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Patrick Vieira confirmed as new Nice boss after New York City exit Patrick Vieira confirmed as new Nice boss after New York City exit
- June 12, 2018

Vieira takes over from Lucien Favre , who was appointed Borussia Dortmund coach in May . The former Arsenal , Juventus and Inter Milan star returns to France after a 23-year career overseas as a player and a manager. "I'm leaving NY with some wonderful memories and I will always be a fan of the club", Vieira wrote in a statement published on Twitter. "From the beginning, City Football Group and its leadership, have believed in me and have helped guide me through the last eight years ... (more...)
Wilder, Joshua agree to fight deal
- June 12, 2018

As evidence of the moneymaking potential, the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire reported in May that Finkel and Al Haymon were prepared to give Joshua $50 million guaranteed if he was willing to fight Wilder in the United States. "It's up to them to choose". "Now we will see if they live up to it or if they try to go through with the fight with [mandatory challenger Alexander] Povetkin first". (more...)
Twitter reacts as Sunil Chhetri nets brace to secure intercontinental cup Twitter reacts as Sunil Chhetri nets brace to secure intercontinental cup
- June 12, 2018

Chhetri scored twice in his team's 2-0 win over Kenya to lift the Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai that saw another good crowd turnout after the the star striker's appeal for fan support earlier in the tournament. But Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu pulled off an excellent diving save to keep out the brilliant effort. At the back, India have experienced defenders like Sandesh Jhingan and Pritam Kotal. (more...)
Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for his 11th French Open title Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for his 11th French Open title
- June 12, 2018

Thiem, mixing heavy top-spin and flat groundstrokes and angling balls across the sidelines, saved a break point at 1-2 and two more at 2-3 and there were signs that Nadal was struggling with his timing as he framed several forehands. Part of that probably can be traced to Serena Williams' 16-month absence from the sport's four most prestigious tournaments because she became a mother. (more...)
Dominic Thiem beats Cecchinato at French Open, into first Grand Slam final Dominic Thiem beats Cecchinato at French Open, into first Grand Slam final
- June 12, 2018

The sixth-seeded Frenchmen have won two Grand Slams together. But Makarova and Vesnina did not play together at the French Open this year after changing their entries, despite being close to securing No. Del Potro recovered well, though, breaking back in the next game. By the absurd standards Nadal has set here, even facing those break points amount to a lapse, as does the opening set he dropped to the terrier-like Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals. (more...)
International Friendly Report: Austria v Brazil 10 June 2018 International Friendly Report: Austria v Brazil 10 June 2018
- June 11, 2018

Therefore Brazil should pat themselves on the back after their last pre-World Cup friendlies. The five-time World Cup winners beat Croatia at Anfield , and, on Sunday, hit Austria for three without reply, including a stunning goal from Neymar . (more...)
Rickie Fowler engagement: Golfer to marry pole vaulter Allison Stokke Rickie Fowler engagement: Golfer to marry pole vaulter Allison Stokke
- June 11, 2018

The best golfers in the world have a big week awaiting them at the U.S. Open, but Rickie Fowler made a decision to get the festivities started early. And happy national best friend day to my best best best friend! Stokke replied to the post: "Yes!" The 29-year-old Stokke was an All-American high jumper at Cal and officially began dating Fowler last year. (more...)
Arsenal line up bid to sign Uruguay midfielder Arsenal line up bid to sign Uruguay midfielder
- June 11, 2018

According to SampNews24, the north Londoners have agreed to activate the player's escape clause but the deal is supposedly being held up by the agent's brokerage fee. 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. (more...)
Patrick Vieira Leaves New York City FC To Manage Ligue 1 Side
- June 11, 2018

There was a point where he was touted to be in the frame for the Arsenal job, but today Patrick Vieira has made his first foray into the world of European club management at OGC Nice. The team are now second in the Eastern Conference. "I would like to thank City Football Group and New York City FC for the opportunity to have coached this tremendous football club", he said in a statement. (more...)
Gerard Deulofeu: Watford set to confirm signing of Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu: Watford set to confirm signing of Barcelona winger
- June 11, 2018

