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With Inter appearing to close in on the Chilean worldwide, Barcelona swooped in and snatched Vidal out from under the Italian club's nose, reportedly completing the deal for $35 million. A statement released by the club said: " Barcelona will shortly inform everyone about the arrival of the player and the agenda of the presentation ceremony".
  • Liverpool may need to lower asking price for Mignolet to attract interest

    Liverpool may need to lower asking price for Mignolet to attract interest

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    So what's the goal for this season? Adam Lallana is upbeat about Liverpool's prospects in the upcoming season. Klopp said: "For Shaq, in the moment he signed he wanted to stay immediately at Liverpool and train with us". Liverpool vice-captain James Milner has suggested that excellent squad depth and fierce competition for places supplemented by emerging youngsters will serve the Reds very well this season, as they finally look to end a five-year trophy wait and a 28-year league ...
  • Kanu happy with Emery focusing on Arsenal defence

    Kanu happy with Emery focusing on Arsenal defence

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    Kolasinac hobbled off with 20 minutes remaining before Petr Cech emerged the hero in the shoot-out after Alexandre Lacazette's 93rd-minute equaliser - cancelling out Antonio Rudiger's early opener - forced penalties. 'It (last season) has finished and for me it's the past. "I am waiting for the medical assessment and not a big problem". Morata then completely missed another Hudson-Odoi cross and at the other end, as the game flowed, Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero thwarted Sead ...
  • West Indies overpower Bangladesh in T20

    West Indies overpower Bangladesh in T20

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    Going forward, the panel thinks the talent pool for the T20 version is widening and acknowledges "the strong performances of the young players in the Windies B team during the T20 series in the Canada's Global T20 League and this augurs well for our T20 game".
  • Zinedine Zidane lined up as Jose Mourinho's replacement at Manchester United?

    Zinedine Zidane lined up as Jose Mourinho's replacement at Manchester United?

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    The pre-season in terms of organisation is fantastic but we don't have our players and that's a big frustration especially because we go back to Europe and when we arrive, we start the Premier League, with all the risks it takes to us. "I know that the kids are very young and the kids need time to grow up". Manchester United have one more pre-season friendly before their Premier League season kicks off.
  • Yankees Deal Austin and Rijo to Twins for Lance Lynn

    Yankees Deal Austin and Rijo to Twins for Lance Lynn

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    Austin, who was ranked as New York's No.14 prospect in 2017 by MLB.com , will hope the change of scenery can turn his career around. One of the more well-regarded starting pitching options available in the winter's free agency period, Lynn hasn't been the best version of himself since leaving St.
  • Jennings cool with Kohli's 'mic drop celebration'

    Jennings cool with Kohli's 'mic drop celebration'

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    Cook was drawn forward as the ball pitched on middle stump to zip past him and hit the off stump. " He celebrated, and that's cool ", Jennings said at the end of day's play, playing down the incident. Anushka has been a constant source of support for Virat during the ongoing India-England series. Kohli's struggles during India's last tour here in 2014 have been well documented but he made the flawless start to this series, making 149 with 23 boundaries.
  • What does trade for Roberto Osuna mean for Astros?

    What does trade for Roberto Osuna mean for Astros?

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    Osuna, a 2017 All-Star who finished second in the AL with 39 saves last season, has not pitched since May 6 after receiving a 75-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest. On June 22, he was handed a 75-game suspension retroactive to May 8. 'I think the thing for us to remember here is that the details have not come to light.
  • PSG not put off by Kante’s bumper new Chelsea contract

    PSG not put off by Kante’s bumper new Chelsea contract

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    The Blues are offering Kante a massive £290,000-a-week deal to stay at Stamford Bridge. Kante, then, went on to play a pivotal part in leading France to their second World Cup triumph this summer in Russian Federation. That being said, Everton boss Marco Silva is very keen on bringing Rojo in, especially after his recent World Cup performances, where the defender made some key contributions for his country.
  • Tour winner Thomas has the taste for success

    Tour winner Thomas has the taste for success

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    Just over a decade later, Geraint Thomas has become the first Welshman, and just the third Briton after his Team Sky teammates Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to win the prestigious cycling competition. Thomas said he hopes to be back in Wales next week. "I've really enjoyed my time in the yellow jersey and those stage wins as well". I had goose bumps going around there.
  • Screenshots: Did Urban lie about knowledge of coach's abuse?

