• Real Madrid reject offer from Chelsea to sign Willian
Real Madrid reject offer from Chelsea to sign Willian

Real Madrid have been warned by Valencia's director general Mateu Alemany that they must pay Rodrigo Moreno's €120million release clause if they want to sign him. The Spain transfer window doesn't close until August 31 meaning La Liga clubs can still sign players from the Premier League . However, the paper says that while Sarri now prefers...

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  • Stats - Virat Kohli goes past Sourav Ganguly
Stats - Virat Kohli goes past Sourav Ganguly

So, I kept those in mind while bowling to him", Bumrah said later on Tuesday. "I haven't thought about the 2014 failures, but I'd like to dedicate this to my wife who is here and keeps motivating me". "It's not worked out how we'd like until now". "One thing you can never question about this group of players is their character and the way they ca...

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  • Every Alisson touch against Crystal Palace
Every Alisson touch against Crystal Palace

Players too. But nobody thinks about the fee now, which is good. Nobody thinks about it now. He's a player who, in this market, is worth it. Referee Michael Oliver awarded a spot-kick for Mamadou Sakho's challenge on the Egypt winger and James Milner converted the penalty.

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  • Cincinnati Open: Roger Federer downs Stan Wawrinka to reach semi-finals
Cincinnati Open: Roger Federer downs Stan Wawrinka to reach semi-finals

Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track, and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. With each win, Djokovic gets closer to the chance he covets - another appearance in the title match. After a tight first set, 2016 champion Cilic shrugged off the attentions of Pablo Carreno Busta to win 7-6 (9-7) 6-4. Now, it's on t...

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  • Alabama, Clemson At The Top
Alabama, Clemson At The Top

The Southeastern Conference leads the way with six teams in the Top 25. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. The Wolverines will begin their season September 1 at Notre Dame, which clocked in at No. 12. Some experts had Michigan State as high as No....

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  • IndyCar driver Robert Wickens badly injured in terrifying crash
IndyCar driver Robert Wickens badly injured in terrifying crash

The impact with the catch-fence pitched Wickens into a terrifying spin through the air and back across the race track, with Hunter-Reay luckily sliding underneath Wickens' airborne auto. He led 180 of the 200 laps. Will Power , who won the last two Pocono races, was second, and Dixon finished third. "We've been a bit blah. They've been excelli...

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  • Manchester United's Paul Pogba admits 'my attitude wasn't right' in defeat
Manchester United's Paul Pogba admits 'my attitude wasn't right' in defeat

The 55-year-old is said to have been left extremely frustrated with the club's reluctance to back him in the summer transfer window, leading to speculation that his time at the club may be coming to an end. The Iranian worldwide was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season and enjoyed an impressive World Cup for Team Melli. Despite suggesting...

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  • UEFA reveals three nominees for 2018 Men's Player of the Year Awards
UEFA reveals three nominees for 2018 Men's Player of the Year Awards

The 31 year old scored 45 times in 54 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona last season, Messi's stats the most impressive of any player in Europe when it comes to goalscoring and assists. Modric , who has been winning hearts at Bernabeu with his top-notch performances also stands tall as the runner-up at FIFA World Cup and the best playe...

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  • India ve England: Hardik Pandya leaves England reeling in Trent Bridge Test
India ve England: Hardik Pandya leaves England reeling in Trent Bridge Test

They might have missed out with a few runs with the bat in the first innings, but their bowlers handed them a huge advantage, after running through England's batting order in the afternoon session. Pandya made sure that the off-spinner wasn't required at all in the first innings. On-field official Marais Erasmus gave the soft signal of out afte...

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  • Man City boss Pep Guardiola issues Tottenham warning amid new stadium disaster
Man City boss Pep Guardiola issues Tottenham warning amid new stadium disaster

Sergio Aguero registered his 13th hat-trick for Manchester City as the reigning Premier League champions showed they were not missing Kevin De Bruyne in a 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town . Aguero, who turned 30 in the close-season, has now scored 14 times in his last eight Premier League games at City's Etihad Stadium . On the positiv...

