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Sports Drinkwater odds-on to stay with Leicester
Author: 0 Drinkwater odds-on to stay with Leicester

Conte has already brought in Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, but the Italian wants to sign another midfielder. The Blues have also been linked with a move for Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches, though boss Carlo Ancelotti seemingly confirmed on Monday that the talented teenager would not be leaving Germany this summer.

Sports Wildcard Sharapova wins on return to US
Author: 0 Wildcard Sharapova wins on return to US

The Bank of the West Classic's star-studded lineup got rolling at Stanford University's Taube Family Center Monday, paced by a three-set win by recently reinstated five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova . She was banned for testing positive for meldonium . She returned for the recent clay court season, but then came down with a hamstring tear in her third tournament back that has kept her out since mid-May.

Sports Details of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games agreement
Author: 0 Details of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games agreement

In an unprecedented move to award two Games at the same time after several other cities withdrew, the IOC's decision turned the spotlight on security challenges for Paris while giving Los Angeles ample time to upgrade its public transportation system.

Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are focused on winning the Premier League

The Reds looked to be title contenders during the first half of last season but they started to lose momentum as the regular fixtures and injuries took its toll. 'The Champions League will surely be more competitive and more hard to win'. Liverpool are back in the Champions League for the first time since the 2009-10 season and will join fellow English sides Chelsea , Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United in the competition should they progress from their play-off tie.

Sports Kenyan star Rudisha pulls out of Worlds due to quad strain
Author: 0 Kenyan star Rudisha pulls out of Worlds due to quad strain

The 800m world record holder will miss out on a return to the stadium where he set his ground-breaking mark of 1min 40.91sec in winning Olympic gold five years ago. Besides the two Olympics and four world titles, Kemboi is also the victor of three world silver medals, having been led across the line twice by Kenyan-born Qatari world record holder Saif Saeed Shaheen (formerly Stephen Cherono) at the 2003 and 2005 editions before Brimin Kipruto trumped him at Osaka in 2007.

Author: 0 Liverpool have '1000%' shut the door on Coutinho exit

Barcelona understand the player's posture, that he wants to join whatever happens, and that this will be key in the matter and that Liverpool will eventually realise they have to sell him ... Jurgen Klopp is determined to mastermind a Liverpool title challenge this season and insists Philippe Coutinho will lead the charge. "When he signed his five-year deal, I didn't think that he would see it out", he said .

Sports Pete Rose accused of statutory rape in newly filed court docs
Author: 0 Pete Rose accused of statutory rape in newly filed court docs

The bombshell revelation was included in a defense motion filed on Monday in federal court as part of an ongoing defamation lawsuit that Rose, 76, filed past year against attorney John Dowd, whose investigative report led him to being ejected from baseball for gambling.

Sports Mourinho: It's easier to get me than sign Fellaini
Author: 0 Mourinho: It's easier to get me than sign Fellaini

That would appear less likely if Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic arrives, as expected, but then the same theory could have been applied when Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin joined the club. Marouane Fellaini is on the verge of leaving Manchester United and Galatasaray are said to be close to signing the Belgium International. Yet if that was going to be the case it would have been unusual for Mourinho to name him in his starting XI.

Sports Astros acquire Francisco Liriano from Blue Jays
Author: 0 Astros acquire Francisco Liriano from Blue Jays

With the stated intention of being competitive for the 2018 season, Toronto has jettisoned pieces that aren't on the books for that year, while adding future assets that could make an impact down the line. J.A. Happ, who was a 20-game victor in 2016 with a 3.18 ERA now sits at 3-8 with an ERA almost a full run higher. Liriano still had a little value in deep leagues thanks to his strikeouts, but his 4.7 BB/9 and 5.88 ERA weren't helping anyone.

Sports UEFA Fines Manchester United, Two Players
Author: 0 UEFA Fines Manchester United, Two Players

Jones, like Bailly, will be unavailable for next week's Super Cup showdown with Champions League winners Real Madrid next week, as well as United's opening Champions League group game. This is permitted in other competitions but was not the case in this instance. There is no suggestion that either player was guilty of doping, however.

Sports Mets Ship Addison Reed Up To Boston
Author: 0 Mets Ship Addison Reed Up To Boston

The New York Post was first to report a deal was done and other outlets quickly confirmed the move, pending medical reviews. Reed avoided arbitration with a $7.75-million deal this winter and will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Sports Everton midfielder Ross Barkley's wages may prevent a move to Tottenham
Author: 0 Everton midfielder Ross Barkley's wages may prevent a move to Tottenham

It's claimed that Barkley has been offered more than £100,000-a-week to stay with Everton , meaning he would be snubbing a more lucrative offer from the Toffees in order to try and force through his move to Spurs . Mauricio Pochettino has been extremely quiet in the market so far as he's yet to sign a single player but the Spurs boss has his eye on Barkley and could land the youngster for a very reasonable price.

