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Wenger: Alexis Sanchez Is Not Fat

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Alexis Sanchez has promised Arsene Wenger his focus is exclusively on Arsenal this season following the collapse of his deadline day move to Manchester City . He came on and you could see he put a shift in". Mesut Ozil spent the global break bickering with former-Arsenal-players-turned-pundits, calling them out for their criticism of the North Londoners and demanding they get behind Wenger's side. Read More »

Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant jersey in December: TMZ

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Likewise, if no. 8 gets lifted into the rafters, only the bravest of souls would dare ask for no. 24 in purple and gold. The others belonged to Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor , Gail Goodrich , Magic Johnson , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , Shaquille O'Neal, James Worthy , Jerry West and Jamaal Wilkes. Read More »

Sky Sports Scores Live EFL Rights

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This season, clubs have started live streaming all games, irrespective of kick-off time, to fans overseas via the league's iFollow platform or their in-house equivalent, but that service is not now available in Great Britain. Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, described the deal as "great news for EFL fans and our viewers". Having lost the Champions League to BT Sports until 2021 at the earliest, securing the Football League rights ensures Sky can still screen live football ... Read More »

I feel weaker without Fellaini in Man United team - Mourinho

The Belgian midfielder picked up a calf injury on global duty last week, which made him miss the draw at Stoke on Saturday. I have some players without that great experience. Manchester United and Basel met against each other twice, the first time in the 2002/03 season and the last in 2011/12. Mourinho added: "To be humble is to admit the opponent has the same ambition as we have and that the opponent can perfectly come here, like they did in the past, and give Manchester United a ... Read More »

Warriors Sell Jersey Sponsorship To Rakuten For $20M Per Year

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The deal is for the next three years at $20 million per season, almost doubling the second-highest deal the Cleveland Cavaliers signed with Goodyear earlier this offseason. Golden State will receive $20 million from Rakuten per season during the deal, which will also include the team renaming its downtown Oakland practice facility the the Rakuten Performance Center. Read More »

Charles Oakley to sue over Madison Square Garden incident, report says

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Oakley would not "kiss the ring" of the heir to the Madison Square Garden empire, or petty insecurities driven by his own personal demons, Defendant Dolan constantly disrespected Mr. Of course, players and fans rallied to back Oakley . The 53-year-old Oakley is seeking 'an award of damages to the greatest extent permitted under law, ' the filing reads. Read More »

After MNF Blunder, Sergio Dipp Becomes Everyone Favorite Reporter

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An instant star was born. You watch him now on the screen. Sergio Dipp had a night to forget, which unfortunately is not something the Internet is particularly prone to doing. Dipp has worked with ESPN since 2013. He also later added a video from his hotel room saying he "meant no disrespect" in the broadcast, especially on the evening of 9/11. Read More »

No surprises in Tottenham injury report ahead of Dortmund match

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Spurs were dealt an unfortunate hand by getting last years' champions Real Madrid and Dortmund both in their group and they will be eager to improve their record at Wembley by getting off to a winning start if they are to stand any chance of progressing past the Group Stages for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign - their first appearance in the competition. Read More »

Australia face Board Presidents XI ahead of ODI series

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Ashton Agar , who has played two ODIs for Australia , gave a strong account of himself returning figures of 8.2-1-44-4. The Australians have an in-depth knowledge of several President's XI players; Steve Smith captained batsmen Rahul Tripathi and Mayank Agarwal as well as spinner Washington Sundar at Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League this year while President's XI skipper Gurkeerat Singh and fast bowler Sandeep Sharma were teammates of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus ... Read More »

Mane's red card turns game to our favour - Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola expands on Ederson's injury and credits Man City's response following Sadio Mane's red card. The FC crew discuss Sadio Mane's sending off and compare it to a similar yellow-card offense by Newcastle's Matt Ritchie. That's what Rodgers was able to do for a while (until he lost Luis Suarez and it all fell apart), and it's exactly what Klopp does so well now. Can was playing as a makeshift defender so it would be harsh to pin too much blame on him. Read More »

