• David Luiz’s loving life at Chelsea under new coach Maurizio Sarri

    David Luiz’s loving life at Chelsea under new coach Maurizio Sarri

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    We play high, with a lot of possession in a technical way. The coach is trying to help us every single day to learn quickly his philosophy. It is expected that Sarri's specific passing style - which worked so devastatingly for Napoli in his three seasons there - will take time to fully take effect at Stamford Bridge.
  • Maurizio Sarri formulates Chelsea FC plan for Eden Hazard

    Maurizio Sarri formulates Chelsea FC plan for Eden Hazard

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    But, Los Blancos seemed to have stepped up their interest in the 27-year-old after he recently hinted towards ending his six-year stint with Chelsea this summer . In recent weeks though, it's been Hazard who has reportedly become their top target . Willian's role at Real Madrid would be one of support from the bench, offering pace and directness in the latter stages of games.
  • Britain's Geraint Thomas set to capture Tour de France

    Britain's Geraint Thomas set to capture Tour de France

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    At this point, Mr Dumoulin is ahead of Mr Froome by one second, while Mr Froome is ahead of Slovenia's Primoz Roglic , and will likely take third place. Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: "We're just pretty emotional". I'm not going anywhere just yet. For years he had arrived in Paris as just another domestique in Sky's train, having served Froome or Bradley Wiggins, and there was no doubt he had earned his time to wear yellow.
  • Hamilton navigates Hungarian downpour to take pole position

    Hamilton navigates Hungarian downpour to take pole position

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    I lost 1.6 seconds on the lap I caught him and I tried to open a bit of a gap and start the next lap. However, wet weather in qualifying made for an unpredictable session, and Hamilton took pole from Bottas to secure a Mercedes front-row lock-out.
  • Jose Mourinho reveals frustration over Man United's lack of transfer business

    Jose Mourinho reveals frustration over Man United's lack of transfer business

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    Sadio Mane had given Liverpool the lead with a penalty just before the half-hour mark before Andreas Pereira equalised with a stunning free kick minutes later. "I think I am not going to get two". He came back a few days ago and he was really excited. For him it was very good moment in his career, having already had a real experience at Bayern [Munich], at Stoke at Inter.
  • I'm so proud - Guardiola hails 'incredible' Man City

    I'm so proud - Guardiola hails 'incredible' Man City

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    And it was Mane who stepped up to win the game for his team with a 94th-minute penalty. Yet Pep just said to me "look, there is nothing more important than your family". He was quoted on the Manchester City official website as saying: "It was incredible, what we did". 'I'm concerned for many things, for injured players, players who are still not here but I am so satisfied for what all of the guys on the tour have done'.
  • Moment of truth for Thomas as brutal stage awaits

    Moment of truth for Thomas as brutal stage awaits

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    Julian Alaphlippe won stage 16 of the 2018 Tour de France from the breakaway after Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) crashed on the descent of the Col du Portillon while in the lead. Sticking his tongue out in apparent exhaustion, it was a strong signal that Froome has reached his limit after winning the last three Grand Tours - the Tour and Spanish Vuelta past year and the Giro d'Italia in May.
  • Thomas extends his Tour lead, Martin up to eighth

    Thomas extends his Tour lead, Martin up to eighth

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    Thomas was second on the stage, nabbing six bonus seconds to extend his lead over closest rival Tom Dumoulin to two minutes and five seconds. Ominously, Thomas's poor performance benefited Primoz Roglic, victor of Friday's stage, who went on to win the Swiss race overall.
  • Red-hot Cubs bolster rotation by trading for Cole Hamels

    Red-hot Cubs bolster rotation by trading for Cole Hamels

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    The Cubs selected him in the 11th round of the 2017 amateur draft. The right-hander spent most of his season with Single-A South Bend before being promoted to high-A Myrtle Beach. The connection between the Cubs and Hamels didn't stop there, as more reports came in. In four July starts, he has allowed 25 runs (21 earned) in 17 innings, which has caused his ERA to balloon from 4.05 to 4.72.
  • Kawhi Leonard To Skip Team USA Minicamp

    Kawhi Leonard To Skip Team USA Minicamp

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    There have been plenty of questions surrounding the Kawhi Leonard trade that sent the All-Star to the Toronto Raptors last week: Would he report? Green disclosed in his debut podcast earlier in the day that he played the end of the season on a torn groin which went undetected by the Spurs .
  • Liverpool ace Sadio Mane delighted to take his 'lucky' No10 shirt

    Liverpool ace Sadio Mane delighted to take his 'lucky' No10 shirt

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    The Spaniard clinched the Premier League and League Cup titles with City last season and has now penned a deal that extends his stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2021. "But the family is happy living in Manchester, my experiences of the Premier League are good". City sent a record 16 players to the World Cup in Russian Federation and 14 of those will not set foot on a training pitch until the first team resumes their preseason at the Etihad Campus on Monday - the week of their Wembley ...
  • Mourinho responds after Martial leaves Man United tour

    Mourinho responds after Martial leaves Man United tour

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    Yet his absence from the tour - United play Milan in LA at 8pm local time on Wednesday in their third game of the trip - is another blow for Mourinho. Those are not the most supportive words the Man Utd manager could have used in this situation. With Martial already absent from the squad, United boss Mourinho also confirmed both Antonio Valencia and Nemanja Matic will most likely be absent for the rest of the tour of the United States.
  • Cavaliers bet it all on Kevin Love in $120M post-LeBron statement

    Cavaliers bet it all on Kevin Love in $120M post-LeBron statement

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    Now that Lebron James is off the Cleveland Cavaliers' roster, the organization has turned to Kevin Love to lead the team moving forward. The former UCLA standout and Minnesota Timberwolves star is coming off perhaps his best year as a Cavalier , averaging 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 41.5 percent from 3-point territory - the second-best clip of his 10-year career - and a career-best 88 percent from the free-throw line.
  • MLB Rumours: Drury in play for Happ deal?

