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Sports Liverpool looking to sign Xherdan Shaqiri
Author: 0 Liverpool looking to sign Xherdan Shaqiri

Signed from Inter Milan by former Stoke manager Mark Hughes for £12m in August 2015, Shaqiri has openly admitted that he would look to leave after the club's drop into the Championship . Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield options this summer with Naby Keita and Fabinho, for £52.75m from Red Bull Leipzig and £43.7m from Monaco respectively, and had lined up a £53m move for Nabil Fekir until a medical raised concerns.

Sports Pogba dedicates France semi win to rescued Thai boys
Author: 0 Pogba dedicates France semi win to rescued Thai boys

However, the game was mostly dominated by Belgium with 63 per cent of possession but Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante impressed in midfield for Didier Deschamps's side. They worked in '98 and we worked today, we reached out target to get to the final. "I am perfectly ready and fit and I can say the same for my team-mates".

Sports Riyad Mahrez set to join Man City from Leicester this week
Author: 0 Riyad Mahrez set to join Man City from Leicester this week

According to Sky Sports , Leicester has accepted a bid from the Premier League champions and the Algerian is set for a medical in the coming days. That is fast approaching, with the winger due to return to the East Midlands next week after the club extended his holiday following recent internationals played by the north Africans.

Sports Arsenal Complete Signing Of Uruguayan Torreira
Author: 0 Arsenal Complete Signing Of Uruguayan Torreira

Guendouzi emerged as a box-to-box midfielder at Lorient but excelled in a deeper role last season and he's already represented France at Under-20 level so he has a huge future ahead of him. I want to become part of the club's history and to achieve great things here. I hope I can do great things here. The Gunners have also brought in goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen , defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus and defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia ...

Sports Wimbledon: Serena Williams advances as top ten fall
Author: 0 Wimbledon: Serena Williams advances as top ten fall

So it's really cool. Kerber is through after a straight-sets win over Russian youngster Daria Kasatkina . The German had suffered five successive first-round defeats at Wimbledon before this year and had clocked up 42 grand slam appearances without progressing beyond the fourth round.

Sports 76ers say LeBron James 'strongly' considered Philly
Author: 0 76ers say LeBron James 'strongly' considered Philly

James joined the Lakers in a four-year $154million (£116m) deal after opting out of his final year with the Cleveland Cavaliers . "We all know that the work is not yet done". "It's a big step closer to returning the Lakers to the postseason and the NBA Finals". This was also the last time the Lakers brought back the NBA Championship to the Staples Center and the city of Los Angeles, something which James will be looking to do many times for the team over the next four years.

Sports Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players
Author: 0 Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players

After an emotional appearance, Mark tells, Bobby asked: "How did Gascoigne play?" A World Cup champion will be crowned on Sunday. "We've been one of the youngest teams in the tournament, the least experienced, but we were never quite sure how far this team could go", said Southgate.

Sports Russian Federation v Croatia quarter-final
Author: 0 Russian Federation v Croatia quarter-final

Denis Cheryshev got Russian Federation off to a brilliant start by marking his return to the starting line-up with yet another contender for goal of the tournament after his stunning efforts against Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the group stage, but Andrej Kramaric equalised just eight minutes later.

Sports Raptors 'Generate Buzz' As Possible Trade Spot For Kawhi Leonard
Author: 0 Raptors 'Generate Buzz' As Possible Trade Spot For Kawhi Leonard

Leonard played in only nine games in 2017-18, scoring 16.2 points a night, well below his average of 25.5 in 2016-17. "You don't want that dragging into the season". "If you have to give up a lot of stuff, you factor that in and take that into account". So we talk about this stuff endlessly and how to manage those risks.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo ends 9-year Madrid reign, joins Juventus
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo ends 9-year Madrid reign, joins Juventus

Belgium have won all their games from the group stages before they got to the last four, and their credentials will be put to test by France who have also been superb so far at Russian Federation 2018 World Cup . Whether a mooted move in the region of £88m happens remains to be seen, but either way with Ronaldo now 33-years-old, Madrid have to plan for the future.

Sports Three Lions aim for first final since 1966, France prevail over Belgium
Author: 0 Three Lions aim for first final since 1966, France prevail over Belgium

In the case of Stones it meant being held back and told to prove himself in lower-age teams before he was finally handed his first professional contract with Barnsley in 2011. "When I played, we beat Germany 3-0 at the 1998 World Cup (in the quarter-finals)". Team official and former worldwide Ognjen Vukojevic was expelled from the delegation for making a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida .

Sports Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals

This came after Federer took to channeling his inner Tendulkar while playing his fourth-round match against France's Adrian Mannarino whom he defeated 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 on Monday. While Williams boasts 23 major championships, the remaining seven women have combined for just three: Angelique Kerber has won two (2016 Australian Open and 2016 U.S.

