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Costa has stated that the Italian manager dumped him via text message while he was away on worldwide duty in June, while the club maintains he has been aware of their plans since January, with the forward going AWOL back to his hometown of Lagarto in Brazil.
  • Mourinho: Why Matic is my ideal signing

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    And he has wasted no time settling in, producing a resolute, commanding display at the base of midfield on his competitive debut against Real Madrid. Matic was named in the starting eleven for Manchester United's opening Premier League fixture against West Ham on Sunday and played his part in a comprehensive 4-0 win for Jose Mourinho's men.
  • Virginia State troopers killed when chopper crashes near nationalist rally

    Virginia State troopers killed when chopper crashes near nationalist rally

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    The cause of the crash is under investigation. Virginia State Police indicated foul play was not suspected in the crash. "Trooper Pilot Bates was a welcome addition to the Aviation Unit after a distinguished assignment as a special agent with our Bureau of Criminal Investigation", Flaherty said in a statement.
  • Brighton & Hove Albion broken down by dominant Manchester City

    Brighton & Hove Albion broken down by dominant Manchester City

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    It was a demonstration of City's ruthlessness which they will have to display against opposition teams which defend deep with men behind the ball, as Albion did on their Premier League debut. We didn't have full-backs and you have to buy full-backs. He said: "We spoke about that". Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: "The first game is always complicated".
  • Thoughts on the Steelers' preseason opener

    Thoughts on the Steelers' preseason opener

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    Watt - lived up to his first-round billing with sacks on his first two series in a 20-12 preseason win over the New York Giants on Friday night. Quarterback Josh Johnson , who started for the Giants with Eli Manning a healthy scratch, was unable to convert on two red-zone opportunities.
  • Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem before Raiders preseason game

    Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem before Raiders preseason game

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    Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said postgame that he was "surprised" by Lynch's decision. There isn't a specific reason why Lynch protested, but if it were parallel reasons, Charlottesville, Va. "It's not a form of anything other than me being myself, '" Del Rio said. Running back Lynch could be seen sitting by an orange cooler and nibbling on a half-eaten banana on Saturday night, instead of standing at attention.
  • Ibrahimovic in talks to pen new Manchester United deal

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    We lost two points against West Ham last season here and had lots of similar matches where we were dominant but didn't score enough goals. The nature of his goals against West Ham highlighted the impact Lukaku could have. And it's starting to show. West Ham debutant Marko Arnautovic looped a header onto the bar in response but United moved up the gears and threatened to force open the floodgates.
  • Neil Walker traded to the Milwaukee Brewers

    Neil Walker traded to the Milwaukee Brewers

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    The Mets are moving Walker on the heels of dealing Jay Bruce to the Indians as they shed veterans and salary after the trade deadline through waiver deals. "I've always felt pretty good there", he said . Walker has struggled to stay healthy in the past. The Brewers entered Saturday at 59-59 and three games back in a tight NL Central race.
  • Mourinho hails Man United new signing Matic

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    And he believes he can extend the sequence with Manchester United , especially as he has confirmed he has opened talks with Ibrahimovic to re-sign for the club when last season's 28-goal top scorer has recovered from ruptured knee ligaments.
  • Marcell Ozuna believes Giancarlo Stanton can hit 70 home runs

    Marcell Ozuna believes Giancarlo Stanton can hit 70 home runs

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    Arenado is one part of the heart of Colorado's lineup alongside Charlie Blackmon, and losing him for significant time would make competing in the National League all the more hard. NOTES: Rockies rookie 1B Ryan McMahon, who made his first big-league start, got an eighth-inning single for his first hit. He said he hopes to be sidelined for only a couple of days and is optimistic he can avoid a stint on the disabled list.
  • Awneera encounter: Police says only two militants identified

    Awneera encounter: Police says only two militants identified

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    It said: "During the search operation, militants hiding in the area fired on the joint search party". "The encounter has ended, but searches are continuing in the area", the police said, adding that two other militants had escaped. Earlier, one soldier was injured in a terrorist attack on an Indian Army camp in Kupwara region of J&K in the wee hours of the morning. He said militants lobbed hand grenades and fired automatic rifles from two civilian homes and an apple orchard, killing two ...
  • Romelu Lukaku Debut Brace Highlights Manchester United's Win vs

    Romelu Lukaku Debut Brace Highlights Manchester United's Win vs

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    The striker added a second with a header from Henrikh Mkhitaryan's free kick in the 52nd. New signing Romelu Lukaku scored twice to put Jose Mourinho's men in control, before late goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial wrapped up the three points for the Red Devils.