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Cavs 'fixated' on Getting Young Star for Kyrie Irving

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According to ESPN , the Cleveland Cavaliers , preparing for the possibility that LeBron James might leave after next season, are focused on landing a young star for Irving , who has requested a trade . It may be insane for the Spurs to not want Irving (even though they reportedly do), but it depends if they have the pieces to get someone like him. Read More »

No comparison between Sanchez and Costa - Wenger

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Wenger also confirmed Jack Wilshere is nearing a return to action and should remain with Arsenal for the season. "At the moment no [news about Sanchez's contract] because we have not progressed on that front", Wenger told reporters. He wrote: "Some Arsenal supporters seem happy to say, " Alexis Sanchez is a great guy, he's a model pro" but I am sorry, he is not". Wenger is adamant Oxlade-Chamberlain will remain and predicted great things for him. Read More »

Ronaldo scores as Real Madrid beat 10 man Barcelona 3-1

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The Portuguese captain came on as a substitute in the second half and scored with a fine strike, giving Real the lead on 80 minutes. "Even if it is not a penalty, the card is harsh". "We played a great game, but what annoyed me was Cristiano Ronaldo's dismissal". So, who do you think did it better? "Another goal on debut, so I am happy". Read More »

Bolt, Farah take to the track 1 more time at worlds

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Edris did the "Mobot" - Farah's trademark celebration - soon after crossing the line but Farah dismissed any suggestions it was a taunt in his own back yard. Chelimo said afterwards to the BBC: "It is what it is, I just meant that I was going to take Mo down". After the 10K, he was maybe exhausted so he did not have enough for the last kick. Read More »

Marshawn Lynch Tells Del Rio He's Always Sat During National Anthem

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People on social media, on the other hand, had plenty to say both for and against the move. "Talked to Marshawn. Wanted to make sure we're on the same page", Del Rio said . The star running back didn't play a single down on Saturday and the Raiders lost to the Cardinals 20-10, but Lynch easily generated the most attention to the exhibition game. Read More »

Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield

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Mounie's second 12 minutes from time made sure of the comprehensive win, and Wagner believes while his high pressing approach paid dividends, his side's ruthlessness in front of goal helped earn them the three points. He has done well to sign Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan, while also bringing in 20-year-old defender Jairo Riedewald from Ajax. "I am looking forward to having the opportunity to play with the number of talented ball players that are already in this squad at ... Read More »

Jamaica's Blake doubtful for sprint relay final

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And who can forget Justin Gatlin, who has served two drugs bans, upstaging Usain Bolt in his individual 100m swansong a week ago and all the boos that followed. What's more, Gatlin denies him the crutch of old age, which Bolt could have leaned on to justify his retirement and/or rationalize this loss. He did his routine marking of his starting position and did a few run-downs imitating baton exchange. Read More »

Koeman reveals the signing Everton must make to challenge top six

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The Toffees' prodigal son returned to Goodison Park over the summer after 13 years away and has already got a taste of home again in the Europa League. It is always better to start at home than away. "A hard game, Stoke City is always a battle", he remarked. Negotiations with Porto have proved frustrating but Press Association Sport understands a deal just in excess of B£7million has now been agreed and the player has settled his own outstanding contractual issues with the Portuguese ... Read More »

`Injured` Sanchez ruled out of start of Arsenal's PL campaign

City have splashed out an estimated £217million on the likes of Bernardo Silva , Ederson , Kyle Walker , Danilo and Benjamin Mendy ahead of the 2017-18 season. We want him to be a nuisance. The Frenchman will be hoping it's a sign of changing fortunes after a season when he reached his nadir. "The group of players this season are going to stay here for a long time ". Read More »

