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Arsenal in 'concrete talks' over signing Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg


It looks like the Gunners are in pole position as Soyuncu's agent, Mustafa Dogru , has now confirmed that he's in advanced with Arsenal after head of recruitment Sven Mislintat identified him as a prime target. Sven is interested in Caglar. Should both Papastathopoulos and Soyuncu join Arsenal , it would surely mean that one of the club's existing centre-backs will depart, with new head coach Unai Emery assembling his squad ahead of his first campaign in charge. Read More »

Carbery gets the nod at 10 to face Australia


Peter O'Mahony will captain the side in the absence of Rory Best and is joined by fellow Munsterman CJ Stander in the back row alongside Jordi Murphy. Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki are named in midfield as the two starting centres. Munster-bound Joey Carbery comes in for British and Irish Lions outside-half Sexton for Ireland's first game since beating England in March to win the Grand Slam. Read More »

Robbie Williams 'happy and excited' to perform at World Cup opening ceremony


Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho also netted either side of Neymar's goal, as the Paris Saint-Germain superstar confirmed his return to fitness following foot surgery in early March. Then come the Iberian giants, Spain and Portugal . Perez has scored 43 global goals, so the production is there, however, it remains to be seen if he can crack top defenses like Belgium and England . Read More »

Pistons hire Dwane Casey


The Detroit Pistons are hiring Dwane Casey to be their next head coach, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN . Van Gundy led the Pistons to a 39-43 record this season, missing the playoffs for a straight straight year. Read More »

Supermodel ends Formula 1 race two laps early with premature checkered flag

The Canadian Grand Prix officially finished two laps ahead of schedule after supermodel Winnie Harlow waved the chequered flag prematurely. "I was a bit confused". Vettel double checked his lap count before confirming there was still a lap remaining with his Ferrari team, while there was a safety concern as course workers stood alongside the track to congratulate the drivers as they were still racing. Read More »

Vieira's move to Nice confirmed by Manchester City

In 2015, Vieira left his role as head coach of Manchester City's Under-21s after signing a three-year contract with New York City . "Leaving New York is an incredibly hard decision for me and for my family and one that has not been taken lightly", said Vieira. Read More »

Dustin Johnson holes out from fairway on 18th hole


Johnson started the day tied with Andrew Putnam but the 29-year-old American stumbled with a double bogey on the par-four first hole. Johnson will now head to NY to begin his search for a second major championship at the U.S. Johnson said he couldn't tell if the ball went in for a few seconds. "I know what it takes", Johnson said. "I played really well all week". I'm really looking forward to it. Read More »

Hartley passes medical check-up after Stroll clash


The Toro Rosso driver clashed with Lance Stroll through Turn 5 on the opening lap when trying to pass the Williams driver on the outside. The Toro Rosso driver was squeezed into the wall by the wobbling Williams of Lance Stroll on the opening lap, sending Hartley's vehicle sideways and launching him into the air briefly. Read More »

Pres. Trump won't invite National Basketball Association champions to White House

Numerous people responded to Trump, including Eagles players, noting among other things that few players were going to attend , anyway, and that no Eagles player kneeled during the playing of the national anthem last season. LeBron James and the Cavaliers have spent this odd season in one predicament after the next. Clearly Trump doesn't get it. So, it's not surprising hearing the news today with the Eagles. Read More »

Lacklustre Germany beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in World Cup warmup


Loew started his strongest available side. Ricardo Rodriguez provided the lead with a freaky penalty four minutes before half-time after Breel Embolo burst into the penalty area, then clearly trod on the foot of a Japanese player but went tumbling over and the referee pointed to the spot. Read More »

A pool of revenue for Arizona — Sports betting


Adding to the confusion was an action the legislators took before approving the bill: They stripped out a provision that would have prohibited any casino or track from beginning to offer sports betting before the bill was signed. He said during a telephone town hall shortly after Thursday's vote that he still needs to "review" the measure. Phil Murphy will sign it. Monmouth Park racetrack has been particularly vocal about its desire to start taking bets on Friday. Read More »

