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Sport Alberto Contador to call time on cycling career after Vuelta
Author: 0 Alberto Contador to call time on cycling career after Vuelta

Nicknamed El Pistolero for his attacking style and ability to mount devastating attacks in the mountains, Contador won his first Tour de France in 2007 with the Discovery Channel team before moving to Astana and winning it again in 2009. As well as his Tour triumphs, he won the 2008 and 2015 Giros and the Vuelta in 2008, 2012 and 2014. After winning the Italian race his Tour hopes evaporated as he struggled in the Alps and finished fifth.

Author: 0 Costa to push for Blues departure - Lawyer

While boasting an impressive scoring record of 52 goals in 89 league games for the Blues, his tendency to explode in fits of rage from the slightest of provocations led the 28-year-old to be rather unpopular among the fans of opposition teams.

Sport Former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton passes away
Author: 0 Former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton passes away

In 1993, he hit.257 with 24 home runs and 105 RBI in 1993, as the Phillies advanced to the World Series, where they were defeated by the Blue Jays in six games. Daulton was inducted into the Phillies' Wall of Fame in 2010. He announced he was cancer free in 2015, but the disease returned. Darren Daulton throws the first pitch in a May 2016 game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia .

Sport Kerala High Court lifts life ban on India fast bowler Sreesanth
Author: 0 Kerala High Court lifts life ban on India fast bowler Sreesanth

The Kerala High Court on Monday has lifted the ban imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ) on cricketer S Sreesanth . The letter was sent by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri after the cricketer wrote to the COA appealing for revocation of his ban in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.

Sport Everton Manager Koeman Confirms Sigurdsson Deal Is 'Close'
Author: 0 Everton Manager Koeman Confirms Sigurdsson Deal Is 'Close'

But after Swansea's 4-0 win over Sampdoria on Saturday in their final pre-season friendly - which again saw Sigurdsson left out of the side - Clement admitted there is still no definite news. The Icelandic playmaker will surely be working hard away from the Swans group, with a mixture of personal training and protein shakes meaning the exciting midfielder should be up to speed and able to return to Premier League action if and when a transfer is concluded.

Sport Real Madrid vs. Manchester United in UEFA Super Cup
Author: 0 Real Madrid vs. Manchester United in UEFA Super Cup

Mourinho's legacy has been upstaged by the Spanish club's three Champions League triumphs in the four years since his departure, although in a recent interview the Portuguese claimed he had "to beg" Real's board to let him leave for Chelsea .

Sport Wreckage of US Marines Corp MV-22 Osprey found off Queensland
Author: 0 Wreckage of US Marines Corp MV-22 Osprey found off Queensland

Marine base Camp Butler in Japan said in a statement the rescue operation was suspended on Sunday morning. "The transition to a US-led recovery operation after an extensive search and rescue operation by aircraft and ships comes with the acknowledgement that three Marines are still unaccounted for", Senator Payne said.

Sport Matsuyama wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Author: 0 Matsuyama wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

With a signature pause at the top of his back swing, Matsuyama posed an intimidating figure with long drives and accurate iron shots in Akron, Ohio and he looks ready to contend again for a first major win next week at the PGA Championship.

Author: 0 Nawaz Sharif 'deprived' Shehbaz opportunity to become Pakistan PM

Scores of supporters on Saturday welcomed Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his arrival in capital Islamabad from a nearby hilltop resort in Murree. Daniyal Aziz, Talal Chaudhry, Arshad Leghari and Junaid Anwar Chaudhry are among the new faces in Abbasi's cabinet. Marriyum Aurangzeb has retained the portfolio of State Information Minister.

Author: 0 OFFICIAL Arsenal XI and preview of Community Shield v Chelsea

That allowed first Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and then Giroud to score and start the Arsenal celebrations. As it turned out, Arsenal equalised from the resulting free-kick a minute later, new signing Sead Kolasinac heading in Granit Xhaka's ball in.

Sport Darvish solid in Dodgers debut, shuts out Mets
Author: 0 Darvish solid in Dodgers debut, shuts out Mets

Los Angeles crushed the Mets like refuse in a trash compactor, outscoring them 57-15 over seven games and outhomering them 25-11. Justin Turner smiles after scoring a run during the first inning of the Dodgers' win over the Mets Sunday.

Sport Virginia softball coach: 'These girls are human. They made a mistake.'
Author: 0 Virginia softball coach: 'These girls are human. They made a mistake.'

Per the Washington Post , he also asserted that the ill-advised social media post may have been in retaliation to "several incidents of harassment" his players underwent from the rival team. "Actually glad I got to see the "real" person before we offered him (a scholarship)", Herb Hand said. It wasn't enough for the Little League International Tournament Committee, however.

