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Tottenham confirm first game at new stadium vs Liverpool in September

The Premier League fixtures for the 2018-19 season were published on Thursday and the Arsenal-Man City game was the standout on the opening weekend. During their impressive march to the UEFA Champions League final in 2017-18, it went slightly unnoticed that Liverpool only narrowly finished in the top four in the Premier League .

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Nadal wins 11th French Open title

For the second year running Federer opted against playing at the French Open to spare his knees, but will be favorite to win Wimbledon next month and re-establish a four Grand Slam gap over Nadal on the list of all-time collectors of major titles.

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Salah remains a doubt for match against Uruguay-Egyptian FA

Nizhniy Novgorod - Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera said Monday that he hopes Egyptian star Mohamed Salah will be fit to play when the two countries clash in their opening World Cup match on Friday. In addition to scooping the Golden Boot and managing the most goals ever scored in a 38-game Premier League campaign, "the Egyptian King" also holds the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a single season by an African player.

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Ranking the 5 teams most likely to win the 2019 NBA Finals

Look at how overmatched the Cavaliers looked against the Warriors the last two years, or how the possible dynasty in Miami died on the vine in 2014 because of a lack of solid role players to surround LeBron James , Chris Bosh , and Dwayne Wade.

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Antoine Griezmann's inner circle wants him to stay at Atletico Madrid

Listen to the latest episode of Soccer Republic Extra or subscribe on iTunes . "Appearing alongside Griezmann, France coach Didier Deschamps joked that the player will be "staying in Spain" and teammate Kylian Mbappe said the only thing he knows that "[Griezmann] will be on the plane [to Russia ]".

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Justify wins Triple Crown with victory at Belmont

Bravazo finished sixth in the Derby and closed with a rush to take second in the Preakness . Justify carried that swagger through the 1½-mile race, starting from the rail and jumping to an early lead. In 2014, a Peter Pan victor, Tonalist, squelched California Chrome's Triple Crown bid. It was his first time running on dirt, his first time going a mile and a half and he was coming off the layoff.

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Salah has not forgiven Ramos over the clash

Reflecting on what transpired against Madrid, Salah told Marca in a preview of the interview: "Leaving the final was the worst moment of my career". "We've got a great team and a great coach . We will enjoy the atmosphere and the tournament and, God willing, we will put in good performances", he added.

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Lyon say Nabil Fekir transfer negotiations with Liverpool have ended

Lyon have announced that they have ended negotiations with Liverpool over the sale of Nabil Fekir and the attacker will now remain at the French club. He came on in the second half of that game, which was at Lyon's home ground, to a great reception from the home fans. British and French media have been reporting for several days that the 24-year-old, who is part of France's World Cup squad, was on the verge of joining Liverpool for 60-70 million euros (USD 71-82 million).

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Sebastian Vettel no longer felt like 'a passenger' in his Ferrari

Vettel also took the lead in drivers standings by a single point over Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton , who struggled early with engine overheating problems but rallied to finish fifth. Stroll, 19, was in is second Canadian GP. The Briton has won the last three on the track that seems to suit the Mercedes vehicle with its heavy braking after long straightaways and tight chicanes.

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My dominance on clay is never routine, says Rafa Nadal

Nadal is going for title number 11 at Roland Garros . "It is nearly impossible to beat Rafa", said Del Potro, who had his chances in the semi-final, but failed to convert any of his seven break points before his challenge petered out into tired hopelessness.

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Cristiano Ronaldo makes 'irreversible decision to leave Real Madrid'

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor does not consider a move outside of the Europe to be an option at this point, the source made clear - ruling out the possibility of the 33-year-old moving to MLS, the Middle East, China or Japan. According to another report, Ronaldo became more unhappy after his agent Jorge Mendes met with the club on Wednesday. Ronaldo felt he deserved a pay rise, especially having seen Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar sign deals earning far more.

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Liverpool leading the chase for Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri

Stoke City manager Gary Rowett has said that Xherdan Shaqiri is free to leave the club this summer, but only if a suitable offer arrives. The Swiss worldwide has been the best player for Stoke for the last few seasons. However, with the influence of Klopp and a big club like Liverpool , the UCL runners-up can expect an advantage regarding the deal. He had been out of the team due to injury for over two months prior to the match and as a result, he was left out of the Germany team for ...

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LeBron reveals he played three games with broken hand

It was the fourth year in a row the Warriors met Cleveland in the finals. "We knew they were going to come out with a tough first punch and we answered it and ran right back at them, set the tone for the whole game". The Warriors completed their four victories in four games in the Finals to win their third title in four years, after they won 108-85 in Cleveland .

