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The Portuguese star will be unveiled by the Serie A champions on Monday after completing his £100million move. The four-year deal secures a reported annual package of $35 million for the 33-year-old marksman. Ronaldo is likely to miss friendlies with Bayern Munich in Philadelphia and Benfica in Harrison, New Jersey, and his status remains uncertain for Juventus' game against the MLS All-Stars in Atlanta on August 1, but he should arrive in time to face Madrid outside Washington on August 5.
  • Tour de France: Tearful Richie Porte crashes out with shoulder injury

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    And Romain Bardet suffered a string of mechanical issues, as the general classification contenders endured a testing day on the cobbles. Meanwhile, it was a first career Tour stage win for Trek-Segafredo's Degenkolb, with the German able to hold off Van Avermaet and Quick-Step Floors' Yves Lampaert as they sprinted to the line.
  • Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' as England's World Cup adventure ends

    Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' as England's World Cup adventure ends

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    Despite all the talent in their ranks, Croatia's place at the World Cup was in jeopardy as late as last October when Zlatko Dalic took over and Modric paid tribute to the impact the coach has had on the team. On Sunday, the victor of four Champions League titles with Real Madrid will play the biggest match of his life against France and size will be the last thing on his mind.
  • Exhausted Croatia trains sights on France in final

    Exhausted Croatia trains sights on France in final

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    England too left Italy 28 years ago feeling that the team featuring Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne could have gone all the way. Meanwhile, national broadcaster HRT's main presenter Joska Jelicic - supposedly Croatia's answer to Gary Lineker - said: "They [England] have nothing to cry about - they were knocked out by the future world champions".
  • France, Croatia battle for World Cup glory

    France, Croatia battle for World Cup glory

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    To ensure their seat, local football enthusiasts, right from Saturday, were found making early bookings at these outlets, many of which sported "booked out" signs for game day, by afternoon itself. "They also have an incredible collective strength". Only Argentina breached France's defense in open play. YES, HE KANTE: Kante, France's smallest player at 1.68 meters (5-foot-6), runs, runs and runs.
  • France star vows no repeat of Euro 2016 final complacency

    France star vows no repeat of Euro 2016 final complacency

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    The contest between the two sides is not short of history, as France defeated Croatia 2-0 in the 1998 semi-final on route to lifting the World Cup . He became the first keeper to win consecutive World Cup shoot-outs since Argentina's Sergio Goycochea in 1990. Argentina found this out the hard way and Croatia will too if they venture too far forward and fail to leave a block of defenders behind.
  • Unai Emery reveals why Jack Wilshere was released

    Unai Emery reveals why Jack Wilshere was released

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    Jack Wilshere was released by Arsenal because new manager Unai Emery could not guarantee him his place in the starting XI. Emery considered the suggestion that Özil's inconsistency can be an issue for Arsenal , but his response was to query whether any of Arsenal's players managed to perform at their best level on a regular basis.
  • Nadal fights past Del Porto, Novak next

    Nadal fights past Del Porto, Novak next

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    Eight-time champion Federer will play on Court One for the first time since the 2015 quarter-finals, with former world number one Djokovic's match against Nishikori put on Centre. Nadal soon returned the favour with a break of his own, before another hold left Del Potro rattled. As it was, Del Potro came out on top in both counts by conjuring 77 of those winners and blasting down 33 aces - and still came off second best.
  • Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players

    Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players

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    The Euros were at home, but here we can still feel the support of the French people", said Deschamps, who praised the commitment of his players. However, the French's adventurous efforts upfront yielded some results when Olivier Giroud's shot on the turn was blocked for a corner kick by Kompany , and Umtiti scored from Antoine Griezmann's effort.
  • Imam and Khan propel Pakistan to crushing victory over Zimbabwe

    Imam and Khan propel Pakistan to crushing victory over Zimbabwe

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    The Zimbabweans handed global debuts to wicketkeeper Ryan Murray and offspinner Liam Roche , while Asif Ali will make his ODI debut in Pakistan's middle order. Spin can also be more of a factor at Queens, and Pakistan will be further buoyed by the possible return of legspinner Yasir Shah to their ODI playing XI.
  • Griezmann happy if France win World Cup ‘ugly’

    Griezmann happy if France win World Cup ‘ugly’

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    In reference to the opportunity of winning the World Cup and emulating the class of 1998, the Manchester United club-record signing says they have learnt from the Euro 16 defeat to Portugal. "He prepares the matches well and has made strong choices in this competition, especially with Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez". "The diversity that we have in this team is in the image of our lovely country, France ".
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid to sign with Juventus

    Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid to sign with Juventus

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    While part of Los Blancos , Ronaldo won four Champions League titles, two La Liga championships, two Spanish Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups. Earlier in the day, Ronaldo's reported move from Real Madrid to Juventus gained momentum with reports that the multiple Ballon d'Or victor had already had talks with Massimiliano Allegri, the Italian champion's coach.
  • Sri Lanka Win Toss and Bat Against SA

