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Del Bosque unimpressed with Cristiano Ronaldo's contract plea

Del Bosque unimpressed with Cristiano Ronaldo's contract plea Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be "very angry" and "absolutely disgusted" with what he deems to be a "derisory" contract offer from Real Madrid . The report says Ronaldo is "determined' to part ways with Madrid this summer, but only to ply his trade in a handful of specific competitions". [Full Article...]

Facts about Super Eagles' World Cup jersey numbers

Facts about Super Eagles' World Cup jersey numbers While most countries will be making do with tracksuits or tiresome two-piece suits, the Super Eagles will be gabbing about Russian Federation looking like this... 10 - No player wearing the Super Eagles" iconic number 10 jersey has scored a goal at the World Cup: Austin "Jay-Jay' Okocha (1994, 1998, 2002), Brown Ideye (2010), John Mikel Obi (2014). [Full Article...]

Eddie Nketiah help England U21 to win third straight Toulon Tournament

Eddie Nketiah help England U21 to win third straight Toulon Tournament Dael Fry drew them level and Kieran Dowell completed the turnaround before the interval as England completed a hat-trick of Toulon successes courtesy of a 2-1 scoreline. Mexico couldn't find a necessary equaliser to take the final to added time in the second half, handing England the trophy with a 2-1 victory. Mexico kept coming forward, but England were equal to everything they threw at them... [Full Article...]

Did Justify have help from another Bob Baffert horse in Belmont victory?

Did Justify have help from another Bob Baffert horse in Belmont victory? A $15 million boost to $75 million overall would make the colt the most valuable should he sell, eclipsing the $70 million Coolmore once paid for 2000 Kentucky Derby victor Fusaichi Pegasus. "We still can't believe we went through this". It was unclear how much Baffert stood to make from the three wins. Six races, six victories and only in the Preakness did he appear vulnerable. [Full Article...]

Transfer News De Gea opens door for Real Madrid move?

Transfer News De Gea opens door for Real Madrid move? De Gea is perhaps Jose Mourinho's best player and losing him at the moment would be too much trouble considering the overhaul the manager has planned. "It's also true that the majority of people in the public eye that disrespected me have not even apologised to me in private". But obviously, I have family and people that are close to you who are more affected than me. [Full Article...]

Luka Doncic stays in draft: Where does he go?

A number of teams have also inquired about the possibility of trading into the top three, with an eye on picking Doncic. I think a guy that they have really looked at heavily is Luka Doncic of Real Madrid. But one thing this team has been missing for years is that franchise-altering player that every championship team has to have. The last time a team traded up for the top point guard prospect... [Full Article...]

France, Arsenal great Vieira takes over as Nice coach

France, Arsenal great Vieira takes over as Nice coach Torrent won 24 trophies alongside Guardiola , most recently helping City to the Premier League title in record-breaking fashion. In 2011, he retired after a spell back in England with Manchester City and after winning 107 French caps. [Full Article...]

Lukaku stars as Belgium batter Costa Rica

Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Belgium recover from a goal behind to beat Costa Rica 4-1 in their final World Cup warm-up match. A penalty appeal by Romelu Lukaku was rejected in the opening minutes, despite the striker appearing to be dragged to the floor. [Full Article...]

Wilder agrees to heavyweight showdown with Joshua

Assuming the details are finalized and the fight announced, Joshua vs. Wilder has won an incredible 39 fights on his unblemished 40-victory record by knockout and has defended the WBC title seven times in a row since winning it three years ago. [Full Article...]

Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri equals Messi's goals record

Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri equals Messi's goals record Forget the players for a moment, forget the opposition, forget that they were in Mumbai , hardly a football hotbed, and focus on the structure. Team India's unbeaten streak was broken recently by New Zealand when they came back from behind to beat the blue Tigers 2-1. [Full Article...]

