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FIFA fines Swedish, Croatian FAs over break of equipment rules FIFA fines Swedish, Croatian FAs over break of equipment rules
- July 14, 2018

In a disciplinary update published on its website four and a half hours before England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia, FIFA said it was fining the FA 70,000 Swiss francs for " breaching media and marketing regulations and the FIFA equipment regulations ". (more...)
Ajax agree deal with Man Utd for Blind Ajax agree deal with Man Utd for Blind
- July 14, 2018

Mike Verweij of Dutch outlet De Telegraaf revealed on Friday afternoon that a €16m fee plus add ons had been agreed between the two clubs. The payment structure of the deal must now be finalised before Blind can make the move back to his homeland. (more...)
Trump in Scotland: President Touches Down in His Ancestral Homeland Trump in Scotland: President Touches Down in His Ancestral Homeland
- July 14, 2018

Trump is expected to spend the rest of the weekend at the resort, which he bought in 2014, to end his controversial first visit to the United Kingdom as president, characterised by his own perplexing contradictions and unprecedented protests . (more...)
Croatia fans in Mississauga get ready for Sunday’s World Cup final Croatia fans in Mississauga get ready for Sunday’s World Cup final
- July 14, 2018

But for Walker, a bronze medal still has value. Even though Croatia face the World Cup final on Sunday, there has already been talk of who should claim the Golden Ball with Ivan Rakitic expecting Luka Modric to scoop the prize. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic's controversial decision to back Croatia at the World Cup has earned the Serbian tennis star praise from the finalists' midfielder Ivan Rakitic . (more...)
All out for 73! Proteas crumble in Sri Lanka All out for 73! Proteas crumble in Sri Lanka
- July 14, 2018

Angelo Mathews, on 14, and Roshen Silva, on 10, were batting at close of play after left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj claimed three wickets for South Africa . Captain Faf du Plessis battled to stop the rot with a gritty 49, but South Africa's second-highest scorer proved Vernon Philander with just 18. (more...)
Shaqiri 'very happy' to complete £13M Liverpool move Shaqiri 'very happy' to complete £13M Liverpool move
- July 14, 2018

The 26-year-old scored 15 goals in 92 appearances for the Potters, but was unable to help them retain their top-flight status last season. "I'm very happy for him that he had this attractive season because he is a very nice guy, a good guy". (more...)
WHERE ARE THEY Now? The 1998 World Cup Winning France Team WHERE ARE THEY Now? The 1998 World Cup Winning France Team
- July 14, 2018

However, Griezmann has since said his only goal is to win the World Cup and doesn't care how. Members of the France national team celebrating at the 1998 World Cup . The ex-Super Eagles winger, who is a member of FIFA's Technical Study Group, said that France are the favorites to win the final due to their influential midfielder, N'Golo Kanté. (more...)
Barcelona want to sign Chelsea midfielder, will offer this player in return Barcelona want to sign Chelsea midfielder, will offer this player in return
- July 14, 2018

Chelsea are braced for transfer approaches for Kante this summer after the midfielder's star showing at the World Cup. The Portuguese worldwide has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in the past, with Arsenal the most recent club to express an interest in the player. (more...)
Emery hopes to turn Özil’s Arsenal career around Emery hopes to turn Özil’s Arsenal career around
- July 14, 2018

Ozil's mental toughness has often been questioned in England after inconsistent performances for Arsenal as well. 'I think for us, this midfielder is very important and he is coming with ambition to get better here and to improve with us'. (more...)
Most mesmerizing clashes between Nadal and Djokovic Most mesmerizing clashes between Nadal and Djokovic
- July 14, 2018

When the opening three games lasted 16 minutes it was clear the three-hour window to finish the match was insufficient. There's not much a person can tolerate in excess of six hours at a time, and this was one of the most incredible, and yet excruciating, sporting events you're likely to witness for a while. (more...)
Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon final months after returning from maternity leave Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon final months after returning from maternity leave
- July 14, 2018

I lost count after, like, four surgeries because I was in so many. She was, instead, going to employ spectacular defense and solid, steady play, while letting her opponent, Jelena Ostapenko , be the one to determine the outcomes of almost every point. (more...)
American List leads Scottish Open after first round American List leads Scottish Open after first round
- July 14, 2018

Self-deprecating and repeatedly apologetic, Mickelson reiterated that he's "had a rough month" and that he's sorry for mistakes he's made . So it's much easier to deal with than some of the times where I have not been involved in the decisions and had to deal with that. (more...)
Rockets Emerge as 'Strong Frontrunners' To Get Carmelo Anthony
- July 14, 2018

With cap space teams like the Brooklyn Nets , Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls making moves, it appears as though the Oklahoma City Thunder will be unable to trade away the contract of Carmelo Anthony. Furthermore, Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz reports that Chris Paul is encouraging the Rockets to sign his good friend Carmelo, and ESPN's Dave McMenamin says Melo's business manager recently spent time with Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni and team owner Tilman Fertitta. (more...)
Exhibition rematch between Vitali Klitschko and Lennox Lewis will not take place Exhibition rematch between Vitali Klitschko and Lennox Lewis will not take place
- July 14, 2018

