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Leicester's owners, the report tells us, intend to fight hard to keep him and will want a sizeable profit on the £17m they paid to Hull City a year ago if they do decide to let him head to Old Trafford. Mahrez has been one of the most consistent forwards in the Premier League in recent seasons, with his player-of-the-year winning performances in Leicester's stunning title success of 2015-16 particularly standing out.
  • Southgate can't explain why England tried to score during Croatia celebrations

    Southgate can't explain why England tried to score during Croatia celebrations

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    Croatia celebrated wildly following Mario Mandzukic's decisive victor in extra-time courtesy of some lax defending from England's John Stones. Charlie Gibson takes us inside their World Cup base to find out. "We knew what they were doing and where", he said . That said, this is a good, young team with players comfortable on the ball and a coach who has got them to believe.
  • France coach Deschamps has created a 'miracle': Lloris

    France coach Deschamps has created a 'miracle': Lloris

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    The final is a flawless summary of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in total, as included an own goal, a VAR decision and a penalty. On the Champs Elysees, horns were blaring, tricolor flags waving and a group of fans jumped up and down on a red, white and blue auto, blaring pro-France songs from a speaker.
  • Big Sam blames Harry Kane for Croatia defeat

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    England dominated the first period of their semi-final clash against the Croats and had taken an early lead via a superb Kieran Trippier free kick, but Kane uncharacteristically shot tamely at Croatia 'keeper Danijel Subasic when one-on-one, before striking the rebound against the post from a tight angle.
  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery vows to restore Mesut Ozil’s confidence

    Arsenal boss Unai Emery vows to restore Mesut Ozil’s confidence

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    We want to help to be well, fine with us. I explained to him my opinion and how I want to build the team and I couldn't say to him he's going to play in the XI. "We want the global players to come back quickly and start practising hard with us". Despite enduring a injury-plagued career in North London, Wilshere made 20 league appearances for Arsenal last season, and also made 13 Europa League appearances for the Gunners as they reached the semi-final of the competition.
  • Jose Mourinho picks out the big weak link in the England team

    Jose Mourinho picks out the big weak link in the England team

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    Croatia have gone to extra-time in all of their knockout games and will face a France team far fresher in Moscow. With the bulk of the senior squad still participating in the World Cup or on holiday after their exertions in Russia , Mourinho has bolstered his numbers by promoting a host of academy graduates.
  • Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final

    Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final

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    We expected that, but we couldn't find that little spark to score a goal. Dembele was a surprise selection in place of wide man Yannick Carrasco, with Martinez opting to start playmaker Kevin De Bruyne on the right side of attack instead of the middle of the park.
  • Pakistan begin ODI series against Zimbabwe as favourites

    Pakistan begin ODI series against Zimbabwe as favourites

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    Zimbabwe , on the other hand, has not qualified for the mega event scheduled to happen next year in England. Pakistan are starting the series as clear favourites, but captain Sarfraz Ahmed expects the hosts to be challenging opponents in their home conditions as their tour moves to Bulawayo for five games in the longer of cricket´s two short formats.
  • Croatia's Rakitic promises 'excess energy' for World Cup final

    Croatia's Rakitic promises 'excess energy' for World Cup final

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    After finishing second to Argentina in Group H following victories over Jamaica and Japan, World Cup debutants Croatia claimed some impressive scalps on their way to the semi-finals. That was the influence of our coach", said Modric. It's disappointing we have not won the game. "The feeling we have is we're proud and we hope, come our matches in September, that warm feeling about worldwide football will be there again".
  • Man City accuse Napoli of 'bullying' Jorginho into joining Chelsea

    Man City accuse Napoli of 'bullying' Jorginho into joining Chelsea

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    Chelsea will be the biggest job the 59-year-old has taken on in his career after impressing as Napoli boss over the past three seasons, with the side's style of football earning plenty of plaudits. Jorginho played an important role in Sarri's Napoli and the deep-lying playmaker is seen as the ideal fit for the high-tempo, possession-based style of play that the new boss is expected to bring to Chelsea .
  • Serena Williams Upset in Wimbledon Final

    Serena Williams Upset in Wimbledon Final

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    Williams only gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia 10 months ago, and while she looked close to her best at times throughout the fortnight, she could not find her A game against fellow former world number one Kerber. If she's victorious today, it would be her 21st, while also being her 24th grand slam title - a feat which would tie Margaret Court's record. Kerber has been just as dominant as Williams in the Wimbledon tournament heading into the final.
  • Djokovic channels Space Jam to reach Wimbledon final

    Djokovic channels Space Jam to reach Wimbledon final

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    On Thursday Raven Klaasen confirmed his spot in the mens doubles Wimbledon final, making sure South Africa has two men in both of the male's competitions. A superb forehand into the ad corner gave him a second chance to take the set on his own serve, but an exchange of drop-shots brought fans to a frenzy.
  • Jurgen Klopp actually backs up Dejan Lovren's world class claims

