• Who will challenge Manchester City?
Who will challenge Manchester City?

Shearer said: It has been a long time since anyone won back-to-back titles but I think City will win the Premier League again because of Pep - he won't want their standards slipping. Pep Guardiola's side won the division easily, ultimately finishing with 100 points, 19 ahead of closest rivals Manchester United . "John, for the qualities he ha...

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  • Manchester United €25m Off Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng Price Tag
Manchester United €25m Off Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng Price Tag

The Manchester United boss has been desperate to sign a centre back and has been linked with moves for Harry Maguire , Toby Alderweireld , Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina. "When I listen, when I read, not much but sometimes I do, is hard to believe that we finished second, because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they...

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  • Lucas Perez Is 'Very Close' To Joining West Ham
Lucas Perez Is 'Very Close' To Joining West Ham

West Ham director of football Mario Husillos added: "He is a very experienced player that Manuel and I both know well from Spain". And new boss Pellegrini is looking to make former Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez his 10th - and final - capture of the window.

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  • Kohli just wants India to cross the line
Kohli just wants India to cross the line

With the bat, skipper Joe Root , Jonny Bairstow and opener Keaton Jennings are doing good. He's obviously batted at (number) six for Surrey this season but having seen him play a little bit and you know the way his game is set up, I think it's very much transferable to bat at number four in test cricket.

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  • Real Madrid To Complete Thibaut Courtois Signing This Week
Real Madrid To Complete Thibaut Courtois Signing This Week

The Star report that the Blues have triggered the 23-year old Spaniard's release-clause, which is a goalkeeper world-record - £72 million. With Thibaut Courtois joining Real Madrid , Chelsea signed 23-year-old Arrizabalaga as an instant replacement for the Belgium global.

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  • NCAA announces sweeping reforms for college basketball | Lexington Herald Leader
NCAA announces sweeping reforms for college basketball | Lexington Herald Leader

The NCAA, before revealing the amendments that mainly focused on players' rights to agents, failed to inform the two parties affected by the rules, USA Basketball and the NBA , according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. They'll also be allowed to be represented by agents, in college and, for some, as high school prospects. The NCAA attracted a ...

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  • Manchester City want better performances, not more points - Pep Guardiola
Manchester City want better performances, not more points - Pep Guardiola

United. Spurs (need freshness in the squad, pronto, just to say "nobody's place should be taken for granted")". Ian Wright has predicted Tottenham to finish outside of the top four in the new Premier League season, tipping them to make a slow start to the campaign.

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  • Martin Truex Jr. chasing title as NASCAR’s king of the road
Martin Truex Jr. chasing title as NASCAR’s king of the road

A hard-charging Martin Truex Jr. came up a little short, finishing second to first-time victor Chase Elliott in Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series road race at Watkins Glen International . Lapped traffic allowed Truex to get close - it was down to one auto length with under three laps to go - but he never found the magic he needed as Elliott drove a f...

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  • Thomas recalls influence of Tiger's 2000 US PGA win
Thomas recalls influence of Tiger's 2000 US PGA win

When Woods was told of Bjorn's comments and asked if he believes that, he said with a smile, "I like my chances in match play". 'If it happens or doesn't happen through the rest of this calendar year, I'm working in the right direction, I'm doing the right things and if you get yourself in position enough, the bounces will go your way'.

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  • Stokes 'main aggressor' in Bristol episode, court told
Stokes 'main aggressor' in Bristol episode, court told

He said the pair "scuffled" and ended up on the floor, before Hale came at him from behind - grabbing and pulling him. "I didn't know who these males were because I was unable to identify them", PC Alway said. Stokes punched him. Cunningham said two men - Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, who are standing trial accused of affray with Stokes - left Mbargo...

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  • Pornanong singing to keep lead of Women's British Open
Pornanong singing to keep lead of Women's British Open

When Phatlum then found sand off the tee on the 17th and compounded the error by three-putting for a double bogey, Hall had the luxury of a three-shot lead and could easily afford her only bogey of the day on the 18th. Hall added another birdie at the par-four 16th to take sole possession of the lead, before going three shots ahead when Phatlum dou...

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  • Doctors optimistic about Formula One great Lauda's recovery
Doctors optimistic about Formula One great Lauda's recovery

The Austrian hospital performs around 120 lung transplants a year. Lauda has twice undergone kidney transplants , in 1997 and 2005. On Monday, the hospital in which Lauda is now recovering issued a statement to provide a brief update. Dr Walter Klepetko, who is the hospital's head of thoracic surgery, told Austrian broadcaster ORF that "everyt...

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  • James Anderson retains top ICC Test bowler spot
James Anderson retains top ICC Test bowler spot

In a video shared by England team-mate Stuart Broad on Twitter, Anderson appeared to fancy himself as Seve Ballesteros as he attempted a hard escape from the trees. Having won the first match at Edgbaston by 31 runs, England are now the 5-match Test series 1-0. Meanwhile, England are 1-0 up in the five-match Test series against India.

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  • Leon Bailey reveals Liverpool and Chelsea want to sign him
Leon Bailey reveals Liverpool and Chelsea want to sign him

Roma are very keen on the Jamaican winger after missing out on former target Malcom to Barcelona, however Chelsea are set to go out and spend this week before deadline day and a potential £40 million move could be forthcoming for Bailey after confirming club interest.

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  • Alvarez shocks Kovalev in 7th to claim light heavyweight title
Alvarez shocks Kovalev in 7th to claim light heavyweight title

Kovalev was taken to the hospital after the fight to receive medical treatment. "Words can not describe how I feel", Alvarez said through a translator. He knocked Kovalev down twice and then finished him off with consecutive right hooks to the head that sent him down for the third and final time. It wasn't until the fourth round when Kovalev tr...

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  • NZ Rugby congratulates Super Rugby champion Crusaders
NZ Rugby congratulates Super Rugby champion Crusaders

Lions captain Warren Whiteley says that though he was gutted at losing the Super Rugby final on Saturday, the team will continue to strive in the seasons ahead. His side were on top in the first half but the Lions, as their finals pedigree suggests, are a resilient and tough team and their second-half performance demanded attention from the de...

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  • Manchester City may name pitch after Joe Hart
Manchester City may name pitch after Joe Hart

Hart played nearly 350 games for the reigning Premier League champions, establishing himself as number one for club and country, but fell down the pecking order after Pep Guardiola took the helm at City in 2016. "I feel good. I feel like I'm in the right place and I feel like this is my time to kick on now". Premier League champions Mancheste...

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  • Mourinho hopes World Cup players can feature in opener
Mourinho hopes World Cup players can feature in opener

Pogba's relationship with Mourinho has also been under duress and the midfielder is claimed to be prepared to leave without trying to force through a move out of Old Trafford . Pogba shone for France at the World Cup away from Mourinho's influence, but was then angered to hear his manager criticising him from afar. "I don't know if there was a...

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  • Kroenke set for full ownership of Arsenal after Usmanov deal
Kroenke set for full ownership of Arsenal after Usmanov deal

It also brings an end to the standoff between the two tycoons, who had both battled for control, and enables Kroenke to squeeze out the independent shareholders who had used the annual meeting to lambast the board for not spending more on a team that last won the Premier League in 2004.

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  • Del Potro, Fognini enter Los Cabos Open final
Del Potro, Fognini enter Los Cabos Open final

British number two Cameron Norrie lost in his second successive semi-final, with defeat by Italy's Fabio Fognini at the Los Cabos Open in Mexico. He allowed del Potro just two more games in the second set, finishing off the win in under 80 minutes, taking him back to No14 in the ranks-one short of his highest place more than four years ago.

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