Sampdoria land Torreira replacement as Osti sends Arsenal their price

Sampdoria land Torreira replacement as Osti sends Arsenal their price Arsenal are reportedly leading the pursuit of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira after agreeing to trigger the £22m release clause on his contract. The 22-year-old is now with Uruguay's national team and is preparing for the World Cup this summer. We'll have to wait and see how talks progress but we desperately need to sign a defensive midfielder this summer and Torreira would be a solid a... [Full Article...]

Angels' Shohei Ohtani to have Tommy John surgery

Angels' Shohei Ohtani to have Tommy John surgery ESPN's Pedro Gomez reported that the Angels are anxious that Ohtani's UCL sprain has progressed to Grade 3, a full tear that would require ligament replacement surgery (a.k.a. Eppler told reporters in a conference call Thursday that Ohtani underwent injections of platelet-rich plasma and stem cells Thursday in Los Angeles, a treatment used to aid the healing and regeneration of soft tissues su... [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open crown

Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open crown No arguing against that sentiment. Still, it is rather remarkable how Nadal, a French Open champion yet again a week past his 32nd birthday, and Federer, who turns 37 in less than two months, seem to stay forever young. It took her another three years to get a second opportunity, but it ended in heartbreak against an unseeded Ostapenko. Halep, Caroline Wozniacki and Garbine Muguruza remained... [Full Article...]

Del Potro powers past Cilic to set up Rafa clash

Del Potro powers past Cilic to set up Rafa clash He doesn't cede a thing and he doesn't let up. Thiem, who swept past second seed Alexander Zverev in the last-eight, broke the Italian in the first game. Second-seeded pairing Latisha Chan of Taiwan and Ivan Dodig of Croatia have won the French Open mixed doubles title for the first time . He added: "It was a very hard match against a good friend and good player". [Full Article...]

Deal done: Watford complete permanent signing of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona

Deal done: Watford complete permanent signing of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona The 24-year-old becomes Watford's second summer signing, following the arrival of England youth global Ben Wilmot from Stevenage last month. "FC Barcelona will also receive a percentage of any future transfer operations to other clubs". 'Our ambition to succeed and grow in the Premier League remains as strong as ever'. The winger struggled for playing time under Ernesto Valverde, though, makin... [Full Article...]

Roma willing to sell Alisson at the right price

Roma willing to sell Alisson at the right price The Goalkeeper has had a fantastic season in net for the Romans and since attracted many suitors including Liverpool and Real Madrid with Jurgen Klopp keen on getting a new No.1. Liverpool fans have already experienced disappointment during this summer's transfer window, following Nabil Fekir's failed move to Anfield, so the signing of Alisson would be a much needed morale boost for the club a... [Full Article...]

How Tite exorcised the ghosts of Brazil's World Cup humiliation

How Tite exorcised the ghosts of Brazil's World Cup humiliation Neymar is now joint third top-scorer for his country with only the legendary Ronaldo and the great Pele ahead of him in the illustrious list. Tite has worked to address any perceived reliance on the PSG star by incorporating both Gabriel Jesus and Phil Coutinho into a fluid front three and it has paid dividends. [Full Article...]

England's Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup

England's Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup It's a concern from way out of the left-field from the former-Arsenal star but I suppose with the competition looming, only time will tell exactly how well the English will perform under the bright lights in Russian Federation. "Everyone wants to play and the manager has to pick 11 when there are 23 to choose from, so I'm just one of many people who want to be in the team". [Full Article...]

Pistons have continued interest in Casey, Beilein as head coach

Former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey continues to be linked to the Detroit Pistons' vacant coaching job. According to ESPN, after going through interviews last week Detroit officials want to continue discussions with University of MI coach John Beilein and former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey. [Full Article...]

Rickie Fowler announces engagement to Allison Stokke

Rickie Fowler announces engagement to Allison Stokke Open at Shinnecock alongside Marc Leishman and Hideki Matsuyama. Rick and Allison have been side by side for most of the last couple of seasons and the couple has lived the good life (evidenced from social media posts). "Yes! And happy national best friend day to my best best friend!" Stokke posted on Instagram. "Congrats to you both", Timberlake wrote. "Three down one to go". [Full Article...]


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