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'Madden NFL 19' special edition cover to feature Terrell Owens

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A special version of the game, however, will release on August 7 and feature Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens on the cover. Franchise Mode will receive a Custom Draft Class Creator, positional archetypes and schemes. This will somehow tie into an "intuitive progression system" that's "based on authentic positional archetypes" and allows you to choose between building a victor now or focusing on the future. Read More »

What happened at half-time during Championship play-off final sums up modern football

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John Terry (below) has been the king pin of the Villa defence over the course of this season, but he veteran centre-back was exposed as the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon picked out a ideal pass to send Cairney in on goal after 23 minutes. "After we missed out on promotion last season, a lot of people wrote us off. We've been the best team in the league and although we didn't get automatic promotion, we blew teams away". Read More »

In a surprise move, Red Sox part ways with Hanley Ramirez

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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia's comeback from offseason knee surgery is complete. The 34-year-old Pedroia admitted to some nervousness in the clubhouse before batting practice. It's highly unlikely that the Red Sox find a trade partner for Ramirez and ultimately end up releasing him. Mitch Moreland has batted cleanup. The 2008 American League MVP and four-time All Star went 0-for-4 with a walk and scored in Boston's 8-6 victory against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Read More »

Liverpool - Champions League - 27 May 2018

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A spokesman for Air Partner Ltd, who were chartering the Myriad flight, said "On Thursday morning, we offered a number of alternative aircraft solutions to the travel agent that contracted us, but they declined them, and we fully refunded the travel agent". Read More »

Liverpool Owner In Timely Dig At Barcelona Pair Suarez And Coutinho

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Liverpool were ultimately one of the victims of Neymar's record-breaking €222 million (£195m/$260m) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, with the transfer market flooded with cash. The much-loved favourite player of those fans, Mo Salah, was in line for some praise too from a seemingly contented chairman. One of 25 players to have turned out for Liverpool in this season's scintillating Champions League campaign, he will also receive a silver medal should Real ... Read More »

LeBron on Chris Paul shimmy: 'I was laughing, smiling like everybody else'

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That result handed the league and the cabler the top spot across cable and broadcast and proved the highest-rated National Basketball Association playoff game on any network so far this season . We have to play better. The Rockets have no similarly poor shooter - they led the league in points per possession during the regular season. It's worth noting that their offensive and defensive efficiency numbers were quite similar to Houston's starters with Paul in the lineup. Read More »

Tearful Mo Salah off injured in Champions League final

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He is to leave Real Madrid this summer. Real Madrid face a spirited Liverpool side that pose an equally potent attacking threat with forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scoring 10 goals apiece in this season's Champions League campaign while Senegalese forward has scored 9 in the tournament. Read More »

Kevin Love placed in concussion protocol, out for Game 7

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It was the most he has scored in an elimination game and only three points shy of his playoff career high of 49. But if Friday was in fact James' final home game in Cleveland, he left Northeast Ohio with a performance for the ages to remember him by. Read More »

Ronaldo versus Salah -- Ballon d'Or on the line?

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The race couldn't be closer: Ronaldo has scored 50 goals for club and country this season, just two more than Salah. 1 hour until KO: Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev! Naturally, Salah is being talked up as a potential Ballon d'Or victor, although he will have to break up Lionel Messi and Ronaldo's monopoly of the award. Read More »

Pakistan pile on the agony for England in 1st Test

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As well as Pakistan have played, England have contributed hugely to their current predicament by following the disappointing 184 all out on the opening day - having won the toss - with a somewhat sloppy collective effort in the field. Root, who could have been run out before he had scored, played carefully to get to four before driving rashly at a wide ball from Hasan to nick a catch to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed. Read More »

Liverpool, Real Madrid set to clash in Champions League title game

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The clash is set to pair two attacking minded teams with a combined 70 goals scored in the tournament's 12 matches preceding the final, according to UEFA's website. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane . "It is 50/50, like all finals. We need to play very well to win the game and inside the dressing room we know we are not favourites". Read More »

Ivanka Trump serves up support for Serena Williams

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The hard-hitting Ostapenko, who past year became the first unseeded player to win the women's title since 1933, was handed a tricky draw as she could face former No. "Having enjoyed the success I had over the last couple of weeks helps to be here with a bit more confidence", Nadal said at the draw. Contrary to the women's circuit, where there is no particular favourite heading into the French Open that starts Sunday, there seems to be an odds on favourite in the men's division - King of ... Read More »

