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The game between the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners is the traditional season curtain-raiser but on this evidence the gap between the two teams, which last season was 30 points, is as wide as ever despite the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager and the signing of midfielder Jorginho.
  • Packers: Three takeaways from Week 2 tie with Vikings

    Packers: Three takeaways from Week 2 tie with Vikings

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    The refs in Sunday's game, unfortunately for the Packers , were even more clueless than normal. Last season, the Saints began the season 0-2 and advanced to the playoffs after becoming the first team in the Super Bowl era to win eight consecutive games following an 0-2 start.
  • Lloris to remain Spurs captain

    Lloris to remain Spurs captain

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    Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris been fined £50,000 at Westminster Magistrates Court and banned from driving for 20 months after admitting drink driving . He said he was guilty and responsible. He made a mistake and he's suffering all the punishment of society. He is punishing himself. Only we need to try (to ensure) that he understands that it was a mistake.
  • Newcastle United vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

    Newcastle United vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

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    The duo were two of the Toon's most influential attacking players last season, and Benitez, who has been heavily criticised in recent weeks for his conservative game plans, will surely be glad to have them back. Newcastle United have been handed a huge boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal Saturday, as manager Rafa Benitez has announced midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie will be fit to play.
  • Terry's Chelsea return down to him, says Sarri

    Terry's Chelsea return down to him, says Sarri

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    According to a UK Metro report, the 59-year-old football tactician, who previously managed Serie A campaigners, Napoli believes Chelsea need to move to the next level, before laying claim to the Premier League diadem. "Fortunately in the last season [when Napoli nearly won Serie A in 2017/18], the average was the same: 2.4 in the season, 2.45 after the break". In fact, Cardiff's only league win in the last 55 years against the Blues was at Stamford Bridge in 1981.
  • Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool: Reds maintain flawless start

    Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool: Reds maintain flawless start

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    This bodes well for today's big clash between the current league leaders and Spurs, who will be hoping to gain some ground on Liverpool having lost to Watford at Vicarage Road before the worldwide break. A win for Spurs could take them top temporarily at least, a win for the reds will keep us on top. Follow the game with us below. And for the sake of the spectacle, the Premier League would also benefit from this type of fixture being played without both sides having to juggle their ...
  • Jurgen Klopp scoffs at Gary Neville's suggestion

    Jurgen Klopp scoffs at Gary Neville's suggestion

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    However, he was without a goal in the Three Lions' final three matches of the competition and, despite scoring in Spurs' wins over Fulham and Manchester United this term, recent performances for club and country have prompted fears of burnout for the 25-year-old.
  • Edmonton Eskimos react to new Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick

    Edmonton Eskimos react to new Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick

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    On Monday, Nike released a promotional image for their new Kaepernick-inspired campaign which featured a black and white portrait of the player superimposed with the slogan "Believe in something". The management of a Colorado Springs sporting goods store has chose to stop selling Nike merchandise after the company featured Colin Kaepernick in a new marketing campaign, KRDO reports .
  • Third U.S. Open title elevates Djokovic into select company

    Third U.S. Open title elevates Djokovic into select company

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    But also I think we are proud to be close to these legends. It was all positives. "I'm just doing my job, trying to be an example for the kids, to teach them that you have to do effort to get your goals in your life", del Potro said. That's 85 percent. Quite a contrast to the current state of the women's game, where eight players won the past eight majors. Djokovic appears to be back to his best tennis having fought through a hard spell post-elbow surgery that saw him suffer three ...
  • Rose reveals angry halftime exchange between England players

    Rose reveals angry halftime exchange between England players

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    After an exciting summer of World Cup action and a creditable narrow defeat to Spain in their opening UEFA Nations League game over the weekend, "dull worldwide friendly" service resumed for Gareth Southgate's England as they took on Switzerland at the King Power Stadium.
  • New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

    New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

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    The 21-year-old Darnold was the youngest quarterback to start a season opener since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The former USC star, drafted No. 3 overall, shook off the nerves and finished 16 of 21 for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Darnold's start to this game was pretty much the worst-case scenario. He tried to hit Bilal Powell running into space to his left, but Diggs was waiting and pounced on the pass.
  • PGA Tour power rankings: September 10-16

