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Sports Manchester City's spending set to hit £218m with Benjamin Mendy's expected arrival
Author: 0 Manchester City's spending set to hit £218m with Benjamin Mendy's expected arrival

The Brazilian reportedly joins City for €36 million (R544 million) and Danilo becomes Real's third first team departure following James Rodriguez's loan move to Bayern Munich and Alvaro Morata's transfer to Chelsea . Do you think Danilo is a good signing for City? And he confirmed Guardiola believes he can do a job at a number of positions. I don't have a favorite position.

Sports Horton has no regrets over Sun swipe
Author: 0 Horton has no regrets over Sun swipe

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. made history later by becoming the first woman to win a third straight 400 freestyle gold at the worlds. The Aussie women's sprint relay team had won every major event since 2014 but could not reel in the USA without ex-world champ Cate Campbell who has taken a 2017 sabbatical.

Sports Danilo leaves camp ahead of expected Manchester City move
Author: 0 Danilo leaves camp ahead of expected Manchester City move

Danilo was released from the Spanish champion's pre-season camp on Sunday (AEST) in order to complete the deal, which remains subject to a work permit for the Brazilian. "He can operate in several different roles in both defence and midfield, increasing Pep's options ahead of the new season", he told City's official website .

Sports Possible Twins trade for Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia in limbo
Author: 0 Possible Twins trade for Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia in limbo

From Rotoworld: Newcomb was bounced for five earned runs , eight hits and three walks while striking out five batters over 5 1/3 innings in a loss against the Cubs on Tuesday. The Twins have used 11 different starting pitchers this season, a group that owns a cumulative 4.91 ERA. It was a weird night all around. Braves: 2B Phillips returned to the lineup after missing the last two games with hamstring soreness.

Sports Fans flock to Houston for Manchester Derby matchup
Author: 0 Fans flock to Houston for Manchester Derby matchup

While Romelu comes to Old Trafford after having a stellar campaign that saw him bang in 25 goals for the Merseyside club, Morata arrives after having been frustrated on the Santiago Bernabeu bench, but still managing to score 14 goals in the La Liga .

Sports Kevin De Bruyne backs Romelu Lukaku to live up to transfer fee
Author: 0 Kevin De Bruyne backs Romelu Lukaku to live up to transfer fee

Lukaku scored 53 goals from 2014 to 2016 for Everton before switching to EPL giants Manchester United . "He was so important in the last four seasons". However, if Morata settles in quickly to Chelsea , then there's no telling who will perform better for their respective teams. Houston's NRG Stadium played host to the first ever Manchester derby to be played on foreign soil on Thursday night, with the two sides squaring off in the International Champions Cup apropos of nothing.

Author: 0 Busch Scores Pole in Indianapolis

And how does he explain their success in qualifying? "So, obviously, they were listened to what our teammates had to say". "We took what they told us and put that on the vehicle - and it was pretty fast". If that means throwing away some stage points, than you have to do that. NASCAR makes its annual trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for one of the most prestigious races in the series where the victor will get to kiss the Bricks that lay across the start/finish line.

Sports Branden Grace Makes History With a 62 at the British Open
Author: 0 Branden Grace Makes History With a 62 at the British Open

You don't need the abilities that some of the great players of old used to have because the equipment now is so incredible. The world number 35, who on Saturday became the first man to shoot 62 in a major championship, had to settle for a level-par 70 in the final round.

Author: 0 Manchester United will keep goalkeeper David de Gea

However, Jose Mourinho said this week that he can "guarantee" the Spain global will be staying at Old Trafford this summer. Speaking at a press conference in San Jose, USA, ahead of Sunday's International Champions Cup match against Real Madrid , Mourinho offered a definitive response when asked about De Gea's future.