Watford sign Deulofeu from Barcelona for €13m


And with Javi Gracia staying in the Watford dugout, the Spanish coach has seen through his hopes of keeping Deulofeu at the club by paying 13m euros up front along with 4m euros in add-ons. Following a frustrating time with Barca, Deulofeu experienced his first taste of Premier League action when he joined Everton on loan in 2013. He was a hit under Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park and, following a loan stint at Sevilla the following term, was signed permanently by the Toffees in summer ... Read More »

Mets release first baseman Adrian Gonzalez


The Mets announced the moves after manager Mickey Callaway's media availability and did not make any team officials available for comment. Gonzalez was signed in January as veteran insurance at first base. On Sunday, he was overmatched by right-hander Luis Severino. González, who has also played for the Rangers, Padres, Red Sox and Dodgers, has hit.287 with 317 home runs and made five All-Star teams in his 15-year Major League Baseball career. Read More »

Fiji edge error-prone Samoa in rugby clash


Manu Samoa captain Chris Vui is calling for better execution of basic rugby skills if Samoa is to beat Tonga in their second Pacific Nations Cup match in Fiji next week. But Tonga's scrum improved immeasurably after halftime, helped by the fact Georgia lost two players to yellow cards in the second half. A strong push allowed front-rower David Lolohea to score on test debut with nine minutes remaining before David Halaifonua dotted down in the left-hand corner to give the 'Ikale ... Read More »

DM Me Mate - Liverpool and England Star In Superb Gesture To Fan


Milner ended his Three Lions career after Euro 2016 but the impressive run of form which helped the Reds reach the Champions League final saw calls for him to return for this summer's trip to Russian Federation. "I was just sort of making a joke out of it", Ben told the Liverpool Echo. "I was just really disappointed". His last competitive match was the dramatic Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid - an experience he hopes has hardened him for the challenges ahead should he get a ... Read More »

Nadal insists passing Federer's 20 Slams not on agenda


Nadal won his record 11th title at Roland Garros on Sunday, beating Thiem in straight sets on Philippe Chatrier. It was quick in that moment, and it was scary, because I was not in control of my finger. In Nadal's case, that way now leads on to the grass, where his last appearance in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon came seven years ago. Then he struggled to find the court on his opening service game, and handed the Spaniard an easy break. Read More »

India vs Pakistan Women's Asia Cup T20


Team India posted a comfortable win over the arch-rival by a margin of seven wickets. Indian Women celebrate a wicket. What time does Women's Asia Cup T20 2018 India W vs Bangladesh W match begin and India Timing? Earlier, Pakistan's decision to bat did not yield the desired result as they lost wicket at regular intervals, and were stopped at 72. Read More »

Giroud expected to be fit, Pogba to start against Australia - Deschamps


Giroud would later need six stitches for the gash above his eye, while US manager Dave Sarachan said after the match Miazga received 15 stitches to close his cut but that he did not sustain a concussion. Paul Pogba produced flickers of genius during Saturday's friendly, pulling off a ridiculous piece of skill to nutmeg the United States defender. France opens the 2018 World Cup against Australia on June 16, which could leave Giroud in a proverbial race against the clock to get cleared in ... Read More »

Alisson wants future sorted before World Cup

Brazil and Roma goalkeeper Alisson hopes his club future is decided before the start of the World Cup . Liverpool target Alisson Becker spoke to reporters after his Brazil side beat Austria 3-0 in their final World Cup warm-up game yesterday, and responded when asked whether he will be leaving Roma this summer, as quoted by Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato . Read More »

Mario Gotze: There was no empathy with Pep Guardiola


Gotze was an integral member of Klopp's all conquering Dortmund side for three years and his scintillating form under the German helped seal his move to Bayern Munich in 2013, much to the disappointment of Klopp at the time. "But on the contrary". However, since Coutinho found a way out of Anfield, Liverpool haven't found a proper replacement for the playmaker. Although it is unlikely, the signing of Mario Gotze could be ideal in many acquisitions. Read More »

