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Real's new manager: Messi is the best player ever

Another example of how the RFEF was in the dark about this announcement from Real Madrid was that their president, Luis Rubiales, was in Moscow to participate in a Federation Internationale de Football Association meeting to decide who would host the 2026 World Cup. Read More »

Warriors' Durant hints at retirement -- when he's 35


I feel like it's harder to stand out when you have great players around you. "I pride myself on standing out wherever I am". I don't want to go there. Curry's untimely knee sprain, which ruled him out for around six weeks, missing the opening round of the playoffs, threatened to destabilise the team before further injuries to Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson during the postseason had coach Kerr sweating on the Warriors' championship hopes. Read More »

Rangers set to confirm deal for Brighton defender Connor Goldson


Gerrard feared he was set to lose out on the NK Slaven Belupo starlet as Russian outfit Spartak Moscow looked set to snap him up. "It is a big pleasure to be here as this is one big club, one of the biggest in Europe and in the world". Goldson has been linked with a move to Rangers since the beginning of the transfer window and it's understood that a medical will take place in the coming days ahead of his switch from Brighton & Hove Albion. Read More »

Ashton Agar says Australia can exploit England uncertainty following defeat to Scotland


There was only one change in the squad from the T20I series against the West Indies in April, with Haris Sohail replacing Babar Azam, who fractured his wrist during the first Test against England last week. Many cricketing legends and pundits took to social media to support Scotland and the rise of Associate Nations. Given recent dry weather, there might, however, be some purchase for spin. Read More »

Real Madrid Name Spain Coach Lopetegui As Zidane Successor

Real Madrid were keen on appointing Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino , but were put off by the hefty fee they would have had to pay for the Argentine after he recently signed a five year contract. Again, far from ideal. The 51-year-old replaced Vicente del Bosque at the helm of La Roja after the defending champions' disastrous 2014 World Cup title defence. Read More »

Mohamed Salah still a doubt for World Cup opener against Uruguay


While Salah has talked up his hopes of starting against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg, Ehab Lehita, the Egyptian FA's managing director, said: "We're keeping an eye on the situation day by day". He may yet be fit to face Russian Federation on June 19 in Saint Petersburg, though, and then Saudi Arabia on June 25 in Volgograd according to AFP. Egypt also face Saudi Arabia and hosts Russian Federation in Group A. Read More »

Raptors assistant Nurse promoted to head coach

Casey, who had led the Raptors to three consecutive 50-win seasons, was named coach of the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Adrian Wojnarowski reported shortly after that the Raptors are hiring Nurse, so consider it done. Nurse came to Toronto fresh off of a NBA Development League championship with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and also won a league championship with Iowa, a D-League coach of the year award and worked extensively in Britain. Read More »

Gautam Gambhir Lambasts Bishan Singh Bedi and Chetan Chauhan After Saini's Selection


Am told black armbands are available in Bangalore too for INR 225 per roll! "In today's meeting to finalise the Ranji team, an outsider, Navdeep, a fast bowler from Karnal has been selected". Following Saini's superlative show in the semi-final of the Ranji versus Bengal, Gambhir stopped him from going to South Africa as a net bowler. "I don't know whenever I speak about Gautam Gambhir , I get emotional", Saini told PTI . Read More »

Leo Santa Cruz beats Abner Mares to retain WBA featherweight title


Mares was effective early in their first fight because he was able to negate Santa Cruz's physical advantages. In the eleventh round Mares went to the body but got countered by a right uppercut from Santa Cruz. When asked if he's the No. 1 featherweight in the division, Santa Cruz replied: "Hopefully I am". I'll leave it to the fans to decide. He hopes his next step is a unification bout with WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. Read More »

Wilder agrees to heavyweight showdown with Joshua


ESPN's Dan Rafael later quoted Shelly Finkel, Wilder's co-manager, as saying that the Wilder camp had agreed to terms with Joshua manager Eddie Hearn on a fight in the United Kingdom this fall, possibly as early as mid-September. Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK. "We see this as a Wembley fight and we're quite limited in that respect", said Hearn. Read More »

Firmino tees one up as Brazil beat Austria

Marko Arnautovic gave Brazil a couple of early frights before the South Americans went ahead in the 36th minute, Jesus scoring with a delightful dinked effort from a hard angle for his 10th goal in 17 internationals. The first scare came in the third minute following a late tackle from behind by midfielder Alessandro Schoepf. Brazil's forward Neymar celebrates during the worldwide friendly football match Austria vs Brazil in Vienna , on 10 June 2018. Read More »

What Liverpool have planned for Xherdan Shaqiri transfer is rather interesting


Fekir would have been an outstanding signing for Liverpool , and would have added a certain level of potency to their already unsafe front-line. It is claimed the ball is now in his and Lyon's court in regards to the transfer, and they would have to come up with an agreement on the restructured fee due to concerns over Fekir's previous knee injury. Read More »

Kane expects 'brave' and 'aggressive' England in Russian Federation


England manager Gareth Southgate has said his players will fly to Russian Federation on Tuesday having started to build a bridge between the squad and a sceptical nation. It's fantastic they are raising money for really good causes. England wrapped up their St George's Park camp preparations by staging an internal match on the Sir Bobby Charlton Pitch. Read More »

Super Eagles off to Russian Federation


Nigeria plays against Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D. This is Nigeria's sixth appearance at the World Cup since making a debut show at the US 1994. We'll try and go easy on the Nigeria style craze for the next few days but we can't exactly promise anything when they are busting out so much spice. Read More »

Salah remains doubtful for WCup opener

The mercurial forward posed for pictures this week in the official team kit, looking both in good shape and in high spirits. Russian Federation will host its first-ever FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15, with the games set to be held in a total of 11 cities, Moscow, St. Read More »

NBA Draft: Should Cleveland Cavaliers trade up to draft Luka Doncic?

