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Since then they have suffered across all competitions until their shock fairy tale league win, and now they are back for another crack at Champions League glory. "It gives me happiness to be like this". The two sides have never faced off against each other previously. The one-time Europa League winners best Champions League campaign came in the 2010-11 season when they reached the Quarter Final, but were beaten by eventual winners Barcelona.
  • Golf roundup: Marc Leishman leads BMW Championship after first round

    Golf roundup: Marc Leishman leads BMW Championship after first round

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    Leishman set the tone with a birdie at the first, one of six birdies with one bogey on his front nine. In a whirlwind of low scoring, Leishman birdied the first, second, fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth to race to the turn in 30, matching the outward nine of three-time major victor Spieth.
  • Glad Lionel Messi is playing for me: Barcelona manager Valverde

    Glad Lionel Messi is playing for me: Barcelona manager Valverde

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    Barcelona were in a state of crisis at the start of the season and in many ways still are, at least institutionally , but have enjoyed an emphatic start to the season on the pitch with Messi at the heart of it all. "You always think when he gets the ball that only good things can happen for the team. He was heavily involved in everything". Chelsea was the biggest victor on the night, thrashing group stage newcomer Qarabag 6-0 at Stamford Bridge in Group C.
  • I'll be quicker next time - Liverpool forward Sadio Mane on red card

    I'll be quicker next time - Liverpool forward Sadio Mane on red card

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    Liverpool's Sadio Mane had his three-match suspension for a red card received for a high challenge on Manchester City's Ederson upheld on Tuesday, after the Football Association rejected his claim of excessive punishment. He said: "Honestly, I was focusing more on the goalkeeper than the card". " Our appeal was right because I could say if we would appealed the red card but we didn't ".
  • Mourinho: I Didn't Play Herrera Against Basel For Tactical Reasons

    Mourinho: I Didn't Play Herrera Against Basel For Tactical Reasons

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    Manchester United coach José Mourinho has expressed to be annoyed by his team's display of fantasy football , and Sony's official PlayStation UK Twitter account made a decision to react to Mourinho's "annoyance". And I had on the bench ( Michael) Carrick and ( Marouane) Fellaini , which were also important players last season. He added: "I didn't speak yet with him or the medical department but the squad is for injuries, the squad is for suspensions".
  • Jon Jones: 'The Truth is I Would Never do Steroids'

    Jon Jones: 'The Truth is I Would Never do Steroids'

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    This week has already witnessed a veritable windfall of news surrounding Jon Jones' drug test failure for anabolic steroid turinabol and the subsequent fallout. In 2016, Jones was pulled out from his championship fight after he tested positive for multiple-estrogenic agents. Therefore, Cormier is back to being the champion.
  • Wolff: Singapore 'difficult to master' for Mercedes

    Wolff: Singapore 'difficult to master' for Mercedes

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    Although Mercedes AMG Petronas has won two of the three Singapore Grands Prix since the current engine formula was introduced prior to 2014, it's traditionally been a tough circuit pace-wise for the team by comparison to some of its rivals.
  • Former CIA chief leaves Harvard after Chelsea Manning named fellow

    Former CIA chief leaves Harvard after Chelsea Manning named fellow

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    Manning has been invited to be a visiting fellow at the Kennedy school's Institute of Politics. Manning, 29, was released in May from a USA military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in the history of the United States.
  • Miami to Orlando Hyperloop is among 10 global winners

    Miami to Orlando Hyperloop is among 10 global winners

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    It would move between Denver and Greely (roughly 60 miles) in six minutes and between Denver and Vail (roughly 100 miles) in nine minutes, Fox 31 reports, adding that the study will look at "economic benefits, proposed routes and potential strategies, regulatory environments and alignment with overall high-speed travel".
  • Jon Dorenbos' heart surgery went well, former coach Doug Pederson says

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    The Chiefs signed Bausby, a Kansas City native, again this offseason and he competed for a backup cornerback position. He threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns, completing 66.7 percent of his passes. And I tapped him and I said, 'You got to get out and get sleeves on.' Now, I know as a head coach, when I served in that, I wanted people around the building that were enforcing my rules.
  • What Bills fans are saying about the Carolina Panthers

    What Bills fans are saying about the Carolina Panthers

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    I like what we have going on. "I thought Marcell played a good game", said McDermott. "It'll probably be a little different, just so soon in our process here", said McDermott. He's played outside mostly so that's where he'll start off. The two time Pro Bowler and former first team All-Pro carries the team's largest contract and highest salary in 2017.
  • Gallery: Ndlovu's Qarabag Hit For Six By Fabregas & Co At Chelsea

