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India were 110/5 - still 84 runs shy of victory - with England needing five wickets. That India came so close was down in large parts to Kohli himself who scored an epic 149 in the first innings and 51 in the second. England lost Jos Buttler (1) in the second ball of the session. And he followed that up with a dashing 63, his maiden Test fifty, to give England a target worth defending after they had collapsed to 87 for seven in their second innings.
  • National Basketball Association reaches deal to make MGM Resorts its first official gaming partner

    National Basketball Association reaches deal to make MGM Resorts its first official gaming partner

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    The league in return will promote MGM Resorts on its social media platforms and digital assets, including NBA TV, NBA .com, and the NBA App. What the deal doesn't do, however, is prevent people from betting on games anywhere but MGM properties. It's likely that MGM's announcement will spur Caesars , Golden Nugget and other potential NJ sports betting operators to join the online wagering market soon.
  • Chelsea ready to offer bumper wage hikes to keep star players

    Chelsea ready to offer bumper wage hikes to keep star players

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    Kante still has three years remaining on his current deal but the new contract would see him more than double his salary - a figure that now stands at £120,000-a-week. Mundo Deportivo are reporting that the Old Trafford team have agreed terms with the Barcelona star, although no fee between the clubs has been agreed.
  • Ashwin and Sharma leave England reeling in 1st Test

    Ashwin and Sharma leave England reeling in 1st Test

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    Kohli's one-man show meant a home lead of only 13 after the tourists' last two wickets added 92 - and when Alastair Cook was bowled for the second day in succession by a Ravi Ashwin off-break, for a duck this time, England reached stumps nine for one second time round.
  • Thibaut Courtois asks to join Real Madrid, confirms agent

    Thibaut Courtois asks to join Real Madrid, confirms agent

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    Willian's relationship with Conte turned toxic throughout last season and he seemed dead-set on leaving Stamford Bridge back in May, but his new boss Sarri has ended potential suitors' hopes of landing him anytime soon. "It was a very positive conversation and I am very happy about it". I do [think he'll stay]. But speaking after Chelsea's friendly defeat against Arsenal in Dublin on Wednesday, Sarri admitted he was "not happy" about the situation and would talk to Willian when he ...
  • Everything LeBron James’s New Public School Will Actually Do

    Everything LeBron James’s New Public School Will Actually Do

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    James also said he has no interest in sitting down for a face-to-face meeting Trump. We could run through the laundry list of ways James has bettered his community through his charity work, including his new "IPromise" school. According to the 'I Promise' website : "the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools have partnered to design a brand new school for the public school students in Akron who are most at need of these services".
  • Johnny Manziel Gets Huge News For His Football Comeback

    Johnny Manziel Gets Huge News For His Football Comeback

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    Manziel will face his old team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats , who traded the quarterback on July 22 for a package that included two first-round draft choices. I have nothing more to say or to give to the fans of Montreal. Manziel won't have an easy task in leading Montreal as they aren't good this season .
  • Guardiola keen to learn from Sarri

    Guardiola keen to learn from Sarri

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    I think about the next game, okay, prepare that game, see the players who are sharp and ready to play that game". Guardiola's Centurions blasted to the 100-point mark in a phenomenal 2017/18 season. Chelsea have changed their head coach with great regularity in recent years but Sarri does not want his stay at Stamford Bridge to be a short one.
  • Barcelona reach agreement with Bayern to sign Vidal

    Barcelona reach agreement with Bayern to sign Vidal

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    Vidal had been linked with Inter Milan, as well as Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United, but he'll sign a three-year deal at the Nou Camp pending a medical. However, injuries last season limited him to just 22 Bundesliga appearances, pushing Bayern to let him go. He becomes Barca's fourth major signing of the transfer window, following Arthur, Bordeaux winger Malcom and Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet to Catalonia.
  • Modric can only leave Real Madrid for €750 million release clause

    Modric can only leave Real Madrid for €750 million release clause

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    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Inter Milan that they would need to splash out €750 million if they want to sign Luka Modric . Modric is being linked with a move this month to Inter Milan. Modric , who won the Golden Ball at the World Cup , is in favour of a move after being at Real Madrid for six years. For this reason, claims Gazzetta, Inter would seek an initial loan deal with an option to buy - a solution which, unless the purchase clause were obligatory, Real ...
  • Ramsey linked with surprise Liverpool move

