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Soccer-West Ham sign Brazilian Guilherme from Palmeiras

(Reuters) - West Ham United have signed highly-rated 18-year-old Brazilian winger Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday. They did not reveal financial details of the deal, but British media reported that Guilherme has been signed for around 25 million euros ($27 million) plus add-ons. He will complete his move on Friday, when the transfer


Ford: Provisional Le Mans LMGT3 pole "a surprise" despite strong progress

Ford has admitted its provisional LMGT3 class pole for the Le Mans 24 Hours was unexpected, despite identifying the Circuit de la Sarthe as a strong track for its Mustang.


Germany vs Scotland: Lineups, team news, will Kai Havertz or Niclas Füllkrug start up top, and more!

How will Germany line up for the opener?


Fans head to the Euros in private jets, motorbikes, and fold-up cycles

Some revelling football fans are descending on Germany in their droves ahead of the highly anticipated Euro 2024 tournament in the most unconventional ways.


Was Magnussen's Canadian GP assessment correct after early heroics?

Kevin Magnussen's wet-tyre swashbuckling in the opening laps of the Canadian Grand Prix injected the early excitement into an already-thrilling Formula 1 race in Montreal.


How Former ONE World Champion Ok Rae Yoon Battled Through Doubt And Difficulty To Reach The Pinnacle Of MMA

The South Korean star will battle unbeaten phenom Alibeg Rasulov in a key lightweight clash at ONE Fight Night 23.


WAGs heading out to the Euros will only have TK Maxx and Woolworths

Fans hoping to hit the shops during England's Euro 2024 may have an unexpected trip down memory lane, as host cities are full of British stores which no longer exist in the UK.


Soccer-New Belgium keeper confident about replacing Courtois

(Reuters) - Belgium's new first choice goalkeeper Koen Casteels is confident he can step out of the shadow of Thibaut Courtois at the European Championship, which kicks off on Friday. Casteels was last week named as first choice for the tournament in Germany as Belgium do without Courtois, who had a row with coach Domenico Tedesco last year, then suffered a long-term injury but came back to help


Golf-McIlroy credits good mindset in strong U.S. Open start

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy harnessed the power of positive thinking to get a flawless start to his latest U.S. Open campaign on Thursday, carding a five-under par 65 at Pinehurst as he hopes to finally break his decade-long drought at the majors. The Northern Irishman finished the day with five birdies to share the lead with American Patrick Cantlay, and credited his recent run of success at the


Golf-Cantlay grabs U.S. Open clubhouse lead as Scheffler tees off

(Reuters) -Patrick Cantlay used a late birdie blitz to grab the early U.S. Open clubhouse lead on Thursday at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina where tournament favourite Scottie Scheffler had just started his first round. Cantlay carded three late birdies on a tricky Pinehurst No. 2 layout en route to a sizzling five-under-par 65 that left him one shot clear of Masters runner-up Ludvig Aberg.


Nacho on the Verge of Moving to Saudi Arabia: Two-Year Deal with Al Ittihad Alongside Benzema—Report

Nacho is set to leave Real Madrid as a free agent after 23 years with the club.


Your ESSENTIAL Euro 2024 prices guide

Here MailOnline's ROB HYDE presents his guide to these cities and their stadia. Rob explains what to do, what to look out for, and what to avoid...


Germany v Scotland: Scotland are fit and flying, says boss Steve Clarke

Clarke says the Scots are full of belief as they head into tonight's Euro 2024 opener against hosts Germany


Euro 2024: Germany get their party going against Scots as France, England aim to gatecrash

Hosts hope to ride the euphoria as they did when hosting 2006 World Cup, but likes of Kylian Mbappe and Jude Bellingham stand in their way Euro 2024 kicks off in Germany as the continent's footballing heavyweights prepare to fight it out over the next month with the aim of taking the crown away from reigning champions Italy. Germany play Scotland i...


PL gems at the Euros: Rodri, Spain's midfield magician

As Euro 2024 approaches, Spain's national team looks to bolster its lineup with one of the Premier League's standout performers: Rodri. Known for his exceptional midfield prowess, Rodri has become an integral part of Manchester City's success, demonstrating both leadership and a knack for crucial goals. This article delves into Rodri's impact on the pitch, his remarkable goal-scoring feats in the Premier League, and the strengths he brings to...


IndyCar reveals 17-race 2025 calendar

The IndyCar Series has released its 17-race 2025 calendar which concludes in Nashville in August.


