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Lionel Messi donates wedding leftovers to local food bank

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And based on what the president has now told Mundo Deportivo about what Messi informed him, they never had any reason to doubt. Following Friday´s ruling by Barcelona provincial court, Messi will instead pay 252,000 euros ($287,000) and his father 180,000 euros in fines. Read More »

Sirigu Believes Verratti Is Kept 'Prisoner' At Paris Saint-Germain

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The statement alone, could come as quite a shock, but the Torino goalkeeper believes that the Parisian club is keeping hold of the midfielder despite the player making his intentions of playing elsewhere very clear to his club. "He told me that if he sold him, he'd be putting his position at risk and that they'd never forgive him in Doha ". Despite being linked with Verratti for much of the summer, the Barcelona chief claims PSG's stubborn refusal to sell has meant that discussions ... Read More »

Marcus Morris traded to Boston

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The Celtics also are sending a 2019 second-round pick to Detroit, the outlet said . Morris, if the trade goes through, will be playing for his fifth team in his first seven National Basketball Association seasons. He provides another power forward option alongside Jae Crowder - assuming Crowder sticks around. Having posted a nERD of -3.0 in 79 starts, Morris ranked 14th of 15 Detroit players in 2016-17. Read More »

Iran's Haddadi Claims Gold at Asian Athletic Championships

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The Karnataka athlete, who had won gold at the previous two editions, saw his title slip from his grasp with an effort of 60.81 metres. Guan Quayin China took silver with 17.91. He was just behind Muhammed Irfan Shamsuddin of Malaysia (60.96m) but was way off Asian champion Ehsan Hadadi of Iran, who clinched the gold with 64.84m. Read More »

Gordon Hayward Reportedly Goes Suit Shopping in Boston

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Zach Randolph already has left the Grizzlies, as he and George Hill have agreed to contracts with the Sacramento Kings . A sign-and-trade for Boston to clear max space for Hayward is possible , but remember, if Crowder is going to the Jazz, expect them to send back additional assets beyond Hayward. Read More »

Manchester United hopeful of completing 2 transfers this week

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It's explained that Manchester United want to pay "around" €70m, but that Real Madrid are looking for €90m. The 24-year-old's name features regularly among the blogs and Twitter feed's of football's chattering classes and from nearly the very start Morata has carried a reputation as one of Europe's best youngsters. Read More »

Cubs to call up Schwarber from Triple-A

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When Schwarber returned from injury in the World Series, he hit for a.412 average and a.500 on-base percentage, setting expectations for a strong return in 2017. On Wednesday, manager Joe Maddon indicated Schwarber could return to the leadoff role but also said he liked Jon Jay batting first when the Cubs face a right-handed pitcher. Read More »

Diego Costa transfer bid expected from Atletico Madrid this week

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Atletico Madrid will attempt to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea this week, according to reports. Seemingly, Atletico Madrid remain keen to resign the player and a deal looks as though it could well be completed imminently. The controversial Chelsea striker has been pining for a move back to his former club under Diego Simeone, a manager he hugely respects. Los Colchoneros had initially agreed a deal for Alexandre Lacazette , but the transfer failed to materialise due to their ... Read More »

Red Sox throw another lefty at Rays

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The Boston Red Sox's offense and pitching had been clicking on all cylinders recently, but the past two games have been a different story. He had a great game when we needed him to, not only at the plate hitting, but behind the plate. Bogaerts was among five players that had a chance to get voted in my fans in the league's Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. He was replaced at shortstop in the bottom of the first by Tzu-Wei Lin, who moved over from third base. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs sign veteran forward Rudy Gay

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Gay will likely be remembered when he retires as a talented scorer who was miscast as a lead option and who frustrated observers by never reaching his star potential. With regards to his rehab, Gay said in mid April that he felt as if he was ahead of schedule . The Spurs used the full midlevel exception on Gay, one of their top targets since free agency began, to add another athletic wing alongside last season's MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard . Read More »

Hardaway Jr. signs offer sheet with Knicks

The rebuilding Hawks now have two days to match the offer if they want to keep the 6-6 guard, who was a first-round pick of the Knicks in 2013. Charania says the offer sheet is $71 million-plus and the final year's salary is almost $19 million. Read More »

