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Michael Carrick to decide on Man Utd retirement next season

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Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand on Thursday said the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Premier League side would be a "fairytale" for fans. "We're looking up and we're looking to achieve something this year", he added. It gives us something to go at next season. United midfielder, Michael Carrick claims he hasn't paid that much attention to the reports. Read More »

Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell to Nets

Now, the leadership role Lin shared with Lopez last season falls more squarely on his shoulders. D'Angelo Russell was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Additionally, Lopez became the franchise's all-time leading scorer (10,444 points) and all-time leader in blocked shots (972). "We just looked at that trade as really doing three things that were really positive for us. Read More »

Hiddink urges FIFA to pick best referees for World Cup

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Colombian Wilmar Roldan consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) after a reckless high challenge by Ernest Mabouka on Germany's Emre Can saw Cameroon captain Sebastien Siani wrongfully receive a yellow card in a case of mistaken identity. Read More »

Vettel penalised after swerving into Hamilton under safety vehicle

Vettel, right behind him in second place, drove straight into the back of Hamilton's Mercedes and pulled his Ferrari up beside the British driver to let him know he wasn't happy. After almost catching the safety vehicle up on the first restart, Hamilton went to the other extreme the second time around, bunching the field right up. Read More »

Sixers must approach Embiid extension with caution

A dependable scorer and hard-nosed defender, Butler gives Thibodeau an intriguing complement to the Wolves' young stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins . The Sixers might have to be patient again because Fultz and Simmons will not only be learning how to play together but will also be doing so while playing their first National Basketball Association minutes ever, after Simmons missed all of last season with a foot injury. Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel, Hamilton clash

However, Vettel behind him got on the throttle as he exited the corner causing the collision. The German driver, a four-time Formula One world champion, accused Hamilton of deliberately slowing down in front of him while the Briton was leading the race in Baku . Read More »

Timberwolves Steal the Show With Draft Deal for Jimmy Butler

The success or failure of this trade for the Bulls will come down to the performance of Dunn and LaVine, both of whom come with question marks. "Me disappointed? Never. Butler is an all-star , and you usually don't get one of those on draft night. "It's tough", Thibodeau said. "He'll show our players a lot of the things that he's learned along the way". Read More »

Morgan defends dropping himself for South Africa finale

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But when Roy was given out obstructing the field - the first time this ever happened in a T20 global - the innings fell away. Roy had a slice of luck on 45 when he nearly played on to Tabraiz Shamsi, but he soon brought up his 50 and England's 100 with a towering six off the spinner and Bairstow was in sparkling form again. Read More »

Durant: Warriors aren't a "Super Team"

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The NBA is as progressive as any sports league, having moved its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte in protest of the so-called "bathroom law" that took away civil rights protections from gays. One pregnant fan even painted the Warriors' logo on her stomach. Following the Warriors' triumph in the NBA Finals , the team's official statement on a possible visit to the White House was that it has not yet been invited, and "will make those decisions when and if necessary". Read More »

Jimmy Butler Posts Heartfelt "Thank You" Message To Chicago

One of the big markets affected on Thursday night was at point guard, the deepest position in the league. Chicago could have tried to build with Butler. That was before Butler got dealt. "I guess being called the face of an organization isn't as good as I thought". "I think the coach feels that". The addition of Butler could help them make the playoffs, in a stacked Western Conference. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton snatches pole from Valtteri Bottas in Baku

And unsurprisingly it was the former who Hamilton enjoyed a lunch date with in the moments before his extraordinary lap. Indeed he reacted in a prickly fashion when a German journalist asked if he planned to see her this weekend. Indeed the 32-year-old Briton could match Michael Schumacher's pole haul, of which he is now just two short, in front of a capacity crowd at Silverstone in next month's British Grand Prix. Read More »

Man tattoos LeBron James' crying face on his leg

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He just doesn't like the way the Cleveland Cavs star flops, cries and begs for calls. "I've never had a lot of respect for him", he said. Rovell also noted in his story that Gilleese wore Bulls shorts and Jordan Brand sneakers while he got the tattoo, and that Gilleese and the tattoo artist "were laughing the whole time". Read More »

Jose Mourinho has not been contacted by tax authorities

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The Portuguese manager is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. Meanwhile, Ronaldo's woes deepened yesterday when the star striker who reportedly wants to quit Real Madrid was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud. Read More »

Germany edge Australia at Confederations Cup

They squandered a bagful of chances in a one-sided first half and were punished when Tommy Rogic scored out of nowhere, his first off-target shot bouncing off a defender's back and his rebound slipping in under keeper Bernd Leno. Substitute Timo Werner almost restored their two-goal lead in the 75th minute but his close range effort rattled off the woodwork. But there was to be no off-the-canvas third for Postecoglou's Socceroos , who finished stronger but left themselves too much to do. Read More »

Portugal Through To Semifinal, Mexico Eliminate Hosts — FIFA Confed Cup

They stretched Portugal's defence on occasion and caused enough uncertainty to force Santos into a decision that may yet cost his team. Germany take on Cameroon while Chile meet Australia . A typically robust New Zealand team was outclassed at times and extended its winless Confederations Cup run to 12 games across four editions. Read More »

No offer received for Ronaldo: Perez

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Perez confirmed that he meant to speak to Ronaldo in a bid to defuse his anger over his fraud charges, but it seems there is a viable option open to him if he is determined to make a move this summer. "I know Cristiano, he's a good guy as a professional and as a person". This - however - would appear to be enough to satisfy the Ronaldo camp with stories emerging in the Madrid press that he is now prepared to remain. Read More »

Federer defeats Mayer, reaches Halle Open semi-final

I'm very happy for him, how he's developed in the last years. "I thought I was very calm out there, even in hard moments", said Federer , who only returned to action last week in Stuttgart after a two-month break. Seeking to forget his surprise early exit from the Mercedes Cup, and having already beaten Yuichi Sugita and Mischa Zverev , Federer made a dominant start, securing a crucial break in the fourth game by stepping in off the base line and taking a rally ball early, firing off a ... Read More »

Chicago Blackhawks Reveal Expansion Draft Protected List

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On Sunday morning Blues fans found out who won't be moving on , after the league revealed the "protected" list of each club - players who can't be selected by Vegas. No matter what strategy the Golden Knights use in the expansion draft, they're going to find the guys they want. All seven Canadian teams took that option, as opposed to the other course of action, which was protecting eight position players, plus a goalie. Read More »

The Russian team lost to Mexico and left the confederations Cup

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To compound Russia's misery, Yuri Zhirkov was sent off after receiving a second yellow card on 68 minutes. "It is a goals galore on StarTimes and it is our commitment to continue broadcasting more soccer and other sporting genres on our platform as we gear ourselves towards the live broadcast of all the sixty four 2018 FIFA World Cup games from 14 to 15 July", concluded Mr. Read More »

Real do not want Ronaldo to leave: Salgado

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In March, a day after being summoned to answer a judge's questions regarding the fraud investigation, Di Maria paid 1.45 million euros ($1.6 million) to Spain's Tax Office. Swiftly following the announcement that the 32-year-old was being investigated, it was reported that he wanted to leave Spain, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain both closely linked with a move for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: 32 in 32 for Real Madrid and Portugal in 2017

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Goal has learned that Ronaldo himself is keen to put both his legal situation and speculation surrounding his Real future to one side by focussing exclusively on the Confederations Cup with Portugal . The Portugal forward is now under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he had made from image ... Read More »

Saief, Dwyer, Rolda and Rowe among US Gold Cup newcomers

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We can play a number of ways, and I think all these players have a desire to play for the United States and will be working hard. Sources told ESPN FC earlier this month the 22-year-old, who is eligible to play for both the USA and Mexico, had begun the process of tying his global allegiance to the US, but he will not play a part with at the Gold Cup. Read More »