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Toure struggled for regular starts under Guradiola over the last two years, making just 17 appearances in all competitions last season and admits he wondered if his lack of playing time was down to his "colour". But at a certain point, men who do not understand each other reconcile. Guardiola will miss City's first game of the Champions League next season, although a second match will only be added if he receives disciplinary action for a further offence next season.
  • England take control against Pakistan at Headingley

    England take control against Pakistan at Headingley

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    Buttler wrote the "F" word and when cameras zoomed in, it got the Twitterati talking. By drawing this short campaign, England avoided a third successive series loss after reverses in Australia and New Zealand. But Shadab pulled Woakes commandingly for four to complete an impressive 48-ball fifty featuring nine boundaries. That blow went for four, and Buttler bludgeoned the very next ball for a straight six into the building site which will become the new Football Stand by this time ...
  • Leroy Sane's Omission From Germany's 23-Man World Cup Explained

    Leroy Sane's Omission From Germany's 23-Man World Cup Explained

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    Joachim Low must be the envy of most other national team managers with the 2018 World Cup only ten days away. Marco Reus' return to fitness and Low's preference for Brandt - who had been expected to miss out - have seen him edged out, while Low is also a big fan of Julian Draxler , who offers greater flexibility, able to also play in the left-sided role Sane covets - and was player of the tournament in Russian Federation last summer.
  • Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern

    Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern

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    Zahavi, the Israeli agent who helped facilitate Neymar's transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain past year, said Lewandowski's reasons "are not money or a specific club, as almost all top clubs would like to have the world's best striker in their ranks".
  • Belgium Release Official 23-Man Squad For The World Cup

    Belgium Release Official 23-Man Squad For The World Cup

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    Coach Fernando Santos too wants his star man to enjoy his rest period before getting down to business in the World Cup, where Portugal have been drawn alongside Spain, Morocco and Iran. Cape Town - Roberto Martinez has named a star-studded 23-man Belgium squad ahead of the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russian Federation with defender Vincent Kompany included despite suffering a groin injury.
  • Mikel Obi blasts Conte over Chelsea exit

    Mikel Obi blasts Conte over Chelsea exit

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    Fulham plan to offer head coach Slavisa Jokanovic a new contract in the coming weeks. He recently guided Fulham back to the Premier League and is known to play an attacking brand of football and is keen on integrating young players in the squad.
  • Novak Djokovic takes swipe at French Open officials

    Novak Djokovic takes swipe at French Open officials

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    The 12-time Grand Slam victor defeated Fernando Verdasco at Roland Garros. Resurgent former champion Novak Djokovic reached the French Open quarter-finals for the 12th time on Sunday as he subdued feisty Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-4 6-2.
  • Samuel Umtiti agrees new five-year deal with Barcelona

    Samuel Umtiti agrees new five-year deal with Barcelona

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    Umtiti will officially sign the contract on Monday morning at the Nou Camp before holding a press conference shortly after. Umtiti joined Barcelona in 2016 after a productive spell with Lyon, and he established himself as one of the world's best defenders in the first half of this season.
  • Rohr confirms Simmy Nwankwo for World Cup

    Rohr confirms Simmy Nwankwo for World Cup

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    But Gernot Rohr's men could not force their way through again and England improved their record at Wembley to just one defeat in the last 21 matches. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was impressive this season for Liverpool, playing on the right-hand side of a midfield three but a knee injury has ruled him out of the tournament, making room for Lingard and Alli to play as the two slightly more advanced midfielders .
  • Nadal thumps Gasquet at Roland Garros

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    After earning applause from Nadal following a superb cushioned drop shot at the net, he ended that game with an ace. "It was a good feeling". You always want to play. The 13th-seeded American built a big lead then barely avoided getting pushed to a third set before beating 21st-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-1, 7-6 (7) in a matchup of powerful baseliners.
  • Warriors' Klay Thompson Questionable For Game Two, Iguodala Remains Doubtful

    Warriors' Klay Thompson Questionable For Game Two, Iguodala Remains Doubtful

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    At that time in my career, I didn't know how other people felt about my game. Much of this comes in the way of him being able to get to the basket either in transition or off the dribble. Durant said his first step to consistency has to be better shot selection. The ensemble from Game 1 reportedly cost over $46,000. Warriors: Thompson played in his franchise-record 100th postseason game.
  • Aussie Smith surges to lead in weather-hit US Women's Open

    Aussie Smith surges to lead in weather-hit US Women's Open

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    Women's Open in Birmingham . Smith carded her second straight five-under round for a 10-under total of 134 at Shoal Creek, where thunderstorms led to extensive delays on a course that had been soaked earlier in the week. I didn't sleep much last night and I'm really exhausted. Jutanugarn hit her bunker shot to a foot and the win to cap off an incredible week. A collapse that would have gone down in U.S.
  • Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Game 2

    Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Game 2

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    Hill, a 10-year veteran playing in the Finals for the first time , called it the most disappointing loss of his career. Plus, coming up with a new strategy to defend James might be a good idea. It shouldn't be a prom dance. He initially said after the game that he knew what the score, but now, it appears he has gone back on this and has now openly admitted what many believed when watching the final seconds of Game 1's regulation time unfold.
  • Liverpool confirm that no Fekir deal has been agreed