Sports England Have Been Warming Up With Rubber Chickens Ahead Of Croatia
Author: 0 England Have Been Warming Up With Rubber Chickens Ahead Of Croatia

The semi-final also represents a financial mismatch between the riches of England's Premier League and Croatian football. But Dalic said: "I don't think England had easy opponents , they made it look easy". Undoubtedly the back-to-back extra-time and penalty shootout the Croatians had had to endure in their Round of 16 and quarter-final matches will surely take its toll on the players.

Sports New Orleans family honors loved one with unusual funeral
Author: 0 New Orleans family honors loved one with unusual funeral

According to Matthews" mom, Temeka, her son was a "homebody' whose favorite athlete was indeed Irving. While some may find this rather peculiar, the sentiment reminds me of the concept of altars and shrines for the fallen in which people would place items representing the person and what they love.

Sports England's squad all train ahead of World Cup semi-final against Croatia
Author: 0 England's squad all train ahead of World Cup semi-final against Croatia

Croatia , meanwhile have made the World Cup knockout rounds for the first time since 1998, when they reached the semi-final and finished third overall. Despite a comfortable run through their group, Croatia has had a tougher ride in the knockout rounds, needing extra time and penalties to eliminate both Denmark in the round of 16 and then hosts Russian Federation in the last four.

Sports England vs India - Highlights & Stats
Author: 0 England vs India - Highlights & Stats

Hardik Pandya and Sharma made no delay in securing the match and the series as both of them guided the Indian team to a fantastic 7-wicket victory with 8 balls to spare. Dhoni completed the catch this time around. Any hopes England had of applying pressure were snuffed out by Rahul, who arrived at the crease and drove his first delivery to the boundary.

Sports France vs Belgium, a short history
Author: 0 France vs Belgium, a short history

They lost 2-0 to Argentina in their maiden appearance in semi-finals at the 1986 tournament in Mexico. It's not yet clear what role Kevin De Bruyne will play for Belgium in the World Cup semifinal against France . If he can do that, then the golden generation could well glitter alongside the World Cup , as the winners of this semi-final would be odds-on favourites to lift the trophy on Sunday.

Sports The Rockets should sign Carmelo Anthony, but only under these conditions
Author: 0 The Rockets should sign Carmelo Anthony, but only under these conditions

If an injury hadn't taken Paul out before the culmination of the series, it may have very well been the Rockets facing LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Finals instead of the Warriors. Houston re-signed star point guard Chris Paul to a four-year contract worth a reported $160 million earlier this month. Anthony would be joining a team that is just on the cusp of winning an National Basketball Association championship, and although he is 34-years old, he is about as experienced as ...

Sports Antonio Conte begins Chelsea preseason with double session
Author: 0 Antonio Conte begins Chelsea preseason with double session

Numbers were diminished due to several players' involvement in Russian Federation, but those who didn't feature in Russian Federation were put through their paces with fitness and stretching exercises. Sarri guided Napoli to a 2 place finish in the Serie A last season nearly winning the Italian title but the Partenopei replaced him with Carlo Ancelotti.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo 'holds talks with Massimiliano Allegri'
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo 'holds talks with Massimiliano Allegri'

Buffon, who made more than 600 appearances for the Turin side, has stated that he would not be surprised if the Portuguese makes his way to Italy, and thinks it would be good for the Bianconeri's fans. Cristiano Ronaldo has been tipped to rejuvenate Italian football and give Juventus an "advantage" in their bid to finally win the UEFA Champions League again.

Author: 0 Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer bagels and beats Adrian Mannarino

Federer took his tally of consecutive sets won on London's hallowed lawns to 32 with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 dispatch of unsafe French left-hander Adrian Mannarino . Tsitsipas, whose Greek father and Russian mother are both tennis coaches, had set a goal at the beginning of the year of reaching the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament.

Sports Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand
Author: 0 Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand

Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda had said early Monday that the same group of expert divers who took part in Sunday's rescue would return to extricate the others because they know the cave conditions and what to do. But bursts of monsoon rain caused the water inside the cave to rise, leaving them trapped. A total of eight boys have now been brought out of the cave complex.

Sports Croatia Lands in Moscow Ahead of World Cup Showdown with England
Author: 0 Croatia Lands in Moscow Ahead of World Cup Showdown with England

The Croatian football team made the two-hour and twenty flight from Sochi to Moscow on Sunday afternoon where it will take on England in the semi-final of the World Cup . They are in the better half of the draw and we have a proper team, full of quality, full of experience. Ivan Rakitic , so often a key man for Barcelona, was not almost as influential as at club level, while in defence, Russia's Mario Fernandes beat more highly rated defenders to head home a late equaliser.

Sports Raikkonen apologised & I accept it: Lewis
Author: 0 Raikkonen apologised & I accept it: Lewis

The incident also prompted a stunning charge from Hamilton, who roared back from last place to finish second and minimise the damage to his title prospects. While Lewis Hamilton backtracked on his criticism of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen on Monday, the Italian team's chief Maurizio Arrivabene launched a scathing attack on the Mercedes team.

