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Lampard to be appointed at Chelsea within 48 hours

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The Blues are now on the lookout for a new manager after Maurizio Sarri left Stamford Bridge after just one year to take over at Juventus . Chelsea are now without a manager after allowing Maurizio Sarri to head back to Italy to take the Juventus job. Read More »

Premier League will not use VAR for penalty movement

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Goalkeepers at the women's World Cup have been treated like "guinea pigs" with new rules on penalty kicks and its strict implementation thanks to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes said. Lee Alexander's small infringement proved costly for Scotland and England's Karen Bardsley has been angered by the new penalty rule . "The repeated cases of penalties being retaken because of goalkeepers coming fractionally off their line is not fair to anyone", Hayes added. Read More »

1 after Birmingham win

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French Open champion Barty, now ranked No. 2, will take over from Naomi Osaka , who lost 6-2, 6-3 loss to Yulia Putintseva in the second round on Thursday. She is also just the third player this decade to win the Birmingham title without losing a set, joining Sabine Lisicki in 2011 and Ana Ivanovic in 2014, underlining why she is viewed as a favourite for Wimbledon next month. Read More »

Murray moves through to doubles semis

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Murray and his Spanish partner Feliciano Lopez beat Brit Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram 7-6 5-7 10-5 in a pulsating final watched by a capacity Centre Court crowd. His quarter-final win over Mahut is the longest singles match on tournament record since 1991 (three hours and 21 minutes). Murray and Lopez were broken in the seventh game of the match and, as a result, they looked like losing the opener. Read More »

Mets fire pitching coach Eiland

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Mickey Callaway will remain the team's manager for now. Now former pitching coach Dave Eiland was, of course, the pitching coach of Jacob deGrom last season when he won the Cy Young award. He also was the West Michigan Whitecaps manager in 2002, and before that, he managed the Baltimore Orioles in 1995 and was the Chicago Cubs' pitching coach in 1997. Read More »

Yankees OF Maybin goes on IL with strained calf

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The New York Yankees are rolling and having Stanton and Judge back on the field only adds to the positive vibes. Well Hicks had 101 at-bats going into Thursday's action and was hitting.198 with four homers, 16 RBIs and a.299 on-base percentage. Read More »

Barty one match from world No.1 ranking

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The newly-crowned French Open champion will head to Wimbledon as the provisional top seed if she reaches the final of the Birmingham Classic following Naomi Osaka's shock loss to Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva . Should Barty lift the title, she will usurp Australian Open champion Osaka and become only the 27th woman in 49 years to hold the No 1 ranking and head to Wimbledon as the top-seeded player. Read More »

Super Falcons protest unpaid bonuses in France after Women's World Cup exit

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The Nigerian women's team, sometimes known as the Super Falcons , have only been paid around half of the two million Nigerian naira (around $5,600) they are owed from global fixtures dating back several years. Australia missed their first two spot-kicks in the shootout and Ingrid Syrstad Engen buried the winning penalty to send Norway through. "Before the World Cup, we asked them for a meeting so that we could discuss our World Cup bonuses like they did with the men's team a year ago". Read More »

Cameroon beats New Zealand to reach round of 16

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Cameroon's players reacted angrily to the outcome of two VAR reviews, one awarding England's second goal and another ruling out Ajara Nchout's strike early in the second half. There are young girls that are playing all over the world that are watching that behaviour. Neville believes a late tackle on Steph Houghton should've resulted in a red card. Read More »

Norway vs. Australia in the round of 16

Norway took a 1-0 lead in the first half through Isabell Herlovsen, but Elise Kellond-Knight's goal in the 83rd minute brought Australia level, forcing extra time . Norway peppered Australia's goal but was repeatedly denied by goalkeeper Lydia Williams. Defender Steph Catley was the only player able to convert from the spot as Norway rejoiced in qualifying for their sixth Women's World Cup quarter-final. Read More »

Baker Mayfield Paid Off His Bet With Saquon Barkley

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The pendant reads "QUADS", a reference to the Giants' running back's impressive quads. Heading into the awards season, the two friends placed a bet on who would win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. "I knew it was going to be a really close race and I didn't know who was going to win", Barkley said in February, on the eve of the Super Bowl . Mayfield was the No. Read More »

