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Toni Kroos blasts Ozil for retiring from global football

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The 29-year-old Germany worldwide has endured a turbulent off-season that began with a divisive meeting with controversial Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan . 'And he missed the chance to explain himself. The Gunners talisman chose to hang up his global boots after Die Mannschaft's early exit from the World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal: Five things we learned

And, needless to say, it won't be easy, not least of all because it's at Stamford Bridge. "We want to win", Emery told BT Sport . For me it is to find good balance for all that we want in attacking moments and defensive moments. Aubameyang has said he likes Alexandre Lacazette partnering him in attack and, on this evidence, the Gabon striker certainly needs more support. After the game, he tweeted: "Today I missed; tomorrow Must Be better!" With him I am going to do the same work, help ... Read More »

Ronaldo debuts as Juventus top Chievo

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The second half started in a similar fashion, but Chievo took a shock lead in the 56th minute when Giaccherini found the bottom corner from the penalty spot after being brought to the ground by Cancelo inside the box. Be it a move to a new club, or perhaps just a promotion from the youth team , it seems nobody is safe. not even some of the finest players to have ever taken to a football field. Read More »

Rishabh Pant creates history on Test debut at Trent Bridge

The skipper was circumspect at first, but moved into trademark cover drives, flicks to fine leg and punishment whenever Rashid dropped short. It was a fitting way for India to honour Ajit Wadekar, whose death aged 77 was announced on Wednesday, as were the black armbands they wore in memory of the first India captain to enjoy a Test series victory in England , back in 1971. Read More »

Virat Kohli 97 leads triumphant first day for India against England

The ball did not hoop around corners like it had last week but this was still a bold, purposeful day's cricket from the visitor. Fraught techniques, weak application, inappropriate shot selection and lack of partnerships were identified as reasons for the failure of all the India specialist batsmen, barring Virat Kohli, over the first two Tests. Read More »

Mark Lawrenson makes Arsenal admission ahead of Chelsea FC clash

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Cech subsequently became embroiled in a Twitter spat with Leno's former club Bayer Leverkusen and Emery's tactics were branded as "stupid" by former England manager Sam Allardyce. Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits he is anxious about the performance of three of Unai Emery's top players against Manchester City on Sunday, August 12, Express says. Read More »

Kane finally scores in August as Spurs beat Fulham

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While Kane returned from the World Cup in a confident mood with the Golden Boot, he looked sluggish in Tottenham's opener against Newcastle as Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli secured a 2-1 victory at St James' Park. Two goals in six minutes turned the game on its head, though, as Callum Wilson and Steve Cook made it two wins from two for the Cherries. "I am so exhausted about that, I want to enjoy football, it's wasting time". Read More »

Emery 'happy without the result' as Arsenal comeback falls short

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But still, it is important to make a positive start at a new job and Sarri has bought himself crucial time by guiding his new team to six points from six in their first two games. "But we need to continue and press and press and press in the other half. And then today I think the team competed well, had chances in the match, and also the young players are playing each match and they are growing up with us". Read More »

Maurizio Sarri admits Chelsea are not title contenders yet

The Spain global remains unavailable but Kovacic is likely to be on the bench, though Sarri said he is some way short of peak fitness. Sarri said: 'Fabregas is out for this match. 'In the last five years, Cristiano has played like a striker. Having returned to pre-season training only 13 days ago, Hazard was on the bench for last weekend's win over Huddersfield but came on and set up a goal for Pedro . Read More »

Maitland-Niles set to miss six to eight weeks with broken leg

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In an injury update on their official website , Arsenal confirmed the incident left the 20-year-old with a " small fracture " that will mean a six-to-eight-week absence. Arsenal lost 2-0 against champions City in new head coach Unai Emery's first league game in charge. The former is likely to return to training from his knee problem in October, while Koscielny is continuing his recovery from Achilles surgery which cost him his place in the World Cup finals squad and ultimately a ... Read More »

