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Jose Mourinho: 'A draw would be positive'

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The Red Devils have excelled in Jose Mourinho's second season in charge, climbing to the Premier League summit, after seven games, although weekend's draw with Liverpool saw them slip to second in the standings. In these games, there would be five different topics analysed by Manchester United , which are actually called 4+1: defensive organisation, attacking organisation, defensive transition, attacking transition and set pieces. Read More »

Black Panther's New Trailer Takes a Trip to Wakanda

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Plus, with Bucky (Sebastian Stan) apparently in Wakanda, perhaps we could even see some help from the Winter Soldier. A new poster for the film was also released , which you can admire here. Aside from Boseman and Michael B. Jordan , the cast includes Angela Bassett , Sterling K. Brown , Martin Freeman , Forest Whitaker , and Lupita Nyong'o , just to name a few. Read More »

Napoli, Sarri: 'Man City from another planet'

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City's last defeat at the Etihad dates back to September 2015 against Juventus (1-2). They [Man City] should win all the games. This is Manchester City's seventh consecutive Champions League participation. " Napoli do many things and the things they do, they do perfectly". The Italian giants only blip so far this season as however come in the Champions League. Read More »

Louisville Officially Fires Rick Pitino, Who Is Fighting Back

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The association, which oversees Louisville's sports programs and is composed of trustees, faculty, students and administrators, voted unanimously to oust the longtime Cardinals coach following a board meeting Monday. Bowen was suspended indefinitely shortly after the FBI announced the results of the investigation. Pitino is owed more than $40 million under a contract that was to run through 2026, he said. Read More »

Weah hat-trick-buoyed U.S. pummel Paraguay

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On the other hand, Paraguay kept a hundred per cent record in the group stages defeating Mali, New Zealand and Turkey in Group C. Weah meanwhile added that he hasn't spoken to his father George, who is running for the President's post in this native Liberia after his hat-trick but has got a text from his mother. Read More »

English Premier League match report Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion

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Leicester then squandered a glorious chance to open the scoring five minutes into the second half after West Brom were unlocked by some slick passing. He reacted well to beat away a stinging volley from distance by Danny Simpson , with Vicente Iborra scooping the rebound over the bar. Both were drifted towards the far post by the left foot of Riyad Mahrez but the first was poorly directed and the second narrowly evaded Leicester's players. Read More »

October FIFA Ranking Provides Glimpse Into World Cup Draw Possibilities

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The October ranking was also used to determine the pots for the UEFA playoff round, with the top four teams based on ranking going into Pot 1, and the next four in Pot 2. So far, the nine group winners, France, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium and Iceland have qualified directly, while the eight best second-placed teams will now fight it out for the four remaining spots. Read More »

NFL Players Continue To Kneel In Protest Despite Growing Pushback From Owners

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is set to meet with the head of the NFL Players Association and team owners in NY next week, where the protests are likely to dominate discussion. Seven San Francisco 49ers players knelt during the national anthem ahead of their game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, though that number was smaller than in past weeks, USA Today reported . Read More »

Nadal is 'too good a player': Federer

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After his second title in Shanghai, the 36-year-old also said that he has shaken off the "scars" of his many defeats to Nadal after claiming his second title in Shanghai with his fifth win in a row over the current world number one. At one point of time, it appeared that the 19-time Grand Slam champion might be denied a meeting with Nadal as he failed to capitalise on four consecutive break points while being down a set and up 3-2 in the second set. Read More »

Detroit Lions make decision on Matthew Stafford vs. Saints

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This Saints offense is high-octane and New Orleans seems to have enough firepower to compete on the defensive side of the ball for the first time in years. The Lions ran out of downs as the first half ended with the score still 31-10. The Lions quickly responded when wide receiver Golden Tate spun out of one tackle and broke two others on a 45-yard touchdown reception. Read More »

Deeney questions Arsenal's spirit after Watford defeat

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The north Londoners took the lead against the Hornets through the German central defender as headed home a Granit Xhaka corner as shortly before half-time as the visitors looked to record a first Premier League away won of the season. At the end of the day they scored. He told BT Sport: "I've heard Wenger's already blaming [the penalty] as the reason for why they lost". Whenever I play against Arsenal - and this is just a personal thing - I go up and think "let me whack the first one, ... Read More »

Maria Sharapova Wins First Title Since Drug Ban

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Five-time grand slam champion Sharapova had not claimed a tournament win since her success at the Rome Masters two years ago, her chances reduced by a 15-month absence after testing positive for banned substance meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. Read More »

