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Lampard believes that encounter, followed by a crucial Premier League meeting with Manchester City, offers Conte's side an opportunity to put down some serious markers regarding their claims to continental and domestic crowns. BBC Sports reports that Batshuayi's victor came after missed opportunities for Cesc Fabregas and Morata as Chelsea became the first English team to win away to Atletico and condemn them to defeat in their first European game at their new stadium.
  • Zola: Chelsea were right to let Costa join Atletico

    Zola: Chelsea were right to let Costa join Atletico

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    My players showed me great desire, will and concentration. Gianfranco Zola thinks Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid but he is still not convinced that Alvaro Morata is an adequate replacement. The vast technical areas at Atletico's sleek new home give ample room for managers to prowl and preach during games and Diego Simeone and Antonio Conte needed every inch of their quotas tonight.
  • Reports: Louisville AD, head coach Rick Pitino fired

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    Just hours after that news broke, class of 2018 five star Louisville commit Anfernee Simons announced he has decommitted from the school. Pitino wasn't technically fired - presumably because he has a clause in his contract that states that he needs to be given 10 days notice if he's to be fired for cause.
  • CNN hosts town hall on kneeling National Anthem protests

    CNN hosts town hall on kneeling National Anthem protests

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    NASCAR's statement followed protests September 24 by a large number of NFL players during the national anthem at several football games, CBS Sports reported . But the President's reaction to the whole protest was disappointing enough to make him say, "put me down with Kaepernick". Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones has been a staunch supporter of the President and there was speculation that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem .
  • USA imposes more sanctions on North Korea

    USA imposes more sanctions on North Korea

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    North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho had told reporters while departing the United Nations General Assembly in NY that Trump's threatening comments about North Korea and its leadership amounted to "a declaration of war ". North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accelerated his ballistic missile and nuclear weapons testing programme. The newer air defense systems probably wouldn't pose a risk to US flights off the coast, experts said.
  • Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been 'penalised' by their Premier League schedule

    Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been 'penalised' by their Premier League schedule

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    Batshuayi watched Alvaro Morata head in a deserved equaliser at the Wanda Metropolitano, but the striker was in the right place to prod home the victor with the last kick of the match, sealing a 2-1 victory. Costa, who joined the Blues from Atletico Madrid back in 2014 and was Chelsea's highest goal scorer last season, recently completed a move back to the Spanish side.
  • Chicago Cubs clinch second-straight National League Central crown

    Chicago Cubs clinch second-straight National League Central crown

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    The former Cardinal struck out three and gave up two hits and two walks. Chicago Cubs players celebrate after clinching another division title on Wednesday with a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals . Maddon thought Baez might be able to play Tuesday. Chicago stopped his streak of winning seven consecutive starts, the longest by any Cardinals rookie since Ted Wilks in 1944.
  • Manchester United fans delighted with Anthony Martial's performance against CSKA Moscow

    Manchester United fans delighted with Anthony Martial's performance against CSKA Moscow

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    Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Manchester United thrashed CSKA Moscow 4-1 to maintain their 100% record in Group A of the Champions League . "All he has to do is be fit and available for selection", Owen said on BT Sport . "We started so strong, we surprised them with our attitude. Opponents-wise, I think it's the best CSKA side that I will have faced". So all three midfield players we lose for this match .
  • RFU chief assures players longer season not ratified

    RFU chief assures players longer season not ratified

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    The Australian's results with the England team as the side's first overseas head coach have persuaded Twickenham to look for a like-for-like replacement when Jones steps down after the next World Cup. "The guys do have that power", said the Leicester back, "but I don't think any player wants to get to that". 'We shouldn't be in that situation in this country so we have to find a solution for it.
  • Watch fourth India v Australia ODI live on Sky Sports on Thursday

    Watch fourth India v Australia ODI live on Sky Sports on Thursday

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    India shall be taking on Australia in the fourth ODI at the M Chinnaswamy stadium Bengaluru on Thursday. The day-night match could get washed off if the same weather pattern continues, said an IMD official. " Australia have been tentative, Australia have been on the backfoot and I think Australia been scared to lose while India haven't", he said. Quizzed upon former paceman Rodney Hogg's accusation of favouritism on Smith's part to pick his team , Warned coolly replied, "I don't ...
  • Rio Ferdinand expresses fears over Manchester United's Champions League campaign

