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Sports Jose Mourinho praises Paul Pogba as France beat Belgium
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho praises Paul Pogba as France beat Belgium

He was part of Belgium's coaching staff at three World Cups , including 1986, when they finished fourth. The win will not only confirm France's place in the Final, but it also show that the team is ready to become the world powerhouse everyone expects them to be sooner than later.

Sports It's just the beginning, says beaten Serena
Author: 0 It's just the beginning, says beaten Serena

Williams, and her husband Alex Ohanian, were guests at the royal wedding, and she has spoken about the support her friend gives her on the court. She has added a more aggressive element to her game in recent years and worked to improve her serve.

Sports Djokovic beats Nadal to reach Wimbledon final
Author: 0 Djokovic beats Nadal to reach Wimbledon final

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic , who seemed as if they had never stepped off Wimbledon's Centre Court on that frenetic Friday night, sparkled once again on Saturday afternoon to produce a truly epic and delightful semifinal. Anderson deserves credit for his accomplishments, but Djokovic won the tougher semifinal and surely he's the better player, having at this point overcome the injury issues that dogged him in previous months.

Sports Manny Pacquiao TKOs Lucas Matthysse to capture WBA title
Author: 0 Manny Pacquiao TKOs Lucas Matthysse to capture WBA title

Oscar De La Hoya who promotes the WBA champion Matthysse believes the fight can go either way, either Lucas by KO or Pacquiao by decision, he predicts that the fight will deliver in terms of excitement due to their aggressive natures. While Matthysse looked for one big punch with his right hand, Pacquiao methodically broke him down. "I'm surprised I knocked Matthysse down in the third, fifth and seventh".

Sports Dilruwan, Herath rout South Africa in three days
Author: 0 Dilruwan, Herath rout South Africa in three days

South Africa was bowled out for its lowest total since readmission to worldwide cricket on Saturday, handing Sri Lanka a 278-run win in the first Test with two full days to spare. (I) wanted to play positively and back my strengths. "Even though we bowled well in the second innings, that was always going to be a hard total". Sri Lanka off-spinner Dilruwan Perera took six wickets in the second innings for a match-haul of 10, as the hosts registered a thumping 278-run win over South ...

Sports France accused of using Africans to reach World Cup final
Author: 0 France accused of using Africans to reach World Cup final

May will not attend the match because Britain has imposed a diplomatic boycott on Russia after blaming Moscow for the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy in England. He finished top scorer at Euro 2016 with six goals but France lost the final to Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on home soil. Les Bleus are favourites to lift the trophy after impressive knockout wins against Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium and Giroud says France will not let another opportunity for global ...

Sports Brewers join Phillies as finalist for Manny Machado
Author: 0 Brewers join Phillies as finalist for Manny Machado

Simultaneously mourning the loss of the biggest superstar in franchise history (with all due respect to Cal Ripken, Manny Machado is a once-in-a-generation baseball talent), looking forward to the addition of an elite prospect, all the while fretting over the possibility that the Orioles will botch the whole thing and get nothing in return.

Sports Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber, Wimbledon 2018 final
Author: 0 Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber, Wimbledon 2018 final

MEGHAN Markle and Kate Middleton tonight cheered on Serena Williams at Wimbledon in their first public engagement without their husbands. Her presence in the final of a Grand Slam in just her 14th match since that traumatic experience has convinced Serena she can catch Court and even break her record in the future.

Sports Lovren hails Croatia's historic World Cup achievement
Author: 0 Lovren hails Croatia's historic World Cup achievement

Dejan Lovren demanded respect - for himself and for Croatia - after outlasting England to win a place in the World Cup final. "This is something we'll never forget". Then in extra-time, we showed we still had the energy to play our game. Spectators at Wednesday's World Cup semifinal in the Russian capital booed and whistled Croatia defender Domagoj Vida , who had spoken out in support of Russia's neighbour and adversary Ukraine .

Author: 0 Chicago Bulls: Pros and cons of Jabari Parker signing

Milwaukee isn't expected to match this offer sheet, and there have been reports that they could pull his qualifying offer to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent, but this is yet to happen. "From the moment the Bucks drafted Jabari with the No. 2 pick in the 2014 Draft, they have gone out of their way to treat Jabari as a member of the Bucks family, and this is another ideal example of doing exactly that, and we're very appreciative".

