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Cornet And Minella Reach Gstaad Final


The French top seed, who said she took encouragement from her country's World Cup triumph a week ago, needed two hours to get past a determined opponent who is only just returning to the Tour after becoming a mother. Cornet could barely lift the stylised trophy representing the Alps during the ceremony: "I was so exhausted after the match and it must have weight 15 kilograms, she joked". Read More »

FIFA Announce Nominations For The Best Men's Player 2018 Award


Ronaldo was named The Best FIFA Men's Player in the past two years, with the award having been inaugurated in 2016 after FIFA and France Football chose to no longer work together to produce the FIFA Ballon d'Or prize. Mbappe finished seventh in last year's Ballon d'Or count, while Neymar came third for the second time. The winners announced in London on September 24 are voted by national coaches and captains, plus media from FIFA's 211 member countries, and fans voting online. Read More »

FIFA Best Coach award shortlist: Southgate alongside Guardiola Deschamps Zidane


The world football governing body will host its annual The Best Football Awards gala on 24 September, when The Best FIFA Men's Coach and all the other 2018 award winners will be announced. From the shortlist, four groups of the football community, namely journalists, fans, national team coaches and captains - each section having a weighting of 25% - will now be allowed to vote for their favourites. Read More »

Mesut Ozil's agent slams Bayern president Uli Hoeness for "foolish" comments

Germany's star player, who has Turkish origins, has been criticized by German politicians and media outlets after he met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, ahead of elections in Turkey. Germany's first game after the World Cup debacle is against newly-crowned world champions France in the new Nations League tournament on September 6 in Munich. Read More »

Tear gas from farmer protest halts Tour de France


Race officials brought the riders to a standstill to allow them to wash their faces and receive medical attention, and after a 15-minute delay the race resumed. The incident took place on the 16th stage of the race. Moscon had been a key figure in Sky's successful start to the tour. He may well have antagonised those behind such antics. Read More »

Reasons Why Alex Iwobi is the Next Big Thing in African Football


The German midfielder is one of three players returning from World Cup duty who have been named in the 25-man squad for the tour along with Mohamed Elneny (Egypt) and Alex Iwobi (Nigeria). And though Matthaus, a World Cup victor with Germany in 1990, said the media coverage around the photograph played its part in Ozil's decision, he believes Germany would be better served going forward without the Arsenal playmaker's services. Read More »

Dennis Robertson Attended Kawhi Leonard's Meeting With Raptors


The Spurs decided they were done fielding offers and pulled the trigger on a Kawhi Leonard trade early Wednesday morning, sending the disgruntled forward (along with Danny Green ) to the Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan , Jakob Poeltl and a protected first-round pick. Read More »

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Runneth Over With Upsets and Strategic Brilliance


Pogba has faced criticism from the media for his performances in recent times, so Deschamps was delighted that he was able to thrive under that pressure. Eight were eliminated, including Portugal, Spain and Mexico, three countries I had been rooting for. Manager Didier Deschamps did not produce the most exciting playing style, with the exception of the 4-3 win over Argentina. Read More »

Richarlison passes Everton medical ahead of move from Watford


The Toffees are now in advanced talks to sign the talented 21-year-old, whom their new coach Marco Silva signed for just £12 million during his time at Watford. However journalist Rob Vera has an interesting theory which suggests that Everton chose to offer the Hertfordshire club such a high fee for Richarlison in the hope that it might smooth over the compensation dispute over Silva. Read More »

Giant LeBron banner to be removed again in Cleveland


According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne , bringing in Stephenson, McGee and Rondo is the beginning of a strategy that Lakers president Magic Johnson outlined to James when the two reportedly met at the four-time NBA MVP's home before he decided he wanted to become a Laker. Read More »

Froome ready to support Team Sky colleague Thomas


Brailsford said Sky would consider taking further action against Moscon after the Tour concludes next weekend. "I will need a bad day from Thomas ", said Dumoulin. The first word was "no": Froome's response when quizzed about whether he would expect Geraint Thomas to drop back down the road to help him should he, the defending champion, be involved in an accident or suffer fatigue when the race resumes in the Pyrenees today. Read More »

Tebow needs surgery, season likely over


Binghamton Rumble Ponies manager Luis Rojas reported Sunday that Tebow was scheduled to see a specialist on Monday and that further determinations would have to await the results of the examination. Less than two weeks ago, Tebow played in the Class AA Eastern League All-Star Game in Trenton, N.J. He is batting.273 with six home runs and 36 RBIs and a team-high 103 strikeouts in 83 games. Read More »

England beaten by New Zealand in World Cup Sevens final


New Zealand led 14-7 at halftime, before holding their nerve in a tense second spell to win the tournament for the third time. New Zealand's results in the Sevens World Series - the sport's ten-tournament worldwide competition - have been mixed with their sole victory last season coming in Cape Town back in December. Read More »

Bayern Munich president attacks Mesut Ozil after star announces shock retirement


Ozil earned 92 caps for Germany and was part of Joachim Low's side who won the World Cup in 2014. Ozil who has now rejoined with his club for pre-season, issued a three-part lengthy statement on his Twitter account explaining his decision to quit, attacking DFB president Reinhard Grindel and the German media for being racist and frustrating him. Read More »

Ed Woodward and Jose Mourinho set for crunch talks over Anthony Martial


Pereira has returned to United this summer and was instantly thrust into a deep-lying midfield role by Jose Mourinho during his side's first pre-season game against Mexican side Club America earlier this week. With many of his best players missing the trip after World Cup commitments, the Portuguese appeared content that the squad - this time with Alexis Sanchez included - were able to get some practice in, if nothing else. Read More »

