• Lyon end talks with Liverpool over Fekir transfer
Lyon end talks with Liverpool over Fekir transfer

Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir in the summer transfer window. With Nabil Fekir-to-Liverpool all but done, Julien Laurens describes what kind of player he is and where he'd be best suited in Jurgen Klopp's XI.

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  • Rafael Nadal's French Open set streak ends in quarterfinals
Rafael Nadal's French Open set streak ends in quarterfinals

He has lost just twice in 87 singles matches at the French Open . Rafael Nadal remains the favorite but must defeat the Tower of Tandil, Juan Martin Del Potro to reach the final. He'll need to be at his absolute best if he's to overcome Nadal on Sunday, and sustaining that level for three or more sets will be hard. I'm going to play Wimbledo...

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  • Rafael Nadal roars back to beat Diego Schwartzman and reach semis
Rafael Nadal roars back to beat Diego Schwartzman and reach semis

Now I'm (in the) semi-finals, which means something great to me. "And in my opinion, the match changed", Nadal said. And Nadal knows he will be in for a hard afternoon where defensive play is not an option. But reaching such heady heights would have seemed a long way off when he started his 2016 season ranked outside the world's top 1,000. "But I...

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  • Kevin Durant's shot, 'death stare' all but finish off Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Durant's shot, 'death stare' all but finish off Cleveland Cavaliers

Durant says he was just playing it safe with his emotions, which made him the chillest guy on the court. Durant's dagger - a pull-up 3-pointer from the left wing - increased Golden State's lead from three points to six points, all but sealing the victory, and was eerily similar to the clutch 3-pointer he drilled in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Final...

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  • Manchester United agree deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred
Manchester United agree deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Still only 19, the right-back only made his Porto debut in February but he's done enough in the months since to convince Mourinho he has a bright future at United. He was banned from worldwide football for a year by South America's governing body CONMEBOL, but only missed four months for Shakhtar as FIFA did not extend the ban to cover all confed...

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  • LeBron: Cavs can't get comfortable in Cleveland
LeBron: Cavs can't get comfortable in Cleveland

LeBron James scored 33 points and Kevin Love 20 for the Cavs, who have fallen into a hole in which no team has ever emerged. Golden State will have four chances to wrap up its championship starting with Game 4 on Friday night. Before the game, Cavs coached Tyronn Lue was asked to explain the home-road discrepancy. The problem, though, was that...

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  • Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge Gives Encouraging Update on Gordon Hayward's Return
Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge Gives Encouraging Update on Gordon Hayward's Return

Irving averaged 24.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 60 games in his first season in Boston. "I think that the further you go in the playoffs, the harder it is to lose". "He provides a lot of energy for our team and I hope we can work something out going forward". The better your team becomes, the more sacrifices guys have to make.

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  • Troubled Sterling booked for diving as England down Nigeria
Troubled Sterling booked for diving as England down Nigeria

England and Nigeria have faced each other twice: the two teams drew 0-0 at the 2002 World Cup , while the Three Lions won a friendly 1-0 back in 1994. And it is not as if England were at their dazzling best. This bold selection energised England's play in both attack and defence. Ian Wright admitted England's performance against Ni...

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  • Serena Williams’ Nike Bodysuit Was the Real Winner at the French Open
Serena Williams’ Nike Bodysuit Was the Real Winner at the French Open

Serena Williams wears the Nike catsuit in her win against Australian player Ashleigh Barty. But Williams seems to be eyeing the chance to break the world record of 24 Grand Slam wins now held by the Australian tennis star, Margaret Court.

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  • Kevin Love will play Game 1 of Finals against Warriors
Kevin Love will play Game 1 of Finals against Warriors

The 2018 NBA Finals are unlikely to make it that far, but this certainly isn't a boring matchup either. In the end, Houston fell to the defending champion Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals Monday evening.

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  • Israel vs Argentina friendly: Sellout for Lionel Messi appearance in Jerusalem
Israel vs Argentina friendly: Sellout for Lionel Messi appearance in Jerusalem

For all the nationalistic pride that comes with cheering for your country at the World Cup, it can be tough to muster up the motivation when your favorite team doesn't have a seat at the table. "We can not send the message that we are the best, because that's not true", he said. "In a World Cup , logic is nearly never given". We have to aim to...

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  • Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern
Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern

The Poland striker, who has won the Bundesliga title in each of his four seasons at Bayern since he joined from Borussia Dortmund , has been linked with moves to Chelsea , Paris St Germain and Real Madrid . In late February, the Poland global parted ways with his previous agent of 10 years, Cezary Kucharski, and signed up with Zahavi, one of t...

