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Barcelona offer PSG £90m plus two players for Neymar Barcelona offer PSG £90m plus two players for Neymar
- July 19, 2019

After the deal was confirmed Atletico were quick to release a statement that claimed Barcelona had agreed terms with the 28-year-old before his release clause was lowered. But Spain's tax authorities have chose to confiscate the sum as well as an extra 9 million euros in fines for the Brazil international's massive tax debts. (more...)
Jim Harbaugh takes shot at Urban Meyer: 'Controversy follows everywhere he's been' Jim Harbaugh takes shot at Urban Meyer: 'Controversy follows everywhere he's been'
- July 19, 2019

Harbaugh, who is 0-4 against the Buckeyes since returning to coach his alma mater. Earlier Thursday, Harbaugh assessed Meyer's career in a podcast released by The Athletic: " Urban Meyer's had a winning record. Hope springs eternal and we're fired up for this season going forward". However, it's the kind of comment you rarely see a head coach make - one that pretty directly calls out an opposing head coach for something negative. (more...)
Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose to miss Asia tour Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose to miss Asia tour
- July 19, 2019

With 16 caps for England , Trippier was a key player for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation in 2018, though his semi-final goal against Croatia was not enough to earn a final berth. After his form tailed off in the wake of the World Cup, Spurs have allowed him to depart, for a fee the BBC report is £20 million. He moved to Tottenham from Burnley in 2015 after an impressive spell in the side at Turf Moor. (more...)
India get comparatively easy 2022 FIFA World Cup draw India get comparatively easy 2022 FIFA World Cup draw
- July 19, 2019

The next best 24 teams from the second round of the joint qualifiers will compete in a separate competition for the remaining 12 slots in the 24-team AFC Asian Cup. The two Koreas - who met in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup in Germany - have been drawn in Group H alongside Lebanon, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka. (more...)
ICC suspends Zimbabwe over government interference, calls for restoration of board ICC suspends Zimbabwe over government interference, calls for restoration of board
- July 19, 2019

In one other significant change made at the ICC's annual conference in London, captains will no longer be suspended for repeated or serious slow over rate breaches. The Croatia Cricket Federation and the Zambia Cricket Union have both also been suspended for continuing non-compliance with ICC membership criteria while the Moroccan Royal Cricket Federation has been expelled over continuing non-compliance. (more...)
Nets GM: Durant said he loves the team's system Nets GM: Durant said he loves the team's system
- July 19, 2019

Kyrie Irving (L) and USA's guard Kevin Durant look on from the substitutes' bench during a Men's round Group A basketball match between China and U.S. "I've never actually asked him that", Marks said . Due to Durant's Achilles tear in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, it is unclear if he will take the court in the upcoming 2019-2020 NBA season. (more...)
A fifth A fifth "All-African Coaches" AFCON final
- July 18, 2019

The Pharaohs were then coached by the duet of Mohamed El Guindy and Hanafy Bastan. "We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Victor on his huge appointment of being in charge of the 2019 AFCON final - this is big by any means and we are confident he will do a magnificent job", said Tenda Masikhwa, Safa's head referees. (more...)
Aston Villa's summer spending spree continues with €7m signing of Engels Aston Villa's summer spending spree continues with €7m signing of Engels
- July 18, 2019

Reims exercised their option-to-buy clause but have since sold him to Villa following interest from sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch . "Bjorn is a player that I've been watching for the past 18 months", Smith said. "We're very happy to have secured his services and look forward to working with him", Villa boss Dean Smith told the club's website. Villa had narrowly missed out on a return to the Premier League at the end of the 2017-18 season after losing 1-0 to Fulham in the ... (more...)
Pacquiao camp denies Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout Pacquiao camp denies Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout
- July 18, 2019

ET/6 p.m. PT. Since returning to the sport after nearly two years out of the ring in April of 2018, Khan has scored three wins and lost a controversial world-title shot against Terence Crawford when he was pulled out by his corner after a low blow. (more...)
British Open 2019 picks: Rory McIlroy could end drought at Royal Portrush British Open 2019 picks: Rory McIlroy could end drought at Royal Portrush
- July 18, 2019

It's odd to hear the chief executive of the Royal & Ancient use "British" when describing the Open , but that's what it's called. "The body was pretty beat up". "But being able to control it as best you possibly can in the air to control it on the ground allows the older players to have a chance to do well in the Open Championship ". (more...)
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce makes Rafa Benitez admission Newcastle boss Steve Bruce makes Rafa Benitez admission
- July 18, 2019

