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Luis Enrique earmarked by Chelsea as potential Antonio Conte replacement

There are suggestions that Chelsea chiefs are keen to keep striker Diego Costa this summer, even though Conte has made it clear he wants to off-load the troublesome Spaniard ahead of the new season. Chelsea are calm over the speculation, which they consider to be a rumor, and sources at the club say it is business as usual. But the Italian has become frustrated with Chelsea's lack of movement in the transfer window that has led to reports of him potentially quitting. Read More »

Rafael Nadal revels in the instant history of 'a flawless Roland Garros'

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Nadal then proceeded to bury Wawrinka 6-3 to put himself one set away from another title. It is the most singles titles one person has won at a Grand Slam. Overall, he trails Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 titles at a single Grand Slam. Nadal was never threatened by his opponent, with Wawrinka possibly feeling the effects of the four and a half hours he needed to beat Andy Murray in the semifinals 48 hours earlier. Read More »

Koepka caps record week with Open title

Open record. Tom Kite looks back on windy final round in 1992 at Pebble Beach. He set aside the wind and the pressure to subdue Erin Hills after it finally got some teeth following three rounds of soft greens and prime scoring conditions. Read More »

Yasiel Puig gave someone double middle fingers after hitting home run

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Indians manager Terry Francona understands why people are surprised to see Miller struggle. Here's what Puig had to say, which is about as brutally honest as it gets. As the Astros pitching staff has been hit hard by injuries , they will send Francis Martes (0-0, 9.82 ERA) to the hill for his first Major League Baseball start and only second-ever appearance. Read More »

Baker Mayfield pleads guilty to public intoxication, disorderly conduct

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A prosecutor says Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was fined $300 and ordered to pay court costs after accepting a guilty plea to three misdemeanors following his arrest earlier this year in Fayetteville, Arkansas. "The coaching staff and team has every confidence in him going forward", said OU head football coach Lincoln Riley. ESPN's Jake Trotter reports that Mayfield reached the plea bargain last week in Fayetteville (Ark.) District Court, agreeing to pay $480 in fines and $483.20 ... Read More »

Kevin Durant explains why Warriors are not a superteam

On Thursday, it's all about the parade. Rumors started as soon as the Finals ended about how the Association will look next season, and some of them involve Kevin Love . James teamed up with All Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. Many fans followed the team for years, and for them Monday night was the ultimate revenge story after getting taken down last year in what was one of the most historic defeats in all of professional sports. Read More »

Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021

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Media reports in Portugal and Spain claim Ronaldo does intend to leave Real Madrid this summer. Florentino Perez will remain Real Madrid president until 2021 after no candidates ran against him. The 32-year-old Ronaldo is the latest football superstar to come under scrutiny for tax evasion after Lionel Messi was handed a 2.1-million-euro ($2.3 million) fine last year for avoiding paying taxes on part of the income he earned from image rights via companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland ... Read More »

Linfield v Celtic won't happen on July 12

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The first leg to be played at Windsor on a hugely significant date in Northern Ireland. " Celtic are relaxed about it and they seem happy enough to play in Belfast on July 11". "They were the top team in the draw, they've had a tremendous season and of course there is the Brendan Rodgers factor, too". UEFA were last month quoted as saying: "All criteria, including matters of ownership, will be verified for each club by UEFA only once we have received the competition entry forms and ... Read More »

Modric faces perjury charges in Croatian corruption trial

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The state attorney's office in the eastern city of Osijek, which is running the investigation of the false testimony, did not name Modric, as is standard procedure in Croatia. Mr Mamic, a powerful figure in Croatian football, was Mr Modric's boss at leading club Dinamo Zagreb. The issue centres on a clause in Modric's old contract with Dinamo in which it was agreed that a portion of any transfer fee would be split 50/50 between the player and the club. Read More »

En tête, la Porsche n°1 abandonne

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C'est un scénario que Jackie Chan n'a probablement jamais osé imaginé, même pour les superproductions les plus folles dans lesquelles il a joué: une "petite" LMP2 en tête, au nez et à la barbe de l'ogre Porsche à un peu plus d'une heure de l'arrivée de la plus grande course d'Endurance au monde. Read More »

Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

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Consider the respective front pages of Monday's Louisville's Courier-Journal; the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Huntington, West Virginia's Herald-Dispatch; and the Cincinnati Enquirer. "If Republicans won't relent and debate their health care bill in the open for the American people to see, then they shouldn't expect business as usual in the Senate", Schumer said. Read More »

