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Wayne Rooney sends message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho

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Although Manchester United laboured to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League last season, the Red Devils managed to secure Champions League qualification by winning the Europa League. Obviously in the cups United did well. And Saha, who similarly donned shirts for United and the Toffees, thinks there's more to come from the influential target man . Read More »

Cilic Out, Shapovalov Moves On At US Open

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Fourth seed Alexander Zverev was one of the favourites to win the US Open title before the tournament started, but it's his brother Mischa who has outlasted him at a Major for the second time in the year. Five women still remain in contention for the No. 1 ranking as the U.S. Open's third round begins. Two of the others, current No. 1 Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina, will play Saturday. Read More »

Quick takeaways from Virginia Tech win

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Redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Jackson threw for 236 yards and a touchdown for the Hokies, while rushing for 101 and a score. "We had a chance to win all the way until the end". Before Slye's field goal, the Hokies had a first-and-goal from the 1-yard line but squandered the prime scoring opportunity with a negative-yardage run and a false start on consecutive plays. Read More »

Florida coach Jim McElwain prepared to implement new plan after MI 'whooping'

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Unfortunately for the Gators , the hype was more successful than their performance in a 33-17 loss to the Wolverines in front of an announced crowd of 75,802 at AT&T Stadium . Get the app and get the game. Speight was benched for two series in the first half after serving up back-to-back pick sixes that gave Florida a 17-10 lead, but he came back after halftime and didn't make the same near-fatal mistake again. Read More »

Atletico advice Costa to return to Chelsea training

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However, Chelsea rebuffed that move as they sought the Premier League title, and though it was meant to go through this summer, a new 100 per cent tax on foreign transfers caused the deal to collapse. Since reportedly sending the striker a text message that he was not a part of his plans, relations between Costa and Conte broke down. Meanwhile, Costa has been encouraged to return to fitness by Spain team-mate Sergio Ramos. Read More »

Here's Kyrie Irving's rambling farewell to Cleveland

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Cavs general manager Koby Altman confirmed the agreement to the Akron Beacon Journal . Kyrie Irving does, and as the newest member of the Boston Celtics , Irving recorded a farewell video to his spurned team, the Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More »

Seahawks acquire DE Richardson from Jets

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Where Richardson plays in a crowded front seven in Seattle is yet to be seen. 2016 also was not a great year for Richardson production-wise, but for most of his career, the 2013 first-round pick has been an important piece of New York's defense. Read More »

Nigeria Set For Cameroon Clash

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Rohr confirmed this at the pre-match press conference where the Eagles also showed their support for ailing first choice, Carl Ikeme. "What Nigerians should expect from us on Friday is victory". We came home with the cup. We want to keep our mind and eyes on the match in Uyo. In fact, apart from the D'Tigress winning the trophy in Mali, they also qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain and this should be a morale booster for the Eagles. Read More »

Chelsea close to completing £45m Riyad Mahrez transfer

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The 26-year-old left his global teammates earlier on Thursday "to formalise a transfer" with Barca one of a host of clubs linked to the Foxes star. Mahrez left the Algerian national team camp on Wednesday night to complete his transfer away from Leicester City . Read More »

Lakers release statement after being fined for tampering

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The Pacers traded him after George told them he planned to leave IN as a free agent next summer. This came after the National Basketball Association stated that they had previously warned the Lakers about violating the tampering rules after the team's president, Magic Johnson , made nationally televised comments regarding George on Jimmy Kimmel Live (at 3:32 in the video below) on April 20. Read More »

PSG Agree €155m Mbappe Fee With Monaco

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That saw Monaco join PSG at the top of the Ligue 1 table with four wins from four games at the start of the season. Monaco , with the itchy-footed Mbappe on the bench all night, thrashed Marseille 6-1 on Sunday. Monaco captain Radamel Falcao added: "It's complicated for him". Mbappe refused to speak to French television at the end of Sunday's game. With these signings, the Qatar-owned club are mounting a very public challenge to the financial rules of European football's governing ... Read More »

