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That big shoe, of course, is Orioles superstar shortstop Manny Machado . According to ESPN's Buster Olney , the Orioles are making progress in their Machado trade talks, and the Phillies and Brewers may have emerged as the favorites. Franco has played decent, hitting.272 with 13 home runs so far this season. While these two teams would likely have to pay a bit of a premium to Baltimore, as they all reside in the AL East, NL teams are dealing with the same debate.
  • I don’t fear for my England T20 career, says Joe Root

    I don’t fear for my England T20 career, says Joe Root

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    On the track, where English skipper was hoping for no spin, Kuldeep Yadav's turning balls restricted England for 268 runs. 'Then even if you don't pick him you're still in a position to play it. Morgan bemoaned the grassy pitch that day but this time around may fear a turner - something that, after weeks without rain and a 28C temperaturesforecast, could well come to pass.
  • ‘Ridiculous’: Cibulkova slams Wimbledon officials over call row

    ‘Ridiculous’: Cibulkova slams Wimbledon officials over call row

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    Goerges is at the other end of the spectrum, preparing for her maiden major semi-final after also recovering from a set down to beat Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 3-6 7-5 6-1. The 29-year-old, who met up with Germany football Mats Hummels at Wimbledon on Wednesday, said: "I think Angie did a much better job than I did the last years because she was nearly in every semi-final".
  • This is how people in north Essex reacted during England's semi-final

    This is how people in north Essex reacted during England's semi-final

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    I think England have got a really strong team this year, they are all so young and when you're young, you just go for it and don't worry. I felt something unusual and, after discussion with doctors, we decided I should go off. The last time England won the World Cup was in 1966, when they won the tournament in their own backyard. Southgate said playing regularly in big matches was a key stage of development for his players and that the way they dropped away in the second half was perhaps ...
  • Rohit Sharma ton helps India win T20 series 2-1 against England

    Rohit Sharma ton helps India win T20 series 2-1 against England

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    India rarely looked troubled in their run-chase, despite losing Shikhar Dhawan early to a superb, low catch from Ball at short fine leg. For England , it will be lower order batsman Alex Hales who remained unbeaten 58, Bairstow, opening pair Roy, Buttler and Eoin Morgan are the main part of the batting line-up.
  • England's next match against Croatia will be played behind-closed-doors

    England's next match against Croatia will be played behind-closed-doors

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    A peak audience of 1.05 million in Wales tuned in for England's World Cup semi-final defeat against Croatia . Kevin Trippier curled in a free kick in the fifth minute. "There was a spell in the second half when they got the goal and their tails were really up and we had to weather the storm and lost our way a little bit".
  • England’s Harry Kane declares himself fit for third-place play-off with Belgium

    England’s Harry Kane declares himself fit for third-place play-off with Belgium

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    Paul Pogba has urged France not to let an opportunity to win the World Cup pass as Les Bleus booked their place in Sunday's showpiece with a 1-0 win over Belgium . They want to win. That opinion is by no means shared by everyone. England's valiant World Cup campaign came to an end on Wednesday night with a disappointing extra-time defeat to Croatia that can be blamed on a mixture of tiredness and inexperience - both mentally and tactically.
  • Raptors become favorite to acquire Kawhi Leonard from San Antonio Spurs

    Raptors become favorite to acquire Kawhi Leonard from San Antonio Spurs

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    Tim Bontemps also reports that the Philadelphia 76ers have "consistently remained atop the list of teams expected to land Leonard ". The pairing has produced plenty of regular-season success that hasn't translated in the playoffs. Despite their worsening relationship with Kawhi Leonard , the Spurs are still hoping that they can get valuable assets that could keep them competitive in the Western Conference.
  • Neville thought 3 England stars would struggle at World Cup

    Neville thought 3 England stars would struggle at World Cup

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    But Croatia scored in the second half to level the game, and then again in overtime to shock England . In a sea of England jerseys, there was one lone Croatia shirt in the packed pub - two Croatian fans in total, who embraced in a hug after their momentous win.
  • England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go

    England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go

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    The squad is set to be put through their paces in front of the media when the extent of Rashford's problem, reportedly a minor knee complaint suffered by the Manchester United forward during a final training session, is expected to become clearer.
  • England coming home after semi-final defeat