According to the source, representatives of Lewis appealed to the WBC with the goal to announce that there are no proposals on the exhibition race they had received. Lewis (41-2-1, 32 KOs), of England, elected to retire rather than face Klitschko in a rematch. In 2012, Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs), who was in his second WBC title reign, vacated the belt and retired to pursue a career in Ukraine politics. (more...)
Dodgers' Utley to retire at season's end Dodgers' Utley to retire at season's end
- July 14, 2018

He earned six All-Star selections, four Silver Sluggers, and went down in Phillies history as "The Man" thanks to Harry Kalas. The Dodgers second baseman and longtime Mets nemesis is planning to announce his retirement at a press conference Friday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, The Post's Joel Sherman reported . (more...)
Chelsea part ways with manager Antonio Conte Chelsea part ways with manager Antonio Conte
- July 14, 2018

The Italian's position as Chelsea manager has been under threat for a number of months now, and he has been highly expected to be sacked ever since the curtain came down on the 2017/18 season. Conte won the Premier League title in his debut season following his spell as national team boss at Italy. The 48-year-old Italian, who had a year left on his contract, took pre-season training earlier this week. (more...)
Cesc Fabregas backtracks on Twitter activity to bid farewell to Antonio Conte Cesc Fabregas backtracks on Twitter activity to bid farewell to Antonio Conte
- July 14, 2018

The Italian had two contrasting campaigns at the helm and has now vacated his post. However, they finished fifth in the 2017/18 season, missing out on a place in the Champions League and consequently costing Conte is job. The 59-year-old was in charge of the Naples side between 2015-18 and was named Serie A manager of the year in 2016-17. Napoli refused to end Sarri's contract despite hiring Carlo Ancelotti as manager. (more...)
Bulls on the verge of signing Jabari Parker
- July 14, 2018

The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of signing Milwaukee Bucks restricted free agent Jabari Parker , according to several reports. Central to pull their qualifying offer, which would make Parker an unrestricted free agent. But, he has struggled with injuries throughout his career. Valentine has averaged 8.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during his career and is a bit undersized since he's playing out of position; he's a more natural shooting guard. (more...)
Real Madrid insist they have 'no intention' of bidding for PSG's Neymar Real Madrid insist they have 'no intention' of bidding for PSG's Neymar
- July 14, 2018

Cancelo has joined the Bianconeri in a €40m deal from Valencia - and was soon followed by former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo . Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that an Italian trade union consisting Fiat workers in Melfi, Italy are proceeding on an industrial action following Ronaldo's €100 million switch to Juventus , reports suggest. (more...)
Tour de France Stage 7: Dylan Groenewegen outsprints Fernando Gaviria Tour de France Stage 7: Dylan Groenewegen outsprints Fernando Gaviria
- July 14, 2018

He has a three-second lead over Briton Geraint Thomas of Team Sky and his BMC teammate Tejay Van Gardenan. Speed demon: Richie Porte warms up in France . "It's not the first time we have lost a rider on the Tour de France and it won't be the last time either, I guess". The 2018 Tour de France turned east with a soporific stage, so lacking in action that it would have been welcomed by insomniacs. (more...)
Brazil legend Ronaldo 'expected more' from Neymar at World Cup Brazil legend Ronaldo 'expected more' from Neymar at World Cup
- July 14, 2018

Of the many memes that have made the rounds, the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan man added: "There's a lot of creative types on social media making all kinds of memes, but you have to try to forget about it and live with it". "My feeling now is that Madrid do not have a clear idea of what they must do now", said Mijatovic. To play the first match as if nothing had happened is hard. (more...)
Rangers: Teenage winger Glenn Middleton eyes starting berth Rangers: Teenage winger Glenn Middleton eyes starting berth
- July 14, 2018

And the young winger is eager to ensure his cameo is not a one-off. "I felt we should have had the game done by the time we got the second goal with the chances we created". Gerrard was hired to his first senior management job in May, with the Liverpool legend confident his lack of first-team managerial experience would not be an issue with the Scottish giants. (more...)
Mickelson 'wishes he could take back' US Open incident Mickelson 'wishes he could take back' US Open incident
- July 14, 2018

Self-deprecating and repeatedly apologetic, Mickelson reiterated that he's "had a rough month" and that he's sorry for mistakes he's made . It was a contrite Mickelson who appeared on this occasion after a first-round 70 left him a distant seven shots off the lead held by fellow American Luke List, with a sizeable gathering on 64 led by Rickie Fowler - victor of this title the last time it was the tournament was played here in 2015 - and Lee Westwood. (more...)
Stoke City Want Sheyi Ojo From Liverpool In Shaqiri Transfer Deal
- July 14, 2018

Naby Keita and Fabinho arrived on Merseyside earlier this summer to boost Jurgen Klopp's midfield options and Shaqiri provides support for Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in attack. The Reds have made a move for the Swiss star, who is free to leave relegated Stoke if his £13m release clause is activated. Talks between Stoke and Liverpool over a £13million deal advanced in recent days and the 26-year-old winger has been unveiled as the club's third signing of the summer ... (more...)
Kevin Anderson vs John Isner, Wimbledon 2018 semi-final Kevin Anderson vs John Isner, Wimbledon 2018 semi-final
- July 13, 2018

The match set Wimbledon semifinal records for number of games (was 72) as well as duration - the 6 hours, 36 minute match bested the previous mark by 1 hour, 52 minutes. Because of the length of the first match, that semifinal will be played with the roof closed. Isner was representing the university of Georgia, while Anderson was at the university of IL. (more...)

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