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Better news for City fans is that Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne appears to be making a good recovery from his knee ligament injury which has prevented him playing since August. "He decided. Players like him and like [ Vincent] Kompany and [David] Silva show their commitment to the club every day and it's a very good thing".
  • The lowdown on Chelsea's Europa League group rivals

    The lowdown on Chelsea's Europa League group rivals

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    There has been diplomatic tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory, with a ceasefire declared in 1994 after fighting erupted several years earlier. Ex-Eagle global, Victor Moses' Chelsea were handed an easy draw in L alongside Greece club PAOK, BATE Borisov of Belarus and Hungarian club, Vidi FC.
  • Sarri says Hazard can be best in Europe

    Sarri says Hazard can be best in Europe

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    But I also think he can still improve more". "But [to do that he has to] spend less energy far from the goal and play in the last 25 metres". Chelsea defender David Luiz will reportedly hold talks with the club over a new contract during the coming weeks.
  • Serena Williams doubles down on US Open defence

    Serena Williams doubles down on US Open defence

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    He has vast experience and has umpired a final at all four grand slams , as well as the 2012 Olympic men's final, in which Andy Murray beat Roger Federer. iNews reported on Thursday that , since Osaka's triumph at the US Open , shares in Yonex, a Japanese manufacturing company that also sponsors her, also rose over 10%.
  • JK Rowling, others blast 'racist, sexist' Serena Williams newspaper cartoon

    JK Rowling, others blast 'racist, sexist' Serena Williams newspaper cartoon

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    The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the cartoon - featuring 23-time Grand Slam victor Williams jumping on a broken racket during her dispute with a chair umpire in the U.S. The same day world No.25 Barbora Strycova lambasted Williams' claims of sexism and offered her own suggestion for the tennis legend's display. An Australian newspaper accused of racism for a cartoon that mocked tennis star Serena Williams is defending the artist, releasing a Wednesday cover that ...
  • Unai Emery tells Arsenal to tie 32-year-old to new contract

    Unai Emery tells Arsenal to tie 32-year-old to new contract

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    Emery has said that he is focused on ensuring that the team is balanced, which may mean that the forwards do not play together. Arsenal coach Unai Emery has called on Mesut Ozil to be more of a scoring threat going forward, as the Spaniard continues to search for the best way to use the German playmaker.
  • Potential Liverpool lineup against Tottenham Hotspur - Reds to make one change

    Potential Liverpool lineup against Tottenham Hotspur - Reds to make one change

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    Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports on Thursday, Higginbotham said: "It's a game that suits Liverpool with them playing away". However, an incredible Manchester City stands in their way. He was asked about Neville's view and responded exactly how you'd expect. "If you watch the Watford game again, you see we played so slow, so sloppy, from the beginning".
  • Alli, Lloris out for game against Liverpool

    Alli, Lloris out for game against Liverpool

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    I don't understand, we play our kids or what? "I know that's very hard to do but if they could go into February, March, April without it, I think they could have a real chance if they had free weeks". He might be looking exhausted right now following a seemingly non-stop period of action from last season all the way through the World Cup, but there's no doubt that Harry Kane is still the most unsafe player that Tottenham possess.
  • Djokovic headed for bright finish with US Open win

    Djokovic headed for bright finish with US Open win

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    No controversy here: Novak Djokovic is the U.S. Open men's singles champion. It's was del Potro's first major final since he won his only one in the 2009 US Open by beating Roger Federer . 'I'll have some probably now, ' Millman said. Admitting it would have been hard to believe back in February that he would go on to collect such prestigious titles this year, he also felt the barren spell had actually helped get him back on track.
  • But it shows she's always been a champion

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    In addition, Osaka has inked a deal with Nissan that will make the multicultural athlete - the daughter of a Haitian-born father and Japanese mother, raised mainly in the United States - a "brand ambassador" for the Japanese auto maker. Williams accused Ramos of being "sexist" by suggesting the same penalty wouldn't be handed out to a male player, however Strycova wasn't buying it and thought the outburst warranted Ramos' intervention.
  • Key penalty in Steelers-Browns called in error

    Key penalty in Steelers-Browns called in error

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    Yet instead of the typically raucous two-hour bus ride back to Pittsburgh, the Steelers drove quietly through the remnants of a hurricane trying not to get caught up in the storm. As a group, I feel like we're on the rise. Harrison wasn't the only offending Cleveland player as the Browns were called for 11 penalties for 87 yards.
  • Casey withdraws after 3rd round of BMW Championship