Newcastle paying the price for missing out on targets - Benitez

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It's very hard - the prices are insane. But Benitez is unhappy that other Newcastle targets have been missed although he admitted that it has been hard. "We are getting to more difficult matches so I am working hard to be a better player for this team. It's not what you want, it's what you need". Owner Mike Ashley - who had promised Benitez "every last penny" the club generated through promotion and player sales in May - wants to see movement out of St James's Park. Read More »

Bosz disappointed with Dembele

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Callum Bunce of Ladbrokes said: "Dembele couldn't have made his intentions any clearer with his recent actions, and the money suggests it's surely only a matter of time before the club let go of their prized asset". " We will of course sanction this misconduct ", Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc said in a statement, adding that Dembele was suspended until after this weekend's Cup match. Read More »

Jaguars unlikely to allow Branden Albert to return

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The 32-year-old Albert surprised Jaguars coach Doug Marrone last week by walking into his office and saying he planned to retire. Albert has walked out on the team a few times since he was acquired from the Dolphins back in March. It's equally unclear why Albert wants to return. The Jaguars will play their first preseason game on Thursday against the New England Patriots . Read More »

It is best not to play Everton target Sigurdsson, says Clement

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Sigurdsson has been strongly linked with a move to Everton since the start of last month, although it is thought that the Toffees are unprepared to meet Swansea's £50m valuation of the Iceland worldwide. "And it's best for everyone that he doesn't play in these [pre-season] games". Aaron Lennon was not in the Everton squad for the draw with the Spanish side, their last pre-season fixture before they kick off their Premier League campaign at home against Stoke on Saturday. Read More »

Miami Dolphins Reportedly Considered Tim Tebow Before Signing Jay Cutler

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The Dolphins signed Jay Cutler , cruelly denying us the chance to hear his surly demeanor echo from the broadcast booth while he did color commentary for each week's second- or third-best games. That includes Moore. He said he still considers himself a contender for the starting job after a drama-free conversation with Gase about the need to sign Cutler. Read More »

Bayern beats Dortmund to win German Super Cup

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The new German video review ran into trouble on its first serious test but despite the embarrassment officials insist it did not decide the Bayern Munich win over Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's Super Cup . Lewandowski added: "We made a few mistakes but it's the first match of the season". Bet365 are showing Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich live, legal and straight onto your computer via 101 Great Goals. Read More »

Elgar falls after Bairstow stars for England

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The James Anderson End was formally christened before play but any prospect of the home favourite immediately bowling from it disappeared when Root opted to bat first. Bairstow's stand with Anderson must have been highly frustrating for South Africa , after De Kock put down England's mainstay and prevented Rabada ending the innings with a five-wicket haul. Read More »

Everton to face Hajduk Split in Europa League

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And that meant they avoided the likes of AC Milan , Ajax and Athletic Bilbao. The Toffees will find out today who they will meet in the final play-off round later this month before the group stages begin. However, boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed that the England Under-21 global, who arrived from Sunderland for £30m this summer, will be in goal. "Maybe Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] feels a bit more comfortable out of the system we played tonight, where he is one of two strikers", ... Read More »

Mourinho would love Man United to sign world-class forward, claims insider

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Piero Ausilio said: "I don't understand where some of these stories come from". "We've been buying players since 2013 and now we only need to touch up the current squad if we want to get back into the Champions League". "The same goes for Perisic, who is an important player and we are now discussing a new contract with him", he was quoted as saying via Daily Mail . Read More »

Stephen Ross does not think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed

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The latest team to show interest in Kaepernick is the Baltimore Ravens , who could need a quarterback with Joe Flacco sidelined by a back injury. Statistically speaking, Kaepernick is the best quarterback available in free agency while Murray is coming off getting cut by the L.A. Rams and agreeing to become a CBS analyst on August 1. Read More »

Barcelona believe Philippe Coutinho will join for £90m

Coutinho signed a five-year contract at Anfield in January, with Liverpool ensuring that no release clause was inserted as part of the new deal. "Listen I'm not sitting here saying get rid of him, get rid of him because he's a wonderful footballer, no doubt about that". Read More »

