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Martial, Lacazette and Payet miss out on France squad

Martial, Lacazette and Payet miss out on France squad France are among the favourites to win the World Cup this summer and should find easy passage into the knockout rounds after drawing Australia, Denmark and Peru in the group stages. There is no such hope for Payet, however. However, there was incredible competition for places in France's attacking squad and Deschamps has instead opted for Griezmann - a diminutive speedster - and Giroud - a tall ... [Full Article...]

Venus Williams out, Nadal rolls on at Rome Open

Venus Williams out, Nadal rolls on at Rome Open Nadal, also attempting to win the top spot back this week, will replace Roger Federer if he wins an eighth Rome title. The 19-year-old Shapovalov stunned Nadal in the third round in Montreal last year to deny the Spanish player a chance to regain the No. [Full Article...]

Paris Saint Germain set to offer Italian legend Buffon two year deal

Paris Saint Germain set to offer Italian legend Buffon two year deal Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has tendered an apology to referee Michael Oliver for his unsportsmanlike behavior during Juventus' exit in the 2017/18 Champions League . For now I only know that I will play a game on Saturday. After Italy failed to qualify for next month's World Cup, Buffon, who's the most capped Italy player with 176 appearances, retired from national duties. [Full Article...]

Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold relishing challenge of stopping Ronaldo

Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold relishing challenge of stopping Ronaldo Zinedine Zidane's men take on Liverpool in the final next weekend, seeking to win the trophy for a third consecutive year. Messi, the five-times World Player of the Year, said he was looking forward to the tournament in Russian Federation and was targeting at least a semi-final place with Argentina. [Full Article...]

UFC 224 Play-By-Play: Lyoto Machida Front Kick KO's Vitor Belfort

UFC 224 Play-By-Play: Lyoto Machida Front Kick KO's Vitor Belfort The first round saw more caution than action, with Belfort exploding once or twice but whiffing, and Machida running through his katas. It was the second round, however, that completely took mixed martial arts (MMA) fans off their feet. We're sure Bisping is under no illusions about his abilities as a title-threat these days and for what it's worth, this could well be the fight to make - if all ... [Full Article...]

Neymar told teammates he won't return to PSG next season

Neymar told teammates he won't return to PSG next season He said: " That is my feeling and I don't want him to leave ". Additionally, says the paper, United have a good working relationship with Neymar's dad, who is said to be a fan of all things Old Trafford, and it's claimed he "would love his son to play for the club one day". [Full Article...]

Liverpool establish Bordeaux winger Malcom as a summer season goal

Liverpool establish Bordeaux winger Malcom as a summer season goal Malcom, a 21-year-old Brazilian, has attracted curiosity from throughout Europe during the last yr after impressing in Ligue 1 . Now, according to the Daily Mail , Liverpool have joined list of clubs vying for his signature, with Jurgen Klopp looking to add more attacking options. [Full Article...]

Champions Cup: Leinster can crown season with European triumph over Racing 92

Champions Cup: Leinster can crown season with European triumph over Racing 92 Top 14 clubs are no stranger to success in continental competition and Racing can become the fourth French team to win European rugby's blue-riband tournament after Toulouse, Toulon and Brive. Teddy Iribaren replaces injury victim Maxime Machenaud in the number nine jersey, while there is no place in the squad for Argentinean Juan Imoff. [Full Article...]

Brett Browns says 76ers are One High-level FA Away

Brett Browns says 76ers are One High-level FA Away Once the team's shooters found their legs, they helped wreck havoc on the Toronto Raptors . According to OddsShark , the Cavs are heavy favorites at -290 to advance to the NBA Finals, while the Celtics are listed at +245, meaning a $100 bet on Boston to win the Eastern Conference Finals would result in a $245 return. [Full Article...]

Alonso: top teams still in 'another league'

Alonso: top teams still in 'another league' P13 in the last three qualifying (sessions) so it's definitely a step forward. McLaren's Fernando Alonso says he's happy after qualifying 8th for the Spanish GP but admits the team need to push on with development of the auto. "This package is making me happy, but in another way, this auto, is supposed to be the Australian Grand Prix package - that delay, on the first improvement, and not ha... [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal looks to seal Madrid Open last-eight spot

Rafael Nadal looks to seal Madrid Open last-eight spot This was Nadal's 14th win in a row on clay this season and he has broken another huge Open era record, winning his 50th consecutive set on clay to pass John McEnroe who claimed 49 on the carpet back in 1984, in one of the greatest Open era seasons. [Full Article...]

