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Mahrez costs City club-record £60m, Football News & Top Stories

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Maguire has built on an impressive season for the Foxes with a series of equally eye-catching displays at the World Cup for England . "In the four-and-a-half years since Riyad signed for the Foxes, he has played his way into the hearts of all Leicester City supporters", read a club statement. Read More »

Reasons why France will win the World Cup

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Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his side's appearance in the World Cup final should provide inspiration to other small national teams striving for global football success. It contrasts with the slick progress of France , who beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout stages to earn their status as favourites. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers sign forward Channing Frye according to sources

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On Saturday, the veteran big man Frye agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, per Shams Charania of Yahoo! During the first season, he won a championship, the Associated Press reports . In total, he's played for six National Basketball Association teams. Frye was on the last year of his huge multi-year extension which was given to him by the Orlando Magic before being traded to Cleveland where he found a home and helped win a championship. Read More »

England World Cup stars make their way back home from Repino base

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Original trophies from two little-known friendly tournaments won by Croatia are also on display: the Hassan II Cup (hosted by Morocco) and the Korea Cup. Croatia, who played their first FIFA-sanctioned matches in 1992 after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, finished third in the World Cup in 1998 but had otherwise not advanced beyond the group stage. Read More »

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton shine at Wimbledon - minus their husbands

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Williams and Angelique Kerber had to wait to play Saturday until after the men's semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Nadal was completed. The Duchess of Sussex made her first Wimbledon appearance as a member of the royal family on Saturday looking absolutely stunning in an incredibly chic outfit, but did she break Wimbledon's Royal Box dress code? "Every year for a couple years she comes out to Wimbledon and has supported me". Read More »

FIFA Had To Ask World Cup Broadcasters To Stop Ogling Female Fans

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The 2022 World Cup will be the last World Cup to feature 32 teams before the tournament is expanded to include 48. At the opening of the ceremony, the Russian President expressed his pride in all the efforts made in organizing 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, confirming his certainty that Qatar will succeed in organizing a similar high class world cup. Read More »

Pride costs Croatia's striker a place in World Cup final

It contrasts with the slick progress of France , who beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout stages to earn their status as favorites. Russian Federation denies any link to the incident and accuses Britain of using the poisoning to try and discredit the World Cup . Read More »

PM Modi congratulates France for World Cup win

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After finishing second to Argentina in Group H following victories over Jamaica and Japan, World Cup debutants Croatia claimed some impressive scalps on their way to the semi-finals. "We have some minor injuries, minor problems". "I think we are very realistic about the level that we are", the England manager said. Heading into the tournament, few people could have predicted that the Three Lions would make it all the way to the semi-finals, uniting the country and inspiring millions of ... Read More »

France and Croatia at full strength for World Cup final

Take a look through the gallery to reveal an early prediction for how England could line up at Qatar 2022. Gareth Southgate has revealed his pride in the England team after the finished fourth at the 2018 World Cup . Their energy and desire to finish the tournament well, we owe it as much to ourselves as to our nation to finish well. "If Croatia can win then we will all be able to dream of doing it", Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said on the eve of the game, spelling out that the ... Read More »

France coach on brink of rare feat

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There was more intrigue before half-time as VAR came into play. "One can say he has a lucky star, but he also deserves credit", former France star Alain Giresse told AFP. He was quick to point out his young side can match up against Croatian experience. In particular, Kylian Mbappe has great speed and is very deadly with the ball in the box. Read More »

Premier League Giants In 'Advanced Talks' Over Gareth Bale Transfer

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Bale scored an unbelievable overhead-kick as part of a double salvo that helped Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in May's Champions League final. In the wake of his Champions League final heroics, Bale was unapologetic in his belief that he should have been starting more games fro Real Madrid in the build-up to this point. Read More »

Wayne Rooney: DC United signing unsure why Everton wanted him out

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Last month, Rooney completed a transfer to DC United after just one year back at Goodison Park, where he scored 10 goals in 31 appearances in the Premier League . Wayne Rooney stressed that his will and desire to play took him back to the club where it all started for him. Rooney led his boyhood team Everton with 11 goals last season before following in the footsteps of fellow countrymen David Beckham, Frank Lampard, and Steven Gerrard in making the move to the United States. Read More »

