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The Blues wanted to sign the Senegal global last summer, but their bid of £40m was deemed insufficient by the Naples club. Reports have suggested that Napoli have told Koulibaly that he will be free to leave should they receive a bid which matches their valuation of the player, thought to be around €60m (£52m), and his agent refused to rule out a summer exit.
  • Rory McIlroy misery after fast start stalls

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    Rickie Fowler made light of the longest course in major championship history with a "stress-free" and record-equalling start to the US Open on Thursday. An official with the company operating an advertising blimp at the U.S. Open says the pilot is "OK" after the craft crashed but that he is being taken to a hospital.
  • SMACK CHECK: Tracking McGregor-Mayweather talk through fight

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    To make sure that boxing regulations are adhered to, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will not be allowed to kick, elbow or use takedown moves during his mega boxing match with retired welterweight Floyd Mayweather . 5,000,000 - Amount in dollars paid by Mayweather for a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - one of the world's rarest cars - past year. White, in whose organisation Irishman McGregor has become a world champion, told Fox Sports: "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in ...
  • Seeking first major, Fowler takes lead at US Open

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    Open. "I can't change anything that I was doing", Spieth said. "You don't get many rounds at the U.S. Open that are stress-free", said Fowler , who got his round off to a flying start with birdies on three of his opening five holes. It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions - mainly, soft conditions - low scores don't distract from the tournament . The World No.
  • Murray, Wawrinka, Halep to QFs, Monfils Out

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    It is a repeat of last year's semi-final, which Murray won before going on to lose in the final. The world No. 1 reached as far as the finals a year ago where he lost to now defending champion Novak Djokovic . Women: 28- Carolina Garcia (France) bt Alize Cornet (France) 6-2, 6-4; 5-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) bt Petra Martic (Croatia) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5; 3-Simona Halep (Rom) bt 21-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-1, 6-1.
  • Lewis Hamilton hoping he can land knockout blow in gripping title race

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    With that win, Hamilton is now just 12 points behind rival Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes have also regained their lead at the top of the constructors' championship leading Ferrari by eight points. MONTREAL (AP) - Lewis Hamilton is still finding novel ways to win the Canadian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton has vowed to deliver a Floyd Mayweather-inspired knockout blow to Ferrari's championship credentials after hauling himself back into the title race with victory in Canada.
  • Playing both sides: Fultz happy to land with Lakers, Celtics

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    Thanks nearly as much to his father's ability to command media attention as his play, Ball is entering this draft as possibly the most hyped player projected to go second. Dennis Smith averaged 18.1 points and led the ACC with 6.2 assists . But few people have taken the time to consider a simple question: How does Lonzo feel about LaVar Ball being around all the time ? LaVar Ball's incessant boasting, both about himself and his son Lonzo, has earned him plenty of attention, not to ...
  • Takkarist McKinley predicted Warriors would win NBA Finals in 5 games

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    In 2016, one of the NBA's unprotesting players received a ton of flack from fans and commentators for a game-changing move. But speculation has centered whether the Warriors would refuse a meeting with Trump. Curry is not the only member of the Warriors organization opposed to the views of President Trump. Their first-round pick belongs to the Utah Jazz , which is a result of the deal that helped bring Andre Iguodala to the bay back in 2013.
  • Smith to captain Barrett trio against Samoa

    Smith to captain Barrett trio against Samoa

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    Wales playmaker Dan Biggar was added to the bench. "If we get some fluidity and accuracy with the ball in hand we have shown we can create problems for these teams". "You never know when your chance is going to come". The real question is who will still be in the squad for the first Test against the Lions . "I just wanted to get back training for the lads and get stuck in".
  • Paul Pogba's highlights, France 3-2 England

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    It has been a tempestuous year for Pogba , in which he became the world's most expensive player when Manchester United paid Juventus £89million for his services. The Frenchman proved exactly what he as made of throughout the night as he orchestrated the game from the midfield, and after watching him in action for a full 90 minutes, supporters from rivals clubs have finally understood why there's more to his game than just goals .
  • Tottenham 2017-18 Premier League schedule: Highlights and key fixtures

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    Wednesday's announcement saw promoted Brighton and Hove Albion handed a home opener against Guardiola's Manchester City , while Newcastle United takes on last season's runner-up Tottenham . Managers new to the Premier League acknowledge adapting to the busiest fixture list in the world is one of their biggest challenges. The Hammers' first match of the season is away to Manchester United on Saturday August 12, while their third, on Saturday 26, is a trip to Championship winners ...