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Sports JUST IN: Chelsea Sack Conte, Appoints Sarri As New Manager
Author: 0 JUST IN: Chelsea Sack Conte, Appoints Sarri As New Manager

He was eventually replaced by Carlo Ancelotti on May 23 after speculation that Sarri's buyout clause would be activated by another club. And Napoli chief De Laurentiis has claimed that the Blues will make Jorginho their first summer signing after reaching an agreement with the Naples club and Italian midfielder.

Sports Serena Williams drops first set, rallies into Wimbledon semis
Author: 0 Serena Williams drops first set, rallies into Wimbledon semis

Ominously for the other seven women left in the draw, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, who missed Wimbledon a year ago, but won the title on her previous two visits, insists there is plenty to improve on. Williams will face Italian world number 52 Camila Giorgi in the last eight, with the victor going on to face either Bertens or Germany's Julia Goerges in the semi-finals.

Sports Dylan Groenewegen wins longest stage of Tour de France in sprint
Author: 0 Dylan Groenewegen wins longest stage of Tour de France in sprint

Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet , of BMC, retained the overall yellow jersey, while Briton Chris Froome , of Sky, the defending champion, is one minute and two seconds off Van Avermaet's overall lead. "I talked to everyone", Sagan said when asked how he passed the time after finishing third in the mass sprint which, with its uphill finish , suited him.

Author: 0 Xherdan Shaqiri to wear number 23 shirt at Liverpool

Talks between Stoke and Liverpool over a £13million deal advanced in recent days and the 26-year-old winger has been unveiled as the club's third signing of the summer transfer window. Shaqiri would not be seen as someone to regularly feature in Reds starring XI but certainly gives Jurgen Klopp a variety of options in the front line.

Sports 'Mixed emotions': Anderson wins record-breaking Wimbledon epic
Author: 0 'Mixed emotions': Anderson wins record-breaking Wimbledon epic

The 32-year-old is the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon final for 97 years. Isner and Anderson were no strangers to each other, facing off all the way back to their college days, when Isner defeated Anderson, who played at IL, in the 2007 NCAA Men's Team Final.

Sports John Isner and Kevin Anderson - the everlasting Collegiate bond
Author: 0 John Isner and Kevin Anderson - the everlasting Collegiate bond

The South African needed six hours and 36 minutes to see off Isner 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 26-24 in a truly epic encounter featuring 102 aces and 96 service games. Anderson had beaten 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer to reach the semifinal against Isner. The 32-year-old Anderson will vie for the title on Sunday against the victor of the match between Nadal, the world No.

Sports Rays suspend Papa John's pizza promotion
Author: 0 Rays suspend Papa John's pizza promotion

John Schnatter, the pizza chain founder, admitted earlier this week that he used the N-word during an internal conference call. Papa John's got a taste of that previous year, when Schnatter stepped down as CEO after blaming disappointing pizza sales on the outcry surrounding football players kneeling during the national anthem.

Author: 0 Reds set to sign Xherdan Shaqiri by this weekend

Ojo spent last season on loan at Fulham, helping them achieve promotion back to the Premier League, although his playing time was limited to a part-time role. Shaqiri is due to undergo a medical on Friday and will provide competition for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah while Alex Oxlade Chamberlain continues his recovery from ligament damage.

Sports Nets Trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks
Author: 0 Nets Trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks

The move helps clear up the Nets' logjam at point guard and sends Lin to another team that is also pretty crowded at the position. The Jeremy Lin era has ended in Brooklyn, and the Nets acquired a protected 2019 first-round pick from Denver on a blockbuster night.

Sports Nuggets deal Faried, Arthur to the Nets
Author: 0 Nuggets deal Faried, Arthur to the Nets

In the 2016-17 season with the Boston Celtics , Thomas averaged a career-high 28.9 points per game while leading the Cs to an Eastern Conference-best record of 53-29. Agreeing to just a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum is a far cry from what many thought Thomas would have been able to garner as a free agent not long ago.

