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France’s Deschamps, Zidane head Federation Internationale de Football Association coaching award nominees France’s Deschamps, Zidane head Federation Internationale de Football Association coaching award nominees
- July 25, 2018

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is on the list despite finishing fourth in the Premier League , with his side's thrilling run to the Champions League final rewarded. Pep Guardiola is also nominated after taking Manchester City to a record-breaking Premier League title and the EFL Cup, alongside Champions League victor Zinedine Zidane , who oversaw Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool prior to resigning from his post . (more...)
Unai Emery speaks out on Mesut Ozil's Germany retirement Unai Emery speaks out on Mesut Ozil's Germany retirement
- July 25, 2018

Ozil criticized the German football federation, its president, fans and media for what he regarded as racism in how people with Turkish roots were treated. In Singapore, Ozil is receiving unconditional support from his colleagues and employers. Ozil is, however, in line to face PSG on Saturday. Emery has not held private talks with Ozil over his worldwide situation, with the Spaniard taking the view that it is better to give the player "normality" rather than create an even bigger fuss. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp WILL complete one more deal if this happens Jurgen Klopp WILL complete one more deal if this happens
- July 25, 2018

A first league title since 1990, however, remains the holy grail for the club's supporters and the expenditure of around £160 million on four players this summer has filled those fans with the optimism and expectation that Klopp can win trophies this season. (more...)
French farmers bring Tour de France to standstill with protest French farmers bring Tour de France to standstill with protest
- July 25, 2018

The 218-kilometer stage from Carcassone to Bagnères-de-Luchon in the southwest of France was the first to hit the Pyrenees mountains, and was packed full of incidents. "Their field is the road, the road is open - we can not lock them in a swimming pool or a stadium or in a tennis court". "People should not block the road, no matter what causes they are fighting for". (more...)
Jose Mourinho explains why Pogba plays better for France than Manchester United Jose Mourinho explains why Pogba plays better for France than Manchester United
- July 25, 2018

The late World Cup runs of France , Belgium and England have wreaked havoc with United's pre-season tour of the United States, with players such as Paul Pogba , Romelu Lukaku , Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Ashley Young all missing. Scholes, the pundit though, seems to be making up for a 20 year career spent in silence, as he has become very vocal in retirement, especially when it comes to the club he grew up in. (more...)
Cornet Ends Title Drought In Gstaad Cornet Ends Title Drought In Gstaad
- July 25, 2018

Cornet won five of the 20 break points she held against the 226th-ranked Minella. Cornet saved four set points in the seventh game, and Bouchard saved three in the 10th. She [Bouchard] was playing very well and very aggressive. The victor called the Gstaad venue "one of my favourite events of the year now". Following the match, Bouchard said "someone else can carry the burden of Canada" citing that the loss affected her confidence level. (more...)
Chris Wood surges up Open leaderboard Chris Wood surges up Open leaderboard
- July 25, 2018

Spieth, who is tied for the lead on nine under with housemate Kevin Kisner and another American Xander Schauffele , admits he has always dreamed of being tested by Woods in a battle for one of golf's elite titles. A bogey was followed by a second at the next when he raced his 25-foot birdie attempt past the hole and could not convert the return. For Rahm, it was an abrupt end to a week in which many thought he might contend for his first major championship. (more...)
Yankees Fans React To Gary Sanchez’s Lack Of Effort On Social Media Yankees Fans React To Gary Sanchez’s Lack Of Effort On Social Media
- July 25, 2018

It's also notable that Sanchez didn't offer excuses here, saying things like "I should have gotten to that ball quicker". Yankees starter Luis Severino , understandably, was not happy about it, as he expressed to Sanchez between innings. (more...)
Hart on Man City future: 'I need to go' Hart on Man City future: 'I need to go'
- July 25, 2018

Nmecha is one of the most highly regarded prospects at the Etihad and is on the fringes of Pep Guardiola's first team squad, having three appearances for the senior side last season. He added: "The contenders to win the title?" "I don't like it when my colleagues speak about me or my players so I'm not going to say that". In the holding midfield position we don't have less players because Fernandinho is still there one more year, [Ilkay] Gundogan can play there, Fabian Delph can ... (more...)
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced due to bad health FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced due to bad health
- July 25, 2018