The reigning Euroleague MVP is now playing with Real Madrid in the Spanish League playoffs. He is in contention to be Sacramento Kings choice at second overall . Already a star, but he continues to get better. A more seasoned Doncic could end up leading the franchise as Conley and Marc Gasol near the end of their prime years. Read More »

Arsenal legend appointed Nice coach


Manchester City assistant manager Domenec Torrent has left the club to become New York City FC 's new manager. Vieira takes over from Lucien Favre , who was appointed Borussia Dortmund coach in May . NYCFC (8-3-4, 28 points) now sit second in the Eastern Conference standings, two points behind Atlanta United. In four seasons, Barcelona won three La Liga titles, two UEFA Champions League trophies, two UEFA Super Cups, two Spanish Cups, three Spanish Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku impresses again on worldwide duty

The match proved a tame affair heading towards the half-hour mark, although Bryan Ruiz finally lashed home the opening strike with a first-time volley on 26 minutes. The Manchester United hitman, his country's record scorer, turned his 35 worldwide goals into 36 just five minutes into the second period. Roberto Martinez's side head to Russian Federation to face England , Tunisia and Panama in Group G. Read More »

India v/s Kenya Intercontinental Cup 2018 Final


On Thursday, New Zealand won the match against India by 2-1 in Intercontinental Cup despite Chhetri scoring a goal in the 48minute and giving India the lead in the match . MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Rowllin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Pronay Halder, Md. They will have to play their roles to perfection if the physically strong Kenyan strikers are to be tamed. Read More »

Angels boss denies Ohtani surgery report


As Gomez notes, there are three grades of a UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) injury, and Ohtani suffered a Grade 2 sprain. "The Angels are holding out hope that [Tommy John surgery] won't be the case, but everything I'm hearing is that the reality is, he probably will need Tommy John surgery". Read More »

Rafael Nadal Wins 11th French Open, 17th Major Title Overall


The Spaniard comfortably defeated Dominic Thiem in a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win Sunday to retain his French Open crown and extend his record to 17 Grand Slam victories. His 11th title French Open deepened a Parisian habit both routine by now and unimaginable by anyone. "I did it in the past when I was much younger, quicker, because I played back to back". Read More »

Eurosport experts on Nadal v Thiem: Who's going to win?


Afterwards a tearful Del Potro said on courtside: "It's tough to speak now". Cecchinato gained his first lead at 5-4 on a quickfire serve but Thiem rallied back with a timely drop shot to take the first set. What is definitely true: Thiem has never been to a Grand Slam final until now. But they face stiff competition in the final against Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. Read More »

David de Gea wants Spain's PM to offer public apology


De Gea said his full focus was now on the World Cup. But I'm always calm and come my way, I will continue to be the same. However Mr Sanchez, who was then leader of the opposition, publicly stated that he was "uneasy" with de Gea as Spain's No. Read More »

Jeff Horn Vs. Terence Crawford Betting: Odds For Welterweight Bout


Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum commented on the fact that Saturday's Crawford-Horn fight can only be seen in the USA on the ESPN+ paid streaming service rather than ESPN TV. "I got an email from Brian McIntyre, who is Crawford's manager, and it says "we have never worn these before and we're not going to wear them for the fight and they're banned", Lonergan said. Read More »

Luka Doncic staying in 2018 National Basketball Association draft

Luka Doncic and the rest of the top potential selections most likely have an idea of where they'll be drafted, but with players stock rise and falling by the day, it's hard to truly depict an accurate range. While it hasn't been confirmed, it appears as if the Suns will be taking Deandre Ayton with the No. 1 overall pick. With only one year left on his contract, Harris would be quite the valuable asset to any team. Read More »

Neymar Slams Austria's 'UFC' Tactics After Brazil Win


France, boasting the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe in an attack-minded squad, also arrived in Russian Federation, seeking to win their second World Cup 20 years after their 1998 triumph. Indeed, they beat world champions Germany 2-1 last weekend, and will certainly enter their UEFA Nations League campaign later this year full of confidence following an upturn in form. Read More »

Rickie Fowler announces engagement to Allison Stokke


Fowler posted pictures of the proposal on social media. Fowler wrote: "Today is National Best Friend Day so I wanted to lock mine down ..." The No. Apparently Justin Thomas was also hanging around and posted a photo of the happy couple earlier in the day. Allison is a professional pole vaulter, as well as a model for fitness brands such as Nike and Athleta. Read More »

Arsenal handed free run at Sampdoria midfielder Torreira


Arsenal have already secured the signing of Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. Arsenal have also reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund to sign their Greek centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, with the transfer due to be announced next month. Read More »