Luka Modrić was chosen among the top 10 nominees for Fifa's "Player of the Year"! The Belgian midfielder was proclaimed champion of the Premier League and finished third with Belgium in the World Cup, the best classification of his country in all history.
In a statement on the website the club announced, " FC Barcelona and Girondins de Bordeaux have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira". It was at that point that Monchi claims Bordeaux and Malcom's representatives were still angling for more money, so he pulled Roma out of the deal.
Epa06900469 Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in action during her quarter final match against Veronika Kudermetova of Russian Federation at the WTA Ladies Championship tennis tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland , 20 July 2018. "I played very good against [Johanna] Larsson and [Sara] Sorribes, so from the the tennis I played.I'm evolving, and I'm really happy how it's going", she added.
Do the Foxes have the finances? Jose Mourinho has warned Anthony Martial that "you can't always get what you want in life" amid the speculation about the striker's Manchester United future. United play AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid in the United States this month before travelling to Germany to take on Bayern Munich in their final pre-season clash on 5 August.
A person close to Leonard told Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune that he believes Kawhi will fall in love with Toronto and end up re-signing next summer. "When you have a chance to get a top 5 player, we have to jump on it". "You can't do this same thing over and over again", Ujiri said. There are other factors that seem unlikely to influence Leonard's decision, such as the fact that he is a fan of rapper Drake , who is the most well-known Raptors fan.
Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's transfer spending after signing goalkeeper Alisson for a world-record £67m. Following this, Klopp was reminded at a news conference of his past criticism of United. OL president Jean Michel Aulas said last week: "He's one of the best in France - and in the world, since he's a world champion. So I sent him on holiday again".
Manziel's time in Hamilton, Ontario came to an end Sunday when the former National Football League first-rounder was traded to the Montreal Alouettes, according to Duane Forde of TSN. Montreal has a 1-4 record following Saturday night's 25-8 loss at Calgary and has struggled offensively while using three different quarterbacks - Drew Willy, Jeff Mathews and Matt Shiltz.
Molinari defied the blustery conditions to post the only bogey-free round of the day, carding 16 pars and two priceless birdies, including the clincher at the final hole which earned him a two-shot win and his maiden major title at the age of 35.
Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has given his verdict on star winger Leroy Sane missing out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup ahead of the new season. Former City youngster Jadon Sancho, who joined Dortmund last summer, and his quick feet set up another chance for Dahoud, which Hart beat away. We of course prepared to win but it's normal [not to win games] in this part of the season - it just prepares the team.
Vettel, who is also bidding for a fifth title, leads Hamilton by eight points. In Britain two weekends ago in front of his home fans, Hamilton went from pole position to last after tangling with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen at the start but managed to fight back to second place.
In the Serie A last season, Alisson put up some terrific numbers finishing first in save percentage (79.3) and second in clean sheets (17) among regularly starting goalkeepers. "We have everything we need for next season, because I don't think we will do anything more (in the market)". "When you start hearing rumours about Real Madrid , Chelsea and Liverpool you can either pretend that nothing's going on and plough on as normal, or you can accept that something could happen and work ...
The former Lille star cast doubt on his future when he said he was considering "something different" after Belgium's 2-0 win over England in the World Cup third-place play-off . He joined from Rennes in 2004 and went on to make just under 500 appearances, keeping 220 clean sheets and winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one Europa League and one Champions League.
Photo Credit: Getty Images. Pjanic the latest Serie A star to be linked with a move to Chelsea . Juventus are prioritising the sale of Gonzalo Higuain following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Allianz Stadium, Goal can confirm.
This story will be updated . Per Sirius XM NBA's Mitch Lawrence on Wednesday, the Hawks had been talking with the Thunder about a deal and hoped to receive an asset as well, which they did in the protected first-rounder in 2022 - which is protected if Nos.
Manchester United players are fine-tuning their game plan ahead of pre-season fixtures against Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid . The Portuguese coach said he had "no idea" if any more new faces will arrive but hinted the club are working on more deals. "Now I look at it as a full preseason for me, and right now things are going really well".
Pogba has struggled to produce consistent form for Manchester United since his move back to the club from Juventus in the summer of 2016. "The pre-season is very bad", Mourinho said. This provided the Les Bleus with an axis - that had everything it needed for the team to function around it; although not without its limitations. "He's entitled to have a dance now he's won the World Cup.
The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors are in serious talks about a trade centering around Leonard and fellow All-Star DeMar DeRozan , according to Shams Chrarania of Yahoo Sports . But while there hasn't been any significant movement on the trade front from either team in Southern California or with the Boston Celtics, one team has been making a push to acquire the two-way star.
With Courtois expected to move to the Bernabeu, Real Madrid are now considering the possibility of signing Hazard from Chelsea as well this summer. "You know my preferred destination", Hazard disclosed. He is keen on linking up with his children in Madrid and has been pushing for a move. Chelsea eggheads are convinced the Belgian is worth more than the KSh 26.3 billion Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar 12 months ago.
