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Sports Thomas praises team work as he stands on brink of Tour title
Author: 0 Thomas praises team work as he stands on brink of Tour title

The Tour de France finishes tomorrow on the Champs Elysees in Paris. A key helper in many of Froome's previous six Tour wins, there was a general feeling on this race - backed by a superb win in the Criterium du Dauphine stage race and fears that Froome's Giro d'Italia-winning efforts would soon tell - that it may be time for payback.

Sports Should Eden Hazard leave Chelsea?
Author: 0 Should Eden Hazard leave Chelsea?

If that's not enough to put the kibosh on a potential sale to Real Madrid , you also have the issue of price. Madrid believe that signing Hazard would mean having to incorporate him into an area of the pitch in which they are already well covered, according to the report.

Sports Alaphilippe wins protest-hit stage, Thomas keeps Tour lead
Author: 0 Alaphilippe wins protest-hit stage, Thomas keeps Tour lead

Team Sky were the only team not in the move, meaning Egan Arley Bernal's chances of winning the white jersey - which he has admitted he is not targeting - are now slim. With the roads still slightly damp from an earlier brief downpour, Yates' wheels slipped from beneath him and he never quite regained his confidence and composure as his 25-second lead evaporated.

Sports Thomas closes in on victory after passing final mountain test
Author: 0 Thomas closes in on victory after passing final mountain test

Team Sky's Tom Dumoulin is now in second place. Dumoulin, who won the Giro d'Italia past year, has been staying close to and testing the leading Sky riders, while Froome and Thomas have been working together to keep him in check. I had make Dumoulin do everything. "I usually improve in the third week of the Tour and it's going that way". FOUR-TIME champion Chris Froome cracked on the feared 17th stage of the Tour de France through the Pyrenees yesterday, increasing Sky team-mate ...

Sports Rangers trade Cole Hamels to Cubs
Author: 0 Rangers trade Cole Hamels to Cubs

The teams agreed to the trade Thursday, pending physicals for the players involved, the sources said. The veteran lefty's main issue has been keeping the ball inside the park with a home run/fly ball rate double the league average and a groundball rate that is roughly 4 percent lower this season, as Hamels hasn't been able to induce the soft contact he's thrived on for 13 seasons.

Sports Kawhi Leonard passes physical with Toronto Raptors
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard passes physical with Toronto Raptors

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is the coach of that team. He will assemble the squad that is expected to compete in the 2019 World Cup in China and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. "I could have got a second opinion, so I see where Kawhi is coming from when he's got his second opinion". That never happened, with Leonard declining to even show up for the Spurs' playoff games while using NY as a base for his medical treatments and recovery efforts.

Sports International Champions Cup: Atletico Madrid beat Arsenal
Author: 0 International Champions Cup: Atletico Madrid beat Arsenal

But Henrikh Mkhitaryan , Joseph Willock and Edward Nketiah were all denied by Adan as Atleti won 3-1 on penalties. Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech feels reassurances over his future would help Ramsey to focus on finding his best form in 2018-19, and named the Wales global as one of the club's best players.

Sports LeBron James: NBA star 'regrets' giving son his name
Author: 0 LeBron James: NBA star 'regrets' giving son his name

The category of player Beasley is putting himself in is one full of goofballs and gunners. "I'm here to play a team game and do as much winning as I can". "I was trying to keep my emotions professional, (but) I had to put the phone on mute once or twice". "The only thing I can do is give them the blueprint and it's up to them to take their own course".

Sports JA Happ Officially Dealt to the Yankees
Author: 0 JA Happ Officially Dealt to the Yankees

The Yankees and Blue Jays have announced a trade sending veteran southpaw J.A. Happ to NY. J.A. Happ is a great pitcher and fills a massive need for the Yankees as they pursue the franchise's 28th World Series title. First, the Athletics sent McKinney, Addison Russell and Dan Straily to the Cubs for Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija in 2014. Baseball America ranked McKinney 23rd among Yankees prospects entering the season, and he now ranks 20th in New York's deep system, ...

Sports Pep Guardiola: Best is yet to come from Leroy Sane
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola: Best is yet to come from Leroy Sane

Klopp insisted that he wanted to do things differently when Manchester United paid a then world record fee to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016. Guardiola however sounded a positive note about the absentees. "I really do", told Sky Sports News. "Don't find excuses", he said . "We're very happy to be here now and we're looking forward to the new season".

Sports Could Jose Mourinho scrap Harry Maguire deal for Toby Alderweireld?
Author: 0 Could Jose Mourinho scrap Harry Maguire deal for Toby Alderweireld?

He played from the start in United's opening tour matches against the San Jose Earthquakes and Club America. "I found out that Martial was going to Paris when he told me", Mourinho told reporters after United's 1-1 International Champions Cup game with AC Milan , which they ultimately won 9-8 on penalties.

Sports Royal Portrush ready for The Open and defending champion Molinari
Author: 0 Royal Portrush ready for The Open and defending champion Molinari

McIlroy slipped back to three under early in his round but powered back into contention on a congested leaderboard, which included a rejuvenated Tiger Woods , with an eagle on the 14th. 2 in the world. His name etched into the silver claret jug should help with that. "Only one guy out of 156 is going to win, 155 other guys are going to leave a little disappointed".

Sports Hamilton rewards Mercedes with epic win in Germany
Author: 0 Hamilton rewards Mercedes with epic win in Germany

The stewards considered that there was no danger, that the incident happened under the safety auto regime and that the driver admitted the error caused by the confusion. When he came back out, the heavy rain started falling. "You've always got to believe", said Hamilton, adding defiantly: "For those who don't know me, now you do".

Sports Guardiola pens new City contract
Author: 0 Guardiola pens new City contract

Liverpool have spent more than £170m on new players this summer to try to overturn last season's 25-point gap between themselves and the Premier League champions. Speaking to reporters after the game, Klopp praised the Reds for their improvement as the game played out, particularly with Salah scoring "after pretty much 35 seconds".

Sports Watford release statement 'concerning an ongoing dispute with Everton FC'
Author: 0 Watford release statement 'concerning an ongoing dispute with Everton FC'

The full fee would eclipse Everton's previous transfer record, set when they paid Swansea City a reported £45m for Gylfi Sigurdsson last summer. But form and productivity dramatically tailed off around the time Everton tried to recruit Silva as their manager in November and Richarlison never rediscovered that early season promise.

Author: 0 Arsenal's Unai Emery confident Ivan Gazidis won't go to AC Milan

Arsenal missed out on a Champions League spot for the second successive season to force the Gunners board to make a change. Aaron Ramsey seems to be contended with staying at the North London club for more years but will be hoping to get a ideal deal because it is rumoured that it will be a long-term contract but he says that he also isn't sure what's delaying the negotiations between his agent and Arsenal .

Sports Pakistan Election 2018: 53,000 observers will monitor polls
Author: 0 Pakistan Election 2018: 53,000 observers will monitor polls

The contest has largely boiled down to a two-way race between Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ), and the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif , whose brother Shahbaz is leading the campaign. The slim lead of the PML-N showed that it would not be able to form a strong government here even if it manages to form a coalition. Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) political party celebrate in Karachi.