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Britain's Geraint Thomas finished close behind to tighten his grip on the yellow jersey three days before the 21st and final stage in Paris. Greipel, one of several sprinters to pull out in the Alps, while others, like Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel, missed the time cut, accused Demare of holding on to a auto to make it through the mountains on stage 17.
  • Ozil shines on return as Arsenal crush PSG in Singapore

    Ozil shines on return as Arsenal crush PSG in Singapore

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    Arsenal manager Unai Emery offers an insight into how he plans to use midfielder Mesut Ozil this season. Arsenal eventually won the tie 5-1, thanks to Mesut Ozil , Rob Holding, Eddie Nketiah and a brace from Alexandre Lacazette , but this weird moment before kick-off was a big talking point on social media.
  • Robert Garrigus shoots 63 for early lead at Canadian Open

    Robert Garrigus shoots 63 for early lead at Canadian Open

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    I know Phil (Mickelson) likes to play the week before. Watch the RBC Canadian Open throughout the week live on Sky Sports. Imagine the scene if one of our own could stride up to the iconic pond-guarded 18th green at Glen Abbey in the final grouping with lead in hand, tipping his hat to the crowd as it rises to its feet amidst a patriotic outpouring of affection.
  • Klopp has no issue with Mourinho’s opinion on Liverpool

    Klopp has no issue with Mourinho’s opinion on Liverpool

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    Jose Mourinho said he wouldn't have wanted to pay money to watch this match - but the Manchester United manager had to admit there were a couple sparkling goals. He's the only one who is here, and the poor man is there trying his best, with the frustration of somebody that wants more. The Serbia worldwide has not featured for the Reds since a late substitute appearance against QPR in May 2015 - five months before Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as manager.
  • Jose Mourinho frustrated by Manchester United injuries lack of signings

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    That's not normal after four days in the club - adapting that well to the style of play. We gave him a lot of freedom, offensively playing natural, plus offering runs in behind, which is what he did especially around the Sturridge goal . "Matic came from the World Cup with an injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem", manager Jose Mourinho said.
  • Why Joakim Soria trade makes sense for Brewers but wouldn't for Giants

    Why Joakim Soria trade makes sense for Brewers but wouldn't for Giants

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    He has a 3.14 ERA this season with Double-A Biloxi. "But he'll get outs for us, like we consider all of those guys down there as just out-getters". This isn't a simple rental for the Brewers, as Soria has a $10 million mutual option for the 2019 season before becoming a free agent in 2020.
  • Manchester United fans have mixed feelings after loss to Liverpool

    Manchester United fans have mixed feelings after loss to Liverpool

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    Serbian Matic has not featured in any pre-season games, including Saturday's 4-1 friendly defeat by Liverpool . This summer, Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has arrived from RB Leipzig for about £50m, Brazil midfielder Fabinho has joined from Monaco in a deal that could be worth more than £40m, and Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri has come in from Stoke for £13m.
  • Youth gives Guardiola, Man City glimpse of squad depth

    Youth gives Guardiola, Man City glimpse of squad depth

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    Usually you don't do anything with the shoulder but in rehab you feel this and feel that, and you need to learn that's normal. Preseason gives clubs an opportunity to take a look at a variety of players, whether they may be squad regulars, fringe players, newcomers or reserves.
  • Liverpool could have signed €100m goalkeeper but chose Alisson instead, claims Klopp

    Liverpool could have signed €100m goalkeeper but chose Alisson instead, claims Klopp

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    Meanwhile, Red Devils supporter Matt McClure called out Klopp for being a hypocrite, stating that he is glad that the German is not the Manchester United manager. "You feel a big disappointment after the game, it's a sad situation, and we had one or two days off after the game", he said . "Now we are in a situation where we want to make the next step".
  • Leonardo denies Conte link to AC Milan, backs Gattuso

    Leonardo denies Conte link to AC Milan, backs Gattuso

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    Rome: AC Milan's new sporting director Leonardo revealed on Thursday that team captain Leonardo Bonucci wants to return to Juventus just one season after signing for the club from the Serie A champions. He told reporters: 'His future? It'll be moderate and wise. It's normal that these things happen when great coaches are available, but none of us have talked to Conte.
  • Froome: 'The strongest rider in the race won'

    Froome: 'The strongest rider in the race won'

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    Thomas' third place on the stage - that also secured a four second time bonus - left his overall lead at 1m 59s on Dumoulin, who rose from third to second, and 2m 31s on Froome. Thomas was asked if six Sky wins in seven years was a "problem" for the event. Four-time Tour de France victor Chris Froome was dragged off his bike by a French policeman shortly after finishing stage 17 on Wednesday, in an incident that resulted in an angry exchange.
  • LeBron James reveals one big regret about oldest son

    LeBron James reveals one big regret about oldest son

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    James, who signed a four-year contract with the Lakers this summer, undoubtedly will shake up the Western Conference. Living with the name " LeBron James " isn't always easy, and LeBron James Jr . Durant can empathize with James as he faced a similar backlash when he made a decision to join the Warriors in 2016. You feel like you're just supposed to play it out in one spot.
  • Aaron Judge exits game after being hit by pitch

    Aaron Judge exits game after being hit by pitch

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    The pitch was a 93 miles per hour fastball, the target low and outside. "I was just trying to go heater away and it totally got away from me", said Junis, who has hit 10 batters this year. But Miguel Andujar pinch-hit for Judge in the fourth. The injury to the ulnar styloid bone temporarily halts a season in which Judge was batting.285 with 61 RBIs and a team-leading 26 home runs in 99 games.
  • Thomas effectively seals his first Tour de France title

    Thomas effectively seals his first Tour de France title

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    At the intermediate sprint, John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), Kristoff, Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) and Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) tested their legs from the bunch, but with the points classification already sewn up - providing Sagan gets to Paris - it was little more than a token effort.
  • Rugani’s agent confirms offer from Chelsea

    Rugani’s agent confirms offer from Chelsea

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    The Mirror are reporting, however, that no formal approach has yet arrived. After stating that no concrete bids had been made by either Chelsea or Milan , Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta believes that new Milan general manager Leonardo's relationship with Higuain could be an advantage.
  • Kimi Raikkonen convinced he was quicker than Lewis Hamilton in the wet

    Kimi Raikkonen convinced he was quicker than Lewis Hamilton in the wet

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    Hamilton now has 77 career poles, and five this season, but Saturday's qualifying went against the odds with the opportunity emerging as the heavens opened. Typically, Hamilton, who had a set-up overhaul during the session, summed up his and others' feelings when he said: "These tyres are bad, man" on his team radio.