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Sports Arsenal sign Swiss captain Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus
Author: 0 Arsenal sign Swiss captain Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus

Speaking on taking Lichtsteiner, Emery said , " Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to us". "Swiss worldwide defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is joining us from Juventus ", a club statement read. Traditionally the Gunners have been very thrifty in their dealings in the transfer market and there are reports that Unai Emery has a a relatively modest war chest of £50 million only.

Sports Maria Sharapova hits back at Serena Williams in book row
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova hits back at Serena Williams in book row

However, she stormed back to win the next two sets 6-3, 6-2 and get the win. A second break of serve in the 10th game ensured Halep's victory - perhaps, in an anticlimactic manner for some who hadn't expected Muguruza to knuckle under or even fail to take the match to the third set.

Sports Aust's Walker one win from NHL title
Author: 0 Aust's Walker one win from NHL title

The Stanley Cup Final resumes action Monday night, with the Washington Capitals looking to take firm control of the series . After losing the first game of the series , the Capitals responded by winning the next two games to take a 2-1 lead in the series .

Sports Washington Capitals Hoist First Stanley Cup After Dramatic Win Over Vegas
Author: 0 Washington Capitals Hoist First Stanley Cup After Dramatic Win Over Vegas

They beat an expansion team in the Cup Finals in its inaugural season. "He has really brought a lot of players along, and they've played better than they've played anywhere else". "But now you see that it takes an entire team to get this job done and that's what we did". "He probably took the brunt of the criticism just because he's the captain and the highest-paid guy", veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik said.

Author: 0 Refreshed Rafael Nadal surges into French Open semifinals

Third-seed Cilic lost two points after the pair resumed play on Thursday poised at 5-5 in a first-set tiebreak, although he hit back to level in the second set despite hitting more double faults and unforced errors than his opponent. His opponent Friday will be Juan Martin del Potro , who got choked up after waiting almost a decade to return to the final four in Paris - and dealing with three wrist operations in the interim.

Sports England call up Ball for Aussie ODIs
Author: 0 England call up Ball for Aussie ODIs

Both will be unavailable for this weekend's one-off one-day worldwide against Scotland and, according to an England and Wales Cricket Board statement, the "first part" of the five-match series against Australia . Chris Woakes was ruled out of Scotland ODI due to sore quadriceps. Jake Ball , the Nottinghamshire seamer who featured in the Ashes, has been called up to the squad as cover.

Sports Blaney starts from the pole in drive for 2nd win at Pocono
Author: 0 Blaney starts from the pole in drive for 2nd win at Pocono

Though at the time it was his first victory of the season, not to mention his first win at Atlanta since his first Cup win in the vehicle he inherited after Dale Earnhardt's death. He gave the famed Wood brothers their 99th career win last season, a ride strengthened by an alliance with Team Penske. Consider, Harvick was 40th last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway as Busch celebrated his fourth win of the season.

Sports Arsenal plan talks with reps of Man Utd midfielder Fellaini
Author: 0 Arsenal plan talks with reps of Man Utd midfielder Fellaini

Griezmann has scored 112 goals in 209 appearances for Atletico since his €30m arrival in 2014. The Barcelona striking force of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez want Juventus midfielder, Miralem Pjanic, to join their attack force at Camp Nou next season, according to reports from Spanish media outlet, Don Balon (h/t Express ).

Sports Arjun Tendulkar picked for India U-19 squad for Sri Lanka tour
Author: 0 Arjun Tendulkar picked for India U-19 squad for Sri Lanka tour

He had one five wicket haul (5/95) against MP. Arjun was a part of the Mumbai U19 squad previous year in the Cooch Behar Trophy where he impressed with 18 wickets. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. "Anjali (Tendulkar) and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success", Tendulkar said.

Sports Trent Alexander-Arnold to make England senior debut against Costa Rica
Author: 0 Trent Alexander-Arnold to make England senior debut against Costa Rica

It's a well known bonafide fact that countries quite close to each other are basically the same, so whatever happens in this match will basically be exactly what England can expect against Panama. One of the keys of us getting through these two matches was to try and make sure every member of our squad gets a significant amount of game time. Among that number is Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold, with the full-back, 19, likely to be handed a full debut tomorrow.

Sports Warriors take stranglehold on Finals
Author: 0 Warriors take stranglehold on Finals

However, Oklahoma City let their grip hold slide over the Warriors to allow them to come back from that deficit to reach the NBA Finals. Golden State signed Durant as a free agent in the summer of 2016 after their team that went a record 73-9 in the regular season lost to Cleveland in Game 7 of the Finals, becoming the first team in league history to blow a 3-1 Finals lead.

