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Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer

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Ronaldo wants a lot of money and apparently Perez had promised to raise the star's yearly earnings after the Champions League final, but missed the "final opportunity" after a meeting with Jorge Mendes. European champions Portugal's first match in Russian Federation is against 2010 world champions Spain in Sochi on 15 June (19:00 BST). Any hint of a rout disappeared with his withdrawal as Portugal appeared content to begin fixing their focus on the all-important clash with Spain on ... Read More »

Nigeria World Cup kit sells out in minutes, fans queue

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Nigeria's World Cup jersey has been praised by football fans across the world since its release and today it finally launched. Nigeria's new World Cup jersey was sold out minutes after its release as fans queued outside London's Niketown store in Oxford to make purchases ahead of their friendly against England on Saturday evening at Wembley. Read More »

Justify arrives for Belmont Stakes, walks shed row

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Nine horses are set to line up against Justify, including five he beat in the Derby and two he beat in the Preakness . But the rest of the field isn't likely to let the three-year-old star get away easily, and Hofburg , Vino Rosso and Tenfold are just some of those still holding out hope for an upset in Elmont. Read More »

England player's family to skip World Cup over racism fears

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But Southgate's desire to play with two attacking options in central midfield - roles filled by Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli in the weekend win over Nigeria - means either Henderson or Dier may miss out on a starting berth. "We have personal support, team support and official protocol in place", Southgate told a news conference. England get their World Cup campaign started against Tunisia on June 18, before also facing Panama and Belgium. Read More »

It's all true: Sharapova hits back at Serena claim

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Muguruza's big strokes overwhelmed Maria Sharapova right from the start and their quarter-final was no contest at all in a 6-2, 6-1 one-way journey. Halep started slowly, spraying shots wide as she lost the first four games of the match against the number 12 seed who hit her early groundstrokes with lethal accuracy. Read More »

Uproar in Israel after Argentina calls off friendly match

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Officials at the Argentine president's office declined to comment on the issue. "We welcome news that [Argentina's] "friendly" football match with Israel has been canceled! ". Argentina Football Association president Claudio Tapia said: "Yesterday the decision was taken to not travel and play the friendly game against Israel". Read More »

Curry shows way in NBA Finals MVP race

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It has been a long-standing tradition for championship teams to visit the White House, but there has been some controversy since President Donald Trump took the office. The team's coach and general manager, Cheryl Reeve, said in an interview last month with The Washington Post that the snub reflects how this White House views women. Read More »

Rafael Nadal in big trouble before rain delay at French Open

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When Schwartzman broke in the third game of the second set, the alarm bells were ringing in the Nadal camp and although he quickly levelled he was immediately broken again. Nadal, returning with his famed forehand finally firing on all cylinders, earned back-to-back breaks to move within a hold of the set. Breaks were swapped twice in the first set before 25-year-old Schwartzman broke the Nadal serve for a third time to lead 5-4. Read More »

Paul Pogba defiant after French crowd jeer midfielder in Italy friendly

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The 25-year-old French midfielder, who has just completed a second campaign with Manchester United following his return in 2016, is preparing to take part in a third major tournament with Les Bleus . "We're France , whether we go to Nice , Lyon or Saint-Etienne". "He has this desire to shine with the French national team". "Paul had a good game, he worked hard". Read More »

Mikel talks England friendly: Why we didn’t play well in first half

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On Sterling's booking for simulation, which came after he took a tumble in the box under apparently minimal contact, Southgate added: "It looked a very tight call from where I was sitting because he was travelling at such speed". It was that kind of evening for Southgate, with pluses and negatives in equal measure. Nigeria's hurt may be enhanced given Alli's success as a growing footballer, signing for Spurs in 2015, and eventually earning his first England senior cap against Estonia in ... Read More »

Barcelona president: 'Samuel Umtiti release clause set at £438m'

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Remember that time that Sergio Ramos was definitely going to sign for Manchester United , and then out of nowhere he signed a new contract with Real Madrid. "We think with this clause no one will come here and try to take him away from us", Bartomeu told reporters. He'll be hoping to help lead France to World Cup glory this summer and he can now put to bed the Manchester United rumours, hardly a surprise. Read More »

Arsenal put break clause in Unai Emery deal?

