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Chelsea toppled on day of high drama in EPL

David Luiz then got one back for Chelsea thanks to a sublime assist from Morata but the home side couldn't muster another shot on goal while Burnley even hit the post from a late free-kick. "I repeat: It is important for us to concentrate on our work, to be focused every day in training and to try to work in our best way". Vokes was left unmarked in the box and powered in the third, as Sean Dykes' men tormented their hosts in the first half. Read More »

Manchester United vs West Ham: Three key battles to decide the game

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Manchester City's unfamiliarity with Brighton and Hove Albion can help Chris Hughton's promoted side start their Premier League campaign with an upset win on Saturday, midfielder Solly March has said. "But it was a very good performance from Nemanja". It will be interesting to see how Pickford deals with this pressure, and it is important to note that Everton play Manchester City , Chelsea , Tottenham and Manchester United in their first five fixtures, so it be a big ask to ... Read More »

WTA Tour round-up: Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza knocked out of Rogers Cup

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Defending champion Simona Halep takes on Ukraine's Elena Svitolina in the second semi-final later on Saturday. Halep, the No. 2 seed, beat Caroline Garcia of France 6-4, 6-2 while Svitolina, the No. "It was a very tough match for me mentally because it was the second time I was playing on this court today", said Svitolina. But she's a very consistent player. Read More »

United in talks with Ibra

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Nemanja Matic can reprise his role as enforcer, with either Eric Bailly or Victor Lindelof hopefully establishing themselves as a dominant centre back in front of the solid David de Gea. "We expect West Brom to drop a few places from last season , and we expect Newcastle to be very competitive in their return to the Premier League", he argues. Read More »

Aaron Rodgers is all-in on an iconic 'Game Of Thrones' fan theory

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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre asked of the 33-year-old Rodgers on Wednesday while speaking at the Lee Remmel Sports Awards Banquet in De Pere, Wis. Favre says all the pieces of the puzzle seem to be in place for that to happen. Rodgers' extensive resume already includes six Pro Bowl selections, two All-Pro nods and two NFL MVP honors, but Favre sees the potential for his replacement to exceed his own legacy if Rodgers continues to play at the level he's at. Read More »

Mourinho comments on Man United's title chances

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He's made history everywhere with Porto, Inter and now he can do it with Manchester United . Last season was by far the most hard of Wenger's 21-year reign, with Arsenal's on-pitch travails exposing him to furious protests from angry fans. Read More »

Premier League table 2017/18

A player with an exquisite first touch and eye for a pass, many feel he is tailor-made to excel under Guardiola's guidance, and City's open, attacking brand of football was a major reason he decided to make the move to the Etihad. City manager Pep Guardiola will be under pressure from the start after strengthening his squad with five new signings in the transfer window, costing the club some US$286 million. Read More »

West Ham United to launch £25m bid for William Carvalho

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The report suggests that West Ham's initial offer was rejected by Sporting but a second offer, which would be a club record £27.2m deal for the Premier League outfit if accepted, is being made. Although Newcastle United, in The Sun , and Arsenal, in The Record , have previously been linked with moves, neither have been in a secure position to gamble on Carvalho, whose performances remain inconsistent at the top level. Read More »

Jamie Carragher launches all out assault on Liverpool's defence

What defenders can do it? It takes their tally to 27 goals conceded from set-pieces during Jurgen Klopp's reign - the most racked up by any of the top-six during that period. 'It's nearly impossible. What defenders can do that?' Van Dijk will improve it, yeah, but one man can't change it all'. 2 games, 13 goals and 180 minutes later, the Premier League is officially back after the longest summer in recent memory . Read More »

Mourinho ready for second-year success

We always had that. First, in the 86th minute, it was Ramsey who put in a goal to even everything up late in the match at 3 apiece. That is a big change from a year ago, when United played only five pre-season matches after a friendly against Manchester City in Beijing was called off. Read More »

Notes From The Phillies' 7-6 Loss To New York

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NY entered Thursday averaging 2.4 runs in the losses while going 3-10 over its previous 13 contests, but the Mets belted four home runs and matched their offensive output from the last five games combined in a 10-0 rout in the opener. Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrera followed with back-to-back singles. The Phillies held a pregame moment of silence for former star catcher Darren Daulton. Read More »

Derek Wolfe ankle injury not considered serious

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Wolfe , on the other hand, isn't expected to miss the start of the season . Winn was placed on injured reserve. He totaled a career-high 51 tackles in 2016. "We're kind of assuming it's not that bad". As it turned out, Wolfe had an ankle injury that the Broncos initially didn't believe to be serious, although the team was still conducting more tests. Read More »

Kyrie Irving prefers Clippers, Blake Griffin pairing

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He's been inside that locker room. He's seen Kyrie Irving - I think I reported this on SportsCenter this week - he saw Kyrie Irving in the playoffs this year - in between the first round when they beat in and the second round when they played Toronto - go consecutive days without speaking to a teammate at practice. Read More »

Cardinals announce they'll honor Rally Cat with 'Rally Cat Appreciation Day'

