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Liverpool are confident of closing in on a transfer for Nabil Fekir , a source has told ESPN FC, despite Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas stating he was adamant no deal would be done before the World Cup. Reports on Wednesday also suggested that Liverpool were giving serious thought to activating the relegation release clause in Xherdan Shaqiri's contract at Stoke City.
  • Aston Villa re-assuring supporters of plans amid financial crisis

    Aston Villa re-assuring supporters of plans amid financial crisis

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    Villa suspended chief executive Keith Wyness on Tuesday, although this is understood to be unrelated to the missed tax payment. The outstanding amount is likely to be paid swiftly after the club missed a tax payment on Friday, heightening growing fears of financial issues with Villa needing to find around £40million to comply with Financial Fair Play.
  • Liverpool interested in Xherdan Shaqiri after Stoke’s relegation

    Liverpool interested in Xherdan Shaqiri after Stoke’s relegation

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    Widespread reports on Wednesday evening indicate that Liverpool are weighing up a £13 million move for Stoke City forward Xherdan Shaqiri . However, with Stoke now facing life in the Championship for the first time since 2008 he is one of a number of players who is expected to leave, most likely for another Premier League club.
  • Picking Another National Anthem Fight Makes Trump Look Like A Loser

    Picking Another National Anthem Fight Makes Trump Look Like A Loser

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    It was a culture war Trump was willing to wage and it largely worked in his favor. "They have a similar agreement on if you're on the field, you must stand for the National Anthem", said Conway. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Kerr mocked the president for appearing to only sing part of "God Bless America" during the " Celebration of America " event.
  • Zverev and Djokovic into French Open quarters

    Zverev and Djokovic into French Open quarters

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    Of the last 10 Masters, only three have been won by the old guard, two for Nadal , one for Federer. Third-seed pair of Andreja Klepac and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez survived a mid-match blip to beat Serena and Venus Williams 6-4 6-7 (4) 6-0 in the women's doubles clash.
  • 76ers, Bryan Colangelo Agree To Part Ways

    76ers, Bryan Colangelo Agree To Part Ways

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    Per The Ringer's Ben Detrick, an investigation of five different Twitter accounts linked to Colangelo were used to criticize players and coaches on the Sixers and disclose medical information about Jahlil Okafor before he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in December.
  • Fox qualifies for 2018 US Open Championship

    Fox qualifies for 2018 US Open Championship

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    The U.S. Open will be held at Shinnecock Hills on June 14-17. Adam Scott found himself in an unfamiliar position Monday in Columbus, Ohio. "Massively excited to qualify for my fourth major, I have never played the US Open before, so to get to play one in NY at Shinnecock at one of the most iconic US Open venues is going to be pretty special, I can't wait", said Fox.
  • Details of Fred's Manchester United deal revealed

    Details of Fred's Manchester United deal revealed

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    Fred completed his move to Manchester United earlier this week and the Brazilian's team-mates were seen congratulating him in training. Handed his debut by Dunga in 2014, Fred's global career was disrupted after testing positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the 2015 Copa America.
  • Katie Taylor's Dad Pete Among Three Shot At Bray Boxing Club

    Katie Taylor's Dad Pete Among Three Shot At Bray Boxing Club

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    Taylor, a boxing coach, is the father and former trainer of Olympic and world champion boxer Katie Taylor. Mr Taylor, 57, and another man aged 35 have been taken to hospital. "They are very, very serious but they are not life-threatening at the moment, as we understand it", Mr Ward said. The body of the man killed was removed from the boxing club at around 2pm and taken from the scene in a blacked out vehicle.
  • Messi inspires Argentina in Haiti rout

    Messi inspires Argentina in Haiti rout

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    Maybe Haiti is not the best example to judge Argentina , but even playing against a minor rival, the South American country shows they will go on Lionel Messi's rhythm. "He'd give some titles with Barcelona for that one with Argentina", Rakitic stated. That's why he deserves some rest, and Sampaoli needs to demonstrate that his team can play without Messi.
  • Argentina-Israel friendly called off

    Argentina-Israel friendly called off

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    The match at Jerusalem's Teddy Kollek Stadium was to be Argentina's last before they start their World Cup campaign in Russian Federation against Iceland on 16 June. According to Haaretz, a newspaper in Tel Aviv, Israel , Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli wasn't interested in the game in the first place and has complained about it in recent days.
  • Field of 12 for Derby at Epsom

    Field of 12 for Derby at Epsom

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    I've always said when I started this job I wanted to be the first person to have a Derby victor in Godolphin blue. I've come close a couple of times. "He stayed the trip, traveled beautifully today, and the Guineas didn't happen for him". I thought it was significant that jockey Donnacha O'Brien thought 10 furlongs would be the colt's optimum trip, when interviewed in the immediate aftermath of the Newmarket classic and if you want to back the horse at such a short price I would not want any ...
  • Belgium include Vincent Kompany but Christian Benteke misses out

    Belgium include Vincent Kompany but Christian Benteke misses out

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    Manchester City club captain Vincent Kompany will be flying to Russian Federation for the World Cup this summer, having been selected in Roberto Martinez's final squad, despite sustaining an injury in their most recent friendly. The Manchester City captain sustained what is thought to be a groin injury during the 0-0 draw at King Baudouin Stadium. Belgium began with their strongest possible 11, apart from the injured Axel Witsel and Thomas Vermaelen , and a trial three-man defence.
  • The doctor is in: Chiefs OL Duvernay-Tardif graduates from med school

    The doctor is in: Chiefs OL Duvernay-Tardif graduates from med school

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    It's hard to decide what's more unbelievable: That Duvernay-Tardif was able to become a doctor while playing professional football, or that he was able to become one of the NFL's best guards while studying medicine. He spent the next the next years working hard on the football field and returning to Canada during the off-season to continue medical school. For now, his goals are the same as any other football player - he wants to win the Super Bowl.
  • Warriors survive LeBron's 51-point outburst, take NBA Finals opener in OT

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    The Cleveland Cavaliers had plenty to be upset about already and the Warriors' ways didn't help Thursday in what became a 124-114 overtime loss to Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. "He thought it was over", Lue said post game. "I don't think we would get on our feelings if somebody came down and finished out a possession and got a shot up".