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At £40m there will be plenty of pressure, and he has Neymar to thank for ensuring that such a fee for a player of his experience and abilities is now considered - at least by those running football clubs - as the going rate. This faith from Silva obviously stems from working with the player daily and seeing his development while together at Watford . It is a very big club, one of the biggest in England as I said.
  • Explosion kills 31 as Pakistanis vote in general elections

    Explosion kills 31 as Pakistanis vote in general elections

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    In a separate incident, four people were injured in a blast outside a political camp in Larkana , in Sindh province, the home of the Bhutto family. "The Pakistani family apparently wanted a girl from the Afghan family for one of its boys but the proposal was refused on the grounds that that they did not want her to marry a Pakistani boy which caused unrest among the two families", he said.
  • Serena Williams alleges 'discrimination' in drug testing

    Serena Williams alleges 'discrimination' in drug testing

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    After losing to Angelique Kerger in the Wimbledon Finals, Serena said she had proven to herself that she could still compete to win Grand Slams. "I'm always getting tested, all the time", she said at Wimbledon. Let's be a part of it. I feel like equality, that's all I've been preaching. The wild card given to Williams, who won the tournament in 2001, 2011 and 2013, is reserved for players who meet specific requirements, including previously having been ranked number one in the world.
  • Arsenal deny chief executive Gazidis resignation

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    Speaking on Bayern Munich's pre-season tour on Monday night, the France worldwide told Sport1: "That [contact with Arsenal] is not true". The publication claims N'Zonzi has already told Sevilla he wants to leave after three successful years at the club.
  • German Grand Prix FP1 results: Ricciardo fastest after grid penalty, Hamilton close

    German Grand Prix FP1 results: Ricciardo fastest after grid penalty, Hamilton close

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    On a hot, sunny day at Hockenheim , the Dutchman emerged in front during the afternoon session, posting a 1m13.085s on the Ultrasoft tyre finishing just 0.026s faster than Lewis Hamilton in second. "The vehicle has been working well today and it's been a normal Friday", the German said. " We are looking quite good but obviously, I will be starting somewhere down at the back on Sunday due to the engine penalties ".
  • Deschamps, Zidane on FIFA Coach of the Year shortlist

    Deschamps, Zidane on FIFA Coach of the Year shortlist

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    He was named the Best Young Player and became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele in 1958. Belgium midfielder De Bruyne, 27, played a prominent role in a record-breaking season for City, who accumulated the most points and wins in a Premier League season.
  • Tour De France Briefly Halted After Riders Are Pepper-Sprayed Amid Protest

    Tour De France Briefly Halted After Riders Are Pepper-Sprayed Amid Protest

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    Team Sky's Chris Froome was jostled and spat at on Alpe d'Huez, while 2014 victor Vincenzo Nibali saw his race ended after he was brought down in a tangle with a fan on the same mountain. "The riders' job is extremely risky, they are taking risks every day, people should not block the road, no matter what causes they are fighting for".
  • Emery hoping Ozil responds to Arsenal 'normality'

    Emery hoping Ozil responds to Arsenal 'normality'

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    Ozil, who has Turkish roots, had been under fire since posing for a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's squad ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation.
  • Meyer says assistant's firing best thing for Buckeyes

    Meyer says assistant's firing best thing for Buckeyes

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    Meyer chose to hire Smith to Ohio State despite the 2009 incident, and the pattern of allegations have continued against him in Columbus. What matters is he employed the coach for years, knowing full well Smith had a violent past-one there's no evidence he was punished for.
  • Woods's Carnoustie close call was no fluke, says Spieth

    Woods's Carnoustie close call was no fluke, says Spieth

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    I've done it so many different ways". "It's all there, and it's moving in the right direction", he said. "I was very excited last night not to be down the road , ruing another Open opportunity gone". Round Two leader Kevin Kisner & Xander Schauffele are in the clubhouse on -9 too. Sam and Charlie Woods were waiting for their father behind Carnoustie's 18th green.
  • Man City unveils new away kit for 2018/19 season

    Man City unveils new away kit for 2018/19 season

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    Then we will start to play and you will see". We'll keep you up to date with the very latest transfer news concerning your club in our daily gossip and rumours column. If Liverpool believe they need these players for this kind of money, that's fine. "I don't like it when my colleagues speak about me or my players so I'm not going to say that".
  • MLB All-Star’s Lack Of Hustle Costs His Team The Game

    MLB All-Star’s Lack Of Hustle Costs His Team The Game

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    It's the latest bump in the road in Sanchez's disappointing season. However long Sanchez is out, it's a significant blow to the Yankees because he is a demonstrably more talented player than Austin Romine and Kyle Higashioka , who will presumably be called up to serve as the backup catcher.
  • Valverde is a candidate for 'The Best' Coach 2018

    Valverde is a candidate for 'The Best' Coach 2018

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    Pep Guardiola is also nominated after taking Manchester City to a record-breaking Premier League title and the EFL Cup. Stanislav Cherchesov of Russian Federation has also been recognised for his side's achievements in their home tournament, as has Roberto Martinez , who led Belgium to the semi-finals and subsequently victory in the third-place play-off.
  • Kevin Love signs four-year contract extension with Cavaliers

    Kevin Love signs four-year contract extension with Cavaliers

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    Love signed a four-year extension on Tuesday to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "This quickly became a partnership the second we began these discussions", Altman said. And while James and Love no longer are teammates, The King made sure to shout out the five-time NBA All-Star on Twitter after news of the deal broke.