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  • Golden State Warriors: 8 takeaways from Game 7 win vs. Rockets
Golden State Warriors: 8 takeaways from Game 7 win vs. Rockets

Both teams are entering this title matchup with injury concerns. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked that he had considered resigning before his team bounced back from a disastrous first half performance to reach the NBA Finals on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).

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  • Super 8: LeBron muscles his way back to the Finals
Super 8: LeBron muscles his way back to the Finals

There's nothing like Game 7 in sports and tonight the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics play for the Eastern Conference Finals title and a ticket to the 2018 NBA Finals . our goal was to make him exert as much energy as humanly possible". Just like their opening-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics have won three at hom...

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  • Sebastian Vettel admits that Daniel Ricciardo 'had all the answers'
Sebastian Vettel admits that Daniel Ricciardo 'had all the answers'

Vettel said: "I think we had the pace but it was a tricky race". "It was two years in the making and I really feel that redemption has arrived", Ricciardo said after taking the checkered flag. He immediately fell into the clutches of Vettel, who went into full-on attack mode. Sebastian Vettel is under contract at Ferrari until the end of 20...

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  • Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery
Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery

Hanley Ramirez won't torment the Yankees anymore - at least not as a member of the rival Red Sox. "The vesting option has nothing to do with it", Dombrowski said. I know I didn't get any hits, but I hit some balls good, that's a good sign. "Honestly, I do feel that guys might open up because you don't have that presence, you don't have a guy t...

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  • Texas baseball will host NCAA Regional
Texas baseball will host NCAA Regional

Although Bryan Hoeing would pitching a scoreless fourth and fifth and the Cards would add an insurance run in the fifth to make it 8-5, he would surrender FSU's sixth run as well as work himself into a bases loaded jam in the sixth with no outs.

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  • Rockets hope Paul can play in Game 7 vs. Warriors
Rockets hope Paul can play in Game 7 vs. Warriors

But the Cavs hung in there, cut Boston's lead to 43-39 at halftime and had a 69-66 lead with 8:53 left in the fourth quarter. The game registered a 9.1 overnight rating matching Game 7 of the 2012 Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat (with LeBron) and the Celtics .

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  • Celtics coach defends 'outstanding' Horford over Game 6
Celtics coach defends 'outstanding' Horford over Game 6

LeBron had 46 pts., 11 reb., and 9 ast.in the Cavs' Game 6 win at home to even the series at 3-3. The series has been about who can win at home, as no away team has won a game on the other team's home court. In the series-tying defeat, Boston's veteran center only took two first-half shots and went scoreless in the first two quarters as the Cav...

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  • Real Madrid secure three-in-a-row as Gareth Bale punishes Liverpool
Real Madrid secure three-in-a-row as Gareth Bale punishes Liverpool

Real's fourth Champions League triumph in five years, and 13th European Cup success in total, was fully deserved despite Liverpool, the competition's top scorers this season, making an aggressive start to the game in an electric atmosphere.

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  • Manchester United agree deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder
Manchester United agree deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder

And the Mirror claim United are ready to wrap-up a £50m deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred before the Brazilian global flies out to the World Cup finals in Russian Federation. Pogba has endured a hard second season at Old Trafford and tension between himself and Mourinho has resulted in the midfielder being dropped from regular first tea...

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  • Pakistan dealt Babar Azam blow against England
Pakistan dealt Babar Azam blow against England

Hasan Ali was caught by Jos Buttler at gully off Anderson without scoring, but Mohammad Amir survived to the close unbeaten on 19 with Mohammad Abbas (nought) and Pakistan will bid to increase their lead before attempting to bowl England out cheaply again on day three.

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  • LeBron, Cavs push Celtics to Game 7
LeBron, Cavs push Celtics to Game 7

Game 6 is set for Friday night. "One of you guys did". I think Jayson was ready to deal with everything that comes with this because of who he is and his family and all his coaches before, because he's a very emotionally steady, smart player that was going to perform at a high level at his age.

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  • Madden NFL 19 Announced With August Release Date
Madden NFL 19 Announced With August Release Date

Offensive tackle Erik Williams was pictured in the background of Madden NFL '95's cover with San Francisco defensive lineman Karl Wilson and John Madden , himself. Lastly, pre-order bonuses were reveal. Those who decide to pick up the regular version of Madden NFL 19 will receive one Elite Player from any NFL team and five Gold Team Fant...

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  • Rajinikanth to Sathyaraj, Sterlite shooting leaves Tamil stars furious
Rajinikanth to Sathyaraj, Sterlite shooting leaves Tamil stars furious

Other police men armed with assault rifles and clad in bullet-proof jackets are seen near the vehicle. "The inaction of the government has led to the people's protests and police resorting to firing to control it", MK Stalin said , demanding that the plant be shut down immediately for good.

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