West Brom sign Kieran Gibbs and Grzegorz Krychowiak

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His performances earned him a move to Paris, but he struggled for playing time under Unai Emery, making just 11 Ligue 1 appearances. "He has won two Europa Leagues and domestic honours and has played for some top clubs, including Sevilla and PSG ". Read More »

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Rohr happy to have "full house"

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The Super Eagles play hosts to the Cameroonian side at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, and Rohr explained that his men know they have a big game on their hands. The Super Eagles now sit top of Group B with six points after victories over Zambia and Algeria. Nigeria, on six maximum points from their first two matches, will all but seal a place in Russian Federation if they snap up the three points on offer on Friday evening. Read More »

Blue Jays stumped by Sale in loss to Red Sox

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Hosmer hit a three-run shot, and Whit Merrifield and Jorge Bonifacio contributed solo home runs as Kansas City topped Tampa Bay to snap a five-game losing streak and a 45-inning scoreless drought. Boston runners stole five bases off Toronto catcher Miguel Montero. Barnes (2-5) pitched 1/3 inning and was charged with three earned on two hits. Kendrys Morales got their first hit off Sale with a double to left-centre in the second inning. Read More »

Sri Lankan Selectors to Resign After India Series

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There is a good argument that in a parallel universe, where Malinga's ankle and knee joints were not so problematic, and his attitude did not rub people up the wrong way, he could have been a wonderful long-term captain. Still three cricket matches are remaining and the 4th ODI is one of those games which are yet to be played. Dhoni has also become the fourth highest ODI run-getter for India . Read More »

MLSE agrees to record arena rights deal with Scotiabank

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In more recent naming rights deals, JPMorgan Chase bought the naming rights to the Golden State Warriors new arena for approximately $15 to $20 million annually in 2016. "We felt we had a very good sense of what the market would bear". The Toronto Raptors have never even been to the NBA Finals. Air Canada plans to keep its ties to MLSE. Read More »

Lions' Matthew Stafford Becomes NFL's Highest Paid Player Ever

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It's a win for Stafford , who's already made more than $110 million in his career and might one day walk away from the game as the NFL's highest-paid player ever. Not bad for the 29-year-old gunslinger. Matthew Stafford was the No. 1 overall selection out of Georgia in 2009, and was a high-school teammate of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw back in Dallas, the highest-paid player in Major League Baseball. Read More »

US Open: Defending champ Angelique Kerber upset by Naomi Osaka

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Open is completed, having become only the second defending women's champion to lose in round one. "She's a very aggressive player, but I knew this before". "When it was 4-1, I was walking here thinking, 'I really hope I don't do what I did here previous year'". "But at the end, I know that I'm strong and I know that I will come back stronger, for sure". Read More »

McGregor Fight Makes It Into Top 10 Chart For US Box Office

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Floyd Mayweather showed why he's one of the greatest ever when he systematically took apart Conor McGregor in their megafight. Not ruling out more boxing matches, McGregor will now return to UFC to defend his two titles. I hung around for a bit and then I noticed that Conor's family - not his close family, maybe his extended family, like his cousins or something - they all turned up. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino points to lack of concentration for Wembley struggles

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Last season the Englishman outscored the likes of Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho, though the Brazilian played considerably fewer minutes, and eased to his second consecutive PFA Young Player of the Year award. After the upsetting 2-3 defeat at home to Burnley in the season opener, the Blues pulled off a 2-1 victory over Tottenham last weekend. The former Leeds United striker came off the bench after Burnley had gone behind and showed beyond doubt that he will score goals at this ... Read More »

Lyon in rare company with 250 Test scalps

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Tamim lofted Lyon for a six over extra cover, growing in confidence as he built the partnership with Shakib. "If our guys get into the mind-set that we went well in India, so we should be able to handle Bangladesh , then they will be in big trouble", Jones said about Australia's performance in Asia. Read More »

