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I'd like to be number one for Christmas. It will be a tough task to head into an opponents backyard and not known for being a power puncher he will need to box the flawless fight to win and hope the judges give him a fair decision. "He had the biggest win of his career against (Lee) Selby. It's not an easy fight, and it's a big fight, especially in the United Kingdom and Ireland".
  • Paul Pogba: Man United Fans Should Be

    Paul Pogba: Man United Fans Should Be "Very Mad"

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    In fact, it has only happened three times in 26 years of Premier League football. Mourinho warned in the summer that his side faced "a hard season" if they did not strengthen before the transfer window closed. And that's clearly an area that Mourinho must address at this current time. The anger and frustration of the executive vice-chairman was evident when the television cameras picked him up in the stands.
  • Chicago Nun Throws Epic First Pitch At White Sox Game

    Chicago Nun Throws Epic First Pitch At White Sox Game

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    The Chicago White Sox invited the nun, who works for local Marian Catholic High School , to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Saturday baseball game at Guaranteed Rate Field against the Kansas City Royals. She threw a strike right into the catcher's glove. According to the Northwest Indiana Times , Sobieck is a graduate of Cathedral high School in St.
  • Sooners No. 7 in preseason AP poll, Cowboys unranked

    Sooners No. 7 in preseason AP poll, Cowboys unranked

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    We've got all 25 teams listed below in order, with the number of first-place votes for each team is listed. Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. 15. Alabama is making its sixth appearance at No. 1 in the AP's preseason poll. Oklahoma State is the top Big 12 team among those receiving votes with 51 points (29th overall).
  • Botha double eases Namibia to sixth successive Rugby World Cup

    Botha double eases Namibia to sixth successive Rugby World Cup

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    Kenya will now enter the Repechage phase to be staged in Marseille in November along with Canada, Hong Kong and Germany, which will complete the 20-team finals field, as they seek a first ever World Cup berth. Speaking to the media after the match Namibia's Coach Phil Davies said he was pleased with the ambitions of his side. But as they head into Saturday's crucial Rugby Africa Cold Cup tie in Windhoek, the Simbas are keen to turn the tide and pick a win against the division's top form ...
  • UCF ranked No. 21 in preseason AP top 25 poll

    UCF ranked No. 21 in preseason AP top 25 poll

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    Obviously, there is nothing different here but a stray AP voter did invest a first-place vote in Wisconsin, who actually sits atop the Big Ten with a No. It marks the fourth time in eight seasons under coach Dana Holgorsen that the Mountaineers were ranked in the preseason. As noted by Brett McMurphy , a high AP preseason ranking has been a pretty accurate predictor of national-championship success: Since 2004, only No.
  • Instant analysis of Adrian Peterson signing by Redskins

    Instant analysis of Adrian Peterson signing by Redskins

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    After playing 10 seasons in Minnesota, Peterson signed with the New Orleans Saints before the 2017 season and played in four games, rushing 27 times for 81 yards, before being traded to Arizona. Washington is eyeing a veteran running back after injuries already began piling up in the Redskins backfield. Washington could reap the benefits of a veteran player being overlooked because of age and injury history.
  • UEFA nominates Salah, Modric and Ronaldo for player of the year award

    UEFA nominates Salah, Modric and Ronaldo for player of the year award

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    Ronaldo and Modric won the Champions League for Real Madrid against Salah's Liverpool in the final, while Hegerberg and Henry scored against Harder's Wolfsburg in Lyon's triumph in the Women's Champions League . Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how UEFA released names of players nominated for the best attacker, midfielder, defender and goalkeeper for last season's Champions League campaign .
  • Nun throws flawless first pitch at White Sox-Royals game

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    But don't put Sister Mary Jo's great performance down to divine intervention. We're not sure how she was selected for first pitch duty, but we know for a fact she was well prepared. According to a 2008 profile in the Times of Northwest Indiana , she has also played and coached volleyball and is a "self-proclaimed tomboy". I was like, 'OK, she looks like she can play a little bit, ' so we started talking to her.
  • Arsenal want new Ramsey deal, Chelsea and Man United keen

    Arsenal want new Ramsey deal, Chelsea and Man United keen

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    However, the Welsh international's future in north London is far from certain as he's in the final year of his contract and is yet to come to an agreement over an extension despite his agents holding extensive talks with Arsenal's hierarchy.
  • Hazard rules out Chelsea exit this month

    Hazard rules out Chelsea exit this month

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    Chelsea have now won both games under new manager Maurizio Sarri while Arsenal have suffered back-to-back defeats under Arsene Wenger's successor, Unai Emery . "Inside there were 15 minutes that were awful". "It's good that the team is playing well so it's easy to adapt but I'm still out of rhythm since I've just joined the squad.
  • Everton 2-1 Southampton: Three key players

    Everton 2-1 Southampton: Three key players

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    Marco Silva wants Everton to deliver "something special" this weekend in their first competitive home game under his management. "But for me, this is not a surprise because what he did this afternoon, what he did last week, it is what he always does and during the week he plays like he trains everyday and he works everyday like he plays".
  • Cincinnati Open: Lightning assists Roger Federer's double win day

    Cincinnati Open: Lightning assists Roger Federer's double win day

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    Cilic beat Karen Khachanov in three sets, completing a suspended match, and got a 7-6 (7), 6-4 victory over Pablo Carreno Busta , who was playing his only match of the day. Djokovic soon found himself 5-3 behind but from the jaws of despair he came surging back, reeling off four successive games to move one set ahead - his athleticism around the court coming to the fore.
  • José Mourinho retains Manchester United backing despite Brighton defeat

