• Liverpool ready to pay Xherdan Shaqiri's release clause at Stoke City
Liverpool ready to pay Xherdan Shaqiri's release clause at Stoke City

The 22-year-old midfielder, who is preparing to feature for Nigeria at the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation, relocates from Portuguese club CD Feirense for a fee of around £6.3m and subsequently pens a five-year contract. The Switzerland global has made no secret of the fact he is looking to quit Stoke City this summer following the club'...

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  • Robbie Williams 'happy and excited' to perform at World Cup opening ceremony
Robbie Williams 'happy and excited' to perform at World Cup opening ceremony

With Neymar in side one can't discount Brazil . Chemistry is something that may lead Colombia to topple one of the favourites in the competition and if they do that, do not expect them to stop charging forward in Russian Federation. "And that is the reason why even though Spain and Germany don't have individual stars, together as a team th...

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  • Emre Can and Jon Flanagan leave Liverpool
Emre Can and Jon Flanagan leave Liverpool

The German has been widely expected to leave the club for the majority of the season, after failing to sign a new contract. The German was unable to agree a new deal and departs after a four-year stay on Merseyside. In addition, Flanagan pled guilty to assaulting his girlfriend this past January and was sentenced to a 12 month community order a...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 officially confirmed for the Nintendo Switch
Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 officially confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

FIFA's microtransaction-driven squad-building mode, Ultimate Team, will also feature "live and authentic Champions League content". For the first time, the Switch will also get the Champions Edition of the game which allows you to play it early, we're not sure if we'll actually get this in Australia but once EA sends through the details we'll le...

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  • Germany 2 Saudi Arabia 1: Werner on target as Reus shines
Germany 2 Saudi Arabia 1: Werner on target as Reus shines

Saudi Arabia take on hosts Russian Federation in the tournament's opening match on June 14 and also play Egypt and Uruguay in Group A. In the end, we even had a bit of luck. German fans were reportedly angry over a meeting Gundogan attended in London in May with Turkish leader Erdogan, whom he had referred to as " my president ." .

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  • Manchester United target Marko Arnautovic refuses to rule out move
Manchester United target Marko Arnautovic refuses to rule out move

West Ham are now more likely to resist any deal for Arnautovic after Manuel Lanzini ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament while training with Argentina. However, West Ham have slapped a hefty £60million price tag on Arnautovic and the striker insists he's "happy" at the London Stadium. Arnautovic recently admitted that he was flattered by Mou...

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  • New Jersey warns against premature sports bets
New Jersey warns against premature sports bets

Pennsylvania also prospectively legalized sports betting a year ago, but it could be months before regulations are in place that would allow sports books to open. New Jersey officials are cracking the whip on horse racing tracks that are contemplating starting to offer sports betting before Gov. Phil Murphy signs the bill permitting it.

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  • Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem, French Open 2018 men's final
Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem, French Open 2018 men's final

Rafael Nadal "could never dream of" winning 11 French Open titles. Thiem says he is "confident" his first appearance in a Grand Slam final will not be his last. Nadal did not play for more than two months after the Australian Open in January - where he withdrew from his quarter-final against Marin Cilic because of a hip injury.

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  • Sebastian Vettel takes 50th win and F1 championship lead in Canada
Sebastian Vettel takes 50th win and F1 championship lead in Canada

But it was a decision Red Bull made earlier in the session, in Q2, to complete their best lap on the Hypersoft tyre and not the more durable Ultrasoft, which Ferrari and Mercedes had on their cars, which confused Vettel as it means both Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo will use that compound in the first stint.

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  • LeBron James rumors: Writer who broke story in 2014 says LeBron gone
LeBron James rumors: Writer who broke story in 2014 says LeBron gone

For the second time in a career still ascending after 15 years, James was on the wrong side of a sweep as the Golden State Warriors , a team with no apparent weaknesses and as many as four of the league's 10 best players on its roster, transformed into a dynasty in Cleveland on Saturday (NZT).

