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Sports Croatia greeted by 500,000 fans in return home after World Cup
Author: 0 Croatia greeted by 500,000 fans in return home after World Cup

After winning the World Cup final over Croatia 4-2 , France coach Didier Deschamps was busy fielding questions about the winning team at a post-championship press conference when the team got a little raucous. The president clearly hoped the World Cup glow would rub off on him, raising him up in the eyes of a nation where his economic reforms have drawn fierce protests and labor strikes.

Sports Meghan Markle's Dad Thomas Markle Thinks She Is ''Terrified''
Author: 0 Meghan Markle's Dad Thomas Markle Thinks She Is ''Terrified''

He also commented on Meghan's dress and called it "ridiculous". In an interview with The Sun , Thomas claimed his daughter looked "terrified" since marrying into the royal family. Well played! We said earlier, Meghan Markle , and Kate Middleton have been injured yesterday by Rafal Nadal during a match at Wimbledon 2018.

Sports NCAA snubs Detroit's bid to host Final Four tournament
Author: 0 NCAA snubs Detroit's bid to host Final Four tournament

The decision by the NCAA Men's Basketball Committee was announced on Twitter at 2:30 p.m. The Gonzaga Bulldogs come out of the tunnel before their national semfinal matchup with SC in the Final Four. Critics, however, point to events being spread out through the Valley, Uber surge pricing, and the lack of Light Rail, something Glendale nixed again just past year.

Sports Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year, $40M Deal With Bulls
Author: 0 Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year, $40M Deal With Bulls

Rumors on Friday regarding a potential reunion between Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls gave in to some more concrete reports Saturday morning that indicated Chicago was on the verge of signing the restricted free agent to an offer sheet.

Sports Channing Frye returning to Cavs
Author: 0 Channing Frye returning to Cavs

The Frye signing was earlier reported by Yahoo! Frye lost a spot in coach Tyronn Lue's rotation at the start of last season, but found time because of various injuries to Tristan Thompson and Love. Channing Frye is officially back with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Frye is a 13-year National Basketball Association vet, who has averaged 9 points per game for his career.

Sports Home run record set as AL tops NL in All-Star Game
Author: 0 Home run record set as AL tops NL in All-Star Game

To pivot slightly off of that last hypothesis, it's also possible that people heard the Home Run Derby was awesome , watched highlights, and chose to tune in for the All-Star Game itself, which could help explain the ratings disparity . Plus, hey, the All-Star Game was a lot of fun for just about everyone but Josh Hader ! After leading 2-1 since the third inning, the National League tied it up in the bottom of the 7th.

Sports Greg Van Avermaet triples Tour de France lead in first mountain stage
Author: 0 Greg Van Avermaet triples Tour de France lead in first mountain stage

Sky teammate Geraint Thomas is second over all, 43 seconds behind van Avermaet, meaning the team has two viable options to claim the yellow jersey over the second week of the three-week Tour. Thomas attacked six kilometres from the top of the final climb of the 108.5km stage from Albertville, overhauling rival Tom Dumoulin and then pushing on to catch former team-mate Mikel Nieve, who was looking to win the stage out of the breakaway.

Sports Spurs Reportedly Agree to Trade Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan
Author: 0 Spurs Reportedly Agree to Trade Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan

Kawhi Leonard , who has one year and $20 million left on his current contract, spent last season feuding with Spurs coaches and executives while nursing a somewhat mysterious series of injuries. That means the Raptors are entering into this deal knowing that they could have given up a star like DeRozan for someone who might not be in Toronto for long.

Sports Liverpool Set To Sign Alisson Becker From Roma In £66.8M Deal
Author: 0 Liverpool Set To Sign Alisson Becker From Roma In £66.8M Deal

Alisson could be heading to Liverpool after all, with the Roma goalkeeper's agent having fanned the transfer flames with his activity on social media. Alisson joined Roma from Internacional in 2016 for €7.5m. He woul play a catalytic role in Liverpool's mission to dethrone Manchester City as Premier league champions for the upcoming season.

Sports Rebels fine Mafi and Timani $15k each
Author: 0 Rebels fine Mafi and Timani $15k each

Police suggested a no-alcohol clause in Mafi's bail but acknowledged it would be near impossible to enforce. Mafi was due in court on Monday and Rugby Australia announced that the Japan global was released on bail on the condition he does not associate with Timani.

Sports Arsene Wenger: My 22-year spell at Arsenal was 'perhaps' a mistake
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: My 22-year spell at Arsenal was 'perhaps' a mistake

The forward, who joined the Gunners from Manchester United for £16m in 2014, is now on vacation because he's one of the Three Loins' squad that went for the just concluded World Cup in Russian Federation. Wenger worked for French television as a pundit during the World Cup, and must now weigh up his options as his career enters a new chapter. "They have all the qualities; they are intelligent, they know football, they have excellent skill sets, but do they want to sacrifice what needs to ...

Sports Expert picks for The Open Championship
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Waiting for the trophy presentation, he passed the time playing with Padraig's young son, Paddy. He was a mainstay at or near the top of the strokes gained: tee to green rankings, but over the past few years, because of better technology, fitness and coaching, the gap between him and the rest of the field has shrunk.