Rousey skipping Mayweather-McGregor with more important plans: her wedding

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Unlike many other MMA stars, Ronda Rousey will not attend tonight's highly anticipated Mayweather vs. McGregor fight . The nuptials will take place in Hawaii, where Browne was born. People have been speculation that her humiliating 48 seconds long match with Nunes may be her last, despite the champion not announcing her retirement officially. Read More »

US Open betting: Roger Federer and Andy Murray friendless in market

Henman, though, sounded a note of caution. "I see all of them being risky", McEnroe said. He was defeated in the fourth round and quarterfinals of Montreal and Cincinnati respectively, and both losses were to young, rising players. Konta beat Halep at the same stage at Wimbledon last month but lost to the Romanian in Cincinnati last week. ATP pretender: Rafael Nadal may be the top seed, but it's hard to see him breaking out of his pattern of tailing off in the second half of the year. Read More »

Ibrahimovic inks new one-year United deal

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I can not wait to get back out on that Old Trafford pitch" he said. Off to a flying start in the Premier League with back-to-back 4 - 0 wins over West Ham United and Swansea City, expectations are high for the former Champions League winners. Read More »

Manchester United 0-0 Leicester

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He lacked the work rate and attacking flair that made Rashford one of the standout performers against West Ham and Swansea City . Young is a right winger by trade but has developed into a utility player that can also play as a defender while Shaw is a left back that is known to possess blistering pace and is also a capable defender. Read More »

The Debate: Does Wayne Rooney's retirement mark a new dawn for England?

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The former United striker said he wants to concentrate only on life back at Everton and feels the time is right to call time on his legendary worldwide career. File: England's striker Wayne Rooney walks towards Algeria's midfielder Djamel Abdoun to shake hands at the end of the 2010 World Cup group C first round football match between England and Algeria on June 18, 2010 , at Green Point stadium in Cape Town. Read More »

Surprise WWE debuts on Smackdown

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This is a very important match for Kevin Owens . Corbin offers to ref the match as long as he gets first dibs at a title shot if Owens walks out as champion. At SummerSlam , the WWE Championship match between champion Jinder Mahal and challenger Shinsuke Nakamura ended in an all too familiar sight as, just when it seemed like Nakamura was closing in on becoming the new WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal's backup, The Singh Brothers, would get involved. Read More »

Broad sets sights on 2019 Ashes

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I certainly hope that my performances will keep improving so that I'm part of that 2019 Ashes'. Windies must rethink their team selection to maximise their chances of rallying after a crushing defeat in the first Test to England , says Michael Holding, yesterday. Read More »

There are Barcelona directors that shouldn't be there, blasts Neymar

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Barcelona want to reclaim an €8.5m bonus paid to the Brazilian when he renewed his Barça deal past year. Barcelona is also demanding 8.5 million Euros in damages as well as an additional 10 percent for the delayed payment. Barcelona said the suit was filed on August 11. The lawsuit was made public two days after the heralded goal-scorer criticized the club's directors following PSG's 6-2 win over Toulouse on Sunday. Read More »

Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox series preview, pitching matchups

The starter for this one was Rick Porcello who allowed just 3 base hits over 6 innings of work to pick up the win. While this year's Red Sox team fields more position players of color and Hispanics on an everyday basis than any in recent history, the current ownership has not been able to escape being thrust into ugly racial episodes. Read More »

National Football League world reacts to Anquan Boldin's retirement

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Obviously the Bills' social media team had no idea that they would be without both receivers 12 days later, but that didn't stop National Football League fans from having fun with the tweet at the Bills' expense. However, after two losses in preseason games that saw Boldin with one reception for five yards it was time to call it a career. The Bills resume practice for the first time without Boldin on Tuesday morning. Read More »

