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She will face the victor of the second semi-final between Australia's Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus. The promising 20-year-old also won 84 per cent of points on her first serve, coming from a break down in the first set and refusing to allow Barty a way back after taking a 2-0 lead in the second.
  • Modric Named World's Best, Ends Ronaldo-Messi Reign

    Modric Named World's Best, Ends Ronaldo-Messi Reign

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    The 33-year-old was voted Player of the Tournament in Russian Federation as well as at the FIFA Club World Cup - with the latter one of his four trophies in addition to the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Supercopa de Espana.
  • Virgil van Dijk

    Virgil van Dijk "absolutely ok" after suffering rib injury vs. Southampton

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    The Europa League proved a costly distraction during the opening weeks for Sean Dyche's men, but with that competition now just a memory, it surely won't be another 12 games before Burnley win again. I think whenever one of the top six are playing home or away against the rest of the Premier League, you're always thinking "it's a great chance of getting three points".
  • 49ers confirm Garoppolo has torn ACL

    49ers confirm Garoppolo has torn ACL

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    Second-year quarterback C.J. Beathard sat second on the 49ers' quarterback depth chart entering Sunday, starting five games for San Francisco in 2017. Garoppolo injured his left knee while trying to pick up extra yardage late in San Francisco's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs . In the offseason, Savage joined the New Orleans Saints in training camp but was released by the team after they acquitted Teddy Bridgewater via a trade with the New York Jets.
  • Modric ends Ronaldo, Messi FIFA Award dominance

    Modric ends Ronaldo, Messi FIFA Award dominance

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    Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 Puskas Award for a superb solo effort for Liverpool in a Merseyside derby against Everton . Voting is now closed and whilst other awards have last minute changes, it is not the case for The Best, where an external company verifies results to ensure that there is no undue influences.
  • Maurizio Sarri makes frank Liverpool admission ahead of Reds double-header

    Maurizio Sarri makes frank Liverpool admission ahead of Reds double-header

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    The 27-year-old playmaker is expected to return against the Hammers and has been a key figure in Sarri enjoying an impressive start to his spell as Chelsea boss. Still West Ham deserve great credit for their resolute defensive display and how hard they worked off the ball - and they had the chances to win it.
  • Wolves, KAT agree to super-max extension

    Wolves, KAT agree to super-max extension

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    Butler requested a trade and the front office of the Wolves is resisting the idea of trading him while owner Glen Taylor appears determined to move him. It's great to see the majority of Bulls fans finally coming around on Jimmy Butler . Butler had requested a trade out of Minnesota even with training camp about to start on Tuesday, September 25.
  • Tiger Woods leads Tour Championship by three shots going into final round

    Tiger Woods leads Tour Championship by three shots going into final round

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    And then he touched it off. Tiger Woods has a three-shot lead with three holes to play, and now the Tour Championship has a few other developments. On one hand, it was astonishing. Remember: All these things must happen, and Woods still has to win his first tournament since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.
  • Patriots Almost Traded Rob Gronkowski To Lions In Offseason

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    In March, Greg Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal reported that the " chances were increasing " the Patriots would, in fact, trade Gronkowski. Rob Gronkowski with the Lions? According to the report, Gronkowski didn't even return the Lions' phone calls, even though former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is now the team's head coach and former Pats executive Bob Quinn is now the general manager with Detroit.
  • Sanchez to start for Man United - Mourinho

    Sanchez to start for Man United - Mourinho

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    Wolves are the only Premier League team to secure a positive result against defending champions Manchester City in the current campaign. United, though, have conceded only once during the winning sequence. Jose Mourinho's side were plunged into a relative crisis in the early stages of the season as they suffered back-to-back defeats to Tottenham and Brighton.
  • Unai Emery provides update on Lucas Torreira

    Unai Emery provides update on Lucas Torreira

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    Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he decides his first-choice goalkeeper on a game-by-game basis. There is also concern over wealthy no-show fans who, despite there being a waiting list for season-tickets, continue to renew their seat so that they can see the highest profile matches but are not then motivated to turn up for a number of other matches.
  • Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss not expecting goals repeat

    Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss not expecting goals repeat

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    Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has Alisson between the sticks, while in defence he goes with the central pairing of Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk. Left-back Andrew Robertson was impressive in keeping Kylian Mbappe in check for much of the game and he believes they have the capabilities to challenge in both the Premier League and Champions League .
  • Sergio AGUERO renews contract until 2021 with Manchester City

