• Atletico Madrid offer for Chelsea striker Diego Costa around £18m short
Atletico Madrid offer for Chelsea striker Diego Costa around £18m short

Chelsea also are willing to grant Conte's request to appoint a coach to replace Steve Holland, the England assistant manager, having previously insisted that they would not do so. Costa had been linked with a move to China both last January and this summer, but as told last month by text message that he was no longer wanted by Conte.

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  • Backing up LaVar's claim, Lonzo Ball confident in leading Lakers to playoffs
Backing up LaVar's claim, Lonzo Ball confident in leading Lakers to playoffs

With Magic Johnson serving as the general manager for the Lakers , the 19-year-old Ball expects to learn valuable insights from the five-time National Basketball Association champion. The Lakers traded Russell and center Timofey Mozgov to the Nets in exchange for Brooklyn center Brook Lopez and the No. 27 overall pick in Thursday's dra...

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  • Perez: No talks with Ronaldo on exit rumors
Perez: No talks with Ronaldo on exit rumors

Rio Ferdinand admits he is "dreaming" when considering the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United . Perez, being elected president of Real Madrid until 2021, is confident, Ronaldo will remain in Real, "I did not speak to Christiano".

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  • Ronaldo confident after leading Portugal to Confederations Cup semi-finals
Ronaldo confident after leading Portugal to Confederations Cup semi-finals

AC Milan paid Porto €38m (Dh156m) earlier this month for striker Andre Silva and he scored a fine solo-effort before Nani, on for Ronaldo after 65 minutes and a round of applause, provided the flourish to the scoreline, smashing past Marinovic in added time.

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  • Wheeling and dealing play big role in NBA draft
Wheeling and dealing play big role in NBA draft

The NCAA has never really liked it, and earlier this month, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the system as it's now constructed - where players can enter the draft after a year of college - is "not working for anyone". Still, there were teams making moves and, for the most part, the moves were pretty good value. The players don't get much ...

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  • Confederations Cup: Mexico coach Osorio 'sorry' over bust-up with Kiwi bench
Confederations Cup: Mexico coach Osorio 'sorry' over bust-up with Kiwi bench

Mexico tops the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A, with four points after two games. The forward said Portugal were worthy winners after surviving a second-half Russian fightback. "Believe me, we will analyse everything when the passions calm down". "At high-profile tournaments, we need to reach a higher quality". We know what we need to ...

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  • Manchester boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain
Manchester boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Spanish tax authorities filed a lawsuit against Ronaldo a few days ago for a tax break of 14.7 million dollars. The Portugal forward has strenuously denied the allegations and threatened to quit the country. But a statement released by Mourinho's representatives Gestifute Media said he had not been informed personally of the accusations. "Normall...

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  • Devils pick Hischier No. 1 overall in NHL Draft
Devils pick Hischier No. 1 overall in NHL Draft

He is no longer an elite scorer, yet still is a very good, productive hockey player and locker room leader who takes too much of the pressure on his head. Jeff has raised the two boys on his own since 2010, going through some hard financial and emotional times . Either way, the Devils and Flyers have to be thrilled to get potential franc...

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  • Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win
Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win

Behind him stood a side with just one change to that which performed so well but ultimately lost 2-1 to Mexico , Tom Doyle drafted in at left wing-back in place of Deklan Wynne. Bruno Alves could also make way for Jose Fonte in the center of defence. Besides Quaresma , Santos will also have Nani , who will be available to play as a striker, sh...

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  • Vegas Golden Knights add to developing roster with three first-rounders
Vegas Golden Knights add to developing roster with three first-rounders

Here is our first-round draft tracker with pick-by-pick results and analysis for all 31 selections on Friday night. Vegas sent defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk and a 2018 seventh-round draft pick to Carolina for a second-round selection on Saturday.

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  • Rafael Nadal defies logic with Paris victory
Rafael Nadal defies logic with Paris victory

It's a surface I really enjoy playing on. But for Rafael Nadal , plagued by injuries and forced out of tennis's limelight over the past few seasons, Sunday's victory at Roland Garros was "unique". I am in a good position. "I am very sorry to say that I am not going to be able play Queen's next week", he wrote on a post on his Facebook page ...

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  • Neymar comforts Cristiano Ronaldo via WhatsApp over tax allegations
Neymar comforts Cristiano Ronaldo via WhatsApp over tax allegations

The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. Manchester United are keen on completing the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata after his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo made peace with the Spanish capital club's president Florentino Perez .

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  • Sneak Peek in the 2017 NBA Draft
Sneak Peek in the 2017 NBA Draft

A record 16 freshman were selected in the first round. At the same time, he added, Fultz "has the ability to be a significant ballcarrier". After the Knicks selected promising French guard Ntilikina, who is flying right back to Strausbourg to help his club try to win their league championship, two other worldwide players were taken in the...

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final
FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

Captain and reigning Ballon d'Or holder, Cristiano Ronaldo put Portugal in front with a well struck penalty after 33 minutes. Portugal will have thought they'd won all three points in the 86th-minute as Southampton full-back Cedric Soares' shot was deflected in.

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  • 76ers formally introduce Markelle Fultz to Philly
76ers formally introduce Markelle Fultz to Philly

Fultz, a star guard out of the University of Washington , had always been pegged as the top pick, so as soon as the Sixers traded up for the Celtics' No. Fultz might make $22 million over his first four years as a professional, but in a truly free and open market, he assuredly would make more, while also having a choice of where to make his lucrat...

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  • Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticise St Petersburg pitch
Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticise St Petersburg pitch

Wood's superb strike was New Zealand's first goal in four matches and only the third time they have scored at a Confederations Cup in four campaigns. Group winners and runners-up proceed to the semi-finals of the Cup, which will start on Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. EDT. "Everyone is incredibly disappointed in the changing room and we fe...

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  • Mexico 2-1 Russia: Hosts knocked out of Confederations Cup after defeat
Mexico 2-1 Russia: Hosts knocked out of Confederations Cup after defeat

After a scrappy opening to a game from which Portugal needed a point to be certain of going through, Cristiano Ronaldo came close to a breakthrough when his header was touched onto the bar by goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic. Perhaps it's harsh to be too critical of an All Whites team that impressed with their grit and determination in their first two...

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  • Kevin Durant trolled haters by rocking an incredible championship cupcake hat
Kevin Durant trolled haters by rocking an incredible championship cupcake hat

The Oklahoma City faithful spent the entirety of this season calling Durant a cupcake after Russell Westbrook took a subtle jab at his former teammate by posting a picture of some cupcakes on the day Durant made a decision to leave. Well, it turns out Durant had the last laugh. If winning a championship wasn't good enough, Durant showcased hi...

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  • Robert Horry believes Lakers will distance themselves from LaVar Ball
Robert Horry believes Lakers will distance themselves from LaVar Ball

No other USA university player averaged 14 points with six rebounds and six assists a game as well. In his lone season at Washington , Fultz shot 47.6 percent from the field, made 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, and averaged 23.2 points per game.

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  • Lakers introduce Lonzo Ball, set high expectations
Lakers introduce Lonzo Ball, set high expectations

While Ball was the early favorite for Los Angeles, the front office reportedly fell in and out of love with other top-tier prospects, including Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox and Kansas' Josh Jackson . Johnson sees much of himself in Ball, but not just in both players' ability to thread the ball through intensely cramped windows. He led the nation with...

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