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Maurizio Sarri was hoping to bring Higuain to Chelsea which could have sealed the departures of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud. Higuain, 30, was likely to see his minutes at Juventus reduced in the upcoming season after the Italian champions' signing of Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this summer.
  • Thomas opens three-shot lead over McIlroy at Bridgestone

    Thomas opens three-shot lead over McIlroy at Bridgestone

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    But it will be McIlroy who will partner Thomas in the final group on Sunday, with the 29-year-old having now strung together 26 holes without a bogey. McIlroy won at Bay Hill in March and has three runner-up finishes, and he had said Saturday afternoon he was exhausted of finishing second. It was a different scene from two weeks ago when Woods was in the thick of contention at The Open, leading with eight holes to play before a tie for sixth helped him qualify for the final WGC event at ...
  • Rio Ferdinand sends transfer message to Maurizio Sarri after Man City defeat

    Rio Ferdinand sends transfer message to Maurizio Sarri after Man City defeat

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    He missed Chelsea's 2-0 Community Shield defeat to Manchester City this afternoon, with Sergio Aguero striking twice to gift Pep Guardiola's side the prize. "For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept". Maurizio Sarri will hold crunch talks with Thibaut Courtois about his Chelsea FC future this week, according to reports in the Spanish media.
  • Edgbaston game was fabulous advert for Test cricket: Root

    Edgbaston game was fabulous advert for Test cricket: Root

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    But Anderson removed Karthik in the first over of the day and later Stokes got the better of Kohli and Pandya. It very quickly got worse for the tourists at 8-141 after Stokes struck again in the same over with Mohammed Shami (0) caught behind.
  • Murray hits out at Citi Open scheduling after 3am finish

    Murray hits out at Citi Open scheduling after 3am finish

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    Murray told reporters at the tournament: "I don't think it's reasonable and I'm disappointed in that". It's not good for the players, not good, I don't think, for anyone involved in the event. The comments come after play on Thursday was delayed by about three-and-a-half hours because of rain. Showers earlier in the week jumbled the schedule and forced some other men to play two matches on Thursday.
  • Mickelson confirms date, venue for Tiger Woods match

    Mickelson confirms date, venue for Tiger Woods match

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    Mickelson is now competing at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone in Akron, Ohio where he fired an opening round of 4-under par 66. Woods has done seemingly everything except win to this point in 2018. "No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone ". Woods, 42, and Mickelson, 48, are the top two active earners on the PGA Tour (Woods with over $112 million, Mickelson with over $87 million), and those figures don't include endorsement ...
  • Alderweireld tells Spurs: Let me join Man Utd!

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    The Red Devils had previously been unwilling to meet Spurs' £75m valuation of the 29-year-old, but a breakthrough now appears to have been reached between the two clubs. The Belgian worldwide struggled to secure first team football at Spurs last season as Mauricio Pochettino opted for Davinson Sanchez alongside Jan Vertonghen for much of the campaign amid a contract stand-off with the club.
  • Newcastle complete signing of Japan forward Muto

    Newcastle complete signing of Japan forward Muto

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    I am really looking forward to playing in front of the fans. "I'm honoured to be a player for such a big club", Muto, the first Japanese player to join Newcastle , said. And in his post-match press conference, he was quoted as saying: "It was a bad game". We were poor and we made too many mistakes. "When things are not going well off the pitch you can see a reflection on the pitch", said the Spaniard, who admitted "everything" behind the scenes gave him cause for concern.
  • Community Shield: Sarri's Chelsea value to beat ill-prepared City

    Community Shield: Sarri's Chelsea value to beat ill-prepared City

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    There'll be times to back City with confidence going forward this season but this doesn't look like one of them . Chelsea's season of discontent has had consequences with Eden Hazard , Thibaut Courtois, Alvaro Morata and Willian either eyeing the exit or attracting attention from other clubs.
  • Jerry Rice says he'd definitely take Terrell Owens over Randy Moss

    Jerry Rice says he'd definitely take Terrell Owens over Randy Moss

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    Ray Lewis, Randy Moss , Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher , Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard will be at Tom Benson Stadium for the festivities. Usually, this team is one of the very first to have all of their draft picks signed. He understands that some people were surprised by Owens' decision.
  • Wilfried Zaha 'tells team-mates he wants transfer to Chelsea'

    Wilfried Zaha 'tells team-mates he wants transfer to Chelsea'

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    But Spurs are now set to make a big splash in the transfer market by stealing Wilfried Zaha , a top target for their London rivials Chelsea . Tottenham are also interested in the Ivory Coast global. The Crystal Palace winger has been heavily linked with a move away from Selhurst Park for a number of months after he seemingly single handedly ensured the Eagles' Premier League safety last term.
  • Comparing Mourinho's Comments About Youth To Klopp And Guardiola

    Comparing Mourinho's Comments About Youth To Klopp And Guardiola

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    Bailly had been linked with an exit from Old Trafford as a means to raise funds while United continue to attempt to sign either Harry Maguire from Leicester or Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham. "You look to other countries and the countries with lots of players in the World Cup, they start later". "The only real story I know from MI is the Fab Five", Klopp said.
  • Johnny Manziel has disastrous CFL debut as Ticats romp Als

