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Sevilla sign Nolito from Manchester City on three-year contract


The fee is reported to be £7.9m. The expected sale of Nolito is a substantial financial loss for City, who signed him from Celta Vigo last summer for £13.8m. Nolito has 16 caps for Spain and has bagged 6 goals. The report claims that they will also try to sign former Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic and Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma this summer. Read More »

Pelicans, Rajon Rondo Agree To Contract

The Pelicans already brought back point guard Jrue Holiday this summer, but he could move to shooting guard if Rondo is added. One of the best point guards still available is Rajon Rondo , but that might not be for much longer. However, a thumb injury kept him sidelined for the remainder of the campaign following Chicago's 2-0 series lead in the opening round of the postseason, in which the Bulls lost four straight to the Celtics. Read More »

Tour de France 2017: Froome cracks as Bardet wins stage 12


Three-time Tour victor Froome faded badly on the brutal final climb of the 214.5 kilometre stage from Pau while Aru finished third to take the final bonus seconds on offer. Nairo Quintana had already been dropped as the Colombian struggled to recover from the Giro d'Italia. Riders face three category-one climbs on the 63-mile day, with a 16-mile descent to the finish on Bastille Day, when French riders are always motivated to go for stage wins. Read More »

UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker: Ending the Streak

For this title shot, Shevchenko began her training in Thailand before moving to Houston and on to Denver, where she worked with strawweight title contender Rose Namajunas. The striking defense for Tate and Rousey could only be described as poor. It was billed and received as one of the biggest fights of the year, surpassing the elusive million-pay-per-view buys mark to cap what was one of the most successful years in company history. Read More »

Johanna Konta survives 'epic' Vekic clash to keep Wimbledon hopes alive


I wasn't really sure. She added: "The last few years I was struggling a little bit, not to find my game but to accept not everything was going to come as easily as when I was younger". "I'm still enjoying it, though". She said: "I absolutely love playing in front of Brit crowds". I felt going into the match. She reached the final at a grass-court warm-up tournament in Birmingham last month but lost to Vekic. Read More »

Russell Westbrook is the 2016-17 NBA Most Valuable Player


As the most deserving nominee, Gordon was the one to take home the award for the NBA's best sixth man. Westbrook and Durant helped the Thunder reach the 2012 NBA Finals, where they lost to the LeBron James-led Miami Heat, and the 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals, where they lost to the Warriors. Read More »

Pacers' price for George too high for Celtics


Boston has maneuvering to do with its roster, including the shedding of salaries to create space to position itself for this scenario. While George has said he would like to play for the Los Angeles Lakers , other clubs are hoping he might join them first, including, according to several United States media reports , the Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More »

Heat to Meet With Gordon Hayward

Hayward's free-agent schedule includes a Saturday meeting with the Heat , according to Tony Jones from The Salt Lake Tribune . League sources say Hayward wants to take his meetings, and make a decision in short order . Also, the Celtics are reportedly angling for a situation wherein they can land both Hayward and Paul George (via trade) to potentially dethrone the Cleveland Cavaliers as the best team in the Eastern Conference. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal takes a dig at Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal captain Ronaldo has, unsurprisingly, been his country's inspiration in the tournament in Russian Federation so far, scoring twice and grabbing one assist in their three group games . Arturo Vidal is not a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo . Vidal however, has allayed any fears ahead of the vital tie, asserting that the four-time Ballon d'or victor will not be able to carry Portugal to the final. Read More »

How to watch Halle Open Final online


But, instead of serving out the set, the top seed was broken again and Khachanov even held two set points at 6-5 before the world No. 5 recovered and forced a tie-break. "I thought it was extremely close, especially that second set". Zverev reached the final past year but lost to Mayer . I think I did it very well . Read More »

Captain (R) Safdar arrives at FJA to record his statement before JIT


He said, "I don't care for my wellbeing or my family's as I have presented myself and my family for accountability". Captain Safdar arrived at the Federal Judicial Academy where he was greeted by Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Anjum Iqbal and a large number of party activists who chanted slogans in favour of Nawaz Sharif. Read More »

George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018


The Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in Paul George trade discussions as Thursday's NBA Draft draws near, according to league sources . He averaged 23.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the just completed season. It's quite a test for Kevin Pritchard , who took over as the chief decision-maker in the Pacers front office after Larry Bird abruptly stepped down after the season concluded. Read More »

Comeback win sees Murray to fourth successive Roland Garros semi-final


Nishikori settled again in the third set to force a tie-break, but the Japanese eighth seed imploded when it mattered - losing all seven points with a flurry of unforced errors. "It was ideal today, I'm very satisfied", said Wawrinka who will be playing in his third successive Roland Garros semi-final. "Personally I think it was put down to the conditions. Read More »

Former Barca Star: Real Madrid Target Is Not Worth £120m

It is a career trajectory Trezeguet believes Mbappe should consider, particularly in light of the struggles another former Monaco striker - Anthony Martial - has endured since his £36m move to Manchester United . They were shocked last week when Ronaldo informed them that he will be leaving this summer following the tax evasion allegations brought up against him by prosecutors in Spain. Read More »

