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Sports Costa flirts with AC Milan and Atletico while aiming dig at Conte
Author: 0 Costa flirts with AC Milan and Atletico while aiming dig at Conte

Yesterday, we explained how rumours linking Diego Costa and Palmeiras started. I have a contract with Chelsea and they are the ones who know what they will do with me. If the coach doesn't want you in his team, Chelsea have to sell me, and in the sales". The path has been cleared at the end of a campaign in which he generated plenty of transfer talk for a move to be made, with various landing spots mooted - from Atletico Madrid to China.

Sports PSNI to have final word on Linfield v Celtic clash in July
Author: 0 PSNI to have final word on Linfield v Celtic clash in July

The Scottish giants enjoy a huge following in Ireland and are supported mainly by Catholics while Linfield has a mainly unionist and Protestant support base. Celtic are due to play Shamrock Rovers in a friendly in Dublin on July 8 and look set to remain on the Emerald Isle for the Linfield tie three days later.

Author: 0 Lions coach Gatland cagey on test selection after Chiefs win

After two frustrating performances in the British and Irish Lions' red jumper, English winger Jack Nowell says he's delighted to be back doing what he loves - roaming about, looking for the ball and scoring. Ireland number eight CJ Stander was one of those who may have put himself in the frame for selection at the weekend as the Lions forwards controlled the game by building phases and forcing errors.

Author: 0 Aegon Championships: Jordan Thompson hails biggest win of career over Andy Murray

Once again Andy Murray disappointed his fans, and this time it was sensational. However, he will now go into the Championships having played just one competitive match on grass this season. The British number one said he might yet explore the option of exhibition events next week but insists there is no reason to panic. "I have had more than enough time to get used to the conditions", he said.

Sports Penguins return home as betting favourites for Game 5
Author: 0 Penguins return home as betting favourites for Game 5

That's the central question to this series right now. The Penguins and Predators have provided plenty of drama, from the roller-coaster play of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne to the running feud between Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and P.K.

Author: 0 Father Of Muslim Teen Believes Daughter Was Killed For Her Religion

According to the friends who were with Hassanen at the time of the assault, Torres encountered the teens in his auto as they were walking home from a Sterling, VA IHOP where they had stopped to eat after celebrating Ramadan at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS).

Sports Celtics Hope To Trade No. 3 Pick for Jimmy Butler
Author: 0 Celtics Hope To Trade No. 3 Pick for Jimmy Butler

The Sixers turned it down. It appears as if the Chicago Bulls have attempted to move Jimmy Butler ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft . At that time, the Bulls remained consistent in their message to Butler: We value you and want to build with you but must listen to any offers we receive out of due diligence.

Author: 0 Four Sit Atop a Crowded Leaderboard at US Open

By the end of the day, that wasn't even the most shocking number. Bubba Watson, using a pink golf ball one day and lime green the next, shot 75-73 and appeared certain to miss the cut. "I wish I was about 5 shots better", Stricker said Friday at Erin Hills Golf Club. He got that up-and-down for a bogey and a 68. Casey opened his second round with three consecutive birdies, but a triple bogey on No.

Author: 0 Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Pizzi says the Chile staff is "optimistic from the images we've seen, but we understand and know that the player still feels pain, and that's why we'll wait until tomorrow to decide if he plays ". "Among the public, I don't think that there are big expectations at the moment, so maybe it's good that there's not too much pressure on us", said Smolov.

Sports Donnarumma Will Still Play For Milan Next Season
Author: 0 Donnarumma Will Still Play For Milan Next Season

Speaking to Corriere della Sera , Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta said: "It is becoming increasingly hard for clubs to handle these situations". "We're faced with a radical change in the image of a young footballer, now they have professionals close to them and they play out their career, even in opposition to the clubs which raised them".

Author: 0 Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

On the longest course ever for a major, the cut was the lowest at the U.S. Open since 1990. Cameron Champ was the lowest amateur heading into the final round, but he finished with a 4-over 76 to drop back to even par for the tournament. U.S. Open records were broken. No, the U.S. Open should be mind-numbingly challenging. A commercial blimp crashed to the ground and caught fire just outside the course Thursday, about the time the county health department was analyzing samples that ...

