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Fantasy Cricket: TFG Pundit tips for 1st Test Bangladesh v Australia

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All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said on Thursday he wants no less than a clean sweep for Bangladesh when the Test minnows face a strong Australian side in their first series in more than a decade. But Smith is making no apologies for looking to the future, with the next Test series in India in 2021 firmly within his sights after a 2-1 series defeat earlier this year. Read More »

Eli Harold: It's time for 49ers linebacker to prove himself

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San Francisco can obviously renegotiate that should Harold perform well enough to merit an extension and, given the difference in price and age, it is a well-reasoned decision by the Niners to put their belief in the potential of the third-year player rather than hope Brooks can remain consistent in a year where they are not expected to contend. Read More »

Liverpool V Arsenal: Who Makes Our Combined XI?

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Nearly every player was a star - even Alberto Moreno! While Olivier Giroud, who loves scoring against Liverpool , will be more than ready for an impact off the bench. He said: "I have to deal many times in my life with big departures and big players leaving". "Alexis, when he is in the squad, he can score a goal for you at that is always good for morale". Read More »

Ryan says a government shutdown isn't necessary after Trump threat

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Former California Gov. Pete Wilson, a Trump supporter, believes Trump and McConnell need to meet privately to air their grievances. But perception is everything in Washington. economy has kept tax collections substantially below the overall level of federal spending. Republicans utilized that wedge for years in other standoffs. Read More »

Ancelotti open to Sanches exit

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Sanches impressed during Euro 2016 as he helped guide Portugal to glory and as a result of his performances earned himself a move to Bayern. He was linked with a lot of European superpowers, before Bayern Munich came up with a whopping £35m offer to sign him from Benfica. Read More »

Mou: United subs make all my moves right

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The team is playing very well and I'm very confident. Mata puts the ball into the net after Lukaku's shot from close range is saved but it is off-side. Leicester started their season with a insane 4-3 defeat to Arsenal , before picking up their first win in the Premier League by seeing off the challenge of Brighton. Read More »

LeBron James criticizes fans for burning Isaiah Thomas jerseys

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Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics reacts in the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Two of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 19, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Cavaliers declined to comment on a new ESPN report that the team would seek further compensation for Kyrie Irving because of the severity of Isaiah Thomas' hip injury. Read More »

Ray solid in return as Diamondbacks edge Mets 3-2

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Ray struck out 11 batters in 4 2/3 innings in a rehab start for Class A Visalia on August 17. In his first four innings, Ray surrendered a maximum of one baserunner each inning. Prior to the ninth, the Mets' offense had struggled to scratch baserunners across, at least in part because of two double plays. Montero recorded his first win in almost two months on Saturday after yielding one run on six hits in as many innings of an 8-1 triumph versus Miami. Read More »

José Mourinho praises Mkhitaryan: 'We now understand each other'

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United welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford this weekend and will be desperate to bank another three points and put in another positive performance before the top flight is put on hold for a fortnight during the global break. United could keep five consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since a run of six in a row from February to March 2013. "Don't get me wrong, I'm a massive fan of this lad over the years, I think he's been phenomenal". Read More »

Cubs crush Rhys Hoskins, Phillies

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Rhys Hoskins had another big game in defeat, homering again and knocking in three more runs. Yes, Hoskins has only played 16 games so far, but in that short amount of time he has hit 9 home runs, along with 21 RBI's, but more importantly, Hoskins has the ability to take pitches and grind out long at bats. Read More »

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker cleared from concussion protocol

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Late in the game Buffalo was close to taking the lead, but Brandon Reilly was stripped of the ball at the Ravens 11-yard line after making a reception and Baltimore recovered to eliminate the threat. Baltimore has four other players who will start the season on injured reserve: running back Kenneth Dixon (knee), cornerback Maurice Canady (knee), offensive lineman Nico Siragusa (knee) and receiver-returner Tim White (thumb). Read More »

Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan Fantasy Outlook After Julian Edelman's Injury

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An MRI on Julian Edelman's injured right knee revealed a complete ACL tear , according to Albert Breer of "The MMQB". A seventh-round pick by the Patriots in 2009, Edelman has played his entire career in New England. Edelman has been Brady's most frequent target over the last four years. Losing Edelman, 31, for the season would give Tom Brady another challenge in his career. Read More »

Julian Edelman has complete tear in right ACL

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Edelman, who led the team in receptions and yards receiving past year, limped off the field with an injured right knee early in New England's 30-28 victory over the Lions . Edelman leads the National Football League in receptions, targets and first downs in the playoffs since 2009, according to ESPN Stats & Info. While we won't know for sure how much this will impact the team's strategy going forward, we do know that when things like this have happened in the past, New England has gone on ... Read More »

Prediction: Manchester United vs Leicester City

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In terms of head-to-head, Manchester United leads with 14 wins against two of Leicester City , with six matches being drawn. Jose Mourinho believes Leicester City have found their mojo again under Craig Shakespeare this season, but the Manchester United boss does not expect them to be Premier League title contenders. Read More »