    Casey withdraws after 3rd round of BMW Championship

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    The final round had been scheduled for Sunday but was postponed until Monday after persistent rain made the Aronimink course unplayable. Rose can go to No. The final round of the PGA Tour's BMW Championship got moved to Monday thanks to weather, and that understandably led to less fans there to watch it, but at least one of the remaining fans seems to be having a pretty good time.
  • Jon Gruden throws all the blame on Khalil Mack

    Jon Gruden throws all the blame on Khalil Mack

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    After Rodgers' injury against the Bears, the Packers were down to DeShone Kizer as the only available quarterback. The throw was flawless, and Allison's diving catch in the back of the end zone cut Green Bay's deficit to 20-10. Rodgers had surgery on that same knee in 2015 . The Packers had a 3rd-and-9 play from their 3 when several Bears converged on Rodgers in the pocket.
  • Wrist and reward: Del Potro back amongst elite

    Wrist and reward: Del Potro back amongst elite

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    Mike Bryan won his record-setting 18th Grand Slam doubles title and his second straight with Jack Sock , beating Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-3, 6-1. He's a Grand Slam victor. "You could imagine very hard for me to say goodbye before the match finish but at some point you have to take a decision".
  • Aaron Rodgers to try to come back

    Aaron Rodgers to try to come back

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    The Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-0 deficit in the third quarter, and all the praise Matt Nagy earned in the first half vanished with their lead. On Sunday night, Trubisky was able to show off his arm with a couple 30-yard bullets to receivers Taylor Gabriel and Allen Robinson. Right tackle Brian Bulaga, Mack's regular matchup, said there were several plays of the first half that he wants back.
  • Eagles' defense came to the rescue in opener

    Eagles' defense came to the rescue in opener

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    Last February during his stint behind bars on a probation violation, Meek reacted to the Eagles defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The defense is loaded with talent, has another year in Schwartz's system under its belt, and now carries additional wisdom gained through its Super Bowl run.
  • Patriots Prepare to Face Tough Texans Team

    Patriots Prepare to Face Tough Texans Team

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    They have a very good defensive front". The team will be relying on Cordarrelle Patterson, Chris Hogan, and Phillip Dorsett to make plays in the passing game. Maybe I'm just caring about certain things that really matter, like my family, like people's health, like life and death. With everybody back this year the sky's the limit for this defense and myself.
  • Novak Djokovic joins calls for action to end 'sauna'

    Novak Djokovic joins calls for action to end 'sauna'

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    She did both in the same year, with her 2010 French Open title helping propel her to No. 7 that year. I know I have to be at my best in order to compete with him from the baseline. Osaka celebrated her win calmly and coolly unlike the floods of tears which greeted her last-16 victory over Aryna Sabalenka . "I definitely think I can build off this and hopefully finish off the year really well and then look forward to the most exciting time for an Australian tennis player in the Australian ...
  • France vs Germany: Les Bleus hold on in UEFA Nations League opener

    France vs Germany: Les Bleus hold on in UEFA Nations League opener

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    De Gea's erratic form carried over into the new Premier League season as United struggled under Jose Mourinho, and rival Kepa Arrizabalaga admitted he feels "mature" enough to challenge for the Spain No. Both teams tried their best to score however were unsuccessful. There will also be an extra air of celebration before kick-off as captain Harry Kane finally gets his hands on the Golden Boot for being the top scorer at the tournament.
  • Novak Djokovic sweeps Kei Nishikori to reach eighth US Open final

    Novak Djokovic sweeps Kei Nishikori to reach eighth US Open final

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    Novak Djokovic stayed on course for back-to-back grand slam titles by beating Kei Nishikori to set up a US Open final against Juan Martin del Potro . But the Argentine swept through the tiebreaker, wrapping up the opener after 69 minutes of impressive shot-making. While leading 4-3 in the first set Nadal got his right knee taped, before later ripping it off and having it re-taped early in the second during a medical timeout in which he also had his leg massaged.
  • US Open semi-finalist Sevastova stays in the moment

