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In Russia, Putin seen as flexing muscles at Trump In Russia, Putin seen as flexing muscles at Trump
- July 22, 2018

Democratic lawmakers erupted into chants of "USA!" Meanwhile, Trump on Thursday tweeted his meeting with Putin had been a " great success " while once again stating the "Fake News Media" was the "real enemy of the American people". The Kremlin had said in April that the president had invited the Russian leader to the White House when they spoke by telephone in March. He went to George H.W.'s home. (more...)
Tour director calls for calm after Alpe d'Huez incidents
- July 21, 2018

The 2014 champion believed he may have touched a motorbike but television footage suggests he came into contact with a spectator on the right side of a narrow road that lacked barriers to protect the riders. Prudhomme said: "I heard the whistles on Alpe d'Huez, just as I did in the Vendée. Same for Froomey. The most important thing is the group is strong and we have the best position". (more...)
Tiger Woods cards even-par 71 in opening round play at Carnoustie Tiger Woods cards even-par 71 in opening round play at Carnoustie
- July 21, 2018

That's how you win Opens! Kisner, 34, carded an eagle and four birdies in a 66 to lead on five under. It was just a clean round of golf. There was no evidence it hit anyone - no one was hurt, anyway - because the ball at least kept going in the rough. (more...)
Erik Lamela agrees two-year deal Erik Lamela agrees two-year deal
- July 21, 2018

And although Tottenham are yet to make any new signings ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, new contracts for Son and Lamela are a positive boost for manager Mauricio Pochettino. Lamela was sidelined for more than a year after suffering a hip problem on 2016, returning to action on November 28 last year as a late substitute in the 2-1 defeat at Leicester. (more...)
Rep. Jordan Says Ohio State Claims 'Choreographed' by Dems Rep. Jordan Says Ohio State Claims 'Choreographed' by Dems
- July 21, 2018

Mike Kudla, a defensive end on Ohio State's national championship team in 2002 and the school's most valuable player on defense in 2005, died at age 34, his high school alma mater announced Monday. Geiger has told The Associated Press he doesn't remember meeting with the wrestlers or any complaints about Strauss. According to court records, wide receivers coach Zach Smith, grandson of former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, was served with the misdemeanor complaint May 12 in the north ... (more...)
Joshua odds-on to defend title as Povetkin date confirmed Joshua odds-on to defend title as Povetkin date confirmed
- July 21, 2018

He knows how to slip and throw punches, so I've got to make sure I give him no gaps or openings. In June, the World Boxing Association ordered Joshua to fight Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs) or have his title stripped away. Anthony Joshua was the star name at the press conference in NY on Tuesday afternoon ahead of his fight with Povetkin, but the hope remains that a fight with Deontay Wilder in April is still a possibility. (more...)
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola 'worried' about Borussia Dortmund strong tackles Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola 'worried' about Borussia Dortmund strong tackles
- July 21, 2018

ET, ESPN2). Hart, who has been with City since 2006, has one year left on his contract with the club. "It would have been a mistake if he'd come here when he wanted to go to Maurizio [Sarri] and Chelsea ". Defender Mendy, who made just one substitute appearance for France during their triumph at Russian Federation 2018, and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva are the only members of Guardiola's squad who featured in the World Cup to be included on the trip. (more...)
Jonny Bairstow says will take confidence of ODI triumph into Tests Jonny Bairstow says will take confidence of ODI triumph into Tests
- July 21, 2018

Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar aggravated a lower-back condition in the third One-day global against England at Headingley on Tuesday and was missing from the squad. But Test wicketkeeper Bairstow believes England can carry momentum from their one-day series win over Virat Kohli's side into the Test arena. At the post-match presentation after losing the ODI series 2-1, Kohli said the selectors and the team management did not need to take any hard decisions. (more...)
Boston Celtics award Marcus Smart with four-year contract extension Boston Celtics award Marcus Smart with four-year contract extension
- July 21, 2018

With Smart receiving no formal offer sheets at the start of restricted free agency, the Celtics could have simply called his agent's bluffs until they settled for the $6.1 million qualifying offer by October 1. ( Terry Rozier would be a restricted free agent if no extension is reached). Put succinctly by Celtics president of basketball operations and general manager Danny Ainge , "his intensity is unmatched". (more...)
Hotel guest leaves Dh85,000 tip, workers shocked Hotel guest leaves Dh85,000 tip, workers shocked
- July 21, 2018

