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The record 12-time winners were paired with German powerhouses Borussia Dortmund, Mauricio Pochettino's classy Tottenham Hotspur and Cypriots APOEL Nicosia in the group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday which threw up some intriguing reunions and tantalising matchups.
  • Graeme Souness: Celtic are weak, and Champions League will prove this

    Graeme Souness: Celtic are weak, and Champions League will prove this

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    Astana were always a danger going forward with Patrick Twumasi providing a frequent threat for the home side, but Brendan Rodgers would have been satisfied with how his players dealt with the first quarter of the contest. "We know when we play in Europe it is going to be hard and you need to take your chances more than you do domestically". As a result, Celtic FC continues the struggle in the Champions League , while FC Astana has managed to shut the door with a bang at last.
  • Isaiah Thomas said to be 'emotionally wounded' after trade to Cleveland Cavaliers

    Isaiah Thomas said to be 'emotionally wounded' after trade to Cleveland Cavaliers

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    Irving, who had requested a trade from Cleveland, is scheduled to take his physical with the Celtics on Saturday , according to ESPN . The report quoted one source claiming that "it's a very sensitive situation ". The issue for Cleveland was Thomas' bothersome hip, one that he had surgically repaired earlier in the summer. They could either use the asset to bolster their roster this season, or they could keep the pick in case that LeBron James leaves town again.
  • Manchester United vs Leicester City, Premier League

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    United have 10 league goals this season and, remarkably, half have come from substitutes. They thought they had gone ahead in the 28th minute when a Harry Maguire error led to Lukaku firing at Schmeichel, with Juan Mata putting away the rebound only to be denied by assistant Constantine Hatzidakis' flag.
  • Winners and losers from Giants preseason game vs. Jets

    Winners and losers from Giants preseason game vs. Jets

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    NY lost their first two games of the preseason coming into Saturday. On the teams first possession, Hackenberg was sacked. That was pretty clear Saturday night in the annual preseason clash, a noncompetitive scrimmage that was like the varsity facing an undermanned junior-varsity squad when the starters were in.
  • Prediction: Manchester United vs Leicester City

    Prediction: Manchester United vs Leicester City

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    We just have to be mindful of how long and how we push him. "Yohan wasn't included the other night because he is behind the other centre-backs", said Shakespeare. But he has trained the last couple of days no problem. "Wes (Morgan) will be involved. We've got to move on and go again ", said Sterling. Leicester faced something of a dearth of central defenders for that fixture at Bramall Lane, with Robert Huth yet to return following ankle surgery and Yohan Benalouane seemingly out ...
  • Sebastian Vettel signs new three-year Ferrari contract

    Sebastian Vettel signs new three-year Ferrari contract

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    Surprisingly, there will be no celebration of Hamilton's landmark race ahead of Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix . Vettel's decision is likely to be followed by confirmation from Mercedes that they will retain Valtteri Bottas for at least another season alongside Hamilton.
  • Tyrod Taylor Reportedly Suffers Concussion vs. Ravens in Preseason

    Tyrod Taylor Reportedly Suffers Concussion vs. Ravens in Preseason

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    He completed 6 of 10 passes for 58 yards (15 of which came on a 15-yard pass on third-and-17). Bills head coach Sean McDermott said he expects his starters to step into the field in the second half of the game . The Ravens have drawn more flags as the preseason has progressed, and it contributed to the ugly third preseason game . In three first-quarter drives against the Ravens, the Bills managed just 35 net yards and two first downs, and they lost their starting quarterback in the ...
  • Barcelona responded perfectly to Messi penalty miss - Rakitic

    Barcelona responded perfectly to Messi penalty miss - Rakitic

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    Lionel Messi recovered from missing a penalty, to score twice as Barcelona beat Alaves 2-0. With the win, Barcelona is provisionally in second place with six points, while Alaves is near the bottom of the standings with none. While Lionel Messi eclipsed the 350 goal mark in La Liga, Shaka Hislop is a bit anxious Barca may over rely on him. Messi's 350th goal for Barcelona in La Liga came in Ernesto Valverde's 350th game as coach in the competition.
  • New England Patriots fear worst on Julian Edelman's knee injury