Alexis unhappy with agent Felicevich over Arsenal exit plans

Sanchez is due to report back for pre-season training soon after he was given an extended summer break by Arsene Wenger . "He will come back as soon as possible and we were in touch with him and his doctor and he has no basic problem apart from the fact that he should come back tomorrow, but he comes back on Tuesday". Read More »

Red Sox's Price may skip start due to elbow issues

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While beginning the 2017 regular season on the club's disabled list due to some trouble with his throwing arm, Price's elbow is now "barking" again, according to a Friday morning report from Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe . The 2012 AL Cy Young victor and five-time All-Star has not suffered a dramatic drop in velocity with the Sox, but since 2013 there has been a noticeable decline in the life on his fastball. Read More »

India bats again despite 309-run lead against Sri Lanka

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This is the second time under Kohli's leadership that India have opted to bat despite gaining a sizeable innings lead. He scored a scorching 190 in the 1st Test against Sri Lanka in Galle . India chose not to enforce the follow-on but, with the highest fourth-innings score in Galle being 300, Sri Lanka appear to be facing a huge task to save the match on the last two days. Read More »

Ravens QB Joe Flacco says team being extra cautious about back injury

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Kaepernick's been linked to several teams as possible landing spots as a backup, notably the Seahawks and Ravens , but never Miami. It's unlikely the Ravens will sign Kaepernick for now and, given Baltimore's choice in camp arm, it's also likely that Joe Flacco's back injury isn't as bad as expected. Read More »

Phillies trade Pat Neshek to the Colorado Rockies

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Neshek has gotten back to his stingy ways in 2017 of not allowing runs, ending his tenure with the Phillies with a 1.12 ERA over his 43 appearances. He was the Phillies lone representative in the All Star game earlier this month. Louis (2014) and Houston (2015), and is 0-2 with a 2.61 (10.1 IP, 3 ER) in 13 postseason appearances. Between both Lancaster and Asheville, J.D. Hammer (such a great name) has 13 saves in 14 opportunities, with a 2.36 ERA, 42 innings pitched, and has limited ... Read More »

Andreas Pereira confident he's proved worth to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Despite not scoring on the tour, Pereira has been one of the players to catch the eye, and should be heavily involved in the upcoming season for United. In addition to these three youngsters, the likes of Rashford, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe are all expected to play a prominent role in the upcoming season as United battle on four fronts, included a much anticipated return to the Champions League. Read More »

Colts still await return of QB Andrew Luck

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The word from Ballard doesn't come as a surprise as the possibility of Geathers missing regular season time has been on the table since he had neck surgery in March. "No, I mean right now the focus is on each step", Ballard said. DeMarco Murray #29 of the Tennessee Titans catches a pass for a touchdown in front of T.J. Read More »

Warrant issued for arrest of Cowboys' Whitehead

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With another court hearing scheduled in the next two weeks, the Dallas Cowboys decided they had enough of Whitehead. Despite the insistence that no crime was committed, the Dallas Cowboys have moved ahead and cut Whitehead. Whitehead's off-field incident is only the tip of the iceberg for the Cowboys. Whitehead's agent also says the reason his client did not show up for his arraignment was that he never received the citation and summons. Read More »

Branden Grace Makes History With a 62 at the British Open

South Africa's Branden Grace lines up a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale , Southport, England, Saturday July 22, 2017. Grace is by no means an unknown quantity having picked up his first PGA Tour title victory past year along with seven title wins on the European Tour, coupled with five victories on the Sunshine Tour. Read More »

Chelsea's Pedro leaves pre-season tour after suffering concussion

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CHELSEA playmaker Pedro will leave the club's preseason tour and return to England after suffering a concussion during its 3-0 win over English Premier League rival Arsenal in Beijing on Saturday. These type of friendly games are important to play because you understand your level of physical preparation. Conte said: "He is a really good player who can play in this position in midfield but also he could play No10". Read More »

Danilo sets out Man City Champions League ambition

He was contacted for a long time. While talking to the press, Mourinho was also asked about his remaining transfer targets for the transfer window, to which the Portuguese coach replied: "You know, names is hard for me because as you know the players belong to clubs, the players they are in pre-seasons". Read More »

Timberwolves rumor: Kyrie Irving to Minnesota?

