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With the win, Keys improved to 5-0 lifetime against Cibulkova and becomes only the second woman, after Kerber, to reach the quarter-finals or better at three of the four Grand Slams this year. "Sometimes, you just have to survive". Next up for Keys, who was routed by Sloane Stephens in last year's final, is the victor of the evening clash between five-times Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova and Spanish 30th seed Carla Suarez Navarro.
  • Jose Mourinho reacts to Champions League draw and Cristiano Ronaldo's return

    Jose Mourinho reacts to Champions League draw and Cristiano Ronaldo's return

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    Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United and Paul Pogba will return to Juventus after the storied teams were drawn together at the Champions League group stage on Thursday. The teams have been divided into four pots; pot one includes the defending champions, the Uefa Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations, and pot two, three and four are decided based on club coefficient rankings.
  • Yankees to acquire Giants OF McCutchen

    Yankees to acquire Giants OF McCutchen

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    The teams have reportedly agreed to split that figure down the middle, meaning San Francisco is sending $1.2 million to the Yankees , according to ESPN's Buster Olney . Durability has also been a theme for the five-time All-Star, playing in at least 146 games each season since 2010. McCutchen is in the final season of a six-year, $51.5 million deal he signed with Pittsburgh in 2012.
  • La Canfora: Better Odds That Raiders Trade Khalil Mack Than Not

    La Canfora: Better Odds That Raiders Trade Khalil Mack Than Not

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    On Saturday morning, many Chicago Bears fans woke up to the breaking news of a blockbuster trade that would make their team instant contenders in the NFC. So, you are trading about a 50/50 chance of having a pro bowler as a pass rusher (assuming you invested both picks in that position) and about $8.5 million spent, for about a 80% chance of having a star and around $22 million.
  • Asian Games gold the most momentous win in Son Heung-min's career

    Asian Games gold the most momentous win in Son Heung-min's career

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    Also, as ESPN points out, medaling at the Olympics earns an exemption . "I'll continue to work hard for Tottenham ". Korea's captain Son Heung-min almost opened the scoring seconds into extra time when he took advantage of an error by Japan's Teruki Hara who lost ball possession in his own defense.
  • Arsenal must embrace long European trips, says Emery

    Arsenal must embrace long European trips, says Emery

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    But Cardiff manager and route one extraordinaire Neil Warnock doesn't care for that sort of sentiment. Two clean sheets will their boost morale, but Warnock says it's important for the team to put away the chances that come their way this term.
  • Man United chiefs remain fully behind Jose Mourinho

    Man United chiefs remain fully behind Jose Mourinho

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    And when a reporter said Klopp - a two-time Bundesliga victor with Borussia Dortmund - does not hype his own achievements, Mourinho replied: "Because he never wins anything in worldwide [tournaments] for example". It's a tough game, but purely speaking as a fan, I hope we come through it sooner rather than later. "If we want to win the next game against Burnley this is the commitment we should have".
  • Pep Guardiola backs Jose Mourinho to turn things around

    Pep Guardiola backs Jose Mourinho to turn things around

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    The Portuguese mentor stormed out of his post-match press conference following the 3-0 defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford on Monday, and claimed he deserved more respect for his title wins while at Chelsea. And Mourinho says the 29-year-old is planning to use the two-week worldwide break to improve his fitness ahead of a busy schedule for United . He also said second place last season was "one of his greatest achievements".
  • 'Kids humble us': Serena Williams shares cute flying story with daughter

    'Kids humble us': Serena Williams shares cute flying story with daughter

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    It really embodies what I always say: "that you can be strong and lovely at the same time". Williams" described her banned body compression suit as "Black Panther-inspired' after the top-grossing Marvel Comics movie. Williams told reporters during her post-match press conference that she'd actually been hoping to wear a tutu for some time, describing the look as "easy to play in" and saying that the outfit was "kind of aerodynamic with the one arm free".
  • Southgate Announces England Squad For Nations Cup Fixture

