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Manchester City interested in signing West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans?

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The BBC is reporting that City have had two offers turned down for the central defender. Evans featured 198 times for the Red Devils before Tony Pulis convinced him to move to the Hawthorns on a four-year deal back in 2015. However, if Evans was to join City he would follow Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole, Andrei Kanchelskis, Owen Hargreaves and Carlos Tevez as players who have also been at both clubs since the Premier League's inception 25 years ago. Read More »

Matt Cullen returning to Minnesota for 20th National Hockey League season

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The former Pens player signed a one-year deal to join the Minnesota Wild the team announced. Cullen signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild worth $1 million with a possible $700,000 in bonuses. Matt's dad Terry says that there was interest from a lot of teams when Cullen made a decision to return to the league, but narrowed his choices between Pittsburgh and Minnesota. Read More »

Usain Bolt set to make his Man Utd 'debut' against Barcelona legends

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According to a number of reports in England this afternoon, Championship outfit Burton Albion are ready to offer a trial to fastest man of all-time Usain Bolt . " He's done great for his sport athletics and if you look at Adam Gemili who was in the 4x100m relay he played football when he was younger ". The contest, organised to raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation, will witness Bolt line up with United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes . Read More »

Paul Pogba speaks out about his partnership with Nemanja Matic

The Serbian is a proven Premier League victor and allows Pogba to get more creative in his role without having to worry about tracking back and defending as much. "Now I'm back and happy to be back. I know more about the Premier League and I adapt more with the team". "It's a very tall dressing room but you've got to handle yourself and let them score the headers", joked Lingard. Read More »

Seattle Seahawks sign CB Tramaine Brock

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Thirty-one of those starts came in the final two seasons of Brock's time with the team, and he finished the 2016 season with 58 combined tackles, one interception and 14 passes defensed . A spokesman for the Santa Clara District Attorney said August 9 that charges against Brock had been dismissed due to a lack of evidence, per Garafolo . Read More »

Oakland Raiders Receiving Most Bets To Win Super Bowl

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The Raiders won't be moving to Las Vegas for a while, but they are already having an impact on the biggest local industry. David Purdum of ESPN .com reports that the Raiders have been wagered on almost twice as much as any other team at William Hill's 108 sportsbooks in Nevada. Read More »

Overtime Michigan win for Kyle Larson is his third of season

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Well, the regular-season champ earns an additional 15 playoff points toward the Cup championship. Truex already leads the Cup Series playoff points with 35 and is almost a lock for the Championship Race. The No. 88 driver has finished in the top 10 in 16 of his 34 career starts on the short track in addition to a checkered flag in 2004. Truex leads the series with 35 playoff points. Read More »

I don't believe in unnecessary interference, says Ravi Shastri

Our Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is happy as the team registered their third test victory over Sri Lanka and to celebrate this win, Anushka was by his side. The bigger challenges, however, in tougher conditions in South Africa, England and Australia await the team starting January next year. Shastri credited Bharat Arun for India's improved bowling performance across formats and lauded the players for the way they "stamped their authority" over the Lankans. Read More »

Excited to play as India's vice-captain: Rohit Sharma

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I am the vice-captain here, there I was the captain, and so I was more in front. "There's lot more to do and I look forward to it". The island nation will hope to play some good cricket and challenge India, who have been one of the best teams in all formats. Read More »

Mkhi surprised Chelsea sold Matic to United

Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits that he is surprised that Manchester United were able to snatch Nemanja Matic off Chelsea . "Jordan Henderson has done a fantastic job in there at times last season, obviously struggled with injury at times, and we've got Emre Can as well but for me they are suited as well to be No. Read More »

Saints starting CB Delvin Breaux to miss 4-6 weeks after misdiagnosis

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According to the report , Breaux actually has a fractured left fibula, which was discovered in an X-ray performed Monday , an injury that requires surgery and will take anywhere from four to six weeks to recover from. He couldn't replicate his success previous year in part because he played just six games. Back in 2015, as a rookie, Breaux recorded 45 tackles, 19 passes defended and three interceptions in 16 games. Read More »