    PGA Tour power rankings: September 10-16

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    He will have an unexpected week off before joining the American team for the September 28-30 Ryder Cup in Paris. The fourth round was a washout Sunday because of steady rain that has left the course unplayable. He had his fourth back surgery last April, and at this time past year he had just been cleared to chip and putt. A freakish scenario faces three-time major victor Jordan Spieth should a rainy forecast prove true and no golf takes place on Monday.
  • Three Positives and Three Negatives from Steelers' Tie Against Browns

    Three Positives and Three Negatives from Steelers' Tie Against Browns

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    The Cleveland Browns now sit 0-0-1 after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in nearly every facet of the game, yet still only managing to eek out a tie. Roethlisberger passed for 335 yards, but he was upset Pittsburgh's offense couldn't put away the Browns. Unfortunately for the Browns, they weren't able to cash in on either of the picks.
  • Aaron Rodgers Leaves Game Injured, Then Returns To Lead Stunning Comeback

    Aaron Rodgers Leaves Game Injured, Then Returns To Lead Stunning Comeback

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    While Bears coach Matt Nagy expressed some measure of regret over his play-calling in a heartbreaking 24-23 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday night, one of his key players would have none of that narrative. "I'm playing next week", he said. Kizer, who arrived via trade this offseason, went 4 for 7 for 55 yards and an interception (which was returned for a touchdown) in limited work in the second quarter.
  • Aaron Rodgers returns to lead Pack to win against Bears

    Aaron Rodgers returns to lead Pack to win against Bears

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    Aaron Rodgers went down with an apparent injury to his knee in the second quarter of the Packers' Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears . They thought they would still be Mack's teammates this season, but he was traded to the Bears on September 1 and there he was on national TV blasting through everybody the Packers put in front of him in an incredible first-half display of personal defensive destruction.
  • New season, new controversy in NFL — IN Focus

    New season, new controversy in NFL — IN Focus

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    Kaepernick has described his behavior as a protest against racial injustice in the United States, particularly involving law enforcement, not a protest against the anthem. The college had already refused to compete against any teams with players who took a knee. "Investors in OR, where Nike is headquartered, are buying the stock 850% more than they are selling".
  • Man Utd plot €120m move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala

    Man Utd plot €120m move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala

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    They know where I am. Mourinho attended the Three Lions' Nations League opener as four of his United players - David De Gea, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford - were in action. United lost a key member of their scouting network this summer in Javier Ribalta, who left the club after just 13 months to become sporting director at Zenit St Petersburg.
  • Rafael Nadal beats Thiem, enters US Open semis

    Rafael Nadal beats Thiem, enters US Open semis

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    He said: "I have my trophy at home". It was a step forward for me in the dynamic of the tournament. "If he allows Nadal to control the point, he will be second best". "This match didn't deserve a loser, but there has to be one". "But there has to be one". Nadal will now face Juan Martin del Potro in a repeat of last year's semi-final.
  • Serena Williams fined US$17K for rules violations at US Open Final

    Serena Williams fined US$17K for rules violations at US Open Final

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    But Tiley declined to criticise the 23-times grand slam champion. Those views were shared by BBC tennis presenter Sue Barker, who said: "I've sat courtside watching the men ranting at umpires and they haven't been given a violation". "Because I'm a woman, you're going to take this away from me?" she said . Tennis great John McEnroe, one of the game's most tempestuous characters in his playing days, said the sport must find a way to allow players to express feelings and inject their ...
  • Woods cards 4-under 66 in Round 3 at BMW Championship

    Woods cards 4-under 66 in Round 3 at BMW Championship

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    The 14-time major victor Woods and McIlroy have a one-stroke lead after both shot eight-under 62 which marked the American's best PGA first round since the 1999 Byron Nelson Classic. I couldn't get the ball to the hole and when I did I was reading too much break. That round was easily six or seven under par, and I turned into even par, which is not what I needed to do today.
  • Serena's 'disgraceful' sportsmanship blasted by tennis fans