Sports Angelique Kerber's spoiled Serena Williams' dream comeback to tennis - 15-Jul
Author: 0 Angelique Kerber's spoiled Serena Williams' dream comeback to tennis - 15-Jul

She came up short Saturday, losing to Angelique Kerber , but Williams dedicated her impressive comeback at the famed London Grand Slam event to "all moms", working and stay-at-home. Markle and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton participated in a standing ovation as the players walked onto the court. Right after penning an emotional tribute to the star following her Wimbledon loss at the weekend.

Sports Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free entry into Russian Federation all year
Author: 0 Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free entry into Russian Federation all year

France ended up scooping the winning trophy following an enthralling 4-2 victory against Croatia yesterday. "We have made this grand event a success in every respect", he added. "The extensive preparation, both before and during the tournament, coordinated and guided by the chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee Pierluigi Collina and FIFA's Director of Refereeing, Massimo Busacca, has produced outstanding results and I am proud to have been part of this team".

Sports Major League Baseball star Josh Hader apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets
Author: 0 Major League Baseball star Josh Hader apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets

Many offensive tweets that included racist and homophobic thoughts from Hader surfaced during the game. "It was something that happened when I was 17 years old", Hader said after the game. We're still learning who we are in high school. But what Hader did in an exhibition baseball game was the least of his problems on Tuesday night. Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich said: 'I don't know what he did or what happened.

Sports Sam Billings drafted into England ODI squad as cover for Jason Roy
Author: 0 Sam Billings drafted into England ODI squad as cover for Jason Roy

England bowlers Adil Rashid and David Willey grabbed three wickets each and India captain Virat Kohli made 71 as the touring side scored 256 for eight in the deciding one-day global on Tuesday. Alex Hales would have been first choice but sustained a side strain in the nets at Trent Bridge before the opening contest of this series. WICKET! 'You miss I hit' again for Adil Rashid as he dismisses big fish Virat Kohli for 71 runs.

Author: 0 Josh Hader of Milwaukee Brewers apologizes for old, inappropriate tweets

Hader owned up to them - there was no "I was hacked" excuses offered here - saying that the tweets were a sign of immaturity when he was 17 years-old. Teammate Lorenzo Cain called Hader a "great guy", and acknowledged that everyone has "said some insane stuff when we're young". Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem, speaking outside the NL clubhouse, said he had spoken to Hader.

Sports Manny Machado leaves All-Star Game as the Orioles say goodbye
Author: 0 Manny Machado leaves All-Star Game as the Orioles say goodbye

The deal is not yet official, and Nightengale noted that the Orioles are still in communication with the Phillies and Brewers , two of the other teams understood to be in the running to land Baltimore's star shortstop. "That's everyone's dream, they gave me that". In 2015, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the Orioles would like to extend the then third baseman, but had "more urgent things to look at".

Author: 0 Can Kohli’s Men In Blue win the ODI series?

The series had been poised on a knife edge after England won the second game by 86 runs at Lord's on Saturday and India won the first game by eight wickets . The Mumbaikar scored 2 off 18 balls before holing out to square leg in an effort to break the shackles. Root joined in by Morgan replicated their partnership template from Lords as they rotated the strike well and didnt mind when no boundaries flowed for a couple overs.

Sports Pittsburgh completes five-game sweep
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Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in almost a dozen years. In his second major league start, Clay Holmes (1-1) allowed no runs on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks for his first win. Glasnow walked the bases loaded with one out in the eighth before Michael Feliz got Tyler Saladino to fly out and Villar to strike out.

Sports Wimbledon 2018 men's semi-final: Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2018 men's semi-final: Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal

Of course, I am happy about being part of this match that has been a great one. The 52nd meeting between these two great rivals was delayed by the six hours and 36 minutes it took Anderson and John Isner to play their match, with Djokovic taking a two-sets-to-one lead before play was suspended just after 11pm on Friday.

Sports Trump Pledges to Repel Any 2018 Meddling Attempt
Author: 0 Trump Pledges to Repel Any 2018 Meddling Attempt

That is the part he corrected on Tuesday. Trump then added that "it could be other people also, there's a lot of people out there". Talk radio hosts Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh also defended the president, arguing that it was President Barack Obama on whose watch Putin's mischief occurred but Trump who was being held to account for it.

Sports Bryce Harper Wins Home Run Derby With Nine Runs In Ten Swings
Author: 0 Bryce Harper Wins Home Run Derby With Nine Runs In Ten Swings

Bregman was one of the surprises of the event, blasting 15 home runs during his fast-paced first round . Did Harper get a little help from his dad, who was pitching? In the other semifinal, Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies put on a remarkable show, with Schwarber eventually winning 21-20.

Sports United target £92m deal for Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic
Author: 0 United target £92m deal for Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic

Graeme Souness has claimed that Manchester United would be a much better side with Ivan Perisic in the team while writing for the Times (h/t Express ). The Inter Milan winger was strongly linked with a move to United last summer, but Red Devils Jose Mourinho ultimately failed to bring him to Old Trafford.

Sports Woods says British Open becomes best shot at a major
Author: 0 Woods says British Open becomes best shot at a major

He missed the tournament in 2008 and 2011 and again in each of the past two years due to back problems. He has finished in the top five three times and in the top 12 five times in 11 events. "It's just hard to keep the ball in play". And there's something about links golf that inspires him. Even hitting sometimes 4- and 5-irons, they've been running 50, 60 yards.