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Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling had been twiddling their thumbs while centre-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones made a confident start to the season, but the chinks in that particular armour were ruthlessly exposed by... I don't think Jones and Bailly are better than them, they are the same level. "Last season we won three which wasn't bad for the club , but we did not fight for the Premier League and we were not in the Champions League , so we have to be humble and take it step by ...
  • Chris Froome locks up first Spanish Vuelta title

    Chris Froome locks up first Spanish Vuelta title

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    Saturday's stage features three categorised climbs, but it is the final ascent of the Angliru which captures everyone's attention as the gradient averages 9.8 per cent over 12.5km, with ramps of 18 per cent. He brings so much to the races. On this occasion, he arrived with a buffer of 1m37s over second-placed Vincenzo Nibali - but having ceded time to his rival on the steep slopes of Alto de los Machucos earlier in the week, overall victory was no foregone conclusion.
  • Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray Clinch US Open Mixed Doubles Title

    Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray Clinch US Open Mixed Doubles Title

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    The winners will face the first seeded duo of Jamie Murray of the United Kingdom and Martina Hingis , who is also competing in the mixed doubles event. And the 36-year-old hailed her partnership with 31-year-old Murray, believing their experience at the top level and ability to hold their nerve at vital moments is the reason behind their success.
  • Nadal One Step Away From Third US Open Title

    Nadal One Step Away From Third US Open Title

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    That was the last time Nadal lost in a major semifinal; he's now won 15 in a row. Both players came out swinging on a brisk summer evening in NY. Nadal has two US Open titles, winning in 2010 and 2013. Rafael Nadal is back in a Grand Slam final, which is no shocker considering he's been in such a situation 22 previous times .
  • Ronald Koeman 'very disappointed' at Wayne Rooney over drink-driving charge

    Ronald Koeman 'very disappointed' at Wayne Rooney over drink-driving charge

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    He was subsequently bailed and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on 18 September - the day after Everton visit his former club Manchester United in the Premier League. 'But she can't blame him for anything that happened with me because nothing did really although we would have ended up shagging no doubt. Now the striker's boss has spoken out for the first time about the incident.
  • Browns cut Calvin Pryor after reported fight with teammate Ricardo Louis

    Browns cut Calvin Pryor after reported fight with teammate Ricardo Louis

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    The Browns say they released Pryor due to an "internal matter". "I'm not going to get into all of that", Jackson said . "The player has been released". Pryor was entering the final year of his rookie contract with NY declining to pick up his fifth-year option this offseason. He had 184 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 44 career contests since being selected by NY with the 18th overall pick in the 2014 draft.
  • Syrians hope national team qualifies for 2018 Fifa World Cup

    Syrians hope national team qualifies for 2018 Fifa World Cup

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    A stoppage-time equaliser from Omar Al Soma in their 2-2 draw with Iran kept the war-ravaged nation in contention for a debut World Cup, earning them third spot in Group B at the expense of Uzbekistan. What will be the last home match against Syria? Coach Vahid Halilhodzic and his players eventually made it to Al-Ahli Saudi FC's home stadium where practice began 20 minutes late.
  • New York Jets: Jeremy Kerley signing a one-year contract to return

    New York Jets: Jeremy Kerley signing a one-year contract to return

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    Originally the Jets fifth-round pick out of TCU in 2011, the seven-year veteran spent his first five seasons with the Green & White. Kerley was the leading receiver in terms of catches and yards for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, tallying 64 receptions for 667 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Colombia's Lopez marks 2nd victory in Vuelta a España

    Colombia's Lopez marks 2nd victory in Vuelta a España

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    Lopez, who claimed his first Grand Tour win in Wednesday's 11th stage, broke clear in the final five kilometres to win the mountainous 129.4km climb from Alcala la Real to the Sierra Nevada at 2,500m above sea level in 3hr 34min 51sec. The Italian rider's hat-trick of stage wins gave his Quick-Step Floors team their fifth of the race overall. "Sleep all day", confessed Froome when asked of his plans for the rest day.
  • Sporting Lisbon Deny Any West Ham Bid For William Carvalho

    Sporting Lisbon Deny Any West Ham Bid For William Carvalho

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    Hammers co-owner David Sullivan was labelled a "liar" and a "parasite" by Sporting director Nuno Saraiva . However, Sporting have now disputed this claim, with Saraiva taking to Facebook to respond: "No proposal arrived for the player William Carvalho ".
  • Arnau Puigmal signs for Manchester United