Pakistan 'pressure' got to India, says Kohli

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The Express Tribunewas all praises for Fakhar Zaman by scoring a spectacular century to set up Pakistan's first ODI title win in 25 years. However, something clicked with Hasan and in each of the following four matches he took three wickets, becoming Sarfraz's key man - a role he revelled in during the final as he removed dangerman MS Dhoni before claiming the final two wickets of Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah. Read More »

Man United bid €35m for another Benfica defender

The Red Devils have already added a Benfica defender to their squad this summer in the form of Victor Lindelof. They take on Champions League winners Real for a second time when they meet in the European Super Cup on August 8. The La Liga giants are desperately looking to sign a right-back and several reports claimed that they had identified Semedo as the back-up option for Arsenal's Hector Bellerin. Read More »

UFC stars excited about McGregor vs Mayweather fight

The fight is scheduled for August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after months of negotiations. Ellerbe has made a point to let the world know that Mayweather is in no way taking this fight lightly because of how unsafe McGregor's striking is. Read More »

Long road: Koepka's journey now includes a US Open title

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But about an hour after his final putt, as the size of his accomplishment sank in and everything it meant began to dig into Koepka, he conducted a remarkable long mass interview in which he opened up so much, was so frank and interesting, that the Man of No Emotion who won the U.S. Read More »

Southampton set deadline for managerial appointment

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Pellegrino's experience of English football from his time working alongside Rafael Benitez at Liverpool is also viewed as positive. Patrick Vieira is the new bookies favourite to succeed Claude Puel as Southampton manager. Southampton are believed to be closing in on Mauricio Pellegrino instead, with the Argentine trainer doing a good job at Spanish side Alaves. According to reports from the Southern Daily Echo , the Saints chiefs are looking to have someone in place within ten ... Read More »

Champions Trophy: Hardik Pandya Hits Fastest Half-Century In ICC Tournament Finals

But the unlikely figure of Fakhar gave Pakistan hope after overcoming the shakiest of starts to smash a thrilling, if agricultural, hundred to follow up his two half centuries in his first three one-day internationals in this tournament. "We played very well and now we have won the final", he said. Babar came out of the opener's shadows - but after Shoaib Malik and he holed out in the off-side deep, Hafeez (57 not out) hit four fours and three sixes to power well past the 300 benchmark ... Read More »

Will Josh Jackson's Apparent Shot At Markelle Fultz Start New NBA Rivalry?

In his lone collegiate season, Fultz posted 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.7 rebounds per game while shooting 47.6 percent from the field. The Boston Celtics , who will draft No. 1 overall. Though he didn't shoot the ball - hitting 4 of 18 3-pointers in one around-the-world style drill - Fultz said, "Every time I get a chance to get in a gym and put some work in, I love it". Read More »

Teen fatally mauled by bear during running race in Alaska

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Authorities launched a search for the teen after he sent a text message to a relative saying he was being chased by the animal, according to the Alaska Dispatch News . After and extended search, the boy's body was eventually located off the main trail, about a mile up the path. Daily Mail UK reports that according to race director Brad Precosky, the teenager was taking part in a race that takes runners up a trail and the boy had apparently gone off the trail. Read More »

Porsche arrache une victoire surprise aux 24 Heures du Mans

Il a essayé de revenir aux stands, au ralenti, mais il a fini par s'arrêter dans la ligne droite des Hunaudières. L'autre voiture officielle de la firme de Stuttgart, la no 1 pilotée par le Seelandais Neel Jani, l'Allemand André Lotterer et l'Anglais Nick Tandy, a pour sa part abandonné (chute de la pression d'huile) à moins de quatre heures de l'arrivée alors qu'elle comptait 14 tours d'avance.er et l'Anglais Nick Tandy, a pour sa part abandonné (chute de la pression d'huile) à moins de ... Read More »

India favourites to lift Champions Trophy: Kohil's childhood coach

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While India produced a resounding win, captain Kohli is not very pleased with India's fielding. The third ball was all about Pandya showing his power-hitting ability, slog-sweeping over midwicket to have three sixes in three balls. After nearly a 40-minute holdup, with the scoreboard reading 46 runs in 9.5 overs, India regrouped their strategy and started counter-attacking. While the 28-year-old does "enjoy" playing against his country's arch-rivals, he added that the decision regarding ... Read More »