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New coach Ernesto Valverde promises to remain true to the Barca style of play, but he could be the one to pay the price for the poor job done by the club's directors. "That's obvious", he added. With players such as Luka Modric, Isco, Mateo Kovacic, Casemiro, Marcos Llorente, and Ceballos all battling for midfield positions, while Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema offering variety up front, it is hard to see how a Barca, who are still hugely reliant on Leo Messi, Luis ...
  • Cavs trade rumors: Kristaps Porzingis trade contingent on taking Joakim Noah?

    Cavs trade rumors: Kristaps Porzingis trade contingent on taking Joakim Noah?

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    Part of the reason why the Suns have been regarded as a potential trading partner for the Cavaliers is because the Phoenix-based squad now possesses an interesting collection of players. "I was kind of in the dark a little bit, but I got a feeling that the trade really wasn't going to happen". As now constructed, the Suns are likely not a playoff team, but they do have a talented core made up of young players.
  • Wenger gives updates on new Arsenal deal for Alexis Sanchez

    Wenger gives updates on new Arsenal deal for Alexis Sanchez

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    City have been heavily linked with the Chilean global throughout the summer, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has always been adamant he is not for sale, particularly to a Premier League rival. As per the Telegraph , Manchester City have launched a £60M bid to sign the Chilean. The second half started slow for Arsenal and they punished once again by Jamie Vardy who headed the fifth goal of the game with a well taken header after he was left unmarked.
  • Worcestershire sign Indian ace Ravichandran Ashwin

    Worcestershire sign Indian ace Ravichandran Ashwin

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    Ashwin is likely to be available for Worcestershire as early as for their match against Gloucestershire, starting August 28. It will be his first taste of county cricket. The Indian batsman will resume his cricketing career at England, where he had scored 223 runs for them in five innings, which also includes a century he had notched up against Gloucestershire.
  • Real wins as Ronaldo sent off after scoring

    Real wins as Ronaldo sent off after scoring

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    PSG is second on six points, behind Olympique Lyonnais on goals scored with Monaco, which thrashed Dijon 4-1 away earlier Sunday, in third place also on six points. "Now we turn our attentions to the return leg and we need to relax". Only an incredible goal line clearance from Jordi Alba then prevented Dani Carvajal from doubling Madrid's advantage seconds later as the game began to open up.
  • Luke Shaw's agent plays down talk of Manchester United departure

    Luke Shaw's agent plays down talk of Manchester United departure

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    It has recently been claimed that the England worldwide could be used by Man United in an attempt to sign Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose this summer, but according to Shaw's agent, the left-back will not be leaving Old Trafford. Luke Shaw's agent told IBTimes UK that Manchester United "love him" and the defender is not considering a move away from Old Trafford. Shaw is currently out with a knee injury as his teammates open the Premier League season now at home versus West Ham.
  • Everton interested in another Arsenal striker following Giroud snub

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    Oh Premier League football, we've missed you very much. Against a plucky Leicester side at a packed and tense Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger's men scored twice in the last 10 minutes - first through substitute Aaron Ramsey before the much-maligned Giroud headed in the victor off Granit Xhaka's corner.
  • London 2017: Usain Bolt ends incredible career by collapsing in final race

    London 2017: Usain Bolt ends incredible career by collapsing in final race

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    And world athletics boss Seb Coe presented him with a piece of the London 2012 track on which he won three Olympic gold medals and broke the sprint relay world record. When asked if bowing out will erase what he has done, the 30 year old Jamaican said; "For me, I don't think one championship is going to change what I've done".
  • Former West Indies bowler Joel Garner backs day-night Test cricket

    Former West Indies bowler Joel Garner backs day-night Test cricket

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    The other day-night Test match in worldwide cricket involved the West Indies, who were beaten by Pakistan in October 2016. The 31-year-old fast bowler said yesterday: "It's stepping into the unknown completely". We'll be desperate to go to Australia with a settled team, with a team we know can go to Australia and win, so it's up to the players in this series to win it and put some performances in".
  • Giancarlo Stanton sets Marlins single-season home run record with 43rd dinger

    Giancarlo Stanton sets Marlins single-season home run record with 43rd dinger

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    Without yet accounting for the injury, numberFire's models project him to record a.246 batting average with 6 home runs, 19 RBI, and 19 runs scored in 144 PA over the remainder of the year. It's not even the middle of August and Giancarlo Stanton has already set the Marlins' franchise record for home runs in a season. His 20 go-ahead home runs lead the majors as do his 26 that have either given the Marlins a lead or tied a game.
  • Chad Bettis shines in first Rockies start since beating cancer

    Chad Bettis shines in first Rockies start since beating cancer

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    The Colorado Rockies are thrilled to see Chad Bettis back on the mound after cancer treatment. Past year he pitched to a 4.79 ERA over 32 starts and led the Rockies with 14 victories. Carlos Gonzalez's two-run single off Jason Motte gave Colorado some insurance. Just thinking about everything that happened, everything my family and I have been through.