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Antoine Griezmann set to decide Atletico Madrid future in 'The Decision' stunt

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The build-up to Thursday night's unusual show had plenty of people tuning in, with Barca centre-back Gerard Pique tweeting that he was looking forward to watching it alongside a popcorn emoji. It isn't bad luck, we are just lacking something. Juventus boss, Massimiliano Allegri, recently stated in an interview that his star player, Paulo Dybala, is certain to stay at the Serie A club for one more season at least. Read More »

Golden oldies? Argentina have World Cup’s oldest squad

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Thing to say to make yourself sound clever: Higuain never delivers on the global stage, and meanwhile they've left their best striker, Mauro Icardi, at home. But realistically speaking, there is every chances for a France-Argentina final. Ronaldo reached the semifinals as a young pup, in '06, but unlike Messi he has at least won a major trophy with Portugal after its unlikely triumph at Euro 2016. Read More »

Russian Federation under pressure in opener against Saudi Arabia

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Featuring the lowest ranked teams in the tournament, not much entertainment was expected in this opening World Cup match but two goals from Denis Cherushev and Iury Gazinsky, Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin strikes gave the partisan supporters inside the 81,000-capacity Luzhniki Stadium plenty to cheer. Read More »

Rummenigge admits Man Utd target Boateng can leave Bayern Munich

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It's hard to believe that Boateng is a Manchester City reject. United have signed Porto star Diogo Dalot and have agreed a deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk ace Fred. This will come as great news for Manchester United as they aren't keen on signing Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham after the London club slapped a £75m price tag on the former Ajax defender. Read More »

Spain Start Campaign In Turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Portuguese Hopes

No, you can't just "appreciate them both", you have to pick a side. With Portugal and Argentina as the last two standing Mourinho is visibly torn between his heart and his head as befits such an "emotional job", and instead of choosing an outright victor, suggests that the final with go to penalties, with Messi and Ronaldo each bagging a goal. Read More »

Future unlimited for Terence Crawford - Bob Arum

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While Crawford showed he was a far more skilful fighter, Horn believes he can return to prove he also has more in his arsenal than what he produced on Saturday night. "I feel like I'm getting better and better", Crawford said. "We're going to make up a plan and see where we go, but I assure you that we're looking for the biggest fights out there". Read More »

Kemp, Chirinos fight leads to Dodgers-Rangers brawl

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Chirinos caught a pinpoint throw by Nomar Mazara and had his glove out to tag Kemp. Matt Kemp attempted to run through Robinson Chirinos before the Dodgers-Rangers game descended to chaos. No punches were thrown. Kemp was ruled out with no catcher interference, and both players were ejected from the game. In this play, the throw home took Chirinos directly into Kemp's path home. Read More »

Allegri claims he rejected Real Madrid ahead of Lopetegui's appointment

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It was only fair that I stay where I am because it was a decision which I had already made; I had to respect which I had said to the club's directors without considering anything else. He explained: "I thanked Florentino Perez , who called me, but I had given my word to the club [Juventus]". "I simply informed this to all of those who came looking for me". Read More »

New coach wants bolder Boks as he looks to World Cup

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The Australian stood his ground for 10 to 15 seconds and engaged with his tormentors before being ushered away by players and staff. "They know they were in one hell of a game, they got home and did well to get home and deserved the victory". Read More »

Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

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Premier League champions Manchester City will start their title defence at Arsenal , who will be under the stewardship of new manager Unai Emery. According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Wolves have set a sixth place finish as their target ahead of their return to the Premier League this coming season . Read More »

Team Golovkin Confirms Canelo Rematch Is ON

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De La Hoya's announcement came shortly after negotiations between Alvarez's and Golovkin's respective camps looked to be breaking down. Golovkin accepted a revenue split, Golden Boy confirmed. The two boxing titans will meet almost one year after their first fight, which ended in a controversial draw - an underwhelming conclusion to the long-awaited blockbuster bout. Read More »

Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open crown

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Nadal was asked about equal pay in an interview with an Italian magazine, and he said he believes the players who generate more viewership should be paid more. Thiem is contesting his first Grand Slam final. Unfortunately, about half an hour later, the answer became a clear and resounding no. Serving to stay in the match at 4-5, the Austrian allowed mistakes to creep into his game. Read More »

Sadio Mane 'happy' at Liverpool amid Real Madrid rumours

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But the winger has shot down suggestions that he could leave Anfield before the end of his existing contract, which is set to run in summer 2021. Mane, 26, joined the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League finalists in 2016 from Southampton for a reported €41m (R640m) transfer fee and has developed into one of their key members of the first XI. Read More »

USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

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Milan in a match that saw natural grass installed just for the one-off event. If the united North American bid is successful, it would be the first time Canada will partake in hosting the men's World Cup tournament. "We can focus on the game". Several foreign national teams also arranged games in the United States - including Spain against El Salvador in Washington, Japan against Costa Rica in Tampa, Ghana against South Korea in Miami and Portugal against Ireland in East Rutherford, N.J. Read More »

Miami among potential host cities for 2026 World Cup

For many, it was an afterthought. The CFL's Toronto Argonauts also share the field, but this is a location that was built from the ground up with soccer in mind since it first opened in 2007 with sightlines optimized for the world's most popular game. Read More »

Don't have sex with foreign men’

