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Last season's Championship top scorer has scored 44 times in 88 appearances for Leeds, and released a statement on Twitter regarding his absence from the game at the Stadium Of Light. The 25-year-old has signed for a reported STG15 million ($NZ26.5 million) move 30km west in what will be a record signing for the Lancashire club.
  • Manchester City ready to make HUGE Alexis Sanchez offer

    Manchester City ready to make HUGE Alexis Sanchez offer

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    It was only the second match, and Wenger is without a full squad with Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez set to return soon. The away side controlled the match, and yet they didn't take any of their chances (even with their new record signing Alexandre Lacazette leading the line) and ended up losing their first away match of the season.
  • Britain's Chris Froome takes leader's red jersey at Vuelta a Espana

    Britain's Chris Froome takes leader's red jersey at Vuelta a Espana

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    Four-time Grand Tour victor Nibali took the mountainous 158.5km ride from Prades to Andorra la Vella in 4hrs 01mins 22secs ahead of Spaniard David de la Cruz with Tour de France champion Froome in third. Froome recalled his 2011 performance when explaining why he had pushed so hard in stage three. "When I had a puncture I had three guys around me to bring me back to the group and Owain [Doull] and Danny [van Poppel] did an incredible job in the last 5km", he said.
  • Operation Khyber 4 completed effectively:ISPR

    Operation Khyber 4 completed effectively:ISPR

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    Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday said former Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has blood of several men on his hands, therefore, he will not be acquitted, ARY News reported. The director general said that the army is acting against the all the militant networks in the country without discrimination, including the Haqqani network.
  • Pogba, Lukaku score in United's trouncing of Swansea

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    Mourinho suggested that his colleagues are helping Martial off the pitch as well as on it. Swansea nearly took an unlikely lead in just the third minute when Jordan Ayew broke clear down the left before seeing a cross with the outside of his right foot strike the underside of David de Gea'a crossbar before being cleared.
  • Lukaku & Pogba On Target For Rampant United

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    We were very calm, we had the ball and moved it when they were playing with five at the back, we explored very well the freedom of Antonio Valencia and Daley Blind . United's number nine had been quiet throughout the game, until a composed and clinical pass from Henrik Mkhitaryan found Lukaku who placed the ball into the net to make it 2-0 to the league leaders.
  • Grigor Dimitrov rallies past Juan Martin del Potro in Ohio

    Grigor Dimitrov rallies past Juan Martin del Potro in Ohio

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    And then there's the matter of the No. 1 ranking. The fourth-ranked Muguruza reached her first W&S final with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over defending champion Pliskova. So I felt like especially in the second set I could raise it a little bit more and close the match. "I don't know. It's insane". " I had a tough run ", Halep said.
  • LSU officially names new Mike the Tiger and he's adorable

    LSU officially names new Mike the Tiger and he's adorable

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    In a statement, the university announced the tiger began its "reign" as Mike VII on Monday, the first day of the fall semester. The tiger was quarantined in the night house for one week so LSU veterinarians could ensure that he was healthy and a good fit for the university.
  • Wenger admits returning Sanchez will not be at his best

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    Guardiola went on to say that players such as Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne are also more than capable of finding the net with regularity. And City believe that may be too much for Arsenal to resist, an unprecedented amount of money for a player with so little time left on his contract.
  • Daniel Sturridge fit and could feature for Liverpool against Crystal Palace

    Daniel Sturridge fit and could feature for Liverpool against Crystal Palace

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    We already have a team which I like and could play football with. "It was a long time ago that we played there and that's our place, that's where we want to play, that's where we want to be, especially after these two first games. Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has predicted Liverpool to run out a convincing win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. Klopp's best friend David Wagner is the manager at Huddersfield and the pair have spoken about last week's match, although Klopp said ...
  • Seri to Barcelona is 'just rumours' - Nice general manager

    Seri to Barcelona is 'just rumours' - Nice general manager

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    While Blaugrana are still chasing wantaway Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho, Ernesto Valverde is also keen to add another midfielder to his squad following last week's acquisition of Paulinho. With things having devolved into a slightly farcical standoff on that front, it appears Barcelona may be opening up a new front in their War On Liverpool™ this summer - namely, rumored Liverpool target Jean Seri.
  • McDonald's ends franchise agreement with CPRL in North, East