PTV Sports Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Live Streaming

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Mire, who was the Chevrons' best performer with the bat during the recent T20I triangular with Australia and Pakistan , has been recommended for physiotherapy after sustaining a muscle tear. As with the T20I side, Hamilton Masakadza will lead the ODI team. "There is always pressure as a batter to put runs on the board for the team and that doesn't change, but it will spur me to get the team off to a good start", Masakadza said. Read More »

Cardinals abrutly sack manager Mike Matheny

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He helped lead the team to the postseason in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, including a National League Championship in 2013. He'll end his Cardinals tenure with a 591-473 record. The Cardinals are 47-46 and in third place in the NL Central . Furthermore, the Cardinals certainly didn't expect to take a step backwards following key additions like Marcell Ozuna and Bud Norris, along with a wealth of young talent coming up through the farm system. Read More »

Lyon's Nabil Fekir Reportedly Agrees to Reignite Liverpool Talks After World Cup

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The France global was close to joining the Reds in a £60m deal last month, only for the move to break down as the Reds reportedly wanted to renegotiate his fee. "Maybe he'll go to Liverpool , or to another club, but if he stays at OL, it will be a great year for him and for us". Liverpool signed Shaqiri to what is believed to be a five-year deal with the triggering his £13m release clause from Stoke. Read More »

France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0

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Petersburg. Referee Andres Cunha adjudged the Atletico Madrid forward had been fouled by Joshua Risdon after watching a replay of the incident at the side of the pitch. Will Belgium be up to the challenge? At times it seemed he and Thibault Courtois were playing a different game, as though they were the only ones aware that a World Cup final was 90 minutes away - if they wanted it. Read More »

Serena Williams loses 2018 Wimbledon finals

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It's unbelievable and I'm sure you'll have your next Grand Slam title soon. 'I'm really happy to get this far. This final came just 10½ months after the 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter and dealt with a serious health scare. I look forward to continuing to being back out here and doing what I do best'. If Serena wins she'll be the fist mother to win the Grand Slam since Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980. Read More »

Martin crashes at Tour de France and loses time

The Dutchman made it two wins in as many days following stage seven success in Chartres as he held off Andre Greipel and Fernando Gaviria at the end of the 181km trek from Dreux. Porte was involved in a crash just 10 kilometres into the 157 kilometre flat stage from Arras Citadelle to Roubaix in the northern part of France. "We are devastated to say that @richie_porte has crashed out of stage 9", his BMC team posted on Twitter. Read More »

The rules really need to change, says Kevin Anderson

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He then beat defending champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals having never beaten the Swiss maestro in four previous encounters and overcame American John Isner in the semi-finals despite a 3-8 losing record heading into their clash. Read More »

West Ham table £17.5m bid for Yarmolenko

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Yarmolenko made 30 appearances for Dortmund last season as he helped them to fourth place in the Bundesliga . Yarmolenko finally left Dynamo Kiev after nine years last summer and was enlisted as a replacement for Ousmane Dembele who left the club for Barcelona. Read More »

Barcelona offer Andre Gomes to Chelsea for Kante

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Fast forward four-years, he's a cornerstone in the France side that is the overwhelming favourite to win the competition, as well as having two Premier League titles to his name. Furthermore, considering the fact that the Blues have finally managed to sort out their managerial troubles by announcing Maurizio Sarri as the new head coach, they should definitely try to hold onto their star midfielder this summer. Read More »

Sale fans 12 as Red Sox complete sweep of Rangers

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The star outfielder also admitted he had a good feeling about the club early in spring training. First baseman Kendrys Morales walked three times and smacked a double, Russell Martin hit a single and walked twice, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Smoak hit a solo blast in the third and a two-run shot in the ninth, the second time this season he has recorded a multi-homer game and the eighth time in his career. Read More »

South Africa skittled for worst Test innings in Sri Lanka

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Veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn equaled former captain Shaun Pollock's South African record for most wickets in test cricket in the first test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. Host nations don't always provide their most sporting tracks for these fixtures. Openers Danushka Gunathilaka, on 10, and first-innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne , on 15, were batting at the break. Read More »

Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse results

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Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao weighed today comfortably under the 147-pound (67 kg) limit for his bid to win back the welterweight world championship against WBA champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina. Tepora unleashed a wicked short right hand in the ninth round to knock down Ortega for the first time in what had been to that point an even contest. Read More »

Champ Matthysse ups the ante ahead of fight with Pacquiao

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Matthysse is nicknamed "The Machine" for his aggressive fighting style and powerful punches. Many have suggested defeat could bring about the end of the Filipino's illustrious career, but that is not something Matthysse will allow to affect his preparation. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho blunt in his assessment of Raheem Sterling

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Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku needs some players to support him up top in attack and Mourinho wants to add firepower for next season's title challenge. "But he is also physical, very physical, fantastic in the air". Mourinho has signed just three players so far this summer with Brazilian Fred, Portuguese youngster Diogo Dalot and veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant on board. Read More »

#StatAttack: 5 longest Grand Slam Tennis matches ever

However, on Saturday, Djokovic was the big-hitting, chest-pumping star of old as he defeated old rival Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9), 3-6, 10-8 in an epic semi-final to book a Sunday title showdown with Kevin Anderson . My left heel is killing me. "I apologize if I'm not more excited right now, so many mixed emotions". "It's long overdue", Isner said. "That's no consolation to me. Read More »

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are having a baby!

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is also at Miami Beach to host an open casting for would-be swimsuit models at the W South Beach over the weekend. #Repost @kateupton ・・・ #PregnantinMiami @ justinverlander ❤️ You're going to be the most unbelievable Mom! And you know, that's probably where Justin first heard the news, too! The 26-year-old Upton and 35-year-old Verlander were married on November 4 in Italy, just after Verlander helped the Astros to their first World Series championship. Read More »

Anderson in final after a marathon duel with Isner

The match was the second-longest in Wimbledon history - ironically beaten only by ninth seed Isner's first-round victory over Nicolas Mahut back in 2010 , which lasted 11 hours and five minutes. "If one person can't finish the other off before 12-All, then do a tiebreaker". "I think it is a completely new match", Kerber said. If Wimbledon's 2018 men's championship is remembered for anything, it may be its role in bringing about fifth-set tiebreaks. Read More »

Wimbledon 2018: Angelique Kerber denies Serena Williams to win third Grand Slam

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Williams is a good friend of Meghan's and attended her wedding to Prince Harry . The win in NY also saw her ascend to the world number one ranking, making Kerber the oldest woman to take top spot for the first time. In the first title-match between two thirtysomethings at Wimbledon since Virginia Wade defeated Betty Stove in 1977, Kerber became the fourth over 30 to win a Grand Slam since the turn of the century, along with Pennetta (2015 US Open), Li (2014 Australian Open) and ... Read More »

Major League Baseball trade rumors: Red Sox swiping Orioles' Zach Britton from Yankees?

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Earlier this week the news was Philadelphia was moving on from Machado, but today's news suggests the Orioles aren't getting the type of offers for their superstar they originally hoped for. If he has defensive deficiencies, they will improve. Machado remains immovable in his notion of wanting to only play shortstop, but if the club does not want to move Didi Gregorius , Machado has no other option but to move back to third base. Read More »

Croatia defender Domagoj Vida apologizes for pro-Ukraine comments

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Dejan Lovren made history with Croatia on Wednesday night but wants to rewrite it immediately by helping his country lift the World Cup . As the ball slowly petered over the line to the delight of those in red and white chequer, English fans could be heard in the background singing along with the stadium's PA system to Oasis' Don't Look Back In Anger - presumably on reflection of a campaign which has exceeded all expectation. Read More »

Jabari Parker wants to play for his hometown Chicago Bulls

The former Simeon star tore the ACL in his left knee twice since entering the league. "Jabari is a 23-year-old player who is a natural fit with our young core, and is a proven scorer at the National Basketball Association level", general manager Gar Forman said in a statement. Read More »