Prudent Real Madrid remain Champions League favourites

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After being promoted to the Bundesliga one year ago, it finished second in Germany's first league to qualify for the most prestigious European club competition. Borussia Dortmund have lost quality attacker Ousmane Dembele . Europa League winners Manchester United may be England's best bet, as Jose Mourinho seeks to become the first manger to win the competition with three separate clubs . Read More »

Supreme Court Bans Entry Of Firecrackers In Delhi-NCR For Dussehra, Diwali

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In our opinion, even 50,00,000 kg of fireworks is far more than enough for Dussehra and Diwali in 2017. The court reminded that the lifting of suspension of permanent licences would be reviewed post Diwali. So, enjoy the Diwali with the lights, not with the bursting of crackers. Any objections to this direction can be filed in the next 30 days with the Supreme Court. Read More »

Gov. Cooper issues state of emergency ahead of Irma

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State officials in North Carolina say they remain vigilant, especially in the western part of the state, where forecasters say 3 to 8 inches of rain are expected, with as much as 12 inches possible in some spots. Roughly 540,000 coastal Georgia residents are under evacuation orders. Irma's track shifted late Friday and early Saturday. But even more powerful could be the storm surges that threaten to swallow Florida's coastal cities. Read More »

IU football cancels game with Florida International in wake of Hurricane Irma

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The Indiana Hoosiers (1-1) will not be playing Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Indiana's game against Florida International, scheduled for this coming Saturday in Bloomington, has been canceled, in announced Monday. "The two programs plan to schedule a game between the schools at Memorial Stadium at some point in the future". "Indiana supports FIU's decision to cancel Saturday's football game in Bloomington in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which devastated South Florida over the weekend". Read More »

Liverpool fan: 'I just have no faith in Jurgen Klopp!'

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Ederson required about eight minutes of attention before being stretchered off in a neck brace. Mignolet made a good stop to prevent an own goal when Bernard Mendy's low cross from the left came off Klavan and was heading into the corner before the keeper stuck out an arm to deflect it to safety. Read More »

Klopp unlikely to pick fit and healthy Coutinho

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Meanwhile, The Reds sent Arsenal fans into meltdown after thrashing Arsene Wenger's Gunners 4-0 at Anfield nearly a fortnight ago, with Roberto Firmino , Sadio Mane , Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturrdige all getting on the scoresheet. Read More »

Manchester United v Basel preview: Marouane Fellaini doubtful for hosts

Manchester United return to Champions League action on Tuesday, hosting Swiss champions Basel in their opening group stage game. He plays in the center of midfield , where Mourinho's Manchester United will dominate possession and create plenty of chances from, and hence, will be crucial to Basel's chances of causing another upset at Old Trafford. Read More »

Cardinals' Johnson has dislocated wrist: coach

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This injury for Johnson could even result in him being placed on injured reserve , per Rapoport. NOTES: QB Carson Palmer , as well as head coach Bruce Arians , dismissed questions following Sunday's loss in Detroit that in somehow having Palmer sit out weekly Wednesday practice that the quarterback is somehow losing valuable practice time that could be affect his performance on game days. Read More »

Man City defender Benjamin Mendy's brilliant response when questioned on Ederson's injury

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What I can not agree with is the punishment Mane and Liverpool now get for that single incident. With Philippe Coutinho available against Sevilla, Craig Burley gives his take on what role, if any, he should play. "We spoke at half-time and said: don't let them run". "Nothing that I'm aware of was unforgivable", Klopp said. Liverpool may have drawn their opening game against Watford but Klopp's men have been class since then; winning every game we've played. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku, Man United to make Champions League return vs. Basel

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We have to be focused because it would be very important to start with a win, even more considering that we have to play Everton , a tough opponent, on the weekend. Mourinho suggested Fellaini had picked up the injury before the global break and seemed unimpressed he played 89 minutes for Belgium against Greece before being ruled out of the trip to Stoke. Read More »