Sports Iran is first team to arrive Russian Federation
Author: 0 Iran is first team to arrive Russian Federation

In an interesting data revealed by Ixigo.com, around 48% Indians are planning to travel solo, 16% with families and 12% as couples to Russian Federation during the mega event. Their most promising player is Fayad Al-Muwallad, who scored the goal that secured their place in the finals. Top seeds Uruguay are down at 14th even after climbing three places while Egypt , second-best in the group at 45th, are ranked lower than any team in Groups B , C or E.

Sports Curry, Durant make deadly duo for Warriors
Author: 0 Curry, Durant make deadly duo for Warriors

Golden State got a boost prior to the game with veteran swingman Andre Iguodala finally healthy enough to partake, following a knee injury that kept him out of the Warriors' past six games. They also did it in the 2016 Finals, when they held a 307-279 rebounding advantage over the Warriors , including an 82-72 edge on offensive rebounds - that edge was critical to the Cavs' championship.

Sports 76ers president resigns amid investigation into Twitter accounts
Author: 0 76ers president resigns amid investigation into Twitter accounts

There were also many who took the opportunity to diss Bryan's dad, Jerry Colangelo, since PhillyVoice's Kyle Neubeck reported that Jerry tried to save his son's job by threatening to damage team relationships if he was sacked. "Over the last two years, I have worked hard to help build a foundation for what I hope will soon be many championship seasons for the 76ers". The law firm's report said that it had been hampered because Ms.

Sports Zverev rues injury after Thiem ends Paris hopes
Author: 0 Zverev rues injury after Thiem ends Paris hopes

On the other hand, Thiem is heading into the quarter-final match on the back of beating Kei Nishikori in four sets on Sunday . The Austrian blew the Monte Carlo finalist away within the first two units, misplaced the third, however got here by means of 6-2 6-Zero 5-7 6-Four to land in a 3rd consecutive Roland Garros quarterfinal.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo's wish to leave Real Madrid is 'irreversible'
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo's wish to leave Real Madrid is 'irreversible'

By now, everyone is aware that Ronaldo has voiced his concerns over remaining in Madrid, and the latest reports are linking the attacker with a move to Manchester United - once again. A report in Portuguese newspaper, Record , on Thursday claimed that he will leave this summer, although Figo is hopeful that isn't the case. Luka Modric last weekend became the latest squad member to appear to suggest Neymar would be coming to Madrid in the future, following club captain Sergio Ramos, ...

Sports LeBron James: Cavs & Warriors Don't Want Invite To White House
Author: 0 LeBron James: Cavs & Warriors Don't Want Invite To White House

I think the President has made it pretty clear he's going to try to divide us, all of us in this country, for political gain. "So it will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years". Curry responded to James' comments on Tuesday, saying that he agreed with the Cavaliers star: "I think the way we handled things past year, (we're hoping to) stay consistent with that".

Sports Discovery & PGA Tour Team Up for International Golf Service
Author: 0 Discovery & PGA Tour Team Up for International Golf Service

Discovery expects to spend $2 billion over the course of the alliance, . David Zaslav, president and chief executive of Discovery, said: "Today is a fantastic day for golf fans around the world as Discovery proudly partners with the PGA Tour to create something that has never been done before".

Sports Warriors ready for road test, Cavs remain confident
Author: 0 Warriors ready for road test, Cavs remain confident

They've done so much good. Curry finished with 11 points, one of the worst postseason games of his career. Golden State has won on Cleveland's court, including Game 3 previous year, or closing them out to win a title in 2015's Game 6. It was another dagger in the title hopes of Cleveland star LeBron James , who had 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while Kevin Love added 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers .

Sports Warriors-Cavaliers Game 3
Author: 0 Warriors-Cavaliers Game 3

That's why he went to the Hamptons a few summers ago and why the Warriors sent their stars to recruit him. "They're going to make runs". The Cavs had a near-perfect start and built a 16-4 lead during a wild stretch that saw James whip the home crowd into a frenzy when he threw an alley-opp pass to himself off the backboard.

Sports Muguruza dominates Sharapova in Paris
Author: 0 Muguruza dominates Sharapova in Paris

Three double faults during her opening service game saw Sharapova fall an early break down. Muguruza is yet to drop a set in the tournament but she is expecting a tougher test against last year's runner-up Halep on Thursday. "I guess, you know, on paper, it's a step in the right direction", Sharapova said. Sharapova insisted that the book contains no inaccuracies and defended her many references to Williams who has not lost to the Russian since 2004.

Sports The right-hander Baffert finds enjoyment in this Triple Crown chase
Author: 0 The right-hander Baffert finds enjoyment in this Triple Crown chase

The 150th running of the Belmont Stakes is set for this weekend as Justify looks to continue his undefeated streak and make history as the 13th horse to ever win the Triple Crown . Justify is scheduled to arrive at Belmont Park on Wednesday afternoon after traveling on a special transport plane from Louisville International Airport to Long Island's MacArthur Airport in the morning.

Sports One Man Dead, Two Seriously Injured After Shooting At Bray Boxing Club
Author: 0 One Man Dead, Two Seriously Injured After Shooting At Bray Boxing Club

The shooting happened at Bray Boxing Club in Co Wicklow at about 6.55am as a fitness session was beginning. TRIBUTES have been paid to a man who died in a shooting at Bray Boxing Club on Tuesday morning . "Another dark day for Bray". Mr Taylor is the father of world and former Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor. The club was where Taylor - Ireland's Olympic, European and world champion - began her career.

Sports Messi: 'I don't think I'm the best, I'm just another player'
Author: 0 Messi: 'I don't think I'm the best, I'm just another player'

As most of the Israeli politicians and media chose to attack Palestinians and blame Argentina for the cancellation of the game, some of them questioned the authorities insistence to hold the match in Jerusalem . Although the stadium that was slated to host the match is in west Jerusalem, Rajoub had complained that it is situated in a neighborhood built on the site of a former Palestinian village destroyed during the war surrounding Israel's creation in 1948.

Sports Matthaus confident that Neuer will start at the World Cup
Author: 0 Matthaus confident that Neuer will start at the World Cup

But Lagerback, who led Iceland to the finals of the 2016 European Championship in France, had the last laugh as King scored a simple tap-in before setting up Soerloth for the victor five minutes from time. "We are not used to that from our team". Ozil missed the end of Arsenal's season due to a back injury, which led Arsene Wenger to defend his star against accusations he picks which games he plays in, per Jake Polden of the Mirror .

Sports Ex-Shakhtar coach Lucescu proud of Fred over Man Utd move
Author: 0 Ex-Shakhtar coach Lucescu proud of Fred over Man Utd move

With midfielder Michael Carrick retiring from playing and Marouane Fellaini having refused to sign a new contract and expected to leave, Mourinho wanted to strengthen midfield. It appears Jose Mourinho has got his man and Fred will be a flawless player alongside Nemanja Matic in the heart of United's midfield but where this leaves the likes of Paul Pogba , Ander Herrera and others remains to be seen.

Sports Arsenal moves to sign €60m Barcelona star, Cillessen ahead of Chelsea
Author: 0 Arsenal moves to sign €60m Barcelona star, Cillessen ahead of Chelsea

Cillessen is now second choice to Marc-Andre ter Stegen at Nou Camp, but is understood to be willing to remain at Barcelona unless he receives an offer he can't reject. Screaming for a summer move. Barcelona have told all clubs that he is not for sale, and any club wishing to sign him would have to activate his €60 million release clause.

Author: 0 Not a single woman included in world's top 100 highest paid sportspeople

Forbes used salary and bonus data between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018 to create the list. Irish mixed martial artist McGregor ($130 million) and Paris St Germain's Neymar ($118 million) were fourth and fifth, respectively, but for the first time since 2010 there was not a single woman on the list.

Sports Yaya Toure accuses Pep Guardiola of having 'problems with Africans'
Author: 0 Yaya Toure accuses Pep Guardiola of having 'problems with Africans'

When you see the problems [Pep] has often had with African players, everywhere he has been, I ask myself questions. Manchester City and Pep are yet to respond to the accusations though. "'Yaya has received many offers from different countries, big money offers, but we have made a decision to devote the next season to Guardiola", Seluk told sport24 .

Sports Nadal shows no mercy in victory over friend Gasquet
Author: 0 Nadal shows no mercy in victory over friend Gasquet

Gasquet showed some fight to earn a break but Nadal took the first set to take charge. I think Stosur has the pop on serve to cause Muguruza problems and her forehand can be devastating on clay, but I think the backhand is a weakness that often gets exposed when she faces a step up in class.

Sports XFL makes splash in landing Andrew Luck's dad
Author: 0 XFL makes splash in landing Andrew Luck's dad

Luck will leave his leadership role at the NCAA , where he oversaw the organization's regulatory functions, including eligibility requirements and academic affairs, and the eligibility center. The 58-year-old was the director of athletics at West Virginia for four years before joining the NCAA in 2014. He said he wants to deliver great football, which he said has been "one of the failings of the original league".

Sports NBA Finals 2018: When is Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 3?
Author: 0 NBA Finals 2018: When is Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 3?

Despite his cold run before the interval, James hit 10-of-20 shots for Cleveland to score 29 points, albeit some way down on the 51 he scored in the tight opening game, while Kevin Love added 22 points, but they received little help off the bench.

Author: 0 Manchester United sign £52m Brazilian star Fred on five-year contract

Sources have told ESPN FC the deal for the 25-year-old is worth around €55 million, which could rise to €60m with add-ons. The transfer should hasten the exits of Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, who has been strongly linked with Juventus, and Netherlands defender Daley Blind, neither of whom has a long-term future under Mourinho.

Author: 0 Arsenal turn down Marouane Fellaini free transfer opportunity

The Belgium worldwide is out of contract at the end of June and would be able to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer. If speculation regarding Fellaini and new Arsenal manager Unai Emery - who some claim has already spoken to the 30-year-old about the move - prove to be true, it would appear that the Gunners are more willing to meet his demands than either United or Milan.

Sports England vs Nigeria 2 - 1 June 02 2018 World Cup Friendlies
Author: 0 England vs Nigeria 2 - 1 June 02 2018 World Cup Friendlies

Born on April 11, 1996 to Nigerian father, Kenny and English mother, Denise, Alli was raised in Milton Keynes. It's easy to see why so many fans have lost faith, with England now sitting in the unlucky 13th spot in FIFA's world rankings, but the squad is filled with young talent, and many English players are coming off the back of excellent seasons with their respective clubs .

Sports City's Leroy Sane omitted from German World Cup squad
Author: 0 City's Leroy Sane omitted from German World Cup squad

The Manchester City youngster was not only a Premier League title victor but was also voted PFA Young Player of the Year by his fellow professionals. 'It's as if you are stood at the check in desk for your flight to Moscow, but are then prevented from boarding'. Sané's absence is bad news for the 22-year-old, although it will mean he can join up with Pep Guardiola's pre-season crew earlier than expected, and will be involved in the summer tour to the USA.

Sports Belgium include Vincent Kompany but Christian Benteke misses out
Author: 0 Belgium include Vincent Kompany but Christian Benteke misses out

We have to name the final outfield players 24 hours before Panama, that's the 17th of June. Former Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj and West Bromwich's Nacer Chadli were the surprise inclusions, while Los Angeles FC defender Laurent Ciman remains on standby for Kompany .

Sports Slavisa Jokanovic holds meeting with Roman Abramovich
Author: 0 Slavisa Jokanovic holds meeting with Roman Abramovich

Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is reported to have opened up negotiations to become the new Chelsea manager, but he is far from being their number one choice. Chelsea have reportedly been holding talks with Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic over the prospect of taking the reins at Stamford Bridge. The Daily Mail reports former Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc is Chelsea's top managerial target, with Napoli's Maurizio Sarri seemingly out of the picture for the ...

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Author: 0 "Dembele will go nowhere." — Josep Bartomeu

The latest from Spain, however, sees Liverpool in the market for a Barcelona goalkeeper. Arsenal , meanwhile, are also keen with Sven Mislintat eager to sign the wing wizard. "He and [Philippe] Coutinho are a big investment for us", Bartomeu said, according to Spanish news outlet Sport . But for the moment, he's a Lyon player and we're very proud of that.

Sports Novak Djokovic smashes racket, beats Roberto Bautista Agut
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic smashes racket, beats Roberto Bautista Agut

Verdasco gave the 12-times Grand Slam champion tricky moments early on but it was the slippery Court Phillipe Chatrier clay that raised Djokovic's hackles. Djokovic, who missed the second half of last season with an elbow injury which flared up again at the Australian Open in January, resulting in surgery, said he was happy to be back in the second week of a Grand Slam.

Sports Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona Agree on Contract Extension Until 2022-23
Author: 0 Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona Agree on Contract Extension Until 2022-23

Umtiti has made 83 appearances for the club in all competitions since arriving from Lyon in 2016, scoring twice. Les Bleus beat Italy 3-1 on Friday evening, with Umtiti opening the scoring, and are still to play the United States before making their journey to Russian Federation.

Sports England include unlucky goalkeeper on their bench for pre-World Cup friendly
Author: 0 England include unlucky goalkeeper on their bench for pre-World Cup friendly

The Three Lions were 2-0 up at half time, having put in a very impressive performance, though an early second-half strike from Alex Iwobi halted Gareth Southgate's side's momentum. England have a final World Cup friendly clash with Costa Rica on Thursday June 7, before making their way to Russian Federation. Kept working hard, kept his focus and I think today you saw a performance that, apart from scoring a goal, he was very lively.

Sports Steph Curry sinks 9 threes to break NBA Finals single game record
Author: 0 Steph Curry sinks 9 threes to break NBA Finals single game record

The Internet is having fun with LeBron James reaction to J Smith in the final match of National Basketball Association. After holding a 19-4 edge on the offensive glass in Game 1, the Cavs were 15-7 on Sunday. Finally, he told Amick that he was happy that Thompson wasn't suspended as a result of the late-game scuffle the two shared at the end of Game 1.