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Sports Ireland's Lowry breezes to victory at The Open
Author: 0 Ireland's Lowry breezes to victory at The Open

And Lowry held his nerve, with the crowd offering a rapturous support for the Clara native in the brutal weather conditions as the 18th grew ever closer . I think that's what will help me tomorrow". As well as favorable treatment from the fans, Lowry admitted he and his rivals had also benefited from the still evening air at Portrush as they all registered solid penultimate-round scores.

Sports Nketiah strikes again in Arsenal’s 3-0 friendly win over Fiorentina
Author: 0 Nketiah strikes again in Arsenal’s 3-0 friendly win over Fiorentina

Speaking to reporters following Arsenal's 3-0 win over Fiorentina at the International Champions Cup on Saturday, Emery said: "I am patient because we want to choose the best solution". "Nketiah was playing very well a year ago", Emery said. Emery said, on Arsenal's transfer plans: 'I only want to sign three or four players only if we can be sure they are coming to improve our squad.

Sports Arsenal agree deal with Saint-Etienne to sign William Saliba
Author: 0 Arsenal agree deal with Saint-Etienne to sign William Saliba

Once confirmed, he will be the north London club's second signing of the summer following the arrival of Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli. Emery said, on Arsenal's transfer plans: 'I only want to sign three or four players only if we can be sure they are coming to improve our squad.

Sports Dhoni pulls out of West Indies tour, to serve his military regiment
Author: 0 Dhoni pulls out of West Indies tour, to serve his military regiment

I don't think we need to discuss anything more on it. Shikhar Dhawan also seems to have recovered from the fractured thumb as he was back in the T20I squad as well. Wicketkeeper Mahender Singh Dhoni, as expected, was not named in any squad and this sends a clear message that the BCCI has now chose to think beyond the former skipper.

Sports Bale close to leaving Real Madrid - Zidane
Author: 0 Bale close to leaving Real Madrid - Zidane

The reported deal would see Madrid receiving a €50-60m transfer fee with Spurs paying around half of his €17m-a-year salary, and Madrid handing the winger €25m up front to cover the remaining three years of his contract. The Belgian completed a big-money move to the LaLiga giants from Chelsea last month. "I do my thinking on the pitch". "Obviously, Gareth's situation at Real hasn't improved".

Sports Eagles bring back Sproles on 1-year contract
Author: 0 Eagles bring back Sproles on 1-year contract

That's where I want to end my career ", Sproles said on the team's website. "That team, the city is like a family". The 36-year-old has flirted with retirement in recent years. Sproles' 19,520 all-purpose yards are sixth most in National Football League history and he needs 162 to tie Tim Brown for fifth most. That will be Sproles' primary role out of the backfield as he's not as much of a pure running back at this stage of his career.

Sports Wallabies beaten by Boks in Jo’Burg
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Beale and Genia were named on the bench for the game in Johannesburg, a surprise from Cheika considering the loss of Folau left a huge hole in the backline. 8 Isi Naisarani to tackle South Africa early on Sunday morning (AEST). Scrumhalf Jantjies is looking to make the most of the Springboks rotation policy in a bid to win a place in the World Cup squad.

Sports Andreas Pereira has plan to keep close friend Paul Pogba at club
Author: 0 Andreas Pereira has plan to keep close friend Paul Pogba at club

He should concentrate on that. " Paul Pogba is a Manchester United player, so I don't want to talk about that", the Italian said. Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea's new signing, Christian Pulisic, has shown his intention to fill the shoes of Eden Hazard who left the club for a summer switch to Real Madrid .

Sports Zlatan calls LAFC coach 'little b----' after El Trafico treble
Author: 0 Zlatan calls LAFC coach 'little b----' after El Trafico treble

Speaking after the game Ibrahimovic again invoked his vehicle analogy. Ibrahimovic signed a hat-trick to turn the game over in Galaxy's favor, first at the 56th minute, to close its ideal night at the 70th minute proving who's king of the land , as the lion roar to gave LA Galaxy the crown of the city after taking the derby home at home.

Sports Tyreek Hill thanks Kansas City Chiefs and fans in personal statement
Author: 0 Tyreek Hill thanks Kansas City Chiefs and fans in personal statement

In a written statement released Friday, the league said Hill would not be disciplined because of lack of access to evidence in the legal investigation. KCTV in Kansas City aired part of the audio, including a recording of Espinal telling Hill that when asked about an injury to the child's arm, the boy replied: "Daddy did it".

Sports Guardiola confirms City are in the market for a defender
Author: 0 Guardiola confirms City are in the market for a defender

He has a special quality that is hard to find around the world. "We realise how hard everything is and we are satisfied, especially with the way we played". Kevin De Bruyne shone during the opening 45 minutes and Guardiola hailed his team's display in Shanghai despite their failure to score. Hudson Odoi has only one more year left on his current contract with the Blues and with lack of regular football at Chelsea, the teenage sensation might look elsewhere to play football and at a ...

