• Juventus agree deal to sign PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi for £18.2m
Juventus agree deal to sign PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi for £18.2m

Juventus have agreed a fee with PSG to sign French worldwide midfielder Blaise Matuidi for £18.2M plus bonuses. The likes of Julian Draxler and Grzegorz Krychowiak have been linked with moves away from the French capital, however, 30-year-old Matuidi will be the first big name to leave PSG this summer.

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  • Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back, Nadal to be No. 1
Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back, Nadal to be No. 1

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. And it would be placed in a better position to rise to the forefront of the world ranking at the end of the tournament in Cincinnati next Sunday.

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  • Erdogan to mull Syrian crisis with Iran General Staff's chief
Erdogan to mull Syrian crisis with Iran General Staff's chief

During his three-day visit to Turkey, Chief of Staff of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran will hold talks with top-ranking political and military authorities of Turkey, including President Recep Tayyip, head of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar, Turkish Minister of National Defense Fikri Işık and other senior auth...

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  • Sergi Roberto to Decide on Future Amid Latest Rumours
Sergi Roberto to Decide on Future Amid Latest Rumours

The Barcelona midfielder did not start Sunday's Supercopa clash with Real Madrid despite ending last season as the club's first-choice right-back and has received no assurances from Ernesto Valverde that he is part of his plans for next season.

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  • Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto Deserves Better
Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto Deserves Better

Castillo is one of three rookie pitchers now in the Reds' rotation. The Cubs were in luck because they were scheduled to play the Cincinnati Reds which begins a 13-game stretch against last place teams at the ideal time. His last win was on May 24 versus San Francisco. Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has a fractured left foot and ...

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  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett Plans to Sit for National Anthem
Seahawks' Michael Bennett Plans to Sit for National Anthem

Bennett's brother, Michael, a Pro Bowl DE for the Seahawks , refused to stand for the national anthem Sunday before Seattle's preseason opener. Whether it's Muslim or Buddhists or Christianity, whatever it is, I just want people to understand that no matter what, we're in this thing together.

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  • Tigers' Ian Kinsler: Umpire Hernandez 'Needs to Find Another Job'
Tigers' Ian Kinsler: Umpire Hernandez 'Needs to Find Another Job'

He really does." Kinsler: "I'm just saying it's pretty obvious that he needs to stop ruining baseball games." "I'm not at liberty to discuss tit-for-tat what's going on". He has umpired two World Series and three All-Star Games. For those who missed out on the excitement, Kinsler had already chirped at Hernandez a few times in his early plate ...

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  • Barcelona will pay Borussia Dortmund £90m for Ousmane Dembele
Barcelona will pay Borussia Dortmund £90m for Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona was already the favourite". It's been said that Dortmund have rejected an initial bid worth £90m for the winger, although the German outfit are aware that the Catalans are in no rush to reinvest the money gained from Neymar's sale.

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  • Pakistan cricketer Zubair Ahmed dies after being struck by bouncer
Pakistan cricketer Zubair Ahmed dies after being struck by bouncer

Though it can not be confirmed, reports from Pakistan have suggested that the cricketer was hit by a bouncer on his head. Zubair Ahmed, a young Pakistani batsman, has died after being hit by a bouncer during a club match in Mardan on August 14, the nation's Independence Day.

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  • Buffon, Messi, Ronaldo Finalists for UEFA Player of the Year
Buffon, Messi, Ronaldo Finalists for UEFA Player of the Year

VfL Wolfsburg striker Pernille Harder, Olympique Lyon midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan and Barcelona winger Lieke Martens were shortlisted for the UEFA's Women's Player of the Year award. Three players, all from last season's title-winners Manchester United, have been shortlisted - Zlatan Ibrahimović, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba.

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  • How to pronounce Jese Rodriguez as he completes Stoke City transfer
How to pronounce Jese Rodriguez as he completes Stoke City transfer

Stoke, a team from central England that is a perennial mid-table finisher in the Premier League, has become a haven for former high-profile players or one-time prodigies whose careers have stalled. Meanwhile, Newcastle United have completed the £5m transfer of Joselu from Stoke. "The loan to Stoke City doesn't include an option to buy". That'...

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  • Snell gets rare win as Rays top Jays
Snell gets rare win as Rays top Jays

The Jays started the day 3 1/2 games out of a playoff spot. The Rays would get another two runs in the fifth inning, enough to keep Toronto at bay. "I thought his stuff was really good", Cash said. It was the first time a Blue Jays starter had won without a strikeout while pitching at least six innings since RHP R.A. Dickey did it on May 14, 20...

