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Author: 0 Balague explains why Pochettino was a no-go for Madrid following announcement

In an official statement on the club's website, it was confirmed that the current Spain manager will replace Zinedine Zidane as first team coach after the tournament in Russian Federation. However, the fact that the new name is Spain boss Julen Lopetegui came as a major surprise when the announcement was made by Los Blancos on Tuesday.

Sport Nadal unsure of Wimbledon appearance after record French Open win
Author: 0 Nadal unsure of Wimbledon appearance after record French Open win

Rafael Nadal has all but taken permanent possession of it, hoisting it high and biting down on its handle for the 11th time after defeating Dominic Thiem , 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, in the final on Sunday. 21. "To win a tournament at all 11 times is nearly unthinkable". I am not much anxious about the future. The 32-year-old won it all in Barcelona and the Masters 1000 events in Monte Carlo and Rome before he once again conquered Roland Garros .

Author: 0 Wake held for Brazil tennis great Maria Bueno

In 1959, she won her first titles at Wimbledon and the United States Nationals - an amateur tournament and predecessor to the United States Open. The Brazilian tennis legend was nicknamed the "Tennis Ballerina" for the effortless grace she exhibited on court.

Author: 0 Owners: Triple Crown winner Justify will race again

Luis Saez-ridden Bravazo almost ran down a fading Justify in the final yards of the Preakness before finishing second, a half-length behind. Skies are sunny and the temperature is forecast for 73 degrees when the Belmont Stakes is run early Saturday evening.

Author: 0 Real Madrid name Julen Lopetegui as new boss

The Real Madrid midfielder has shone at national level under the 51-year-old's guidance, with the pair enjoying Euro 2013 success at U21 level when Lopetegui was in charge of the youth team. Before he took over as Spain boss, Lopetegui was Porto manager for two years. Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino had been identified as Real Madrid's primary target but the Argentinean was rendered unattainable having recently signed a new five-year contract.

Sport Deontay Wilder accepts terms to fight Anthony Joshua in the United Kingdom
Author: 0 Deontay Wilder accepts terms to fight Anthony Joshua in the United Kingdom

American Deontay Wilder has agreed terms to fight Anthony Joshua in Britain later this year in a bout that would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion in nearly 20 years. So the heavyweight division appears to be getting its biggest fight. Both fighters fought in March, with Wilder defeating Luis Ortiz in a thrilling, come-from-behind fight where he was almost finished, while Joshua scored a lackluster win on the scorecards over Joseph Parker.

Author: 0 Neymar honoured to go level with Romario on 55 Brazil goals

Neymar was running at full stride against Austria . The most extreme examples were the Confederations Cup final against Spain in 2013 when Brazil battered their opponents with 26 fouls and the infamous World Cup quarter-final against Colombia in 2014, where they gave away 31 free kicks.

Sport Gareth Southgate: 'Club rivalries no longer a problem for England'
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate: 'Club rivalries no longer a problem for England'

England will adopt an aggressive approach to their World Cup fixtures and tackle the tournament "head on" as Gareth Southgate's youthful squad hopes to make its mark in Russian Federation, captain Harry Kane has said. Sometimes going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive but, for us, it's about playing attacking football. It will be the first World Cup appearance for the Tottenham striker, and Kane said that he wants to improve his scoring record in the big ...

Sport Real Madrid ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: 0 Real Madrid ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo

It has been very nice playing for Real Madrid '. The 33-year-old is certainly not considering a move to Major League Soccer (MLS), China, Japan or the Middle East at this point of his career. Ronaldo, though, is "disgusted" with the latest offer, which is not much better than the one that was discussed a year ago, according to Marca . Ronaldo has a contract with Real Madrid until 2021.

Author: 0 Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua Fight for Heavyweight Championship Announced

After negotiations seemingly stalled for the bout, which would decide the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis, it was expected that both Joshua and Wilder would go down the route of mandatory defences in the autumn. He added: "If they change their mind, the $50 million [against 50 per cent of the event] we offered them [to come to the United States] is still on the table.

Sport French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal Eyes 11th Title As Clock Ticks
Author: 0 French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal Eyes 11th Title As Clock Ticks

Cecchinato mixed it up with drop shots and gradually found his range to set up three break points at 4-3, which Thiem saved thanks to his strong first serve. Nadal may be historically dominant, writes Jack Houghton, but Sunday's final could be a changing-of-the-guard, and an aggressive approach to the Set Betting market is the call.