    José Mourinho retains Manchester United backing despite Brighton defeat

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    Speaking at his media conference ahead of Manchester United's trip to Brighton on Sunday, Mourinho ruled out Darmian calling time on his Old Trafford career. For now, Mourinho will have to make do with what he has got. "The centre backs melted and you can't do that in the Premier League", said former United captain turned TV pundit Gary Neville on Sky Sports .
  • No Tottenham players asking for transfer this month - Mauricio Pochettino

    No Tottenham players asking for transfer this month - Mauricio Pochettino

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    Leaving gaps at the back but attacking in waves, Chelsea has been a thrill to watch in the opening two weekends - much different to the often cagey approach of fellow Italian Conte. Since Kane's debut in 2012, Tottenham have now played 19 matches in August and scored 24 goals , with 16 scorers including defenders, holding midfielders, some less-than-prolific strikers - and even one player who has never been on the club's books, with Michy Batshuayi contributing an own goal while playing ...
  • How Brazil have historically started their last World Cup cycles

    How Brazil have historically started their last World Cup cycles

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    Among the regular players who were left out of the squad are Marcelo , Miranda, Paulinho and Gabriel Jesus . Brazil , who were knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the World Cup, face El Salvador first on September 11 outside Washington before a clash with the United States of America in New Jersey four days later.
  • Lionel Messi double powers Barcelona to victory over Alavés in opener

    Lionel Messi double powers Barcelona to victory over Alavés in opener

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    The forward's first goal , Barca's 6,000th in La Liga (he also scored their 5,000th in 2009) was delivered under the Alaves wall and coach Ernesto Valverde says we're lucky to be living in the same era as him. "There's still room for Messi to surprise us", he added. Messi, the league's top scorer last season, had struck the crossbar with a free kick - this time over the wall - in the first half.
  • Chelsea are not title contenders yet, claims Sarri

    Chelsea are not title contenders yet, claims Sarri

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    Sarri admitted his side's defensive display as they surrendered a 2-0 lead was "horrible", as the Italian offered up this honest assessment of a insane game. "We want to defend by looking only at the ball". "We did very well in the last 25 minutes, but I think we have to work". Otherwise, for us it is maybe a problem.
  • Canadians Wickens, Hinchcliffe involved in scary crash at Pocono

    Canadians Wickens, Hinchcliffe involved in scary crash at Pocono

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    Wickens was attempting to pass Ryan Hunter-Reay when the two cars slightly touched just six laps into the race. Wickens's vehicle flew narrowly over the top of Hunter-Reay's - narrowly missing his exposed helmet - and hit the fence before spinning back across the track.
  • Tyson Fury reveals problem with Deontay Wilder preparation

    Tyson Fury reveals problem with Deontay Wilder preparation

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    Speaking post-fight, Fury explained that he "needed the rounds" to get back to the desirable level he wishes to fight at. It was then the ideal time and place to get the hype machine rolling. This was an improvement from his ring return 10 weeks ago, but Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) is still short of the sharpness, fluency and movement of his win over Klitschko.
  • Stokes should make public apology, says England coach Bayliss

    Stokes should make public apology, says England coach Bayliss

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    Stokes, a key figure in the first match, was absent last time out at Lord's as he stood trial in Bristol on a charge of affray. Stokes was cleared of affray on Tuesday over a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol, southwest England past year, which prosecutors said had left two men unconscious.
  • Kevin Love on why he thinks LeBron James left Cavs for Lakers

    Kevin Love on why he thinks LeBron James left Cavs for Lakers

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    A young three consisting of Devin Booker , Josh Jackson and DeAndre Ayton will take the team far in a few years. By way of comparison, the Charles Barkley led Phoenix Suns team during the 1992-1993 season shot less than a third of that, on the way to the best record in the league.
  • Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez misses Brighton clash through injury

    Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez misses Brighton clash through injury

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    Pogba reduced United's deficit by blasting home from the spot after Duffy felled Marouane Fellaini , but it was too little, too late. However, a Pascal Gross penalty put Brighton 3-1 up before half time. In team news, club captain Bruno is absent with a thigh injury. Or was last season a fluke? Jose Mourinho said this season would be tough for Manchester United but he probably did not expect to be proved right quite so quickly.
  • Former Man City winger sends his old team a warning about Liverpool

    Former Man City winger sends his old team a warning about Liverpool

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    Mateo, born prematurely in December 2017, spent the first five months of his life in hospital. After a good start with a 2-1 victory over Leicester, Man United play Brighton tomorrow at 4.00pm. Yet Guardiola's enthusiasm for two more of his midfield maestros suggests that despite the cloud that the loss of the brilliant De Bruyne has left hanging over the Etihad, he can see a "Silva lining".
  • England vs India: Rishabh Pant scripts a special record

    England vs India: Rishabh Pant scripts a special record

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    The live stream will be available on Sony Liv. Therefore, Joe Root was the fourth wicket to fall. But until his catch to dismiss Kohli, it had been a frustrating day for Stokes, whose 15 wicketless overs cost 54 runs. One of the most talked about youngster in Indian cricket, Pant (22 batting) clipped Broad through vacant mid-wicket region to show why he is so highly rated.