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Luka Modric Has Ran 39.1 Miles In This World Cup


Belgium's Romelu Lukaku has four goals in Russian Federation, with the French pair of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe both on three. Southgate will make changes to his starting XI. "I don't care. I want the star (on my shirt for World Cup winners)". Croatia needed extra-time and penalties to beat both Denmark and Russian Federation, before Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor gave them victory over England in the semi-finals. Read More »

Martinez: Belgium fans deserve that winning feeling


But ahead of the third-place play-off match in St Petersburg, Martinez has vowed to play a strong side. England have overachieved so far and will put up a spirited battle, but expect Belgium to get a close victory. It will be a game that will provide several players with a chance to gain some vital game time at a World Cup. After enjoying a stellar 2017-18 campaign with Liverpool, there is understandably a lot of hype and excitement surrounding the teenager. Read More »

Trump in Scotland for golf, quiet after tumultuous week on world stage


At the end of the week in which she had apparently left the door open for a possible meeting with the president, Ms Sturgeon was conspicuous by her absence. The official went said that President Trump keeps raising in her phone calls with Number 10. It would be an audacious move by Mr Johnson to travel to Scotland for a round of golf, but it wouldn't be beyond Boris who sensationally quit the Cabinet this week over Theresa May's Brexit proposals. Read More »

Southgate haunted by heartache of England's World Cup exit


MOSCOW-England defender Kyle Walker is finding meaning in the game no one wants to play. Having never earned the opportunity to appear for Croatia as a player, Dalic did not hesitate in taking the reins of his country's senior squad last October when they were in danger of missing out on a place at Russian Federation 2018. Read More »

Juventus reveals when Ronaldo will be unveiled


Ronaldo joins Juve after nine trophy-laden years at Real Madrid . Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado says he is happy to give up his Juventus No 7 shirt to the Italian champions' new signing and five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo . Read More »

Kenyans celebrate their 'cousin' Umtiti after World Cup heroics


If the Belgium 'keeper feels so strongly about the brand of football that should be played to triumph, maybe he should hand back his league winners medals. Kenyans on social media have rallied in praise of their "cousin" French defender Samuel Umtiti following his standout performance in his team's 1-0 semi-final win over Belgium at the FIFA World Cup . Read More »

Endurance man Anderson downs Isner in ultra marathon to reach final


Both players had multiple break opportunities, but 21st seed Djokovic sealed the set after another exacting rally to take a one-set advantage into Saturday. Some fans were shocked and awed by the sheer length and absurdity of the contest, while others also voiced a frustration with the first match of the day delaying the real headliner - the semifinal matchup between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic . Read More »

Super-Mom Serena Williams into 10th Wimbledon final


Williams, who gave birth to her first child in September, has made a brilliant comeback to reach the final at SW19. Williams, the lowest ranked Wimbledon semifinalist, completed her 92nd win here, four victories away from Chris Evert, who owns the second most successes here in the Open Era (96). Read More »

Jabari Parker, Bulls working on deal

Parker's inability to play the 3 limits the number of teams with a positional need for him. Jabari Parker has interest in signing with the Chicago Bulls . Parker is now a restricted free agent and the Bucks have extended him the one-year qualifying offer of $4.3 million. Parker has averaged 17.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per 36 minutes during his career. Read More »

Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals List Of Possible Fights For Next Title Defense


I know Conor is anxious to fight. In an interview with Anatomy of A Fighter (via MMA Fighting ), UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said that he thinks that the victor of Dustin Poirier vs. Aspencrow admitted he had neither met nor spoken to McGregor directly, communicating instead via one of the fighter's friends. Khabib Nurmagomedov has listed a few names that he would fight next if he can't battle it out with Conor McGregor or Georges St-Pierre. Read More »

Chelsea announce Conte departure


Chelsea have finally announced that Antonio Conte has left the club after months of speculation surrounding his future . Will Chelsea secure a return to Champions League football this season? The Premier League season starts in four weeks' time, leaving clubs much less time than usual to conclude their summer transfer business. Read More »

