• Bournemouth complete £7m deal for Leeds midfielder Cook
Bournemouth complete £7m deal for Leeds midfielder Cook

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe tried to sign the 19-year-old in the January transfer window, but then-United boss Steve Evans kept hold of him. The fee is rumoured to rise to near £10 million and therefore Cook comes with plenty of pressure on his shoulders, but Bournemouth chief executive, Neil Blake is very " Pleased " to have signed what he ...

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  • Picture: Real Madrid hero Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses long-standing criticism on Instagram
Picture: Real Madrid hero Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses long-standing criticism on Instagram

It was his ninth goal in four European Championships and helped him equal Michel Platini's record . Ronaldo also saw his shot turned in by Nani for a second goal in the 53rd minute, ending Wales' remarkable run at their first major finals since 1958.

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  • Celtics owner: Trade offers team received were 'a collection of rip-off attempts'
Celtics owner: Trade offers team received were 'a collection of rip-off attempts'

With the third pick of the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday, Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the Golden Bear was taken by the Boston Celtics. Ainge made the trip overseas to scout Zizic and the 19-year-old believes his ability to run the floor is his best asset.

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  • Russia Calls on Court of Arbitration for Sport to Scrap Olympic Ban
Russia Calls on Court of Arbitration for Sport to Scrap Olympic Ban

European Athletics reiterated the IAAF's views and said it recognised Stepanova's "exceptional contribution to the protection and promotion of clean athletes" and cleared her to compete in Amsterdam next week. On June 21, head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that all Russian athletes, who will enter the Olympic compe...

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  • Brock Lesnar is now in the main event of UFC 200
Brock Lesnar is now in the main event of UFC 200

Brock Lesnar's match at SummerSlam will be Brock's first match since WrestleMania earlier this year where he defeated Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred Street Fight. I'm preparing to not take one of those shots. This is something the WWE have been pushing for since previous year, and allowing Lesnar to return to the UFC is expected to help s...

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  • Wales Star Slams Ronaldo After Euro Exit
Wales Star Slams Ronaldo After Euro Exit

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, 2nd right, laughs as a ball boy, right, joins the Portugal players during the team picture before the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Wales, at the Grand Stade in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon , France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 .

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  • Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title
Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

I just don't think he's going to react well in being in the ring with a guy like Deontay, who will not only be throwing shots back, but will be looking to take his head off with each shot he throws. I had initially wanted Fury in the winter, but not now. "People pay to see blood, they pay to see war and that's why people are supporting my journe...

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  • Anderson Silva takes Jones' place at UFC 200
Anderson Silva takes Jones' place at UFC 200

The UFC introduced the anti-doping program past year and since then Jones has submitted six samples but this is the first time he has tested positive for a performance enhancing drug. Jon Jones is now innocent of any wrongdoing but even because he tested positive for a substance in the first place, it could be argued that UFC 200-the biggest s...

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  • Carl Edwards wins pole at Sonoma
Carl Edwards wins pole at Sonoma

Larson believes his time is now. Truex Jr. finished fifth in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway Sunday afternoon. "Back in the day, if I look back at old road-course races, I don't remember strategy being a key part of it". Although he's shown bursts of promise, Larson has yet to string together any consistency, and he's now being chall...

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  • Giant-killer Querrey keeps momentum to overpower Mahut
Giant-killer Querrey keeps momentum to overpower Mahut

He was asked about the rain - which delayed this match three times - playing on Court One instead of Centre and his general demeanour. He finished the match with 31 aces. "Sam played wonderful yesterday and served awesome". I need it. It's been a very successful year so far, but a very long one, exhausting one, in every sense of that word.

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  • Pena knocks in winner, Giants beat D-backs 5-4 in 11
Pena knocks in winner, Giants beat D-backs 5-4 in 11

But Giants relievers also have blown 15 leads in the sixth inning or later - second only to the Cincinnati Reds' incendiary crew among major league bullpens. With the Giants about to enter a pennant race, the bullpen's mental durability is about to be challenged even more. Greinke, 10-3 with a 3.62 ERA, had made 106 consecutive starts since suf...

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  • Toronto out homers Royals
Toronto out homers Royals

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said it is possible that RHP Drew Hutchison, recalled Saturday from Triple-A Buffalo, could make a spot start Thursday, which would give Estrada an extra day. Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki leads the program with five selections and Longoria already has three. "We just thought it was best", Gibbons sa...

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  • Encarnacion, Happ lead Blue Jays to seventh straight win
Encarnacion, Happ lead Blue Jays to seventh straight win

That's his 12th win in the first half. Flowers singled to right off Spencer Patton (1-1) and Freddie Freeman, who walked, barely beat Ben Zobrist's throw home. "I think that's the kind of guy he needs to be". The Twins, whose 30-55 record is the worst in the AL, won for the fifth time in six games. "Yeah, probably not going to pinch hit in the si...

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  • Victor Hedman signs eight-year extension with Lightning
Victor Hedman signs eight-year extension with Lightning

Two people familiar with the decision have confirmed to The Associated Press that Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is staying put in Tampa Bay . Hedman had 10 goals and 37 assists for the Lightning last season, his seventh in the National Hockey League.

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  • Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton Announced for WWE SummerSlam 2016
Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton Announced for WWE SummerSlam 2016

Only a return as spectacular as Lesnar's could overshadow the evening's nominal main event, the light heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier (17-1) of San Jose, Calif., and former longtime champ Jon Jones (22-1) of Albuquerque, N.M.

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  • First impressions: Tampa Bay Rays 4, Boston Red Sox 0
First impressions: Tampa Bay Rays 4, Boston Red Sox 0

Boston got single runs in the second, third and fifth innings in building a 3-1 lead against Archer. "I might be different than a lot of guys". "Absolutely. "It's crushing me right now, but I'll get there". It's his third game this season with five RBIs. Forsythe finished with three of Tampa Bay's season-best 18 hits, including a two-run home...

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  • Serena Williams advances to final, Venus falls
Serena Williams advances to final, Venus falls

Six-time champion Serena Williams stormed into her ninth Wimbledon final in record time on Thursday and will meet Angelique Kerber after the German ended Venus Williams's hopes of becoming the oldest woman in the title match in 22 years. The defending champion now had to serve out the first and she did as she closed the set at 6-2 with an ace. "I...

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  • Celtics owner responds to the angry fans doubting Boston's draft
Celtics owner responds to the angry fans doubting Boston's draft

Even if they do nothing but draft Brown and add a rotation player or two, they are still in good shape for the future with a pick swap coming from Brooklyn in next year's draft and the Nets' pick in 2018. 16 and Croatian 6-11 center Ante Zizic at No. 23. As for our final pick of the night, Abdel Nader , I honestly had no clue who this guy was ...

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  • Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams into second round with win over Amra Sadikovic
Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams into second round with win over Amra Sadikovic

The veteran 13th seed's power undid the Dane, who had been seeking her first win at a grand slam this year after being dumped out of the Australian Open in the first round and missing Roland Garros due to injury. "I think I usually do throughout my whole career". The final point came when Vinci failed to return a backhand shot, the strength of ...

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  • Deschamps must pick France's best approach against Portugal
Deschamps must pick France's best approach against Portugal

But with Mario Gomez injured, neither Mario Goetze nor Mueller, who has now gone 11 straight games without scoring at Euro finals, hit the net in France. But the coach Fernando Santos will be most anxious about Pepe's fitness status. The European Championship has enabled the France squad to redeem their image, after the uproar that has never be...

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