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It had been the Belgian's first start of the season, replacing new signing Fred, and his discipline in the middle, to go with his enormous physical presence, helped Manchester United dominate the midfield battle at Turf Moor. "I feel well at Bayern". "I phoned Jose Mourinho and told him that his interest honoured me and thanked him [for trying so hard to try and bring me to United]".
  • Novak Djokovic leads US Open final

    Novak Djokovic leads US Open final

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    Open final. Clearly Djokovic will have to neutralize the 6'6" Argentine's blistering serve at the Arthur Ashe Stadium: "Del Potro fired 68 aces during the tournament, winning 82 percent of his first serve points. Djokovic began the second set in the same vein applying huge pressure on Del Potro's serve. "There was always part of me that believed I could come back relatively quickly to the level of tennis that I once was playing", Djokovic, 31, said before Sunday's match.
  • Shaw to return to Manchester United after suffering concussion

    Shaw to return to Manchester United after suffering concussion

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    Saul (13′) quickly cancelled out Marcus Rashford's 11th-minute opener for the hosts, before Rodrigo completed the comeback win 19 minutes later. But if the grand plan at the FA is the next World Cup in Qatar, more so than a European Championship that will conclude at Wembley in two years, it can not be said with any great certainty that Southgate will be the man entrusted with the task of taking England there.
  • Ajayi inspires Eagles to winning start against Falcons

    Ajayi inspires Eagles to winning start against Falcons

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    Additionally, Atlanta will need to preform better this season against the Eagles than they did last time they played, which was in the divisional round. Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) moves out to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
  • Missouri college drops affiliation with Nike over Kaepernick deal

    Missouri college drops affiliation with Nike over Kaepernick deal

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    The decision won the support of National Basketball Association star LeBron James - also a Nike athlete - who ended a speech Tuesday night by saying , "I stand with Nike, all day, every day", Bleacher Report writes . Sittenfeld says we all have room to improve and while he supports the police community we should hold each other to high standards. KHQ spoke with several people in Spokane who reacted to the iconic swoosh and apparel giant making a deal with the former San Fransisco 49er, ...
  • Madison Keys rolls to her second consecutive US Open semifinal

    Madison Keys rolls to her second consecutive US Open semifinal

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    He will now face Novak Djokovic or John Millman on Friday. At 2-2 in the second set Millman was allowed to leave the court to change his kit after the umpire ruled that the playing surface had become unsafe because of the floods of sweat dripping off the 29-year-old.
  • Serena Williams has another U.S. Open meltdown, clashes with chair umpire

    Serena Williams has another U.S. Open meltdown, clashes with chair umpire

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    Serena Williams has another shot at winning her first Grand Slam title since giving birth after defeating Anastasija Sevastova in 66 minutes in their US Open semi-final. Clean winners from a neutral baseline position, the kind that Serena has made her whole career, could leave the 36-year-old wondering if she has enough.
  • Xander Schauffele rolls up two-stroke lead at BMW Championship

    Xander Schauffele rolls up two-stroke lead at BMW Championship

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    Rickie Fowler opened with a 65 in his first tournament since the PGA Championship, and at times it felt like he was getting lapped playing alongside Woods. "And then, on top of it, he's Tiger Woods ". "I think Nike is trying to get out ahead of it and trying to do something special and I think they've done that", said the 14-time Major victor.
  • Juan Martin Del Potro: After nearly quitting, 'everything is almost perfect'

    Juan Martin Del Potro: After nearly quitting, 'everything is almost perfect'

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    The US Open men's semi-finals take place tonight in NY, and returning to preview the two matches, is our tennis columnist, Dan Weston. And while he still had the devastating forehand that's been one of tennis' signature shots and carried him to the 2009 title, repeated wrist injuries had made him one dimensional on the backhand side.
  • Champion Stephens booted from US Open

    Champion Stephens booted from US Open

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    She will play No 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova in the semi-final on Thursday, after winning her 14th consecutive quarter-final in a Major at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. She then served her way through a love game to claw back to 4-2. Serena Williams is walking down the tunnel now and stops for her pre-match interview with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi.
  • Tiger Woods shoots 8-under 62 in first round of BMW Championship

