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Sports Tour de France 2018: Former champion Vincenzo Nibali abandons after freak crash
Author: 0 Tour de France 2018: Former champion Vincenzo Nibali abandons after freak crash

Although Thomas is now the strongest rider on the race and deserves to be in yellow, he is still an unknown quantity when it comes to challenging for honours in a three-week race. "By the roadside it was very calm for 10 days, with only a few anti-Froome or anti-Sky placards". For Geraint Thomas , nothing compares to wearing the Tour de France yellow jersey -now he gets to do it all over again.

Sports Rishabh Pant shines bright for India A after maiden Test call-up
Author: 0 Rishabh Pant shines bright for India A after maiden Test call-up

European Central Bank today announced its Men's Major Match schedule for 2019, which includes a historic first Test Match at Lord's for Ireland and an Ashes clash between England and Australia. Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has also been included alongwith Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja . Pacer Mohammad Shami, who was dropped from the one-off game against Afghanistan after failing the YoYo test, has regained full fitness and has made his way back for the five-match series ...

Sports Sue Bird sets league record with 11th WNBA All-Star selection
Author: 0 Sue Bird sets league record with 11th WNBA All-Star selection

It will no longer pit the Eastern Conference vs. the Western Conference - Delle Donne will instead draft a squad from the 20 all-stars available to her and fellow captain Candace Parker. Elena Delle Donne was named a WNBA all-star and will captain one of the teams. As team captain, Delle Donne will be tasked with drafting a team in accordance with the game's new format.

Sports Lopetegui: Real Madrid
Author: 0 Lopetegui: Real Madrid "Have A Magnificent Team" Without Ronaldo

Manchester United is the preferred destination for the former Tottenham man if he does decide to move. Football365 claim Bale will hold talks with new boss Julen Lopetegui this week to discuss his future but with Madrid nearly certain to sign another superstar to replace Cristiano Ronaldo following his move to Juventus, the former Spurs attacker will no doubt be concerned over his role this coming season.

Author: 0 Ugly scenes as fan attacks Tour de France rider

Sprint specialist Cavendish, who has 30 Tour stage wins to his name, crossed the line one hour, five minutes, and 33 seconds after stage victor Geraint Thomas , far outside the time limit that had been set at 31:27. But Thomas and Sky have played that down. When Dumoulin tried to ride away a short time later, Thomas marked the move. "I didn't expect it at all".

Sports Courtois set to complete Real Madrid move in the next 5 days
Author: 0 Courtois set to complete Real Madrid move in the next 5 days

Dembele at Chelsea could be an exciting prospect for Blues fans ahead of the new season, and could very well be a player that softens the blow of losing a player of the calibre of Eden Hazard . Courtois has added his own take on the transfer situation in the aftermath of the World Cup by saying, "Wherever I go, Hazard must come along". "The club have asked me to build a season where we have to be competitive in all competitions and in order to do that we must get to March and April in ...

Sports Vettel Believes Ferrari ‘Should Be In Fairly Good Shape’ in Germany
Author: 0 Vettel Believes Ferrari ‘Should Be In Fairly Good Shape’ in Germany

Sebastian Vettel says he would be happy to continue with Kimi Raikkonen as his Ferrari team mate in 2019, although he admits the Scuderia's future driver line-up will not be his to decide. Hamilton made it clear that he had never actively looked for an opportunity elsewhere, and having committed to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff at early stage, he did not use other offers as bargaining tools.

Sports Joe Hart set to start Manchester City's first pre-season friendly
Author: 0 Joe Hart set to start Manchester City's first pre-season friendly

Manchester City's club-record signing Riyad Mahrez will soon be coached by a former Blue, with Djamel Belmadi on the brink of being named Algeria coach. "My advice is always go where they want to go". But one player who will be involved against Dortmund is out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart . "In his situation, he's here and we will try to find a solution, which is best for him and if not he'll stay here.

Sports Larry Fedora at the ACC Kickoff
Author: 0 Larry Fedora at the ACC Kickoff

The Tar Heels are entering their seventh season under head coach Larry Fedora . "I fear that the game will get pushed so far to one extreme that you won't recognize the game 10 years from now", Fedora told reporters . Are we ever going to be a ideal country? Fedora said that years ago he asked a three-star military general why the armed forces of the US are greater than other countries'.

Sports Boston Celtics award Marcus Smart with four-year contract extension
Author: 0 Boston Celtics award Marcus Smart with four-year contract extension

The team was content letting Smart sniff around for an outside offer sheet, believing he wouldn't find anything on the market they would refuse to match. In 15 postseason games, he averaged 9.8 points, 5.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds in almost 30 minutes per game. He played a key role in Boston's league-leading defense, which allowed just 99.5 points per 100 possessions with him on the court (3rd among guards who appeared in half of their team's games).

