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Tour de France: Chris Froome gains on rivals as jeering fades

Tour de France: Chris Froome gains on rivals as jeering fades

Among the overall favorites, Dumoulin was seventh (11 seconds behind), last year's runner-up Rigoberto Uran was 10th (:35), Porte was 14th (:51), Movistar teammates Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa were 17th (:53), Froome was 18th (:55), Adam Yates was 20th (1:00) and 2014 champion Vincenzo Nibali was 22nd (1:06).


Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal after Arsenal exit

Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal after Arsenal exit

Jack Wilshere poses after becoming Manuel Pellegrini's fourth summer signing. Wilshere was born in Stevenage and was brought up in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, an hour's journey north of West Ham's old ground of Upton Park. It has been claimed that Anderson already has an agreement on personal terms with West Ham. So a move to Wolves , an up and coming side with the ambition and the backing to make a real splash in the top flight, could have been exactly the move to revitalise Wilshere's career.


Lucas Torreira completes €30m move from Sampdoria

Lucas Torreira completes €30m move from Sampdoria

Torreira - the length of whose contract Arsenal did not reveal - performed well at the World Cup, playing in all their games and impressed national coach Oscar Tabarez enough to gain a place in the starting line-up in the 2-0 quarter-final defeat by France last Friday.


Cristiano Ronaldo headed to Juventus, leaves Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo headed to Juventus, leaves Real Madrid

The meeting between the agent of Manchester United target Gareth Bale and Real Madrid has been cancelled but there is more optimism about the player continuing at the Santiago Bernabeu. " I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club and for this city ", Ronaldo wrote. A public announcement of his desire to quit the club is believed to be the only thing that could hold up the deal once Juve submit an official bid.


France Team, Predicted Playing XI vs Belgium

France Team, Predicted Playing XI vs Belgium

Olivier Giroud was put in a tricky situation this week when he was asked who was the better goalkeeper: Chelsea teammate Thibaut Courtois or France teammate Hugo Lloris? "Like everybody, I was surprised when he got the job, but it was a masterclass the last night against Brazil ", said Whelan.


Federer, Nadal, Nishikori, Serena Williams advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals

Federer, Nadal, Nishikori, Serena Williams advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals

Djokovic was kept waiting in the wings till after 7pm local time before he could start swinging his racket against the Russian but there was no stopping the Serb once he got on court. All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis, meanwhile, says Wimbledon organisers will not alter the schedule to accommodate a potential England final appearance.