Guardiola eyes 100 points for record-breaking Man City

Guardiola eyes 100 points for record-breaking Man City Getting the three points on Sunday to finish with exactly 100 clearly means a good deal to the Spaniard, who noted after City's 3-1 steamrollering of Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday that it would "finish this nearly flawless season". "He was the only guy last season who, when his contract finished, we extended for one more year, because we believed he could help us this season". [Full Article...]

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho tips Paul Pogba to stay at Old Trafford

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho tips Paul Pogba to stay at Old Trafford The Portuguese manager will know a trip to the Capital will be hard for his team, with the Hammers wanting to finish strong as they know they could finish as high as 10 if they win their two remaining matches. He is the coach, he's going to make choices and I as a player, I accept them. 'Unless there is a flawless squad where you buy one goalkeeper, you don't like and you buy another one. [Full Article...]

EPL: Manchester United seal second in stalemate against West Ham

EPL: Manchester United seal second in stalemate against West Ham Both were cautioned by Jon Moss but Noble really should have seen red. West Ham's Marko Arnautovic hit an early strike straight at David De Gea before the Austria global could only head over from six yards after Chris Smalling made a mess of clearing Aaron Cresswell's cross. [Full Article...]

'Pressure is power': Sports psychologist weighs in on Winnipeg Jets' Game 7

'Pressure is power': Sports psychologist weighs in on Winnipeg Jets' Game 7 The Jets are not expected to make any lineup changes, while the Predators might bring back Ryan Hartman onto the fourth line if Mike Fisher (undisclosed) is unable to play. The Predators and Jets finished with the two best records during the regular season - Nashville had 117 points to win its first Presidents' Trophy, while Winnipeg was right behind with 114 points. [Full Article...]

Tottenham v Newcastle: Premier League preview, predicted line ups, plus more

Tottenham v Newcastle: Premier League preview, predicted line ups, plus more We need to enjoy, be focused and try to win'. "It's not a case of "we need to play like this, with two centre-backs or two strikers or two keepers". It's not a problem. "If you overachieve then fantastic, you have more money to invest in the new facilities, like the new stadium ". I think Tottenham will ease to a routine 2-0 win. [Full Article...]

James Paxton's no-hitter confirms he's the ace the Mariners need

James Paxton's no-hitter confirms he's the ace the Mariners need The first was Toronto's Dick Fowler , who led the Philadelphia Athletics to a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Browns at Shibe Park on September 9, 1945. Some pitchers wilt after 100 pitches, Paxton's velocity rarely dips after 80-plus pitches. I'm going to rear back and throw it is as hard I can.' Fastball is my best pitch. [Full Article...]

Serbia's Mazic to referee Champions League final

Serbia's Mazic to referee Champions League final Now, the Times' Paul Joyce , among others, has confirmed that Gomez has played his last game of the season, with the youngster undergoing surgery on an ankle problem. Klopp is also harbouring concerns over midfield duo Adam Lallana and Emre Can , while Joel Matip will not feature again this season due to long-term thigh injury. [Full Article...]

Atletico Madrid "not amused" with Barcelona's pursuit on their superstar

Atletico Madrid Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed he met with Antoine Griezmann's agent earlier in the season - but is giving little else away on the club's reported interest in the Atletico Madrid striker. Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to the Nou Camp, with speculation in Spain that a 100million euros (£88million) switch will be completed this summer. [Full Article...]

National Basketball Association wrap: Kevin Durant leads Warriors win; Rockets' defense dominates again

National Basketball Association wrap: Kevin Durant leads Warriors win; Rockets' defense dominates again It's good to know that teammates got your back. Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday believes Kevin Durant was the difference-maker in the game, as he's nearly unstoppable on the offensive ends of the floor. Draymond Green finished with eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists while Andre Iguodala , reinserted into the starting lineup, had six points, seven boards plus six assists. [Full Article...]


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