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Truex wins NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway

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In just his second victory of the season, Martin Truex Jr . and the No. 78 Toyota took the checkered flag in the Pocono 400, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. "We had a good vehicle all day", said Harvick, whose five wins this year are a series high. "We lost control to the No. 18 (Busch) and wound up losing a couple more sports on the restart starting on the inside, and that was the end of the day". Read More »

Richard Gasquet salutes 'monstrous' Rafael Nadal after 16th straight loss

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Serena Williams produced the best performance of her Grand Slam comeback to beat 11th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany 6-3, 6-4 and reach the fourth round. Unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov completed a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win against 15th-seeded Lucas Pouille of France. Dabrowski won the mixed doubles title in Paris previous year with India's Rohan Bopanna. Read More »

Olesen edges home favorite Molinari to win Italian Open

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Then Olesen hit his second shot into a green-side bunker after driving into the rough. "I'm really happy the way I played today", Molinari said . Graeme McDowell also shot a 64 but it was only enough for a share of fifth place after he finished on -17, five shots off Olesen. Read More »

Ty Lue: 'We're Going to Give Rodney Hood a Chance'

The 25-year-old lefty saw a short cameo on Sunday's Game 2, with four minutes of garbage time, logging two points, a rebound, and an assist in his short bit of action - yet Lue has been giving Smith major minutes that have only combined into woeful shooting percentages, missed opportunities, and a terrible gaffe that could go down the history books as what kickstarted a ghastly NBA Finals. Read More »

Stephan Lichtsteiner joins Arsenal on free transfer

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While Lichtsteiner isn't expected to necessarily be a guaranteed starter, he will provide much needed experience to a defence that has been a glaring weakness in the Arsenal side for a number of years under Wenger. Lichtsteiner, 34, leaves Juve after making over 250 appearances and winning seven Serie A titles in a row as well as reaching two Champions League finals. Read More »

Former NFL QB Luck to become XFL commissioner

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Luck will start his new job July 1. The fact that the WWE is a finance-rich, publicly traded company with an experienced businessman like McMahon at the helm was attractive to Luck, according to sources. "Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for reimagining the game of football", McMahon said in a statement. At the NCAA, Luck oversaw all NCAA enforcement, academic and membership affairs and athlete eligibility. Read More »

Sergio Ramos Says He Spoke to Salah After Injury, Denies Malicious Intent

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If you " re still annoyed by him, just know that is just another personal W for the rich, handsome, 150 cap, World Cup, European Cup, Champions League winning defender. "Sometimes I have done it, but it seems that when Ramos does something it always stands out a little more". Two major errors by Karius helped Real to victory and doctors who assessed the German in the US say it was "possible" the injury "would affect performance". Read More »

Pubs remove Saudi flag from World Cup bunting

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Brewer Greene King took the action after they were told it was inappropriate to hang the Saudi flag outside pubs because of the sacred Islamic text that adorns it. A statement from the brewer said: "If we have unintentionally insulted you, we apologise". Brewery Greene King supplied many of its managed sites with decorations featuring the national flags of all 32 teams playing in Russian Federation this summer. Read More »

Arsenal reveal first signing since Unai Emery's appointment

Arsenal have confirmed that the club will be signing Stephan Lichtsteiner when his contract with Juventus expires at the end of the month. It is a project to come back into the Champions League, it is hard not to see a club like Arsenal that is not playing in the Champions League if you see the players, the club, the stadium. Read More »

Yaya Toure claims Pep Guardiola "often has problems with Africans"

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Yaya Toure's agent has joined his client's attack on Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola , insisting he will never win the Champions League again because he has turned all of Africa against him. It's a player I want to play with, to be honest, just to teach him some things. It got to the point I asked myself if it was because of my colour. "I am not the first to talk about these differences in treatment". Read More »

Chelsea and Arsenal line up moves for Barcelona's Jasper Cillessen

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Cillessen signed for Barcelona in 2016 but has been largely consigned to a place on the bench due to the consistency of Germany 's Marc-Andre ter Stegen. According to the report , Chelsea could be tempted into selling Thibaut Courtois, as the Belgium global has no intention of renewing his contract. Read More »

