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Royals trending up as Tigers struggle mightily coming into series – FOXSports.com


DETROIT — The outlook for the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers changed dramatically since they last met.

The clubs are heading in opposite directions as they open a three-game series at Comerica Park beginning Tuesday night.

When the Tigers took two of three from the Royals in late May, they had high hopes of staying in contention in the American League Central the rest of the way.

In the past three weeks, the Tigers have fallen on hard times. They lost 13 of 16 games before salvaging the finale of a three-game series in San Diego on Sunday. The 7-5 victory snapped an eight-game skid but still left Detroit nine games below .500 at 33-42.

General manager Al Avila isn’t quite in fire-sale mode, but he said this weekend that he would listen to offers as he tries to shed payroll. Manager Brad Ausmus seemingly has a tenuous hold on his job.

The Royals (37-37) dropped eight games below .500 earlier this month but have since turned things around. They won 11 of 13 before an 8-2 loss in the finale of a three-game series against Toronto on Sunday.

Detroit was on the verge of coming up winless on a road trip to Seattle and San Diego before Mikie Mahtook’s go-ahead, two-run single in the ninth inning against the Padres.

“Any time you have a long streak like that, it’s nice to get that win and get the monkey off your back,” Mahtook told the Detroit News. “But everybody in this clubhouse, no matter the score or the situation or what’s been going on, everybody has stayed positive, and we expect that we were going to come through this.”

The embattled Ausmus knows one victory needs to quickly morph into a long winning streak to save the season.

“We’ve dug ourselves a hole on this road trip, and we need to dig ourselves out from it,” he told the News. “It’s one step. We’ve got a lot of ground to make up.”

Detroit ace Justin Verlander, who has five no-decisions and a loss in his last six outings, will start the opener for Detroit. Verlander (4-4, 4.52 ERA) began with five perfect innings against the Mariners on Wednesday before a bunt single changed the momentum. He allowed three runs and four hits and didn’t finish out the sixth inning.

Verlander was a hard-luck loser to the Royals on May 30. He gave up one run in seven innings, but the Tigers were shut out 1-0. He is 22-10 with a 3.18 ERA against Kansas City in 42 career starts.

The Royals haven’t lost a series this month.

“Every good team focuses on winning a series because if you can win series you’re going to be in pretty good shape,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “It’s always going to be two out of three or three out of four, so it’s important to have that mindset.”

Kansas City has not fared well against division opponents this season, going 9-18.

“We’ve got to take care of business in the division,” Royals right-hander Jason Hammel said. “We’re three months in, so it’s three months of baseball left, which is a long time to do a lot of things.

“All of September is usually within the division. Hopefully, we can crawl into it and do some damage within the division over the next couple of weeks and basically things will be in our own hands at the end of the year.”

Rookie left-hander Matt Strahm (2-4, 4.80 ERA) will make his third major league start Tuesday. He didn’t give up an earned run in his first start on June 15 against the Los Angeles Angels, but he didn’t last long in his second start. Strahm allowed five runs on seven hits in three innings in an 8-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on June 20.

Strahm tossed three scoreless innings of relief in two appearances during the Royals’ last series against the Tigers.

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Trending: Navya Naveli Nanda Spotted On Date With Male Friend – NDTV



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Navya Naveli Nanda, the 19-year-old granddaughter of Amitabh Bachchan, went out with an unidentified male friend on Monday night and the pictures have gone viral. Navya, the daughter of Shweta Bachchan and businessman Nikhil Nanda, is Tuesday’s top trend – a circumstance she finds herself rarely in nowadays that the Internet’s attention is otherwise occupied by Sara Ali Khan and Jhanvi Kapoor. A blushing, giggling Navya was pictured getting into the passenger seat of a car driven by her companion, who hid behind his collar. The two were likely at a movie date and, from Navya’s somewhat sheepish reaction, they were unprepared for the cameras.

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Navya Naveli Nanda graduated from London’s Sevenoaks School, where Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan was a fellow student, last year and haunted social media charts for a while – pictures from her school-leaving day, videos of her dancing and suchlike trended with alarming regularity. So alarming, that her mother Shweta Bachchan Nanda wrote an open letter asking the media to give her daughter her ‘private life back.’ Most recently, aspiring actresses Sara and Jhanvi, daughters of Saif Ali Kapoor and Sridevi respectively, have replaced Navya in the public eye.

