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Arsenal's Petr Cech backed to keep No. 1 spot by Unai Emery

The 36-year-old appeared to struggle with Emery's new approach of playing the ball out from defence in Sunday's season opener, nearly scoring an own goal in the 2-0 defeat as he looked uncomfortable in possession. Also, with Bernd Leno [it's the same]. The jokes ensued way past the original post with many being sympathetic to the Arsenal goalkeeper , quick to highlight that Cech has won more Champions League trophies that Bayer Leverkusen itself. Read More

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Five things we learned in the Premier League

Five things we learned in the Premier League

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. With Oxlade-Chamberlain out and Emre Can at Juventus, Keita looks like he could be just the midfielder that Klopp was looking for. That lead was doubled in the dying seconds of the opening stanza, with Sadio Mane having the similar task of passing into an empty ... Read More

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Second Test, day 3 at Lord's

Second Test, day 3 at Lord's

It means that despite a first-day washout, Joe Root's team, 1-0 up after winning last week's first Test at Edgbaston, have a genuine chance of victory here even though just 35.2 overs have been bowled so far in this match. Hosts England lost Keaton Jennings for 11 runs after a quick start, as Mohammed Shami provided the breakthrough for India . That brought debutant Ollie Pope to the crease and Surrey's talented 20-year-old showed no signs of nerves as he combined with Root to take the ... Read More

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Liverpool have defensive worries ahead of West Ham tie

Liverpool have defensive worries ahead of West Ham tie

They are looking to build on an appearance in last season's Champions League final and back-to-back finishes in the top four. More clinical. More aggressive in the right moments. Alisson featured twice in pre-season for Liverpool , against Napoli and Torino. "Step by step, we come closer". That's the plan. A lot of people think because of the transfer window we will [challenge more] - but that's not how it is. Read More

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CNN’s Don Lemon Strikes Back: Trump

CNN’s Don Lemon Strikes Back: Trump "Traffics In Racism", "Fueled By Bullying"

Trump also attempted to needle James by appearing to claim a preference for Michael Jordan , to whom the former Cavaliers star is often compared in greatest-ever debates. "Much in the way that he thought that I can't be unbiased about an issue concerning race, like Judge Curiel, because I'm African-American". "Millions elected Trump to be their coach", Ingraham said after insulting James' intelligence. Read More

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Urban Meyer placed on paid administrative leave

Urban Meyer placed on paid administrative leave

On Wednesday, former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy obtained and published text messages from Courtney Smith that indicated she informed Meyer's wife and another coach's wife about the 2015 incident. About two weeks ago the Associated Press reported OSU fired Smith after he was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass after a dispute with his ex-wife. Read More

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Rangers Trade Cole Hamels To Cubs

Rangers Trade Cole Hamels To Cubs

Happ from the Toronto Blue Jays . Merely moving to a team in the midst of a pennant race that will be playing in packed houses in front of hungry, raucous fans for the next two-plus months theoretically could help Hamels improve upon the 4.72 ERA he posted in his first 20 starts of the 2018 season. Read More

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Moment of truth for Thomas as brutal stage awaits

Moment of truth for Thomas as brutal stage awaits

Dutch rival Tom Dumoulin , the 2017 Giro d'Italia champion, finished behind Thomas but well ahead of Froome to move up to second place. Froome prevailed in both. With just one mountainous day and a short time trial left in the four stages before the race finishes in Paris on Sunday, the Welsh rider is strong favourite to win. Read More

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Liverpool ace Sadio Mane delighted to take his 'lucky' No10 shirt

Liverpool ace Sadio Mane delighted to take his 'lucky' No10 shirt

In the 18-team tournament in the United States, City opened the scoring through Leroy Sane early in the second half but fell to defeat as Mohamed Salah and a late Sadio Mane penalty sealed victory at the MetLife Stadium. City's club-record signing Riyad Mahrez created the first chance for Lukas Nmecha and his shot was unconvincingly parried straight back to him by Karius, only for Fabinho to scramble in a challenge as the 19-year-old striker looked to tap it into an empty net. Read More

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Transfer: Jose Mourinho eager to sign two Real Madrid stars

Transfer: Jose Mourinho eager to sign two Real Madrid stars

That's the big question on every fans' lips as they enter the new season. However after more links to Harry Maguire came about odds have fallen drastically from 10/1 to just 11/10 in a matter of days according to Betway. Mourinho is said to have doubts about both Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof and also feels that the signing of Diego Dalot from Porto has relieved fullback issues sufficiently to allow the pursuit of a central defender. Read More

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Spieth shares lead after third round

Spieth shares lead after third round

He started his move with a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 9, followed with short birdie putts on the next two holes and with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 14th, he put his name atop the leaderboard. Woods still walked away Friday realising he made it a little tougher on the weekend at Carnoustie if he wants to end a decade without winning a major. Read More

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International Champions Cup Report: Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund 21 July 2018

International Champions Cup Report: Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund 21 July 2018

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has given his verdict on star winger Leroy Sane missing out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup ahead of the new season. The 26-year-old added: "Since I was little I was someone who always enjoyed challenges". The majority of Guardiola's squad are on holiday after their World Cup exploits but new signing Riyad Mahrez made his first appearance for the club against the Germans in a youthful lineup. Read More

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Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

ET, ESPN2). "English football receives an exceptional player". Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart , meanwhile, is poised for some surprise playing time in the USA having returned to the club from a loan spell at West Ham United. "We spoke - they have to come back ready". On Jorginho, Guardiola added: "I was disappointed (not to sign him)". Guardiola said: "What happened last season was a effect of the work we did two seasons ago". Read More

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Porte crashes out of the Tour de France

Porte crashes out of the Tour de France

Dylan Groenewegen won a second consecutive stage at the Tour de France when he sprinted to the finish on Saturday, and Greg Van Avermaet kept the overall lead for a fifth consecutive day. Tom Dumoulin lost almost a minute due to a mechanical problem, while AG2R's Romain Bardet lost 31 seconds during the final climb. "It's really hard to describe", Degenkolb said after crossing the line. Read More

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A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

A towering physique and range of flashy hairstyles mean Paul Pogba rarely goes unnoticed but he has become emblematic of a French squad willing to sacrifice personal gain for World Cup glory. France has a talented crop of young players, including Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, as well as solidified stars in Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba. Read More

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Belgium third in World Cup after 2-0 win over England

Belgium third in World Cup after 2-0 win over England

Belgium were bitterly disappointed not to have made the final after an end-to-end semi-final against France but third is their highest finish at a World Cup, their previous best being fourth in 1986. England: Pickford 6, Jones 5, Stones 7, Maguire 6, Trippier 7, Dier 6, Delph 6, Rose 6, Loftus-Cheek 6, Sterling 5, Kane 5. It is a style of football England will hope to adopt at the European Championships in 2020, but they're missing a genuine world class midfield player, or two. Read More

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