• Alaphilippe wins protest-hit stage, Thomas keeps Tour lead
Alaphilippe wins protest-hit stage, Thomas keeps Tour lead

The most feared stage of this year's Tour de France is underway. Loïc Albert, a farmer from the Ariège who took part in the demonstrations, spoke to news source France 2 : "I heard that the Tour stopped a little bit further along from us because of gas, but that wasn't us".

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  • Mahrez determined to win trophies at City
Mahrez determined to win trophies at City

The Premier League this season closes early with the window closing on August 9 following an agreement by member sides to close the window on the eve of the new season . Manchester City very almost had a ideal 2017/18 season and midfielder Bernardo Silva has acknowledged that one trophy was missing from their cabinet.

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  • Mesut Ozil Reveals How He Feels About Arsenal’s Singapore Tour
Mesut Ozil Reveals How He Feels About Arsenal’s Singapore Tour

Ozil - who won 92 caps - criticised the German Football Association (DFB) in a three-part statement announcing his global retirement on Sunday, claiming they had failed to protect him from racially motivated criticism after the team's disappointing World Cup campaign.

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  • Cubs fan takes foul ball from a child
Cubs fan takes foul ball from a child

Nearly immediately, social media took notice. The comments to that tweet were not kind about the man, but Cubs second baseman Javy Baez came to the rescue and gave the boy a signed baseball . Chicago Cubs officials confirmed the man had been generous during the match. According to Kaplan, the man had already helped the little boy get a ball...

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  • Tear gas halts Tour de France amid French farmers' protest
Tear gas halts Tour de France amid French farmers' protest

Sky has uncommon wealth, vast ambition and an ability to stock its roster with riders with the talent to lead any squad in the peloton--all of which has created an unexpected headache. In a statement, Brailsford said: 'Obviously Gianni has left the race, which is very disappointing. "We expect a lot of attacks from the start". Sky has been the ...

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  • What Mesut Ozil's retirement says about Germany
What Mesut Ozil's retirement says about Germany

The Arsenal playmaker was criticised in Germany for his meeting with Turkish president Recep Erdogan in May during a visit to London. Ozil quit Germany after scoring 23 goals in 92 global appearances, having been a key component of the 2014 World Cup-winning side.

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  • Tour de France fans continue to taunt Chris Froome
Tour de France fans continue to taunt Chris Froome

Sky are unpopular with parts of the cycling community in France , where their domination - winning five of the last six Tours - is reminiscent to that of disgraced Lance Armstrong's U.S. Throughout the race, spectators have voiced their disapproval of the Team Sky rider. Facing no attacks on the flat stage, Thomas had no trouble maintaining hi...

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  • South Africa out for 124 as Sri Lanka eye sweep
South Africa out for 124 as Sri Lanka eye sweep

Skipper Faf du Plessis top-scored for the tourists with a fluent 48, while Quinton de Kock contributed 32 as South Africa once again capitulated to the home side's slow bowlers and failed to reach the 150-mark in the series. Karunaratne was unbeaten on 59 at stumps with Angelo Mathews on 12. South Africa has not lost a series to Sri Lanka s...

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  • Julian Alaphilippe claims Tour de France stage 10
Julian Alaphilippe claims Tour de France stage 10

In 2013, French freeride mountain biker Romain Marandet jumped over a group including eventual victor Chris Froome of Team Sky during the 100th edition of the race . "We're going to have to keep a close eye on him", Froome said, looking ahead to the race's only individual time trial in the penultimate stage. CHRIS Froome was punched and ...

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  • I'll always carry Roma in my heart, says Liverpool signing Alisson
I'll always carry Roma in my heart, says Liverpool signing Alisson

The new Liverpool shot-stopper started all five games for Brazil at the World Cup in Russian Federation where they bowed out in a quarter-final defeat by Belgium. We were not too bad previous year but we had to improve and we tried that on the transfer market. Liverpool's £ 75m splurge on van Dijk to become the rock at the heart of defence w...

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  • EPL: Chelsea confirm Conte's sack, lists what Italian did at Stamford Bridge
EPL: Chelsea confirm Conte's sack, lists what Italian did at Stamford Bridge

Italy midfielder Jorginho has become Chelsea's first signing since Maurizio Sarri was hired as manager of the Premier League club. Chelsea FC ended up in fifth place in the Premier League table last season as they missed out on Champions League qualification.

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  • MS Dhoni to retire after crushing defeat in England?
MS Dhoni to retire after crushing defeat in England?

Not all balls bowled by leg-spinners have any special mentions barring the one Shane Warne bowled Mike Gatting, something that has been termed as the "ball of the century". But Stokes ran out Dhawan for a fluent 44 with direct hit after the left-handed opener was sent back by Kohli. Dinesh Karthik, preferred to KL Rahul for this match, then mad...

