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Salah fans in Grozny, Russia, made big banners for their star player as he visited a stadium in the city amidst much fanfare, as they chanted Egyptian's name. Neymar has been heavily touted to head in the opposite direction, from the French champions to Real Madrid . Ronaldo has nine goals in La Liga, five in Copa del Rey, and four in the Super Cup, while Di Stefano scored 14 in the league, and two apiece in the other two competitions.
  • Vieira confirmed as Nice coach

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    Vieira became a household name in England after joining Arsenal from AC Milan in 1996 as he went on to become the driving force behind three Premier League title successes under Wenger. "Patrick has been a fantastic role model at NYCFC and a true leader on and off the field". Vieira retired as a player in 2011 and moved into coaching taking charge of the under-19 and under-21 Manchester City teams before coaching NY, which shares its owner with City.
  • Adrian Gonzalez Released by Mets After Signing 1-Year Contract in Offseason

    Adrian Gonzalez Released by Mets After Signing 1-Year Contract in Offseason

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    Gonzalez has hit 317 home runs in a 15-year career, but was among the first casualties for a Mets offense that has failed miserably in 2018. González, who has also played for the Rangers , Padres , Red Sox and Dodgers , has hit.287 with 317 home runs and made five All-Star teams in his 15-year Major League Baseball career.
  • Rickie Fowler and Allison Stokke announce engagement on National Best Friend Day

    Rickie Fowler and Allison Stokke announce engagement on National Best Friend Day

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    Fowler is the No. 7 ranked golfer in the world and has four career PGA Tour wins. Fowler and Stokke's posts had more than 400,000 combined likes as of Saturday afternoon. The two have been dating publicly for about a year. In April, Stokke caddied for Fowler at the Masters, but Fowler finished just one stroke behind victor Patrick Reed after shooting a five under on Sunday in Augusta.
  • North America and Morocco finalists for hosting 2026 World Cup

    North America and Morocco finalists for hosting 2026 World Cup

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    No team has succeeded in defending their title at a FIFA World Cup™ since Pele's Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia in the 1962 Final to repeat their 1958 triumph. Meanwhile, on Sunday, Williams' team won the annual Soccer Aid tournament at Old Trafford in Manchester. "You can talk, you're Brazilian and you can dream; we're dreaming more and more ".
  • Winnie Harlow's checkered flag fiasco ends Formula One race early

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    The official in the flagstand at Sunday's Formula 1 race in Montreal waved the checkered flag a lap too soon. Formula 1 rules state that if the checkered flag is waved too early, the race is over as of the last completed lap. "We're dealing with different human beings, different countries, different languages and it's not always absolutely ideal". Whiting said when teams asked what they should do after the flag was shown, he told them to race to the end of lap 70.
  • Xherdan Shaqiri responds to Liverpool FC transfer talk

    Xherdan Shaqiri responds to Liverpool FC transfer talk

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    However, he has confirmed that he will leave the Potters this summer following the club's relegation from the Premier League to the Championship , prompting speculation about his potential destination. Fabinho is already in and Naby Keita 's deal was pre-arranged for this summer, while Fekir looked as though he might be a third addition. After being told of Liverpool's reported interest in his services Shaqiri said: " I can't tell you anything right now ".
  • Dustin Johnson chasing US Open history after return to world No 1

    Dustin Johnson chasing US Open history after return to world No 1

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    That's the flawless way to cap off a win. Not only did he best the field by six strokes at 19-under, he also closed out with a walk-off eagle on the 72nd hole. With Friday's 63, Johnson moved to 10 under for the tournament and the early, Round 2 clubhouse lead. Now Johnson has momentum on his side, and this star-studded trio is somehow even more compelling as U.S.
  • Oldbury magistrate 'delighted' by OBE in Birthday Honours

    Oldbury magistrate 'delighted' by OBE in Birthday Honours

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    Following a wave of terror attacks which struck the United Kingdom in 2017, former assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Mark Rowley, who led the national response, is honoured with a knighthood. He also speaks regularly around the world about improving wellbeing at work. Meanwhile, British Empire Medals were awarded to two residents. I am pleased to see the Queen's Birthday honours recognise the achievements of a diverse and inspiring number of our fellow Scots.
  • Bangladesh beat India by 3 wickets to win maiden Women's Asia Cup

