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City prepared to meet Sterling’s $79 million valuation

Manchester City will meet Liverpool’s 50 million-pound ($79 million) asking price for Raheem Sterling, according to an exclusive report from British tabloid the Sunday Express. City previously failed with two bids in their attempts to prize away 20-year-old Sterling from Anfield, the latest a 40-million pound package that was flatly rejected by the Reds’ hierarchy Thursday. Liverpool’s American owners FSG ...

Nadal in clay-grass double in Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany: Rafael Nadal earned his second title of the season and his fourth on grass as he defeated Serb Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 Sunday to become the first man to triumph on both clay and turf at the Stuttgart Open. The Spanish top seed set another minor record, as he won the inaugural grass edition after taking clay ...

Iguodala delivers clutch performance in rare Warriors start

  ­ CLEVELAND: Getting his first start of the season on the game’s biggest stage, Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala delivered a standout performance that may ultimately prove to be the turning point in the NBA Finals. After losing consecutive games to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors were looking for a spark Thursday that would send them home with ...

Kvitova snaps Serena run to reach Madrid final

Serena Williams’s stunning 27-match winning streak stretching back to last year’s WTA finals was snapped in resounding fashion by Petra Kvitova Friday as the Czech progressed to the Madrid Open final 6-2, 6-3. Kvitova will face Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova in Saturday’s final after she also pulled off a big upset in beating defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4. Kvitova has ...

UBA defy the odds to reach first finals

Few at the start of the season would have bet on a Riyadi-UBA’s clash in the final of the Lebanese Basketball League. Despite UBA consistently improving from year to year, all odds were in favor of another finals clash between archrivals Riyadi and Sagesse. But the script has been altered this season as it nears its conclusion. Sagesse entered the ...

Morata sends Juventus into final at Madrid’s expense

Juventus will face Barcelona in the Champions League final after Alvaro Morata came back to haunt former club and holders Real Madrid with the precious away goal in a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their semifinal Wednesday to progress 3-2 on aggregate. With Juventus leading 2-1 from the first leg, Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half penalty had put the hosts ...

Paul lifts Clippers past Spurs in Game 7

Chris Paul banked in a shot with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a thrilling 111-109 victory over San Antonio in Game 7 Saturday that eliminated the defending NBA champion Spurs from the playoffs. After Spurs veteran Tim Duncan made two free throws to tie it with 8.8 seconds left, Paul drove the right side. He ...

Efficient Chelsea’s title built on granite foundations

While some of his rivals were spending millions on marquee defenders last summer Jose Mourinho was happy to sell David Luiz secure in the knowledge that he had a back-four that would be the bedrock of Chelsea’s title push. With the Premier League trophy now back at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho’s judgement has again proved spot on as John Terry, Gary ...

The Phoenix Rise to Victory in Lebanon

From between the 13th – 18th of April the Lebanese Rugby Union federation hosted the West Asian Rugby Championships at Fouad Chehab Stadium, Jounieh. During the tournament the Lebanese National Rugby team convincingly defeated the national teams of the Kingdom of Jordan and the Islamic Republic of Iran.   Lebanon’s National Rugby Team known as the Phoenix, the national bird ...

Chelsea’s title bid on hold, Everton overpower United

Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards thePremier League title was checked by a goalless draw away toArsenal Sunday. Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho’s men would have traveled to Leicester Wednesday knowing that victory over the resurgent Foxes would have ...

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