Sport Scotland beat England for the first time in a one-day international
Author: 0 Scotland beat England for the first time in a one-day international

The No. 13 side, Scotland , coming off heartbreak at the World Cup qualifiers produced a world-class performance to defeat the top-ranked England in a nail-bitter at Edinburgh on Sunday . "This does not take away what happened in Zimbabwe and everyone's feelings about the ten team World Cup but this was a special day". "If the ICC and other worldwide teams look at this game they will see we are not an add on".

Sport How Brazil, Uruguay will conquer odd match timings
Author: 0 How Brazil, Uruguay will conquer odd match timings

The Brazilians are absolutely more than worthy contenders. Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has moved level with Romario in third on Brazil's all-time leading goalscorers list. FIFA's strategic body decided on a number of important competition matters, including another step in the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup .

Sport Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal
Author: 0 Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal

The Pistons parted ways with Stan Van Gundy last month after a four year run with the team as President of Basketball Operations and head coach. The club was connected to Casey early in their interview process, with University of MI head coach John Beilein also in the mix for the job.

Sport New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting
Author: 0 New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting

It remains unclear when sports betting might begin in New Jersey, or when the Democratic governor might act on the bill. New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are waiting for the starter's gun to begin offering sports betting now that the state Legislature has approved a bill to legalize it.

Sport Xherdan Shaqiri responds to Liverpool FC transfer talk
Author: 0 Xherdan Shaqiri responds to Liverpool FC transfer talk

Shaqiri made his name at FC Basel after coming through their youth ranks before earning a move to Bayern Munich six years ago and he won two Bundesliga titles and the Champions League during his time in Germany. Today, Liverpool open talks to sign Xherdan Shaqiri.... 'I think my agents take care of my future. Told that it has been reported he is close to joining the Reds, Shaqiri said: " I can't tell you anything right now ".

Sport Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title
Author: 0 Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

Nadal's win-loss record at the French Open , his only two losses coming against Swede Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009 and against Djokovic in the quarterfinals in 2015. No, no, no, I can't - I can't be always thinking of more. If Thiem is, as he is widely regarded, the second best clay-court player in the world then he probably has a few more of these pummellings to look forward to at least until Nadal , 32, finally calls it a day.

Sport Roman Abramovich rejects approach to sell Chelsea to Jim Ratcliffe
Author: 0 Roman Abramovich rejects approach to sell Chelsea to Jim Ratcliffe

The Daily Mail reported on Saturday that Ratcliffe, the founder, chairman and majority owner of chemicals firm Ineos, had offered £2billion to buy the west London club. Ratcliffe, who grew up in Manchester, has not previously linked with buying into English football . A close ally of President Putin, Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003 in a deal worth £140million.

Sport Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview
Author: 0 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview

All this left Vettel in command after 40 laps, 5.7 seconds clear of Bottas with Verstappen third ahead of Ricciardo, Hamilton and Raikkonen. Hamilton, who was fifth on Sunday, fell from the top of the Formula One standings and now trails Vettel by one point, 121-120.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal speaks out on catching Roger Federer's Grand Slam haul

Rafael Nadal once again proved why he is called the King of Clay as he extended his record at the French Open on Sunday. But Nadal's form never wavered, and soon enough he was celebrating his 17th Grand Slam title overall, second among men only to Roger Federer's 20.

Sport Vettel takes pole, sets lap record in Montreal
Author: 0 Vettel takes pole, sets lap record in Montreal

After clinching his fourth pole position of the season, Vettel was delighted with the response after a tough Friday practice in Canada. The Red Bull driver has been involved in incidents at every one of the six race weekends this year, but claimed it was not "as dramatic as people say".

Sport Pep Guardiola: 'I will never manage Barcelona again'
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola: 'I will never manage Barcelona again'

The storm was unlikely to clear without a response from the City manager and, speaking in Spain, he has denied there is any truth in the suggestion he is racist or treated Toure badly. "My time there as a coach is finished because I'm not the same as I was then, nor is the way they see me the same", Guardiola added. It was a fantastic age where I was taking on the world and we took it on, with some incredible players, a young president [Joan Laporta], Txiki [Begiristain, now City's director of ...