    Serena's 'disgraceful' sportsmanship blasted by tennis fans

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    Williams was given the violation by Carlos Ramos of Portugal in the second game of the second set while Naomi Osaka was serving. The tennis star fired back at the umpire and told him, "I don't cheat to win". The 2018 US Open final might be remembered as the one where Serena Williams , on her road back from maternity leave, found herself embroiled in controversy with officials once more; where she found herself docked a point and then a game; where she missed out on her ...
  • At 41, joy for football still there for Tom Brady

    At 41, joy for football still there for Tom Brady

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    The last time the Patriots played the Texans , a 36-33 New England win last September 24 in Foxboro, Tom Brady took a beating, getting hit eight times, sacked on five occasions, fumbling three times, one a strip sack that outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney turned into a 22-yard second-quarter touchdown.
  • Osaka defeats Keys, will face Serena in US Open final

    Osaka defeats Keys, will face Serena in US Open final

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    Osaka is probably the most prominent mixed-race Japanese female athlete to enter the limelight and playing Williams, who is 16 years her senior, in the U.S. She will turn 37 on September 26, unsure when she'll fully get back to the player she was before her health scares. "When I was a little kid I always dreamed I would play Serena in a Grand Slam final".
  • England v Spain: My conscience is clear on Mohamed Salah - Sergio Ramos

    England v Spain: My conscience is clear on Mohamed Salah - Sergio Ramos

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    Another aspect of Ramos' Madrid baggage in the spotlight this week is his relationship with new Spain head coach Luis Enrique , given their previous positions on either side of El Clasico's bitter divide. "The fact we have been a reference over the past decade means that everyone knows our national team", he added. "Being a captain in the national team is because, among internationals available, you are the player with the most personality team", Luis Enrique a media conference.
  • Tiger fails to break par in 2nd round of BMW

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    Woods has shot 61 four times on the PGA Tour, most recently at the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational which he won for his 79th career victory on tour, but he is still stuck on that mark. Another birdie at the first hole, his 10th, took Woods to seven under. He still hit 14 of 18 greens, but just didn't give himself as many chances. "Sometimes if a major season doesn't go your way and you haven't done what you wanted to do, it's just a bit of a reset, let's go again, reassess your goals", ...
  • College will not wear Nike after Kaepernick sponsorship

    College will not wear Nike after Kaepernick sponsorship

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    Nike's ad campaign has galvanized supporters and critics alike on social media. "Thank you for believing in me, as well as Nike and being able to do this", he said to the crowd. "So when Nike did this, it's their right I have nothing against it", said Feed Our Vets founder Rich Synek. 'I honor the flag. "They feel the same way", Trump said in an interview with Fox & Friends that aired Friday morning.
  • Messi sets records as Barcelona demolish Huesca

    Messi sets records as Barcelona demolish Huesca

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    Betis went into the derby under pressure after taking only a point from their first two games and made an intense start as Cristian Tello and Loren went close to scoring while Sergio Canales had a goal ruled out for offside. Then Messi netted his second score of the game. Messi has repeatedly insisted that he will not leave Barcelona for another European club, despite speculative reports linking Manchester City with an audacious bid, and the five-time Ballon d'Or victor insists that ...
  • Phil Mickelson's patriotic reaction to making Ryder Cup team

    Phil Mickelson's patriotic reaction to making Ryder Cup team

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    So although he might not be at his peak when he arrives for the Ryder Cup , there's no denying he was one of the best golfers available for Team USA. United States of America captain Jim Furyk will name three of his four wildcard picks on Tuesday, and after DeChambeau's recent successes, it is unthinkable he will not be included among them.
  • Eagles coach furious with media after his QB plan leaks

    Eagles coach furious with media after his QB plan leaks

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    When they take the field, Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will be under center. With quarterback an uncertainty, and top wide receiver Alshon Jeffery not expected to play Thursday, Ajayi could be heavily featured against the Falcons . The six-year veteran started the final three of games of the regular season in 2017 and then led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.