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Chelsea join Man City and Liverpool in race to sign Arsenal star

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The only sticking point is the Reds' wealth of midfield talent, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho all to fit in the side. He was deployed in multiple different roles, ranging from a holding-midfielder to a wide-midfielder, and also as a right wing-back towards the end of the season. Read More »

Chauncey Billups: Cleveland Cavaliers executive?

After originally being named Cavaliers' vice president of basketball operations in 2010, Griffin was named acting general manager on February 6, 2014, replacing Chris Grant and then given the job full-time on May 12, 2014. There were growing signs in recent months that Griffin's run as GM would end after three seasons. If this was Gilbert's plan all along, he should have allowed Griffin to look into other options. Read More »

Pakistan players turning instant millionaires after Champions Trophy win

Last year they were in doubt for the Champions Trophy because of their pathetic performance; this year they are on top of the world due to a comeback that doesn't happen every day. Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to win this year's edition of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Sunday, with a worldwide television audience of millions watching the stunning final. Read More »

How Paul George Became Most Prized Player in NBA Arms Race

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The Los Angeles Lakers will trade former No. 2 overall pick D'Angelo Russell, likely to clear space for Indiana Pacers star Paul George . ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, who reports on the Lakers, and Marc Stein both caught wind of the talks through league sources . Read More »

Rafael Nadal: French Open title 'more special' after tough times for Mallorcan

I come back and see people I have a good relationship with and it's very special. Nadal collected an unprecedented 10th title at Roland Garros on Sunday, and after consulting his team and doctor, has opted to miss next week's event. In 2005, Nadal played his first clay court match at the French open against the German Lars Burgsmuller and won that match by 6-1, 7-6, 6-1. The Spaniard becomes the first man to reach double figures at a single Slam and, if he continues to play like this, ... Read More »

American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot

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Kate Middleton's latest look is giving us major Audrey Hepburn vibes. He has won four Group One races in a row and will be a tough nut to crack, but it wouldn't surprise me to see Barney Roy reverse the English Guineas form from Newmarket. Read More »

Cavs, GM Griffin part after title, 3 straight NBA Finals

It's a hard philosophical question that may have been at the heart of the dispute between GM David Griffin and owner Dan Gilbert , leading to the former's departure from the organization. The GM said: "I think at the point we're at now, it's what makes you 5-10-15 percent better?" Gilbert said the decision for Griffin not to return was mutual. Read More »

Detroit Red Wings' new Adidas jerseys revealed

That's not a mistake. As I speculated when a jersey preview was released last week, it appears that the Red Wings will be changing to use a sewn-on nameplate instead of individually-sewn letters, though they will be keeping their vertically-arched names. Read More »

Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case

The Red Devils' reluctance to part with the 26-year-old means Real Madrid will likely be forced to look elsewhere though. Several days after the tax fraud allegations came out, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez went on Spanish radio and spoke in defense of their star player. Read More »

Cavaliers part ways with GM David Griffin

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At least this proves James isn't running the show. They were upset about Gilbert's Comic Sans letter to fans in the wake of "The Decision", where James said Gilbert, "bashed me and disrespected not only me as an individual, but disrespected my name". Read More »

Mourinho accused of 3.3mn euro tax fraud in Spain

Lionel Messi, considered one of the top two players in the world along with Ronaldo, was handed a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud past year. Free-spending Paris St Germain have also been linked with a player that Perez insists there have been no bids for, nor he says has there been any offers for Alvaro Morata or James Rodriguez. Read More »

Race-Baiter Shaun King Believes UFC Star Conor McGregor Is A Racist

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Money fight? Okay. Show fight? McGregor, who has never boxed professionally, became the UFC's first dual-division champion in November 2016 and has previously challenged Mayweather to a fight under mixed martial arts rules. "What I think is going to happen in this fight is that Conor McGregor is going to box with Floyd and try to prove to people that he is a boxer", van Heerden told Yahoo! We need to see what Mayweather is gonna be coming with. Read More »

Mourinho 'in compliance' with all his tax obligations

Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused by Spanish authorities of failing to pay 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in taxes at Real Madrid as star player Cristiano Ronaldo was summoned to appear before a judge next month. "From now on it will be the judge in charge of the case who will take the necessary steps to determine the possible responsibilities of Mr Mourinho". Read More »

Murray to face Thompson at Queen's after Bedene withdrawal

Murray beat Bedene in the second round at Queen's a year ago and if he wins again he will face either 2010 Queen's champion Sam Querrey or another Briton - wild card Cameron Norrie - in the last 16. "In practice I am hitting the ball a lot better than I was before the start of the tournament". "I don't think that had anything to do with it". 'Beating the world No. Read More »

Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud

Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United past year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. The accusation against Mourinho comes a week after the Madrid-based prosecutor's office accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Read More »

Thomas Christiansen looking to instil Johan Cruyff philosophy at Leeds United

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Leeds have sold a number of stars to Premier League clubs in recent times and Christiansen admits Wood, now at the Confederations Cup with the All Whites, will have ambitions to play in the top flight. "But having my ideas - I will die with my ideas, my philosophy". He guided APOEL to the last 16 of the Europa League and their domestic league title in his only season in charge, but his 12-month contract was not renewed and he departed on May 25. Read More »

Rizzo hits leadoff HR, Cubs beat Padres 4-0

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Rizzo did his part in Monday night's 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field . He singled to start the game, hit a sacrifice fly in the third and tripled to lead off the sixth, even though the Cubs failed to score in that inning. Read More »

Mexico hold Portugal to 2-2 draw in Confederations Cup 2017

But the newly introduced Video Assistant Referee called the referee's attention to Nani being in an offside position, leading to the goal being ruled out. Fedor Smolov got off the mark in the first game and will take heart from the fact that Portugal's defence has never been their strong point. Russian Federation play Portugal and Mexico take on New Zealand on Wednesday. Read More »

Perez rubbishes talk of Manchester United deal for Morata

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo calls for referee's attention during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Perez said Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the "presumption of innocence is not respected" by the media who have branded the player a delinquent. Read More »

George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018

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Sports reported that George informed the Indiana Pacers of his likely departure after the 2017-18 season, when the former Fresno State star becomes a free agent. Chris Paul , Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick are set to become free agents this summer and could be sign-and-trade eligible, depending on the parameters of the deal . Read More »

Germany clings on to beat Australia after keeper's blunders

Germany went back in front again thanks to skipper Draxler who converted a 44th minute penalty to make it 2-1. Germany opened the scoring in the fifth minute on their way to a 3-2 win, and for the opening half hour, Australia appeared lost against the Germans, and Postecoglou admitted the Socceroos could have been three or four down at half-time. Read More »