    Ramsey linked with surprise Liverpool move

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    With two new bosses at the helm in the guise of Unai Emery and Maurizio Sarri, supporters of these clubs, even supporters of rival teams, will be keen to see how they are shaping up before the Premier League kicks off in about 10 days time.
  • Anthony Martial Responds To Mourinho Jibe, United Linked With Defender

    Anthony Martial Responds To Mourinho Jibe, United Linked With Defender

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    Some are even discussing which manager would take over at Manchester United if Mourinho made a decision to leave the club, with some big names mentioned among the bookies favourites. Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, who is now without a job, is favourite to take over the reigns at Old Trafford at 4/1 with Betfair and Paddy Power, according to Oddschecker .
  • Virat Kohli and tail frustrated us, says Sam Curran

    Virat Kohli and tail frustrated us, says Sam Curran

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    Ravichandran Ashwin was in the middle with Kohli on 6 not out. "About this innings, I am very happy and grateful", he added. "We've just got to bat big tomorrow, get as many runs as possible day three and day four, and put pressure on India , especially with the wicket starting to go up and down a little bit, and a bit of spin".
  • Ohio State says special, independent board formed in Urban Meyer investigation

    Ohio State says special, independent board formed in Urban Meyer investigation

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    Smith even provided McMurphy with a series of text messages between her and Meyer's wife, Shelley Meyer , in which Meyer offered support and promised to tell her husband about the violence. Said Spurrier: "I consider Urban a good friend, I really do". SC football coach Will Muschamp followed Urban Meyer at Florida, and by multiple media accounts had to fix a Gators program that had been left in a tough spot.
  • Rangers Trade Reliever Jake Diekman To Diamondbacks

    Rangers Trade Reliever Jake Diekman To Diamondbacks

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    Ray was lifted after a one-out walk in the sixth inning and Texas went ahead 4-3 on Robinson Chirinos' run-scoring single against Yoshihisa Hirano . Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, and all he had to do was take a golf cart to the other side of Chase Field.
  • Teen driver Stroll's billionaire dad set to take over Force India

    Teen driver Stroll's billionaire dad set to take over Force India

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    Vijay Mallya's close aide, Bob Fernley stated that the liquor baron is devastated to have lost control of the Force India Formula One group. "I don't think we in any way look negatively at him". "I know absolutely categorically that Vijay had some very sensible solutions to everything to be able to maintain the team going forward". "That's why I was asked to pull the trigger", Perez said.
  • Jose Mourinho downbeat after Manchester United lose to Liverpool in America

    Jose Mourinho downbeat after Manchester United lose to Liverpool in America

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    But asked again in Miami ahead of the game against Real Madrid on Tuesday, Mourinho revealed he is feeling more positive about landing one new player before the start of the new season. If it's possible, it's possible. "If it's possible, it's good, if not then we keep fighting and working and believing in the players that we have". Alexis Sanchez did feature in MI, but he cut a frustrated figure as Andreas Pereira's stunning free-kick strike provided scant consolation for a United side ...
  • Tour de France victor Geraint Thomas' future unclear

    Tour de France victor Geraint Thomas' future unclear

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    When asked to describe their friendship in this unusual scenario at a press conference, Froome went with a stock answer, Geraint said they were good mates "for now" with a smile on his face. Wiggins expects Thomas' profile to increase significantly on the back of his victory. "A lot of people win things like this and they get caught up in the moment and don't realise what they've achieved", he said on Eurosport.
  • Arsenal vs Chelsea: Sarri speaks on Morata's performance, Willian's absence

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    Irish fans of the Premier League are in for a treat tonight as Arsenal and Chelsea take to the field at Dublin's Aviva Stadium for a pre-season friendly as part of The International Champions Cup. 'I just want to keep getting chances, hopefully the manager sees that and gives me the opportunity to play and hopefully I keep impressing'. I want to speak to him.
  • Byson DeChambeau apologises to Richard McEvoy after German Open behaviour

    Byson DeChambeau apologises to Richard McEvoy after German Open behaviour

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    Bryson DeChambeau had a rough finish at the European Open , but he was also criticized for how he acted in defeat. 'This just feels incredible, it was such a rollercoaster out there, ' said an emotional McEvoy. Now, his win guarantees him a two-year exemption. It was hardly what McEvoy needed to see, but he stayed out of the trouble and gave himself a chance of victory from 20 feet following a wedge approach.
  • Jose Mourinho gives his verdict on new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri

    Jose Mourinho gives his verdict on new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri

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    Sarri is disappointed that the Brazil global has not made his return and is hoping to get to the bottom of it as soon as possible. Chelsea were beaten on penalties by Arsenal in Dublin on Wednesday night following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes, but Sarri admitted afterwards that he's not pleased with Willian .
  • Alisson confident great things ahead for Liverpool

    Alisson confident great things ahead for Liverpool

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    Liverpool's new man between the sticks completed a sensational £67m switch to Anfield from Roma this summer, making the 25-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper ever. Each player in the world needs training and time to adapt to his mates. 'We have two games to do that before we start, so it's really good. Trent seems to be really relaxed and really desperate to be part of the team again, so good to have him and now we can start with him.
  • Tyson Fury claims to be in talks with Deontay Wilder

    Tyson Fury claims to be in talks with Deontay Wilder

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    Fury has vowed to reclaim the world title and a fight with Wilder - the WBC heavyweight champion - would be only the 29-year-old's third fight in almost three years. "I will knock Pianeta into next week and then I'll knock you spark out too". In an interview with the BBC , Fury's promoter Frank Warren said: "We are close to making this happen".
  • LeBron accuses Trump of using sport to divide America

    LeBron accuses Trump of using sport to divide America

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    The number 23 has always been synonymous with LeBron James' career in the National Basketball Association, but the number 2020 could play a more significant part in the athlete's life after sport. James sat with CNN's Don Lemon for an interview that aired Monday night, during which he talked about his philanthropy, social issues, and politics - including the racial climate in the U.S.
  • Jets players clap as Sam Darnold finally takes practice field

    Jets players clap as Sam Darnold finally takes practice field

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    Adams was the team's first rounder, taken No. 6 overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft. Darnold left the locker room at 2 p.m. and headed to the practice field where his teammates welcomed him by slowing clapping as they began their stretching. Darnold forfeits guaranteed money if suspended by the league, but not if he is fined. Just a few minutes after the Jets announced the signing - which includes a bonus of about $20 million - on social media, Darnold made his way out to the practice field ...
  • 'I'm not scared, I'm excited': Lucas Digne joins Everton from Barcelona

    'I'm not scared, I'm excited': Lucas Digne joins Everton from Barcelona

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    The 25-year-old told Evertontv: "I want to show my best football here and discover the best league in the world". I progressed a lot as a player and as a person by playing with the best players in the world. It simply says "I never walk alone", bearing a remarkable resemblance to Liverpool's club anthem, You'll Never Walk Alone. He wrote on Instagram: "I want to say thank you very much to all.
  • Cricket India captain Virat Kohli mocks Joe Root after England collapse

    Cricket India captain Virat Kohli mocks Joe Root after England collapse

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    Joe Root of England leaves the field after being run out by Virat Kohli during the 1st Specsavers Test Match between England and India at Edgbaston on August 1, 2018 in Birmingham , England . Root's run out was the first of three wickets to fall in the space of four overs as Bairstow then departed to a loose stroke, looking to cut a delivery too close to his body, and Buttler played round a straight one from Ashwin to be dismissed for a duck.
  • Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

    Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

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    Well, SVP asked McMurphy if he believes Urban Meyer will be Ohio State's head coach when the 2018 Ohio State college football season arrives, and McMurphy said, "I don't think so". On Wednesday, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer obtained nine reports from the police department in the Columbus suburb of Powell, Ohio, that detailed more issues between the Smiths.
  • Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott says ‘America’s Team’ stands for the anthem

    Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott says ‘America’s Team’ stands for the anthem

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    But Jones had been outspoken about his desire for players to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner", saying Wednesday that he expects Cowboys players to have their " toe on the line " during the national anthem. "They'll see how ridiculous it is once they make the refs call it", Sherman said . "As it turns out, tonight at the last second before we were getting ready to record our interview, we were told by Jerry and his public relations staff that the national anthem issue would be off ...
  • Unhappy Chelsea Boss Seeks Urgent Meeting With Star After Late Return

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    Maurizio Sarri has seemingly ruled out a loan move for Callum Hudson-Odoi by insisting the youngster will stay at Chelsea throughout next season. Antonio Rudiger scored the opener for the Blues in the sixth minute but a late goal from Alexander Lacazatte in the additional time of second half sent the game into penalty shootout.
  • Chelsea coach has made this player his number one transfer target

