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Jose Mourinho confirms Paul Pogba will captain Manchester United on Sunday

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Former Manchester United midfield lynchpin turned spiritual guru to disaffected supporters of the club, Paul Scholes has been on the airwaves once more this morning. So it is not easy to be fined here, so you have to ask him. "I don't think he will go", Mourinho told a news conference ahead of United's trip to Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. Read More »

Deontay Wilder clashes with Tyson Fury and his father at weigh

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The seed has well and truly been planted, ladies and gentlemen. The WBC champion is in Northern Ireland to watch Fury fight Francesco Pianeta on Saturday night and he made his presence felt at Friday's weigh-in. But even Wilder has something riding on the outcome of this matchup. Footage taken from the reception shows Wilder screaming: "I'll knock you out" at Fury with a crowd of people between them. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino admits he is facing toughest season yet

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The Londoners had planned to begin life at their new home when Liverpool visit on September 15 but that match, plus the game with Cardiff on October 6, have been switched to Wembley . 'Maybe the day after the National Football League game the pitch is not in the best condition. "If you ask me today if it's not possible to play in the new stadium, of course it's about finding a way to play at Wembley because I think to play at another place, maybe three stadiums in one season, will be too ... Read More »

Former NASCAR Phenom Kasey Kahne Announces Retirement At Age 38

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Kahne said in a Twitter post that he is at ease with the decision after 15 years racing in NASCAR. But he never quite lived up to the hype after winning Rookie of the Year in 2004 in the No. Late in the 2010 season, Kahne moved over to Red Bull Racing, which had hired him knowing he would leave after the 2011 season to drive for Hendrick Motorsports. Read More »

To have backs against the wall is a good challenge, feels Kohli

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It will be a big occasion for India as they try to save the series. "The only thing that is spoken about is to focus on what the team requires at all times , in this Test match". "Well, it depends on what the surface is like". That's where character and mental resolve comes into play. Whether he plays or not, we've got some guys in form in the team. Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne will not require surgery following knee injury

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It was believed that the ligament tear would keep him from the Manchester City first team for the next few months and significantly dent their chances of defending their Premier League title. De Bruyne's absence is set to give David Silva more opportunities to impress, with the Spain playmaker free to commit himself to club duties after announcing his global retirement on Monday. Read More »

Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way

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His game - I think the word he used is 'trending.' His game is trending. Moreover, he is the first player since Woods in 2000 to complete a U.S. Open-PGA Championship double in the same year, was the first since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 to defend the former trophy and is just one of three players alongside Woods and Padraig Harrington to have won three majors in the space of a two-year period since 1990. Read More »

Robbie Keane: Mohamed Salah found his rhythm under Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp says Ragnar Klavan's Liverpool exit is not yet finalised but insists no player will leave if he feels the Reds' squad would be weakened. I have no intention of hurting a player deliberately, ” said Ramos on Tuesday. The report has indicated that the Serie A side will play €2 million for the Estonian, who was the first footballer from his country to play in the Champions League. Read More »

Mourinho has 'never been happier' with Pogba

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I don't care [about what he said after Leicester]. Maybe Mourinho is hoping it will make Pogba focus on doing his job for the team to a level which sets the standards for all the other United players. "You have to ask Paul [what he meant]", Mourinho added. So it is not easy to be fined here, so you have to ask him. After the match, Pogba took to his Instagram and posted a picture with the caption, "I'll always give my best to the fans and my teammates no matter what's going on ... Read More »

Ex-Arsenal midfielder convinced Fred to pick Manchester United over Manchester City

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Premier League legend Alan Shearer reckons there is only one victor in the Paul Pogba vs Jose Mourinho battle. "When he says he did it for the fans and for the team is exactly what I want, is exactly what I demand from my players". "He's working extremely well here but I have to say in his defence, write what you want about him, write what you want about me but please don't say lies". Read More »

Murray loses in opening round, Federer back in Cincinnati

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Serena Williams serves to Daria Gavrilova , of Australia, in the first round at the Western & Southern Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio . Nadal withdrew a few hours after he won his fifth title of the year in Toronto, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6 (4). After pulling out of the Rogers Cup due to injury, Hyeon Chung returned to action and came back from a set down to beat Jack Sock 2-6 6-1 6-2. Read More »