Sports Harmanpreet Kaur Set to be Promoted at Western Railway
Author: 0 Harmanpreet Kaur Set to be Promoted at Western Railway

Vice-captain of the women's team Harmanpreet Kaur, knocked 171 off 115 balls and registered her magical career-best. India will face now hosts England in what could be expected as a cracker of a final on Sunday at the iconic Lord's. "That time a senior official in Punjab Police had told us that "she isn't a Harbhajan Singh that we will give her a DSP post". She was a national team player then but the name never rang a bell as the Indian men's team were making all the headlines.

Author: 0 Let's Bring The Cup Home, Says Twitter

An avid social media user, the prime minister then posted several other tweets, tagging players as well, to express his best wishes while also speaking about the strengths of the players. "All the best @mandhana_smriti!" Have a great game out there and play with calm and poise. "We probably have all learnt from our mistakes in that game and hopefully we can make it right on Sunday".

Author: 0 Record-breaking Branden Grace suddenly in line for Open glory

After two days of wild weather, bright sunshine, little wind and no rain have made for flawless scoring conditions in round three. Most of the players are already in the clubhouse or on their way home, and a lot of those are very happy about it.

Sports Chelsea's Pedro leaves pre-season Asia tour after suffering concussion
Author: 0 Chelsea's Pedro leaves pre-season Asia tour after suffering concussion

Victor Moses was in action on Saturday and also put up a splendid display as Chelsea whipped Arsenal 3-0 in a preseason friendly in Beijing , China. "It's important for him and for us to continue working this way because, for me, the striker is very important. We must be happy for the commitment of the players and with our football".

Author: 0 Grace shoots first 62 in major championship history

Kuchar and Spieth's tee time is at 9:30 AM ET. Kuchar felt a similar sentiment. "It was just a neat moment", Kuchar said. Spieth and Kuchar will be paired together again on Sunday, with 20-year-old Canadian Matt Connelly the next closest on the leaderboard at 5 under.

Sports Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France
Author: 0 Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France

As the race got into the top-10, the gaps between riders were two-minutes. But a last burst of speed from Bardet toward the top of the mountain pass, which rises 2,642 metres (8,668 feet) in altitude, proved decisive. That said, for either of them to beat Froome from here would be a surprise. At the finish on the Col d'Izoard on Thursday, Froome certainly had the look of a man who felt the job was nearly done.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth avoids potential meltdown to win the Open at Royal Birkdale

Open. "It was a day where you had to be aggressive", said Spieth, who put together a bogey-free third round with a little help from his putter. The 23-year-old Texan was terrific shooting a 5-under 65, to sit at 11-under par for the tournament, extending his lead to three shots over Matt Kuchar and books are so confident in Spieth's ability to close , that he is now a huge fave to win The Open Championship .

Sports Kuchar takes Open lead with two early birdies
Author: 0 Kuchar takes Open lead with two early birdies

Grace, who began the day one stroke inside the cut line, was at 4 under. Brooks Koepka -3 (65 & 72), Ian Poulter -3 (67 & 70) 5. In severe conditions Friday, he made bogey on the final hole and still shot 70. "It definitely helped. It kept me positive". Yes, there's world-class players in front but I'm playing good and hopefully if the weather holds out, I can hopefully put a run together.

Sports El Salvador´s Romero banned for biting Altidore
Author: 0 El Salvador´s Romero banned for biting Altidore

Romero wasn't the only El Salvadorian to be punished by governing body CONCACAF following their 2-0 defeat to the United States of America as his captain, Darwin Ceren , received a three-match ban for a similar offence involving U.S. Despite these ridiculous, absurd, and clearly painful tactics, El Salvador lost the game 2-0, while the US team moved onto the semifinals of the North American, Central American, and Caribbean tournament.

Sports OJ Simpson welcome at Hall of Fame after release from prison
Author: 0 OJ Simpson welcome at Hall of Fame after release from prison

A hearing room at Nevada prison erupted in laughter after a parole commissioner said that O.J. Simpson was 90. Once O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday after nine years behind bars in a Nevada prison, the looming question became: what's next? Conflict with the law didn't end after Simpson was found not guilty of a double murder.