Ramsey signs new Arsenal deal

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The 27-year old Wales global is entering the final 12 months of his deal at the Emirates and could leave on a free transfer next summer. Tolisso has had an average, if underwhelming season with the German giants, providing four assists and six goals from 26 Bundesliga appearances. Read More »

Arsenal Confirm First Signing After Wenger Era

The Swiss worldwide becomes the first Gunners signing confirmed since Unai Emery succeeded Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager. "I'm really positive that we will do great things". He said: "It's hard to see a club like Arsenal not playing in the Champions League". "I hope I can bring a lot of experience, a lot of mentality and together, with my team, come back to the highest level of the Champions League". Read More »

Sooners' Kyler Murray picked No

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He then transferred after the football season and missed the 2016 college baseball season. Right off the bat - no pun intended - that's a lot for Murray to consider. At this point, the most likely scenario is Murray will sign with the Athletics before the August 15 deadline but not report to the team until after the Sooners' 2018-19 football season is over. Read More »

Highlights of French Open sixth day

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Stephens' quarterfinal opponent will be No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki , the reigning Australian Open champion, or No. 14 Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation. Play has started under overcast skies at the French Open with second-seeded Alexander Zverev and fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov both bidding to reach the fourth round for the first time. Read More »

Man United set to complete two signings this week

It seems the transfer is edging closer to completion as the newspaper has now published a photo that they claim shows Fred arriving in a black Mercedes at United's Carrington training base this morning. He has agreed a four-year contract, with the option of an additional 12 months to keep him at Old Trafford, until at least the summer of 2022. The Telegraph is reporting that the Red Devils are set to finalise a £ 52m deal to sign the Brazilian midfielder ahead of his participation in ... Read More »

30-year-old dies in shooting incident in Bray

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Gardaí are at the scene of a shooting at Bray Boxing Club. A 30-year-old man has died during the incident. . Both were taken to hospital. Irish police said that the suspected attacker left the scene of the shooting silver-coloured Volkswagen van with Northern Ireland registration plates. Read More »

Emery set for first signing as defender undergoes medical

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Keen to make the leap from Germany's Bundesliga to the Premier League quickly, Sokratis jumped at the opportunity to become Unai Emery's first signing as Arsenal boss. "United have a very good relationship with Dortmund, the teams were talking more closely". Charalambos Papastathopoulos says the Greek worldwide will pen a three-year contract at the Emirates with the option for a further 12 months. Read More »

Steve Smith 'Cried For Four Days' After Ball-tampering Scandal

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Former Australia cricket team captain skipper Steve Smith has admitted that he spent almost four days in tears after the ball tampering saga unfolded, which saw him, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft face sanctions from Cricket Australia and the International Cricket Council. Read More »

Steph Curry Is Running Circles Around the Cavs’ Defense

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At home, the Cavaliers shoot 37 percent from three (31 percent on the road) and they outscore opponents by 8 points per 100 (they get outscored by nearly that much on the road). "Obviously his shot making is very key for our team as well, but it's just the intangibles he's doing for us defensively". That's what Golden State wants. Read More »

Novak Djokovic into last 16 at Slam for 43rd time

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The 13th seed also opened up on what's been a hard period for him, after tragically losing his mother unexpectedly just a week before the tournament began. One break of serve was enough to take the opening set and although left-hander Verdasco produced thunderous winners to stay in touch in the second his challenge soon faded. Read More »

Masar outfights Saxon Warrior to win Derby

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Like every favourite in the Derby he does have big questions to answer, but he is a highly exciting horse and I do think he will blow them away in this prestigious classic prize. Appleby said that he had come to the race with minimal expectations of Masar being triumphant and that had helped, in hindsight, make the victory that bit sweeter along with the disappoitment of missing out on winning the Oaks on Friday when Wild Illusion had to be content with second. Read More »

Break Fast When Goalkeeper Fakes Injury

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In two global friendlies played in the last week, Tunisian goalkeeper Mouez Hassen has gone down injured, just after half-time, with similar non-descript injuries allowing medical staff to rush on to the field, causing a break in play. The players ran to the touchline for a short meal and came back to complete the match that also ended in a 2-2 draw. Tunisia , who have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006, are placed in Group G alongside Belgium, Panama and England. Read More »