Juventus's record signing Cristiano Ronaldo at a news conference on Monday has said his move from Real Madrid was a "well thought out decision" as he aims to help his new club win their first Champions League title in more than two decades. (more...)
Leicester sign goalkeeper Ward from Liverpool Leicester sign goalkeeper Ward from Liverpool
- July 21, 2018

Speaking to LCFC TV , Ward said: " I'm delighted to be here and I'm really looking forward to the future with this Football Club ". The move does of course suggest that Loris Karius is now likely to be kept at Anfield as understudy for the coming season, with some debate surrounding Simon Mignolet's future at the club. (more...)
Alisson Becker Joins Liverpool From Roma In Reported Record Transfer Alisson Becker Joins Liverpool From Roma In Reported Record Transfer
- July 21, 2018

Alisson played 49 games for AS Roma last season and helped lead the Serie A club to the Champions League semi-final round, where it lost to Liverpool 7-6 on aggregate. I think the Anfield factor contributed a lot to that. I have just started with my team mates and I understand we have excellent players. "The full package is just good", the coach added . (more...)
LeBron James won't drag out free agency decision, per report LeBron James won't drag out free agency decision, per report
- July 21, 2018

LeBron James made the first move. That could mean luring James and George, who has had his eye on the Lakers for some time now. After starting his career with the Cavaliers in 2003, James famously spurned his hometown franchise in a televised announcement before the 2010 National Basketball Association season and signed with the Heat. (more...)
Thomas Doubles Up On Alp d'Huez As Kruijswijk's Dream Ride Dashed Thomas Doubles Up On Alp d'Huez As Kruijswijk's Dream Ride Dashed
- July 20, 2018

Stage victor France's Julian Alaphilippe , wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, celebrates on the podium after the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 158.8 kilometers (98.7 miles) with start in Annecy and finish in Le Grand-Bornand, France, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (more...)
Larry Fedora at the ACC Kickoff Larry Fedora at the ACC Kickoff
- July 20, 2018

What Fedora said Wednesday - and doubled-down on repeatedly in front of dozens of reporters at the ACC's preseason media event - isn't just wrong, it's toxic. Fedora said that years ago he asked a three-star military general why the armed forces of the US are greater than other countries'. According to an unnamed general, Fedora said, the US military is the strongest in the world because the United States is the only country that plays football (which, by the way, is not true ). (more...)
Alisson's transfer to Liverpool 'at a very advanced stage,' says Roma Alisson's transfer to Liverpool 'at a very advanced stage,' says Roma
- July 20, 2018

He has spent the past two seasons with Roma and played in 37 Serie A games during the 2017-18 campaign. Jurgen Klopp , Liverpool's manager, has recognised that he must address the position if his team are to keep progressing and Becker has always been the man he wants to replace Loris Karius . (more...)
Lewis Hamilton's British GP comments 'silly', says Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton's British GP comments 'silly', says Sebastian Vettel
- July 20, 2018

Although he now trails rival Sebastian Vettel by 15 points in the Drivers World Championship, Hamilton insists the his team are "more hungry than ever" and "eager to win", adding that his "competitive passion is shared by each member of the group". (more...)
Indians acquire Padres closer Hand Indians acquire Padres closer Hand
- July 20, 2018

The Indians now lead the AL Central by 7 1/2 games, but their bullpen is second-to-last in the league in ERA at 5.28. A 13.2 K/9 rate across 44.1 innings on the season, Hand has established himself as one of the premier left-handed relievers in the game. (more...)
Augustus & Fowles Named 2018 WNBA All-Stars Augustus & Fowles Named 2018 WNBA All-Stars
- July 20, 2018

The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on ABC. It's the eighth All-Star appearance for Augustus, a franchise record. Rookie A'ja Wilson will play in her first All-Star contest as well as Jewell Loyd. Players were not allowed to vote for their teammates. Moore was replaced by Los Angeles' Candace Parker, who finished third in the fan voting with 38,575 ballots. (more...)
Chelsea boss Sarri: I want to meet Hazard, Courtois face-to-face Chelsea boss Sarri: I want to meet Hazard, Courtois face-to-face
- July 20, 2018

Chelsea will have a promising long-term replacement for the 27-year-old, who could fit well in Maurizio Sarri's new system, while also securing a big-money sum to reinvest in the transfer market. Sarri says Hazard is "one of the top two or three European players", adding that he hopes "to improve Hazard but that will be hard". "This is what any manager wants and any clubs wants". (more...)

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