Liverpool agree loan move for Ojo

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Young Liverpool winger, Sheyi Ojo has chosen to spend this season on loan with Fulham , ahead of several other Championship sides, Aoifootball.com can report. "I'm delighted to welcome Sheyi Ojo to the Fulham Football Club", said vice-chairman and director of football operations Tony Khan . He has had loan spells with Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers in recent seasons, failing to make a significant impression. Read More »

Titans' coach denies Hayne rift

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Asked the follow-up, do you want Hayne at the club in 2018, Henry offered: "That's up to him". "I'm contracted here next year and I'd like to stay here a long time". Veiled barbs: When asked if Hayne was a team player, coach Neil Henry responded, "that's a hard one. he's part of the team". Black's contract with Hayne will expire at the end of the season but he said his firm would continue their relationship. Read More »

White: Ferguson, Lee will fight for interim title

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Ferguson, 33, has been waiting patiently for an opponent since the Nurmagomedov fight fell apart. However, Nurmagomedov was still adamant that he would be willing to fight him in November at Madison Square Garden. "I'm ready for Conor McGregor to get back to MMA", White laughed, before confirming the news. Khabib is not ready . What about Khabib? According to White the vaunted grappler is still getting back to 100%, after undergoing surgery. Read More »

PSG's Matuidi arrives in Turin to complete Juventus switch

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The French worldwide is one of PSG's longest serving players but has been allowed to leave during a summer of upheaval at the Ligue 1 club. The likes of Julian Draxler and Grzegorz Krychowiak have been linked with moves away from the French capital, however, 30-year-old Matuidi will be the first big name to leave PSG this summer. Read More »

Van Dijk not for sale, say Saints

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However, the report suggests that the Saints are still hopeful of getting Van Dijk to recommit to the club once the transfer window closes. "The first summer I was here five players went out and six went in, not counting academy". For Liverpool, he'd make a huge difference. The man he is looking to do that is reportedly Hoedt, the Lazio defender who stood out as one of the best in his position in Serie A last season. Read More »

Injured Barcelona skipper Iniesta to miss Super Cup return

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Madrid were able to seal the win on Sunday night despite having star forward Cristiano Ronaldo sent off for two yellow cards after he had come on as a second half substitute and scored his side's second goal. "But we need to play the second game ". He could now face a Diarmuid Connolly-style 12-match suspension for shoving the referee in the back upon the brandishing of the red card. Read More »

Iran chief of staff in Turkey for Syria, Iraq talks

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Secondly, after the appointment of the Chief of General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces, new tasks have been assigned to the Staff conditioned with the regional developments and in this context, there is a need to clarify numerous issues with the Turkish side. Read More »

Rafael Nadal: To be Number One is Something Very Special

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Rafael Nadal is back as world number one for the first time since August 2014. Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, hit 17 aces in defeating Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-0 while Japan's Yuichi Sugita took advantage of 43 unforced errors by Jack Sock to oust the US 13th seed 7-5, 6-4. Read More »

Do US-South Korean war games risk escalating North Korea crisis?

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Any new military conflict with North Korea would likely escalate quickly to the use of nuclear weapons, bringing catastrophic casualties and an untold economic impact worldwide, former USA defence officials and experts believe. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert would not say whether the United States needed South Korean permission to launch an attack. Fang said cooperation was the only correct choice for the two countries, and their two militaries could certainly become good ... Read More »

Bennett to continue anthem protest

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I love football like any other American. Although Bennett protested by sitting on the bench with a towel over his head, he said he still loves many American values. However he vowed to continue irrespective of the criticism he would likely face. "I support the heck out of ( Bennett's ) concerns and his issues and all that", Carroll said of Bennett. Read More »