    Screenshots: Did Urban lie about knowledge of coach's abuse?

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    Courtney Smith claims her ex-husband shoved her against a wall with his hands around her neck. Zach Smith's attorney, Brad Koffel, told CNN in a statement: "Zach Smith wants to be as transparent and honest as possible but it is not going to be done today through the media".
  • Brad Ziegler, Jake Diekman traded to Arizona Diamondbacks

    Brad Ziegler, Jake Diekman traded to Arizona Diamondbacks

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    He is 5-3 with a 3.18 ERA over his four years with Texas. Ray was lifted after a one-out walk in the sixth inning and Texas went ahead 4-3 on Robinson Chirinos' run-scoring single against Yoshihisa Hirano . The Diamondbacks, busy at the Major League Baseball trade deadline , have acquired Rangers left-handed reliever Jake Diekman , Arizona announced Tuesday.
  • Force India racing on amid administration

    Force India racing on amid administration

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    Earlier this month, the Force India Formula One team was put into administration by driver Sergio Perez in a bid to prevent freezing of the team assets due to financial troubles. "It's such a hard situation that I can not concentrate on driving". "As a result, the team is now in the hands of an administrator who can sell the team and save the jobs of the 400 fantastic people that work at the team".
  • LeBron James speaks on Donald Trump in CNN interview

    LeBron James speaks on Donald Trump in CNN interview

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    By 2022, the school will be complete with first through eighth grades. But before organized basketball transformed his life, James said invested teachers helped him go from a fourth grader who missed 83 days of the school year due to hard family circumstances, to a kid with big dreams.
  • Welsh Cyclist Geraint Thomas Wins Tour De France

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    By placing Geraint Thomas on top of the podium on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, the British outfit ended three weeks of racing which sadly lacked suspense with a sixth win in the past seven Tours. Thomas, who won back-to-back stages in the Alps before sealing victory with a third-place finish in the penultimate stage time trial on Saturday, took a 1min 51sec lead over Dumoulin into the 21st stage from Houilles to Paris .
  • [Teams] Arsenal vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-Ups From The Aviva Stadium

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    Arsenal got the better of Chelsea on penalties in the sides' International Champions Cup clash in Dublin. Sarri wants to hold talks with the winger as he admitted he is not happy with Willian's situation, labelling it as odd. "I am not happy about this situation but before I answer, I would like to speak to him". "There is no news". But it was Hudson-Odoi who was stamping his name on an entertaining contest, Cech quick off his line to deny the 17-year-old after he beat the offside trap.
  • Hungarian Grand Prix: Horner blasts Renault after Verstappen retirement

    Hungarian Grand Prix: Horner blasts Renault after Verstappen retirement

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    The situation, replaying what Red Bull has seen so many times in 2018, was heightened when Sky Sports interviewed Team Principal Christian Horner on-air. I don't care if this f****** engine blows up. Before Spa there's a month-long summer shutdown for the sport to allow the teams and drivers to recharge after a gruelling couple of months.
  • Ladbrokes owner GVC launches US$200m USA sports betting venture

    Ladbrokes owner GVC launches US$200m USA sports betting venture

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    GVC Holdings also issued a statement in which they say that their group can confirm that their talks with the American operator are at its final stage. Sports betting is still illegal in most of the country. Earlier in the day, MGM announced a partnership with Boyd Gaming Corporation to bring gambling to online and mobile platforms.
  • DeChambeau apologises for behaviour at European Open

    DeChambeau apologises for behaviour at European Open

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    Richard McEvoy claimed his first European Tour win after 17 years and 285 tour events as a birdie on the final hole edged him to victory at the Porsche European Open in Germany. He quickly dropped back thanks to back-to-back bogeys on the 12th and 13th to hand DeChambeau a one-shot advantage, but while McEvoy rallied with a birdie on the 15th, Dechambeau began to unravel.
  • Giroud set for crunch talks as Marseille lie in wait

    Giroud set for crunch talks as Marseille lie in wait

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    Willian had been on holiday following his global duty with Brazil at the World Cup, but he was due to report back to Chelsea's camp on time with the Blues expecting him to play some part in Wednesday night's friendly against Arsenal . Sarri and Mourinho will lock horns for the first time as Coaches in the Premier League this season, and the former Inter boss believes the ex-Napoli tactician will suit his old club's "fantastic" squad.
  • Liverpool's Alisson Becker to make debut against Napoli

