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WBA defender Evans close to joining Leicester WBA defender Evans close to joining Leicester
- June 09, 2018

The Northern Ireland worldwide did have his heart set on a move to Manchester City, but has since been told that Pep Guardiola won't be making a move for the relegated defender this transfer window. The fee, contained in a relegation clause, is payable in two installments of £1.75m. The 30-year-old Northern Ireland defender was part of the West Brom side that was relegated from the top flight last season. (more...)
Emre Can, Jon Flanagan and 8 youth players released from Liverpool Emre Can, Jon Flanagan and 8 youth players released from Liverpool
- June 08, 2018

The Germany worldwide joined from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014 and made 167 appearances for the club, the last of which came as a substitute in the recent Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid . Meanwhile Can as expected is leaving Anfield for pastures new. Loan spells at Burnley and Bolton were not enough to convince Jurgen Klopp to offer him new terms and he too is now on the lookout for a new club. (more...)
Kwiatkowski regains overall lead as Team Sky win time trial Kwiatkowski regains overall lead as Team Sky win time trial
- June 08, 2018

Sky won the 35-kilometer stage in 36 minutes, 33.46 seconds, 37 seconds ahead of closest rival BMC. Team Sky won the Criterium du Dauphine's team time trial on Wednesday, bringing Michal Kwiatkowski back in the overall lead at the warmup race for the Tour de France . (more...)
French Open glance: Former champions meet at Roland Garros French Open glance: Former champions meet at Roland Garros
- June 08, 2018

Ten-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal lost his first set in Paris since 2015, when 11th seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina broke Nadal's serve multiple times to take the first set 6-4. Muguruza has not dropped a set in this year's tournament and dominated Sharapova with booming groundstrokes and superb returning that earned six breaks. (more...)
Max Verstappen - 'One more crash question and I might headbutt someone' Max Verstappen - 'One more crash question and I might headbutt someone'
- June 08, 2018

Of course, I haven't scored the points I should have scored, but that was not only my fault. He has under half the points of teammate Daniel Ricciardo so far this year, and following the race in Monaco Red Bull team boss Christian Horner urged Verstappen to learn from his older teammate . (more...)
Nadal, Del Potro set up semi-final blockbuster Nadal, Del Potro set up semi-final blockbuster
- June 08, 2018

Nadal's streak of 37 consecutive set wins at Roland Garros ended Wednesday, but with victory the 32-year-old became only the third player in the Open era (since 1968) to reach 11 semifinals in the same grand slam. The semifinals in the men's singles draw are set for Friday at the French Open, which means that No. 1 Rafael Nadal will be in action on back-to-back days. (more...)
Trump Floats Pardon of Muhammad Ali, Who Doesn’t Need One Trump Floats Pardon of Muhammad Ali, Who Doesn’t Need One
- June 08, 2018

He said , "Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?" He said football players had "seen a lot of abuse" and "a lot of unfairness" and he wanted their input on his use of this executive power. (more...)
Juventus sign Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich on permanent deal Juventus sign Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich on permanent deal
- June 08, 2018

The Brazil global, who is now preparing with his country for the World Cup, also appeared in all ten of Juve's Champions League fixtures. Douglas Costa has wrapped up a permanent switch to Juventus , who have paid €40million to sign the Brazil global from Bayern Munich . (more...)
Leicester City sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion Leicester City sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion
- June 08, 2018

Three-time Premier League champion Evans said: "When this opportunity came up, it's one that I couldn't turn down". 'I hope that I can give lots to the team and the club. Northern Ireland global Evans is Leicester's second signing in the close season after Portuguese defender Ricardo Pereira's arrival last month. Evans is Leicester's second defensive recruit ahead of the new season after Ricardo Pereira arrived from Porto, reuniting with his former Nice coach Claude Puel. (more...)
Conor McGregor reveals he nearly returned to UFC in May
- June 08, 2018

Conor McGregor posted on social media on Wednesday that he agreed to make a potentially history-making return to the UFC last month. UFC 225's interim welterweight title challenger Rafael dos Anjos has told Conor McGregor he will be there if the Irishman wants a third UFC title for his collection. (more...)
Thiem ends Cecchinatos run to reach French Open final
- June 08, 2018

Nadal takes a 10-0 French Open semifinal record into his matchup against 2009 U.S. Open champion del Potro. He believes he has a particularly powerful weapon on his side - breakfast. In 2016, Cecchinato was accused of match-fixing but an 18-month suspension was thrown out on a technicality. But Cecchinato could not quite keep up with Thiem and his big baseline game. (more...)
Harry Kane close to signing new Tottenham Hotspur deal Harry Kane close to signing new Tottenham Hotspur deal
- June 08, 2018

Kane's commitment is a welcome boost for Spurs, who made the announcement with footage of their new stadium. Last season, he netted 41 goals for the north London club. "I've just signed a new contract". Maurcio Pochettino, who no longer seems to be on Real Madrid's list of potential Zinedine Zidane replacements, has assembled an exciting young team, who will move back to their own stadium in the months ahead. (more...)
President Trump floats pardoning boxing great Muhammad Ali
- June 08, 2018

He famously said , "I ain't got no quarrel with them Vietcong". Ali's legal fight ended in 1971, however, when the Supreme Court reversed the conviction 8-0, so a presidential pardon might be superfluous. Trump said he was considering a number of other pardons too and said that the pardoning power was "a handsome thing" for presidents. Ali died in 2016. (more...)
Taco Bell to give away free tacos on June 13
- June 08, 2018

