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Djokovic and Osaka top seeds for US Open

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Tournament play continues over the following two weeks, ending with the women's singles final on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. EST and the men's singles final on Sunday, Sept. They met in the final at Wimbledon, where Djokovic won in a fifth-set tiebreaker. Pliskova, who will face a qualifier in the first round, could meet No.16 seed Johanna Konta or 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur in the fourth round. Read More »

Former Ghana star striker Junior Agogo dies age 40

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In an interview with the BBC Four documentary to raise awareness of Aphasia on World Stroke Day the former Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers striker was visibly seen struggling to put words together. Liberty Professionals wrote: "We are saddened by the news of the demise of former Black Stars forward, Junior Agogo ". He returned to England with Queens Parks Rangers in 2002, before going on to play for Brentford. Read More »

Patriots Address Patrick Chung Cocaine Indictment In Brief Statement

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Chung was not arrested but the drug was seized and taken to a state drug lab. Test results confirmed that it was indeed cocaine. "We are aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung", the Patriots said in a statement Thursday. Chung is scheduled to be arraigned on next Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. ET. Chung turned 32 on Monday. Chung played through a torn rotator cuff last season en route to the Super Bowl. Read More »

Baker Mayfield Reveals How Daniel Jones Reacted To His Message

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Mayfield's remarks, which seemed to come out of nowhere, filtered back to Giants' training camp where coach Pat Shurmur and Jones chose to take the high road and not directly comment about them. We'll be ready to play. "I think I've done a pretty good job of that". "This wasn't no business move", Beckham said. "I do not know what a "bull's-eye" is", he said. Read More »

Jofra Archer mimicks Steve Smith’s leaves to perfection

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He also hit Marnus Labuschagne, who replaced Smith on the fifth day and became the first concussion substitute in test cricket, in the face grill of his helmet. The former skipper had a long chat with Langer while inspecting the pitch and talked with team doctor Richard Saw, cutting a dejected figure in both conversations. Read More »

USWNT star Carli Lloyd drills 55-yard field goal at Eagles practice

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Carli Lloyd might have another career option: kicking in the NFL. According to ESPN , Carli, who just happens to be an Eagles fan, kicked a 40-yard field goal easily, followed by a 55-yard field goal that I can not stop watching. "It's awesome to be here, looking forward to the season and fly Eagles fly!" While Lloyd, who is a life-long Eagles fan, may have the skills to be the first woman to play in the National Football League, she has seen plenty of success playing soccer. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals retirement plans as he blasts current transfer market fees

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Manchester United broke the world-record fee for a defender this summer when they signed Harry Maguire from Leicester City for £80m . "The present is excellent and I must enjoy it". "If I were 25, if a goalkeeper is worth €75m, a player that does and has done what I have done in recent years has to have a value of three or four times that, easily, but I no longer have that desire". Read More »

Romelu Lukaku Has Picked Up American Accent Since Leaving Man Utd

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Ole's said after the game that they have two designated penalty takers and looking at this [last week's] maybe they do, and again tonight they have the same conversation, so it'll be interesting to see , 'Do you fancy it? City are up there among the least sympathetic club's in sport so when Gabriel Jesus has a late match victor chalked off for a handball in the lead up to him receiving possession, there's an overwhelming feeling of "good enough" for them, and yet, even with all this ... Read More »

Nicolas Pepe explains his decision to sign for Arsenal

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We are done with the first two Matchweeks of the 2019-20 Premier League season, with Liverpool and Arsenal at the top of the table followed by the two Manchester clubs. "Now I need to learn English and this is something he is helping me with also". Nicolas Pepe finds his choice logical saying that he is attracted to the Premier League because it is the best league in the world with an extremely intense championship. Read More »

Hudson-Odoi trains with Chelsea squad

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The 18-year-old has been working hard to get back to full fitness and returned to full training earlier this week. He returned to full training this week after surgery in Barcelona in April and has been earmarked for a return to action after the worldwide break in the first two weeks of September. Read More »

XFL Seattle team reveals name, logo — Seattle Dragons

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Louis (Dome at America's Center), Seattle (CenturyLink Field), Tampa Bay (Raymond James Stadium) and Washington, D.C. (Audi Field). The XFL revealed the names and logos of its eight teams during a live streaming news conference Wednesday morning. Read More »

