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Diego Costa wants Lukaku to replace him at Chelsea

However, the Spain worldwide, who has two years left on his contract with Chelsea , said last weekend that he has no plans to leave this summer and would only depart if his destination was former club Atletico . "There is a World Cup this year, and I want to play in it, and if I go to China that won't be possible". The striker recently broke his silence on the matter by proclaiming that he would rather sit out the remaining two years of his Chelsea contract than move to China and if he ... Read More »

Mata: United Need To Be Consistent To Contend For Premier League Title


Neil Fissler does add that the Portuguese "has 12 months left to run of a four-year deal", which is patently untrue, and leads us to doubt the veracity of the story, mind you. "But we are aware of our lack of consistency and effectiveness in the Premier League that prevented us from fighting for the title, which is what Manchester United is supposed to do". Read More »

Murray through to 2nd round at French Open


But he then dropped just two games as the world number one quickly secured a second round match with Slovakian Martin Klizan , who admits he is struggling with a calf injury . The 6ft 3in Slovak who is ranked 50 in the world beat Laurent Lokoli in five long, ill-tempered sets on Tuesday, the French wildcard refusing to shake his hand after suggesting he was faking injury. Read More »

England rest key trio ahead of Champions Trophy


Three days out from their competition opener against Bangladesh , England were given a rude awakening after slumping to 20 for six after five overs in the third one-day worldwide against South Africa at Lord's. Jonny Bairstow's fine fifty helped England recover to 153 all out. On the batting front, both South Africa and England had three batsmen score more than 120 runs each. Read More »

Mooy helps Huddersfield to Premier League promotion

Ian Holloway , working as a pundit for Sky Sports at the beginning of the season, predicted that "The Terriers " would be relegated by the end of their campaign. "The last time this club was in the top flight was 45 years ago". "The players have done so well, I am proud of what these players have done this season". Read More »

Gonzalez pitches White Sox over Tigers 7-3

Touted prospect Luis Robert threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Cuban countryman Abreu on the day he signed a minor league contract with the White Sox . John Hicks opened the scoring with a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning. Garcia also scored on the play because shortstop Jose Iglesias' wild relay to third base bounced into the photographers' well near the dugout. Read More »

Huddersfield clinch Premier League promotion

It was a heartbreaking end to an awesome season for Reading , who were just as unfancied as Huddersfield at the start but ended up finishing third in Jaap Stam's first year as a manager. What's it like playing at Wembley in a promotion final? "I didn't want to talk about it until the season was over". He's battled Klingons, come face to face with aliens and squared up to Magneto - but nothing was more tense for Sir Patrick Stewart than watching his beloved Huddersfield Town play at ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger agrees two-year contract with Arsenal

An announcement is expected on Wednesday or Thursday. Cesc Fabregas has suggested that he deserved a place in the starting line-up for Chelsea's FA Cup final clash with Arsenal on Saturday. " Chelsea are a strong team, you've seen that over the season, so we knew it'd be tough". If you can not forgive, you can not trust. "There is a lot of tension in these moments and sometimes you could be exhausted", Conte told Chelsea's official website . Read More »

Another Warriors-Cavaliers Finals clash not bad for National Basketball Association


The Cavs and Warriors steamrolled their respective opponents en route to the Finals, setting up a matchup some are likening to the 1975 "Thrilla in Manila" - the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. "Both teams are better than last year's teams". To be sure, among the popular prop bets is who will win Game 1. Green wanted the matchup with the Cavaliers after Golden State fell short past year despite his brilliant Game 7, and now here it comes. Read More »

Sato seizes moment for historic Indy 500 win


A joyful Sato dumped a bottle of 2 percent milk over his head, received a kiss from the Indy 500 Princess and raised his finger in the air. According to the Speedway, that total is comprised of " Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Verizon IndyCar Series awards, plus other designated and special awards". Read More »

Cavs: Closing out the Celts won't be easy


Even Champ got in on the action, with a putback dunk impressive for the league's de facto geriatric. Who knows what would have become of this game if not for the courage Kyrie Irving - point guard of Cleveland in the third quarter scored 21 points and repeated the club record owned by James. Read More »

Cavaliers and Warriors set for ultimate Finals


But the three-times National Basketball Association champion was also quick to point out that he has faced such a talent-laden squad on the NBA's biggest stage before - in 2013 against San Antonio while playing with Miami - and came out on the winning side. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn treated unfairly by press, says David Dimbleby

