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UNC Football excited about addition of Javonte Williams

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That doesn't make his take any less ridiculous. Much smarter people than me have written numerous articles linking repetitive head trauma to CTE, Fedora has absolutely no authority or evidence to make that kind of statement . In talking about how he views a change in the game that goes from a more violent sport to one that helps protect players in the field, Fedora noted that said changes threaten to ruin the United States. Read More »

Marcus Smart agrees to 4-year, $52M contract with Celtics

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With that said, Marcus Smart's situation was odd, even by that lofty standard. That confluence of factors led to a lot of uncertainty with Smart's market but, after a lengthy process, he reportedly elected to re-sign with the Celtics on a four-year deal worth $52 million. Read More »

Golf fans are freaking out over the tape on Tiger Woods' neck

Kisner went out in one of the first groups just before 8am local time and had an eagle and four birdies in his five-under-par round of 66 on a ideal summer's morning on Scotland's east coast. "So you had to go out and take advantage of it", said Van Rooyen, whose compatriot Brandon Stone shot a three-under 68. McIlroy impressed as an 18-year-old at the last Open to be held at Carnoustie in 2007, winning the Silver Medal as the leading amateur. Read More »

Roma chief confirms world-record Alisson transfer

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Monchi confirmed that Alisson is now in Liverpool , saying " Alisson is in Liverpool and we're at a very advanced stage, but the deal is not done yet". Four of those reached the semi-finals and thus are due to report back latest, around August 5-6, after a three-week break. I only have words of thanks for Alisson - I never felt pressured by him to let him go. Read More »

Breaking down the players most likely to win British Open

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Herbert, the 22-year-old from Bendigo in central Victoria who is one of Australia's most promising young professionals, practised with Woods at Carnoustie on Tuesday. Because I put my name down with Dustin (Johnson) on Monday, got brushed, and I put my name down with Rory (McIlroy ), got brushed. I felt like I was really going well. Read More »

Liverpool star set to leave because of Alisson's arrival

But the focus now is on Leicester and they have picked up a 25-year-old goalkeeper who should have been more of a chance in Liverpool's first team last season, given the form of Karius and Mignolet in front of him. Ben Woodburn has been linked with numerous moves away, whilst Harry Wilson has already penned a season-long loan move to Frank Lampard's Derby County. Read More »

Roger Federer determined to have another shot at Wimbledon after Anderson shock

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Anderson is a man that Isner played several times on the U.S. college circuit and he leads their professional head-to-head 8-3. "At the same time I'm through to the final". In a marathon battle that extended to four hours and 48 minutes on the center court, the Spaniard recovered from being 2-1 down and complete a remarkable comeback - 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Read More »

George Clooney, boxer Mayweather lead world’s highest paid entertainers

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This is the second time since 2015 that Mayweather has nabbed the top spot. Other notable artists on the list include Sean "Diddy" Combs at No. 32 with $64 million and Beyoncé Knowles at No. The highest British act on the list is Coldplay, with estimated earnings of $115m (£86.8 million). Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was the only other National Basketball Association player to feature in the top 10, with earnings of $76.9 million. Read More »

Liverpool close to world record deal for goalkeeper Alisson

His exploits over the previous year or so haven't gone unnoticed either, with a gamut of clubs vying for his signature. It's obvious to everyone - look at what happened in the Champions League final. Alisson kept Ederson out of the Brazil line-up at the World Cup, having cemented his spot as his country's number one keeper. Alisson, Brazil's starting goalkeeper, is on Chelsea's radar amid ongoing doubt over Thibaut Courtois' future, although Liverpool are now in pole position to ... Read More »

Daniel Sturridge keen to remain at Liverpool

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The Englishman certainly has impressed more than either Divock Origi or Dominic Solanke in recent friendlies and perhaps has tried to keep his Liverpool hopes alive. With the young ones we make these decisions but not with the other guys. "The window is still open, right?" Klopp's former club Borussia Dortmund take on Liverpool in Charlotte on July 22, while the Reds also face familiar foes Manchester City (July 26) and Manchester United (July 28) a fortnight before their Premier ... Read More »

Liverpool sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record £66.9mn

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Liverpool FC have been heavily linked with a number of goalkeepers this summer after Loris Karius' nightmare in the Champions League final against Real Madrid back in May. "They know we need quality and they know if we win something, we will win it with 25 players". Reported by JOE's Melissa Reddy , the Merseyside club appear to be close to signing the keeper for a fee in the region of £66 million, or approximately €73 million. Read More »