Jota facing "fastest ever" Porsche rebuild after Le Mans FP2 crash

The Jota team is facing its "fastest ever" car build to get its crashed Porsche 963 LMDh ready in time for this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours.


Soccer-Oracle orangutan backs Germany for Euros win against Scotland

DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Euro 2024 hosts Germany are on course for a narrow victory in their opening match against Scotland - according to an oracle orangutan at Dortmund Zoo. Walter, 35, is no stranger to predicting the outcome of football matches, and is a veteran of previous World Cup and Euros campaigns, as well as German and European club competitions. On Thursday two buckets were


Le Mans 24 Hours Hyperpole session delayed due to barrier repair

Hyperpole for the Le Mans 24 Hours has been delayed by half an hour for barrier repairs following a crash in a support race on Thursday evening.


Mercedes targeting F1 charge by "bullying" car into being "driver's friend"

Mercedes technical director James Allison has revealed the team faces the "challenge" of tuning its Formula 1 car into a "driver's friend".


Hong Kong football star latest in city to face tough choice: play on or go to university?

Anthony Pinto scored two minutes into his international career for Hong Kong, but the city's club football cannot offer financial security Hong Kong new-boy Anthony Pinto is the latest local talent wrestling with a dilemma over whether to stick with professional football or go to university. The 18-year-old scored two minutes after coming off the b...


Soccer-Hungary revved up for Euros opener as fragile Swiss seek turnaround

By Martin Petty COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Hungary and Switzerland open their Euro 2024 campaigns on Saturday with points to prove after starkly contrasting form, as they look to lay down some early markers for who will advance from the group stage. Hungary have been oozing panache after an astonishing unbeaten run that lasted 20 months until last week, and are a side the fragile Swiss would


LMP2 "as competitive as it's ever been" at Le Mans despite WEC demotion

Leading LMP2 drivers have described the Le Mans 24 Hours class as being “as competitive as it’s ever been”, despite it being dropped from the World Endurance Championship this season.


England fans sell Jack Grealish shirts after he was dropped from squad

Frustrated England fans are selling their brand-new Three Lions 'Grealish' shirts after the pro footballer was dropped from England's Euro 2024 squad.


‘The Best Foreign Opponent I’ve Ever Faced’ – Nakrob Braces For War With Tagir Khalilov At ONE Friday Fights 67

The Thai phenom hopes to earn a six-figure contract with a huge victory over the Russian star this Friday.


2024 US Open golf championship at Pinehurst Resort

Take a look at the best images from the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort's No. 2 course in North Carolina.


Soccer-Dortmund coach Terzic terminates contract with immediate effect

(Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund head coach Edin Terzic will leave the club with immediate effect after requesting his contract be terminated, the Bundesliga side said on Thursday. "Borussia Dortmund and coach Edin Terzic are going their separate ways. The 41-year-old asked BVB to terminate his contract immediately. Borussia Dortmund agreed to the request after a joint discussion," the club said in


Soccer-Italy need to start Euro 2024 like it's 2021, but Albania out to cause upset

DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Defending champions Italy need to kick off their Euro 2024 campaign against Albania on Saturday in the same fashion as the last tournament, but their opponents will see this game as the perfect opportunity to make headlines. In 2021, Italy began the Euros with a game against Turkey, a side which many had tipped as possible tournament dark horses, but the Italians


England bosses make it obvious they already have Gareth Southgate succession plan

JOHN CROSS' EURO 2024 DIARY - DAY 2: "No squad can ever be perfect, but this will be my 13th major tournament and England have rarely been in a better place on or off the pitch"


Bottas: Sauber fix for F1 struggles "not rocket science"

Valtteri Bottas has insisted the way to turn around Sauber's Formula 1 fortunes is "not rocket science" after another scoreless weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix.


See photos of Tiger Woods at the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2

Tiger Woods competes for his 16th career major win at the 2024 U.S. Open. It is the first time Woods is playing in the major since 2020.


Clive Tyldesley reveals he was 'downright angry' at ITV

Tyldesley had been given his matches for the 2020 Euros - including England's games - but when the tournament was put back a year he was told he was being replaced.


Espargaro: Downforce in MotoGP “too much for the human body”

Aleix Espargaro believes the downforce levels being achieved in modern MotoGP are “too much for the human body” after what he felt was a physically ‘disastrous’ Italian GP.


5 Things To Know About BJJ Prodigy Jozef Chen Before He Faces Tye Ruotolo At ONE Fight Night 23

The 19-year-old sensation will make his highly anticipated debut in U.S. primetime on July 5.


Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche snatches pole from Cadillac with last-gasp effort

Kevin Estre put Porsche on pole position and denied Cadillac for the Le Mans 24 Hours with a late effort in Thursday’s evening Hyperpole qualifying.


Golf-McIlroy joins Cantlay atop U.S. Open leaderboard, Scheffler struggles

(Reuters) -Rory McIlroy, looking to snap a 10-year major drought, capped a flawless outing with a birdie to join Patrick Cantlay atop the first-round U.S. Open leaderboard on Thursday at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. World number three McIlroy, in hot pursuit of an elusive fifth major title, closed his bogey-free round with a 19-foot birdie putt for a five-under-par 65 that left him and


Three puppies on a shirt! Beloved pets will bark stars on at the Euros

Several of Gareth Southgate 's Euros squad - and the manager himself - are dog lovers who regularly share pictures of their patriotic pooches supporting the team.


Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota edges Ferrari in final night practice

Toyota topped the final night practice before the Le Mans 24 Hours, as Brendon Hartley pipped Ferrari driver Miguel Molina by 0.076s in FP4.


Le Mans 24 Hours: Ferrari leads Porsche, BMW in tight FP3

Antonio Fuoco's #50 Ferrari was fastest in Free Practice 3 at the Le Mans 24 Hours, with five different manufacturers in the top five.


Golf-DeChambeau finds his way to strong start at U.S. Open

(Reuters) - American Bryson DeChambeau lost his yardage book but kept his cool to finish the first round of the U.S. Open two shots back from the lead on Thursday and show his 2020 major win was no fluke. DeChambeau finished the day at Pinehurst with four birdies and a single bogey for a three-under par 67 as he tied for fourth on the leaderboard with Frenchman Matthieu Pavon despite misplacing


Jota in race against time for record Porsche rebuild after Le Mans FP2 crash

The British Jota team is facing a record-breaking build to get its crashed Porsche 963 LMDh ready in time for this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours.


Jota, Wayne Taylor teams favourites for Cadillac switch in WEC, IMSA

The British Jota and American Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti teams are set to spearhead Cadillac’s twin assaults on the World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship next season.


Geoff Hurst filled with 'great sadness' over loss of teammates

The England striker famously scored three as Sir Alf Ramsey's side beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley to win the national men's team's only major trophy 58 years ago


Scotland fan meets Hollywood star en route to Euro 2024 in battered camper van

Father of two John Falkirk, 44, has driven his battered VW van, parked up outside the team’s HQ and, on the way he’s already met Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor


Golf-Koepka holds share of early U.S. Open lead, Woods three back

(Reuters) -LIV Golf's Brooks Koepka held a share of the early first-round U.S. Open lead on Thursday at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina where Tiger Woods was three shots back and tournament favourite Scottie Scheffler had yet to tee off. Five-time major winner Koepka, one of 12 LIV Golf players in the 156-player field this week, covered the front nine on a firm and fast Pinehurst No. 2 in


Golf-McIlroy shares U.S. Open lead with Cantlay after bogey-free start

(Reuters) -Rory McIlroy, looking to snap a 10-year major drought, capped a flawless outing with a birdie to join Patrick Cantlay atop the first-round U.S. Open leaderboard on Thursday at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. On a day when only 15 golfers in the 156-player field broke par, McIlroy closed his bogey-free round with a 19-foot birdie putt for a five-under-par 65 that left him level with


Palou: Top speed weakness could hinder Cadillac at Le Mans

Cadillac’s top speed deficit compared to its rivals could hinder the American manufacturer in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, believes Chip Ganassi driver Alex Palou.


Inception McLaren confident of fighting WEC regulars after Le Mans GT3 pole

The McLaren team that claimed LMGT3 class pole on the marque's Le Mans 24 Hours return believes it will "show its strength in the race" against World Endurance Championship regulars.


Golf-Cantlay scorches Pinehurst with late birdies to grab U.S. Open clubhouse lead

(Reuters) -Patrick Cantlay used a sizzling burst of late birdies to grab a one-shot U.S. Open clubhouse lead over Swede Ludvig Aberg on Thursday at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina where Scottie Scheffler was struggling to make a move. Cantlay, in pursuit of his maiden major victory, birdied three of his final five holes on a tricky layout en route to a five under-par 65 that matched Martin


Seasonal Player Ratings: Atlético’s goalkeepers, defenders, and wing-backs

Putting it mildly, a rollercoaster season at the back.