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Fox said the shorter ad format might contribute to lower commercial loads and will be created to fit into the flow of each particular game. For Fox, the new ad unit is part of its overall strategy to figure out how to improve the TV viewing experience as more content is consumed on platforms with limited or no commercials.
  • John McEnroe defends timing of Andy Murray's US Open withdrawal

    John McEnroe defends timing of Andy Murray's US Open withdrawal

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    It's a little bit hard to understand. He said then: "I think I tried everything; I did my best to arrive at Wimbledon in my very best condition but Hurlingham was the last test and, though I didn't feel bad I was not close to my best". Third seed Roger Federer is due to play his first-round match against American Frances Tiafoe in the second night session match on Arthur Ashe .
  • Everton close to completing £8m signing of Hajduk Split winger Nikola Vlasic

    Everton close to completing £8m signing of Hajduk Split winger Nikola Vlasic

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    The young forward recently played against Ronald Koeman's side in the Europa League qualifying tie, and has inevitably impressed the Dutch manager who is now completing the transfer for the Croatian. Hajduk president Ivan Kos spoke of his desire to keep Vlasic at the club beyond the end of the transfer window but did concede that the Croatian outfit need to think about their "financial stability".
  • Broncos' TJ Ward on trading block?

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    Several outlets reported on Tuesday afternoon that Ward is available, with the individual reporters only differing on whether the Broncos are taking or making the trade calls. Ward has been brought up in trade talks in recent weeks as the 30-year-old is entering the final year of his four-year contract he signed in 2014. The Broncos also are high on fellow second-year safety Will Parks as well as Jamal Carter, an undrafted safety from Miami.
  • Japan qualify for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup after victory over Australia

    Japan qualify for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup after victory over Australia

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    The Socceroos will be off to Russian Federation should they knock off the Blue Samurai in Saitama tomorrow night after the Saudis' shock 2-1 loss to UAE last night. We're going to have play well tomorrow night so it's not extra motivation - it's a target of ours. "It's about playing well against a quality opponent and showing that we have progressed as a team".
  • US Open: Federer survives first round scare in five-set thriller

    US Open: Federer survives first round scare in five-set thriller

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    I had a bit of a slow start but Frances also felt good. Federer , who lost a set in a first-round encounter at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2003, struggled with timing and his movement during large spells of the absorbing encounter, but his experience proved pivotal in securing a 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4 victory.
  • Federer wins 5-set thriller against American teen at US Open

    Federer wins 5-set thriller against American teen at US Open

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    Nadal should be fresher than his Japanese opponent, who will be working on short rest after defeating American Tommy Paul in five sets on Wednesday with Daniel edging the seesaw first-round battle 6-1 4-6 4-6 6-2 6-2. 7 Johanna Konta. I felt like the energy was back in the building again. It was exciting and that's why I came to NY, to go through these emotions'. "I think when the crowd really got into it, it was really cool".
  • Injured Andy Murray withdraws from US Open

    Injured Andy Murray withdraws from US Open

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    Tried, obviously, resting, rehabbing, to try to get myself ready here. "It's too sore for me to win the tournament, and ultimately, that's what I was here to try and do", Murray said of his hip, per Fraser. When you speak to a lot [of specialists], there are different views and opinions on what the best thing to do is moving forward. "But I'll decide in the next couple of days, for sure".
  • ESPN college football broadcaster quits job over safety of the game

    ESPN college football broadcaster quits job over safety of the game

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    Ed Cunningham says he's walking away from analyzing games on ESPN this year because he believes the game is too risky for the brain, as reported by John Branch of the New York Times . Cunningham lamented the toll the game has already taken on players from years past, "I don't now think the game is safe for the brain". Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune wrote today a column titled: "I don't think I can watch football anymore." "I think the one thing everyone agrees on is there's an ...
  • Come see real boxing - De La Hoya touts Canelo vs Golovkin

    Come see real boxing - De La Hoya touts Canelo vs Golovkin

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    The Kazakh, along with his trainer Abel Sánchez, was the first one to show his conditions and part of the work he has been doing during these months. It's no secret that Golovkin has looked a little reckless in his last couple of fights and that could play right into Canelo's hands.
  • Canelo Alvarez looks absolutely ripped ahead of Gennady Golovkin fight

    Canelo Alvarez looks absolutely ripped ahead of Gennady Golovkin fight

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    After all, the Mexican fighter is one of the biggest names in combat sports, and he's getting set to fight Gennady Golovkin on September 16th (which is a huge, huge fight). "I know what I have in front of me". "I'm stronger, faster", Alvarez told FightHub TV. "He is the most risky opponent of my career, but I'm ready for him and what's next to come", Alvarez said.
  • Aqua Blue Sport team bus destroyed at Vuelta a España