Sports Hour Ago Shock as Chelsea sack Conte
Author: 0 Hour Ago Shock as Chelsea sack Conte

The Blues were unable to defend their title, finishing fifth last season and missing out on Champions League. Conte was relieved of his duties after he conducted training at Cobham for the final time on Thursday morning before saying his goodbyes to players and staff.

Sports Mahrez explains why he signed for Manchester City
Author: 0 Mahrez explains why he signed for Manchester City

This is the past and we are looking forward now. Speaking at his first news conference as a Man City player, Mahrez said: "I have always believed that "H" (Harry Maguire) is a very good player, he has shown that since the day he came to Leicester and the season he had past year".

Sports Sexism tops racism as a World Cup fan problem in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Sexism tops racism as a World Cup fan problem in Russian Federation

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said on Wednesday that Russia's staging of the football World Cup had set the bar high for Qatar, the tournament's next hosts in 2022. This is one of the activities that we definitely will have in the future - it's a normal evolution. Instead, soccer's treatment of female media workers and fans provoked debate.

Sports Ronaldo's Juve Move Sparks Strike In Italy
Author: 0 Ronaldo's Juve Move Sparks Strike In Italy

According to the report by BBC , the Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) union feels that spending huge some money on Ronaldo means Fiat is missing out on investment. Fiat Chrysler has struggled with sales in recent years, while laying off thousands of employees, according to the Independent . After nine years, four Champions League crowns and two La Liga titles with Real Madrid , Ronaldo completed a surprise move to Italy's Serie A earlier this week, saying "the time has come to open a new ...

Sports Jordan Henderson keeps getting texts from Jurgen Klopp during World Cup
Author: 0 Jordan Henderson keeps getting texts from Jurgen Klopp during World Cup

England midfielder Jordan Henderson has admitted that he should be at full fitness ahead of their World Cup semi final against Croatia on Wednesday, claiming that he will have to overcome a slight hamstring injury. "I had a tiny hamstring issue from the last game but it was fine to play. Some of the through balls the other night were exceptional". The 28-year-old has not tasted defeat in an England shirt since the last World Cup four years ago, going on a 30-match unbeaten run - ...

Sports Barcelona Rule Out Eden Hazard Swoop, Chelsea Star Too Expensive
Author: 0 Barcelona Rule Out Eden Hazard Swoop, Chelsea Star Too Expensive

And the European champions believe they can lure the Belgium captain, who has two years left on his Chelsea contract, to Spain . Mbappe has arguably been the stand out attacking player at the World Cup in Russian Federation, despite only being 19-years-old and rumours have been circulating for some months now that PSG may be forced to pull out of the deal they agreed with Monaco at the end of last season.

Sports Indian women's coach steps down
Author: 0 Indian women's coach steps down

Arothe cited personal reasons behind his resignation and thanked the BCCI for giving him an opportunity to work with the Indian women's cricket team ", it said. "There have been adverse reports about Tushar Arothe's coaching methods from senior players, selectors and even from the team manager", said a senior BCCI official .

Sports Ex-Raptor Charles Oakley arrested, accused of cheating at casino
Author: 0 Ex-Raptor Charles Oakley arrested, accused of cheating at casino

Former NBA power forward Charles Oakley was arrested Sunday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after allegedly being caught on camera cheating inside the casino. If convicted of a first offense, the violator is subject to a sentence of 1-6 years in a state prison and a fine of no more than $10,000. "This is not a significant matter and we expect it to be resolved quickly", Oakley's attorney Alex Spiro told ESPN.

Sports MLB All-Star Game rosters feature the game's biggest stars
Author: 0 MLB All-Star Game rosters feature the game's biggest stars

The All-Star festivities begin with the Futures Game on Sunday, July 15 . Another All-Star game roster is released, and another round of players are scratching their heads wondering why they were left off the team. Roberts and A.J. Hinch, the manager of the Houston Astros and American League all-stars, will select the starting pitchers . Snell's 5.819 hits allowed per nine innings is third-fewest in baseball, too.