Bledisloe Cup Wallabies name squad with Tom Robertson to start

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But he praised his team's effort when they ran rampant with five tries after the break. Naholo was fortunate not to be sinbinned for a lifting tackle on Israel Folau and the New Zealanders committed uncharacteristic handling errors under pressure from Australia's rushed defence . Read More »

Real Madrid Complain To FIFA Over Inter's Alleged Modric Approach

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However, a Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesperson has confirmed to ESPN FC that the European champions have reported Serie A side Inter over an alleged approach to the player without their consent. Lega Serie A also hit out at Tebas over the comments he made to ABC . The Italian League said they were "surprised and bitter" at Tebas's "completely unfounded" comments. Read More »

Man City can cope with injured De Bruyne's absence, says Walker

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City lost both Champions League matches in which De Bruyne did not play last season (vs. Shakhtar and Basel), as well as one of the two Premier League matches which he did not start (vs. Famously, he was signed by Chelsea in 2012 but made only three Premier League appearances under Jose Mourinho . The other teams are always going to push us, Liverpool did what we did a year ago. Read More »

Arsenal's Lucas Torreira could get first start against Chelsea

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Many Arsenal fans are still more optimistic this season, however, with Emery renowned for his tactical nouse, unlike the recently departed Arsene Wenger , who seemed to give his players free reign to do as they wished. I expect a lot from him because, for me, he's a very great player. Cech subsequently became embroiled in a Twitter spat with Leno's former club Bayer Leverkusen and Emery's tactics were branded as "stupid" by former England manager Sam Allardyce. Read More »

Why this top-class defender rejected Manchester United

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Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has confirmed he was offered the chance to move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window, but turned the approach down due to personal reasons. "I've not renewed my contract", he told beinSPORTS . "I have not renewed". "I received offers, but made a decision to stay for personal reasons", the 32-year-old Godin told Movistar+. Read More »

Out of favour goalkeeper David Ospina joins Napoli on loan from Arsenal

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Ospina has been relegated to third choice at Arsenal with the summer arrival of Bernd Leno , and, as previously revealed by Goal , has also held talks with Turkish side Besiktas . The Costa Rican worldwide was never really given a proper chance to make it at Arsenal but the coaching staff under Arsene Wenger and now Unai Emery obviously didn't think he was good enough to make the grade. Read More »

Why Thibaut Courtois Won't Making His Real Madrid Debut Tonight

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Real were playing competitively for the first time without Cristiano Ronaldo following the 33-year-old's £99m move to Juventus. "Making excuses is not the profile of Real Madrid ". "We will not look back but forward with confidence and hard work to consolidate our successes". After three back-to-back Champions League triumphs , head coach Zinedine Zidane and talisman Ronaldo have both headed through the exit door, leaving the club without two of the most influential figures in its ... Read More »

India vs England, 3rd Test: Rishabh Pant becomes India's 291st Test cricketer

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The tourists start Saturday's fixture here at Trent Bridge 2-0 down in a five-match series after a narrow loss at Edgbaston was followed by a thumping innings and 159-run defeat at Lord's last week. In January, arguably only shoddy catching prevented India from recording their first test series victory in South Africa. The edge flies to Jos Buttler in the slip cordon. Read More »

I Would Have Left Chelsea Had Conte Stayed - Willian

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The 30-year-old was a key player towards the end of Conte's reign, but he still didn't see eye-to-eye with his former manager and even placed trophy emoji's over him as he posted his FA Cup celebration pictures to his Instagram page. "He will be very useful for us but not just on the pitch, he is also important in the dressing room". But obviously a few things we didn't do, so I think it will help us improve. Read More »

Fulham - Premier League - 18 August 2018

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If Tottenham slip backwards on the field this season, Pochettino and his players may escape much of the criticism, with supporters instead directing much of their anger at Levy. "I am happy with three quality goalkeepers", the manager said. Pochettino isn't keen on finding another temporary home, even if it means playing on a damaged pitch just 24 hours after a National Football League game. Read More »

