• Chelsea taste defeat in pursuit of another summer target
Chelsea taste defeat in pursuit of another summer target

Given chances he's arguably a better finisher than Costa and the Spanish international could deal with the physicality of the PL while also providing an aerial threat and is able to hold up the ball. Silly season has truly enveloped us all as professional footballers' every movements are scrutinised and this is particularly true on social media.

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  • Muller beats Nadal to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals
Muller beats Nadal to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

The US 24th seed beat the unseeded South African 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-7 (13/11), 6-3.Earlier, Angelique Kerber crashed out of Wimbledon and lost her hold on the world number one ranking, while five-time champion Venus Williams became the oldest All England Club quarter-finalist in 23 years.

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  • SEC Media Days: Which freshmen are impressing so far?
SEC Media Days: Which freshmen are impressing so far?

That's college football's equivalent of those blessed wintertime words, "Pitchers and catchers report". Though it's meaningless in and of itself, it's a tangible reminder that football is coming soon. They're not going to reveal anything significant like who their backup punter will be. Alabama will likely be ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the early ...

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  • George RR Martin working on 'Who Fears Death' TV adaptation
George RR Martin working on 'Who Fears Death' TV adaptation

He was responding to a fan who voiced the unpopular opinion that she dislikes the HBO smash, which returns for its seventh season next week. The author herself made the announcement on Twitter Monday morning. When she reaches maturity, she uses her magical powers in a bid to defeat her sorcerer father Daib. Between HBO's resources, George...

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  • Summer Transfers: Bayern Munich adds Real Madrid star James Rodriguez on loan
Summer Transfers: Bayern Munich adds Real Madrid star James Rodriguez on loan

Rodriguez moves to Bayern on a loan deal until June 30, 2019. He made just 13 league starts and was left out entirely as Zinedine Zidane's side beat Juventus in the Champions League final. The 25-year-old Colombian midfielder was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with six goals, after which he moved from current French top division...

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  • Silverstone triggers break clause in British GP contract
Silverstone triggers break clause in British GP contract

Unless a new contractual arrangement is put in place with Liberty Media , which owns and manages Formula 1 , 2019 will be the previous year that the race takes place at the Northamptonshire track. So it felt it had no choice but to exercise the get-out clause, which contractually needed to be done before this year's race. The figures contradict...

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  • Ola Aina: Chelsea defender joins Hull City on loan for season
Ola Aina: Chelsea defender joins Hull City on loan for season

The former England Under-20 global, who has now declared his allegiance to Nigeria , made six appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last season, including three in the Premier League . Born in London and with England caps up to under-20 level, Aina has declared his allegiance to Nigeria . "I just want to hit the ground running", Aina...

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  • Rockets Sign James Harden to $228 Million Extension
Rockets Sign James Harden to $228 Million Extension

The Rockets have fast-tracked the Harden extension with the arrival of All-Star guard Chris Paul and are turning full attention to completing a deal with the New York Knicks to acquire eight-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony in a trade, league sources said.

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  • Bayern Munich complete loan signing of Real Madrid star
Bayern Munich complete loan signing of Real Madrid star

According to Spanish daily AS, Zidane has asked Real to "accelerate" the departure of the Colombia global to make room for Ceballos , who was crowned the player of the tournament at the recent Under-21 European Championship in Poland. A statement on Bayern's website says the attacking midfielder will join his new team-mates on Sunday for Bayer...

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  • Ricciardo: Austria podium proves Red Bull is catching leaders
Ricciardo: Austria podium proves Red Bull is catching leaders

Up front were eventual victor Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes and Sebastien Vettel in the Ferrari , who finished in that order in another superclose finish. "If it's starting to slip and to leak and everything, then it's game over." . "I think they have never experienced so many DNFs before", he said. "What can I say?" He got close , but I ...

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  • Real Madrid players return for pre-season training
Real Madrid players return for pre-season training

Real president Florentino Perez suggested the club were forced to fight off stiff competition for the former Atleti youth product's signature. "You wanted to wear this jersey above all others even though other big clubs, as we all know, wanted you".

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  • Defending champion Andy Murray cruises into Wimbledon quarterfinals
Defending champion Andy Murray cruises into Wimbledon quarterfinals

And the defending champion rates his next opponent, the unseeded Frenchman Benoit Paire . Murray cites his victory over Paire in Monte Carlo previous year as helping to spark a run to the Wimbledon , Olympic, ATP World Tour finals crowns and top spot in the rankings.

