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Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0

Harper, Strickland trade punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0

Manager Bruce Bochy admitted as much later when he said, "It looks bad. So ... be a little risky to get in there sometimes". But Harper's crimes against Strickland - two monstrous postseason homers, and we'll get to the specifics shortly - came three seasons ago.



Manchester City start summer spending with Bernardo Silva signing

The move was announced later the same day as Portuguese worldwide Silva put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal, landing in Manchester and completing his formalities to have the deal wrapped up less than a week after the end of City's season. The Citizens' move for the AS Monaco attacking midfielder, coveted by Europe's best, had only been reported earlier on Friday. Liverpool are ready to battle with Manchester City for the services of Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy when the transfer ...



Barcelona appoint new coach Ernesto Valverde

Valverde has been the front-runner for the Barcelona job for some time, and stepped down as Bilbao boss last week amidst growing speculation. Enrique announced in March that he would be leaving Barcelona . He also coached Athletic from 2003-05. Barca finished second in La Liga behind arch rival Real Madrid and exited the Champions League at the quarterfinal stage after being outclassed by Juventus .


Ernesto Valverde Appointed New Barcelona Coach

Ernesto Valverde Appointed New Barcelona Coach

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu said last week the club would announce Luis Enrique's successor on May 29, and the Catalan giants called a press conference for the same. It is going to be Ernesto Valverde . "Well, the Godfather II was quite good". He lifted five titles during his time at the helm of Olympiacos in Greece, and also claimed the Spanish Super Cup with Athletic in 2015, when his side surprisingly thumped Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate.



Guardiola confirms Sergio Aguero will remain at Manchester City

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. John Stones has also recovered from a groin strain and could replace Nicolas Otamendi in defence. The stage is set for Guardiola to rebuild this summer with decisions to be made over Yaya Toure and Jesus Navas who are both out of contract but expected to be offered new deals.


Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round

Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round

Muguruza was far too lively for Schiavone as she dismantled the 2010 Roland Garros champion - winning 6-2, 6-4. "So for me, it was really unusual to get to feel what I felt the end of last season", Djokovic said, "because I always, even when I would face that before in my career, I felt that I would overcome it very quickly".