Jets lead Patriots 14-0 in an early surprise

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New England allowed the Jets to get back into the game and gave them a crack at tying it late and have been outscored 54-31 in the fourth quarter this year. There's still plenty of time left for the Patriots to win the game, but let's acknowledge the Jets' rare accomplishment, because what's happening in the first half on Sunday nearly never happens. Read More »

Dovizioso pinned hopes of Motegi win on Turn 11 pass

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Meanwhile, with the rain that could also affect Saturday's practice and Sunday's race, Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Marquez are the fastest in the 2017 Motegi GP FP1 and FP2. And when he did, he couldn't change direction very fast. "It was so exciting to win this race", he said. "It was an incredible race, the two guys who are fighting for the championship, fighting until the last corner.In this circuit I already expected him to be very, very strong, but now we are going to (the ... Read More »

Antonio Conte commits to Chelsea after 'year of suffering'

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Conte switched to play his preferred system following the demoralising 3-0 defeat against Arsenal in September last season - their second defeat in a row. Conte takes Chelsea to Crystal Palace on Saturday with midfielder problems with N'Golo Kante (hamstring) and Danny Drinkwater (knee) set to miss the next few weeks. Read More »

Hockey Asia Cup 2017

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After beating Japan 5-1 in their opening match, the Manpreet Singh-led side mauled minnows Bangladesh 7-0 on Friday. They are with a new coach now. In the first two games, the Indians have showcased handsome one-touch hockey and used both flanks to create numerous scoring chances.What is heartening is that the Indians have scored some excellent field goals but a matter of concern for them is their penalty corner conversion rate. Read More »

Aaron Rodgers suffers shoulder injury, carted off field during Packers-Vikings game

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Green Bay's offensive line is banged up. If Aaron Rodgers isn't the best player in the National Football League, the Green Bay Packers quarterback is certainly on the (very) short list. The NFL is so much better when Rodgers is playing. In eight games - two against Cincinnati and six against Minnesota - Rodgers is 4-4 with 15 touchdowns, while being sacked 29 times. Read More »

NaVorro Bowman generating interest from at least 3 teams

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According to Glazer , the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens were both in serious trade discussions for Bowman and they continue to be a factor for him. The undrafted rookie may have a role Sunday against Washington after fullback Kyle Juszczyk was ruled out with a back injury. Bowman, 29, has played more snaps than any other linebacker through five weeks, largely because the 49ers defense has had trouble getting off the field on third downs. Read More »

Everton boss Koeman confirms plans to recall Rooney for Brighton

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Koeman also admitted he saw his players' confidence shatter when they went behind against Burnley, and when only Crystal Palace have been trailing for longer so far this season, he admitted his players are struggling with self-belief. McCarthy reported for global duty for the double-header against Moldova and Wales. Maybe we had to create a bit more . "Taking penalties is not the most hard job but, at that moment, if your team needs points and you keep calm then that is experience and ... Read More »

Perez eclipses Thomas to win CIMB Classic

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I remember I was in the auto going back, long day that it was, and my dad walked with me on 18 and he said, you know what, I can't even say anything to you because I know how hard it is. The 2016/2017 PGA Tour Best Rookie Player, Xander Schauffele shared third spot with South Korean Kang Sung-hoon with identical 17-under-par 271 scores. Read More »

Stock'S Earning Overview Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

Prelude Mgmt Lc holds 8,070 shares. Oppenheimer upgraded the shares of COF in report on Friday, July 21 to "Perform" rating. Hightower Advisors Ltd reported 0.04% stake. Therefore 18% are positive. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Discovery Communications, Inc.is 1.62 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 1.67 Billion. Read More »

Persela Lamongan Goalkeeper Choirul Huda Dies at 38 After Mid-Game Collision

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Tragic news out of the world of soccer, as veteran goalkeeper Choirul Huda of Persela Lamongan has died just hours after an in-game collision against Semen Padang in the Indonesian league on Sunday. " As the initial analysis of the impact is on the chest and lower jaw, there is the possibility of chest trauma, head trauma and neck trauma ", Doctor Yudistiro Andri Nugroho said in a statement on Persela's website. Read More »

Gavrilova reaches Hong Kong tennis final

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Brady's nerves settled in the second set where she finally found some rhythm. With this win the Russian rises to 14th spot in the WTA Race, and considering she plays Moscow as well next week, she has high chances to qualify for WTA Elite Trophy event in Zhuhai. Read More »

Hockey Asia Cup 2017: India look to carry on momentum against Bangladesh

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While India are now leading the Pool A with six points, Pakistan have secured the second spot with four points. The Indian hockey team recorded an emphatic 5-1 victory over Japan in their opening game of the Asia Cup 2017 tournament. Pakistan are ranked 14th in the world at the moment, far behind India , but they can not be ruled out like the ICC Champions Trophy Final of 2017. Read More »

Nadal equals Agassi record with win in Shanghai

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He will now face Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro , the 2009 US Open champion and Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist who came from behind to end the run of Serbia's Viktor Troicki . The two friends headed into a deciding set with Dimitrov in the ascendancy and the pro-Nadal crowd fearing an upset. Nadal saved both break points he faced in the round-of-16 match, in the fourth game of the second set. Read More »

Federal court reinstates Ezekiel Elliott's 6 game suspension

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When the union filed its case in defense of Elliott in Texas, the N.F.L. filed a separate motion in the Southern District of NY, where it argued that that court was the appropriate venue for the league and players to settle their disputes. The NFL appeal was part of an attempt by the NFL to enforce Elliott's suspension this season and confirm NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to issue punishment based on "conduct detrimental" to the league as mandated in Article 46 of the collective ... Read More »

Cleveland Browns Name Kevin Hogan Starting QB

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On the first night of the 2017 NFL Draft, two teams drafted quarterbacks not named Deshaun Watson . "I don't play this game to sit on the bench , so now it's about accepting this as a challenge and doing whatever I can to get back out there and once again be the best quarterback and the best version of myself I can be when I do get back out there", Kizer said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer . Read More »

Housing, sugar tax and social welfare: Budget '18 at a glance

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The budget will amount to €60.9 billion for 2018 - That's €12,700 per person in the country. He said the budget "will deliver this government's long-held directive of broadly balancing the books". Total tax reductions in budget 2018 on income will be €335 million. 1300 extra teaching posts in schools for 2018. Reduced rate of 20 cent per litre on drinks with between 5g and 8g of sugar per 100ml. Read More »

Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan in UAE

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Sri Lanka consigned Pakistan to its first series defeat in the United Arab Emirates, prevailing by 68 runs as Asad Shafiq's century proved in vain in the second Test in Dubai . "You could say we should have played with two spinners here but the bigger problems we got was of batting". They made 400, we still made 400 against them. Read More »

Wales v Republic of Ireland: Coleman wants players to make more history

What if Wales and Croatia are level on fairplay points? But it is Rambo, not Bale, who the army of Wales fans are grateful to have leading them into battle tonight. Ireland gradually began to see more of the ball and they threatened for the first time in the 17th minute. "It was hard because they didn't really threaten that much but they kept the ball in the second half without really doing anything and for us it was just a concentration thing to not give them a silly chance", he ... Read More »

The Astros Just Keep Rolling over the Red Sox

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Fister, 33, pitched for Houston previous year (12-13, 4.64 ERA) but wasn't re-signed. Houston outscored Boston 16-4 in the series' first two games - a pair of 8-2 victories - outclassing the Sox on the mound and especially at the plate. Read More »

Instant analysis: Panthers' Cam Newton shreds Lions like an MVP

On perhaps the game's key play, he converted a third-and-19 from the Carolina 24 with a sharp, 17-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 2:00 left while clinging to a three-point lead against a team out of timeouts. Tight end Ed Dickson led the Panthers with five catches for 175 yards, including gains of 57 and 64 yards in the first half to set up Carolina's first two scores. Read More »

Jets hang on to keep Browns winless

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It's the first lead the Browns have had all season at 7-3. Jets linebacker Freddie Bishop fell on the loose ball to thwart the scoring opportunity. McCown threw a 2-yard TD pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the third quarter and a 24-yarder to Jermaine Kearse in the fourth to give the Jets (3-2) a 17-7 lead en route to their third straight victory. Read More »

Iowa State shocks No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman

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The Cyclones took the lead for good on Kyle Kempt's 25-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard with 2 minutes, 19 seconds remaining. Iowa State is by far the worst loss of that group, but the blueprint is there for the Sooners to rebound and win the Big 12. Read More »

Joe Girardi on Yankees' Game 2 collapse: 'I screwed up'