Leeds United fans react to signing of former Newcastle midfielder

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The 28-year-old spent five years with Newcastle, amassing over 100 appearances with the Magpies and earning a reputation as a useful versatility player. have made a decision to part ways with the Ajax youth product. Having seen it for the first time, what do you think of it? And that is saying something given they will be playing Premier League football next term, which suggests that he could still well do a job at Championship level for Leeds . Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: 'Bored' Bernard Tomic fined, dropped by racket sponsor

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Tomic lost tamely to Mischa Zverev in the Wimbledon first round then later admitted in his press conference that he took a medical timeout to try and interrupt the rhythm of his opponent. Wimbledon officials confirmed Tomic was fined for his media interview comments and not for calling for a trainer when he wasn't injured. Said Tomic in 2017: "Well, right now not really". Read More »

Grizzlies to retire ex-MSU star Randolph's number

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The 40-year-old Carter is the oldest active player in the league, but he made it clear after last season that he wasn't planning on retiring. The number retirement acknowledged not only Randolph's on-court contributions as the franchise's all-time leader in field goals and rebounds - "and, of course, takedowns." - but also his efforts in the Memphis community. Read More »

James Johnson agrees to 4-year deal to stay with Heat

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Nearly immediately after Gordon Hayward signed with the Celtics, the team began plans to purge some money to afford Hayward's four-year, $128 million deal. Olynyk is capable of playing power foward, and could prove to be a strong frontcourt partner to Hassan Whiteside . However, in the last 25 games, his play improved dramatically. Read More »

Novak Djokovic breezes into third round at Wimbledon

The second seed will also be aware that it was Wimbledon's third round last year where his recent troubles began as he crashed out to Sam Querrey , the only time in the last seven years he has not reached at least the last four. Federer will turn 36 next month and has no imminent plans on retirement, but he has missed three of the past five Grand Slam events after an Open era-record 65 straight appearances. Read More »

Royals' Mike Moustakas selected to second All-Star Game in fan vote

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This will be Turner's first time at the All-Star Game, and with the Dodgers playing like baseball's hottest team, it should be especially gratifying for the nine-year veteran. High percentage hitter Turner outdistanced Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant , Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon , Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds and Marlins first baseman Justin Bour for the All-Star honor. Read More »

New Clippers point guard Milos Teodosic is one of basketball's flashiest passers

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The Clippers and Milos Teodosic agreed on a two-year, $12.3-million contract, an National Basketball Association source told the Southern California News Group on Thursday. Beverley averaged 9.5 points on 42 percent shooting and 4.2 assists. The 28-year-old Gallinari will join Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan in the Clippers' frontcourt as another option on offense. Read More »

Mayweather vs. McGregor: The best insults and moments so far

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Not too late for Conor to sign up. Any way he wants to do it, [McGregor] is gonna get whooped. Holm, one of the few fighters to find success in both boxing and the UFC, believes Mayweather-McGregor is far from a black eye to boxing and also doesn't rule out the possibility of a McGregor upset. Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks close to deal

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According to Tim McMahon of ESPN, the Mavs and Dirk are now working on a deal of $10 million over 2 years. The 7-foot German skipped on his $25-million second season of his prior two-year deal, opting to aim for a one-and-one scenario in order to give the Mavs some flexibility with this rich free agent market. Read More »

Fee agreed for Lukaku move to Old Trafford

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Rooney was believed to have been interested in a move to the United States with one of the Major League Soccer clubs but none of them were tempted. Rooney has, in the past, apparently been edging closer to joining Manchester City and Chelsea in years gone by, but this feels undeniably different. Read More »

Bethanie Mattek-Sands Suffers Serious Knee Injury at Wimbledon 2017

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Mattek-Sands, now world No 99, is an Olympic Gold Medalist in mixed doubles and has won five Grand Slam titles in women's doubles and two in the mixed doubles throughout her career. Cirstea jumped over the net but then had to turn away when she saw her opponent's injury. Over 2015 and 2016, Mattek-Sands compiled a 37-36 record in such matches. Read More »

Alex Wood dominant in Dodgers' win Wednesday night

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Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Godley (3-2, 2.67 ERA) has yet to give up more than three runs in a start this season. "I don't know how often you get two teams that are 50-plus wins before the All-Star break playing against each other, especially in the same division", Wood said. Read More »