Sports Wilfried Zaha tells Crystal Palace his desire to leave
Author: 0 Wilfried Zaha tells Crystal Palace his desire to leave

Arsenal, meanwhile, are expected to make a concerted "push" for the winger's signature over the coming days. All eyes will be on whether the Eagles change their stance in the face of a specific request from Zaha to be allowed to leave. Until someone does that, there's not much to discuss regarding Wilf (Zaha)", he said. The only thing that's on my mind right now is trying to win this cup [AFCON].' Pushed on whether he would like to play for Arsenal, he replied: 'I don't know...

Sports Key Hole at British Open
Author: 0 Key Hole at British Open

The ball hit the mother of MacIntrye's caddie. "Different wind change so certain holes played harder than others and others became easier", said Spieth, who finished his round about an hour before the rain started to fall. While Irish pro Shane Lowry looked completely at home, shooting a four-under 67 to float near the top of the leaderboard, former Open victor David Duval was lost in space, taking an astronomical 14 on a hole - two strokes shy of tying an ignominious record - and playing ...

Sports Alan Shearer words of warning to Steve Bruce over Newcastle United job
Author: 0 Alan Shearer words of warning to Steve Bruce over Newcastle United job

Benitez was thought to have seen no way back for the 23-year-old at Newcastle due to concerns over his work rate and issues off the field, while injuries likewise restricted the minutes on offer to the Jamaican-born winger. "No job is impossible but this one is very, very hard for so many different reasons". Newcastle are yet to sign any players in the transfer window, and have lost strikers Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez , who scored more than half their Premier League goals last season.

Sports Barcelona bid £90m plus two players for Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar
Author: 0 Barcelona bid £90m plus two players for Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar

The story coming out of Sky Germany on Thursday evening is that FC Barcelona have increased the value of their offer for Neymar , following the rejection of previous attempts by the Paris Saint-Germain hierarchy. Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has once again heaped praised on five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi amid rumours he could soon return to Spanish giants FC Barcelona .

Sports West Ham fans react as Danny Rose left out of Tottenham squad
Author: 0 West Ham fans react as Danny Rose left out of Tottenham squad

Spurs were beaten 2-0 by Jurgen Klopp's team in the Madrid, prompting intense speculation over Pochettino's future as manager. "With the way I am, I am always going to prioritise the club over myself". "As long as we keep believing in what we have to do..." Although Vertonghen concedes that the nature of being a professional footballer based in Europe makes it tough to travel far for a vacation, the 32-year-old highlighted a few countries - which should be music to the ears of many of his ...

Sports FA contacts Huddersfield over Paddy Power shirt sponsorship
Author: 0 FA contacts Huddersfield over Paddy Power shirt sponsorship

But not only are Paddy Power actually trying to do something positive by encouraging clubs to ditch sponsorship, the kits are now going to be auctioned off. Fans were furious with the design of their 2019-20 kit after a huge Paddy Power sash was emblazoned across the front of the jersey. "We've always had in mind that our supporters would understand, and really like the real kit when it was properly revealed today".

Sports It's Just A Contract, Klopp Sees No Need For Liverpool Talks
Author: 0 It's Just A Contract, Klopp Sees No Need For Liverpool Talks

Anfield hierarchy would be happy for Klopp to sign a new deal after he led the club to their sixth European Cup last season. The German kept true on his words, leading Liverpool to their first trophy in many years, a champions title to hopefully mark the start of a new era for the Premier League side.

Sports 5 key things Jim Harbaugh said at Big Ten Media Days
Author: 0 5 key things Jim Harbaugh said at Big Ten Media Days

Harbaugh answered a question about Meyer's decision to leave the Buckeye's on a podcast with the Athletic's Tim Kawakami first complimenting the coach, then breaking down his off-the-field reputation, " Urban Meyer has a winning record, really phenomenal record everywhere he's been".

Sports Oilers and Flames swap veteran forwards Milan Lucic and James Neal
Author: 0 Oilers and Flames swap veteran forwards Milan Lucic and James Neal

In each of his 10 seasons in the NHL , Neal managed to hit the 20-goal plateau until 2018-19 in which he scored just seven goals in 63 games for the Flames. If the Oilers were to buy out Neal next June during the buy out window, he would come at a cap hit of $1,916,667 for the next six seasons. Neal also failed to meet expectations last season, amassing seven goals and 19 points in his lone season with the Flames.

Sports The Open: Royal Portrush event second largest ever
Author: 0 The Open: Royal Portrush event second largest ever

One report suggests the event could be worth £120m to Northern Ireland . He says finishing second sucks, but it's important to learn from each major and better that next time. "It speaks volumes for where the country and where the people that live here are now. And that is a wonderful thing", added McIlroy . The course might have changed but it's still Portrush and he knows how to plot his way around and hole a putt.