Knox's glorious summer of golf continues at Scottish Open

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Among those who began the day with a chance were Ryan Fox and Scott Hend who were just a shot off the pace with 18 holes to play but couldn't keep pace as birdies flowed on a baked out Gullane layout. Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler will be encouraged by their form going into the Open after finishing tied sixth at 14 under. History beckoned when he stuck his approach to about eight feet at the last. Read More »

Larry Fedora at the ACC Kickoff

He said he had talked to military personnel who suggested the success of the USA military was due, in part, to the number of football players who later joined the armed forces. And I think in some ways, we're struggling now more than we ever have. Fedora said he was concerned with how the idea that football concussions lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, has and will affect people's perception of the sport. Read More »

India vs England: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah injuries leave pace pack unsettled

He also sat out the final T20 against England and the first two ODIs due to the back condition. His condition is being assessed and a call on him will be "made soon", the BCCI was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. The squad named is Kohli (Captain), Dhawan, Rahul, Vijay, Pujara, Rahane (vice-captain), Nair, Karthik (wicket-keeper), Pant (wicket-keeper), Ashwin, Jadeja, Kuldeep, Hardik, Ishant, Shami, Umesh, Bumrah, Thakur. Read More »

Rebels' Mafi appears in court on assault charge

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Melbourne Rebels rugby player Amanaki Lelei Mafi has appeared in court, charged with assaulting teammate Lopeti Timani . The incident occurred overnight that ended their hopes of a maiden Super Rugby playoff place. "He did not require hospitalisation". It is understood no other players were involved. Mafi signed on with the Rebels in 2016 and played for Japan in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Read More »

Sleepers to Watch at the 2018 Open Championship

The man caddying for him that week, Gordon Faulkner, said at the time McIlroy was so clear in his thinking that he was "about 15 years ahead of where he should be when it comes to the mental side of golf". With only a few hours of light rain expected, and no insane winds in the forecast, the biggest challenge for these stars will be judging the bounces on the hard, baked-out turf. Read More »

Liverpool make £62m bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson

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Discussions between the player and the club are underway, although it is understood that Alisson was already receptive to the move to Liverpool . Loris Karius , then, looks set to lose his position as Jurgen Klopp's preferred goalkeeper after his horror show in the Champions League final in Madrid. Read More »

Surprise Eastern Conference Contender ‘Finalizing’ Trade for Kawhi Leonard

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The Toronto Raptors landed Kawhi Leonard in a blockbuster trade with the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, giving them a one-year window to be in possible championship contention . Fred VanVleet can play both guard positions, and Danny Green is also going to be included in the deal. DeRozan does that (while the Lakers and Sixers would not throw in key pieces such as Brandon Ingram or Markelle Fultz ). Read More »

The Raptors are the even-money favorite to land Kawhi Leonard

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In fact, online sportsbook MyBookie now lists the Toronto Raptors as even money to land the All-Star forward, which is better odds than the Spurs at +400. Carter had another noteworthy report about the Leonard situation earlier this week when he said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is trying to make Kawhi happy. Read More »

Arizona earns hosting duties for 2024 Final Four

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Houston, San Antonio and Indianapolis join Phoenix as cities selected Monday to host Final Fours from 2023 to 2026. L.A., Detroit and north Texas were unsuccessful in this round of Final Four bidding. OR and SC were the other participants. "We thought they could have gone either way", for a Final Four site in the west, Johnson said. We will also host an NCAA Men's Regional in 2020. Read More »

Thai boys released from hospital, make 1st public appearance since cave rescue

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The 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave will make their first public appearance when they hold a nationally-televised news conference in Chiang Rai tonight. Speaking in public for the first time since their ordeal, the Thai youngsters looked happy and relaxed as they sat alongside Thai Navy Seals and prepared to share details of how they spent two weeks in darkness underground. Read More »

Serena Williams dedicates Wimbledon run to 'all moms'

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Germany's Angelique Kerber kisses the trophy after winning the women's singles final match against Serena Williams of the United States, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14. Anderson also played another long one in the quarterfinals Wednesday, erasing a match point and coming back after dropping the opening two sets to stun eight-time Wimbledon champion Federer 13-11 in the fifth. Read More »

Mountain biker pulls stunt over Tour de France riders

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Jakob Fuglsang of Astana was next at 3:12. The Belgian rider was joined in the lead by fellow General Classification contender Philippe Gilbert and green jersey leader Peter Sagan but Team Sky riders Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome remained behind. Read More »