Sport Betty Cuthbert: 1956 Olympic 'Golden Girl' dies aged 79
Author: 0 Betty Cuthbert: 1956 Olympic 'Golden Girl' dies aged 79

She passed away in Western Australia on Sunday night after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Eight years later she returned from an 18-month retirement to win her fourth gold in the 400m in Tokyo. In 1956 she became the first Australian to win triple Olympic gold. "Rest in peace Betty Cuthbert - an inspiration and a champion on and off the track", he posted on his official Twitter feed.

Sport American Bowie wins women's 100m title at athletics worlds (updated with quotes)
Author: 0 American Bowie wins women's 100m title at athletics worlds (updated with quotes)

The American dived across the line to beat Marie-Josee Ta Lou by just one hundredth of a second with a time of 10.85 seconds, falling to the floor in the process and taking Murielle Ahoure with her. Thompson's shock defeat came after Bolt finished third in the men's 100m and it was the first time since the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki that Jamaica failed to win either 100 metres race.

Sport Thrilling 10000m win Mo Farah's greatest moment
Author: 0 Thrilling 10000m win Mo Farah's greatest moment

People talk as if they have facts but I'm not sure facts are always those printed or spoken.' Farah, 34, was apparently suspected of doping on one occasion by an expert hired by the IAAF after unusual results in his biological passport. "But I just had to be mentally stronger and think I didn't work this hard for nothing and come out". I have to get this start together. Remember Farah had to haul himself off the track in Rio after a hearts in mouth-inducing fall.

Sport Ex-world boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko retires
Author: 0 Ex-world boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko retires

During over two decades at the summit of boxing, Klitschko twice reigning as world champion - the second stretch lasting nine years and seven months - and exits the sport as one of its legendary modern-day figures. The WBA has reportedly given Joshua and Ortiz 30 days from August 3 to agree on the clash, and Ortiz's manager, Jay Jimenez, has said his fighter could fight Joshua in November.

Sport Willie Reed arrested on charges of domestic violence
Author: 0 Willie Reed arrested on charges of domestic violence

He played in the NBA's developmental league before signing with the Brooklyn Nets for the 2015-16 season. According to Reed, he never laid his hands on his wife but did admit to grabbing her purse, her shirt, and her hair. Jasmine claimed Willie told her to leave but said she had to leave everything he had purchased for her behind. She then ran to the lobby, only to return to the apartment to retrieve their two children.

Sport Wins Watkins Glen Pole
Author: 0 Wins Watkins Glen Pole

Busch toured the 2.45-mile/11-turn natural-terrain layout in 69.490-seconds and 126.925 miles per hour to pace a field of 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers competing in second-round qualifications. "I'm kind of speechless. We'll probably change all the brake systems out and have to start at the back and go from there". We've been way down on speed and we had a pretty good auto at Sonoma, so I was kind of looking forward to coming here.

Sport Falcons CB Jalen Collins suspended 10 games by NFL
Author: 0 Falcons CB Jalen Collins suspended 10 games by NFL

The Falcons have their first preseason game at Miami on Thursday. He started six regular-season games after his return and all three playoff games, including Super Bowl LI. In his shortened season, Collins recorded 28 tackles, two interceptions and broke up 10 passes. Collins was considered a first-round talent entering the 2015 National Football League draft, but he slipped to No.

Sport Brewers shut out Rays for second straight night
Author: 0 Brewers shut out Rays for second straight night

For the Sunday game, the Brewers will be bringing out RHP Jimmy Nelson. Milwaukee won four of its last five contests, allowing eight total runs, and shortstop Orlando Arcia has stepped up offensively with seven hits in 14 at-bats in the past four.

Sport Vasyl Lomachenko retains WBO super-featherweight title with Miguel Marriaga stoppage
Author: 0 Vasyl Lomachenko retains WBO super-featherweight title with Miguel Marriaga stoppage

A few hours ago Lomachenko in Los Angeles won an early victory over Colombian Miguel Marriages. From there, his corner had seen enough and halted the ESPN-televised contest. "I want to fight, I want to fight". Who else did it like that? Lomachenko, who conceded a cut to his left eye from an accidental head clash in the 4th, proved once again that he is of elite prowess, and couldn't be more ready for boxing's best.

Sport Alexis Sanchez short of preparation before Community Shield, says Arsene Wenger
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez short of preparation before Community Shield, says Arsene Wenger

After a commemoration of that sad event, the royalty, pomp and circumstance before and after the match make this more special than the normal Premier League match. "I would love to have him here, and you never know, but that is for City to decide", Silva said, per Jonathan Smith of ESPN FC. Wilshere - who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth - is also out of contract in 2018 and the 25-year-old midfielder is attracting interest from Sampdoria and West Ham.

Sport Chelsea squad comes up short against Arsenal in Community Shield
Author: 0 Chelsea squad comes up short against Arsenal in Community Shield

The Premier League champions would have to spend £70 million themselves to bring the 24-year-old to Stamford Bridge, who may have seen limited time at Real Madrid last season , but still managed a return of 15 goals. "I can give my opinion but the final decision is with the club". "The situation is very clear". When Conte was asked about his striking options, he could only answer cryptically.