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Alisson thanks AS Roma fans ahead of rumoured Liverpool FC switch
July 20, 2018

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson publicly thanked Roma fans ahead of what is expected to be a world-record transfer to Liverpool.  The 25-year-old flew out of the Italian capital on Wednesday as he closes in on a widely anticipated move to Anfield for a reported £67 million. That would almost double the £35mthat took Ederson from Benfica…

Argentina need him’ – Carlos Tevez urges Lionel Messi not to retire
July 20, 2018

Carlos Tevez has told Lionel Messi not to retire from international football following Argentina’s chaotic World Cup in Russia.  It was a forgettable campaign for Messi and Argentina, who were eliminated by eventual champions France in the last 16 at Russia 2018 as Jorge Sampaoli later departed. Argentina’s tournament was marred by reports of unrest…

Victoria Azarenka, 2-time US Open finalist, misses direct entry for Grand Slam
July 20, 2018

Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka is ranked just below the cutoff for direct entry into the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.  Azarenka, a former No. 1 and twice the champion at the Australian Open, is No. 108 this week, seven spots outside of an automatic spot in the main draw. The U.S. Tennis Association…

Michael Stich, Helena Sukova to join International Tennis Hall of Fame
July 20, 2018

Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich of Germany and 14-time Grand Slam doubles champion Helena Sukova of the Czech Republic will be inducted Saturday into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  Stich, 49, and Sukova, 53, will be enshrined Saturday in ceremonies at the ATP Hall of Fame Classic in the sporting showplace at Newport, Rhode…

Premier League: Liverpool snap up Roma goalkeeper Alisson in eye-watering 72.5 million euro deal
July 20, 2018

Liverpool on Thursday signed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma in a world record deal valued at 72.5 million euros by the Italian club. “The 25-year-old signed a long-term contract with the Reds after undergoing a medical and completing the formalities of his switch at training centre Melwood today,” Roma confirmed the value of the transfer…

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez promises brilliant signings after Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit
July 19, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus left a big void in the Real Madrid squad for the upcoming La Liga and European season but club president Florentino Perez has promised fans to bring in brilliant players before the new season starts. Los Blancos have signed a few promising youngsters in the form of…

Eugenie Bouchard battles past Timea Bacsinszky in Gstaad WTA tournament
July 19, 2018

Eugenie Bouchard quelled a home threat at the Gstaad WTA tournament on Tuesday, fighting back to beat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 for a second-round place. The 146th-ranked Canadian who played the Wimbledon final four years ago but has since suffered through season after season of disappointment and a tumbling ranking, spent more than…

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says World Cup heroics will boost Paul Pogba’s club career
July 19, 2018

Los Angeles: Jose Mourinho is confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Paul Pogba’s club career at Manchester United. Pogba was the subject of criticism from some quarters for his United performances last season and found himself relegated to the bench at times during the second half of the…

NBA: San Antonio Spurs send disgruntled Kawhi Leonard to Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan in major swap
July 19, 2018

Disgruntled San Antonio playmaker Kawhi Leonard is going to the Toronto Raptors in a blockbuster NBA trade deal sending DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs, the Raptors and Spurs confirmed Wednesday. The move sends forward Leonard and guard Danny Green to Toronto for DeRozan, Austrian big man Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 first-round NBA Draft pick….

FIFA World Cup 2018 in numbers: Premier League players make their presence felt in Russia
July 19, 2018

England didn’t bring the trophy home as Gareth Southgate’s men couldn’t emulate the title-winning success of the 1966 squad in Russia, yet the Three Lions left Russia as winners, at least in terms of club-wise representation at the World Cup. The recently-concluded edition saw the most number of players from the Premier League than any…

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