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The Argentinian has scored seven goals in eight matches for the Citizens this season, helping his side reach the top of the Premier League and win their first two Champions League group game. "I have great respect for Pep ", he added. Conte will surely want to have the Belgian's creativity and ability to go past players against City, particularly with Morata in such red-hot form.
  • Westbrook Signs 5-Year Extension With Thunder

    Westbrook Signs 5-Year Extension With Thunder

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    Westbrook has signed for the Designated Player Veteran Extension. The MVP is now locked in for another half-decade. According to Woj, Westbrook's new deal begins with the 2018-19 season, and is the biggest guaranteed contract in National Basketball Association history - six seasons and $235 million through 2022-23.
  • Saints QB Brees says team will kneel, then stand for anthem

    Saints QB Brees says team will kneel, then stand for anthem

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    Other lawmakers said this week they wanted to pull state funding to the team, though Edwards said Louisiana couldn't take committed funds from the Saints because of objections to the protests. However, many people see the #TakeAKnee protest as a sign of disrespect for the American flag, anthem and soldiers. Earlier this week, Brees told reporters the Saints team supported the message behind the protest and would find an alternative ways to continue supporting without causing division.
  • New England Patriots will have their hands full with Christian McCaffrey

    New England Patriots will have their hands full with Christian McCaffrey

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    This guy is just so risky - his ability to get out of the pocket, his ability to escape tackles. If the Patriots are going to shut down Carolina's offense, those two are the guys to focus on. I expressed my feelings. "Call him whatever you want, but it changes from play to play through the versatility". Munnerlyn averaged 31 snaps in the team's first two games against Buffalo and San Francisco.
  • Cardinals on Brink of Playoff Elimination

    Cardinals on Brink of Playoff Elimination

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    A St Louis Cardinals baseball fan got more than he bargained for at a crunch game with the Chicago Cubs when an opposing team member took out his nachos rather than catching the ball. Cardinals: 1B Jose Martinez (thumb) returned as a pinch-hitter after missing the previous three games. "That doesn't help", Matheny said. And so I came in and we're getting ready for tomorrow.
  • Manchester United fighting for trophies on all fronts, says Ashley Young

    Manchester United fighting for trophies on all fronts, says Ashley Young

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    Mourinho said CSKA will provide his side with a stern test but believes they can return with three points. Elsewhere, Juventus and Barcelona were made to work hard for wins over Olympiakos and Sporting Lisbon respectively. Despite finishing sixth last season, Mourinho delivered the League Cup and the crucial Europa League allowing the reds to participate in this seasons Champions League .
  • Ilkay Gundogan: 'Manchester City ready to showcase title credentials'

    Ilkay Gundogan: 'Manchester City ready to showcase title credentials'

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    The return of Eden Hazard from injury has also buoyed the Blues and his fledgling partnership with Morata helped Chelsea become the first ever English team to win away at Atletico Madrid in their midweek Champions League clash. Last season, the Blues did a double over their opponents and won the corresponding fixture 2-1. The Blues are now third in the standings, three points off the table topping Citizens, and they have recovered well from their 3-2 home defeat to Burnley on the opening ...
  • Wilder's Handlers Considering Ortiz Replacements for November 4

    Wilder's Handlers Considering Ortiz Replacements for November 4

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    VADA are yet to release details of Ortiz's test, and ESPN have reported that Wilder vs Ortiz has been cancelled as a result . The claim by the WBC President said he had been confirmed the news by VADA themselves ahead of Ortiz's scheduled bout against Deontay Wilder in November in NY for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
  • Conte confirms Morata fit to face Man City, Drinkwater injury update

    Conte confirms Morata fit to face Man City, Drinkwater injury update

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    The work work work work never stops. Marcos Alonso believes Alvaro Morata is an excellent addition to the Chelsea squad, but admits he was sad to see Diego Costa leave. The Manchester side are the highest scoring side in the league with 21 goals in six games. "But I have to check the physical condition for every single player, and then make the best decision".
  • Inter Milan chief confirms transfer interest in Mesut Ozil

    Inter Milan chief confirms transfer interest in Mesut Ozil

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    Ozil started the season in decent form, creating five goal-scoring chances and completing two take-ons in the season opener against Leicester City. Since then though, Ozil has struggled and lost his place in the first team. Although Ozil is absent Low can still call upon a formidable panel of players, including the likes of Premier League stars Emre Can and Leroy Sane , plus Ozil's Arsenal club-mate Shkodran Mustafi .
  • Mourinho confirms 'long-term injury' blow for Pogba

