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Sports Riyad Mahrez set for Manchester City medical this week amid £60m transfer
Author: 0 Riyad Mahrez set for Manchester City medical this week amid £60m transfer

The Foxes were asking for £80m in January and although this figure falls short of their valuation they have accepted it to further bolster their squad. However, Sky Sports believe the winger will not need to return to Leicester as he will be a City player in the coming days, and will become the seventh African star to play for Guardiola once the deal is completed.

Sports Sei Young Kim sets 54-hole mark at 24 under
Author: 0 Sei Young Kim sets 54-hole mark at 24 under

Kim shattered the 72-hole scoring record, which she previously owned along with Annika Sorenstam, who totaled a 27-under in 2001. For the tournament, she never recorded a bogey, with her only misstep being a double bogey at No. She poured in 31 birdies over the four days and had one eagle. BC-GLF-LPGA Tour, 3rd Ld-Writethru, 433Sei Young Kim sets 54-hole mark at 24 under at LPGA ClassicAP Photo WIAPP323, WIAPP325, WIAPP322, WIAPP326, WIAPP328, WIAPP327, WIAPP330Eds: Clarifies that Kim shares ...

Sports It’s Time To Quit Germany, Ozil’s Father Tells Him
Author: 0 It’s Time To Quit Germany, Ozil’s Father Tells Him

That chorus has only increased since Germany's debacle in Russian Federation with team manager Olivier Bierhoff stating that Ozil should have been dropped after his failure to publicly clear up the Erdogan meeting. The fallout from Germany's disastrous World Cup campaign continues - and it could spell the end of Mesut Ozil's worldwide career. It has always been: if we win, we win together.

Sports Pakistan beat Aus in T20 tri-series final
Author: 0 Pakistan beat Aus in T20 tri-series final

Both teams are done with their rotation policy and they would be eager to play their full strength squad . Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman thrashed the Aussies with a remarkable 73 runs followed by Asif Ali who contributed 37 to the total.

Sports Key numbers: Ronaldo to leave Madrid for Juventus
Author: 0 Key numbers: Ronaldo to leave Madrid for Juventus

After weeks of speculation, and everyone struggling to fathom the fact that the five time Ballon d'Or victor would leave the Santiago Bernabeu after winning his third consecutive UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid , Juventus have now - finally - confirmed the signing of the best player world: Cristiano Ronaldo .

Sports Twitter reacts as Croatia scrape past Russian Federation
Author: 0 Twitter reacts as Croatia scrape past Russian Federation

With the sheer amount of firepower Croatia has in their frontline, it could fall upon Russian captain and shootout hero Igor Akinfeev to send Sbornaya through to the semi-finals and continue their strong run. Luka Modric , Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic add star quality to the Croatia lineup, while Dejan Lovren and Domagoj Vida keep their places at centre-back.

Sports Ironic twist to French fears in semi-final win, says Lloris
Author: 0 Ironic twist to French fears in semi-final win, says Lloris

Statistically speaking, France had Belgium's number when it came to taking shots for most of the game. The France midfielder took to Twitter shortly after France beat Belgium late Tuesday to advance to the World Cup final. That surprisingly angry exchange was the only bitter moment in an otherwise routine news conference, where manager Zlatko Dalic admitted playing two games that went to penalties had taken a toll but said Croatia would be ready.

Sports Serena Williams Survives Scare To Make 11th Wimbledon Semi-Final
Author: 0 Serena Williams Survives Scare To Make 11th Wimbledon Semi-Final

Her path to the title has been wide open from early in the tournament as Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams , Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens have all been eliminated. She won also a Grand Slam . "Every match starts from zero", Goerges said of her semifinal matchup against Williams. He has also lost all four meetings against the 20-time major victor, failing to win a set off the great Swiss star.

Sports Harry Kane Heads List Of Reported Madrid Replacements For Ronaldo
Author: 0 Harry Kane Heads List Of Reported Madrid Replacements For Ronaldo

Subsequently, Hazard sent a number of Chelsea fans into a anxious frenzy with his statements. With six goals so far at the World Cup, Kane looks a dead cert to take home a golden boot, and after over 100 Premier League goals in just five seasons, he is said to be an "excellent replacement".

Sports A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final
Author: 0 A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final

Roberto Martinez has been able to help the talented crop of Belgian players reach their potential on the worldwide stage, succeeding where Marc Wilmots failed abjectly. "We need to go out on a real high, these players deserve that". The 25-year-old defender scored an excellent header and was rock solid in defense against Sweden a couple nights ago which drew praise from a lot of pundits and fans across the globe.

Sports Ready for The Open: Rory McIlroy belives his form is improving
Author: 0 Ready for The Open: Rory McIlroy belives his form is improving

Van Rooyen threatened to run away with the title during the first half of his third round, carding six birdies in an imperious display over the handsome links of Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal. "I felt a lot better about it so that was great". "I just wish I could have birdied the two par fives". "The mindset was just keep going", Johannesburg-born Van Rooyen said.