    Sri Lanka Win Toss and Bat Against SA

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    The 35-year-old Steyn now has 420 wickets and needs one more to match Shaun Pollock's tally of 421 as the highest wicket-taker for South Africa . It was evident that Sri Lanka missed Dinesh Chandimal's services in the middle order but with the skipper suspended for the two-match Test series, they could only hope for some respite from the remaining batters and Karunaratne.
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    Pogba offered "sensational Manchester United exit" by his Agent

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    But it's a young team that has done really well and hopefully there are a lot of good times ahead of us for England. "We have to stay like we are, not think that we are the favourites". "It is the most important one of all". The Red Devils didn't add any silverware to their haul in the 2017-18 season following a 1-0 loss to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final.
  • Croatia's Vida Cleared Again By FIFA Ahead Of World Cup Final

    Croatia's Vida Cleared Again By FIFA Ahead Of World Cup Final

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    And after playing a key role in Croatia's 2-1 semi-final win over England , the Liverpool centre-back gave a passionate post-match interview and fired back at his critics. "I really don't understand these questions, always looking back to where I made some mistakes", he said. Indeed, both Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, have confirmed their status as two of the best midfielders in the world, while Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic have also seen ...
  • Tour de France stage seven: Dylan Groenewegen wins

    Tour de France stage seven: Dylan Groenewegen wins

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    Dumoulin, the time trial world champion and 2017 Giro d'Italia victor, started the stage 44 seconds ahead of Froome, but finished just behind him. 'I just keep trying, our backs are against the wall all the time here. BMC captain Porte is 56sec off the lead, Adam Yates 1min 05sec, defending champion Chris Froome at 1min 06sec, with Thursday's stage winer Dan Martin at 1min 30.
  • RTM repeats history with live broadcast of Pacquiao, Matthysse bout

    RTM repeats history with live broadcast of Pacquiao, Matthysse bout

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    He had replaced long-term trainer Freddie Roach with Buboy Fernandez for the contest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was Filipino icon Pacquiao's first win inside the distance since 2009 and the 60th victory of his incredible 23-year career, which now looks certain to extend beyond his 40th birthday in December.
  • Kevin Anderson wins semifinal match, hopes for format change

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    Djokovic was the overnight leader by two-sets-to one when their match was stopped and even though Nadal rallied valiantly to force a fifth and save a match point, Djokovic prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 ( 11-9), 3-6, 10-8 to enter his fifth Wimbledon final.
  • Bulls sign Jabari Parker

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    The Bulls are banking on revitalizing Parker's career, restoring him to top condition and fulfilling his promise as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft. He played 31 games past year, averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. "Jabari and I express our honest gratitude to Jon Horst and Bucks owners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan for working side-by-side with us throughout the free agency period", said Mark Bartelstein, CEO, Priority Sports & ...
  • Jorginho: Napoli midfielder joins Chelsea on five-year deal

    Jorginho: Napoli midfielder joins Chelsea on five-year deal

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    Chelsea will be the biggest job the 59-year-old has taken on in his career after impressing as Napoli boss over the past three seasons, with the side's style of football earning plenty of plaudits. Winning trophies didn't save Conte being shown the Stamford Bridge exit door as he was dismissed after guiding Chelsea to the FA Cup in May. Both the midfielder and the manager were unveiled Saturday by the club, and the Jorginho deal reportedly has Manchester City fuming.
  • Machado talks narrow, Phillies a prime suitor

    Machado talks narrow, Phillies a prime suitor

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    The Baltimore Orioles , deep into trade talks regarding All-Star shortstop Manny Machado , have made progress in recent days and have narrowed their focus to a smaller group of teams, sources told ESPN . All four of the players mentioned by Olney are among the Phillies top-eight prospects, per MLB Pipeline , and none are playing above Double-A. It would seem excessive for NY to part with such a talent now when it can just wait five or six months for his signature.
  • The LeBron mural battle is over, and no one wins

    The LeBron mural battle is over, and no one wins

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    Not long after James committed to the Lakers in free agency on July 1, Never chose to work on a James mural. Thus, as we've seen, they haven't been eager to give away their best young assets in a potential Kawhi Leonard trade. "I prepared that way instead of a lot of bells and whistles, and things like that. I'm sure that's what he wanted, so that's what I wanted to present".
  • Three key battles which could determine the World Cup final

    Three key battles which could determine the World Cup final

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    This is something all of us have in us, and it will be in us to the very last moment". Germany, Brazil, Belgium, Portugal and Argentina currently occupy the top five slots in the ranking but Southgate said that the pressure is now on England to rise up to the very top.
  • Roy Keane and Ian Wright have heated discussion about England fans

    Roy Keane and Ian Wright have heated discussion about England fans

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    But Wright, clearly a little emotional after the nerve-shredding defeat to Croatia, was not intimidated by the Irish hardman's reputation. During the bitter row, Keane said: "Before the game, all the talk was about the final". "People weren't even expecting us to get to the semi-final, why couldn't we have got excited about being in there?" "The fact is we were happy, and you weren't happy with us being happy".
  • Milwaukee Bucks Forward Jabari Parker Hosts Pickup Game In Local Park

