• Tennis

    David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco's Swedish Open match interrupted by spectator shouting Nazi slogans

    The Swedish Open semi-final between Fernando Verdasco and David Ferrer was briefly disrupted on Saturday when a spectator walked on to the court and shouted a Nazi slogan.Wearing a black T-shirt and tan trousers, the man calmly walked on during the second set before raising his right arm, fist clenched, and shouting 'Hell Seger!', a Swedish translation of the Nazi slogan 'Sieg Heil'.The umpire stopped play and the man was led away by security guards. Play resumed after a brief interruption. [media_photo id="890976" height="423" width="634" alt="A man in a black T-shirt supporting Revolution, a resistance movement, gestures as he is ...

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  • Football

    Rangers 1-1 Marseille: Relief for Ibrox faithful as Pedro Caixinha's side put their Europa League hell behind them

    Rangers greats who took part in that 1-1 draw in Stade Velodrome back in 1993 which ended their Champions League dream talk about some regret. Here, in this hastily-arranged friendly, it was more relief. Since the doors were closed to the continent after the July 4 exit from the Europa League, the doom and gloom has been hard to shift from the minds of supporters fearful of a nightmare new era under Pedro Caixinha. The vibes coming out of Rangers since that lowest of low nights in Luxembourg have not been positive. So this match-up, on a dismal day, was ...

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  • Football

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits La Liga giants lack striker after Alvaro Morata sale to Chelsea while insisting Cristiano Ronaldo will stay

    Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says the club are 'lacking a striker' following Alvaro Morata's move to Chelsea, while also admitting his appreciation of the in-demand Kylian Mbappe.Spain international Morata has left for Stamford Bridge in a deal worth around 60million and Real are widely expected to fill the gap up front, with Monaco starlet Mbappe a prime target.The 18-year-old scored 24 goals last season as Monaco claimed their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years and could command a world record transfer fee in excess of 100m. [media_photo id="891290" height="441" width="634" alt="Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits they're lacking ...

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  • Golf

    Unknown Austin Connelly's third place at The Open is no laughing matter... even if his dad's called Billy!

    Austin Connelly might not be the biggest name at the top of The Open leaderboard he is only 5ft 7in after all but the rookie does not feel out of place.While some of golf's top stars have faltered, Texan-born Connelly, 20, goes into the final round in joint third place on his Major debut.A close friend of leader Jordan Spieth, Connelly only qualified by winning a play-off at Royal Cinque Ports Austin Connelly isn't the biggest name at The ...

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  • Football

    Gabriel Jesus gets over Manchester derby defeat by relaxing in Beverly Hills during City's US tour

    Manchester City's 2-0 defeat by United may have hurt for a few hours but it appears as though Pep Guardiola's are back in high spirits while on their US tour.That is, of course, if you're striker Gabriel Jesus. Jesus played half of the match against United but couldn't get on the scoresheet.That didn't seem to matter to the Brazilian at the weekend as he posed for a picture on Instagram in the Los Angeles sunshine. Gabriel Jesus posted this photograph of himself on Instagram on ...

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  • Football

    AC Milan to leave Carlos Bacca out of Europa League qualifier because of 'future transfer market moves'

    Carlos Bacca will not play in AC Milan's upcoming Europa League qualifier because of 'future transfer market moves', according to coach Vincenzo MontellaMilan play the first leg of their Europa League third round qualifier against Romanian side CSU Craiova on Thursday but they will do so without Bacca with club looking to offload the striker.Bacca was also left out of Milan's 4-0 win over Bayern Munich on Saturday, with Montella indicating the 30-year-old is going to fall victim to the squad's significant revamp. [media_photo id="890874" height="397" width="634" alt="Carlos Bacca will not play in AC Milan's upcoming Europa League tie as ...

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  • Football

    Roma sign Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov as Pep Guardiola set to make Monaco's Benjamin Mendy world's most expensive defender

    Aleksandar Kolarov has joined Roma on a permanent deal from Manchester City - paving the way for Pep Guardiola to make Monaco s Benjamin Mendy the world s most expensive defender.Kolarov s anticipated move to the Stadio Olimpico has been confirmed, as his exit sees him become the fourth full-back to leave City since the end of the season, following Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta.The Serbian spent seven years at the Etihad Stadium, as the club lifted two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups. [media_photo id="890688" height="409" width="634" alt="Aleksandar Kolarov bids farewell to Manchester ...

