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Sports Former Napoli manager Sarri replaces Conte at Chelsea
Author: 0 Former Napoli manager Sarri replaces Conte at Chelsea

He will be tasked with returning Chelsea to Europe's top club competition after they finished fifth in the Premier League - outside the Champions League qualification places for the second time in three seasons. "After six wonderful years at Chelsea , it might be time to discover something different", Hazard said. Leicester City also wanted around £95 million for winger Riyad Mahrez in January, and City finally signed him last week in a deal for £60m.

Sports France eye World Cup final but Belgium have Henry factor
Author: 0 France eye World Cup final but Belgium have Henry factor

That was as close as Belgium came to taking the game to extra-time, though, as Lloris parried a long-range piledriver from Axel Witsel. And Martinez said in an interview with ESPN: "This group has to play with no fear at all. Deschamps revealed that he has prepared for a number of different scenarios against Belgium on Tuesday, but that Les Bleus have been doing that since their arrival in Russian Federation anyway.

Sports Epic Djokovic stuns Nadal to reach Wimbledon final
Author: 0 Epic Djokovic stuns Nadal to reach Wimbledon final

It is timed for release as the anticipation crests with Roger as returning champion, 10 years after their famed 2008 Wimbledon championship - an epic match so close and so reflective of their competitive balance that, in the end, the true victor was the sport itself.

Sports Pacquiao beats Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title
Author: 0 Pacquiao beats Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title

It was Pacquiao's first victory inside the distance since 2009 and improves the eight-division world champion's record to 60-7-2. The Filipino fighter first sent his opponent to the canvas with a stunning left uppercut in the third round but Matthysse was able to recover and extend the match.

Sports Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang full of praise for Unai Emery
Author: 0 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang full of praise for Unai Emery

Unai Emery has offered Mesut Özil help and support at a time when the player is digesting the ramifications of a deeply demoralising World Cup experience. He added that it's still unclear whether Ozil and players like Granit Xhaka and new signing Stephan Lichtsteiner will be back in time for the team's preseason trip to Singapore later this month or if they'll join up with the squad when they return from Asia.

Sports Sri Lanka vs South Africa
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Skipper Faf du Plessis' contribution was 1 run as he handed Rangana Herath the catch and then Aiden Markram's stay ended on 19. The shape that he has is a lot different than the pace you can practice against. Karunaratne's display with the bat ensured Sri Lanka , first, posted a strong total on the board in their first innings, and then set up an nearly unbeatable target in the second.

Sports France's road to the 2018 World Cup final
Author: 0 France's road to the 2018 World Cup final

He finished top scorer at Euro 2016 with six goals but France lost the final to Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on home soil. Two players played with half a leg, but it didn't show! How many yellow cards has Kylian Mbappe got? For Deschamps, who turns 50 in October, much is about a family atmosphere.

Sports Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title
Author: 0 Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title

Williams was vying for an eighth career Wimbledon title, after missing the Grand Slam tennis tournament past year while pregnant. She also beat Williams in the Australian Open final in 2016, then won that year's U.S. 1" due to pregnancy, she added. "Now she's supporting me in a different role". Despite so much Grand Slam success, despite holding a 6-2 career edge against Kerber entering the day, Williams played tightly right from the outset.

Sports Lovren hails Croatia's historic World Cup achievement
Author: 0 Lovren hails Croatia's historic World Cup achievement

A Croatia global, who featured in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League final in May, believes his performances over the past few months prove that he is "one of the best defenders in the world". People now will never forget us. 'We have the chance to do something better, and hopefully we can do it on Sunday. "I know I made a mistake and I would like to apologise again to Russian people", Vida said, speaking in Russian in a live post-match interview with the Rossiya 24 state TV channel ...

Author: 0 Jabari Parker signs with Chicago Bulls

The Bulls have a team option on the second year of Parkers two-year, $40 million deal. "We look forward to welcoming him back to his hometown", said Gar Forman , Chicago Bulls General Manager. Bartelstein praised the Bucks for "working side-by-side with us". He figures to start at small forward, with Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine in the backcourt, Lauri Markkanen at power forward and either rookie Wendell Carter Jr .

Sports Wimbledon’s record match prompts call for change
Author: 0 Wimbledon’s record match prompts call for change

Djokovic , who has 12 Grand Slam titles, hasn't won a major in more than two years, dealing with an injured right elbow that was so painful in 2017 he quit his quarterfinal at Wimbledon and sat out the rest of the season. There were a total of 102 aces in a match with Isner serving 53 aces and Anderson serving 49. He needed just one, ending a fifth set that went over an hour-and-a-half with a strong backhand that Nadal returned wide.

Sports 10000 protest Trump in Edinburgh; paraglider with banner breaches no-fly zone
Author: 0 10000 protest Trump in Edinburgh; paraglider with banner breaches no-fly zone

Mr Trump is not expected to meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who has been a vocal critic of the president. Scottish police said the protester breached a no-fly zone over Turnberry hotel and committed a criminal offence. It had been several hours since close to 10,000 marchers streamed into the park after completing their route from the Holyrood parliament and past the United States consulate, but the area was still bustling with activity as families ate packed lunches, strangers compared ...

Sports Djokovic downs Nadal in epic to reach Wimbledon final
Author: 0 Djokovic downs Nadal in epic to reach Wimbledon final

After three hours of play and three sets complete, the match was halted due to darkness. In 2010, Isner was ousted in a speedy 74 minutes in the match following his marathon, saying afterward that he didn't have a chance. Anderson, who had crushed a similar unbroken record against Federer, expertly tackled a body serve and sent it back as a backhand victor. And in 2016, the struggling, tradition-rich Davis Cup also adopted the fifth set tiebreaker - with no noticeable impact on its fortunes.