    Jurgen Klopp actually backs up Dejan Lovren's world class claims

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    Firmino, who reached the quarterfinals with Brazil, will link up with his teammates for a four-day training camp in France that will take place after the final International Champions Cup game against Manchester United on July 28. He continued: 'This is something we will never forget. We will never forget this. "We've had this weight on our shoulders for 20 years". "It was quite tough first half, we couldn't control the ball and they had some chances, but in the second half we did much ...
  • Manny Pacquiao stops Lucas Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title

    Manny Pacquiao stops Lucas Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title

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    He rebounded from his disappointing loss past year to Australian Jeff Horn and his victory could extend his boxing career that had taken a backseat to his political life as a Filipino senator. "We dictated the pace". Duterte, in a statement, congratulated Pacquiao for uniting and giving the Filipino people pride in the boxing arena. Manny Pacquiao might not have turned back Father Time, but the future hall of famer certainly looked good on Saturday night.
  • Spinners put SL in box seat as South Africa implode

    Spinners put SL in box seat as South Africa implode

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    If that makes the stomach churn like the hottest Sri Lankan curry, try digesting the fact that Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne's match aggregate of 218 was individually superior and that South Africa's second innings lasted a mere 28.5 overs that yielded 73 runs - eclipsing Nagpur's 2015 record low of 79 in the process.
  • FIFA World Cup Griezmann hits back at Chelsea keeper 11 hours ago

    FIFA World Cup Griezmann hits back at Chelsea keeper 11 hours ago

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    Croatia needed extra time and penalties to overcome Denmark and Russian Federation before outlasting England in another marathon knockout-stage match. Deschamps will join them if his team win Sunday's final against Croatia in Moscow. "The tears have dried from Euro 2016 but it's still there in a little corner of people's minds", Matuidi said on Friday.
  • Jabari Parker agrees to $40 million, 2-year deal with Bulls

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    Here are three reasons why I think the Bulls made a slam dunk by signing Jabari Parker . The Bucks extended a qualifying offer to Parker, making him a restricted free agent and giving themselves an opportunity to match any offer sheet he signs with a rival club.
  • Phillies are upping their offer for Manny Machado

    Phillies are upping their offer for Manny Machado

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    Machado could give the Phillies separation from the Braves , or the Brewers separation from the Cubs . "They've been interested in him for years", Salisbury writes. Considering the team is second in the NL West and lost their star shortstop Corey Seager for the season to Tommy John surgery, it's no surprise that the Dodgers are looking hard at Machado.
  • Novak Djokovic tops Rafael Nadal in another Wimbledon marathon semifinal

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    The start of the match had been delayed by the other men's semifinal, in which Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner in the second longest match in Wimbledon history. Djokovic followed with a straightforward hold and then finally broke through in the 18th game, earning three break points up 0-40. "It's tough, I really don't know".
  • Trump piled on Brexit pressure on May, says former PM's adviser

    Trump piled on Brexit pressure on May, says former PM's adviser

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    Meanwhile, police inquiries are ongoing to trace a paragliding Greenpeace protester who broke through the no-fly zone surrounding Turnberry on Friday evening, to fly past the U.S. "I came to Edinburgh with my daughter to show her it's important to stand up against men like Trump", said Caroline Blake, 31, a beautician with her 4-year-old daughter.
  • Bulls working to sign restricted free agent Jabari Parker to offer sheet

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    The Bucks didn't rescind their $4.3 million qualifying offer to Jabari Parker before Friday's late deadline, a source confirmed, which means the forward remains a restricted free agent. The Bulls have been in talks with Parker's agent, Chicago-based Mark Bartelstein. Parker, 23, has suffered two different ACL tears to his left knee in his career.
  • Del Potro faces challenges on return to Wimbledon quarters

    Del Potro faces challenges on return to Wimbledon quarters

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    The spectators at Wimbledon's centre court rose as one to acknowledge what they had witnessed and truly tennis was the victor even though it was Nadal that triumphed 7-5 6-7 4-6 6-4 6-4. "I think I can keep doing damage here". Having crashed out in the first round at Wimbledon for five consecutive times, Goerges' emotions spilled over at the end of the match after she embraced Bertens at the net.
  • Steyn is back, Sri Lanka bat

    Steyn is back, Sri Lanka bat

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    It will be an intriguing battle when both Sri Lanka and South Africa will square off for the first time since 2016 in a two-match Test series starting from July 12 (Thursday) at Galle . "[But] we have prepared and we will give our best", said Silva, who has played six Tests since making his debut in India a year ago. "We will gave a good fight and we hope to win the series ".
  • Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

    Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

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    Thomas Meunier served his one-match suspension against France, and his absence was seen as one of the major reasons why the Red Devils lost to Les Bleus earlier this week. In the final match of the group stage of the tournament, Belgium and England had both already secured their advancement to the knockout bracket, with only their rankings left to be determined.
  • Punching self in face first step toward rock bottom for Astros reliever