    Southgate Announces England Squad For Nations Cup Fixture

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    Just previous year, England's Under-20 and Under-17s both won their World Cups and the gaffer, who took England to their best World Cup performance since 1990, says the "talent is there". "I can't rule out players in the Championship now as our pool is getting smaller and smaller." "We're coming off the back of a successful tournament so not a lot has changed", he said.
  • Bournemouth - Premier League - 1 September 2018

    Bournemouth - Premier League - 1 September 2018

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    Sarri added: "It's not easy to play here, because here there are 25 very good players. It's up to him". Sarri said he intends to officially name Chelsea's new captain during the upcoming two-week worldwide break. Maurizio Sarri's charges were dominating possession after 20 minutes and pressing the visitors high up the pitch but they were yet to get clear chances, while Eddie Howe's men were starting to get chances on the break after half-an-hour with Chelsea's dominance waning.
  • Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to 2017/2018 UEFA best player award

    Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to 2017/2018 UEFA best player award

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    Croatian worldwide and Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric , has been named the best European player by the continent's football governing body, UEFA . And I have been invited before in the friendly match against Uganda in uyo by late Stephen Okechukwu keshi. "It could have been worse, but we cannot afford negligence if we want to finish first", said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller.
  • Bears to acquire Raiders superstar Khalil Mack in trade

    Bears to acquire Raiders superstar Khalil Mack in trade

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    And with the news that Aaron Donald has now set a new benchmark for richest contract in National Football League history for a defender ( details here ), many have wondered if Oakland would be even more motivated to try and move Mack in a trade.
  • Arsenal coach Unai Emery bans fruit juice from training ground

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    Unai Emery strongly denied he had fallen out with the club's highest-paid player but said Özil would be expected to show flexibility and play in positions other than his preferred No 10 role. "We started Tuesday and every day we are doing the training and he's normal with the group". His quality is for playing between the lines of the attacking and midfield players.
  • UEFA Best Player: What Ramos said about Ronaldo after Modric won award

    UEFA Best Player: What Ramos said about Ronaldo after Modric won award

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    Champions League winners Madrid dominated the individual awards, winning every single one for the men's game. One team from each pot will be placed in each group. Ronaldo fired Real Madrid to Champions League glory last season, scoring 15 goals before completing a sensational move to Juventus. Group F: Manchester City , Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim.
  • Pogba says Man United players in 'shock' after Spurs humbling

    Pogba says Man United players in 'shock' after Spurs humbling

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    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says that he is unlikely to be tempted into a return to former club Manchester United . Team player: Jose Mourinho insists his focus is always on his team, never himself. There have been mixed messages from Barcelona , with Bartomeu leaving everything open as director Ariedo Braida said it was unlikely the club would move for Pogba this summer.
  • Tennis umpire tells bad boy Kyrgios to try harder

    Tennis umpire tells bad boy Kyrgios to try harder

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    The chair umpire's intervention left many fans furious. Richard Ings, a former umpires chief on the ATP, said Lahyani's move was unprecedented. Kyrgios said: "I'm not sure it was encouragement". You never know what would have happened if Mohamed didn't go down off the chair and started talking to him. He didn't even try to hide it either; he just kept allowing Herbert to blow serves by him without even attempting to return them.
  • Saints Acquire Teddy Bridgewater From Jets For 3rd Round Pick

    Saints Acquire Teddy Bridgewater From Jets For 3rd Round Pick

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    He started 28 games in two seasons with the Vikings, with a stat line of 551/851, 6,150 yards, 28 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. "He worked diligently with our medical staff and made tremendous strides along the way". But Bridgewater also is an intriguing candidate to eventually succeed Brees, if the two sides ultimately decide to extend Bridgewater's contract past this season.
  • Tom Brady hangs up during radio interview

