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Christian Atsu's Newcastle knocked out of League Cup

TMW say Benitez "insists" on signing Jovetic, and with the former Manchester City player potentially surplus to requirements at the San Siro, especially given his high wage, it's worth a try signing him. Newcastle , of course, is a club which has too often found itself in the headlines for the wrong reasons, and Ashley's admission that they can not afford to give Benitez the money he would like for transfers has led to predictions that it will all eventually end in tears once again. Read More »

Arsene Wenger: Monaco 'closed door' on Thomas Lemar move to Arsenal

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If Arsenal were to hold Sanchez down to the final year of his contract, it would mean the club taking a big financial hit, since clubs have been willing to pay a transfer fee of £50 million and more for the Chilean, which is quite high considering the player has less than a year remaining on his contract. Read More »

India inks eight pacts with Nepal

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The two leaders also inaugurated two cross-border power transmission lines in Nepal prior to their meeting. The Nepalese PM is expected to apprise Modi of the political situation in his country, particularly on the steps being taken by his government to fulfil aspirations of the Indian-origin Madheshi community. Read More »

Florida prepares to execute its first inmate in 19 months

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Asay said later he believed McDowell had cheated him out of $10. Racial discrimination was one of the death penalty's flaws - along with its costs, risks and failure as a deterrent - cited by State Attorney Ayala, the first African American to be elected to that position in Florida . Read More »

SC asks BCCI to file draft constitution by September 19

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According to an earlier report, the Indian players are apparently not happy with the "sub-standard" clothing provided to them by Nike, the official kit sponsor for the Indian cricket team, and conveyed their displeasure to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ) officials. Read More »

Commander of US Navy's 7th Fleet sacked

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Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, said Tuesday. "While each of these four incidents is unique , they can not be viewed in isolation ", Swift said earlier. Pacific Fleet, Swift oversees the 7th fleet. The ship is named after John S. McCain Sr. and John S. McCain Jr., Navy admirals who were the grandfather and father, respectively, of Sen. Read More »

Tony Romo and Candice Crawford Welcome Third Son

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Jones Mccoy Romo (where'd they get that first name?) joins brothers Hawkins , 5, and Rivers , 3. Ten fingers and ten toes. Romo shared more photos of the little one on Instagram , and also posted a video of Rivers' reaction to their family's new addition. Read More »

Champions League Group Stage Seedings Have Been Confirmed

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POT 1: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich , Chelsea , Juventus , Benfica , AS Monaco , Spartak Moscow , Shakhtar Donetsk. The final 10 places were secured after the last play-in round, with Liverpool , Napoli , Celtic , Sevilla , Maribor , Olympiakos, Sporting Lisbon , CSKA Moscow , Qarabag and APOEL joining the automatic qualifiers in Europe's premier competition. Read More »

Liverpool drawn to play Leicester City in League Cup third round

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And fans in Britain who set their alarms to follow the draw were left frustrated and waiting impatiently for proceedings to get underway. City lost in the fourth round last term and this season's tie could see West Brom defender Jonny Evans - a reported target for Pep Guardiola - potentially feature at The Hawthorns as a visiting player. Read More »

Manchester United close to agreeing midfielder deal with La Liga side

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The midfielder was sent out on loan to Spanish side Granada last season and although he could not prevent them from relegation to the second division, he impressed with his performances. The latest report in the club's local publication Super Deporte says that Valencia owner Peter Lim will travel to England in a bid to complete the deal in the coming weeks. Read More »

(RugbyU) Wallabies make three changes for All Blacks Test

Coach Steve Hansen has kept faith with the backline that tore the Wallabies defensive line to shreds in the first 50 minutes last week by running up a 54-6 lead. Ofa Tu'ungafasi remains on the bench. 'I got into a bit of a dark place, ' he said. The Wallabies on Thursday made three changes after their Rugby Championship trouncing for the return match with the All Blacks in Dunedin this weekend. Read More »

Last of the street-fighters, Rooney departs an England great

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Former England captain Rooney called time on his Three Lions career on Wednesday after scoring 53 goals in 119 appearances for his country. Aged 17 years and 111 days, Rooney becomes the youngest player to play for England in the 3-1 friendly defeat to Australia at Upton Park. Read More »

Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum share 'best career' vote in National Basketball Association rookie survey

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Instead, Ball will be expected to fill in early as the team's point guard but it will remain to be seen how he performs over the course of the season. The players surveyed have correctly predicted the Rookie of the Year just once since 2007 - Kevin Durant won the award that season. While out and about in Los Angeles, TMZ approached the Los Angeles Lakers player regarding Jay-Z's comments. Read More »

Florida's Jim McElwain Pokes Fun At Michigan's Roster

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With each passing day, the fanbase is getting more excited, the Gators are getting amped up to play in AT&T Stadium and coach Jim McElwain has less time to answer all the questions he has about his team before they kick off against the Wolverines. Read More »

Barcelona suing former star Neymar for $13.7 million

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It has not all been plain sailing for Neymar since his move. The pictures emerged not too long after the Barcelona publicly denounced Neymar's move to PSG and demanded €8.5 million for breach of contract. In a further twist, Neymar is also considering a formal complaint to Federation Internationale de Football Association against his former club Barcelona over an unpaid loyalty bonus, Sky sources understand. Read More »

Barcelona pull out of €40m Seri deal

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AS say Seri's agent was in Barcelona yesterday to seal his move to the Nou Camp for an expected £36.6million (€40m). The Blaugrana have lodged a €30 million bid to Nice for the Ivory Coast worldwide, and are confident of completing a deal for him imminently. Read More »