    New England Patriots fear worst on Julian Edelman's knee injury

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    Fortunately for New England, it is deep at receiver after trading for Brandin Cooks . The Patriots may want to consider giving Hawkins a call. The answer is different for each, because they're different, unique receivers. The top of the Pats' WR depth chart remains capable, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will attack defenses in other ways as well on third-and-manageable situations, including using his stable of backs who can catch the football effectively: Super Bowl hero James ...
  • Late surge puts Spieth in control at Glen Oaks

    Late surge puts Spieth in control at Glen Oaks

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    The 28-year-old, who chose to continue his bid for the overall FedEx Cup title despite a persistent rib injury, carded six bogeys and three birdies at Glen Oaks Club and is now a 66/1 shot with Sky Bet to lift the trophy on Sunday. Larsen, an LPGA Tour rookie from Denmark, birdied two of the last three holes for a 66. With three birdies and a bogey, Northern Irishman McIlroy improved 48 positions to be one over at the midway point of the event.
  • Patriots receiver Edelman hurt in pre-season game

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    Then as last night, Brady moved the ball nearly at will, completing over 70 percent of his passes on both occasions. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football preseason game , Friday, Aug.
  • Ibrahimovic back at Man United after signing one-year deal

    Ibrahimovic back at Man United after signing one-year deal

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    The club said , "After his contribution Manchester United is delighted to announce that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue his journey with the club and has signed a one-year contract ". There's no doubt that he still has skills and experience that few United players can match. A player who gets injured in a United shirt, fighting for United, the club has to be there for him.
  • Andy Murray withdraws from US Open

    Andy Murray withdraws from US Open

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    Murray , who yielded the No. 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal this week, has not played a match since July 12 at Wimbledon, where he was the defending champion and clearly was hampered by his hip during a five-set quarterfinal loss to Sam Querrey .
  • Mets' Conforto dislocates shoulder after swinging at

    Mets' Conforto dislocates shoulder after swinging at

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    It was yet another blow to a team beset by injuries all season and now out of contention. Conforto took a rip on a 94 miles per hour heater and then dropped to the ground in agony, while clutching his left shoulder. The most impressive part of Michael's season is how effective he was at driving in runs out of the leadoff spot. Brandon Nimmo replaced Conforto and was called out on strikes.
  • England recall Woakes for 2nd Test

    England recall Woakes for 2nd Test

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    But Stokes, two runs shy of a century, mistimed a drive off Roach only for Gabriel to drop a simple chance at mid-on. West Indies arrived in England without several senior players, the effect of a bitter dispute with their own board and a clash with the lucrative Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament, although relations are improving to the extent that Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been selected for the subsequent one-day series in England .
  • Liverpool ready to make loan move for Renato Sanches

    Liverpool ready to make loan move for Renato Sanches

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    The Poland hot-shot audaciously flicked Kingsley Coman's low cross into the net with his heel before doubling the damage by firing through the legs of defender Robert Bauer and Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka on 75 minutes. Borussia Moenchengladbach conceded a goal after just 35 seconds in their 2-2 draw at Augsburg . The hosts took the lead in the first minute when Alfred Finnbogason's neat turn and finish found the bottom left corner, but Gladbach levelled six minutes later through ...
  • New Spurs signing Sanchez available for selection against Burnley

    New Spurs signing Sanchez available for selection against Burnley

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    For those of you who don't get the reference, Back in 2011 in the Champions League quarterfinals Crouch was sent off in the 14th minute against Real Madrid after crunching Sergio Ramos, not learning his lesson then crunching Marcelo. Peter Crouch remains the EPL player we'd most like to grab a beer with. Playing Real Madrid is not an every-year occurrence so they should be really excited.