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  • Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview
Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview

Take a look through the gallery above to see the latest Drivers' Championship standings after the Canadian Grand Prix . Finn Kimi Raikkonen finished sixth in the second Ferrari . The top four all lapped inside the one minute 11 seconds mark. "I'm very happy with this weekend so far", said Verstappen, who has been much criticised for his mistak...

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  • Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, Wins His 11th French Open Title
Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, Wins His 11th French Open Title

Thiem , a 24-year-old Austrian who was playing in his first Grand Slam final, had 18 unforced errors in first set and 42 for the match. Nadal now owns 17 Grand Slam championships. Thiem had spoken prior to play about knowing how to beat the former Wimbledon champion, yet he was never able to show his best in Paris on Sunday.

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  • Mercedes bid to bridge power gap at Canada GP
Mercedes bid to bridge power gap at Canada GP

Teams can only use three engines per season without incurring a penalty. The Twitter faux pas comes days before the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix , held on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. "But a quality issue means that his has now been delayed by one race". And the race in Canada will have the same compounds that were used in Monaco -...

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  • RACE: Vettel wins in Canada to seize championship lead
RACE: Vettel wins in Canada to seize championship lead

I'm sure there was more to come today, and the end result is not what we were looking for. "When we got to qualifying, honestly we knew it was going to be very close as it was, but in my heart, I truly feel like we had the pace to lock out the front row, or at least I had the pace to be on the front row".

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  • Guardiola hits back at Toure’s racism jibes
Guardiola hits back at Toure’s racism jibes

City and Guardiola initially declined to comment on the quotes, but the latter has now made it clear he totally refutes Toure's comments. "I am not the first to talk about these differences in treatment". Toure spent eight years at the Etihad, where he won three Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup title. "He insists he has no ...

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  • Rashid defends eight in final over to script clean sweep
Rashid defends eight in final over to script clean sweep

The Tigers came agonisingly close to eking out a consolation win when they needed nine runs off the final over, chasing a target of 146 runs at the Rajeev Gandhi International Stadium. Mohammad Shahzad scored 26 runs, Usman Ghani 19 runs, Asghar Stanikzai 27 runs, Mohammad Nabi 3 runs, Najibullah Zadran 15 runs, Shafiqullah 4 runs, while Rashid...

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  • Stokes out of Scotland ODI and 'first part' of Australia series
Stokes out of Scotland ODI and 'first part' of Australia series

An assessment this week will figure out his participation in the upcoming ODI series. . Woakes has been diagnosed with a tight right quad following the innings and 55-run win over Pakistan in Leeds , which squared the series at 1-1. Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes have been ruled out of England's One-Day International against Scotland, the E...

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  • Adam Silver: 'Saddens Me' NBA Champion Won't Be Invited to White House
Adam Silver: 'Saddens Me' NBA Champion Won't Be Invited to White House

Earlier this week, both James and Curry said they were not expecting an invitation this year. "We'll see", Trump told reporters at the White House, naming other championship teams that have previously visited him. "He broke it down pretty verbatim of how his process went with his discussions with his teammates and how he wanted to keep the focus ...

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  • Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title
Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

Thiem , who is being touted as the second-best player (by a long margin) on clay over the years, heads into the final with the herculean task of stopping Nadal's French Open final juggernaut. Thiem did force Nadal to save a breakpoint, but a less aggressive approach due to the mounting enforced errors meant there was little pressure on Nadal.

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  • Kevin Durant will re-sign with Warriors
Kevin Durant will re-sign with Warriors

After the Warriors pushed LeBron and the Cavs to the brink with a heart-stopping 110-102 victory in Cleveland , Golden State is one win away from a 3rd Championship in four years. Durant's shot-making has meant so much to the Warriors in the Finals. Curry made nine 3-pointers in Game 2 of this series, the most in NBA Finals history, and Cle...

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