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LAST_UPDATEWed, 23 Jul 2014 5pm

United Defender Evra Set To Join Juventus

France's Patrice Evra is keen to move to Juventus and leave his current club Manchester United. — Reuters picLONDON— Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has told the English club he would like to join Italian champions Juventus and the two teams are in talks over the transfer, British media reported today.

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Nasri Renews Contract With Manchester City

Manchester City's Samir Nasri will stick with the cup at least until 2019. — Reuters picLONDON— Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League champions that runs until 2019, the club said today.

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Cavaliers Make Salary Moves As Free Agency Begins

The Cavaliers are prepared to offer superstar LeBron James (left) a maximum deal for four years at nearly US$100 million. — Reuters pic NEW YORK— A three-team trade that gave the Cleveland Cavaliers more NBA salary cap room to chase superstar LeBron James was among the deals confirmed yesterday as the official signing period began.

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Schumacher Recovering Well, Says Wife

Michael Schumacher, 47, spent 170 days in hospital in the French city of Grenoble after cracking his skull on a rock while skiing in an Alpine resort. — Reuters picBERLIN— The wife of Michael Schumacher believes the former Formula One champion is getting better after emerging from his coma and being moved to a Swiss hospital last month, she told a German magazine.

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Hair To Stay? Fellaini Cuts Famous Locks

Belgium international Marouane Fellaini was today pictured at a hair salon in Brussels sporting a much shorter look after lopping off his famous locks. — Reuters picBRUSSELS— Marouane Fellaini endured a tough first season at Manchester United but the midfielder was always one of the most recognisable players on the pitch thanks to his dark flowing afro.

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Tennis Star Djokovic Weds In Romantic Ceremony

Tennis player Novak Djokovic (left) and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic arrive at a pre-wedding party at the luxurious Adriatic resort of Sveti Stefan on July 9, 2014. — AFP picSVETI STEFAN— Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic wed yesterday in a gazebo civil ceremony on a lawn at a posh Adriatic resort.

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Hierro Succeeds Zidane As Real Madrid’s Assistant Coach

Zinadine Zidane (right) who has taken up a post as coach with third division Real Madrid Castilla, the club’s reserve team. — Reuters pic MADRID— Former Spain international defender Fernando Hierro was named as assistant coach to Carlo Ancelotti at European champions Real Madrid yesterday in succession to Zinedine Zidane.

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Chile Star Alexis Sanchez Agrees Arsenal Deal

Sanchez, 25, joins Arsenal from Barcelona where he made a total of 88 appearances, scoring 39 goals during his three seasons with the Catalan side. — Reuters picLONDON— Chile’s star World Cup striker Alexis Sanchez agreed to join Arsenal yesterday on a long-term contract for a reported fee of around £35 million (RM190 million), the English Premier League side announced.

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Patrice Evra: Man Utd Defender Wants Juventus Move

PATRICE EVRA has asked to leave Manchester United - but stopped short of handing in a transfer request.

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At 5-0, We Vowed Not To Humiliate Brazil, Says Germany Defender Hummels

GERMANY defender Mats Hummels has revealed that his teammates gathered at half-time of their extraordinary World Cup semi-final against Brazil and vowed not to disrespect the hosts in the second-half.

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