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Born spinner Ajaz Patel picked in New Zealand squad for Pakistan Tests

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The finger spinner, who was born in Mumbai and moved to New Zealand as a child, took 48 wickets at an average of 21.52 in his most recent season with Central Stags. Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman and Lockie Ferguson will also feature for New Zealand A ahead of the T20I series. New Zealand A: Corey Anderson, T Astle, T Blundell (wk), Tom Bruce, M Chapman, L Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel , Glenn Phillips, J Raval, Rachin Ravindra, T Seifert (wk), Blair Tickner, ... Read More »

Salah & Mane On Target As Reds Sink City

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Salah made his Liverpool comeback in Wednesday's last-gasp 2-1 victory over City at the International Champions Cup in New Jersey. "He had a big impact together with Sadio and Dom. Diehard fans usually greet the major football clubs' pre-season tour of far-off countries with a distinct slice of cynicism, perceiving their run as pure money-makers for already wedged pockets, but often the matches conjure up moments of excellence for them to stand up and be counted. Read More »

EPL: Mourinho warns, mocks Jurgen Klopp ahead of coming season

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The race for the Premier League title will be closer this season, says former West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon. Given that a glut of new talent has arrived at Anfield this summer there could be some movement in the opposite direction for some of the club's fringe players, with several members of the squad linked with moves elsewhere. Read More »

Bracket Announced for 35th Annual Maui Invitational

On Tuesday, we also learned they'll be on opposite sides of the 2018-19 Maui Invitational bracket. While the Maui Invitational loses some of its charm without Chaminade's annual quest to pull a titanic upset, the quality of next season's field makes up for it. Read More »

Barcelona women's team relegated to economy in first mixed tour

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The first mixed-sex tour in Barcelona football club's history has run afoul of women's team fans - after it emerged only the men flew in business class. We have varying women's teams [and] we are working for the equality in many areas. But Alexia Putellas of the women's team said the teams flew in separate sections of the plane because the female squad had been added to the tour at a late stage after the club had already chartered its flight and all the business seats had already been ... Read More »

Chelsea convinced beating Man Utd to Milinkovic-Savic signing

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The Independent reports that those close to the player believe he would like to join Chelsea over other potential suitors this summer. The Red Devils have tracked the Serbian worldwide for the last 12 months and held preliminary talks with Lazio in April over a move to Old Trafford. Read More »

DeMar DeRozan Comforted By Drake After Raptors Trade, 'It's What I Needed'

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His answer was profane, sincere, and showed great appreciation for Toronto. However, the Lakers were put off the high asking price from San Antonio with the belief they will be able to get him for free in 2019. So when you put that out there saying "gave them chances" and "I have to do something" ... it's B.S.to me... "At the end of the day, I gave everything I had to that team, and it showed". Read More »

Harvick uses bump and run to beat Busch

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The race had 10 lead changes among seven drivers and there seven cautions for 31 laps. That minor change didn't make much of a difference as the race finally kicked off at 4:22 p.m. "That clearly shows we're keeping those that we had and it's our job now to find that next group to come and be part of the weekend". If more rain creeps into the area and delays the race anymore, NASCAR would likely postpone the remainder of the race to Monday afternoon. Read More »

Blue Jays close to sending J.A. Happ to Yankees

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The Cubs still "might be in play", though Chicago also asked the Jays about Marcus Stroman . But it took until early Thursday afternoon to finalize a deal, with Jon Morosi of MLB Network the first to confirm that a trade agreement between the Jays and their American League East rivals was in place. Read More »

Riders start 'most feared' stage in Tour de France

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This stage in particular held a special place in Martin's heart after having his first brush with the Tour de France in these same mountains nearly 20 years ago. "I haven't had to manage them at all - they have worked it out for themselves, and that takes some doing". The race ends Sunday on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Read More »

Iowa defensive lineman mistakes cop for Uber, gets popped for public intox

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The officer then asked if Reiff thought he was an Uber, and the 22-year-old replied "Yes". Ferentz announced Monday that Reiff will be suspended for the Hawkeyes' season opener on September 1 against Northern Illinois . (And hey, maybe that is one advantage to traditional, well-labeled taxis.) But Reiff was held for the rest of the night and released at 9:30 a.m., so he had plenty of time to mull his mistake. Read More »