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at a rally in Glasgow. She said: "He is not prepared to take a single hard decision for the good of our economy". "If you don't like what a reporter says or asks me, or anybody else, understand the question they're asking, we will all do our best to answer those questions, but under no circumstances whatsoever should anyone throw personal abuse at anyone else because they are doing the job that they have been employed to do and I will not tolerate it ... Read More »

G7 leaders end summit split on climate change, more united on trade

Trump said in a tweet on Saturday: "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" But now there is a new story out, and whether it is true or not is uncertain and I feel that putting it in a headline would be wrong, but one website is saying that they were told by White House "confidants" of the president that he is indeed planning to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement, reports The Hill . Read More »

No win but no regrets as Alonso returns to F1 in Canada


Sato said his victory for Andretti Autosport could fuel the dreams of other Japanese drivers. "Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend", wrote in a tweet that was later deleted . Read More »

Morgan, Moeen lead England to convincing win

Moeen Ali insisted no one in the England camp was getting carried away after they underlined their Champions Trophy credentials with a comprehensive 72-run one-day global win over South Africa at Headingley. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, returning to the middle order after a spell in the IPL, then soon departed. Morgan's 10th one-day century saw him close in on England's one-day record. Read More »

Monaco GP: Ron Dennis thinks McLaren Indy 500 bid is 'pretty cool'

You need to keep improvising. But he thinks he's done everything possible to prepare for the race , and even spent time Thursday on a simulator. And as for a future with IndyCar? Alonso is driving a auto prepared by McLaren - his team in Formula One as well - along with Honda and the IndyCar team of Andretti Autosport , which was part of the group that took Rossi to Victory Lane previous year. Read More »

Sports writer loses job over tweet on Japanese Indy winner


But in a familiar scenario, the Honda driven by Alonso did not hold up. He was made to toil hard as Castroneves did his very best to complete a record-tying fourth victory. "Among the practice days, we worked together, we shared the information". And that left teams a bit nervous on Sunday. The alarm rang early Monday for the traditional victor photos on the Yard of Bricks, and Sato was back to work, nearly as if he was living a dream. Read More »

Dillon passes on late pit stop, wins Coca-Cola 600

And his midnight-hour gamble paid off, giving him fist first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Truex said that made a major difference Sunday, compared to how the track ran during the previous week's All-Star race. Harvick dealt with a loose-fitting wheel much of the first 200 laps to fall a lap down, then slipped on some slick fluid laid down by Ty Dillon to fall back further. Read More »

Conte on FA Cup final: Moses was exhausted, he didn't dive intentionally

With Arsenal 1-0 ahead halfway into the second half, Moses went down inside the Arsenal box close to Oxlade-Chamberlain but instead of awarding a spot-kick the referee showed the Chelsea wing-back a second yellow card for diving. Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler says Arsenal's board must do all they can to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez . "And on Wednesday or Thursday it will be clearer". Read More »

Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals 2017 Game 1

Bar stools, too, and press boxes. It was 37.6 percent to 34.0 percent for the Cavaliers in their wins, 42.7 percent to 26.1 percent for the Warriors in the Golden State wins. Both these teams want it and both deserve it. "When he showed up here, he understood the opportunity and he's taken full advantage of it". Those were his choices, his values, his right. Read More »

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza advances at French Open

Djokovic , who next faces Portugal's Joao Sousa , is hoping that the arrangement with Agassi can develop into a long-term relationship. There was no hiccup on court Suzanne Lenglen for Rafael Nadal , who started his bid to win a 10th title at Roland Garros with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Benoit Paire . Read More »

Mike Trout sprains thumb in Angels' loss

The Dodgers swept the Cubs in three games at home for the first time since August 2012. Mike Trout slid head first into second base on a steal attempt. Following a two-run home run off the bat of Martín Maldonado in the top half of the fourth inning, Urena would proceed to walk three more Angel hitters before Marcell Ozuna's leather would allow the Marlins to escape the bases-loaded jam. Read More »

Winnings Announced For 2017 Indy 500


I came here to prove myself, to challenge myself. The Spanish driver had lead 27 of the 200 laps at Indianapolis , and his race retirement resulted in a standing ovation from the 300,000 spectators. The three-time race victor charged through the pack from the No. 19 starting spot Sunday, barely avoided two crashes, overcame a broken winglet and a drive-thru penalty, only to back off one last pass because of worn tires with two laps to go. Read More »