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Real Madrid agree fee for Chelsea's Hazard – reports

Friday, 2019-06-07 06:58:47
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Europa League Final - Chelsea v Arsenal - Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan - May 29, 2019 Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their fourth goal. (Reuters)
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Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is set to join Real Madrid after a deal worth 100 million euros plus add-ons was agreed between the two clubs on Thursday, UK and Spanish media reported.

* Mexico came from behind to beat Venezuela 3-1 in Atlanta in a friendly match on Wednesday and record their third win in a row under Argentine coach Gerardo Martino.

* Billionaire Rocco Commisso has bought Italian Serie A soccer club ACF Fiorentina from the Della Valle family, his U.S. cable company Mediacom Communications announced on Thursday.

* Manchester City have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against European soccer body UEFA's investigation into potential breaches of financial fair play by the club, the court announced on Thursday (Jun 6).

* Real Betis appointed Rubi as their new coach on a three-year deal on Thursday, with David Gallego taking his place at Espanyol.

* Tiger Woods will play alongside past US Open winner Justin Rose of England and three-time major winner Jordan Spieth in the first two rounds of next week's US Open golf tournament. The US Golf Association announced the pairings for the first two rounds of the year's third major tournament on Thursday (Jun 6).

* Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson dominated the women's 100 metres at the Diamond League meet in Rome to beat Britain's Dina Asher-Smith as Michael Norman inflicted the first defeat on fellow American Noah Lyles over 200m in nearly three years.

* Brazil’s 2-0 friendly win over Asian champions Qatar in Brasilia on Wednesday came at a heavy cost after they lost striker Neymar for this month’s Copa America because of an ankle ligament injury.

* Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will have a new and upgraded engine in his Mercedes for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix and expects to be stronger than in the past at a favourite circuit.

Reuters, CNA