Young cricketer killed in bouncer tragedy

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Pakistan Cricket Association shared the unfortunate news on Twitter. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) broke the news via their verified Twitter account emphasising the need for a helmet at all times. Former Australia cricket Dean Jones also expressed condolences in his message and said: "It's so sad to hear". He passed away at a hospital in Sydney two days later. Read More »

Ronaldo receives red card and shoves official after go-ahead goal

It was a major victory for the club and a direct triumph against Barcelona , who had to settle for the Copa del Rey . Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have lost their amigo in the final third of the field, and it remains to be seen who fills the left-sided attacking position for Barcelona this season. Read More »

PSG's Jese Rodriguez joins Stoke City on one-year loan

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Jese moved to PSG last summer but scored just one goal in nine league appearances before being shipped out to Las Palmas for the second half of the season. Jese was a highly rated youngster at Real Madrid and made his La Liga debut under coach Jose Mourinho in 2012. A knee injury hampered his progress in the French capital and was sent out on loan to La Liga outfit Las Palmas. Read More »

Jürgen Klopp praises Trent Alexander-Arnold for having 'balls' to take free-kick

The second leg takes place on August 23 in Denmark. Liverpool added a second 13 minutes from time when James Milner's cross was deflected in by fellow substitute Havard Nordtveit . He fired home off his left boot on 75 minutes as the shot clipped Nordtveit and went into the net. "He has to say that and defend his team , he won't say 'Hoffenheim played so well and we were s...'", Nagelsmann said. Read More »

Henrikh Mkhitaryan "surprised" by new teammate's arrival

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez said Shelvey apologised to his team mates after costing Newcastle the match on their Premier League return. Neville also reiterated his surprise that United were able to buy Matic from last season's champions Chelsea . Read More »

Phillies rookie Rhys Hoskins hits first big-league HR

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Mark Leiter Jr . had a spot start in place of the injured Vince Velasquez. Leiter would not blame the defense. For the most part, the Phillies' bats were quiet. The two-run shot cut the Padres' lead in half. With Mark Leiter set to face Dinelson Lamet in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs. Read More »

Newcastle United close to signing Stoke striker Joselu

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The 27-year-old travelled to Tyneside for a medical on Monday with negotiations ongoing and the Magpies are optimistic of completing a £5million swoop. And Newcastle are expected to continue to chase another front man, before the close of the transfer window. Newcastle, who lost 2-0 to Tottenham on Sunday in their opening game of the season, have signed defenders Florian Lejeune and Javier Manquillo and midfielders Mikel Merino, Christian Atsu and Jacob Murphy . Read More »

Man Utd star Paul Pogba

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Pogba was heavily criticized last season, and often times undeservedly so. "I grew up a lot in Italy and I've come back as a man". The £89m figure may be surpassed by more transfer that are being lined up in the final two weeks of this transfer window, with Pogba looking forward to being judged on his performances this season and not his price tag. Read More »

Woke Mode: Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

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Last night, Marshawn Lynch was viewed sitting down on a cooler during the playing of the National Anthem and everyone immediately thought he was protesting just as Colin Kaepernick did around the time past year. "I think I was pretty clear", Del Rio said. "So I mean, my take on it is [it's] got to start somewhere". Del Rio was surprised, just like he was this year, talked to them and the two players soon stopped. Read More »

Chargers' Denzel Perryman, Mike Williams Injury Updates

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The former Miami Hurricane recorded 55 tackles, two sacks, and one interception in 12 games last season. Linebacker Korey Toomer will most likely start in place of the injured Perryman. I can worry about technique work and the fundamentals". The Chargers also added some linebacker depth Tuesday, signing Kyle Coleman, who played college ball at Arkansas-Pine Bluff and had two off-season and training-camp stints with Seattle over the past year. Read More »

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Blue Jays game

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Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson homered for the third consecutive game, hitting a three-run shot in the fifth. After that, a perturbed Estrada issued back-to-back walks to Adeiny Hechavarria and then Daniel Robertson to force in two runs that provided the Rays with a five-run cushion that was too much for Toronto to overcome. Read More »