Australia's warm-up game against BCB XI in Fatullah cancelled

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But this time, the opponent is the world's third-ranked Test side and perennial cricket powerhouse Australia , who will be playing Test matches in Bangladesh for only the second time ever - and the first time since 2006. Cricket Australia agreed to reschedule the series this year only after Bangladesh promised intense security. The Australia Test cricket team prepares for a nets session on Saturday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Read More »

Trevor Siemian: Denver Broncos name starting quarterback

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Joseph had taken pains to split first-team reps between the quarterback contenders evenly throughout camp, and each got a start in the first two weeks of the preseason. "I saw Paxton make some plays with his legs, which he should", Joseph said after the game. Siemian said he thought he had done enough to be the starter. Read More »

Houston Texans Preseason: 3 Takeaways vs Patriots

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He added four carries for 10 yards and the touchdown on the ground. Dion Lewis contributed 32 yards in seven attempts. The biggest positive takeaway was explosive play of the Patriots' running backs. If anyone needed a boost of confidence this weekend, it was Cyrus Jones. Patriots fans got their first look at the highly-touted cornerback tandem of Malcolm Butler and Stephon Gilmore. Read More »

Fans protest at Dambulla stadium after Sri Lanka's defeat

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We love that the couple is finally spending some much deserved time together. The absence of a regular fifth bowler means that playing Jadhav gives Kohli the option of two part timers to complete the quota of the fifth bowler. India have rested their Test bowling line-up of Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav from the ODI squad. Apart from that I don't really too many goals that I have to score these many runs. Read More »

Law enforcement rally in Brooklyn for Colin Kaepernick

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The former football star came under heavy criticism for kneeling during the national anthem, and this season, he's struggled to get on a roster. Marshawn Lynch met with the media for the first time since remaining seated during the national anthem. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Stunned by Australia's Nick Kyrgios at Cincinnati Open

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In the women's competition, Pliskova, fighting to hold off Romania's Simona Halep atop the rankings, first ousted Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in another weather-delayed match. The second set followed a similar pattern, with the sole break point arriving in game 10 when Dimitrov was briefly offered a first match point. I thought today I didn't play my best tennis. Read More »

Titans Show Improvement in Win Over Panthers

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The Carolina Panthers (1-0) meet the Tennessee Titans (0-1) in an National Football League preseason game on Saturday, August 19, 2017 (8/19/17) at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. "We've just got to continue to build this momentum, build the foundation and get ready for the season". Henry, who was a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, ran for 36 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries while catching three passes for 17 yards as he got the start for the Titans . Read More »

Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova to reach Cincinnati semifinal

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Meanwhile Halep, the world No 2, had not dropped a set in her opening two matches, making the quarter-final clash highly anticipated. Pliskova, who faces Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi in a later third-round match, must also fight off Ukraine s Elina Svitolina , who won her fifth WTA title of the year last week in Toronto to reach a career-high fourth in the rankings. Read More »

Jon Lester heads to DL with lat tightness, general shoulder fatigue

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Lester gave up 10 runs in two-thirds of an inning at a start versus Pittsburgh on July 9. Like most of the Cubs staff, Lester isn't pitching as well this season as he did previous year. Lester was pulled in the second inning of Thursday afternoon's game against the Cincinnati Reds due to the injury and saw a team doctor after the game. Read More »

Tom Brady On Deshaun Watson: "He's Got A Great Future"

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I try to appreciate it all. "Wasn't chippy. It was two good pro football teams practicing against each other, and I thought it was a really productive two days". "It's cool. It's a blessing to be in his presence and have that opportunity to learn from one of the best who's done it for a long time", Watson said. Read More »

8oz gloves and officials confirmed for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor showdown

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According to the NSAC, fights above 147 pounds require 10 ounce gloves . A matchup that will see Irishman McGregor attempt to cross over from the sport of mixed martial arts and make his pro boxing debut against Mayweather . McGregor addressed Paulie Malignaggi's comments again, simply saying that the former champion got his "a** whipped" and if he wants to fight he would be more than willing to take him on. Read More »