The Yankees went on to lose 9-8 in 13 innings. That was following by three straight 1-2-3 innings, setting up the sixth, and the beginning of the end. But first their bullpen went south and then so did their offense against the Indians bullpen. Encarnacion was heading to third base during a Jay Bruce line drive, but had to return to second. Read More »

Cleveland Indians' Top 10 regular-season games of 2017

Last October was a rare instance where the team with the best record in baseball won the World Series, which is something to keep in mind before laying the favorite. Right off the bat, the Yankees will avoid the possible 2017 AL Cy Young award victor. The LA Dodgers, who started extraordinarily strong but limped to the finish line, having lost 12 of their last 17, open at 7-to-2 odds to win it all. Read More »

Confident, versatile New York Yankees will test Cleveland Indians

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However, Kluber will not start game one for the Indians . He gave up three runs, allowed two more runners to get into scoring position with only one out and seemingly killed his team's season before it could get a turn at bat. The Indians have all the tools necessary to make another deep post-season run given a lineup featuring plenty of power from the likes of Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion, a shutdown rotation and bullpen that can make quick work of most teams. Read More »

Ray Wilkins on the importance of Tottenham Hotspur keeping Harry Kane

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Head coach of real Madrid Zinedine Zidane not happy with the game French striker Karim Benzema and hopes in the summer of 2018 to get their hands on a new star striker. It now remains to be seen if Kane becomes the latest Tottenham player after Bale and Luka Modric to make his way to the Spanish capital, or if Spurs manage to retain his services. Read More »

Spanish king slams Catalan independence movement as protests escalate

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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont lashed out Sunday at the violence used by Spain's national police in dispersing people in Barcelona who wanted to vote. Without mentioning Puigdemont by name, King Felipe VI told the nation in a rare televised address Tuesday night that the separatist government in Catalonia had acted "totally outside law and democracy" by staging a disputed referendum on independence . Read More »

Titans will reportedly sign Brandon Weeden

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Coach Mike Mularkey says Mariota is day to day after hurting his hamstring in a 57-14 loss to the Texans . "He's a pretty fast healer". Mularkey compared Mariota's injury to the hamstring strain that DeMarco Murray suffered September 17 at Jacksonville. Read More »

Paterson in for injured Morkel

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The bad news for South Africa is that Morkel wobbled back to the dressing room with a left side strain. In Ottis Gibson's first match as Proteas coach, openers Elgar and Markram shared a first-wicket partnership of 196 to put the hosts on course for a first innings score of 298 for one at stumps. Read More »

Ole Miss attempting to simplify offense and defense with Auburn up next

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A guy cut him", Saban said. "It was a great feeling", Wallace said. Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) on his 27-yard run for a touchdown as Texas A&M Aggies linebacker Shaan Washington (33) and Kingsley Keke (88) tried to bring him down during the fourth quarter of a college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium, Saturday, Oct. Read More »

NJ leaders react to Trump's tax overhaul plan

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While much of the windfall will be reaped by businesses and corporations - they will get at least $2.6 trillion while individuals and families are expected to receive $470 billion in benefits - the bad news is that middle income families will see a huge tax increase . Read More »

Messi Helps Barcelona Maintain Perfect Start to La Liga

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One of the most popular teams in world sport had the freaky experience of playing in a deserted 99,000 seater stadium on Sunday as FC Barcelona faced off against Las Palmas while Catalans voted in an independence referendum amidst a violent police crackdown. Read More »

Sick of the NFL? Play Kaepernick-Hole

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Trump took time from a Twitter rant against criticism of the federal response to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico to tweet: "Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem". Nothing not one thing has happen, the only thing that has happen is these players are showing disrespect to the American flag and those who have died defending Americans of every color and race. Read More »

Packers' Bakhtiari, Bulaga out vs. Bears

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Rodgers was 18 of 26 for 179 yards. McCarthy said it was an "internal matter and we're working through it". For the first time this season, Bears head coach John Fox wouldn't commit one way or the other Thursday as to who was the starter, leaving the team's quarterback controversy in limbo. Read More »

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata faces lengthy lay-off with hamstring injury

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But he'll now have two weeks to recover before Chelsea's trip to Crystal Palace on October 14. He added post-match that he envisaged Morata pulling out of the Spain squad in order to undergo treatment at Cobham. Based on that diagnosis - rather than Conte's more optimistic words immediately after - we'll be very lucky to have Morata back immediately after the global break. Read More »