• RMC: Real Madrid and Chelsea reach deal for Thibaut Courtois
RMC: Real Madrid and Chelsea reach deal for Thibaut Courtois

Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur phoned in to discuss whether Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois could leave Chelsea for Real Madrid before the end of the summer transfer window. "He is a player who has maturity and a lot of leadership". According to the UK Sun report, citing sources at the Times, the Chelsea playmaker made it cl...

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  • 4 goals for Lonzo Ball in the 2018-2019 season
4 goals for Lonzo Ball in the 2018-2019 season

Hart, whose Lakers face the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night in the championship game at 10 p.m. ET, leads all players in scoring (24.2 points per game) in Vegas, while chipping in 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in six contests.

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  • Machado Expected to Be Traded to Dodgers
Machado Expected to Be Traded to Dodgers

Joe Giglio of WIP, a Philadelphia sports radio station, reported Monday that Machado will be traded to the Phillies on Wednesday morning. There's no official confirmation that the Phillies have landed Machado, but all signs are pointing in that direction.

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  • Liverpool 'offer £62m for Alisson'
Liverpool 'offer £62m for Alisson'

But a positive update arrived on Tuesday morning because, according to reports in Italy , Liverpool have finally submitted a formal bid for Alisson . Alisson has always been Jurgen Klopp's preferred solution for the problematic goalkeeping position at Liverpool , with the manager's interest pre-dating Loris Karius' calamitous performance ...

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  • Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to take part in Singapore preseason tour
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to take part in Singapore preseason tour

That was the verdict heralding Iwobi's return to Emirates Stadium, with Emery's words giving him confidence of better days ahead, as the Eagles star will travel with the squad for their pre-season tour of Singapore. "All the players are the same", Emery said via the Gunners' official website . "We are also thinking about the players who were w...

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  • Trump, Putin sit down a bit late for closely watched summit
Trump, Putin sit down a bit late for closely watched summit

But even as Trump said he accepted USA intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russian Federation was behind the election hacking, he added, as he has before: "It could be other people also". I think that we have all been foolish. He said the media have failed to indicate Trump is trying to "ease tensions" with Russian Federation, which he note...

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  • Donald Trump Hopes for 'Extraordinary Relationship' with Vladimir Putin
Donald Trump Hopes for 'Extraordinary Relationship' with Vladimir Putin

Previously, the Croatian football team found itself in the midst of a scandal after the video showing player Domagoj Vida and coaching staff member Ognjen Vukojevic shouting "Glory to Ukraine" after the 1/4 finals match against Russian Federation appeared on social networks.

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  • Infantino Prefers Joint Bids for the World Cup
Infantino Prefers Joint Bids for the World Cup

Generally, the World Cup is held during June-July. He said on Friday that Russian Federation 2018 had been the "best World Cup ever", adding that the whole world "fell in love with Russia" for hosting the tournament. Controversies over the use of VAR threatened to overshadow the football on the pitch early on but Infantino strongly defended...

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  • With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty
With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty

Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final as Belgium's "Golden Generation" came up just short in Saint Petersburg. Samuel Umtiti's flawless header in the 51st minute of the match made him the hero of the day and led the team to a victory against Belgium .

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  • Sagan wins 1st hilly stage of Tour de France in sprint
Sagan wins 1st hilly stage of Tour de France in sprint

BMC captain Porte is 56sec off the lead, Adam Yates 1min 05sec, defending champion Chris Froome at 1min 06sec, with Thursday's stage winer Dan Martin at 1min 30. Van Avermaet accelerated for the stage win 300 meters before the finish line, but failed to maintain his pace throughout the sprint and ended up in seventh.

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  • Ivan Perisic injury scare ahead of World Cup final
Ivan Perisic injury scare ahead of World Cup final

Croatia , with a population of just 4.17 million, booked their place in the July 15 final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium by beating England at the same venue 2-1 after extra time on Wednesday night. "We've proved to ourselves and our country that's possible". "We wanted to go on and win it and we thought we had enough to go through but it wasn't ...

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  • Pacquiao, Matthysse make weight for title bout
Pacquiao, Matthysse make weight for title bout

Referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to bring a conclusion to the exhibition in the seventh round after Pacquiao had dropped the big-hitting 35-year-old for a third time. "He's a great fighter". Fight night action has come thick and fast so far in Malaysia or if you're actually at the fight, fight night morning should we say.

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  • Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Support Serena Williams After Her Wimbledon Loss
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Support Serena Williams After Her Wimbledon Loss

Meghan was wearing wide-legged cream pants with a blue and white Ralph Lauren shirt in a nod to the designer who supplies the clothing for the Championship's ball kids, lines judges and umpires. Since joining The Firm on May 19, her diary has been jam-packed with royal events - including a day out at Ascot, a family wedding and, this week, her...

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  • Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' as England's World Cup adventure ends
Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' as England's World Cup adventure ends

Several Manchester United stars are free to go on their holidays and rest up ahead of the new season after completing their worldwide duties in the 2018 World Cup third place play-off. "But if I win it, it'll be something I'll be very proud of". And the fact he has played arguably the best football of his career this summer, and could end Cri...