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Messi woos Griezmann, hopes Neymar stays in Paris

French publication Foot 365 has claimed that Arsenal are due to meet with the player's representatives this week over a potential move to the Emirates. Fellaini, named in the Belgium squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018, sees his current Manchester United contract running out by the end of the season, and although manager Jose Mourinho wants him to stay, the midfielder has made his mind of moving away from the club.

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Stephens, Keys to reprise US Open final in French Open semis

After a timid start, Stephens found her rhythm and took control of the opening set by breaking in the third game with a forehand victor down the line. By contrast, Muguruza breezed past two-time Roland Garros champion Maria Sharapova in a ruthless victory. However, it was just a brief respite as 24-year-old Wimbledon champion Muguruza claimed a quick double break for 4-1, backed up by a hold for 5-1.

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Warriors close on title as Kevin Durant heroics beat Cavaliers

In NBA playoff history, teams down 3-0 are 0-131. Three minutes into the first quarter, he faked a shot and threw a pass off the backboard to himself for a two-handed dunk. Well, while LeBron James and his hometown team are now down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, Brown believes there's still hope for the Cavs.

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Serena Williams withdraws from French Open with injury

Her continued participation in the game after becoming a mother makes her case for being the greatest of all time a tad bit stronger. Williams admitted it was painful to walk away from a first match against Sharapova since the 2016 Australia Open, after which the Russian was given a 15-month doping ban.

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Nadal drops a set to Schwartzman before rain delays quarters

Nadal had won 37 consecutive sets at Roland Garros since his 2015 quarter-final defeat by Novak Djokovic but dropped serve three times to the enterprising Schwartzman in an exciting opener. Having gone two sets up on the back of big hitting from the baseline, sixth seed Anderson threw Schwartzman a lifeline in the contest while serving for the match at 5-4.

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LeBron James SLAMMED: Cavs star made one monumental error against Warriors

It would also behoove the Cavs to shoot better from 3-point range, where they've connected on just 19 of 64 attempts against the Warriors in two games. Will the Warriors maintain the dominant status quo or will LeBron James' supporting cast finally ease some weight off the superstar's tired shoulders? In a Q.

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Manchester United sign Fred for £52m

At around 5 ft 7 inches, Fred is a dynamic box to box midfielder who should improve United's tempo going forward. "He's very happy to come to the Premier League to play, we talked a little bit about that". United are in need of midfield reinforcements with Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini out of contract. Managerial mastermind Jose Mourinho continues his World Cup 2018 predictions by picking Brazil to finishing atop Group E and a surprise 2nd place selection that ...

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Argentina cancel friendly in Israel amid protests, officials say

The twice World Cup winners face Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia in what is considered to be one of the hardest groups in the tournament. Israel is accused of politicizing the match by dragging the event into the 70-year celebrations of the founding of the state and using it to support the recent USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

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Stephan Lichtsteiner: Arsenal officially unveil new signing from Juventus

He is new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery's first signing since taking over from Arsene Wenger last month. Lichtsteiner has 99 caps for Switzerland and will captain his country at the World Cup. The Swiss star, 34, started his senior career in 2001 with Swiss club Grasshopper Zurich, where he won the league title in 2003. Lichtsteiner added, "I'm a right-back who likes to attack but also know when you need to stay behind".

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Williams slams Sharapova book ahead of French Open clash

Williams and Sharapova will play Monday at 4 a.m. ET. Sharapova, who Williams has beaten 18 times in a row, claimed in her recent memoir "Unstoppable" that Serena "hated" her for hearing her cry after the 2004 Wimbledon final. The two-time victor Shararapova raced through her match in 59 minutes with a solid serve and a bullish backhand as she completely out-classed Pliskova .

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England v Nigeria - story of match

Gary Cahill and Harry Kane put England ahead after findng the net in the seven and 35 minutes of the first half. Alli (whose full first name is Bamidele) was eligible to represent the African nation through his Nigerian father, but chose to throw his lot in with England where he was born and has lived all his life.

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Serena Williams says she is "an honorary Armenian"

Showing off her fine figure after returning from pregnancy, Super Serena lived up to her nickname. She made no mistake either as Williams put a forehand long to allow Barty to break to love and move 4-2 in front. The "warrior princess" inside Serena Williams came out in full fighting mode at the French Open on Thursday as the American proved she was no pushover when it came to making an impact in a Grand Slam arena.