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Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte after just two seasons in charge

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However with Sarri still under contract with Napoli , and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reluctant to spend in light of his visa issues, all parties had been left in limbo until Conte was finally relieved of his duties on Friday. With two trophies, Conte's spell as boss will likely be considered a success. Chelsea finished way behind champion Manchester City and failed to qualify for the Champions League. Read More »

Irish 18-Year-Old Gets Chance To Impress Pep Guardiola

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I know it is not easy for him but we will try and find a solution", said Guardiola. "My advice for all players is they have to go where they want to go, and in the end it would have been a mistake for him and for us if he'd chose to come here when he wanted to go with Maurizio and Chelsea ". Read More »

Manchester United target double swoop for Croatia stars

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The United squad is now training at the UCLA sports facilities. UCLA was Moruinho's preferred residence because it parades world class sporting facilities and ideal weather that also serves as a prime workout destination for many Hollywood celebrities. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 predicted the World Cup champions

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France national team's manager, Didier Deschamps, led his team to achieve their second World Cup title on Sunday night. Paul Pogba played a magnificent tournament. Deadly in this World Cup. Following their victory over Japan for the trophy, the US women went on to bargain for, and receive, a better contract with US Soccer that brought them closer to the compensation level of their male counterparts. Read More »

Collin Sexton is Taking Summer League Way too Seriously

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He averaged 16.2 points and 7 rebounds for the Grand Rapids Drive of the G-League last season. Now, with LeBron out of Cleveland for a second time, Sexton will get more opportunities to lead the offense once the 2019 National Basketball Association season begins. Read More »

New Chelsea boss Sarri: I want to bring enjoyment to the fans

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Antonio Conte releases a statement following his Chelsea sacking last week, thanking his players and staff for all their "hard work and support" over the past two years. He was attached to the global department, which involved business trips to Europe's financial centres, including the City of London - but the role never stoked his imagination quite like football did. Read More »

France’s World Cup domination extends to Federation Internationale de Football Association 18

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According to Sports Illustrated , the athlete earned roughly $22,500 per each of France's seven matches in the World Cup , in addition to a bonus of $350,000 after the team's victory against Croatia in the final on Sunday. "We have done it for our supporters, for Russians who are passionate about sport and for all those who love sport across the world". Moreover, two women at the back of the podium (apparently affiliated with Qatar, the next World Cup host) were never given umbrellas. Read More »

Netanyahu commends Trump for commitment to Israel in Russian talks

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Trump spoke at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki , Finland, after the two met for nearly two hours behind closed doors. "Russia did meddle in 2016 election & are trying it again", Graham tweeted . "Russia is an authoritarian regime that has attacked our democracy and continues to undermine the security of the United States and our allies", her statement said. Read More »

Modric wins the Golden Ball at the World Cup

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Whether France wins its second title in 20 years or Croatia raises the trophy for the first time Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin and almost a billion television viewers could turn on the play of the two stars. Read More »

Croatia coach Dalic: Fatigue not an issue for us

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I want one", Pogba said of the star on the French shirt that represents the 1998 World Cup win. I guess Croatia is my team for finals! They beat Colombia in the round of 16 and Sweden in the quarter-final only to go down fighting against Croatia . Read More »

Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup…

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Lovren could return to Merseyside a world champion and after Liverpool's most recent preseason friendly, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was asked for his take on Lovren's confident comments. After the quarterfinal win over Russia , Suker said he'd be delighted if Modric replaced him as Croatia's greatest player of all time. But the centre-back was in bullish mood after the match, hitting back at claims Croatia would be exhausted having already gone to extra-time in the two previous ... Read More »

An own goal, VAR and memories of Pele

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Hundreds of thousands partied on the capital's most famous boulevard after France's semi-final victory against Belgium last Tuesday with the crowds on Sunday expected to rival those of 1998 when more than one million gathered there. The spectacle will be remembered for an own-goal, a VAR-awarded penalty and a comedy goal, as Didier Deschamps became the third man to win the trophy both as a player and manager. Read More »

'Smoking hot' Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

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Looking like the Pacquiao of old, Manny dominated Matthysse, outstriking the Argentinian brawler and scoring a couple of knockdowns in the process. Pacquiao first knocked down the big-puncher from Argentina in the third round of a devastating display and when he sent him crashing down for a third time in the seventh round referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to stop the contest. Read More »