Chelsea To Use Diego Costa Text In Case Against Antonio Conte

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Chelsea have signed Italy midfielder Jorginho from Napoli after Manchester City pulled out of a £50m deal. The manager arrives from Napoli with a burgeoning reputation for his brand of football, termed "Sarri-ball". On Thursday, City were assured by the agent of the Brazil-born midfielder that the player still wanted to join the Premier League champions. Sarri was widely expected to be the next man in the Stamford Bridge dugout after a successful spell in Naples, where his ... Read More »

Wimbledon 2018: Rafael Nadal in stands, Novak Djokovic incensed during wins

With so much on the line, both players tightened up at the start of the decider. Wimbledon , unlike all of the other tournaments, does not feature a fifth-set tiebreak. He needed just one, ending a fifth set that went over an hour-and-a-half with a strong backhand that Nadal returned wide. Starting under the Centre Court floodlights, finishing after an overnight break and packed with quality and drama throughout, it was a match befitting a final never mind a semi-final. Read More »

Trump Takes Turn at Turnberry Golf Resort Before Putin Meeting

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive in Glasgow , Scotland, Britain July 13, 2018. In a statement , Greenpeace indicated that the stunt forced Trump to take cover: "As the glider appears overhead, the president can be seen making for the entrance, breaking into a trot". Read More »

Chase Utley to retire at the end of the season

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The 2019 season would have been the final year of a $2 million, two-year contract. Utley was a cereer.276 hitter with 259 home runs and 1,025 RBI. He leaves the game as a six-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger Award-winner. Utley is the latest member of the Phillies' 2008 World Series championship team to announce his retirement. He led the National League in that category three times. Read More »

Ajax agree deal with Man Utd for Blind

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Manchester United are reportedly close to sanctioning the sale of Daley Blind to former club Ajax . According to BBC Sport , Ajax are expected to pay up a fee of around £14m which could rise to £18.5m based on add-ons and the move is expected to be completed once the Dutchman has a successful medical. Read More »

Kevin Anderson topples marathon man John Isner in longest ever Wimbledon semifinal

Melichar and Peschke will play the victor of the second semifinal between No. 3 seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic and the unseeded pair of Alicja Rosolska of Poland and Abigail Spears of the U.S. Nadal saved a single break point in the eighth game before Djokovic saved two of his own one game later. Should Nadal prevail in the duo's record 52nd showdown, the Spaniard will play Anderson in a repeat of last year's US Open final in NY. Read More »

Transfer News Liverpool sign Shaqiri 14 hours ago

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Shaqiri moved to Stoke in 2015 from Inter Milan and scored 15 goals in 92 appearances for the Potters, who were relegated from the Premier League last season. As Klopp said, Shaqiri's signing is a "no-brainer". "He joins a dressing room of really good lads and I know they will welcome him with open arms and help him settle and integrate quickly". Read More »

Antoine Griezmann Fires Back Thibaut Courtois Over 'Anti-Football' Dig

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Belgium did most of the probing in the game but were contained by Didier Deschamps' side, who progressed to the final courtesy of Samuel Umtiti's victor just after half-time. 'Their striker plays 30 metres from his own goal. 'France heads a corner and does nothing more than defend. "With Chelsea , does he believe he is playing the football of Barcelona?" Griezmann certainly has a point as Courtois has won La Liga under Diego Simeone, and two Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho ... Read More »

Bulls, Jabari Parker progressing on deal

Based on their actions in the past, Milwaukee would likely pass on the opportunity to extend their restricted free agent. The Bulls also announced the release of guard Julyan Stone and forward Paul Zipser . Parker has shown the promise to be an elite scorer in the league. The Bulls plan to use Parker largely as a small forward. Parker averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 38.3 percent on 3-pointers last season, but played just 31 games after returning from ACL ... Read More »

Tenacious Simon takes Del Potro into second day

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In a 4hr 48min tug of war, Nadal overcame Del Potro 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his first Wimbledon semi-final since 2011. Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident and Nadal could see the amusing side as he smiled, shook hands with the adoring fans he had intruded upon before returning to the court to continue his epic battle with Del Potro . Read More »