Sport Warriors and Cavs Refuse to Visit White House - Katie Zehnder
Author: 0 Warriors and Cavs Refuse to Visit White House - Katie Zehnder

Curry said the team has been on the same page after his comments past year and Trump's subsequent revoking of the Warriors' invitation. Trump, fresh off canceling the National Football League champion Philadelphia Eagles' White House appearance when it became clear he wasn't going to draw much of a crowd, says this year's NBA Finals victor won't have the chance to turn down his invitation to Washington D.C.

Sport Warriors' Kevin Durant held back from heckling Cavaliers fan
Author: 0 Warriors' Kevin Durant held back from heckling Cavaliers fan

These numbers are every bit as impressive as the 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists and 50/40/90 shooting splits, which earned him the NBA Finals MVP past year. "I'm not done playing basketball yet". "I want to beat him, but he's just a motherf--r". LeBron James says Kevin Durant is one of the best players he's ever faced, and the Trail Blazers really whiffed when they didn't draft him.

Sport Nadal earns 11th French Open title in three sets
Author: 0 Nadal earns 11th French Open title in three sets

Nadal's latest triumph in Paris sees him join Margaret Court, who dominated the Australian Open in the 1960s and 70s, as the only player to win 11 singles titles at one grand slam. "To me it's still been two great weeks", Thiem told the Philippe Chatrier center court and his opponent. Play has begun in the men's final of the French Open , with Rafael Nadal comfortably holding serve to love in the first game.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title

It was a first Grand Slam final for Thiem , a 24-year-old Austrian. The recovery was quick and effective as he strode into a 5-2 lead before taking his fifth championship point opportunity in a nervy ending for tennis immortality. Siniakova was the doubles runner-up at last year's U.S. Open with a different partner. Nadal has been crowned the French Open champion an incredible 11 times, following successes in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.

Author: 0 Nadal Eyes 11th Title As Thiem Shrugs Off Expectations

But against an opponent of Nadal's caliber, a lack of variance in his game plan proved crippling. Nadal had 12 unforced errors . " They are the first set is everything, and the weather is everything ". In Madrid, Thiem thrived in the quicker, higher altitude conditions to win their quarter-final in straight sets. But that was only after Nadal had allowed him just two games in a last-eight mauling in Monte Carlo.

Author: 0 President Trump: Warriors, Cavs Not Invited To White House

When asked by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith about Trump's statement before Friday's game, National Basketball Association commissioner David Silver said his "first reaction is one of sadness". "I'm not surprised. It's typical of him", James, the Cleveland star, said Tuesday of Trump's decision to cancel . James' comments came amid the flap involving the National Football League champion Philadelphia Eagles, who did not make a White House trip this year.

Sport Conor McGregor reveals he nearly returned to UFC in May
Author: 0 Conor McGregor reveals he nearly returned to UFC in May

The pair were famously set to face off for the lightweight title at UFC 196 before RDA broke his foot a month out and Nate Diaz stepped in to upset the Irishman. Whoever they got for me to fight at this time, come get this work. The two are former teammates at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. After knocking out Lawler to win the title in July 2016, he fought to a majority draw in a title fight with Stephen Thompson, then won a majority decision against him in a rematch before ...

Sport Liverpool unable to secure Fekir deal
Author: 0 Liverpool unable to secure Fekir deal

It is unclear if Liverpool's caution related to that past injury problem. " Liverpool's interest exists, but for now nothing is done". Jurgen Klopp, in particular, will be delighted to have secured the signing of Fekir , should the transfer go through.

Sport Mayweather again tops Forbes list of highest-paid athletes
Author: 0 Mayweather again tops Forbes list of highest-paid athletes

He earned a $275m (£205m) payday for his boxing match in August against UFC star Conor McGregor , who is number four on the United States business magazine's list. Now, we've come to find out that all the hype made Mayweather the highest paid athlete of the year according to estimates from Forbes . Last year, Serena Williams was the only woman among Forbes' highest-paid athletes, ranking at 51 in 2017 after earning $27 million .

Sport Canadian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen fastest in first practice
Author: 0 Canadian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen fastest in first practice

One-tenth of a second separated the top four drivers including Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and current points-leader Hamilton. "Gilles Villeneuve , the favourite driver of Enzo Ferrari ". The semi-permanent track combines long straights with tight chicanes and each team sets up their vehicle to maximize straight line speed, although the cars also need to deliver a good ride over the relatively tall curbs.