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The newspaper claimed that the World Cup-winning midfielder is especially keen on managing Manchester United . Last month, former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane , who is now without a job, was favourite to take over the reigns at Old Trafford at 4/1 with Betfair and Paddy Power, according to Oddschecker .
  • Ian Wright states his prediction for Arsenal v Man City

    Ian Wright states his prediction for Arsenal v Man City

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    However, former Premier League victor Lehmann has dismissed the idea suggesting that other teams like Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United too could compete for the title and it won't be a lopsided campaign like last time. Petr Cech and new signing Bernd Leno both were handed starts in pre-season but Emery is expected to start the latter after bringing him in for £20million from Bayer Leverkusen.
  • QB play, defense help Browns to preseason win Taylor and Mayfield combine

    QB play, defense help Browns to preseason win Taylor and Mayfield combine

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    Mayfield returned in the third quarter to spin additional magic, rolling to his right on a third-and-7 from his own 22 to find rookie Antonio Callaway along the sideline for 24 yards. Even though Taylor has heard time and time again from Jackson that he's the one come Week 1 when it counts, there probably was a sense he had to be beyond stellar to keep from cracking open the window for Mayfield.
  • England v India: James Anderson strikes twice before rain returns at Lord's

    England v India: James Anderson strikes twice before rain returns at Lord's

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    After the best Test match in England for years, despite the rush to castigation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, the weather may ensure that we are in for another adrenaline-fuelled nipper. Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope is expected to be given his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad. Check out the photos here: Is this India's playing XI for the Lord's Test? According to the images of the team-sheet circulating on social media, ...
  • Allardyce: Man Utd 'held to ransom' in transfer market

    Allardyce: Man Utd 'held to ransom' in transfer market

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    Several transfer targets were identified but failed to materialise and it seems the United boss doesn't fancy his chances of closing the considerable gap on Champions City with the pool of players left at Old Trafford. " Manchester United haven't got them as early as Jose would have liked". Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are all injured, while Jose Mourinho will check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup .
  • Jose Mourinho confirms several absentees for Leicester City opener

    Jose Mourinho confirms several absentees for Leicester City opener

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    For the City players meanwhile, the focus is all about Sunday's trip to the Emirates Stadium as the season properly kicks into gear. "I don't think just because they haven't signed a centre-back we should be sat here thinking 'we'll let Manchester United off the hook they shouldn't be challenging this year.' A club thats spent the money they've spent in the past few seasons and the players they've got.
  • Tottenham first Premier League team to fail to make one summer signing

    Tottenham first Premier League team to fail to make one summer signing

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    In the end, Tottenham failed to get any business done meaning they became the first Premier League club not to sign a single player in the summer transfer window since it was introduced back in 2003. They are Tottenham players and always they were in my plans. "Our decision was not to sign, [even though] it is the fashion to sign or because we are the only club in Europe that has not signed players".
  • Huge: Nabil Fekir Speaks on Transfer after Liverpool Medical

    Huge: Nabil Fekir Speaks on Transfer after Liverpool Medical

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    Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign Nabil Fekir from Lyon before this week's transfer deadline. Fekir has recently reported for Lyon training following his World Cup exploits with France and during an interview, he has opened the possibility of a summer exit.
  • Anthony Martial makes United return

    Anthony Martial makes United return

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    The former Manchester City defender is by no means United's first choice but such is Mourinho's dissatisfaction that they need contingencies. United have an abundance of centre-backs - Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling , Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones .
  • Chelsea's Courtois wants Madrid move for family reasons, says agent

    Chelsea's Courtois wants Madrid move for family reasons, says agent

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    Chelsea midfielder Willian has told his lawyers to take action over a forged letter that circulated on the " football market" claiming he had given authority to another agent to represent him. The club management of Chelsea will surely be disappointed with the attitude of Courtois. "I am not moving, I am happy at Chelsea and living in London.I am very happy living in London", declared the forward.
  • Wilfried Zaha REJECTS new contract as he looks to force switch

    Wilfried Zaha REJECTS new contract as he looks to force switch

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    The story is suggesting that Spurs are not willing to pay the £75m price tag for the pacey winger which leaves Chelsea with a clear pathway to sign one of the most talked about players of this window. Mauricio Pochettino is yet to make a single signing this summer but the Tottenham boss is expected to be busy over the coming days trying to strengthen his squad and Zaha was among the players on his radar.
  • Manchester United may turn their attention to Bayern's Jerome Boateng