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  • World Cup of tennis agreed in Davis Cup overhaul
World Cup of tennis agreed in Davis Cup overhaul

The deal sees the ITF enter a 25-year $3 billion (£2 billion /€2.5 billion) partnership with Kosmos, with the ambition to transform the Davis Cup and generate substantial revenues for the development of tennis. The new format will involve a qualifying round in February, in which 24 teams will take part in home and away matches. They will be joi...

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  • Neil Warnock: Newcastle United penalty miss 'was poetic justice'
Neil Warnock: Newcastle United penalty miss 'was poetic justice'

United manager Benitez said: "Yedlin will be fine". Kenedy takes the penalty which sails right into the arms of Etheridge. Newcastle United went on the road to Cardiff City and laid an egg against one of the sides commonly predicted to be relegated .

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  • Gareth Bale is the reason Real Madrid are great, says Julen Lopetegui
Gareth Bale is the reason Real Madrid are great, says Julen Lopetegui

Atletico Madrid drew first blood in their annual season-long tussle with city rivals Real on Wednesday evening, claiming the UEFA Super Cup with a 4-2 win out in Tallinn , Estonia. He opted to withdraw World Cup victor Antoine Griezmann with 57 minutes played and saw his team fall behind six minutes later. Real have not yet signed a repla...

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  • Deontay Wilder clashes with John Fury at lively Belfast weigh
Deontay Wilder clashes with John Fury at lively Belfast weigh

Astonishing footage revealed Saunders and Wilder's aggressive brawl in the Belfast restaurant ignited after the former admitted to calling the American a 'racist c***' to his face. Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, owns a 40-0 record with 39 knockouts after a TKO victory over Luis Ortiz in his most recent fight March 3. "I'll get my grandfat...

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  • Green Bay Packers vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Green Bay Packers vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Thousands of fans saw two U.S Navy helicopters fly over Lambeau field during Thursday's preseason home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers . "Man, he's been awesome", Tomlin said . The second-year back limped off in the second quarter after two carries for two yards and one reception for six yards. Washington scored on a 19-yard pass from Do...

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  • Man City midfielder De Bruyne out for 3 months with injury
Man City midfielder De Bruyne out for 3 months with injury

United finished above them last season. De Bruyne was named City's Player of the Season as he starred in their record-breaking run to the Premier League title last term but his injury lands a significant early blow against Pep Guardiola's bid for back-to-back titles in England's top flight.

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  • Snedeker fires 59 to seize Wyndham lead
Snedeker fires 59 to seize Wyndham lead

Snedeker teed off on No. 10 and shot an inconspicuous 3-under 32 over his first nine holes, which included an opening bogey. "I don't know much about golf", Harvick said. Scores are routinely low at the Donald Ross-designed course, with 2017 victor Henrik Stenson setting a tournament record with a 22-under 258 a year after Si Woo Kim tied the...

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  • Emery needs four transfer windows to impact Arsenal - Wright
Emery needs four transfer windows to impact Arsenal - Wright

Petr Cech and Bernd Leno are competing for the goalkeeping spot at Arsenal . "Saturday the decision is easy, Petr Cech will continue to start the match, I believe in him". The former Chelsea goalie struggled with the ball at his feet against the Premier League champions, but his manager at the Emirates is not perturbed with the 36-year-ol...

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  • Jurgen Klopp impressed with £53m man Naby Keita
Jurgen Klopp impressed with £53m man Naby Keita

Guardiola started with Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane on the bench as he recalled Sterling and gave a Premier League debut to Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, whose move from Leicester was Guardiola's only major close-season signing. It was a tough pre-season and a good start. Liverpool eased to victory with Sadio Mane scoring twice between eff...

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  • Man Utd handed a boost with return of defender
Man Utd handed a boost with return of defender

French newspaper, L'Equipe, reports that Zidane was already making contacts with Manchester United board as he considers taking over Mourinho . The Frenchman, who has been out of work since May, guided Los Blancos to three consecutive UCL titles, two FIFA Club World Cups and one LaLiga crown in his first senior managerial role.

