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Sports News Review – Tim Duncan ended career

Sports News Review starts with the basketball and the San Antonio Spurs fans favorite Tim Duncan ended his career in his 40th year, after 19 NBA seasons. One of the best power forwards in the history of basketball participated for 15 times on All-Star games, with the Spurs won five championship titles, and three times was named the NBA Finals MVP, along with several individual awards. Duncan is the 14th best scorer in NBA history with 26.496 points, the sixth rebounder with 15.091 rebounds, and the fifth blocker with 3,020 blocked shots.

Strong American center Ekpe Udoh extended contract with Turkish Fenerbahce for another two seasons, with the clause that next summer could leave the club in case of the NBA offer. Udoh arrived into the ranks of Fenerbahce last summer and was one of the most deserving for the placement in the final of the Euroleague, in which has averaged 12.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce is one of the major contenders for the England national football team coach. According to British media, he will this week discuss with the leaders of the Football Association, which seeks new coach after the resignation of Roy Hodgson and the defeat of Iceland in the European Championship in France. Besides Bruce, as the most likely candidates for the new coach of England are mentioned Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce and the USA national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

National team member of Turkey Gokhan Tore is the new reinforcement of West Ham this summer. The club has confirmed that they have made an agreement that Tore one year play for West Ham on loan from the Turkish Besiktas for 2.5 million pounds, with the option to purchase at the end of the season.

Sevilla has engaged a new reinforcement, and it is the Argentinean Joaquin Correa, who last season played for Sampdoria. Correa plays on the position of the attacking midfielder, and Sevilla has set aside 10 million euros for this transfer.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has reportedly received a lucrative offer from China. There is speculation that the Chinese club Shandong Luneng offers to Italian player two-year contract worth as many as 40 million dollars, whilst Southampton in that case could cashed in 15 million as a compensation.

Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti today has officially presented as the new coach of Bayern Munich. Ancelotti at a press conference promised that the team will play attacking and attractive football.

UFC owners, the US company that promotes mixed martial arts, are selling the majority stake for four billion dollars. It will be the most expensive transactions of any organization in the history of sport, and UFC co-owners will benefit multiply since they bought the company in 2000 for two million dollars. The new buyer, according to the US media will be the company WME-IMG.

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova will definitely miss the Olympic Games because the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne announced that the decision on the appeal of the Russian tennis player on the two-year suspension would be made in September.

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