Sports Shaqiri on brink of sealing Liverpool switch
Author: 0 Shaqiri on brink of sealing Liverpool switch

The Reds have beaten Manchester United to the winger. He was easily their best player and also put in impressive displays as Switzerland reached the round of 16 in the World Cup . A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen", added Shaqiri, who was linked with Liverpool in 2014 when Bayern reportedly blocked a move.

Author: 0 Jabari Parker, Bulls ‘Progressing’ On Free-Agent Contract

But the Bucks already have a lot of salary committed to players for the foreseeable future, and given Parker's injury history, it might be smart to not match an offer sheet, especially an expensive one. The forward has only played in 183 games in his four-year career, but the Bulls are banking that the injuries are a thing of the past. Beyond that, though, the Bulls stand as one of the few teams with significant cap space too, making them Parker's best and perhaps last chance of a meaningful ...

Sports Nadal braced for Djokovic showdown
Author: 0 Nadal braced for Djokovic showdown

Rafael Nadal resisted the big heart and forehand of Juan Martin del Potro in a Wimbledon classic to set up what could be another match to savour in the semi-finals against Novak Djokovic . "The 6'6" Del Potro has always had power in his armoury, and his speed-gun defying cross court shots are legendary. It was not as if Nadal was playing badly.

Sports Veteran carries bat to leave Sri Lanka, South Africa Test evenly poised
Author: 0 Veteran carries bat to leave Sri Lanka, South Africa Test evenly poised

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada , Dale Steyn . South Africa will aim to repeat their fine show in 2014 when they beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in their own den. They will be tested with the huge amount of spin-bowling as well and expect the tracks to be turning from the word go after what transpired in 2015 in India.

Sports Kieran Trippier to be awarded prestigious honour after World Cup heroics
Author: 0 Kieran Trippier to be awarded prestigious honour after World Cup heroics

Modric and Rakitic have produced a brilliant midfield partnership for Croatia at the World Cup despite their club rivalry. "We created such a group where they will concede and will say "I have to miss the final". We don't care who is on the other side of the pitch. "If not, I have great players on the bench who will be raring to go". "You don't have to be a giant to play football, I'm happy with where I am".

Sports Deflated England, Belgium get ready for third place clash
Author: 0 Deflated England, Belgium get ready for third place clash

It's not coming home but England will want to go out on a high after giving supporters a World Cup to remember. Third place is a minimum for us. Just one goal separated each team from their respective opponents, which will hopefully be enough motivation for the two countries to end their tournament campaign on a high note.

Sports Croatia's World Cup coach clings to the rosary as he finds success
Author: 0 Croatia's World Cup coach clings to the rosary as he finds success

Tuesday morning was 45 minutes of England training in Repino and then France's 1-0 win over Belgium in the evening and, again, with it being the business end of the tournament it was a tense game, no more 4-3 thrillers at this stage. "I think we've really got a huge amount out of this group of players and they deserve massive credit". Southgate has not yet indicated whether he will rotate his team for the game , but back-up goalkeeper Jack Butland said he would love to make his first ...

Sports Donald Trump UK visit: Scotland greets U.S. president with protests
Author: 0 Donald Trump UK visit: Scotland greets U.S. president with protests

An SNP source added: "Maybe the President doesn't like people who are willing to tell him a few home truths rather than just hold his hand - that might also explain his treatment of Angela Merkel, who has tended to stand up to him". In a joint statement, Leonard and Harvie said: "For Donald Trump to travel to Scotland with public assistance and ease when his travel ban has caused outrage and despair around the world would simply not be acceptable".

Sports Man United already have Paul Pogba replacement in mind
Author: 0 Man United already have Paul Pogba replacement in mind

With the bulk of the senior squad still participating in the World Cup or on holiday after their exertions in Russia , Mourinho has bolstered his numbers by promoting a host of academy graduates. But the talks won't take place until the players return to pre-season training on Monday, the day after the World Cup final. Probably, Ashley Young , [Jamie] Vardy, they will be 37 and 35, but the others will be at the next world cup, with more experience at club level.

Sports Tour de France: Stage 7 highlights
Author: 0 Tour de France: Stage 7 highlights

It's challenging enough for the racers who specialize in the one-day spring classics over that terrain. Yesterday's steep finale saw Sky duo Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas among those who lost a handful of seconds along with Porte, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Movistar duo Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa.

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

Belgium's players criticised the tactics France used in their 1-0 semi-final win as Didier Deschamps' team sat deep and Samuel Umtiti's headed goal came from a corner, but Griezmann dismissed the criticism. "I can improve and get better and better". He finished top scorer at Euro 2016 with six goals but France lost the final to Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on home soil.

Author: 0 Jabari Parker reportedly wants to join Bulls

League sources seem to indicate that an "offer sheet" deal could be signed as soon as Sunday, at which point the Milwaukee Bucks would have 48 hours to match the figures and term presented before them. The team has discussed allowing Parker to become an unrestricted free agent by pulling his qualifying offer, but that has yet to happen, league sources said.

Sports Djokovic, Nadal sleep on it at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal sleep on it at Wimbledon

We've been doing this together for a long time. Many would argue Anderson and Isner deserve similar recognition after the friends warmly embraced at the net before receiving a standing ovation from tennis's most famous centre-court crowd.

Sports Maurizio Sarri, Gianfranco Zola agree deals with Chelsea?
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri, Gianfranco Zola agree deals with Chelsea?

While the bitter battle between Chelsea and Conte rages on in the background, the club will officially confirm Sarri as the new head coach with Blues legend Gianfranco Zola joining his backroom team. "Great man, Great manager". Sarri's future has been up in the air since Napoli hired Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach in May. The chain smoking former Empoli manager - who will have to restrain himself on the touchline in England where smoking is banned - was named Serie A Coach of ...