Sports India vs Pakistan Final Champions Trophy 2017
Author: 0 India vs Pakistan Final Champions Trophy 2017

That was until Amir got to work. Rohit Sharma was pinned lbw by the third ball of the innings, only for Azhar Ali to spill a straightforward first-slip chance off India captain and master run-chaser Virat Kohli . "The belief just showed on the field the way they played together as a team and regardless of who you play in the finals, it's always going to be challenging because once you start thinking that it's a big game, then your mindset changes".

Sports Andre Ward scores surprising TKO stoppage of Sergey Kovalev in eighth round
Author: 0 Andre Ward scores surprising TKO stoppage of Sergey Kovalev in eighth round

Andre Ward defeated Sergey Kovalev to retain the unified light heavyweight titles on Saturday from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise, Nevada . The AP had Kovalev ahead by a point going into the final round. Ward has Kovalev in the corner and the fight is stopped! "I'm 13 years in and I've been doing it against the best".

Sports Nathan Beaulieu welcomed Montreal trading him to Sabres
Author: 0 Nathan Beaulieu welcomed Montreal trading him to Sabres

Last season, the defenceman struggled. He also opened the regular season on Montreal's top pairing with Shea Weber , but was quickly moved in favour of Alexi Emelin. "Over the last three seasons, there have been moments when Beaulieu has looked terrific on the ice, but like most young defensemen, consistency has been a problem".

Author: 0 Harper hits hard home run, propels Nationals over Mets 8-3

Harper's 17th home run left the bat at 116.3 miles per hour, his hardest-hit ball since Statcast began tracking in 2015. "That was a different sound", Gonzalez said. Scherzer went eight innings only allowing one run and striking out 10 Mets , making it look easy throughout the game. Murphy, a postseason star in the Mets' run into the 2015 World Series, typically plays down the revenge angle, basically saying it's always good to beat a division rival.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top

Golden State cruised to its second championship ring thanks to Kevin Durant , who claimed Finals MVP honors after posting the most efficient scoring performance in Finals history . But is that incredibly impressive for a 32-year-old man versus the tall glass of a team he was facing? Yes. Kevin Durant produced another 30 plus point game, Steph Curry put up his usual 20 plus points after a Game four slump in Cleveland and Klay Thompson provided great defense.

Author: 0 Golfer Harman leads US Open going into final day

I'm sure I won't sleep in. He just didn't know how much history. It is almost impossible to predict because the competitors and their body of work offer no clear pattern. "Wasn't exactly seeing that, but I'm looking forward to hearing about that when I get back to the house since J.T. and I are staying together", Fowler said.

Sports UFC Veteran Tim Hague Dies After Suffering Brain Injury In Boxing Match
Author: 0 UFC Veteran Tim Hague Dies After Suffering Brain Injury In Boxing Match

Neil said in her statement that Hague's immediate family is now with him, and that they are asking for prayers and privacy at this bad and hard time. But that would prove to be his only win in the promotion. On June 16, Hague boxed former Canadian Football League first-overall pick Adam Braidwood and suffered a devastating second-round knockout loss.

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez sprains ankle, may miss Cameroon clash

The Confederations Cup is always an interesting tournament for some of the fascinating matchups it brings about, like 2017 AFCON winners Cameroon taking on 2015 Copa America champions Chile . Cameroon carved out their first chance after 11 minutes as Vincent Aboubakar forced Herrera into a good save from close range, following a swift counter attack.

Sports Browns' Garrett has sprained foot, expected to be in camp
Author: 0 Browns' Garrett has sprained foot, expected to be in camp

On Friday, Garrett was spotted sporting a walking boot. The Browns' training camp kicks off in late July. Having their top pick healthy and ready to go when camp begins will be important for the team hoping to improve upon their 1-15 showing from a year ago.

Sports Russian Federation defeats New Zealand at 1st Match of FIFA Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Russian Federation defeats New Zealand at 1st Match of FIFA Confederations Cup

KAZAN , Russia (AP) - Portugal is not anxious about Cristiano Ronaldo being distracted at the Confederations Cup by talk of his possible departure from Real Madrid. "It is the experience and knowledge that will be of enormous value for 2018". Although New Zealand proved they could also be risky on a few occasions, Russian Federation clearly dominated the game from start to finish.

