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Sports Chelsea agree £35m deal with Monaco to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko
Author: 0 Chelsea agree £35m deal with Monaco to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko

But what will change is the fact that they will now play the Champions League which they didn't play last season and so will need a deeper squad depth. It's impossible. I can't leave for a club that finished behind us. But the Blues have made a breakthrough over the fee and Bakayoko is ready to accept Chelsea's terms and undergo a medical.

Author: 0 Andy Murray knocked out of French Open by Stan Wawrinka

After the 20-year-old Jelena Ostapenko's upset of Simona Halep to lift the women's singles title at the French Open 2017, we shift out gaze to the men's singles where seasoned customers Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka clash to stake claim on the men's title.

Author: 0 Kane: Good point away from home for England

Harry Kane scored a 93rd-minute leveller to deny Scotland a famous World Cup qualifying win over England at Hampden. Nicholas said that Scotland should be anxious about the partnership of Alli and Harry Kane. Urged on by the Hampden Park faithful, Scotland started on the front foot, Griffiths sending a shot down Joe Hart's throat in the early stages.

Sports Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for 1st title
Author: 0 Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for 1st title

She again summoned a veteran's resolve down 3-1 in the third set, taking the match's last five games and, fittingly, striking a pair of winners on the last two points. The women's final at the French Open is underway. Also missing was two-time major champ Victoria Azarenka , while No. 1 Angelique Kerber lost in the first round.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors eye historic 16-0, championship in Game 4

It wasn't a goal to start the postseason, but now that's it's attainable, we have our eyes set on it". Now we can look ahead to Friday, all our focus is on that. "You're up 3-0, you have all the momentum, you have to carry that through". Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue stressed anything is possible in a must-win situation.

Sports Yuvraj innings wins praise from Kohli as India triumph
Author: 0 Yuvraj innings wins praise from Kohli as India triumph

Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for India as he finished with the figures of three for 30 while Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya took two wickets each. Captain Kohli and Yuvraj Singh stripped the Pakistan bowlers. "If he plays like that, you know, the team is always in a good space because you can really rely on him to come in and just play a match [changing] innings, more often than not".

Sports Cavs avoid elimination, beat Warriors
Author: 0 Cavs avoid elimination, beat Warriors

As Shumpert stood over a fallen Pachulia and the two tussled after the whistle, Pachulia seemed to reach up and slap Shumpert near the groin area, inciting an argument. James added 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his ninth career NBA Finals triple double. James rested for the first 97 seconds of the fourth quarter but two quick Warriors' 3-pointers hastened his return as Golden State surged within 115-104.

Author: 0 French Open 2017 Ladies' Singles Final Preview: Pretenders vie for Paris throne

Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an enthralling French Open final Saturday for the first title of her career. Three years ago, under the glaring spotlight at the Philippe-Chatrier, with that first Grand Slam title just one win away, Simona Halep just could not find that final gear to make history for herself.

Sports Vettel fastest as Ferrari dominate final practice
Author: 0 Vettel fastest as Ferrari dominate final practice

Lewis Hamilton was third quickest, 0.354s off Vettel's time but just 0.062s adrift of Raikkonen, but the two Mercedes drivers were split by Max Verstappen as the Red Bulls ran at the end of the session and made the most of improving track conditions.

Author: 0 Mourinho's First Signing Revealed

Manchester United are on the verge of signing Benfica defender Victor Lindelof with a medical set for next week, Metro has claimed. United Manager Jose Mourinho was interested in buying him back during the January transfer window .

Sports Jelena Ostapenko, 20, makes history with stunning French Open win v Halep
Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko, 20, makes history with stunning French Open win v Halep

Playing in her first major final, the Latvian trailed Halep by a break in both the second and third sets - saving three break points that would have seen her fall behind 0-4 in the former - to win her first singles title on Saturday. "Since I started to play tennis, I had a possibility to play aggressive", Ostapenko, who celebrated her birthday on Thursday, told reporters. I fought for every point.

Author: 0 Comeback Cavs end Warriors flawless postseason in Game 4

Matt Barnes and David West got into an argument with a fan sitting courtside, and the fan, who happens to be friends with James, was escorted from his seat by security. After a great first half where the Cavs would score 49 points in the first quarter (another NBA Finals Record) and shoot 59 percent from 3 point range.

Sports Cavs avoid elimination, beat Warriors in Game 4
Author: 0 Cavs avoid elimination, beat Warriors in Game 4

With that said, the Warriors did not say anything Friday postgame that will levy a $25,000 fines. The biggest difference between the Warriors and these previous champions is the 3-pointer, which they've turned into the most efficient shot in the National Basketball Association.

