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Jurgen Klopp hints at combining Melwood and Liverpool's academy facilities Jurgen Klopp hints at combining Melwood and Liverpool's academy facilities
- July 10, 2016

The German signed a new six-year deal with Liverpool on Friday morning, underlining his commitment to the club and its long-term future. Principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and FSG president Mike Gordon today jointly said: "When you have an individual of Jürgen's quality in the building it makes ideal sense to secure that person for the long term". (more...)
Wallabies need to be fitter if they want to compete - Cheika
- July 10, 2016

Jones said he was an "eternal optimist" and was confident before the team's arrival in Australia that England could beat the Wallabies 3-0. "There's a chance, but Cheika will have a lot of work to do", Reynolds said. "I want to do that, too, and I'm prepared to continue to do that for as long as it takes for us to play that way consistently". Australian Wallabies' Adam Coleman (centre) trains with teammates during the captain's run in Sydney, on June 24, 2016. (more...)
Stanton homers twice, powers Marlins past Mets Stanton homers twice, powers Marlins past Mets
- July 10, 2016

It's his 18th multi-homer game and he joins Derrek Lee as the only other Marlin to do it (2002). It went about 10 rows deep into the left-field stands. So while Flores had a chance to start in the infield against left-handers Wei-Yin Chen and Justin Nicolino the past two days, playing time should now become more scarce. (more...)
Germany tie drew largest TV audience in France since 2006
- July 10, 2016

Today we didn't have the luck we needed; in 2010 and 2012 when we went out, the sides were better than us. Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann opened the scoring at the end of the first half from a penalty. They drew their three group games to get into the round of 16 as one of the best third placed teams. "But this is football", Loew said. His absolute reading of the game and maturity has been top notch. (more...)
Portugal's Pepe fit for final against France
- July 10, 2016

Like Messi, he has never won a World Cup or continental tournament with his country. The 31-year-old Portugal captain has the chance to win the first worldwide title of his glittering career when his side takes on the tournament hosts at the Stade de France on Sunday. (more...)
Centrowitz breezes into track trials final
- July 10, 2016

Collins finished in 25.16 to place 36 overall in the race around the curve. Little dealt McLaughlin her only 400 hurdles loss when Little was first and McLaughlin, 14 at the time, was second at the 2014 U.S. Christina Epps moved from fifth place into second on her fifth attempt, surpassing the Olympic qualifying standard with her jump of 46-6 to make her first Olympic team while Andrea Geubelle was third at 45-9 ¼ to also make Team USA for the first time. (more...)
No all-Williams final at Wimbledon; Kerber stops Venus in SF
- July 10, 2016

She never gave Vesnina a chance to pull off the sort of semifinal stunner that Vinci did last year in NY, stopping Williams from completing the first calendar-year Grand Slam since Graf did it in 1988. She played at another level and Vesnina was completely overwhelmed. That means Venus still has a chance to leave Wimbledon with a trophy, just like her sister. (more...)
Flores homers again in Mets win, Blue Jays extend run Flores homers again in Mets win, Blue Jays extend run
- July 10, 2016

The second game of the four-game series between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals will determine whether the Mets have a chance of catching the Nationals atop the National League East by the All-Star break. Asdrubal Cabrera had led off with a single and Brandon Nimmo got a ball past Murphy at second to set up Flores' shot into the second deck in left field. (more...)
Brianna Rollins wins women's 100m hurdles at US Trials Brianna Rollins wins women's 100m hurdles at US Trials
- July 10, 2016

The reigning U.S. Indoor champion was making her first competitive jump since fracturing the tip of her ulna, a bone in the forearm, when her pole snapped during a competition in the Czech Republic on May 20. Jager won in 8:22.48, followed by first-time Olympian Hillary Bor and Donn Cabral, who also made his second Olympic Team. Seven of the nine fastest women on the planet in 2016 are from the U.S. (more...)
2-trophy day for Serena Williams: She and Venus win doubles
- July 10, 2016

Quote of the day: "My goal is to win, always, at least a Slam a year". "It was getting down to the pressure". World number one Williams on Saturday captured a seventh Wimbledon and an Open Era record-equalling 22nd major. She then expressed some of her feelings on Twitter. Underlining her incredible longevity and dominance over three generations of challengers, Kerber was Williams' 14th grand slam final victim since the American captured her first major at 18 back in 1998. (more...)
Thibaut Courtois critical of Belgium manager Marc Wilmots after Euro 2016 exit
- July 10, 2016

He's one of the lads and I think he enjoys coming away with us. For the Welsh it was their biggest match since 1958, that year they fell to a Pele-led Brazil side in the quarter-finals of the world cup. It's nice. We've been through a lot as a team and we've worked ever so hard to get here. "All we can do is keep reiterating to the players to never forget what it's taken for us to be here in this position, never forget what we've had to do and what our beliefs and our identity are". (more...)
Hamilton grabs dramatic pole ahead of Rosberg
- July 10, 2016

The Mercedes driver had been called to the stewards office to explain why one of his laps was so slow, well over two minutes, which is in breach of Article 27.5 of the Sporting Regulations. "I didn't think there was anything that needed to be cleared up", Hamilton added. "I will try not to be in that position again". Had Rosberg been found to have contravened such a regulation, the German was unlikely to have been demoted from second place on the grid, but could have picked up a second ... (more...)
Tate barely makes weight for UFC 200; Johny Hendricks misses Tate barely makes weight for UFC 200; Johny Hendricks misses
- July 10, 2016

