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Melchiot: Chelsea hung Conte out to dry. He needs more players

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According to reports, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is impressed with the striker's performances for Red Star Belgrade and he instructed scouts to watch him as his side play Arsenal in the Europa League on Thursday. "I think the way to do it is to ignore the players that are injured, is to focus on the players that are available". In the first half, we were 2-0 up, but we weren't in control of the game. Read More »

Mesut Ozil reportedly wants to join Manchester United next summer

Pietro Pellegri: Manchester United and Chelsea have joined the race to sign the 16-year-old Genoa star , tabloids reports. The pair worked together during their time at Real Madrid , and the German worldwide has allegedly told teammates that he will soon be playing at Old Trafford. Read More »

Justin Thomas goes unconscious as he leads the CJ Cup

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Speaking afterwards, List said: "If the wind does not blow out here, there will be a lot of birdies". The PGA Championship victor, 24, has had a spectacular 2017 with four wins on the PGA Tour and then the FedEx Cup. Luiten also had two birdies and four bogeys to get to 6-under 136, ahead of Garcia, Scott Jamieson (68) and Robert Rock (70). He is seeking his sixth European Tour title. Read More »

Hartley set for grid penalties on F1 debut

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Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley will receive a grid penalty on his Formula One debut after his team changed his car's power unit ahead of the race. Hartley, New Zealand's first Formula One driver in 33 years, completed the second 90-minute practice session with the 17th fastest time after earlier being 14th fastest in practice 1. Read More »

TX City Requires That Aid Recipients Do Not Boycott Israel

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The city of Dickinson, Texas released on Monday a new application for relief funds to rebuild homes and businesses. "The Supreme Court ruled decades ago that political boycotts are protected by the First Amendment, and other decisions have established that the government may not require individuals to sign a certification regarding their political expression in order to obtain employment, contracts, or other benefits", the ACLU wrote in a statement , referring to a 1982 decision that ... Read More »

Baker out as Nationals manager after two seasons

Baker led the Nationals to the postseason in each of his two seasons with Washington , marking the first time in franchise history the club reached the playoffs in consecutive seasons. The Nationals lost 3-2 in the ALDS both this year and last, and Baker had to deal with a sticky situation involving Stephen Strasburg . The Nationals were bounced from the postseason in the NLDS round in 2016 against the Los Angeles Dodgers; that one also ended with a Game 5 loss at home by one run. Read More »

Red Wings sign Athanasiou to one-year deal

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NHL.com is reporting that Athanasiou is still in Switzerland - where he has been skating with a club - and it could be at least a week before he returns to the Red Wings' lineup. The Red Wings confirm the deal was made this afternoon, and TSN reported the contract was worth $1.387 million. He had until December 1 to sign with an NHL club or he wouldn't have been eligible to play in the league this season. Read More »

Sri Lanka bat, Samarawickrama and Usman Khan debut

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Lahiru Thirimanne top scored with 62. Already trailing 3-0 in the five-match series , Sri Lanka were off to a disastrous start when their in-form skipper Upul Tharanga was bowled by debutant left-arm pacer Usman Shinwari for nought off his second delivery. Read More »

Chris Paul out for second straight Rockets game vs

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Paul bumped knees with Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers on October 11 and was forced to sit out Houston's final exhibition game. Coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters ( via the Houston Chronicle ) that Paul played "on one leg" on Wednesday (AEDT) because of a bruised left knee as Houston defeated the defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors , 122-121, in Oakland. Read More »

The Rogers Communication Inc. (RCI) Upgrade to Buy at TD Securities

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The Toronto-based company's net income rose to C$467 million ($375 million), or 91 Canadian cents per share, in the third quarter ended September 30, from C$220 million, or 43 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier. Rogers Communication's payout ratio is 104.05%. A number of research firms have commented on RCI . Scotiabank reiterated an "outperform" rating and issued a C$70.00 price objective on shares of Rogers Communications in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Read More »

South Africa displace India from top of ODI rankings

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De Villiers had not played for South Africa in four months, but struck a career-best 176 off 104 balls in first innings back. The 23-year-old has returned nine wickets in the series so far, to move up the rankings to become the fifth bowler this year after Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada and Josh Hazlewood to occupy the top slot. Read More »

Chelsea stars unhappy with Antonio Conte regime

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They managed to grab a draw on Wednesday night against Roma after surrendering a two-goal lead, before clawing their way back to come away with a point. Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted morale at Chelsea is low due to their three-match winless run. Yet, N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater will certainly miss the visit of Marco Silva's side with the England worldwide being yet to make his debut for Chelsea since joining the Blues from Leicester on deadline day. Read More »

Did Lonzo Ball's debut change Colin's mind on 'LeBron-to-LA'?

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That did not sit well with LaVar Ball , who charged that Beverley made a comment directly to him after the game. According to The Undefeated's Marc J. "Lonzo, the way he plays the game, it's such a feel thing for him that I think he was out there feeling it out", Walton said. Because Lonzo's name is attached to it. Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne Says Manchester City And United Fighting For Title

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De Bruyne, who was named Bundesliga Player of the Year for 2014-15 when he was at Wolfsburg, has been City's standout performer thanks to a succession of dazzling midfield performances and eye-catching assists. Hazard was not only optimistic that Chelsea could close the gap on their rivals but also believes the side are close to the levels they played at last season. Read More »

West Ham duo Mark Noble and Aaron Cresswell play 'have you ever?'

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Bilic's side produced an insipid display and could be in the relegation zone by the time they face fellow strugglers Crystal Palace next week, while Brighton moved into the top half courtesy of the three points. Murray should have done the honours when he broke through on goal, but Joe Hart beat his his effort away. West Ham continued to press forward after the break, while Brighton played on the counter. Read More »

Packers put QB Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve

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We don't preach that around here". Barr went on to wish Rodgers a fast recovery and say he has nothing but respect for one of his "favorite players to compete against". "I would think between 15% and 20% down, it should have nothing to do with the home games because the tickets are paid for, and if you spent a hundred and something dollars for a ticket you will park your derriere in that seat, said Jerry Watson, Owner of Stadium View near Lambeau Field". Read More »

Marshawn Lynch ejected for fighting, shoving referee

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The Raiders halted a four-game losing skid in 2017 and a five-game streak against the Chiefs , who lost their second straight contest after opening the season with five consecutive wins. Now they take their 5-1 record on the road in an effort to remain the team with the best record in the NFL. Oakland announced earlier on Thursday that Bowman would not just play against the Chiefs , but he would also start. Read More »

Wilshere hits back at Deeney's "cojones" dig

Giles agreed with the point that Arsenal can lack determination at times, but wasn't happy with how Deeney went about delivering the message. 'Troy Deeney knows my opinion on this, my opinion will stay between me and him, ' said Silva. Read More »

National Basketball Association power rankings: Blazers right in the middle

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Early on in the first quarter, the Trail Blazers turned the ball over and the weirdest thing happened, as every single player on the floor for the Suns took off running at the EXACT same time. The NBA suspended CJ McCollum after leaving the vicinity of the bench during an altercation in the preseason finale against the Suns . Looking at the betting trends, the Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points, 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games and ... Read More »

Goalkeeping gaffe hands Man Utd win at Benfica

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Other managers cry and cry and cry I don't cry". Other managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when some player is injured. "One day you say I am going to sign a five year contract and the next day you say I am going to leave". Eric Bailly is unavailable due to an injury which he sustained while on global duty with the Ivory Coast. "And after a lot of hard work, now, I am at Manchester United so I must have done the job well". Read More »

Bridgewater 'definitely' believes he'll play this year

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He remains on the physically unable to perform list, and the Vikings have until November 8 to decide whether to restore him to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. "I'm very confident. I wouldn't have gone out on that practice field if I wasn't". Experiencing that again is a dream realized for the 24-year-old Bridgewater, who said doctors "probably" told him along the way he may never play again. Read More »

No Christmas Eve fixtures for English top flight

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Arsenal feared they would not be able to get the safety certificate needed for the 4pm kick-off. The Premier League has abandoned plans to schedule Arsenal's clash with Liverpool for Christmas Eve after a backlash from supporters. "When selecting matches, the broadcasters are using the rights that we the Premier League and the clubs have sold them, and they should therefore not be criticised for doing so". Read More »

Ronald Koeman convinced he still has backing of Everton board

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The Blues are on just one point from the opening two games and it is widely acknowledged that 10 points are needed to get out of the group stages. Ronald Koeman's side have failed to defeat either Apollon Limassol or Burnley in their last two home fixtures, but Keane has suggested that any criticism from supporters has not contributed to a lack of confidence at Goodison Park. Read More »

Draymond Green's MRI On Knee Comes Back Negative

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ESPN was the first to report news of Green's MRI results. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year landed awkwardly during a drive to the basket, clearly grimacing as he took the last two free-throws and limped back on defense as the quarter expired. Read More »

Impressive start leads Maple Leafs past Red Wings

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Toronto scored on its first two shots and four of its first five. "We're playing good at that point, we take a penalty and they score", said Blashill. "There's a little rust on my end, that's for sure, but it sure did feel nice to get in there", McElhinney said. Marleau stood fourth among active players in goals (511) and points (1,087) before Wednesday night's games. Read More »

Nets' Jeremy Lin expected to miss season with right knee injury

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He reacted with distress at the time, saying, "I'm done". The diagnosis is a ruptured patella tendon , the Nets announced in an official press statement Thursday morning. Recently cut players from preseason such as Trey Burke and Jameer Nelson would help take some pressure off of Russell by still being able to create their own shots. Read More »

Karim Benzema's agent responds to Arsenal transfer speculation

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The France worldwide has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the Spanish press, who claim the Gunners have tabled an offer for the striker. Benzema has always been linked with a move to the Emirates but Alexandre Lacazette's £52million move to the Gunners appeared to end the club's interest in him. Read More »

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie back after one-game suspension

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Even after a Week 6 win, NY sits at 1-5 and has a long way to go. Giants coach Ben McAdoo and Rodgers-Cromartie had a disagreement about playing time that got heated last week, and McAdoo chose to suspend Rodgers-Cromartie. That led to DRC's suspension for violating team rules getting lifted. DRC was an All-American cornerback for Tennessee State before the Arizona Cardinals drafted him in the first round of the 2008 National Football League draft. Read More »

Trevor Siemian exits with left shoulder injury

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It took the Giants' entire 53-man roster to record their first victory on Sunday night, and that's exactly the number of minutes they held the lead in Denver . Red-zone issues have considerably hampered the Broncos' offensive efforts since they started seven-of-nine in their first two games. This time it worked. Read More »

Chicago Bulls suspend Bobby Portis for eight games after punch

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Carlesimo at practice (in a much different era of the NBA), maybe Portis got off easy here. The Bulls are reportedly weighing disciplinary actions for Portis . Portis' punch came after the two engaged in an altercation that involved shoving, and the blow landed Mirotic in the hospital with two broken bones in his face and a concussion. Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne in no rush to agree new Manchester City deal

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The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below... I didn't have any negative thoughts or anything bad about it. "It is one of the wins I am most proud of in my career. "You see stuff pop up and check it out because you don't know any better", Sterling said of the 2015-16 season, his first at City after moving from Liverpool . Read More »

NFL Draft Set for Texas in 2018

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NY hotels held a lock on it from the '60s until 1995, when it officially moved to an entertainment venue - namely, Madison Square Garden. But Jerry's World at AT&T Stadium will provide a massive, expansive experience for the fans and bring in a bunch of money. Read More »

Joel Embiid On His Minutes Restriction: "F*cking Bullshit"

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I think I'm ready for more than, I don't know whatever number they have. "These guys that we're playing tomorrow, they're going to be good", Beal said. Ever since Embiid was drafted by the Sixers, he has battled various injuries that have limited his playing time. Needless to say, Embiid just wants to play ball. Read More »

Arsenal make decision about Mesut Ozil's future

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Those pesky rumours linking the German midfielder with a move away from North London just will not go away and Ozil's recent body language has done little to allay fears that he wants out. 'I have no problems with players in their final year, that includes me as well . The only issue I've got is if they're not fully committed to what we're doing here '. Read More »

Eagles' Chris Long is donating his entire 2017 salary to charity

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The Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long is playing the 2017 season for charity, and sports Twitter is cheering him on. On Wednesday, Long announced that his charitable giving was not yet done for the year, and that his final ten game checks would be used to launch the "Pledge 10 for Tomorrow" campaign . Read More »

Governor announces "Keeping the Promise" plan to save pension systems

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Stivers said that future hazardous employees - including first responders - will continue in their same defined benefit plans, while legislators will not only have their defined benefits plan stopped, but will be moved into the same defined contribution plan as other state employees under the Kentucky Retirement Systems. Read More »

UEFA Champions League Report: Maribor v Liverpool 17 October 2017

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Liverpool are probably already out of the title race nine games into the season. We have already wasted points even though the performances were good. I was close to celebrating our counter pressing more than the goals. "They're a good football team and they couldn't cope - it was the best thing we did tonight". Read More »

Champions League updates from Portugal

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The Sweden centre-back had always been a target for United, who forked out an initial £30.75 million to bring him in from the Portuguese champions during the summer. I think that it's impossible to last so long. 'If in this moment I want to finish my career in four or five years, my ambition would be to end my career at Manchester United . Read More »

National Football League owners, players, commissioner Roger Goodell continue discussion on social activism

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Meanwhile, protesters were at the Manhattan hotel Tuesday where the league's fall meetings were being held, The Associated Press reported , adding that two protesters confronted Cowboys owner Jerry Jones while outside two dozen supporters of Black Lives Matter New York held a rally, most vocally in support of free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick . Read More »

Columbus Crew SC MLS team might move to Texas, reports say

In an interview Tuesday morning, Crew team owner Anthony Precourt addressed some of the immediate questions that spring to mind for us here in Austin. Columbus Crew SC has recognized its growing disparity in attendance and corporate support compared to its MLS peers and other midsize markets, such as Kansas City, Orlando, Portland and Salt Lake City. Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne wants £500000 a week?

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The Belgian has nearly four years remaining on his current deal, which has a relatively-modest wage of £115,000 a week, and agent Patrick De Koster has suggested that he will be asking for around £500,000 a week for his client under any proposed new deal. Read More »

Liverpool thrashes Maribor 7-0 in Champions League

The home side defended poorly in a first half where they shipped four goals , Liverpool essentially on easy street from the moment Roberto Firmino put them ahead on four minutes. Jurgen Klopp has revealed he will not be rotating his squad for tonight's UEFA Champions League clash away to Maribor. Maribor and Liverpool will play the reverse fixture on November 1, the next game of the group stage, at Anfield. Read More »

Kumble fans slam BCCI over birthday tweet

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On Tuesday, irate fans slammed the Board for sending out a birthday message tweet to Anil Kumble that lacked respect. Kumble in June this year resigned from team India's head coach post after reports of his alleged rift with the Indian captain Virat Kohli . Read More »