• Real Madrid reach a massive £170m deal with Chelsea for Eden Hazard
Real Madrid reach a massive £170m deal with Chelsea for Eden Hazard

Los Blancos were keen on Athletic Bilbao stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga in January, but saw the transfer fall apart at the 11th hour with Zinedine Zidane not fully convinced, leaving them still in the market for a long-term replacement for Navas.

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  • Brewers Pitcher Josh Hader Apologizes for Homophobic and Racist Tweets
Brewers Pitcher Josh Hader Apologizes for Homophobic and Racist Tweets

Brewers pitcher Josh Hader says he was young and his tweets when he was 17 aren't a reflection on him today. That doesn't reflect on who I am as a person today. "He's a great teammate, I'm fine, everybody will be OK". "I really don't know exactly what's out there". 'There's no excuse for what was said , ' said the 24-year-old Hader.

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  • Real Madrid Take Transfer Stance On Eden Hazard
Real Madrid Take Transfer Stance On Eden Hazard

Belgium clinched their best ever finish at a World Cup as their "golden generation" won the bronze medal at Russian Federation 2018. Real Madrid are not prepared to break the bank to snare Eden Hazard away from Chelsea and are only interested in signing him under reasonable conditions.

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  • Porte crashes out of Tour de France
Porte crashes out of Tour de France

In the General classification , van Avermat has maintained its leadership, its separation from British Geraint Thomas (Sky) was increased to 43 seconds. But there was drama in behind, with Richie Porte forced to abandon the race after an early fall , and four-time victor Chris Froome , Mikel Landa and Rigoberto Uran also hitting the deck...

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  • Antonio Conte issues statement thanking Chelsea
Antonio Conte issues statement thanking Chelsea

We only have three weeks before the transfer window closes and it will be a busy time for the Blues as we look to prepare for a proper challenge for the Premier League title. Major trophies have so far proved elusive for Sarri in his 13-year coaching career, but he insisted that he is driven to bolster his growing reputation with silverware at ...

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  • Kyle Schwarber narrowly escapes Alex Bregman to advance in Home Run Derby
Kyle Schwarber narrowly escapes Alex Bregman to advance in Home Run Derby

Harper did just that and then walked-off with a home run during his 30-second bonus round. The only players to win the Derby in their home park are Todd Frazier in 2015 and Ryne Sandberg in 1990. Even though their man Alex Bregman lost an epic first round battle to Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber, the Houston Astros stole the show.

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  • Milwaukee Bucks Forward Jabari Parker Hosts Pickup Game In Local Park
Milwaukee Bucks Forward Jabari Parker Hosts Pickup Game In Local Park

Thus, it means that Bucks will have the opportunity to match the Bulls offer to Parker. Parker, 23, was a restricted free-agent before the Bucks rescinded their rights to his contract, making him an unrestricted free-agent. He now joins Zach LaVine and promising 2nd year player Lauri Markkanen in Chicago. The team announced it released gu...

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  • World Cup triumph afterglow raises French spirits
World Cup triumph afterglow raises French spirits

Despite numerous Parisian population spending much of the night in delirium, they were still out in numbers for France's return and trophy parade. Tear gas was lobbed at one point on the Champs-Elysees. France were efficient, calculating, clever and in command in most of their matches without showing a huge amount of entertaining flair. The Et...

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  • Cardinals Fire Mike Matheny
Cardinals Fire Mike Matheny

The team also fired hitting coaches John Mabry, a close ally of Matheny, and Bill Mueller. "These decisions are never easy, but we felt that a change in leadership was necessary as the team prepares to enter into the second half of the season".

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  • Transfer: Ronaldo will make Real Madrid regret selling him to Juventus - Rossi
Transfer: Ronaldo will make Real Madrid regret selling him to Juventus - Rossi

He continued: "I want to leave a mark in the history of Juve". The superstar, in an open letter to Real Madrid fans, said , "I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club and for this city". "I hope I can surprise everyone one last time and I'm very, very confident". It's a very hard, tactical league. "I'm here because it's a bran...

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  • Manchester United agree deal to sell Daley Blind to Ajax
Manchester United agree deal to sell Daley Blind to Ajax

Blind was signed by Manchester United in the summer of 2014 after a brilliant World Cup with Holland. Manchester United have already signed three players in the transfer window so far, but the club's first departure has now been confirmed.

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  • JOE's World Cup team of the tournament
JOE's World Cup team of the tournament

On the challenge Croatia's midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic will pose France at the Luzhniki Stadium, Deschamps said: "Yes, it's true Croatia has players with strong club experiences and who have reached a level of maturity on the pitch together, but we have met teams with more experience than us all through the tournament".

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  • Dalic: Croatia can settle a score against France
Dalic: Croatia can settle a score against France

There is no weakness in a team which is in the final. They defeated Argentina 3-0 in the group stage and England in the semi-final. Alternatively, this World Cup has been one in which the underdogs shined. "We are going to play England in the League of Nations (in October) and we don't have a proper stadium to play that game". France can ...