TBD, 8 a.m. Eight years ago, he was enshrined in Wimbledon folklore for winning the "endless match" - an 11 hour, five minute humdinger against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut that Isner edged 70-68 in the decider. Isner pounded his at up to 142 miles per hour; Anderson reached 136 miles per hour. "I'm trying to get to where he's already been", said Isner, who has won all 95 of his service games this fortnight, thanks in part to a tournament-leading 161 aces.
It would take a good portion of the money Roma make from Alisson's sale to afford Donnarumma, but talks are set to intensify in the coming days with Roma's ability to offer Champions League football also helping their cause in efforts to sign the young Italian.
The White House said Trump would address the summit to reporters ahead of an otherwise unrelated 2 p.m. ET meeting with lawmakers at the White House. By 230-183, the House rejected a Democratic measure endorsing Speaker Paul Ryan's remarks criticizing Russian Federation.
He's made save after save in close games, and has led Croatia through two penalty shootout wins. "To beat an Argentina team with Lionel Messi, a Uruguay side with Luis Suarez, with Diego Godin that also does the terrible stuff, to beat a Belgium side with Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku.
However, during the ongoing World Cup tournament, he has really impressed with his latest display evident when France beat Belgium 1-0 thanks to Samuel Umtiti's goal. Croatia must be very careful of Kylian Mbappe as the teenage sensation has been the star of this World Cup. The national team was forced to play a European Championship qualifier against Italy in an empty stadium in Split in June 2015 because Croat fans had thrown flares on the field during a match against the Azzurri at Milan.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex will attend Wimbledon this weekend to cheer on Meghan Markle's close friend Serena Williams in the women's singles final. "I remember when I was watching her, that everybody was playing in white on the grass court". Even Kerber couldn't hold back her admiration for her competitor.
It is Belgium who will take home bronze medals as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard rubber-stamped their superiority after their "B" side had already beaten England's in the group stages. Kyle Walker can face Manchester City teammates Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne , while Tottenham boast three players for Belgium and five for England .
Now, Pearce writes that talks have been opened with Stoke as Liverpool look to capitalise on the Potters being relegated last season. Xherdan Shaqiri is close to joining Liverpool for a bargain price. Signed from Inter Milan by former Stoke manager Mark Hughes for £12m in August 2015, Shaqiri has openly admitted that he would look to leave after the club's drop into the Championship .
He enjoyed a massive breakout the previous season with the Celtics, scoring 28.9 points per game and finishing fifth in MVP voting, helping Boston reach the Eastern Conference Finals. Originally drafted with the final pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Thomas has played in 473 NBA games for the Kings, Suns, Celtics, Cavaliers and Lakers.
Schnatter apologized and said he would resign as chairman . Schnatter later apologized for the remark , which was made during a media training exercise after he was asked how he would distance himself from racist groups. He had stepped down as CEO previous year after blaming disappointing pizza delivery sales on the outcry surrounding football players kneeling during the national anthem .
The fifth game of the third set was nearly a mirror of the third game of the second - which Nishikori had held despite three break points. Three-time champion Djokovic, seeded 12, will face Japan's 24th seed Kei Nishikori for a place in the semi-finals.
The 29-year-old had refused to discuss his future while the World Cup was ongoing, although Brazil's quarter-final elimination at the hands of Belgium on Friday will see attentions turn to where Willian will be playing when the new season starts.
Here are 11 things we learned . Vancouver's Croatian community is buzzing in the wake of the country's World Cup semifinal victory against England on Wednesday. The goal breaks the record of 8 set piece goals which was jointly held by England and Portugal in 1996. That should tell you about the efficiency of the Croats.
But Goal understands that Conte now no longer in charge at Stamford Bridge, and that he wants a £9 million ($12m) severance package as compensation. The former Empoli manager was named Serie A Coach of the Year in 2016-17. The main reason for the prolonged saga has been compensation. Ex-Napoli coach Sarri, meanwhile, could be presented as his replacement as early as Friday, with the Blues squad already informed over the change in management.
In yesterday's quarter-final match-ups, both players had very different matches. But Nadal was first to break in the deciding set and he built a 5-3 advantage with a looped forehand victor before confirming his final four place with a volley after four hours and 48 minutes.
From the off, that was my problem because I'm part of that history. We can be very happy and lucky that we can have the team what we have. "They should be judged on them as a team. So, I did and we won 2-0. "I will go home, take the dogs for a run, disappear to Yorkshire, but it is of course a chance to be involved in something incredibly special".
I'm leaving, but this shirt, this crest, and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to feels these things wherever I am. And with them also on an individual level, I have had the joy of winning four Ballon d'Or titles and three Golden Boot awards.