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  • José Mourinho fears Alexis Sánchez will miss U.S. tour after visa issue
José Mourinho fears Alexis Sánchez will miss U.S. tour after visa issue

Mourinho, who left the 25-year-old out of his first XI at times last season, spoke about Pogba on Wednesday in Los Angeles . United are in California but Mourinho is without Sánchez, Paul Pogba , Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Marcos Rojo, Victor Lindelöf, Ashley Young, David de Gea , Nemanja Matic , Fred ...

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  • Venezuela's Maduro Declares Africa 'Real World Cup Winners'
Venezuela's Maduro Declares Africa 'Real World Cup Winners'

As a result Deschamps, now the coach of " Les Bleus ", will in theory be promoted from a Legion Knight to a higher grade such as Officer. Macron had already celebrated with the team on Sunday after attending the final in Moscow, to project a more modern image as a president in touch with the masses.

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  • Not sad about leaving Real Madrid: Ronaldo
Not sad about leaving Real Madrid: Ronaldo

And while certain sections of the media have suggested that the five-time Ballon d'Or victor has already reached his peak and may be seeking a move to unwind his career in Europe - he's dismissed the notion. I will work hard. "It gives me so much momentum for the future". "It was a really stunning moment for me", he added. To avoid being thi...

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  • Did LeBron's Lakers shorts at NBA Summer League copy Big Baller Brand?
Did LeBron's Lakers shorts at NBA Summer League copy Big Baller Brand?

The Lakers entered Tuesday's Las Vegas Summer League championship game as the tournament's No. 1 seed with a flawless 6-0 record. Hart is likely a lock for Summer League MVP regardless of the outcome of the championship game. The 23-year-old racked up 37 points and nine rebounds in Monday night's double-overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

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  • Liverpool make £62m bid for Roma's Alisson Becker - here's the current situation
Liverpool make £62m bid for Roma's Alisson Becker - here's the current situation

Chelsea are desperate to beat Liverpool to the signing of Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson . But Karius has started pre-season poorly and Klopp has decided he must act. Tentative inquiries in January were also dismissed. Liverpool FC signed Brazil worldwide Fabinho in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco at the start of the su...

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  • When will Mesut Ozil return for pre-season?
When will Mesut Ozil return for pre-season?

Ozil has been on holiday since Germany crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage and has yet to return to training with the Gunners , with Emery having begun working with those players who were not involved in the tournament in Russian Federation.

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  • Donald Trump Acknowledges Russian Meddling in 2016 Election
Donald Trump Acknowledges Russian Meddling in 2016 Election

Shortly before Trump staged his begrudging off-camera walk-back, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had kneecapped him, delivering his own message from the U.S. "President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today". "Don't make the relationship between Russian Federation and the United States, don't hold it hostage of this...

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  • Is Croatia scared of losing President to Macron as well?
Is Croatia scared of losing President to Macron as well?

With the previous record for own goals in any World Cup at 6, FIFA's new guidelines regarding how to attribute deflected shots was largely responsible for the increase. We played well in the first 20 minutes, we controlled the game. The small Middle East kingdom stretches north some 99 miles out into the Persian Gulf from the Arabian Peninsula.

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  • The ultimate fan experience at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
The ultimate fan experience at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

According to reports, the tournament in Qatar will be played from November 21 to December 18 in 2022. Ahead of the final in Moscow between France and Croatia, Putin has met at the Kremlin with Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino.

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  • France beat Belgium 1-0, enter FIFA World Cup 2018 final
France beat Belgium 1-0, enter FIFA World Cup 2018 final

I play against teams that play so defensively 90% of the time. France , after all, is a team in the mould of its coach Deschamps, the former holding midfielder who could emulate Brazilian Mario Zagallo and Germany's Franz Beckenbauer by winning the competition as both a player and manager.

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  • Groenewegen beats Gaviria in sprint on seventh stage at Tour de France
Groenewegen beats Gaviria in sprint on seventh stage at Tour de France

The stage continued on placidly with the time gap slowly eroding until the bonus sprint in Loeuilly at kilometre 20, which was won by race leader Greg van Avermaet (BMC) and where the peloton animated. "Yellow jersey wearer Van Avermaet described the climax as 'an awesome finish". "The race went so hard on the first part of the climb, I saw every...

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  • Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950
Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950

Many people have since questioned the need to play off against their fellow beaten semi-finalists in Saint Petersburg but Southgate is keen to seal victory before returning home. That's proved to be the case, although they have relied on large part on grit and determination to see them through the knockout stages, beating Denmark and Russian Federa...

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  • Matthysse: My Head is Raised, I Lost To a Legend in Pacquiao
Matthysse: My Head is Raised, I Lost To a Legend in Pacquiao

A huge fight against a legend like Manny Pacquiao is his opportunity to get up and shock the world by being a ring legend and defending his WBA belt in the process. "Right now I'm happy to go back to my country to celebrate the victory", he said. We were not pushing hard, we controlled our pace and ourselves. Duterte, who gave Pacquiao two thum...

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