Conte leaves Chelsea after two seasons


Now that a deal has been done for Sarri, Conte and his coaching staff have been sacked by Chelsea . The protracted saga over whether or not Antonio Conte will stay at Stamford Bridge appears to be over. Sarri will now be confirmed as Conte's successor after Chelsea finally made a breakthrough with Napoli over his release. The Italian global was integral in their Scudetto bid in 2017/18 only to be narrowly be beaten out by serial champions Juventus once again, but could be imperative in ... Read More »

Dan Martin ends 5-year wait for second Tour win


Team Sky's Thomas lost three seconds on overall leader Greg van Avermaet , who will again wear the yellow jersey on Saturday's 181km stage from Dreux to Amiens Metropole. "I had good sensations but nothing outstanding, I was at my maximum". There was further fallout too from Tom Dumoulin's time penalty, imposed after Thursday's finish to Mûr-de-Bretagne, when Froome's rival slipstreamed his team auto after suffering a broken wheel five kilometres from the finish . Read More »

Real Madrid Release Statement On Links With Neymar


To arrive at a World Cup following an operation and three months out is complicated. Brazil fell 2-1 to Belgium in the quarterfinal stage with Neymar , who came into the tournament still recovering from March 3 surgery on his foot, unable to make the difference for his side. Read More »

Shaqiri having medical ahead of £13m Liverpool move

The Reds have been long-time admirers of the Switzerland global, who underwent a medical earlier today before putting pen to paper on a five-year deal which will keep him at Anfield until 2023. "He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things". "That was a big point for me to come here, because of the coach". Read More »

Anderson in Wimbledon final after 2nd longest ever Slam match


This put the 32-year-old Anderson in a good spot as Federer was not playing on his favourite Centre Court. But once upon a time he starred at Page High and became an NCAA All-American player at Georgia. While one might think that such a closely fought match was an enthralling display of athleticism, as the game teetered back and forth in the fifth set, the opposite was true. Read More »

Wimbledon 2018 -- Kevin Anderson wins men's semifinal match


Melichar and Peschke will play the victor of the second semifinal between No. 3 seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic and the unseeded pair of Alicja Rosolska of Poland and Abigail Spears of the U.S. Isner jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the tiebreaker and converted his third set point with an ace. Isner took a medical timeout after holding for 2-1 and had his finger taped before resuming play. Read More »

Yerry Mina’s Agent: Mina Wants To Stay


The Premier League club offered €24m for the centre-back who scored three times during the South Americans run to the last sixteen, including a last-minute equaliser against England in Moscow. Just seven months after joining the Blaugrana from Brazilian outfit Palmeiras, the towering defender has been strongly linked with Liverpool, Everton and Turkish giants Fenerbahce. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Praises Manchester United Target


Mourinho's praise of the Inter Milan winger will come as no surprise to many, as the Portuguese coach tried to sign him past year, but United were unable to reach a deal with the Italian side. The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we'll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Read More »

Gaviria wins again as Bardet loses teammate


He now heads team-mate Tejay van Garderen in the general classification, with Team Sky's Geraint Thomas three seconds back in third and defending champion Chris Froome a further 52 seconds behind in 17th. But there were no changes among the title hopefuls. Tom Dumoulin was seventh (11 seconds behind), last year's runner-up Rigoberto Uran was 10th (:35) and Porte 14th (:51). Read More »

Barcelona sign Lenglet from Sevilla for £32m


It has been claimed that Barca have activated the Frenchman's €35 million (R553 million) release clause after Sevilla refused to negotiate with the Blaugrana . Manager Ernesto Valverde will likely use France youth global Lenglet alongside Thomas Vermaelen as back-ups for starting centre-back duo Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti. Read More »