    Mourinho confirms 'long-term injury' blow for Pogba

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    Manchester United reportedly fear that superstar midfielder Paul Pogba will not return from injury before the November global break, suggesting it could still be as many as seven weeks from now before he is back on the pitch. Discussing United's team news ahead of tomorrow's clash against Crystal Palace , he said: " Michael Carrick and Phil Jones are out, they were out and tomorrow some will be out".
  • Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti sacked

    Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti sacked

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    Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he made the decision in the wake of the defeat in Paris. "The Paris match showed clearly there needed to be consequences". Tuchel was let go by Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season after differences with the club's management, while 30-year-old Nagelsmann is now in charge of Hoffenheim.
  • Dallas Cowboys 'will stand for country'

    Dallas Cowboys 'will stand for country'

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    It was their second in prime time. Trump brought the issue close to home when he tweeted earlier Wednesday that he had spoken with Jones about the issue. make the statement regarding the need for unity and the need for equality". But throughout the world, flags, anthems and other national symbols can often divide as much as they unify, especially in countries with large religious or ethnic divisions.
  • Trump claims Jerry Jones will get players to stop kneeling

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    The Cowboys players and staff, along with owner Jerry Jones , took a knee with linked arms prior to the Star-Spangled Banner, but stood up before Sparks began singing. He had a career-worst 8 yards on nine carries in the Cowboys' Week 2 loss to the Broncos and apart from a 30-yard run in the win over the Cardinals on Monday Night Football Elliott rushed for 50 yards on 21 carries.
  • Trump Insinuates Jerry Jones Told Him All Cowboys Done Kneeling

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    Monday's game continued saw the Cowboys and their owner displaying their own version of unity by kneeling on the field before rising as a group ahead of the national anthem after a weekend of protests at other fixtures. "That's what I'm so proud of these guys for, they did both and did it in a way when people really stop and think about it, makes a lot of sense". The entire team - and the Cardinals, too - was standing when Jordin Sparks sang the Star-Spangled Banner.
  • Tottenham star Harry Kane talks up plan of beating Real Madrid

    Tottenham star Harry Kane talks up plan of beating Real Madrid

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    But Harry is one of the best and maybe better because he is younger . "We can not put so much pressure on Harry because he is so young..." They are completely different players, different positions, different styles. Wagner has no new injury concerns following last week's goalless draw at Burnley, but club-record signing Steve Mounie (foot) is still out having missed the last three games.
  • Morata: I can be the best because Conte believes in me

    Morata: I can be the best because Conte believes in me

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    Eden Hazard is among the world's best footballers, according to Chelsea team-mate Alvaro Morata . The pair were clearly on the same wavelength from the start, and Morata said: "It's not hard playing with this kind of player". "The first official match I made a mistake and I suffered for a few days". Morata, signed from Atletico's arch-rivals Real for £65m in the summer, added: "It was a very important test for us as a team ".
  • Trump steps up war of words with National Football League over anthem protests

    Trump steps up war of words with National Football League over anthem protests

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    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. Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones and his family joined the team on the field for the display of unity. THE FACTS: NFL games shown to a national audience averaged 16.04 million viewers for the first two weeks of this season, down 11 percent from the 18.1 million people who watched during the same period a year ago, the ...
  • Formula One's Vettel moves on from Singapore crash

    Formula One's Vettel moves on from Singapore crash

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    Obviously, the initial announcement of his drive only stipulated that he would drive for the next two races, but what about after that? "The lights went off, we did our starts". Sport's F1 writer looks back at Sepang's legacy and how the first Malaysian Grand Prix heralded the start of a new era for F1. "If you could choose you would always want to be ahead and we are a little bit behind, but overall it doesn't change anything for how we tackle the last six races".
  • Coutinho vows to put Barcelona transfer saga behind him

    Coutinho vows to put Barcelona transfer saga behind him

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    The five-time European Cup winners, however, stood their ground and while the Spanish giants launched multiple bids, they eventually opted against matching a €200m (£176m) valuation they claimed Liverpool had placed on the player. "It's all passed by. I am here to defend these colors, to do the maximum". While Coutinho signed a new deal, reportedly worth around £150,000-a-week , in January to become the highest-paid player at Liverpool, issues surrounding his future could rear their head ...
  • Kevin Doyle has announced his retirement from football

    Kevin Doyle has announced his retirement from football

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    KEVIN DOYLE has announced his retirement from football on medical advice after suffering headaches. Republic of Ireland worldwide Doyle was Wolves' record signing when he moved to Molineux for £6.5million from Reading at the start of the 2009/10 season.