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Barcelona are beginning life without Neymar in what is also coach Ernesto Valverde's first game in charge at the Camp Nou . His 24-minute cameo included a sublime goal, two yellow cards (resulting in red) and a shove to Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea , the referee, which might lead up to a 12-match ban.
  • Rockies RHP Bettis returns after cancer treatment

    Rockies RHP Bettis returns after cancer treatment

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    In his first start since September 30 of last season, Bettis allowed just six hits, struck out two batters and did not allow a walk in Colorado's 3-0 win over Atlanta. Bettis is starting off that series and many fans and fellow players will be watching in support of his situation. "It was fun", Bettis said of the pitchers' duel.
  • Broad: 'We are stepping into the unknown'

    Broad: 'We are stepping into the unknown'

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    We know they're a very unsafe team with a lot of world-class players. "I grew up in our era from 86/87 to 2005 when it was disgusting watching the Ashes". "But when we go to Australia, the wobble seam he bowls is a great weapon to have in Australia - take (Australia s) Stuart Clark as an example". "You look at Australia and I think both teams look similar".
  • Manchester United vs West Ham: Why I didn't play Lindelof - Mourinho

    Manchester United vs West Ham: Why I didn't play Lindelof - Mourinho

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    His imperious midfield display gave Pogba the freedom he needed to influence the game going forward. The fans have reasons to be optimistic, because we are also optimistic. "We played good football, and I think our supporters enjoyed it as well. I am happy it was a very positive performance". Lukaku led from the front as he shrugged off the pressure of his price tag to deliver what his team need most .
  • Azpilicueta calls for Chelsea signings, with 'top players' required by Conte

    Azpilicueta calls for Chelsea signings, with 'top players' required by Conte

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    Frank de Boer made a losing start to life as Palace manager after a Joel Ward own goal and a Steve Mounie double earned Huddersfield a 3-0 win on their return to the top flight after an absence of 45 years. " In this instance, he hasn't, so it just seems that there's a very unhappy camp at the moment ". "We have experience of that", Azpilicueta continued, referring to the club's disastrous start to the 2015-16 campaign.
  • Marshawn Lynch sits out national anthem at preseason game

    Marshawn Lynch sits out national anthem at preseason game

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    Last year, while sitting with Conan O'Brien, Marshawn discussed Kaepernick's decision to take a knee when the QB was still with the San Francisco 49ers. Chicago led the division by 5½ games before play on August 2, but the Cardinals have closed with eight straight victories, their longest winning streak in two years.
  • No. 1 recruit Marvin Bagley chooses Duke; will play this season

    No. 1 recruit Marvin Bagley chooses Duke; will play this season

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    Going into the spring, the Trojans seemed to have an outside chance of staying in the race for Bagley's signature, but as the likes of Kentucky and Arizona fell away, USC remained. The best player in college basketball will be playing for the best team in college basketball. As a result, Bagley will get set to play this coming season, making Duke one of the favorites to win the national championship.
  • Burnley cause shock on Premier League opening day

    Burnley cause shock on Premier League opening day

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    After the elation of winning of the Premier League at the first time of trying-and his fourth consecutive league title at club level-it's been a hard summer for Antonio Conte . Their defensive frailties were exposed against a Watford team who do not boast the attack that some of the other Premier League teams have. The Denmark global also floated a sublime ball onto Morata's head late on from where it found Luiz who scored Chelsea's second goal.
  • India whitewashes Sri Lanka with big win in 3rd test

    India whitewashes Sri Lanka with big win in 3rd test

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    But Pandya, 23, pressed on with the assault even after the fall of the ninth wicket as he took on Pushpakumara, smashing two fours and and three sixes in an over off the left-arm spinner. All-rounder Hardik Pandya was adjudged the Man of the Match while Sikhar Dhawan got the Man of the Series award. With Sri Lanka resuming the day at 19/1 after following-on and facing a 352-run deficit, the final outcome was a foregone conclusion.
  • Pandya ton lifts India to 487 in 3rd Test