Author: 0 Ostapenko makes history with stunning French Open triumph

Following her biggest career victory, Ostapenko will rise to world number 12 in the WTA rankings. However, Ostapenko persevered with her attacking play to storm back into the match and win the next five games. The Latvian's mood soured further when Halep escaped from 0-40 down to begin the second set, the third seed then breaking Ostapenko to compound her frustration.

Author: 0 Kerr responds to legends who say they would 'destroy' Warriors

Kyrie Irving was unstoppable at times , totaling 40 points and seven treys. It would be the fourth time LeBron James has lost a Finals on his home floor, joining 2007 (with Cleveland ), 2011 (with Miami) and 2015. "We feel like that should be part of the game". Unlike in the first two games at Oracle Arena, Cleveland hung in there with Golden State and even led for a good portion of the second half, but it wasn't because of defense.

Author: 0 England chase 278 to knock Australia out of ICC Champions Trophy

England advanced as the group victor after three straight wins and will be joined in the last four by tournament outsider Bangladesh , which finished in second place on three points - one more than Australia - courtesy of its win over New Zealand on Friday.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers top Golden State Warriors to stay alive

LeBron James as 22 points, Kyrie Irving has 28 points, and Kevin Love has 17. LeBron James scored 31 and Kevin Love had 23. Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with 35 points. Big shots and an incredible highlight play where James threw a pass off the backboard to himself and flushed a dunk, fueled their third quarter run.

Sports No. 3 Halep faces unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final
Author: 0 No. 3 Halep faces unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final

The world No.47 had come from behind to win three times in her remarkable run to the final and she climbed the proverbial mountain again when it mattered most in front of Court Philippe Chatrier crowd that lapped up every second. "I'm much stronger than in 2014". The 20-year-old Ostapenko had never been past the third round at a Grand Slam tournament until this one. With the women's game in need of a new injection of pizazz in the absence of pregnant 23-times major champion Serena ...

Sports Penguins rout Predators to take 3-2 Stanley Cup lead
Author: 0 Penguins rout Predators to take 3-2 Stanley Cup lead

Phil Kessel scored his eighth of the playoffs and added two assists, while Sidney Crosby tallied three assists. Kessel entered Thursday without a goal in six games, and nine without one at even strength. "He certainly had it going", Hainsey said. "We continued to do that". When Ryan Johansen went down with a playoff-ending injury in Game 4 of the conference final, Forsberg stepped up and scored a goal and two assists to help the Predators advance to the Stanley Cup final.

Sports Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata 'tells his friends he's joining Manchester United'
Author: 0 Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata 'tells his friends he's joining Manchester United'

Manchester United are hopeful of completing a £150 million double deal in the next few weeks as their transfer plans start to take shape. Although Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals for United last season, he suffered a serious knee injury against Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-final and he's not expected to be back in action until the end of the year.

Author: 0 High winds force postponement of America's Cup racing

In a staggering turn around following Wednesday's scary crash - combined by the impressive work by the offshore crew to get the boat back into fine shape and some superb racing by helmsman Peter Burling's - Team New Zealand surged into the next round by winning their semifinal series 5-2.

Sports Manchester United's Rooney close to decision on future
Author: 0 Manchester United's Rooney close to decision on future

The Europa League success and United's Community Shield and League Cup triumphs added some gloss to a disappointing Premier League season for United, who finished sixth in the standings, 24 points adrift of champions Chelsea . "It was hard to train yesterday but the manager told us is that the only thing we could do is win this for them". "It's a pity we can not fly with the happiness we always have before a big game", he added.

Sports I've Got To Change Antonio Conte's Decisions, Chelsea Star Admits
Author: 0 I've Got To Change Antonio Conte's Decisions, Chelsea Star Admits

He is reported to have been offered a two-year contract and while dissent against him has mounted this season, the stirring nature of his side's win will surely have won back some of his team's disgruntled fans. "I can't describe this", Ramsey added. The only thing I can say is that this season we've had some hard moments. "I believe that it's a positive trend but it would be ridiculous if 20 years depends on one game or the future of the club depends on one game", he said.

Author: 0 Artemis Racing vs SoftBank Japan Racing

Team New Zealand lead 3-1 in the first-to five contest. Emirates Team New Zealand lead Land Rover BAR by 3-1, and SoftBank Team Japan have an identical advantage over Artemis Racing . New Zealand's catamaran capsizes but the team still leads the series. The Kiwi boat appeared to get on its hydrofoils too quickly as it made a hard maneuver and lost control, with its bows plunging deep into the water and the boat flipping forward in what's called a pitch-pole, coming to rest with the ...

