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West Ham table £17.5m bid for Yarmolenko West Ham table £17.5m bid for Yarmolenko
- July 15, 2018

New West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen to add to his attacking options and he feels Yarmolenko can add goals and creativity to his side for next season. In 2017/18, he made 10 more appearances for his boyhood club before he moved to Dortmund and made further 26, scoring six goals for the German team along the way. (more...)
Manny Pacquiao stops Lucas Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title Manny Pacquiao stops Lucas Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title
- July 15, 2018

And when Matthysse went down for the third time in the seventh, referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to stop the contest. "Not because he can not win or lose, but I'd like to see my friend rest on his laurels at this time and enjoy life. The 39-year-old rebounded from his disappointing loss last year to Australian Jeff Horn and his victory could extend his boxing career that had taken a back seat to his political life as a Filipino senator. (more...)
Sri Lanka spin causes S.Africa implosion Sri Lanka spin causes S.Africa implosion
- July 15, 2018

The victory margin of 278 runs is Sri Lanka's fifth-largest in Tests and South Africa's fifth-heaviest defeat since re-admission. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj claimed three wickets for South Africa . Bangladesh's 62 is the lowest while Sri Lanka's tally of 71 against Pakistan in Kandy at 1994 is the second-lowest. I think that's the biggest difference when you play in the subcontinent. (more...)
Two teams among finalists for Manny Machado Two teams among finalists for Manny Machado
- July 15, 2018

The Yankees are far from the only team with interest in Machado, as Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reported over the weekend that seven teams had already made offers. After Mark Trumbo struck out, Schoop hit a bouncer that glanced off the glove of Bird at first base and into right field. "It doesn't matter how they've been playing, they take good at-bats against us", Yankees reliever Chad Green said. (more...)
Djokovic 'overwhelmed' after downing Nadal in Wimbledon classic
- July 15, 2018

After the epic six hours and 36 minutes semi-final encounter won by Kevin Anderson over John Isner , Spanish second seed Nadal did not hit the first serve of his match against 12th-seeded Djokovic until 8.09pm. The Spaniard fends it off with a ideal drop shot but he couldn't do the same when he served at 8-9, getting broken in game 16 to send Novak into his fifth Wimbledon final, and the first in three years. (more...)
Serena Williams Gets Emotional Over Losing Wimbledon Amid Comeback Serena Williams Gets Emotional Over Losing Wimbledon Amid Comeback
- July 15, 2018

It was as if the capacity Centre Court crowd expected Williams to smash a few more 125 miles per hour aces, which she did to close out the fifth game of the first set, turn her fate 180 degrees and accomplish something no other top-25 seed was able to do against Kerber this fortnight: stop her. (more...)
Dejan Lovren Says He's One Of The Best Defenders In The World Dejan Lovren Says He's One Of The Best Defenders In The World
- July 15, 2018

Lovren further lamented the semi-final defeat to France in the 1998 World Cup , though he now believes the disappointment from two decades ago has now been put to rest by reaching the final in Russian Federation 2018. "It's something special for me", Lovren said regarding the feat. We beat our record of 20 years ago and we had it on our shoulders all the time , this weight. (more...)
Jabari Parker agrees to 2-year, $40 million deal with Bulls
- July 15, 2018

Bulls general manager Gar Forman went as far as to call the Parker signing "a natural fit". Jabari Parker is heading back home. Having recently withdrawn the qualifying offer they had extended to guard David Nwaba , Chicago has opened up the kind of space required to deliver such an offer, and they still have feasible routes that would allow them to stretch beyond that too. (more...)
Maurizio Sarri appointed Chelseas new manager Maurizio Sarri appointed Chelseas new manager
- July 14, 2018

Jorginho , 26, joins manager Maurizio Sarri from Italy in a five-year deal worth around €60 million, becoming their first signing of a summer in which prolonged uncertainty around their coaching situation froze transfer activity at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Djokovic leads Nadal as Wimbledon semis halted by curfew
- July 14, 2018

So there's not much better an authority to weigh in on whether it's time for fifth-set tiebreakers at Isner and Kevin Anderson , the man who won their Wimbledon semifinal 26-24 in the final set after more than 61/2 hours Friday, agree a switch all Grand Slam tournaments. (more...)
'Well Below Par': Paraglider Fly-By Swipes Trump at President's Scottish Golf Resort 'Well Below Par': Paraglider Fly-By Swipes Trump at President's Scottish Golf Resort
- July 14, 2018

