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Sport MLB To Crown First Virtual HR Derby Champion On July 16
Author: 0 MLB To Crown First Virtual HR Derby Champion On July 16

Milwaukee Brewers breakout first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Chicago Cubs sluggers Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez will all feature prominently in the Home Run Derby. As for experience, nobody outside of Bryce Harper has particpated in the Home Run Derby before. He didn't have to worry about that. The inclusion of Muncy gives the Dodgers a Derby participant for the fifth consecutive year.

Sport Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas remains open to Nabil Fekir Liverpool move
Author: 0 Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas remains open to Nabil Fekir Liverpool move

Last week, Lyon's president Jean-Michel Aulas also suggested that a deal with Liverpool could be reignited. Fekir was strongly linked with a move to Anfield before the World Cup but Liverpool reportedly pulled out of the deal due to reported complications with his medical after a fee and personal terms had already been agreed.

Sport India vs England Third ODI preview and playing XI
Author: 0 India vs England Third ODI preview and playing XI

Headingley is likely to contain more supporters of India than England , as will a World Cup semi-final between the two countries, whether it is staged at Old Trafford or Edgbaston. "We emphasised the need to be clear on your plan and then sticking to it, and that's what we did". "We've prepared the same [as any other game], it'll be the same preparation in the morning before the game so I'd imagine it's pretty much the same feel.

Sport Ozil to travel with Arsenal to Singapore
Author: 0 Ozil to travel with Arsenal to Singapore

Emery is now also deciding which of these players will remain with his first-team squad and who would benefit from a season on loan. And I want him to relax good, and I want when he comes back with us, to start good with a good mentality. The only Arsenal players who could miss the tour are Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner, Spain left-back Nacho Monreal, England's Danny Welbeck, Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina and new signing Lucas Torreira of Uruguay.

Sport From Holland: Daley Blind on the verge of completing Ajax move
Author: 0 From Holland: Daley Blind on the verge of completing Ajax move

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 chief executive Edwin van der Sar said told Omnisport on Sunday that he was excited about the imminent arrival of the fan favourite. "I never asked to leave United and have enjoyed my time there, but everyone know what Ajax means to me and we wait to see what ...

Sport Barcelona make second bid for Chelsea star Willian
Author: 0 Barcelona make second bid for Chelsea star Willian

A new central defender appears to be a priority as doubts continue over Chris Smalling and Phil Jones while Victor Lindelof is being linked with a move away from Old Trafford following a disappointing debut season in England so Mourinho is on the look out for a new partner for Eric Bailly.

Sport France Win The World Cup And Emmanuel Macron Is Absolutely Loving It
Author: 0 France Win The World Cup And Emmanuel Macron Is Absolutely Loving It

It showed a photo of captain Luka Modrić who was awarded the Golden Ball for the best player at the tournament, holding a trophy, although with a sad face after the defeat. The Croatian celebrations on returning home included an open-top bus tour from the airport, during which Vukojevic was seen celebrating with the players - despite being sacked during the tournament for his role in a controversial video in which he dedicated the team's quarter-final win over hosts Russian Federation to ...

Sport Ronaldo arrives in Italy to complete Juventus move
Author: 0 Ronaldo arrives in Italy to complete Juventus move

Instead, the fact that he is represented by Jorge Mendes has become a central part of the story surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's own shocking arrival in Turin . Ronaldo is then due to jet back off to finish his holidays. No wonder some of those Juve fans that had gathered outside the Allianz Stadium were singing "Ronaldo, bring us the Champions (League )".

Author: 0 Reaction to France’s World Cup win

The former France defensive midfielder became only the third individual in the history to lift the World Cup trophy as both a player and as a coach. Mbappe's speed and cruising runs from his own half tested the best of defenders this World Cup. It was the highest-scoring final since England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra-time in 1966 and the highest in normal time since Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 60 years ago.