    Gallery: Ndlovu's Qarabag Hit For Six By Fabregas & Co At Chelsea

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    The Chelsea head coach described the result as "a ideal start" especially as his team scored so many goals on their first day of the competition. My message tonight was this: I trust all my players, not with only words, but with facts. The right wingback capped a lung-bursting run with a cross that flew in for their second goal. I think the team collectively are back to, I wouldn't say our best, but we are getting there.
  • Champion Irish greyhound tests positive for cocaine

    Champion Irish greyhound tests positive for cocaine

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    One of the tests was after the dog won the Irish Laurels final at Cork. Clonbrien Hero , who won the prestigious Irish Laurels, was found to have traces of the Class A drug on three separate occasions this year. "IGB does not comment on individual cases which have been referred to the control committee and which may proceed to investigation". The official Control Committee promises a full inquiry into the events, and by "official inquiry", we of course mean the dealer's number in exchange ...
  • Virgil van Dijk could end Southampton exile on Saturday - Mauricio Pellegrino

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    Liverpool lack leaders at the back this season, making their summer transfer window pursuit of Virgil van Dijk no surprise, according to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand. "Hopefully he will be getting better every single week but I am happy with that because I think everybody right now is ready to be part of the team".
  • Minnesota Vikings: Sam Bradford clearly in charge of offense

    Minnesota Vikings: Sam Bradford clearly in charge of offense

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    Coach Mike Zimmer barely got the chance to know him, before catching up this offseason through evening text-message conversations about the offensive scheme or the practice that day and even visiting him in his native Oklahoma. Theismann said Bradford was "really an afterthought" when the desperate Vikings acquired him from the Eagles for first- and fourth-round picks on September 3, 2016 right after starter Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome knee injury.
  • Deshaun Watson is the Texans' 9th starting quarterback since 2014

    Deshaun Watson is the Texans' 9th starting quarterback since 2014

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    Don't expect Dalton to be picked off four times again, especially since a couple of those interceptions came on tipped passes. The latest betting odds have Cincinnati favored by five points at home, via OddsShark . Five Texans were in the concussion protocol Monday. Houston gained just 93 yards on the ground in defeat, prompting head coach Bill O'Brien to say that running the football better was a top priority.
  • Hodgson hired as manager of Crystal Palace, replaces De Boer

    Hodgson hired as manager of Crystal Palace, replaces De Boer

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    But Hodgson has also been warned that there will also have to be a clear-out of fringe players during the next transfer window with as many as half a dozen players being shipped out if buyers can be found. Hodgson's EPL experience includes spells at Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion. Ray Lewington will join Hodgson as his assistant, having previously worked together at England and Fulham.
  • Syria to host World Cup play-off against Australia in Malaysia

    Syria to host World Cup play-off against Australia in Malaysia

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    The home leg of Syria's World Cup play-off against Australia has been confirmed for Malaysia next month after the UAE had been considered to stage the clash. They have an unbeaten record at Hang Jebat Stadium, having won three and drawn one of their four matches, including a 3-1 win over Qatar in their most recent game there in August.
  • Tottenham Hotspur Target Isco Signs New Real Madrid Contract

    Tottenham Hotspur Target Isco Signs New Real Madrid Contract

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    Real Madrid on Thursday announced that Spain global midfielder, Francisco Alarcon Suarez, ( Isco ) has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until the end of June 2022 thus assuring the future of one of the most talented players in Spain at the club.
  • Danny Woodhead placed on IR

    Danny Woodhead placed on IR

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    He was expected to be the Bears' starting back past year, but an ankle injury and the emergence of rookie Jordan Howard started his slide down the depth chart. Fellow rushers Terrance West and Buck Allen will take on a heavier workload to fill the void. Woodhead, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, could practice in six weeks if designated by the team.
  • USF's schedule rearranged, UConn game back on

    USF's schedule rearranged, UConn game back on

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    The ECU matchup against Houston will then be played on November 4. Instead having an open date next weekend as originally scheduled, the Pirates will now travel to East Hartford to play UConn on Sunday (Sept. "I hand it to the conference, because they could have shelved this", he said. The teams can't play that Saturday, because an MLS soccer game is being played at Rentschler Field.