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  • Real Madrid to appeal Ronaldo card: Zidane
Real Madrid to appeal Ronaldo card: Zidane

But Ronaldo's goal celebration - when he took his shirt off and flexed his muscles - earned him a yellow card. Paulinho will not be available to play on Wednesday for the second leg, in which Barcelona face an uphill struggle, needing to score at least three away goals to be in with a chance of winning the cup.

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  • Jared Cook says he's 'proud' of Marshawn Lynch
Jared Cook says he's 'proud' of Marshawn Lynch

OAKLAND, Calif. - Marshawn Lynch demonstrated the power of his platform Saturday night, as his decision to sit on a sideline cooler during the national anthem of an exhibition game quickly developed into a national story. Although he hasn't played a snap since the Seattle Seahawks last second loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLI...

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  • Can't make Philippe Coutinho stay at Liverpool: Jordan Henderson
Can't make Philippe Coutinho stay at Liverpool: Jordan Henderson

Georginio Wijnaldum says everyone at Liverpool is desperate for Philippe Coutinho to stay at the club this season. As had been the case at Vicarage Road three days prior, defensive shortcomings and a general lack of cohesion at the back once again undermined Liverpool's cause.

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  • Serena Williams aims to play Australian Open 2018, months after giving birth
Serena Williams aims to play Australian Open 2018, months after giving birth

Plus, given that she is pretty epic at karaoke, I think she'll put her signature Serena spin on singing lullabies for the baby. Speaking with Vogue , the tennis ace opens up about being eight months pregnant and preparing herself to give birth.

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  • Mkhitaryan: Lindelof will prove his worth at Man United
Mkhitaryan: Lindelof will prove his worth at Man United

Earlier Tottenham capitalised on Jonjo Shelvey's senseless sending-off to beat Newcastle 2-0 in their season opener with Dele Alli and Ben Davies scoring in the final half-hour. One factor into United's dominating performance was a pregame speech given by Mourinho to his players. We caught up with Reds fans after the game to find out their highli...

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  • Warner retires hurt after getting hit on the neck
Warner retires hurt after getting hit on the neck

David Warner has been cleared of concussion after being hit on the neck with a bouncer by Australian team-mate Josh Hazlewood. Warner had been dismissed for four in the first innings and had batted 14 balls in the second, before missing his attempted hook shot and getting hit - cutting short his bid to get some game time before he gets on the fli...

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  • Dimitar Berbatov And Wes Brown To Join Indian Side Kerala Blasters
Dimitar Berbatov And Wes Brown To Join Indian Side Kerala Blasters

However, the two-time Premier League victor will bring plenty of experience and name recognition to the Indian Super League as well as the Kerala Blasters . The 32-year-old, who has played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in the Portugal national side, had represented the likes of FC Porto and Real Valladolid.

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  • Arsene Wenger expects Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger expects Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League last season. The £35m figure makes an appearance in a report yesterday from Nizaar Kinsella of Goal , who also puts a number of Oxlade-Chamberlain's potential wages.

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  • Paul Pogba aims for English Premier League title
Paul Pogba aims for English Premier League title

He said: "Last season the first question from everyone was always all about the price tag". But the arrival of Nemanja Matic from Stamford Bridge for £40m could have an even greater impact on the Frenchman by giving him the freedom to get forward from midfield this season.

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  • Donaldson homers, Tepesch sharp as Blue Jays topple Rays
Donaldson homers, Tepesch sharp as Blue Jays topple Rays

It did. And it ended up being the deciding factor in the game. Mayza, now 25, left Millersville after a junior season in which he went 11-3 with a 1.55 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 98 2/3 innings. "But we did a good job playing defence and we pitched extremely well today". Tampa Bay loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth but Dickerson flied o...

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  • Red Sox Turn Triple-Play vs. Cardinals
Red Sox Turn Triple-Play vs. Cardinals

Hanley Ramirez and Sandy Leon drove in two runs apiece in an eight-run fifth inning that carried the Boston Red Sox to a 10-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Bradley, whose fly out to left remained the only out of the inning, singled to right bringing in two more runs and Nunez followed with his second single of the inn...

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  • Celtic v Astana preview: Brendan Rodgers relaxed ahead of Champions League play-off
Celtic v Astana preview: Brendan Rodgers relaxed ahead of Champions League play-off

Celtic will dominate the possession but Astana will be happy to sit in, absorb the pressure and take a one-goal defeat because it will be a long and uncomfortable trip to Kazakhstan, so Celtic need a two-goal lead in my opinion. The average for a player is maybe two to three years but no, I am grateful to be at such a big club as Celtic and I'll b...