Sports Belgium star Hazard: I used to support France growing up
Author: 0 Belgium star Hazard: I used to support France growing up

Petersburg. But it was a 80 minute tackle by Olivier Giroud on Eden Hazard on the edge of the box that had the Belgians up in arms after referee Andres Cunha dismissed the appeal. His predecessor, Marc Wilmots, recalled putting De Bruyne up against Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov in a qualifier for the 2014 World Cup. England are in the last four of a major tournament for the first time since Euro '96, when Southgate himself missed a penalty in a shootout defeat against Germany .

Sports Gareth Southgate defends Raheem Sterling ahead of England's World Cup semi-final
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate defends Raheem Sterling ahead of England's World Cup semi-final

Every time a Croatian player appears before the media at this World Cup, he knows a question about Luka Modric is coming, and every time the answer reflects the admiration there is in the squad for their captain. That's one of his big things. "We want to enjoy this victory and not put more pressure on ourselves with what happened in 1998 - what they did was impressive but we want to keep writing our own history and enjoy what we are doing which is very positive".

Sports Team Sky, Froome fall short in trial
Author: 0 Team Sky, Froome fall short in trial

It was all about the team for Thomas, though, even if he missed out on the yellow jersey by three seconds. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) lost almost a minute to his chief rivals, while Vincenzo Nibali, Romain Bardet and Ilnur Zakarin also losing decent chunks of time.

Sports Follow the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium
Author: 0 Follow the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium

If the squad was deemed too young to compete in 2014, then Euro 2016 was surely a full-blown choke, as they lost to a Welsh team that didn't make it to Russian Federation. Kylian Mbappe has proved to be one of the players of the tournament so far this summer. But it was PSG star Kylian Mbappe who was the real star of the game, running Belgium ragged with his remarkable mix of pace and skill.

Sports France, Belgium Clash In Mouth-Watering Semi-Final Matchup
Author: 0 France, Belgium Clash In Mouth-Watering Semi-Final Matchup

England face Croatia on Wednesday and with a place in the final at stake, goalscorer Dele Alli has called on his teammates to carry their form and confidence into the game. Varane, in particular, was outstanding. "He will suffer emotionally; nobody prays to be in this kind of situation; he wont want to be seen supporting Belgium against his home country and he can not be with Belgium and be openly supporting France ".

Sports Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream
Author: 0 Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

Hazard has inspired Belgium to a place in the World Cup semi-finals for the second time since 1986, with his side taking on France in St Petersburg on Tuesday. " Does Real make me dream less without Zidane? ". Zidane or no Zidane, the white shirt is special. He sent me a message after our match against Brazil.

Sports Chelsea striker Giroud happy being likened to World Cup winner Guivarc'h
Author: 0 Chelsea striker Giroud happy being likened to World Cup winner Guivarc'h

I think the Belgian team is the most exhaustive team in all aspects of the game during this tournament - they are strong everywhere. They have everything they need to be a great team and and they are a great team. "I really want to communicate (to France teammates) my hunger to win". Whereas France has won 24 matches. Both teams have earned their billing as pre-tournament favorites, with France ousting Uruguay in the last eight and Belgium stunning five-times champions Brazil to book their ...

Author: 0 Riyad Mahrez completes Manchester City move

The 27-year-old winger joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal after the two sides reached an agreement. He later said he had "regrets" over the dispute, during which the Professional Footballers' Association offered to be a mediator between club and player .

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo bids farewell to Real Madrid

Real Madrid has won my heart and that of my family and it is because of that, now more than ever, I would like to say thank you. After nine years, 438 games and 450 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer a Real Madrid player . While praising everyone in the club from the president to the technical staff, Cristiano didn't for go to mention his glittering mantelpiece, talking of the " individual satisfaction of having won four Ballon d'Or and three Golden Boots ".

Sports Mayor to open Book of Condolence in Derry for William Dunlop
Author: 0 Mayor to open Book of Condolence in Derry for William Dunlop

A statement on behalf of the Skerries 100 organisers read: "The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club, organisers of the Skerries 100 , deeply regrets to announce that competitor William Dunlop of Ballymoney, Co". Motorcyclist Carl Foggarty said that his thoughts were with William's family. Motorcycle legend William Dunlop has been killed after a tragic accident in in Co Dublin.

Sports Sterling at heart of England World Cup bid despite goal drought
Author: 0 Sterling at heart of England World Cup bid despite goal drought

Now the French will be looking to the likes of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe to help propel them into the final when they come up against Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. After finishing second in their Group to fellow semi finalists Belgium , Gareth Southgate's side has incredibly found itself on the easier side of the draw, avoiding the likes of France , Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, while Spain and Germany faced early elimination.