Sports Ferrari says British Grand Prix was 'good for Formula 1'
Author: 0 Ferrari says British Grand Prix was 'good for Formula 1'

The Finn locked up as the pair entered Village, sending the Mercedes into a spin and dropping Hamilton to last in the field. "A racing incident [with Raikkonen], unfortunate because Le Castellet, first time we got taken out, and now it's the second time we get taken out, and it's a lot of Constructor points".

Sports Top 4 underrated players of the World Cup
Author: 0 Top 4 underrated players of the World Cup

The Croatians went into Russian Federation as the 20th-ranked team in the world, but in particular their midfield talents of Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic meant they were fancied by many as dark horses for a decent run.

Sports Astros option Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno
Author: 0 Astros option Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno

Hinch when he was lifted from the game. Giles has had a tumultuous season so far with several poignant negative moments. Lefthander Cionel Perez will take Giles' spot on the roster. He went 0-2 with a 11.74 ERA in 7⅔ innings. It was bad enough in the 2017 postseason that Giles was essentially benched, working fewer than 8 innings in the entire playoffs including the World Series.

Sports Croatia rallies past England to reach World Cup final
Author: 0 Croatia rallies past England to reach World Cup final

Croatia , with one of the smallest population in this tournament at 4.171 million, is off to the World Cup final for the first time in team history. - The opponents of the team taking the kick-off must be at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball until it is in play. Walker insisted England would be motivated to beat Belgium on Saturday and finish third "because they got one over on us in the group stage", and went onto speak about using this World Cup as a platform for future success.

Sports Liverpool star Dejan Lovren demands respect from critics following World Cup heroics
Author: 0 Liverpool star Dejan Lovren demands respect from critics following World Cup heroics

Lovren has been a key part of the Croatia team that has booked their place in the final of the World Cup for the first time in their history, beating England 2-1 after extra time in the semi-finals on Wednesday night. He deserves, if we win this World Cup , the Ballon d'Or'. "But I think even now after 20 years people will remember us and not just the '98 team".

Sports Kenedy set to complete Newcastle move
Author: 0 Kenedy set to complete Newcastle move

Newcastle have held off a number of clubs to secure Kenedy's signature, who is said to be "happy" about his return to the club, having enjoyed his loan spell last season. Others including Bayern Munich , PSG and even Liverpool have shown interest. However, it isn't clear at this stage whether or not they will be handed the option of purchasing him outright at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

Sports Kerber eases into 2nd Wimbledon final
Author: 0 Kerber eases into 2nd Wimbledon final

I don't even know how to feel because I literally didn't think I'd do this well in my fourth tournament back in 16 months", said the American, who won the 2017 Australian Open while in the early stages of her pregnancy. With the match at 2-2, Williams kicked off a streak of five consecutive games won. Serena Williams advanced to her 10th Wimbledon final after easing past Julia Goerges and will get a shot at equalling Margaret Court's all-time Grand Slam record.

Sports How the British media reacted to England's World Cup exit
Author: 0 How the British media reacted to England's World Cup exit

His first goal for England. Southgate was reluctant to draw any positives from England's World Cup experience so soon after the crushing loss to Croatia, but said there obviously were many high points and pointed to a bright future for his young, talented squad after their success in Russian Federation.

Sports Unai Emery believes Arsenal transfer business is 'complete'
Author: 0 Unai Emery believes Arsenal transfer business is 'complete'

And former Sevilla and PSG manager Emery is clearly demanding a lot of his new players ahead of the upcoming campaign with new signing Matteo Guendouzi the latest to get put through the wringer. Emery remains open minded about adding to that list if "a big opportunity" comes up. "This [Ramsey's contract] is one question for the player, the club, but my opinion - I said to them - I think he is one important player for me".

Sports Trade and tea with queen for Trump in a Britain in 'turmoil'
Author: 0 Trade and tea with queen for Trump in a Britain in 'turmoil'

On Friday, Trump will meet May and her newly appointed Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the prime minister's countryside retreat, Chequers. In an alert on Tuesday, the U.S. "You see, what's going on throughout the world with immigration ..." He is due to stay overnight at the ambassador's Winfield House residence in London's Regent's Park, where demonstrators plan to play recordings of migrant children held in USA detention centres.