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Liverpool transfer rumours and gossip: Philippe Coutinho, Mateo Kovacic

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Barcelona had previously submitted a £118m bid for Philippe Coutinho , which included £37m in add-ons, in addition to the £81m that the Catalan giants were willing to pay up front. But hey, these things happen to the best of us - that's life. Neymar used that money to activate the buyout clause and to buy his freedom. - Neymar reunited with old Barcelona friends Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez for some social media fun. Read More »

Boston Red Sox Defeat Yankees To Win Series

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The Yankees went into the seventh inning trailing 3-2. No. 3 hitter at the plate with the bases loaded and no outs? Happ also homered and had an RBI single for the Cubs. That was the only blemish of Porcello's day though as he allowed just three hits on the afternoon in six innings of work. The five double plays induced by the Mets also tied a team mark. Read More »

Liverpool reject £114m Barcelona offer for Philippe Coutinho

FC Barcelona have admitted defeat in their pursuit of Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and have accepted he will not be leaving Merseyside. It looks like a move to the Premier League could be on the cards as the Daily Star are citing a report from Diario Gol that claims Kovacic has now reached a verbal agreement to join Liverpool this summer. Read More »

Manchester United thrash Swansea 4-0

Manchester United fans would be ill-advised to start dreaming about the title just yet but they will be heartened by another vintage performance in a 4-0 rout of Swansea which showcased their attacking firepower. "It's not always motorway - you find hard roads and roadworks". The 28-year-old Armenian struggled for form early last year after signing from Borussia Dortmund, but an upturn in form and confidence saw him become a key member of the first team, and he has started this season in ... Read More »

Detroit Lions Preseason: 3 Takeaways vs Jets

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Luckily, they'll have a chance to do just that when they take on the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Friday at Ford Field. McCown did not play in that game , but led the Jets to a touchdown on his only drive of the preseason opener. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho advises Marcus Rashford over boo-boys

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The Premier League table is yet to take any real shape, but one thing is clear from the opening two weekends: Manchester United are a force once more. The Manchester club, West Bromwich Albion and newly-promoted Huddersfield Town are the only teams in the Premier League to pick up consecutive wins in the brand new campaign. Read More »

Chelsea's Diego Costa to finalize Atletico move

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I never sent text messages, so it shows what kind of person he is. The 48-year-old only penned a new lucrative two-year contract a few weeks ago, but murmurings in the press have already suggested he is under the cosh to perform. Chelsea appear to be looking to English talent, with a squad lacking in homegrown players, and Le Saux hopes that England's national team can benefit from seeing one of their players arriving at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Cowboys hand Colts second straight exhibition loss 24-19

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The Colts had 13 total yards and 0 first downs. I think the biggest thing if you look at his drives is we got behind the chains a little bit, had some holding penalties and you're looking at some tough down-and-distances. Expected starting right tackle Le'Raven Clark worked more with the second team against the Cowboys . It could be the second year in a row that the Cowboys struck gold in an unheralded rookie quarterback. Read More »

49ers' Foster limited in practice with shoulder injury

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It still had the same feel. They want to see consistency, good ball-placement and smart decision-making. I've never really had that happen in a game. Siemian remained in the game until late in the third quarter, and now has a 118.5 quarterback rating in two preseason games, going 14-of-18 for 144 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the last two games. Read More »

49ers training camp: Three things we learned Thursday

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And I think we'll always respect people's rights. In any case, the Broncos will have to strengthen their offensive line that gave up 40 sacks in 2016. There's not a single word in football that will keep a coach up at night than this one, and they're infuriating, even in the preseason. They want to see consistency, good ball-placement and smart decision-making. Read More »

Neymar dazzled the football world

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Bayern Munich have been linked with a late summer move for 2014 World Cup victor Julian Draxler following claims that he has no future at Paris Saint-Germain after the recent arrival of Neymar in a €222m world record deal. PSG was already down to 10 men by this point, after Marco Verratti's sending off. Toulouse striker Andy Delort, whose foul on the Brazilian led to the penalty converted by Edinson Cavani , compared Neymar's skills to those of another Brazilian who made his mark. Read More »

Falcons vs. Steelers: 4 takeaways from second preseason game

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NOTES: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Antonio Brown will not play against the Falcons . The Steelers week three preseason matchup will be against the Indianapolis Colts. Chickillo was the latest to take a star turn in exhibition play. Atlanta Falcons vs Pittsburgh Steelers ( live stream online details here) of 2017 NFL Preseason Week Two commence at unusual afternoon schedule of 4:00 PM EDT at Heinz Field with live broadcast brought to you by ... Read More »

Woeful West Indies thumped by England in first test

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Stuart Broad and James Anderson are one of the most successful opening bowling combination in recent times, with the two bowlers now also occupying the top spots for the highest wicket-takers in England . England finished the second day's play with a late wicket, and picked up where they left off on Saturday as the Windies buckled terribly. "This winter is a hugely exciting one", he added. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Man United "let the horses run freely"

Mourinho also went to on to explain the role of his substitutes, with the likes of Anthony Martial coming on to ensure the wins in both matches. Swansea had no answers for the pace, the power and the strength of Mourinho's men who look a totally different prospect to last season. Read More »

Swansea 0-4 Manchester United

The Premier League was a new experience for him last season. " I think he has to learn how to enjoy it ", Mourinho said. "They were waiting with class, calm and consistency for the moment to kill the game". Although we had to defend more than they did, I thought our shape was good and we didn't let them have any real clear-cut chances. "That's not a problem for us", he told Sky Sports . Read More »