Trump company expands investment in Scottish golf resort

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This new development follows on from the £100million invested during phase one which includes the Trump International Golf Course and MacLeod House and Lodge. Eric Trump, who now leads the Trump Organization with his brother Donald Jr, said: 'We own a truly phenomenal property along the coast of North East Scotland and remain fully committed to our long-term vision for the site. Read More »

Hawks, Vince Carter agree to deal, report says

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If VC's goal is to surpass the names on that list by playing in the 2019-20 campaign, he will have to see what happens with someone else who entered in the same 1998 draft as he did: Dirk Nowitzki. Carter is an eight-time all-star with the honour coming in consecutive seasons from 1999-2007 seasons. The eight-time All-Star has career averages of 17.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 1,405 National Basketball Association games (974 starts). Read More »

McGregor avoids prison for New York brawl

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McGregor's court appearance was incredibly short - lasting less than half an hour - and he's already paid restitution for the damage he caused. In a statement outside the New York City courthouse, the 29-year-old thanked the judge and prosecutors "for allowing me to move forward". Read More »

Napoli look to get one over Maurizio Sarri by signing Chelsea star

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However, Sane believes the arrival of Sarri, who City faced twice in the Champions League last season when he was in charge of Napoli , will rejuvenate Chelsea . Chelsea could also be in the market for a new No. 1 goalkeeper as Thibaut Courtois continues to be strongly linked with Real Madrid. "He is used to playing this way, and he is going to be a great help for everybody". Read More »

Paul Scholes: Paul Pogba needs to use his brain more

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Legend once had it that the former Real Madrid icon does 3,000 sit-ups per day, although he later denied the rumor. After a season of mixed fortunes at Manchester United , where he impressed and frustrated across the course of a campaign that yielded only runners-up spots in the Premier League and FA Cup, Pogba was inspirational for France in Russian Federation and scored in their 4-2 final victory over Croatia. Read More »

Kevin Durant, CJ McCollum feud on social media

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Golden State has gone to seven games in a playoff series just once in Durant's two-year tenure with the Warriors, and with the addition of Cousins, many critics complained about the lack of parity in the National Basketball Association. "But how'd you play", Durant asked. Durant obviously did not appreciate McCollum's tweet and fired back at him with a profane tweet of his own . Read More »

Darmian can leave Man United for the right price, says Mourinho

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I got the facilities as always. I will send people to Manchester to train with Victor. I'm happy with the matches, the evolution of the matches. "But I don't have the players to work with". It is quite reminiscent to Arsenal's situation a few seasons ago when they failed to sign an outfield player. "The game was good, a good training session against a team with more time [training] than us, with more players than us, so was a good training session", Mourinho said. Read More »

Jose Mourinho heaps pressure on Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp

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Sadio Mane's stoppage-time penalty sealed a 2-1 comeback win for Liverpool over the Premier League champions with fellow Irish teen Tyreke Wilson making the bench for City. 100 points: the level is here, now we try to take the level, and every team tries to do better and better. "We are going to decide". We have three more years on the contract, but the results will dictate what will happen in the future. Read More »

Samoa Sevens player charged with assault at World Cup

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The assault, described by Welsh players as unprovoked, left Tom Williams with tournament-ending injuries and resulted in Langkilde being thrown out of the tournament by World Rugby. World Rugby confirmed they are investigating the incident. It is understood the other Wales players are Luke Morgan, and Ben Roach. Samoan Rugby Union's general manager of high performance Zane Hilton said the governing body were supporting Langkilde. Read More »

Monaco reveal why Aleksandr Golovin has rejected Blues

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Golovin is expected to join Monaco on a five-year deal for a fee of around £30million (£27m). The Blues had been the front-runners for his signature but Chelsea failed to agree personal terms with the player and his agent, leaving the door open for another club to swoop in. Read More »

Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri insists he has nothing to prove after Nevilles' criticism

