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Capela's confidence in his fourth season has been off the charts, as he posted career highs in minutes (27.5), points (13.9), rebounds (10.8) and blocks (1.9). The Rockets kept Capela on a contract less than fellow centers Steven Adams (four years, $100 million) and Hassan Whiteside (four years, $98 million) - with an extra year - and that could prove to be one of the biggest bargains in the near future for the Rockets.
  • Thomas poised for Tour title as Froome salvages podium finish

    Thomas poised for Tour title as Froome salvages podium finish

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    Thomas was a support rider during Froome's title rides but he became Sky's undisputed leader when Froome cracked in the gruelling 17th stage through the Pyrenees. Froome had been pushed down to fourth, and off the podium, when Primoz Roglic's attack and consequent stage win in the final day in the mountains Friday left the Kenyan-born Briton struggling.
  • Jurgen Klopp defends world-record Alisson outlay 'The goalkeeper market is different'

    Jurgen Klopp defends world-record Alisson outlay 'The goalkeeper market is different'

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    Jürgen Klopp has opened up on Liverpool's Champions League final defeat for the first time and described Sergio Ramos as acting like a brutal wrestler when injuring Mohamed Salah in Kiev . "What can I say about that?" Arsenal have already signed five new players this summer, while Chelsea FC have brought in two new faces as both London clubs look to try and challenge for the title or at least break back into the top four next term.
  • City players cut short World Cup break, says Guardiola

    City players cut short World Cup break, says Guardiola

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    And it was Mane who stepped up to win the game for his team with a 94th-minute penalty. While there are some who are entertaining talk of Jürgen Klopp's side being the best equipped to challenge Manchester City for the 2018/19 Premier League title, there is more being said about the German's spending.
  • Nibali to have surgery, Demare silences critics in Tour stage win

    Nibali to have surgery, Demare silences critics in Tour stage win

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    While Sky's Geraint Thomas has a comfortable lead of 2:05 over Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin in the overall classification and looks likely to wear the maillot jaune into Paris on Sunday as the victor of this year's Tour, Pierre Latour's lead in the best young rider's competition looks even more assured.
  • Harry Maguire: Leicester City to resist Manchester United move for defender

    Harry Maguire: Leicester City to resist Manchester United move for defender

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    Mourinho is keen to bolster his defence this summer after his side's fragility at the back last season, but has been told he needs to offload players before he can make any more signings. Darmian, who has a year left on his contract and the option of another 12 months, arrived in a £12.7 million move from Torino in 2015. Gibson made 50 appearances for Boro last season, scoring once.
  • Unai Emery refuses to rule out more Arsenal signings

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    For us, it's about continuing our preparations. "Out on the pitch his mentality is to win, off it he was very friendly with the players and I'm very happy I had two years with him". On what he has seen from his squad this pre-season, the head coach said that he is more content seeing his players working on their fitness rather than worrying about results .
  • Arsenal Sign Midfielder Lucas Torreira From Sampdoria

    Arsenal Sign Midfielder Lucas Torreira From Sampdoria

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    Arsenal have signed 19-year-old midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient , but who is the France youth global? Regarding the signing , Emery told the club website: "We are delighted Matteo is joining us ". I hope I can do great things here. Gunners supporters were so eager for the club to announce the Torreira signing that they resorted to tracking his flight to London, but they didn't have to wait much longer.
  • Massive Gamble - Aston Villa Fans With Mixed Reactions To Thierry Henry Reports

    Massive Gamble - Aston Villa Fans With Mixed Reactions To Thierry Henry Reports

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    Sources told ESPN FC that former France and Arsenal great Henry had been lined up to replace Bruce as Villa boss. " Aston Villa can confirm manager Steve Bruce has met majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens and will continue as manager with their full support", Villa announced in a short statement on the club's official website.
  • Froome is behind Thomas in more ways than one

    Froome is behind Thomas in more ways than one

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    He took third place behind Colombian Quintana and Ireland's Dan Martin , but gained time over Froome, Dumoulin and fourth-placed Primoz Roglic . Thomas still leads his Team Sky mate and defending champion Chris Froome by 1 minute, 39 seconds and Dutchman Tom Dumoulin by 1 minutes, 50 seconds going into Wednesday's 17th stage, a brutal 65-km, up-and-down trek from Bagneres-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan.
  • Mourinho: Liverpool must win the Premier League

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    Besiktas have made contact with Liverpool over deal for Simon Mignolet , according to Sky Sports . Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's world record £67 million move for Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson , telling ESPN FC that a move for Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak would have cost even more.
  • MLB Rumors: Cubs Acquire Pitcher Cole Hamels In Trade With Rangers

    MLB Rumors: Cubs Acquire Pitcher Cole Hamels In Trade With Rangers

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    Grant along with Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic report the deal is waiting on final medical clearance for those involved. The veteran lefty's main issue has been keeping the ball inside the park with a home run/fly ball rate double the league average and a groundball rate that is roughly 4 percent lower this season, as Hamels hasn't been able to induce the soft contact he's thrived on for 13 seasons.
  • Froome support 'phenomenal' for Thomas as Tour title nears

    Froome support 'phenomenal' for Thomas as Tour title nears

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    Demare finished 147th on Tuesday and 145th on Wednesday, losing more than an hour to Thomas and the race leaders, before grabbing his second career Tour stage win Thursday . "I imagine we'll be able to finish it off". Thomas will have the rare luxury of having four-time Tour victor Chris Froome ride in his service after his team-mate slipped to third overall on Wednesday, declaring afterwards he is now all-in for Thomas.
  • Emile Smith Rowe scores stunner vs Atletico

    Emile Smith Rowe scores stunner vs Atletico

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    Under International Champions Cup rules, the game went straight to penalties where substitute Atletico goalkeeper Antonio Adan starred, saving three before coolly slotting the victor himself. Central midfield was another department that needed strengthening, and with Torreira already signed, and World Cup victor Steven N'Zonzi reportedly on the radar, Arsenal could have a totally different look about them next season.
  • Kevin Durant Responds To CJ McCollum's Criticism On Twitter

    Kevin Durant Responds To CJ McCollum's Criticism On Twitter

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    Durant laughed at the idea of Boogie signing with the Portland Trail Blazers , saying that McCollum can't be mad that Cousins chose to join the Warriors . Durant obviously did not appreciate McCollum's tweet and fired back at him with a profane tweet of his own . "Bro, CJ... I will go have some wine with him in NY when he get back from China and take a picture if you all don't believe me".
  • Blue Jays hands down won the J.A. Happ trade

    Blue Jays hands down won the J.A. Happ trade

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    He wasn't doing the Blue Jays any good, and was an easy piece to pawn off and collect a nest egg for the future. While the addition of Drury further complicates the Blue Jays' already-crowded infield mix, Atkins noted that the best organizations have a surplus of MLB-calibre contributors.