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Sports Spain sacks coach on eve of World Cup
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Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales said a replacement would be announced "soon". "The negotiations have occurred without any information to the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release". The Spanish team is the team of all Spain . Lopetegui was appointed Spain's coach in July 2016 and never tasted defeat in the job, leading the team through 20 unbeaten games ahead of the World Cup .

Sports Tyson Fury: Heavyweight to fight on Carl Frampton undercard in August
Author: 0 Tyson Fury: Heavyweight to fight on Carl Frampton undercard in August

The Gypsy King defeated Sefer Seferi on his long-awaited return to the ring at Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Following his victory, the British boxer described the return to the ring as "fantastic". I am determined to enjoy my career this time around and not take anything for granted". Seferi is 39, has not boxed at an elite level, was 7 inches smaller and almost 70 pounds lighter than Fury.

Sports NCAA announces transfer, redshirt rule changes
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The new process allows the athlete to notify his current school of his desire to transfer and will then require the school to enter the student's name into a database within two business days of the request. A new policy adopted this week by the NCAA will allow student-athletes playing football at the Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision levels to play in four games in a season without using a season of competition.

Sports Kansas City In The Running To Host World Cup Soccer In 2026
Author: 0 Kansas City In The Running To Host World Cup Soccer In 2026

Potential commercial opportunities, practical legal hurdles involved with throwing a huge event in three separate, large countries and a litany of other questions must be answered in the buildup to the 2026 tournament , which will be the first World Cup to feature an expanded field of 48 teams.

Sports Blatter will be at the World Cup as a guest of Putin
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The US, Mexico and Canada received 134 votes with the Morocco bid earning 65 votes. Of the 16 host cities, 10 will be in the United States while the remainder will be split evenly between Canada and Mexico. However, FIFA previously ruled that should the "United bid" beat out Morocco, the number of host countries to automatically qualify for the 2026 World Cup would be decided by another vote by the FIFA council sometime in the future.

Sports Dustin Johnson holes out from fairway on 18th hole
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson holes out from fairway on 18th hole

Johnson, who had already had a four-stroke lead, holed out with a nine-iron for his second shot on the par-4 18th. CHASING: Well, there's really nobody technically chasing as Johnson and Putnam are five in front of everybody else. Johnson said he couldn't tell if the ball went in for a few seconds. "And I made a few bogeys because I struggled with the difficulty around the greens".

Sports Griezmann: Today isn't the day to discuss my future
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As Antoine Griezmann considers his future, the FC crew discuss the pros and cons of staying at Atletico and moving to Barcelona . Having previously stated that he would announce his decision before France's opening World Cup game on Saturday, Griezmann chose to keep quiet.

Sports Brazil set to put dour World Cup performances behind them
Author: 0 Brazil set to put dour World Cup performances behind them

However, most fans contented themselves with chanting the name of the world's most expensive player, who arrived with his teammates in Russian Federation in the early hours of Monday fresh from scoring in a 3-0 friendly win over Austria in Vienna .

Sports Nigeria arrive in Russian Federation for 2018 Fifa World Cup
Author: 0 Nigeria arrive in Russian Federation for 2018 Fifa World Cup

With the World Cup just days away, donning a green and white native attire yesterday, the team left Nigeria for Russian Federation, in grand style. The travel outfits dominated the conversation on Twitter as some were of the opinion that the attire was not proper while some were impressed that Nigeria travelled to Russian Federation in traditional outfits.

Sports Triple Crown victor Justify will race at Del Mar Racetrack
Author: 0 Triple Crown victor Justify will race at Del Mar Racetrack

The Derby is 1.25 miles in length. "He's a remarkable horse to run in all three legs as well as he did". "He could have won every race on the undercard today". Other Triple Crown winners include Sir Barton (1919), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948) and Secretariat (1973).

Author: 0 Boston Celtics: Where the franchise stands heading into the 2018 offseason

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving missed the postseason thanks to a pair of knee surgeries - the first to remove troublesome hardware, the second as a result of bacteria discovered at the site. He raved about Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum , then noted how Marcus Smart gave up his body and "that's the type of attitude and effort you'd love to be part of".

Sports Paine seeks to fix Australia's image with pre-series handshakes
Author: 0 Paine seeks to fix Australia's image with pre-series handshakes

Though Paine is lacking five first-team players and Australia have lost 11 of their last 12 completed one-day internationals away from home, he and the new head coach, Justin Langer, are hoping the hunger of fringe players desperate to force their way into the plans for next year's World Cup comes to the fore here.

