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Lewis Hamilton's New Mercedes Contract Is Genuinely Mindblowing Lewis Hamilton's New Mercedes Contract Is Genuinely Mindblowing
- July 20, 2018

If accurate, Hamilton's new deal will maintain the 33-year-old's status as the highest-paid British sportsman. "Although we have enjoyed so much success together since 2013, Mercedes is hungrier than ever - from Dr Zetsche and the board members at the top of Daimler, through Toto and the team management, to every single person I meet in the corridors of Brixworth and Brackley". (more...)
Kenyan team off to United States for Rugby Sevens World Cup Kenyan team off to United States for Rugby Sevens World Cup
- July 20, 2018

Head coach Innocent Simiyu has opted to wrap his team on the steel of experience and called up four players from the team that competed at the 2014 World Cup in Moscow. Zimbabwe's national Sevens Rugby side will have to overcome former champions Wales in an initial knock-out preliminary round to enter the main draw of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens to be played at the iconic AT&T Park in in San Francisco, United States. (more...)
Alisson completes Liverpool move in world-record deal Alisson completes Liverpool move in world-record deal
- July 20, 2018

The Reds agreed a world-record £65 million deal with Roma for the 25-year-old, with his switch to Merseyside confirmed on Thursday night following the 2-0 pre-season win at Blackburn. Chelsea were ready to move for Alisson if Thibaut Courtois departed but Liverpool have acted swiftly to secure their No 1 goalkeeper target. We were not too bad past year but we had to improve and we tried that on the transfer market. (more...)
Liverpool sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record £66.9mn
- July 20, 2018

The Reds seemed to have opened the door for the Welsh worldwide after inching closer to the securing Alisson's signature. Alisson, who had been on holiday in Sardinia after Brazil's World Cup campaign, has cut short his R&R and on Wednesday evening he boarded a flight from Ciampino Airport to Manchester, from where, according to Metro , he will be met by Liverpool officials. (more...)
Thunder Trade Carmelo Anthony To Hawks In Multi-Player Deal Thunder Trade Carmelo Anthony To Hawks In Multi-Player Deal
- July 20, 2018

On Thursday, the Thunder agreed to a deal to send Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta for Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala , according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . The Rockets are the frontrunners to land Anthony, according to Wojnarowski. He met with Houston and the Heat in Las Vegas earlier this offseason. For his career, he is averaging 24.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3 assists. (more...)
Tiger Woods' first day at the British Open: strong early, rocky late
- July 20, 2018

Woods was two-under on the front nine, but struggled slightly on the back, dropping two strokes. "He plotted his way around, which I expected him to do, and he was very conservative off the tee". He made five more throughout his round but still shot 1-over 72. He had a one-shot lead over Erik Van Rooyen, a South African who shot 67. This is actually Kisner's fourth lead or co-lead in the last 13 major rounds after leading the first three rounds of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow last ... (more...)
Big fines and suspensions over massive basketball brawl Big fines and suspensions over massive basketball brawl
- July 19, 2018

Basketball Australia will now commence their own review of the incident and have 14 days to appeal any sanctions if they so chose. FIBA suspended 10 Phillipine players for 35 games in all, while three Australian players have been banned for nine games in total for their part in what was dubbed by some as "the biggest on-court brawl of the decade." . (more...)
Dustin Johnson to tee off as betting favourite on British Open odds
- July 19, 2018

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy during a news conference. "Obviously, with the Americans dominating the individual tournaments, that sort of gives them confidence going into the Ryder Cup", McIlroy said. We had a good chat about golf but it was probably genuinely more off golf, about all sorts of things. I thought: "I'll put my name down and see what happens". (more...)
Chicago to host Katie Taylor bout in October Chicago to host Katie Taylor bout in October
- July 19, 2018

The promoters made the surprise announcement although the 32-year-old will be putting those titles on the line against Kimberly Connor at London's 02 Arena on 28 July. Interestingly, Serraro, 36, is an older sister of Amanda Serraro, the only female boxer to win world titles at five different weights and a likely future opponent for Taylor. (more...)
Liverpool have been set a deadline to sort deal for Nabil Fekir Liverpool have been set a deadline to sort deal for Nabil Fekir
- July 19, 2018