    Manchester United may turn their attention to Bayern's Jerome Boateng

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    The report claims that Everton have agreed a £28.4m transfer fee and only minor details of the transfer now need to be finalised. Jose Mourinho is desperate to strengthen his Manchester United defence before the transfer window closes on Thursday and a deal for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld is reportedly close to completion, although a planned move for Barcelona's Yerry Mina has collapsed.
  • Ohio State Announces Special Independent Board Related to Meyer Investigation

    Ohio State Announces Special Independent Board Related to Meyer Investigation

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    Zach Smith was sacked last week after an OH court granted a domestic violence protective order to Courtney Smith . Ohio State officials said Thursday that reporters would be barred from football practices until at least next week, and university trustees announced that a six-member committee will head up the investigation.
  • In 6 hours Chelsea boss Sarri defends flat Morata for Arsenal draw

    In 6 hours Chelsea boss Sarri defends flat Morata for Arsenal draw

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    However, the Brazil global is now set to report back to Cobham to begin his preparations for the new Premier League season. The player has been linked with Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid in the current transfer window and this might not make things better for him with the Blues though.
  • Is Kohli in trouble for 'swearing' at Root?

    Is Kohli in trouble for 'swearing' at Root?

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    Showing how much the England paceman was in charge that series, Anderson only took on average 12.5 balls to dismiss Kohli, getting him edging each time - once caught behind, once at second slip and twice by Alastair Cook at first slip. A match, and series, on a knife-edge. With India suffering a collapse to rival England's from the previous day - losing five wickets for 50 runs - Kohli once again showed his skill with a fantastic century.
  • Tiger Woods Reveals What He Told His Kids After Losing The Open

    Tiger Woods Reveals What He Told His Kids After Losing The Open

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    The former world number one found himself with a share of the lead on Sunday afternoon with just eight holes to play at Carnoustie. A little more than a year ago, on the heels of a fourth surgical procedure to try and fix his ravaged back, Woods told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt that he might never play competitive golf again .
  • Cricket star Imran Khan leads in slow count of Pakistan vote

    Cricket star Imran Khan leads in slow count of Pakistan vote

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    But supporters of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , who accuse Khan of colluding with the army, said the vote count was rigged and termed it an assault on democracy in a country that has a history of military rule. Regardless of whether Khan, with his legions of youthful grass-roots followers, is able to defeat the troubled Muslim League, analysts predicted that neither party would win enough votes to form a government, leading to a period of weak coalition rule with the Pakistan ...
  • Pressure on Liverpool to deliver trophies, says Klopp

    Pressure on Liverpool to deliver trophies, says Klopp

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    It was enough for the German stopper to hit out at the h8ters with an Insta-statement compiled using defiant words borrowed directly from a 15-year-old body image vlogger... Other Liverpool players linked with moves away include Sheyi Ojo, Pedro Chirivella, Loris Karius , Simon Mignolet and Ben Woodburn . Chelsea may be doing bits in the transfer window of late, especially with the capture of midfielder Jorginho, who impressed on his debut against Perth on Monday afternoon, but they ...
  • Spieth says game is back, despite Open blowout

    Spieth says game is back, despite Open blowout

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    Woods shot a 5-under-par 66 in Saturday's third round that left him at 5 under through 54 holes and four shots back of the leaders. I knew I was coming in with some good golf. Woods was at 7 under, in control of his game and hitting shots that only he can. Just when he took the lead and everyone's imagination began to swirl about what might be, he kicked away his best chance of breaking a decade-long drought in major championships.
  • Riders start 'most feared' stage in Tour de France

    Riders start 'most feared' stage in Tour de France

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    The peloton passes through bales of hay after the farmer protest was brought to an end. Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome , who still sit first and second respectively in the general classification after emerging unscathed from a wacky Stage 16, were two of the riders affected by the incident.
  • Klopp reflects on Dortmund defeat, praise for ‘fit’ Sturridge