Sport Conor McGregor sparks controversy with Putin photo
Author: 0 Conor McGregor sparks controversy with Putin photo

The Russian president was widely laughed at for the actions of his assistants in the World Cup handover ceremony. No? We're just going to ignore all that and call him a great leader so we can enjoy some World Cup action instead? But his antics didn't go down all that well on social media, as several online commentators blasted him for accepting the invitation.

Sport Amazon Prime Day 2018 : Guide to all the best deals
Author: 0 Amazon Prime Day 2018 : Guide to all the best deals

In advance of Amazon's expanded Prime Day July 16, giant 25-foot Smile boxes will make their way across land and sea to major cities around the world. Amazon apps normally send you push notifications whenever products in your wishlist go on a lightning deal, or you can plan what to buy. In order to take advantage of Prime Day deals, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member .

Sport French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final
Author: 0 French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

Qatar's rulers, however, say they will rise to the challenge, with hours to go until the final between France and Croatia that will bring down the curtain on Russia's hosting of this year's tournament. The Amir sent a cable to President Putin in which he expressed honest thanks and appreciation for the warm welcome and appreciation accorded to him and the accompanying delegation during the visit which provided the opportunity to meet the president to exchange views on issues of mutual ...

Sport Cardinals fire Matheny with team hovering near .500
Author: 0 Cardinals fire Matheny with team hovering near .500

The Cardinals have never had a losing record under his leadership, and though they now sit just a game above the.500 mark, they're just four games back of the NL's second Wild Card spot and at least within striking distance of the NL Central crown.

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

For us Mesut is a very important player we want to help him to be well, fine with us. Mesut is on holiday and I want him to be calm, then when he comes back to start hard'. Arsene Wenger was unable to solve the Chinese puzzle box that is Germany worldwide Òzil, and Emery will hope he can get consistently high level performances from the 29-year old.

Sport Gareth Southgate plans ruthless England cull with Gary Cahill first on list
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate plans ruthless England cull with Gary Cahill first on list

Croatia advances to the World Cup finals against France for the first time in Croatian history. The so-called "golden generation" had sights firmly set on winning the World Cup and were well on course after proving their mental fortitude in a dramatic come-from-behind win over Japan and then going toe-to-toe with Brazil and beating them in the quarter-final.

Sport Archbishops console England after World Cup semi-final defeat
Author: 0 Archbishops console England after World Cup semi-final defeat

The last month has seen an epic ride for Gareth Southgate's young team at the four-yearly showpiece in Russian Federation this time, and pride in the footballers has well and truly been restored. The winger was one of his side's crucial players as he scored a goal and gave Mario Mandzuckic an assist to win their semi-final match against England 2-1.

Sport Federation Internationale de Football Association president says World Cup has changed perception of Russia
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association president says World Cup has changed perception of Russia

Harassment of women has been the main incident reported by FARE to Federation Internationale de Football Association during the 2018 World Cup , according to the organisation's executive director Piara Powar. At the same time, he implied that expanding the Qatar World Cup to 48 teams could help resolve regional tensions. 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 ...

Sport France Wins the 2018 World Cup, and Twitter Goes Wild
Author: 0 France Wins the 2018 World Cup, and Twitter Goes Wild

Deschamps said 14 of his players were World Cup newcomers but were ready to work towards a common goal and were mentally more mature than their age. "We've become accustomed to thinking possession is the dominating factor in the game because of what Spain and Pep Guardiola have done but it's changed a bit in this World Cup".

Sport Victor of World Cup Golden Ball, Golden Boot, Golden Gloves announced
Author: 0 Victor of World Cup Golden Ball, Golden Boot, Golden Gloves announced

Ivan Rakitić agreed with him. Modric clearly deserved the prestigious honor. "We hope the jury will decide so", said the Barcelona midfielder. The victor will be chosen by the FIFA Commission which includes Serbian expert Bora Milutinović (73), Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira (75), Dutchman Marco van Basten (53), Nigerian Emmanuel Amunike (47) and Scotsman Andy Roxburgh (74).