Barcelona may also receive an additional €4m in performance-related add-ons, while they are due a percentage of any future sale, too. "We have agreed on a fee of 13 million euros, plus 4 million in variables". Deulofeu joined Barca as a nine-year-old and came through the club's academy, making his first-team debut in 2011. 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 2015. (more...)
Pistons hire Dwane Casey as head coach Pistons hire Dwane Casey as head coach
- June 11, 2018

Casey has agreed to a five-year deal with the team. Owner Tom Gores and senior advisor Ed Stefanski sold Casey with an aggressive contractual commitment and a case that together, they could make the Pistons a perennial playoff team in the Eastern Conference. (more...)
Robbie Williams will help kick off The World Cup in Russian Federation Robbie Williams will help kick off The World Cup in Russian Federation
- June 11, 2018

Petersburg) and Serbia (June 27, Moscow, Spartak Stadium). The North Africans are up against a joint-bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico , with the host nation to be chosen at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. Koulibaly was famously "courted" by France head coach Didier Deschamps after already making his global debut for the Teranga Lions in an embarrassing administration mishap from Les Blues. (more...)
Liverpool lead the race to sign Alisson following talks with agent Liverpool lead the race to sign Alisson following talks with agent
- June 11, 2018

The reigning European champions are known admirers of the 25-year-old. Speaking after Brazil 3-0 victory over Austria on Sunday evening, Alisson wants to make a decision before the weekend otherwise it will have to wait until after the World Cup . (more...)
Supermodel's Checkered Flag Gaffe Ends Grand Prix Race Two Laps Early
- June 11, 2018

Model Winnie Harlow blamed race officials after she brought a premature end to the Canadian Grand Prix . Her error meant the race was cut short by two laps, but did not affect the result. Drivers continued to race for the extra lap, despite the fact that at some points on the track marshals were waving multiple flags in the traditional end of race salute. (more...)
1 with FedEx St. Jude win 1 with FedEx St. Jude win
- June 11, 2018

He also closed out his first major win with a bang, sticking a 6-iron to tap-in range from 191 yards out on the final hole of the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont. "I have high expectations going in every week", Johnson said. "I'm proud of the way I played, the way I handled it". "But I feel like my game's in good shape". (more...)
Stourbridge mental health nurse named in Queen's Birthday Honours List Stourbridge mental health nurse named in Queen's Birthday Honours List
- June 11, 2018

Mark Rowley was the Metropolitan Police's Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations and national lead for counter-terrorism from June 2014 until his retirement from policing in March. There are about 180 people in the fostering service, and 150 foster carers. In the business sphere Judy Naake, who made millions selling St Tropez self-tanning products, initially from the back of her auto, receives an MBE for services to entrepreneurship, the community and philanthropy. (more...)
Mets release slumping veteran Adrian Gonzalez Mets release slumping veteran Adrian Gonzalez
- June 11, 2018

With the Braves covering virtually all of Gonzalez's 2018 salary, the Mets inked him to a minimum-salary contract to see if they could find a bargain if Gonzalez regained any of his old form. Further complicating matters is the fact that Asdrubal Cabrera left tonight's game with a hamstring issue , which could explain why utilityman Kelly is headed for another stint with the Mets. (more...)
Hartley unfazed by rumours on his Toro Rosso future Hartley unfazed by rumours on his Toro Rosso future
- June 11, 2018

While the New Zealander admits he needs to improve his results, he says the way he is helping Toro Rosso develop behind the scenes is something he is pleased with. "It's the second Grand Prix in a row I've been responding to rumours", said Hartley. "I'm very confident in the work I've been doing behind the scenes with Toro Rosso to develop the vehicle. (more...)
Mario Gotze: There was no empathy with Pep Guardiola Mario Gotze: There was no empathy with Pep Guardiola
- June 11, 2018

And it appears the German would "always" consider a reunion with his former coach. Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze has insisted he holds no regrets over rejecting Jurgen Klopp's advances at Liverpool in 2016, before admitting he would be "interested" in working with his "footballing father" again in the future. (more...)
Trump says he won't invite Warriors or Cavaliers to White House
- June 11, 2018

