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Author: 0 Manchester City vs Liverpool

Should we point out at this point that one of the top 19th century football (soccer) clubs in the United States of America appears to have turned most of its attention to cricket? No? But Liverpool's three victories over City since the turn of the year - including home and away in the Champions League - suggests they are ready to run the champions much closer this season.

Sports Kawhi Leonard to skip USA Basketball minicamp coached by Gregg Popovich
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard to skip USA Basketball minicamp coached by Gregg Popovich

New York Knicks icon Charles Oakley didn't like David Robinson's involvement in the Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs saga, as The Admiral stepped in, hoping to reach Leonard through a summer of madness. Extension talks between Leonard and the Nike subsidiary stalled earlier this year after Leonard turned down a four-year, $22 million extension. Leonard last played on January 13; he sat out the rest of the season to manage a quad injury.

Sports The players nominated for FIFA's 'The Best' award 2018
Author: 0 The players nominated for FIFA's 'The Best' award 2018

The England national tea enjoyed popularity not seen for a generation under Southgate's guidance, who impressed with his calm authority and poise . Didier Deschamps is included on an 11-man shortlist after leading France to glory with a 4-2 final victory against Croatia, whose coach Zlatko Dalic is also nominated.

Sports Arsenal announce signing of midfielder, Lucas Torreira
Author: 0 Arsenal announce signing of midfielder, Lucas Torreira

NAIJ.com previously reported that Arsenal have announced their first signing of 2018 hours after an engaging 2 -2 draw at home to Chelsea and it is Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos. Emery has brought Torreira in to reinforce Arsenal's midfield , but there could be another reason why he chose to sign the Uruguayan. "He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing".

Sports Liverpool set price tag for star forward
Author: 0 Liverpool set price tag for star forward

Liverpool , who are willing to let up to ten players, including Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius , Divock Origi and Lazar Markovic , leave this summer, have apparently put a £20m asking price on Ings. "It's not just that we have to be more consistent, we have to create circumstances where we can be more consistent", the 51-year-old added. Learning from mistakes makes us stronger and accepting them more human.

Sports Tour de France temporarily interrupted by protesters
Author: 0 Tour de France temporarily interrupted by protesters

Standing on the side of the road with a herd of about 50 sheep, the farmers threw hay bales on the race route just minutes before the peloton arrived. "My throat, nose and eyes were burning afterwards, but I think quite a lot of riders were in a similar situation ", the four-time Tour victor said.

Sports Mourinho wants to see Pogba's World Cup focus at United
Author: 0 Mourinho wants to see Pogba's World Cup focus at United

I would say third match, playing against a team [Tottenham] in a similar situation as us, so after three weeks it is OK. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hopes to sign two new players but is not sure the opportunities will arise.

Sports British Open at a glance
Author: 0 British Open at a glance

Jordan Spieth will take a share of the lead into the final round of the 147th Open Championship as he looks to become the first back-to-back victor for a decade. Tiger Woods is back on top of the leaderboard at a major championship. Molinari's 2-under-par 69 earned him his first major championship. The steady, light rain made them a little slower and a lot more predictable.

Sports Has Yankees’ Gary Sanchez reached first base yet?
Author: 0 Has Yankees’ Gary Sanchez reached first base yet?

Watch below as Sanchez clearly runs at something close to half-speed on a ground ball with two outs in the ninth inning. Then, he gave the Rays two attempts at a force out to end the game because he didn't run. 1 in NY. One would think in the course of all the action; even Greg Bird could have crossed first base safely. "Being tight in a certain part of your body, I'm used to that", Sanchez said.

Sports The Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year 2018 nominees list
Author: 0 The Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year 2018 nominees list

He went into the World Cup on the back of registering his first 30-goal haul in a Premier League season. Rounding up the list are World Cup winners Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane . France coach Didier Deschamps and compatriot Zinedine Zidane, who led Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title, headlined the 11 candidates in the running for men's coach of the year.

Sports Barcelona announce signing of Bordeaux winger Malcom
Author: 0 Barcelona announce signing of Bordeaux winger Malcom

Malcom had been linked with Everton and Inter Milan but Roma announced on Monday they had agreed a deal with Bordeaux worth €40m for the Brazilian. Pallotti made the decision to make the best offer possible but when the negotiation became an auction we chose to withdraw". "We did not want to enter an auction: We could not continue like that".

Sports Tour de France marred by accidental tear gassing of riders during protest
Author: 0 Tour de France marred by accidental tear gassing of riders during protest

Yellow jersey holder Geraint Thomas and world champion Peter Sagan were among the riders rinsing their eyes as the stage was stopped for 15 minutes. "The Tour is promoted as the world's greatest annual global sporting event and if that's what you want to host and if you want the best riders in the world to come to your country to take part, then maybe treat them with a little more respect", he said.

Sports Ramkumar Ramanathan comes up short in maiden ATP World Tour final
Author: 0 Ramkumar Ramanathan comes up short in maiden ATP World Tour final

Ramkumar will meet American Steve Johnson , who beat Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-3 in the other semi-final, for the Hall of Fame Open title in Rhode Island on Sunday . Ramanathan saved both break points faced against Pospisil, who upset second seed Mischa Zverev of Germany on Wednesday. "(I) would've liked to capitalize on a few more of those break points in the end of the first set and the second.