    McDonald's ends franchise agreement with CPRL in North, East

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    CPRL was a 50:50 joint venture between Mr Bakshi and McDonald's India. Madhurima Bakshi, a member of CPRL's board, said McDonald's outlets in the region employed 6,500 people directly and many more indirectly. McDonald's and Bakshi have been at loggerheads over control of CPRL and an arbitration proceeding is being pursued by the food chain at the London Court of International Arbitration in this regard, where the matter is pending.
  • Jay-Z finally addresses his infamous lift fight with Solange Knowles

    Jay-Z finally addresses his infamous lift fight with Solange Knowles

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    The father-of-three made sure to defend his wife and his sister-in-law when the podcasters joked that the elevator incident launched three incredible albums - 4:44, Lemonade , and A Seat At The Table . That's my sister. Not my sister-in-law. That doesn't surprise me. Jay-Z concluded the discussion by adding that he's always loved Solange's music .
  • Liverpool handed boost in Van Dijk approach

    Liverpool handed boost in Van Dijk approach

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    Van Dijk's management company Wasserman Media - who already have strained relations with Southampton after they negotiated the fractious departure of manager Ronald Koeman from Southampton to Everton last summer - issued a statement on Van Dijk's behalf insisting he wanted to be allowed to leave the club after he was fined by Southampton at the start of August.
  • Treasury boss sticks with Trump, defends Charlottesville comment

    Treasury boss sticks with Trump, defends Charlottesville comment

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    My statement on #Charlottesville and #Yale classmate's inquiries. "I strongly condemn the actions of those filled with hate and with the intent to harm others", Mnuchin said in a statement on Saturday. In his response, Mnuchin condemned the events in Charlottesville and said he believed Trump deserved the opportunity to push his agenda without distractions from his opponents.
  • Alonso Double For Chelsea Spoils Spurs' Wembley Opener

    Alonso Double For Chelsea Spoils Spurs' Wembley Opener

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    Chelsea's victory helped ease the tension after a hard summer behind the scenes and the untimely loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge on the opening weekend, with Conte praising his depleted team's response in adversity. "We dominated the game and had the better chances first and second half". Chelaea manager Antonio Conte has predicted a season of struggle for Tottenham at Wembley after his side inflicted a first home Premier League defeat since May 2016 upon their rivals.
  • Redskins activate TE Jordan Reed from PUP list

    Redskins activate TE Jordan Reed from PUP list

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    It's unknown whether Reed might see playing time in the Redskins' third preseason game. When he is healthy he is considered one of the top two or three tight ends in the National Football League and his numbers back that theory. "I expect to be out there next week", Reed told reporters. Reed, of course, has been one of the top players at his position over the last two years after experiencing a breakout campaign in 2015.
  • Right-Wing Website Confuse Lukas Podolski For 'Migrant Gang Member'

    Right-Wing Website Confuse Lukas Podolski For 'Migrant Gang Member'

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    Social media users were quick to point out the website's gaffe. "Uh, Breitbart? That's Lukas Podolski . Breitbart using a picture of Lukas Podolski when talking about migrants", wrote another. "We wish Mr Podolski well in his recently announced worldwide retirement". However, the publication, for some inexplicable reason, used an image of the 32-year-old footballer riding on a jet ski.
  • NY pastor 1st to bow out of Trump's evangelical council

    NY pastor 1st to bow out of Trump's evangelical council

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    Robert Jeffress , pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, blamed the news media for misrepresenting Trump's comments. Some have defended the president, saying he said all the right things. Other members of the advisory group include a mix of Southern Baptist and Pentecostal church leaders. President Trump dissolved two of his business councils earlier this week.
  • Burnley sign Kiwi striker Wood in club record deal

    Burnley sign Kiwi striker Wood in club record deal

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    Burnley have reportedly shelled out around £15million and the New Zealand global, who becomes the sixth new arrival at Turf Moor this summer, has put pen-to-paper on a four-year, keeping him at the club until 2021. Radrizzani has revealed that Leeds did everything they could in a bid to keep the forward, but Wood's desire to leave Elland Road forced the Championship outfit into a sale.
  • Royals get past Indians in series finale

    Royals get past Indians in series finale

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    Jason Vargas took the loss, falling to 14-7 this season after giving up four runs on six hits while walking three and striking out seven over just 4.2 innings of work. Making his 21st start of the season, Kluber lowered his ERA on the year to 2.67. Kipnis has homered three times in his last four games. Cleveland, which started the second half of the season by losing five of six against two of the worst teams in baseball (Oakland and San Francisco), improved to 8-2 on its current trek with ...