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  • Football

    Juventus 1-2 Barcelona: Neymar responds to transfer rumours by producing an outstanding performance to down the Italian champions in New York

    Neymar's future at Barcelona has dominated the headlines in the Spanish and global press this past week.If there was anything to suggest that he isn't easily distracted by transfer gossip then his opener against Juventus in New York told the story fairly well.Paris Saint-Germain seem to be the favourites to occupy his services if they can meet his ridiculous release clause which is believed to be above 196million. Neymar jumps in celebration after scoring Barcelona's first goal against Juventus on ...

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  • Golf

    Andrew 'Beef' Johnston's hits back at 'pathetic' talkSPORT hosts the Two Mikes after they label him a 'clown'

    Andrew 'Beef' Johnston has hit back at talkSPORT presenters the Two Mikes after they labelled him a 'clown' on their show and posted a poll on Twitter to open the debate to their listeners.Johnston, 28, took issue with Mike Parry as he ranted at co-host Mike Graham about the golfer's larger-than-life persona. Parry took particular issue with Johnston being announced on the tee at The Open as 'Beef' and posted poll on social media asking followers if Johnston was a clown or an inspiration.Parry said it was 'disgraceful' that Johnston - who he labelled 'a grinning jabbernacker' - should be ...

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  • Other Sports

    Usain Bolt aims for perfect London send-off by finding form in time for World Championships before retiring

    Usain Bolt said he is on target for a perfect send-off in London, confirming the evidence written on the stadium clock. Bolt who will retire after the World Championships in the old Olympic Stadium, ran under 10 seconds for the first time this season in winning the 100 metres at Friday's Monaco Diamond League meet. Bolt's 9.95sec showed that treatment to alleviate back and hamstring injuries is working, as he aims for his 12th and 13th world golds in the 100m and 4x100m relay. [media_photo id="890786" height="411" width="634" alt="The legendary Usain Bolt is aiming for the perfect send-off at the ...

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  • Football

    West Ham discuss move for 8m Badou N'Diaye as fears grow over Cheikhou Kouyate's injury

    West Ham are discussing a move for Badou N'Diaye amid concerns over Cheikhou Kouyate's injury.Kouyate will at miss the first three games of the season after injuring his knee in training during the club's pre-season trip to Austria.N'Diaye is a midfielder West Ham have been watching for the past year but are aware Galatasaray and Newcastle United have also shown an interest recently. West Ham are discussing a move for Badou N'Diaye after concerns about Cheikou KouyateSenegal international N'Diaye plays for Osmanlispor ...

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  • Football

    Chelsea star Pedro reports to hospital after sickening clash in pre-season match with Arsenal, but assures fans 'everything is ok'

    Chelsea star Pedro reported to hospital following a sickening collision with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina in Beijing, but has given an update to fans and insisted 'everything is ok.' Early on during Chelsea's pre-season clash with the Gunners in China Pedro went surging through on goal, only to be met by the onrushing Ospina who was committed to getting the ball.The pair came together with a sickening thud which left former Barcelona man Pedro flat on the turf. Chelsea winger Pedro ...

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  • Football

    Les Ferdinand - 'I met kids who wanted to be footballers and all they asked was about cars, models and mansions' says QPR director of football

    Having grown up next to Grenfell Tower and visited friends there throughout his childhood, Les Ferdinand was greatly affected by last month s fire that claimed at least 80 lives. He also found himself involved in the relief effort when QPR owner Tony Fernandes opened up Loftus Road, just a mile down the road, as a drop-off point for emergency donations. I got a WhatsApp message in the early hours saying something had happened at Grenfell, so I turned on the television and sat on the edge of my bed thinking it s not real, like a film, says Ferdinand, ...

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  • Cricket

    Trent Bridge defeat to South Africa was a shock, but I know England will hit back at The Oval

    We have to hold our hands up and say we just didn't get it right at Trent Bridge. South Africa played brilliantly, but we should have done better, especially after putting in such a good performance only a few days earlier at Lord's.That made the whole experience so frustrating. And we know it's not the first time we've followed a good performance with a bad one.We spoke about it with coach Trevor Bayliss, and what we need to do to change the trend. It's hard to put your finger on why it keeps happening. It's not that we relax mentally ...

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  • Football

    Huddersfield warn Swansea that midfielder Philip Billing is not for sale

    Huddersfield have told Swansea that midfielder Philip Billing is not for sale.Swansea made an enquiry for the 6ft 5in Dane as they weigh up options to replace Everton target Gylfi Sigurdsson.Billing played 28 games last season but coach David Wagner thinks the 21-year-old can have a greater impact in the Premier League next season. Huddersfield's Philip Billing has become a top transfer target for Swansea City The youngster did receive praise from BBC pundit Alan Shearer after his performance in Huddersfield's 5-1 defeat at Manchester ...

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