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And his brother, Phil Neville , also had a pop at Shaqiri before Switzerland's last 16 game against Sweden. The Switzerland global arrives at Anfield having been labelled unprofessional and a disgrace by Gary and Phil Neville respectively for his part in Stoke City's exit from the Premier League and with a former teammate, Charlie Adam, having accused him of not performing when necessary. Read More »

Rory McIlroy upbeat as Francesco Molinari wins the Open

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Schauffele made bogies on Nos. These things happen at Carnoustie. He might be Tiger Woods , but at the moment, he's just like everybody else. "We want the guys playing the best". I really enjoy it. 35 - Molinari's age; he's the youngest major victor since Sergio Garcia at the 2017 Masters and continues a trend of older British Open winners. Read More »

Anderson bouncer to Kohli..

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Virat will be desperate to score runs for his team, as you would expect from the captain and one of the best players in the world ". A line-up that starts with Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan and continues with any four of Virat Kohli , Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Karun Nair and Dinesh Karthik is a captain's dream. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif's mother dashes to polling station for casting vote

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The Election Commission of Pakistan Secretary said the results will be shared as soon as they are in. More than a 105 million Pakistanis were eligible to vote in the general election, which saw thousands of candidates competing for 272 seats in the lower house of parliament, as well as 577 provincial assembly seats. Read More »

Spurs-linked Anthony Martial wants Premier League stay

The manager has been in noticeably sombre spirits since United arrived in the USA 10 days ago. The same story is suggesting that Mourinho remains a massive admirer of Ivan Perisic but that Rebic could offer a cheaper alternative with United becoming increasingly frustrated with their summer transfer business. Read More »

Pep Guardiola's reaction after people cheered Jurgen Klopp in his press conference

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This is about pre-season. Klopp is yet to lift any silverware in three years at Anfield despite leading his team to the League Cup final in 2016, the Europa League final the same year and last season's Champions League final. "The English teams will be favourites for the Champions League". "With this, and then bringing in the fresh legs on 60 minutes, we made a decision to play football and that changed the game". Read More »

Loris Karius to spearhead mass £100m Liverpool clear-out

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Liverpool lost their opening ICC tie against Dortmund 3-1 in Charlotte but face familiar opposition in their two remaining games as they square up against Manchester City and Manchester United in New Jersey and MI respectively. They don't think "wow, what a team, they earn such good wages". "They are favourites to win the Premier League and arguably now looking across Europe some of the big teams are anxious". Read More »

EU Election Observation Mission expresses satisfaction over polling arrangements

It also documented widespread censorship of the press, in line with allegations that the military had intimidated journalists when reporting on politics and security issues. PML-N was leading on 68 National Assembly seats. Awami National Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Pak-Sarzameen Party, Muttahida Majlas-i-Amal and Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan alleged that their polling agents were either ousted of the polling stations at the time of counting or denied certified results by the ... Read More »

Will Emery kick off with a bang against Manchester City?

Manchester City and Liverpool went head-to-head in one of the standout fixtures of pre-season at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Wednesday night. "We tried to play in our normal way and sometimes we did well, sometimes not". As a boxer, Everton fan Tony Bellew is used to the idea of trash talk, so good luck to him for stirring up a bit of Merseyside banter about Liverpool's new goalkeeper. Read More »

I'm so proud - Guardiola hails 'incredible' Man City

So, with this and then all the other changes after 60 minutes, bringing in fresh legs and obviously a lot of desire to play football, we changed the game. Virgil van Dijk , Andy Robertson , Fabinho , Georginio Winjaldum and Adam Lallana were the big names that started for the Reds while Pep Guardiola had Riyad Mahrez as the sole "star" in a City XI mostly filled with youth team prospects. Read More »

Sevens knockout format under scrutiny after World Cup

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Rotorua-born Scott Curry was a giant for his team, taking out the player of the final title. "Playing in a new city and new venue has been brilliant - the atmosphere in the stadium has been unbelievable right the way through the tournament, and we're really grateful for all those who supported us". Read More »

Surprise snub as Federation Internationale de Football Association reveals top three 2018 World Cup goals