Sports Chelsea's incredibly short send off to Antonio Conte
Author: 0 Chelsea's incredibly short send off to Antonio Conte

And if Chelsea fans weren't excited enough, just listen to what Pep Guardiola said about Napoli after his Manchester City side played against them in the Champions League last season. The Blues added the FA Cup to their trophy haul under Conte back in May following Chelsea FC's 1-0 win against Manchester United at Wembley courtesy of Eden Hazard's victor from the penalty spot.

Author: 0 Kevin Anderson topples marathon man John Isner in longest ever Wimbledon semifinal

The 31-year-old is eyeing a 13th major after making the semi-finals of a Slam for the first time since finishing runner-up at the 2016 US Open. I mean, just playing like that, in those sort of conditions.it's really tough on both of us. As it was for the first three sets before the 11pm (local time) council curfew forced the suspension on Friday night, the Centre Court roof was closed and, again, the quality on display was spectacular.

Sports Trump faces another wave of protests while golfing in Scotland
Author: 0 Trump faces another wave of protests while golfing in Scotland

U.S. President Donald Trump is playing golf at the Turnberry course he owns in Scotland , according to a Reuters photographer on Saturday. U.S. "We agreed today that as the UK leaves the European Union we will pursue an ambitious US-UK free trade agreement", she said. But even before he arrived, the president criticized May's Brexit plan, said the country was in "somewhat turmoil" and that meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week - the British premier's geopolitical ...

Sports Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon semi-final to resume on Saturday
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon semi-final to resume on Saturday

During the 13-12 changeover in the fifth set of the Wimbledon semifinal between John Isner and Kevin Anderson , BBC broadcaster John Inverdale remarked that playing out the fifth set without a tiebreaker is a wonderful thing. Anderson's prize for his bittersweet victory over his former USA college friend and rival is a date on Sunday with either world number one Rafael Nadal or fellow grand slam giant Novak Djokovic .

Author: 0 Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year, $40M Deal With Bulls

But the Bucks already have a lot of salary committed to players for the foreseeable future, and given Parker's injury history, it might be smart to not match an offer sheet, especially an expensive one. Luckily for Parker, there is one team that may want his services. A Chicago native, Parker (6-8, 250) was selected second overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft and has played all four seasons in Milwaukee.

Sports Warrior Nadal downs Del Potro in thriller to reach semi-finals
Author: 0 Warrior Nadal downs Del Potro in thriller to reach semi-finals

For Del Potro , who dived, tumbled and slipped as he tried to contain the two-time Wimbledon champion it was an 11th defeat in 16 meetings with the Spaniard. Of course, have been an emotional match. Victory secured, Nadal climbed over the net and ran over to the baseline to help the distraught Del Potro back to his feet.

Sports Fit Rabada returns to South Africa Test squad
Author: 0 Fit Rabada returns to South Africa Test squad

However, captain Faf du Plessis might have to rely less on his quick men and more on his spinners, as the conditions in Galle may just suit the slower bowler. All eyes will be on whether Dale Steyn is handed a spot in the playing XI with the veteran pacer returning to the squad for the first time since injuring himself in the first Test against India at the start of the year.

Sports Luka Modric Has Ran 39.1 Miles In This World Cup
Author: 0 Luka Modric Has Ran 39.1 Miles In This World Cup

England face Belgium in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday with the tournament's top scorer Harry Kane eyeing the chance to add to his six goals in the meeting of the beaten semi-finalists. "Sometimes when we play against", Rakitic continued, "I make a joke, when exchanging the shirt at the end of the game: 'You already have the beloved shirt to take home, ' I say".

Sports Belgium vs England line-ups; Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane eye Golden Boot
Author: 0 Belgium vs England line-ups; Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane eye Golden Boot

The final two games are set in the FIFA World Cup, with Belgium and England battling to see who finishes third in the premiere global football event. Kieran Trippier is an obvious one with muscular for the other day. For Belgium and their "golden generation", numerous key players should return for the 2022 World Cup, even if Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen will probably be gone by then.