    Tom Brady hangs up during radio interview

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    Tom Brady really, really, really does not want to talk about Alex Guerrero , the controversial and mysterious personal trainer that has reportedly caused his share of headaches for the Patriots franchise. "I'll talk to you later", and then hung up. Minihane: "I understand that. I'm out", Brady said before picking up his helmet and walking off. PMT: "Did you ask about Tom Brady? ".
  • Aaron Rodgers, Packers Agree To Four-Year, $134M Deal

    Aaron Rodgers, Packers Agree To Four-Year, $134M Deal

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    Rodgers has been named the NFL's Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press twice in his career (2011, 2014). Rodgers is entering his 14th National Football League season, but it's only his 11th as a starter after he sat behind Brett Favre for three seasons.
  • Serena Williams wins in tutus at US Open

    Serena Williams wins in tutus at US Open

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    Serena Williams of the US hits to Carina Witthoeft of Germany in a second round match on day three of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. "It's a tough match to have so early in the tournament". Cornet, who received a code violation for removing her shirt on court, scolded her federation president.
  • India on top as England falter in opening session

    India on top as England falter in opening session

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    The fourth Test match will begin at 03:30 pm India time and Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be hoping his men fire on all cylinders with both bat and ball. The pair replaced top-order batsman Ollie Pope and all-rounder Chris Woakes, ruled out with a thigh problem. Joe Root has won all three tosses so far and if he does so again here, he has to have the stomach to bat.
  • All you need to know about the Champions League draw

    All you need to know about the Champions League draw

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    Had the Greek side progressed, Liverpool would have been assigned to a more favourable place in pot two of the draw. Pot one: Real Madrid , Atletico Madrid , Barcelona , Bayern Munich , Manchester City , Juventus , Paris Saint-Germain, Lokomotiv Moscow .
  • Rocori Graduate Decker retires from the NFL

    Rocori Graduate Decker retires from the NFL

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    The Patriots' pass-catching corps is as thin as it's been in quite some, though doubting future Hall of Famer Tom Brady is a fool's errand. Decker signed earlier this offseason with the New England Patriots , who had a need at wide receiver, but made a decision to retire instead of continue playing.
  • US Open 2018: Men’s Draw Analysis

    US Open 2018: Men’s Draw Analysis

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    This should be an easy win for Nadal , with him most likely facing his 2017 final opponent Kevin Anderson in the quarter-final. Should she prevail in NY, she would equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles, although not all of Australian Court's were claimed during the professional era.
  • Yaya Toure passes medical in London

    Yaya Toure passes medical in London

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    Olympiacos face Premier League side Burnley on Thursday night in the Europa League, but even if he is signed by then, Touré won't be eligible to face his former City teammate Joe Hart. However, Toure has agreed to return to familiar terrain at Olympiakos, the club he first joined in 2005 and had the honour to claim the double before switching to Ligue 1 giants Monaco after the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
  • Mourinho safe as Woodward positive in Man Utd post-match debrief

    Mourinho safe as Woodward positive in Man Utd post-match debrief

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    Mourinho now is in his third season at Manchester United and, based on the early results in this year's Premier League , the third-year cratering we've come to expect from the Portuguese manager has begun once again. That is why I want to congratulate them. Mourinho is now faced with a very awkward scenario, with a defence that is leaking like the clouds that so often roll in across the stereotypically rainy skyline of Manchester.
  • Chelsea's Hazard says he will keep tormenting Premier League defenders during matches

    Chelsea's Hazard says he will keep tormenting Premier League defenders during matches

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    Do you know what this means? The increase in the number of games may take a toll on Sarri's squad, and fatigue may scupper their chances of a proper title tilt. " Chelsea must do more - especially considering Liverpool and Manchester City's impressive starts - if they want to be involved at the top of the table for the long haul", said Gullit in an interview with the BBC .
  • Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

    Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

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    While players on different teams are certainly competitors, there is also a clear sense of fraternity that all players within the National Basketball Association feel towards one another. The San Antonio Spurs have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with free-agent wing Quincy Pondexter, league sources told ESPN. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr added: "One of the all time greats".
  • Sam Allardyce gave his surprising take on Manchester United after Spurs loss

