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Jorginho in London ahead of Chelsea move as Maurizio Sarri nears appointment

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His deal was improved, but not extended, in July 2017 after the Premier League win, hinting at differences with the Blues hierarchy. "We have no doubt that Antonio will go on to achieve many more successes in his career". Sarri, a former banker, said he would be starting his new job "and meeting the players" on Monday ahead of Chelsea's pre-season Australia tour. This is arguably the toughest period of Abramovich's ownership, with the Russian facing visa issues with the United Kingdom ... Read More »

World Cup win a welcome relief, says French ambassador to Oman

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Level of infrastructure: arenas, airports. Attacking midfielder: Eden Hazard (Belgium): The Chelsea attacker scored two goals and provided two assists, leading Belgium to third place - their best ever World Cup finish. "We don t want to be painting while people arrive in the country", he said, before going on to reveal Qatar is spending nearly $500 million (430 million euros) a week on infrastructure projects for football s biggest tournament. Read More »

Harper wins Home Run Derby at Nationals Park

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Harper had a lot of ground to make up to Kyle Schwarber in the final round, who led 18-9 in home runs. Apparently, the rule of the home run derby is that the pitcher can't throw the hitter another ball until the last one they hit touches the ground. Read More »

Cavs rookie Collin Sexton named to All-NBA Summer League First Team

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But even before the NBA regular season tips off in October, the former Alabama point guard has been getting his opportunities to learn how to transition his game into the NBA during this summer's NBA Summer League season. Preston, a 6-10, 240-pound forward who was a five-star recruit by Kansas but didn't play in 2017-18 due to eligibility issues, was solid on midrange jumpers and quick around the hoop, but took a number of bad shots and wasn't always involved in the game. Read More »

Mohamed Elneny will join Arsenal at pre-season tour in Singapore

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Following the shock early exit of Germany from the World Cup, playmaker Ozil has been on holiday and has yet to return to pre-season training, with Emery instead working with those Arsenal players not involved in Russian Federation 2018. "The coach has done really well during this first two weeks, we are working really hard and trying to improve every day". "We have texted each other during the World Cup and I have congratulated him on his achievements with France, of course". Read More »

Liverpool make €70 million Alisson swoop

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The Reds are believed to have submitted a world-record bid for the Brazilian worldwide as they look to finally remedy their long-standing goalkeeping woes. Liverpool have reportedly bid 70 million Euro for the keeper plus add-ons. It seems Chelsea will not be backing down without a fight, as Liverpool close in on a deal to sign Alisson from AS Roma . Read More »

Rio Ferdinand hails Man United star after France World Cup win

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Mourinho admitted that Pogba handled his role at the world's largest sporting event with "great maturity" (h/t Manchester Evening News ). But Parlour believes winning the World Cup could make the Frenchman a better play. He said: "He showed in this tournament he has it all - the defensive discipline and attacking - but it hasn't come together yet in a Manchester United shirt". Read More »

Top 5 Individual performances in Russian Federation 2018

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The Croatian president also gave a national football jersey to Pope Francis on a visit to the Vatican three years ago. "First of all, I want to congratulate your team on their successful participation in the World Cup ", the Russian president said during the talks with Grabar-Kitarovic. Read More »

Trump Reverses Summit Remarks, Saying Russia Meddled in Election

Speaking in Helsinki , Trump cast doubt on USA intelligence findings that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 US election, saying he didn't see why Russian Federation "would" be responsible. We should have had this dialog a long time ago... "And I don't think I need to point out that, at 54, there's not a lot of core left". But Trump did not strongly condemn the interference efforts, which US intelligence agencies insist did occur, including hacking of Democratic emails, the subject of ... Read More »

Antoine Griezmann dive sets up French goal in World Cup final

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For Vesna Mackenzie, the members of immediate family at the club could have fielded its own football team, with 15 of them there to watch the game. We are proud to be French, to be Blues. We've had incredible games, stupidly amusing moments and some of the best punditry and commentary in years. Croatia beat England to reach the finals while France beat Belgium to also reach the finals. Read More »

