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However, talks are reportedly still going on behind the scenes between United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. He faced strong competition from Victor Wanyama, who joined Spurs last summer from Southampton. Dier, who can play in both central midfield and in various defensive positions, has a pedigree that few English players have having come through the ranks of Sporting Lisbon .
  • Team India coach selection: BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri, Sehwag stumped

    Team India coach selection: BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri, Sehwag stumped

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    He (Rai) has got the right (to ask us). So three weeks after Anil Kumble resigned , six weeks after speculation arose over his deteriorating relationship with Kohli and seven weeks after the BCCI started the selection process, the India team is still without a coach because the captain's inputs are ostensibly missing.
  • Michael Jordan, Pitbull the latest names to enter Marlins bidding saga

    Michael Jordan, Pitbull the latest names to enter Marlins bidding saga

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    The group includes National Basketball Association legend and current Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan , but he is reportedly contributing little money to the enterprise. "Yes, he is part of the group", Peréz spokesman Tom Muzquiz said. All three groups are in the process of the financial structuring, the due diligence ...
  • Sourav Ganguly says no hurry, decision put on hold

    Sourav Ganguly says no hurry, decision put on hold

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    Ganguly and Laxman were joined by Sachin Tendulkar via Skype and the former skipper said that the process is complete. The people in the race for the portfolio are Tom Moody, Virender Sehwag, Ravi Shastri , Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus.
  • Everton ready to pay Arsenal's Olivier Giroud asking price

    Everton ready to pay Arsenal's Olivier Giroud asking price

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    There are suggestions that Giroud is keen to see how Arsenal's squad shape up this summer before taking a final call on whether to leave or stay at the Emirates Stadium. "I think the Giroud one would be a flawless fit for Everton". Everton have agreed a fee of £75million with United for Lukaku, and a sizeable chunk of that cash could go on Giroud, who is known to be high on the wanted list of boss Ronald Koeman.
  • Bayern Munich Confirm James Rodríguez Signing

    Bayern Munich Confirm James Rodríguez Signing

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    For now, though, Bayern fans would be ecstatic to get a player of the Colombian's caliber. After going through the medical evaluation process, Rodriguez will sign his contract, and he'll be with the team on its preseason tour of China and Singapore.
  • Sri Lanka to tour India later this year

    Sri Lanka to tour India later this year

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    Zimbabwe claimed the one-day worldwide series against Sri Lanka 3-2, embarrassing a home side that has struggled with fitness, losses and coaching upheaval. "Disgrace" read a headline in the local Daily Mirror, while another newspaper said Sri Lanka's cricket was "in the doldrums". Mathews earlier stated in a press conference today that he would he would seek consultation from the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) selectors before making a firm decision on his captaincy future.
  • Froome still leads after Kittel stage win

    Froome still leads after Kittel stage win

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    That brought up Froome's half-century in yellow, putting him level with five-time Tour victor Jacques Anquetil , joint fourth overall. Nacer Bouhanni's lead-out man, punched a hole through which Kittel charged, onto McLay's wheel. "I just tried to stay on the outside and go in a bit slower", the Fortuneo-Oscaro rider said. Now, it's time to see how all of the racers, including Froome, compete on a little fresher legs after the day off.
  • Muguruza enters her second Wimbledon semis after win over Kuznetsova

    Muguruza enters her second Wimbledon semis after win over Kuznetsova

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    Spain's 2015 runner-up Garbine Muguruza advanced confidently into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a calmly efficient and well-controlled 6-3 6-4 victory over Russian seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday. "No matter who is going to win, the one that is in semifinals is because she's playing a great tennis". Kuznetsova also impressed from deep but once again she faltered to allow Muguruza her chance, the 2016 French Open champion registering the crucial second break to go 3-2 up.
  • Wimbledon Match Betting: Mannarino vs Djokovic

    Wimbledon Match Betting: Mannarino vs Djokovic

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    In between, Muller had to fight off a break point in the 13th game and four more in the 19th. The pair engaged in some entertaining rallies throughout the contest, to the delight of the Centre Court crowd, who saw Zverev recover from 4-1 down in the opening set to force a tie break.
  • Benitez delivers blunt verdict on Newcastle summer transfers

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    Manager Rafa Benitez is said to be eager to strengthen his squad as he looks to ensure that Newcastle can cope with their return to the Premier League, with Murphy high on his list of targets. "The top sides have a lot of money and the others are spending too", he said. "We know where we are", the former Liverpool boss added. "We have to try to do our best", Benitez was quoted as saying by Sky Sports .
  • Sam Johnstone set to complete season-long loan move to Aston Villa

    Sam Johnstone set to complete season-long loan move to Aston Villa

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    He has less than a year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford. Oscar Arias must continue to search for a left back and will have to work overtime to ensure he has a replacement ready for Eduardo Berizzo when it looked like the aston Villa defender was signed, sealed and delivered.