    Johnny Manziel has disastrous CFL debut as Ticats romp Als

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    The current Montreal Alouettes quarterback was facing his former team, Hamilton, and threw four interceptions in the first half. Rolle intercepted another one of Manziel's passes in the second quarter. The Tiger-Cats scored 31 points off of Montreal's first-half turnovers, resulting in a 38-3 halftime lead. HOT MASOLI - The Ti-Cat pivot is second in the CFL with 1,914 passing yards, but only five of Hamilton's 12 touchdowns have come via the pass.
  • Buttler looks to draw inspiration from Kohli

    Buttler looks to draw inspiration from Kohli

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    Although Buttler may be looking forward to testing himself against Virat Kohli's men, he's certainly not underestimating the challenges posed by India, who earlier this year performed well in defeat on an enthralling away tour to South Africa.
  • Ohio State Board of Trustees Forms Group to Investigate Urban Meyer

    Ohio State Board of Trustees Forms Group to Investigate Urban Meyer

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    In an extended Twitter post, Meyer said that while at both Florida and Ohio State, he has always followed proper protocols and procedures when he's heard of incidents similar to the Smith matter. So why did the coach, in nine separate, direct questions at media days, deny as much? "I'd be heartbroken for Ohio State, for the players, for him and his family because it's not right", Smith said.
  • Liverpool vs Napoli Preview: Alisson to make Reds debut in Dublin

    Liverpool vs Napoli Preview: Alisson to make Reds debut in Dublin

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    The popular former Burnley man has been putting in the hard work during the pre-season and Liverpool are eager to cash in on a player who has been plagued by injuries over the past couple of years. The Merseyside giants have already made up for the exit of Emre Can to Juventus by bringing in Naby Keita and Fabinho , but it appears that Jurgen Klopp is considering an approach for Ramsey.
  • Kohli or bust as England seek

    Kohli or bust as England seek "something special"

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    India pace bowler Ishant Sharma took 5-51 - including three wickets in an over - to undermine England's second innings. In just his second match at this level, the 20-year-old removed India´s top order with a spell of three for eight in eight balls en route to Test-best figures of four for 74 in 17 overs.
  • NBA Players & Peers React To Opening of LeBron James'

    NBA Players & Peers React To Opening of LeBron James' "I Promise School"

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    Of course, the president also got a final dig in at James, saying "I like Mike", a reference to all-time great Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan . "I know the streets that they walk". James went on to explain that if players don't like the role which a team has asked them to play, they should go and play an individual sport instead.
  • Alouettes name Johnny Manziel starting QB

    Alouettes name Johnny Manziel starting QB

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    The move reunited Manziel with Alouetes head coach Mike Sherman, who recruited Manziel to Texas A&M. After sitting for one game with his new team (predictable given the timing of the trade), Manziel is about to get his chance. The game is set to air on ESPN2 at 7:30 P.M. ET in the United States. "I don't think there's anything to be nervous about., I feel like as the game comes around this week I'm going to know what I'm doing on each and every play and know what my job is".
  • Guardiola: I'm going to learn a lot from Maurizio Sarri

    Guardiola: I'm going to learn a lot from Maurizio Sarri

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    However, Italy global Jorginho followed Maurizio Sarri to Sunday's Community Shield opponents Chelsea , and Guardiola is ready to give a chance to 20-year-old Brazilian Luiz, who joined from Vasco da Gama in a £10 million move last summer.
  • Barcelona 'agree personal terms' with Vidal ahead of £27m move

    Barcelona 'agree personal terms' with Vidal ahead of £27m move

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    Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich . Ernesto Valverde signalled his intention to add to his midfield options after the Brazilian's departure, with club great Andres Iniesta having also departed for Asia by signing for Japanese side Vissel Kobe.
  • Surprise as Modric is considering shock Real Madrid exit

    Surprise as Modric is considering shock Real Madrid exit

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    Steve Nicol delves into the latest summer transfer rumours with Luka Modric , Simon Mignolet and Mateo Kovacic headlining. This, it's claimed, may help persuade him to take on a new challenge in his career having won four Champions League crowns in the last five seasons with Real.
  • Thibaut Courtois tells Chelsea to sell him this summer

    Thibaut Courtois tells Chelsea to sell him this summer

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    The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with Manchester United and Barcelona interested in the services of the 29-year-old. I don't know the situation at this moment. "It depends on the club, and especially on him I think". "It was a very positive conversation and I am very happy about it".
  • LeBron James builds dream school for at-risk children

    LeBron James builds dream school for at-risk children

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    Classes begin with third and fourth grade classes this year. "From that, we had more than 120 kids". "For kids, in general, all they want to know is that someone cares", James explained. The Lakers have a young squad and supporters expected them to draft another All-Star player to help James and the team challenge for the championship next term.
  • Unai Emery confirms new Arsenal signing will make Gunners debut

    Unai Emery confirms new Arsenal signing will make Gunners debut

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    However, that won't be easy as Don Balon says new Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is determined to keep hold of Vazquez with the former Spain coach seeing the winger as an important part of his team this coming season. Another Arsenal substitute, Alexandre Lacazette , had fired a deserved last-gasp equaliser for Unai Emery's side after Antonio Rudiger's early header had given Chelsea a half-time lead.