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Man Utd agrees to pay
Everton £75M for Lukaku
ed is looking to sign striker Romelu
Lukaku after the club agreed on a fee
of 75 million pounds ($97 million)
with Everton, a person familiar with
the deal said yesterday.
The person spoke on condition of an-
onymity to discuss details of a transfer
that is yet to be completed.
The 24-year-old Lukaku will have to
finalis e personal terms and undergo a
medical examination before a transfer
can be completed to United, where he
would be linking with manager Jose
Mourinho for a second time.
Mourinho was Chelsea manager when
Lukaku was sold to Everton in 2014 af-
ter the Belgium international failed to
establish a first-team place and had to
spend most of his time on loan at West
Bromwich Albion and Everton. English
Premier League champion Chelsea has
also reportedly been trying to re-sign
Lukaku in this summer transfer window.
Lukaku, a powerfully built, 6-foot-
3 (1.90-metre) forward, played only a
few games under Mourinho at Chelsea.
But strengthening the strike force has
been a priority for Mourinho ahead of
his second season in charge at United
after Zlatan Ibrahimovic was released.
Lukaku was the second highest scorer
in the Premier League last season, net-
ting 25 as Everton finished seventh in
the standings. United was a place higher
up but still qualified for the Champions
League by winning the Europa League.
Germany back atop FIFA rankings
ZURICH---Germany leads the FIFA
rankings again after the 2014 World Cup
winner added the Confederations Cup
title on Sunday.
Victory by a second-string squad
lifted Germany up two places, and
Brazil and Argentina fell to Nos 2 and
Since Germany last led the rankings
exactly two years ago, Brazil, Argentina
and Belgium have held the top spot.
Portugal used its third-place finish in
Russia to rise four places to No 4, high-
er than after it won the 2016 European
Switzerland climbed to No 5 by beat-
ing the Faeroe Islands to extend its per-
fect record in World Cup qualifying.
Poland, which was also unbeaten in
World Cup qualifying, rose to No 6.
Federer, Djokovic win in 3 sets
LONDON---Roger Federer and
Novak Djokovic had to play all
three sets at Wimbledon this
The former champions both ad-
vanced to the third round yester-
day, two days after their opening
matches ended early when their
opponents retired with an injury.
Federer was broken early in his
match, but the seven-time cham-
pion recovered quickly and beat
Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (0), 6-3, 6-2.
Djokovic, a three-time champion,
defeated Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2,
Djokovic won the Wimbledon ti-
tle in 2011, '14 and '15. But he has
not won a major title since com-
pleting a career Grand Slam at the
2016 French Open.
In his opening two matches at
the All England Club, Djokovic has
only lost eight games.
"It's perfect. Exactly what I
want," Djokovic said. "I don't
want to have any five-set match-
es in there."
Djokovic will next face Ernests
Gulbis. The unseeded Latvian de-
feated Juan Martin del Potro 6-4,
6-4, 7-6 (3).
Federer has lost 14 games so far
and will next face 27th-seeded
Milos Raonic, Dominic Thiem,
Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov,
Gael Monfils and David Ferrer also
reached the third round. Ferrer
advanced when opponent Steve
Darcis retired with an injury while
Darcis is the eighth man to retire
during a match this week. The Bel-
gian took a medical timeout after
18 minutes of play and was unable
One of the favorites in the wom-
en's tournament, third-seeded
Karolina Pliskova, lost on Centre
Court. Magdalena Rybarikova beat
Pliskova 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to reach the
third round for the second time in
Australia's Bernard Tomic gestures
during his men's singles match
against Germany's Mischa Zverev
on day two at the Wimbledon
Tennis Championships in London
on Tuesday. AP PHOTO
Pliskova entered the tournament
with a chance to take over the No. 1
"My expectations were a little bit
different than to make one round
here," Pliskova said. "That's tennis,
you know. Still, you still can play well
and you don't have to win. That's my
Top-seeded Angelique Kerber also
advanced to the third round, along with
seventh-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova,
ninth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska,
14th-seeded Garbine Muguruza and
24th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe.
Also, American wild-card entry
Bethanie Mattek-Sands injured her
right knee during a point and retired
from her second-round match.
Tomic's Wimbledon words draw
$15K fine, racket sponsor loss
LONDON---Bernard Tomic was fined
$15,000 at Wimbledon and dropped by
his racket sponsor yesterday --- not for
something he did during his first-round
loss, but for what he said during a news
The penalty for unsportsmanlike
conduct was announced two days after
the 24-year-old Australian was beaten
by Mischa Zverev 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, then
spoke to the media about feeling "a
little bit bored out there."
Tomic also said Tuesday that he "just
couldn't find any motivation" to com-
pete this year and acknowledged that
when he called for a medical timeout
against Zverev, he did so not because
of an injury issue but to "try to break
a bit of momentum."
Racket maker Head issued a state-
ment via its Twitter feed on Thursday
saying: "We were extremely disap-
pointed with the statements made at
Wimbledon by one of our sponsored
athletes, Bernard Tomic. His opinions
in no way reflect our own attitude for
tennis, our passion, professionalism
and respect for the game."
(last month's rankings in parentheses)
1. Germany (3)
2. Brazil (1)
3. Argentina (2)
4. Portugal (8)
5. Switzerland (9)
6. Poland (10)
7. Chile (4)
8. Colombia (5)
9. France (6)
10. Belgium (7)
11. Spain (10)
12. Italy (12)
13. England (13)
14. Peru (15)
15. Croatia (18)
16. Mexico (17)
17. Uruguay (16)
18. Sweden (34)
20. Iceland (22)
20. Wales (13)
35. United States (23)
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