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Atlético agree deal to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco

Atlético agree deal to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco Multiple people within Antoine Griezmann's inner circle say they want him to stay at Atletico Madrid rather than join Barcelona next season, sources close to the forward told ESPN FC's Julien Laurens. Should he make the switch, Griezmann would add further star power to an attack that already includes Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele . The 22-year-old France worldwide has been subj... [Full Article...]

Baffert off to 2-for-2 start at Belmont Park

Baffert off to 2-for-2 start at Belmont Park Owners Kenny Trout, second from left, and Teo Ah Khing, third from left, and trainer Bob Baffert , right, looked on. Unbeaten Justify was a 4/5 odds-on favorite on Friday to win the Belmont Stakes in NY, but far from a shoo-in to complete American horse racing's triple crown on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation 2018: Manuel Neuer named as Germany's captain, Sane left out

Russian Federation 2018: Manuel Neuer named as Germany's captain, Sane left out Asked about Sane's omission, Loew said: "It was a very tight decision between him and Julian Brandt (of Bayer Leverkusen ) which went in favour of Brandt". "I always had the goal in front of me". "I want to thank all those who have accompanied me during my injury; the doctors, the physiotherapists, the physical trainers, the people around me and the people in the national team and at Bayern". [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo not bothered by Real Madrid future, says Manuel Fernandes

Cristiano Ronaldo not bothered by Real Madrid future, says Manuel Fernandes La Liga president Javier Tebas is confident that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will not move on from Madrid this summer. Ronaldo may not have a good record in El Clasico against Messi (10 wins vs 16 wins), but he's the joint-record holder for most goals by a Real Madrid player in El Clasico. [Full Article...]

World Cup host Russian Federation spent billions, but will its economy benefit?

World Cup host Russian Federation spent billions, but will its economy benefit? Russian Federation will get the tournament up and running at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday, and it seems things are finally falling into place after what has been a monumental preparation period for the hosts. Read on for a look at what to know ahead of the opening ceremony. Another date to remember is June 28, when England take on Belgium in their final Group G encounter. [Full Article...]

Marcus Rashford suffers injury ahead of England's World Cup opener

Marcus Rashford suffers injury ahead of England's World Cup opener Boss Gareth Southgate is ready to get England's World Cup campaign started ahead of their departure. "The most important is the way you play, and your performances and your results", Southgate said. England have won only six matches in the knockout stages of major global tournaments since their World Cup triumph in 1966, the last victory of that kind being 12 years ago against Ecuador . [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal Wins 11th French Open, 17th Major Title Overall

Rafael Nadal Wins 11th French Open, 17th Major Title Overall Dominic Thiem hailed Rafael Nadal's "awesome" 11th French Open title after suffering a straight-sets defeat by the king of clay in the final at Roland Garros on Sunday (June 10). The Austrian is one of just three players to down Nadal on clay at least three times. Across the last 12 months on clay, Nadal has held serve 88.7% to Thiem's 85.7% (3.0% edge) while breaking opponents 50.0... [Full Article...]

Woods grouped with Thomas and Johnson at US Open

Woods grouped with Thomas and Johnson at US Open Woods, 42, will be chasing his fourth US Open title at Shinnecock Hills next week as he continues his comeback after almost two years out injured. The 42-year-old has had some ups and downs during this comeback attempt: he finished tied for 32nd at the Masters in April, and while he had some brilliant shots last week at the Memorial and was tied for the lead after the 15th hole on Day 3, but f... [Full Article...]

How Vettel and Ferrari turned 'disaster' into triumph - F1

How Vettel and Ferrari turned 'disaster' into triumph - F1 The four-time champion German drove his Ferrari with near flawless aplomb to convert his 54th pole position into a triumphant afternoon ahead of Finn Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes and determined Dutchman Max Verstappen , who was third for Red Bull . [Full Article...]

Liverpool and Real Madrid submit bids for Alisson

Liverpool and Real Madrid submit bids for Alisson The same report claims that Alisson would cost Liverpool €70 million (£61.6 million ) - an extortionate amount for a goalkeeper, but a figure that could prove to be priceless if the Merseysiders go on to win the league title for the first time since 1990. [Full Article...]