Kieran Trippier ‘to be awarded freedom of Bury’ after World Cup

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England manager Gareth Southgate also felt there was more to come from his players in future, insisting: "We have gone beyond what we thought was possible". "The players have been brilliant ambassadors and have played at their maximum for where they are at this time". The match in Saint Petersburg was played out between England and Belgium, both originally in Group G, after losing to Croatia and France respectively in the semi-finals. Read More »

Red Sox Are Apparently Still Checking On Manny Machado

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Heyman's report comes on the heels of a report from MLB.com's Jon Morosi that Baltimore would be willing to trade Machado to the Yankees if left-handed pitching prospect Justus Sheffield was offered, though MASNSports.com's Roch Kubatko reports Sheffield is not in New York's offer at present. Read More »

Roger Federer eliminated at Wimbledon

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Or was it the court? Federer found himself scheduled on Court One having been ousted from his usual Centre Court domain for the first time in three years. The 36-year-old had needed only 26 minutes to take the first set, leaving him horrified as a fifth successive Wimbledon semi-final slipped through his fingers from such a commanding position. Read More »

Kevin Anderson Outlasts John Isner in a Five-Set Marathon at Wimbledon

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Isner has history for playing long matches at Wimbledon , having endured a 70-68 fifth-set tiebreak against Nicolas Mahut in 2010, a match which spanned three days. But this one was as close as can be. There was not a ton of intrigue or momentum shifts, not a whole lot of memorable shotmaking, either, save for some impressive return winners. Read More »

SA's Kevin Anderson foils John Isner to reach maiden Wimbledon final

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Djokovic , the three-time champion, saved three set points in the third set which finished two minutes past the 11 pm (2200GMT) tournament curfew. The next serve of the match will be at 1pm on Saturday, which will likely delay the start of the women's final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber . Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association fines Croatia and Sweden over World Cup equipment breaches

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We have the chance to win a medal at a World Cup , which only one other English team has ever done. "We will try to impose ourselves and with a bit of luck it could be our day". Semi-final against England and presumptuous English media: "We were the better team in the second half and in extra-time". Asked whether he feared that this run to the last four in Russian Federation could turn out to be the peak for his team, Southgate said: "None of us know if that's as good as it gets". Read More »

Gareth Southgate: England will play Belgium with 'huge pride'

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Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic offers to help AFP photographer Yuri Cortez after he fell on him with teammates while celebrating their second goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup semi-final between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Read More »

Trump dodges London protests for tea with Queen Elizabeth

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Perhaps in a reference to Mr Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday, she said that Britain and the USA work closely together in the interests of their shared security, "whether through targeting Daesh [Islamic State group] terrorists or standing up to Russian aggression". Read More »

England's squad all train ahead of World Cup semi-final against Croatia

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So impressive in the centre of the park for Croatia has Modric been, that he is now one of the favourites to win the Golden Ball, but the experienced midfielder insists he is only focused on his teams success. "But any team in a World Cup semi-final is going to find the energy and going to find the motivation". England have already won a shootout in Russian Federation, against Colombia in the last 16. Read More »

The Houston Rockets Are Reportedly ‘Determined’ To Get Carmelo Anthony

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Those two teams are the Houston Rockets and the Miami Heat , according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN . They already signed Chris Paul to a $160 million contract this offseason. He averaged just 11.8 points and shot 37.5 percent from the field for the Thunder in its first-round playoff loss to Utah. But, hey, maybe he could have been the one to make a key 3-pointer when the Rockets missed 27 straight in Game 7... Read More »

Ostapenko & Kerber in to Wimbledon last four

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It was therefore a surprise to see Giorgi win the first set on Centre Court. The result also means all of the top 10 seeds in the women's draw have been eliminated. I was just trying to stay focused on my serve. Be a good friend and let her win'. This is Williams' 18th consecutive win at the Championships - she missed last year's tournament as she prepared to have her first child. Read More »

Who stepped up against Utah at Summer League?

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Young makes the right move, ripping through like James Harden to get a cheap foul, but then he's the one that overreacts by shoving Allen, who obviously had to throw in a headbutt for good measure. Both players were given technical fouls, while Allen also received a personal foul for the initial contact. But after going 7 for 8, Bradley was slowed up by a left wrist injury: The Jazz taped him up midgame and he attempted to return, but he was ultimately out for most of the second half of a ... Read More »

Parents of rescued boys now at hospital told 'no hugging' yet

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The first boy rescued by Monday's team was freed around 4:30 p.m. local time and transferred to the same hospital as the first four boys who were rescued on Sunday. Rescue operations chief Narongsak Osottanakorn described Sunday's initial rescue bid as "D-Day" when it was launched, and there were fears that any one of many potential pitfalls could prove deadly. Read More »