Author: 0 Liverpool seal deal for Alisson in world-record goalkeeper transfer

The Brazilian has inked a "long-term" deal at Anfield in a move that makes him the most expensive goalkeeper in history. The Reds are closing in on finalising a record-breaking fee for Brazilian number one Alisson Becker , and AS Roma's Director of Football has confirmed that the move is nearly done.

Sports FIBA bans 13 players, two coaches after Philippines and Australia players brawl
Author: 0 FIBA bans 13 players, two coaches after Philippines and Australia players brawl

Tensions boiled over with four minutes remaining in the third quarter of the game, with players and officials from both sides, plus a number of unruly fans, flooding the court in disgraceful scenes of violence. "FIBA wishes to emphasise that it condemns any form of violence, both on and off the court", the statement read. Assistant Coach Joseph Uichico is suspended for 3 games for unsportsmanlike behavior.

Sports NBA Summer League Las Vegas : Here's What Happened
Author: 0 NBA Summer League Las Vegas : Here's What Happened

Josh Hart took his game to a whole new level, winning the Summer League MVP award. The Lakers actually signed Berry shortly after he went undrafted in June, but he did not play in the Summer League because of an ankle injury. One year ago, the Lakers defeated the Blazers in the 2017 title game. Getting this type of praise during the Summer League doesn't always translate to success during the regular season, but Hart showed enough flashes during his rookie campaign to prove that he can ...

Sports Indians acquire Padres closer Hand
Author: 0 Indians acquire Padres closer Hand

And that's not all. That's obviously a huge haul for the Indians, but it understandably comes at a price. The No. 1 ranked prospect in the Cleveland organization, Mejia had been called up just prior to the All-Star break , appearing as a designated hitter in a game against the New York Yankees .

Sports Denver Broncos: Rookie class Madden 19 ratings revealed
Author: 0 Denver Broncos: Rookie class Madden 19 ratings revealed

He is also the highest-rated defensive player along with Kuechly and Miller. The Atlanta Falcons , New England Patriots, and New Orleans Saints trail closely behind. Several other players also scored well, though. Producer on Madden NFL 19 . Now fans can look at the full list of ratings. For fans of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Madden NFL 19 gave him a 78 rating.

Sports Thierry Henry quits TV pundit job to focus on coaching
Author: 0 Thierry Henry quits TV pundit job to focus on coaching

Speaking on his official Twitter account , Henry admitted that he needs to take a step away from the punditry role to focus on his coaching career. Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry consoles Eden Hazard after the team's semifinal loss to France.

Author: 0 Liverpool close to world record deal for goalkeeper Alisson

However, we expect that personal terms will have already been agreed indirectly otherwise Liverpool wouldn't have put a bid in, so we don't envisage any problems on that front. 'I came here to build a strong team, not just for one year but for many years to come - and I'm 100% sure that will be the case'. 'Some people never thought we'd be able to sign Kluivert.

Sports Thunder ship off Carmelo Anthony in multi-team trade
Author: 0 Thunder ship off Carmelo Anthony in multi-team trade

The Thunder will save almost $100 million in salary and luxury tax with the move. In order to make that happen, the team needed to sweeten the pot with a protected first-round pick that's ultimately the real return for the Hawks in this trade.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods' first day at the British Open: strong early, rocky late

The Ireland links agreed with Ryan Fox who finished runnerup in the Irish Open and earned $1 million in the process. Woods followed with a 25-foot birdie putt at the 11th but then made an ugly three-putt bogey from 25 feet at the 13th. A links-style golf course you can just roll the ball", added the 42-year-old. Fox talks of two-irons running 300m-plus which isn't necessarily a good thing, and makes aggression a risk with nasty pot bunkers dotting the parched fairways.

Sports Chelsea and Liverpool to battle for Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson
Author: 0 Chelsea and Liverpool to battle for Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson

Jurgen Klopp has had to turn down a request from his captain to come back to Liverpool early following his World Cup exploits with England. He has been on holiday after playing in all five of Brazil's fixtures at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer before they were knocked out by Belgium in the quarterfinals.

Sports India pick slow left arm spinner Yadav for England Test series
Author: 0 India pick slow left arm spinner Yadav for England Test series

All of that meant that there are some new names in the 18-man squad for the first three Tests. Shami, who was dropped from the Afghanistan game after failing the fitness test, has made his way back. Young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav retains his place, though Joe Root tackling him easily in the last two ODIs may have left the selectors with much to ponder.

