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Guardiola named Barclays Manager of the Month

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That means he could have a chance of returning to action in Saturday's Premier League clash against Stoke at the Etihad Stadium. Jonathan Smith reports from Man City's training ground where Pep Guardiola speaks for the first time since Sergio Aguero was involved in a vehicle crash. Read More »

Maria Sharapova beats Switzerland's Vogele to reach Tianjin Open semifinals

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Venus Williams was knocked out in the second round of the Hong Kong Open by 19-year-old Naomi Osaka. Sharapova has not added to her huge haul of titles since returning from a doping ban, but remains in the hunt for a 36th WTA Tour singles success after claiming the only break of the first set and two in the second to prevail. Read More »

N'Golo Kante and Alvaro Morata unlikely to feature against Crystal Palace

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However, Palace fans will be feeling a lot more confident if Zaha returns this weekend, with the flying winger undoubted the team's talisman in the final third. Morata only arrived in England in July, becoming Chelsea's most expensive signing ever, but his importance to Conte's project has become apparent immediately: The 24-year-old Spaniard has already scored eight goals in 10 appearances. Read More »

Masahiro Tanaka to take mound for Yankees in ALCS opener vs. Astros

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Friday marks game one of the ALCS. The most important thing of the night: Will the Judge be back in session? Surely, the Astros were taking notes. "We are showing what New Mexico players can do out there in the big leagues", said Houston closing pitcher Ken Giles. In 341 regular-season at-bats that ended before the pitcher got to two strikes against him, Altuve batted.446 with a.739 slugging percentage. Read More »

Michael Owen states his prediction for Tottenham v Bournemouth

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Tottenham spent money on Serge Aurier, Fernando Llorente, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth this summer, but sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City. This, along with a number of other departures, led to Spurs making a profit for their overall spending's during the transfer window. Read More »

MA native implicated in death of frat pledge pressured to overdrink

A report from the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner revealed Gruver's blood-alcohol level was.495 at the time of his death (more than six times the legal limit). Others found Gruver motionless and barely breathing around 9 a.m. Authorities said Gruver and other fraternity pledges gathered on September 13th at the frat house for what was called 'Bible Study, ' a drinking game where pledges were forced to drink alcohol for every incorrect answer they gave about the fraternity. Read More »

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer eye semi-final berths at Shanghai Masters

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Just as in China Open final, Nadal needed to battle through a three-setter to shrug off the challenge of the Bulgarian, winning 6-4 6-7 6-3. I'm happy I was able to do better today on the break points. Cilnds them off with 3 winners and like it usually happens, a player who missed his chances was punished very soon. The Swiss great, eyeing a second Shanghai Masters title, broke in the first game of the match and twice in the second set to march into the last eight. Read More »

Brady says sprained shoulder will be fine — PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

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Then he got blasted on that same left shoulder several more times before the game ended. No matter how you slice it, the numbers reveal a Patriots pass protection that has regressed significantly since last season's Super Bowl run. He's on pace to set a career high in passing yards. He said he has learned to deal with the wear-and-tear over time. "Some guys have gotten lucky", Bowles said of the high Patriots sack numbers. Read More »

US Soccer Needs to Model Itself After Atlanta United

Yet, Gulati remains at the post he has held since 2006. For the United States to be eliminated, not only did the Americans have to lose their match, but Panama and Honduras both needed miraculous victories in simultaneous games against Costa Rica and Mexico, respectively. Read More »

Week Six Green Bay Packers Keys To Victory

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The Green Bay Packers get their first division game this week as they head to Minnesota to take on the Vikings led by.wait.who is the quarterback this week? If Diggs starts getting free in the secondary and taking over the game, that could spell big danger for Green Bay. Read More »

Auburn receives federal subpoena in bribery scandal

Evans was sacked by Oklahoma State two days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced findings from an investigation of fraud and corruption in college basketball that led to Evans' arrest along with nine others. The university confirmed that in a statement Thursday in response to an open records request from The Associated Press. The Oklahoman first reported the subpoena's existence on Wednesday. Read More »

'Garbage': Michael Jordan hits out at worrying National Basketball Association trend

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Michael and Novant are really excited about this project". It's not surprising that the NBA Hall-of-Famer is concerned about the league's competitive balance heading into the 2017-18 season, which starts next week. Though his primary residence is in Florida, Jordan considers Charlotte his second home, Portnoy said. To now say that one's greater than the other is being a little bit unfair... Read More »

Busted: Roger Goodell's wife creates fake Twitter account to defend husband

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The account has been deleted, but Beaton captured a number of Skinner Goodell's responses prior to its removal. Kevin Durant has some competition for the weirdest fake sports Twitter account in 2017. Unfortunately, if you log on to Twitter, you won't be able to find Mrs. Goodell's account, because she chose to shut it down. You can do better reporting. Read More »