Many Newcastle fans expressed concerns after owner Mike Ashley failed to convince fan favourite Rafael Benitez to extend his stay as manager. "I can't tell him what to do, even though he is a good friend of mine". " So to be given the opportunity again, it is something I simply had to take ". "There has been a lot of negativity around it and I think that is really unfair for a man who has achieved what he has". (more...)
Browns' Baker Mayfield defends teammate Odell Beckham Jr., criticizes Giants fans Browns' Baker Mayfield defends teammate Odell Beckham Jr., criticizes Giants fans
- July 18, 2019

In April, he lashed out again when Cowherd listed some of Beckham's off-the-field incidents, calling the host a "clown". The relationship between Beckham and the Giants finally came to and when Browns general manager John Dorsey called looking to make a trade. (more...)
Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker killed in car crash Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker killed in car crash
- July 18, 2019

Whitaker was 55 years of age. Whitaker changed into once an global champion in four divisions - WBC lightweight, IBF light welterweight, WBC welterweight and WBA light middleweight. His other tweet reads, "Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker was in the class of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard as one of the most entertaining fighters in my lifetime. (more...)
Transfer: Details of Arsenal’s agreement with Real Madrid for Ceballos revealed Transfer: Details of Arsenal’s agreement with Real Madrid for Ceballos revealed
- July 18, 2019

The Spanish giants are unwilling to part with Ceballos on a permanent deal, which works in favour of Arsenal , who are operating on a limited budget. "Our target is to achieve three, four players to really improve our team and squad now", he said. "The first player in our list is the first target and after, if we can not have that then [we try to sign] the second, but thinking every time that they are going to improve our team". (more...)
Dwight Howard opens up about sexuality, drama surrounding man's lawsuit against him Dwight Howard opens up about sexuality, drama surrounding man's lawsuit against him
- July 18, 2019

In March, Masin Elije , an openly gay man, filed a suit against Howard, alleging the two dated but that Elije broke it off because Howard was seeing other men and trans women. "They're afraid to just step out and be, like you said, because they're afraid of what other people might say or think about them". On Tuesday, Elije responded to the interview on Twitter. (more...)
Kieran Tripper leaves Spurs to join Atletico Madrid Kieran Tripper leaves Spurs to join Atletico Madrid
- July 18, 2019

Trippier, 28, started his career with Manchester City's youth team but, after two loan spells to Barnsley and one at Burnley, he joined the Turf Moor side on a permanent basis in 2011, having made no first team appearances at the Etihad. During the discussions between the two clubs for the Belgium worldwide, there was also talk about the 28-year-old fullback. Hermoso had just 12 months left on his Espanyol contract and has now agreed to a five-year deal at the Wanda Metropolitano. (more...)
British Open: What you missed overnight in Round 1 at Portrush British Open: What you missed overnight in Round 1 at Portrush
- July 18, 2019

But his fortunes this time around were not so forgiving as McIlroy went wide and out of bounds in an internal area of the course off the tee. He chipped onto the green but missed a 6-foot putt. McIlroy's tournament began horribly. Through eight holes, McIlroy is now plus-3, eight shots back of the three players tied for the lead at minus-4. (more...)
Trent Boult 'sorry for letting everyone down' on return to New Zealand Trent Boult 'sorry for letting everyone down' on return to New Zealand
- July 18, 2019

Boult said that he been reliving the final over a lot but stressed that it was awesome to be involved in such a final. "To see the scores level (after the Super Over) and still lose, yeah, that was a pretty unique situation". They're kinda octagons and squares and all sorts of things. "You can imagine the feeling when my left shoe hit the cushion and it was too late to throw the ball to Marty [Guptill]. (more...)
Hall of Famer Ron Francis to Serve as Seattle Franchise's First GM Hall of Famer Ron Francis to Serve as Seattle Franchise's First GM
- July 18, 2019

It's Hall of Famer Ron Francis , who captained three teams in a 22-year National Hockey League career. After longtime Detroit GM Ken Holland went to Edmonton, adviser Dave Tippett left Seattle Hockey Partners LLC to become Oilers coach and Vegas' Kelly McCrimmon and Columbus' Bill Zito got promotions, there was a limited pool of experienced NHL executives to choose from for this job. (more...)
Falcons sign LB Jones to four-year, $57M extension Falcons sign LB Jones to four-year, $57M extension
- July 18, 2019

The Falcons have agreed to a four-year extension with linebacker Deion Jones , which will keep him with the team through 2023, the team announced Wednesday. Wide receiver Julio Jones' recent social media posts have raised speculation he's also about to sign a new deal. The 24-year-old became a starter as a rookie. (more...)

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