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People now want French and Croatian presidents to fall in love


Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the emir of Qatar , whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament. Another said: "We are few, but we believed and that is enough". He said the country was "thankful for the millions of kind words that the World Cup guests said about Russian Federation and our people". Read More »

Raptors Could Be In 'Driver's Seat' To Trade For Kawhi Leonard

Windy appeared on Zach Lowe's podcast, The Lowe Post , on Monday, and shared his opinion on the status of negotiations around the league. Because Leonard is a player teams fear could be a one-year rental, many offers are modified. That number is likely larger, but it's nonetheless notable for a sluggishly-moving situation for the Spurs, who have not received impressive-enough offers for their swingman with one year left on his contract and a reported expectation he would like to join the Los ... Read More »

Eden Hazard should consider leaving Chelsea, says Roberto Martinez


Meanwhile, previously had reported that Chelsea have placed a £200 million world record price tag on Eden Hazard as they prepare for a possible switch to La Liga side Real Madrid this summer. Hazard told reporters: "After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different. You know my preferred destination", Hazard disclosed. Read More »

Manchester United kick-off pre-season training in America without Alexis Sanchez


As is so often the case with high-profile new arrivals who struggle to justify the huge sums involved to sign them, the harder Sanchez tried, the worse he got as United ended the season without a trophy. Sources said Sanchez is hopeful of clearing up the issue in the coming days and should be free to join Jose Mourinho and the rest of the squad in Los Angeles this week. Read More »

Liverpool Make Official Bid For Roma Keeper Alisson


If Alisson's move to Liverpool doesn't materialise, or he elects to join Chelsea , 41-year old Alison will undoubtedly get some abuse from fans in her mentions. The Blues are in the market for another goalkeeper amid intense speculation linking Thibaut Courtois with a move to Real Madrid and Alisson has been identified as a possible replacement for the Belgian worldwide. Read More »

Usain Bolt's agent confirms A-League talks


The 31-year-old Jamaican, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, retired from athletics last year following the World Championships in London. Australian football agent Tony Rallis claims a deal between the Mariners and Bolt has been agreed "in principle". Read More »

Tiger Woods: I thought I might never play the Open again

Look what Tom [Watson] did at Turnberry at 59. "So it's possible. Greg [Norman] was there at Birkdale, I think about 54-ish". It certainly can be done. I've changed putters. I've tweaked my swing a little bit and everything's gotten just a little bit better. "I would like to see him put up that money". Read More »

Thousands of police deployed ahead of Champs Elysées parade

Joy over the victory brightened the Monday morning commute in Paris , with young people in cars still singing and shouting in celebration. France is readying to welcome home the national soccer team for a parade down the Champs-Elysees, where tens of thousands thronged after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia Sunday. Read More »

Oddsmakers believe Raptors are favorites to land Kawhi Leonard

And another turn was added on Thursday when OddsShark declared the Toronto Raptors as even-money favorites to land the services of the Spurs superstar for the upcoming season. When healthy, he is arguably the best two-way player in the game. It seems like forever since we've even seen Leonard. He played in just nine games a year ago. Read More »

The Women's World Cup Is Less Than a Year Away


Thanks to its talented roster of star players like Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, France sealed its dazzling 4-2 defeat of Croatia on Sunday. While there were celebrations in places like Chandannagar, the erstwhile French enclave in West Bengal, Chandigarh too saw French officials and students celebrating the Les Bleus title win. Read More »

Brushing Russia probe aside, Trump, Putin lay groundwork for future talks


This all happened just mere moments ago, and I'm gonna have developing thoughts on this as I have a chance to learn about it in a non-pressurized circumstance. "It was nothing short of treasonous". Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. He said that Trump "sold out" his community, the justice system, and "worst of all, our country" during the press conference . Read More »

Manchester United Eyeing Gareth Bale in the Future


Real Madrid have been forced to deny they have agreed deals for both Neymar and Mbappe this summer while Hazard dropped a huge transfer hint yesterday. "Maybe I'll stay in Real Madrid , but maybe not", Bale is quoted as saying by Cadena Cope . The Real Madrid forward is the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer after revealing after the Champions League final he was considering leaving Spain. Read More »

MLB Home Run Derby: Participants, Format, Odds & More


Since making his debut in Major League Baseball in 2015, many envisioned the Cubs' young slugger participating in this event. "It was unbelievable, " Harper said. The Orioles' Manny Machado was one of them. So, instead of Judge and Stanton rattling the rafters like a year ago, the Derby featured All-Star leadoff hitter Javier Báez, Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman , Atlanta Braves slugger Freddie Freeman and three non-All-Stars - Schwarber, Philadelphia Phillies left ... Read More »

Usain Bolt to be lightning striker for Aussie club Central Coast Mariners

He has since trialled with German giants Borussia Dortmund and Stromsgodset in Norway. Fifa 98's Usain Bolt is tackled by France 98's defender Bixente Lizarazu during an exhibition football match between France's 1998 World Cup's French football national team and FIFA 98 composed with former global players, to mark the 20th anniversary of France's 1998 World Cup victory, on June 12, 2018 at the U Arena in Nanterre, near Paris. Read More »

