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RMC: Real Madrid and Chelsea reach deal for Thibaut Courtois

RMC: Real Madrid and Chelsea reach deal for Thibaut Courtois Gary Cahill still has a future at Stamford Bridge, says new manager Maurizio Sarri . Hazard told reporters: "After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different". Sarri would not respond to further transfer questions, but expressed some doubt over the central midfielders at his disposal. 'I dont want to be influenced by nothing or no-one or judged by peop... [Full Article...]

Everybody said I'm done - Degenkolb revels in first Tour victory

Everybody said I'm done - Degenkolb revels in first Tour victory In the General classification , the three leaders remained the same: the Belgian rider of BMC Racing's Greg van Avermat is the first, the second Briton Geraint Thomas of Sky, the third American Tja van Garderen of BMC Racing. Among the favorites in the overall standings apart from Froome: Alejandro Valverde is fifth (1:31 behind); Rafal Majka sixth (1:32); Jakob Fuglsang seventh (1:33);... [Full Article...]

Antonio Conte releases classy statement following Chelsea departure

Antonio Conte releases classy statement following Chelsea departure Hazard will not have returned for pre-season training in time for Chelsea's first friendly against Perth Glory on July 23rd, but Chelsea will seek to discuss terms on a new deal with the player's agent this week. Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title during his first year in charge but they were unable to defend their crown last season, finishing fifth in the table. [Full Article...]

Hometown slugger wins All-Star Home Run Derby

Hometown slugger wins All-Star Home Run Derby Bryce Harper won Monday's Home Run Derby in dramatic fashion at his home ballpark, but it left a sour taste in the mouth of another fan base. Hoskins, the No. Schwarber edged Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros , 16-15, while Muncy narrowly beat Schwarber's Cubs teammate Javier Baez, 17-16. However, Schwarber hit a hot streak and edged him out with time to spare. [Full Article...]

After help from Bucks, Parker signs with Bulls

After help from Bucks, Parker signs with Bulls No word on the amount of the deal being discussed, or if the Bucks will match, but the move is a curious one for Chicago. It's unknown whether Parker, a restricted free agent who has a qualifying offer from the Milwaukee Bucks , will sign an offer sheet from the Bulls or if the Bucks will rescind the offer sheet, allowing the Bulls to sign him as an unrestricted free agent. [Full Article...]

Maryland Gov. Hogan criticizes Trump, calls Putin a 'thug'

Maryland Gov. Hogan criticizes Trump, calls Putin a 'thug' In all, Trump's remarks amounted to an unprecedented embrace of a man who for years has been isolated by the US and Western allies for actions in Ukraine, Syria and beyond. Trump denies collusion, as he did repeatedly from the podium in Helsinki. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan said earlier: "Let's be very clear - Russian Federation meddled in our election". [Full Article...]

Ugly scenes! Clashes, road accidents mar French World Cup partying

Ugly scenes! Clashes, road accidents mar French World Cup partying More than 300,000 people filled the Champs Elysees, the area around the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde on Sunday night, partying into the early hours, singing the Marseillaise , setting off firecrackers and blaring horns until the sun rose. [Full Article...]

Croatia given heroes' welcome in Zagreb after World Cup final defeat

Croatia given heroes' welcome in Zagreb after World Cup final defeat France won the match 4-2 and lifted the trophy for the second time in history. But a free kick in the 18th minute from Antoine Griezmann flicked off Croatian star Mario Mandzukic's head and nestled into the far corner of the Croatian net. [Full Article...]

Conte to leave Chelsea, Sarri to replace him

Conte to leave Chelsea, Sarri to replace him Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has seemingly leaked the news that Antonio Conte has been sacked by the club. Could Maurizio Sarri be heading to Chelsea? That's not to mention the fact that Conte boasts the best win percentage (65.1%) of any Chelsea manager in the Premier League era. [Full Article...]