Antonio Brown Practices With Raiders Wearing League-Certified Helmet

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Brown has filed a second grievance with the National Football League - to be heard this Friday - over not being able to wear the helmet he has played his whole career with, the Schutt AiR Advantage. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock gave Antonio Brown an ultimatum , and it appears for now the star wide receiver is playing ball. I never had a guy show up with frost bite. Read More »

PSG rebuff Barca €190m Neymar deal

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However, the decision to send Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan to Bayern Munich , with an option to buy next summer, complicates any deal with PSG on two fronts. That is the latest offer they have made PSG , who Barcelona will meet in the coming hours. PSG countered by asking for €120 million, Coutinho and Nelson Semedo. Read More »

David Luiz can become instant Arsenal favourite with strong showing at Liverpool

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They looked well on course after young midfielder Mason Mount marked his home debut with his first goal for the club in the seventh minute. "If they're on good day and you're having a bad day, it's hard". The two sides are the only remaining teams with a 100% record in the Premier League this season, but Arsenal are the underdogs going into the clash. Read More »

MLS announces St Louis team, bringing soccer back to Missouri

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Enterprise president Carolyn Kindle Betz said: "It's an incredible feeling to now be able to say St Louis is home to the first official majority female-led ownership group in MLS ". Louis FC owner Jim Kavanaugh, was welcomed to the league Tuesday at a ceremony that featured MLS commissioner Don Garber. And those new owners are hoping to continue the proud legacy of sports achievement in the city as they add a soccer club to the roster of professional teams. Read More »

Chargers Edged By Saints

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Although the Saints only recorded one sack, the pressure could be seen on every play. The Chargers attempt to regain the lead ended after four plays on the ensuing drive when Stick's pass was intercepted, two plays after his 31-yard pass to Artavis Scott advanced the ball to their 44-yard line. Read More »

Wales coach Warren Gatland: Top ranking is just a number

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They scored the only try to deservedly win the first half 10-0, and produced a typically strong defensive effort to hold on in the second. The All Blacks had held the spot for nearly a decade - reaching the pinnacle in the standings in November 2009 - and their 36-0 demolition of Australia earlier on Saturday suggests the Welsh stay may be a short one. Read More »

Ezekiel Elliott Arrives Back In Cabo With Brand New Haircut

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Among the notable players who will miss Tuesday's practice is left tackle Tyron Smith (back), who did not make the trip to Hawaii for the preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. "If he continues this in the next several weeks he is going to be right in the middle of it early", Jones said of Pollard. "Nobody is getting cute here - certainly be a great complement to have a great running game where I can picture those guys [having] success at the same time out there, really ... Read More »

Baker Mayfield Stunned By Giants' Daniel Jones Pick: "Blows My Mind"

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And in defending Jones, the heir apparent to Eli Manning , Shurmur made sure to dismiss both Beckham and Mayfield as reliable sources on the Giants. Mayfield did note in the interview that he was surprised that he was taken with the number one overall pick as well, and it's possible he could have been just happy for Jones that the Giants took him. Read More »

Andros Townsend blast on shortlist for best goal

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Messi's strike - his sixth Puskas nomination, with no wins yet - came in March against Real Betis , a left-footed looper that clipped the underside of the crossbar and left goalkeeper Dani Martin with absolutely no chance. The public vote will decide the final three with Federation Internationale de Football Association legends choosing the victor. Her shortlisting for world goal of the year comes after Republic of Ireland striker Stephanie Roche was nominated in 2014 . Read More »

Steve Smith: Australia batsman ruled out of third Ashes Test

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On Saturday at Lord's, Smith was hit in the neck by a 92mph bouncer from Jofra Archer and was forced off the field, but passed an initial concussion test and returned to continue his innings. He obviously, like all the players, wants to play, he loves batting but he understands as well that he's not 100% yet and with only a couple of days between Test matches, that's what makes it so hard". Read More »

