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Sky's Thomas tunes up for Tour with Dauphine success

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Sir Bradley Wiggins won the race for a second time in 2012 before going on to become the first British victor of the Tour, while Froome has won it on four occasions, each time going on to claim the yellow jersey in Paris . Yates, of Mitchelton-Scott, pulled clear of Spanish rider Dani Navarro 50m from the line at the finish to the 136km closing day's ride to the ski resort of Le Bettex. Read More »

World Cup host Russian Federation spent billions, but will its economy benefit?

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Mexico will once again enjoy itself this summer, as the 2018 tournament prepares to kick off on Thursday, but there has been a bitter taste in many Americans' mouths since the U.S. Morocco Federation: "I wish to congratulate Fifa for the conduct of this process and congratulate the president for what he has done in order to move things towards more transparency and more inclusion". Read More »

David De Gea refuses to say whether he’s staying at Manchester United

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The 27-year-old has always been a target for Real Madrid and speculation is rife that he might join the Champions League victor ahead of the 2018-2019 season. I still don't know what was behind it all and everything that came out a few days before the start of Euro 2016". "I just want to be 100 percent focused on the World Cup". Read More »

Led joint bid wins right to host 2026 World Cup

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Canada has never held the competition, but it did host the 2015 Women's World Cup. Government officials argue the event will boost the Russian economy by as much as $31 billion over the next 10 years through increased tourism, investment and ancillary benefits. Read More »

Neymar and Coutinho egged by Brazil team-mates

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When is the FIFA International Friendly between Brazil v Austria going to be played? Brazil play their opening game at the tournament on Sunday, when they take on Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don. "Not only was the attack well, the group went very well". With how the draw worked out, Germany and Brazil could potentially meet for a rematch, either in the first match of the knockout round, or the final. Read More »

Griezmann: Today isn't the day to discuss my future

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Antoine Griezmann says he has made a decision on his future but refused to clarify where he will play next season when he spoke to reporters at France's World Cup camp in Russian Federation on Tuesday. "And Griezmann is one of them", Messi told Sport . However, at a press conference in Russian Federation on Tuesday, the 27-year-old repeatedly laughed off questions regarding a potential move before claiming he has made up his mind where he will be playing next season. Read More »

Justify's stablemate Restoring Hope accused of blocking at Belmont Stakes

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That said, Justify is now worth more as a healthy stud than he could ever make on the track, so don't be surprised if his racing career has come to an end. 'Justify's a freak, super horse, undefeated, wonderful what he's done, ' Repole told DFR. A plan will be formulated once the chestnut colt recovers from a compressed schedule that saw him win six races over 111 days since his debut on February 18. Read More »

After a well-deserved break, when will Triple Crown victor Justify race again?

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Triple Crown victor Justify is ready to start the next portion of his career, becoming the most valuable stud horse in the world. Six of the 10 horses in the Belmont were Keeneland sales graduates. Approaching the quarter pole, with the crowd on its feet and screaming, Gronkowski was hitting his best stride from far back, picking off a half-dozen rivals to gain third even as Vino Rosso was moving into second. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Still Keen To Agree Deal With Controversial Midfielder

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Arsenal have been linked with an unlikely move for the Belgium worldwide, who scored in Wednesday night's 3-0 win over Egypt, and Parlour believes Fellaini would offer his old club the sort of physical power they are now lacking. Fred is at his most comfortable deeper in midfield - averaging over 85% pass success rate in 2017/18 across all competitions and Brazilian to the core, at home with the ball on his feet which has been lacking at United a bit since the retirement of Scholes and now ... Read More »

Coetzer wants Scotland to enjoy the moment after their victory over England

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England will lock horns with Australia for the limited over series starting from June 13. "You have a couple of really good players who aren't in the mix at the moment, having said that, we do have a really versatile squad, an injection of youth which is always helpful, so there's a lot of energy and a lot of players who are really believing in themselves at the moment". Read More »

Kyrie Irving says signing extension with Celtics "just doesn’t make any sense"

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After weeks of being "an outsider looking in", Irving said he's planning on dedicating this offseason to his craft and is taking everything one day at a time to ensure he will be ready for the start of training camp. Really integrating myself with our team again and really focus on winning a championship. Without Hayward , Boston still managed to finish second in the East behind the play of fellow All-Star pick up Kyrie Irving and rookie Jayson Tatum , who took over after Irving went down ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title

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That would move him to within three of the all-time mark of 20 held by Roger Federer . And for good reason. Thiem reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros the previous two years, but this is the 24-year-old's first grand slam final. "He beat really good players". After guzzling water during that break, Nadal felt better and was back to playing his unmistakable brand of almost unbeatable clay-court tennis. Read More »

Super Eagles land in Russian Federation

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Before their departure for the tournament, Gernot Rohr's men have been perfecting their strategies in Austria toward ensuring a successful outing in Russian Federation. Today, Salisu Yusuf's side joined several other nations in making the trip to the Russian Federation for the month-long showpiece, with Nigeria looking ahead to their first game against Croatia in Group D on 16 June. Read More »