Sports Weary Nadal bows out of Wimbledon with pride
Author: 0 Weary Nadal bows out of Wimbledon with pride

Just your run-of-the-mill, six-hour, 36-minute match that went to 26-24 in the fifth set, with a lefty forehand the signature shot from the most important point of the match. "Somebody has to win, John is such a great guy and I really feel for him", added Anderson, who has known Isner for 14 years. He's playing I think his second Grand Slam finals.

Sports Pacquiao wants a second crack at Floyd
Author: 0 Pacquiao wants a second crack at Floyd

The new World Boxing Association welterweight champion, who arrived past 5 p.m.at the General Santos City Airport, was welcomed by his fans and supporters outside the terminal. "If Mayweather comes back to boxing there is a possibility of a rematch", he said. "Among them is Amir Khan, Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko, but it's not the whole list of possible opponents", said Pacquiao.

Sports Sturridge determined to stay at Liverpool
Author: 0 Sturridge determined to stay at Liverpool

Sturridge, 28, has been severely affected by injuries over the past few years, with the England global passing the 10-goal mark only once over the last four seasons, scoring 13 in the 2015-16 season. The striker has featured in all three of Liverpool's preseason friendlies so far this summer, with Jurgen Klopp recently admitting that the 28-year-old can still have a future at the club.

Sports Violence and RIOTS break out in Paris after French World Cup victory
Author: 0 Violence and RIOTS break out in Paris after French World Cup victory

From the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the southern port of Marseille, the whole country seemed to be taken over by a giant party on Sunday night after France's 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final. Macron exulted on the field in Moscow and in the locker room, hugging players as they received their medals even as the skies poured rain. The footballers did not disappoint, passing the golden World Cup trophy from player to player as they jumped and danced on an ...

Sports Detroit loses out on Final Four bid
Author: 0 Detroit loses out on Final Four bid

AT&T Stadium set a Final Four attendance record back in 2014, when the championship and two semi-final games collectively drew a crowd of 158,682. Officials from the city, including San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, as well as members of local organizing committee - University of Texas at San Antonio , University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio Sports, and Visit San Antonio - were on hand for a watch party at the Alamodome for the NCAA's announcement.

Sports Jabari Parker Agrees to Big Contract With Bulls
Author: 0 Jabari Parker Agrees to Big Contract With Bulls

He had his best season in 2016-17 - averaging 20 points, six rebounds and almost three assists in 50 games before suffering another knee injury. However, Parker missed significant time due to injury, appearing in just 183 games over the course of his Bucks career.

Sports National Basketball Association free agency rumors: Channing Frye, Cavaliers agree on 1-year deal
Author: 0 National Basketball Association free agency rumors: Channing Frye, Cavaliers agree on 1-year deal

The 6-foot-11 center started last season with Cleveland but was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on February 8 as part of a deal that sent Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.to the Cavaliers . The contract for White has $750K guaranteed if the forward is not waived by August 5. Also still dangling out there is restricted free agent Rodney Hood, who was tendered a one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer by the Cavs.

Sports Jean Segura takes advantage of error with tie-breaking home run
Author: 0 Jean Segura takes advantage of error with tie-breaking home run

Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros celebrates with Jean Segura of the Seattle Mariners after hitting a solo home run in the tenth inning against the National League during the All-Star Game on July 17, 2018 in Washington , DC. Bregman's Astros teammate George Springer hit one out immediately after Bregman. Contreras put the National League on the board by homering off Blake Snell in the third inning.

Sports Mountain bike rider leaps peleton at Tour de France
Author: 0 Mountain bike rider leaps peleton at Tour de France

Alaphilippe increased his lead over Taaramäe in the descent before the final climb of the day, Col de la Colombiere, and with 20 km to go the French rider was 20 seconds in front. Van Avermaet's BMC team lost leader Richie Porte when he broke his collarbone on Sunday. After an opening week of relatively flat routes, the first significant ascents begin with four categorized climbs as well as the punishing Mont é e du plateau des Gilères, which features a six-kilometre climb at an incline of ...

Sports Maurizio Sarri tells Alisson to delay Liverpool move, medical expected this weekend
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri tells Alisson to delay Liverpool move, medical expected this weekend

Either figure would be a world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper. Loris Karius's horror display in Champions League final back in May and perhaps consistent unconvincing displays appear to have forced Liverpool to sign Alisson . However in the past couple of days the rumours over an Alisson move have once against intensified and the Premier League side have now agreed a €75 million fee for the Roma keeper.