Sports Champions League not an obsession for me or PSG, says Gianluigi Buffon
Author: 0 Champions League not an obsession for me or PSG, says Gianluigi Buffon

Speaking in Italian after a brief introduction in French, the 40-year-old said that his arrival on a free transfer is not only geared towards continental glory. "I have followed PSG the most for the past few years now. I don't want to ask myself this question again because I think it's wrong and I think it creates a negative situation for myself that I don't need".

Sports San Antonio Spurs: Sitting, waiting on Kawhi Leonard trade
Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs: Sitting, waiting on Kawhi Leonard trade

It's probably a longshot, but it is interesting to see that Toronto is being talked about alongside National Basketball Association heavyweights like the Los Angeles Lakers - Leonard's preferred choice - the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers .

Sports Lakers announce LeBron James has signed
Author: 0 Lakers announce LeBron James has signed

James' representatives at Klutch Sports Group tweeted a photo of James signing his contract with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka . "He competes and is an incredible leader who only seeks to win and make sure that his team-mates are successful".

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Author: 0 "I'll show him!" - France's Giroud aims to prove Thierry Henry wrong

The team has yet to make a mark on a major tournament, but beating Brazil to reach the semi-finals will have instilled belief they can win the biggest prize of all. His leadership was also in evidence with a man-of-the-match performance, including a wonderful assist for Marouane Fellaini's equaliser, as the Red Devils came from 2-0 down to beat Japan 3-2 in the last 16.

Sports Tour de France 2018: stage three
Author: 0 Tour de France 2018: stage three

It was a shock when the four top favourites for overall victory all lost time on the opening stage of the race. Sky finished second and Quick-Step Floors came third, seven seconds behind. "Team EF-Drapac managed to cut their losses for Rigoberto Uran - their powerful TTT team stopping the clock in 39'21" - while Team Sunweb also ensured they lost very little over the potentially tricky parcours.

Sports Arsenal sign Uruguay star Lucas Torreira
Author: 0 Arsenal sign Uruguay star Lucas Torreira

According to the same story, Emery's past working relationship with N'Zonzi could give Arsenal the upper hand in the race to sign the former Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City midfielder. The Uruguay hardman will provide the Gunners with much-needed steel in midfield as one of the most highly-rated defensive midfielders in European football.

Sports France vs Belgium, a short history
Author: 0 France vs Belgium, a short history

Cunha disallowed a goal by Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi after an assistant referee and the video assistant signalled the player was offside. "There is a big rivalry between France and Belgium , it's like a derby match". The teams will face off at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the 2018 World Cup semifinals. Friends and foes at the same time? Head-to-head the two countries have played seven games with England recording four wins, one draw and two losses.

Sports Juventus president Andrea Agnelli to meet Cristiano Ronaldo?
Author: 0 Juventus president Andrea Agnelli to meet Cristiano Ronaldo?

Ronaldo scored four goals to take his tally to 85 for his country and break Ferenc Puskas' record as Europe's all-time leading global scorer. Ronaldo has been the scourge of Juventus in recent years, scoring two goals in a man-of-the-match performance in the 2017 Champions League final and knocking the Turin club out of last year's competition.

Sports Sweet 16 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Sweet 16 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

The idea of another Nadal-Federer final seems to have most people quite excited - except Nadal himself. Federer produced another near-faultless performance on Centre Court, outclassing France's Adrian Mannarino 6-0 7-5 6-4 to reach the last eight.

Sports Chelsea Ready To Meet Juventus' Demands For Gonzalo Higuain
Author: 0 Chelsea Ready To Meet Juventus' Demands For Gonzalo Higuain

Of course, that directly contradicts the other Italian reports claiming that I Bianconeri are working on a mega deal which could see Cristiano Ronaldo take up residence at the Allianz Stadium next season. At a cost of £53 million for a player who is now into his 30s, the transfer could be seen as a risk. Morata who was loaned to Juventus by Real Madrid for two seasons, enjoyed a fantastic season with the Italian giants before he returned to Real Madrid.

Sports Harry Maguire reacts after England fan gets tattoo of his face
Author: 0 Harry Maguire reacts after England fan gets tattoo of his face

England will face Croatia on Wednesday in their first World Cup semi-final match since 1990. As part of a warm-up, they played a dodgeball style game, only they replaced the ball with a rubber chicken - because why not? " England have every chance of being in the final".

Sports Croatia ace to play through pain barrier against England
Author: 0 Croatia ace to play through pain barrier against England

England forward Harry Kane , who tops the World Cup scorers' list in Russian Federation with six goals, is level with former striker Gary Lineker for most goals scored by an England player at one World Cup. The England captain, who has not scored from open play since England's rout of Panama in their second group match, does not have the lightning speed that would expose the lack of pace in the Croatian central defence.