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She added that, even if Russian women get married to their foreign partners after giving birth, they could end up living overseas with their spouses and have no idea how to return home. 'I wonder what Pletnyova will say when she's reminded of Say No to Racism, ' wrote radio journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer on Twitter , in reference to FIFA's long-running anti-racism campaign. Read More »

Anthony Martial's agent confirms client wants to leave Manchester United

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Tottenham are also interested, and Martial has intimated that he would be prepared to move to White Hart Lane, though United would rather he was sold overseas. "Anthony has a choice, I cannot say anything else on this subject at the moment but you can imagine that the moment that a player like Anthony comes onto the market, lots of clubs are interested". Read More »

India v/s Afghanistan Test match

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India have been Afghanistan's close allies and the BCCI has shown magnanimity in opening their stadiums so that the national team can practice. The one-off test match is considered as a historic match since this will be Afghanistan's maiden test match after obtaining the test status from ICC. Read More »

England coach Eddie Jones dismisses confrontation with South Africa fans

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The 58-year-old was involved in a spat with the opposition's fans as he made his way down the tunnel after England's 42-39 defeat to the Springboks. "Kolisi will be a good captain, let's just hope he's not too good in this series". Although Tom Curry was troubled by minor cramp and Daly suffered a dead leg, the pulsating Johannesburg opener brought no significant injury problems. Read More »

Jaren Jackson Jr. was a 'monster' in Suns workout

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These kids will be taken as much for what they can be as for what they are now. On Monday, Pro Basketball Talk released the second in our NBA Draft Prospect Profile series, an in-depth breakdown of Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr. Wojnarowski adds that there are a number of teams outside of the Top four that are looking to move up to acquire JJJ, and it sounds like he's firmly in play anywhere from No. Read More »

Chelsea Reportedly Leapfrog Tottenham in Pursuit of Championship Midfielder With £30m Bid

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Grealish has been with Villa his entire career having joined the clubs youth ranks as a kid and he's progressed through the system to become a vital player at Villa Park in recent years. Villa value their prize asset at closer to double that figure - and they could be more interested in a bid from Chelsea , especially as it is likely to see Grealish loaned back to the club for next season. Read More »

World Cup 2026 awarded to USA, Canada and Mexico

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That's clearly what happened, and they've admitted as such since then. The winning bid , which should feature 60 out of 80 Games in the United States, will mark the return of football's showpiece event to North American soil for the first time since 1994. Read More »

Martial wants to quit Man United according to his agent

Although Manchester United's hierarchy are reluctant to sell Anthony Martial , manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to let the winger leave, according to reports. "I think he has done his best over the last three years". Without the unconditional support of the fans he would have already asked to leave United. Read More »

Celtics Made Trade Offer To Spurs For Kawhi Leonard At Deadline

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Leonard missed all but nine games this season while nursing right quadriceps tendinopathy. Since taking over as the San Antonio head coach in 1996, he has turned the small-market Spurs into one of the winningest franchises in the National Basketball Association, and a model of consistency. Read More »

US Open condoles death of Maria Bueno

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The Nove de Julho hospital confirmed Bueno's death on Friday and said she had been admitted for "oncological treatment". FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian great Maria Esther Bueno, victor of 19 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles from 1959-68, plays during a tennis exhibition on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 10, 2005. Read More »

Australia, England Agree to Pre-series Handshake

Ashton Agar says he's delighted banned former vice-captain David Warner's been given the chance to commentate on Australia's ODI against England at Cardiff. "We'll be judged on our actions going forward and it'll be plain for everyone to see". "It's just living our actions, we've spoken internally about our values as a team and how we want to be perceived by the Australian public and by the cricket public in general". Read More »

Amelia Kerr registers highest individual score in Women's ODIs

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Kerr, whose highest ODI score before this series had been 30, signed for Kia Super League side Southern Vipers in May. She has also taken 31 ODI wickets. Kerr's previous best with the bat had been 81 not out in the first ODI against Ireland on June 8, while her best bowling figures were 4-42 against Pakistan in November, 2016. Read More »

Arsenal and Chelsea to play friendly in Dublin

Two Premier League draws followed before Arsenal got the better of Chelsea once again, winning their two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final thanks to a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium. The Blues will play three European International Champions Cup fixtures ahead of the 2018/19 campaign in what will be their fifth time competing in the International Champions Cup, but the first time they compete in Europe. Read More »

World Cup Returning to US After North American Bid Beats Morocco

The North American countries won with 134 votes, or 67 percent, against an upstart campaign from Morocco , which garnered 65 votes, in the Wednesday morning vote in Moscow. The president has regularly assailed world leaders, including allies like Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron, for "ripping" America off over trade. Read More »

Spain manager Julen Lopetegui sacked two days before opening match

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The Manchester Evening News claim Real president Florentino Perez is so confident his side will seal the transfer, he has openly spoken about making De Gea the world's first £100m goalkeeper. He has already denied he left in order to take over as France boss from Didier Deschamps following the World Cup . He seems a top trainer and that makes it harder to make the decision. Read More »

Get used to a league dominated by Warriors

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After surviving a rougher-than-usual regular season and beating top-seeded Houston in Game 7 on the road in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors withstood an overtime scare in Game 1 and joined an elite group of teams to win multiple championships in a four-year span. Read More »