Trump said he has "a lot of respect" for the prime minister. He also addressed what he hopes to accomplish at his upcoming summit with Vladimir Putin and promised to bring up Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon joins people taking part in Pride Glasgow , Scotland's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) pride event in Glasgow. (more...)
Daley Blind Closing In On €21m Manchester United Departure Daley Blind Closing In On €21m Manchester United Departure
- July 14, 2018

Blind, a Dutch worldwide, previously spent four years with the Ajax senior club before moving over to United four summers ago. Ajax are reported to have agreed a fee of €16m (£14.1m) with United for the Dutch global on Saturday, although add-ons could increase the fee to €21m (£18.5m). (more...)
ICYMI at Wimbledon - A looooong semifinal and unfinished business highlight wild day
- July 14, 2018

When Djokovic converted his second set point in the tiebreaker - having saved three of Nadal's - the clock had ticked a couple of minutes past 11. Six-and-a-half hours after Kevin Anderson and John Isner stepped out onto Centre Court, they finally finished. (more...)
Xherdan Shaqiri ends holiday early to complete Liverpool deal Xherdan Shaqiri ends holiday early to complete Liverpool deal
- July 14, 2018

Xherdan Shaqiri was one of the standouts in Russian Federation, not just for Switzerland but the 2018 FIFA World Cup in general. The 26-year-old winger´s move follows Stoke´s relegation from the Premier League . So I'm really glad and happy to be here. "That's what I'm here for". "I know him well from his time in Switzerland and especially Germany - I have been a long-time admirer". (more...)
Griezmann happy if France win World Cup ‘ugly’ Griezmann happy if France win World Cup ‘ugly’
- July 14, 2018

France advanced to Sunday's final against Croatia following a 1-0 win with the goal coming from Barcelona defender, Samuel Umtiti in the second half. " France heads a corner and does nothing more than defend", he said. " Thibaut Courtois , he played at Atletico, he was a Spanish champion". "I know the taste of defeat and it's really bad, so we want to finish this tournament well", Pogba said. (more...)
Jabari Parker signs with Chicago Bulls
- July 14, 2018

Maybe the Milwaukee Bucks made a decision to give Parker a sizable deal, or maybe another team will swoop in and pay the 25-year-old wing. "We really love Jabari and wanted to work with him on this, because we weren't going to match an offer sheet", Horst told ESPN . (more...)
Juan Martin del Potro sets up Rafael Nadal clash at Wimbledon Juan Martin del Potro sets up Rafael Nadal clash at Wimbledon
- July 14, 2018

Simon, looking for his third Grand Slam quarter-final at the age of 33, secured the first break of the match to take a 4-3 lead in the second set when Del Potro netted a return. "I'm pleased I'll be staying there right now". "In some ways he deserves victory too", a gasping Nadal said after setting up a blockbuster semi-final with Novak Djokovic . (more...)
Rabada puts Proteas in Test match box seat Rabada puts Proteas in Test match box seat
- July 14, 2018

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada , Dale Steyn . "(But) we have prepared and we will give our best", said Silva, who has played six Tests since making his debut in India past year. Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne fought a lone battle for Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 158 to help the hosts to 287 all out on the opening day of the first test ... (more...)
Arsenal’s Unai Emery offers Mesut Özil support after demoralising World Cup Arsenal’s Unai Emery offers Mesut Özil support after demoralising World Cup
- July 14, 2018

I'm really happy everybody played well so that's good. "We signed the players who we needed and only if one player is a big opportunity for us we will sign them", he said. It was important to work with the team. "And when the other players arrive, I think the main blocks are prepared for the start". "They finished sixth in the Premier League - not the position we want". (more...)
Luka Modric Has Ran 39.1 Miles In This World Cup Luka Modric Has Ran 39.1 Miles In This World Cup
- July 14, 2018

Ivan Perisic, who scored and set up Mario Mandzukic's victor in the semi-final win over England, was among five Croatian players to miss training on Friday. If given the opportunity to play, I would love it, and hopefully, there'd be a few of my family out here to watch it as well. If there was a stadium for everyone, they would fill it. (more...)
Belgium full-back Thomas Meunier - 'We are better than England' Belgium full-back Thomas Meunier - 'We are better than England'
- July 14, 2018

