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Kylian Mbappe ready to leave AS Monaco

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Suffice to say, Mbappe has become the single hottest property in the transfer market, with the biggest clubs in the world hot on his tails. Paris: After a summer dominated by talk of Neymar's possible arrival and the potential departure of Kylian Mbappe , the new French season begins this weekend with Monaco the defending champions but Paris Saint-Germain are again favourites. Read More »

Crusaders beat 14-man Lions for eighth Super title

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By contrast, the visitors displayed their clinical touch with two tries inside the opening 12 minutes. They did it the hard way despite losing only one match all season and their eighth title is richly deserved. But despite Read's try after halftime , the Crusaders couldn't capitalise further and had to rely on their defence - brilliant all season - to win it. Read More »

49ers will release WR Bruce Ellington

He also tallied nearly 2,000 return yards as well. He also returned 42 punts and 50 kickoffs during his time in San Francisco. Ellington spent the 2016 season on injured reserve following a torn hamstring suffered in a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Read More »

Mo Farah on track to chase double

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The 10,000m is the track's equivalent of a Test match, where skill and character is challenged to the limit, and Farah has had to fight tooth and nail for all of his now ten major global golds - six world and four Olympic. Named in honour of St Mary's most famous Alumnus Sir Mo Farah, the athletics track provides world-class facilities. However, he was tripped by Tanui twice and both times the British runner just managed to recover. Read More »

Pirates acquire IF Rodriguez from Braves, claim RHP Kontos

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Add to the fact that Sean Rodriguez played with the Pirates for the last two seasons before signing with the Braves this offseason, and he will be very comfortable stepping in and contributing for the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Sean Rodríguez from the Atlanta Braves and claimed George Kontos off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Read More »

Arsenal vs. Chelsea - FA Community Shield Final

The match is of course between the Premier League champions and the FA Cup winners, while it takes place less than three months after the Gunners beat Chelsea at the same ground 2-1 in the FA Cup final; their third Cup triumph in four seasons. Read More »

Sanchez will 'accept' he must see out Arsenal deal - Wenger

Arsenal have struggled to meet their supporters expectations over the past decade, failing to win the Premier League since 2004. The North London champions are gearing up for their Community Shield clash against London rivals Chelsea on Sunday, as the FA Cup champions meet the Premier League winners. Read More »

Burnley abandon pre-season friendly against Hannover on police advice

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Ben Mee scored the game's only goal just before half-time. While a lot of blame has been levelled at Hannover's visiting fans, who had reportedly chanted about their hatred of England ahead of their clashes with police, it has also been revealed that some sections of the home support had also sung "10 German Bombers" to antagonise the visitors. Read More »

Alexis will stay at Arsenal: Wenger

Wenger acknowledges that there were many who wanted to see him move on, but he remains unfazed by his critics. Elsewhere, Francis Coquelin is also unavailable after picking up an injury in the Emirates Cup while Santi Cazorla and Gabriel are also long-term absentees. Read More »

Valentino Rossi: "The 2017 MotoGP Championship is Open"

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It's been a month since the MotoGP grid rolled into the Sachsenring but never fear, the racing is back this weekend in Brno for the Czech Grand Prix, and the Ducati Team are excited to get things underway. Valentino Rossi says up to seven riders are capable of battling for the podium in Sunday's race at Brno . Although Lorenzo was looking strong today - he was up to the third position in the beginning of the session - his lap-time was nullified for exceeding track limits at Turn 14 ... Read More »

Giants place Belt on concussion DL, call up Sandoval

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt hits an RBI triple against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco , Friday, Aug. There's some concern Morse may never return to the field. The unfortunate reality in sports is that the show must go on. Since then, it's been completely downhill for both Sandoval and the Giants . Read More »

Has Aubameyang Dropped Hint Of Barcelona Move For Dortmund Team-Mate Dembele?

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And Mundo Deportivo claims Barca have today stepped up their efforts to land the three stars. But Jurgen Klopp has warned Barcelona that even £100m would not convince them to sell, warning them : 'Don't waste your energy. But that is unlikely to put off a club looking to dethrone bitter rivals Real Madrid at home and in Europe. Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has identified Sociedad centre-back Martinez, 26, to sure up his defence. Read More »

Allmendinger hoping to duplicate lone NASCAR win

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Several drivers spun in the session - including Jimmie Johnson , Kurt Busch , Dale Earnhardt Jr . and Danica Patrick . If there is no other first-time victor this season, then the spots will be filled by the highest non-winner in the points standings . Read More »

Kieran Trippier Suffers Leg Injury in Friendly vs. Juventus

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Trippier is Tottenham's only specialised senior right-back following Kyle Walker's departure to rivals Manchester City last month, although Eric Dier has filled in there for Spurs in the past. "We are working hard to try to bring in players, but that is a rumour and I can not confirm anything". Tottenham are yet to make a signing this summer but also hope to add a new attacking-midfielder to their squad, according to Sky sources, with interest in Everton's Ross Barkley , Leicester's ... Read More »

Arsenal and Monaco 'continue talks over £50m Thomas Lemar'

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Monaco have already lost a host of players this summer including Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko. "Fabinho, Lemar, Kylian, we're talking about them joining other clubs, but they stay focused". The 18-year-old striker's has constantly been linked with a move away and recent reports are suggesting that Barcelona are set to battle Real Madrid for the France international's signature. Read More »

