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Batting just long enough for Virat Kohli to complete his 17th Test hundred, India declared with 240 on the board, setting Sri Lanka a notional target of 550. While MS Dhoni celebrated a young team's win a year ago in Zimbabwe with a "Spain vs Argentina" FIFA game, Virat Kohli also is known to be a Playstation freak.
  • Virgil van Dijk left out of Southampton's pre-season squad

    Virgil van Dijk left out of Southampton's pre-season squad

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    But Van Dijk's head has been turned and has now been left out of the Saints training camp visit to France, with manager Mauricio Pellegrino saying that the player is 'not psychologically at 100%' to train with his current teammates. 'When I was talking with him, the boy said that he is not available to play because he wants to leave. Today, the latest on Liverpool's pursuit of Virgil van Dijk ...
  • Real Madrid want to sign Marcus Rashford as Kylian Mbappe alternative

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    The 26-year-old has established himself as one of the world's best goalkeepers since arriving from Atletico Madrid six years ago. However, transfer speculation has persisted over the past couple of seasons. 'So we open it, then they decide to close. "I think you can see he's very focused on Manchester United and he's doing a fantastic job for us. I will choose the players in relation to the moment, the qualities of the opponent and for Joel Pereira [United's third choice goalkeeper] to ...
  • Polish Senate Passes Controversial Bill on Judicial Reform

    Polish Senate Passes Controversial Bill on Judicial Reform

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    Opposition senators began to shout "Free courts!" after the legislation passed in a 55-23 vote with two abstentions in the upper house at 1:57am on Saturday after a turbulent, more than 15-hour debate. The bill on the Supreme Court. The new law would allow Duda to choose who gets to stay on the court and to name new judges to replace anyone he wants to remove.
  • An All-American start to the British Open

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    When The Open last came to the links at Southport, near Liverpool on the coast of north-west England, it was 2008 and Tiger Woods had just won the US Open. That saw him drop back to four under par, although in increasingly heavy downpours, the world number three then saved par at the 10th by holing a chip from just off the back of the green.
  • Grace shoots lowest round in Major history with 62 at The Open

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    Going low is not new to Grace, who shot 64 in the third round of the 2015 PGA Championship . At one stage he might even have entertained hopes of recording the first round of 62 in a men's major - a feat actually achieved on the same day by South Africa's Branden Grace .
  • Trai Turner signs contract extension

    Trai Turner signs contract extension

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    Turner's average salary of $11.25m per season puts him third in the National Football League at the position, behind Kevin Zeitler of the Cleveland Browns ($12m) and Kelechi Osemele of the Oakland Raiders ($11.7m). Turner will hit free agency again at 28 years old, when he could command another similarly-sized contract if he continues his strong play. A third-round draft choice by the Panthers in 2014 out of LSU, the 6-foot-3, 315-pound Turner has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the ...
  • Sergio Garcia Fights Bush, Loses

    Sergio Garcia Fights Bush, Loses

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    The Spaniard hit a poor tee shot at the short fourth hole at Royal Birkdale and was then left with a hard second from off the green, with the bush hindering his backswing. "It definitely cheered me up a little bit, but at the same time I didn't know if I was going to be able to finish the round, and I was very concerned about it", said Garcia.
  • Reporter provides update on Man United plans for Anthony Martial

    Reporter provides update on Man United plans for Anthony Martial

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    The renowned Italian source have claimed that United will make a decisive move to sign the former Dortmund star, who has already got a ticket ready for England. However, he gave little away as Inter boarded their flight to China for pre-season. However, it appears the deal isn't as close to completion as had been reported.
  • Golden State Warriors: Comparing offseason to Cavaliers'

    Golden State Warriors: Comparing offseason to Cavaliers'

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    According to Zillgitt , James is displeased with team owner Dan Gilbert's decision to let go of former GM David Griffin just days before the draft, and is further frustrated by the team's inability to improve the roster. James has a player option on his contract for 2018/19 season and he will most likely decide to opt out and test free agency once again. Add in the report from Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today about LeBron James not being happy with the Cavaliers' offseason and things ...
  • Franchise Tag Deadline Looming for Three Teams

    Franchise Tag Deadline Looming for Three Teams

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    His former teammates still with the Steelers include Le'Veon Bell William Gay, Mike Mitchell, James Harrison, Vince Williams, Ben Roethlisberger and Cameron Heyward. There was some doubt a long-term deal could be accomplished before the deadline was reached. Bell will play on the $12.12 million franchise tag, but has yet to sign his offer.
  • A day on the Tour de France

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    We put on a fearless face this morning hoping that they would be able to protect me but in the end I only had Gianluca (Brambilla) and Jack (Bauer). Romain Bardet (France) and Rigoberto Uran (Colombia) are also both within 30 seconds of the lead with only five stages remaining.
  • Israel rejects US-brokered ceasefire in Syria

    Israel rejects US-brokered ceasefire in Syria

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    A United States official told The Associated Press that Israel had been "a part" of the agreement, but did not elaborate, while Haaretz reported that senior Israeli officials were only briefed on the talks and not a direct party to them.
  • England eves have edge over South Africa in World Cup semi-final

    England eves have edge over South Africa in World Cup semi-final

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    The host country soon became the architects of their own demise as Winfield picked out deep square on the boundary before Sarah Taylor edged Deandra Dottin to slip for a golden duck. Marsh, so pivotal with the bat, dismissed the unsafe Stafanie Taylor lbw for a 12-ball duck but with DRS available had the West Indian captain reviewed she would have been reprieved with the ball sliding down the leg side.
  • Shanshan Feng holds lead after second round at US Women's Open

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    Police and Secret Service presence, heavy all week, surrounded the clubhouse. "I love playing in front of a bunch of people", said Thompson, who is 1-under par and trails leader Shanshan Feng by seven shots. "That office deserves respect". Trump attended the Women's Open at the golf course on Friday, where he was seen waving to crowds from a glass-enclosed observation area.
  • New Orleans Pelicans sign Rajon Rondo

    New Orleans Pelicans sign Rajon Rondo

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    Rondo flourished near the end of the season to lead Chicago to a 2-0 series lead over the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs before suffering a broken thumb. The 11-year veteran averaged 7.8 points and 26.7 minutes in 69 regular season games this year, shooting 40.8 percent. If he performs like he did in his two postseason contests with the Bulls and during his prime with the Celtics , the Pelicans will have landed one of the steals of free agency.