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The Rally Cat has been found! Or, at the very least, to be adopted to a loving home . "I'm a dog guy, but I like that cat tonight", St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. St. Louis, which looked to be falling out of contention several weeks ago, entered play on Sunday with a record of 60-56 and sat just one game behind the hated-rival Chicago Cubs for first place in the National League Central Division. Read More »

United in talks with Ibrahimovic about striker staying

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Mourinho insists he is content with the United board's efforts in the market and will not protest if the club are unable to bring in a new addition before the window shuts. United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to West Ham on Sunday, having won six of their seven pre-season friendlies. And I always had respect and the desire to do well in the English cups and I always liked to go to the finals. Read More »

New tropical storm soon? Hurricane center watching area near Bahamas

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On average, the Atlantic season will spawn 12 storms. Historically, the peak comes between August and October. Of more concern, though, is a system located 200 miles north of the northern Leeward Islands, 99L, which has a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next five days. Read More »

Detroit Red Wings to white supremacist group: Stop using our logo

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The logo has been altered slightly in the center, and the people holding the signs belong to a group from MI called "The Detroit Right Wings ". Among the white-power supporters is an anti-immigrant group called the Detroit Right Wings, which has co-opted a pretty familiar-looking logo. Read More »

Mariners' lefty James Paxton leaves game with injury

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The M's went quietly in the bottom of the inning against Yusmeiro Petit, who earned his second save of the season. Paxton is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks. Paxton was working his way into the conversation for Cy Young Award consideration. Before Thursday's start , he had won seven in a row. The Angels are 14-4 in their last 18 during game 3 of a series, 6-2 in Ramirezs last 8 road starts and 4-0 in Ramirezs last 4 starts vs. Read More »

Soldier, civilian killed in ceasefire violation across LoC by Pakistani troops

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He hailed from Tarsana village in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. This comes just hours after a security personnel was injured when militants attacked an army camp in Kupwara district of Kashmir. The official said due to heavy firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops, the residents living close to the LoC in Balakote sector could not take refuge in underground bunkers. Read More »

Federer, Canadian teen Shapovalov reach semis in Montreal

Now ranked 143rd in the world after a win in a lower-level Challenger event only three weeks ago in Gatineau, Que., Shapovalov will crack the top 70, possibly to 66th, for reaching the semifinals. Fourth seeded Alexander Zverev defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-4 to set up a clash with Shapovalov. Shapovalov became the youngest player to reach the tournament's quarterfinals since Bjorn Borg in 1974. Read More »

David Moyes has a very blunt assessment of Paul Pogba

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Pogba wasn't at his best as United suffered a 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid in the Super Cup this week and will hope to perform better against West Ham on Sunday as Mourinho's side get their new Premier League campaign underway. Although the 32-year-old was not able to feature in any of the pre-season games, he was part of the touring squad as his comeback trail continued. "I used to get criticism at Everton because we played him there, he's got brilliant chest control, taking it ... Read More »

City to rein in spending spree: Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola's attacking style put huge pressure on his defence in his trophyless first campaign at the Etihad Stadium , with Kompany's regular absences making it hard for John Stones to settle in after his move from Everton . New signing Bernardo Silva may just lurk on the sidelines as a cover for either David Silva or Kevin de Bruyne , though he may find himself on the right wing. Read More »

Arsenal gun down Leicester in seven-goal thriller — EPL

Next up for Arsenal is a clash at Stoke, while Leicester will look to regroup with a home tie against newly promoted Brighton and Howe. "But I don't want him to go". "So we conceded two goals from corner, we were quite good last season on corners". Albrighton crossed for Jamie Vardy to put Leicester ahead after Xhaka had gifted the ball straight to him. Read More »

Bucs waive K Aguayo after preseason misses

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That was the worst total among the 30 kickers to attempt at least 20 field goals in 2016, and the third-worst among any kicker since 2000. The Buccaneers brought in former New York Jets kicker Nick Folk to compete with Aguayo for the starting job. Read More »

Liverpool's owners rule out sale of Philippe Coutinho

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Coutinho's demand is believed to have been rejected by Liverpool , who only hours earlier had gone public with their intent to keep the playmaker at all costs. UPDATE: Liverpool have since come out and denied that Coutinho has handed in a transfer request. Barcelona have had two bids - first of £72million, then £90million - rejected by the Reds. Read More »

Leicester boss Shakespeare excited for Arsenal opener

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Arsenal are taking on the 2015/16 Premier League champions Leicester City , who could also be losing some of their star players. "We have to try and win most of games that we compete in but we know the rollercoaster that the Premier League can be as well". Read More »

Dolphins' Tannehill out for season

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Salguero reports this "decision was made Friday evening made Friday evening when coach Adam Gase and Tannehill spoke about the options open to them". The Texas A&M product went down with sprained ligaments in the same knee he injured last week resulting in the surgery he'll undergo to fix his ACL. Read More »

USA duo stuns steeplechase world

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Coburn, who lives in Boulder, led a stunning one-two sweep for the Americans. American remain comfortably clear at the top of the medals table with eight golds, eight silver and seven bronze for a total of 23. "My coach (Jerry Schumacher) had told me to just go for it", Frerichs told NBC after the race. "The whole race I just felt strong and controlled and powerful and waiting and waiting for it to feel bad, and it never did". Read More »