    Bangladesh beat India by 3 wickets to win maiden Women's Asia Cup

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    The Bangladesh bowlers, meanwhile, hardly put a foot wrong during the powerplay, not allowing them to score easy runs, and had seen the back of the unsafe Smriti Mandhana . While their potent spin attack is capable of causing trouble to oppositions, India need to be wary of in-form opener Shamima Sultana and their unsafe vice-captain, Rumana.
  • Germany 2 Saudi Arabia 1: Werner on target as Reus shines

    Germany 2 Saudi Arabia 1: Werner on target as Reus shines

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    Mesut Ozil , also of Turkish descent, made the visit with Gundogan for a photo opportunity with Erdogan , who is the subject of criticism from human rights groups and exiled Turkish citizens over his government's alleged systematic arrest of journalists, civil rights activists and political opponents.
  • French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal not 'crazy' about catching Roger Federer

    French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal not 'crazy' about catching Roger Federer

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    Nadal is the only second player in history to win the same Grand Slam on 11 occasions after Margaret Court, who won 11 Australian Open titles between 1960 and 1973. Over the course of four games-from 4-5 in the first set to 0-3 in the second-Nadal won 20 points. Nadal, however, turned the screw in the 10th game and Thiem seemed to grow nervous, sending a forehand long to hand his opponent the opening set.
  • Pole Sitter Vettel Says ‘I could have been even faster’ in Qualifying

    Pole Sitter Vettel Says ‘I could have been even faster’ in Qualifying

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    A fifth-place finish was a huge blow to the British driver in the title fight. Hamilton admitted that he was concerned about the fact that he had lost 18 points to Vettel in the past two races. After leading all three practice sessions, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen will start third, alongside Hamilton. He was able to match Ricciardo, who finished fourth, and chased him down but with a one-stop race, tyre management to the fore and the difficulty the current cars present in closing he ...
  • Injured Ozil to miss Germany's final warm-up

    Injured Ozil to miss Germany's final warm-up

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    Oezil will sit out the friendly against Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen with light bruising to his left knee , but he was able to run in training yesterday. World Cup winners Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller are all set to return having sat out the Austria defeat with Timo Werner as the lone striker.
  • Kevin Love Wants to Stay with Cavaliers, Finish Career with LeBron James

    Kevin Love Wants to Stay with Cavaliers, Finish Career with LeBron James

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    Only five other players can say they have done this, joining Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kobe Bryant and his opponent from this year's Finals series, Cleveland Cavaliers icon LeBron James . The Boston Celtics are 7-1 and the Los Angeles Lakers , another suitor, are the 14-1 fifth choice. He literally carried the Cavs to the Finals when no one outside of Cleveland thought they had a shot of getting there.
  • Rafael Nadal wins record-extending 11th French Open

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    Rafael Nadal celebrates his 11th French Open win. The top-seeded Nadal won the match 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 at Roland Garros in Paris against Thiem , a 24-year-old who is ranked No. In full control of the French Open final, a rather familiar position for him, Rafael Nadal suddenly was anxious. "But I can't always be thinking of more", he said.
  • Vettel regains championship lead with crushing Canadian GP win

    Vettel regains championship lead with crushing Canadian GP win

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    The top three kept their positions from the start, with Vettel leading from pole position ahead of Bottas and Verstappen. In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes leads with 178 points , Ferrari is second with 156 points and Red Bull is third with 107 points .
  • Pep Guardiola: I will never coach Barcelona again

    Pep Guardiola: I will never coach Barcelona again

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    Such is the ill-feeling between Toure and Guardiola, Seluk says that the Ivorian would be willing to play for any top-six club next season with a weekly wage of £1, supplemented by selected bonuses . "We were together two years and now is when he says it". The veteran midfielder, who was handed a solitary Premier League start in the final season of a hugely successful eight-year stint at the Etihad Stadium, accused Guardiola of having "problems with Africans wherever he goes" and said he was ...
  • Rashid spins Afghanistan to T20 series sweep over Bangladesh