    England coming home after semi-final defeat

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    And it nearly happened early in the extra session when John Stones rose to meet a corner kick, only for Vrsaljko to clear the goal-bound header off the line. Asked what he would be demanding from his players, the England coach told ITV: "To be able to keep doing what we have been doing, play with real defensive discipline, good organisation, tactical awareness".
  • Belgium’s big stars failed to turn up against France

    Belgium’s big stars failed to turn up against France

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    Former Nigeria midfielder Henry Nwosu says France were more ambitious to reach the World Cup final following their 1-0 semi-final win over Belgium on Tuesday. But it wasn't those flashes of neon brilliance that took France past Belgium in a 1-0 win that sent thousands out to celebrate on the Champs-Elysees.
  • Russell Knox claims Irish Open victory with incredible finish

    Russell Knox claims Irish Open victory with incredible finish

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    Knox and Fox headed down the 18th once more, both had great drives and found the green easily. Somehow, he sunk it again, roaring with delight, sending the crowd into raptures, and leaving Fox with a 12-footer to stay alive. He'd already marked our cards with back-to-back T4s in the Scottish and Irish Opens previous year but this acts as a further reminder that he's a go-to guy whenever the European Tour heads for the links.
  • England reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden, 2-0

    England reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden, 2-0

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    England's fairly muted celebrations reflected the routine nature of the victory over a hard-working Swedish side that had already gone further than expected in its first major tournament without Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Croatia is in World Cup semifinals for the second time and first since 1998. Even at Wimbledon, the home of lawn tennis, updates of England's goals were spread by fans watching or listening to the match on their cellphones.
  • Fiat Workers Go On Strike Over Ronaldo’s €105 Million Transfer To Juventus

    Fiat Workers Go On Strike Over Ronaldo’s €105 Million Transfer To Juventus

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    Ronaldo scored 450 goals in 438 appearances for Marid, he won 15 trophies and the Ballon d'Or four times. The guys on Triple M's Rush Hour in Adelaide crunched the numbers. "This is about his relationship with his boss, Florentino Perez". And the Italian top-flight offers fewer opportunities, perhaps, for the kinds of high-scoreline batterings that have helped Ronaldo compile his monumental statistics as a marksman in the Primera Liga.
  • England vs India - Highlights & Stats

    England vs India - Highlights & Stats

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    The visitors went on to register their eighth T20I series win as Rohit Sharma smashed a fluent century during the chase. The home team did everything that could be done to win the series but fortune favored the courageous - this time the bravest was the synonym of Rohit Sharma - the Indian opener congregated his third hundred in T20Is, becomes the second batsman to do so, to throttle his team stop only in the port of victory.
  • Villeneuve: Raikkonen penalty less if he hit Bottas

    Villeneuve: Raikkonen penalty less if he hit Bottas

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    This was partly because a hand-charging Sebastian Vettel proved, ultimately, to be unstoppable, especially with the Ferrari seemingly making more power now than ever before (if you don't believe us just ask Nico Rosberg who has a source inside Ferrari who gave him this information).
  • Deschamps Says Henry Facing France ‘Bizarre’

    Deschamps Says Henry Facing France ‘Bizarre’

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    There's a lot of mutual respect". "But he is someone I really appreciate, I'm happy for him". Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, who watched Belgium beat Brazil 2-0 in the quarter-finals, is also expected to attend the semi-final encounter.
  • Family has son wearing Kyrie Irving jersey, playing National Basketball Association 2K at wake

    Family has son wearing Kyrie Irving jersey, playing National Basketball Association 2K at wake

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    The New Orleans native will be buried Tuesday. For his wake, they chose to have him in a recliner wearing a Kyrie Irving jersey and matching socks, playing National Basketball Association 2K, with junk food on the side. Food placed on the table next to him included a fizzy cola drink, Doritos and some chocolate cereal, which had been placed on the floor. The body of a dead teenager, Renard Matthews , was dressed and propped up in a chair while surrounded by his favourite snacks for a ...
  • England's squad all train ahead of World Cup semi-final against Croatia

    England's squad all train ahead of World Cup semi-final against Croatia

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    Before their arrival in Russia, England had not won a knockout game since the 2006 World Cup . "It has a slightly different feel for me but it's nice to hear people enjoying it again". "We have strength and we're united on the pitch", the Barcelona star told FIFA TV. "[Him and Ivan Rakitic] are two great players, everyone knows that, but hopefully we can do our jobs on Wednesday as a team and individuals and contain them".