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France winger Kylian Mbappe wins Sky Sports World Cup Power Rankings

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France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in 20 years. " Croatia , however, showed unbreakable spirit and even threatened a comeback when Mandzukic took advantage of France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hesitating over a clearance to pull a goal back". Read More »

Emery hopes to turn Özil’s Arsenal career around

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We want to help to be well, fine with us. I want to work with him with a new way and with an ambition to continue with this quality [he has] and help with this quality, [also] getting better with the team. "And the quality of the worldwide players, we want them to come quickly and to start with us". For me it's the same for one player as it is for 25 players. Read More »

Sarri confirmed as new Chelsea manager

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City were previously interested in the 26-year-old Italy worldwide but it is Sarri's side who have won the race to sign the player. Jorginho , capped eight times , told the club's official website: "I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea ". Read More »

Yankees Need To Stay Away From Machado

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The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that "the Yankees are showing increased interest in Machado" but that the Orioles would be hesitant to send him to "their biggest rival". A deal for Machado could possibly require young infielder Rafael Devers to be included in the deal, which is not something the Red Sox would be thrilled to do. Read More »

Southgate promises strong XI as England target World Cup medals

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England have reconnected with fans over that period and got through a number of barriers, from winning a penalty shootout to reaching the final four thanks to first knockout stage victories in 12 years. "So that there can be a seamless flow of talent into the national team", he said. "It's not actually my decision, but I agree with it". He shown enormous aplomb to slot home past Jordan Pickford in extra time of the semifinals. Read More »

Real Madrid Transfer Barometer: Hazard wants out

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With his World Cup over, Eden Hazard's potential move to Real Madrid is set to become the subject of intense speculation in the coming days and weeks, although Brian Laudrup believes it is a done deal. 'The only thing is that my children are the most important and I'll make the decision that best suits me for everything'. Meanwhile, Courtois is now preparing to face England this afternoon in Russian Federation as the ace could line-up for his country's World Cup third Place play-off ... Read More »

Jabari Parker, Bulls ‘Progressing’ On Free-Agent Contract

The good news for Parker is that the restricted free agent market for a ton of players has been awfully slow, so his patience might be rewarded. Since he is a restricted free agent, the Bucks would have the right to match any offer sheet that Parker is signed to by another team. Read More »

Angelique Kerber seeks revenge against Serena Williams: 'I am coming back'

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Navratilova has been as impressed as anyone watching Williams's Wimbledon return, the American having been absent a year ago as she prepared to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia . She'll play Angelique Kerber for Grand Slam No. 24. Those two contests suggested Kerber could be the rival Williams often has lacked in the latter half of her glittering career. Read More »

Roger Federer Exits Wimbledon After a Nail-Biting Match Against Kevin Anderson

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In their four previous meetings Anderson, 32, had not taken a set off Federer. The Spaniard finished with 67 winners to 34 unforced errors as he displayed his credentials as he bids to lift a third singles title at the All England Club. Federer had been pursuing a 13th Wimbledon semi-final and a 44th appearance in the last four of a grand slam. "I think it was great quality tennis and in the final set there were some fantastic points", said 2008 and 2010 champion Nadal. Read More »

Players demand 5th set tie-breakers after 400-minute marathon

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John Isner of the U.S.in action during his semi final match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson . Prior to Djokovic and Nadal, though, the first semi-final takes place, although with such a big-serving nature of the two players, Kevin Anderson and John Isner , it might delay the second semi-final somewhat. Read More »

Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge

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Former Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri is the favourite to take over, with the club's top-flight opener a little over four weeks away. The breakdown in relationship between Chelsea and former manager Antonio Conte was highlighted in the way his departure was announced. Read More »

PGA Tour Announces Changes to Season Schedule for 2018

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The season-long Aon Risk Reward Challenge will culminate in a US$1 million prize for the player at the top of the Aon-led rankings on both the PGA and LPGA tours. Behind the tighter schedule was a desire for the tour to complete its season at the Tour Championship before the start of college football and the NFL. Read More »

After many, many hours, Anderson beats Isner in Wimbledon semis

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It was the longest semi-final ever played at Wimbledon , surpassing the four hours 44 minutes it took Djokovic to beat Juan Martin del Potro in 2013. The American's response was immediate, breaking straight back in the next game as Anderson served for a two sets to love lead at 5-3. In a match between two of the game's biggest servers, Anderson started the match with a double-fault. Read More »

