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Sports Juventus confirm Chelsea's 'very good' bid for Alex Sandro was rejected
Author: 0 Juventus confirm Chelsea's 'very good' bid for Alex Sandro was rejected

Chelsea have been handed a rare piece of good news in this slightly stressful summer with the word from the continent that their chase of Juventus wing back Alex Sandro may be making progress. He added: "I do not know how Alex Sandro reacted". "Players are masters of their own destinies". Sandro, capped seven times by Brazil, joined Juventus from Porto in August 2015 and has since won successive Serie A and Coppa Italia titles.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo determined to leave Spain
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo determined to leave Spain

The report said: "As in other cases, Real Madrid will not hold anyone against their will and the price will always mark the club and never the player". "I'm sure everyone wants to ask the same question, but we are representing Portugal and are playing tomorrow against Mexico". If CR7 actually decides to pack his bag and look for a new abode, media reports suggest that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain would lock horns over welcoming the striker with open arms.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy final: Mohammad Hafeez hails Pakistan spirit for India stunner

India were eventually dismissed for 158, with 19.3 overs to spare, losing by a massive 180 runs. Amir trapped Rohit Sharma lbw from the third ball, before captain Virat Kohli was dropped and then dismissed in successive balls. Zaman's brilliant innings to smash a fearless 114 so almost did not happen when he was reprieved by a no ball from Jasprit Bumrah after being caught behind on three, in the fourth over.

Sports Hospital: Scalise was on the brink of death, condition has improved 'subtantially'
Author: 0 Hospital: Scalise was on the brink of death, condition has improved 'subtantially'

The event held this year at Nationals Park, home of the major league Washington Nationals , was an emotional affair, coming a day after a gunman opened fire at the Republican team practice, wounding four. Scalise was in "imminent risk of death" when he arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Sava said. President Donald Trump shared a message Thursday night prior to the Congressional Baseball game at Nationals Park, saying the fact that the game was still being played was sending a ...

Author: 0 PotCoin soars after Rodman wears logo in North Korea

Thousands of US troops are based in South Korea, and the Demilitarized Zone between the North and South is one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world. "We strongly, strongly suggest that Americans do not go to North Korea ". In a statement on Tuesday, Mr and Mrs Warmbier said: "Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March 2016".

Author: 0 Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak

Coach Micky Arthur praised the spirit of his side after they bounced back from a humiliating defeat to India at the start of the tournament to beat Sri Lanka, South Africa and England before the final. They headed into this tournament as the eighth-ranked team. With this emphatic victory, Pakistan also move to the No. 6 spot in latest ICC ODI rankings.

Sports Are Celtics, 76ers in trade talks?
Author: 0 Are Celtics, 76ers in trade talks?

The Celtics will receive Philadelphia's first-round pick, No. 3 overall, in Thursday's draft, along with other future picks. Redick, 32, has averaged 15 points or more in each of the last five seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and has posted three-point shooting percentages over 42 percent for three straight years.

Author: 0 Confederations Cups:Russia Cruise Past New Zealand

Russian Federation are automatically part of the Confederations Cup as they're hosting the tournament, as well as the 2018 World Cup. Federation Internationale de Football Association has for the first time implemented a three-step procedure at the Confederations Cup that allows referees to stop matches in the event of racist or discriminatory incidents.

Author: 0 Five great India-Pakistan one day matches

Pakistan's triumph was all the more impressive given they had been comprehensively beaten by India in both teams' opening group match at Edgbaston a fortnight earlier. Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India bowed down before the Pakistani bowlers and got all out for mere 158 runs in 33.3 overs. Azam played a mediocre shot after a sensible innings on the excellent batting strip and he, the openers and a belligerent Mohammad Hafeez completely neutralised the world-class ...

Sports Swedes end Japan's America's Cup title shot
Author: 0 Swedes end Japan's America's Cup title shot

Artemis is through to face Team New Zealand in the America's Cup challenger finals. The two crews, who are going head-to-head in their quest to take on America's Cup holders Oracle Team USA , fought three fascinating duels in their catamarans.

Author: 0 Not time to think about future of Confed Cup, says Infantino

Portugal will lament giving up a 91st minute equalizer to Mexico in their opening Confederations Cup match, but it's a result that doesn't greatly harm the aspirations of the two sides favored to advance from Group A. Russian Federation will play against Portugal in Moscow on June 21 and against Mexico - in Kazan on June 24. "They're really bad, really bad!" he was seen telling the centre-back.

Author: 0 No need for alarm bells after draw, says Ronaldo

The match kicked off in Kazan after a moment of silence in memory of the victims who have died in forest fires in Pedrogao Grande, Portugal . First, Portugal will take on group leaders Russian Federation in Moscow. But Portugal's celebrations were premature as Moreno popped up with the equaliser. He said: "It was not the result we wanted, the team had the game nearly won and we conceded a goal in the last minutes, but that is football".

Sports Brooks Koepka wins US Open, Fowler finishes 6 shots behind
Author: 0 Brooks Koepka wins US Open, Fowler finishes 6 shots behind

Matsuyama's best round of the day included eight birdies offset by two bogeys. "Whether that was two back, two up front, tied for the lead, (whatever)". They each hit their first shot into the rough. England's Tommy Fleetwood was alone in fourth place on 11 under after a level-par final round of 72.

Author: 0 Game on! Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather Fight Is Confirmed

Following the announcement of the much-anticipated McGregor-Mayweather fight , Diaz took to Instagram and posted a picture of the moments following his submission victory over McGregor at UFC 196. Last November, Quigley said he'd be more than willing to lend his expertise to the McGregor camp if the fight was to happen, and now the US-based 26-year-old is predicting a stunning success for his compatriot.

Sports America's Cup - Burling, Kiwis win two more to take 3-0 lead
Author: 0 America's Cup - Burling, Kiwis win two more to take 3-0 lead

We've got five days now, very important days", Spithill said. In this photo provided by the America's Cup Event Authority, Emirates Team New Zealand competes during Race 2 of the America's Cup match sailing competition, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in the Great Sound of Bermuda.

Author: 0 Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

Chile's star player Arturo Vidal fiercely argued with referee Damir Skomina when a goal scored in first-half stoppage time by Eduardo Vargas was overruled nearly one minute later. This is published unedited from the IANS feed. The referee sent the decision for video review and after about a long one minute, the goal was disallowed.

Sports Lions test places still up for grabs against Chiefs
Author: 0 Lions test places still up for grabs against Chiefs

Farrell missed the 32-10 win over the New Zealand Maori which was the tourists' best performance so far. Gatland, however, said the England player would be available for selection. Tuesday's match against the Chiefs will have little impact on the Lions' test preparation, unless they suffer a third midweek defeat which will affect the mood in the touring camp.

Author: 0 Ward stuns Kovalev to retain three titles

Still, he's eager to clear up any remaining doubts when they meet Saturday night in a 175-pound title rematch. The rematch was booked nearly immediately with a lot of bad blood being shared between the two boxers going into the fight. The build-up to this undoubted superfight sequel - unimaginatively dubbed "The Rematch" - has however been overshadowed by the confirmation of Floyd Mayweather's behemoth of a fight with UFC legend Conor McGregor.

Author: 0 Cricket fraternity congratulate Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2017 win

Amir trapped Rohit Sharma lbw from the third ball, before captain Virat Kohli was dropped and then dismissed in successive balls. Fakhar Zaman rode his luck for a spellbinding maiden one-day global hundred as Pakistan set title-holders India a tournament record run chase to retain the Champions Trophy at The Oval .

Author: 0 'Outraged' Cristiano Ronaldo might quit Real Madrid over tax treatment

Marca said that Ronaldo believes he is being made an example of because of his status as a star and that "he is judged without people really knowing him". The Portuguese veteran's release clause stands at a staggering €1 billion, but Los Blancos will instead hold out for a transfer fee of €150 million.

Author: 0 Ronaldo 'to exit Real Madrid' over tax woes

Ramon Calderon, the man who brought Cristiano Ronaldo to Madrid from Manchester, says that changing the player's mind about leaving will be very hard. "Of course I'm happy at Real Madrid , it's my home, it's my club but Manchester treat me unbelievable so we never know". After playing for Manchester United for seven seasons, Ronaldo bolted for Real Madrid in 2009 for a then record £80 million.

Sports Lions send message to All Blacks ahead of test series
Author: 0 Lions send message to All Blacks ahead of test series

With the Lions set to call up four more from Gatland's own global set-up in Tomas Francis, Kristian Dacey, Cory Hill and Gareth Davies , places were at stake ahead of the the final warm-up game in Hamilton on Tuesday. "I can see some people's point on that, but we're here to win a Test series", Gatland said. "We probably don't want to give away too many secrets about how we're going to play , but it's not a mystery - we like to use the ball, we try and play a high tempo, ...

Sports Champions Trophy: Pakistan thrash India to win maiden title
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Pakistan thrash India to win maiden title

Fakhar hit 12 fours and three sixes before skying a catch off Hardik Pandya but Pakistan , who upset hosts England in the semifinals, had the ideal platform to make the highest total in a Champions Trophy final. But it was wins all the way from then on, culminating in Sunday's stunning success at The Oval - the scene of Pakistan's first Test match victory in England in 1954.

Author: 0 'I don't care': Aussie coach tetchy ahead of Confed opener

Somewhere, perhaps at an exclusive, secluded, holiday destination, the likes of Manuel Neuer , Mats Hummels , Jerome Boateng , Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller will watch how this experimental Germany fares without them with curiosity. What Postecoglou does care about is not being given credit for bringing young players into the squad. Some, like strikers Sandro Wagner and Lars Stindl, have had to wait until their late 20s to get a chance in the senior squad.

Author: 0 Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title

Koepka's biggest threat at that moment, though, was Hideki Matsuyama , who birdied the 18th to finish 6-under in the final round and placed him as the leader in the clubhouse at 12-under. Open champion, Dustin Johnson . "To do it where I played the United States amateurs is special". Spieth had struggled on the greens all week at Erin Hills and both of his bogeys on Sunday came from three-putting, but the former world number one was pleased not to have "thrown in the towel".

Author: 0 Portugal frustrated by late Mexican equaliser at Confederations Cup

But with the 90 minutes up, Mexican defender Moreno rose highest from the final corner of the game to head in the equaliser. "We want to show that we are able to win more tournaments". Ever since winning the European Championship they have been in top form, only losing 2 out of 9. Despite the disappointing end with Moreno's goal, Santos believes a draw was a fair result.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: How Twitterati reacted to Pakistan's historic win over India

Zaman couldn't resist the length ball outside off stump, so he poked at it and only nicked it. "He has proper big-match temperament and he showed that on the biggest stage". "They are intimidating opposition bowlers with their class and breathtaking stroke-play". "They made us make those mistakes because of the way they were bowling and the way they applied the pressure in the field and we have no hesitation or shame to admit that we could not play our best game today".

Author: 0 Pakistan Thrashes Archrival India by 180 Runs to Claim ICC Champions Trophy

In the ICC Champions Trophy , India is the defending champion, having won the tournament in 2013 and was also the joint-winner in 2002; whereas this the first ever final for Pakistan in the Champions Trophy . "The cricket is played between two teams ". India , looking to retain the Champions Trophy, went down without a fight as they collapsed to 158 all out and Amir felt his spell was crucial.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth finishes US Open on a high note

Open . Koepka's winning total of 16-under equals the lowest score to par for a U.S. Open, matching Rory McIlroy's victory at Congressional in 2011. Thomas was one of 32 to break par in the third round as the field capitalised of a rain-softened course.

Author: 0 French Open Semi-Final Jelena Ostapenko's Best Present

Coming into Tuesday's match, Ostapenko led the head-to-head match-up against Wozniacki 3-0, including wins on clay in Charleston and Prague this season. Mladenovic tried to look on the positives of her French Open campaign, which at one point had been in doubt because of a back problem. Bacsinszky beat Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic , 6-4, 6-4 to reach her second French Open semifinal in three years.

Sports Rangers set to complete swoop for midfielder Carlos Pena
Author: 0 Rangers set to complete swoop for midfielder Carlos Pena

Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena is made to await a decision on his work permit ahead of a proposed move to Rangers . And Benfica B forward Dalcio will pen a season-long loan deal to become part of Caixinha's new-look squad. Gers boss Pedro Caixinha is pressing the accelerator in the transfer market and all three players have arrived in Glasgow to undergo their medicals with the Scottish giants.

Sports Hussain says pitch blameless in England defeat
Author: 0 Hussain says pitch blameless in England defeat

Bowled out for 211 in 49.5 overs after losing the toss, any chuntering about the rough end of conditions should have dissipated when Pakistan cruised to their target with 77 balls to spare for the loss of two wickets. Former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq wished the team for the final and said:"Great win pakistan stay blessed all our prayers and wishes for the final".

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Charged with $16.5 Million in Tax Fraud

According to the report, the agency allegedly hid £154m, (€185m) from tax authorities through a network of offshore accounts and companies in Ireland, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Switzerland. Cristiano is accused of knowingly using a "business structure" to hide income made from his image rights. Barcelona superstar, and Ronaldo's long-term rival, Lionel Messi was sentenced to 22 months in prison for a €4.1m fraud, but avoided jail by paying a fine and agreeing to probation.

Sports Draymond Green predictably stole the show at the Warriors championship parade
Author: 0 Draymond Green predictably stole the show at the Warriors championship parade

But on the " Road Trippin' with R.J. and Channing" podcast, James' Cavs teammate and podcast co-host Channing Frye made the declaration that he's scored on LeBron in the post during practice. Despite their business relationship, though, Green wasn't about to pass up an opportunity to pour salt in the Cavs wounds after beating them in five games, thus gaining a measure of revenge for Cleveland's seven-game victory in the 2016 NBA Finals - and for how LeBron celebrated once he got ...

Sports Beavers set to take on Tigers in CWS
Author: 0 Beavers set to take on Tigers in CWS

One batter later, the Tigers took a 5-4 lead on an RBI single. Coomes was 6-for-28 since that game against the Demons.Papierski's home run was his ninth of the year.Three LSU starters went hitless - Kramer Robertson (0-for-4), Zach Watson (0-for-4) and Josh Smith (0-for-3).Poche made his first relief appearance of the season after Lange hit J.C.

Sports Harman leads after US Open Round 3
Author: 0 Harman leads after US Open Round 3

Be in the know and enjoy the benefit of one-click access to the Republican-American.Click into our Express Log In and each day's top stories will keep yourself informed, engaged, and entertained with valuable real news from your town. He won that tournament by seven shots. It sounds as if Erin Hills is becoming more challenging with each passing minute. With the superstars out of it and the scores nosediving, is that good for the U.S.

Author: 0 Infantino: Not time to think about future of Confed Cup

World champions Germany and the champions from FIFA's six confederations, including Australia, are competing in the two-week tournament that will allow Russian Federation to test its football infrastructure in four of the 11 cities hosting World Cup matches.

Author: 0 MLB Draft: Day One Thoughts

In a touching moment that drew a standing ovation from the former major leaguers serving as team representatives, 11-year-old Yankees fan Landis Sims - born without hands or feet - announced his favorite team's first-round selection: SC right-hander Clarke Schmidt at No.

Author: 0 Koepka off to solid start at US Open

Thomas , a three-time victor this season on the PGA Tour , eagles the 18th to complete a 63 and tie the all-time low round at any major and set a U.S. As the winds picked up in the final round, he was unfazed. Palmer shot a 65 after going into the final round trailing by seven shots. Brian Harman hits from the second tee during the fourth round of the U.S.

Author: 0 Getting to double digits is tough, staying there is tougher

In all, he made nine birdies and an eagle. To start the championship, the 156-player field torched the course with an awesome number of low scores for a USGA prepared U.S. The cut for the top 60 and ties was at 1-over 145, tying a U.S. Open record set in 1990 at Medinah. He stood in the final fairway, debating between hooking a 2-iron into the green or hitting a high, cut 3-wood.

Author: 0 Arnold Palmer's 1960 US Open win honored at Erin

And when he completed his hat-trick from 16 feet on the 16th, all that was left to decide was whether he would equal or break McIlroy's record. Wind was supposed to be one of the main defenses at Erin Hills, which is the longest U.S. It has to be Thomas again, who fired nine birdies, an eagle and two bogeys in his 63, while also missing from six feet for an eagle on the 15th after driving the green on the short par four.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal shouldn't panic after Mexico draw

His 30-metre strike bounced off the bar and Nani hammered the ball home but the referees disallowed the effort for an offside infringement earlier in the move. The former Manchester United forward capitalised on Carlos Salcedo misjudging a header just inside his own half to race into the penalty area and, given too much time to turn, the Portugal captain was able to easily pick out the unmarked Quaresma, who deceived Guillermo Ochoa with his first touch and slotted home with his second.

Author: 0 Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open

Koepka was also tied for fourth in the US Open in 2014 - albeit 10 shots behind runaway victor Martin Kaymer - and shot 71 at Erin Hills in the 2011 US Amateur, although he failed to reach the matchplay stages. As Brian Harman began to fade, Koepka poured it on with birdies over the next three holes, lightly pumping his fist after each one. Nevertheless, it was one of only three bogeys the Englishman has had through 54 holes and, in continuing to try and not put pressure on himself, he is ...

Author: 0 Pakistan stun holders India to lift Champions Trophy

Pakistan were defeated by India in their opening group stage match , having lost the game by 124 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method. Hasan Ali , who kick-started Pakistan's revival in their group win over top-ranked South Africa , ended the match when he had Jasprit Bumrah caught by gleeful captain and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed .

Author: 0 Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in final

An inspired Pakistan hammered a blundering India by 180 runs to lift the ICC Champions Trophy , riding on a scintillating hundred from rookie opener Fakhar Zaman and a sensational bowling spell from Mohammad Amir . India won by 38 runs. Denied the calming influence of an early wicket, India's bowlers looked nervous. He made two errors, the first a leaden-footed poke at Jasprit Bumrah in the fourth over.

Author: 0 Amir, Fakhar lead Pakistan to Champions Trophy triumph

Amir finished with three for 16 in six overs and Hasan Ali , who kick-started Pakistan's revival in their group-win over top-ranked South Africa, ended the match when he had Jasprit Bumrah caught by gleeful captain and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed .

Sports Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker
Author: 0 Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker

Decker has 5253 receiving yards and 52 TDs in his 7-year National Football League career. Decker figures to slot in as the No. 2 receiver on the Titans' depth chart behind Corey Davis , who the club drafted fifth overall in this year's draft.