Sports Wilder 'agrees' to unification fight with Joshua in UK
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According to Pugmire, Wilder's and Joshua's respective teams were quibbling over the location of the fight, with Wilder's camp wanting it in the US and Joshua's side preferring the UK. 'We will wait and see what happens when we get the contract back. Hopefully, we'll get an answer in the next day or two. "We're going to dealing with that and making sure he gets the relevant paperwork".

Sports Rafael Nadal ready for 'tough final' against Dominic Thiem on Sunday
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Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal on Friday outclassed Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro to storm into his record 11th final of the French Open with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 win in the men's semi-final clash. Nadal's latest triumph in Paris sees him join Margaret Court, who dominated the Australian Open in the 1960s and 70s, as the only player to win 11 singles titles at one grand slam.

Author: 0 Griezmann: My Future Will Be Announced Next Week

The 27-year-old is linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona , but he may yet remain at Atletico. "I'm in agreement that to get back to winning the Champions League we have to have the best players". "Cristiano Ronaldo leaving, out of 10, I'm anxious about a five or a four", he said. Lemar was included in Didier Deschamps' final 23-man squad for the World Cup this summer, and could be in line to start on the left wing, depending on which formation the coach opts to use.

Sports This Is How the Warriors Won the 2018 NBA Championship
Author: 0 This Is How the Warriors Won the 2018 NBA Championship

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about West's quote on Monday, and downplayed the idea that anything insane was going on behind the scenes. It's a lot of different conversations that have to take place and if that's something that we want to look into I'm sure we could have those - Klay's got another year, Draymond's got two more.

Author: 0 Neymar mocks Austria's 'UFC' tactics after Brazil win

Coutinho (Brazil): His team mate Neymar will dominate the headlines, but Coutinho also deserves recognition for a terrific performance. In particular, the defensive midfield role performed by Real Madrid's Casemiro is essential, providing a link between defence and midfield and a shield to the back four.

Sports World Cup 2018 scores
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England was eliminated from three World Cup tournaments in penalty shootout. "What people have seen is the way we want to play - and we definitely want to be an intelligent team in terms of tactical approach and dealing with different stakes and stages in games".

Author: 0 Spain boss Lopetegui to take Real reins after World Cup

The search to replace Zinedine Zidane , who left after guiding Real to a third-straight Champions League title, lasted nearly two weeks, with Mauricio Pochettino , Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp among the names reportedly in the frame.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo Furious With Real Madrid's Latest Offer
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Ronaldo created a stir, minutes after La Liga giants won their third straight Champions League title in Kiev last month by hinting he would be leaving Bernabeu. Other commentators speculate that Ronaldo could even be jealous over Real's courting of Paris Saint-Germain´s Brazilian star Neymar. Mohamed Salah arrived in Russian Federation to a grand reception which even five-time Ballon d'Or holders Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi didn't get.

Sports Eagles Uninvited to the White House
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The President said on Monday: "The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team". The NFL Network initially reported the Eagles planned to send a small contingent of players and officials for the celebration, since numerous players did not wish to go.

Sports Liverpool target's future to be sorted before the World Cup
Author: 0 Liverpool target's future to be sorted before the World Cup

But Liverpool are expected to look at alternative targets as they are unwilling to spent £79million - Alisson's buy-out clause - to strike a deal. He told reporters after a 3-0 friendly victory over Austria: "I believe and I hope that everything will be resolved before the start of the World Cup".

Sports Nadal, Thiem ready for tough final showdown
Author: 0 Nadal, Thiem ready for tough final showdown

But Paris, to tweak the title of Ernest Hemingway's famous love letter to the city, has been a predictable feast for Nadal. After holding there, Nadal broke del Potro to take that set and was on his way, taking 14 of the past 17 games. "What will be important will be to try and make him play in uncomfortable situations", said Moya, the 1998 French Open champion. But that was only after Nadal had allowed him just two games in a last-eight mauling in Monte Carlo.

Sports McGregor Confirms He Was Set For UFC 224 Card
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And the names being bandied about? Conor McGregor revealed that he nearly returned to UFC last month until "something came up". Conor McGregor and Rafael Dos Anjos were supposed to fight back at UFC 196 before a foot injury forced RDA off the card.