Sports Fixing the Gold Cup
Author: 0 Fixing the Gold Cup

The back line has led Los Ticos to their first semifinals appearance since 2009, conceding just one goal and posting three shutouts in four matches. It was just a sloppy game overall. This will obviously be a good matchup for the Americans, as incomplete as their team continues to be despite some reinforcements.

Sports Morata hails Chelsea as 'best club', Conte 'best coach'
Author: 0 Morata hails Chelsea as 'best club', Conte 'best coach'

It's an incredible emotion to be part of this big club. Costa's 20 league goals helped Conte win the Premier League in his first season but he still wants the striker sold. Physically he is a good player and for sure I need to work with him to ask him what I want from his job in the game. "My relationship with the coach has been bad this season".

Sports Manchester City agree deal for AS Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy?
Author: 0 Manchester City agree deal for AS Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy?

As for Kolarov, the 31-year-old Serbian leaves after seven years, 224 appearances and five major trophies at the Etihad Stadium. Kolarov, whose contract would have run out in 2018, started 27 of City's 38 league matches last season, but reportedly expressed a desire to return to Italy this summer.

Sports Breaking down Kyrie Irving's four preferred trade destinations
Author: 0 Breaking down Kyrie Irving's four preferred trade destinations

The Knicks , naturally, salivate over the idea of adding Irving. Kyrie and Kristaps Porzingis sounds like a great one-two duo. One happens to be a division rival of Boston, the New York Knicks . A sign-and-trade with Rose, however, would be incredibly hard because they renounced his rights. But the Cavs might bite because of the bulk of deal would be given to them, while the Clippers land their next star point guard .

Sports Klopp admits key problem with Coutinho stance; Barca preparing £80m bid
Author: 0 Klopp admits key problem with Coutinho stance; Barca preparing £80m bid

Barcelona are reportedly refusing to give up on Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho , and will submit an £80m bid for him in the coming days. Liverpool rejected the Catalans' recent £72m bid for the Brazilian, who signed a five-year contract with no release clause last January, as they look to hold onto their prized possession ahead of the new season.

Sports Kuchar preparations had him ready for Birkdale test
Author: 0 Kuchar preparations had him ready for Birkdale test

Even those odds - unusually long for McIlroy - looked way too short when the world No. 4 pulled his tee shot at the first, had a flier to the right of the green with his second shot, sent his chip shot through the green with his third, and two-putted for bogey.

Author: 0 Punjab CM congratulates Harmanpreet kaur for bringing laurels for State

And, of course, people do have some serious expectations on Harmanpreet Kaur , post the amusing show she presented to all of us in the semi-finals, such expectations are quite obvious. Harmandar Singh said that Harmanpreet has promised him that India will lift the Cup. "The nation is proud of her", he said. Despite the family's limited financial means and the bigger challenge that girls in the area did not opt to play cricket in the first place, did not deter Harmandar Singh in helping his ...

Sports Alvaro Morata: What To Expect From Chelsea's New Signing
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata: What To Expect From Chelsea's New Signing

Manchester United beat Chelsea to the signing of Romelu Lukaku and, while Conte says he considers Morata to be "at the same level" as the Belgium worldwide, he suggested he had been concerned by the club's lack of success in the market earlier in the summer.

Author: 0 Kin pray for another special innings from Harmanpreet Kaur

Now India will lock horns with England with a hope to win their maiden World Cup title. The Indian batting line-up looks settled for now, unless, of course, Kaur's injury aggravates to an extent that it becomes impossible for her to take part in the competition.

Sports Spieth, Koepka, Kuchar lead American charge
Author: 0 Spieth, Koepka, Kuchar lead American charge

McIlroy's two-under 68 in the morning session was the polar opposite to his opening 71 in which he was five over after six holes before a back-nine resurgence inspired by a stern telling off from his caddie revived his chances of a first major win since 2014.

Sports Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russian Federation role in U.S. election
Author: 0 Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russian Federation role in U.S. election

In contrast to President Trump's ongoing criticism of the nation's news media, which he often calls "fake news ", former CIA Director John Brennan in his remarks at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday night said a free press is "one of the real foundational pillars" of USA democracy and that the intelligence community has a responsibility to defend it.

