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Two-in-one: Ravindra Jadeja now top-ranked Test bowler and all-rounder

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Jadeja was also docked half his match fee and given six demerit points by the International Cricket Council over the incident, the second for the world's top-Test bowler in a year. Ravichandran Ashwin , who took five wickets in the first innings, and pacemen Hardik Pandya shared two wickets each. The left-arm spinner was reprimanded for a unsafe throw in the second Test in Colombo . Read More »

Jose Mourinho Finally Admits Interest in Signing Gareth Bale

No stranger to psychological warfare, Mourinho's plan could merely be to get in the minds of Real counterpart Zidane, although the potential upside of displacing a player he's known to be interested in is an additional benefit. "What interests me and what is important for us is not what the coach [Mourinho] said, it's what we are going to do tomorrow". "He is sensational. He is made for the Premier League ". Read More »

Branden Albert tells Jaguars he wants to return to team

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Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone discussed Albert's potential impact on the offensive front following the trade, per John Oehser of the team's official website: "Brandon is an experienced left tackle". Caplan noted Albert previously announced his retirement but has a base salary of $8.875 million waiting for him in the 2017 campaign. Albert did participate in the team's mandatory three-day minicamp in mid-June and reported with the rest of Jacksonville's veterans on July 26. Read More »

Cameroon worldwide Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins Stoke

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The 28-year-old wide player, who can also be deployed as a striker, follows Darren Fletcher , Kurt Zouma and Josh Tymon in signing for Stoke during the transfer window. According to Sky Sports , the deal has been completed and Stoke are set to officially unveil Choupo-Moting within the next 24 hours. A new weapon for Mark Hughes to play with? Choupo-Moting could slot in at any of those front three roles but more importantly is another body, as offensive firepower was limited. Read More »

Arsenal oust Chelsea to win Community Shield

However the Frenchman was more effusive about his new defender Kolasinac, as he hailed him by saying: "There are players who are pumped up in the gym and players who are born strong". The Blues stormed to the Premier League title last time around, finishing seven points ahead of closest challengers Tottenham Hotspur after racking up a record number of wins. Read More »

Conor McGregor Vs. Floyd Mayweather Superfight Is 'A Joke,' Jose Aldo Says

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER and Conor McGregor travelled to Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and London ahead of their historic bout - here are some of the best photos from their press tour. "You have $100 million fight, I think you could splurge a little bit more on training camp, especially with the way you treat sparring partners and living quarters and what not". Read More »

Paul Merson: Arsenal to remain in Tottenham's shadow

And it's always a combination of talent and attitude. The chances of striker Diego Costa staying at the club diminished further this week when reports in Spain quoted Costa's lawyer as saying the player would formally ask for a transfer. Read More »

Vikings Activate RB Murray from PUP List

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Murray rushed for a career-best 1,066 yards in 2015 and made his first Pro Bowl. Murray joins the Vikings after three seasons with the Raiders. The endless hype surrounding Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook has looked more like reality than talk on the practice field. Read More »

Southampton in £18m swoop for Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina

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Lemina, who has spent the last two seasons at the Serie A giants, is expected to undergo his medical at Southampton on Monday. It was believed that alongside Everton, Southampton had joined West Ham, Stoke City and Valencia in expressing interest in the 23-year-old Gabonese worldwide. Read More »

20 spot in preseason FCS poll

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Last season's co-champ North Dakota State is second, last season's national runner-up Youngstown State is ninth, Northern Iowa is 18, Illinois State 20, and Western Illinois 25. Defensively, JMU saw a drastic improvement from the previous two seasons, as it ranked 17th in scoring defense (21.2) and 30th in total defense (344.3). Read More »

North Korea vows response after new sanctions

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Wang says "the aim is to bring the Peninsula nuclear issue back to the negotiating table and seek a solution through negotiations until the denuclearisation of the peninsula and the stability of the peninsula are achieved". North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006. North Korea on Monday warned it would give the United States a " severe lesson" with its strategic nuclear force if it takes military action against it, Pyongyang said in a statement to a regional ... Read More »