Sports Cavs keep season alive with record-setting Game 4 victory
Author: 0 Cavs keep season alive with record-setting Game 4 victory

The second quarter featured more of the same as Cleveland set a Finals record with 86 first-half points, shooting 61 percent from the field. LeBron James was dominant on both ends of the court. Although the Golden State Warriors did little to keep the game close with Steph Curry going scoreless in the first quarter and scoring 6 points in the 2nd quarter, Klay Thompson also greatly struggled with only 6 points in the half.

Sports Garry Monk confirmed as Middlesbrough manager
Author: 0 Garry Monk confirmed as Middlesbrough manager

The 44-year-old former Holland global managed to guide the Royals to the Championship play-off final but they were beaten on penalties by Huddersfield Town. The former Swansea City boss had Leeds challenging for a play-off place throughout the campaign and they only missed out on a top-six place in the closing weeks.

Author: 0 Austin Dillon Earns 1st-Ever Cup Win at NASCAR at Charlotte 2017

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame vehicle owner Richard Childress finally let the emotions flow when he looked up at the Charlotte Motor Speedway's scoring board after the Coca-Cola 600 and saw the iconic No. On a day where there was no shortage of huge wrecks in every notable race from Monaco to Indianapolis, the NASCAR race in Charlotte didn't disappoint.

Sports Astros' Lance McCullers loses no-hitter against Royals
Author: 0 Astros' Lance McCullers loses no-hitter against Royals

Kansas City put up four runs to tie things up in that inning and then two more on a Mike Moustakas walk-off dinger in the ninth. Carlos Beltran hit his 429th career home run in the Astros' four-run fourth, giving them the six-run advantage.

Sports Shootout thriller! Mooy's Huddersfield seal EPL promotion
Author: 0 Shootout thriller! Mooy's Huddersfield seal EPL promotion

David Wagner will be on the phone to Jurgen Klopp once the enormity of Huddersfield's rise to the Premier League sinks in. "We wanted to find new ways to be competitive". "I hope that we can keep some players that we had on loan this season and what we will do next season I don't care about today, to be honest". "We have had so many setbacks, so many problems, we don't have the biggest squad, but we trusted and believed in ourselves".

Sports Phil Mickelson still has a tee time at Erin Hills
Author: 0 Phil Mickelson still has a tee time at Erin Hills

Still fresh is the fiasco from a year ago when Johnson's golf ball moved on the fifth green and there was debate whether he caused it. It has the appearance of links golf, with rolling terrain and no trees, surrounded by wetlands and a river.

Author: 0 Madden 18 Announced To Have A Full Story And Use Frostbite Engine

For a breakdown of Madden 18's Longshot , head to the official website . Not only does the new Madden NFL 18 five-time Super Bowl victor and New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, gracing the cover, but some big changes to the game are coming to the series this year which could make the game even more addictive.

Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to captain England against Scotland

England hardly sparkled against an industrious and spirited Scotland side in the Group F qualifier but Southgate believes they showed they have the right personality to get results in testing environments. "They have had a fantastic season", said Lallana. It's a big game for. . "But we will get chances". Southgate said: "People have said to me there were a lack of leaders in the team and I don't see that to be the case".

Sports Cleveland on the brink of NBA Finals loss
Author: 0 Cleveland on the brink of NBA Finals loss

The Warriors have been led in the Finals by Kevin Durant , the ground-shaking free-agent acquisition from last season who was the 2014 MVP and has perhaps reshaped the Golden State-Cleveland rivalry forever. "He's seven foot, can shoot over nearly anybody and has unbelievable shooting touch", said Warriors guard Klay Thompson . "It's not in terms of 16-0 really and what that means historically - it's just that's what's in front of us", he said.

Sports Manchester United players don't know how to win - Mourinho
Author: 0 Manchester United players don't know how to win - Mourinho

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to be on the way out and a deal for Antoine Griezmann dead in the water, Jose Mourinho has turned his attention to the Real Madrid striker. The 23-year-old has a €100m (£88m) release clause which applies to teams outside of Italy, and Torino are adamant that United must meet that figure if Belotti is to leave.

Sports Ostapenko wins French Open final against Halep
Author: 0 Ostapenko wins French Open final against Halep

She said: "She [Ostapenko] is hitting very strong the balls, but it will be similar to the semi-final [against second seed Karolina Pliskova], so it's going to be the same plan". By match's end, the statistics were striking: Ostapenko had far more winners, 50-22, and far more unforced errors, 45-19. She will face the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko who got a ideal birthday gift when she overcame Timea Bacsinszky in the other semifinal.

Sports Police Arrest Tiger Woods After He Was Found Asleep At The Wheel
Author: 0 Police Arrest Tiger Woods After He Was Found Asleep At The Wheel

The motor was running and the right blinker was flashing. He reportedly told police he was returning from golfing in Los Angeles and didn't know where he was when he awoke. Woods, a 14-time major victor, was released from jail on his own recognisance and is due in court on July 5, records show. Officers say his speech was extremely slow and slurred.

