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William Dunlop dies following Skerries accident

William Dunlop dies following Skerries accident Councillor Darryl Wilson, from Ballymoney in Co. "William was a hero to many in these parts and the community will be devastated at this news", he said. Originally announcing that he was withdrawing to recover from injuries sustained at the North West 200 just weeks prior, he later revealed he left the island to be with his partner during a period of uncertainty over the health of their unborn chi... [Full Article...]

These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)

These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE) We challenged Matt Le Tissier to provide a five-point plan for how England can beat Croatia and reach the World Cup final. Overall, nine of Belgium's 23 players at the tournament are of African heritage, but opted to represent the European nation. [Full Article...]

Buffon: Champions League not an obsession for me or PSG

Buffon: Champions League not an obsession for me or PSG The 40-year-old goalkeeper was expected to retire this summer following a stellar 17-year spell with I Bianconeri. "But when the season begins you can't think of enveloping all this in the aim for the Champions League because that would be complete craziness and we're not insane here". [Full Article...]

Arsenal complete signing of Lucas Torreira in £26m Sampdoria deal

Arsenal complete signing of Lucas Torreira in £26m Sampdoria deal He was warmly greeted by Unai Emery at London Colney as he arrived to complete the formalities, though he won't start training straight away as his season has only just drawn to a close. " He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing . We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season", added Emery, who allowed injury-prone ... [Full Article...]

Fernando Torres signs for Japan's Sagan Tosu - Liga 2018

Fernando Torres signs for Japan's Sagan Tosu - Liga 2018 My new team will be Sagan Tosu. After announcing he would be leaving Atleti, Torres was linked with a whole host of different clubs, including the likes of Chicago Fire and Sydney FC. Torres, who posed for a photo at the event holding a Sagan Tosu shirt alongside club chairman Minoru Takehara, will join the club on an 18-month contract, with an option to extend the deal until 2020. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid and Juventus agree £105m transfer deal for Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Juventus agree £105m transfer deal for Cristiano Ronaldo Luciano Moggi, the former Juventus CEO, once tried to sign Ronaldo as a teenager. Ronaldo signed a five-year deal with Madrid in 2016, saying he wanted to end his career at the club. "These years at Real Madrid and in this city of Real Madrid have quite possibly be the happiest years of my life", he wrote. Barnett said that his client will "speak to the [new] coach [Lopetegui] and we wil... [Full Article...]

Thierry Henry can be difference against his own nation

Thierry Henry can be difference against his own nation The Paris Saint-Germain forward was not pictured during training sessions ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Roberto Martinez's side. It's an advantage to both teams. - Make your daily ESPN FC Match Predictor picks! Since Le Bleus' title success at the 1998 World Cup on home soil, Le Bleus are yet to have their hands on the title, though they came close at the 2006 edition but missed out in... [Full Article...]

PSG launches a world record fee for Barcelona superstar

PSG launches a world record fee for Barcelona superstar Mbappe impressed in his first season at the club with 21 goals and 16 assists in 46 appearances and has made an impact for France at the World Cup this summer. Coutinho only joined Barca in January for £142m, but PSG are desperate to keep star player Neymar happy and could look to bring in his Brazil teammate as a result. [Full Article...]

Harry Maguire reacts after England fan gets tattoo of his face

Harry Maguire reacts after England fan gets tattoo of his face Federation Internationale de Football Association may as well give them the World Cup now, being honest. France are the current favourites to win a first World Cup since 1998, followed by England , whose run to the last four has seen optimism steadily growing both inside and outside the camp - though not to the point of expectation. [Full Article...]

NBA Insider David Aldridge Has Major Update On Lakers-Kawhi Leonard Trade

NBA Insider David Aldridge Has Major Update On Lakers-Kawhi Leonard Trade In this picture, Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands on the court during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California on May 14, 2017. Although the rumors of the Toronto Raptors acquiring Kawhi Leonard and giving up either DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry have added an interesting twist to the disgruntled Spurs s... [Full Article...]

