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Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid name Spain manager as new head coach

The 51-year-old took charge of Spain after Euro 2016 - and signed a new extension until 2020 just last month - but the appointment means the impending World Cup in Russian Federation will be his only major tournament in charge of the national team. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title Since Nadal won his first major at Roland Garros in 2005, the "Big Four" have claimed 48 of the past 53 Grand Slam titles. Nadal, who retained his world number one ranking following Sunday's triumph in Paris , is also surprised that he and great rival Roger Federer , 36, continue to dominate the men's game. [Full Article...]

Maria Bueno: Brazilian star of 1960s women's tennis dies

The Brazilian tennis legend was nicknamed the "Tennis Ballerina" for the effortless grace she exhibited on court. She won her first major title at Wimbledon in 1959, when she was 19. Maria Esther Bueno was born on October 11, 1939, in São Paulo, and grew up across the street from a tennis club. Bueno's career took a downturn as the Open era started in 1968 because of arm and leg injuries. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid name Julen Lopetegui as new boss

In an official statement on the club's website, it was confirmed that the current Spain manager will replace Zinedine Zidane as first team coach after the tournament in Russian Federation. Lopetegui is now preparing to lead Spain at the World Cup but the 51-year-old will depart his role as national team coach at the end of the tournament. [Full Article...]

Deontay Wilder Reportedly Agrees To Terms For Anthony Joshua Superfight

Deontay Wilder Reportedly Agrees To Terms For Anthony Joshua Superfight The fact that both men are the height of National Basketball Association stars and have devastating knockout power will make the bout, should it happen, a must see for fans - even casual fans. Starsport understands it is considerably more than the £9.3m that Hearn originally offered Wilder back in early April. "If they keep their word, then we've got a fight", Deas said. [Full Article...]

Neymar can fire Brazil to redemption backed up by all-star supporting cast

With less than a week to go until the tournament, the Brazilian superstar still hadn't started a game since fracturing a bone in his foot in February. Fred underwent further examinations in Vienna this weekend. Tite's all-star cast, spearheaded by Neymar , are likely to coast through the group but the second qualifying spot is very much up for grabs with Switzerland and Serbia evenly ma... [Full Article...]

England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go

England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go They last won a knockout tie in 2006, against Ecuador, when they reached the quarter-finals. "The aim is to be aggressive and courageous in possession", Kane told British media. Kane was part of that team, but does not believe England are in for a repeat of that chastening defeat this summer. "I'm confident it won't happen (again) - I won't say 100 per cent because you never know in football... [Full Article...]

An Angry Ronaldo Refuses to Renew Contract With Real Madrid

An Angry Ronaldo Refuses to Renew Contract With Real Madrid The 33-year-old is certainly not considering a move to Major League Soccer (MLS), China, Japan or the Middle East at this point of his career. Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo fuelled talk of an exit from Real following their third consecutive Champions League triumph in Kiev against Liverpool. [Full Article...]

Deontay Wilder accepts terms to fight Anthony Joshua in the United Kingdom

If everything agreed in discussions is included and they are happy with the date and venue, then Wilder will sign for the money-spinning bout. Finkel told World Boxing News on Monday that Wilder agreed to Joshua's terms on the latest contract offer and has now given Hearn 48 hours to send the official contract. [Full Article...]

Justify leads wire to wire at Belmont to win the Triple Crown

Justify , who is 6-0 and is the first horse to sweep the series without racing at age 2, beat nine others to win - more competition than any other Triple Crown victor has beaten in the Belmont. There is also, of course, the risk of defeat, which takes away some of the invincibility of a Triple Crown victor. Bob Baffert , who trained American Pharoah , also is the trainer of Justify . [Full Article...]

Thiem at least has hope against Nadal in Sunday’s French Open final

Thiem at least has hope against Nadal in Sunday’s French Open final But Thiem, unusually standing up to Nadal's first serve, forced two break points in the next game and converted the second with a flashing forehand into the right corner. I know I have to play my best tennis to have a chance on Sunday. It wasn't a good night because I was thinking too much, where could I serve, "T" or wide? Nadal and Thiem have met nine times - all of them on clay. [Full Article...]

Liverpool target hopes to resolve long-term future before World Cup

Liverpool target hopes to resolve long-term future before World Cup Alisson wants future cleared prior to the World Cup with Liverpool looking the most likely destination for the Brazillian shot-stopper. Real Madrid are also interested in Alisson, and although the player has said he'd like his future resolved before Brazil's opening game of the World Cup against Switzerland on Sunday, this seems very unlikely. [Full Article...]

Tendulkar wants more opportunities for minnows after Scotland win

Tendulkar wants more opportunities for minnows after Scotland win After Jonny Bairstow's 105 off 59 balls, and Alex Hales' 52, England looked like it was creeping toward victory thanks to a 71-run eighth-wicket partnership between Moeen Ali (46) and Liam Plunkett (47 not out). Scotland's total was their highest at this level, surpassing their 341 for nine against fellow non-Test nation Canada at Christchurch four years ago. [Full Article...]

Detroit Pistons hire ex-Raptors head coach Dwane Casey

Detroit Pistons hire ex-Raptors head coach Dwane Casey The Raptors were the first seed in the Eastern Conference this year, finishing with a record of 59-23. But they were swept in the second by Cleveland and LeBron James, the third year in a row they have been eliminated by the Cavaliers. Casey, who is from Morganfield, Kentucky, played for the Wildcats and helped them win the 1978 NCAA title and began his coaching career the next year as a graduate ... [Full Article...]

On your mark, get set, waiting for the 'go' on sports bets

On your mark, get set, waiting for the 'go' on sports bets Legal sports betting is already paying off for the state of DE, which earned a six-figure haul on its first day taking wagers since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on the pastime. But the change allows him to offer bets on other sports except for basketball. We just got the bill. "We are grateful to the legislature for listening to our concerns and including the Golden Nugget in... [Full Article...]

Scottish people recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2018

Scottish people recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2018 Dame Emma, 59, who is described in the official citation of the honours committee as one of the UK's most versatile and celebrated actresses, receives her honour for services to drama. "I am delighted and extremely proud to be made a Member of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List", said Katharine, who is now on maternity leave following the recent birth of her second child. [Full Article...]

Neymar pays tribute to Romario after equaling goals record

Neymar pays tribute to Romario after equaling goals record The most extreme examples were the Confederations Cup final against Spain in 2013 when Brazil battered their opponents with 26 fouls and the infamous World Cup quarter-final against Colombia in 2014, where they gave away 31 free kicks. [Full Article...]

Patrick Vieira departs NYCFC to join Nice

The 41-year-old had been tipped to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal before the appointment of Unai Emery . Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivere said the team was looking for a coach with the "ability to continue to produce attractive football , to bring through youngsters by taking risks to help them grow, and someone who lives and breathes to win". [Full Article...]

Robbie Williams will help kick off The World Cup in Russian Federation

Robbie Williams will help kick off The World Cup in Russian Federation Indian fans to make presence felt at FIFA World Cup Rathore cited the handsome game's rising popularity even as India skipper Sunil Chhetri recently pleaded the fans to throng the stadiums to watch the national team play in the Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai. [Full Article...]

Stoke City confirm first signing of the summer

Stoke City confirm first signing of the summer And Shaqiri refused to be drawn into discussing a move to Anfield during a recent interview while on global duty with Switzerland. Asked what he thought of Liverpool's iconic stadium, Shaqiri burst out laughing before replying: 'The Anfield stadium is great certainly. [Full Article...]


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