Eagles' Nick Foles (shoulder strain) exits vs. Pats

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Tom Brady huddles with teammates in the first half. Tom Brady said there's still work to be done, but the New England Patriot quarterback felt good after his first performance of the preseason. "But I guess they had more fun because they won". "That was kind of made up to me, because that was never my intention", Brady said. "I have a lot of respect for Nick". Read More »

Jordan McNair's dad: Maryland should fire suspended coach

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Cleveland Browns safety Jabrill Peppers played under DJ Durkin at MI when the Maryland coach was Jim Harbaugh's defensive coordinator - and the former Wolverines star said Tuesday he felt 's coaching tactics were "extreme at times". Understanding that some parents might be wary of the program in the wake of McNair's death, Canada and athletic director Damon Evans are looking to establish more transparency and better communication. Read More »

Ohio State president provides update on Urban Meyer investigation

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Smith was sacked from Ohio State in July after his wife was granted a domestic protection. The independent investigation will wrap up its findings on Sunday, and then prepare a report to be delivered to the Board of Trustees sometime next week, Ohio State said in its statement Friday. Read More »

Cincinnati Masters: Novak Djokovic overcomes illness to see off Mannarino

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Roger Federer is the top-ranked player left in a tournament he's won a record seven times. "I really want to win this tournament, and I have been trying". She'd lost five straight matches against No. 4 Kerber, but relied on her forehand to rally for a 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 win. Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 while Canadian Milos Raonic advanced over Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 6-3, 7-5. Read More »

The big reason for Serena’s biggest loss of her career

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I have to get there. Three years later, Robert Edward Maxfield was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years behind bars. "I'll be there", she said. "Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal". "I still have to learn a balance of being there for her, and being there for me". Read More »

Cardiff City vs Newcastle preview: It's Benitez vs Warnock

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Newcastle United return to Premier League action on Saturday with an early kick-off against newly promoted side Cardiff City . Last season's promotion was also built on home form, 52 of the 90 points won in Cardiff . In a bid to reduce matchday traffic, nextbike is installing a temporary station at Cardiff City Stadium , close to the Fred Keenor statue, to encourage more fans to opt for two wheels when travelling to and from the ground. Read More »

Tsurenko upsets defending champion Muguruza in Cincinnati

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Muguruza's title defence came to an end at the hands of Lesia Tsurenko in three sets, while Australian Open victor Caroline Wozniacki was forced to retire due to injury. Also advancing to the third round was Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka , who upset Czech ninth seed Karolina Pliskova 2-6 6-3 7-5, and Australian Ashleigh Barty , a 7-5 6-3 victor over Estonia's Kaia Kanepi . Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Trio unlikely to face Brighton'

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I can not demand or ask more from him". "He is very polite, very educated, never had a fight with me". "We never had a war or had, I don't know how you like to say, a change of words". "You have to ask Paul ", said Mourinho . I want him to play well, to play for the team, for the fans and that's what he did. The Iranian winger joined Brighton for a reported club record fee of £17m from AZ Alkmaar last month and came off the bench to make his debut in Saturday's 2-0 opening-day defeat ... Read More »

Hooksett's Paradis shoots 73 in first round of US Amateur

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Pebble Beach Daniel Hillier of New Zealand continued his strong debut Tuesday and was joined by Cole Hammer at 6-under 137 to lead scoring after the overcast second and final day of stroke play at the U.S. Gagne used a balanced scorecard that featured four birdies, 10 pars and four bogeys to shoot his even-par round at Spyglass Hill. With players still on the course as nightfall approached, the projected cut was 4-over par. Read More »

Bud Light's fridge only unlocks when Cleveland Browns kick their losing streak

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Don't fear, Cleveland fans: according to ESPN's Darren Rovell , Bud Light will restock the fridges with fresh brews every month if Cleveland can't rack up a victory before the beers' shelf lives pass. "It was a cool idea to send out a wireless signal - they win, people who are lucky enough to be around can celebrate". Fans of the Cleveland Browns have endured a torrid time recently with their team. Read More »