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Barcelona hadn't lost at home in any competition since Valverde's debut in the Spanish Super Cup at the start of the 2017-18 season, when it lost 3-1 to Real Madrid . In a breathless finish the impressive Vidal made it 3-2 on 79 minutes, but Rakitic was sent off for a second bookable offence two minutes later and Canales quickly restored his side's two-goal cushion from Junior's cross.
  • Third ODI: South Africa clinch series over Australia with 40-run win

    Third ODI: South Africa clinch series over Australia with 40-run win

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    South Africa did not get off to a great start as they lost three wickets for just 55 runs. "From a batting point of view we were good, but from a bowling point of view we were excellent". But then captain Du Plessis and David Miller quite majestically revitalised the Proteas' fortunes with the biggest ever SA partnership against those foes of 252, building up to a veritable crescendo near the finish as the ball travelled into the stands or occasionally down nearby suburban streets with ...
  • 'Bayern Munich: Announce Wenger' - Fans react to Borussia Dortmund's derby victory

    'Bayern Munich: Announce Wenger' - Fans react to Borussia Dortmund's derby victory

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    Marco Reus had a wonderful opportunity to grab the lead for Dortmund in the 11th minute after finding space in the the box but his low strike was saved by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer . However, Fortuna remain second from bottom after VfB Stuttgart also claimed victory as defender Timo Baumgartl and midfielder Erik Thommy scored in a 2-0 win at Nuremberg.
  • Jamal Murray: Celtics Know 'I Was Trying to Get 50'

    Jamal Murray: Celtics Know 'I Was Trying to Get 50'

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    He did it in a great fashion against us", Irving said of Murray's offensive show. "So I threw it in the crowd", Irving told reporters ( via NBC Sports Boston ). Irving is attempting to be more of everything to his team this season - if that's even possible - while the Celtics , as a group, are attempting to configure their offense while working Gordon Hayward back into the fold.
  • Kyrie Irving praises Celtics’ resiliency in stunning 20-point comeback

    Kyrie Irving praises Celtics’ resiliency in stunning 20-point comeback

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    And that's exactly what we saw during the Celtics' 116-109 overtime triumph over the Suns Thursday night at Talking Stick Arena. He's a starting-caliber point guard who isn't starting, and as long as the Celtics have him on the bench, another injury to Irving might not completely derail their season - a season with very high hopes for winning a championship.
  • Federer eyes ATP Finals crown to reach career 100

    Federer eyes ATP Finals crown to reach career 100

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    The top eight players in the ATP's Race to London qualify for the tournament, but two of those players-Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro-had to pull out with injuries. "I just feel the concept of this event should be the one that travels". The Serbian became the world No. 1 earlier this week, for the first time since 2016, nearly exactly two years after losing that rank to Andy Murray at the same tournament.
  • Starc to miss Australias T20s against South Africa, India

    Starc to miss Australias T20s against South Africa, India

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    Lynn and Carey then added 37 runs before momentum again stalled with Lynn's dismissal. The right-arm seamer Dwayne Pretorius picked up the prize wicket as Stoinis played a awful shot on a length delivery from the seamer. "The backlash that we saw in South Africa was massive". He made a decision to bowl Cummins for his eighth over in the 30th - a desperate attempt that brought the match-turning breakthrough.
  • Manchester United and Manchester City's French players to party together after derby

    Manchester United and Manchester City's French players to party together after derby

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    They sat top of the table heading into the weekend's action, two points clear of Chelsea and Liverpool. However, Raiola has told Rai Sport "He [Pogba] has mended his relationship with Mourinho", Raiola's statements comes after Pogba helped United to a marvellous comeback against Juventus in the Champions League, where they came from a goal down to win 2-1 in Turin, but Raiola was also quick to mention that Pogba's heart may lie with the Serie A club.
  • Black Caps dominated by Pakistan in second ODI

    Black Caps dominated by Pakistan in second ODI

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    Veteran batsman Ross Taylor top-scored for New Zealand with a laborious 120-ball 86 not out and added 75 for the fifth wicket with Henry Nicholls, who made a gruelling 33 off 63 balls. I think we batted very well today, Fakhar played all around the surface. The last match of the series is in Dubai on Sunday. Tom Latham had excuses after he was skittled for one by a brilliant yorker from Shaheen Afridi.
  • Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham live stream

    Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham live stream

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    They did look threatening at times , but they lacked a cutting edge to their attacking play and will rue a number of golden opportunities they squandered. "Maybe the performance wasn't the best, but the belief and fight was there". Spurs were dealt an injury blow when Kieran Trippier limped off midway through the first half and is now a doubt for England's upcoming internationals with the United States of America and Croatia.
  • Lewis Hamilton’s Brazilian pole in doubt after lapse

    Lewis Hamilton’s Brazilian pole in doubt after lapse

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    Vettel said his weighbridge incident had happened because he was eager to get back to the pits. "You all know what my goal will be for this weekend, so it's going to be up to me and I need to perform at my best level to fight for the win".
  • I Think It's Good Time For Us To Play Liverpool - Fulham Legend

    I Think It's Good Time For Us To Play Liverpool - Fulham Legend

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    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "I'm not sure how many Fulham games you've watched over 90 minutes - not only Match of the Day or a summary of stuff like that - but this is a really unusual situation for Fulham ". Scott Parker is reportedly in contention to replace him should he be sacked if their struggles continue, but against that backdrop and the prospect of facing Liverpool's Sadio Mane , Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah , the 50-year-old Jokanovic has no intention of heading ...
  • Sixers to acquire Jimmy Butler from Timberwolves