Sports Open leader Lowry eager to savour life at the top
Author: 0 Open leader Lowry eager to savour life at the top

His provisional sailed left, too, into the deep rough. The two were on top of a crowded leaderboard , with 21 players within four shots of the lead even before the afternoon wave of players teed off. "One of the reasons I'm playing less tournaments this year is to hopefully prolong my career", he said. He racked up six extra shots over those next six holes, getting only one par along the way.

Sports Nike is counter-suing former Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard
Author: 0 Nike is counter-suing former Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard

According to court documents obtained by the Blast , Nike is demanding Leonard's lawsuit against the brand be dismissed. Leonard and Jordan Brand parted ways in 2018 and has been blocked from using the logo on any of his merchandise. "What is false is that the design he provided was the Claw Design", Nike's countersuit states, courtesy of Danner. Leonard's seven-year partnership with Nike ended last year, and he has since signed an endorsement deal with New Balance .

Sports Trippier joins Atletico Madrid from Tottenham
Author: 0 Trippier joins Atletico Madrid from Tottenham

Trippier has enjoyed a very positive 12 months or so. While his tournament ended there, the full-back went on to enjoy a very successful season. Steve McManaman won the Champions League twice with Real Madrid as part of his own four-year stint from 1999-2003, while Gary Lineker scored 42 goals at Barcelona from 1986-1989.

Sports Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout
Author: 0 Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

Dismissing these claims, Pacquiao's spokesperson Fred Sternberg told BBC Sport: "Manny has not signed any contract". The Bolton-boxer has been chasing a super-fight against Floyd Mayweather or Pacquiao for some time now and it appears he'll get his wish, as he's lined up to face the multi-weight Filipino legend.

Sports ICC approves 'concussion substitutes' in global cricket
Author: 0 ICC approves 'concussion substitutes' in global cricket

Zimbabwe are due to take part in a T20 World Cup qualifier in October. Zimbabwe's Test status was suspended by the ICC in June 2004 after 15 players dropped out of the squad after the then captain Heath Streak was sacked. Zimbabwe players celebrate the wicket of UAE batsman Ashfaq Ahmed during their cricket world cup qualifier match at Harare Sports Club, Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Sports India placed in Group E with Qatar and Oman
Author: 0 India placed in Group E with Qatar and Oman

There are eight such groups with five teams each. The teams that finish in third place will also reach the Asian Cup qualifying third round , where they will be joined by the four best fourth-placed teams. Saudi Arabia and Yemen were also paired in Wednesday's draw that involved 40 national teams and some political sensitivities. United Arab Emirates are top-seeded in a Group G loaded with Southeast Asian derbies, involving Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia .

Sports Rooney thinks Jurgen Klopp mistake is to be Liverpool's coach
Author: 0 Rooney thinks Jurgen Klopp mistake is to be Liverpool's coach

I've met him a couple of times, he's a great person", said the DC United captain. That's not so easy. "But we are of course working on it", he added. Not to forget Naby and Shaq are injured still and are not here with us. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster are both back after long term injuries during last season and Klopp clearly believes they both have promising parts to play in the season ahead.

Sports Senegal star Mane out to press Ballon d’Or case
Author: 0 Senegal star Mane out to press Ballon d’Or case

Cameroon is set to host the tournament after the CAF stripped it of the right to host AFCON 2019 due to delays in preparations and security concerns. He last played for Algeria in a World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe on 20 June 2004, having made 20 appearances scoring 5 goals. Mirroring the fortunes of the Teranga Lions, often favourites but never champions, the 27-year-old has sometimes disappointed, although he likely holds the key to Senegal erasing 60 years of hurt in African ...

Sports Arsenal chasing ‘very big, very expensive’ signings, says Unai Emery
Author: 0 Arsenal chasing ‘very big, very expensive’ signings, says Unai Emery

Reports suggest they're also looking to sign Brazil global Everton. Inter Milan are also reportedly chasing his signature, but according to The Sun , the 36-year-old is keen to reunite with his ex-PSG manager Unai Emery in London. 'We need really that they will come with a big performance and also our target is to achieve three, four players to really improve our team and squad now.

Sports Dani Ceballos’ WAG shares snap as star ‘picks Arsenal over Spurs'
Author: 0 Dani Ceballos’ WAG shares snap as star ‘picks Arsenal over Spurs'

According to Marca , Arsenal are now awaiting final confirmation from Real over what will be a season-long loan deal, while Tottenham have also been linked. Ceballos believes he will have more playing time under the former Sevilla manager, which is why he has opened the door to leave Los Blancos for Arsenal .

Sports Trippier says prospect of working with Simeone lured him to Atletico
Author: 0 Trippier says prospect of working with Simeone lured him to Atletico

The central defender has agreed a five-year contract and his arrival comes just a day after Atletico completed the signing of England worldwide right-back Kieran Trippier from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of 20 million euros. "It was a great opportunity for myself, my family, to come and live in Madrid and experience it". Trophies are obviously high on his agenda, but the former Burnley full-back insists his first port of call is to learn the language as soon as possible.