What time will the 2018 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs England Semi-final begin? "I think the Belgian team is the most exhaustive team in all aspects of the game during this tournament - they are strong everywhere", Lloris told reporters at a pre-match press conference.
Council leader Councillor Georgia Gould, who supports QPR, told the New Journal: " England's march towards the World Cup final continues and we're going to cheer the team on here in Camden with big screens at two great locations". If we had to play two big teams in close succession, that's very hard. "All the celebrations and the songs they are singing back home, it inspires us as players to be able to bring the nation together and put smiles on people's faces".
The other opener Rohit Sharma was in good touch as he hit Liam Plunkett for two sixes and a four in the fourth over to build up the momentum of the Indian run chase. The target of 199 runs was not less but the wicket condition was in favour of batsmen. Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad had five in an innings prior to this.
Coutinho's first-time shot flew wide and yet another Neymar penalty appeal was rejected, before the world's most expensive player drew a phenomenal fingertip save from Courtois in the 94th minute. The people of Belgium like to see the world, which is not surprising when you consider that it takes just a couple of hours to travel from one end of the country to the other.
Interestingly, earlier in the tournament, Finch had also reached a career-high 900 points, and the new No.3 on the table, KL Rahul , did the same in the first match of three-T20I series in England, getting to 854 points. Among others, D'Arcy Short jumped 18 places to a career-best No.10, his first time in the top ten, Jason Roy moved up 19 spots to No.15, Jos Buttler to No.17, but Zimbabwe opener Solomon Mire rose an asstounding 202 places to finish at 25th.
Paulinho has returned to the Chinese Super League , agreeing a move from Barcelona to Guangzhou Evergrande after less than a year in La Liga. Remember Paulinho? The guy who was rubbish at Tottenham and so went to China for a bit, only to be signed by Barcelona and prove he was actually quite good after all? Nevertheless, there has been some surprise at the speed of the deal, which was confirmed late on Sunday.
Parker was one of the cornerstones of the Spurs' franchise, joining guard Manu Ginobili and forward Tim Duncan to win four National Basketball Association titles since 2003. He averaged 7.7 points and 5.7 assists per game during that season. In a story recently published by Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne , we learned that Leonard " remains irate " with the French point guard due to his public comments about the injury.
He says floodwaters have been drained as much as possible, "but if it rains and adds to it again, we don't know what other risk factors we will have to face". This undated image released via the Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, shows handwritten notes by one of the children and their coach trapped in a cave in Mae Sai, Thailand .
The World Cup Round-of-16 match between Switzerland and Sweden on Tuesday will be a duel between Europe's two quiet, under-the-radar achievers. The RB Leipzig midfielder neatly worked space for a shooting opportunity on the edge of the box 24 minutes from time, but still needed a slice of fortune to set up a last-eight meeting with England or Colombia as his shot deflected off Manuel Akanji to leave Yann Sommer stranded.
It was also her first appearance on grass in that time, having pulled out of competing in Birmingham last month. Vikhlyantseva was beaten in straight sets in the first round at Eastbourne by Hsieh Su-Wei, the Chinese Taipei player Konta dropped only four games against in the first round at Wimbledon previous year.
The seven-times Wimbledon champion made her return to the grass courts of SW19 on Monday, after taking a year away from the game to welcome her first child - who is now 10 months old - with husband Alexis Ohanian. The 38-year-old American brought her experience to bear from the second set to seal a comfortable win in her first meeting with the Romanian. Serena Williams' road to her record-tying 24th Grand Slam title is well underway at Wimbledon and she's navigating the scene with her ...
Just imagine where in the charts it will be if Gareth Southgate and his squad go and beat Sweden in the quarter-finals or even reach the final itself? After a cagey 30 minutes of extra time, England fans would have been fearing the worst as the match headed for penalties.
England became the last team to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals after a dramatic penalty shootout as favourites Brazil and fancied France trained their sights on their last-eight opponents. When people repeatedly hit me I would feel a sense of unfairness. Luis Suárez was outshone by his striking partner against Portugal, but his relentless work ethic and selflessness meant he provided one assist and played a crucial role in what turned out to be the winning goal.
This isn't the first time fans clad in their booster gear stayed to clean up after themselves-they packed away all their trash after the team beat Colombia earlier in the tournament. And while Brazil have always possessed brilliant individuals, they have also long since been pragmatists above all else. And it came back to me watching Colombia how he acted and provoked.
In this EPA photo, Park Sung-hyun of South Korea cries after sinking the clinching putt on the second playoff hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Course in Kildeer, Illinois, on July 1, 2018. Ryu is playing with plenty of confidence after collecting her first win of 2018 at the Meijer Classic two weeks ago. England's Charley Hull (67) and Canada's Brooke Henderson (74) shared sixth place at 6 under, with Jacqui Concolino (67), Lizette Salas (70) and I.K.