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The previous update to the standings had been back in early June. France are the new leading team after their World Cup triumph with Belgium close behind after vaulting the previously second-placed Brazil , who fall to third. Previous champion Germany's surprise elimination from the group stage dropped it from first to 15th. At the global scene, Uruguay moved to 5th place sending Argentina to 11th place in the world, while Croatia have moved up to 4th place from 20th.
  • Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto - 8/9/2018 8:33:15 PM

    Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto - 8/9/2018 8:33:15 PM

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    Tsitsipas set up match point with a scorching crosscourt victor before completing the victory in two hours 17 minutes. "I thought I served well in the moments when I really need it and I was looking for the first serve", said Djokovic. "Having the opportunity to practice plenty of times with him, and I wouldn't say read his game, but get used to the way - the style he uses on the court helped me be confident in this match today and helped me execute my game, my plan".
  • Manchester United prepared to pay £100m for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane?

    Manchester United prepared to pay £100m for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane?

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    The United boss had been braced for the deadline-day disappointment and warned ahead of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester that the lack of improvement could return to haunt them this winter. The Daily Mail reports that Mourinho was left "furious, angry and frustrated" after yesterday's failed transfers. Jose Mourinho named Pogba as captain for the match , while Romelu Lukaku started on the bench for Manchester United as did Jamie Vardy for Leicester.
  • Premier League 2018-19: Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

    Premier League 2018-19: Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

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    Arsenal manager Unai Emery is excited about his baptism of fire in the Premier League on Sunday even though he could have wished for an easier first opponent than champions Manchester City . I believe in myself, in these players and in the club", he added. His statistics are better than me. Above all, it is about confidence in ourselves to do the best match on Sunday .
  • Baker Mayfield’s First NFL Preseason Game Is Over

    Baker Mayfield’s First NFL Preseason Game Is Over

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    The lucky NY Giants fan who gotBaker Mayfield's 1st-ever touchdown pass Thursday night - THREW IT BACK ON THE FIELD. and the whole thing is on video. The rookie quarterback completed a pass on third-and-18. He appeared finished by the second quarter; he had four total carries for 43 yards. His second, though, put on display some of the qualities the Browns - 20-10 winners over the Giants on Thursday - fell for in drafting the former Oklahoma star first overall in April's draft.
  • Wake Forest assistant coach charged with assault in man's death

    Wake Forest assistant coach charged with assault in man's death

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    Szabo apparently mistook the auto for an Uber that he had called. After banging on multiple cars in front of 41-10 29th St., a nearby person heard the commotion and went to confront Szabo, sources said. Szabo fell and hit his head hit the pavement, losing consciousness, authorities said. Bob and Donna Kent told NBC's "Today" show that the coach, Jamill Jones, should have tried to save their son Sandor Szabo's life after punching him early Sunday.
  • Harry up and sign me: Maguire’s keen on Manchester United switch

    Harry up and sign me: Maguire’s keen on Manchester United switch

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    When you have triggered the manager of your greatest rival, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho , it's the greatest compliment that can be paid. United made an unsuccessful bid to sign Diego Godin from Atletico Madrid with just hours remaining in the window, while potential moves for Harry Maguire , Toby Alderweireld , Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina failed to materialise.
  • Paul Pogba discusses Barcelona move with Ed Woodward and Man United teammates

    Paul Pogba discusses Barcelona move with Ed Woodward and Man United teammates

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    There is also no indication at this stage that Pogba is willing to agitate for a transfer. Milan have extra time to conclude a deal for Martial as they Italian transfer window closes nine days after the Premier League's deadline. As well as Pogba, the United hierarchy are also understood to be keen to keep unsettled forward Anthony Martial despite well-documented tension between him and Mourinho.
  • Nabil Fekir admits he could leave Lyon

    Nabil Fekir admits he could leave Lyon

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    Fekir scored 18 goals for Lyon last season and can operate as a central attacking midfielder, on the flanks and even as a false 9. Despite spending over £180m on four new players this summer, Jurgen Klopp suggested over the weekend that further signings may be possible at Liverpool .
  • Willian delivers clear update on his Chelsea FC future