Supermodel ends Formula 1 race two laps early with premature checkered flag

Model Winnie Harlow blamed race officials after she brought a premature end to the Canadian Grand Prix . The problem for Vettel and the rest of the drivers was there was still a lap left. "I told them I don't think the race is over yet", Vettel told The Associated Press. And the error resulted in confusion for drivers, teams and marshals. [Full Article...]

Xherdan Shaqiri drops Liverpool hint when asked about his future

Xherdan Shaqiri drops Liverpool hint when asked about his future Shaqiri started in Switzerland's 2-0 win over Japan on Friday - their final match before they kick-off their World Cup campaign. The World Cup winger arrived at Stoke in the summer of 2015 intent on reviving his career in the hope of eventually earning a move to a Champions League club, so it is ironic his dream could be about to come true as a result of Stoke's relegation. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers' Kevin Love expects to be mentioned in trade rumors

Cavaliers' Kevin Love expects to be mentioned in trade rumors San Antonio doesn't like drama, but the Spurs love what Leonard does in their system. They finished second to the Rockets in the regular season, then had to overcome a 3-2 deficit in the Western Conference finals and win a Game 7 on the Rockets' court just to reach the NBA Finals . [Full Article...]

Emre Can, Jon Flanagan and 8 youth players released from Liverpool

Emre Can, Jon Flanagan and 8 youth players released from Liverpool The 24-year-midfielder ends his four-year stay in Merseyside when he signed for the Reds from Bayern Leverkusen back in 2014. The defender was a mainstay of the team that challenged for the Premier League title in 2013-14, making 23 appearances as the Reds ultimately finished second, and became a senior England worldwide. [Full Article...]

Harry Kane signs new deal with Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane signs new deal with Tottenham Hotspur Kane has previously been linked with moves to Manchester United and Real Madrid , but the latest agreement shows he sees his immediate future at Spurs. "Going into the new stadium as well, a great young squad". The 24 year-old, who scored 30 goals for Spurs in the English Premier League last season, has made 23 appearances and netted 13 goals for England since his senior debut in 2015. [Full Article...]

Thiem hails "awesome" King of Clay after French Open defeat

His lead was reminiscent of their semifinal at the French Open past year, when Nadal also held the early advantage. Up a break at 2-1 in the third set, Nadal stopped serving after a fault because he couldn't straighten his left middle finger. [Full Article...]

Dark clouds are gathering over the American men's tennis at Roland Garros

Dark clouds are gathering over the American men's tennis at Roland Garros The Spaniard now inches closer to Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles. Although Thiem stood tall and broke Nadal early in the opening frame, he fell apart with a chance to knot things at five games apiece and ceded the set to Nadal at love. [Full Article...]

These are the top 10 highest paid sports stars in the world

These are the top 10 highest paid sports stars in the world His two biggest pay cheques are from his club side Real Madrid, who pay him $50 million (R638 717 500, 00) a year, while he has a lifetime contract with Nike worth upward of $1 billion (R 12 774 350 000, 00). Messi's long-time rival, Cristiano Ronaldo is third on Forbes' list having pocketed $108 million (R 1 379 654 640, 00) in the a year ago. The 41-year-old also earned $10 million (R127 7... [Full Article...]

Verstappen fastest in first Montreal practice

Verstappen fastest in first Montreal practice Given his struggles to find a good balance since the start of Friday practice , Ricciardo feels he can take comfort in how he performed on Saturday afternoon. Mercedes did not practice on the hypersoft tires, leaving Ricciardo wondering if he has seen their best effort. "It was just a very hard session", he said. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal Wins The French Open 2018

The number of Grand Slam singles titles now held by Nadal , who is second on the all-time list among men in the Open Era, behind Federer (20), and ahead of Pete Sampras (14), Djokovic and Roy Emerson (12 each). But Thiem , unusually standing up to Nadal's first serve, forced two break points in the next game and converted the second with a flashing forehand into the right corner. [Full Article...]


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