Royal sisters-in-law Meghan and Catherine watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon

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Prior to the matches, the pair met with former female tennis champions and chatted with ball girls and boys. The men's singles semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will resume at 1pm tomorrow on Centre Court under the roof. Prior to the royal wedding , Meghan was responsible for buying her own clothes for appearances and reportedly spent nearly $30,000 of her own money on clothing for royal events through March 2017. Read More »

Pacquiao dethrones Lucas Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title

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A shell-shocked Matthysse, who had come in with a record of 36 knockouts in 39 wins with just four defeats, conceded he had no answer to Pacquiao's speed, movement and power as the "old Manny" returned with a vengeance. "We have a good president", Pacquiao said amid "Duterte" chants from his supporters who joined him on the boxing ring, including Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald Dela Rosa. Read More »

Pride costs Croatia's striker a place in World Cup final

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The Three Lions signed off their Russian Federation 2018 campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Belgium in Saturday's third-place playoff, falling to goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard . Kane is set to finish as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, although three of those came in a 6-1 win over Panama and he has not scored in England's last three games. Read More »

Dejan Lovren Says He's One Of The Best Defenders In The World

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The Croatia global will be hoping to emerge victorious against France in the final, and the way he helped shut Kane down will give him confidence. This is too much about me. Croatia made history by surpassing the 1998 team that lost in the semi- finals. We beat our record from 20 years ago. People should respect us. Read More »

Kevin Anderson making a habit of breaking barriers

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And with Federer dumped out of Wimbledon , the competition has opened up and paved the way for his arch rival - Rafa Nadal - to claim his third title at the All England Club. Kevin Anderson (8) narrowly defeated Gael Monfis in four sets to reach the quarterfinals. Strokes of Genius is a world-class documentary capturing the historic 13-year rivalry between tennis icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal . Read More »

'Maybe England did not show us enough respect': Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic

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Belgium have already beaten us (1-0 in the group stage) so we'd like to address that. The same goes for the other wing, with Ivan Strinic equally attack-minded and his replacement late in the game, Josip Pivaric, doing as he was told , crossing into the box from the left to give Mario Mandzukic the chance to score the victor and send his team into the final. Read More »

England level T20I series with 5-wicket win over India

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Chasing 199 for victory, Rohit remained not out on 100 off 56 balls with 11 fours and five sixes. India captain Virat Kohli , who departed for 43 runs, kept the scoreboard ticking from one side and Rohit blasted the bowlers from the other end. Read More »

England captain Harry Kane hurt by loss to Croatia

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As the game entered extra-time, Jordan Pickford thought that he was going to be the hero after bravely saving at the feet of Mario Mandzukic - the Everton "keeper made his feelings known to the Juventus striker during that confrontation - but 'Super Mario" had the last laugh when he fired home the victor to send Croatia wild. Read More »

Umtiti hails France pal Pogba: A real leader on and off pitch

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Croatia , according to ESPN . "You're disappointed because you lose the semi-final, and it's very hard to see the opportunity of playing another game as a positive", he said. Many Twitter fans echoed Pogba's sentiments and praised the midfielder for taking a moment to think of the rescued boys. We started a bit too casually, and England deserved to score. Read More »

FIFA WC: One Tactical Change For Each Semi-Finalist

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Belgium have plenty of top class stars in their ranks with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard helping fire them to the World Cup semi-finals. "Now we want to continue until the end". Chelsea and Les Blues striker Giroud has admitted that while he has massive respect for France legend Henry, but he also revealed that he will be eager to get one over on Henry when the two continental neighbours face off in the Saint Petersburg Stadium. Read More »

Family chooses unique way to say goodbye to son

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It's an unconventional way of honoring someone's death, yet the Matthews family believes it'll help his friends remember him in the best way possible. Matthews will be buried on Tuesday . Renard Matthews , who passed away at 17 years old, was a Celtics fan and enjoyed playing the National Basketball Association 2K video game. Read More »