Yuvraj Singh takes cheeky dig at Shoaib Akhtar`s criticism of Jofra Archer

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All-rounder Stokes, however, went on to complete a 106-ball fifty including seven fours and, with Buttler, was inching England closer towards the safety of a draw. Smith was hit by an Archer delivery when on 80 on Saturday and retired hurt. England will name their third Test squad on Monday morning, with the injured James Anderson (calf) expected to be absent again but potential additions to the fragile batting line-up. Read More »

Barty into semi, Osaka injured at Cincinnati Masters

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The Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati will be completed tomorrow, August 18. The women's bracket has a lot questions with NY just around the corner. After a timeout to have it examined and wrapped, she played a couple more points before retiring. I had to really think about what I had to do during the match, so I'm not that mad at the result. Read More »

Medvedev shocks Djokovic to set up Goffin final clash

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His hard-fought three-set win over Djokovic was the first time the Serbian had been beaten in a Masters 1000 semifinal sine 2013 and ended a 10-match winning streak for the Wimbledon champion, who had been defending his Cincinnati crown. Read More »

Coutinho joins Bayern Munich for loan fee of 8.5m euros

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Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: "Philippe made it very clear to us during the negotiations in Barcelona that he absolutely wanted to move to FC Bayern ". Coutinho joined Barca from Liverpool in January 2018 and has since struggled to reproduce the kind of form he showed for the Reds. "FC Barcelona would like to thank to publicly thank Philippe Coutinho for his commitment and dedication wishes him all the best in this new stage of his career". Read More »

Woods comes up short in Tour Championship bid

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Thomas watched a six-shot lead shrink to two in a span of three holes around the turn until he regained control with two great wedges, and two pivotal putts. "Guys giving me advice in the locker room how to finish off a tournament", Thomas said. Fines for players persistently identified as needing to be timed - known as being "on the clock" - will increase from November this year on the tour. Read More »

Labuschagne becomes first 'concussion substitute' in Test history

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Firstly he was struck on the elbow by Jofra Archer and soon after he received a striking blow on the neck by a bouncer bowled by the pacer and he immediately went down. A little while later, the batsman made his way back to the crease. Neck guards have been commonly used since the death of Phillip Hughes in 2015 and there has been a debate as to whether they should be mandatory. Read More »

How the AP poll will change from preseason to postseason

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Clemson - who went 15-0 past year and won the National Title - was tabbed as the No. 1 team in the country, with Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State rounding out the rest of the top five, respectively. Clemson joined the club of No. 2s a year ago, and now the panel of voters, including me, have kept the Tigers No. 1 following their 15-0. UC Davis was two spots behind the Eagles with a fifth-place preseason poll ranking. Read More »

PSG consider Verane as Neymar replacement

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The sources also says that the French club could throw-in a lot more alternatives, after Real Madrid and reject Kevin Navas and Vinicius. Suitors including former side Barcelona , along with La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid and Serie A champions Juventus , have looked to prise Neymar away from the French capital, but have found themselves stumbling over a hefty asking price as PSG look to recoup their costs. Read More »

Paxton Lynch Takes Brutal Helmet-to-Helmet Hit From Holton Hill

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All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner watched from the sideline in a Seahawks sweatshirt, being eased back into action following a minor knee procedure . After the penalty, Jaron Brown then dropped a pass on third down from Wilson that would have kept the drive going. With the National Football League encouraging teams in the preseason to test the new instant replay rule that makes pass interference reviewable, Carroll tossed his red flag to see if he could get a penalty on the Vikings. Read More »

Kings' Fox leaves Team USA prior to Australia trip

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Team USA came out of the gates with a sense of urgency, moving the ball and attacking the basket, highlighted by this emphatic jam from Donovan Mitchell in the opening quarter. Team USA might not win all games by 30 plus points, they should still return home with the trophy. According toCBS Sports, other players that have withdrawn from Team USA have been Lakers forward Anthony Davis , Rockets guards James Harden and Eric Gordon , Knicks forward Julius Randle , Clippers forward ... Read More »

GM Mike Mayock sends message to Raiders WR Antonio Brown

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Brown has to decide his next course of action, whether or not to return to a team that has grown frustrated with his decision to leave the team over this issue, when there are plenty of certified helmets to choose from. But the drama that surrounded Brown in Pittsburgh didn't stop upon his arrival with the Raiders even though he was given a hefty raise with a three-year contract worth $50.125 million. Read More »