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  • Major League Baseball in Charlotte? Commish mentions Queen City
Major League Baseball in Charlotte? Commish mentions Queen City

His attorney appealed the case because the lawyer missed key filings and court dates due to illness. The Marlins say he owes them $97,200. According to the New Times , Kenneth Sack signed a four-year contract for season tickets in 2012 at $16,200 per ticket for a total price of $129,600.

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  • Trump talks with China in wake of 'major escalation' by N. Korea
Trump talks with China in wake of 'major escalation' by N. Korea

Translation for Xi's remarks was not immediately available. In Florida, the two presidents spent more than seven hours in in-depth discussions, gained better understanding of each other, cemented mutual trust, reached consensus on many major issues, and built up a good working relationship.

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  • Mike Pence says he touched NASA equipment on a dare
Mike Pence says he touched NASA equipment on a dare

Mr. Pence placed his left palm flat on it, anyway, as cameras clicked away. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) dared him to. The rest is meme and tweet history. "Good to know our vice president has the self control of a sugar charged 3rd grader on a field trip", wrote someone with the handle @KentoTFH. "The Vice President and Mrs.

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  • Best of Bret from SEC Media Days
Best of Bret from SEC Media Days

Most of us have accidentally butt-dialed someone, but not many can claim to have done so to the commissioner of the SEC. Bielema, it turned out, was getting a veggie bowl from Chipotle for his wife, and explained to Sankey about the video call.

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  • Lindy Ruff officially became the assistant of Alain Vigneault
Lindy Ruff officially became the assistant of Alain Vigneault

He guided the Sabres to the Stanley Cup Final in 1998-99 and won the Jack Adams Award in 2005-06 for being the National Hockey League head coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success ". The new post means Ruff will be on the opposing bench when the Sabres meet the Rangers in the NHL Winter Classic in Citi Field on January 1....

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  • SECMD17 Notebook: Orgeron's experience key to success at LSU
SECMD17 Notebook: Orgeron's experience key to success at LSU

And Orgeron got fired from Ole Miss a few months later in 2007 after a 3-9 season that included an 0-8 finish in the SEC. LSU hasn't ranked in the national top 100 in passing in any of the past three seasons, and it did not crack the top 44 in scoring during that span.

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  • Dominic Solanke completes Liverpool move after Chelsea deal ends
Dominic Solanke completes Liverpool move after Chelsea deal ends

A compensation fee will be due to the Blues for a player nurtured through their academy, with a tribunal expected to rule on the size of the payment. "It feels incredible and everyone has made me feel welcome already", Solanke said. Solanke has been a prolific goalscorer throughout Chelsea's youth ranks having been at the club from Under-8 lev...

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  • Bull runner nails a flip to avoid getting gored
Bull runner nails a flip to avoid getting gored

One man is now Internet famous for a stunt he pulled in order to avoid being hit by a bull. The bulls from the Puerto de San Lorenzo ranch completed the 930-yard (850-meter) cobbled-street course in 2 minutes, 22 seconds. The lone bull was tracked down and then guided by castrated bulls who are trained to accompany any rogue bulls into the bullri...

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  • Lakers' Ball to miss game with groin injury
Lakers' Ball to miss game with groin injury

Considering it's Summer League this shouldn't be a big deal, but because it was being billed as the Lonzo vs De'Aaron Fox rematch, it has become a noteworthy story. That was a turnaround from his summer league debut the night before when he shot 2-for-15, including 1-for-11 from 3-point range, in an overtime loss to the Clippers.

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  • Transfer blow for Chelsea as Champions League victor favours Man Utd move
Transfer blow for Chelsea as Champions League victor favours Man Utd move

The Colombian is apparently being monitored by Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea , and according to Spanish media, the playmaker would prefer to work under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. "Everyone will have their reasons". United had spent most of the summer haggling over the price of Real Madrid's want-away striker Alvar...

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  • Migration increases European Union population to 512 million
Migration increases European Union population to 512 million

On the other hand, Ireland and Cyprus (both 6.4 per 1,000 residents), as well as Luxembourg (6.8‰) had in 2016 the lowest crude death rate, followed by Malta (7.6‰), the Netherlands (8.7‰), and Spain and France (both 8.8‰). Lithuania saw a population decrease of 14.2 per 1,000, followed by Latvia (-9.6), Croatia (-8.7) and Bulgaria (-7.3). The coun...