Garbine Muguruza too strong for Simona Halep in Cincinnati

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Pliskova, who won twice Friday after a rain postponement, said she felt drained once the match began. "I battled back and I'm glad things went my way". Top seed Rafael Nadal , the lone member of the "Big Four" present, was beaten by a near-perfect Kyrgios in the quarterfinals. Of Halep, she added: "I was thinking about [Halep reaching No.1]". Read More »

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane sets unwanted record

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On Saturday, it was pointed out that Manchester United seem to find the woodwork quite often with their shots - more than any other team since the start of last season, barring one... Chelsea , though, always looked more likely to score. Having missed the crucial penalty in Chelsea's Community Shield defeat by Arsenal , Alvaro Morata was presented with the chance to atone five minutes into his first start for the champions, but he headed Cesar Azpilicueta's cross wide. Read More »

Latest Odds on Mayweather and McGregor Fight

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He's basically boxing a guy that is a UFC fighter and not a boxer. The countdown is on, so follow skysports.com/mayweathermcgregor and Sky Sports News as we bring you news and interviews, features and clips to get you in the mood. McGregor though, as usual, sounds confident. Somehow, despite his everpresent habit of breaking and setting records, he always finds a way to top himself and when he makes his pro-boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather this weekend, he may well be taking part in a ... Read More »

Marvel's battle-scarred 'The Defenders' find teamwork tough

Alexandra's immortality is hinted at several times - her remarks about Constantinople and Brahms, the Twin Oaks Shipping Company documents that date back to the early 1800s with her signature on them - but eventually the show just comes right out and says that she's an immortal being. Read More »

Turnovers help Broncos beat 49ers, 33-14, in second preseason game

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While the running makes him appealing were he to start, Trevor Siemian appeared the better quarterback again in this game and is likely to be named the starter for the Broncos . On 3rd down and 11, Hoyer dropped back to pass, and as he cocked his arm back to throw, the football slipped out of his hand, flew up in the air, landed on the ground and was recovered by Broncos' defensive end Shelby Harris . Read More »

Sale Gives Up Two Home Runs, Yankees Edge Red Sox 4-3

Yet the Red Sox were only 1-2 in those games, and Sale got a no-decision in the lone victory, a 10-inning affair last Sunday night in NY. Sandy Leon drove in one run with a groundout and Bradley delivered a two-out RBI single, with Devers beating Brett Gardner's throw home with a nifty headfirst dive. Read More »

Swansea City 0-4 Man Utd - How the Red Devils rated

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Despite their positive start it's worth remembering Mourinho oversaw his side win their opening three games of last season - albeit scoring six goals - before succumbing to back-to-back defeats against rivals Manchester City and Watford . Read More »

Kyrgios to face Dimitrov in Cincinnati Masters final

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It's probably too early to say, but the 22-year-old tennis player is showing great promise, and he could even become the first Australian Masters series champion since 2003. If Pliskova beats Wozniacki, she will force Halep to win the title to seize the top spot. The match-up between Kyrgios and Dimitrov is also the first Cincinnati Masters final sans at least one Top-10 player dating back to 2006 when No. Read More »

Pogba, Martial and Lukaku find their shooting boots for Man United

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has called on his teammates to keep up the magnificent start to the Premier League season after back-to-back 4-0 victories against West Ham United and Swansea City . "When you have one per week your team has to be much better than when you have two or three and you have no time to train properly". The final 20 minutes of Pogba's brilliant second half resulted in a goal and another assist, His tally is now at two goals and two assists in 180 ... Read More »

Can the Green Bay Packers survive if Aaron Rodgers gets hurt?

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The Green Bay Packers don't have a roster with a lot of question marks, as they appear poised to continue their dominant reign in the NFC North. He did, and looked sharp - throwing a touchdown pass and going 6-of-8 for 37-yards. There were two five-man rushes with just the slot corner blitzing. Kyler Fackrell flashed as a pass rusher last season, but his run defense needs a ton of work. Read More »

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli relationship

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Tharanga was appointed limited-overs captain to revive the ailing team after their shock 3-2 loss to minnows Zimbabwe . And two wins over India will seal their spot in the marquee event before the September 30 cut-off date. It shouldn't be any different for the opening game of the five-match series starting on Sunday. India too had their share of issues with Anil Kumble stepping down as the head coach of the team following differences with Kohli. Read More »

Erik Jones Wins 1st Cup Pole at Bristol; Truex Jr. 6th

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Pretty cool place to get the first Cup pole. "Hopefully that gives myself a lesson and everyone a lesson of what it really takes to win these races". "I feel like our crew chiefs do well together". "We did nearly everything we needed to do". "A place that after I'm done my forearms are so worn out just because you are so tense". Read More »

Johanna Konta falls to Simona Halep in quarter-finals in Cincinnati

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The men's final will feature two first-timers. Kyrgios eliminated Spain's David Ferrer 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) while Dimitrov dispatched 19th-ranked American John Isner 7-6 (4), 7-6 (10). I knew she could stay there. Just like the opening set, the Romanian build off of the break, adding a second in her very next return game. In the second set, it was re-released to make it 4-2 and 6-2. Read More »

England rout Windies in Edgbaston Test

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Jason Holder , West Indies' captain, has challenged his players to "look themselves in the mirror" and find a way to fight back into the series, after being dealt a humiliating innings-and-209-run defeat in the first Investec Test at Edgbaston . Read More »