The Cavs fells to the Warriors, 102-110, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals here in Cleveland. That's exactly what the Warriors did, and now America gets rewarded with free food-and there's no catch. The Warriors have already won three games, meaning they just have to win one more game to take the championship. Even if Golden State wins on the road in Game 4, the deal will still be for one free taco per person on the 13th. (more...)
Terrell Owens says he won't attend his Hall of Fame induction Terrell Owens says he won't attend his Hall of Fame induction
- June 08, 2018

A representative for the Hall of Fame said they were "disappointed" with the decision. The class of 2018 inductees also include Randy Moss , Ray Lewis , Brian Dawkins , Brian Urlacher , Bobby Beathard , Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer . (more...)
Argentina's Manuel Lanzini to miss World Cup with knee injury Argentina's Manuel Lanzini to miss World Cup with knee injury
- June 08, 2018

Argentina have a wealth of attacking options to choose from, with names such as Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, and, of course, Lionel Messi making other national teams a different shade of scarlet with envy. Icardi's initial exclusion from the squad has surprised many people as he led Inter from the front and helped them secure a Champions League berth for next season. (more...)
Fury says 'never felt better' ahead of comeback fight Fury says 'never felt better' ahead of comeback fight
- June 08, 2018

The 29-year-old (25-0, 18KOs) remains the lineal heavyweight champion although Joshua has risen to prominence in his British rival's absence and holds his old belts while Wilder is the WBC titlist. "I look at him the same way I look at [Anthony] Joshua, Wladimir [Klitshcko], [Deontay] Wilder, anybody". A fight against either is way off for Fury, but that has not stopped the Gypsy King dreaming about potential fights against Joshua or Wilder. (more...)
"I'm Done With Professional Wrestling" — CM Punk
- June 08, 2018

I knew it was coming, and they delayed it as long as possible because I think they knew (I had a fight scheduled). Different people get cut for different reason. Whatever your decision is, it's cool with me". "I think Duke was pushing me a lot harder this time. But as you progress, you're unlocking doors". Though he did say he doesn't think he would return to wrestling, he said the idea isn't entirely impossible. (more...)
Does Patriots' Julian Edelman's 4-game suspension for PEDs help the Jets? Does Patriots' Julian Edelman's 4-game suspension for PEDs help the Jets?
- June 08, 2018

According to a report by ESPN , the suspension is under appeal. The 32-year-old Edelman has looked fluid during workouts this spring that were open to the media, sprinting, cutting and hauling in passes with his usual efficiency. "And anyone who would suggest otherwise is irresponsible, and just plain wrong". This offseason has seen the departures of Danny Amendola (signed with the Dolphins) and Brandin Cooks (traded to the Rams ) and the additions of Jordan Matthews and ... (more...)
Islanders fire coach Doug Weight, GM Garth Snow Islanders fire coach Doug Weight, GM Garth Snow
- June 08, 2018

Lamoriello made the moves Tuesday that begin to reshape the organization in his image, two weeks to the day ownership said he'd have "full authority over all hockey matters". Weight just finished his first full season as Islanders coach. "I certainly have thoughts like you think I would have", Lamoriello said at the time. (more...)
Morocco 2026 World Cup bid labelled 'high risk' by Federation Internationale de Football Association inspectors Morocco 2026 World Cup bid labelled 'high risk' by Federation Internationale de Football Association inspectors
- June 08, 2018

Earlier this month, Federation Internationale de Football Association judged Morocco's bid to be "high-risk" because of a lack of infrastructure, and there have been allegations that president Gianni Infantino had tried to undermine it. "The infrastructure will be there and more importantly the excitement and the passion will be there". Speaking before the 2018 edition kicks off in Russian Federation next week, he did not categorically say Qatar has the right to veto an enlarged 2022 ... (more...)
LeBron vents ahead of what may be his last game with Cavaliers LeBron vents ahead of what may be his last game with Cavaliers
- June 08, 2018

The continuation of course for the 110-102 primetime match-up comes from a year ago when LeBron James and crew were also denied a victory by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the GSW in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals after suffering two back-to-back losses. (more...)
French Open 2018: Results, Highlights, Thursday Scores Recap from Roland-Garros French Open 2018: Results, Highlights, Thursday Scores Recap from Roland-Garros
- June 08, 2018

A bushel of baffling facts backlight the ongoing heyday of the charismatic 25-year-old American Sloane Stephens . "It will be another great opportunity on Saturday and I'm really looking forward to it". "I will try my best", Halep told the crowd at Court Philippe Chatrier, "and hopefully I will be better than past year". It was an emphatic performance for Muguruza, who made it to the fourth round of the US Open last year and just the second round of the Australian Open earlier this year. (more...)
Paddy Jackson signs for Perpignan on two-year deal Paddy Jackson signs for Perpignan on two-year deal
- June 08, 2018

The former Methodist College student was also rumoured to be weighing up a move to New Zealand to link up with provincial side Waikato, who recently hired former Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes to lead them this season. Several other rumours followed this as Olding had been linked with a number of English clubs, all of whom distanced themselves from the speculation surrounded the Belfast rape trial. (more...)
3 candidates to replace Zidane as Real Madrid coach 3 candidates to replace Zidane as Real Madrid coach
- June 08, 2018

Mane was linked with a shock move to Real Madrid by France Football, which claimed that the Senegal global was awaiting the green-light from the new Real manager. But Conte is still under contract at Chelsea and, according to Sky Italia , has let Real Madrid know he will respect his deal at Stamford Bridge. (more...)

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