After exceeding expectations by reaching the semifinal, only to lose 2-1 to Croatia in extra time, England wants to keep its positive buzz. Sure enough, after beating Japan in the last 16, they faced five-time tournament winners Brazil. And a victory over a Belgium side, which is expected to include City duo Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne, would constitute the Three Lions' most successful-ever World Cup campaign on foreign soil. (more...)
Croatia's Rakitic promises 'excess energy' for final Croatia's Rakitic promises 'excess energy' for final
- July 14, 2018

Regarding the expectations of the Croatians for the success of their selection at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, he indicated that "I know what our people expect, how many people love Croatian football and our team". But Rakitic rejected suggestions Croatia could suffer from tiredness against France , who have also had an extra day of rest since their last match. (more...)
Police search for paraglider who flew over resort where Trump is staying Police search for paraglider who flew over resort where Trump is staying
- July 14, 2018

Minutes after Trump arrived at Turnberry, where Trump is staying for the weekend, the glider motored past Trump trailing a sign reading: "Trump well below par #Resist". 'He totally hates Nicola Sturgeon . The SNP government overturned the councillors' decision shortly after golf-loving nationalist Alex Salmond took control, kicking off a short and tempestuous bromance with Trump who called Salmond "an unbelievable man". (more...)
Real Madrid Release Statement On Links With Neymar Real Madrid Release Statement On Links With Neymar
- July 14, 2018

Speaking to calciomercato .it, former Juventus and Italy defender Alessio Tacchinardi analyses what may be the effect of the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus on the Serie A . Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been approached for comment. "It's unacceptable that, while FCA and CNHI workers continue to make huge economic sacrifices, the company spends hundreds of millions of euros on the purchase of a player", union USB Lavoro Privato said. (more...)
WHERE ARE THEY Now? The 1998 World Cup Winning France Team WHERE ARE THEY Now? The 1998 World Cup Winning France Team
- July 14, 2018

I don't care how, I want a second star to be on this shirt. France forward Antoine Griezmann said Friday winning the World Cup against Croatia on Sunday was more important than how his team do it. "It will be useful for us on Sunday, even if I don't like to keep bringing up the past". The Atletico Madrid forward also mocked the style of football played by the Belgian football at Chelsea . (more...)
Anderson in Wimbledon final after 2nd longest ever Slam match Anderson in Wimbledon final after 2nd longest ever Slam match
- July 14, 2018

A lingering elbow injury forced him to bow out before the semis at the next six Grand Slam tournaments, but it appears the former World No. 1 is finally returning to form after a year-and-a-half of frustration. To do it here at Wimbledon makes it even a little bit more special ". That's wildly impressive. Believe me, I know she wants to go out there and win. (more...)
Kerber through to Wimbledon final after easy win over Ostapenko Kerber through to Wimbledon final after easy win over Ostapenko
- July 14, 2018

Williams only returned to the Tour in March, having "almost died" giving birth to her daughter last September. The 36-year-old's pregnancy ended with an extremely hard delivery that left her needing several operations to prevent life-threatening blood clots. (more...)
Jabari Parker Has Interest In Signing With Bulls
- July 14, 2018

The Bulls are on the verge of signing Simeon product and Bucks forward Jabari Parker , a source confirmed. Parker, 23, has played his entire career thus far with the Milwaukee Bucks but could switch teams this offseason. Parker has averaged 17.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per 36 minutes during his career. It seems that the Bulls are preparing to make a splash in the next few days, as reported by KC Johnson . (more...)
Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge
- July 14, 2018

Hazard has also always been linked with a move to the Bernabeu and that speculation has heightened since Chelsea FC missed out on a place in next season's Champions League following their fifth-placed finish last term. Only the pay was improved, though, with Conte's contract still running for just another two seasons - hardly a show of commitment by either the club or its manager. (more...)
Chesea Close To Finally Replacing Conte And Gazumping City For Napoli Midfielder Chesea Close To Finally Replacing Conte And Gazumping City For Napoli Midfielder
- July 14, 2018

It is reported that Chelsea owner Roman Abrahimovic has agreed to pay the £9 million compensation fee to Conte. The Blues did win silverware in consecutive seasons under Antonio Conte following a 1-0 FA Cup final win against Manchester United at Wembley. (more...)

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