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  • ESPN Apologizes For Fantasy Football Segment Compared To Slave Auction
ESPN Apologizes For Fantasy Football Segment Compared To Slave Auction

ESPN caught a lot of heat on social media Tuesday for the segments. In the bit, the Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. - represented by his face on a stick - was auctioned off to a group of white people, the victor eventually rising with a big smile.

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  • Paulie Malignaggi Demands Fight With Conor McGregor
Paulie Malignaggi Demands Fight With Conor McGregor

Paulie Malignaggi has been generating more headlines than Conor McGregor's upcoming opponent Floyd Mayweather over the past week, and now he's looking to capitalize on that by lining himself up as the Irish superstar's next opponent. I see no reason not to approve it. McGregor has not one amateur fight (as a boxer). Malignaggi said he suspe...

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  • LeBron James Slams Donald Trump After Remarks On Charlottesville Violence
LeBron James Slams Donald Trump After Remarks On Charlottesville Violence

Trump gave a fiery press conference on Tuesday at Trump Tower , during which he once again blamed multiple sides for the violent protests in Charlottesville , Virginia and compared George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to Robert E. He was a supporter of Hillary Clinton when she ran for president and he continues to share his views. Carm...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo Banned Five Games for Shoving Referee
Cristiano Ronaldo Banned Five Games for Shoving Referee

Gerard Pique scored an own-goal on 50 minutes to give Real the lead before Lionel Messi hit back with a penalty. Ronaldo got one yellow card when he took off his shirt after scoring his goal , then a second moments later for diving.

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  • Klopp insists Liverpool still have work to do
Klopp insists Liverpool still have work to do

Andrej Kramaric took the penalty only for Simon Mignolet to spoil his day as he punched the ball with both hands to keep the game goalless. Hoffenheim kicked off their new season with a 1-0 DFB Cup win over third-tier side Erfurt on Saturday.

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  • John Franklin III to transfer from Auburn
John Franklin III to transfer from Auburn

Franklin, who is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has already graduated and could play immediately as a graduate transfer. Franklin arrived at Auburn in 2016 as a quarterback but played sparingly behind starter Sean White and backup Jeremy Johnson.

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  • Jags WR Allen Robinson vents his frustration with Blake Bortles' inaccuracy
Jags WR Allen Robinson vents his frustration with Blake Bortles' inaccuracy

Koetter said that there was not a concerted effort to get the ball to Evans more often on Tuesday, but he also wasn't surprised to see Winston look in the receiver's direction when the end zone was near. "That's how I've been since I first got into the NFL". When Marrone was asked on Tuesday to evaluate Bortles' down-field accuracy, he said he's al...

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  • West Brom sign Barry to fill Fletcher void
West Brom sign Barry to fill Fletcher void

West Brom have signed former England midfielder Gareth Barry on a one-year deal. With first-team chances looking limited for the 55-times capped England global this term, it is only fair to allow him the chance of passing Ryan Giggs as the Premier League's all-time record appearance holder.

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  • Gylfi Sigurdsson poised to complete Everton move after medical
Gylfi Sigurdsson poised to complete Everton move after medical

Sigurdsson, the Iceland midfielder, is expected to undergo a medical at Finch Farm, the Everton training ground, today before signing a contract with his new club. That is very often how a deal is made. Sigurdsson, 27, played a key part in Swansea avoiding relegation last season, scoring nine goals while his 13 assists was the third best total in...

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  • Calgary included on 2026 FIFA World Cup host city long list
Calgary included on 2026 FIFA World Cup host city long list

Included on the list are Calgary's McMahon Stadium , Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium , Montreal's Olympic Stadium and Saputo Stadium , Ottawa's TD Place stadium, Regina's Mosaic Stadium , Toronto's Rogers Centre and BMO Field and Vancouver's BC Place.

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  • Gerard Pique: Neymar's fate to leave Barcelona decided at Messi's wedding
Gerard Pique: Neymar's fate to leave Barcelona decided at Messi's wedding

New coach Ernesto Valverde promises to remain true to the Barca style of play, but he could be the one to pay the price for the poor job done by the club's directors. Gerard Pique knew Neymar had chose to leave Barcelona long before the Brazilian completed his world record move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Barcelona defender admitted on Sa...

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