France's World Cup heroes arrive home to victory parade

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This summer Russian Federation hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup , which kicked off in Moscow with a remarkable opening show at Luzhniki Stadium on the evening of June 14 and ended with a spectacular final match, played also at the Luzhniki Stadium, where France confidently defeated Croatia 4-2 to win the much-coveted World Cup Trophy. Read More »

Villa ready to sell players to meet FFP rules, says manager Bruce

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They have posted losses in every season under club owner Dr. Jack Grealish , player of the year James Chester , Ivory Coast global Jonathan Kodjia and last season's top scorer Albert Adomah are all attracting interest. I hope that doesn't happen but we've got to baton down the hatches and wait for it. And the first thing before we go into anything is that we have to address is Financial Fair Play - forget everything else for the moment. Read More »

Open Championship: 9 Favorites to Watch at Carnoustie

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Woods, whose last victory in The Open came in 2006, says he is slowly but surely regaining his competitive edge. After not making an appearance at a major in 2016 and 2017, Tiger is on pace to play in all four of golf's most prestigious tournaments in 2018. Read More »

Russian Federation hands over hosting mantle of World Cup to Qatar

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France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final match in Moscow earlier on July 15, giving the team its second World Cup title. Speaking at the Kremlin, where Russian Federation handed over the hosting baton to Qatar yesterday, Infantino said the hosts had justified FIFA's insistence that they stage the 2018 edition of the competition despite stiff opposition, adding that the World Cup has changed many peoples' perception of Russian Federation. Read More »

Josh Hader's Racist And Homophobic Tweets Surface During All-Star Game

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Moments after Hader exited the game, his Twitter account was turned to private. Coming into the All-Star Game, Josh Hader had struck out 50.3% of the batters he'd faced this year. He made his major league debut in June 2017. Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain was asked about the tweets. We're still learning who we are in high school. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp: 'Dejan Lovren right to call himself a top defender'

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Following Croatia's World Cup semi-final win over England, the 29-year-old pointed to his role in Liverpool's Champions League final run and his nation's progress at Russian Federation 2018 as proof of his abilities. Dejan and I will be working together for a long time. Speaking after Liverpool's 0-0 draw with Bury today, Klopp was asked about Lovren's comments and said he agreed with him. Read More »

Ind-Eng ODI: Adil Rashid on the ball that got Kohli's wicket

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When Virat Kohli , Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma play well, they look great. As the players were making their way to the dressing room post the match, Dhoni was seen taking the match ball from umpires. India could be boosted by the return of bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The former India captain felt playing Rahul in that position that would ease the pressure on MS Dhoni, who he pointed out was "struggling" and needed to start "hitting" at No. Read More »

MLB All-Star Game: American League Wins 8

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It was the first hit with a runner in scoring position in the game. The American League consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians; Detroit Tigers; Houston Astros; Kansas City Royals; Los Angeles Angels; Minnesota Twins; New York Yankees; Oakland Athletics; Seattle Mariners; Tampa Bay Rays; Texas Rangers; and Toronto Blue Jays. Read More »

Kuldeep Yadav included in India Test squad

With Bhuvneshwar out of action, Shardul Thakur has kept his place in the side along with Umesh Yadav with Ishant Sharma expected to lead the pace battery for the Indians . Bumrah who was out of limited overs cricket with injury will be part of the team from the second test onwards. India have tended to deploy the experienced pair of off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and left-arm orthodox Ravindra Jadeja as their specialist slow bowlers in recent Test matches. Read More »

Monaco make bid to sign Chelsea FC target

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The CSKA Moscow midfielder was one of the stars of the World Cup for Russian Federation and Chelsea are willing to offer £22million. This summer they have secured the services of former Chelsea and Lyon starlets Jonathan Panzo and Willem Geubbels, having signed Youri Tielemans, Pietro Pellegri and Jordi Mboula previous year. Read More »

The pros and cons of Carmelo Anthony joining the Miami Heat

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In addition, the Rockets and Heat will reportedly be a "premium consideration" for Anthony. Anthony's partnership with the Thunder is expected to end soon, with the only question being about the manner with which Oklahoma City would split ways with the many-time All-Star, who is set to earn close to $28 million next season. Read More »