Sports FCA board recommends Jeep exec. replace Marchionne
Author: 0 FCA board recommends Jeep exec. replace Marchionne

Financial director Richard Palmer, head of European business Alfredo Altavilla and Jeep brand boss Mike Manley are often cited as possible candidates for Marchionne's replacement at FCA , sources close to the company have told Reuters.

Sports Cornet beats Minella in Swiss tennis final
Author: 0 Cornet beats Minella in Swiss tennis final

In the meanwhile, Eugenie has received a wild card for the upcoming Rogers Cup in Montreal, earning a chance to play at the home event for the 11th consecutive time, trying to qualify for the first time in 2008 when she was only 14! Minella, of Luxembourg , overcame 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first career final at 32.

Sports Mourinho opens up on Martial wanting United exit
Author: 0 Mourinho opens up on Martial wanting United exit

The main news surrounds Harry Maguire , who greatly impressed at this year's World Cup for England. 'Sanchez was okay, ' added Mourinho. Mourinho obviously has not shown that same level of trust in all of his central defenders, and the market is quickly backing Maguire as he has shortened to 11/8 to join United over the weekend.

Sports Arsenal's Iwobi available for £22m
Author: 0 Arsenal's Iwobi available for £22m

The 22-year-old came through the Gunners' academy and was handed his first-team debut by Arsene Wenger almost three years ago. Iwobi's current contract, signed in 2015, expires in two years' time. It is believed that Iwobi has already agreed to terms of the deal, as talks have been ongoing since the end of last season. Manager Unai Emery , who was one of the first to alight from the team bus, was greeted with huge fanfare as fans sang favourites such as "We Love you Arsenal " and "By ...

Sports Tim Tebow reportedly will have season-ending surgery for a broken hand
Author: 0 Tim Tebow reportedly will have season-ending surgery for a broken hand

Tebow is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday. Still, if Tebow can recover his grip, and keeps improving next season as he has over the previous two, his shot at the major league isn't necessarily dead. He was placed on the disabled list Saturday. Tebow, who will turn 31 on August 14, is in his second full season in the Mets' minor league system after three seasons in the NFL .

Sports Lewis Hamilton retakes championship lead with 'miracle' German GP win
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton retakes championship lead with 'miracle' German GP win

A reasonably pedestrian race roared into life after Vettel's crash as teams scrambled to pit with rain on the horizon, before a thrilling wheel-to-wheel scrap between Bottas and Hamilton. "My dad spent a little bit of money to shave it down and re-spray it ... and made it as brand new as it could be". "I'm sorry guys", Vettel lamented while his vehicle sat beached outside Turn 12.

Sports 'Kylian Mbappe better than Thierry Henry at same age'
Author: 0 'Kylian Mbappe better than Thierry Henry at same age'

Led by 54-year-old Head Coach Stanislav Cherchesov , the Russian national football team managed to reach the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup advancing with a win over the Spanish team in the round of Last 16 and then losing on a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals to Croatia, which eventually reached the final match of the world championship.

Author: 0 Froome ready to give up yellow jersey dream for Thomas

Brailsford is yet to decide whether to impose further action against Moscon after the Tour and would not rule out ending his contract. After stage 15 Italian teammate Gianni Moscon was booted out of the Tour for striking Frenchman Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Samsic) and on Monday, Brailsford did not do his team any favours by labelling French culture as the catalyst for hostility towards his team.

Sports Cubs fan takes foul ball from a child
Author: 0 Cubs fan takes foul ball from a child

However, the ball got away from them and fell behind their seats, where a man retrieved the souvenir and gave up to his wife. Let this be a lesson to everyone: Do not steal blatantly steal a foul ball from a kid, especially on national television.

Sports Stay strong Karius - Salah posts message of support to Liverpool keeper
Author: 0 Stay strong Karius - Salah posts message of support to Liverpool keeper

Joel Matip , who has just returned from a thigh issue that ended his 2017-18 season, was then forced off in the 17th minute with an injury. Liverpool came close to doubling their lead but Sheyi Ojo was denied by the crossbar. Pulisic, a Hershey, Pa. native, converted a penalty in the 66th minute and nabbed an 89-minute victor before setting up a third goal deep in stoppage time.

Sports Jose Mourinho 'demands more cash from Manchester United chiefs'
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho 'demands more cash from Manchester United chiefs'

Which defender would you like to see at United next season? The defender certainly was one of the best English players and Mourinho could look to replace either Phil Jones or Chris Smalling with the Leicester man. England's Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate is believed to have opted for Maguire because of his mental alertness which will no doubt prove handy for the big occasion if he eventually makes the switch to Old Trafford.

Sports DeMar DeRozan says goodbye to Toronto on Instagram
Author: 0 DeMar DeRozan says goodbye to Toronto on Instagram

According to a report from Jeff McDonald of San Antonio Express-News, Leonard and those who traveled with him grew jealous of how some all-stars used private luxury cars for their excursions while others used standard transportation provided by the National Basketball Association.

Sports Johnny Manziel traded to Montreal Alouettes in CFL
Author: 0 Johnny Manziel traded to Montreal Alouettes in CFL

Manziel had watched the Tiger-Cats go 2-3 without seeing the field, buried behind starter Jeremiah Masoli. Currently, the Alouettes rank last in the CFL with 69 total points and 26:21 possession minutes per game. Manziel earned almost $8 million over two National Football League seasons, according to Spotrac . "With his great mobility, his athletic abilities and his instinct we believe that hewill have a positive impact on our offense".