Former LSU star Alex Bregman named a Home Run Derby participant


As the participant with the most home runs through Tuesday's games, Aguilar (23 home runs) will be the No. 1 seed and will face off against Hoskins (14). From their homes, fans can step into Marlins Park in Miami, Nationals Park, and Progressive Field in Cleveland to hit home runs and tally as many points as possible in the timed home run competition. Read More »

Fox's Sean Hannity praises Trump as "very strong" at Putin presser


The tweet appeared to backtrack on what Trump said during a joint press conference with President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, hours earlier. US President Donald Trump emerged from a meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday saying he saw no reason to believe Russia had hacked the 2016 USA presidential election, and the Russian leader "was extremely strong and powerful" in denying it. Read More »

LeBron James to miss USA Basketball minicamp


It seemed like only a matter of time until LeBron James was going to show up to support his new team at the Las Vegas Summer League. This summer, even without Ball or Kuzma playing and Josh Hart being the main talent, the Lakers are storming their way through the tournament. Read More »

Unai Emery speaks out over Aaron Ramsey future


Ozil's mental toughness has often been questioned in England after inconsistent performances for Arsenal , but the new Gunners boss says he wants to "help" him. I want to work with him in a new way, and with an ambition for continuing with his quality [and] getting better in the team. Arsenal have held initial talks with Sevilla over a deal for N'Zonzi but will likely need to sell before they'd be able to make a bid in the region of £35m. Read More »

Putin summit brings end to frosty US-Russia relations


The damage inflicted by President Trump's naivete, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate. In his full statement, McCain said that " no prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant ". Read More »

President Trump Sides With Putin At Historic Summit

But after Putin again denied meddling in the election, Trump used his time at the lectern to undermine the conclusion reached by USA intelligence agencies, the Justice Department and private cybersecurity experts that Russian Federation hacked the Democrats . Read More »

Rooney ‘delighted’ with win in debut, hopes for more game time


Looking at a one-goal deficit as the second half started, the Whitecaps came out firing on all cylinders, controlling the pace and putting a lot of pressure on United's back line. "I think [Rooney] just makes the right play", said Olsen. "He's going to make others around him better". The former Manchester United and Everton forward made the move to MLS when the Premier League season was over. Read More »

Croatians give heroes´ welcome to World Cup squad


They may have bowed out in a shootout against Croatia in the quarter-finals, but reaching the last eight was a huge overachievement for this team. Deschamps' side did not touch the ball in the first 15 minutes and Croatia played great. France's 4-2 win over Croatia in Sunday's World Cup final brought an end to five weeks of thrilling soccer, shocking upsets, and ditching work to watch games in that bar near the office. Read More »

Porte crashes out of Tour de France


But the quality they have in that team, they could end up first or second". "But we're honest with each other". He also crashed out at stage 9 a year ago while 2014 saw him struck down with pneumonia while challenging for the yellow jersey with Team Sky - ultimately finishing 23rd, while a puncture in 2016 saw him lose two minutes which he never quite managed to make up, going on to take a fifth placed finish. Read More »

England skipper Morgan puts India series win above No 1 ranking


England's Squad for 3rd ODI against India: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Joe Root , Jake Ball, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, David Willey , Mark Wood , James Vince. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was seen bowling in the nets at Leeds prior to India's third and final ODI. Indian captain Virat Kohli hit out at against critics of MS Dhoni after the wicketkeeper-batsman played an uncharacteristic knock in India's unsuccessful chase of 333 in ... Read More »

Soaked but smiling, Croatian president wins admirers at World Cup final

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Sunday gave her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a Croatian soccer jersey with the name "Putin" printed on the back, hours before Croatia's World Cup final against France in Moscow. "People in all of our countries are exhausted of ideological differences, of going back into the past all the time", she said. The intense feelings that remain from the brutal ethnic and sectarian wars that accompanied the breakup of Yugoslavia nonetheless ... Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho blunt in his assessment of Raheem Sterling


Sterling scored 23 goals and registered 17 assists for Pep Guardiola's double-winning Manchester City last season, and will hope for similar form next season as the Blues look to defend their title. United open their tour with a match against Club America at Arizona's Phoenix Stadium before heading to Santa Clara in California to play San Jose Earthquakes. Read More »

Patrice Evra demands respect for Paul Pogba after goal


Perisic was on the scoresheet in Croatia's 2-1 win over England in the semi-finals of the competition last week, and also netted against France in his team's 4-2 defeat in the showpiece final. The Holland global now looks set to head back to former club Ajax, with United at least making back their initial outlay when Louis van Gaal was boss. Read More »

Soccer fans gather for World Cup final

Everyone in the country took to the streets, sang, dance, and, of course, lit thousands of flares, to congratulate our boys on a job well done. Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann admits he considered a Panenka for his World Cup final penalty in France's win over Croatia . Read More »

French World Cup celebrations marred by deaths, injuries


A parade down the Champs Elysees is scheduled for 1530 GMT, and there will be a formal victory reception with Macron at the Elysee Palace at 1630 GMT. Police fired tear gas to disperse the youths who responded by throwing objects and setting rubbish bins on fire, with the unrest causing some stampeding. Read More »