A new National Football League policy was announced last month that would fine teams if players kneel during the anthem but allow them to stay in the locker room in protest, prompted Trump to say, "maybe they shouldn't be in the country". (more...)
Saudi national football team loses 1-2 in a friendly against Germany Saudi national football team loses 1-2 in a friendly against Germany
- June 11, 2018

Players of Germany celebrate after winning the worldwide friendly match between Germany and Saudi Arabia at Bay Arena on June 8, 2018 in Leverkusen , Germany . When Gundogan came off the bench, Loew signalled to the Leverkusen crowd to cheer the Man City star, but to no avail. Speaking to reporters ahead of the game, he said: "We've gone over the Austria game thoroughly with the coaches and analysts". (more...)
Xherdan Shaqiri responds to Liverpool speculation Xherdan Shaqiri responds to Liverpool speculation
- June 11, 2018

Officials from Liverpool met with the representatives of Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri on Friday, according to Dean Jones of Bleacher Report . Shaqiri, 26, is set to leave Stoke this summer following their relegation from the Premier League and a number of clubs have been weighing up moves for the Switzerland winger. (more...)
England coach Eddie Jones plays down confrontation with South Africa fans
- June 11, 2018

England had amassed a scarcely-believable 24-3 lead by the 18th minute. "After 20 to 30 minutes it definitely hit us quite hard", George said. "I guess we could look at what happened in two ways". That first 20 minutes was like a blueprint for how he wants his team to play. We did the exact opposite. "It was a momentum game based on possession". (more...)
Antoine Griezmann to end Barcelona-Atletico Madrid transfer saga this week
- June 11, 2018

However, Cadena Cope reported that Atletico are increasingly confident of getting Griezmann, who joined the club from Real Sociedad in 2014, to sign a new deal and are prepared to offer him €23m a year to stay. I'm just saying that to win the Champions League you need to have the best. France travel to the World Cup on the back of a surprising 1-1 draw with the U.S. (more...)
Alexander-Arnold reveals the Liverpool star who mentored him during breakthrough Alexander-Arnold reveals the Liverpool star who mentored him during breakthrough
- June 11, 2018

A year which started with him turning down the chance to represent England Under-19s so he could concentrate on fighting for a first-team place at Liverpool - they went on to become European champions in his absence - has seen him become a regular at Anfield, playing in a Champions League final and now going to the World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)
'Physically easier to watch Nadal on TV', says beaten Thiem 'Physically easier to watch Nadal on TV', says beaten Thiem
- June 11, 2018

There is a little advantage Dominic Thiem could take during the French Open final against Rafael Nadal: the weather. Nadal is now the first player in the Open Era, male or female, to win the same Grand Slam tournament 11 times , a feat that has been dubbed La Undécima, after Real Madrid's bid to win an 11th European Cup. (more...)
Alisson, on his future
- June 11, 2018

Brazil and Roma goalkeeper Alisson hopes his club future is decided before the start of the World Cup. The truth is that I left everything in the hands of my agent. "There are some possibilities and we are working on all of them, with respect to Roma". Former Brazil goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel believes that Liverpool target Alisson can become as good as Thibaut Courtois and David de Gea . (more...)
Dele Alli promises best behaviour for England at World Cup Dele Alli promises best behaviour for England at World Cup
- June 11, 2018

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. I don't think people will be trying to do bad things, and if they do, and they get punished for it, then it's your own fault. He said: "Would I make a model?" "I've got everything under control", said the England midfielder, who was banned for one-match ban by Federation Internationale de Football Association for an ... (more...)
Kyrie Irving noncommittal when asked about staying with Celtics long-term Kyrie Irving noncommittal when asked about staying with Celtics long-term
- June 11, 2018

On a program called First Take on ESPN, Smith, a former columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, believed LeBron James would talk to several teams - including the Sixers - this summer if/when he hits free agency. In his first season in Boston, Irving managed to stitch together solid averages of 24.4 points , 5.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 60 games in the regular season. (more...)
Scotland stun top-ranked England in ODI upset
- June 11, 2018

The world's top-ranked ODI team lost by six runs after just failing to pull off what would have been the second highest one-day worldwide run chase. Scotland's total was their highest at this level, surpassing their 341 for nine against fellow non-Test nation Canada at Christchurch four years ago. (more...)

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