Real Madrid want Chelsea star Marcos Alonso

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Having failed to replace Ronaldo after his big money move to Juventus in the summer, Real have also had to contend with a change of direction at management level with Julen Lopetegui taking over from Zidane, who exited the Bernabeu after their Champions League win over Liverpool. Read More »

The ITF approves Gerard Pique's new Davis Cup

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Gerard Piqué, the Spain and Barcelona footballer, led the celebrations... The Davis Cup is now played in February, April, September and November at home and away venues. More details have emerged about the possible new Davis Cup format that is expected to be introduced in 2019. The news means that, barring some unexpected obstacle, this will be the past year of the existing Davis Cup system, which features four knockout rounds for the World Group countries. Read More »

Philadelphia Eagles: 5 players to watch against the New England Patriots

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Unlike last week though, the Eagles will have their Super Bowl MVP back in action as Nick Foles is set to make his 2018 preseason debut after dealing with an upper-body injury. The only issue was that his show of collegiality came with Wentz, not Foles, as the latter was reportedly in the locker room at the time. "It will happen when it happens", Foles said of an exchange with Brady. Read More »

Tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Odisha Govt declares holiday tomorrow

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Vajpayee never married but had a longtime companion who died in 2014 and whose daughter he adopted. Friday was declared a mourning holiday in the capital region of New Delhi . Prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan Thursday extended condolences over the demise of Vajpayee. The former prime minister was admitted to the facility in June with a urinary tract infection, a lower respiratory tract infection and kidney-related ailments but the hospital had said days later that he was recovering. Read More »

Aretha Franklin tribute this weekend at Detroit's Motown Museum

In 1969, she laid down the album Spirit in the Dark , an 18-track recording met with rave reviews when it was released in the summer of 1970 - almost 48 years to the day that Franklin passed away . Her performance was phenomenal, and so were her earrings. "She was a Detroiter all the time ". MORE said in a statement to ABC. The pregnancy was kept a secret and rumours sparked that the child belonged to her father. Read More »

Arsenal's Unai Emery - Playing out from back 'best way'

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Some of the club supporters called for Cech to be dropped against Chelsea but Emery says he will hand the 36-year-old a starting role. The arrival of Bernd Leno , the German goalkeeper signed from Bayer Leverkusen for £22 million in the summer, has put pressure on Cech as he is more comfortable distributing the ball with his feet. Read More »

John Elway offers misleading statement on Broncos pursuit of Colin Kaepernick

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The Denver Broncos need to find a backup quarterback for the upcoming National Football League season after demoting Paxton Lynch to the third spot and second-year QB Chad Kelly still being developed. Elway made a decision to address the situation head-on by revealing that the Broncos offered the QB a contract and he turned it down. Kaepernick completed 59.2% of his passes, averaged 6.8 yards per attempt and threw 16 touchdowns with four interceptions in 12 games for the 49ers in the ... Read More »

Elton John Recalls Aretha Franklin's Final Performance in Heartfelt Tribute

The last time she appeared in public was at the Elton John AIDS Foundation party in NY last November and her last performance was in Philadelphia in August 2017. After news of her death broke Thursday , fans who remembered seeing the legendary diva in her heyday flocked to the Apollo with flowers. "But, I describe her as the greatest American singer of the 20th century, in part because of her mastery of multi-genres". Read More »

Schalke 04 'not in for Danny Rose, Ruben Loftus-Cheek'

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It would be freaky to allow him to leave, even temporarily. He told chelseafc. com: "I am so happy I was able to play in a few of the games, and contribute to a massive World Cup for England as a nation". Loftus-Cheek is minded to stay and fight for his place but Kovacic's arrival could yet force him into a rethink. With the England boss constantly stating that only players featuring on a regular basis will be picked for his squad, a move to the Bundesliga could be a surprisingly good ... Read More »

