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Coming to the 3rd Test, Kohli and Shastri will aim to get team combination right with the most awaited change likely to be the inclusion of 20-year-old Rishabh Pant , who might replace Dinesh Karthik, who is in bad form. Captain Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have come under fire as there have been some questionable selection calls and assessment of the conditions at both Edgbaston and Lord's.
  • Luciano VIETTO to Fulham, Federico FERNANDEZ off to Newcastle United

    Luciano VIETTO to Fulham, Federico FERNANDEZ off to Newcastle United

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    The young defender spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace and was part of the Manchester United squad during their pre-season tour of the United States this summer. " Fulham has a lot of good players, and it's good for my development to be here". "I'm excited to start training, to meet all my teammates and, above all, to enjoy the season that starts this Saturday".
  • City midfielder has a huge chance to shine against Arsenal

    City midfielder has a huge chance to shine against Arsenal

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    The highest-profile deal at that stage was midfielder Mateo Kovacic joining Chelsea on loan from Real Madrid - with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois going the other way permanently . "If we play good and we are consistent we have a chance to repeat the Premier League ". "So, when you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's a lie that repeated 1,000 times is still a lie".
  • Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has completed a move to West Ham United

    Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has completed a move to West Ham United

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    Perez scored seven goals in 21 appearances for the North London club. " I'm very happy to be here at such an historic club ", he told the club's official website . This season he will show if he can make it in the top tier of English football or whether he will continue to struggle, but if he is able to repeat his form from Deportivo at West Ham, he could be seen as a steal for only £5m.
  • Rio Ferdinand predicts where Man United, Liverpool FC will finish

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    The highest-spending clubs were Liverpool (£165m), Chelsea (£120m), Fulham (£105m) and Leicester City (£100m), representing around 40% of the aggregate gross player transfer expenditure by Premier League clubs. "They returned on Monday", he said. We are sure to see a number of huge deals go through today and we will be keeping you up to date with every single one of them no matter how big or small.
  • Jose Mourinho makes cryptic Manchester United Premier League title prediction

    Jose Mourinho makes cryptic Manchester United Premier League title prediction

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    And the Portuguese coach simply suggested that the first three months of the season would prove whether his warning was right or wrong. "You will see which teams are candidates". United had seven players involved in the final weekend of the World Cup with Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones, Marcus Rashford, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba representing the club and set to return late.
  • Rain returns to delay scheduled start

    Rain returns to delay scheduled start

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    Nothing doing: Rain clouds hang above the pitch at Lord's. The weather should be fine for game, but some spells of rain can not be ruled out. With day one a washout, England opted to bowl first on the second morning as play finally got underway and James Anderson made immediate inroads.
  • Spurs make Premier League history with zero signings

    Spurs make Premier League history with zero signings

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    Thursday's deadline passed without Spurs signing any new players, either permanently or on loan, so coach Mauricio Pochettino will open the club's new stadium with the same squad that finished third in the Premier League in May. "If you cannot add players who can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best player". "I am with full energy, I am fitter than last season because I was thinking if a player involved in the World Cup arrives not fit then ...
  • Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius given standing ovation upon Anfield return

    Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius given standing ovation upon Anfield return

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    Liverpool's first Premier League match of the season sees them take on West Ham United next Sunday. But we want to know which ones make it into the starting line-up for the opener against West Ham at Anfield on Sunday. After victory over Torino , the German said: "We will see". On Ings, Klopp continued: "It's all open, what can I say? It was a really big gesture".
  • Chelsea Close In On Loan Signing Of Real Madrid Star

    Chelsea Close In On Loan Signing Of Real Madrid Star

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    But, shock reports emerged linking Modric with a move away from Spain . Real Madrid have already endured an interesting summer with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club for Juventus and on the face of it, it would surely be a surprise if they let another one of their key players go before the window closes.
  • Rafa Benitez: I’m anxious about Newcastle

    Rafa Benitez: I’m anxious about Newcastle

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    The Venezuelan global becomes Newcastle's sixth summer signing following the arrivals of Martin Dubravka, Kenedy, Ki Sung-yueng, Fabian Schar and Yoshinori Muto. "We'll see where we are and we will fight until the last minute, trying to improve the squad first then after that the team". It's a pity that after two months we are talking about the last five days.
  • Browns trade WR Corey Coleman to Bills for draft pick

    Browns trade WR Corey Coleman to Bills for draft pick

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    Cleveland had eight first-round picks between 2012-2016. We've all seen the return that Cleveland received from their trade with the Buffalo Bills , yet it's still too shocking. In 19 games, Coleman had 56 receptions for 718 yards and five touchdown catches. The Bills lack proven depth at receiver behind starter Kelvin Benjamin .
  • Friendly Report: Bayern Munich v Manchester United 05 August 2018