Roberto Carlos Names The England Star Who Has 'Brazilian Swagger'


The Brazil legend has a feeling that Alli will be one of the players of the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer due to his likeness technically to the Brazilians. It's enough Spurs have to worry about their star player, Harry Kane and his links to the Spanish giants. England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena on June 18, while Brazil face Switzerland at Rostov Arena a day prior. Read More »

Kyrie Irving focuses on championship, not future in Boston


The Boston Celtics had high hopes entering the 2017-18 season but everything changed on opening night when star free agent acquisition Gordon Hayward was lost for the season with a gruesome leg injury just minutes into the new season. "Maybe the mindset has changed significantly?" Irving had discussed the possibility of playing for the Knicks when he was with the Cavaliers, Mannix said . Read More »

McLaren to Toro Rosso F1 team: Back off our young prospects


New Zealander Hartley was quizzed by reporters on the topic in the Montreal paddock on Thursday and projected confidence in his arrangement with Toro Rosso. I have a contract and I know the terms and I know what my speed and my abilities are. "Pierre only scored points in two races, which in different circumstances I could have as well, but there's no reason why I can't turn it around". Read More »

Vettel hails Ferrari 'team effort' 40 years after Villeneuve win


His engine was six races old but Hamilton would have expected better. "He just run me out of road". Vettel's best lap time of one minute 10.776 seconds bested the record of 1:11.459 set a year ago by Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton . Hamilton came within a second of challenging Ricciardo late in the race, but then encountered fuel troubles. I still think we are not pretty good in Monaco and Singapore, but that's maybe the odd outlier. Read More »

Australia wins Womens Sevens World Series title


In one of the most competitive years in the history of the series, the title went down to the very last match as South Africa required a tournament victory to overtake Fiji in the series standings. In a see-saw battle to get the first try to win the game, South Africa survived a couple of nervy moments as Spain went close to knocking them out. Read More »

Arsenal Midfielder Ozil to Miss Germany's Friendly Against Saudi Arabia - National Team


However, Ozil has moved to allay fears over his fitness by confirming he could participate in a light training session today. "As a precaution, Mesut Ozil didn't take part in final training today, completing running exercises instead". Germany will have the psychological advantage of going to the World Cup sitting atop the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, which were released yesterday. Read More »

David Warner to commentate Australia's ODI series against England

MacLeod - his country's first centurion against England - timed the ball superbly in a magnificent 94-ball innings, but he was far from the only hero for a team who will not compete in the next Cricket World Cup after a controversial reduction in the number of competing nations. Read More »

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wins the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix


It was also the 50th career victory for the 30-year-old, who was a four-time Formula One champion in his days at Red Bull Renault. Mercedes, who chose not to introduce their new upgraded power units in Montreal and struggled to extract the best from the "hyper-soft" tyre, saw Hamilton struggle to find the form that has enabled him to dominate in the past. Read More »

What next for LeBron James? 3 ideal fits, 3 teams to avoid


The 4-time MVP's two sons, LeBron Jr. Instead, they believe that James should go to Philadelphia where his experience could really help the 76ers grow, Utah with the Jazz where he could team up with rookie star Donovan Mitchell to keep the Warriors out of the finals, or to the Portland Trailblazers where teaming LeBron up with McCollum and Lilliard could be just the nudge they need to get to the finals next year. Read More »

University Of Minnesota Football Players Suing The School


According to Maura Lerner of the Star Tribune , the players allege that the university is guilty of racial and gender discrimination and that it "willfully and maliciously" turned the players into scapegoats. Given that the lawsuit protects the name of the woman, Madgett said, the names of the men should be protected, too. The player's version of events, which largely differs from the timeline given to investigators by the woman, asserts that she engaged in consensual sex with five ... Read More »