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    I'm not going to say it stings too bad because I'd much rather shoot 62 today and win the golf tournament Sunday than shoot 59 today and maybe not win". "But nothing went in". The 14-time major victor Woods and McIlroy have a one-stroke lead after both shot eight-under 62 which marked the American's best PGA first round since the 1999 Byron Nelson Classic.
  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell expected to miss Week 1

    Steelers' Le'Veon Bell expected to miss Week 1

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    The team has stayed unified in its approach to Bell, saying it's focused on players who are in uniform, but will welcome back the All-Pro. "We'd like to have him out there, but we've got guys who can make plays for us". The whole thing is kind of weird , really, and after a prolonged absence, it sounds as if no one really wants to talk about it or speculate how it will end.
  • Jordan Henderson signs new Liverpool deal

    Jordan Henderson signs new Liverpool deal

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    Last season was an improvement from Liverpool , no doubt, as they finished inside the top four an reached the final of the Champions League but the biggest problem for them seemed to be a lack of quality behind the first XI, especially in midfield.
  • Matic: Business as usual for us and Mourinho

    Matic: Business as usual for us and Mourinho

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    Writing on Twitter, Rashford said: "Emotions got the better of me, I shouldn't of reacted like that. It's good for us", the Serbian midfielder said. However, with the score still 0-0 at the break, a different Spurs side and a different United team came out and the visitors were brilliant to deservedly win 3-0.
  • Nadal edges Thiem in 5-set thriller

    Nadal edges Thiem in 5-set thriller

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    Thiem has endured some tough moments in NY so far, including a come-from-behind five-set victory over Steve Johnson in the second round, but he put on a more assured performance in the fourth round when he steamrollered the risky Kevin Anderson in straight sets.
  • Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open?

    Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open?

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    Federer started in typical fashion to take the opener 6-3 but Millman didn't wilt, taking the game up to the Swiss to win the next two 7-5, 7-6. "I don't think she was struggling so much", Vondrousova said. "I felt like a bit of a deer in headlights to begin with, to be honest with you", Millman said. 'So the draw, it is what it is, and I've got enough stuff to worry about anyway in the earlier rounds .
  • Next Gen fall flat at U.S. Open

    Next Gen fall flat at U.S. Open

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    Things would have been much different if Kyrgios could have converted one of four break points in the seventh game of the opening set. Roger Federer , of Switzerland, returns a shot to Nick Kyrgios , of Australia , during the third round of the U.S.
  • Nick Kyrgios' US Open win criticized after 'pep talk'

    Nick Kyrgios' US Open win criticized after 'pep talk'

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    I'm not sure if that was encouragement ", said the Australian who nevertheless won 19 of the last 25 games following Lahyani's unprecedented intervention. "But I get what he was trying to do". Today, the 14th seed faces off against Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic , who's into the third round here for the second consecutive year.
  • Deal close on 4-player trade with Suns, Rockets

    Deal close on 4-player trade with Suns, Rockets

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    He did not play in 2017-18 following surgery to fix a torn ACL in his left knee. However, Knight still has career averages of 15.2 points , 4.3 assists and he has shot 35.7 percent from 3-point range. After losing Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute in the recent free agency, the Houston Rockets succeeded to fill the roster spot by acquiring Carmelo Anthony in the buyout market.
  • I want three bodyguards! Superstar Ronaldo asks for more security at Juventus

    I want three bodyguards! Superstar Ronaldo asks for more security at Juventus

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    Ronaldo moved to Juventus in the summer following nine years at Real Madrid , and has been getting used to life in northern Italy. Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that the standing ovation he received from fans in Turin in the Champions League last season convinced him to move to the Italian club .
  • Nick Saban Goes OFF On ESPN Reporter About Constant QB Questions

    Nick Saban Goes OFF On ESPN Reporter About Constant QB Questions

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    Taylor was absolutely right to ask the question in her postgame interview on the field, whether Saban likes it or not. "Well, I still like both guys", an animated Saban said . You can think Tagovailoa is better, but still try to respect for Hurts because of his past success. Hurts was the starter for an 11-1 team that won the Sugar Bowl semifinal against Clemson, and Tagovailoa is the young stud who stepped in after halftime to rally Alabama to a national title win against Georgia.