Target Field Will Suspend Sale of Papa John’s Pizza

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There will be no new title sponsor, at least anytime soon, Bendapudi said. The sandwich chain in 2015 quickly severed ties with Fogle, who was later sentenced for possessing child pornography and traveling to pay for sex with minors. He said the comment was taken out of context but that he nevertheless felt "sick" about the incident. Schnatter's name will also be removed from the university's Center for Free Enterprise at its business school, university spokesman John Karman confirmed to The ... Read More »

Wimbledon 2018 quarter-finals

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While there has been a sense of inevitability about Williams' march through the rounds, dropping just one set on her way and yet to face a top-50 player , Gorges says it is "unreal" for her to be into her first Grand Slam semi-final. It didn't take long for her to rebound, a handsome volley restoring her break advantage at 4-3. Williams revealed she does not want her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Read More »

England could play France after Les Bleus beat Belgium

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Belgium also made 542 passes to France's 289 and other players in the Belgium squad have not been as diplomatic as De Bruyne following their defeat. "It allows the country to be more ambitious and believe in its own talent", he said. Captain Harry Kane is the man leading England's charge in Russian Federation with six goals so far, putting him top in the race for the Golden Boot. Read More »

Paris to deploy 12000 police for Bastille Day and World Cup final

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As expected, tonight's match proved to be an entertaining one for the neutrals and a stressful experience for English supporters, who have always been claiming that this is the year it finally comes home again. Southgate said of the crushing defeat to Croatia: "We knew the team we brought was the most inexperienced team in the competition and the only way we're going to boost that is by playing in more tournament games". Read More »

Jubilant Croatia fans revel in World Cup semi-final win over England

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It's about what is to come - the Euros, the World Cup in Qatar, along with the continued development of players who will have learned the hard way how they must live with and prosper at the highest level. There was no third-place match at that tournament, so Yugoslavia - made up of players from Serbian-based clubs - officially finished fourth behind the United States on goal difference. Read More »

Juventus GM Marotta: Ronaldo the first to believe in this operation

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The USB trade union called the acquisition unfair, announcing a strike spanning three days. "The company should invest in vehicle models that guarantee the futures of thousands of people, rather than enriching only one". His new team-mate also suffered a last-16 defeat, as Portugal fell 2-1 to Uruguay, although Ronaldo managed four goals in four games. Both Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Juventus are controlled by Exor, the investment holding of Italy's Agnelli family, which owns almost 30 ... Read More »

"It Was A Crazy Moment" - Photographer On That Croatia Goal Celebration

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He plays so well with Modric in midfield. Kieran Trippier fired Gareth Southgate's side in front early on but after Ivan Perisic equalised in the second half, Mario Mandzukic smashed home to break English hearts. When heartbroken English fans wake up Thursday morning after a long night of crying into their pints, the most hard part of their grief to digest following the Three Lions' 2-1 extra-time loss to Croatia in the World Cup semifinals Wednesday in Moscow will be the unshakable ... Read More »

Russian head coach Cherchesov: "We'll do even better at Qatar 2022!"

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Neil Walker, spokesman for the Society of Independent Brewers, told the Standard : "Tonight is likely to be the busiest week night of the year for publicans thanks to the heroics of the England team". "We were left to only hit long balls". The playmaker recovered from that error to drive forward much of Croatia's attacking play. "That's not our style". Read More »

France the favorite to win it all over Croatia on Sunday

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Harry Maguire , whose family have been right behind him in his first worldwide tournament, went to find them as soon as they game was over. It became an instant hit and was belted out in pubs, night clubs, on the streets and in football stadiums throughout the tournament as an England team featuring centre back Southgate reached the semi-finals. Read More »

Rafael Nadal edges del Potro to set Novak Djokovic clash — ATP Wimbledon

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The fifth-seeded del Potro failed to convert four match points when serving at 5-4 in the fourth set, but maintained his composure to close out the contest with his first opportunity in the tiebreaker that followed. Del Potro, however, opening his shoulders with his feared forehand and blasting a victor that left Nadal gasping on the baseline - and a set down just short of three hours. Read More »

Boost for England as Croatia star is ruled out

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Grant Davidson said they had "brought the country together" during the run to the semi-finals, the first time England had reached the last four since losing to West Germany in 1990. Domagoj Vida and Mario Mandzukic let the young ones join in the post-match celebrations on the Luzhniki pitch. Yet, here he is fixing every nail in the coffin - the coffin that will bury the past - he is adjoining every English hopes again, preparing his players as they aim their fast shot at glory since 1966. Read More »