    Willian delivers clear update on his Chelsea FC future

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    But the former England worldwide has come in from the cold under Sarri and played a full 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. Aguero edged past Eric Brook's 78-year record as City's all-time top scorer when he scored the third in the 4-2 win over Napoli last November to top Brook's 177 total.
  • Conor McGregor receives chilling message as Dana White addresses security return

    Conor McGregor receives chilling message as Dana White addresses security return

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    Maybe "sham" isn't the right word, but it was definitely more spectacle than sport. It's a legacy upgrade and it's good money because it's going to be a big fight. Nurmagomedov's name doesn't carry quite the same weight with North American audiences, but he's a superstar in his native Russian Federation and among MMA fans is considered one of the very best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
  • Cleveland Browns: 3 impacts Corey Coleman trade has on team

    Cleveland Browns: 3 impacts Corey Coleman trade has on team

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    Cleveland on Sunday traded Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for a draft pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . "It's time to take a big step", Coleman said as Browns camp opened. Known for his breakaway speed, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Coleman had just eight 20-yard receptions and three 40-yard catches in his two seasons with the Browns.
  • Rafa Benítez's angry message to Newcastle United owner

    Rafa Benítez's angry message to Newcastle United owner

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    The Venezuelan worldwide has made an instant return to the top-flight of English football after being a part of the West Brom squad that succumbed to relegation last term. "The clubs were talking for a long time and now I'm focused on the season to help my team mates to get the points to do well this season". West Brom will also welcome a proven Championship goalscorer into their ranks in the shape of Gayle.
  • Jose Mourinho backs Maurizio Sarri to succeed at Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho backs Maurizio Sarri to succeed at Chelsea

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    Guardiola told me that here in England it is very hard. Maurizio Sarri looks set to lose Thibaut Courtois , with Real Madrid keen to snap him up. The Italian said that was one of the reasons his team were soundly beaten 2-0 by Manchester City in the Community Shield . "We're looking forward to it", the 27-year-old said.
  • Terrell Owens skipped HOF ceremony because of sportswriters

    Terrell Owens skipped HOF ceremony because of sportswriters

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    It's the first step in what should be a great weekend for the Bears' legend. Owens has made the unprecedented move of deciding not to attend the inductions at the Canton shrine. A senior committee nominee, Kramer became eligible in 1974 after 11 seasons with the Packers in which he won five National Football League championships and two Super Bowls.
  • Alex Iwobi Signs New Arsenal Contract

    Alex Iwobi Signs New Arsenal Contract

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    But new manager Unai Emery considers the Nigeria global an important player in his plans. "It's always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal , from young", Iwobi told Arsenal media during his signing presentation. The Nigerian worldwide will now not be leaving the gunners any time soon and will be looking forward to working with the new Arsenal manager Unai Emery ahead of the upcoming seasons, Iwobi will be delighted that he has signed a new deal because there were reports ...
  • Justin Rose withdraws from WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with back injury

    Justin Rose withdraws from WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with back injury

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    Woods shot a near-bogey-free 66 Thursday in the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Woods, whose jump to No. "My training schedule, how to build myself, my recovery breaks even had to factor in how much I can practice, just to make sure I'm physically fit enough to get through this section".
  • Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri Important to start with a trophy

    Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri Important to start with a trophy

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    The outcome of the Community Shield doesn't matter, but any opportunity to watch a master at work is to be savoured and the brilliance of the former Napoli player might just leave the Premier League champions with sour taste in the mouth. "Yes, we were close but in the end Jorginho made a decision to stay with Maurizio", said Guardiola , who has welcomed all of his FIFA World Cup stars back to training, with the exception of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling .
  • Ohio State closes ranks as Meyer probe adds new scandal

    Ohio State closes ranks as Meyer probe adds new scandal

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    Sitting down for an interview published by Stadium on Wednesday, Courtney Smith said, "I do believe [Meyer] knew, and instead he chose to help the abuser and enable the abuser and believe whatever story Zach was telling everybody". Smith was - and should have been - fired last week. Probably. But like it or not, the world was a different place at that time. The fact remains, Smith has not been convicted of any domestic violence issues.