. The Lakers might not have made the playoffs, but they are surely one of the most fun teams to follow throughout the season, and skits like this one only further prove just how much fun these young guys have had amongst each other. Read More »

Monchi: No Liverpool offer for Alisson

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For example, the club " Rimini ", which plays in Italian Serie D (fourth division), are ready to offer goalkeeper-loser one-year contract. Alisson will be competing with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson for a starting spot in Brazil's team at this summer's World Cup , giving coach Tite a bit of a selection headache. Read More »

Tristan Thompson upset over 'bulls---' Shaun Livingston shot

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In doing so, Thompson appeared to connect with the right side of Livingston's chest. Tempers flared down the stretch of Game 1. The foul brought players from both teams together for some heated words, and it escalated when Thompson shoved the ball in Green's face. Read More »

Sources Expect Bryan Colangelo To Lose Job With 76ers

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The burner accounts are problematic for several reasons. Philadelphia announced it would investigate the executive's role in the matter. The president of basketball operations has reportedly discussed the involvement of his wife, Barbara Bottini, in possibly posting from the accounts. Read More »

Nigeria World Cup kit sells out in minutes, fans queue

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Football kit collectors were also keen to get their hands on the funky shirts, as well as profiteers looking to make some quick cash. Football shirt enthusiasts like myself have been waiting to see it hit the stores ever since pictures of the 1994-inspired home shirt began to do the rounds - and to the surprise of absolutely no-one, it's sold out in rapid time on the Nike store. Read More »

‘Warriors in 5’ was trending on Twitter before Finals Game 1 started

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Nearly everyone is picking the Warriors to win, and before Game 1, enough people tweeted the specific prediction that Golden State will take it in five games, that " Warriors in 5 " was trending. Curry drained one of those way-out-there 3-pointers that have been hard to come by this postseason to beat the halftime buzzer and Golden State shot 13 for 36 from deep. Read More »

Super 8: LeBron James muscles his way back to the Finals

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The Warriors opened as a 12-point favorite for Game 1 of the series, too, marking the largest spread in a NBA Finals game since 2001 - which was also a 12-point spread in Game 1 of the series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers . Read More »