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Ronaldo, Salah, Modric up for UEFA Player of the Year Award

Modric was key in the conquest of the third Real Madrid Champions League and a cornerstone in Croatia, which reached the 2018 world final, leading to his nomination for the award. Modric , who has been winning hearts at Bernabeu with his top-notch performances also stands tall as the runner-up at FIFA World Cup and the best player of the megaevent as well.

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Why England's sorry Sunday at Trent Bridge is actually worth celebrating

Jos Buttler smashed Shami for a six and two fours in one over as he was left to bat with last man James Anderson, until Jasprit Bumrah had him caught with a miscue to wide mid-on. Rishabh Pant created history in his debut match by hitting a six on the second delivery of his Test career. Hardik Pandya shone with the ball for India with figures of five for 28.

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Kenedy: Newcastle midfielder's display to forget at Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff resumed their dominance in the first-half but Newcastle did look the most risky in front of goal with Etheridge denying Perez again in the 40th minute. Zohore badly misjudged a 54th-minute header when picked out by Ralls and Cardiff were still on top when their hand was strengthened. Benitez's options at right back against Cardiff are Javier Manquillo or Jamie Sterry .

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Chris Sutton Issues Damning Criticism Of Celtic Board After Champions League Disaster

They have spent £2m on disco lights at Celtic Park for Champions League nights. Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata has denied he is refusing to play and instead insists he is injured. Celtic will next face either Latvians Spartaks Jurmala or Lithuanian outfit Suduva for a place in the Europa League group stage. "I've always said we needed to strengthen (in the transfer window) and hopefully we can do that now".

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Jose Mourinho takes a swipe at United’s critics

After an incredible World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, which saw France win a second Jules Rimmet crown, as well as England reaching the semi-final, domestic football has returned. Jose Mourinho and Manchester United got both in their opener against Leicester at Old Trafford and, for a week at least, the storm clouds around Old Trafford will lift.

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Statement from NCAA leaders on college basketball reforms

If the NBA allows high school students to enter its draft, elite high school senior basketball players (as determined by United States of America basketball) will be allowed to sign with an agent. Last month in Las Vegas, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, "My personal view is that we're ready to make that change, [but] that it won't come immediately".

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Improved Liverpool need to be more clinical for title tilt, says Klopp

Klopp, whose longtime number two Zeljko Buvac left abruptly towards the end of last term, fell back one of his favourite analogies saying Liverpool were Sylvester Stallone's fictional boxer Rocky Balboa rather than his Soviet opponent Ivan Drago.

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India vs England, Lord's Test

Virat Kohli and his men though might now have to deal with the seam and swing of the English pacers, under overcast conditions. England lead the five-match series 1-0 after a thrilling 31-run win at Edgbaston. Uncapped Essex paceman Jamie Porter has been omitted from a 13-man squad, with England yet to decide whether Chris Woakes or spinner Moeen Ali will replace all-rounder Ben Stokes, who misses out due to his ongoing court case.

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Anthony Martial Responds To Mourinho Jibe, United Linked With Defender

PSG smashed the world's transfer record last August in completing a €222million move for Neymar from Barcelona, while the Ligue 1 champions also paid €180m to buy Monaco prodigy Kylian Mbappe. Red Devils superstar Anthony Martial has responded to his manager Jose Mourinho's statements after the preseason friendly against Liverpool . First, he used his engagements with RT during the World Cup to question why the Perisic deal hadn't got over the line.

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Jose Mourinho heavily criticizes Manchester United after pre-season loss

Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly are now serious doubts to face Real Madrid in United's final pre-season game across the pond. "In every pre-season it happens the same, with every club, which is that the manager wants more". He was more critical of French striker Anthony Martial, who he said should have returned to the USA tour after going home to be with his girlfriend when she gave birth to a baby boy in Paris.

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LeBron regrets pressuring son by naming him LeBron Jr

The school is state of the art, and the school's entryway features 114 of game-worn shoes from James' career, with the matching pair available for auction to help fund the school. then it went from me sitting on the bench to me getting in an argument". James is also expected to address his choice to join the Lakers when he talks about the program - but he undoubtedly would like the focus to be on what he's done for Akron.

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Cubs Trade For Cole Hamels

The 34-year-old adds some help to a Cubs rotation that has underachieved this season, despite leading the National League Central. Hamels, who had been scheduled to start for Texas on Saturday in Houston, said he wasn't sure yet when he would make his first start for Chicago.

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Liverpool Must Win After Spending Heavily - Jose Mourinho

According to the club's Twitter account, Sarri and his team immediately boarded a flight back to London after the game, and the Italian is keen to start working with his players at their training ground in Cobham. Few conclusions can be drawn from pre-season, but the way in which Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah made an instant impact on their return at the MetLife Stadium is certainly encouraging.

