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Rakitic would not have been able to take on England in Sunday's crunch UEFA Nations League fixture, so the Croatian FA have decided the best option is for him to return to his club. "The team I played in had superstars, but this team has also got superstars", the 33-year-old said. "We want healthy players and Ivan in this moment is not 100 percent ready".
  • Rajon Rondo breaks hand, will be out for 'a few weeks'

    Rajon Rondo breaks hand, will be out for 'a few weeks'

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    Before the Lakers embarked on a three-game trip including his return to Cleveland on November 21, James showed his new home fans what they can expect in big games, as if they didn't already know. Los Angeles are off to their best start since the 2011-12 season. Lillard is dealing with knee soreness but had been considered probable to play in a favorable matchup with the Lakers .
  • Australia misses out on hosting rights for Women's Rugby World Cup

    Australia misses out on hosting rights for Women's Rugby World Cup

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    Dr Palmer, the legendary Black Ferns captain turned New Zealand Rugby board member, led the winning presentation at a World Rugby council meeting in Dublin alongside former All Blacks midfielder and fellow NZR director Mark Robinson. "I would also like to thank Australia for their exceptional bid". New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew says it will be a 12 team competition. "The New Zealand Government strongly supported the bid, with backing from MBIE, Auckland Tourism Events and ...
  • Draymond Green suspended over tiff with Kevin Durant

    Draymond Green suspended over tiff with Kevin Durant

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    The argument between Durant and Green began after Green ignored Durant's call for the ball in overtime, resulting in a Warriors loss. I don't think there's too many of them that'll tell you that I'm a bad teammate, but people get whatever they want to say out.
  • Butler's agenda hurt Timberwolves, owner Taylor says

    Butler's agenda hurt Timberwolves, owner Taylor says

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    The problem for Minnesota is that they play in one of the toughest divisions in the National Basketball Association and would have to navigate through a gauntlet of talented teams to win the West. The Golden State Warriors are the only other team that can boast of having that many. He talked about winning a championship and what it would mean to him.
  • West Indies opt to bat against India in third T20

    West Indies opt to bat against India in third T20

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    Though Rohit Sharma (4) and KL Rahul (17) walked out early, Rishabh Pant (58) has been consistent and made India chase the target by 20 overs. Skipper Rohit Sharma lauded southpaw's effort and said it was important for Dhawan to get some runs under his belt before the tour Down Under.
  • Manchester United Fans Set For Torrid 12 Months

    Manchester United Fans Set For Torrid 12 Months

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    Manchester United are now occupying eight position on the Premier League standings with 20 points after 12 games played this term and they will face Crystal Palace in their next EPL tie. "At United at the minute, players are low on confidence". But Mourinho's men were unable to stave off defeat at the Etihad Stadium, where substitute Ilkay Gundogan wrapped up a 3-1 win.
  • I’m exhausted, but I’m happy, says Chelsea star Hazard

    I’m exhausted, but I’m happy, says Chelsea star Hazard

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    It was the sixth straight game the former Nigeria winger missed since he last featured for Chelsea in their 1-1 home draw with Liverpool in the EPL. The 25-year-old has a contract at Lyon till 2020, but would be open to a move considering the opportunities that have presented themselves in a short period of time.
  • It's a girl for model Kate Upton, Astro Justin Verlander | AP entertainment

    It's a girl for model Kate Upton, Astro Justin Verlander | AP entertainment

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    The baby girl is named Genevieve Upton Verlander . You're the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I've ever met! "My favorite touch was the blue and white plates, which gave it the pop of colour", she added. The couple announced that they were expecting in July, which was about a year after they got married in Italy after dating for almost half a decade.
  • Madrid 'Very Happy' With Solari - Butragueno

    Madrid 'Very Happy' With Solari - Butragueno

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    Solari , who spent five years playing for Real, was promoted from his role in charge of Castilla, the clubs B team, after Lopetegui had overseen a miserable run that included just one victory in seven games. "It was a very complicated game and we also had setbacks with injuries, (but) we had personality and character". Fourth-placed Atleti are four points behind leaders Barca and looking to build on the momentum gained in midweek and leapfrog Sevilla and Espanyol, who play each other in ...