Major League Baseball suspends deal with Papa John's after founder uses n-word


The person, who was notified of the decision but wasn't authorized to speak publicly, was not aware of any plans to change the pizza chain's name. Papa John's got a taste of that a year ago, when Schnatter stepped down as CEO after blaming disappointing pizza sales on the outcry surrounding football players kneeling during the national anthem. Read More »

Chelsea confirm Antonio Conte's sacking with terse statement


Conte led Chelsea to a brilliant title triumph in his first year after inheriting a team that finished 10th the previous season. "The club decides every player", he moaned last season. Negotiations for the highly-rated manager's payoff have accelerated over the last 48 hours and are nearly completed. Jorginho and Sarri together again? He's heading to Chelsea along with his former manager at Napoli, Maurizio Sarri . Read More »

Brooklyn Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Atlanta Hawks

The move comes weeks after Atlanta traded down to acquire fifth overall pick Trae Young in the 2018 NBA Draft, then took Kevin Huerter at No. 19. He has said he expects to be ready for training camp. As for the other deal, the Nuggets freed up $21 million in salary and potentially save $43 million in payroll and luxury tax next season, Wojnarowski reported. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas agrees to deal with Nuggets


However, by reuniting with head coach Mike Malone, the 29-year-old will have an opportunity to prove his hip injury is a thing of the past and can become a free agent once again following the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season. Thomas was taken by the Kings with the last pick in the 2011 draft. After an absolutely sensational 2016-17 campaign with the Boston Celtics ended prematurely due to a hip injury, Thomas was traded to Cleveland, struggled after returning from the ... Read More »

Tour de France heats up as favourites falter


But there were losses further back, with AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet hit by problems on the short two-kilometre climb and Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin also distanced after suffering a mechanical problem with six kilometres left. There was a slight split in the peloton behind, with Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates part of a group that picked up a couple of seconds on the main pack, which contained Team Sky's Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas , Movistar's Nairo Quintana and Mikel ... Read More »

Thai boys recuperate in hospital


A British diver who helped save 12 schoolboys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand says he and other rescuers "are not heroes". Ivanhoe Pictures president John Penotti on Wednesday issued a statement saying that Thailand's Navy and government had selected the company for the film adaptation of the almost three-week ordeal. Read More »

Manchester United players report for pre-season training

Notably, all the aforementioned players did not take part at the World Cup , so it may be a while before the likes of David de Gea (Spain), Victor Lindelof (Sweden), Fred (Brazil), Nemanja Matic (Serbia) and Marcos Rojo (Argentina) return for training. Read More »

Xherdan Shaqiri set for Liverpool medical on Friday

Shaqiri will become the club's third signing of the summer and will see Liverpool's spending for this window exceed £100 million after Fabinho and Naby Keïta officially joined on the 1st of July. Proven cover is needed for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks. Read More »

Tushar Arothe resigns as India women's cricket coach


Having previously been part of the women's coaching staff, Arothe was hired just ahead of India's quadrangular ODI series in South Africa a year ago, and until the 2017 Women's World Cup in the United Kingdom. India had a dismal T20 tri-series against England and Australia and then lost the ODI series against the Southern Stars. Thereafter, Kaur and her girls floundered in the triangular series featuring Australia and England and the failures are suspected to have played a part in ... Read More »

Champions League is target for record City signing Mahrez


Mahrez, 27, arrives at the club following a failed move in January. Asked if he should have left the King Power Stadium sooner, he said: "Maybe, but it is the destiny". Mahrez, who was pivotal to Leicester's extraordinary title win in 2016 contributing 17 goals, said the size of the fee does not bother him or put pressure on him. Read More »

Chelsea winger Kenedy joins Newcastle on season-long loan

The Magpies completed the loan signing of Kenedy for the 2018-2019 season. Newcastle United have tied up an important signing this week, as winger Kenedy has returned from Chelsea in a season-long loan deal. " Hopefully he can keep playing at the same level that he reached with us last season ". "I have received many, many messages on social media from the fans". Read More »