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Antonio Conte Sends Message To Alvaro Morata After Chelsea Thrash Stoke

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Stoke were faced with a defensive shortage without injured duo Ryan Shawcross and Kevin Wimmer, while on-loan defender Kurt Zouma was ineligible to play against his parent club. Defensive errors took it away from us. Antonio Conte: "It's normal to come here and suffer". After his hat-trick against Stoke this afternoon, Morata has now scored six goals in his opening six games under Antonio Conte , a record that has proved the doubters wrong. Read More »

Dhoni and Kohli Didn't Make Steve Smith's Dream Team

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Along with captain Virat Kohli and veteran MS Dhoni - both of whom are known to be avid football fans - Team India enjoyed a session of footvolley at the Eden Gardens. Kohli played on to be denied his 31st ODI century, while Jadhav, while attempting a cut, was holed up by Glenn Maxwell. Especially when you come over here and play for the first time on a world stage against one of the best ODI teams in their own backyward - it can be overwhelming. Read More »

Morata hits hat-trick in win as Chelsea shrug off Costa saga

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From then on, it was all Stoke in terms of possession, but the home side failed to trouble a chelsea rearguard, that could afford to leave skipper Gary Cahill on the bench. "We started well and scored early". Despite having won just one of its three league home games, Chelsea has been flawless on the road and stays within three points of the Manchester sides at the top of the table. Read More »

Hughes Plots Stoke Shocker Against Chelsea Despite Depleted Defence Line

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Stoke stayed in the game until Morata finished them off with goals in the 77th and 82nd minutes, first dinking the ball over Butland and then tapping in to take his season's tally to six. A last-ditch Stoke clearance stopped substitute Eden Hazard's cross-shot from finding Morata, but the 24-year-old was not to be denied his hat-trick. Read More »

Leicester City 2, Liverpool 3: Man Of The Match

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Five minute on and returning hero Coutinho was stamping his mark on the match with a sublime, powerful, pinpoint free kick leaving Schmeichel helplessly watching the ball fly past, given the Reds a two goal cushion. Coutinho is Liverpool's best player, and they're a better team for having rejected Barca's advances. "In the beginning it was so nice, how fluent we are, how creative we are". Read More »

Alvaro Morata, Chelsea Both Thank Fans for Changing Offensive Chant

Alvaro Morata was in sensational form, scoring his first hat trick for the Blues. He left the reigning Champions League winners in the hope of being a main striker at a club having played second fiddle to Karim Benzema last season. United's fans again aired a chant about Lukaku that draws on racial stereotypes about black men's penises and the club said they had requested CCTV footage from Southampton to identify the culprits. Read More »

Manchester United wants to identify the culprits after new chants racist

He said: "I don't understand what the fans sing". Mourinho's men are set to battle against Southampton later today and the Manchester United manager appears to face a selection headache. Sections of the club's travelling supporters continued to use the song at St Mary's Stadium , where Lukaku scored the only goal of the game. "If he starts matches, he tries to do well and if he goes on from the bench, even if it is for just 10 minutes, he tries to enjoy it and to give something ... Read More »

No new injuries for United - Mourinho

France global midfielder Pogba has missed matches against Everton, Burton Albion and Southampton since suffering a hamstring injury against Basel in the Champions League on September 12. The uncertainty is due to the fact that Pogba could require surgery to fix the issue and that United will decide if that is the best course of action next week. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony: Knicks fail to maximize value in Thunder deal

Per Woj, Russell Westbrook and Paul George played a big part in convincing Melo to waive his no-trade clause to join the small market Thunder . Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks haven't been the most harmonious relationship so if a deal could be made to get Melo out of MSG, both he and the Knicks would be open to it. Read More »

New details in deaf shooting in Oklahoma

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Rayos told the paper that Sanchez had developmental disabilities and didn't talk. They said he advanced on the two officers there and did not respond to commands to drop the weapon. So, mainly, it's hand movements that he does. "That's how he communicates", Rayos told the newspaper. "And he was actually - I believe he was trying to - he was frustrated trying to tell (the officers) what was going on". Read More »

Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon, misses record

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Dennis Kimetto's men's world marathon record of 2 hours 02min 27sec will be under extreme pressure with the convergence of three huge athletics talents in tomorrow's Berlin Marathon - Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge , former world record holder Wilson Kipsang and the man with the second fastest marathon, plus a mountain of global track golds, to his name, Kenenisa Bekele. Read More »

Rodgers cranks up pressure on Caixinha for Ibrox showdown

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However, there have been clear signs that the 21-year-old is easy to wind up, which may lead Celtic to try and provoke him, and Caixinha has said the striker must keep his cool in the cauldron atmosphere of the Old Firm. The Portuguese coach reacted furiously to an aerial challenge contested by the two players just before half-time in Celtic's 2-0 victory and confronted Brown as the teams left the field at the interval. Read More »

Tennessee leads UMass 17-13 in 3rd quarter

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Guarantano hit just 2-of-5 passes for minus-3 yards. "We needed to get win number three, and we got win number three", said head coach Butch Jones . Tennessee's defense buckled down and held on to preserve the Vols' flawless home record, holding the Minutemen to just 281 yards of total offense. Young gained 76 yards on 14 carries. Read More »

Stoke 0-4 Chelsea highlights

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Romelu Lukaku scored in his sixth successive league game in the first half, only for Saints to improve in the second and have chances to take a share of the points. Now he has to continue this way to be a great striker. Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge next Saturday at 17:30 BST. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review's Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-up to the January transfer window. Read More »

Costa who? Alvaro Morata scores stunning hat trick in Chelsea rout

In the second half, Stoke fans demanded the dismissal of Marcos Alonso after he fouled Mame Biram Diouf having already been on a yellow card. The defending champions are now in third place in the league table! It is not easy to win away against Stoke and I remember we struggled here last season but won at the end. Read More »

Man United announces $787 million record revenue for 2016/17

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Every team plays every team twice, home and away. Pedro scored Chelsea's other goal as Antonio Conte's side maintained its flawless away record in the league, keeping it within three points of United and City at the top of the table. Antonio Conte's side are looking imperious in defence, have a wonderful blend of steel and creativity in the midfield and attacking third whilst star striker Morata has hit the ground running in England. Read More »

Granite's HR highlights 8-run eighth as Twins rout Tigers

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Dozier rounded the bases with a Little League homer on the shocking three-base error as three Tigers showed little urgency in retrieving the ball. Robbie Grossman hit a two-run off Joe Jimenez, Jason Castro had an RBI groundout and Granite, who entered as a pinch runner for Mauer, went deep against Blaine Hardy in his 93rd big league plate appearance. Read More »

Ezekiel Elliott Takes Responsibility For Lack Of Effort vs. Broncos

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Bucannon's availability Monday could come down to game day, Bettcher added. Maybe even more so than Scott Linehan has these first two weeks. Arizona may be 1-1 on the year, but the Cardinals needed overtime to beat Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 2. Read More »

Penn State's James Franklin looks toward the Hawkeyes

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You just have to feel it. According to Sportsbook review , Penn State is a 13-point favorite over Iowa . Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was, like many of us, watching Penn State take on Iowa on Saturday night and was blown away by Saquon Barkley . Read More »

Huskers survive turbulent week with win over Rutgers

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Through three games, Grant leads Rutgers in receiving yards (112) and all-purpose yards (286), while tying for the team lead with 12 receptions. "This is supposed to be fun", Riley said, "so we want to get them ready to play". Freshman Jaylin Bradley also got work with six carries for 16 yards totals on the game. With the game in its infancy and still tied at 0-0, Rutgers quarterback Kyle Bolin looked into the flats for his tight end. Read More »

Dominant India aim to seal series in third ODI vs Australia

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Australia have found it hard to solve the mystery around chinaman Kuldeep, who on Thursday became the first Indian spinner to score a hat-trick in 50 overs cricket. Kohli, never to take a backward step retaliated by scoring 92 runs in extreme hot and humid conditions was seen replying to Wade. The duo scored 102 runs for the second wicket with Rahane making 55 off 64 balls. Read More »