    Rashid spins Afghanistan to T20 series sweep over Bangladesh

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    Rashid's haul helped Afghanistan limit Bangladesh to 134 for eight before Samiullah Shenwari (49, 41b, 2×4, 3×6) and Mohammad Nabi (31 n o, 15b, 3×4, 2×6) did a fine job in chasing down the target in 18.5 overs. However, a poor umpiring decision brought a premature end to Mohammad Shahzad's entertaining knock (26 off 22 balls). The replay remained inconclusive but the third umpire ruled in favour of Afghanistan , meaning Bangladesh had to content with two runs from the hit, ...
  • Injured England All-Rounder Ben Stokes in Doubt for Australia ODIs

    Injured England All-Rounder Ben Stokes in Doubt for Australia ODIs

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    He will also miss the Scotland ODI and the first part of the Australia series. That series begins at The Oval on June 13. Surrey's Tom Curran comes into the squad in his place. Woakes has been diagnosed with a tight right quad following the innings and 55-run win over Pakistan in Leeds , which squared the series at 1-1.
  • Warriors, Cavs stars say they're not going to White House

    Warriors, Cavs stars say they're not going to White House

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    President Donald Trump took a parting shot at the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on Friday as he prepared to leave for the G-7 Summit in Canada. Patriotism, Samuel Johnson told us long ago, is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Trump used his solemn patriotic address to give a campaign speech from the White House: urging the election of a Republican Senate candidate from Pennsylvania, taking credit for low unemployment and boasting that he has the approval of deceased ...
  • Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title

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    Nadal has never lost a best-of-five-set match on clay when he has won the first set, and every time Thiem has faced the world number one the victor of the first set has gone on to take the match. The No. 7-seeded Thiem was trying to become only the second player from Austria to earn a Grand Slam title; Thomas Muster won the 1995 French Open .
  • Durant expects to re-sign with Warriors

    Durant expects to re-sign with Warriors

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    Stephen Curry struggled on Wednesday with 11 points on 3-of-16 shooting, adding six assists and five rebounds with a 1-of-10 mark from downtown. As everyone knows, this will be Cleveland's last stand. "He'a an assassin.His ability to handle the ball, shoot the ball, make plays at his length, his size, his speed". Durant's shot-making has meant so much to the Warriors in the Finals.
  • Nadal battles through cramp to claim French Open crown

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    The culmination of the second set was a tiebreak, during which Cecchinato thanks to blunders by the Tim battled back from 3:6. The Austrian leaking point after point, its all Nadal at the moment, leads 2-0. The players, male or female, with the next highest number of singles titles at the same major are Martina Navratilova (9, Wimbledon ), followed by Roger Federer (8, Wimbledon), Serena Williams (7, Australian Open and Wimbledon), Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras (7, both at Wimbledon), ...
  • Nadal wins 11th French Open title

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    Thiem had spoken prior to play about knowing how to beat the former Wimbledon champion, yet he was never able to show his best in Paris on Sunday. Whilst the prestige of winning yet another major is recognition enough for the Manacor born star, he will also take home the record prize pot of 2.2 million euros.
  • Rafael Nadal extends record with dominant French Open title

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    The 32-year-old Spaniard is only the second player to hold the record, after Margaret Court had won the Australian women's singles title 11 times. Nadal entered Sunday's final 85-2 lifetime at Roland Garros, and that fact alone put Thiem in a precarious position before the proceedings even got underway.
  • Trump talks White House invites for uninterested athletes

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    The NBA championship series isn't over yet but President Trump has preemptively uninvited top NBA players from future White House visits; reaction from the "Your World" Generation Hexed panel. He pointed out that many other professional champion teams went to the White House, specifically pointing out Clemson University and the University of Alabama, who went to celebrate their college football championships.
  • Fans punch on in farcical Fury comeback fight

    Fans punch on in farcical Fury comeback fight

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    Fury only got going in the fourth round and his brief exhibition of power convinced Sefer Seferi's corner to pull out the Switzerland-based Albanian before the start of the fifth round. So easy that Fury could afford to joke about it early on and glance out at a scuffle taking place in the crowd. Tyson Fury (right) and Sefer Seferi during the International Heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena, Manchester.
  • Lyon say Nabil Fekir transfer negotiations with Liverpool have ended