Sport Manchester United In ‘Advanced Talks’ For Croatian World Cup Star
Author: 0 Manchester United In ‘Advanced Talks’ For Croatian World Cup Star

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has questioned whether England star Raheem Sterling was in good enough shape, either physically or psychologically, to perform well at this summers World Cup in Russian Federation. "The way the team plays, I think 'are they getting the ball into him in the right areas?' He's not receiving the ball quickly enough". "We started slowly, but we showed our character just as in the previous two knockout games when we were a goal down".

Sport Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri as new manager
Author: 0 Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri as new manager

Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has joined Chelsea as head coach on a three-year term, the Premier League club said on Saturday. Sarri arrives at Stamford Bridge after three impressive years at Italian club Napoli , but will take over at a club facing an uncertain future at boardroom level following Roman Abramovich's United Kingdom visa issues.

Sport Jamie Carragher reacts to Hugo Lloris mistake in World Cup final
Author: 0 Jamie Carragher reacts to Hugo Lloris mistake in World Cup final

The Champs de Mars fan zone near the Eiffel tower where France fans gather is seen during the World Cup final match, in a picture taken from the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck. Gary Neville paid tribute to France after their World Cup triumph, declaring that the best team had prevailed at Russian Federation 2018. Although Mandzukic capitalised on an error by France goalkeeper Hugo Loris to reduce the deficit, it would prove to be a mere statistic at the end of tie.

Author: 0 France favourites as Moscow basks in World Cup spotlight

England have reconnected with fans over that period and got through a number of barriers, from winning a penalty shootout to reaching the final four thanks to first knockout stage victories in 12 years. "There can be no better moment for a player or a coach than tomorrow". Kane - likely to claim the Golden Boot after scoring six goals in Russian Federation - appeared in a glum mood but still managed to acknowledge the fans media outside the hotel.

Sport The Big Match Tactical View: France v Croatia
Author: 0 The Big Match Tactical View: France v Croatia

The last national team to reach a World Cup final having never previously played a major tournament final was the Netherlands in 1974 - but even then their squad was full of players who had played a key role in Dutch clubs' phenomenal success in the European Cup between 1970 and 1973.

Sport France v Belgium player ratings
Author: 0 France v Belgium player ratings

Beaten finalists at Euro 2016 on home soil, France will aim to go one better in Russian Federation and emulate the successful squad of 1998 which included Didier Deschamps , who could emulate Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer by winning the World Cup as both a player and manager.

Sport Zimbabwe wins toss, to field against Pakistan in 1st ODI
Author: 0 Zimbabwe wins toss, to field against Pakistan in 1st ODI

The remaining four matches of the series will also be at Bulawayo with the next match on Monday. Zimbabwe will clash against Pakistan in the first ODI match on July 13, 2018. Pakistan are starting the series as clear favourites, but captain Sarfraz Ahmed expects the hosts to be challenging opponents in their home conditions as their tour moves to Bulawayo for five games in the longer of cricket´s two short formats.

Sport Griezmann happy if France win World Cup despite criticism
Author: 0 Griezmann happy if France win World Cup despite criticism

I want the star (on my shirt for World Cup winners)". We'll have to to wait and see whether he dishes out another L to go with the one he gave to Thibaut Courtois in response to his comments that they were "anti-football" in the semi-final win over Belgium .

Sport Wimbledon 2018: Djokovic downs Nadal in a match for the ages
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2018: Djokovic downs Nadal in a match for the ages

Novak Djokovic envies Kevin Anderson the extra night's sleep he'll have had before the pair meet in the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday. The Serb wasn't particularly surprised at learning that Anderson, the defending US Open finalist, upset the eight-time Wimbledon victor.