    Friendly Report: Bayern Munich v Manchester United 05 August 2018

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    Manchester United failed to muster a shot on target at Allianz Arena as they slumped to a dispiriting 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich in their final pre-season fixture. Mourinho warned on Sunday he faces a "difficult" season if executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward can not add to the squad before the first game of the season against Leicester on Friday.
  • McIlroy gives himself a chance of Firestone win

    McIlroy gives himself a chance of Firestone win

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    Tiger Woods , an eight-time victor at Firestone, tried to go out with a bang and ended with a dud. The trio made the most of ideal morning scoring conditions, finishing the second round on 11-under 129, two strokes in front of American Kyle Stanley , who carded a 68 and Australian Jason Day, who produced a four-under 66 in the afternoon.
  • Chelsea may sign one more player- Sarri

    Chelsea may sign one more player- Sarri

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    It was a very positive conversation. "I am happy about it". Carlo Cudicini , another former Chelsea goalkeeper, remains as assistant to Sarri. Maurizio Sarri , though, has come out to give yet another update to the situation, as Real Madrid are regularly linked to the Belgium worldwide.
  • Latest signing to make debut THIS weekend

    Latest signing to make debut THIS weekend

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    Liverpool produced a superb display to defeat Napoli 5-0 in Dublin in their penultimate pre-season friendly on Saturday evening. "We should not waste time". "It's only positive, even the performances in training - which is not too important in the beginning - are already exceptional, so all good". And Alisson insists he will be 100 per cent ready by the time the Reds kick off their new campaign.
  • First Test: England out for 180; India need 194 to win

    First Test: England out for 180; India need 194 to win

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    Indian captain Virat Kohli , left, and Dinesh Karthik leave the field at the end of the day's play on the third day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston. Ashwin, who also took the wicket of Alastair Cook with the final ball of the second day, had figures of 3-34. Ashwin took three for 59 to follow his first-innings four for 62.
  • Pedro renews his Chelsea contract to 2020

    Pedro renews his Chelsea contract to 2020

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    Since becoming a Chelsea player he has regularly demonstrated his quality on the field and we look forward to seeing him continue to flourish under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri ". Sarri admitted he was unhappy with the Brazil international's delayed arrival but is confident of retaining the winger for the start of the new season.
  • Leonard passes physical with Raptors

    Leonard passes physical with Raptors

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    Leonard possibly was going to use the event as a chance to showcase the status of his recovery. Leonard will reportedly spend the week preparing to transition to his new team. For me, I understood they were trying to go in a different direction. Popovich, the Spurs' head coach, openly expressed his exasperation with Leonard last season during the forward's protracted injury absence.
  • Rangers trade Cole Hamels to Cubs

    Rangers trade Cole Hamels to Cubs

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    Hamels is due what's left on his $23.5 million salary, plus a $6 million buyout on next year's club option. "He has pitched in some pretty big games [and] he's done very well", Cubs Manager Joe Maddon told reporters Thursday, as the Hamels talks were heating up.
  • Chris Froome plays down 'misunderstanding' with police officer

    Chris Froome plays down 'misunderstanding' with police officer

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    The Manxman is one of two Brits selected for the African team, alongside fit-again Scott Thwaites. Team Sky told reporters that there was a misunderstanding when police asked the rider to stop, which caused him to crash. It was not clear that apology had been accepted as Demare said he had used Greipel's "insult" as motivation. "I'm delighted", said Alaphilippe. "Obviously that insulted me.
  • Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal supporters about Mesut Ozil

    Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal supporters about Mesut Ozil

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    Mesut Ozil was selected among the squad which travelled to Singapore for the International Champions Cup which Arsenal will be participating in and the Arsenal manager made the comments from the Asian country. He has taken full part in double training sessions on tour but the match against Atletico Madrid on Thursday will come too soon. "I prefer to give him normality in the team, he feels good with us".
  • Tiger Woods in the hunt and loving it at The Open

    Tiger Woods in the hunt and loving it at The Open

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    He begun the day in a three-way tie with fellow Americans Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner , two strokes clear of the field, but slumped to tied ninth place with a five-over 76 as a strong westerly breeze blew him off course. Tiger Woods plays his second shot from a bunker on the eighth hole. Woods and Spieth were among five contenders to make double bogeys. "And he's like, 'I put my chips behind anything you decide, always.' And that kind of gave me that little extra boost", Spieth said.
  • Jose Mourinho: Why I'm Not Happy

    Jose Mourinho: Why I'm Not Happy

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    The Independent are reporting that Jose Mourinho is actively looking for alternatives for Willian, who had been the #1 target for The Red Devils this summer. "Of course, when we welcome them [Maguire and Jamie Vardy] back I hope we can to give them the opportunity to continue their ambition and perform in the Premier League".
  • Thomas keeps lead before Tour's decisive week in Pyrenees