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    Parker put out a post on Instagram yesterday afternoon of him in his basketball shoes with the address of a local park in Milwaukee. Parker, 23, will return to Chicago, where he was the No. If the Bucks had rescinded their qualifying offer, Parker would've been an unrestricted free agent, free to sign with any team. He had his second ACL surgery on his knee in February.
  • England play Belgium in underwhelming plate final

    England play Belgium in underwhelming plate final

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    They are very dynamic, very quick. The Leicester player, who scored England's first goal in the quarter-final win against Sweden , said he was "devastated" and "absolutely gutted" after Southgate's team missed the chance to reach the final.
  • The 3 Big Takeaways from Donald Trump's Controversial Interview with The Sun

    The 3 Big Takeaways from Donald Trump's Controversial Interview with The Sun

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    Trump added that May's "soft" blueprint for the U.K.'s future dealings with the European Union would probably "kill" any future trade deals with the United States. President Donald Trump on Friday twice repeated the false claim he was in the United Kingdom the day before the so-called Brexit vote and predicted the British people would vote to leave the European Union.
  • Sarri agrees terms with Chelsea to succeed Conte

    Sarri agrees terms with Chelsea to succeed Conte

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    Chelsea released their short, sharp statement on Friday morning that said: 'Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company. Carlo Ancelotti replaced Sarri as Napoli coach following the end of the season, with a Chelsea move having been on the cards since Conte's relationship with the club's senior management turned sour in 2017-18.
  • Serena books ticket to 10th Wimbledon final

    Serena books ticket to 10th Wimbledon final

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    I had to have multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it to be honest. I don't think Serena is the greatest mover on the court, and that is how Camila Giorgi took her to the limit. "For me, having to deal with PEs is more mentally challenging because if I have a pain in my leg, I automatically go to the worst-case scenario", she said.
  • World Cup, Novak Djokovic cheers for Croatia and gets heavily criticized

    World Cup, Novak Djokovic cheers for Croatia and gets heavily criticized

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    It was performance of resilience and resolve from the former number one, reminiscent of the player who held all four Grand Slam titles two years ago. "It felt like it was getting better and better as matches and time went on". Djokovic, seeded 12th, was visibly disappointed at those missed opportunities, incurring a warning from umpire Ramos for throwing his racket, and Nishikori made him feel even worse when he broke to lead 3-1 after Djokovic put an attempted drop shot into the net.
  • Wimbledon semifinals preview: Anderson v. Isner; Djokovic v. Nadal

    Wimbledon semifinals preview: Anderson v. Isner; Djokovic v. Nadal

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    Anderson's win over John Isner lasted 6 ½ hours and went to 26-24 in the fifth set. With Isner serving at 24-24, 0-15, the right-handed Anderson fell down, dropped his racket, got up and played the point left-handed. Anderson, who knocked off reigning Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinal round, will now take on another behemoth of men's tennis in Sunday's championship match.
  • Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks

    Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks

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    It is unclear what else the Nets will receive in return. The deal will also trade future second-round draft picks. Lin has a year and $12.5 million left on the contract he signed two summers ago. 5 overall pick Trae Young and veteran Dennis Schroder . Since leaving the Knicks, Lin has played with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, the Charlotte Hornets and the Nets.
  • SA's Kevin Anderson foils John Isner to reach maiden Wimbledon final

    SA's Kevin Anderson foils John Isner to reach maiden Wimbledon final

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    For much of the afternoon on the All England Lawn Tennis Club's centre court - which eventually stretched to an incredible six hours and 35 minutes - proceedings went according to the script. John Isner and Kevin Anderson simply refused to lose. The two went back and forth all the way to 12-all, essentially playing a full sixth and seventh set.
  • Manchester United Set To Bid £50m For England World Cup Star

    Manchester United Set To Bid £50m For England World Cup Star

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    And Leicester are also ready to discuss improved deals with two other World Cup stars, England's Jamie Vardy and Nigeria global Wilfred Ndidi, as they aim to keep the core of Claude Puel's squad together. Mahrez did thank City for reigniting their interest in him this summer. "I'm confident I can help the team", Mahrez said. The Premier League outfit have been linked with a number of replacements in the form of City's Patrick Roberts and Lyon's Bertrand Traore, however Tuttosport have ...
  • Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino

    Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino

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    After security confronted him, Oakley was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. Oakley, 54, is charged with committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the report said. Oakley is also facing a string of unrelated minor charges, most notably a civil suit against Madison Square Garden and Knicks Owner James Dolan following a courtside bust-up in February 2017.
  • President tears into May's Chequers deal

    President tears into May's Chequers deal

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    Mr Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians after telling The Sun the PM's Brexit plan would "probably kill" a UK-US trade deal. But on Friday Trump claimed that The Sun didn't include all his "tremendous" comments about May and explained his about-face by hinting that he had changed his mind on his criticism since speaking with May.
  • University of Louisville to rename Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

    University of Louisville to rename Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

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    The fallout from Papa John's founder John Schnatter's controversial comment during a conference call continued Friday as University of Louisville president Neeli Bendapudi announced that the school will change the name of its football stadium to Cardinal Stadium from Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.