Sports Comeback Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason in Game 4
Author: 0 Comeback Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason in Game 4

No team has escaped a 3-0 deficit to win an NBA play-off series in 126 tries and the Warriors can claim the crown by winning game five at home on Monday in Oakland, California, but the Cavs made the greatest NBA Finals comeback previous year from 3-1 down to beat the Warriors.

Sports Finalist Halep watching French Open semifinals
Author: 0 Finalist Halep watching French Open semifinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal eyes the ball while playing Austria's Dominic Thiem during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Friday, June 9, 2017. He capped it, appropriately, with a backhand down the line, his 87th victor of the day, 51 more than Murray. When Wawrinka hit a reflex volley passing victor to a corner after a blink-and-you-miss-it exchange as both men stood at the net, he held a set point at 6-5 in the first-set ...

Author: 0 Theresa May FINALLY says she's SORRY after general election shock

US President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he looks forward to working with her in strengthening the bilateral ties after she made a decision to form a minority government following snap polls . I think, frankly, she should have resigned and maybe wanted to resign. Now the Scottish Conservatives and the DUP are urging her to consider trying for a softer Brexit.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka pips India

Even Kohli himself took the ball to try to break the partnership of Sri Lankan batsmen. "We're not invincible", India captain Virat Kohli said. We all know how good is MS Dhoni at glove work. It makes you feel good and that helped me come back from injury. "We want to play on the big stage against the big teams and tomorrow is one of those games".

Author: 0 Four held for accepting bets on India-Lanka match

Both, India and South Africa , need to win the match in order to qualify for the semi-final round of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. "So there's no room for complacency in a tournament like this, and we as a team certainly don't feel that. Say, if we talk about the India-Pakistan match which was played at Edgbaston on June 4, fans left nearly everything to watch the longtime rivalry between the two teams.

Author: 0 Spurs striker Harry Kane named England captain vs. Scotland

I've seen it all before". Chris Waddle and Steve Bull netted the crucial goals. "You could have 20 nights out and it wouldn't have brought the feeling of that Slovenia victor", Strachan proclaimed. His speed and ability to ride tackles as he attacks defenses make him a pleasure to watch and a nightmare to play against. "We're not fighting in the streets anymore, it's not [the Battle of] Culloden and all the rest of it".

Author: 0 Bopanna wins maiden Grand Slam title

There was not just a grand slam final at stake but also the world number one ranking. I think it kind of gave me confidence. I felt like that on court, and I felt that I have to run for every ball. Ostapenko fired 50 winners and 45 unforced errors in her victory. Her forehand is faster than Andy Murray 's. "My game is stronger, and it's different.

Sports Several Cavaliers 'Highly Agitated' By Stephen Curry's Game 3 Squat
Author: 0 Several Cavaliers 'Highly Agitated' By Stephen Curry's Game 3 Squat

The columnist called Curry's intent obvious before trashing his character, referring to him as "arrogant, whiny, utterly classless". Curry and Kevin Durant couldn't believe that was a question. "I wish I could have a little bit more control over the reactions in certain situations", Curry said. "I really don't know what I did last night".

Author: 0 LeBron James moves up on Forbes' list of top paid athletes

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor referenced an article written by Adrian Wojnarowski previous year in which he revealed the league-wide belief that LeBron may not stay in Cleveland for the rest of his career. "During the regular season it's OK to have a little bit". No matter how you slice it and no matter how they've arrived here, it's a wonderful team. A handsome drive and cross-court pass to JR Smith, who knocked down the three to put Cleveland up six with three minutes to go.

Sports Cespedes returns to Mets' lineup in 1st game of doubleheader
Author: 0 Cespedes returns to Mets' lineup in 1st game of doubleheader

The All-Star slugger, who had been on the disabled list since April 28 with hamstring and quadriceps injuries, admitted before he took the field against the Braves that he's unsure about the ability to run full throttle. "Unfortunately, because of what's happening, I haven't been able to play, which is what I like to do". Manager Terry Collins will wait to see how Cespedes adjusts before mapping out a plan for how much he will play over the next week.

Author: 0 Griezmann vows to stay with Atletico

The 26-year-old tweeted a photo of him scoring for Atletico, with the caption: "Now, more than ever". With my advisor Eric Olhats we have made a decision to stay. Manchester United have seemingly lined up three other deals that could see players move to Old Trafford. This put in the spanner in the works for Atletico who had lined up a move for Lyon striker and Griezmann's France team mate Alexandre Lacazette .

Sports Golden State Warriors play for record-breaking win
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors play for record-breaking win

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors attempts a shot defended by LeBron James #23 and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland , Ohio.