Navya Naveli Nanda is the eldest of Shweta and Nikhil’s two children – she has a brother named Agastya. Aryan Khan is currently studying film at the University of South California but it’s not clear what Navya is presently engaged in. No Bollywood ambition has been made public, despite her pedigree – the family of actors also includes grandmother Jaya, uncle Abhishek and aunt Aishwarya. Shweta Bachchan has written of concerns about acting as a career for Navya. “I will be worried if (Navya Naveli) plans to be an actor. I don’t think it is as easy as it looks. You have to work extremely hard, especially if you are a woman. And I wonder if she has in her to bear with all of it. Also, there is a lot of failure involved, which many people don’t see. The failure is personal, your acting skills, the way you look on screen is slashed out in open,” she told news agency PTI

(With PTI inputs)

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Trending: Runs, hits and revenue; Tim Tebow good for Mets' bottom line – TCPalm


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Tim Tebow signs autographs for fans following Instructional League workouts on Sept. 21, 2016 at the backfields of Tradition Field.
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So there’s this guy coming to town.

You might have heard of him. Good-looking character, the ladies really seem to like him. He plays a little baseball, though not phenomenally well.

What does he do phenomenally well? Generate revenue.

Tim Tebow — onetime standout University of Florida quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner, formerly of the Denver Broncos and New York Jets and New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles — is back in town.

Tebow, who now makes a living as a minor league baseball player, was promoted from Low Class A Columbia (South Carolina) to the St. Lucie Mets. The Tebow Show begins in earnest Tuesday, as the Mets take on the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:30 p.m. Prior to that, Tebow will address the media in the home dugout around 3 p.m.

Tebow’s re-arrival in town (he spent a portion of spring training here) has set social media alight. Executives with the St. Lucie Mets are likely dancing in their office aisles.

Tebow is a huge draw, perhaps the biggest in minor league sports. Crowds at the Mets’ First Data Field in St. Lucie West have been moribund, averaging 1,722 per game this year through Sunday (the stadium seats 7,160).

That’s about to change.

In May, the magazine and online publication Baseball America tracked Tebow’s economic impact on the Columbia Fireflies, and found it to be huge. The “Tebow Effect” was easy to see in terms of home attendance: through early May the fireflies were averaging 5,103 fans per game, the second-highest in Class A and up 1,400 from the same stretch last year.

On the road, Baseball America reported, the Fireflies played in front of an average of 4,607 fans; when those same ballparks hosted teams without Tebow, they averaged 2,399 fans per game.

“If Tebow remains in the (South Atlantic League) all season, that would mean an additional $3.1 million in revenue over the course of 70 Columbia road games,” reported Baseball America. “That doesn’t even count the revenue he generates for Columbia.”

Columbia’s loss is now our gain.

Expect tickets to the Mets’ games to be harder to come by. Expect a media scramble dwarfing anything the Mets might have seen without Tebow. Expect social media to go ballistic. Expect, possibly, some trouble — during spring training an apparently delusional Colorado woman was arrested for trespassing at First Data Field after claiming she was in a relationship with Tebow.

Tebow’s arrival will be a boon for the Mets, who won’t merely sell more tickets but also more concessions and perhaps even more merchandise. And it will also be a boon for St. Lucie County taxpayers, as Tebow fans will remit sales tax with every purchase.

None of this is to suggest that Tebow will be as phenomenal on the field as he may be off of it. Indeed, his numbers at Columbia were hardly overwhelming — in 63 games he batted .222 with 14 doubles, three home runs and 22 RBI.

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson admitted to Kristie Ackert at New York Daily News that those stats usually aren’t enough to promote a player: “We recognize this is not a usual circumstance, but we just felt, everything involved, it was about the right time for him to move to high-A ball,”  Alderson said.

The Mets, Ackert noted drily, “have insisted that signing Tebow had nothing to do with marketing.”

Sure, sure. But the Mets obviously realize having Tebow on the team, and on the field, boosts the bottom line.

Problem is, if the Mets are determined to keep promoting Tebow on the basis of either his play or his ability to sell tickets — he won’t be here long.

So enjoy the Tebow Mania while it lasts.

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Astros' Dallas Keuchel trending toward post-All-Star break return … – Chron.com


SEATTLE — Considering the Astros‘ understandably conservative approach to Dallas Keuchel‘s rehab, it’s likely the ace lefthander won’t make his next start until after the All-Star break.