    Aqua Blue Sport team bus destroyed at Vuelta a España

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    The photos show a broken rear window and a hole in the roof, with extensive fire damage to the exhaust and exterior, as well as smoke damage. Aqua Sport Blue - owned by Corkman Rick Delaney - are competing in their first Grand Tour after receiving a wildcard for the Vuelta in their maiden season.
  • Rangers Snap Up Cardiff City Defender On Loan

    Rangers Snap Up Cardiff City Defender On Loan

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    He becomes Pedro Caixinha's 10th signing of the summer, with Rangers expected to make another bid for Hearts winger Jamie Walker later today. The player told Rangers TV he was "a little bit" surprised when he heard of the Ibrox club's interest.
  • Kid Rock to open restaurant inside Little Caesar's Arena

    Kid Rock to open restaurant inside Little Caesar's Arena

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    The restaurant is a 5,800 square-foot space with seating for 230. As the establishment is part of the Little Caesars Arena complex, the rear portion will include an entryway into the arena for those attending concerts and games. The Red Wings and Pistons will begin their campaigns at the new venue in the weeks that follow. According to the Detroit Free Press , the restaurant will serve "classic Detroit and Southern-influenced dishes" as well as "local beers and craft cocktails".
  • US Open: Andy Murray withdraws, joins high-profile absentees

    US Open: Andy Murray withdraws, joins high-profile absentees

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    In the immediate future, the three-time Grand Slam champion's exit shakes up the U.S. Open draw. Besides Murray , the likes of Stan Wawrinka , Milos Raonic , Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori won't be part of the fourth and final Grand Slam of the calendar year.
  • Zverev eliminated in US Open second round

    Zverev eliminated in US Open second round

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    Coric and Zverev have a rivalry that goes back to their days as junior players. There were host of expectations from Zverev as he had been in impressive form coming into the final Grand Slam of the year. Coric moves on to the third round to face 28th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa, a 6-3 7-5 6-4 victor over Latvia's Ernests Gulbis. Cilic, who did not play a tournament between Wimbledon and the United States Open because of injuries, defeated Florian Mayer , 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on ...
  • Tottenham and West Ham in battle for Barcelona star Andre Gomes

    Tottenham and West Ham in battle for Barcelona star Andre Gomes

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    Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are reportedly locked in a battle to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes on loan. Could the Camp Nou be set to wave goodbye to one of our midfielders today? According to the Daily Mail , West Ham and Barcelona have been in discussions.
  • Reds agree deal with RB Leipzig for future transfer of Naby Keita

    Reds agree deal with RB Leipzig for future transfer of Naby Keita

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    The Reds agreed to pay Naby's £48m which will surpass the £35m they paid Newcastle United for Andy Carroll. Keita scored eight goals in 31 appearances last season as Leipzig finished as the runners-up in the Bundesliga. If the 4-0 humiliation of Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday wasn't enough, Liverpool is now looking to ruin the north London club's transfer window.
  • Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez leaves Algeria camp to finalise move

    Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez leaves Algeria camp to finalise move

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    Lucas Alcaraz, and the Algerian Football Federation to make an express trip to Europe to formalise on Thursday his transfer to his new club". The report claims that Arsenal and Chelsea are also still interested in signing the player, but could lose out to Barcelona , whose interest has turned Mahrez's head.
  • Sri Lanka wins toss and bats in 3rd ODI vs

    Sri Lanka wins toss and bats in 3rd ODI vs

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    The Virat Kohli-led side will conclude their tour of Sri Lanka with a lone T20I which will be played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on September 6. India , expectedly, didn't make any changes. However, Virat Kohli immediately signalled for a review, which showed that Dickwella was caught plumb in front of the stumps.
  • Celtics Send Extra Draft Pick to Cavs to Complete Irving-Thomas Trade

    Celtics Send Extra Draft Pick to Cavs to Complete Irving-Thomas Trade

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    After the trade, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge confirmed that the hip was still an issue for Thomas and that he would likely miss the start of the season, but that he "should be fine" at some point during the season. The Cavaliers and Celtics will face off in the 2017-18 National Basketball Association regular season tip-off on Tuesday, Oct. 17, where Irving will make his return to Cleveland.
  • Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez hasn't asked to leave Chile camp - Antonio Pizzi

    Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez hasn't asked to leave Chile camp - Antonio Pizzi

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    City, who have already committed around £220m during the current transfer window, have stepped up their efforts to lure Sanchez to the north west prior to Thursday's 11pm deadline. Sterling has enjoyed a fine start to the Premier League season, scoring two goals in his last two matches including a last-gasp victor against Bournemouth last Saturday in a 2-1 victory.