Baltimore Orioles very close to Manny Machado trade, according to reports

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Machado makes sense given that the Dodgers lost franchise shortstop Corey Seager to Tommy John surgery, and that in tandem with the lack of production at second base has left them thin in the infield. "He said , "(Expletive), (expletive) if I know", as Martinez laughed and replied, "No one knows! "There will be a time and place for everything". I'm just anxious about the game today. Read More »

Newly married Meghan Markle dumps American friends and family

Prince Harry's wife was spotted courtside with a dainty black handbag and the straw hat in toe, but she was never seen with the hat on her head. The Duchess of Sussex surprised fans the world over on Tuesday when she stepped out in a stunning pink sleeveless trench coat by House of Nonie, which she accessorised with a matching Mulberry bag - which she has owned for some years - and gorgeous Dioressence pumps by Dior in the same shade. Read More »

Sam Billings drafted into England ODI squad as cover for Jason Roy

Most of all India have been left with doubts over key positions in their batting line-up, most importantly No 4. The normally fluent Rohit Sharma , who scored a superb century during India´s eight-wicket win in the series-opener at Trent Bridge, struggled to make two off 18 balls, his innings ending when he flicked Willey to Wood at deep square leg. Read More »

Lampard raids Chelsea and Liverpool in Derby double swoop

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Mount impressed last season on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem and is now set to play in the Championship . Lampard added: "The thing about Mason is it's not just on the pitch". "He's a full global too and he has a real desire to come here and improve". "He's going to be a crucial player for us", he explained. "For himself too, to have a year at this level and feel an important player at an important club, that will be important. Read More »

Rhys Hoskins makes impact in Home Run Derby

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Harper's father, who again served as his pitcher for the Derby, didn't help matters with a few errant pitches-enough that the hometown crowd, suddenly grown pensive, let out a smattering of boos. Some D.C. fans have wondered whether Harper and the Washington Nationals have suffered Casey's fate. Schwarber was pitted against Hoskins who posted an enormous 20 homers. Read More »

Wenger Admits To Being A 'Prisoner Of His Own Challenge' At Arsenal

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He described his two-decade stay as the biggest mistake of his career. Arsene Wenger has admitted that "perhaps" he stayed at Arsenal for too long. "That is the question I need to answer in the next 2-3 months". There are long-term links with Paris-Saint Germain, who appointed Thomas Tuchel as head coach this summer, as well as a possible return to Japan where Wenger managed before his move to Arsenal in 1996. Read More »

"Just Awful", Manchester United Fans Explode As Club Reveal New Home Kit

The new kit is available from Adidas .com, United Direct and other official club stores only for a period of one week from today. The model who was selected to sport the new kit on United's website provided another element of nostalgia for supporters because he bears an uncanny resemblance to the club's former captain, Nemanja Vidic. Read More »

Pirates complete rare five-game sweep before All-Star break

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The Brewers have struck out 23 times through the first two games of the series. "We're 90 games in and we've got 70 games to go", he said. C Jacob Stallings, who started the second game and hit seventh, was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to replace him on the 25-man roster. Read More »

Liverpool sign Swiss star Shaqiri

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Fabinho brings a winning mentality to Merseyside having won Ligue 1 with Monaco a few seasons ago, and the 24-year-olds talent is undeniable. I was always an admirer of his so I'm happy to reunite with him. For three years at Stoke city , Shaqiri to Premier League played 84 matches, scoring 15 goals and giving 15 assists. The £13.5m they receive from Liverpool for Shaqiri could see them up their bid closer to Newcastle's valuation. Read More »

MLB All-Star Josh Hader apologizes for history of racist tweets

Milwaukee Brewers' relief pitcher Josh Hader was rocked for four hits, including a three-run homer by the Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura in 1/3 of an inning during Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game . But what Hader did in an exhibition baseball game was the least of his problems on Tuesday night. He said he didn't know the context of the tweets, didn't remember specifics and hadn't even seen them yet when speaking to reporters. Read More »

Open 2018: Is Tiger Woods trending towards 15th major championship?

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In his last five Opens, McIlroy has an average finish of 3.3 with a missed cut and a DNP mixed in. The Open Championship is probably the best chance to see an older player win . "I've put too much pressure on myself, now I just go in there and play golf and keep the mindset of "it's just another day on the golf course". But links-style golf, you can roll the ball". Read More »

Manny Pacquiao open to Amir Khan clash and Floyd Mayweather rematch

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Before making a return bout in the United States, newly crowned WBA welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao may have to settle first his reported tax debts with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He also said he would carry on fighting past his 40th birthday in December, despite the demands of juggling life in the ring with a political career outside it. Read More »