Marlins hit Ronald Acuna to spark fight in first inning

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Acuna had homered in five straight games, seven of eight, and was looking to lead off a game with a homer for the fourth straight game. The pitch that hit Acuna was clocked at 97.5 miles per hour, the fastest pitch Urena has ever thrown to open a game, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Read More »

Elon Musk tackling Dodger Stadium traffic problem with the 'Dugout Loop'

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The system would transport eight to 16 passengers per vehicle in what the company calls "electric skates", which are capable of reaching speeds up to 150 miles per hour. Construction of the whole thing, including two loop lifts that lower electric skates filled with passengers from surface level into the tunnel, is expected to take 14 months, according to The Boring Company, though it says that's an overly cautious number and that construction could be completed more quickly. Read More »

LaLiga signs landmark deal to stage matches in US

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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates scoring against Barcelona in their La Liga clash on 6 May 2018. "Joining with Relevent to create La Liga North America is a major milestone in our worldwide expansion strategy", said Oscar Mayo, the league's global development director. Read More »

Bills' McDermott: Coleman to debut vs. Browns, still 'digesting' new offense

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Before the second episode of the series even rolled its opening title sequence on Tuesday night, it began with a cold open of Coleman inside his downtown Cleveland apartment. I asked him like, 'You really going to use that?' I just got my auto up here". Cleveland's first-year offensive coordinator forgot the show aired, "but I got a lot of texts this morning", he said Wednesday. Read More »

Unai Emery confirms who will play in goal for Arsenal against Chelsea

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Petr Cech will continue in goal for Arsenal against Chelsea despite criticism over his performance against Manchester City, Unai Emery has confirmed. 'For Saturday, the decision for me is easy, ' Emery said. "Sometimes we want to kill him and sometimes you think wow what a player we have". Impressive stuff, but will it be enough for him to earn a start on Saturday? "I truly believe we can do it". Read More »

Eli Manning on Jalen Ramsey's comments: 'Who?'

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In a wide-ranging and entertaining interview with GQ , Ramsey sprinted through a quarterback-bashing marathon, taking shots at anyone from Matt Ryan to Ben Roethlisberger , but Rodgers was saved from the barrage. Ramsey is basically saying what many think about Allen. Allen was asked about Ramsey's comments during training camp later Wednesday morning. "He was doing what was asked of him and it was making him look really, really good". Read More »

Ireland rise in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

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Gareth Southgate's side have jumped six places after reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup last month. They have fallen from being the number one team prior to the World Cup to now being 15th. 20. Argentina dropped out of the top 10, down from fifth to 11th, Sweden went up 11 places to 13th after making the quarter-finals in Russian Federation, but Poland, who finished bottom of their group, were another side to plummet from the top 10 - dropping from eighth to 18th. Read More »

Danny Cipriani arrest: England rugby star arrested and charged with nightclub assault

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The 30-year-old is also charged with resisting arrest , common assault, larceny, and being disorderly on licensed premises. He was arrested and has since been charged. 'The club will be issuing no further comment at this time but will make a further announcement in due course'. Cipriani recently returned to worldwide rugby, making his first Test start for a decade during the tour of South Africa in June. Read More »

David de Gea: Manchester United confident goalkeeper will sign new deal

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De Gea then signed his current deal but the Old Trafford hierarchy must retain him for the long-term. Sources have told ESPN FC that United were confident De Gea would sign an extension before Courtois' move. He was also included in the Professional Footballers' Association team of the year after an impressive season at Premier League runners-up United. Read More »

Kobe Bryant's $6M investment in sports drink now worth $200M

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Less than four-and-a-half years ago, Bryant invested $6 million in a sports drink, BodyArmor. In 2018, BodyArmor is projected to top $400 million. Kobe Bryant is proving to be as successful off the court as he was on the court in a glittering 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers . Read More »

Pakistan Navy celebrates Independence Day with traditional zeal

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He said despite significant progress, Pakistan has yet to reach its destiny and that a consensus about national objectives is imperative to achieve the goals. Our country is a blessing for us". Khan also urged the expatriate community to "remember their Kashmiri brethren on this auspicious day who are facing human rights violation in Indian-occupied Kashmir". Read More »