    Rio Ferdinand expresses fears over Manchester United's Champions League campaign

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    Mourinho was joined in his press duties by United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan , whom the manager said he had brought on account of the Armenian speaking fluent Russian, which makes " life easier for the Russian press ". But they got off to a decent start in the Champions League , coming from behind against Benfica to record a surprise 2-1 win. "It's true. I came here of course with very good teams - Chelsea, Inter [Milan], Real Madrid - but I think this was the strongest performance".
  • Cowboys kneel before national anthem against Arizona

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    The President called Jones "a victor who knows how to get things done". A stand-off between Trump and the NFL has dominated headlines after Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the the national anthem .
  • Jose Mourinho issues first-team promise to Victor Lindelof

    Jose Mourinho issues first-team promise to Victor Lindelof

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    United have not reached the knockout rounds of the Champions League since making it to the quarterfinals under David Moyes in 2014, but Mkhitaryan says they should still be looking at May's final in Kiev as a realistic target. The Premier League and the FA failing to help English teams in Europe is often a matter of ridicule for other European sides, and they have clearly failed to do so again with United this season.
  • Harry Kane narrows the gap with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    Harry Kane narrows the gap with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

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    Harry Kane knows what he has achieved already in football, and knows where he is heading. "Ronaldo and Messi are from another galaxy but Harry has got so much potential to become one of the best". After he had scored twice in the 3-2 win at West Ham United on Saturday , Mark Noble described him as being "easily worth £100m-plus". According to The Sun's Paul Jiggins , he said: " Cristiano Ronaldo is fantastic, one of the best".
  • 'Gaga: Five Foot Two' shows the star at her most vulnerable, honest

    'Gaga: Five Foot Two' shows the star at her most vulnerable, honest

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    It was the inspiration behind her albums, The Fame and The Fame Monster. " Gaga: Five Foot Two " captures the highs and lows of the life of both a superstar and a regular person. The film's second half follows Gaga's preparation for her Super Bowl halftime show performance, where again she swaps some of her famously eccentric performance for a more down-to-earth routine.
  • Louis Cardinals prevent Chicago Cubs from clinching NL Central Division title

    Louis Cardinals prevent Chicago Cubs from clinching NL Central Division title

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    Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is congratulated by teammate Anthony Rizzo after hitting a three-run home run in the Cubs division-clinching win. More often the nail than the hammer in this rivalry over the past century, the Cubs batted around in the seventh against starter Michael Wacha for all five runs in a 5-1 victory that sent the Cubs' celebrating in front of the Cards - on their way to a first-round playoff matchup with the Washington Nationals .
  • Trump starts the day by slamming the NFL

    Trump starts the day by slamming the NFL

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    Prior to leaving North Texas for this week's game, Garrett made no public comment about President Donald Trump's comments concerning NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem, but Garrett said he did not expect any of his players to protest during Monday night's game.
  • Dominick Cruz Set To Return At UFC 219

    Dominick Cruz Set To Return At UFC 219

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    Outside of an exhibition loss on The Ultimate Fighter, Rivera will enter the cage unbeaten in over nine years. Dominick Cruz , a former bantamweight champion, fights for the first time since dropping the title to Cody Garbrandt a year ago, as he takes on Jimmie Rivera .
  • Stephen Curry slams recent Sports Illustrated cover: 'That was terrible'

    Stephen Curry slams recent Sports Illustrated cover: 'That was terrible'

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    As a result, Curry, who had his invitation to visit the White House revoked by POTUS after saying he didn't want to go in the first place, ended up in the middle of a Sports Illustrated cover that cobbled together a bunch of players and owners into an image that made it look like they were locking arms in unity.
  • Man quits stadium job after Bills protest

    Man quits stadium job after Bills protest

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    Erich Nikischer worked at Buffalo's New Era Field for almost 30 years before Sunday when he walked out of the stadium for good after seeing Bills players protest the national anthem. "I will never step foot in that place again, I will never watch an NFL football game again until this ends", he said. Lucian Chalfen, director of public information for the court system, confirmed Monday that Nikischer has been employed by the court system since 2007 and now works as a court officer in Buffalo, ...
  • Trump to visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday

    Trump to visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday

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    While most of Pastor Brian Yoder's flock can be found in the rolling hills of Floyd County, he does tend to those serving in far-flung corners of the world. Trump agreed to boost federal disaster aid to the island and also promised to visit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on October 3. Rossello said in a statement Monday, "This is a humanitarian disaster involving 3.4 million US citizens".