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  • Serena Williams Gets Emotional Over Losing Wimbledon Amid Comeback
Serena Williams Gets Emotional Over Losing Wimbledon Amid Comeback

Williams, 36, had last faced Kerber, 30, in the 2016 Wimbledon final, where she was victorious. The German, who won the Australian and US Open titles in 2016, added another to her tally with a convincing victory in the SW19 showpiece. However, her efforts were not enough to reverse the course of the game as the tenacious Kerber regained her com...

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  • Belgium blanks England to claim 3rd place at World Cup
Belgium blanks England to claim 3rd place at World Cup

The fourth-placed finish will leave some English fans with something of a sour taste after the waves of "It's Coming Home" euphoria which had gripped the country in the last week but, as many people have pointed out on social media, they can be more than proud of their achievements at Russian Federation 2018.

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  • Chelsea name their price for Eden Hazard
Chelsea name their price for Eden Hazard

In case you didn't know. . According to Gabriele Marcotti of ESPN , the 27-year-old will remain at Stamford Bridge; "I don't expect much to happen because Eden Hazard is right here in Russian Federation, at least for the next few days".

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  • Denver agrees to deal with Isaiah Thomas
Denver agrees to deal with Isaiah Thomas

An opportunity to sign a healthy Irving was something president Danny Ainge wasn't prepared to pass up. Once he took to the floor, however, he wasn't the same player and he struggled to get any sort of rhythm. The impending reunion between Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone and point guard Isaiah Thomas was one that stemmed from a honest r...

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  • Papa John's to pull founder from marketing
Papa John's to pull founder from marketing

The Washington Nationals have severed ties with Papa John's days after founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the company's board. Still, Hollingsworth said he doesn't think the latest Schnatter incident will hurt Papa John's over the long run because people often have short memories.

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  • Nadal braced for 'complex' Djokovic in 52nd meeting
Nadal braced for 'complex' Djokovic in 52nd meeting

It will be their 52nd career meeting; Djokovic leads 26-25. Spare a thought for Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic , whose wait to play their own semifinal finally ended around 8 p.m. "Of course I was anxious when I lost the second set", said Nadal, who had reached the quarter-finals without dropping a set and might have continued that run had ...

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  • Determined Djokovic Back In The Last Four At Wimbledon
Determined Djokovic Back In The Last Four At Wimbledon

Nishikori, who failed to take advantage of three break points early in the third set and lost his serve immediately afterwards, reckoned the Serb was timing his return to form just right. Novak Djokovic felt he was a different player to the Wimbledon victor of old but comparisons were inevitable on Wednesday as the Serb rolled into the semi-fina...

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  • Blues Legend John Terry Pays Fitting Tribute to Antonio Conte
Blues Legend John Terry Pays Fitting Tribute to Antonio Conte

A statement reads: " Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company". It was on the cards long before last season's FA Cup triumph, which came less than 12 months after he won the Premier League. However, Costa had a falling-out with Conte ahead of the 2017/18 season and he didn't play for the Blues again as he went AWOL in or...

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  • Sixers are only East team Kawhi Leonard is interested in
Sixers are only East team Kawhi Leonard is interested in

Fans hoping for larger scale change with the organization have been left wondering what magic can be worked in the trade market, and the league as a whole has been quiet on that front, with most moves seemingly waiting for an ending to the Kawhi Leonard saga, one that the Raptors seemed to not be involved in.

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  • Unai Emery continues to work Arsenal hard in training
Unai Emery continues to work Arsenal hard in training

The Gunners have been busy already during the current transfer window, bringing in Stephan Lichtsteiner , Bernd Leno , Sokratis Papastathopoulos , Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi to strengthen their squad. "Every training is with the ambition I want, working with quality and the competitive spirit I want". "Maybe it's not the right wor...

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  • Wimbledon final vs World Cup final, how situation will be handled
Wimbledon final vs World Cup final, how situation will be handled

However Richard Lewis , chief executive of AELTC, indicated the conditions of entry would be relaxed as the matches go head-to-head, with use of electronic devices permitted if they do not cause disruption. "I was out and about around the grounds and you could tell when England had scored". He added: "People get Wimbledon and we get the balanc...

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  • NFL Supplemental Draft 2018: Giants take Beal in round three
NFL Supplemental Draft 2018: Giants take Beal in round three

He had another productive year in 2016, recording 63 tackles and three interceptions. In all, Beal is one of the best supplemental draft prospects in the past few years. Sports reported that Bryant is expected to sign with the Jets. Wide receiver Josh Gordon was a second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2012. Beal is 6-foot-1, giving the ...

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  • Carmelo Anthony met with Rockets, Heat
Carmelo Anthony met with Rockets, Heat

D'Antoni and Anthony didn't see eye to eye during their time with the New York Knicks but the coach "would be fine with Anthony coming to Houston ", according to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post. Anthony is due $27.9 million next season but is expected to be traded or released through the NBA's stretch provision, with the Thunder able to al...

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  • Williams back in Wimbledon semi-finals
Williams back in Wimbledon semi-finals

Coming into the tournament seeded 25, Williams has returned to form in spectacular fashion. Not one top-10 seed has made the women's quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Pliskova, at seven, was the highest seed to reach the fourth round after an extraordinary first week of upsets but her hopes of further progress evaporated on a stiflingly hot Court Two.