Fury says he's fitter and ready to fight on June 9

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After personal and mental issues saw Fury leave the sport and thus his licence suspended, the man-mountain revealed his ambition to re-enter boxing, with a vision of de-railing the Anthony Joshua bandwagon. "If we can help mediate, we will", Showtime head Stephen Espinoza told Sky Sports this week. While Fury's name and ability to sell a fight is expected to provide an additional shot in the arm to a division now undergoing a renaissance, questions still linger as to whether he can ... Read More »

Departing Man Utd midfielder Fellaini terms too rich for PSG

The reliable Kristof Terreur has added fuel to the rumours, claiming that Arsenal are indeed in the market for a tall midfielder and that an English has been in touch with Fellaini's representatives. But he admits the 30-year-old could be a threat if used in the right way. So it makes sense that they are going after free agents with Stephan Lichtsteiner also linked. Read More »

Rafa Nadal into French Open quarters without dropping a set

Rafa Nadal continued his birthday celebrations by moving into the French Open quarter-finals on Monday, beating a determined Maximilian Marterer 6-3 6-2 7-6 (4). At the beginning of this encounter, that run looked to be in danger as Marterer took an early 2-0 lead, but Nadal battled back to take that first set 6-3. Read More »

IN draws Duke in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

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The Seminoles were 9-9 in the ACC and return three starters and seven of their top nine scorers from past year, including their two leading scorers in Phil Cofer (6-8 forward; 12.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG) and Terance Mann (6-6 guard; 12.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG). Read More »

LPGA champion Lincicome steps up to take on the boys

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BC-GLF-PGA Tour-Lincicome, 1st Ld-Writethru, 299LPGA's Brittany Lincicome set to play in PGA Tour eventAP Photo ALBD132, ALBD131, ALBD132, ALBD133Eds: Updates with details, quotes. "Those guys were very welcoming and I had a great time, so hopefully it's the same", Lincicome said of her mini-tour experiences. Lincicome has won eight LPGA events, including two major titles. Read More »

Aaron Boone Upset with Yankees' Schedule, Team Reportedly Threatens ESPN Boycott

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As one of his teammates said afterward, "he was leaking", which you can see here . "According to sources, the reason ESPN picked the Yankee-Blue Jay game for July 8 was because their lead-up to the game is the All-Star voting announcement and they figured the Yankees' presence in the Sunday night game would pull additional viewers for the All-Star show". Read More »

Elina Svitolina vs Mihaela Buzarnescu: French Open 3rd round preview and prediction

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Buzarnescu back in the game and in the 12th game because of two consecutive unforced errors Svitolina made the decisive break. However, she does not look hugely comfortable finishing off points at the net. A final backhand miscue from the Ukranian and the monumental upset was complete. If it seems as if Buzarnescu arrived out of nowhere - "I don't know how to pronounce her last name", Keys said - it's because she basically did. Read More »

Alisson wants Madrid — Marca

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The Frenchman was an avid Keylor Navas fan during his time at Madrid. Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport has claimed the Serie A side are already preparing for life without the Brazil worldwide, who is set to appear at Anfield on Sunday for his national team in their friendly against Croatia. Read More »

Kenya: Twelve Runners Remain in Saturday's Epsom Derby

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, spoke of his pride after seeing Godolphin win the Epsom Derby for the first time yesterday as Masar triumphed. The Guineas didn't happen for him, but he's a very good horse and the team believed in him. It proved a one-two for the Dubai royal family, with second-placed Dee Ex Bee owned by Sheikh Mohammed's son, Sheikh Hamdan. Read More »

Ovie Ejaria close to sealing loan move to Rangers

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He said: "Gerrard's a legend". 'You know what football is like with the amount of speculation. The front three are phenomenal with the stats they have got this season. "I'm hoping that he's got some money to spend, he can attract some loan players". The highly-rated striker made 21 Premier League appearances last season and would be a major coup for Gerrard. Read More »