Tour de France is Geraint Thomas's to lose, according to Bradley Wiggins


Cort Nielsen claimed his first career win at the Tour after staying ahead of Ion Izagirre and Bauke Mollema in a sprint over the final 200 metres. The general classification contenders led by Team Sky finished the transition stage more than 18 minutes behind victor Omar Fraile (Astana) but the last climb in Mende allowed for humble comparison. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony set to sign with Rockets


When the waivers clear, he will be able to sign with the team of his choice. Carmelo Anthony is set to sign with the Houston Rockets on a one-year deal at the $2.4 million veteran minimum, according to The New York Times' Marc Stein . Read More »

Raptors head sorry for DeRozan deal 'miscommunication'


Superstar Kawhi Leonard and forward Danny Green were sent to the Raptors in the deal, who shipped Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick to San Antonio. Can't trust em", he posted. "When you get a chance to get a top five player, which it doesn't come very often, I think you have to jump on it", Ujiri said. Read More »

Francesco Molinari wins British Open as Tiger Woods has impressive rally


Molinari settled for the best cheer of them all. McIlroy finished in a four-way tie for second at six under alongside England's Justin Rose and Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele of the United States, while American 14-time major victor Tiger Woods held the outright lead on the final day for a spell before finishing at five under par. Read More »

Viral Cubs fan reportedly helped kid get foul ball earlier


A viral video shows a ball being tossed from the field to a small fan during Sunday's game against the Cardinals. A fan in the second row then picked the ball up and handed it to the woman seated next to him. Kaplan tweeted: "I spoke with people from the Cubs". A man was filmed laughing and clapping after snatching a baseball a coach threw to a little boy at a game. Read More »

Proteas in trouble after Maharaj heroics


The Lankan spinners who wrought havoc in the first Test at Galle dismissing South Africa for scores of 126 and 73 continued their stranglehold on the Proteas batsmen who were all at sea against the spin of Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera who took nine wickets between them. Read More »

Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial, Willian


Jose Mourinho and Manchester United have been chasing Harry Maguire since the World Cup and now the odds are looking even better for the former Blade. The England worldwide was rock solid for Leicester last season, earning a place in Gareth Southgate's squad that made the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals. Read More »

Pete Pistone on dirt racing in Xfinity, Cup — NASCAR America


Even noted semi-curmudgeon Brad Keselowski (we kid, Brad K.) was for the idea, albeit while noting that you couldn't just throw Cup cars out there and say have at it. They all have the resources to do it. You don't have to bring your best aerodynamic vehicle. This Wednesday night will be his first truck series start at the historic half-mile oval. Read More »

Pulisic swap as Dortmund ace rocks Liverpool


Matip's last appearance of 2017/18 came in March, with the Cameroon centre-back sustaining a thigh injury against Crystal Palace and subsequently undergoing an operation. Here are five things we learned from the Jurgen Klopp derby in America. And, despite Klopp's side dominating much of the remainder of the match, they were undone late on when Pulisic struck a second and Jacob Bruun Larsen sealed the result . Read More »

Hart eager to exit Manchester City


I'm supposed to be here so this is where I put in all my energy. He missed out on Russian Federation after his move to West Ham turned sour and he wants to feel valued again. "I need to go somewhere permanent, I think that's obvious", said Hart after making his first Man City appearance since August 2016 in the friendly loss to Borussia Dortmund in the US on Friday night. Read More »

Dodgers land Manny Machado from Orioles, AP source says


The Dodgers , who lost to the Houston Astros in last year's World Series in a seventh-game winner-take-all showdown for the crown, lost shortstop Corey Seager just a month into the 2018 campaign to elbow reconstruction surgery, ending his season after only 26 games. Read More »

Ice-cool Molinari holds off pack to win absorbing Open

Padraig Harrington's successful defence 10 years ago was an impressive performance, Darren Clarke's heroic and stoic victory in 2011 was memorable, Phil Mickelson's brilliant rally at Muirfield five years ago is a personal favourite and who couldn't have been impressed by Henrik Stenson's magnificence two years ago. Read More »

Johnny Manziel has reportedly been traded


This was a huge trade that involved two CFL first-round draft selections, so the Alouettes obviously believe Manziel is the guy. However, he will likely play for a Montreal team that has scored only 69 points through the team's first five games. Read More »

The T-Shirt Tiger Woods’ Son Wore Today Is Going Viral

In his prime, Woods could never be called the most endearing champion. Kisner, who had begun the day on nine-under with Spieth and Schauffele, suffered a awful start with a double bogey at the second and a bogey at the third to slip back although he responded with a chip-in birdie at the fifth. Read More »

Gianni Moscon sorry for 'incident' with Elie Gesbert

In a statement, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford said a decision on whether Moscon would face further action will be made after the Tour. The impact of Moscon's exclusion may be considerable for a team that is trying to back two leaders at this year's Tour, and which will now have just five riders to work for Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome until the race ends in Paris on July 29. Read More »

Arsenal Demand £22.3m From Lazio For Iwobi


New coach Unia Emery names Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi in Arsenal 25-man squad for a pre-season tour to Singapore . Despite attracting interest from Lazio, AC Milan and Premier league club's Everton, the Nigeria worldwide is ready to commit his future to the Gunners . Read More »

Vettel says he will not lose sleep over 'small mistake'


Hamilton finished 4.5 seconds ahead of Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas , and 6.7 clear of Ferrari's third-placed Kimi Raikkonen , but a time penalty would have demoted him down the order. "And that is not always easy, and today that went against him, I would say". The Briton was subject to a lengthy steward's investigation for swerving out of the pit entry lane when his team suddenly aborted a tyre change while the safety auto was out. Read More »