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  • Balaise Matuidi back in France's only change for semis
Balaise Matuidi back in France's only change for semis

After a poor outing against the US in the final tune-up, Giroud, 31, did not start the opener against Australia, but when France struggled against the Socceroos, head coach Didier Deschamps brought on Giroud, who was involved in the buildup that led to the winning goal late in the game.

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  • Luis Enrique appointed Spain head coach following World Cup exit
Luis Enrique appointed Spain head coach following World Cup exit

Hierro, 50, has chose to "seek new horizons", according to the Spanish football federation (RFEF). Enrique's appointment comes in the wake of Spain's disastrous trip to the World Cup, which looked doomed before they had even kicked a ball.

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  • England v Sweden attracts record live online audience for BBC
England v Sweden attracts record live online audience for BBC

Just two wins away from being crowned World Cup champions for the first time since 1966, England is getting a little bit insane right now. The domestic press, criticised by some in the past for putting too much pressure on the team and being excessively critical, have been given better than usual access to the players, many of whom have been ha...

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  • Ex-UCLA Star, NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Killed After Shootout With LAPD
Ex-UCLA Star, NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Killed After Shootout With LAPD

The suspect barricaded himself inside the home, so police set up a perimeter and called in a SWAT team, according to Officer Jeff Lee with the Department's Media Relations Section. He was declared dead at the scene by the fire department. Honeycutt was only 27. He was a second-round pick by the Kings in the 2011 National Basketball Association draf...

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  • Federer, Serena in Wimbledon masterclass as Wozniacki crashes
Federer, Serena in Wimbledon masterclass as Wozniacki crashes

Play remains suspended on all outer courts due to a spell of rain. The FIFA rankings state Switzerland are the sixth best football team in the world but Federer said his "lethargic" countrymen got what they deserved at the World Cup after they were beaten 1-0 by Sweden.

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  • England pip Colombia on penalties to enter quarters
England pip Colombia on penalties to enter quarters

Colombia ultimately lost 4-3 on penalties in a match which saw them whistled for 23 of the game's 36 fouls and given six of the eight yellow cards, with Maradona echoing Colombia captain Radamel Falcao in accusing Geiger of favouring Gareth Southgate's side .

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  • Kimi Raikkonen previews the Silverstone Grand Prix
Kimi Raikkonen previews the Silverstone Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo finished eight tenths adrift of Vettel in P5, but team mate Verstappen, hoping for an incident-free session after his RB14 crawled to a halt towards the end of FP1 after suffering a gearbox failure , ended up without a time after losing the rear of his auto at Luffield with less than 20 minutes on the clock.

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  • Sung Hyun Park wins Women's PGA Championship in playoff
Sung Hyun Park wins Women's PGA Championship in playoff

But once Ryu made a double bogey on the 17th hole by hitting her tee shot into the hazard, she allowed Park and Hataoka to share the lead, forcing a sudden-death playoff. "I've been hitting it close and giving myself good looks for birdie". Ryu was 11-under while Henderson was 8-under and Park was 7-under. But while clubhouse leaders Park and R...

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  • Jordan Henderson 'forever' in Jordan Pickford's debt
Jordan Henderson 'forever' in Jordan Pickford's debt

England reach World Cup quarter-finals with penalty shoot-out win over ColombiaThe Three Lions reached the quarter-finals in Russian Federation after prevailing 4-3 on spot kicks against Colombia after a 1-1 draw. "We reset our mindset, mentality, work rate, we never stopped". The Daily Mirror hailed: "Justice as Lions win do-or-Dier shoot...

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  • Red Bull Reveal Secret to Verstappen's Austria Win
Red Bull Reveal Secret to Verstappen's Austria Win

The Red Bull ace enjoyed an excellent getaway and briefly moved up to second on the first lap as pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas dropped back. I just had to drive around the issue. "We had a really good vehicle, really good pace". The 20-year-old profited from Lewis Hamilton's retirement eight laps from the end of the race to claim an unexpected vi...

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  • Why England manager Gareth Southgate calls Harrogate home
Why England manager Gareth Southgate calls Harrogate home

Nick Pope, pictured with Harry Kane prior to England's victory over Colombia. "It'll be the most hard game they'll have played so far, they can bet on that". What's most notable about the Scandinavians is their insistence that mentality and mindset ultimately are what give them a chance in every game. " Sweden is another team we have a...

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  • Matuidi: Ronaldo To Juventus Would Be
Matuidi: Ronaldo To Juventus Would Be "Just Great"

Juventus did not reply to a request for comment on Tuesday night. Paris Saint-German superstar Neymar has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid , but a former Los Blancos manager believes the club should be looking at somebody else instead.

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  • Finch takes ownership for not breaking into Test arena
Finch takes ownership for not breaking into Test arena

His innings at Harare Sports Club came from only 76 balls and included 10 sixes and 16 fours. Australia captain Aaron Finch revelled in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe , saying it was "up there" as one of the best innings he has ever played.

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