Jofra Archer breaks silence on Steve Smith bouncer amid backlash

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That dismissal denied Smith his third hundred in as many Ashes innings after he marked his comeback Test following a 12-month ball-tampering ban, with scores of 144 and 142 in Australia's 251-run win at Edgbaston. But one thing I like is that Archer didn't get Smith out. "We keep talking about it and England hadn't tried that tactic of really going after him", he said. Read More »

Stipe Miocic KO's Daniel Cormier To Reclaim Heavyweight Gold At UFC 241

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But Miocic still found a way to regain his heavyweight title. "I don't know what the future is for Cormier", White said in the post-fight press conference. Middleweight Paulo Costa remained unbeaten after taking on two-time title challenger Yoel Romero . In the co-main event fan favourite Nate Diaz returned for the first time in years, facing former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis in a grudge match. Read More »

LaLiga Report: Celta Vigo v Real Madrid 17 August 2019

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Bale, who many thought would be gone from the squad by now, put Madrid on their way to victory by setting up Benzema's opening goal. Madrid have been monitoring Pogba all summer, and the player has made no secret of his desire to move to the Spanish capital. Read More »

FC Barcelona Boss Drawn On Neymar Rumours Again

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At the same time, PSG continues to say that the reason Neymar isn't playing in the first team right now is because he's still continuing his recovery from another ankle injury suffered on worldwide duty with Brazil , right before the Copa America this past summer on home soil. Read More »

Osaka's U.S. Open defense in doubt after knee injury

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Osaka backed up that triumph with a second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, but she said now she's not thinking of a USA title repeat. Serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set, Pliskova was broken. "I want to do well in NY and have a good end to the season". "Well, sometimes in life it's like this", Kuznetsova said. Read More »

Josh Gordon Reinstated By NFL

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The NFL is conditionally reinstating the New England Patriots wide receiver following his indefinite suspension, the league announced . According to the NFL, Gordon may attend but not play in the Patriots' third preseason game on August 22 due to his current conditioning level. Read More »

VAR denies Man City again in latest wild match with Spurs

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However, a second-half header from Lucas Moura earned Tottenham a potentially important point. Sergio was upset because he thought I blamed him for their second equaliser. You have to see it quite properly. "We just need to enjoy the moment". - When is the Champions League group-stage draw? It was Kun's 97th Premier League goal at the Etihad. Read More »

Chargers' James to have surgery, miss three months

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He played in all 16 games and racked up 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions and 13 pass breakups. It turns out that James has walking boot on his right leg and will not practice on Friday, per Chargers reporter Eric Williams. Desmond King , one of the top-rated corners in the game last season according to Pro Football Focus , has tremendous versatility, and so it is expected that he will be featured at safety in many defensive packages in the interim. Read More »

Former Longhorns RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident, reports say

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In a Facebook post Sunday morning, family member Dominic Benson wrote "No no no no no no God no!" The 36-year-old was killed along with a female passenger when his bike hit a minivan at around 10pm Saturday night. Benson played 35 games in three seasons with the Bears, amassing 1,593 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. The next year, the Chicago Bears took him No. Read More »

Watch Bryce Harper Absolutely Crush Epic Walk-Off Grand Slam Vs. Cubs

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The Phillies lineup looked dead, only hitting the ball four times in seven innings, before getting two more in the eighth and scoring their first run of the game. The Braves got a solo shot from Matt Joyce, his fourth, and a two-run homer from Ronald Acuna Jr, his 35th. New York's Amed Rosario went 5-for-6 with a double, a triple and four runs. Read More »

Antonio Brown Shares Tender Hug With Crying Raiders Fan

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After losing his grievance against the NFL to wear his old helmet, Antonio Brown is trying to get around the league's rule and is asking fans for help. Brown said Thursday he feels he's been portrayed inaccurately by various reports over the last week. Retirement? Where'd he get that?' I never said that. Read More »

Josh McCown coming out of retirement to play for Philly

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The Philadelphia Eagles will bring veteran quarterback Josh McCown out of retirement on a one-year contract, according to multiple reports. McCown, 40, was planning to be an ESPN analyst this upcoming season but still wanted to play and told the network that if the right opportunity came along, he would consider it. Read More »