    MLB Rumours: Drury in play for Happ deal?

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    Another attractive aspect with Happ is that he's battle-tested within the American League East . Drury has played in the majors for the Diamondbacks and Yankees over part of the last four seasons. He projects to join the Blue Jays' glut of outfielders in Triple-A with the Buffalo Bisons. The Blue Jays' J.A. Happ pitches to the Rays during a game on June 13, 2018.
  • Yankees get Britton from O's for trio of minor league arms

    Yankees get Britton from O's for trio of minor league arms

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    The Yankees will cover the year remaining on his contract, where Britton is making $12 million, and he is expected to become a free agent after this season. In those games, he's posted a 3.45 ERA and 1.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The trade for Zach Britton was the result of long-term discussions between Brian Cashman and Orioles GM Dan Duquette.
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says more records 'impossible'

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says more records 'impossible'

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    Liverpool's final ICC fixture comes against Manchester United in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday, and Mane expects another meeting with a Premier League rival to benefit the Reds as they prepare for 2018-19. We are completely fine. I don't care about that. "We are happy as a club to have 16 players out and the most with their national teams, that's a good sign for the club".
  • ‘Racism and disrespect’: Mesut Ozil announces shock global retirement

    ‘Racism and disrespect’: Mesut Ozil announces shock global retirement

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    The way Ozil has been treated by German media, politicians and especially the DFB has caused him to make the "difficult decision" to announce his global retirement, saying that: "I now feel unwanted and think that what I have achieved since my worldwide debut in 2009 has been forgotten."In those nine years, Ozil has played 92 times for his country, scoring 23 goals along the way".
  • Unai Emery drops major hint over Aaron Ramsey's new contract

    Unai Emery drops major hint over Aaron Ramsey's new contract

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    But the Wales midfielder insisted the club have nothing to worry about in terms of his performances, even if he decides to run his contract down. " Arsenal knew who they were going to sign in Unai Emery ". "I'm very happy with his work on the pitch, not only today but every day". Wenger's longevity makes a coaching change at Arsenal much more momentous than it would be at nearly any other club, and so the question about how the new manager might change the club take on even more ...
  • Tiger Woods blasts fan who shouted

    Tiger Woods blasts fan who shouted "Free Palestine" at British Open

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    I need to try and keep it in perspective because, the beginning of the year, if they'd have said you're playing The Open Championship , I would have said I'd be very lucky to do that. He said Finau played the course mainly with a 3-iron, and Justin Thomas hit only seven drivers over 72 holes during the French Open. Molinari's spate of wins means he has secured a third Ryder Cup appearance in September and climbs to a career-high of sixth in the world.
  • Vettel says he will not lose sleep over 'small mistake'

    Vettel says he will not lose sleep over 'small mistake'

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    Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton , a favorite for pole position later and eight points behind Vettel in the standings, ventured out on track in the dying minutes but did not complete a timed lap and was classified last. While his rivals stopped for fresh rubber, Hamilton remained on track in the hope that the forecast rain would arrive. Instead of hearing the heavily-anticipated "Grazie Ragazzi!" over team radio, Ferrari diehards seethed as Hamilton thanked his fans and sprayed ...
  • Salah, Mane on target as Liverpool down City

    Salah, Mane on target as Liverpool down City

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    City manager Guardiola, however, could not be prouder of the record-setting Premier League champions post-match. Current champions Manchester City , on the other hand, will lag behind in fourth place despite their dominant performance in the league last season, while West Ham and Tottenham make up the top six.
  • Everton sign Richarlison from Watford in deal that could reach £50 million

    Everton sign Richarlison from Watford in deal that could reach £50 million

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    Watford are continuing to pursue a disciplinary claim against Everton over their approach for manager Marco Silva last season. Although it is believed that the Toffees have initially paid a fee of £35 million for the Brazilian sensation, the deal includes various different add-ons, which could potentially make him the club's record signing.
  • Aaron Ramsey 'unsure' of Arsenal future - Premier League 2016

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    Arsenal missed out on a Champions League spot for the second successive season to force the Gunners board to make a change. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has only one year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium and the club has been in negotiations with the player for months now but nothing official for now.
  • Pakistan's Who's Who vote in knife-edge election

    Pakistan's Who's Who vote in knife-edge election

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    Pakistanis began voting in a historic third straight election ending a campaign marred by widespread allegations of manipulation that local and global rights group say imperils the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule. Wednesday's voting for a National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, and four provincial assemblies followed a rancorous campaign marked by widespread allegations of manipulation.