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Fabio Aru claimed his maiden Tour de France win in Paris


Kittel pipped Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen ( Dimension Data ) to the line and was declared the victor after a photo finish at the end of a 213.5-km ride from Troyes . "I was really confident with my team and also really confident in myself", Kittel said. "I'm really happy I could throw my bike far enough to have these six millimetres". Read More »

Man Utd agree £75m fee to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku


You can still back a team to land Lukaku with United ranked at 1/5 with SkyBet, whilst Chelsea are 100/30. The 24-year old scored 26 goals for Everton last season, 2 less than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Mourinho was Chelsea manager when Lukaku was sold to Everton in 2014 after the Belgium worldwide failed to establish a first-team place and had to spend most of his time on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton . Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: Dominant Novak Djokovic cruises into round three


Exactly what I want", Djokovic said. "I want to tell you with all my appreciation and happiness inside of me, that the time has come to retire from professional tennis", Hantuchova wrote. Japan's Yuichi Sugita lost 6-1, 5-7, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 to world No. 51 Adrian Mannarino of France in a contest lasting over three and a half hours. Read More »

Manchester United Agree Fee With Everton For Romelu Lukaku

The 24-year-old, who joined Everton permanently in 2014, scored 25 goals and provided six assists in 37 league games last season to finish as the league's second highest scorer. According to the report, however, Manchester United have retired from the race to sign the Spaniard and have agreed Lukau price-tag with Everton . Read More »

Fifth seed Stan knocked out by Medvedev at Wimbledon


I'm happy with the way I started. "It was frustrating after the big win I had [against Wawrinka]". He was riding a large wave of confidence, so much so that he even ventured towards the net with timely volleys - an aspect of his game that he admits needs work . Read More »

Wimbleon day three: Andy Murray beats Dustin Brown in straight sets


I think she had, like, 80% first serves in. Indeed, Vekic-who beat Konta recently at the Nottingham Open-was full of confidence in the second stanza, seeing it out 6-4 to set up a nervy decider on Centre Court. How will the Brits get on next? The defending champion plays world number 97 Brown in the second match on Centre Court at about 15:00 BST. "You might think that because of the way he plays on court, maybe he is the same away from it. Read More »

Wayne Rooney will join Everton before the end of the week


As exclusively first revealed by The Independent in March , despite firm interest from elsewhere, Rooney's first choice has always been to return to the Toffees whom he left for Old Trafford in 2004 as an 18-year-old. The United attacker isn't the only forward set to move to Everton in the next couple of weeks with Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi telling Italian radio that a £20m deal has been agreed for Arsenal's Olivier Giroud . Read More »

Wimbledon: Day one in pictures


The 37-year-old five-time champion arrived in London facing a wrongful death suit after she was involved in a fatal auto crash in Florida. "There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and - yeah". Swiss number one Stanislas Wawrinka was the biggest casualty on day one of Wimbledon as the fifth seed lost to Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation. Read More »

Kerber, Raonic make it through in straight sets at Wimbledon


Novak Djokovic , a three-time champion at the All England Club, didn't even need three sets to advance. The Serb is in the middle of his worst season since 2010. So I try not to do that anymore, because it's not like I don't care, but winning and losing a tennis match, absolutely not. "You never know what the player's motives are". Read More »

Jeff Horn on beating Manny Pacquiao


Lonergan said he had received advice not to schedule a fight at Suncorp in November, the shadow date for Horn-Pacquiao II, because of the higher chance of rain. Roach said the quietly spoken Horn was "a little bit rougher than I thought he was". While awareness of Horn (18-0) has skyrocketed, boxing endured another controversial night just as the sport received an unexpected influx of viewers - thanks to ESPN gaining the rights to the fight - who watched a fight nearly no one was ... Read More »

