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France's Macron confirms backing for Paris Olympic bid

IOC Evaluation Commission delegation just finished a four-day visit to Los Angeles of the United States, the other remaining candidate city for the biggest quadrennial sporting event in the world. Developers won't wait until 2028 should the IOC award the Games instead to LA and offer Paris the 2028 edition as a consolation, the bid committee assured. [Full Article...]

Revis avoids league discipline for incident

Revis avoids league discipline for incident Now unattached to a team, Darrelle Revis doesn't have to worry about an National Football League suspension further diminishing his free agency value. The Jets released him on March 9 and still owe him $6 million, which is the final guaranteed portion of the contract he signed in 2015. Revis was charged with aggravated assault and robbery. [Full Article...]

Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at NY auction

Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at NY auction Only 10 other works have broken the United States dollars 100 million mark till now. The large, untitled painting - done in acrylic, spray paint and oil stick on canvas, it is 72½ inches by 68½ inches - hadn't been shown in public since 1984, when a private collector purchased it at auction for $19,000. [Full Article...]

Penguins name Murray as starting goalie for Game 4 against Senators

The TV cameras caught a frustrated Karlsson upset with centre Kyle Turris after a power play in the second. Expect the Penguins to bounce back in Game 4, as they have only lost consecutive playoff games under Mike Sullivan twice. Pittsburgh could have been facing this type of deficit routinely in the first two rounds if not for Fleury. "It's not going to go 16 games in a row perfectly", sai... [Full Article...]

Ian Poulter: Poulter's closing 71 enough for two-way T2

Kim eclipsed Adam Scott, who won the Players Championship at 23 in 2004. "I feel like I'm still dreaming", said Kim. "Still a few of them we're working through, but when I look back, and I reflect on this week, it's been a big week". He tied for 41st, the worst finish by a 54-hole leader in tournament history. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in ... [Full Article...]

Manchester United are in advanced talks with Bernardo Silva

Manchester United are in advanced talks with Bernardo Silva Talking to Telefoot , Vadim Vasilyev has revealed that many players will be leaving the Stade Luis II in the summer, putting the best European clubs on red alert. Silva, 22, has excelled at Monaco this term and has scored ten goals in 54 matches for Leonardo Jardim's side this term. Man United have lacked the firepower to challenge for the Premier League title this season, but there have als... [Full Article...]

Agassi confirmed as Djokovic coach

Agassi confirmed as Djokovic coach The 20-year-old outplayed his Serbian opponent, a 30-time Masters 1000 victor, on his way to claiming a 6-4, 6-3 victory in one hour and 21 minutes at the Foro Italico. "It's such an honour being on the court against one of the best ever players", said Zverev after his victory. "If I have half the career Novak has had, I will be just fine." The Serb added that Agassi won't be around for the ... [Full Article...]

Preds reach 1st Western final in team history, ousting Blues

Preds reach 1st Western final in team history, ousting Blues Louis Blues during the third period in Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series in Nashville, Tenn . The Nashville Predators Foundation announced Thursday that all money raised during Friday's Game 5 between the Predators and Blues will be donated to the St. [Full Article...]

Wenger: 'Very sad' for Arsenal to miss out on Champions League qualification

Whether Wenger stays or goes, if Arsenal are to get out of this "Groundhog Day" they need a change in ownership, someone who will come in - not throw in the money - and show the desire to win trophies and compete with the best, rather than just being happy to ride on their coat-tails. [Full Article...]

Burnley: Clarets boss left delighted

Burnley: Clarets boss left delighted He's got one year left on his contract. "If nothing happens that is suitable for us then he will carry on playing". We will wait and see what the summer brings. "You get it from inside the group but you want people coming in, fresh faces". The centre-back, who earned himself an England call-up during a fine season with the Clarets , has always been linked with a return to Old Trafford, with the... [Full Article...]

Reds to play tour match in Dublin

Reds to play tour match in Dublin They'll travel to Dublin again, this time to take on a football hipster's favorite side - Serie A side Sampdoria. Tickets for the game go on sale at 11am on Tuesday, May 23 for members, with a general sale commencing at 11am on Thursday, May 25. [Full Article...]

Nadal cruises into Madrid final

Nadal cruises into Madrid final Regardless, Thiem looked at ease in the capital and even broke first after reading a Nadal smash and following up with an impressive drop-shot response, carving out an early opening for the upset. Nadal had six break chances, converting two in each set. But again it was not easy. The Spaniard converted his fifth set point of the match to take that tiebreaker and go one set up. [Full Article...]

Chelsea farewell Terry as they lift title

Chelsea farewell Terry as they lift title But the game was little more than a sideshow to Terry's farewell, the Chelsea captain departing on minute 26 - the number he wears on his shirt - to a standing ovation as well as the guard of honour after Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had booted the ball out. [Full Article...]

Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'

Some people will count the points that we lost in the last two or three weeks and think if we had them it would already be decided. Arsenal have won their past four league games and Wenger expected his side to focus on their own performance ahead of the final weekend of the season. [Full Article...]

Zverev signals arrival, beats Djokovic to win Italian Open

Zverev signals arrival, beats Djokovic to win Italian Open The ruthless Zverev won a tremendous rally with more heavy hitting in his first service game of the second set and broke for a second time after coming up with a brutal backhand prior to Djokovic netting to go 2-1 down. Also, Novak was sacked and pumped to not only beat Dominic but to send the clear message to the rest of the Tour that he is back, just in time before the second Grand Slam of... [Full Article...]

Terry in no rush to decide future after Stamford Bridge farewell

Terry in no rush to decide future after Stamford Bridge farewell The timing of Terry's departure was significant - he wears the number 26 shirt - but it began when the clock clicked on to 26 minutes, which is the 27th minute, and by the time he left the field it was the 28th minute. Like him or loathe him, Terry leaves Chelsea a deserved champion. It was his 580th game as captain of the team. Terry, for the fifth time , and Cahill lifted the Premier Leag... [Full Article...]

Kawhi Leonard expected to play Game 1 vs. Golden State

Kawhi Leonard expected to play Game 1 vs. Golden State A matchup with the NBA's supervillains, the Golden State Warriors . Brown, last a Spurs assistant in 2003 who has said he hopes to do something to repay Popovich someday for the opportunity, certainly learned some X's and O's but it went far beyond that to observing how Popovich has adapted to players now and continued to be a top-notch communicator. [Full Article...]

Trotz, Capitals expect desperate Penguins for Game 7

Oshie's line has a plus-15 shot attempt differential with two assists. And let's make no mistake about it; as scrappy and opportunistic as the Penguins have been, they're also riddled by injuries. Asked if there was a hump the Capitals needed to get over in those games, Trotz said he liked the way his teams played - specifically against the Rangers. [Full Article...]

Klopp: Liverpool deserve fantastic Champions League return

Klopp: Liverpool deserve fantastic Champions League return Some other reasons, where we will talk about another day. "Psychologically the atmosphere was absolutely horrendous". "The players came back stronger in the last two months and I'm very proud of them for doing that. "I will speak to the board tomorrow and we will make a statement about that", said the Dutchman, whose side finished seventh and will enter the Europa League next season. [Full Article...]

Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado

Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado Atletico has been contending among the continent's powerhouses the last few years, but it still hasn't been able to take that final leap and break through with the Champions League title. Real Madrid have the opportunity to beat Bayern's mark in Sunday's LaLiga meeting with Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabéu. At the start we let in goals that we didn't want but we knew that it was going to be har... [Full Article...]


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