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James Rodriguez denies saying Bayern could be bigger than Madrid

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Rodriguez moved from Monaco to Real Madrid in 2014 for £60million but has found opportunities hard to come by as the club's constant carousel of managers rolled from Carlo Ancelotti to Rafa Benitez and then Zinedine Zidane. Ancelotti signed James while in charge of Madrid following an impressive 2014 World Cup campaign in which the Colombia global won the Golden Boot as the tournament's leading top scorer. Read More »

Saints report to training camp Thursday morning

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The New Orleans Saints report to training camp Thursday morning. Fairley, 29, was found to have an unspecified irregularity in his heart after signing a four-year, $28 million contract in March. Diagnosed with an enlarged heart before he was drafted the Lions, Fairley went to three doctors this summer in an effort to make a decision on the change, but a doctor in Boston recommended the veteran defensive tackle retire from football. Read More »

England go past 50-run mark at The Oval

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It is a crucial match considering that the series is locked at 1-1. There's a sense of naivety about why England keep doing what they do, but this tough period in which they've lost eight of their last 13 Tests will do them well in the longer run. Read More »

Daniel Levy: Premier League spending is 'unsustainable'

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Yet, while their opponents get down to business, just about everyone at Spurs is fine with the club's lack of activity. Levy was in NY for Spurs' preseason tour of the United States, where they will play Roma at Red Bull Arena in the International Champions Cup on Tuesday. Read More »

Injured Djokovic likely to miss US Open

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The world number one, Andy Murray, is also carrying a serious hip injury which became evident when he lost to Sam Querrey in the quarters at Wimbledon and it has been suggested he also needs to take time off. The 30-year-old, however, confirmed Andre Agassi would remain part of his coaching team when he returns next year. Djokovic became the first man to hold all four Grand Slam titles since 1969 when he won the French Open a year ago, but the effort to achieve and maintain such dominance ... Read More »

NBA Stars Show Out For LaMelo Ball vs Zion Williamson AAU Game

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And then there was the crowd of 3,000 to 4,000, which stood six and seven rows deep hours before the game even began, according to ESPN's Myron Medcalf, leading to some consternation from local public-safety officials, who gave the green light for the game to proceed only "one minute" before tip-off, according to the event organizer. Read More »

Wigan great Brett Kenny battling cancer

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The 1985 Lance Todd Trophy victor will undergo chemotherapy next week although, according to friends, the full extent of the cancer is not known yet. He also played 17 State of Origins for NSW - and was a part of the Blues' first series win in 1985 - as well as 17 Tests for Australia. Read More »

Atlanta ships former HIllsboro Hops shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

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The team also optioned Blair to Triple-A after Wednesday's loss to 10-3 loss to Arizona after he was tagged for five runs in three innings. The move comes after he has hit only.213 with six homers and 35 RBIs. His on-base percentage is a paltry.308. Plus he has committed 14 errors at shortstop. From there, he made the jump directly to Atlanta and spent the final quarter of last season with the Braves. Read More »

Les Bleues arrachent leur place en quart !

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Les Bleues terminent deuxièmes de la poule, derrière l'Autriche . Aux forceps, les joueuses entraînées par Olivier Echouafni trouvaient les ressources nécessaires pour égaliser . A la mi-temps, je savais qu'on aurait une occasion et c'est ce qui est arrivé. Au retour des vestiaires, les Bleues ont toujours le monopole du ballon malgré leur infériorité numérique et multiplient les offensives. Read More »

Ravens OL John Urschel opts to retire from football

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He started an article titled " Why I still play football " for The Players' Tribune with the words "I envy Chris Borland", before talking more about how he really shouldn't take the risk to his brain. Urschel even wrote that he still drove a used hatchback Nissan Versa and lives on less than $25,000 a year. "I'm not playing for the money", Urschel wrote. Read More »

F1 - Officiel : Sauber et Honda, c'est déjà la fin !

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La structure helvétique actuellement motorisée par Ferrari a précisé qu'elle annoncera " prochainement " son futur motoriste. Néanmoins, cette décision a été prise pour des raisons stratégiques, et avec la meilleure intention possible à l'esprit pour l'avenir de Sauber F1 Team. Read More »

Ibrahimovic still a leader at Old Trafford - Pogba

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Valverde was responding to questions about the Brazilian's future, after he scored the victor in their pre-season friendly against Manchester United on Wednesday. The French midfielder was arguably United's best player and, after the game, his manager said he was at the same level as Barcelona's and Real Madrid's top stars, though he admitted that the Spanish giants were, overall, ahead of United. Read More »