Sports British Open Friday Recap | 4 hrs 11 mins ago
Author: 0 British Open Friday Recap | 4 hrs 11 mins ago

He was aided by a holed bunker shot for an eagle at the par-5 17th that jumped him into a tie with Jordan Spieth , who finished two groups later. Spieth turned a bogey or worse into an unlikely par by chipping in from just short of the 10th green.

Sports The Open | America leads the way on Day 1
Author: 0 The Open | America leads the way on Day 1

Spieth AscendantJordan Spieth, sporting a vest and a fierce iron game, played Phil Mickelson-style golf-getting into and out of trouble with flair-en route to the top of the leaderboard. Open at Erin Hills and tied for third in the Quicken Loans National. "I worked hard my whole career to be able to win that championship past year, and I can't really put the pressure on myself that I'm going to win it again", he said after a practice round on a glorious summer's day in north-west England.

Author: 0 Conte reveals Morata always his No 1 transfer target…not Lukaku

Chelsea's coach will now get the chance to work with the forward after Chelsea completed a deal with Real Madrid for an initial £58m, a club record, this week. Instead it happened the other way around. "Now there is insane money, if you want to buy a normal player you need to spend €40m to €50m. Morata is a good finisher, he showed this in the past".

Sports Benjamin Mendy to Join Manchester City From Monaco in Record £52m Transfer
Author: 0 Benjamin Mendy to Join Manchester City From Monaco in Record £52m Transfer

Kolarov's anticipated move to the Stadio Olimpico was confirmed late on Saturday evening, making him the fourth full-back to leave City since the end of the season, following Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta. Six of Mendy's appearances came in the UEFA Champions League, an event in which Monaco reached the semifinal round before being eliminated by Juventus.

Sports India Beats Australia, Reaches World Cup Final
Author: 0 India Beats Australia, Reaches World Cup Final

Kaur's sensational hitting in Thursday's second semi-final at Derby sent Australia packing with a 36-run loss and set the alarm bells ringing for the hosts, who are eyeing their fourth World Cup triumph. "We are all very excited to be part of the World Cup final". It is clear that India's vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur has created quite a stir within the cricketing fraternity.

Sports There's no place like Indy for Kyle Busch
Author: 0 There's no place like Indy for Kyle Busch

With the Playbook PRO you'll be using the full version of this feature within seconds. "Recently I've thought about the progression in my racing career from starting out in go-karts and on to Bandeleros, Legends, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car, NASCAR K&N Pro Series and now in the NASCAR Xfinity Series , and I've truly been blessed to have had the support of so many people over the years".

Author: 0 McIlroy fades away as Jordan Spieth's relentlessly faultless Open performance continues

Spieth is at 9 under for the tournament, while Kuchar is 7 under. Hend's round exploded late, with five consecutive birdies from the 13, and both he and Day are tied-18 at even-par overall, 11 shots shy of the lead. On one of the lowest-scoring day's in this event for many a year - Grace took pride of place as he became the first male to sign for a 62 in a Major - Spieth carded a flawless five-under-par 65 as he moved nearly effortlessly to 11-under-par.

Sports Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail
Author: 0 Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail

World No 1 Dustin Johnson once again failed to fire as he added a 72 to his first-round 71 to sit on three over at the halfway stage. Strangely for a man who was the low amateur at both the 1998 Masters and U.S. And then along came Johnson, rising to No. 1 in the world in February and leaving everyone well behind. Brooks Koepka had been level with Spieth and Kuchar overnight but the current US Open champion struggled a little more in the afternoon rain - which at one point forced a ...

Sports Hometown crowd helps Chris Weidman to 1st UFC victory since '15
Author: 0 Hometown crowd helps Chris Weidman to 1st UFC victory since '15

Would he turn things around at UFC Long Island? Gastelum, sticking to the outside, avoided Weidman's lead from kick. plodding forward, Weidman went up top with a high kick but couldn't find a home for his shin. Working from his opponent's guard, Weidman looked to stand up and unload with a barrage of slicing elbows. Who were the winners at UFC Fight Night Long Island? Kelvin Gastelum came out aggressive and swinging in the third, but a slip killed his momentum.