Sports Tyson Fury wins his comeback fight against Sefer Seferi
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The live stream of Fury vs. Seferi will precede that evening's SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader that features WBA Featherweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz in a highly anticipated rematch against former world champion Abner Mares live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m.

Sports Formula One: Ferrari doing a better job but will falter, says Hamilton
Author: 0 Formula One: Ferrari doing a better job but will falter, says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton was relieved to see the end of the Canadian Grand Prix , after fearing his demise on every lap following issues with his Mercedes power unit. "I'm just grateful the engine made it". And a miscalculation that saw a race official waive the checkered flag when there was still one lap to go. It was left to Bottas to chase Vettel, who made a clean getaway from the start, with Verstappen nearly passing the Finn before the order settled down.

Sports Pistons' Tom Gores on Dwane Casey: Great communicator who'll connect with players
Author: 0 Pistons' Tom Gores on Dwane Casey: Great communicator who'll connect with players

But they were swept in the second by Cleveland and LeBron James, the third year in a row they have been eliminated by the Cavaliers. He posted a 320-238 record in seven seasons and is the franchise's winningest coach. Last month, he was named the Coach of the Year by the National Basketball Coaches Association. My thoughts on Casey and the team moving forward in the video above! Under Casey, the Raptors won four Atlantic Division titles and advanced to the playoffs in five consecutive seasons.

Sports Legislature in NJ passes sports bill
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Vernon Kirk, director of Delaware's lottery, told ESPN that the state took $322,135 in wagers across three casinos that now offer full-scale sports betting . You will be able to bet on all professional sports - everything from the victor down to prop best, like who catches the first touchdown. Churchill Downs also owns and operates twinspires.com, one of the leading account-wagering companies in the U.S.

Sports Decisions, Decisions: What will LeBron James do this summer?
Author: 0 Decisions, Decisions: What will LeBron James do this summer?

The Warriors completed an NBA Finals sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday for back-to-back titles and a third crown in four years. What he essentially is saying, however, is that although Boston and Golden State give James the best chances of winning a title, neither option is a realistic destination, for multiple reasons.

Sports Nadal beats Thiem for 11th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal beats Thiem for 11th French Open title

Federer made a decision to skip the clay-court season and the French Open to prepare for Wimbledon . On Sunday, the Clay Court King defeated yet another French Open Gran Slam aspirant - Dominic Thiem - with a straight-set victory 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to collect his 11th Roland Garros title and 17th Grand Slam overall.

Sports Robbie Keane raves about Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane
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Indeed, it's reported that his weekly wage will be somewhere near the £200,000 mark once all relevant bonuses are chucked in. It's another shrewd move from Levy, who recently tied down in-demand manager Mauricio Pochettino to a five-year pact to take the club back to White Hart Lane, and now his leader on the pitch will join him.

Sports Nadal prepares for complex Thiem challenge
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At least Thiem can boast being the only man to have defeated Nadal on clay in the last two years. Thiem, 24, is seeking to win his first grand slam title in his debut appearance in a major final , and the Austrian seventh seed has been in impressive form throughout the two weeks in Paris.

Sports Liverpool unable to secure Fekir deal
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France Football Association president Noel Le Graet had suggested the move was nearly completed - according to reports in France - before Lyon's announcement. That's logical, we've done it for other players. Fekir , who scored 18 goals and made a further eight, is now in preparations with France ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Sports Sebastian Vettel on pole in Canada
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Mercedes was expecting to do the same, but it wasn't ready in time; they also chose to bring fewer sets of the softest tires. "Yesterday we felt quite competitive and the auto was behaving quite well, so we were quite confident for today's qualifying, but we were not on the pace today unfortunately", Alonso said after qualifying in 14th place.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo's plan amid Real Madrid exit rumours involves Manchester United
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo's plan amid Real Madrid exit rumours involves Manchester United

The report states that the Portugal striker is incensed over the failure to follow through on a bumper new contract promised to him in 2017 by president Florentino Perez. But the 33-year-old has filled the Old Trafford faithful with hope after seemingly calling time on his Los Blancos career in the wake of last month's Champions League final.

Sports Beilein declines to pursue Pistons coaching job
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University of MI basketball head coach John Beilein appears to be out of the running for the same position with the Detroit Pistons and will remain in Ann Arbor. U-M has not released any information about a potential extension, though it's clear athletic director Warde Manuel is working on one . Beilein's revised contract at MI was in the works prior to his discussions with the Pistons .