Keuchel, mired in his second 10-day disabled list stint because of a pinched nerve in his neck, has thrown up to a distance of 120 feet in his rehab but still has yet to progress to pitching off a mound. After Monday’s off day, the Astros play only 12 more games before the break.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch on Sunday wasn’t ready to completely rule out Keuchel until after the break but acknowledged “it’s trending that way” because of timing. Though Keuchel (9-0, 1.67 ERA) might not require a minor league rehab assignment, he would after throwing off a mound probably need to at least face hitters in a live batting practice session or simulated game before returning to game action.

“Dallas is doing well. He’s continuing to progress,” Hinch said on Sunday. “I think we’re going a little bit slower than maybe we even could or he could. (We’re) just being conservative. We’ve worked so hard to get him to continue to progress with no setbacks that we want to just keep methodically putting a few more challenges in front of him and making him feel a little bit better and a little bit better.”

Keuchel, who because of a lack of innings no longer qualifies as baseball’s ERA leader, last started June 2 and last pitched off a mound in his bullpen session a couple days before the June 7 start from which he was scratched. His extended absence significantly diminishes his odds of being selected to his second All-Star team.

With a huge cushion in the American League West – they came into Sunday leading by 12.5 games – the Astros can afford to play it ultra conservative with arguably the player they are relying on most for October.

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“I’m never comfortable enough to not want to play the best players but we would be making a huge error if we pushed him to the point of stressing him and potentially losing him for longer,” Hinch said. “We’ve worked so hard to get him back to where he is now. We’re going to stay very, very conservative and very diligent in getting him back to full strength.”

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Trending: United close in on Nemanja Matic as Chelsea plot £100m deals – ESPN FC (blog)



Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop sift through rumours such as Matic to Man United, Bakayoko to Chelsea and more.

Monday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…

MAN UNITED: Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and could sign the Serbia international before the end of the week, sources have told ESPN FC. 

– Paul Pogba has told Telefoot he would not mind if close friend Antoine Griezmann moved to Manchester City, so long as it made him happy.

CHELSEA: With Matic set to leave, the Premier League champions will reportedly move to bolster their squad with Juventus full-back Alex Sandro and Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko in a £100 million double deal. It’s Transfer Talk

CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Cameroon manager Hugo Broos was left confused by the latest incident involving the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in his side’s 3-1 defeat against Germany on Sunday, and said the referee didn’t give an explanation afterwards. 

– Germany have built their Confederations Cup squad around Julian Draxler and the PSG man looks to be the country’s next superstar, Gab Marcotti writes

– Chile and Australia drew 1-1, and Tim Vickery says the South Americans need to rediscover top gear as they head into a semifinal with Portugal.

ARSENAL: Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said Arsenal are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette but would have to pay €65 million to get him — and also confirmed his interest in Olivier Giroud. 

– Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has described Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez as “a spectacular player” and said he hopes he will join the Bundesliga champions. 

AC MILAN: Agent Mino Raiola has confirmed he and Gianluigi Donnarumma will meet with AC Milan to discuss a new contract following the goalkeeper’s participation at the Under-21 European Championship, ending a day’s worth of confusion on social media which led to the player claiming one of his accounts had been hacked. 

NICE: Mario Balotelli has signed a new one-year contract to remain at French club Nice. 

WATCH: The FC TV crew say Balotelli’s new deal is a sign of maturity

MLS: Clint Dempsey silenced the Providence Park faithful once more in a 2-2 draw on Sunday, Matt Pentz writes.

– The San Jose Earthquakes fired manager Dominic Kinnear on Sunday, replacing him with technical director Chris Leitch. 

Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.

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Astros' Dallas Keuchel trending toward post-All-Star break return – Chron.com


SEATTLE — Considering the Astros‘ understandably conservative approach to Dallas Keuchel‘s rehab, it’s likely the ace lefthander won’t make his next start until after the All-Star break.

Keuchel, mired in his second 10-day disabled list stint because of a pinched nerve in his neck, has thrown up to a distance of 120 feet in his rehab but still has yet to progress to pitching off a mound. After Monday’s off day, the Astros play only 12 more games before the break.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch on Sunday wasn’t ready to completely rule out Keuchel until after the break but acknowledged “it’s trending that way” because of timing. Though Keuchel (9-0, 1.67 ERA) might not require a minor league rehab assignment, he would after throwing off a mound probably need to at least face hitters in a live batting practice session or simulated game before returning to game action.