Author: 0 British Open at a glance

In near ideal conditions, the South African journeyman made five birdies against no bogeys to move to even par in the tournament. "I knew I was playing well and I was just in the zone", the 29-year-old said. Kuchar missed a golden chance for a birdie after coming close to holing his approach shot on the last, while Spieth converted a more hard birdie opportunity to extend his advantage.

Author: 0 Stern words from caddie kickstart Rory's round

A 1-under 69 just didn't cut it on a day of ideal conditions when Branden Grace was shooting 62 - the lowest ever score at a major - and Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar were shooting 65 and 66, respectively, in the final group. I was trying to look within myself but JP kept me positive - and it was very much appreciated". Poults went out in level par and birdied the tenth before dropping shots at 11, 12, and 13 for a one over 71.

Sports Jordan Spieth leads former Longhorns at The Open Championship
Author: 0 Jordan Spieth leads former Longhorns at The Open Championship

He said, "You're Rory McIlroy , what the fuck are you doing?" I went out and believed in myself from the first tee shot, hit it within 60 yards of the green and went from there. None of his family were in the house but he lost some valuables and all his clothes. Twice a victor on the U.S. PGA Tour, Koepka said he hoped to add more majors to his trophy cabinet.

Author: 0 The Open 2017: Rory McIlroy trails clubhouse leader Kuchar by three shots

South Africa's Branden Grace shot a blistering round of 62, the lowest ever in a men's major championship, as the players made hay in benign conditions at the British Open on Saturday. " I felt like. I give myself a B grade today, which is giving myself some credit ". I'm going to love to grab that thing with two hands, if I can. As others faltered in the worst of round two conditions, Poulter held firm.

Author: 0 Open Championship Predictions: Will Jordan Spieth win? 7/22/17

It has to do with it was someone else's day, and I didn't play as well as I should have". "It [his dramatic slump at Augusta] was a humbling experience that I thought at the time could serve me well going forward". It's fun to be out there, but it's not like having that 4:00 tee time. And I remember being on the course thinking - at one point on the 12th hole Saturday, I had 129 yards to the pin and hit a 6-iron in.

Author: 0 Spieth, Kuchar separate themselves from field

Kuchar does not have a glowing major championship resume, but he's one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour . Teeing off in the last group with Spieth , fellow American Matt Kuchar was also four-under and under siege. They both birdied the next hole, and then after Kuchar made double bogey at 16, Spieth drilled a long birdie putt on the closing hole. It sort of feels like we could get ourselves a situation like we had previous year in which Kuchar and Spieth are playing an ...

Author: 0 McIlory disappointed, hoping for Spieth and Kuchar mistakes

McIlroy has been struggling on the greens in recent weeks and even resorted to using three different putters during one tournament at the Travelers Championship , but he is a lot more comfortable with the short stick this week and needed only 24 putts on day two.

Author: 0 Co-leader Kuchar underway in British Open second round

What do you have to do to catch this guy? But his hopes for a first career major evaporated in no time as he fell off the pace after three consecutive bogeys. There was a bounce in his step on Friday at the British Open . "Everyone is giving us an ovation and it's time to appreciate that, enjoy the walk, but also say thank you for the support that these crowds give".

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth Looks to Beat Back Ghosts on British Open's Final Day

More than half the field broke 70 on a course that was there for the taking . Branden Grace of South Africa set a men's major championship record by shooting 62 and climbed to with seven spotsof Spieth a tie for fifth with Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who had a 66.

Sports McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start
Author: 0 McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start

Being tied for 58th isn't great, but it's better than where he appeared headed and keeping a good attitude may have been the key to his recovery. "I still feel I'm in the golf tournament", said McIlroy, who was six shots off the lead held by American players Jordan Spieth , Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar .