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Sports Thomas claims yellow jersey, Froome second
Author: 0 Thomas claims yellow jersey, Froome second

Geraint Thomas , stage 11 victor and the Tour de France's new race leader, says that he not just toeing some PR line from Team Sky - Chris Froome remains his leader in the 2018 Tour. At the 2017 Tour, he won the Düsseldorf opening time trial on stage 1 and held the yellow jersey for four days. Though the sight of Team Sky massed on the front of the peloton most of the day was not unexpected, the way in which he attacked with yellow on the line certainly was.

Sports Dhoni seeks match ball, sets speculation swirling on future
Author: 0 Dhoni seeks match ball, sets speculation swirling on future

We've not played Test cricket for quite a long time throughout this summer, which is quite unusual really - it's been a odd order to the way things have gone - but we've got an opportunity to play a round of county games now and get really ready for it, a few guys are obviously playing in that Lions game as well and I think it's really important we look to start strong".

Sports Bryce Harper Beats Kyle Schwarber To Win 2018 HR Derby
Author: 0 Bryce Harper Beats Kyle Schwarber To Win 2018 HR Derby

It could have been a scene from a playoff game. In the midst of it all - and in the middle of trying season - Harper grabbed the microphone and said: "This crowd: Wow!" Want to go to a baseball game for cheap? "I was a fan at that point", Hoskins said.

Sports Liverpool sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record £66.9mn
Author: 0 Liverpool sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record £66.9mn

Paris Saint-Germain's Alphonse Areola is thought to be on their radar, while highly-rated AC Milan No.1 Gianluigi Donnarumma is another to have been mentioned. Rafael Camacho and Sheyi Ojo provide youthful pace and trickery out wide, and Daniel Sturridge will hope to continue his push to earn a place in Klopp's plans for this season after an impressive string of performances in pre-season so far.

Sports Spurs Trading Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan
Author: 0 Spurs Trading Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan

The Lakers, the Boston Celtics , the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Philadelphia 76ers and others checked on Leonard's availability before Wednesday's trade. Kawhi Leonard is not the only one frustrated. The Raptors demonstrated last postseason that they needed change, and boy did they ever shake things up.

Sports Jose Mourinho reveals why he chose to sign Lee Grant
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho reveals why he chose to sign Lee Grant

Manchester United are reportedly considering making a move for Croatia's World Cup star Ante Rebic this summer. Get the latest World Cup news updates. If Sanchez fails to secure entry to the US, United have a friendly at Bayern Munich on August 5 before their league opener against Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 10.

Sports Best XI of World Cup
Author: 0 Best XI of World Cup

Qatar, with a population of just over 2.3 million, has never taken part in a World Cup and the temperature is so high during the customary mid-year window, the tournament has moved towards the end of the year. corporations, and academic institutions said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. Building on the success of refereeing and the use of VAR at the World Cup, FIFA will continue its efforts to improve and develop overall standards of refereeing and assist all member ...

Sports Josh Hader's Racist And Homophobic Tweets Surface During All-Star Game
Author: 0 Josh Hader's Racist And Homophobic Tweets Surface During All-Star Game

Hader was alerted to an online firestorm regarding the tweets when he came out of the game. " There's no excuse for what was said ", Hader said, according to USA Today . "Being 17 years old, you know you make stupid decisions and mistakes". Cain said he did not ask for an apology and simply wanted to understand the situation before speaking with reporters.

Sports Barcelona more interested in signing N'Golo Kante than Chelsea teammate Willian
Author: 0 Barcelona more interested in signing N'Golo Kante than Chelsea teammate Willian

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante went into the World Cup final carrying an illness. The 27-year-old had earned his first cap for France as recently as in 2016 after his victorious Premier League campaign with Leicester City . Kante is far from a flamboyant player . He counts as two midfielders on his own. Kante is everywhere. The quality of his passing is excellent, he crosses the lines and looks forward.

Sports Manny Machado to the Dodgers is virtually a done deal
Author: 0 Manny Machado to the Dodgers is virtually a done deal

The Orioles had been weighing offers on Machado for weeks, with the Philadelphia Phillies - a certain pursuer of Machado this winter - and the Milwaukee Brewers reportedly making serious offers. He has also won two Gold Glove awards in his seven-year Major League Baseball career. Given that Machado is owed the balance of a $16 million salary for 2018 and given that the Dodgers are right up against the tax threshold, they'll need some cash from Baltimore or to send a pricey contract the ...

Sports Woods says British Open has become best shot at a major
Author: 0 Woods says British Open has become best shot at a major

He missed the tournament in 2008 and 2011 and again in each of the past two years due to back problems. A 14-time major victor, Woods has played two previous Opens at Carnoustie, tying for seventh in 1999 and tying for 12th in 2007. I've changed putters. I've tweaked my swing a little bit and everything's gotten just a little bit better. "Right now, the fairways are faster than the greens, so I am sure it will be one of those weeks where the fairways will be a little quicker than the ...

Author: 0 India vs England: Jason Roy doubtful for 3rd ODI

England won a one-day worldwide cricket series against India for the first time since 2011 after coasting to an impressive eight-wicket win at Headingley on Tuesday. He bowled India captain and star batsman Virat Kohli (71), as well as dismissing Suresh Raina, on his way to three for 49 in a maximum 10 overs.

Author: 0 There's a new team in 'the driver's seat' for Kawhi Leonard

Toronto and San Antonio have been talking about the trade for two weeks, and several incarnations of packages have been discussed, league sources said. Injuries limited Leonard to just nine games last season, but he averaged a career-high 25.5 points per game in the previous season, in addition to 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

Author: 0 Trump tells Hannity Russians 'have no information on Trump'

After his summit with Putin , Trump told reporters at a joint news conference that the Russian leader was "extremely strong" in his denial of election interference. Democratic California Representative Jimmy Gomez charged: "To side with Putin over U.S. intelligence is disgusting; to fail to defend the United States is on the verge of treason".

Sports Chelsea Considering Resigning Cech Should Courtois Leave Club
Author: 0 Chelsea Considering Resigning Cech Should Courtois Leave Club

The Blues will be hoping that they can secure the signing of Alisson as they are in dire need of a player of his stature. BST: The Telegraph report that Everton are in advanced talks to sign Bordeaux winger Malcolm , who had previously been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham.

Sports O’s narrow Machado talks; Phillies a major suitor
Author: 0 O’s narrow Machado talks; Phillies a major suitor

Had the Cubs not won the World Series , this would have been considered a disastrous trade for Chicago. April 13, 2018; Boston, MA, USA: Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado hits an RBI double during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Sports Chelsea Target Former Goalkeeper As Real Madrid Move For Courtois
Author: 0 Chelsea Target Former Goalkeeper As Real Madrid Move For Courtois

Chelsea were regarded as favourites to sign the Brazil worldwide last week, but confusion over Thibaut Courtois' plans has opened the door to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ferrying him now to Merseyside. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has given a few a few public votes of confidence in Karius, but the goalkeeper continues making mistakes in preseason. The 25-year-old has been at Roma for two years after starting his career at Brazilian side Internacional.

Author: 0 Trump strikes back at critics of Helsinki summit with Putin

A wary and robust stance toward Russian Federation has been a bedrock of his party's world view. But Trump made clear he feels that any acknowledgement of Russia's election involvement would undermine the legitimacy of his election. A Finnish official told reporters the meeting had continued past two hours before they adjourned for the luncheon. Some US politicians had called for the summit to be cancelled after 12 Russian military intelligence agents were indicted last week, ...

Sports Emmanuel Macron urges business to hire talent from 'World Cup banlieues'
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron urges business to hire talent from 'World Cup banlieues'

Briefly.co.za gathered that Grabar-Kitarovic joined French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the VIP box while the final was being played . Author and journalist India Knight added: "I love the Croatian president hugging them all in the rain". State TV had urged citizens to come out and enjoy "the historic moment" on the players' return.

Sports Usain Bolt set to join Australian soccer team
Author: 0 Usain Bolt set to join Australian soccer team

A Football Federal Australia spokesman told the BBC that it would not assist in funding Bolt's trial. "There's still a lot of work to do in regards to understanding exactly how the deal would work out and how things would look, but things are very positive at the moment so we're really excited that looks like a good six week trial period that we'll be able to facilitate", Mielekamp told Sunrise .

Sports Late Night Machado Rumors: Yankees Out, Phillies
Author: 0 Late Night Machado Rumors: Yankees Out, Phillies "Most Likely"

The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game could mark Manny Machado's final game as a member of the Baltimore Orioles . Multiple teams have had rumored interest, but according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports the Los Angeles Dodgers are now the favorite to land this trade deadline's No.

Sports Man Utd target Alderweireld upset with his treatment at Spurs
Author: 0 Man Utd target Alderweireld upset with his treatment at Spurs

Alderweireld has been one of the Premier League's best defenders since arriving at Southampton on loan from Ajax in 2014, before making a permanent switch to Spurs 12 months later. "We can not start the Premier League with our players that were in the World Cup, which is a shame for the most important club competition in Europe", said Mourinho.

Sports Trump Lists Russia, EU, China As ‘Foes’ Ahead Of Putin Summit
Author: 0 Trump Lists Russia, EU, China As ‘Foes’ Ahead Of Putin Summit

A few scattered boos rang out from across the road. Trump and Putin have held talks several times before. "And going into Vladimir Putin , that's the strength of the evidence that the department has accumulated". The first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders has thus raised concerns in Europe whether Trump could maintain USA commitment to its allies, especially in light of his perceived amiability toward Putin.

Sports Conor McGregor's praise of Vladimir Putin draws scrutiny
Author: 0 Conor McGregor's praise of Vladimir Putin draws scrutiny

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor seems to be having fun in Russian Federation. The BBC's Tom English simply replied to McGregor with, "Puppet". The former UFC champion posted a picture of himself with the Russian President on social media saying he was "honored" to be his guest. But, the football spectacle also had something for the MMA fans too.

Sports Manchester United squad hold first training session in Los Angeles
Author: 0 Manchester United squad hold first training session in Los Angeles

According to the BBC , the Chilean is now banned from entering the United States after accepting a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud in Spain in February. If Sanchez fails to secure entry to the US, United have a friendly at Bayern Munich on August 5 before their league opener against Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 10.

Sports Porte crashes out of the Tour de France
Author: 0 Porte crashes out of the Tour de France

Britain's Chris Froome rides in the pack during the eight stage of the Tour de France on July 14, 2018. Fourth-placed Peter Sagan was moved up to second with fifth-placed John Degenkolb promoted to third after a thrilling but rough sprint.

Sports Arsenal in talks to sign Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla
Author: 0 Arsenal in talks to sign Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla

Ozil's mental toughness has often been questioned in England after inconsistent performances for Arsenal as well. N'Zonzi, who played the last 35 minutes of France's 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal or Barcelona but Caparros claimed no offers were on the table for the 29-year-old.

Sports India series more important than top ranking, says England skipper Morgan
Author: 0 India series more important than top ranking, says England skipper Morgan

He had been called into the one-day squad on the day of the first match after Alex Hales injured his side. India had won the first ODI of the series against England , at Trent Bridge, comfortably. "Hopefully it can shine through again tomorrow". Nair has been in good form of late with the India "A" squad now playing in England . "Yes (it was surprising), but ultimately it doesn't really concern us", Root said.

Sports LeBron James reacts to National Basketball Association 2K19 rating
Author: 0 LeBron James reacts to National Basketball Association 2K19 rating

Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Codi Miller-McIntyre #11 of the Toronto Raptors during a quarterfinal game of the 2018 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Twelve players from that pool will be selected to take part in the 2019 World Cup in China and 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The shorts themselves look wonderful, utilizing 100% Poly textured mesh with a knit rib waist band, and James knew exactly what he was doing ...

Sports Ajax Agree Fee With Manchester United For Daley Blind
Author: 0 Ajax Agree Fee With Manchester United For Daley Blind

Blind arrived at United in the summer of 2014 after some impressive performances at the World Cup, as he helped Louis van Gaal's Dutch side reach the semi-finals before following the experienced tactician to Old Trafford. Ajax has announced that they will pay Manchester United an initial €16 million but that could rise to €20.5 million. That was reduced to just seven appearances for United in the Premier League last season as a result of injuries and being out of favour, with four of ...

Sports Lewis Hamilton promises no let up in 'intense' F1 2018
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton promises no let up in 'intense' F1 2018

Raikkonen was adjudged to have been at fault with the stewards meting out a 10-second penalty. When the safety auto was deployed following Marcus Ericsson's crash, Mercedes elected to leave both drivers out, thereby handing Valtteri Bottas the lead - and track position - over Vettel, while at the same time allowing Hamilton to get ahead of Raikkonen and Max Verstappen .

Sports Millions celebrate France's World Cup win
Author: 0 Millions celebrate France's World Cup win

When France soundly defeated Croatia in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, photos nicely captured French president Emmanuel Macron exhibiting the enthusiasm and joy that can overtake even a buttoned-down statesman gripped by World Cup fever.

Sports Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as new head coach
Author: 0 Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as new head coach

Sarri , who has beaten Manchester City to the £57m signing of midfielder Jorginho from previous employers Napoli , has promised to entertain the Chelsea fans following his confirmation as the new boss. He will certainly be a distinctive character in the era of the "super coach" in the Premier League , with his managerial rivals including Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Juergen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino.

Author: 0 United States president arrives in Helsinki to meet Russian leader

The president has repeatedly said the investigation into Russian election meddling is a "rigged witch hunt" that makes it hard for him to do substantive deals with Moscow. He loves Russia , '" Trump said . 'I think we hopefully can do something about that because it's not a positive force, it's a negative force'. "Getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing, not a bad thing".

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Medical Exam for $117 Mil Juventus Deal
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Medical Exam for $117 Mil Juventus Deal

Now, it is being claimed that the Merseyside outfit could be set to target Dybala after Juventus signed Cristiano Ronald from Real Madrid this week. Neymar, who scored twice at the World Cup in Russian Federation, was already believed to be in the club's sights prior to Ronaldo's shock decision to pursue a new opportunity.

Author: 0 Victoria's high-energy soccer fans cheer their teams in World Cup final

Only 12 countries had ever played in a World Cup Final before today. According to USA Today , Mbappe, who scored four goals this year for France , chose to donate his earnings from the tournament to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalised and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee .

Sports Macron congratulates Putin for hosting ‘perfect’ World Cup
Author: 0 Macron congratulates Putin for hosting ‘perfect’ World Cup

Chief executive of the 2018 soccer World Cup Local Organising Committee Alexei Sorokin attends a news conference in Moscow , Russia July 14, 2018. On Sunday, Russia handed over the mantle of World Cup host to Qatar, which will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament.

Sports Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test series Match 1 Day 3
Author: 0 Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test series Match 1 Day 3

Equally impressive was Perera, who followed up his first-innings figures of 4-46 with six for 32 in the second for his best bowling figures in tests. The wickets continued to tumble as Herath began to strike as well, with the next three batsmen out for 11 runs in the space of four overs.

Sports With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty
Author: 0 With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty

France sees this latest World Cup run, 20 years after its lone triumph in the tournament, as a déja vu. Samuel Umtiti's flawless header in the 51st minute of the match made him the hero of the day and led the team to a victory against Belgium .

Sports Winning is all that matters for Ivan Rakitic in World Cup final
Author: 0 Winning is all that matters for Ivan Rakitic in World Cup final

He told us there were still good players despite this crisis. "We were 20 minutes from a World Cup final three nights ago". We have finished in the top four, but we are not a top four team yet. "It's been proper teamwork, I think, that people have felt in previous tournaments has been lacking". "It's not a game any team wants to play ", said England manager Gareth Southgate after his team lost 2-1 to Croatia after extra time in Wednesday's second semi-final.

Sports Sagan wins 5th stage to consolidate points lead
Author: 0 Sagan wins 5th stage to consolidate points lead

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas was part of a group three seconds behind but climbed to second overall after securing two bonus seconds during the stage. Dylan Groenewegen powered home to take victory at the end of a marathon seventh stage of the Tour de France . Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie) and Marco Minnaard (Wanty-Group Gobert) got on with the business of driving the break on the 181km stage from Dreux to Amiens Métropole to craft a lead of over six minutes.

Sports FIFA Tells World Cup Cameramen To Stop Filming
Author: 0 FIFA Tells World Cup Cameramen To Stop Filming "Hot" Fans

That would be problematic for the tiny kingdom, so Infantino is pitching a plan that would have Qatar share the World Cup with some of its Middle East neighbours. However, Powar added that the more widely anticipated scenes of discrimination, such as racism and homophobia, have been less apparent than initially feared in a "largely positive" World Cup .

Sports Griezmann happy if France win World Cup ugly
Author: 0 Griezmann happy if France win World Cup ugly

This is an award that is usually awarded to the winning team's keeper, but this is a worthy exception, especially after Lloris' gaffe in the final. FW Ante Rebic, 6 - Worked hard all game, trying to find pockets of space in the French defence and create for others with his runs and dribbles.

Sports France’s Kylian Mbappe wins FIFA Young Player Award
Author: 0 France’s Kylian Mbappe wins FIFA Young Player Award

The perjury charges stem from Modric's role in a corruption probe that has rocked Croatian soccer for years, even though Modric himself has played his club soccer outside of the country for a full decade. Modric, speaking through a translator, said it was "pleasing" to be mentioned as a contender for those awards, but it was secondary to the issue at hand.

Sports Griezmann happy if France win 'ugly'
Author: 0 Griezmann happy if France win 'ugly'

Griezmann told journalists: " Thibaut Courtois , he played at Atletico, he was a Spanish champion". France have not won the World Cup since 1998 but reached the final in 2006 where they lost to Italy on penalties. Asked what he had learned about himself over the last month of intense competition and being cloistered away in camp with the team, he said: 'That I have remained the same.