    Liverpool's Alisson Becker to make debut against Napoli

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    The Brazilian was bought from Roma for €72.5m this summer to address Liverpool's goalkeeping issue, after Loris Karius made two high profile errors in last season's Champions League final against Real Madrid. "Then it'll be almost a week, or six days in training, since he (started) and yes, he will play". "It's only my first day and I feel at home already".
  • Wilder and fury agreed to fight

    Wilder and fury agreed to fight

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    Fury is now preparing to take on Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park on August 18 . Fans of the sport were left frustrated to a certain extent with the lack of movement in the talks between Wilder's team and the similarly hard-handed Anthony Joshua but now, out of nowhere, Tyson Fury is apparently willing to give "The Bronze Bomber" the fight he craves.
  • India eager to cement No 1 status with series win in England

    India eager to cement No 1 status with series win in England

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    Still, three figures evade him - and down at number seven, even with his remarkable shot-making ability, it will be no easy task to chalk off century number one. The pitches will be good, he is a great player of spin and you can wear India's seamers down because I don't think they will be that disciplined. "Absolutely, it is a huge series".
  • Murray gets set for hardcourt return in Washington Open

    Murray gets set for hardcourt return in Washington Open

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    Murray made the most of it when McDonald hit a forehand long to end matters at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday after two hours and 37 minutes. The former world number one and three-time grand slam victor was unable to play at Wimbledon in July after initially making his comeback at Eastbourne and Queen's, meaning his ranking slid down to a career-low 832.
  • Sam Darnold, Smith continues to negotiate contracts

    Sam Darnold, Smith continues to negotiate contracts

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    Smith was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. When he finally did arrive to the practice field, the No. 3 overall pick was greeted by what was likely a round of sarcastic applause by his teammates. "Hopefully, we'll get Sam out here practicing with the guys and hopefully he starts against the Lions in September". ESPN NFL Nation reporter Rich Cimini reported that the Jets agreed to change their position on the guaranteed money language, and Darnold would only lose the ...
  • Everton Sign Lucas Digne

    Everton Sign Lucas Digne

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    He has 21 global caps for France and was on standby for the champions at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. The 25-year-old has committed to a five-year deal at Goodison Park and follows Richarlison, who made the move from Silva's former club Watford last month.
  • Is Kohli in trouble for 'swearing' at Root?

    Is Kohli in trouble for 'swearing' at Root?

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    However, the action may yet be overshadowed by suggestions Kohli swore at Root and mocked the home skipper´s ´mic drop´ celebration in a one-day clash between the two sides last month. But a brisk innings of 70 in 88 balls, featuring nine fours, was terminated when Bairstow played on to paceman Umesh Yadav as he tried to cut a ball that was too close to him.
  • Former Ohio State player blames media in misguided defense of Urban Meyer

    Former Ohio State player blames media in misguided defense of Urban Meyer

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    He was also asked about the 2015 incident alleged by Courtney Smith . As McMurphy pointed out, if Shelley and Urban Meyer knew of any potential domestic-violence accusations against Zach Smith and didn't report them to the university, they could both be in violation of federal Title IX guidelines and the school's own sexual-misconduct policy.
  • Anthony Martial hits out at Jose Mourinho over USA tour row

    Anthony Martial hits out at Jose Mourinho over USA tour row

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    Mourinho also praised ICC organisers Relevent Sports after admitting he would not have paid to watch his undermanned United side on their U.S. tour following last week's 4-1 rout at the hands of Liverpool . Yesterday, asked after a win over Real Madrid when Martial would return, Mourinho responded: "I don't know". In front of 64,141 at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium, United were finishing off their pre-season preparations against a Real Madrid side just starting theirs.
  • Dak Prescott Ripped By Raider for Anthem Protest Comments

    Dak Prescott Ripped By Raider for Anthem Protest Comments

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    Late Friday, the face of the Cowboys, third-year quarterback Dak Prescott , stepped on one of those landmines with a series of comments about the anthem. At the spring owners meetings, the National Football League announced a new policy that would require players on the sideline to stand for the anthem.
  • Sarri seeking talks with Willian over delayed Chelsea return