Asensio: I turned down Barca chance

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He said: "We thought it was odd that Neymar left Barcelona". "He was an important player for them and [the fact] that they could not keep him is a little unusual". 'I was a little impressed, because Messi is a piece of a footballer'. He unleashed a left-footed thunderbolt to help Madrid beat Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup last month and the Spain worldwide claims his club manager has likened him to their bitter rivals' biggest star. Read More »

Indians win 19th straight, pounding Tigers 11-0

Ramirez, who hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to give Cleveland a 7-0 lead, is among the AL leaders in several offensive categories. The Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury broke Pete Rose's big-league record by reaching base on catcher's interference for the 30th time. Read More »

Marouane Fellaini is key as Manchester United return to Chamions League

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A very special week is starting this Monday. Manchester United , Jose Mourinho says, are motivated after getting back into the 'natural habitat' of the Champions League . Within 24 hours of United's December 2015 exit at the hands of Wolfsburg, Mourinho was overseeing Chelsea in a European fixture for the last time as they dispensed with Porto 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to qualify for the round of 16. Read More »

Should we be anxious about Hurricane Jose?

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However, after Monday night, Jose may slam on the brakes hard, ceasing almost all forward motion, likely setting up a roller-coaster-like path that will take the storm in a series of loops, circles, dips and dives over for the entirety of next week. Read More »

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

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Police Scotland said a man, 48, was charged "in connection with drink drinking", while the Northern Irish FA confirmed they were "aware of an alleged drink driving incident involving O'Neill". He has also guided them to within a whisker of their first World Cup since 1982 after a string of impressive results in qualifying. The Portadown man has been in charge of Northern Ireland since 2011. Read More »

Conte pleased with Hazard's timely return

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He's a top player and we are looking forward to having him in our team and our squad. Chelsea star, Eden Hazard has revealed that now is the time for the Blues to win Champions League again. "I'm itching to play". We played two days ago, and then we have to play tomorrow, and then we have to play a hard game against Arsenal . "The risk could be to play with the same players I did against Leicester and then it would be "why didn't you change the team"?" "If there is there is ... Read More »

Katie Taylor to fight Anahi Esther Sanchez for WBA lightweight crown

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Referring to defending and adding more belts in the future, the 2012 Olympic champion stated: "We are not ducking anyone, we are firing back, I want to keep these belts and I have to face the fighters in my way". Pulev did a better job of talking up his chances by outlining shortcomings in Joshua's performance in his barnstormer against Klitschko in April. Anthony Joshua admits he would class himself as a failure if he did not knock his opponent out. Read More »

Georgia Governor urges everyone to shelter in place

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However, with more than 6.5 million account holders sitting in the dark, the vast majority of outages are in the Sunshine State, according to Florida Power & Light, Florida's largest electric utility company. Statewide, an estimated 13 million people, or two-thirds of Florida's population, remained without power. It was smacking Naples after coming ashore in Marco Island at 3:35 p.m. Read More »

Faulkner delighted with recall to Australian squad

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The Indian captain recorded his 30th ODI century during his splendid batting show in the island nation, equalling former Australian captain Ricky Ponting's record. "The team for the three ODIs against Australia has been selected in line with the rotation policy of the Board and accordingly R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested". Read More »

Jamie Carragher on Frank de Boer's sacking at Crystal Palace

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That's right - former England manager Roy Hodgson will take over at Palace . De Boer took over the club in the summer following a awful spell in charge of Inter Milan that lasted just 85 days. "Of course we don't expect that [mistake by Lee]", said De Boer . But Barton is less than impressed with Palace's imminent appointment, attacking Hodgson's managerial record while appearing on talkSPORT show Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast . Read More »

Chelsea v Qarabag talking points

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The East Midlanders have another set of very competitive fixtures coming up, and they'll have to be at their absolute best to try and get the best possible results. "You know well the importance of this player". "I feel like my season's just starting", the England defender said. Now, though, we will discover how adept Antonio Conte is at juggling the two most demanding competitions in the sport. Read More »