Zidane To Unleash BBC On Liverpool

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Slowed down by a five-game suspension for pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona back in August, Ronaldo endured a barren spell of only four goals in the first half of the Liga season as Madrid fell way behind runaway leaders and eventual champions Barca. Read More »

Manchester United target, Fred reveals talks with Man City

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As far as negotiations go, I am only [focused] on the World Cup. Reports recently however have suggested that Guardiola has cooled his interest over the recent months, preferring to target Napoli midfielder Jorginho , allowing United to have a clear run to sign Fred . Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo breaks lap record in practice for Monaco GP

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The pair are expected to pile the pressure on the race-leader but Ferrari and Mercedes have been left wanting from the pace of Red Bull all weekend. Raikkonen was fifth fastest in both sessions while Valtteri Bottas was seventh and then sixth for Mercedes . Romain Grosjean was the other driver to be knocked out in 15th - 0.014s slower than Leclerc - and he will start from 18th ahead of his teammate Kevin Magnussen as a result of a three-place grid penalty handed out for triggering ... Read More »

Yates keeps Giro lead as Dennis wins stage

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However, despite the shorter course not being his strongest discipline, he crossed in 22 place, just 75 seconds behind nearest rival, world time trial champion Tom Dumoulin - who finished third on the day. "I was extremely exhausted and I gave everything today", a tearful Yates said. "I was really trying to hold my position, but the final 10km, I really died a thousands deaths. Read More »

Canada joins G7, EU in statement rejecting recent election of Venezuela’s Maduro

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US President Donald Trump imposed the latest sanctions , which prevent the sale of Venezuelan assets or those of its state oil company to US citizens or corporations, on Monday. Mr Maduro announced the expulsion of charge d'affaires Todd Robinson as his victory in Sunday's vote was being proclaimed officially. Opposition leaders said the lifeless voting centers were evidence that Venezuelans heeded their call to abstain from voting in an election they contended was certain to be rigged ... Read More »

UEFA Champions League Final to air live on ABS-CBN S+A

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Salah has been earning huge amounts of praise for his strong performances for Liverpool FC this season since Klopp brought him to Anfield from AS Roma in the summer transfer window a year ago. Get the latest World Cup news updates. "When you find yourself in a place like this we are highly motivated". Germany coach Joachim Löw , says he would take Lionel Messi ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo for his side. Read More »

John Terry wants freakish clause in new Aston Villa contract

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Slavisa Jokanovic, the Fulham manager, has vowed to deploy his "best weapons" against Aston Villa as he looks to target 37-year-old John Terry in Saturday's Championship play-off final . "Over the course of two years now, the confidence that the manager has not only given myself but the entire team and the ability and the freedom to go and play no matter the situation has just brought the best out of us and I am no different". Read More »

Garbine Muguruza opts for relaxed approach at French Open

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Williams, who is expected to play in her first major since returning from maternity leave, should also receive a top seed that befits the No. 1 ranking she held when she left the tour, the players say. If you are forced out for a specific reason, whether it be maternity or injury, you need to be protected. But she'll try for her 24th Grand Slam as an unseeded competitor. Read More »

Chris Paul of Houston Rockets out for Game 6 with hamstring injury

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The Warriors are hoping for the return of Andre Iguodala , who's missed the last two games, both losses, with a knee injury. "He wanted to be out there, and for sure he's anxious. Green told ESPN's "Get Up" morning show that he's been in communication with Leonard and that the former NBA Finals MVP wants to be a Spur despite the season-long drama surrounding him. Read More »

Does a Game 6 Loss Mean LeBron Is Done in Cleveland?

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Tatum also grabbed at his head, but remained in the game. "I'm pretty sure a lot of guys are exhausted". "I felt some pain throughout my entire right side of my ankle into my leg". He's scored 40 or more seven times this postseason. It's unclear which voter made the decision but the league will release this information in due course and there's no doubt that Celtics fans are waiting to call out that individual. Read More »

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue: LeBron James will be great in Game 6

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The series is where it is because the Celtics won Game 5 96-83, even though they shot just 36 percent from the field. It also happens that James left Cleveland following that loss to the Celtics and chances are James will once again be leaving if the Celtics manage to close out this series. Read More »

LeBron James dissects Chris Paul's Game 5 performance

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But great opportunity for other guys and we have plenty to choose from and we'll be ready". "We'll be all right ". "We'll just continue to take it day to day.". "He's practically won us the last two games". Late in Thursday night's game, Paul, who happens to be one of James' best friends, suffered a hamstring injury on a drive attempt to the hoop. Read More »