“Dallas is doing well. He’s continuing to progress,” Hinch said on Sunday. “I think we’re going a little bit slower than maybe we even could or he could. (We’re) just being conservative. We’ve worked so hard to get him to continue to progress with no setbacks that we want to just keep methodically putting a few more challenges in front of him and making him feel a little bit better and a little bit better.”

Keuchel, who because of a lack of innings no longer qualifies as baseball’s ERA leader, last started June 2 and last pitched off a mound in his bullpen session a couple days before the June 7 start from which he was scratched. His extended absence significantly diminishes his odds of being selected to his second All-Star team.

With a huge cushion in the American League West – they came into Sunday leading by 12.5 games – the Astros can afford to play it ultra conservative with arguably the player they are relying on most for October.

(Story continues below … )

“I’m never comfortable enough to not want to play the best players but we would be making a huge error if we pushed him to the point of stressing him and potentially losing him for longer,” Hinch said. “We’ve worked so hard to get him back to where he is now. We’re going to stay very, very conservative and very diligent in getting him back to full strength.”

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Trending stories: Kristaps Porzingis, LaMarcus Aldridge and more – Hoops Hype


These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy!

June 22 12:45 PM
League sources have informed the Express-News the Spurs are exploring the trade market for LaMarcus Aldridge, while former Spur George Hill could return to the team that drafted him.
June 22 03:24 PM
Can the Knicks get enough for Kristaps Porzingis? Kevin Pelton evaluates potential deals with the Celtics, Suns and more teams that could work for both sides.
June 22 11:40 AM
Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks offers a snapshot of each team’s picks, cash for deals and needs for Thursday’s NBA draft.
June 22 05:13 PM
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says NBA should allow players to enter draft straight out of high school again. He’d replace the one-and-done rule.
June 23 02:13 AM
De’Aaron Fox Honors Mother With Breast Cancer Suit at NBA Draft
June 16 10:46 AM
JUN 16, 2017 – At next week’s NBA Draft, some team is going to select Rachelle Holdman’s son.
And she’s going to be giddy for Terrance Ferguson. Holdman’s going to be ecstatic that her 19-year-old’s gamble – to skip college and play professionally for a year in Australia – paid off.
But there might be a little extra emotion if Ferguson lands with the Thunder, which holds the No. 21 pick.
“My favorite team!” Holdman said in a phone interview on Thursday with a long, happy laugh …
June 22 09:43 PM
With two first-round draft picks and one player on the move, Kevin Pelton grades the trade.
June 22 12:14 PM
Houston Hoops in 2013 had a roster featuring two first round draft picks, Kelly Oubre and Justise Winslow. The 2003 Atlanta Celtics which featured Dwight Howard and Josh Smith? Maybe the 1994 New Jersey Patterson team that showcased Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter and Rip Hamilton? Houston Hoops in 2013 had a roster featuring two first-round draft picks, Kelly Oubre and Justise Winslow.

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Ivanka Trump steps into red hot sandal scandal – The Jerusalem Post mobile website


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These shoes were made for walking… all the way to court?

America’s first daughter Ivanka Trump is expected to testify under oath in a lawsuit against her company which claims that a sandal designed by Trump’s company was a knockoff, a judge decided Friday.

The rival company, called Aquazzura Italia SRL, sued the president’s daughter last year in a Manhattan federal court. The luxury Italian shoe company charged at the time that a red hot, high-heeled “Hettie” sandal manufactured by Trump’s company was a knockoff of their $785 “Wild Thing” model.

Trump is now slated to testify in a court appearance that would be limited to “two hours [and] must occur in Washington, DC if that is more convenient for Ms. Trump, and it should occur on a mutually acceptable schedule,” Judge Katherine Forrest said in a decision meant to accommodate Trump’s busy schedule.

The first  daughter’s attorneys previously argued that Trump, who serves as a senior, unpaid aide in her father’s administration, should not be made to testify at all because she wasn’t involved in the design process, the New York Daily News reported.

Judge Forrest did not, however, accept their claim. Trump’s “active and comprehensive brand management lead to a reasonable inference that the shoe at issue would not have been released without her approval,” the judge retorted.

The Aquazzara company is seeking unspecified damages.

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The darker side of beauty: Trending skin treatments that could be harmful – Hindustan Times


Every day seems to bring a new viral video on how to clean up your face and rejuvenate your skin. There’s the black charcoal peel, the micro-needling procedure, suction rollers, oil pulling, magnetic masks, bubble masks and peeling gels.

