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Liverpool make £30m offer for Rio 2016 Olympics gold medal winner

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  • Sailing hero Annalise Murphy has airplane named after her

    Sailing hero Annalise Murphy has airplane named after her

    Annalise is the first modern-day person to have an aircraft named after her by an Irish airline. More »

    TheJournal.ie - 8 minutes ago
  • Liverpool make £30m offer for Rio 2016 Olympics gold medal winner

    Liverpool make £30m offer for Rio 2016 Olympics gold medal winner

    Liverpool have made an approach to sign Brazilian attacker Luan from Gremio as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his attack before the summer transfer window shuts at 11pm BST on Wednesday (31 August). The South American star was a key member of the Brazil squad that won the gold at this summer's Olympics in Rio. According to Brazilian radio station Futebol da Gaucha, the Reds have submitted a £30m ($39.2m) offer for the forward, who scored five goals and provided six assists in 22 appearances for Gremio last season. More »

    International Business Times - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
  • Johanna Konta eases past Bethanie Mattek-Sands in US Open first round

    Johanna Konta eases past Bethanie Mattek-Sands in US Open first round

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    International Business Times - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Pat Hickey's release from Bangu prison is "imminent"

    Pat Hickey's release from Bangu prison is "imminent"

    A Brazilian judge has recommended house arrest for the 71-year-old former president of the OCI. More »

    TheJournal.ie - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Tennis - Keys locks out Riske to end busy day for Americans

    Tennis - Keys locks out Riske to end busy day for Americans

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eighth-seeded Madison Keys was forced to stay up late before overcoming fellow American Alison Riske to close out Monday's play at Arthur Ashe Stadium on a busy opening day for the home contingent at the U.S. Open. Keys, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals and Wimbledon quarter-finals last year, reined in her sometimes over exuberant groundstrokes to claim a 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2 win over the 60th-ranked Riske in a grueling two hour, 25 minute slugfest. "I just looked up and it's almost 2 (a.m.)," the 21-year-old Keys laughed in a post-match interview. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 28 minutes ago