Mike Manley , head of Jeep and Ram brands, replaced him. The announcement, made at the end of an rapidly convened board meeting, marks the end of the Marchionne era, which included managing the turnaround of failing Fiat , the takeover of Chrysler and spinning off the heavy machinery and truckmaker CNH and sportscar maker Ferrari . (more...)
Hall of Fame Open: India's Ramkumar Ramanathan reaches semi-final Hall of Fame Open: India's Ramkumar Ramanathan reaches semi-final
- July 25, 2018

Ramkumar will hope to emulate the feat of Leander Paes , who won the title at Newport 20 years ago. The 23-year-old from Chennai took one hour and 18 minutes to get across Pospisil 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals yesterday. "The confidence grows. It's nice to be able to build on some of the things that I did well in my earlier rounds", Smyczek said. "I played the big points really well". (more...)
Messi v Ronaldo potential for Serie A next season Messi v Ronaldo potential for Serie A next season
- July 24, 2018

Croatia's World Cup Golden Ball victor Luka Modric was also named, as was England's Golden Boot victor Harry Kane . Mbappe told France Football when asked to pick out the likely winners: "For the favorites, I will say Cristiano Ronaldo , Luka Modric, Raphael Varane. (more...)
Malcom: Barcelona to sign Bordeaux's Brazilian winger Malcom: Barcelona to sign Bordeaux's Brazilian winger
- July 24, 2018

Some media outlets are reporting that the clubs are preparing the documents and the player could be presented as a Barcelona man in the next few hours before setting off immediately to join his new teammates in the United States. Malcom scored 12 goals in 35 Ligue 1 appearances for Bordeaux last season and has made 96 appearances in all competitions since joining from Corinthians in January 2016. (more...)
FIFA The Best Awards: Gareth Southgate among Coach of the Year nominees FIFA The Best Awards: Gareth Southgate among Coach of the Year nominees
- July 24, 2018

World Cup victor Didier Deschamps of France also makes the 10-man shortlist, along with Croatia's Zlatko Dalic, whose side finished runners-up in Moscow. The full nominees are as follows: Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia), Zlatko Dalic (Croatia), Didier Deschamps (France), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Roberto Martinez (Belgium), Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid), Gareth Southgate (England), Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona), Zinedine ... (more...)
Mavericks sign German Nowitzki for record 21st season Mavericks sign German Nowitzki for record 21st season
- July 24, 2018

The Mavericks didn't announce the terms of the contract, but the New York Times' Marc Stein reports that the one-year deal is worth $5 million . Dirk becomes the only player in league history to play for one team for 21 seasons, moving out of a tie with Kobe Bryant, who spent 20 years in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform. (more...)
Tour de France temporarily interrupted by protesters Tour de France temporarily interrupted by protesters
- July 24, 2018

He finished the stage, helping Team Sky to control the peloton and maintain their tight grip on the yellow jersey now held by Thomas , before being told by race commissaires he would take no further part due to an act of "serious aggression". (more...)
Ozil resignation took Germany coach Loew by surprise
- July 24, 2018

Arsenal's German soccer player Mesut Ozil returns to his hotel after training in Singapore July 24, 2018. The Arsenal midfielder will not add to his 92 caps, 23 goals and 40 assists for his country following political tensions regarding his Turkish roots and his omission from the starting XI during this summer's World Cup as the defending champions embarrassingly crashed out in the group stage. (more...)
Marco Silva: Everton still to pay Watford compensation for former head coach Marco Silva: Everton still to pay Watford compensation for former head coach
- July 24, 2018

Everton are closing in on a deal for Watford forward Richarlison which could eventually total €56m. According to the Mirror , the Toffees are willing to pay the exorbitant sum as a "peace offering" to Watford , due to last year's allegations of trying to nick then-manager Marco Silva - a complaint that hasn't yet been resolved. (more...)
Chelsea FC want Man United star to replace Eden Hazard Chelsea FC want Man United star to replace Eden Hazard
- July 24, 2018

Chelsea are reportedly one of a number of top European clubs interested in signing Manchester United forward Anthony Martial this Summer. However, the United hierarchy - and in particular Mourinho - have been alarmed by briefings from the player's representatives that he still wants to quit Old Trafford after spending much of last season out of the starting XI. (more...)
Arsenal arrive in Singapore for International Champions Cup Arsenal arrive in Singapore for International Champions Cup
- July 24, 2018

Ozil was heavily criticised in Germany for his meeting with Turkish president Recep Erdogan in May , when he and Ilkay Gundogan posed for a photo during a visit to London. "I feel unwanted and think what I have achieved since my global debut in 2009 has been forgotten". "I will never sell this (jersey), I'll keep it as a family treasure". (more...)

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