England vs Croatia: Gareth Southgate's starting XI 'revealed'

England vs Croatia: Gareth Southgate's starting XI 'revealed' They are unbeaten so far in the tournament. The Tottenham striker is the undisputed focal point of Gareth Southgate's attack, with defender John Stones the only other team member to have scored a couple of times so far in the tournament. [Full Article...]

Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal

Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal West Ham director of football Mario Husillos said both he and manager Pellegrini were eager to complete a deal for the midfielder. " It feels good, it feels special ", said Wilshere told the club's official website . West Ham finished 13th in their last campaign. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported Jack Wilshere has confirmed he will quit Arsenal once his current contract with the... [Full Article...]

‘It’s all propaganda, Russian people are the best!’

‘It’s all propaganda, Russian people are the best!’ The video of her celebration in the VIP box in front of a visibly sad Russian PM has gone viral over social media. The pair left England on June 12 and have been on the road since, taking in World Cup venue cities Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Kaliningrad, Moscow and Samara in support of the England team. [Full Article...]

Wimbledon: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic advance to quarter finals

Wimbledon: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic advance to quarter finals The clay-court king, who won an 11th French Open last month, has had trouble moving on to grass in recent years, and has suffered some shock defeats, but he looks at home so far and has yet to drop a set. It is the first time in Wimbledon history not one of the top 10 women's seeds have reached the quarterfinals. Bertens, who was contemplating retirement a year ago after losing her enthusiasm fo... [Full Article...]

The Houston Rockets Are Reportedly ‘Determined’ To Get Carmelo Anthony

The Houston Rockets Are Reportedly ‘Determined’ To Get Carmelo Anthony This offseason has not gone according to plan for the Houston Rockets, as they've seen two key rotation pieces from last season's squad that pushed the Warriors to seven games leave in free agency. But according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the Rockets have stolen a march on his recruitment during Summer League. Multiple sources said Mike D'Antoni would be fine with the Rockets signing Anthony ... [Full Article...]

Final Rescue Mission For Trapped Thai Boys' Football Team Is Underway

Final Rescue Mission For Trapped Thai Boys' Football Team Is Underway Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha visited the hospital Monday, and spoke to relatives and hospital workers. "Who the hell would give that to a kid?" He says they were given "something to make them not too nervous and panic". "They are diving in something considered (an) extremely hazardous environment in zero visibility, the only light that is in there is the torch light we bring our s... [Full Article...]

LeBron James officially signs with Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James officially signs with Los Angeles Lakers He loves to compete and is an awesome leader who is about winning and making sure that his teammates are successful. He was the ultimate prize this offseason as a three-time champion, four-time league MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, 14-time All-NBA member and 14-time All-Star, and he will now be tasked with leading the Lakers to the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign. [Full Article...]

Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad The 26-year-old was born just a few months after England's last appearance in a World Cup semi-final at Italia '90, along with another 16 members of the current squad who also weren't born as Sir Bobby Robson's Three Lions lost to West Germany on penalties. [Full Article...]

Divers enter cave to bring out last trapped group

Divers enter cave to bring out last trapped group The rescued boys will be in quarantine for at least 24 hours, Tracy reports. 19 divers are said to be involved in the operation, which began at just after 10:00am local time. Seven boys remain trapped inside with their coach . Rescuers are racing to remove the remaining five members of the Wild Boar soccer team from the cave before the return of heavy monsoon rains. [Full Article...]

France and Belgium fight it out for World Cup final place

France and Belgium fight it out for World Cup final place For TV work, Henry "needed to be a bit incisive", he said. "Personally, it will be of great pleasure to see him again on Tuesday". This was always likely to happen, of course. Bringing back a system he used successfully during his first season at Everton, Martinez deployed a false nine and Lukaku on the right. "I'd go for France - I think they have enough all round to win it". [Full Article...]


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