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Deschamps, Zidane on FIFA Coach of the Year shortlist

The England national tea enjoyed popularity not seen for a generation under Southgate's guidance, who impressed with his calm authority and poise . Club representatives are led by Pep Guardiola , whose second season at Manchester City yielded the EFL Cup and a Premier League title won by 19 points.

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Dennis Robertson Attended Kawhi Leonard's Meeting With Raptors

Not to mention, DeMar DeRozan , who was sent to the San Antonio Spurs as part of the trade for Leonard, was one of the main reasons why Toronto was such a threat all these years due to his scoring ability. "San Antonio, we obviously have a reputation for taking care of our players, nearly too much, I mean, people criticize us for sitting guys down", he said.

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Class-action suits claim OSU ignored doctor's alleged sex abuse

Ohio State says allegations raised in recent months about Strauss involve male athletes from 14 sports, as well as the physician's work at the student health center and his off-campus medical office. The other suit, NBC reported , was filed by four former wrestlers. Like more than a half-dozen other former OSU athletes interviewed by The Washington Post , he said Strauss's physical examinations made him feel uncomfortable, but he did not believe at the time that it rose to the level of ...

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Woods sparkles with a 66 at Open

On a day when Woods electrified the gallery with a 66 that pulled the 14-major victor within four strokes of the lead, Spieth, with three majors already, showed again that he is the man to beat of the current generation. Golf Channel announcer Nick Faldo added: "I couldn't say which way, if [Tiger's] neck needs relaxing or stimulating, but that's the first time I have ever seen Tiger with KT tape very visible".

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Julen Lopetegui warns Real Madrid board over Eden Hazard pursuit

I want to have this experience by myself, including mistakes. Sarri was named as Chelsea coach on Saturday, 24 hours after the club sacked his fellow Italian Antonio Conte after two years in charge during which he led the London club to the league title in 2017.

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Twitter reacts to Carmelo Anthony's reported $27.9 million buyout

The 34-year-old is headed to the Atlanta Hawks , where ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski revealed he will be waived, and join a team of his choosing. Shams Charania of Yahoo! There were only a handful of teams with the cap space to absorb Anthony's $27.9 million contract for next season in a deal, and Atlanta emerged as the prime suitor.

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Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

Jorginho was tipped to make the move to City, however, the Italy worldwide midfielder opted to reunite with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea . Guardiola is prepared for Hart to "stay here" if no acceptable offer materialises. "I know it's not easy for him given what's happened in the last period".

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Groenewegen takes Tour stage, Porte gains

Despite his tour upset, Porte said he has his eye on future competitions. Rigoberto Uran , last year's runner-up, and Mikel Landa , one of three leaders of the Movistar team, also each crashed and lost time. "What can you do?" he said. I have been through a lot of things it was such a hard time. Overshadowed by the World Cup final and the Wimbledon men's singles final, Sunday's Arras to Roubiax Tour de France run, with its 22km of cobbled mining roads, has been foremost on ...

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United agree deal to sell Daley Blind back to Ajax

The Netherlands global joined the Red Devils from the Amsterdam outfit during Louis van Gaal's time in charge and he was a regular during the Dutchman's two seasons at Old Trafford. Blind made 141 appearances for United over that period, but only played seven Premier League matches last term for Jose Mourinho 's side. The arrival of Daley at Ajax could change the Dutch club's stance.

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A World Cup final to decide the Ballon d'Or?

It really didn't matter in the end that the Chelsea forward wasn't able to find the goal as France won the World Cup anyway. Deschamps will join them if his team win Sunday's final against Croatia in Moscow. While Spain had a disappointing World Cup, exiting the tournament in the last 16 against hosts Russian Federation, they can take some satisfaction from their exemplary behaviour on the pitch, where they picked up just two yellow cards in their four matches and committed a mere 34 ...

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John Giles: 'If Pogba has seen the light, France will win'

The 12 boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach became trapped by rising floodwaters after setting off to explore a cave complex in northern Thailand after football training on June 23. "At this World Cup, the star-studded teams relying on the big names are already on the beach". Instead, it will be Croatia who face France at the Luzhniki Stadium to compete for football's ultimate prize.

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De Bruyne & Kompany shine as Belgium finish third

Belgium bookended the game with goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard to achieve their best-ever result in the tournament. "We are better than England ", he told reporters at a press conference, as reported by Reuters . Belgium and England meet for the second time in the 2018 FIFA World Cup , and this time the game is nearly as meaningless as their first meeting with only 3rd place on the line.

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Nishikori predicts Wimbledon 'war' with Djokovic

The win now means Djokovic will face either two-time champion Rafael Nadal or del Potro in the semi-finals. "It feels great to be back in the last four of a Slam". Open in 2014, where he reached the final in his best ever performance at a Grand Slam. It will be Djokovic's 41st appearance in a Grand Slam quarter-final and he will start favourite against Nishikori , who will be in his first last-eight at the All England Club.

