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Rafael Benitez chose to stay at Newcastle and rebuild after he was relegated with them last season. "But the fans have been wonderful with me", Benitez said. Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum and Andros Townsend were sold for an eye-watering total of £68million as he embarked upon a radical overhaul to build a squad fit for the Championship.
  • Man United beat league leaders Chelsea 2-0 at Old Traford

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    This kind of game gives us confidence. "The kid played fantastically well, but everybody fought and did what they had to do". Last season Chelsea had no pressure in 10th place and you play calm, you are happy. His players were enthusiastic students and it probably sums up the way Chelsea were rattled that N'Golo Kanté, of all people, was responsible for losing the ball in the build-up to the second goal.
  • Man U's Ibrahimovic out with knee injury

    Man U's Ibrahimovic out with knee injury

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    Ibrahimovic suffered the injury during Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Anderlecht in the Europa League. As for Ibrahimovic, who has yet to extend his deal with United beyond the end of the season, there are concerns that the injury could be enough to bring to an end his time with the club entirely - not just his season.
  • Anthony Joshua bans his mum from attending Wladimir Klitschko Wembley showdown

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    Then it was revealed Fury allegedly failed a drug test in February 2015 for the banned steroid Nandrolone, before ESPN revealed the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), which was overseeing the drug testing for the rematch between Fury and Klitschko, had informed Fury a urine sample taken on September 22 had tested positive for benzoylecgonine (the central compound found in cocaine).
  • Pochettino calls for one last push

    Pochettino calls for one last push

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    Conte arrived at Chelsea having steered an unfancied Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 - a post he took having won three consecutive Serie A crowns with Juventus. His last goal had come on Spain duty, while for Chelsea he was on a seven-game barren streak. "I think he's not far off Kante", Puel said at his pre-match press conference.
  • NFL Draft 2017: Titans eager to add talent with 2 top picks

    NFL Draft 2017: Titans eager to add talent with 2 top picks

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    Jeffery is coming off of a down year, in which he was suspended and injured throughout the season but remains a top-end talent still in his prime. He rushed for 2,045 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2015, but played in only seven games a year ago due to an ankle injury.
  • Ingles key to Jazz's match-winning play

    Ingles key to Jazz's match-winning play

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    I'll gladly take this gritty team with 9 points. He's made an NBA-best eight game-winning buzzer-beaters in the past 10 years. "We definitely gained a lot of things out of these two games", he said. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that Austin Rivers "had a good day" Wednesday with his "movement", but "he's not actually going on the floor".
  • Toe injury knocks Griffin out for playoffs

    Toe injury knocks Griffin out for playoffs

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    Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers is expected to play in Game 5 against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday on a minutes restriction. During Griffin's absence last season - he suffered a partially torn quadriceps tendon in December (against Utah, eerily enough) that held him out until late March - Paul's stats increased from 19.3 points and 9.4 assists per game to 20 points and 11.1 assists per contest.
  • Rockets take 3-1 lead on Thunder: 3 takeaways from Game 4

    Rockets take 3-1 lead on Thunder: 3 takeaways from Game 4

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    OKC got itself on the board in the series on Friday night with a 115-113 win over the Rockets. "It was pretty tough, we don't make excuses", Harden said in a news conference when asked about his health. The Thunder are struggling hugely without Westbrook on the floor against a deeper Houston side, and this loss highlighted that. Boston blew a 20-point lead, but Thomas keyed a third-quarter run that put the Celtics back on top after Chicago briefly went ahead.
  • Chelsea have psychological staying power to win league

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    After a rampant first season in England in 2014/15 when he scored 20 league goals for Chelsea , Costa was among the players who most openly clashed with then manager Jose Mourinho last season and angry fans booed him after Mourinho was sacked.
  • Wenger is confident Alexis Sanchez will sign a new deal

    Wenger is confident Alexis Sanchez will sign a new deal

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    Koscielny, the Arsenal centre-back, had no doubt that Wenger's decision to change things around has helped increase the chances of the club ending a hard season on a high. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this victory means it will be Arsenal's third FA Cup final appearance in four seasons. "It looks like that".