Sports Finch rises to top of ICC's T20I rankings
Author: 0 Finch rises to top of ICC's T20I rankings

Australia captain Aaron Finch was given a first-ball reprieve when he was dropped by Malik in the deep after top-edging a hook, and several misfields allowed any pressure with the new ball to be immediately dissipated. Among the bowlers, legspinners Rashid Khan and Shadab Khan retained the top two positions but there were movements down the table. "Glad he did well", Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said.

Sports Fernando Hierro quits as Spain sporting director after World Cup exit
Author: 0 Fernando Hierro quits as Spain sporting director after World Cup exit

Under the former Real Madrid and Spain defender, who had little previous coaching experience, 2010 winners Spain lost on penalties to host nation Russian Federation in the last 16. " Luis Enrique comes with his staff, but he will talk about that next week". Former Roma and Celta Vigo coach Enrique lifted countless trophies during his time in charge of Barca including two La Liga titles and the 2015 Champions League.

Sports Belgium defeats Brazil to reach World Cup 2018 semi-finals
Author: 0 Belgium defeats Brazil to reach World Cup 2018 semi-finals

The midfielder should have scored his second to equalize but fired narrowly wide after bursting through on goal. Kompany will be hoping his gift for anticipation will help get the better of the forward, a player he fears. The Manchester City star injured his ankle in training. Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he gave positional instructions to Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne before Belgium's victory over Brazil on Friday evening.

Sports Devin Booker signs five-year, $158m extension with the Phoenix Suns
Author: 0 Devin Booker signs five-year, $158m extension with the Phoenix Suns

The Suns are banking on Booker to be the player that leads them back to winning ways in the coming years and eventually back into the playoffs. Sacramento Kings number two overall draft pick Marvin Bagley III poses with his jersey during an introduction press conference at Golden 1 Center.

Sports Vettel dismisses Mercedes claims as
Author: 0 Vettel dismisses Mercedes claims as "silly"

Pirelli believes a one-stop is possible if tyre temperatures can be kept under control, but let them spiral upwards and a two-stop comes into play. The nightmare continued for former champions Williams at their home race, with Lance Stroll bringing out red flags when he crashed at the start of the first phase of qualifying.

Sports England vs India, 3rd T20I
Author: 0 England vs India, 3rd T20I

Virat Kohli (captain) asked me and I told him I was okay - if you come and take wickets on this type of wicket and ground it will stop the runs. A single brought Roy on strike who brought up his half-century with a six, taking only 23 balls to get there and becoming the second-quickest Englishman to do so.

Sports What colour kit will England wear in semi-final vs Croatia?
Author: 0 What colour kit will England wear in semi-final vs Croatia?

Although white is traditionally England's first choice kit, they've worn their red away shirt in three of the five games they've played so far in Russian Federation. The European side hadn't managed to taste success in seven matches in the lead-up to the quadrennial tournament and lost a few key players, including influential striker Alexandr Kokorin, to injury.

Sports Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Planning $10 Million Showdown
Author: 0 Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Planning $10 Million Showdown

Now, it appears that fans might get the chance to see the two golf greats go head-to-head with no other competition in the field. Their careers, too, speak for themselves. 15 years ago, the two did mix it up in prime time, but it was never head to head. Woods and Mickelson drew lots of attention when they played a practice round together at Augusta National before the Masters .

Sports England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth
Author: 0 England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth

The English team defeated Sweden 2-0. Croatia defender Domagoj Vida also scored in extra time with a header in the 101st minute. England battles Russian Federation or Croatia in the World Cup semifinals at 2 p.m. It's Maguire's first worldwide goal in his 10th match for England . "I did my best to bring as many Swedes as I could", Swedish fan Mats Sjoberg said.

Sports Sebastian Vettel spoils Lewis Hamilton's Silverstone party
Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel spoils Lewis Hamilton's Silverstone party

Lewis Hamilton is second, Kimi Raikkonen finishes third. At the right-hander which followed, Hamilton held the edge over Kimi Raikkonen in the other Ferrari , but the Finn locked up and pitched the No.44 vehicle into a spin. Vettel pitted from the lead, but Bottas stayed out, to lead on lap 34, as did Hamilton. He was 19th and last, Brendon Hartley having failed to start in his Toro Rosso.

Sports Wimbledon 2018: Predicting Men and Women's Finals Before Week 2
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2018: Predicting Men and Women's Finals Before Week 2

Pella delivered the biggest upset so far in the men's draw when he eliminated third-seeded Marin Cilic in a match that was carried over to Thursday. Earlier on Friday, Gael Monfils advanced to the fourth round for the first time after knocking out last year's semifinalist Sam Querrey 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

Sports Elon Musk sends help to Thailand cave rescue
Author: 0 Elon Musk sends help to Thailand cave rescue

Experts from around the world, including the United Kingdom, U.S., China and Australia, have traveled to Thailand to join the rescue effort. On Saturday, Musk tweeted an updated rescue plan , which essentially involves constructing "a tiny, kid-size submarine" that he plans to fly to Thailand.