Takanori Gomi (35-11, 1 NC) was one of the most explosive and popular champions in Pride Fighting Championships. "Anderson said he will fight Cormier", Soares texted, with Silva at his South Bay home. If she hadn't stepped on the scale by the 10 a.m. local cut-off time, Tate would have been disqualified and pulled from the fight card. Since then, she's a flawless 5-0, winning again and again against an ever increasingly tough level of opponent. (more...)
France boss Didier Deschamps seeks the 'recipe' to stop Cristiano Ronaldo
- July 10, 2016

Portugal Line-up: Rui Patricio - Guerreiro, Pepe , Fonte, Soares - Mario, Sanches, Danilo, Silva - Nani, Ronaldo. Asked about whether he meant to stay on after the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, he said: "I'm still disappointed so I don't want to think about that tonight". (more...)
Tour de France riders tackle Tourmalet climb in Stage 8 Tour de France riders tackle Tourmalet climb in Stage 8
- July 10, 2016

The incident - triggered by a fan getting too close to the base of the arch and accidentally dislodging a pin holding it in place, thus letting the air out of the inflatable banner - meant that organisers chose to take the official stage times from the 3km-to-go mark rather than on the finishing line. (more...)
Mets' Matt Harvey opts for season-ending shoulder surgery
- July 10, 2016

The New York Mets already had a hole in their rotation when Matt Harvey was placed on the DL this week. Harvey, about 300 innings post Tommy John surgery, has chosen to undergo surgery to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, an ailment that can bring pain and/or numbness in the shoulder, neck and arm. (more...)
James Harden, Rockets Agree To Four-Year, $118M Renegotiated Extension James Harden, Rockets Agree To Four-Year, $118M Renegotiated Extension
- July 10, 2016

Harden could have opted out of his contract at the end of next season, but now with the new deal, he will be guaranteed to be in Houston at least three more seasons. They convinced James Harden to show his faith in the franchise, which projects an image of stability and commitment many thought may have wavered due to last season's turmoil. (more...)
Murray's return takes on Raonic's serve in Wimbledon final
- July 10, 2016

Roger Federer broke Milos Raonic's serve to take a 4-3 lead in the third set of the Wimbledon semifinals . The world number two was not dealing with any nerves, and looked to be in top form - as he is able to use his quickness to get to this volley and steers it past his opponent for a victor as he takes this frame by a 6-3 count. (more...)
Beaten Loew keeps Germany future open
- July 10, 2016

Asked if a final should be treated as a unique moment or as a routine match , he said: "When you play sports as a hobby, it's for pleasure and fun". "When you see the passion and the fervour in the stands around the ground...this team has everything it takes to be loved". (more...)
Rajon Rondo says Bulls are Jimmy Butler's team despite 'three alphas'
- July 10, 2016

But Miami-Dade County to me.will always be Wade County! "Miami-Dade County to me.will always be Wade County!" Miami Heat owner Micky Arison also sort of expressed his appreciation, though in no more than 140 characters. I Tweeted this monring that the signing of Dwyane Wade reminded me of when the White Sox acquired Ken Griffey, Jr., or when the Blackhawks got Bobby Orr. (more...)
Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon To Tie Steffi Graf's Record
- July 10, 2016

Serena Williams , the world number one, has won Wimbledon-again. Williams , who racked up grand slam number 21 against Muguruza at last year's Wimbledon, also stumbled at the 2015 U.S. Kerber saved the first with an easy forehand, but Williams converted on the next with a cross-court backhand victor to take the first set. "But I think, in general, the entire situation is extremely sad, especially for someone like me". (more...)
UFC prepares for marquee event despite doping cloud
- July 10, 2016

In addition, from a booking perspective, WWE could have put Lesnar in the main event championship match at SummerSlam if he got a dominant victory over Hunt with the mainstream media that he would receive for the win. Though WWE tapes SmackDown in advance (for the next two weeks, anyway) and the results are known as a result, Lesnar's opponent wasn't officially announced at Tuesday's tapings. (more...)
Raonic Beats Federer in Five Sets to Reach 1st Grand Slam Final
- July 10, 2016

After an upset win over Roger Federer in the semifinals , he likely won't be underestimated any longer. With post-Brexit turmoil engulfing the nation's political landscape, sterling plummeting and England's soccer team licking its wounds after a Euro 2016 humiliation, old faithful Murray provided some cheer by reaching a third Wimbledon final yesterday. (more...)
Usain Bolt: Sprinter reveals hamstring tear ahead of Olympics
- July 10, 2016

Bromell's top competitor at the USA trials agrees: "Crazy stuff always happens in an Olympic year", said Justin Gatlin, who cruised through his 100-meter preliminary in a time of 10.03 seconds. If Bolt were competing for the United States, that would not be the case. He is scheduled to race the 200 meters at a professional meet in London on July 22, as referenced in his statement, however that meet falls outside of the IAAF qualifying window for Rio, which ends July 12, according to ... (more...)
Key factors that will decide the Portugal-France Euro 2016 final
- July 10, 2016

After their image was tainted by player strikes at the 2010 World Cup and star striker Karim Benzema being implicated in a sextape blackmail, polls show the French nation overwhelmingly behind Deschamps' team. No footballing victory can ever wipe away the horror and pain that froze French hearts a year ago after two terror attacks in Paris . Benzema - who is of Algerian descent - accused Deschamps of racism but few rallied to his cause. (more...)