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  • Kevin De Bruyne suffers
Kevin De Bruyne suffers "knee ligament" injury in training

It's a team game and whoever steps in will do well. "He did a good season for us past year - he's just going even further now". "We all hope that it is not too serious so he can get back on the training field as soon as possible". Sportsmail understands there are fears De Bruyne has torn a lateral ligament in his right knee and City are anxious...

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  • Barca president refuses to rule out Pogba move
Barca president refuses to rule out Pogba move

The midfielder was arguably United's best player throughout, bossing the midfield while being the main creative outlet for the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford. Mourinho, who has not been happy with how his side's preseason transpired, managed to bring in only three new faces in the latest English window, which closed on 9 August.

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  • Tiger Woods is ‘trending’ for one of USA’s four Ryder Cup wildcards
Tiger Woods is ‘trending’ for one of USA’s four Ryder Cup wildcards

Furyk said there is no defined number of players vying for the captain's picks and that the door is open for players now not on the radar to put themselves in position during the FedExCup Playoffs, which begin with next week's The Northern Trust in Paramus, N.J.

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  • Tottenham Hotspur begin Premier League season with entertaining win at Newcastle
Tottenham Hotspur begin Premier League season with entertaining win at Newcastle

Despite fan concerns over Tottenham's lack of activity during the transfer window, Pochettino's settled side are under way in their bid to continue the fine form that has brought top-three finishes in each of the past three seasons. "But I think with all the circumstances and how we prepared for the game with a lot of players only training from M...

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  • Rodgers has no excuses for loss as Boyata issue grows Soccer
Rodgers has no excuses for loss as Boyata issue grows Soccer

With Boyata AWOL and Kristoffer Ajer suspended, Rodgers will be forced to lean once more on the unfamiliar central defensive pairing of Jack Hendry and Jozo Simunovic in Athens. "First, we need the performance to be better than it was in the first leg and second, we want to try to win the match". "My concentration and focus is just to prepare the...

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  • Report indicates Jurgen Klopp's plans for Nat Phillips at Liverpool
Report indicates Jurgen Klopp's plans for Nat Phillips at Liverpool

The 32-year-old is entering the final year of his contract at the club and could be sold along with the likes of Pedro Chirivella, Lazar Markovic Divock Origi and Simon Mignolet. But it wasn't just the XI players on the pitch that Liverpool fans were pleased with. It was hardly what you would expect overall from a £36million signing.

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  • Ronaldo finally reveals why he chose to play for Juventus
Ronaldo finally reveals why he chose to play for Juventus

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor beat the offside trap with Federico Bernardeschi playing a ball over the top to put Ronaldo through one-on-one with the goalkeeper. Fans tried to get whatever autographs and photos they could - even stripping returning centre-back Leonardo Bonucci down to his underwear - before Ronaldo emerged from the changin...

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  • Emery picks Koscielny as Arsenal captain
Emery picks Koscielny as Arsenal captain

Pep Guardiola has underlined his desire to keep Raheem Sterling at Manchester City , despite talks over a new contract remaining on hold, after the England forward excelled to ruin Unai Emery's first Premier League game in charge of Arsenal .

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  • New Derby County defender Scott Malone: My Huddersfield shot well worth it
New Derby County defender Scott Malone: My Huddersfield shot well worth it

Lampard's first game in charge of Derby had been less impressive as they scraped a last-gasp victor at Reading . The visitors only held the lead for seven minutes as Derby levelled with a goal that will give Leeds keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell nightmares.

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  • Paul Pogba captains Manchester United in Premier League opener against Leicester City
Paul Pogba captains Manchester United in Premier League opener against Leicester City

It's the last time I speak about it. "He seemed to be a leader in that dressing room and Jose knows he needs that out here at the start of the season". Showing few signs of rust despite only returning to training this week, the World Cup victor, wearing the captain's armband, impressed in possession and without it, leading by example and keepin...

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  • India vs England, 2nd Test: Rain stops play, India reeling at 11/2
India vs England, 2nd Test: Rain stops play, India reeling at 11/2

Meanwhile Chris Woakes marked his return to global cricket with two wickets for 19 runs in six overs, removing both India captain Virat Kohli (24) and Hardik Pandya (11) via slip catches by Jos Buttler. Anderson immediately jolted India by trapping chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (0) plumb in front with a brilliant in-swinger, which the television...

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  • Finau takes wild ride, ties PGA Championship with 10 birdies
Finau takes wild ride, ties PGA Championship with 10 birdies

The 42-year-old American, who hasn't won a major title since the 2008 US Open and hasn't won any event in five years, sank a 14-foot birdie putt at the second, a five-footer to birdie the par-3 third and a 10-foot birdie putt at the fifth hole, then dropped in a 15-footer to salvage par after finding a bunker at the par-3 sixth.

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  • Jérôme Boateng’s agent to meet PSG on Thursday
Jérôme Boateng’s agent to meet PSG on Thursday

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Boateng, but the Red Devils have been unwilling to meet Bayern Munich's demands and the Premier League transfer window shutting on Thursday means there is little scope for the complex negotiations which would need to take place.

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  • Busy Everton end transfer deadline day satisfied thanks to arrivals from Barcelona
Busy Everton end transfer deadline day satisfied thanks to arrivals from Barcelona

The winger, 20, wanted to leave for Red Bull Leipzig following a loan spell there last term, but Everton blocked it. The club announced the signing of the former former Shakhtar Donetsk player just 21 minutes before the 5pm deadline. Mina has signed on a permanent five-year deal worth €30million (approx £27.2million), while Portugal global Go...

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  • Dez Bryant tweets at the Dawg Pound during Browns’ preseason opener
Dez Bryant tweets at the Dawg Pound during Browns’ preseason opener

Dez Bryant is still a free agent, but that could be changing soon. Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman said he believes Bryant will play in the National Football League this season. "I'm not sure his situation as far as what he's wanting, what offers maybe he's had that he's turned down - all that factors into it as a business".

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  • NCAA's new proposed rules blindsides NBA, USA Basketball officials
NCAA's new proposed rules blindsides NBA, USA Basketball officials

The NCAA attracted a lot of attention Wednesday by announcing that they would permit a pool of "elite" high school and college talent to hire agents. Due to the clamor that the National Basketball Association should abolish the one-and-done rule stating that prospects straight out of high school are not deemed eligible to declare for the draft, t...

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  • Shearer: Don't write off Manchester United
Shearer: Don't write off Manchester United

Any deal for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld was a way off on the eve of the deadline and interest in Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has been tempered up until now by prohibitive financial demands. "They returned on Monday, trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine they are not really fit and ready but we have needs", Mouri...

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  • Everton linked with Welbeck move with Arsenal ready to sell
Everton linked with Welbeck move with Arsenal ready to sell

Ramsey was the club's Player of the Season last term, and will be a huge boost to our chances this season as we look to regain our place in the top four and in the Champions League, after two seasons outside the competition. "Regardless, I must admit: They remind me a bit of the "old" Arsenal I played in ". The French global was one of the most...

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  • Liverpool boss Klopp emotional after Ings joins Southampton
Liverpool boss Klopp emotional after Ings joins Southampton

Liverpool also have inserted a 20 percent sell-on clause. There will be more players on the move in the winter window but, for now, the focus is on the football. Ings completed a complicated switch to St Mary's after the club's agreed the structure of payments ahead of the close of business. New goalkeeper Alisson started for Liverpool, before Lo...

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  • Red Sox stun Yankees 5-4 in 10 for 4-game sweep
Red Sox stun Yankees 5-4 in 10 for 4-game sweep

With 52 games remaining after Sunday, the Yankees would have to go on an unlikely tear, as well as have the Red Sox plummet. After the game, Martinez explained why he believes Chapman has lost some of his effectiveness. He served up a solo home run to Logan Morrison in the second inning, then surrendered three more runs in the third. Martinez...

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