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Trades such as this will shape the Western Conference for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. On Friday, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported that Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him last week. "Other members of the team have learned of Irving's intentions in recent days as well ". Irving going to San Antonio would be a game changer for the organization. Read More »

Manchester City set to complete £81m double deal in next 48 hours

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According to BBC Sport , Pep Guardiola's side are said to have agreed terms with the Principality club for Mendy , 23, a France global who was instrumental in his team's unexpected charge to Ligue 1 glory last season. Mendy has been touted as a target for both Manchester City and Chelsea in recent weeks as both clubs look to bolster their options at left-back. Read More »

Chris Froome set for fourth Tour de France victory

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Froome by contrast came over the first check only 2 seconds down off the lead, putting a hefty margin into the Frenchman. "In the mountains there wasn't much difference and I improved a lot". We've got a track record of delivering profits [in property] and people know us for that, but now they say 'oh, you're in that team that is doing well in the Tour de France too.' So it is validation in a way. Read More »

Chelsea resume interest in Inter star with refreshed €23m bid

Chelsea found great joy with the use of wing-backs last season, with Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso among their finest performers as they strolled to the title. While the striker appears to favour a move back to Atletico Madrid , the Spanish side have a transfer ban until 2018 so a temporary move to the Rossoneri ahead of a permanent move to Atletico in January would make sense for both the player and the clubs involved. Read More »

Celtic's Griffiths banned for fan provocation

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And Celtic in fact face a club charge for "improper conduct of the team" because five of their players were booked. The club's supporters also invaded the pitch at the end of the match. The Hoops led 2-0 from the first-leg against the Northern Irish part-timers at Windsor Park on Friday night and the return encounter was even more one-sided with Scott Sinclair's fourth-minute goal no reflection on the first 45 minutes. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif is an employee of an offshore company in Dubai

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PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry told that the judges have said no new documents have been presented before SC. The apex court heard the Panamagate scandal case for the fourth consecutive day since the hearing began on Monday. Raja claimed that there has been a major mistake done by the UAE authorities in this regard. The documents contain two letters sent to the JIT. Raja responded that all arrears of the mill were paid off. Read More »

Yankees and White Sox make long awaited blockbuster deal

Despite high strikeout rates and a less-than-stellar batting average, Frazier has proven to be one of the heaviest-hitting infielders in baseball. To return to a pennant race is a great chance for me as a player to showcase my talents and the team the Yankees have is good, added Frazier. Read More »

Trump administration OKs extra 15000 temporary workers for USA biz

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After consulting with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly determined there are not enough qualified and willing United States workers available to perform temporary nonagricultural labor to satisfy the needs of some American businesses in FY 2017. Read More »

OJ Simpson May Be Released From Prison Soon

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Simpson was granted parole on a few charges in 2013, but was sentenced to return to prison for other charges that he was not yet eligible for parole for. "That's really the beauty of the system: It's the same for everyone", said Dorla Salling, a parole board chair from 2000-2009. Also interviewed are Simpson's fellow accomplices Clarence "CJ" Stewart, who served time with him, and Walter Alexander , who along with McClinton testified against him. Read More »

National Football League finally close to Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence ban

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Adam Schefter reported on ESPN today that Elliott and people around him are starting to conclude that the National Football League is going to suspend Elliott for the start of the season. "There's a chance he could miss one - maybe both - of those games". She was identified as his girlfriend. Sports Illustrated wrote about it in detail a year ago. Read More »