    Lyon say Nabil Fekir transfer negotiations with Liverpool have ended

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    In a statement released on the French club's official website, Lyon claimed that a breakdown in negotiations have resulted in French global remaining where he is for the time being. "He's a lad who loves football and likes Lyon , but for the moment, quite frankly he is only talking about the France team". "We beat them three times a year ago".
  • Max Verstappen - 'One more crash question and I might headbutt someone'

    Max Verstappen - 'One more crash question and I might headbutt someone'

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    The one from the failure in China is alive, hence we haven't got a penalty. Red Bull chief engineer Paul Monaghan admitted the MGU-K from Monaco is unlikely to be re-usable. "A bit frustrating to not get too many laps in but hopefully tomorrow will be issue-free and we will make more progress". Red Bull continued to suffer from lack of speed down the straights as they tried to put the pressure on Ferrari, but Vettel finished the session by knocking 12 milliseconds off his own best time.
  • UFC 225: Colby Covington defeats Rafael dos Anjos to become interim champ

    UFC 225: Colby Covington defeats Rafael dos Anjos to become interim champ

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    Seemingly aware that dos Anjos was edging the striking, Covington went back to his game plan of taking the former lightweight champion down, which he managed to do for a few moments. Dos Anjos jumped into a lovely flying knee, but it didn't land correctly and Covington was able to pounce and pull dos Anjos to the mat briefly. The beef between these two stems from months of trash talk by Covington about everything under the sun, including dos Anjos' home country of Brazil.
  • LeBron James to Los Angeles Lakers?

    LeBron James to Los Angeles Lakers?

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    From Eagles players taking part in batting practice with the Phillies , to Phillies players like Odubel Herrara hanging out at Sixers games, Philly's players seem to really enjoy each others company and have helped to build a wonderful, winning culture that's breathed new life into the city limits.
  • Justify wins Belmont Stakes, captures esteemed Triple Crown

    Justify wins Belmont Stakes, captures esteemed Triple Crown

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    There's good reason for that - the King made a surprise appearance behind Baffert in 2015 when his racehorse American Pharoah became the first to win the Triple Crown in 37 years. The concern was for naught. Sent off as the 4-5 favourite, Justify ran the longest race of the series in 2:28.18 and paid $3.60, $3.50 and $2.80.
  • Parker looking forward to 'war' with Whyte

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    I'm sure he believes different, I'm sure they have seen something in me that they think they can beat. Both fighters have been beaten just once in their career and by the same man - Britain's unified world champion Anthony Joshua. Whyte switched his focus to a final eliminator against Kubrat Pulev for Anthony Joshua's IBF belt, but he endured another cruel twist as an American-based company snapped up rights for the bout.
  • With 2 titles, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant gets the last word

    With 2 titles, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant gets the last word

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    The Cleveland Cavaliers trailed by 25 points and LeBron James was showered with chants of MVP as he was replaced with under four minutes to go in Game 4 of an NBA Finals sweep. "You know, I watched that team a lot during the year". The three-time champion, though, was being open and honest about the Cavs' chances to become the first team to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs.
  • Roberto Firmino says Alisson 'has asked me about Liverpool'

    Roberto Firmino says Alisson 'has asked me about Liverpool'

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    It was in the Kiev showdown with Real Madrid that Karius committed two errors, leading to goals for Zinedine Zidane's side. Roma goalkeeper Alisson has been on Liverpool's radar for a number of months, sources have told ESPN FC , with speculation intensifying after Loris Karius' mistakes in the recent Champions League final.
  • Marcelo: Cristiano Ronaldo does not own Real Madrid - Neymar is welcome

    Marcelo: Cristiano Ronaldo does not own Real Madrid - Neymar is welcome

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    If the president chooses, anyone can be there. It's not like Neymar can't get in because Cristiano is in the team. During the conversations, the World Cup-bound talisman's comments regarding his future immediately after the Champions League final surfaced, with Real Madrid chiefs left furious with the player after claiming this term may be his last with the club.
  • Simona Halep Breaks Through, Beating Sloane Stephens for the French Open Title

    Simona Halep Breaks Through, Beating Sloane Stephens for the French Open Title

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    I like her chances to win her second Major on Saturday. "So maybe I will have enough power to win it". Stephens, on the other hand, showed no signs of nerves in her one Grand Slam final win in NY past year. What TV channel is it on? Two women who have won the title at Roland Garros, Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza , play each other in the quarterfinals.