U. of C. swimmer headed to Budapest for FINA Championship

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The event will take place from July 14-30, as Haiti's representative, Grand'Pierre will take part in two races on Saturday, July 29, in the 50-meter freestyle competition followed by the 50-meter breaststroke competition. "My goal is to stand at the top at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo", she said, showing her tattoo of the Olympic rings on her arm. Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom failed to break the 52-second mark for the second time at the World Championships but still qualified fastest in the ... Read More »

Villar resigns from FIFA, UEFA position

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Villar's replacement was expected to be announced yesterday when the Spanish federation (RFEF) holds its general assembly. Suspended Spanish FA president Angel Maria Villar has resigned his positions in Federation Internationale de Football Association and UEFA following his arrest on corruption charges. Read More »

Cubs victory sparks Chicago-area baby boom

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That's more than nine months ago, which means some celebrations are due. "And just the right amount of champagne", said Erin and Dave Hettinger. "A lot of parents will say well we know what we were going about 9 months back because the whole city of Chicago was.it was hard not to root for the cubs", said Melissa Dennis, OB-GYN. Read More »

Nationals place Stephen Strasburg on 10-day DL

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Strasburg left his last start Sunday after just two innings, raising concern that he might have a serious arm injury. The Nationals are hoping Strasburg will only have to miss a single start due to the timing of his injury and placement on the DL. Read More »

Rough 8th inning costs the Brewers in loss to Washington

In his encore performance, Jackson allowed seven runs — three earned — in five innings. In his 139.1 innings and 11-5 record this year, Scherzer has a 2.26 ERA with 192 Ks and 33 BBs. But he also was leaving 84.4 percent of runners on base - second only to Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw. Domingo Santana hit this ball a long way. Read More »

Guardiola répond avec classe à Dani Alves au PSG — PSG

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Venant d'un entraîneur de la trempe de Guardiola, c'est plutôt flatteur pour De Bruyne, qui évolue désormais dans une position beaucoup axiale (et plus reculée, également) sur le terrain. A l'époque marseillaise, beaucoup s'étaient moqués de Marcelo Bielsa quand l'Argentin avait prédit que Benjamin Mendy deviendrait " un des meilleurs latéraux du monde ". Read More »

Kendrys Morales clubs walk-off home run for Blue Jays

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Manaea has been okay, but has allowed multiple runs in four straight starts. When the Blue Jays entered the bottom of the ninth, the mood inside of Rogers Centre was fairly boring. "Everything is possible. We're not that far from the wild-card position". My fastball command's not where I wanted it to be (in that outing). The Toronto Blue Jays have been waiting for some of that late-inning magic that sparked them to the postseason the past two seasons. Read More »

Bill Belichick says no limits on Pats TE Rob Gronkowski

The big question - can the Patriots, fresh off their Super Bowl win, not only repeat but go 19-0 on the season? "That was all pretty much over with by the start of the offseason program", Belichick said of Gronkowski's road to recovery. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, noting the soon-to-arrive 40th birthday (Aug. 3) of his starting quarterback, said he doesn't expect backups Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett to be overly deferential to Tom Brady in the meeting rooms or on the ... Read More »

Saîf-Eddine Khaoui (OM) prêté à Troyes — Transferts

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Et pour cause, selon nos informations, le milieu franco-tunisien de 22 ans est sur le départ. " indique le communiqué de l'OM". Par ailleurs afin de faire de la place aux nouvelles recrues, certains joueur devraient quitter le club de la cité Phocéenne et d'autres prêtés notamment le jeune Saif-Eddine Khaoui . Read More »

Golfer Jordan Spieth Joins Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen On Stage in Texas

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Spieth joined country duo Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen on stage at their House of Blues "Hold My Beer And Watch This" tour stop in Dallas. Everyone took turns swiggin' out of the trophy - and the crowd went wild! Hilariously enough, this isn't the first time Spieth used his prize as a drinking glass. Read More »

OM Mercato : " Avant, on vendait les meilleurs joueurs, maintenant on les achète "

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Comment vous y sentez-vous? Depuis l'arrivée de Rami, vous êtes sept défenseurs centraux dans l'effectif. Aujourd'hui, on vit beaucoup de changements, mais ils sont positifs. J'espère qu'il va apporter quelque chose de plus au groupe. Il va devoir bosser, faire ses preuves sur le terrain comme nous tous, a clairement prévenu Rolando , qui admet cependant qu'il n'a aucun grief contre son nouveau coéquipier. Read More »

Pirelli : Räikkönen sans doute victime d'un "corps extérieur"

Pirelli avait communiqué les résultats de ses analyses sur le pneu du quadruple champion du monde , mais avait indiqué avoir besoin de plus de temps pour étudier la gomme de Räikkönen. Ce dommage n'a cependant pas compromis la résistance de la structure du pneumatique, Räikkönen ayant été en mesure de regagner, et en toute sécurité, la voie des stands avec un pneu suffisamment gonflé . Read More »