How many of them are really good for you, and how you can you tell?

One thumb rule, says dermatologist Dr Devang Soni, is never order online, or try something new that you discovered online, without checking with your doctor first.

Meera Pandey, 33, a front-desk manager at a five-star hotel in Mumbai, saw the numerous videos of people doing the charcoal peel and decided to give the mask a try. That’s how she and Dr Soni met.

“The mask promised to suck out blackheads and open blocked pores. It sounded like pore strips but better,” says Pandey. “The vlogger I watched recommended extra facial glue for better results. I don’t know if it was the glue or the mask I ordered online or both, but all I remember next are three painful hours. The mask took off the outer layer of my skin. The redness and irritation were so bad I had to see a dermatologist.”

Micro-needling creates micro-tears in the top layer of the skin and dermatologists warn that it may lead to minor scarring and bleeding.
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In addition to a layer of skin, the peel stripped Pandey’s face of its natural oils and baby hair, says Dr Soni. “You end up exposing your skin to more harm. It can take a month to heal, and your skin may never be the same.”

Misadventures are as likely to happen to men, say dermatologists. A man walked into Dr Shehla Agarwal’s Mehak Skin Clinic in south Delhi’s Sarvodaya Enclave with severe bruises on his nose.

“He had bought a pore-suction cleaner online to remove blackheads, which led to severe excoriation and lesions,” she says. “These gadgets are too harsh for the skin. Along with grime, they suck out natural oils and damage and break capillaries, leaving the skin bruised and blotchy. If he hadn’t sought help, it would have left permanent parks on his nose.”

Another technique that should be shunned is micro-needling. This is a cosmetic procedure where hundreds of fine needles are used to create small invisible punctures in the top layer of the skin.

It is expensive and can cost about Rs 20,000 a month, but people are opting for it because it eases active acne, erases acne scars and shrinks open pores.

What micro-needling also does is removes parts of the top layer of the skin to reveal softer skin beneath. That’s why your skin looks clearer and softer; that is also why it is unhealthy.

“These remedies have been designed for Caucasians. The skin type of Indians and south Asians is prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which makes it prone to blotchiness and marks after skin intervention are used,” says Dr Agarwal, who has treated five cases of skin damage as a result of microneedling.

Then there are overnight masks that claim to rejuvenate your skin while you sleep by hydrating it and infusing it with herbs, oils and vitamins ranging from aloe vera and Dead Sea salts to tree-tea oil and Vitamin C. These exfoliating masks often contain bleaches and peels that make the skin sensitive to sun damage, especially in older women.

Delhi corporate executive Preeti Patel, 37, was initially thrilled with the Vitamin C-enriched overnight mask she bought online that promised to soften her skin while fading sun spots. “What could go wrong, I thought,” she says. “I had my answer at the end of three weeks. I spent a few hours in the sun last month and by the time I got home, my skin was burning. From red it turned to a burnt brown and then began to peel. Apart from being a social embarrassment, it was incredibly painful.”

Skin treatment is best left to a doctor, says Dr Soni. “Approach a doctor before you ‘do it yourself’. Clinical supervision will at least promise a safe, controlled and clean environment.”

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Trending: Lionel Messi prepares to turn 30; agrees to pay tax fine – ESPN FC (blog)



Lionel Messi spoke to ESPN about his future at Barcelona and a possible move to China.
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta believes Lionel Messi is the best of all time and has more natural talent than Cristiano Ronaldo.
With reports indicating Barca rejected a hefty bid for Andre Gomes, the FC panel debate the future for the young midfielder.
Sid Lowe explains why Marco Verratti reminds him of Xavi Hernandez and assesses Barcelona’s other transfer options.
Steve Nicol thinks Marco Verratti would be a great fit for Barcelona, but Alejandro Moreno worries about his health.

Friday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…

BARCELONA: As Messi prepares for his 30th birthday, Chris Jones explains why we won’t get to enjoy the iconic No. 10 much longer.

– Prosecutors in Spain say they are happy for Lionel Messi’s 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud to be replaced with a fine, a spokeswoman confirmed on Friday.

MAN UNITEDManchester United are making progress in their pursuit of Alvaro Morata but have yet to agree a fee with Real Madrid, sources have told ESPN FC.

– Monaco midfielder Fabinho says he would be tempted by an offer from Manchester United this summer.

– Manchester United youngster Josh Harrop has turned down a new contract at Old Trafford to sign a four-year deal with Preston North End.