    US Open semi-finalist Sevastova stays in the moment

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    Sloane Stephens hits a backhand against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in a quarter-final match on day nine of the 2018 US Open tennis tournament in New York September 4, 2018. "I worked really hard on that". Djokovic reached the quarter finals with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over unseeded Joao Sousa. Pliskova defeated Williams in the semifinals in 2016 before losing to Angelique Kerber in the final.
  • Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem in US Open quarter-final

    Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem in US Open quarter-final

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    After suffering a first set "bagel", Nadal had to battle back from breaks in the third and fourth sets before seeing off the first top 20 player he had faced at the US Open since 2013. Thiem is a top-10 player himself (he's now ranked No. 9), a star in his own right who some consider to be the heir apparent to Nadal . He came within two points of victory late in the fourth set before being pushed to a fifth, where he was two points from a loss.
  • Tiger Woods returns to Ryder Cup as wild card

    Tiger Woods returns to Ryder Cup as wild card

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    And lo and behold, I'm a part of this team. Who will make US Ryder Cup team? He has not played, however, on a winning team in Europe, where the USA has not triumphed since 1993. DeChambeau is assured of holding the No. 1 spot in the FedEx Cup standings when the Tour Championship begins at East Lake in Atlanta later this month.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo could claim record sixth player of the year award

    Cristiano Ronaldo could claim record sixth player of the year award

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    Modric , the Croatian captain who led the national team to their first World Cup finals, headed up Real Madrid - alongside Ronaldo - when they secured the team's third consecutive Champions League title. The Best Men's Player will not be won by the Argentine star this year, despite a magnificent season for the Catalan giants. Ronaldo moved to Italy for 100 million euros after five years with Real.
  • Nike billboard featuring Kaepernick hovers over San Francisco

    Nike billboard featuring Kaepernick hovers over San Francisco

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    Last season he told CBS that he hoped the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback got another shot. In 2016, the former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback drew the world's gaze for kneeling during the U.S. The Kaepernick-Nike campaign has actually been a while in the making, according to Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson. Other have called for people to give their Nike items to homeless veterans instead of throwing them away or burning them.
  • Steelers to start James Conner Week 1

    Steelers to start James Conner Week 1

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    The Steelers organization announced its disappointment with Bell on Monday, but Pouncey said the players understand why the All-Pro running back is holding out and expect him to deliver another superb season. It's fine. He showed up previous year at the same time. "No sense in talking about it", he said. "I trust James", he said. Cleveland is a good team.
  • Harry Kewell makes Alisson prediction after Leicester error

    Harry Kewell makes Alisson prediction after Leicester error

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    Liverpool seemed dominant to begin with, with Mane scoring in the 10th minute to make it 1-0. "I am angry that I made a mistake", said the 25-year-old. I just have to make sure that doesn't happen again". We have to learn from our mistakes. "I didn't receive that good of a pass, we talked about that in the locker room, I spoke to Virgil, it wasn't that good of a pass".
  • Roger Federer stuns crowd, Nick Kyrgios with incredible shot around net post

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    Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia congratulates Serena Williams after their fourth round match of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. He was agonizingly close to getting there past year at the U.S. I wouldn't say I'm satisfied with my career. "If he had broken in the sixth game [three break point] he would have run away with it and won the first set".
  • Serena marches on after battle with gritty Kanepi

    Serena marches on after battle with gritty Kanepi

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    In Williams's previous match against her sister, the 36-year-old displayed a kind of mental toughness tennis fans hadn't yet seen since Williams returned to the tour after giving birth - the U.S. Open fortnight, from court-side chats, to post-match news conferences , now come with the obligatory mother/daughter story-line. She will play Karolina Pliskova , who beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-4 in their first clash before the quarterfinal stage of a tournament, to reach 330 Grand Slam match wins.
  • Champions League group stage draw RECAP: All the action as it happened

    Champions League group stage draw RECAP: All the action as it happened

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    Modric was linked with a move to Inter this summer, but he will be staying put at Madrid and has declared that the Spanish side will be looking to win the Champions League yet again this season. They, however, are not expected to make an impact in Group C as the three heavyweights will seek to avoid an embarrassing first-round elimination.
  • Cleveland adds third baseman Josh Donaldson

    Cleveland adds third baseman Josh Donaldson

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    Despite that, Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports has been told teams are showing interest. Toronto went into the 2015 post-season - its first playoff appearance since 1993 - on a dramatic note when Donaldson hit a solo walk-off homer against the Tampa Bay Rays in the regular-season finale at Rogers Centre.
  • Raiders and Khalil Mack ‘essentially nowhere’ in contract talks