    Klopp reflects on Dortmund defeat, praise for ‘fit’ Sturridge

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    Christian Pulisic had an eventful afternoon as Borussia Dortmund met Liverpool in Charlotte, putting in a stunning display before having to talk down security from arresting a young fan who wanted a photo. "We got him because he is the player he is and now we want to work with that". But in this moment he's in a really good club for his development. "I think a few players thought after five minutes: 'Wow, where are we here?' So that was the football we played in the first half".
  • Nielsen wins 15th stage, Thomas still in Tour de France yellow

    Nielsen wins 15th stage, Thomas still in Tour de France yellow

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    In 2017 he was suspended for six weeks and sent on a diversity awareness course after racially abusing Reza during the Tour de Romandie, while in June this year he was cleared of deliberately causing a crash with Reza's team-mate Sebastien Reichenbach - an incident which was alleged to be related.
  • Rubio: Trump should be 'clear-eyed' about who Putin is

    Rubio: Trump should be 'clear-eyed' about who Putin is

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    Rubio, who ran against Trump in the Republican presidential primary in 2016 but exited after losing the Florida primary , said he would never stand with Putin. Stewart's position contradicts that of USA intelligence agencies that have concluded Russian Federation hacked the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and created fake social media accounts with the aim to boost Donald Trump and hurt Clinton.
  • Lewis Hamilton signs new Sh4.6Billion-a-year Mercedes contract

    Lewis Hamilton signs new Sh4.6Billion-a-year Mercedes contract

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    The result moved Vettel eight points ahead of Hamilton in the drivers' championship and saw Mercedes accuse Ferrari of orchestrating first lap accidents to gain the upper hand in races . "I'm really pleased", said Bottas. "We have got a great relationship and it has gone from strength to strength". "Most people would not have been given the timeframe I chose to take, but the one thing that shows is the trust we have between each other".
  • Kerber defeats Williams to win Wimbledon

    Kerber defeats Williams to win Wimbledon

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    However, Kerber's vintage defensive skills enabled the German to neutralise her opponent's enormous power and earned the 11th seed a 6-3 6-3 victory on Centre Court for her first Wimbledon crown. Williams struck the ball into the net during the final point, and Kerber fell on the grass court in a show of victory. She said: "I literally sat Olympia in my arms, I talked to her, we prayed about it".
  • Mourinho worried about start of Premier League season

    Mourinho worried about start of Premier League season

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    It's since been confimed that his absence from the tour is due to legal issues whilst trying to obtain a visa. Sanchez started his own training sessions a week before the club requested those not participating in the World Cup to return for pre-season and the Chilean was in good shape after enjoying a rare summer off.
  • Pogba has to show us World Cup-winning form, urges Mourinho

    Pogba has to show us World Cup-winning form, urges Mourinho

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    Pogba, 25, produced a number of scintillating performances as France clinched their first World Cup triumph since 1998. However, the United boss believes Pogba needs to appreciate why he was so effective for Didier Deschamps' team if he is to hit the same heights for United.
  • France's rousing win - a celebration for Muslims, Africans?

    France's rousing win - a celebration for Muslims, Africans?

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    The Victor Hugo stop - named after the acclaimed 19th-century writer - was renamed Victor Hugo Lloris after the team's captain and goalkeeper, while Notre Dame des Champs became Notre Didier Deschamps . But, despite the convincing French victory, there is little feeling of disappointment in Croatia. BFM-TV reported that the store was pillaged. "I hope my old club are chasing him".
  • Raptors close to acquiring a very unhappy Kawhi Leonard

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    Earlier this week, Brian Windhorst reported that both the LA Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers have pulled back slightly on their pursuit of the two-time NBA Defensive Player of the year, leaving the Raptors "in the driver's seat" to land the small forward.
  • Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois house-hunting in Madrid

    Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois house-hunting in Madrid

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    The 23-year-old struggled for form last season and has previously been the subject of an enquiry from Barcelona. Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Real Madrid to join Los Blancos this summer.
  • Anderson and Isner are Wimbledon history makers

    Anderson and Isner are Wimbledon history makers

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    Anderson, 32, will vie for the title on Sunday against the victor of the match between Nadal, the world No. 1, and three-time champion Novak Djokovic . "In the end someone has to win", Anderson said, "I feel for John, I don't know what I might have felt at the end of such a long match, to not win". "It's been a rollercoaster ride for him but he had a day off".