PSG: Paris Saint-Germain have indicated to Monaco that they are prepared to pay upwards of €135 million to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.

Marquinhos has said he wants to remain with Paris Saint-Germain despite reported interest from Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.

ARSENAL: Monaco’s sky-high valuation for Kylian Mbappe — reportedly between €130 and €140 million — could force Arsene Wenger to turn to other French prospects like Thomas Lemar and Alexandre Lacazette. That and more in our Transfer Talk blog.

Arsenal have confirmed that forward Takuma Asano will spend a second season on loan at German club Stuttgart.

CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Alexis Sanchez scored for Chile in their 1-1 Group A tie with fellow tournament powerhouse Germany. The goal moved Alexis past Marcelo Salas’ national record total of 37 goals.

– Germany manager Joachim Low hailed his young side for the result against Chile, saying his team “lived up to expectations” against their more-experienced opponents.

LIVERPOOL: The long-awaited move to bring Mohamed Salah from Roma to Anfield became official on Thursday night, with sources close to Liverpool telling ESPN FC that the total deal is worth €39 million (£34.3m) and could be a club-record transfer fee, depending on the exchange rate of the British pound against the euro.

– Salah has said he believes his second spell in the Premier League will be better than the first as a result of the experience he gained playing for Roma.

– Liverpool goalkeeper Kamil Grabara could go out on loan next season, his agent has told ESPN FC.

MAN CITY: The club expect Claudio Bravo to stay and battle with summer signing Ederson for the goalkeeper’s jersey, despite the Chilean once again being left out of the national team during the Confederations Cup in Russia.

NICE: Former Italy forward and free agent Antonio Cassano has said Mario Balotelli has “found his level” at Nice, and is confident of finding himself a club ahead of the new season, adding: “I’m the best around in Italy — it doesn’t take much to understand that.”

AC MILAN: Vincenzo Montella has visited goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s family in an attempt to convince the teenager to stay with the club and the player’s father, Alfonso, has said he believes the situation would calm down.

– The agent of Atalanta full-back Andrea Conti says a transfer to AC Milan is starting to take shape after he met with officials from the club. A bid of around €23 million is reported to have been made by Milan, who have already spent €99m this summer on Mateo Musacchi, Franck Kessie, Ricardo Rodriguez and Andre Silva.

DORTMUNDOusmane Dembele is not for sale this summer the club have told Barcelona amid reports the Catalan giants have held talks with the player’s agent.

– Mario Gotze is close to returning to training following the “metabolic disturbances” that have kept him on the sidelines since late February, although left-back Raphael Guerreiro could be set for a long spell on the sidelines.

RB LEIPZIG: Emil Forsberg’s agent has said the winger has no desire to stay at RB Leipzig and instead “wants to make the next step in his career.” Despite the guarantee of playing Champions League football next season and a contract through to 2022, the Sweden international has been linked with a move to AC Milan and Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal.

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT: Eintracht Frankfurt have said they are “irritated” that Alex Meier failed to inform them about the severity of an ankle injury sustained while working out on holiday in Florida. Meier, 34, had surgery on the ankle last week and will be unavailable for two months while he recovers.

MLS: The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Georgia international midfielder Valeri Qazaishvili to a designated player contract, the club announced on Thursday.

UNITED STATESMidfielder Kenny Saief will be eligible to play for the United States after FIFA approved his switch of national team allegiance from Israel, U.S. Soccer confirmed on Thursday.

– Darmstadt completed the signing of United States youngster McKinze Gaines from Wolfsburg on Thursday. The 19-year-old winger joins on a three-year contract at relegated Darmstadt, though Wolfsburg retain a buy-back option.

JUVENTUS: Juventus have confirmed that Dani Alves will be released from his current contract, further clearing the way for Manchester City to secure a deal for the former Barcelona defender.

– Juventus’ general manager Beppe Marotta says that Alex Sandro can leave this summer if he is no longer happy, and confirmed a suitable bid has been received.

– Sampdoria forward Patrik Schick arrived in Turin on Thursday morning to undergo a medical a head of a proposed move to Juventus this summer.

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE: Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has been given an eight-match ban and a fine by Chinese football authorities after he was judged to have instigated a mass brawl in Shanghai SIPG’s draw with Guangzhou R&F on Sunday.

BUNDESLIGAChina’s under-20 team could participate in one of Germany’s regional fourth divisions, the German FA (DFB) has said.

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