TeamTalk claim that Liverpool are still expected to resurrect the deal during the closing stages of the window, however, it seems they'll now have to fend off stiff competition from Premier League rivals, Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp is desperate to inject the trait of creativity in the central of the park and has identified Nabil Fekir for the task. The Merseyside outfit have funds to spend after the Reds sold Philippe Coutinho in a £142m deal from FC Barcelona in the January transfer window. (more...)
Larry Fedora joins the Flat Earth Society Larry Fedora joins the Flat Earth Society
- July 19, 2018

And if it does, our country will go down, too". Fedora also raised some eyebrows for his comments about why football is part of what makes the United States so great, which he defended by sharing a comment he received from a former military general. (more...)
Three effects of Josh Hart’s great Summer League Three effects of Josh Hart’s great Summer League
- July 19, 2018

Summer league MVP Josh Hart scored 12 points on 3-of-12 shooting for the Lakers before he was ejected for criticizing the officials. Averaging an impressive 24.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals a game, Hart has looked like a man among boys while playing under coach Miles Simon and is quickly carving out a place in Lakers fans' hearts with each 30-plus point performance this summer. (more...)
Focused Tiger Woods Disappoints Crowd of Children
- July 19, 2018

The notorious course is one of the very toughest to host The Open, all the more so when the wind blows in off the North Sea. "My record in the Open Championship's been pretty good the last few years", added McIlroy, who first showed what a talent he was as an amateur in the 2008 Open. (more...)
Liverpool legend Souness: Klopp signing Alisson the right management decision Liverpool legend Souness: Klopp signing Alisson the right management decision
- July 19, 2018

The manager is said to be "delighted" with the club's summer signings, and "Klopp is also encouraged by the fact that the Reds have avoided a summer of uncertainty over any of their major stars". Previous year people were saying that the departure of [Wojciech] Szczesny was the end of the world. Alisson had to complete a journey too. Monchi added: "I understand the fans' view". (more...)
Charlie Adam: 'Xherdan Shaqiri didn't deliver for Stoke City' Charlie Adam: 'Xherdan Shaqiri didn't deliver for Stoke City'
- July 19, 2018

The Scottish midfielder was part of Stoke's squad that last season that suffered relegation to the Championship and he seemed resentful of Shaqiri in an interview with Sky Sports. "But, listen, he's gone now". Some fans are claiming if it wasn't for Xherdan Shaqiri , Stoke City would have been relegated back in March and are telling Charlie Adam where to go. (more...)
Padres trade Hand, Cimber for Indians' Francisco Mejia Padres trade Hand, Cimber for Indians' Francisco Mejia
- July 19, 2018

The AL Central-leading Indians bolstered a bullpen that has struggled this season with Andrew Miller dealing with injuries. The Indians' bullpen was excellent last season, but this season has been a different story. He has impressed with a 3.17 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. In 77 games for the Columbus Clippers (Indians Triple A), Mejia hit.279 with 21 doubles, seven home runs and 43 RBIs. (more...)
Orioles star Manny Machado dealt to Dodgers Orioles star Manny Machado dealt to Dodgers
- July 19, 2018

That obviously was a pipe dream and unrealistic, but what happened in reality - the Orioles traded Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers - is probably the best thing that otherwise could have happened to the Red Sox. Machado was limited to 82 games in 2014 but has played at least 156 games in each of the past three seasons. Machado was drafted by the Orioles with the third overall pick in 2010 and has been a starter in Baltimore since 2012. (more...)
Nadal braced for 'complex' Djokovic in 52nd meeting Nadal braced for 'complex' Djokovic in 52nd meeting
- July 19, 2018

After so much speculation about a possible Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal , 10 years after their last, the tennis world instead will get a semifinal featuring another outstanding rivalry: Nadal vs. Is hard to come back after injuries for a long time and have these kind of results, so I am proud of myself. At least Anderson can boast of one runner-up finish, and it was recent, against Nadal at last year's U.S. (more...)
Marcus Smart, Celtics Agree To Four-Year, $52M Contract Marcus Smart, Celtics Agree To Four-Year, $52M Contract
- July 19, 2018

Boston already has three players signed to megadeals in Al Horford, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Smart had previously said he sees himself being worth more than the $12-to-16 million annual valuation he was expected to command in free agency, but it seems like the Celtics won't budge much from a $12 million per year range to keep him. (more...)
Draftkings fantasy golf picks: British Open 2018 Draftkings fantasy golf picks: British Open 2018
- July 19, 2018

Patrick Cantlay of the United States plays a shot during a practice round of the Open Championship . With the stands next to the tee barely half full, Lyle was greeted with warm applause as he striped an iron down the middle of the bone-dry fairway. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather named world’s highest-paid entertainer Floyd Mayweather named world’s highest-paid entertainer
- July 19, 2018