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  • PG among No. 1 priorities for 76ers' Simmons
PG among No. 1 priorities for 76ers' Simmons

However, in the "positionless" NBA , four players listed at 6-7 or taller (LeBron James , 6-8; Jimmy Butler , 6-7; Giannis Antetokounmpo , 6-11; DeMar DeRozan , 6-7) ranked in the top 30 in time of possession last season, according to NBA .com player tracking.

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  • Gegard Mousasi Leaves the UFC, Inks Multi-Fight Deal with Bellator MMA
Gegard Mousasi Leaves the UFC, Inks Multi-Fight Deal with Bellator MMA

The Netherlands fighter seemed set to re-sign with the UFC , but revealed on the MMA Hour he was not happy with his pay or the Reebok sponsorship deal. While Mousasi wasn't one of the UFC's biggest draws, he was one of their best middleweights, and is certainly an entertaining fighter to watch. "Their new lawyer who handled the negotiations with...

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  • Nevada Officials to Consider Emergency Rule on Cannabis Distribution
Nevada Officials to Consider Emergency Rule on Cannabis Distribution

With recreational marijuana quickly leaving the shelves of Nevada dispensaries, Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday signed emergency regulations that could keep sales going strong beyond the first week. Some dispensaries have told the state that a legal fight over distribution rights could put them out of product "within the next several days", accor...

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  • Mourinho Set To Foil Chelsea Transfer Ambitions Again
Mourinho Set To Foil Chelsea Transfer Ambitions Again

Starsport exclusively revealed last night that the Red Devils had agreed a fee with Monaco for the France global. But fresh reports claim Chelsea have gone back into pole position and Bakayoko is now expected to undergo a medical ahead of a switch to Stamford Bridge.

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  • Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor PPV Price & Details
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor PPV Price & Details

The Mayweather-McGregor PPV will cost $89.95 in standard definition and $99.95 in HD. For those who are fine with standard definition, the cost drops to $89.95. Estimations have rocketed to north of $200 million in profit for Mayweather for the fight, regardless of the outcome of the matchup with the UFC lightweight champion.

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  • Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt
Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Qualys's analysts are positive. Among 2 analysts covering DataWind Inc ( TSE:DW ), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. They presently have a GBX 4,200 ($54.40) price target on the stock, up from their prior price target of GBX 4,150 ($53.76). Inchcape PLC had 114 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to...

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  • Five Noles Named to Bednarik and Maxwell Award Watch Lists
Five Noles Named to Bednarik and Maxwell Award Watch Lists

Watch list season is officially upon us, so be prepared to see a few Virginia Tech players floated around on watch lists. The Bednarik Award is given annually to the best defensive player in college football. Park threw for 371 yards in the season-finale vs. With five 100-yard games, Scott tied for third most in the Big Ten in the regular seaso...

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  • LA makes Olympics bid in Switzerland
LA makes Olympics bid in Switzerland

The IOC is considering the participation of a team of refugee athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics . "The two projects are different in nature, but each city presents a proposal which is genuinely authentic and reflects the best of what each has to offer".

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  • Inter Milan plan talks with reported Manchester United target Ivan Perisic
Inter Milan plan talks with reported Manchester United target Ivan Perisic

Spalletti was appointed as the new Inter boss in May following the departure of Stefano Pioli and it seems resolving the future of Perisic is one of the the Italian coaches top priorities. Perisic has scored 20 goals in 79 appearances for Inter Milan since joining the Serie A giants back in 2015 but the 28-year-old is being heavily linked with ...

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  • Coach Says Johanna Konta Prefers to Follow Intuition Instead of Information
Coach Says Johanna Konta Prefers to Follow Intuition Instead of Information

The Brit, seeded sixth, won the first set on a tie break before losing the second 6-4, but came on strong in the last to seal her progress. As she bids for glory at Wimbledon, Johanna Konta's memory is being tested just as much as her on-court skills.

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  • Tottenham insist no talks are taking place amid claims of takeover
Tottenham insist no talks are taking place amid claims of takeover

Tottenham Hotspur are forced to release a statement denying claims that a group backed by Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg had shown an interest in purchasing the club. There is a lot of work to be done in that regard, but despite the latest report do not expect Lewis to be cashing in and handing the reins to an American consortium, no matter ...

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  • Chelsea Turn Attention To Other Targets
Chelsea Turn Attention To Other Targets

Having already swooping in under the radar to sign Romelu Lukaku from under the Blues noses, the Red Devil's are claimed to be closing in on the signing of the Monaco midfielder. Chelsea sealed the £34m signing of German defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma on Sunday, but their only other successful transfer this summer has been the free signing o...

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