    Chelsea coach has made this player his number one transfer target

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    Poland worldwide Lewandowski has been Bayern's top scorer in three of the last four seasons since joining the club in 2014 and has reached the 40-goal mark in each of the last three campaigns. We are completely satisfied with him, and, in his position, there are only a few players who are comparable. "We are the ones who decide and Robert has a contract here, although I don't know when it expires.
  • Murray gets set for hardcourt return in Washington Open

    Murray gets set for hardcourt return in Washington Open

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    Particularly when he was failing to convert any of the five match points he held while serving for the win at 5-4 in the final set. "I haven't played in the darkness or under the lights in a very long time and I felt like my rhythm was off on serve, my timing a little bit".
  • Smriti Mandhana equalises the record of fastest Women's T20 half-century

    Smriti Mandhana equalises the record of fastest Women's T20 half-century

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    Coincidentally, Devine was part of the Loughborough side and scored 46 not out off 21 balls but couldn't save her team from suffering an 18-run defeat. Determined to get in on the act herself, West Indies global Stafanie Taylor then hoisted the final ball of the innings over deep square leg to stamp Storm's authority.
  • Gran Turismo Sport microtransactions added after one year

    Gran Turismo Sport microtransactions added after one year

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    It's reversing course with the latest Gran Turismo Sport update which brings gameplay and visual improvements in addition to the ability to purchase cars in the game using real money. Starting today, players from Asia and the Americas Region will be able to purchase cars that cost less than 2,000,000 in-game money directly through the PS Store, in addition to the standard in-game purchases.
  • Meyer: Firing Of Smith Was Best

    Meyer: Firing Of Smith Was Best

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    The 34-year-old Smith has been on Urban Meyer's staff for years, most notably for all 11 seasons Meyer has spent at Ohio State and Florida . On Tuesday, Meyer told reporters he met with Smith shortly after the 2009 arrest. "There was nothing... I don't know who creates a story like that", he said. Smith has known Meyer since he played for him at Bowling Green . "But to say that doesn't have something to do with it, it does a little bit".
  • OSU Coach Urban Meyer knew of abuse allegations against assistant in 2015

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    The season starts September 1 with a game against Oregon State in Columbus, Ohio. Specifically, Courtney said she informed Shelley Meyer , Urban Meyer's wife of almost 30 years, about what was happening. "During the inquiry, Urban Meyer will be on paid administrative leave". Courtney Smith shared photos of purporting to show herself with bruises on her neck and arms, and a bloodied hand from an alleged encounter with her husband.
  • Chelsea in talks with Dortmund over €73m move for Christian Pulisic

    Chelsea in talks with Dortmund over €73m move for Christian Pulisic

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    It has been reported that there is genuine interest from the North London outfit in the 19-year-old attacking midfielder. However, it is likely Pulisic would be sold in 2019 if he does not sign a new contract with the Bundesliga club. "If I was going to go, I'd go to Liverpool". Pulisic turns 20 in September but has good experience from the Bundesliga and Champions League. According to Goal , Dortmund is preparing to let go of Pulisic, who still has two years remaining on his ...
  • Manager Puel confident defender Maguire will stay at…

    Manager Puel confident defender Maguire will stay at…

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    Perennial Man United transfer targets Raphael Varane and Jerome Boateng were also on the pile, though prising the former away from the Bernabeu would be near-impossible right now and the latter appears more likely to move to Paris Saint-Germain if anywhere.
  • How Much Urban Meyer’s Buyout Is At Ohio State

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    But all of that was threatened after Smith was charged with criminal trespassing in July. "I asked people back at the office to call and see what happened, and they came back and said they know nothing", Meyer said, according to Bleacher Report .
  • India vs England: Joe Root reaches landmark, beats Kevin Pietersen, Alastair Cook

    India vs England: Joe Root reaches landmark, beats Kevin Pietersen, Alastair Cook

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    An article in the "Daily Telegraph", when Australia toured India for a four-match Test series in 2017, not only criticised Kohli but also expressed disappointment that neither the BCCI nor the ICC has taken any action against him following the DRS controversy involving the then Australian skipper Steve Smith and compared him with the US President Donald Trump.
  • Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts International Announce Major Partnership Deal

    Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts International Announce Major Partnership Deal

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    GVC , which has grown rapidly through acquisitions including the purchase of Ladbrokes late a year ago, has been looking to expand in the United States, after the U.S. The NFL has been coy on its stance on legalized sports betting , acting as a second mover to the National Basketball Association. The company, which is scheduled to report second quarter earnings Thursday, announced separate agreements with a European bookmaker and a USA -based regional casino operator that will give it ...