    Arnau Puigmal signs for Manchester United

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    Because Arnau Puigmal has taken to social media to confirm he's join part of the Man United setup. Puigmal, 16, is a Spanish midfielder who becomes the latest addition to our academy in a big year of change which has seen Ricky Sbragia return to the club as U23s boss.
  • Ousted from CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani presents 'adult' film 'Julie 2'

    Ousted from CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani presents 'adult' film 'Julie 2'

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    Meanwhile, the news of former CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani turned distributor came as a shock for majority of the industry members as he was known for chopping off even kissing scenes from the films. "It's a clear adult film and I don't see any problem in it". He was replaced by writer and ad man Prasoon Joshi. " Julie 2", a thriller written and directed by Deepak Shivdasani and produced by Vijay Nair, features Raai Laxmi in the lead role.
  • England boss Gareth Southgate: 'Marcus Rashford lifted the crowd'

    England boss Gareth Southgate: 'Marcus Rashford lifted the crowd'

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    Gareth Southgate's side now sit five points clear at the top of Group F with two qualifying matches remaining and Rashford hailed an important three points. "We've got to assume Slovakia aren't going to come here and open up and make it easy for us". They even won without several key players, who either had health issues, or were banned from playing due to violations in previous matches, the Sme daily wrote on September 4.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Philippe Coutinho named in UCL squads — Trending

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Philippe Coutinho named in UCL squads — Trending

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    Chelsea face the Azerbaijani side FK Qarabag in their opening Champions League group match next Tuesday and Costa's absence from their squad means he will not be cup-tied for Atlético should he complete a move to the Spanish club. "There was a big gap between Real Madrid and Manchester United ". The return from worldwide break this weekend commences an extremely busy month for the Red Devils.
  • Germany edge past Czech Republic, inch closer to World Cup qualification

    Germany edge past Czech Republic, inch closer to World Cup qualification

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    The Czechs now sit seven points behind Northern Ireland , the second placed team in their qualifying group, with World Cup holders Germany on the top spot. Michael Krmencik then tried to cunningly lob Ter Stegen but his effort was just over the bar. And on the stroke of half-time, the host should have levelled when a fine team move saw Darida tee up Theodor Gebre Selassie only for the right-back to slice his effort horribly.
  • Redskins placing Su'a Cravens on exempt list

    Redskins placing Su'a Cravens on exempt list

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    During training camp, Compton questioned Cravens motivation in an exchange captured while the linebacker was mic'd up by CSN-Mid Atlantic. "(Cravens has) got to handle what he needs to handle, whether it's mental, whether it's family. Fellow Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger told ESPN the news of Cravens' possible retirement was "shocking". This isn't first time he's considered retirement, I'm told.
  • Jaguars owner Khan willing to swap home dates with Texans

    Jaguars owner Khan willing to swap home dates with Texans

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    I think everyone wants to get there". While he has been saying the money is for Houston , Watt clarified that the donations will go to help people in the affected areas around Houston as well, such as Rockport and Victoria. Tickets are still available thought the Dallas Cowboys website and AT&T Stadium box office. Tickets for the contest were $25 and went on sale Tuesday night at Ticketmaster.com.
  • PSG's multimillion dollar purchases push UEFA to open Financial Fair Play inquiry

    PSG's multimillion dollar purchases push UEFA to open Financial Fair Play inquiry

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    UEFA explain FFP simply as "about improving the overall financial health of European club football". "UEFA will make no further comments on this matter while the investigation is ongoing". "It was essential for French football that we keep and help develop such a great talent in our championship". With the clock ticking towards the close of the transfer window at 2200 GMT, local media said Crystal Palace were trying to bring in Liverpool centre back Mamadou Sakho, who played for the ...
  • Sabathia shuts down Red Sox again

    Sabathia shuts down Red Sox again

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    In the first inning, speedy Eduardo Nunez tried to bunt for a hit. Sabathia, who has had multiple knee surgeries, felt the move was disrespectful, because it jeopardized his health. Using a sharp slider, Sabathia struck out six. Sabathia is now 8-0 with a 1.44 ERA in 10 starts this year following a Yankees loss. I think it's who he is.