Draymond Green Trolls LeBron James With Hilarious Arthur Fist Shirt

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The Golden State Warriors star forward is right in the middle of his prime. "Just thinking about all that I've been through this year with the ankle and the knee and all that type of stuff, she's just kept me sane". "There wasn't anything emotionally that was bothering us, it was more we gotta figure this out strategically and I think we did". But signing older guys - whether that be ones who were on the team this past year or a new batch of ring chasers - is still something the Warriors ... Read More »

Everton and Newcastle Target Bas Dost Terminates Sporting Lisbon Contract

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Goalkeeper Rui Patricio and forward Daniel Podence already quit the team two weeks ago, while coach Jorge Jesus left Sporting and signed with Saudi club Al-Hilal last week. "Secondly, if we run and get elected again, they maintain their contracts". The players responded by posting a joint statement defending their commitment to the club and questioning the manners of De Carvalho, saying he should support them as their "leader". Read More »

Real Madrid appoints Julen Lopetegui as coach

And as they had hoped, the European champions have announced the Frenchman's successor ahead of this summer's World Cup . According to the same story, Zinedine Zidane's decision to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season has heightened Bale's chances of staying at the club. Read More »

French Open 2018: Nadal defeats Thiem to win 11th title

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Rafa Nadal of Spain lost just one set on his way to winning his 11th French Open crown. Nadal struck 26 winners to Thiem's 34 yet made only 24 unforced errors to Thiem's 42, with "unforced errors" a relative term in Nadal Roland Garros matches. Read More »

Brazilian great Bueno dies aged 78

She won her first major title at Wimbledon in 1959, when she was 19. She had been suffering from mouth cancer since past year and was hospitalized in May. A self-taught prodigy, she brought grace to the game and was a dominant force, BBC Americas editor Leonardo Rocha writes. Bueno was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1978. Read More »

Marca: Real Madrid for Conte?

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According to Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio , Real Madrid reached out to Conte but he refused to negotiate with them. Madrid are quickly running out of top-level options to replace Zinedine Zidane , who opted to step down from the role after winning three successive Champions League titles. Read More »

Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann refuses to confirm future plans

But Tebas expects both players to remain at their respective clubs heading into next season. Let us know in the comments section below. "We are becoming more independent of great players". Griezmann has been dedicating a lot of time to his decision, and reports claim that he's turned to French teammates while preparing for the World Cup for advice. Read More »

Real Madrid Have Announced Their New Manager

Before he took over as Spain boss, Lopetegui was Porto manager for two years. The Champions League winners had been without a boss since Zinedine Zidane revealed that he was stepping down from his role last month, but the Spanish giants have acted quickly to secure the Frenchman's replacement. Read More »

Unbeaten Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua appear poised for title unification bout

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On Monday night he posted: 'The $50M offer for Joshua to fight me next in the USA is still available to him if he wants it. That was being drawn up on Tuesday and will be in front of Wilder by Friday at the latest and his response, having evidently agreed all terms, will determine if he is Joshua's next opponent, or if the Brit fights him next spring once Povetkin has been faced. Read More »

Neymar's stunning World Cup warning in Brazil romp

The Paris Saint-Germain star has enjoyed a seamless return to football after three months out with a broken foot, which he suffered in action for PSG back in February. Tite's men will open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17 before taking on Costa Rica and Serbia . Brazil , one of the contenders for the crown will look to do their last-minute adjustments and get things in order before Russian Federation 2018. Read More »

Springboks Schalk Brits recalled England Test Bloemfontein

Brits, who was in South Africa on holiday and was at the first Test as a fan , retired after Saracens' Premiership final victory over Exeter but has unexpectedly been called up by Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus . Looking back, we probably got out of jail free today, but just as they could have put us away, we could have put them away. "We knew that wasn't what we worked on during the week". Read More »

Tottenham striker Kane knows he needs to break World Cup scoring hoodoo

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Kane says the current squad will bring a fresh approach to this summer's World Cup , though, saying: "The aim is to be aggressive and fearless in possession". 'Everybody is looking forward to getting to the first game'. "It is hard to look beyond the World Cup ", said Kane. England were also dumped out of the European Championship in 1996, 2004 and 2012 in shootouts, winning just one game on penalties against Spain back in 1996. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly 'Angry' at 'Derisory' Real Madrid Contract Offer

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Effectively ruling out the Middle East, China, Japan and the Middle East for the time being, Ronaldo is understood to be interested in Ligue 1, Serie A or returning to the Premier League. A romantic return to Manchester United has always been on the cards, as has opting for a lucrative change of scene with Paris Saint-Germain. Other commentators speculate that Ronaldo could even be jealous over Real's courting of Paris Saint-Germain´s Brazilian star Neymar. Read More »