    Sixers to acquire Jimmy Butler from Timberwolves

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    Butler had announced that he wanted to be traded around the time training camps opened in September. The 76ers, meanwhile, have gotten off to a slower start than expected. It also wasn't the only potential return that the Wolves were reportedly considering when they made the decision that something needed to happen. With the league offices closed for the weekend, the trade cannot become official until Monday when the trade call can take place.
  • Maurizio Sarri praises Ross Barkley for reviving Chelsea career

    Maurizio Sarri praises Ross Barkley for reviving Chelsea career

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    Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has revealed the secret behind ending his drought in their 1-0 win over Bate on Thursday. "At the beginning, in the first month, Ross was in trouble", he said. He's improving in moving the ball. "I want to choose for another way, not for this kind of thinking". "We know it will be extremely tough against a top team but I think now we need to be going to these places and getting three points".
  • Drawn Lions series makes England Test bigger for All Blacks - Hansen

    Drawn Lions series makes England Test bigger for All Blacks - Hansen

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    They get on the field, they play and they give you everything they've got and he's like that. READ: How do you beat the All Blacks? New Zealand have signalled their attacking intent against England by naming two playmakers in a full- strength side for Saturday's blockbuster Test at Twickenham.
  • England close in on victory in Sri Lanka

    England close in on victory in Sri Lanka

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    Instead, Moeen starred as his 4-70 took his match figures to 8-137 and secured England's first away Test victory since triumphing in Bangladesh in October 2016. Openers Dimuth Karunaratne (seven) and Kaushal Silva (eight) survived seven overs but Sri Lanka will need a near miracle to save the test. Chandimal, suffering from a groin injury that kept him off the pitch all of Thursday, was bowled by Leach for 11.
  • Dez Bryant reacts after reportedly suffering season-ending injury in Saints practice

    Dez Bryant reacts after reportedly suffering season-ending injury in Saints practice

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    He was carted off the practice field and taken to get an MRI. Despite the fact that he suffered a potential season-ending injury on Friday , Dez Bryant still found some time to send out a tweet. Bryant has indicated on social media that the injury will be challenging to overcome, writing on his verified Twitter account, "Things was just starting to heat up for me".
  • Michigan up to 4th in CFP behind Alabama, Clemson, ND

    Michigan up to 4th in CFP behind Alabama, Clemson, ND

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    They will win out and get themselves a College Football Playoff spot with a Big 12 Championship. If the season ended Tuesday, Alabama and MI would meet in the Cotton Bowl, and Clemson and Notre Dame would play in the Orange Bowl. One loss and MI is out, right? Oklahoma enters this week with the nation's best offense, led by Heisman Trophy candidate Kyler Murray. The Sooners must survive the Bedlam game this weekend.
  • Bryce Harper turned down 10-year, $300 million offer from Nationals

    Bryce Harper turned down 10-year, $300 million offer from Nationals

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    Harper is expected to garner interest from a multitude of teams, and among them could be the Los Angeles Dodgers . But the Dodgers could have a change of heart. Harper is a 6-time All-Star with 184 home runs, 521 RBI and a.900 OPS in his career. With Harper playing a majority of his games in right fielder the last few years, it makes sense that Puig would become expendable if it meant acquiring a player of Harper's caliber.
  • Lakers sign Chandler to fill need at center

    Lakers sign Chandler to fill need at center

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    Tyson Chandler grew up in southern California but it was not until his 18th National Basketball Association season that he finally returned to Los Angeles. "It's incredible. I haven't played with a closer like that since Dirk". "You can tell he's a young-old guy that's happy to be back home, and he played with a lot of energy tonight", said Rajon Rondo, who was thanked by Chandler for vocally directing him around the court.
  • Matic: Mourinho knows how to stop Man City

    Matic: Mourinho knows how to stop Man City

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    So, we have to make sure we grow up not just in our approach, - because that I think is clear that the team is growing up - but also we have to grow up in our compactness and to start matches well. "We dominated for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could have killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished". Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala both hit the woodwork before five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo brought the capacity 41,470 crowd to their feet when he hammered home ...
  • Arsenal's Danny Welbeck suffers leg injury against Sporting

    Arsenal's Danny Welbeck suffers leg injury against Sporting

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    He was given the task of leading the front line, with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan playing supporting roles behind him, as Emery rested in-form strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. But a 15th game unbeaten for Unai Emery's side at least assured them of European football after the turn of the year with two group matches left to seal top spot.
  • Dez Bryant doesn't yet sign with Saints, but is in talks

    Dez Bryant doesn't yet sign with Saints, but is in talks

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    The 30-year-old Bryant has been unsigned since he was released in April after eight seasons with the Cowboys . It's an offense that's all about timing on combination routes, aligning everything so that Brees can either get the ball out quickly to a first or second read, or for Brees to hurl the ball downfield.
  • Harvick earns his shot at NASCAR Cup title with win at Texas

    Harvick earns his shot at NASCAR Cup title with win at Texas

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    Kyle Busch , a seven-time victor this year, and defending Cup champion Martin Truex Jr . are among the other six title contenders. He nearly won last week at Martinsville to ensure the chance for a championship repeat before Joey Logano's bump-and-run move on the last lap.