FIFA Head Gianni Infantino

FIFA Head Gianni Infantino The FIFA statement added: "Two members of the English national team displayed unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items during the above-mentioned match". The threat of being subjected to racism meant some fans chose to stay away from the football tournament and even led England's Danny Rose to urge his family not to travel to the country to see him play in person. [Full Article...]

England boss Gareth Southgate set for new £5m-a-year deal

England boss Gareth Southgate set for new £5m-a-year deal Apparently it's bad luck in Croatia to wear your team shirt before game day so the sea of red wasn't as prominent yesterday as it is today - but there were certainly a lot of flags flying and football merchandise was flying off the shelves. [Full Article...]

France’s Kylian Mbappe wins FIFA Young Player Award

France’s Kylian Mbappe wins FIFA Young Player Award We are proud to make the Croatian people happy, the people have forgotten about all the problems. Croatia midfielder Luka Modric accepted the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup after his side lost to France 4-2 in Sunday's final. [Full Article...]

World Cup stars reach out to Thai team

World Cup stars reach out to Thai team Federation Internationale de Football Association had invited the team to the World Cup final on Sunday but the governing body announced the boys wouldn't be able to attend since they are receiving medical treatment after their ordeal. "We have to play as if this were the first game in this tournament". "There is a spirit in the squad that can move mountains". We have a look at the five te... [Full Article...]

Russia to extend soccer fans' visa-free regime to end

Russia to extend soccer fans' visa-free regime to end Apart from Uruguay way back in 1930 when the format was completely different, no nation with a population as small as Croatia's has made a final. "Come on, this is fantastic". "It's not just in Winnipeg, it's across the whole country of Canada and all over the world, Croatian communities are very tight knit and we love to support our country". [Full Article...]

Serena Williams beaten by Angelique Kerber for Wimbledon title

Serena Williams beaten by Angelique Kerber for Wimbledon title The second set was not much better as she made a series of freaky misses, including a drive volley in the final game. That's not to say Kerber is only about defending. She added that Meghan had come to cheer her on at Wimbledon before. She's just getting started. It was as if the capacity Centre Court crowd expected Williams to smash a few more 125 miles per hour aces, which she did to clos... [Full Article...]

Belgium blanks England to claim 3rd place at World Cup

Belgium blanks England to claim 3rd place at World Cup As such, the things we love can no longer sustain our wonder according to how we hope they are; rather, we must rely instead on how they actually are, a terrifying standard in any context. A gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat to Croatia after extra-time at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday night denied England a shot at a second World Cup triumph, instead setting up a consolation game against familia... [Full Article...]

Belgium star Hazard drops Chelsea exit hint

Belgium star Hazard drops Chelsea exit hint Chelsea are close to giving the green light for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to follow his heart to the Santiago Bernabéu, according to reports in Belgium. Chelsea FC would demand a transfer fee in the region of €100m to €130m for Eden Hazard this summer, journalist Ian McGarry has claimed. He continued: "I'm not going to talk about that (his future) now". [Full Article...]

Nuggets sign Isaiah Thomas

Nuggets sign Isaiah Thomas Entering his eighth National Basketball Association season, Isaiah Thomas apparently will be joining a sixth team. The year before, Thomas led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals, averaging 28.9 points and 5.9 assists per game on 46% shooting, 37% from three. [Full Article...]

Louisville erases Papa John's name from stadium as sports teams flee

Louisville erases Papa John's name from stadium as sports teams flee Schnatter, who has naming rights of the stadium until 2040, supported her decision to remove his name from the stadium, Bendapudi said. University President Neeli Bendapudi announced change for Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Friday, as the pizza chain said it is removing Schnatter's image from its marketing. [Full Article...]

Novak Djokovic: 'US Open introduces shot clock without consulting players'

Novak Djokovic: 'US Open introduces shot clock without consulting players' Nadal was two sets to one down before fighting back to win in five sets - and nearly five hours - to reach his first SW19 semi-final since 2011. For Del Potro , who dived, tumbled and slipped as he tried to contain the two-time Wimbledon champion it was an 11th defeat in 16 meetings with the Spaniard. [Full Article...]


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