A's catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels for national anthem

Deadspin has video here , if you're curious. Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell , who hinted at such an action earlier in the day, knelt during the national anthem before Saturday night's game against the Texas Rangers . "(Expletive) this man! Seriously on the highest platform for our country expressing that it is OK for there to be Division of man and rights!" He was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, where his father was stationed in the army. Read More »

Derek Jeter Reportedly Asks Marlins President to Fire Jack McKeon, More

Jeff Conine-known as Mr. Marlin, for crying out loud, after playing parts of eight seasons and winning two World Series with the team-joined the front office in 2008. "No question you're sad. That's the thing that made it so enjoyable - and makes this so disappointing - the fans treated you with such respect". "You can't fault them with that". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Demands Zinedine Zidane Drops A Real Madrid Player

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Coming soon to soccerloco.com , Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to debut the cleats in Real Madrid's home game against Real Betis on September 20th. "What we can change, however, is the next game ". I don't think about bad luck, that's part of football and the good news is that we have a match. Read More »

Costa without attitude - Morata era dawns at Chelsea

After receiving criticism following a big miss against Arsenal, goals will cast the deciding vote in an argument which could go either way and a goal this weekend will help both Morata and Chelsea . "I can not be too disappointed given the circumstances, we had a good go at it but they had too much quality in the end to take it away from us". "I think the last two goals embellished the result". Read More »

Five stats to tell your mates from Saturday's Premier League games

Despite a setback on the opening day of the season, it's been an impressive start overall for Conte's side who are now third in the Premier League table, just three points behind pace-setters Manchester City and Manchester United. Stoke , which was fielding a makeshift defense with Kurt Zouma ineligible and Ryan Shawcross and Kevin Wimmer out injured, is 15th in the table having recorded just win in its opening six games. Read More »

Joseph Parker's relief: 'I know I did enough, but we're in Manchester'

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Fury was looking to emulate his cousin who became world heavyweight champion in November 2015 when he outpointed Wladimir Klitschko. The majority of their bout had the light-hitting and not as talented younger brother of controversial ex-champ Tyson Fury perpetually on his back foot trying to win the fight off of his jab and movement while a frustrated Parker sought to outwork the passive challenger throughout their bout. Read More »

Barcelona down Girona to continue winning start to season

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Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Aleix Vidal did more to help provoke a second goal three minutes after halftime, when Suarez deftly let Vidal's unsafe short pass go through his legs, where it hit surprised goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz and went into the net. Read More »

Man City hit five past Crystal Palace

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He clipped the ball over the head of Scott Dann and when it dropped he rolled it underneath Wayne Hennessey for a super goal. "I thought we'd played some good football", he said. "In the second half, we were what we have been in the last weeks". The Palace chairman, Steve Parish, bought into his outline to make the South London club's football more attractive but it didn't work out. Read More »

Alabama leads Vanderbilt 31-0 at halftime

Tua Tagovailoa entered in relief of Hurts and impressed with 103 yards in the air and completed eight-of-10 passes. Alabama is coming off a 41-23 win over Colorado State, last Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium while the Commodores crushed No. Read More »

Conte heaps praise on Morata

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ALVARO MORATA took just 81 seconds to make his mark - and then completed his first hat-trick in English football in a dazzling display of expert finishing. While they will nearly certainly score a few goals against the Eagles, picking the right scorer could be tricky since there is so much choice (in other words, I'm still sore about opting for Gabriel Jesus last week when, although he did get one, Sergio Aguero bagged a hat-trick). Read More »

Pep Guardiola Is Not A Fan Of The League Cup

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They are under pressure. Let us know in the comments section below if you agree with the selections of the top 20 players in the PL right now. "If you look at Costa, he was brilliant at taking it up to the edge, then stepping back, and it affected opposition teams", Hughes said. Read More »