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Manchester United FC news: Yaya Toure 'loves' Paul Pogba, but could never join Old Trafford outfit out of respect to City fans

Manchester United FC news: Yaya Toure 'loves' Paul Pogba, but could never join Old Trafford outfit out of respect to City fans

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Paul Pogba and Yaya Toure Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Yaya Toure would love to be a mentor alongside Paul Pogba but believes Manchester City fans would not accept him joining Manchester United. Ivorian Toure is searching for a new club having ended his eight-year spell with City and wants to continue playing at a high level. The 35-year-old is a big admirer of United midfielder Pogba, who has faced regular criticism for inconsistent performances since his £89million move to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016. And Toure believes he would be an ideal ally for the France international. "I love Paul Pogba," Toure told the Manchester Evening News. "Pogba - it's difficult because of the way the media has treated him. We don't have the same charac...
Boston Celtics return to friendly confines after dropping two in Cleveland

Boston Celtics return to friendly confines after dropping two in Cleveland

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Home Sweet Home. The words the Celtics have lived by in this year's NBA playoffs. Now Boston has the value of the parquet, the banners and the wild home fans with the Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers down to a best-of-three. The Celtics have gone 9-0 at home in these playoffs and won 10 in a row at home dating back to the regular season. For the year, they are 36-14 at home, a .720 winning percentage. Just as they had done in the opening series with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics won the first two games at home and then lost two in a row on the road, where they have just one victory in the playoffs. They then won 5 and 7 at home and lost 6 at Milwaukee. And just like that series, Boston doesn't have to win a road game to advance. "I think our focus i...
New captain Harry Kane says England can win World Cup in Russia

New captain Harry Kane says England can win World Cup in Russia

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Media playback is not supported on this device New England captain Harry Kane says the team can win the World Cup in Russia and "anything else is not good enough".Striker Kane, 24, was informed about being made skipper by manager Gareth Southgate a few weeks ago and it was officially confirmed on Tuesday.Kane scored 41 goals in all competitions last season as Tottenham finished third in the Premier League. "It's impossible not to dream about lifting the World Cup. It's the biggest competition in the world," said Kane."I believe we can win it - anyone can. I cannot sit ...
Cole, Houston Astros open two-game set vs. San Francisco Giants

Cole, Houston Astros open two-game set vs. San Francisco Giants

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Despite their perch atop the American League West, the Astros remain in search of consistent production from a few spots in their lineup, with left field representing a concern. With Jake Marisnick optioned to Triple-A Fresno and Derek Fisher landing on the 10-day disabled list with gastrointestinal discomfort, opportunity has again knocked for Tony Kemp. A fifth-round pick by the Astros in 2013, Kemp has found himself wedged between the majors and Fresno, excelling at the latter level while lacking the chance to stick with the Astros. He had compiled 175 plate appearances over 76 games and two seasons before his recall last week, and with some competitive at-bats and defensive handiwork, Kemp is raising eyebrows again. "This is not new; he just hasn't done it at this level because we ...
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina to appear in front of disciplinary panel over association with individuals linked to the mafia

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina to appear in front of disciplinary panel over association with individuals linked to the mafia

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Reina in action for Napoli this season Monday, May 21, 2018 Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been summoned to a hearing at the Italian Football Federation over his association with individuals linked to the mafia. The outgoing Napoli goalkeeper, who will join AC Milan next season, will face the FICG disciplinary committee alongside former Napoli stars Paolo Cannavaro and Salvatore Aronica. An investigation by Naples’ anti-mafia department named the three footballers in a report leading to the calling of the disciplinary panel. According to reports in the Italian media, it is one of the reasons why the Neapolitans decided not to renew Reina’s contract. The FIGC says Reina "has had and continues to have inopportune as...