Hamilton and Vettel make up after Baku incident

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Hamilton, 14 points behind Vettel after eight races, missed out on victory in Baku after a headrest worked loose and he had to pit. My only point there in the reply to him was that I hope he makes that clear. There was a buzz of anticipation before the news conference, and the mood was leavened by Danish driver Kevin Magnussen, the first of the three scheduled drivers to arrive. Read More »

Sports court CAS rejects Sagan's appeal of Tour disqualification

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The pair both spoke to the media after the race and expressed the respect in their relationship. The BORA-hansgrohe rider was initially penalised with an 80-point deduction after he appeared to force Cavendish wide using his elbow, prompting the Englishman to crash as he ran out of space against the barriers. Read More »

He's Back: Kyle Schwarber makes his return to Chicago

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Schwarber could be the July boost this Cubs team needs as his bat changes the landscape of this lineup, especially if he can help bring stability to the leadoff spot . The likely corresponding move involves putting right-hander John Lackey on the 10-day disabled list. He started the season as the Cubs' leadoff hitter, but has struggled with a measly.171 batting average. Read More »

Oregon's Payton Pritchard points way for USA Basketball to FIBA U19 quarterfinals

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John Calipari's team got off to a big start but was outscored 21-20 in the second quarter yet still led 50-31 at halftime. They've got a couple of really good players, and then after that, they're not as good. With Mali tiring, Washington entered in the fourth quarter and scored six of his team-high 20 points in the first four minutes. The eight winning teams from Wednesday's round of 16 will compete in the medal quarterfinals Friday, followed by the medal semifinals Saturday and the Bronze ... Read More »

'Arda Turan will remain at Barcelona for next season'

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Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has made keeping Messi at Barca a personal crusade. "He plays here and he should retire here". Messi joined Barcelona way back in 2001 from Newell's Old Boys. Messi recently tied the knot with long-term partner Antonella Roccuzzo shortly after his 30th birthday, and will return from honeymoon in the Caribbean next week to ink the deal that puts his new salary at £26.4m per season after tax. Read More »

Konta wins epic battle against Vekic at Wimbledon

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That made it the best home performance here since 1997. In the end Murray needed just an hour and 36 minutes to win 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Less than three weeks ago, Johanna Konta was denied a grass-court title when Donna Vekic beat the British number one in the Nottingham final. Read More »

Nick Kyrgios retires hurt as Venus breaks down at Wimbledon

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Apparently grass is not the best surface for my knee. World number 70 Herbert reached the second round of Wimbledon for the third consecutive year. Rafa Nadal moved seamlessly from months of claycourt success to a satisfyingly smooth first-round victory on grass as he opened his Wimbledon campaign with a commanding 6-1 6-3 6-2 victory over Australian John Millman yesterday. Read More »

Richard Jefferson says he's returning to Cavs next season in latest podcast

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James Jones' future with the Cavs remains uncertain. A 16-year veteran, Jefferson averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 20.4 minutes a night last season-which actually represented a 2.5-minute-per-game bump from the year prior. CHICAGO - The Bulls have signed No. 7 overall draft pick Lauri Markkanen . Markkanen averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds and shot 49.2 percent from the field and 42.3 from 3-point range in his lone season at Arizona. Read More »

Suspected Somali militants raid Kenyan police post, disrupt communication

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We will continue to assess the results of the operation, and will provide additional information as appropriate". "Specific details about the units involved and assets used will not be released in order to ensure operational security". "We will continue to assess the results of the operation and will provide additional information as appropriate", the USA military's Africa Command said in a statement. Read More »

UFC 213: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko statistical breakdown

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With one minute left, Nunes took Shevchenko's back and fought for a rear naked choke for most of the remainder of the round. In the co-main, arguably the two best middleweights in the world will face off when Yoel Romero meets Robert Whittaker for the interim championship with champion Michael Bisping doing exactly the opposite of what the main event represents, at least according to many UFC fans. Read More »

Victoria Police investigating AFL diversity manager Ali Fahour punch

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His 14 week suspension triggers a lifetime ban from football. He was spotted running to join a melee and punched veteran defender Dale Saddington, knocking him unconscious. Fahour, who is the brother of former Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour, was immediately red-carded for the incident, which shocked and outraged players and local onlookers. Read More »

Nick Young Signs with the Golden State Warriors

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There is a player option on the second year of the new deal, which means Durant will nearly certainly look to do this all over again next summer. The NBA Finals MVP could have taken the $34 million dollar max per year, but has made a decision to do his part and help the team contend for more rings. Read More »