Jenny Simpson Celebrates Wildly After Taking Silver At World Championships

Earlier, Jamaica ended their wait for a first gold medal in London when Omar McLeod won the 110m hurdles to go with his Olympic title, running 13.04 seconds and holding off defending champion Sergey Shubenkov, the Russian athlete representing the Neutral State, having proven he'd played no part in their doping scandals of late. Read More »

Ohio State DT Mike Hill suspended to open season, Urban Meyer confirms

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Schiano served as the head coach of the Bucs for the 2012 and 2013 seasons where he had several talented star-studded playmakers like McCoy and Michael Bennett on his roster. Meyer said wide receiver Johnnie Dixon is close to being named a starter for the opening game. Urban Meyer calls the defensive line _ led by senior ends Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes and Sam Hubbard _ the team's strongest unit. Read More »

Four rookies in Europe's Solheim Cup team

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Leon-Rot in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany in 2015. The Scottish No 1, pictured right, was still very much in the running coming into the final two counting events but finished outside the top 50 in the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links before the 2009 British Open victor missed the cut with her final throw of the dice in Fife. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku targets the losers and the haters

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After Ibrahimovic's serious knee injury, the manager decided Lukaku's 88 league goals since 2012 - only Manchester City's Sergio Aguero has more in that time - made him the ideal spearhead. So if a move is imminent in future, why not now? With De Gea between the sticks, Manchester United are bound to continue excelling defensively, giving Valencia plenty of opportunities to pick up clean sheet points as well. Read More »

Chapecoense Crash Survivor Given Nou Camp Standing Ovation

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Truly an emotional game for the Brazilian club reeling from tragedy. The crash happened as Chapecoense were travelling to face Colombian side Atletico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamericana. For Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel , it was much more than a run-of-the-mill friendly. Ruschel made way to a standing ovation when he was substituted in the 36th minute, while Luis Suarez was left baffled by his failure to get on the scoresheet by the break as Elias saved with his ... Read More »

Jets reportedly place their top receiver Quincy Enunwa on injured reserve

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It's a tough break for the Jets , who already had gotten rid of their two most productive receivers - Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker - during the offseason in a salary-purge. There aren't any proven commodities at receiver aside from Enunwa, but NY does have a lot of young depth that could benefit from added playing time if the former Nebraska standout is forced to miss some action. Read More »

Diego Costa will ask Chelsea for transfer request, confirms lawyer

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And striker Diego Costa remains in exile. Conte said: "It was a pity to lose the game, to lose the FA Cup final against Arsenal after a really great season for us". Conte said: "Only one player is not enough to improve our team". "We are trying to buy the players, not to sell them". Chelsea's rivals Manchester United and Manchester City have spent large sums, with the Blues selling midfielder Nemanja Matic to Jose Mourinho's United, after securing Bakayoko from Monaco. Read More »

Russian tycoon Abramovich and third wife announce split

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The couple, who have two children together, announced their separation on Monday. The Russian oligarch - believed to be worth around £7 billion - is now potentially set for a third costly divorce but the couple have said they remain "close friends". Read More »

Trevor Siemian named starter for Denver Broncos against Chicago Bears

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It's been talked about all along how the preseason games will determine who wins this competition, and these circumstances only add fuel to the fire. He also says the practice tape apparently shows that Siemian has won every practice session in his battle with Lynch. His sparse collection of good days has been - at best - on par with Siemian's good days. Read More »

Costa agent claims are 'nonsense', insist Chelsea

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Conte told Costa by text that he wasn't in his plans for the forthcoming season after the Italian grew exhausted of the volatile 28-year-old's attempts to engineer a transfer to his former club Atletico Madrid . Conte said: "I don't like to talk about players who are not here but the only thing I can tell you [is that] in January, the Costa situation was very clear, for the club for him and his agent". Read More »

