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Voting for this year's award has opened and will close September 1. The 26year-old Valerenga player is the only African shortlisted for this year's edition of the FIFA distinction, competing with nine other players amongst them five times FIFA Ballon d'or Lionel Messi .
  • Eric Reid Continues Criticism:

    Eric Reid Continues Criticism: "When Has Jay-Z Ever Taken A Knee?"

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    Some sports and music fans voiced concerns about the motives behind Jay-Z's new partnership given previous protests about the code's treatment of former player Colin Kaepernick . "Nah I won't quit playing but I will be a royal pain in the NFL's a** for acting like they care about people of color by forming numerous disingenuous partnerships to address social injustice while collectively blackballing Colin, the person who brought oppression and social injustice to the forefront of the ...
  • Philadelphia Eagles sign former New York Jets QB Josh McCown

    Philadelphia Eagles sign former New York Jets QB Josh McCown

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    Sudfeld injured his wrist in the Eagles' preseason opener and his recovery is expected to be six-plus weeks. The opportunity to join a contending team with a strong quarterback in Carson Wentz at the helm and a solid coaching staff in place was simply too much for McCown to pass up.
  • Patriots grant WR Dontrelle Inman’s request for a release

    Patriots grant WR Dontrelle Inman’s request for a release

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    What's best for Gordon might still be a question, but it's clear what's best for the Patriots when it comes to the turbulent receiver. Gordon has been suspended five times in his NFL career for violations of the league's substance abuse policy, and you have to wonder how many more chances he'll get after receiving a relatively light penalty from the league this time.
  • Liverpool Extend Perfect Start, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Fires Arsenal

    Liverpool Extend Perfect Start, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Fires Arsenal

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    The drama echoed Tottenham's Champions League quarter-final second leg triumph at City's expense last season when they went through on away goals after Raheem Sterling had a late goal ruled out by VAR. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was Arsenal's match-winner again as they beat Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. Teemu Pukki hit a hat-trick as Norwich clinched their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory against Newcastle at Carrow Road.
  • Raheem Sterling shows his class in Twitter reaction to Tottenham VAR debate

    Raheem Sterling shows his class in Twitter reaction to Tottenham VAR debate

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    The European champions have started the Premier League season with two wins to take an early two-point lead over the champions and are clearly the most likely challengers to prevent City a hat-trick of titles. Any attacker that commits handball, intentional or not, is now ruled a free kick?? Video replay exists in the Premier League to ensure correct results unaltered by clear officiating mistakes, yet it ironically missed perhaps the most clear refereeing error of the day.
  • Chelsea boss Lampard: How I've learned from Rodgers

    Chelsea boss Lampard: How I've learned from Rodgers

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    The second half, however, exposed that raw tactical naivety that cost them in Manchester, as Lampard failed to react to a more positive, direct showing from the visitors. Mount nearly grabbed his brace in the 20th minute after Cesar Azpilicueta delivered a good cross from the right channel, but his header was smothered by Schmeichel, before Kante was denied by a superb block by Fuchs in the six-yard box.
  • Former Bears running back Cedric Benson reported dead in motorcycle crash

    Former Bears running back Cedric Benson reported dead in motorcycle crash

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    Benson spent three seasons in Chicago but achieved his greatest success with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he played from 2008-11. Former Texas Longhorns running back Cedric Benson has passed away, per multiple reports. The Packers designated Benson to return from injured reserve later in the season, but the injury proved to be season-ending. Benson was a 4th overall pick of the Chicago Bears in 2005.
  • Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

    Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

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    The first match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand is set to take place at Galle . For the hosts, spinners Lasith Embuldeniya (4-99) and Dhananjaya de Silva (3-25) shared seven wickets between them. Ravan was on 33 right before the interval when played forward defensively but edged to Dhanajaya de Silva at slip. That was made possible by the eighth wicket partnership of 81 between Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal.
  • John Stones missed out on Manchester City’s squad to face Tottenham

    John Stones missed out on Manchester City’s squad to face Tottenham

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    The VAR people must have been having a cup of coffee at that moment". Set-pieces have been City's soft underbelly throughout Guardiola's reign but the arrival of Rodri, a club-record signing from Atletico Madrid and a towering presence at the base of midfield, was supposed to help them defend corners better.
  • Zinedine Zidane 'Made Contact With Sadio Mane' Over Sensational Summer Deal

    Zinedine Zidane 'Made Contact With Sadio Mane' Over Sensational Summer Deal

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    Zidane was dealt a blow on the eve of the new season, as summer signing Eden Hazard was ruled out for a few weeks with a thigh injury. The Senegalese global, who scored twice in the Reds penalty shootout Super Cup victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night in Istanbul, has been linked (fairly spuriously) with a move to the Spanish capital throughout the summer transfer window.
  • Bayern Munich Held To Surprise 2-2 Draw By Hertha Berlin

    Bayern Munich Held To Surprise 2-2 Draw By Hertha Berlin

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    Barcelona's director of institutional relations says there is "an initial agreement" for the transfer, but it hasn't been finalized yet. Yet the 27-year-old was too often a bystander in games and some suggested his style and positioning clashed with Lionel Messi.