    Raiders and Khalil Mack ‘essentially nowhere’ in contract talks

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    The Chicago Bears are expected to pull off a whopper of a trade the likes of which the team hasn't seen in about a decade. Mack is also the only player in National Football League history to have been named to two separate positions on the All-Pro team in the same season (outside linebacker and defensive end), a feat which may not be matched ever again.
  • Umpire wrong in Kyrgios 'I want to help you' row, says Federer

    Umpire wrong in Kyrgios 'I want to help you' row, says Federer

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    Whatever the intention, it appeared to do the trick and the No 30 seed broke back, edged the ensuing tiebreak and emerged a 4-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-0 victor against an increasingly disconsolate opponent. "I think everybody knows that". I don't care how fit you are, what you're used to, the humidity can really get to you. "It's not the umpire's role to go down from the chair", Federer, who will meet Kyrgios on Sunday morning (AEST), said after breezing through his own second-round match.
  • Rodgers, Packers agree to massive contract extension

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    Rodgers signed a $130.75 million deal in 2013 with a $35 million signing bonus and $54 million in guaranteed money. However, Cousins is being credited for pushing QB contracts upward. "It gave us the ability to do some things and made my camp number never go above an unmanageable level". Other NFL quarterbacks - such as Matt Ryan - have signed their extensions already.
  • Serena Williams wins in tutus at US Open

    Serena Williams wins in tutus at US Open

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    Serena had little trouble against Germany's Carina Witthoeft, taking both sets by a score of 6-2 to set up a 30th career matchup with her elder sister. "She was playing really well, she'd played four matches already, she was used to the conditions. We bring out the best when we play each other". Venus joked Wednesday in her on-court interview that it was "two against one ...
  • Liverpool news; Sadio Mane targets Liverpool Champions League final return

    Liverpool news; Sadio Mane targets Liverpool Champions League final return

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    This is as pots for the groups have been confirmed ahead of today's draws in Monaco . Benfica bounced back after conceding an early goal to hammer Greek side PAOK 4-1 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate while former European champions PSV made short work of BATE Borisov from Belarus, scoring early and winning 6-2 over the two legs.
  • Woods defends pay-per-view airing for Mickelson showdown

    Woods defends pay-per-view airing for Mickelson showdown

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    That means Woods is facing a stretch of seven events in nine weeks. It starts this week with The Northern Trust event at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. The award is given annually to a player who best exemplifies the character, charity and sportsmanship of Stewart, the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash on the Monday of the 1999 Tour Championship.
  • Late own goal gives Chelsea victory

    Late own goal gives Chelsea victory

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    Perhaps a more recent memory for some fans would be the 3-0 humbling Chelsea endured on the final day of last season but the list is enormous and it is hopefully destined to remain intact without any further woeful additions. On Chelsea's penalty , he said "I don't know if it was a penalty". "We are trying to get points at the beginning because as everybody knows it's a new system and a new philosophy so we are trying to do our best".
  • Serena handed tough path to US Open final

    Serena handed tough path to US Open final

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    Serena lost to the Czech Petra Kvitova in a close three-set in Cincinnati last week in the second round. He added that the USTA thought the decision "recognizes Serena, and is fair to the remaining seeded players". USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said the placement of Williams was determined by "balancing a variety of factors, including her return to competition following the birth of her daughter, her recent hard court performance this summer, and recognition of her achievements at the U.S.
  • Jamie Carragher predicts where Chelsea FC win finish this season

    Jamie Carragher predicts where Chelsea FC win finish this season

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    Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has issued a harsh criticism of Maurizio Sarri over a lack of trophies the coach won at the club before joining Chelsea this season. Barkley has been compared to Frank Lampard many times thanks to a very similar style of play in the midfield , and he hopes that he can become the type of player Lampard was at Stamford bridge.
  • Tiger Woods And Phil Mickelson’s $10 Million Match Is Officially Happening

    Tiger Woods And Phil Mickelson’s $10 Million Match Is Officially Happening

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    Woods had already left Ridgewood Country Club Wednesday when official news and details broke about his $9 million Las Vegas pay-per-view match against Phil Mickelson . "With only two guys, we should have a totally different experience with fans, because we will have smaller crowds that won't necessarily have ropes they can walk inside the fairway and up near the greens".