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  • Djokovic in fiery spat with umpire over 'double standards'
Djokovic in fiery spat with umpire over 'double standards'

Nishikori went a break up immediately in the fourth set, but that was not the start of a comeback as Djokovic reeled off four games on the spin which helped send him into the last four. Now ranked only 21st in the world, with his career stalling since his 12th Grand Slam title at the 2016 French Open , last year's Wimbledon saw him retire in the q...

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  • Liverpool star Lovren lays the ghosts of Tottenham horror show to rest
Liverpool star Lovren lays the ghosts of Tottenham horror show to rest

Croatia will face France in their first-ever World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Monday morning at 1:00am AEST. Croatia seemed on the ropes when Kieran Trippier gave England an early lead, but they hit back in the second half through Ivan Perisic before grabbing a victor in extra-time through Mario Mandzukic.

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  • High-octane Wimbledon semis on the cards
High-octane Wimbledon semis on the cards

Three-time Wimbledon victor Djokovic has been waiting all day to step on to Centre Court for the other semi-final against Rafael Nadal , the match where the majority of fans would have exclusively got tickets for - they might not get to see that match now.

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  • England boss Gareth Southgate
England boss Gareth Southgate

A report in the Daily Mail suggests there is no rush to get the deal finalised immediately, but Southgate is in a strong position, and could more than double his wages with a new contract and rising stock. "We want to finish the tournament well", he added. He said: "It's nice to be appreciated but it's about the team". "It's not actually my d...

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  • Why NZ Football are still winners at the 2018 Fifa World Cup
Why NZ Football are still winners at the 2018 Fifa World Cup

In extra-time nobody wanted to be substituted. They matched the feat of their predecessors in 1998 who reached the semi-finals in the country's first World Cup as an independent nation. Domagoj Vida and Mario Mandzukic let the young ones join in the post-match celebrations on the Luzhniki pitch. "Some players played with minor injuries with...

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  • How a Powerade bottle could be key to England's World Cup success
How a Powerade bottle could be key to England's World Cup success

Fernandes's header was the 66th set-piece goal scored at the 2018 World Cup out of 157 in total. "To be able to manage the team to this point, having played in a semi-final as well is really, really special". "We lost the game and then on the Tuesday we were playing again, so I thought, 'well, I'd better put the socks on'". "In honour of the ...

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  • Cesc Fabregas leaks news of Antonio Conte sacking?
Cesc Fabregas leaks news of Antonio Conte sacking?

Sarri is the man Ancelotti is replacing, with the former pegged to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge since May, but the move is being held up by a dispute between the two clubs over compensation. It is a surprise that it has taken so long for any news to break on Chelsea's new manager. Since the end of the 2017-18 Premier League season, Chels...

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  • Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee final
Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee final

Paul Pogba has urged France not to let an opportunity to win the World Cup pass as Les Bleus booked their place in Sunday's showpiece with a 1-0 win over Belgium . "When Croatia called, I never had any doubts". The match on Sunday will be the first time Croatia plays in the tournament's final, and comes after it beat out England earl...

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  • Wimbledon 2018 -- Roger Federer cruises into quarterfinals
Wimbledon 2018 -- Roger Federer cruises into quarterfinals

Facing Roger again [would] be something fantastic. Anderson's wife blocked me on Twitter when I asked her how much Kevin was paying for the tennis lesson after one of those beatdowns. Anderson is yet to win a set in four previous meetings with the Swiss maestro but in the three years since they last met he has developed his all-round game to such a...

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  • 5 things we learned from the British Grand Prix
5 things we learned from the British Grand Prix

Hamilton was shunted by Raikkonen at the start of the race at turn three and had to fight back through the field after dropping to last place, eventually finishing second behind race victor Sebastian Vettel , in the sister Ferrari . But aided by a brace of Safety Cars and some breathless laps around the 5.8km Silverstone track, he brilliantly...

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  • Luis Enrique named new Spain head coach
Luis Enrique named new Spain head coach

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is to be named as the new Spain coach, according to widespread reports in the Spanish media on Monday. "He's a coach who has all the requirements the federation was looking for". Fernando Hierro was given the job on a caretaker basis, to at least initially see Spain through this summer's World Cup. Despit...

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  • Serena Williams said that prevented her to lose weight after childbirth
Serena Williams said that prevented her to lose weight after childbirth

She missed the competition past year after giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia in September. It was a waste because Tomova appeared to lack power on her first serve, giving her illustrious opponents plenty of opportunities to attack it.

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  • Fabian Delph makes team admission but refuses to give the game away
Fabian Delph makes team admission but refuses to give the game away

Southgate is credited with encouraging the warmer environment, far removed from the controlling regimes under Fabio Capello and Gary Neville, who was Roy Hodgson's assistant for the dismal 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championship last-16 humbling to Iceland.