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As it stands, the Welshman is now out of contract next summer, though should he not sign what's been put on the table, it's likely he will be sold in order for the club to avoid losing him on a free transfer this time next year. Do you think Arsenal should perhaps be looking to sign more established players? The leader had to be strong and had to be someone who was fierce and fearless. Read More »

Sane and Benteke join Man Utd and Barcelona stars left out

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With the help of Opta, we crunch the numbers to find out. Sane's omission from the German squad shocked many football pundits and fans. It was a record-breaking season for Sane. He was also shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award. The Leverkusen star has played on either flank in attack - he started on the right in the 2-1 loss to Austria on Saturday - and even filled in as a wing-back for his national team. Read More »

Serena Williams is a superhero

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The 36-year-old said she couldn't "physically serve" due to the pectoral problem, adding she first felt the injury in the third round against Julia Goerges on Saturday and then again in Sunday's doubles tussle with older sister Venus. Inside Tennis' Bill Simons asked Williams about Trump's alleged comments from 2004 that Sharapova's "shoulders were incredibly alluring" and that Williams was "intimidated by her supermodel good looks". Read More »

Ball Boy Collides With Player During French Open

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Novak Djokovic matched Roger Federer's mark of reaching nine consecutive quarter-finals at Roland Garros by beating No. 30 seed Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Zverev has youth on his side, but he has been spending a long time on court and his body is showing it. Having never played a five-set match at Roland Garros until this year, Zverev has now won two back-to-back. Read More »

Canadian Brooke Henderson withdraws from US Women's Open

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I think it will be a little unfair if they don't, but, you never know. Jutanugarn is coming off a Kingsmill Championship win and kept up the momentum, including an eagle on No. The fourth-ranked South Korean is tied for 96th at 4-over after finishing an inconsistent round that included four birdies, four bogies and a pair of double-bogeys. Read More »

Nadal easily beats Gasquet to reach 4th round at French Open

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Fabio Fognini is through to the fourth round, giving Italy two players among the last 16 men for the first time since 1976. The three-time champion and former world No. What did Maria Sharapova write about Serena Williams in her book? "I always look forward to coming out on the court and competing against the best player", the five-time grand slam victor said. Read More »

Onazi 'crucified' on Twitter as Super Eagles lose to England

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Gary Cahill headed England ahead in the early stages, before Harry Kane netted later in the first period. "It was a great occasion for myself to go over there and see them play live and the atmosphere", Maguire said. Frank Ilaboya, Chairman of the Edo State Football Association has urged Nigerians not to be discouraged over the country's defeat to England at a friendly match played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Read More »

President Buhari hosts Farewell Reception for Super Eagles

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BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Wilfred Ndidi of Nigeria pictured ahead of the International Friendly match between Nigeria and Serbia at The Hive on March 27, 2018 in Barnet, England. Benik Afobe who qualifies as one of the biggest names in the Congo DR squad presently in Nigeria told PREMIUM TIMES that they not be pushovers for the World Cup bound Nigeria team. Read More »

Officials got it right on charge call at end of Game 1

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Smith apparently forget the score after a crucial rebound in the closing seconds of regulation. The 27-year-old Canadian's actions late in the Warriors' 124-114 overtime home victory Thursday were reviewed by league officials with concern Thompson could have been suspended for game two Sunday at Oakland . Read More »

Arbaaz Khan summoned by Thane Police in connection with IPL betting case

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India Today reported that Jalan is associated with many Bollywood celebrities and his interogation may unearth some big names related to cricket betting. Jalan was allegedly trying to extort money from him. Sonu uses a software "Bet and Take" for bets both in India and internationally. "Jalan had arranged a match-fixing meeting at Dubai". Read More »

West Indies beats ICC World XI by 72 runs

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Kesrick Williams took three for 42 and Andre Russell two for 24 in a charity match to raise funds to rebuild cricket grounds in Anguilla and Dominica damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria that swept through the Caribbean in September 2017. Read More »

How Serena Williams responds to accusations that she 'was born a guy'

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Barty wrapped it up when the American netted a weary-looking forehand, the 12th unforced error of the set for the 23-time major victor. They have played only twice, but not since 2011, with Williams winning both matches. When Williams served out the victory with a backhand victor down the line, she raised both arms overhead and held up her left fist as she approached the net to meet Barty. Read More »

Neymar Not At 100 Percent Yet, But 'Ready To Play'

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Brazil superstar Neymar has reportedly sent a "come get me plea" to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after admitting that he wants to play for the Spaniard. I am adapting in a few things. "We hope he'll be 100% ready or as ready as is possible". City's rivals Manchester United are another team with deep pockets, and they have also been linked with a move for the Brazil global with Jose Mourinho reportedly willing to shell out £350 million and make him the highest-paid footballer ... Read More »

Serena Williams reveals plans for baby number 2

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Third seed Marin Cilic reached the third round for the eighth time with a 6-2 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 7-5 win over Polish qualifier and world No 188 Hubert Hurkacz. We'll see how Barty feels with a full match under her belt. Serena Williams on her way to victory over Kristyna Pliskova . Following a ream of post-pregnancy health complications, Serena Williams is back on the tennis court. Read More »

Zidane announces resignation from Real Madrid

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This is a odd moment but a very important moment. I will remain grateful for the rest of my life. "But everything changes and that's why I've taken the decision to leave". "There are many reasons for this". But he also added: "I'm not exhausted of coaching after just three years of coaching". But it is the moment to [leave] here. Read More »