2 escaped inmates sought in northwest Oklahoma

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Investigators in Oklahoma's Major County say 32-year-old Andrew Foy and 37-year-old Darren Walp overpowered two transport officers Tuesday morning and took the van. Darren Walp is described as a 37 year old white male from Liberal Kansas, with a medium build. Authorities say both inmates should be considered risky and could be armed. Read More »

Niners assistant becomes NFL's first openly gay coach

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Talking about her sexual orientation is important, she said, in order to create an environment inclusive for all LGBTQ people in the league. On Aug. She helps [receivers coach] Mike LaFleur out, just with some rotations and she helps our quality control [coaches] out just with all the stuff they have to do. Read More »

Cavs - Warriors, Irving - Thompson swap failed

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Before the Cavaliers and Celtics came to terms on a blockbuster deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston and Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland , the Cavs reportedly were interested in trading their All-Star guard to the reigning National Basketball Association champions. Read More »

McGregor starts early as he scuffles with Malignaggi and Mayweather

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My focus is to go out there and give the fans an exciting fight even though I know this is number 50 and we're constantly talking about Rocky Marciano . "He has messed up with eight ounce gloves, I think that's a big mistake". A dedicated landing page for all coverage on Mayweather-McGregor, including features, videos, photos and podcasts from all platforms throughout the week. Read More »

Usain Bolt Is Opening A Chain Of Restaurants In The UK!

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The Jamaican sprinter, who made history by breaking the world record for the fastest 100m and 200m, is set to give a whole new meaning to the word fast-food as he's set to open his very own chain of restaurants. "I'm happy to be able to share a taste of the Jamaica that I know and love with the rest of the world through the opening of these restaurants across the UK", Bolt said about the announcement. Read More »

Swansea To Complete Midfielder Deal Today

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Hull City have announced the signing of Swansea City defender Stephen Kingsley for an undisclosed fee. "I felt Swansea was the ideal fit for me". Clucas has signed a four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium and goes straight into contention for Saturday's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace ". Read More »

Rosenthal to have Tommy John surgery

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Goold noted the Cardinals purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Ryan Sherriff to take Rosenthal's spot on the 40-man roster. Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch said Wednesday he hopes someone "seizes" the closer role. Of his 48 appearances this season, 37 have been scoreless and he has not allowed a home run since June 9, a span of 24 games. The 27-year-old Rosenthal, an All-Star in 2015, is 3-4 on the year with a 3.40 ERA and 11 saves in 50 appearances. Read More »

'Intoxicated' ESPN host Ryen Russillo found naked, arrested

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Ryen Russillo , the host of The Russillo Show on ESPN Radio, was arrested in Jackson, Wy., on Wednesday for misdemeanor criminal entry, a charge that is similar in nature to trespassing. Schultz confirmed that Russillo didn't force his way into the condo and the residents were unsure if they had locked the doors. Russillo has worked for ESPN, primarily as a radio host, since 2009. Read More »

Gazzaniga joins Tottenham on five-year deal

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Gazzaniga, 25, joined Southampton from Gillingham back in 2012, and worked under Pochettino for just over a year, before the now-Spurs boss made a decision to leave the South Coast for North London. Gazzaniga, though, knows he will face a battle to force his way into the first-team squad ahead of Tottenham captain Lloris and experienced Dutchman Vorm. Read More »

[Photo & Video] Sanchez Sends Message To Tottenham Fans After Completing £42m Move

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The 21-year-old Colombia centre-back has agreed a six-year deal subject to receipt of his work permit. "This is a great chance". Sanchez was Ajax's player of the year last season and was also a target for Barcelona and Inter Milan. He is likely to be battling with Michel Vorm to be the back-up goalkeeper to captain Hugo Lloris. The 25-year-old, who started his career at Valencia before moving to England with Gillingham in 2011, said: "I feel incredible and am so happy to start training ... Read More »

Sindhu, Praneeth Advance, Reddy-Ponnappa Exit

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The fourth seed and Rio Olympics silver medallist defeated her unseeded opponent, Kim Hyo Min of South Korea, 21-16, 21-14. The 22-year-old will face either Russian's Evgeniya Kosetskaya or Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi, 13th seed, in the next round. Read More »

Dwyane Wade Likely To Join LeBron James, Cavs This Season

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After all, general manager John Paxson did mention this option would only come into play if it was beneficial for the organization. 16, ESPN's Nick Friedell (h/t Bleacher Report ) reported that Wade is " expected to reach a buyout with the Bulls in the next few months". Read More »

Barcelona Reportedly Consider 4th Philippe Coutinho Bid Totalling £138M

Coutinho had arguably his best season for Liverpool in 2016-17 with 13 Premier League goals to help the Merseysiders to Champions League qualification. "I know it is a legend of Anfield on European nights, they are really special". Get the app and get the game. It's a very special place. "I will not think about this when I am at home in my bed and thinking about the game. Read More »

Spinning track alone won't win Australia Test, says Tamim

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Allrounder Glenn Maxwell revealed Australia's intense training regime coupled with the sapping Bangladeshi heat saw him fall ill with heatstroke less than a week out from the first Test in Dhaka . The second Test will be held in Chittagong from September 4-8. With their only warm-up match being called off due to a flooded field at Fatullah, Australia cricket team remained uncertain over what kind of pitch the hosts would prepare for the series opener. Read More »