England close in on victory after Moeen strikes

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England remain strong favourites to win the fourth Test against South Africa after Moeen Ali's late strokeplay arrested their second-innings slide. Jennings has failed to pass 50 in eight innings against South Africa this summer and was in poor form for Durham before the series. Prior to Sunday's innings, there had been widespread speculation that the 25-year-old would be dropped for the start of England's upcoming three-Test series at home to the West Indies, which precedes an ... Read More »

Wenger urges Arsenal to challenge Chelsea after Wembley win

Conte defended his decision to allow Thibaut Courtois to take a penalty after the Belgian goalkeeper hoisted his effort over the crossbar. Kolasinac arrived at Arsenal from Schalke 04 at the start of the summer, boasting more than a hundred games' experience with the German club. Read More »

Jason Day with superstars at US PGA

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When Jordan Spieth missed his birdie putt on the first hole at Firestone CC Sunday afternoon, John Wood, who caddies for Matt Kuchar , couldn't contain himself walking down the second fairway, turning to Spieth's caddie Michael Greller and asking playfully, "Where was that two weeks ago?" Rory McIlroy has all the capabilities to win any tournament and can complete the career Grand Slam, says the legendary Tom Watson. Read More »

Linval Joseph, Vikings strike $50 million extension

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He played four seasons in NY before joining Minnesota in 2014. In exchange for the premature deals, the Vikings received early cost certainty and a discount off what each player was likely to command next year. The Vikings had $11.7 million in cap space prior to Joseph's new deal. For the first time in their history, the Vikings extended the contract of a player - actually, two - who had more than one year remaining before expiration. Read More »

Witness says deputy minister trampled woman at nightclub

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A South African minister has apologised after he was accused of kicking and punching a woman at a nightclub. The Times newspaper has broadcast on its website a recording, purportedly of a conversation between the minister and the victim's brother, in which the former allegedly admits to having slapped Duma after she called him "gay". Read More »

Vince Wilfork announces retirement with BBQ ad

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A prankster and jokester wherever he played, here is another one of Wilfork's finest moments. Wilfork played for the Patriots for 10 seasons, winning two Super Bowls (after the 2004 season and after the 2014 season). Peace out! I'm out of here. Wilfork spent the last two seasons on the Houston Texans , but after 189 career games, he's turning his attention to smoking meats instead of offensive linemen. Read More »

Brock Osweiler to start Cleveland Browns preseason opener on Thursday

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Following a good showing in Friday's Orange and Brown Scrimmage, Browns QB Brock Osweiler has been named the starting QB in the preseason opener vs. Osweiler, the former Kalispell Flathead product who played college football at Arizona State, started training camp behind Cody Kessler on the Browns' depth chart. Read More »

Barcelona president slams Psg and Neymar over € 222m move

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He contrasted the Brazilian's fleeting loyalty with one-club-men Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. "He wanted to leave", Bartomeu said at the World Congress of Penyes. "We are a club with 118 years of history, great players, over 140,000 members, it is ours. the members and not owned by a sheikh or an oligarch". However, the 25-year-old chose to seek pastures new and last Thursday became the most expensive player of all time after joining PSG on a five-year contract, which will reportedly ... Read More »

Bills sign veteran receiver Anquan Boldin

Boldin arrived at the Bills training camp facility in suburban Rochester, New York, to sign the contract, and is scheduled to begin practicing Tuesday. He played seven seasons with the Cardinals and also had two three-year stints in Baltimore and San Francisco. Buffalo shuffled its receivers this offseason after losing Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin in free agency. Read More »

Tuilagi and Solomona sent home from England camp

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The centre was included in a 37-man squad that met for a pre-season training camp in Teddington and was set to be among the players attending the launch of England's new team kit on Monday. After England were knocked out by the 2011 World Cup by France, he was detained by New Zealand police and subsequently fined £3000 by the England team for jumping into Auckland harbour from a ferry. Read More »