Acheampong backs Neymar's decision to leave Barcelona

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Next season, it will be different. The Brazilian worldwide said he is sad that some fans of his former club are angry with him for moving to Paris Saint-Germain, but maintained that "no one is forced to stay in a place". "I remember my first days in the club, sharing the dressing room with idols like Messi, Valdes, Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol, Pique, Busquets and others, with the expectation of playing for "more than a club". Read More »

Mo Farah does it again, wins fifth 10K title

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He had his heels clipped twice in the final lap but stayed on his feet and went on to win in 26 minutes 49.51 seconds. Farah was last beaten over the distance in 2011 when Ethiopia's Ibrahim Jeilan edged him by 26 hundredths of a second in Daegu over the distance. Read More »

Wenger to rest players in Europa League

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This week, the French manager told the media that the 28-year-old will be going nowhere during the transfer window. The Italian stalled but then finally signed an improved contract, although the fact it wasn't an extension may worry some Chelsea fans. Read More »

Chelsea boss Conte scoffs at Hazard to Barcelona rumours

And so, unsurprisingly, Conte confirmed that Kenedy will not be staying at Stamford Bridge this season and will instead move to another club on a loan deal. Conte has endured a challenging summer and has admitted Chelsea's squad is too small ahead of a return to the Champions League. One name that is being promoted on a regular basis is that of Eden Hazard , the Belgian global who is on the books of the West London outfit Chelsea . Read More »

Colon Throws Complete Game In Twins Win

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Sano was hit in the hand by a pitch from Rangers reliever Tony Barnette during his sixth-inning at-bat. "I think the odds were fairly long to imagine after that start that we'd see him out there in the ninth inning", manager Paul Molitor said of Colon completing the game after digging such an early hole. Read More »

Arsenal To Make New £54m Lemar Bid

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Mbappe has been linked with a €180 million move to Real Madrid, although Monaco are in talks with the striker over a new contract, while Lemar is a target for Arsenal and Fabinho was strongly linked with Manchester United before they signed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea. Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte braced for toughest season of his career

Manchester United will aim to be among the teams battling to wrest the title from Chelsea when the new season gets under way. A lawyer stating he represented Costa threatened the Premier League champions with legal action after the striker, who is yet to return to Chelsea , was told he was free to leave. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Sends Transfer Message to Ed Woodward

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And Pereira says Lukaku has settled in well, adding: "There's a good atmosphere in the group and I'm already friends with [Romelu] Lukaku". "I just want to make sure that I can show everyone at the training ground and inside the stadium what I can do", he told ESPN. Read More »

Jordan Spieth drains 100 feet worth of putts... in two holes

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Spieth worked the words again in his pre-tournament press conference on Wednesday before the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where he addressed the media for the first time since winning The Open . "I think I'm in form, and form is a huge part of being in contention". "They're still the events we try to peak at and think most about every year, but this PGA if I'm healthy I'll play 30 of them it doesn't have to be this year". Read More »

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson set to join Leeds United on loan next season

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United have been short of options in that area since losing Charlie Taylor to Burnley but Borthwick-Jackson's arrival will provide competition for Gaetano Berardi. "I've seen him a few times". The English defender played for Wolverhampton Wanderers but only made seven appearances, certainly not enough for someone looking to get better with more playing time. Read More »

Chelsea FC Injury Report: Tiemoue Bakayoko, Eden Hazard

But I'm sure about this... that next season will be very tough - the most hard of my career. I'm not sure the other sides can do that. Asked why they hadn't made more signings by now, Conte said: "I don't know. Chelsea FC fans obviously can not wait to finally see their new midfielder in action in a match with real meaning. "I think we were lucky and, also, very good". Read More »

Bird replaces Pattinson on Bangladesh tour

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Pattinson was suffering inflammation around an area of his back where he had a previous stress fracture. Swepson, the legspinner, took the spot that had been left vacant when the selectors announced a 13-man squad in June, having made a decision to rest Mitchell Starc. Read More »

Yuki Bhambri's Dream Run Comes to an End — ATP Citi Open

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Karma did him good for a short while as he saved a match point to win the second set. Anderson's power game is ideally suited to the super-slick centre court surface at Rock Creek Park that has officially been measured as faster than Wimbledon and the Australian Open. Read More »

Arsenal striker hands in transfer request

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Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has handed in his transfer request according to Goal . "€15m (£13.4m) is an expensive price", Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle said. However, following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, it is clear that Perez's opportunities are going to be even more limited this season. With England global Welbeck returning from injury ahead of schedule last season and Alexandre Lacazette having signed from Lyon in a club-record £52m deal last month, Perez has now been deemed ... Read More »

MLB Predictions: Will the Indians best the Yankees again? 8/4/17

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He found himself in so many deep counts thanks to a career-high-tying 29 foul balls and the fact that he fell behind early and often, starting only 8-of-24 (33.3 percent) Rays he faced with a strike. His early-inning struggles are nothing new, he has a 4.70 ERA in the first three innings, almost two runs higher than his ERA for the rest of the game (2.76). Read More »

Cubs manager Joe Maddon calls for more night games at Wrigley Field

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He allowed eight runs over 5 1/3 innings on June 28 at Nationals Park and had gone 2-0 with a 3.49 ERA in his previous six starts against the franchise, dating back to a 2003 start against the Montreal Expos. They've raised a family of Cubs fans and today's pilgrimage to Wrigley Field is significant to mark 50 years together because the team itself represents so much of what happens in marriage; hope and yearning, failure and heartbreak -and ultimately the rewards of loyalty. Read More »