    Sam Allardyce gave his surprising take on Manchester United after Spurs loss

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    The former England manager was on talkSPORT this morning, and he had a rather interesting take on Man United's display. On another day, perhaps that Romelu Lukaku strike went in and changed the complexion of the game. Nemanja Matic was one of six United alterations, with the defensive midfielder forming part of a back three. But after a promising first-half they imploded in the second 45 minutes.
  • Liverpool top after Salah goal sinks Brighton

    Liverpool top after Salah goal sinks Brighton

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    New Liverpool signing Fabinho is eager to make his Premier League debut but the Brazilian midfielder is aware that he must first adapt to the Merseyside club's robust playing style under manager Juergen Klopp. "Too often in the second half we put him in a situation where we needed him in a similar situation by playing back passes in the wrong moments, stuff like that, it made no sense".
  • Giants teammates react to Odell Beckham's massive extension

    Giants teammates react to Odell Beckham's massive extension

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    Beckham becomes the highest paid receiver . Ginobili was the final holdover from the Spurs' almost twenty year run of success. Beckham, 25, missed most of previous year after suffering a fractured ankle just four games into the season, as the Giants struggled as a team going 3-13.
  • Fernando Alonso says he rejected Red Bull offer

    Fernando Alonso says he rejected Red Bull offer

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    Horner insisted on Friday at Spa that there was no offer, despite representations from Flavio Briatore - Alonso's long-time manager - and F1's management. "It was a very unusual situation anyhow", stated Marko while speaking to Austrian broadcaster Servus TV . Ricciardo, 29, has won two races with Red Bull so far this season - in China and Monaco - but will join a team further down the pecking order that last won a race a decade ago, even if it is moving back up.
  • Top seed Simona Halep loses in first round of U.S. Open

    Top seed Simona Halep loses in first round of U.S. Open

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    Kanepi, who came within two points of victory before losing their lone encounter at 2014 Doha, was asked what was the secret to her win over Halep, BBC reported. Open since Barbara Gerken did so in 1981. Halep won her first major at the French Open in 2018. Kanepi tightened up in the second set, seeing a 3-0 lead wiped out at 4-4, but she kept swinging for the lines and, after breaking Halep for the fifth time, confidently served out one of the wins of her life.
  • Tiger Woods confident of winning again: 'I'll get the job done'

    Tiger Woods confident of winning again: 'I'll get the job done'

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    The difference in 2019 will be that tournaments will be more condensed. The award is given annually to a player who best exemplifies the character, charity and sportsmanship of Stewart, the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash on the Monday of the 1999 Tour Championship.
  • Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri surprised by Rafa Benitez's defensive tactics

    Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri surprised by Rafa Benitez's defensive tactics

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    Meanwhile Lambert, who oversaw his fair share of thrashing while a Premier League manager, reckoned that he wouldn't ever send a side out to be so defensive. In the second half we started to create more chances because they became a bit exhausted and spaces started to open for us so that was good. However, the Brazilian now seems to be more settled under new boss Sarri as he bids to try and help the Blues enjoy a strong Premier League season.
  • Emery denies Ozil rift as ailing Arsenal star misses West Ham clash

    Emery denies Ozil rift as ailing Arsenal star misses West Ham clash

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    Lacazette's first opportunity came to him on the edge of the West Ham penalty area but he shot straight into the arms of the West Ham goalkeeper. Arsenal have had a rough start under new coach Unai Emery although much of that is a function of the hard schedule that had them face off against Manchester City and Chelsea in their first two games.
  • VAR would have cancelled Wolves' goal against Man City

    VAR would have cancelled Wolves' goal against Man City

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    Manchester City were 2-0 winners against Arsenal at The Emirates before a 6-1 home victory over Huddersfield Town at The Etihad. Wolverhampton scored their goal in the 57th minute through Willy Boly who was assisted by Joao Moutinho in which Manchester City goalie Ederson had no option.