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Real Madrid set to sign David Alaba on a 5-year deal
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Real Madrid set to sign David Alaba on a 5-year deal

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba will reportedly join Real Madrid this summer after rejecting the advances of Barcelona. As per Sky sources, Alaba will sign a five-year deal with Real Madrid in the coming weeks and is expected to earn more than what he is currently getting paid at Bayern Munich.Since Alaba announced that he was leaving Bayern Munich a few months ago, there has been no shortage of clubs vying for his signature. Even though his wage demands were high, the absence of a transfer fee to sign him made him a prospective target for several top clubs in Europe.David Alaba expected to replace Sergio Ramos at Real MadridSergio Ramos’ contract with Real Madrid comes to an end this summer, and the Spaniard’s absence will leave a big hole in the squad.The experienced center-bac...
Super League: Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City say they will withdraw
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Super League: Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City say they will withdraw

Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City have confirmed in public statements that they will no longer participate, some citing feedback from fans and other stakeholders.The withdrawal announcements came amid multiple reports on Tuesday that the 12 members of the breakaway Super League were meeting to discuss the future of the competition, first reported by TalkSPORT. CNN has reached out to the Super League for comment but has not heard back.Initial plans to form the breakaway Super League laid out on Sunday would have included six English clubs -- Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur -- alongside three teams from Italy -- AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus -- and three from Spain -- Atlético Madrid, Bar...
Manchester City, Chelsea defections mean Super League revolution won’t last one day more
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Manchester City, Chelsea defections mean Super League revolution won’t last one day more

In the broader history of really terrible business decisions, there are lots of private decisions — Blockbuster passing on the opportunity to buy Netflix for $50 million and the entire newspaper industry’s bungling of the internet revolution, for example. The standard for nearly four decades, though, because it was so dreadfully public, has been New Coke. We may have a new loser in this derby. (We should pronounce that dar-bee, by the way, to fit the topic).The decision Tuesday by Chelsea FC to file paperwork to withdraw from the proposed Super League competition that was designed to revolutionize European soccer may cause the entire enterprise to unravel. BBC subsequently reported that Manchester City also had chosen to withdraw. It soon was reported that Atletico Madrid was plan...
Guineas outing still to be confirmed for Snow Lantern | Racing News
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Guineas outing still to be confirmed for Snow Lantern | Racing News

No decision has yet been made as to whether impressive Newbury winner Snow Lantern will line up in the Qipco 1000 Guineas.The daughter of two Guineas winners in being by Frankel out of Sky Lantern, like her dam she is trained by Richard Hannon. She is currently third-favourite for the fillies' Classic having beaten John and Thady Gosden's Derab - who Enable's half-brother - by a length and three-quarters."We still don't know if she's going to run in the Guineas," said Hannon."She's a good filly, but we haven't made up our minds yet. I'll have to talk to the owners about everything and see what they say." On the same card, Hannon landed the Greenham Stakes with Chindit, who has now won four of his five outings with his sole defeat coming on soft ground in the De...
Everything players need to know
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Everything players need to know

Mineshafts are never a sore sight for a Minecraft spelunker as they provide access to tons of minerals. Other than allowing players to obtain minerals more easily, Mineshafts contain tons of loot and goodies that even a late-game player will be interested in collecting.Also read: Redditor condenses Minecraft into a 30-second videoMineshafts in MinecraftGeneration Shown: The entrance to a Mineshaft found in a cave system (Image via Minecraft)Mineshafts (occasionally known as abandoned mineshafts) appear commonly throughout the Overworld.Mineshafts can also spawn on the surface of a Badlands biome. These special mineshafts contain dark oak planks instead of regular oak and are a great way for players to find Gold Ore. Multiple mineshafts can spawn close enough to e...
European Super League: What is it and how will it work?
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European Super League: What is it and how will it work?

Here's a rundown of what you need to know about the plans, and why they matter.The league would feature 20 clubs, which would include 15 founding teams, who would be permanent members. A further five clubs would qualify annually based on their achievements in the previous season.It's unclear whether those five clubs would be relegated from the ESL regardless of performance. Who is involved?The clubs involved include the traditional "Big Six" of the Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.Spanish giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid would also feature, alongside Italian sides AC Milan and Inter Milan, as well as Juventus. The 2020 Champions League winner Bayern Munich is not part of the project, while Borussia Dor...
Indiana was reportedly prepared to make Celtics’ Brad Stevens highest-paid coach in college basketball
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Indiana was reportedly prepared to make Celtics’ Brad Stevens highest-paid coach in college basketball

Indiana was unable to lure Brad Stevens away from Boston, but the Celtics coach certainly didn't turn down the job because of a lack of financial incentive. During Saturday's edition of "NBA Countdown," ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski revealed that Indiana was prepared to offer Stevens a seven-year, $70 million contract after the Hoosiers fired Archie Miller last month. That deal would have made Stevens the highest-paid coach in college basketball based on annual salary ($10 million), putting him ahead of Duke's Mike Krzyzewski ($9 million annually, per Forbes) and Kentucky's John Calipari ($8.6 million annually). MORE: Stan Van Gundy furious with Pelicans' late-game executionThe massive numbers stunned ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, who joked that he needed to go back to college. Stevens has ...
PJA announce death of amateur jockey Lorna Brooke | Racing News
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PJA announce death of amateur jockey Lorna Brooke | Racing News

Amateur rider Lorna Brooke has died following a fall earlier this month, the Injured Jockeys Fund has announced.Brooke fell from Orchestrated, trained by her mother Lady Susan Brooke, in the Pontispool Equine Sports Centre Handicap Chase at Taunton on April 8. The rider had been in hospital in Bristol since the fall, but the IJF announced she had died on Sunday.A statement read: "It is with deep sadness that we have to share the tragic news that Lorna Brooke passed away yesterday."Her family thank everyone for their kindness in the last few weeks, particularly the staff at Southmeads Hospital who were so professional. "They will be having a private funeral and will hold a celebration of Lorna's life once Covid restrictions allow." !function(f,b,e,v,...
AEW’s The Young Bucks would reject WWE Hall of Fame offer
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AEW’s The Young Bucks would reject WWE Hall of Fame offer

Ever since they embraced the dark side, AEW Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks have upped their Twitter game by using the platform to put over their entitled and arrogant heel characters.After declaring that they'll retire from the business by 40, the duo now claim in their Twitter bio that they'll reject a WWE Hall of Fame induction in their 60's to stay true to their characters. Check out their Twitter bio below."We’ll be offered an induction into WWE HOF in our 60’s but will decline, to stay in character."It's audacious of the two AEW stars to think they'll be offered a place in WWE's coveted Hall of Fame, despite being EVP's of the direct competitors of Vince McMahon's pro-wrestling juggernaut.However, nothing is impossible in the pro-wrestling business, considering Japanese sta...
Imola GP: Max Verstappen wins at Imola but Lewis Hamilton stays ahead
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Imola GP: Max Verstappen wins at Imola but Lewis Hamilton stays ahead

The win, by a commanding 22 seconds at the chequered flag, was the 11th of the Dutch youngster's career."It was very challenging out there, especially in the beginning to stay on track to be honest, it was very slippery," he said of a race that started with most drivers on intermediates but some on full wets.Hamilton, winner of the Bahrain season-opener, took a crucial bonus point for fastest lap on a rollercoaster afternoon for the seven-time world champion, whose race was almost wrecked by a rare mistake.The Briton started on pole, his 99th, but dropped from second to ninth after skidding into the gravel and nudging the barriers at Tosa with his car at a standstill and a retirement looming.He kept the engine running, reversed back out, returned to the pits and fought his way back to t...