Sports Ravens owner says 'pray for us' as team debates signing Kaepernick
Author: 0 Ravens owner says 'pray for us' as team debates signing Kaepernick

No pun intended. Each team has to have two capable quarterbacks in the National Football League and current backup, Ryan Mallett , had his chance as a starter and he failed miserably. "The clubs are making those individual evaluations to make the determination whether they think he can help them win, and that's true with any player ".

Sports Rory McIlroy fires caddie JP Fitzgerald, according to report
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy fires caddie JP Fitzgerald, according to report

McIlroy , who won his last major at the 2014 U.S. PGA Championship, employed Fitzgerald in 2008 shortly after turning professional. The pair have been partners for nine years, and Fitzgerald has been at McIlroy's side for four world titles, and has seen McIlroy to the top of the world rankings.

Sports Gallinari Breaks Bone In Hand After Punching Opponent
Author: 0 Gallinari Breaks Bone In Hand After Punching Opponent

He went after Kok and gave him a shove. Kok hit Gallinari with a stiff arm, so the Italian got up, reared back and hit his opponent in the face with his right hand. Danilo Gallinari was a big get for the Clippers this offseason. Gallo's fight and injury brought plenty of trolls and jokesters out on Twitter that couldn't help but bring up the Clippers' curse.

Sports Ronaldo faces in day in court in Spain over tax charges
Author: 0 Ronaldo faces in day in court in Spain over tax charges

The prosecutor also said that Ronaldo did not declare income of 28.4 million euros (£25.4 million) made from the cession of image rights from 2015-20 to another company located in Spain. Argentina's Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona, was handed a 21-month prison sentence after being found guilty of the same charge past year. Colombian striker Falcao is suspected of failing to correctly declare ‚¬7.4 million of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico ...

Sports Astros put Springer on DL with quad discomfort
Author: 0 Astros put Springer on DL with quad discomfort

Collin McHugh , who is coming off an elbow injury is ready for his second start of the season for the Astros against the Tigers on Saturday. However, in his first outing after 3 months he was in ideal shape, pitching four scoreless innings before a pair of two run homers in the fifth against the Orioles.

Sports Darron Gibson launches expletitive-ridden rant at Sunderland team-mates
Author: 0 Darron Gibson launches expletitive-ridden rant at Sunderland team-mates

The video does not reflect well on the player or the club and it remains to be seen what the consequences are in terms of disciplinary action from the club. Gibson was transferred along with Bryan Oviedo to Sunderland from Everton this January as Ronald Koeman cleaned house, but failed to save the club from relegation to the Championship .

Sports A's to scratch Sonny Gray from start amid trade rumors
Author: 0 A's to scratch Sonny Gray from start amid trade rumors

The Oakland Athletics have pushed back Sonny Gray's next scheduled start until after Monday afternoon's trade deadline. There are also some names that are no longer considered Yankees prospects whether they are no longer Yankees or no longer prospects.

Sports England channel Jekyll rather than Hyde against South Africa
Author: 0 England channel Jekyll rather than Hyde against South Africa

England's new captain eventually called time when Jonny Bairstow was dismissed before tea after a breezy 63 which lifted England , which had resumed on 74 for 1, to 313 for 8. Generally they kept the ball away from his legs so his progress was much slower than that of Root, who likes to score on both sides of the wicket. His pushes through the onside were identical to those seen by the English batsmen and left the South African contingency pondering why the rest of the team couldn't ...

Author: 0 Name your price: Liverpool want €150 million for Barcelona Coutinho

Having already rejected an initial bid for Coutinho , Liverpool are understood to have slapped a £133m price tag on Coutinho - a move which has prompted Barca to consider improving their offer. "I said for all the players it is very important to stay together as it's the first time we play Champions League and that is a new situation for every one of us".

Sports Confident Isner excited for Atlanta final
Author: 0 Confident Isner excited for Atlanta final

Harrison, a fourth seed, was gunning for his second career title after winning earlier this season in Memphis, Tennessee, but won just 15 percent of the first-serve points against Isner. "It was kind of a back and forth battle there", Harrison said. In later quarter-finals, United States top seed Jack Sock was set to face British fifth seed Kyle Edmund and fourth seed Ryan Harrison was set to face American compatriot Christopher Eubanks.

Author: 0 Arsenal have more players ready than last season says Wenger

Despite the loss, Arsenal won the tournament on a goals scored tie breaker, as Arsenal and Sevilla both had nine points and a +2 goal differential. Lacazette fired straight at Soria just before the hour mark but he finally found the back of the net shortly after, turning home Oxlade-Chamberlain's low cross at the far post after Welbeck's flick.

Author: 0 Vegas defends Canadian Open title with playoff win

Vegas used the MP-4 8-iron to hit the defining shot of the tournament from a fairway bunker on the first playoff hole that clipped the lip and rolled just off the back of the green. The four-time tour winner's eagle putt on the par 5 was tracking all the way, but just slid by on the low side. Vegas would get up-and-down for birdie to defeat Charley Hoffman.