Chris Froome tightens grip on Vuelta lead with show of strength

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Kelderman lost 17 seconds on the GC, and Sunweb felt Barguil was responsible. Froome is trying to become the third rider to complete the Tour-Vuelta double in the same season. Orica-Scott duo Adam and Simon Yates are eighth and ninth, 50 seconds and 1min 09secs behind, respectively. It wasn't until the fifth and final climb up the Puerto del Garbi that the race favourites began to fight it out as Alberto Contador attacked and was followed by Froome and Van Garderen. Read More »

Lionel Messi is Carrying Barcelona on His Back

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At the right place, at the right time. Already the highest scorer in the history of the Spanish top flight, Messi thus extends by one his advantage over Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. It could've been three for Messi and Catalans when Denis Suarez - shortly after replacing Gerard Deulofeu - laid off the superstar, whose shot clipped the woodwork. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino coy on Serge Aurier reports

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Aurier's conviction previously denied him entry into the United Kingdom for a Champions League match between PSG and Arsenal last season. Juventus are ready to pounce with a loan deal should the move fall through, leading both teams to nearly swap their full backs after ex Juventus defender Dani Alves moved the other way earlier in the window. Read More »

The Northern Trust: Jordan Spieth grabs Round 3 lead

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Focusing on putting speed rather than mechanics, Spieth compiled five consecutive birdies from the 10th hole on his way to a five-under 65 at the Glen Oaks Club. 3, 5, 7 and 8, however, before closing his back nine with another bogey on No. 9. "I've been striking the ball well this year", Spieth told Sky Sports . Read More »

Rapid reactions to preseason loss to Patriots

Edelman was slow to get up and then limped off the field, favoring and flexing his right knee; at one point, he touched the back of his knee. Edelman , 31, led the Patriots with 98 catches and 1,106 receiving yards previous year. "It won't be until Sunday that we get our practice squad set, things like that", said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in his press conference on Wednesday. Read More »

Tamim 'Proud' of World XI Call-Up in Pakistan

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South Africa's Test and T20 captain Faf Du Plessis , while talking to Dawn on Saturday, said that he's happy to play a small part in bringing cricket back to Pakistan . "In my career, I have featured in some very exciting matches against Pakistan but playing Pakistan in front of its passionate supporters will be a unique occasion, which I can't wait to experience". Read More »

Ronda Rousey planning to get married during Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

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According to new reports, Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey are getting married today, in Las Vegas. 'He's Hawaiian so we're gonna do kinda like a backyard, Mexican Corona party - but, like, in Hawaii, ' she said. After missing almost all of 2016, Rousey returned to challenge current champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30 in Las Vegas but was knocked out in just 48 seconds. Read More »

Mbappe's reasons for joining PSG are more than just monetary

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Speaking with journalists in the mixed zone at Parc des Princes after Friday's 3-0 win over St Etienne, the Brazil worldwide admitted that the squad does not know if Mbappe will join as sources close to both clubs told ESPN FC a fee of around €150 million plus a player is nearly agreed. Read More »

Man City chief pokes fun at Tottenham over CL draw

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Manchester City director of football Txiki Bergiristain said Napoli play "the best football" in Europe after being drawn against the Italian side in the Champions League group stage. We saw that against Nice in the play-off round so we have to be careful. "In the skin of Tottenham, I would be more anxious", he said. "I like to watch the teams who want to play", he said. Read More »

Mauro Icardi scores twice as Inter Milan beat Roma 3-1

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But the hosts, playing under the watchful eye of new club director Francesco Totti , were stunned into silence in a thrilling second half. "It's just the start of a new season under a new Coach, so we are getting accustomed to the dynamics and mistakes can happen". Read More »

The Patriots Will Have To Go On Without Julian Edelman's Grit, ACL

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Las season, Edelman hauled in 98 catches for 1106 yards and three touchdowns. As reported Saturday, the Twitter account of the local network (CSN), a review of magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis. After the game, Edelman said he wasn't sure of the severity of his injury but that he would do his best to return to the field as soon as he could. Read More »

Huddersfield Town v Southampton

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The Republic of Ireland global striker scored three goals and provided one assist in 32 Premier League appearances for Southampton last season . Huddersfield Town continued their excellent start to life in the Premier League as David Wagner's side drew 0-0 at home to Southampton on Saturday. Read More »

Manchester United 0-0 Leicester

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One of the most hard jobs of a soccer manager - or a coach in any sport, for that matter - is finding high-quality backups but also ones that will accept the limited playing time that comes with being second-fiddle. Jose Mourinho introduced Rashford with a quarter of the game remaining and it took the forward just three minutes to get on the scoresheet, with the England worldwide volleying Henrik Mkhitaryan's corner into the net from 12 yards. Read More »