Devils burn the Leafs 6-3 in Toronto

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With that roster, equipped with that much top-end and youthful talent, it wasn't long after the Blackhawks increased their lead that the Maple Leafs came roaring back on goals 2:42 apart from Connor Brown and James van Riemsdyk . Both teams had good scoring chances early but Andersen and Schneider held firm. The Devils' offensive run in the second period was enough to support him, led by two goals from Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha. Read More »

John Calipari: 'None of us know where this thing's going'

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Tipton: "John, one more question about the Federal Bureau of Investigation". "I am entitled to ask a question, you can then deny". When one reporter refused to let up on the issue, Calipari returned the heat, making it clear he wanted to talk about his team. Read More »

Dias: GM's plans to produce Equinox in Mexico 'war on Canada'

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Dias said in a phone interview Thursday from Washington, D.C., where NAFTA trade talks are being held, that GM's comments were nothing less than a declaration of war on Canada. Dias says GM's threat during labour negotiations is a '"slap in the face" to Canada and the United States. - Dias has reason to fear that production could be moved. Read More »

Ireland to make their Test debut against Pakistan in May next year

Ireland and Afghanistan were given test status in June when they became the 11th and 12th full members of the ICC. An agreement between the two countries was reached during the ICC meeting in Auckland this week. Since then, Cricket Ireland has been looking for the right opponent for the historic first match. Irish captain William Porterfield is delighted with the news. Read More »

Tickets for Astros' ALCS Game 1, 2 skyrocket

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He hit two homers in the fifth game at Cleveland that turned out to decide that series. The Astros and the Yankees have played each other in seven games in the regular season. Most importantly, this matchup gives us another chance to see Aaron Judge (6-7, 52 regular season home runs) against Jose Altuve (5-5, though listed 5-6, 24 regular season home runs, .346 batting average). Read More »

Appeals court rules against Elliott, clears way for suspension

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However, the NFLPA is expected to re-file the case with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY and seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in order to keep Elliott playing, according to Gabe Feldman, director of the Tulane Sports Law Program. Read More »

Most pro sports teams have stopped staying at Trump hotels

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Trump properties used to serve as housing for professional sports teams on the road. Seventeen teams stayed at a Trump hotel within the past seven years, according to the report . Even before Trump's crusade to force players to stand during the national anthem, professional teams were taking their business away from his hotels and other properties. Read More »

Manchester United consider offering new five-year deal to Jose Mourinho

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The Sun reports that his basic wage will stay the same in the new deal , but his bonus payments for winning trophies is set to increase significantly. He is also likely reaping the benefits of having claimed two major pieces of silverware last season, the EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League. United chiefs and fans will have no problem with Mourinho staying on at the Old Trafford helm as long as he continues to secure silverware for the club, particularly if he wins a Premier League title. Read More »

Lawler, dos Anjos to headline UFC Winnipeg

In the other, we'll have former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos . UFC officials made the announcement on Thursday. Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler's return to the Octagon is set. Now 2-0 at welterweight, Dos Anjos, like Lawler, stands out as one of the division's premier contenders. Prior to falling to Woodley, Lawler had won his first two title defenses, topping Rory MacDonald via TKO - the second time that he had beaten MacDonald - in July 2015 in addition ... Read More »

John Flint named as HSBC's new chief executive, succeeding Stuart Gulliver

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Tucker, who joined from insurer AIA, is the first outsider to be hired as chairman or chief executive at HSBC but one of his first acts as chairman was to appoint Flint, who has served his time with HSBC in both Europe and Asia, and in the bank's global banking and markets divisions, as well as its retail banking business. Read More »

Smith on top in Malaysia

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Live coverage continues on Friday from 3.30am. Last week: Brendan Steele won the Safeway Open. Thomas has thrived under sweltering conditions in Kuala Lumpur in the last two editions to rank No. Xander Schauffele has only had two weeks off since winning the Tour Championship , and his Rookie of the Year trophy hasn't even had a chance to start collecting dust yet. Read More »

Celtics' Kyrie Irving happy to be in Boston

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Prior to the preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets , Irving spoke with reporters and detailed the differences between the city of Cleveland and Boston, all while taking a few subtle shots at the city that raised him during his first six years in the league. Read More »

Texans Place Watt & Mercilus On IR; Sign Veterans To Take Their Place

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Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has also confirmed that Mercilus has been ruled out of the remainder of the season due to the injury, and he also noted that they will feel the absence of Watt and Mercilus in the coming weeks. "Those are big shoes to fill". Houston last suited up for the Chicago Bears in 2016, but he only appeared in two games before suffering a season-ending ACL tear. Read More »