    Punching self in face first step toward rock bottom for Astros reliever

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    Giles was optioned to Triple-A while the Astros called up left-hander Cionel Perez from Double-A Corpus Christi to take his roster spot. After an up-and-down first season in Houston , Giles looked to be emerging as the dynamic late-inning weapon the "Stros had hoped to acquire in 2017, tossing 62 2/3 innings of 2.30 ERA ball with 14 strikeouts per nine innings against 3.4 BB/9".
  • Trump baby blimp to fly in Edinburgh

    Trump baby blimp to fly in Edinburgh

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    President Trump is calling the report on his own comments in an interview with a British newspaper "fake news ", a day after The Sun published a number of his remarks about British Prime Minister Theresa May . The demonstrations followed protests the day before, including the global consumer group SumOfUs projecting the message "resist Trumpism everywhere" onto the Palace of Westminster, London's iconic Marble Arch, and Cable Street in the East End.
  • Gareth Southgate already planning for Euro 2020 following England's World Cup exit

    Gareth Southgate already planning for Euro 2020 following England's World Cup exit

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    England manager Gareth Southgate says the Three Lions' 2-1 World Cup semifinal loss to Croatia will stay with him forever, but his side are determined to earn a medal in Russian Federation as consolation. Néstor Pitana of Argentina will referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia , FIFA announced on Thursday. "You're never gifted an England appearance, but if I play, then that's brilliant", Butland said in a news conference.
  • Donald Trump back in Scotland ahead of Putin talks

    Donald Trump back in Scotland ahead of Putin talks

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    The US President openly said he skipped visiting London over the protests that made him feel "unwelcome" , but now it seems like he will have to bear the hostilities if he is to spend the weekend at his golf course in the country. Trump is staying at the resort during his visit to Scotland. He is not expected to meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon , who has been a vocal critic of the president.
  • Napoli President Discusses Status of Jorginho, Maurizio Sarri Deals with Chelsea

    Napoli President Discusses Status of Jorginho, Maurizio Sarri Deals with Chelsea

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    Speaking after the FA Cup final win, Conte had told reporters that he will "respect" his contract but warned that he would not change his approach. Napoli refused to end Sarri's contract despite hiring Carlo Ancelotti as manager. Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly concluded plans to sell Alvaro Morata in a bid to fund their bid for former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri this summer.
  • Man United already have Paul Pogba replacement in mind

    Man United already have Paul Pogba replacement in mind

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    With the bulk of the senior squad still participating in the World Cup or on holiday after their exertions in Russia , Mourinho has bolstered his numbers by promoting a host of academy graduates. United are actually due to play Leicester in the 2018/19 season opener at Old Trafford on Friday 10th August, but if 25-year-old Maguire is still lining up in blue on that day it will be too late.
  • Tour de France Stage 7: Dylan Groenewegen outsprints Fernando Gaviria

    Tour de France Stage 7: Dylan Groenewegen outsprints Fernando Gaviria

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    With almost six hours in the saddle and hardly any action until the finale, there was plenty of time to relax and fool around during the longest stage of the Tour de France on Friday. Martin took the win for UAE Emirates after he broke away on the final kilometre, winning the 181-kilometre leg that started in the western port city of Brest - and included riders pedaling past burning hay bales - in over four hours.
  • Who will win the World Cup?

    Who will win the World Cup?

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    Griezmann said he had changed the way he plays for France in order to benefit the team. France forward Antoine Griezmann said Friday winning the World Cup against Croatia on Sunday was more important than how his team do it. Young Kylian Mbappe has emerged as the new superstar of French football, and alongside Antoine Griezmann , has terrified defences. "We would like to host them and share with them the happiness of football, hoping that this can go some way to helping them ...
  • Jabari Parker on the verge of offer sheet from Bulls

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    If Parker were to rebound well from injury and take the necessary steps in his development, the Bull's decision to poach would rank as one of the shrewdest moves in National Basketball Association history, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.
  • Wimbledon Mens Singles Day 12: Djokovic value against worn out Nadal

    Wimbledon Mens Singles Day 12: Djokovic value against worn out Nadal

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    South Africa's tennis gladiator Kevin Anderson was so exhausted after a six-hour 35-minute marathon against John Isner that he was barely able to enjoy the finest moment of his career - reaching the Wimbledon final. Both were on clay, in Madrid a year ago and in Rome as recently as May and the top seed regained his composure in the second set converting two out of three opportunities to break serve and level the last-four contest at one set apiece.
  • Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte

    Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte

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    Conte equalled the Premier League record for for consecutive wins (13), and the record number of wins in a season (30) when leading Chelsea to the title in 2016/17 season. Assuming both deals get over the line, Jorginho and Sarri should be at Chelsea by this weekend at a total cost of around €65m to secure both signings.
  • 'This is really happening' - Serena reaches Wimbledon semis

    'This is really happening' - Serena reaches Wimbledon semis

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    At a recent Wimbledon press appearance, Serena Williams responded to comments made by fellow tennis player Madison Keys about how Williams, as the undisputed greatest player in her sport, always has to deal with her opponents bringing their absolute best in a match.