Sport Manny Pacquiao stuns Lucas Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title
Author: 0 Manny Pacquiao stuns Lucas Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title

The low blow hardly slowed Pacquiao, who continued to overwhelm Matthysse in the seventh round before he landed a hard left uppercut that knocked him down for the third time in the fight. "Right now I'm happy to go back to my country to celebrate the victory", he said. We were not pushing hard - we controlled our pace and ourselves. "I said he (Pacquiao) is 39", President Duterte said, relaying his conversation with Pacquiao in an ambush interview after the fight in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on ...

Sport Jorginho follows Sarri to Chelsea on five-year deal
Author: 0 Jorginho follows Sarri to Chelsea on five-year deal

With all the talk at Chelsea now about the managerial situation as Antonio Conte has parted ways with the club, it is refreshing for fans to see something slightly different. The Argentina global scored 16 times in the 2017-18 Serie A season to help Juventus continue their dominance of the Italian top flight. Meanwhile, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is rumoured to be on the verge of being appointed as the new boss at Stamford Bridge.

Sport Spinners put Sri Lanka in box seat as South Africa implode
Author: 0 Spinners put Sri Lanka in box seat as South Africa implode

Spinners led by Dilruwan Perera put host Sri Lanka in firm command of the first Test on Friday after South Africa was bowled out for 126 - its lowest Test innings in the country. Karunaratne has rapidly progressed to become one of Sri Lanka's vital cogs in the batting order. They'll hope to add a lot more to that on the third day.

Author: 0 Jabari Parker agrees to $40 million, 2-year deal with Bulls

Parker entered July as a restricted free agent; however, the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded his qualifying offer, clearing the path for him to become an unrestricted free agent. The Chicago Bulls announced that they released German forward Paul Zipser , Saturday (14/7). The Bulls want to add him to a young core that includes Lauri Markkanen , Wendell Carter, Zach Lavine and Kris Dunn .

Sport Red Sox Are Apparently Still Checking On Manny Machado
Author: 0 Red Sox Are Apparently Still Checking On Manny Machado

If someone increases their offer though, it now seem like they will not hesitate to deal him beforehand. They have had extensive conversations with the Philadelphia Phillies , whose front office is loaded with ex-Oriole officials who were involved in the drafting and developing of Machado for Baltimore - from president Andy MacPhail to general manager Matt Klentak to assistant Ned Rice.

Sport Djokovic outlasts Nadal to reach Wimbledon final
Author: 0 Djokovic outlasts Nadal to reach Wimbledon final

Rafael Nadal believes it was an error to keep the Centre Court roof closed as he lost an epic Wimbledon semi-final to old rival Novak Djokovic on Saturday. That "endless match" prompted officials to erect a plaque on Court 18 to commemorate the feats of the two players. "I don't think he has much to lose really tomorrow".

Author: 0 After many, many hours, Anderson beats Isner in Wimbledon semis

It's not the first time that Isner has played to a marathon match - back in 2010 , he defeated Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (7), 70-68 in the first round at Wimbledon in a match that lasted over 11 hours and was played over three days.

Author: 0 Bulls reportedly closing in on deal with Jabari Parker

According to ESPN , The Chicago Bulls are looking to add Jabari Parker to their young roster. UPDATE: Wojnarowski notes Parker "isn't expected to have an offer sheet matched by the Milwaukee Bucks ", and suggests the Bucks have "discussed allowing Parker to become an unrestricted free agent by pulling his qualifying offer".

Sport Same old, same old as Nadal wins another five-set nail-biter
Author: 0 Same old, same old as Nadal wins another five-set nail-biter

So, too, did what happened next after Nadal won 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday and earned a trip to the semifinals at the All England Club for the first time since 2011: He went over to give del Potro a lengthy hug. Of course, have been an emotional match. Nadal got the crucial break for 3-2 in the decider, utilising his drop shot perfectly to trouble the tall Argentine.