Karunaratne praises Sri Lanka legend Malinga for leading by example

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After the loss against Pakistan, England had won three matches on the bounce and it looked as if they would steamroll their way through to the semis, but the team made some odd moves in the match against Sri Lanka . That seemed a below par total but with paceman Malinga taking 4-43 and off-spinner Dhananjaya de Silva following up with three wickets in quick succession, it proved more than enough as Sri Lanka enjoyed another memorable day at Headingley - the ground where they sealed their ... Read More »

Transfer: Arsenal offer four players for £25m defender

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Arsenal are thought to be on the lookout for a replacement for Nacho Monreal, 33, whose contract runs out this summer. French giants Marseille are looking at Ntcham, while Napoli and Arsenal are both interested in Tierney, with the left-back having always been considered the jewel in Celtic's crown of talented young players. Read More »

Kyrgios fined $17,500 for Queen's Club rants

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The 24-year-old let rip even after he had been given a code violation by the umpire Fergus Murphy for querying a line call on a set point in his match with Roberto Carballes Bena of Spain. I had a conversation with them in Miami after I got fined again for their mistake. It's like a black star. Kyrgios has been routinely fined for his behaviour on court. Read More »

Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge Discuss Selection of Romeo Langford

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The Boston Celtics offseason isn't off to a great start. "I've been told this by many people". Then the draft came and we were hoping that the Celtics would make a splash. Here is how Kyrie Irving can join the LA Lakers or the NY Knicks. "I don't think a lot of this stuff has to do with the city", Pierce told MassLive. Read More »

Andy Murray to play Wimbledon doubles after career-saving operation

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He knows how I feel, we talked about it", Mahut told L'Equipe this week. He said he and Marc Lopez had made contact with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) about the match cited in media reports, a second round defeat by Matt Reid and John Patrick Smith, and was told the match was not under investigation. Read More »

Nashville sends defenseman P.K. Subban to New Jersey

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But it's a fit for the Devils, who are expected to have more than $30 million in cap space. A three-time NHL All-Star and former Norris Trophy victor, Subban tallied nine goals and 22 assists in 63 games during his third season with Nashville in 2018-19. Read More »

Manchester United to use Andreas Pereira in Harry Maguire chase

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As Manchester City continues to build a squad capable of winning the UEFA Champions League, there is no doubt that Guardiola has them in a position to win as good as any other club in Europe. ESPN is reporting that the Red Devils aren't close to Leicester's £80m valuation of the powerful centre-half as Manchester United look to improve their defence this summer. Read More »

Is Sarfraz Ahmed concerned about one South Africa player in particular?

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Both teams are in desperate need of a win as they have both only triumphed in one game so far. But for the three days, we are practising hard. "We've sort of tried to put a lot of focus back completely on to us going forward". But the South Africans prevailed in the ODI series, which was the last time the two teams met before this World Cup . "It was a great game of cricket, and it just proves that as soon as a team clicks on the day, any team at this World Cup can beat any other team", ... Read More »

Manchester United willing to sell Romelu Lukaku for £75m

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United are understood to only want a cash deal for Lukaku , who joined United from Everton in 2017 under Jose Mourinho in a deal worth an initial £75m. Lukaku only scored 15 times for Manchester United last season and has been strongly linked with a move away from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side since the end of the 2018-19 campaign. Read More »

Australia announce their new attack coach

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The NSW Rugby Union and chief executive Andrew Hore of course had no reason to suspect what was to later transpire with Folau, but surely could have waited until midseason when the Waratahs' on-field fortunes were showing signs of continued improvement from 2018 or were headed in the opposite direction. Read More »

Former Wallabies star slams Folau fundraising bid

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Folau , a devout Christian, was sacked last month after a Rugby Australia tribunal found him guilty of " high-level " misconduct for posting on social media that "hell awaits" gay people and others he considers sinners. but personally, I will not support gay marriage". "No, I would not be contributing", Burke said on the Big Sports Breakfast radio program. Could you make a donation, within your capacity to give, in order to support my action? The latest development in the Folau saga ... Read More »