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Anderson has his work cut out against Isner in Wimbledon semifinal

Rafael Nadal is bracing for another titanic battle with Novak Djokovic as tennis's most abiding rivalry returns to Wimbledon's Centre Court for a blockbuster semi-final. Baseline confidence Rafael Nadal is super confident after his success on clay, winning his 11th French Open title, and now he is playing a lot better on grass.

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France midfielder Paul Pogba ready to make sacrifices for the team's cause

He is used to it though in this World Cup after playing against Lionel Messi in the last 16, Luis Suarez in the quarterfinal and - although he didn't actually take to the field - Thomas Vermaelen in the semifinal. Termed as one of the "dark horses" at the start of the tournament in Russia, the side led by midfielder Luka Modric have gone past the likes of Denmark, Russia and England to seal a spot in the final against France .

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Brazil's Neymar says World Cup defeat is 'saddest moment of my career'

We did not subscribe to all of this drama when we committed our time to follow the action in Russian Federation, at least not knowingly. It's without a doubt the best opportunity for Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard to win a major worldwide trophy.

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Juan Martin Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash

The American superstar advanced as no top-10 women's seeds made the quarter-finals in 50 years of professional tennis, following the fourth-round elimination of world No.7 Karolina Pliskova. The 36-year-old is also on a streak of 32 consecutive sets won at the tournament, just two off his record. Federer boasts a 4-0 career record against 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson and 9-4 over Monfils .

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Park Sung-hyun Wins 2nd LPGA Major in Dramatic Fashion

The 24-year-old Park won the 2017 US Women's Open. The latest win is Park's second victory of this season since she won the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic in May. The ball landed two feet from the hole, and Park converted the putt to save par on what could have just as easily ended her hope to win. "It was a really long round today and I still can't believe I'm sitting next to this trophy", Park said.

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Thibaut Courtois mocks Jordan Pickford for being too short

That included Dier himself, who sought to involve himself in the melee of England players on the Moscow pitch. Colombia slotted its first three attempts from the spot and England did the same with its first two before goalkeeper David Ospina dived full stretch to his left to stop Jordan Henderson finding the back of the net.

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George commits to sign deal to stay in OKC

George will be an unrestricted free agent at midnight ET after declining his player option on Thursday. After all, he let the whole city of Los Angeles down. George kept dropping hints all spring. While the reason for the party wasn't clear, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski pointed to something else going on in Oklahoma City on Friday.

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A Favorite Has Emerged For Soon-To-Be Free Agent Dwight Howard

It's worth asking because, in the past, those players' relationships with James have ranged from occasional irritants to outright nemeses. Clearly there is no rush for him to take the Lakers , one of the NBA's most storied franchises, from a low ebb to a title.

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Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals

Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio , certainly, was still bristling after the final whistle. "I think we lost our style in the second half because of the referee". But he was clearly irate by what he perceived as play-acting from Mexico's opponents. Our recommended way to watch the Mexico vs Brazil game online free is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial .

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Celebrities welcome LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers

The explosion of Lakers ticket interest should come as no surprise to anyone who followed James' two stints in Cleveland. "If they get anyone other than Kawhi Leonard , they'll be a good team and fun to watch but I don't think they're a title contender yet".

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NBA Free Agent Rumors: Julius Randle Agrees To Contract With Pelicans

Randle is more of a ball-handler and off-the-dribble threat. Rondo is on his sixth team since the 2014-15 season and has often been disengaged on the court, accused of assist-hunting, and his defense is mostly overrated. Rondo's contract is reportedly worth $9 million , per Marc J. Spears of ESPN. He has increased both his scoring average and field goal percentage in each of the last three seasons, coming in at 16.1 a night on 55.8 per cent from the floor last season in 82 games for the ...

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Massive brawl breaks out during Australia-Philippines basketball game

For some background, Australia and the Philippines (known in basketball as Gilas Pilipinas) are competing in the Asia/Oceania qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, which will take place in China from August 31-September 15, 2019. A basketball game between Australian Boomers and the Philippines descended into chaos, as the match erupted into a vicious fight - including a flying kick from NBA player Thon Maker - during a FIBA World Cup qualifying match.

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Germany eliminated from the World Cup

Needing only a draw to advance, Mexico started tentatively but somehow reached the break on level terms after surviving a Swedish aerial bombardment and a VAR review when Javier Hernandez appeared to handle the ball in his penalty area. Mexico's fans in Russia can go ahead and book their accommodation in the southwestern Russian city of Samara, where Mexico will take on its round of 16 opponent on July 2, while those back home will no doubt be once again glued to their screens.

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FIFA to review fair play tiebreaker but unlikely to change

The failure of five nations to qualify from the group stage triggered instant retrospection. Senegal's elimination confirmed Africa's worst performance since the 1982 World Cup in Spain, when the continent last failed to get a team past the first round.