    Liverpool confirm that no Fekir deal has been agreed

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    Liverpool have already shown their ambition for the summer after agreeing on a rather surprise deal for Monaco's Fabinho and Fekir's move now appears on the pipeline with Klopp to bolstering the club's attack further ahead of a strong Premier League challenge next term.
  • Wie has 'a blast' - and 3-under 69 - at US Women's Open

    Wie has 'a blast' - and 3-under 69 - at US Women's Open

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    The field will be cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after two rounds. Ariya was also six under after eight holes, among half the field unable to complete the round following a lightning delay that stretched to almost four hours. She is still chasing Smith, along with everyone else. "Coming into the US Women's Open, I always try to play the ball with mud or try to play with wet ground conditions because we've never played lift, clean and place", said the South Korean, twice a victor of the ...
  • England edges ahead of Pakistan on rain-hit day

    England edges ahead of Pakistan on rain-hit day

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    Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hailed the spirit, prayers and various contributions of the Pakistani community based in the United Kingdom especially in Leeds where the national team is playing the second and final Test against England .
  • Brazil midfielder Fabinho to join Liverpool

    Brazil midfielder Fabinho to join Liverpool

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    The Brazil global will officially join the club on July 1 but arrived on Merseyside on Monday with his agent, Jorge Mendes, to complete his medical and agree personal terms that will keep him at Anfield until June 2023. Most of us just buy clothes when we want to feel a bit better, Jurgen Klopp went out and spent £44 million! "He is tactically very strong and football smart".
  • Late eagle lifts Matsuyama into share of Memorial lead

    Late eagle lifts Matsuyama into share of Memorial lead

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    Rose, fresh off his convincing triumph at Colonial, mixed three bogeys with four birdies while Dufner, winless since his fifth PGA Tour victory previous year at Muirfield, was undone by a four-hole stretch on his back nine that included three bogeys.
  • We are all France - Tolisso slams Pogba whistles

    We are all France - Tolisso slams Pogba whistles

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    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said several players will be going in and out at the La Liga champions this summer but would not confirm whether Antoine Griezmann would be one of them. Before that Didier Deschamps' France host the United States, who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup , next Saturday in Lyon in their final warm up game.
  • Kane: Super Eagles Gave England Trouble In Second Half

    Kane: Super Eagles Gave England Trouble In Second Half

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    He is utilising his resources sensibly, with surely only minor fine tuning left at this late stage. "All of our attacking players have different attributes or strengths". Gareth Southgate was pleased with his side's performance, but admitted his side did struggle when Nigeria switched tactics. This performance, in this system, provided a timely reminder.
  • England batsmen share load and keep Pakistan under pressure

    England batsmen share load and keep Pakistan under pressure

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    Waqar, who claimed 373 wickets in 87 Test matches, added that the nature of Test cricket is such that things can change quickly, but also believes that Pakistan will find it hard to make a comeback in the match. "After the criticism the whole team has received in the past week, days like this go a long way to building confidence within the changing room". Vaughan wondered why England's effort at Headingley was missing at Lord's.
  • Jason Kidd takes step toward return to National Basketball Association coaching ranks

    Jason Kidd takes step toward return to National Basketball Association coaching ranks

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    On Thursday, the Pistons interviewed MI coach John Beilein for the job, according to multiple reports . Howard and Smith have yet to interview. Kidd was sacked by the Bucks 45 games into the 2017-18 season. The Detroit Pistons and general manager Jeff Bower have parted ways, according to several media reports. Bower had spent four years in the Pistons' front office.
  • Marcelo Bielsa backed for Leeds job by Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio

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    Leeds paid £500,000 - working out as £125,000 per win - to rip up Heckingbottom's contract and Sportsmail understands the Championship club want former Argentina boss Marcelo Bielsa as his replacement. Heckingbottom's assistant, Jamie Clapham, has also left the club along with head of fitness Noel Winder and analyst Alex Bailey. "We are confident of making a quick appointment".
  • French Open 2018: Defending champion Nadal eases into last 16

    French Open 2018: Defending champion Nadal eases into last 16

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    Nadal clinched victory on his first match point when Gasquet chopped a backhand long. But he was far from happy with the clay on Chatrier, the court where he has only lost twice in his career. Rafa Nadal talks to a ball boy after beating Richard Gasquet at French Open. She is seeded 28th this year. No. 3 Marin Cilic eliminated Steve Johnson of the United States, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
  • Serena Williams launches new fashion brand while playing French Open

    Serena Williams launches new fashion brand while playing French Open

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    Thursday marked the first Top 20 win of her comeback. The US tennis ace, 36, had Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.by emergency caesarean last September and needed surgery for blood clots on her lungs. On Saturday, Serena will face a third-round match against 11th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany after. The two last crossed paths in the 2016 Australian Open quarterfinals, where Williams prevailed for the 18th straight time.
  • Tiger on the move at rain-hit Memorial Tournament

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    Because of his good play of late, it's sometimes hard to remember that this is just Woods is making just his 10th start since a yearlong absence to have spinal fusion surgery. When he returned from the suspension, Woods missed the putt left. He'll be pleased with his ball striking, which is good enough to win any tournament anywhere at the moment, but frustrated by the putting.