Sports Nico Hulkenberg slams 'nasty' and 'unsporting' Kevin Magnussen
Author: 0 Nico Hulkenberg slams 'nasty' and 'unsporting' Kevin Magnussen

And when the Renault driver sarcastically thanked him for the move during the post-race interviews, Magnussen offered the insult in response. Magnussen immediately hit back: "Suck my balls, mate". Whoever has done that? "I congratulated him for most unsporting driver of the whole grid once again", said the German. "It's the right way to say it", Steiner said.

Author: 0 Cubs acquire reliever Justin Wilson, catcher Alex Avila in trade with Tigers

Jon Morosi of MLB Network was the first to report the deal as official. Avila, 30, is having a career year, batting.271/.392/.472 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 263 plate appearances. Avila gives the Cubs a veteran backup catcher behind second year starter Willson Conteras, a position voided by the release of Miguel Montero back in June.

Sports Brewers and Cubs Back At Miller Park For Game Two
Author: 0 Brewers and Cubs Back At Miller Park For Game Two

The Brewers can close within one-half game of the Cubs with a win, while Chicago can leave town with a 2 1/2-game advantage by claiming the rubber match. Lackey is 5-3 with a 3.49 ERA in 12 career starts against the Brewers. The right-hander was 1-4 with a 4.96 ERA after returning from the disabled list on May 26.

Sports Chelsea suffer another humiliating defeat to Inter Milan
Author: 0 Chelsea suffer another humiliating defeat to Inter Milan

Goals from Stevan Jovetic and Ivan Perisic had put Inter into a commanding lead before a freakish Geoffrey Kondogbia own goal gave Chelsea hope of a recovery, and Spalletti believes his players need to focus on keeping intensity levels high.

Sports Will Power Takes Pole at Mid
Author: 0 Will Power Takes Pole at Mid

Newgarden becomes the second IndyCar driver to win back-to-back races this season as he led for 73 of 90 laps Sunday. Power in his Chevrolet vehicle will be joined by teammate Josef Newgarden on the outside of the front row. Dixon leads the standings after 12 of 17 races. It means he is eight points behind Newgarden and one behind second-placed Helio Castroneves. France's Simon Pagenaud, who won at Mid-Ohio previous year, finished fourth and Japan's Indianapolis 500 victor Takuma Sato ...

Sports Adrian Beltre Becomes 31st MLB Player to Join 3000-Hit Club
Author: 0 Adrian Beltre Becomes 31st MLB Player to Join 3000-Hit Club

Derek Jeter and Rodriguez are not yet eligible for the Hall of Fame. Of the now 31 players who have recorded 3,000 hits, all who are eligible for the Hall of Fame are in Cooperstown except for Pete Rose, who is banned from baseball, and Rafael Palmeiro .

Sports 'Alexis & Ozil contract situations ideal' - Wenger
Author: 0 'Alexis & Ozil contract situations ideal' - Wenger

Why? "The performance on the day doesn't depend on the length of contract". At the moment we focus on the first part and we have a big squad you know, today we had not involved Gibbs, Debuchy, Wilshere. Last season had been very disappointing for Arsenal where they finished fifth in the league table and failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

Sports Rangers deal Jonathan Lucroy to Rockies
Author: 0 Rangers deal Jonathan Lucroy to Rockies

Interestingly enough, Lucroy was traded to the Indians previous year in July but vetoed the deal. Maybe he has been pressing with free agency on the horizon and his trade to a playoff-bound Rockies team is the ideal catalyst for an awakening.

Author: 0 Barcelona star Neymar involved in training field scuffle with teammate

Veteran defender Javier Mascherano quickly pulled Semedo away, but a clearly frustrated Neymar then had to be held back by Sergio Busquets as he continued aggressively gesturing at Semedo, who had retreated out of shot. "It's true, something did happen, but that's sometimes what happens in training", midfielder Iniesta said. "But because of the situation and what is being said about Ney, which is worldwide, it has much more significance".

Sports Inter Milan beat Chelsea, but own goal steals show
Author: 0 Inter Milan beat Chelsea, but own goal steals show

Premier League champions Chelsea are not having the best pre-season at all and to add further woes to them, they were beaten by Inter Milan 2-1 yesterday (July 29). Inter were in complete control until an "amazing" own goal gifted Chelsea a possible way back in the 74th minute when Kondogbia sent in a left footed overhit back pass over Daniele Padelli from near the halfway line.

Sports MLB Predictions: Will Dodgers sweep Giants on Sunday Night Baseball? 7/30/17
Author: 0 MLB Predictions: Will Dodgers sweep Giants on Sunday Night Baseball? 7/30/17

Seager also was responsible for the Dodgers' only error Friday, an inexplicably bad throw that allowed the Giants to rally from a 2-1 deficit to take a 4-2 lead in the seventh inning. Of course, missing the best pitcher in baseball for that amount of time is still troublesome, and could cause many teams to dip in production while he's gone.

Author: 0 Kyle Busch wins Stage 1 at Pocono

He started on the pole for Sunday's race and controlled the first parts of it. Busch and Truex restarted in row two. "We just keep going", Busch said. The teams of Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) and Truex (Furniture Row Racing) are closely aligned and effectively operate as one organization. For Rhodes, it's his second career CWTS pole and his first of the 2017 season.