    Sergio AGUERO renews contract until 2021 with Manchester City

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    City, who are also without Kevin de Bruyne (knee), will be anxious to get back to winning ways after the hiccup against Lyon and Guardiola is expecting a physical challenge against Neil Warnock's promoted Cardiff side. "I understand when you take that decision - it happened in Barcelona many times - I always know the reaction [will be bad] when the result is not good, but I have to take decisions".
  • Pogba: Man United getting better after winning run

    Pogba: Man United getting better after winning run

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    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho heaps praise on Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of the Premier League encounter between the two clubs on Saturday afternoon. Souness has no doubts that he would prefer Liverpool's James Milner to Pogba in his side on current form. The spirit, the cooperation, the empathy, the communication, all of that has improved and good results bring confidence.
  • Baker Mayfield Leads Browns To First Win Since 2016: Twitter Reacts

    Baker Mayfield Leads Browns To First Win Since 2016: Twitter Reacts

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    And so ends Cleveland's 19-game winless streak, the NFL's second-longest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. "I have had some great memories, but I am just getting started". I truly believe that we are going to win a lot more games. Carlos Hyde rumbled for 98 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and the Browns' defence, led by Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward , flustered the Jets into enough mistakes to get Cleveland back into a game that at one point seemed like it would be a blowout in New ...
  • What's the deal? Jimmy Butler reportedly requests trade from Timberwolves

    What's the deal? Jimmy Butler reportedly requests trade from Timberwolves

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    Wiggins remains signed with the Timberwolves through 2023. Butler went to IG when Wiggins brother celebrated the news Butler wanted out. Moving Kevin Love is an option too but there's a question of how much the Timberwolves would want Love to be paired with star center Karl Anthony-Towns, as neither have consistently been effective defenders at the National Basketball Association level.
  • Juventus star Ronaldo could avoid extended ban after Valencia red

    Juventus star Ronaldo could avoid extended ban after Valencia red

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    But English champions Manchester City struggled, with Pep Guardiola watching from the stands after a touchline ban, and were beaten 2-1 by French side Lyon at the Etihad Stadium after an error-strewn display. Bale added the second after a brilliant Luka Modric pass, with the Welshman lashing home brutally to double the score. Cristiano Ronaldo arguably is the best player in UEFA Champions League history and led Real Madrid to the last three titles in this competition.
  • Why is Pep Guardiola not in the dugout for City-Lyon fixture?

    Why is Pep Guardiola not in the dugout for City-Lyon fixture?

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    The home side's efforts finally paid off in the 67th minute as Bernado Silva pulled one back for Pep Guardiola's men. "Hopefully we can improve on the last two seasons because we came short". Banned from the touchline and unable to communicate with the bench, City manager Pep Guardiola did fill one seat in the stands and he saw his Premier League champions easily picked apart by the French visitors and not pressing with the usual intensity.
  • Guardiola pleased he put faith in Sane - Premier League 2018

    Guardiola pleased he put faith in Sane - Premier League 2018

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    Sterling's fellow winger Leroy Sane returns to club action after a hectic global break with Germany . A Manchester City season ticket-holder for 85 years, Cohen still attends every home game with her sister. Guardiola said: "When the ball got passed to Bernardo I said it is impossible that he is going to miss it because of his quality, but he missed it".
  • Chelsea's Sarri joins elite club after Hazard hat-trick

    Chelsea's Sarri joins elite club after Hazard hat-trick

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    Worryingly for the rest of the Premier League, Sarri believes Hazard can get even better if he stays further forward and wastes less time in his own half. We can cope with the problems with the quality in the offensive phase, but not in the defensive phase. 'I remember in my first season in Naples, the average points per match during the season was 2.28, I think.
  • Jose Mourinho calls on Manchester United to follow Roger Federer's example

    Jose Mourinho calls on Manchester United to follow Roger Federer's example

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    The Manchester United manager has left Antonio Valencia at home for tonight's match against Young Boys because he is anxious that the club's captain could suffer a serious knee injury. Ahead of the European clash, Mourinho has urged his players to follow Roger Federer's example and prove they can win even when they aren't playing on grass.
  • Klopp hails Wembley win as Liverpool's best display yet

    Klopp hails Wembley win as Liverpool's best display yet

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    And added good news from the Wembley trip was confirmation that Firmino's eye injury is not as serious as feared. The Champions League showdown with the French champions will offer another gauge of Liverpool's growing strength, but Klopp sees a long road ahead.