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  • Belgium's Hazard spells danger for France
Belgium's Hazard spells danger for France

Fernandinho scored the 11th own goal of the 2018 World Cup , which is a tournament record. "Scoring against Brazil is not the best moment of my career". In this Instagram post, Neymar wrote: "I can say that this is the saddest moment of my career, it is incredibly painful because we knew we could get there, we knew we had conditions to go furth...

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  • Sour Falcao Blames 'Shameful' Referee For Colombia Loss To England
Sour Falcao Blames 'Shameful' Referee For Colombia Loss To England

We knew what we had to do, we stayed calm, we stuck to our plan, we never panicked all the way through extra time. "So it's a huge moment for these players, but also the next generations to come as well". They left it late to beat Senegal but it was enough to top the group. "Players fall in the box, they collide and fall", he told reporters a...

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  • Wimbledon 2018: Third seed Cilic beaten by Pella in second round
Wimbledon 2018: Third seed Cilic beaten by Pella in second round

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza , Caroline Wozniacki , Sloane Stephens, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Garcia and Petra Kvitova have also fallen by the wayside during the first week. The 29-year-old Russian needed treatment after securing the decisive break in the final set, but she was able to block out the pain to seal her upset.

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  • Tabarez brings Uruguay in from the wilderness
Tabarez brings Uruguay in from the wilderness

Griezmann didn't celebrate what was his third goal of the tournament. "I saw the game and I've commented on Colombia twice and I really enjoyed them and the way they played, they were excellent". We round up Friday's talking points from Russian Federation, as France earned a 2-0 win over Uruguay for their first semi-final appearance in 12 yea...

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  • Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in standings
Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in standings

Teammate Max Verstappen topped the podium with Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel claiming second and third, respectively. "We have a very simple policy here that has operated for the last seven years", he said. The Dutch driver made the most of a bad day for Mercedes and yet another inspired strategy call from his team to emerge in the le...

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  • Best 2018 FIFA World Cup Round Of 16 XI
Best 2018 FIFA World Cup Round Of 16 XI

Harry Kane found the net again for England on Tuesday from the penalty spot and is the tournament's top scorer with six goals. "We've had a very constructive and supportive meeting with the Medway police licensing team who are happy to work with us to continue showing the World Cup , however, we have taken the internal decision that, despite ...

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  • Chris Paul staying with Rockets
Chris Paul staying with Rockets

Looking forward, Paul will continue to provide tenacious on-ball defense and playmaking starting at point guard for the Rockets . Paul never considered leaving the Rockets in free agency, league sources said. CLINT CAPELA LATEST The Rockets front office will meet with Clint Capela and his agents in Los Angeles on Sunday, ESPN reported. ...

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  • We have to learn to suffer, says Brazil's Neymar
We have to learn to suffer, says Brazil's Neymar

The latest chapter in a bulging catalogue of histrionic behaviour came in the second half, when Mexico midfielder Miguel Layun appeared to step on his ankle as he lay prone. Belgium's astonishing comeback was another glorious moment in a compelling tournament. Matthaeus said it was up to referees to put a stop to it, adding that during his p...

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  • IPL Has Helped Us Break Barriers with England Players: Kohli
IPL Has Helped Us Break Barriers with England Players: Kohli

But Willey exchanged words with Bhuvneshwar Kumar after the Indian pulled out of delivering the final ball of England's innings, and a pumped-up Kohli continued the conversation as the players walked off moments later. "Playing against a good team in their conditions and at their home, to get the opportunity to be able to beat them in their h...

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  • We have not been practicing penalties, says Russia keeper Akinfeev
We have not been practicing penalties, says Russia keeper Akinfeev

For a team that fired its coach two days before its first World Cup match, Spain has quietly played its way into a fine position. "We had great hopes for this World Cup and it wasn't to be". Hierro was drafted in as the coach on the eve of the tournament when Julen Lopetegui was sacked after it was announced he would take over the Real M...

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  • 'Monsters and animals': Lopez on route 66 with Slam record
'Monsters and animals': Lopez on route 66 with Slam record

I felt like I was dealing with it really, really nicely, and it gave me great confidence for this year coming back on grass, and I feel it can give me slight edge and experience if I'm going to be coming in later stage to the tournament. 'I don't think it's different for me than it is from anyone else. However, Williams takes comfort in one famil...

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  • England fans wasted so much beer celebrating Harry Kane's goal vs. Colombia
England fans wasted so much beer celebrating Harry Kane's goal vs. Colombia

I said it two years ago when I was captain of the team: give these lads a bit of time , because I've seen the quality and the ability they all had. According ex-Aston Villa midfielder, Carlos Sanchez, the Colombians have the utmost respect for their opponents but are confident that they can cause them problems.

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  • Thailand cave rescue: Attention turns to rescue after boys found
Thailand cave rescue: Attention turns to rescue after boys found

Cave diver Ben Reymenants, part of the team assisting the rescue effort, told NBC's "Today" show that he was "very surprised obviously that they are all alive and actually mentally also healthy". After four days the Thai Navy SEALs were joined by a group of thirty personnel of the United States Pacific Command and British cave diving resc...

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