He has jumped 62 places from previous year, and is ahead of the likes of solo musicians including Taylor Swift and Beyonce in terms of overall earnings. She is 30 places ahead of her older half-sister Kim Kardashian West. Mayweather earned over $275 million for his 2017 fight against UFC star Conor McGregor . (more...)
Leicester agree fee with Liverpool for Danny Ward
- July 19, 2018

Wales worldwide Ward is expected to become one of the top keepers in the country but his progress has been blocked by Liverpool's purchase of Alisson Becker for a world record £67.5million. The Foxes are looking to provide serious competition for Kasper Schmeichel , who has been their regular starter since his arrival at the club at the start of the 2011-12 season. (more...)
Victorious France team land back in Paris and head for Champs-Elysées Victorious France team land back in Paris and head for Champs-Elysées
- July 19, 2018

Even an event as entertaining as the World Cup final couldn't get Putin to crack a smile, it seems. Hundreds of thousands of supporters came out to Paris' Champs Elysees on Monday to welcome home their victorious national football team one day after they won the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)
Joshua says doping slurs would wreck his career Joshua says doping slurs would wreck his career
- July 19, 2018

His past is his and past and they dealt with it however they did, if i got done for doping - it would never happen - then they would deal with me. "Because of science and information I can go on that long". Povetkin, a 38-year-old Olympic gold medallist and former world heavyweight champion, offered this rebuttal behind the scenes promoting his appearance before a 90,000 Wembley crowd: 'For years I tested clean yet suddenly I am supposed to have taken drugs immediately before two big ... (more...)
Roma accept Liverpool transfer bid for Alisson
- July 19, 2018

The Brazil global, who featured at the World Cup in Russian Federation earlier this summer, made 49 appearances for Roma last season. Chelsea are on the look out for a new goalkeeper amid strong speculation linking Thibaut Courtois with a move to Real Madrid with the Belgian worldwide keen on a return to Spain after refusing to sign a new contract. (more...)
Liverpool: 5 questions Jurgen Klopp must answer this season Liverpool: 5 questions Jurgen Klopp must answer this season
- July 19, 2018

Sturridge has made just 61 Premier League appearances for Liverpool over the past four seasons, and he endured a particularly miserable campaign last season after suffering an injury during a loan spell with West Brom . "The window is still open, right?" Klopp is looking to revamp his Liverpool FC squad this summer as he looks to build a team capable of winning the title next season. (more...)
L'Equipe Name Their Best And Worst World Cup XIs L'Equipe Name Their Best And Worst World Cup XIs
- July 19, 2018

Macron told the team after gathering again outside. "Don't change", he said , adding, "Never forget where you come from". The French team arrived to red carpet treatment earlier on Monday afternoon, with goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris holding the trophy aloft as the team descended to meet Sports Minister Laura Flessel. (more...)
Liverpool agree deal worth £67m with Roma for goalkeeper Alisson Liverpool agree deal worth £67m with Roma for goalkeeper Alisson
- July 19, 2018

However, he remains Brazil's second-choice goalkeeper behind Alisson Becker , and breaking news in the past hour confirms Alisson is set to not only break Ederson's transfer record, but smash it. Liverpool made an initial offer last term £53M, with significant add-ons included, which was rejected by the Serie A outfit. The Brazilian worldwide is seriously respected as a goalkeeper, and would make for a great addition to Jurgen Klopp's squad. (more...)
Henry quits pundit role to focus on coaching Henry quits pundit role to focus on coaching
- July 19, 2018

With the World Cup now behind us, Henry has decided that he wants to go full-time into coaching, leaving behind a pretty successful media career in the United Kingdom with Sky Sports . 'These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfil my long term ambition to become a football manager. Henry is Arsenal's all-time leading scorer with 228 goals in all competitions, achieved over two spells - 1999-2007 and while on loan in 2012. (more...)
Sweden's Dantorp finishes fast to lead Scottish Open Sweden's Dantorp finishes fast to lead Scottish Open
- July 19, 2018

Three shots behind overnight leader Jens Dantorp , the South African managed a blemish-free round of eight birdies and an eagle. "The putting felt even better, the mental state was flawless". Other than winning a major, this is right up there with the tournament you really want to win the most, ' said Knox, who was raised in Inverness but attended Jacksonville University and stayed in Florida after graduating. (more...)

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