Author: 0 Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

At a rally after the parade, Green mocked James' contention that he had never played for a super team. Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob , talking Tuesday on ESPN's First Take, said "I can't believe we're getting this question already, but you know , honestly that's something we'll worry about at the time".

Sports Pouille to face Feliciano Lopez in Stuttgart Open final
Author: 0 Pouille to face Feliciano Lopez in Stuttgart Open final

Feliciano Lopez was unbreakable winning a tight test to advance to the Stuttgart final. The 35-year-old reigned supreme as he won 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 to book a place in the semi-final on Friday. Spaniard earned the first break point of the match with a return victor and Mischa double faulted to end the match in the worst possible manner. Alexander Zverev faced minimal trouble in dispatching Julien Benneteau in the Netherlands, a 6-0 6-4 triumph sending him into the semis in under 57 minutes.

Sports Coyotes trade goaltender Mike Smith to Flames
Author: 0 Coyotes trade goaltender Mike Smith to Flames

The Coyotes will retain 25 percent of Smith's remaining salary. Arizona is picking up one-quarter of the cost of that contract to mitigate the charge against Calgary's salary cap. Because while on the surface it seems like a heedless decision, and makes you wonder if the Flames really had better than a haphazard plan to fix their problem in goal, there's actually a strong familiarity with Smith inside the organization.

Sports Kylian Mbappe weighing transfer options with family
Author: 0 Kylian Mbappe weighing transfer options with family

The 18-year-old French global has taken European football by storm in the season just gone and consequently been linked with a host of clubs across Europe. "We are talking about a certain feeling, passion, a desire to play for the team of your city and to be important". His parents live here, he went to an academy here.

Sports Artemis skipper falls overboard in Cup challenger finals
Author: 0 Artemis skipper falls overboard in Cup challenger finals

Full credit to the guys. “We definitely didnt feel like we had it set up quite 100 per cent because the breeze was going up and down, we were kind of chasing it all day. Wind conditions in the lead-up to the race were pushing the upper safety limit of 24 knots (27.6 mph) - sometimes blowing above it - and the capsize resulted in at least one of the crew falling overboard.

Author: 0 Arsenal make 'very nice offer' for Alexandre Lacazette, confirms Lyon president

There has been yet more confusion added to Arsenal's pursuit of Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette , after the club's president Jean-Michel Aulas spoke to the press about the player's current predicament. I don't know if he wants to leave'. Lacazette's quandary with Griezmann now staying in Madrid, however, is that the domino chain of transfers that was anticipated this summer might not materialise next year.

Sports Tennessee man: Fugitive inmates surrendered without a word
Author: 0 Tennessee man: Fugitive inmates surrendered without a word

He says they must have mistaken his vehicle for a police cruiser, saying they look similar. The other prisoners on the bus Tuesday were taken to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and put on another corrections department bus. Two inmates who are accused of shooting to death a pair of armed guards during an escape from a prison bus in Georgia were captured on Thursday in Tennessee, Georgia officials said on Twitter .

Author: 0 Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year

Chasing his sixth TOUR title and first since here in 2014 (76 starts ago), the World No. 461 began T1 with Rafa Cabrera Bello and Stewart Cink. "This may only happen a handful of times". Aguilar, who held a two-stroke lead through the first three rounds, hit a three-over 75 and finished 10th. "I've been playing well". "I identified the problem and switched putters, thought about all the things I did as a junior".

Author: 0 Pilot in US Open blimp crash seriously burned

The pilot of a small blimp that crashed Thursday near the U.S. Open in Wisconsin during the opening round of the golf tournament suffered serious injuries, including burns, investigators said. Golfer Brandt Snededker said he spotted something while on the course. "I was sitting on [the seventh] tee and my caddie goes, look at that thing just blew up".

Sports Yuvraj's innings was the difference: Virat Kohli
Author: 0 Yuvraj's innings was the difference: Virat Kohli

Hardik Pandya who later came to power and finally, the first three balls hit six by him and scoreboard crossed 300. Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan gave a rollicking start and well sustained by Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh . India skipper Virat Kohli would not be drawn to comment on future bilateral ties with Pakistan after their Champions Trophy clash on Sunday.