Australia hope to dismiss red-hot Shakib early, says Carey

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He'd been the best bowler too back then, dismissing Adam Gilchrist with the second ball of the match and finishing with very impressive figures of 1/33 in his 10 overs. "That (playing four fast bowlers) might change". Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey says the defending champions will target Bangladesh dangerman Shakib Al Hasan when the two sides meet at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Read More »

NBA Draft 2019: Knicks select RJ Barrett at No. 3

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He's highly accomplished. He had a tremendous freshman season here at Duke". His 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game past year were impressive and he he was a consensus first-team All-American as a freshman. "We saw him in Chicago, had a chance to meet with his dad". Zion Williamson was taken first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies selected point guard Ja Morant at No. Read More »

Ex-Liverpool & Chelsea forward Fernando Torres announces intention to retire

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I have something very important to announce. Fernando Torres has had a storied career with huge success at both club level and while representing Spain . He mentioned that he will have a press conference on 23 June, Sunday, at 10 am Japanese local time to explain his decision further. In 110 games for Spain , he scored the victor in Euro 2008 and was on target in their Euro 2012 final win. Read More »

Thrilling victory for Black Caps over West Indies

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The Kiwis, led by the brilliant Kane Williamson , have so far beaten Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and South Africa. Previously, New Zealand - who set a 292-run target courtesy of Kane Williamson's second successive hundred, the bulk of which was made during a fix job with Ross Taylor - had shown little subtlety in their bowling plans, bumping their opponents' top order incessantly on the country's bounciest surface. Read More »

Federer sets up Goffin final at Halle - ATP Halle 2019

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Federer defeated the 43rd-ranked Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-3 and Goffin brought an end to Matteo Berrettini's eight match winning streak with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win in the semifinals. "He remains risky throughout, and I knew obviously once I gave away that lead things will get very, very tight and they did". " It was a dream come true ", said Herbert on his grass-court training session with Roger Federer . Read More »

Meadow & Maguire miss out as Green leads Women's PGA

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It's the first time she has held the 36-hole lead in her second year on the LPGA Tour. Ariya Jutanugarn , a two-time major champion, closed within one shot until a series of misplays on the back nine. After taking a penalty drop, she proceeded to hole out from 50 metres. "I have had some luck going my way. It's a shorter course, so if you're driving it well you're going to give yourself a lot of opportunities". Read More »

Roger Federer comes through tricky test to make Halle quarter-finals

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Elsewhere, top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas came within three points of becoming another big-name casualty on Thursday at the Fever-Tree Championships, but fought back to reach the quarter-finals on his debut at The Queen's Club. The Spaniard defeated Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-4. "I always knew it was going to be tight because he has got a great first serve". Elsewhere at the Birmingham Classic on Thursday, world number one Naomi Osaka succumbed to a straight sets defeat to Yulia Putintseva, ... Read More »

Sub Ighalo snatches Nigeria winner against stubborn Burundi

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Olivier Niyungeko's men held the three-time African champions for the most part of Saturday's encounter until the 77th minute when substitute Odion Ighalo opened the scoring. Team news is in! Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi is expected to be the key man in midfield for the Super Eagles and he is expected to marshall affairs alongside the experienced Mikel Obi . Read More »

UConn Plans to Join Big East, Leave American Athletic Conference

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Fans have placed much of the blame on the school's conference situation. When the old Big East fell apart, a new Big East formed, focusing on basketball. A possibility for the American in replacing UConn would be to add Army or Air Force as a football-only school, like it now has with Navy, and then add a successful basketball program. Read More »

Super Falcons squeeze through, to play Germany in Grenoble

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The 28-year-old Popp could not have been happier with the outcome as Germany also kept its record of reaching the last eight or better of every FIFA Women's World Cup that has been staged. In the Round of 16, the Super Falcons will be up against Germany while Cameroon have a date against England. "I probably can not play an entire match but I was happy I was not needed today". Read More »