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    The 116th over bowled by Malinda Pushpakumara (3-82) saw Pandya hit two boundaries and three sixes in the first five deliveries and with two each of fours and maximums, he reached his maiden Test century, needing just 86 deliveries for it. Ashwin kept up the pressure on the beleaguered hosts with four wickets on the third day, including top-scorer Niroshan Dickwella for 41. Kuldeep got the wicket of Chandimal when the Sri Lankan skipper was cramped for room and jabbed a length delivery on to ...
  • Federer sets up Rogers Cup final against Zverev - Newspaper

    Federer sets up Rogers Cup final against Zverev - Newspaper

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    He closed out the set with serve to the backhand that an out of sorts Federer dumped into the ground. Nadal, who retained the year-to-date points lead as a result of Federer's loss to Zverev , will take that spot unless Federer plays Cincinnati and gets to the semifinals.
  • Conte lacks charisma - Costa blasts Chelsea manager

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    The club have ordered Costa to return and train with the reserve team but the player has refused to do so , saying that it represents a lack of respect towards him. "If I was Ronald Koeman or Jürgen Klopp I'd be on the phone to Chelsea trying to get that done". It was 7 June, in the aftermath of Spain's 2-2 friendly draw with Colombia, when Costa revealed to reporters that he had received word from Conte that his manager "does not count on me for the next season ".
  • Missing us? How Chelsea's army of exports fared as champions toiled

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    Chelsea lost to both Inter Milan and Bayern Munich in pre-season before producing a flat display against Arsenal on Sunday . His age has caught up with him over the last few seasons at Sunderland, but O'Shea is still one of the most accomplished Irish players to have ever played in the Premier League .
  • Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 matches

    Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 matches

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    Players are not allowed to take off their shirt during goal celebrations. That's a huge hit, even as he comes off of significant rest time this summer. But Pique's own goal put Real Madrid ahead in the second half on the 50th minute. Cristiano was introduced into the game in the 58 minute when Real were leading 1-0.
  • Ronaldo could miss up to 12 matches for shove on referee

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    Ronaldo , who entered the field in the 58th minute to replace French striker Karim Benzema , was first booked for taking off his jersey as he was celebrating a spectacular goal in the 79th minute. The RFEF says Madrid have 10 days to lodge an appeal with its appeals committee, while adding in its report that the club attempted to get the offence downgraded from a push to a minor "disregard" for the referee, ESPN reported.
  • WWE's SummerSlam to Stream Live in Russian

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    SummerSlam is now less than a week away which simply means it is time for the go-home episode of Monday Night Raw , and WWE has a packed show for tonight. Hopefully these important SummerSlam participants will get their time on TV this week to make "the biggest party of the summer" as exciting as possible.
  • Antonio Conte Set to Increase Chelsea Summer Spending Following Defeat to Burnley

    Antonio Conte Set to Increase Chelsea Summer Spending Following Defeat to Burnley

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    Chelsea are set to splash more cash before the end of the summer transfer window, amid rumours that manager Antonio Conte is unhappy at the club following their current recruitment activity. "So it is something that the club is working on with the manager, and hopefully we can get new signings in the next few weeks". Chelsea will travel to Wembley on Sunday to face Tottenham, who claimed all the points in their 2-0 victory over Newcastle.
  • Celtics Schedule 2017-18: C's Featured In 34 Nationally Televised Games

    Celtics Schedule 2017-18: C's Featured In 34 Nationally Televised Games

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    The Wizards have not opened a full regular season at home since 2008. In all, 35 of the Lakers' 82 games will be nationally televised on either NBATV, TNT , ABC or ESPN . But many analysts have considered Ball to be the next great point guard, comparing him to former all-star Jason Kidd, and comparing his passing ability to Lakers president and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson .