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Woods' aura made him hard to partner at Ryder Cup, says Furyk

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Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker and Justin Thomas have all won the year's final major since 2011. The top four players already have clinched a spot for the September 28-30 matches in France - Dustin Johnson , Brooks Koepka , Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed . Read More »

Stan Kroenke makes share bid for full control of Arsenal

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In October past year KSE offered around £525million to buy the 18,695 shares held by Usmanov, the Russian businessman who himself attempted to buy-out Kroenke in May 2017. New manager Unai Emery, who joined from Paris St Germain, will be given a baptism of fire this weekend when Arsenal kick off their new season against Manchester City. Read More »

Betts Homers In 9th To Complete Cycle

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Hernandez's home run in the third increased the Toronto lead to 4-2 before the Red Sox struck for two in the top of the fifth where slugger J.D. Martinez smoked his major league leading 35th home run. Rick Porcello (14-5) lasted just four innings while giving up seven earned runs and six hits. Smoak's hit extended his hitting streak to a season team-high 13 games. Read More »

Nascar CEO Brian France takes leave of absence after DUI arrest

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NASCAR issued an earlier statement Monday, before it announced France's leave of absence. France, a third-generation leader, took a leave of absence following his Sunday night arrest in New York's Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. Read More »

Sports Direct strikes £90m House of Fraser rescue deal

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The listed sports retail group, controlled by tycoon Mike Ashley, has agreed to buy the business and assets of House of Fraser from the administrators of House of Fraser Ltd, House of Fraser (Stores) Ltd and James Beattie Ltd, the group's main operating companies for £90m. Read More »

Pique and Sergi Roberto named as new Barcelona captains

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The second captain will be Sergio Busquets . The Spain midfielder appeared to symbolically hand over the captain's armband to Messi towards the end of his final Clasico appearance against Real Madrid in May. Messi remains Barcelona's all-time top scorer and the recipient of no less than five Ballon d'Or awards during his time at the club. Roberto's elevation is in spite of his only being a first team regular for three seasons. Read More »

Jan Ullrich arrested after allegedly attacking escort in Frankfurt hotel

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Mr Ullrich said he was only trying to talk to his neighbour. Ullrich had allegedly called on the services of a prostitute at the five-star Villa Kennedy Hotel in Frankfurt, Bild daily reported. He is the only German cyclist to win the Tour de France , and he also won a gold medal in the road race and a silver in the time trial at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Read More »

Manchester United transfer woes summed up by Gary Neville's old tweet

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And that's when Twitter uses did a bit of digging and found Neville's tweet from six years ago, implying those who leave it late are not well-run clubs. The move was created to ease disruption in the first few weeks of the campaign after a number of high-profile players, including Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho and Virgil van Dijk, missed matches at the start of last season due to transfer speculation. Read More »

Manchester United target Yerry Mina undergoes Everton medical in Barcelona

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A summer that started with the intention of balancing the books ended with a flourish as Farhad Moshiri, Everton's major shareholder, sanctioned a deal for Mina, which took the club's spending to about... The English club will pay Barcelona 30.25 million euros plus 1.5 million euros in variables. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy. Read More »

Djokovic stunned by Greek teen Tsitsipas in Toronto

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And I remained calm. (The early break in the third set) was everything. I'm going get into Cincinnati, the only 1000 event that I didn't win in my career, and hopefully I can have a good tournament. Second seed Alexander Zverev , the holder, lined up a re-run of last week's Washington semi-final as he again takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas . Nadal will face Stan Wawrinka in the round of 16 after the Swiss rallied to beat Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 1-6 7-6 (2) 7-6 (10). Read More »

Incentive for Everton and Newcastle United to keep tabs on Danny Welbeck

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At the Emirates, Arsenal have enjoyed just one win in their last six league clashes with Man City (D3 L2), courtesy of a 2-1 win in December 2015. We also need time, but now I am happy because I think the players are improving. It will be interesting to see who Emery opts for in goal between Leno and Petr Cech but Sokratis is nearly certain to start on Sunday while Torreira will be a starter if he's deemed match fit after arriving back late to pre-season following the World Cup. Read More »

Dez Bryant Announces Visit With Cleveland Browns

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Bryant just doesn't seem like he's in a rush to get there. On Thursday evening before the Cowboys game against the 49ers, Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that he's called Bryant to come in for a visit with his team next week. Read More »

Kurt Zouma Staying Put In London As Everton Look To Seal Loan

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is yet to travel to Merseyside despite Everton trying to push through a deal to sign him on loan . After a serious injury, Zouma spent last season at Stoke City and endured a hard season as the Potters suffered the ignomy of relegation to the Championship. Read More »

Four clubs spend 40% of Premier League's £1.2bn outlay

But after the transfer window closed on Thursday, Riyad Mahrez was the sole major arrival at the Etihad Stadium, joining for £60 million ($77m) - a new club record that surpassed the £57m ($73m) spent on Aymeric Laporte in January . Writing in his column for the BBC , Shearer said: "Their team is definitely already good enough to challenge champions Manchester City for the title, but can Jose get the best out them, and can they play in a style that can keep their fans happy?" "So ... Read More »

Jurgen Klopp reveals how Liverpool can challenge Man City for the title

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We had to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League ". "Liverpool will give the title a go, they're the second best now, I think they've bought very well, very well", Merson told Sky Sports . "The league is exactly the same". We know that. We have to be more clinical in the right moments, we have to be more aggressive in the right moments. Read More »

Cam Newton Gets In Heated Altercation With Kelvin Benjamin

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The conversation continued until Benjamin said something to Newton that had Newton gesturing that he was finished with him. The beef stems from this quote from Benjamin speaking to The Athletic on his time in Carolina. "If you would've put me with any other quarterback, let's be real, you know what I'm saying?" Newton did his best to sidestep the comments by Benjamin. Read More »

Everton seal sensational Bernard, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes triple swoop

Leicester City signed Croatian defender Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb and Turkish centre back Caglar Soyuncu from Bundesliga club Freiburg and they also secured their England striker Jamie Vardy to a new four-year contract. " Bernard is a great player, a player for the Brazilian national team, and I also followed his progress with Atletico Mineiro", Richarlison said on Wednesday. Read More »

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius given standing ovation upon Anfield return

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You put the players in this Liverpool squad down on paper and Klopp could pick two very competitive teams that would be capable of winning matches in the Premier League and Champions League on a consistent basis. "That's not to say the guy they have signed is a great goalkeeper". When the duo came together to provide the latest moment of magic, it was all the Kopites needed to reckon their side are more ready than ever for the Premier League season. Read More »

Eagles, 'Fins players protest during anthem

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After withstanding two seasons of backlash against players kneeling, raising fists and displaying other means of protest during the anthem, the National Football League said it would fine teams with protesting players directly, who in turn would have it in their discretion to enforce pregame anthem observations in their own ways. Read More »

Coaches, players still off-limits at Ohio State

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The university is investigating whether head football coach Urban Meyer and other employees followed proper protocol in reporting the incident, and the school said in a statement Sunday night that it expects to complete its investigation into the matter within two weeks. Read More »

Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charges in man's death

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Police say Jones threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on his auto window thinking it was his Uber ride. Jones, of Kernersville, North Carolina, turned himself in to police earlier Thursday. Among the cars Szabo allegedly approached was one driven by Jones, which led to their confrontation. Szabo had been treated for fractures to the left side of his face and the back of his head, and for bleeding on the brain, according to the complaint filed against Jones. Read More »

Milinkovic-Savic focused on Lazio as transfer talk continues

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Calciomercato are reporting today that United are set to make the Lazio midfielder their number one target with a bid of an eye watering £138m being suggested as the fee needed to prize the Serbian away from the Italian capital. The Serbian midfielder has developed into one of the most exciting midfielders in the game, since moving to Lazio back in 2015 from Belgian side Genk. Read More »

Mayfield looks good in debut as Browns defeat Giants

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Saquon Barkley knows how to deliver. Then he bounced it outside and gained the edge on flat-footed Browns CB Damarious Randall. Perhaps a sign of the changing times in Cleveland, top pick Baker Mayfield was the Browns' second competent quarterback of the evening, following starter Tyrod Taylor . Read More »

Kawhi Leonard pens thank you letter to San Antonio Spurs

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DeRozan, a lifelong Raptor, was dealt to the Spurs in July as part of a package for the disgruntled Leonard. "I'll always be grateful for my growth under your guidance", Leonard wrote about Popovich. Leonard wrote in a letter to the San Antonio Express-News on Thursday. "I'll always remember the city and the people of San Antonio! ". He appeared in nine games for the Spurs in 2017-18, last playing on January 13 before sitting out the rest of the season with a quad injury. Read More »

Replace Betsy DeVos With LeBron James, Online Petition Asks

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Thousands of people have signed a petition supporting the idea of having National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James replace current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Curry has a history of criticizing the president and even went as far as to call him an "ass" in an interview earlier this year. Six days after James opened his "I Promise" school in Akron, a public school aimed at educating underserved youth, Curry, along with his wife Ayesha, opened the Stephen and Ayesha Curry ... Read More »

Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes join Everton

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Mina had always been linked with a move away from Barcelona this summer with the club's purchases of non-EU players in Malcom, Arthur and Arturo Vidal filling their quote per La Liga's rules. 'I chose Everton because of all the things I'd heard about Marco Silva and because Everton is a club with a lot of tradition, ' Bernard told the club's official website . Read More »

European Tour Pay Wrong Tommy Fleetwood €133k Open Prize Money

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The problem: It went to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood. Break30, aka Greg Thorner, posted on Twitter a friend of his made the windfall. That's when I realised it must be the other Tommy Fleetwood. It took me about an hour to get that sorted out, and I have plenty more stories like that. "At least, he can always say he won $150,000 at the Open". Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino backs Tottenham to improve despite lack of signings

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I think the club made a massive effort to try to extend contracts with people like Harry Kane . "The club is doing an awesome effort to try to finish the stadium as soon as possible, and the lodge finished at the training ground". "Until the game finishes you can't say it is the end of the game but in four hours it will be hard to sign players". Grealish is not the only high-profile player who will wake up today agonising over his future on the final day of the transfer window. Read More »

India vs England: Rain Plays Spoilsport on Opening Day of Lord's Test

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However, Arun hinted at playing another spinner at Lord's. It proved beyond the tourists, despite Kohli making 51 to follow his first-innings 149 - the star batsman's maiden Test century on English soil. Also, they have dropped Dawid Malan and Ollie Pope could find a place in the 11. In 17 Tests since Root became captain in July 2017, England have managed just nine hundreds between them and, even more concerningly for their fans, have been dismissed for under 300 in their first innings ... Read More »

Vidal excited to play with Messi after 'dream' Barcelona move

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Hopefully I can win three ". Abidal responded: "We don't talk about players from another club so I won't answer to this". To have arrived at Barcelona is a bigger step than that of Bayern Munich . "I am excited to play with Messi, Suarez, Sergio Busquets. they are all great players", he said, adding that hopefully he can win three Champions League titles during the next three seasons. Read More »

Greg Hardy KO's Opponent in 17 Seconds for Second UFC Win

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Ex-NFL player Greg Hardy wasted little time in clinching victory in his second professional MMA bout, knocking out Tebaris Gordon just 17 seconds into their fight at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series . UFC chief Dana White said after Tuesday's fight that he was impressed with Hardy's approach to the sport, and that he deserved a second chance. Former "Lookin' For a Fight" veteran Bobby Moffett made good on his pick up from White after he was first discovered at a regional ... Read More »

Khalil Mack trade rumors: Los Angeles Rams should make a deal

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The important thing is for Oakland to get a young player who has already shown promise at the National Football League level. Could the Lions be a team that would trade for Mack? A championship caliber defense? This will allow Mike Pettine to dial up blitzes for Mack in which he would receive more unimpeded rushing lanes to the quarterback, which would allow him to make more impact plays. Read More »

Emery set for baptism of fire as Arsenal host Man City

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New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is "not here to finish fifth" says Martin Keown, with the Spaniard capable of overseeing a flying start to the season against Manchester City . Understandably, Arsenal fans were excited by the prospect of signing such a talented attacker but our joy was short-lived as respected BBC journalist David Ornstein was quick to play down the reports. Read More »

Manchester United yet to bid for Toby Alderweireld

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Mourinho asked a question about his own future when he offered up Martial as one of the big-names United should sell this summer and if the striker is still in his squad when the transfer window shuts at 5pm tomorrow, he will have his answer. Read More »

The wrong Tommy Fleetwood got massive British Open check

The blunder was noticed when a friend of the American Fleetwood - a Florida teaching pro in his 50s - revealed the windfall on Twitter. Tommy Fleetwood tied for 12th at the Open Championship. At least he can always say he won $154,000 at the Open'. Thomas Fleetwood is a club professional based at Streamstrong Resort in Florida, who was born in 1959 and contested the European Senior Tour's qualifying school four times from 2013. Read More »

Transfer deadline day: Manchester United 'launch shock Diego Godin bid'

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Having been linked with moves for Harry Maguire , Toby Alderweireld , Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina this summer, United suddenly began showing an interest in Chelsea's Kurt Zouma late on Wednesday night. Godin in action for Atletico Madrid. Godin is the new addition to the list of center-backs Manchester United have failed to sign this season. The 32-year old will be the club's captain this season and wants to continue working with them with no intentions to leave. Read More »

Everton and Manchester United Battling For Kurt Zouma, Talks Opened

Yerry Mina is having his Everton medical in Barcelona as the club attempt to finalise a deal for the Colombia worldwide defender. Yerry Mina will be joined by another Barcelona player in the Premier LeagueWhat's the rumour? Manchester United have entered into discussions with Chelsea for defender, Kurt Zouma , according to L'Equipe. Read More »

Chelsea, Real Madrid agree to Thibaut Courtois deal

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Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has officially completed his move from Chelsea to Real Madrid . However there is no clause in the deal that would permit Chelsea to automatically buy Kovacic, a Croatia global, next summer. Kepa had been with Athletic since 2004, rising through the youth ranks. Considered Spain's goalkeeper of the future, he was a reserve at the World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

United's record in opening-day fixtures

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Mourinho also suggested he had not been given enough credit for guiding United to a runners-up finish in the Premier League last season, as he again suggested the negativity around the club was misplaced. "When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool , I don't think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute", Scholes said. Read More »

Premier League CEO reveals his dislike for Man City's dominance

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We last kicked off with a home defeat in 2014, when a Gylfi Sigurdsson-inspired Swansea City beat United in Louis van Gaal's first game as manager. "If Liverpool can get some impetus, then we don't know how Manchester City will react under pressure if a team can stay close to them at the end of the season". Read More »

Chelsea set for record Kepa swoop as transfer deadline looms

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And the Blues have been tipped to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. His arrival could pave the way for Tiemoue Bakayoko to leave Chelsea , with reports in Italy claiming that AC Milan are interested in taking him on a season-long loan with an option to buy next summer. Read More »

Man Utd legend Neville: Chelsea will miss Courtois

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He is expected to sign a five-year contract. With a £72m price-tag said to have been "triggered", the deal would smash the £67m paid by rivals Liverpool for former Blues target Alisson last month, while also well beating the record-price paid by Chelsea for a player - that was last summer when Alvaro Morata arrived for £58m. Read More »

Premier League's Richard Scudamore hope Manchester City face challenge

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The window closes on Thursday Aug. 9, three weeks sooner than normal, with the Premier League season starting on Saturday. Arsenal have been doing really well in pre-season, Manchester United are always going to be strong. "As with all these things, it's only when it comes upon people - but again it wasn't a unanimous decision to do it, so there's bound to be some dissent still around". Read More »

Chase Elliott earns win at Watkins Glen

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Truex was bidding to become the first Cup driver to win three straight road races since Tony Stewart accomplished the feat just over a decade ago (2004-05). 23 Chevrolet at Road America in Wisconsin on August 25. The Glen has had only one repeat victor - Marcos Ambrose in 2011-12 - in the past 12 years. Read More »