Andy Murray declares himself fit to defend Wimbledon title after hip injury


Murray will next face Germany's Dustin Brown , who beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Murray is now world No1, and will start his title defence on Monday at Wimbledon against Alexander Bublik . "Obviously no matches are easy". "I feel pretty good, after the past few days", Murray said courtside. "I just tried to think positively". The 30-year-old was seen limping while practising at Wimbledon over the weekend. Read More »

Chile vs Germany 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Finals Today


Alexis Sanchez did not have a great tournament, netting only once in five matches for his side, but goals were hard to come by for the Chileans, scoring only four all tournament. Jean Beausejour lost possession over the left wing, allowing the Germans to counter attack quickly. Jara was observed elbowing Werner and the referee chose to consult with the video assistant referees . Read More »

Venus Williams facing wrongful death lawsuit following fatal vehicle crash


Williams is facing a lawsuit from the family of the victim. However, she stopped at the intersection to wait for cross-traffic to clear, then proceeded without looking at Barson's vehicle coming from the side. "That's a situation that I don't know how you can help someone unless they've maybe been through that before", Murray said. Williams spoke in broken sentences and took several long pauses while attempting to provide an answer. Read More »

Stephen Curry 'should be getting $400 million this summer — LeBron


The extension is the richest deal in NBA history, and Curry is the first player to sign the new "supermax" deal. That's why re-signing Andre Iguodala was extremely important. Though he takes great care of his body, it can't last forever. Error! There was an error processing your request. Who would that be? They want a NBA Championship. Read More »

Chelsea legend, John Terry joins Championship side, Aston Villa

The Scotland global is a regular for the Eagles but Aston Villa are aiming to make an optimistic swoop for the 29-year-old. "I can't continue playing forever but whilst I'm in good physical condition I still want to continue playing". " Aston Villa were number one seeds going into the draw and it's going to be a really tough game for us with the amount of quality that they've got within their team". Read More »

Rafael Nadal in numbers at Wimbledon

It is here that he is expected to shine. On Thursday, Murray revealed he wouldn t play his second exhibition on Friday because he wanted to continue resting his hip. The main theme of 2017 has been the resurgence of Nadal and Federer , and in my opinion, Wimbledon is where Federer's season and his bid for world No. Read More »

Mustafi back for Germany in Confederations Cup final

It looks like the top scorer of the tournament is going to be a Germany player. "Every title is special, but with this young team, it's even more so. The South Americans then wasted a golden chance when Vidal's shot was blocked by Ter Stegen and Alexis Sanchez could not connect with the loose ball. Read More »

Johanna Konta withdraws from Eastbourne tennis semis due to injury


Speaking after the match, Konta said she had been given the all-clear to carry on in the tournament and was confident she would feel okay on Friday. "I feel quite okay on grass". Wozniacki did not play poorly, but couldn't extend the power player in baseline rallies in the opening set. After splitting sets with Caroline Wozniaki, she broke the Danish former world No.1 to lead 2-l in the decider. Read More »

Tour de France: All Eyes On Rivals Froome And Porte


Winning in a time of 16 minutes four seconds, Thomas was five seconds ahead of Switzerland's Stefan Kung. He joined them previous year and, even before selection for the Tour, felt that was the right decision. The de France Tour started in Germany for the first time in 30 years. Q: The first Grand Tour of the season in Italy was very positive and the team had some very good results in the stages, with Jan Polanc finishing well in the GC and Rui getting a few stage podiums. Read More »

Ronaldo leaves Portugal team to be with baby twin sons


The European team had been undefeated in its meetings against Chile until now. Unlike the Germans, both of these nations have been using all of their best players to win this tournament, something which is even more fantastic in the case of the Chilean players as they have not had a summer off since 2013. Read More »

Smriti Mandhana powers India to victory


Taylor's career took flight nine years ago as a 17-year-old and she has since blossomed into the West Indies' leading batsman and one of the world's finest. Mandhana and Raj, however, ensured there would be no more flutters in India's chase. In recent times , inconsistency might have crept in to his batting but former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that he is like a vintage wine that only gets better with the passing of time. Read More »