    Thomas keeps lead before Tour's decisive week in Pyrenees

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    Hilly, but not mountainous, the 181.5km route wound its way through the Languedoc Region in the area of southern France between the Alps and the Pyrenees. Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) broke away to crest the Col de Sié alone in the lead but eventually fell back into the relative comfort of the big break.
  • Tour de France: Chris Froome vows to help Geraint Thomas

    Tour de France: Chris Froome vows to help Geraint Thomas

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    The Spanish, fantastic. It just seems to be a French thing", Brailsford said. He added: "I'm not sure they would like to have seen their (France) football players being spat at (the World Cup) in Russian Federation". "The way I see it, I'd rather be in this jersey having the race of my life and getting booed than being 30th and dropped on the first climb and everyone cheering me on".
  • Turkish President Erdogan comes to Ozil's defence

    Turkish President Erdogan comes to Ozil's defence

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    One of Germany's top football players announced he is quitting the national team over the reaction to a photo he took with Turkey's president in the run-up to this year's World Cup. "We have so many influences from outside Germany and we say, 'Welcome all the world to Germany.' And Mesut was playing the last 10 years in the national team, Sami Khedira was playing a long time in the national team, [Jerome] Boateng, [Serge] Gnabry - so many influences from outside".
  • Zaman sets records as Pakistan sweep Zimbabwe

    Zaman sets records as Pakistan sweep Zimbabwe

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    Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 131 runs on Sunday in the fifth and final one-day global to clean sweep the ODI series. He erased records of Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen , Quinton de Kock , Babar Azam and Jonathan Trott to become the fastest to a thousand career runs in ODIs.
  • Unai Emery's Arsenal reign starts with 8-0 win

    Unai Emery's Arsenal reign starts with 8-0 win

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    Arsenal face Boreham Wood in Emery's first match as Gunners boss this weekend. I help them. For us, Mesut is a very important player, we want to help [him]. "All the players are the same", Emery told Arsenal Player. Emery and his coaching staff have been working at Arsenal's training base for the last two weeks, running the rule over those players not involved at the World Cup.
  • Trump Expected Pravda Questions at Putin Press Conference

    Trump Expected Pravda Questions at Putin Press Conference

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    Did I hear you?' he asked, appearing amused. The former intelligence chief asserted that Mr Trump's statement was "nothing short of treasonous" and that he was "wholly in the pocket of Putin". Rubio co-authored the legislation with Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen, a bipartisan effort revived by the fallout of last week's summit. But when ABC's Cecilia Vega asked "Is Russia still targeting the US, Mr.
  • Chelsea sign Jorginho from Napoli on a five-year deal worth £57m

    Chelsea sign Jorginho from Napoli on a five-year deal worth £57m

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    Uncertainty clouded Conte's position all last season and on Thursday reports emerged from Italy that his Chelsea reign was over. The former Partenopei coach also apologised earlier this year for taking exception to a female reporter's question at a post-match press conference and replying: "You're a woman, you're pretty, for those two reasons I won't tell you to piss off".
  • DeRozan says Raptors lied to him about trade

    DeRozan says Raptors lied to him about trade

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    Even though Kawhi has made it clear for quite some time that he didn't have any intention of ever suiting up in a Spurs jersey ever again, the moment is still bittersweet for a franchise that finally got to rid themselves of their disgruntled superstar despite the fact that he's a bona fide top 10 all-around player when healthy.
  • Raptors Have Made ‘Compelling Offer’ For Kawhi Leonard

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    Kawhi Leonard could leave the San Antonio Spurs - but where is he most likely to go? I think the Raptors are in the driver's seat . Lowe responded that if he were running the Raptors, he would offer DeMar DeRozan , Pascal Siakam, and at least one first-round pick.
  • Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final

    Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final

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    From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after others, it was clear how much he wanted to prove he's past the roughest patch of his career. Anderson and Isner walked on to Centre Court at 1pm for a big-serving showdown which many thought might go the distance. After each of his service games, Isner was one game away from the win, which was likely more agonizing than helpful, especially as ...
  • Summing up the Paul Pogba to Juventus rumours

    Summing up the Paul Pogba to Juventus rumours

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    Despite all of the criticism he has faced since joining United, the player will be heading back to Manchester as a World Cup victor with little to prove. "That's it! We're going to continue, we're gonna go all the way!" Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba wants to quit Old Trafford and return to Juventus .
  • Roma goalkeeper Alisson's agent fuels talk of imminent move

    Roma goalkeeper Alisson's agent fuels talk of imminent move

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    Real Madrid , another possible suitor, have yet to make contact with Roma . A €70m deal would make Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper of all time, smashing the €39m Manchester City paid Benfica for Ederson - Alisson's back-up in the Brazil squad - previous year.
  • Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

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    Tumult followed . Leaders of Trump's own Republican Party denounced his embrace of Putin over America's intelligence community, and his refusal to acknowledge the incontrovertible evidence that Russian Federation indeed had interfered in the presidential campaign.