Sports Donald Trump: Protesters gather outside Turnberry golf resort in Scotland
Author: 0 Donald Trump: Protesters gather outside Turnberry golf resort in Scotland

Mr Trump said he looked forward to finalising a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain , marking an abrupt change from the Sun newspaper article, which quoted him saying Ms May's strategy would kill such an agreement. The Donald Trump baby blimp has been transported from England to Scotland and will be flown at a protest this afternoon in Edinburgh. "I have a lot of respect for the prime minister", said Trump.

Sports Argentina's Néstor Pitana to referee World Cup final
Author: 0 Argentina's Néstor Pitana to referee World Cup final

It was one of those things that you can look back on and laugh but it was four blokes, with all our camera kit, in an old taxi and once we were an hour out of Samara I would think the surface of the moon is smoother! It can not be described with words, that amount of joy, togetherness, unity, pride, it's incredible.

Sports Trump arrives in Scotland amid protests
Author: 0 Trump arrives in Scotland amid protests

A Greenpeace paraglider with a banner message saying "Trump Well Below Par" flew above the Turnberry golf resort. He will be greeted by Scottish Secretary David Mundell, from the British Government, when he arrives north of the border on Friday.

Sports Tour de France: Groenewegen beats Gaviria in sprint
Author: 0 Tour de France: Groenewegen beats Gaviria in sprint

Yesterday's steep finale saw Sky duo Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas among those who lost a handful of seconds along with Porte, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Movistar duo Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa. The Team UAE Emirates rider jumped away from the main pack inside the final kilometre and never looked back, beating France's Pierre Latour by one second and Spain's Alejandro Valverde by three.

Sports Melania Trump meets children and vets, bowls in London
Author: 0 Melania Trump meets children and vets, bowls in London

May was the first head of government to officially meet Trump as president, in January 2017. A poll on Thursday conducted by YouGov for ITV Tonight showed that only 22 percent of the British public have confidence in May's ability to negotiate with Trump, while 69 percent did not have confidence in her.

Sports Kenyans celebrate their 'cousin' Umtiti after World Cup heroics
Author: 0 Kenyans celebrate their 'cousin' Umtiti after World Cup heroics

However, Griezmann insists that all his team cares about is winning the tournament. I always will. If I hear good things or bad things, I will keep fighting. Young Kylian Mbappe has emerged as the new superstar of French football, and alongside Antoine Griezmann , has terrified defences. Pogba has won the Europa League and the League Cup since his return to Manchester United two seasons ago.

Author: 0 Bulls on the verge of signing Jabari Parker

He returned for 31 games and averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Parker has shown the promise to be an elite scorer in the league. His best season came in 2016-17 when he averaged 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 51 games. According to Gerry Woelfl of The Journal Times , while the Bulls and Parker are seemingly headed towards an inevitable partnership, there are other teams looking to intercept that deal by showing interest in the versatile forward.

Sports Why Serena Williams doesn't want coach to speak at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Why Serena Williams doesn't want coach to speak at Wimbledon

But after another two-month break, she has yet to be defeated in her next two tournaments. Williams won that one for a second consecutive title at the All England Club, before missing the grass-court tournament a year ago while pregnant. "I still have a match to win", she said. "I don't even know how to feel". You have icon, absolutely unarguably or arguably one of the greatest athletes of all-time: male, female, black, white, " she said.

Sports Kevin Anderson says Wimbledon needs to act after record semi-final
Author: 0 Kevin Anderson says Wimbledon needs to act after record semi-final

In the end, and to the surprise of no one, they did not come close to finishing after two hours and 54 minutes of play on Friday night. "I don´t really know what to say right now, playing like that in those conditions was really tough for the both of us", said eighth seed Anderson.

Sports Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge
Author: 0 Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge

He's set to be appointed imminently after Chelsea confirmed the departure of Antonio Conte . "We wish Antonio every success in his future career". Sarri, 59, led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish in three seasons in charge. Juventus are ready to offload the Argentina worldwide after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and are keen to do business before 23rd July, when Higuain would be due to report for pre-season training.