Rangers launch Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg


The Gers go in at the first stage having finished third in the Scottish Premiership last season and they will face the Luxembourgers over two legs, although the location of the away fixture has not yet been confirmed. League of Ireland side Derry City will face FC Midtjylland (Denmark ), who beat Manchester United past year, while Shamrock Rovers take on Stjarnan (Iceland) and Cork City come up against Levadia Tallinn (Estonia). Read More »

Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

He's not leading, but he's lurking, and that might be the ideal position from which to make his move. He just didn't know how much history. The fairways are too wide, the greens too receptive, the scoring too low. They're not alone either as the leaderboard is crowded. Joining Thomas in joint second place is countryman Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood (both 68). Read More »

Leishman in touch in US Open second round

Fowler had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and U.S. Open newcomer Xander Schauffele . Leishman is now sharing 13th place, three shots off the pace. "If you look at the golf course and you even talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up flawless for us", Johnson said. While Casey was relieved after his gutsy fightback, two of the world's top three players - McIlroy and Day - were left contemplating a missed cut. Read More »

Escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee after manhunt


Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia . While they were on the run, the pair allegedly stole five vehicles, robbed two homes, tied up and terrorized an elderly couple; and led police on a chase where speeds reached 100 miles per hour, officials said. Read More »

Brits retire from America's Cup trials race with damage


But in the last race, when they also made the better start, the loss of Outteridge overboard threw the crew and they were unable to get back up to speed and conceded defeat. Outteridge timed his start to perfection in the second race and held off Japan to win by 28 seconds. Welcome to smoother sailing , two days after “destruction derby day”. Read More »

Samoa out to test themselves


Hurricanes duo Vaea Fifita and Jordie Barrett are the two new caps in the squad and will become All Blacks 1158 and 1159. George Kruis 4. Maro Itoje 3. 21 of the 68 players to have captained the All Blacks did so for just one test, and Smith is a chance to join that list with Kieran Read set to return to the role against the Lions . Read More »

Cristiano sings 'Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or' as Madrid celebrate Champions League triumph


Real won the match 4-1. It was the Portugal captain's son - Cristiano Ronaldo Jr - who stole the show after the thrilling match with his skills. "We have the world's best players and plenty of youth". "I am very happy - an incredible season again". Real Madrid became the first team in the Champions League era to win back-to-back titles with their 4-1 victory over Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday. Read More »

Could Markelle Fultz fall in the 2017 NBA Draft?


Dennis Smith Jr. impressed the Lakers at his workout according to Mark Medina of L.A. Daily News. Of course, Gambadoro did suggest that the promise could have came from Philly, but that wouldn't make much sense since the Sixers haven't even worked out Jackson yet and he isn't a natural fit for the team. Read More »

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy earns $55K for losing 3 pounds


We don't know what the reason is, perhaps more organic food options in Seattle versus Green Bay, but that's now two straight weigh-ins that Eddie Lacy has made. He is eligible to collect a bonus check of $55,000 after he weighed in below 250 pounds earlier today. It comes a month after Lacy came in at 253 pounds - two pounds under the goal of 255. Read More »

Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy


On a sun-kissed Glasgow afternoon, England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat home goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save. "I'm a huge Carrick fan but we need now to put others in those positions and give them the chance to solve the problem looking at the longer term". Read More »

Health of Nashville defenceman Ryan Ellis still in question


He took over. And he led. Nothing is more desperate than a team on the brink of elimination, especially one that has never won a title. Entering Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals , the series was tied at two games apiece. The two-time MVP ended up on top of a stickless Subban and attempted to get up only to have Subban refuse to let go of Crosby's right leg. Now Rinne goes into the biggest game of his career Sunday night needing yet another home victory to force both the defending ... Read More »

Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals

Del Potro is still working his way back to his rightful ranking after the wrist problems that nearly ended his career, and the big question was how he would pull up physically. "It was a really great first set and I'm really pleased with how I battled", said Wawrinka, who was aided by a Fognini knee injury. While Khachanov is through to the last 16 at a slam for the first time, it is seven years and 25 tournaments since Murray failed to at least make the fourth round. Read More »

Boston Red Sox outslug Chicago White Sox; Chris Sale struggles in return


CHICAGO (AP ) - David Price felt healthy and strong. The team announced the injury as a sprained left wrist, but it is possible that an MRI could show worse damage. Matt Barnes allowed two runs in the bottom of the seventh though, and Boston lost 5-4. Kevan Smith kept motoring around third and headed for home, and Rutledge's throw beat him to the plate, but skipped away from catcher Christian Vazquez. Read More »

Conor McGregor up 61 places in Forbes highest-paid list

Basketball icon LeBron James is Ronaldo's nearest challenger with total earnings of $86.2m, the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard's income seeing him claim £20m more in endorsements than the Portugal worldwide. According to Forbes , Ronaldo raked in $93 million over the last 12 months, including $58 million in salary and $35 million from endorsements. World number two tennis player Serena Williams is the only woman on the list, in 51st, with $27m (£20.92m) made a year ago. Read More »