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    Antonio Rudiger's fifth-minute goal seemed certain to prove the victor at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, the Germany worldwide capitalising on poor defending to head home a Cesc Fabregas corner. Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny are joined by Matteo Guendouzi in midfield while Shkodran Mustafi partners Sokratis in defence. Pre-season is supposed to be a period in which issues are resolved, rather than have more created.
  • Bayern Munich won't sell wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski, says manager Niko Kovac

    Bayern Munich won't sell wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski, says manager Niko Kovac

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    Previously 29-year-old Lewandowski was only interested in quitting Munich for Real Madrid , but he has accepted a move to the Santiago Bernabeu is increasingly unlikely. We have no interest in selling him and it does not matter if somebody offers 100 or 150million. "He is a great footballer, who has achieved a lot in the Bundesliga, scored many goals and now in the new season certainly will score many goals", he told Sky Sport Germany .
  • Gran Turismo is adding microtransactions

    Gran Turismo is adding microtransactions

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    The game gets Mazda's legendary 787B Le Mans racer, a Ford GTLM test vehicle lifted from previous games, and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO . The new track is set in the Provence region of France and is an original, 10-kilometre course with three layouts, all of which can be run in reverse.
  • PSG to top £290,000-a-week offer to N'Golo Kante

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    French midfielder N'Golo Kante labelled the "essential element" in the World Cup-winning side by Didier Deschamps, has been offered a new five-year contract by Chelsea , according to British media reports on Tuesday. Real Madrid are also interested in the striker and Chelsea may not be able to offer as much as the Champions League winners. Barcelona are looking for an understudy to Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Mignolet is on their radar; with no real chance of regular football at Liverpool, a ...
  • Meyer defends firing of assistant | Big Ten

    Meyer defends firing of assistant | Big Ten

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    Meyer said that firing Smith was " a very tough call ". Smith, 34, is the grandson of former Ohio State head football coach Earle Bruce, who led the Buckeyes when Meyer was a graduate assistant in the 1980s. "It came back to me that what was reported wasn't actually what happened, so Shelly (Meyer) and I both got involved because of our relationship with that family and advised for counseling and wanted to help as we moved forward", Meyer said.
  • Ohio State Puts Urban Meyer On Administrative Leave Amid Domestic Violence Scandal

    Ohio State Puts Urban Meyer On Administrative Leave Amid Domestic Violence Scandal

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    Urban Meyer brought Smith, the grandson of late Buckeyes coach Earle Bruce , to Ohio State in 2012. That is not to say Urban Meyer knew of the 2015 incident and that he might not be cleared in this situation. Zach Smith was the team's wide receivers' coach. It came back to me that what was reported wasn't what actually happened. The story was also discussed on TV on The Dan Le Batard Show (simulcast on ESPNEWS), and then again on that channel, but in problematic fashion.
  • Urban Meyer placed on paid administrative leave at Ohio State

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    Courtney Smith told sports network Stadium in a sit-down interview on Wednesday that she told other wives, including Meyer's wife, Shelley Meyer , about the alleged physical abuse in 2015. Ohio State may be in violation of Title IX, which states: discrimination on the basis of sex, can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault.
  • Ranked Dustin Johnson tied for Canadian Open lead

    Ranked Dustin Johnson tied for Canadian Open lead

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    After missing his first cut of the year at the British Open, Johnson has been nearly flawless at Glen Abbey. "With my ties to Canada, Paulina and her dad being Wayne Gretzky I definitely get a lot of fans that pull for Wayne, pull for me".
  • England vs India: India's Playing XI for the first Test

    England vs India: India's Playing XI for the first Test

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    But even on a day one wicket, with conditions far from in his favour, Ashwin made a substantial impact for India, the No.1 Test team in the world. Umesh strayed in line and was punished: he was flicked to the leg-side boundary when he was too straight and cut when he was short and wide.
  • Tristan Thompson Punched Draymond Green In Nightclub Brawl

    Tristan Thompson Punched Draymond Green In Nightclub Brawl

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    On Tuesday, gossip site Bossip .com published a story detailing a fight between Thompson and Green at an ESPY Awards after party in Los Angeles earlier this month. "I said, 'Tristan we ain't cut the same '". LeBron James and Kevin Durant were among the National Basketball Association stars that broke up the altercation, sources told Thompson.