Sport Fit Rabada Raring to Go Again in Galle
Author: 0 Fit Rabada Raring to Go Again in Galle

Chandimal was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball in the second Test in St. Lucia versus West Indies and was also forced to miss the Barbados Test, which Sri Lanka went on to win by four wickets. South Africa will aim to repeat their fine show in 2014 when they beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in their own den. Rabada will be playing in Sri Lanka for first time.

Sport NBA Summer League in Las Vegas begins, Ayton in action
Author: 0 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas begins, Ayton in action

Add Derrickson to the list of undrafted prospects with something to prove. Jackson Jr. was someone I had doubts about, but just a couple of games into the Summer League, those have been put to bed. Allen's shooting numbers were even worse: He was 6 for 29 in in two games during the event, including 2 for 13 on Thursday. The Golden State Warriors finished the California Classic undefeated, after three games, while the Los Angeles Lakers failed to win a game from the three encounters.

Sport Exhausted Croatia must draw on reserves for France final
Author: 0 Exhausted Croatia must draw on reserves for France final

Even if your team has gone home, we can all appreciate hits from the Messis and Ronaldos of EDM: Daft Punk, Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, ZHU, Major Lazer, Kygo, DJSnake, and the late great Avicii (RIP). Many of this generation of Croatian players grew up during the war following the break-up of Yugoslavia, however, and that have given them a mental toughness.

Sport England And Belgium Name Starting Lineups For World Cup 3rd Place Play-Off
Author: 0 England And Belgium Name Starting Lineups For World Cup 3rd Place Play-Off

Meeting in the final game of Group G, both Belgium and England already secured their spots in the knockout stages so it was a battle to see who would come out of the cluster on top. After both were eliminated in the World Cup semifinals, a once-in-a-lifetime chance gone, the teams have to play again in Saturday's (Sunday's NZT) third-place game.

Sport MLB All-Star Game Rosters Announced For Midsummer Classic
Author: 0 MLB All-Star Game Rosters Announced For Midsummer Classic

Altuve will start at second base for the American League squad for the 4th consecutive season while making his 6th All-Star appearance overall. The Red Sox have a second starter in designated hitter J.D. It has not been decided who will be the starting pitchers for each team, but candidates for the National League include Nationals' pitcher Max Scherzer and Mets' pitcher Jacob deGrom.

Sport Houston Astros optioned right-hander Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno
Author: 0 Houston Astros optioned right-hander Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno

After his poor performance, Giles appeared to have harsh words for Hinch when the manager came to the mound to take him out. He pitched to a 4.99 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP prior to being sent down to Fresno. "I don't know what he said", he added. The sweeping slider that was often Giles's strikeout pitch has none of the snap it had last year, leaving hitters to sit on his fastball, which has velocity, but doesn't appear to have almost as much movement as in previous years.

Sport Dylan Groenewegen powers to victory on stage seven of Tour de France
Author: 0 Dylan Groenewegen powers to victory on stage seven of Tour de France

Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen celebrates as he crosses the finish line. Behind him Ferdando Gaviria finished second while Peter Sagan finished third and retained the green jersey. "You can ask the question, is this really necessary in a Grand Tour?" Once the peleton was together again, Laurent Pichon of Team Fortuneo-Samsic broke from the pack and built up a lead of two minutes.

Sport United Kingdom pound falls, politicians reel after Trump broadside
Author: 0 United Kingdom pound falls, politicians reel after Trump broadside

And I must say, I have gotten to know Theresa May much better over the last two days than I have known her over the last year-and-a-half". Trump added that May's "soft" blueprint for the U.K.'s future dealings with the European Union would probably "kill" any future trade deals with the United States .

Sport Argentina’s Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final
Author: 0 Argentina’s Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final

God willing, we win, then I'll have a tattoo there. England and Belgium have both produced last-gasp victories at the World Cup - Belgium beating Japan 3-2, England beating Colombia on penalties - but their two games together lack significance.

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