Willian coy on Chelsea future amid Barcelona links

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Willian who helped Chelsea to win the FA Cup title last season has been sent out of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup with his national team after losing against Belgium on Friday night, July 6. "Well, they are excellent players with a lot of quality", he told Standard Sport . Barca have Philippe Coutinho, Paulinho and Yerry Mina taking up those spots. Read More »

Fest possible in dream France-Belgium World Cup semifinal

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Though Brazil has yet to hit the heights on the attacking front, it and Uruguay have been the meanest defences in the competition, conceding just one goal apiece in four matches. (EPA) Fred suffered the injury before Brazil's World Cup opener. While other players have kept up a steady mantra of taking the tournament one game at a time, the 32-year-old defender make clear his vista was firmly focused on next Sunday's final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Read More »

Brazil vs Belgium: Tite happy with ‘below-par’ Neymar

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You saw incredible heart from this team", BBC Sport quotes Martinez as saying. Their harrowing ordeal coincides with the World Cup in Russian Federation and it has not escaped the attention of players. Though Brazil has yet to hit the heights on the attacking front, it and Uruguay have been the meanest defences in the competition, conceding just one goal apiece in four matches. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton: 'Insane' Silverstone as bumpy as the Nordschleife

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The Austrian penalty was imposed despite both Vettel and Sainz progressing to the final phase of qualifying without any difficulty. "There's a very small lap time gain in having it open just through Turn 1", Hartley said . "Team orders will play a role sooner or later, and that's fine with me too, but that time has not come yet", Raikkonen said at Silverstone . The speeds we're going now, the g-forces we're pulling through Copse, through Maggots and Becketts - you're flat-out, going all ... Read More »

Rockets Sign Chris Paul To Four-Year Max Contract

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The Rockets lost to the Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Ariza averaged 11.7 points last season for Houston , and the 33-year-old will likely be looked upon as a veteran presence in a young Phoenix locker room. Ariza, who turned 33 on Saturday, made $7.4 million a year ago, his fourth season of his second stint with the team. The deal will keep the Rockets' starting backcourt of Paul and reigning Most Valuable Player James Harden signed through the 2022-23 season. Read More »

Rock-solid Brazil living up to billing as World Cup favourites

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Many teams would have wilted under the pressure as Mexico poured forward in the first 20 minutes just as they had in their famous 1-0 win over Germany - but Brazil were made of sterner stuff. "He is a magnificent player", said Shearer, who is working in Russian Federation for the BBC . "We need players like Neymar in the game but not like this". Read More »

Sven-Goran Eriksson: Brazil would be easier to beat than Sweden

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Prior to Tuesday night, England were the only team to have played in, and lost, three World Cup shootouts, but Southgate began putting plans in place to change that months ago. The two nations faced off against each other in Moscow early Wednesday morning (Thailand time) with the victor to advance to the quarter-finals on the weekend. Read More »

Mbappe: Real Madrid speaks on ‘agreement’ with PSG

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Speculation has mounted this week that Serie A champions Juve are preparing a lucrative €120 million bid (£105m/$139m) for Ronaldo, with a salary package of €30m a year. "He can play wherever he wants, in any club, he would always do well". Moments after lifting a third consecutive Champions League trophy, with Real beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final on May 26, Ronaldo appeared to suggest he had already made a decision to leave Real, telling a TV reporter on the pitch at Kiev's NSC ... Read More »

ATP Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal topples Sela. Del Potro and Edmund march on

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But like Uniqlo, I also have great love for life, culture and humanity. Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer dispatches Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 in just 79 minutes. Sam Querrey , who lost to Cilic in the semifinals a year ago, had a similarly comfortable start as he beat Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. Read More »

India stand to benefit from T20I series scheduling

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It is a great time to play cricket there. I feel anyone who plays well on that particular day has better chances of winning. He said: "When you play against sub-continent teams, it normally exposes sides like us and South Africa and Australia to spin, reverse swing - different challenges to that we are normally used to. Read More »

Veteran starts for Mexico against Brazil

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In the scorching conditions in Samara, the Mexicans, who started with 39-year-old Rafael Marquez, made a frenetic start but were unable to convert their chances. Once Brazil took the lead, they dominated the play. His run across goal and clever backheel won Willian space, and the Chelsea midfielder only needed two touches to drive into box and lay the ball across for the world's most expensive player to slide home. Read More »