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Russian Federation witnessed some of the finest footballers on the planet and saw some of the best goals in World Cup history as France eventually scooped the big prize after a wonderful tournament. Juan Quintero's group-stage free kick for Colombia against Japan - where the wall jumped, allowing him to work the ball under and then past the goalkeeper - surprisingly finished second in the votes. Read More »

Marchionne replaced as FCA Group boss due to ill health

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But on Saturday it said Marchionne had experienced "unexpected complications" during his recovery and that the problems had "worsened significantly in recent hours". "Michael Manley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Chief Operating Officer of the NAFTA region on July 21st, 2018". Read More »

Bayern Munich set to sign Canadian wonderkid Alphonso Davies

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A reported fee that could reach as high as $22 million will send Davies to Bayern Munich , where the Canadian teen will look to build on an MLS season which has already seen him score three goals with six assists in 20 games. "At the age of 17, he offers a lot of promise for the future". Davies is the second teenager from MLS to join Bayern Munich this summer, after the German champions signed 18-year-old Chris Richards on loan from FC Dallas earlier this month. Read More »

Bernardo Silva: Man City players already won over by Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez admits Pep Guardiola's presence was a key factor in his decision to sign for Manchester City - and he hopes to win trophies "every season" with his new club. Many believed Napoli would beat Juventus to the title, but a strong run of form in the tail end of the season saw the Old Lady pip them at the last stage. Read More »

Chelsea Move For Experienced Premier League Goalkeeper

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Green is due at Cobham for test, has already agreed terms with Chelsea and will sign a short-term contract, according to the Telegraph . Rob Green could be at Chelsea next season. Premier League clubs must name eight players who are "home grown" in their 25 man squad for the season and after letting Jamal Blackman leave on loan to Leeds the Blues could fall behind that number. Read More »

Serena Williams hits out again at drug testing 'discrimination'

Following a complaint with regards to repeated testing, Williams appears to be claiming, with proof attached, that she is being singled out and tested at a far higher rate than her counterparts. Concerned at being tested more than her fellow American players, Williams revealed she had spoken to USADA chiefs. Those figures include "all in- and out-of-competition test sessions on USA athletes conducted under USADA's Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and Parapan American movements testing ... Read More »

Isaiah Thomas called Celtics about reunion

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According to Wojnarowski, Thomas spoke with Ainge for 15 to 20 minutes, when he told Ainge: " If the opportunity is there, I would just like to let you know that I'd love to come back ". It would appear that Boston still has a meaningful place in his heart. However, Thomas recently did just that - letting Ainge know he'd "love to come back" to the Celtics. Read More »

Arsenal deny chief executive Gazidis resignation

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He has never accepted any of these opportunities and has never spoken about them publicly. Emery needs to offload some fringe players to help fund his swoop for N'Zonzi as he's already spent the vast majority of his original £70m budget so Arsenal are hoping to strike a cut-price deal for the want-away midfielder. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif's party says army's 'pre-poll rigging' benefits Imran Khan

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IS claimed responsibility for the explosion, according to a statement on the group's Amaq news agency. At least 35 people were injured. "This is a deplorable and cowardly attack on a day when voters across Pakistan should be casting their ballots in a peaceful environment, without fear or hindrance", Michael Gahler, the EU's chief observer to Pakistan, said. Read More »

Michael Beasley dismisses critics' 'narrative' on Lakers roster

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After that one season together in Miami, in which Beasley played relatively sparingly, the Boston Globe cited National Basketball Association sources in reporting that "James was not pleased with Beasley's focus". If you love sports, know digital sales, and can throw your weight behind an aggressive commission based opportunity than we would love to talk to you. Read More »

Fulham agree deal to sign former Chelsea man Schurrle

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Starting his career at left-back, the youngster was played in an advanced role last season at Fulham on the left flank and Sessegnon flourished as Fulham earned promotion to the Premier League. Schurrle celebrates scoring for Dortmund in February. Sky Sports reports that Fulham were in a transfer battle to land Schurrle, who was also wanted by Crystal Palace and AC Milan . Read More »