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‘Merci!’: Montpellier, France sends misspelled football jerseys to Montpelier, Vermont

Vermont state capital, with one L, will receive professional football jerseys from French Ligue 1 club and give them to high school students The city of Montpelier, Vermont has said Merci to the French city of Montpellier after its mayor and professional football team announced plans to send some misprinted football jerseys its way. Bill Fraser, the city manager in Montpelier, Vermont, said the French football team with just one L instead of two. On Thursday he confirmed that the city in southern France had decided to send the shirts…

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Shapovalov shocks Nadal to become youngest ever Masters quarter-finalist

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov stunned Rafael Nadal before a partisan crowd in Montreal to become the youngest ever Masters quarter-finalist Canadian teenager DenisShapovalovupset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday night. The 18-year-oldShapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, advanced to a quarterfinal meeting Friday night with Frances Adrian Mannarino, who defeated Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-3, 6-3. Shapovalovhas taken major strides this week to reach his goal of cracking the worlds top 100 with wins over Rogerio Dutra Silva and…

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Jordan Spieth rambling his way towards golfs elite club in record time | Scott Murray

The Texan is only 24 and may feel like he has run out of worlds to conquer if he completes the career slam on Sunday by winning the US PGA Championship One of the most gloriously overblown lines in the history of sports broadcasting was delivered in 1984 by the peerless darts commentator Sid Waddell. Contemplating Eric Bristows effortless dominion over his peers, Waddell mused: When Alexander of Macedon was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer. Bristow is only 27. You have to…

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Jon Jones smashes Daniel Cormier to reclaim title, then calls out Brock Lesnar

Jon Jones reclaims light heavyweight title with a third-round stoppage of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim Jon Jones had barely reclaimed his UFC title when he called out Brock Lesnar to be his next opponent. And Lesnar was listening. Right after Jones stopped Daniel Cormier in the third round at UFC 214 on Saturday, he reignited his growing rivalry with Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion. Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40…

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Mikey Garcia stays unbeaten with unanimous decision over Adrien Broner

Mikey Garcia ran his record to a perfect 37 wins in 37 fights with a one-sided beatdown of Adrien Broner on Saturday night in Brooklyn Mikey Garcia was already a three-division champion and one of the worlds best fighters at any weight when a prolonged contractual spat with Top Rank supremo Bob Arum left him sidelined for more than two years. Now the southern California native is back and better than ever. The unbeaten 29-year-old from Oxnard solidified his pound-for-pound credentials on Saturday night in Brooklyn, delivering a master class…

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Gerard Piqu winner lifts Barcelona over Real Madrid in pulsating friendly

Barcelona drew first blood against their rivals ahead of the upcoming season with a 3-2 victory over Real Madrid in Miami Barcelona drew first blood against Real Madrid ahead of the new season with a 3-2 victory in a pulsating Clasico friendly on Saturday in Miami. The historic rivals will meet again twice in August in the Spanish Super Cup and this International Champions Cup match set the entertainment bar high, with Barcelona maintaining their 100 per cent record in pre-season. Physically we are in good shape, the team is…

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Manchester United end US tour with underwhelming display in loss to Barcelona

Manchester United closed their pre-season tour of America on a dissonant note by losing 1-0 to Barcelona in what was a pedestrian showing from Jos Mourinhos outfit Manchester United closed their pre-season tour of America on a dissonant note by losing this fifth outing in what was a pedestrian showing from Jos Mourinhos outfit. The manager has serially stressed results do not matter and Uniteds time here is all about fitness and team gelling. Thus he will return home content with the five matches that have certainly kick-started that process.…

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Manchester United beat Real Madrid after farcical penalty shoot-out

Jos Mourinhos men prevailed on penalties in Santa Clara after Jesse Lingards opener had been cancelled out by Casemiro Despite Julia Roberts, an Oscar-winning member of Hollywood royalty, Manchester United and Real Madrid drew 109,318 to Michigan Stadium for a pre-season friendly. Levis Stadium appeared noticeably under its 68,500 capacity on Sunday, despite the official attendance being given as 65,109. Given Reals, and to a lesser extent Uniteds, appeal to Californias large Latino population, there may be questions about why this was not sold-out. That 2014 match in Michigan involved…

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Jordan Spieth weathers Royal Birkdale storm to take control at the Open | Andy Bull

Jordan Spieth holds a two-shot lead after mastering the elements but the Texan was just happy to be inside at the end of a typical British summer day Jordan Spieth got to experience one of the great British traditions at Royal Birkdale, a wet, windy afternoon at the seaside. It was a day out so damp, so dismal, that eventually even the Pollyannas in the crowd telling everyone itll soon blow over had to admit that it was going to do no such thing and to join the scurry for…

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Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze resigns amid reports of escort call

Mississippi football head coach Hugh Freeze has resigned after five years in charge of one of the college games most famous teams Mississippi football head coach Hugh Freeze has resigned after five years in charge of one of the college games most famous teams amid reports he had called a phone number associated with an escort service. Ole Miss chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said that Freeze had resigned after saying he had been involved in a pattern of personal conduct inconsistent with the standard of expectations for the leader of our…

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USA survive biting incident to see off El Salvador in Gold Cup quarter-final

Ragged USA blank El Salvador amid humid conditions to advance to Gold Cup semi-final against Costa Rica Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the United States beat El Salvador 2-0 on Wednesday night in an ugly Concacaf Gold Cup quarterfinal in which defender Henry Romero appeared to bite Jozy Altidore on the back of a shoulder and pull the American forwards nipple. Canadian referee Drew Fischer, a Major League Soccer regular, did not penalize the incident, which occurred during a skirmish on the goal…

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Matt Miazga’s late strike lifts USA to first place in Gold Cup group

The United States finished top of Group B after shutting out Nicaragua and are through to a Gold Cup quarter-final on 19 July in Philadelphia Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusis corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States first place in its Concacaf Gold Cup group with a 3-0 victory over Nicaragua on Saturday night. Panamas 3-0 win over Martinique in the first match of the doubleheader meant the US needed a three-goal win to move back over Los Canaleros into first. But…

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Andy Roddick threw away nearly all his trophies during cleaning spree, wife says

The former world No1 threw nearly all of his trophies in the garbage during a recent decluttering session, wife Brooklyn Decker says Andy Roddick may have been the most decorated American tennis player of his generation, but good luck finding the silverware to show for it. Roddicks wife, Brooklyn Decker, said the former world No1 decided to throw away nearly all of his trophies during a recent cleaning spree at the couples home in Austin, Texas. We have his US Open trophy, Decker told People magazine in an interview published…

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Chuck Blazer, former Fifa official turned whistleblower, dies aged 72

American former executive committee member was a central figure in the Fifa corruption scandal Chuck Blazer, the controversial and flamboyant American former Fifa official, has died, according to his lawyers. The cause of his death, at the age of 72, is not yet clear, but in 2013 he told a court he had rectal cancer, diabetes and coronary artery disease. The former Fifa executive committee member, who was also the general secretary of Concacaf, was a central figure in the Fifa corruption scandal. In that 2013 court appearance, he admitted…

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