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Vettel still believes in F1 title bid

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The team have done such exceptional job to have this advantage on Ferrari and have a one-two. Hamilton clinched victory on Sunday ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas , with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel - Hamilton's main title rival - finishing third. Read More »

India vs West Indies | Prithvi Shaw scores century in Test debut

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With all-rounder Hardik Pandya unavailable due to an injury, India are likely to play three spinners. Earlier, India got off to a nightmare start, losing KL Rahul for a duck in the very first over of the match. Shaw, who is being touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket, has even been named in the 12-man squad that India had announced on the eve of the first Test and is likely to make his debut on Thursday. Read More »

Accuser in Cristiano Ronaldo rape claim took 'courage' from #MeToo

The former Manchester United forward remains committed to the national team, that has never been in question, although this announcement happens to coincide with the timing of a rape allegation having been made against the forward. "I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense". "My clear conscious (sic) will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations". Read More »

Ronaldo left off Portugal squad amid rape allegations in US

That means, as well as missing this month's matches, he will also be unavailable for games against Italy and a rematch against Poland in the middle of November. A woman who has accused football star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her gained courage from the #MeToo movement to file a complaint, her lawyer has said. Read More »

Ilkay Gundogan Starts - Manchester City Team vs Hoffenheim Confirmed

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However, the lead was short-lived as Sergio Aguero leveled scores for Man City , six minutes later to make it 1-1. The Citizens are now second in group standings with three points from two matches. "As I said , it's not easy to approach his style of play, but I have a few ideas". City boss Pep Guardiola was fuming on the touchline but his mood changed in the final minutes when Silva stole the ball off a defender and fired home for a dramatic victor. Read More »

Bruce being pelted with cabbage 'sums up society'

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Last night's 3-3 draw with bottom club Preston - in which a cabbage was thrown at Bruce - has left the Championship club 12th in the table with 15 points from 11 games, a far cry from the title challenge many expected. "We wish them well for the future", a club statement read. Villa confirmed on their website that Bruce and his assistants Colin Calderwood, Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Gary Walsh were leaving their posts with immediate effect after having their contracts terminated. Read More »

Messi puts on a show to sink Spurs at Wembley

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The goal galvanized the home side, who had some decent moments as they chased the game, but Messi put the result to bed in the 90th minute, capitalizing on a Tottenham giveaway. Moussa Sissoko displayed a lack of composure as he blazed a first-time shot high into the stand behind the goal from 16 yards out on the right in the 68th minute, after Kieran Trippier did well to keep the ball in play. Read More »

History shows us Ryder Cup isn’t over yet, says Europe captain Bjorn

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Dubliner McGinley guided Europe to victory at Gleneagles in 2014 while Northern Irishman Clarke's team were defeated at Hazeltine two years ago. It was about time to help them. A 25-year-old Bjorn was elated, vindicated, joyous. It was exposed and the USA team exited Europe in disarray. Mickelson, who came into the week ranked second to last on TOUR in Driving Accuracy, looked especially lost in trying to find the bowling alley-like fairways at Le Golf National. Read More »

Josh Gordon talks about support he has received from Tom Brady

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With passing numbers exploding, Brady's 918 yards through four games ranks just 20th in the NFL. Added long-time teammate Matthew Slater, whose locker is next to Edelman's: "It's good to see him". He's excited, ready to go, and hopefully he can go out and play great. So when Gronkowski and Edelman are on the field together, it's nearly like the pieces of a puzzle nicely fitting together. Read More »

Napoli's Ancelotti surprised by Kassai appointment for Liverpool clash

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I spent two special years in Rome. "Failures make you a victor, because you learn from the failure and you improve mentally from it; you improve in every way, personality-wise and character-wise". Sturridge scored as Liverpool lost the 2016 Champions League final to Sevilla, while he he missed out on last year's Champions League final as he was on loan at West Brom . Read More »

Aston Villa sack Steve Bruce after run of bad results

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The 57-year-old, who has won promotion to the Premier League twice with two different clubs - Birmingham and Hull - replaced Roberto Di Matteo at Villa Park in October 2016. Under-fire manager Bruce will now need to prepare his team for a trip to Millwall at the weekend, which really seems like a must-win fixture as the team will be frustrated with their 12th-placed position in the league table. Read More »

Paul Scholes Rips Into Jose Mourinho, Manchester United Boss Responds

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Why is no one at Manchester United stopping this unedifying spectacle? The 43-year-old former England global has been a stern critic of Mourinho and did not hold back ahead of United's clash with Valencia on Tuesday night. "GMP has previously used police vehicles to accompany a team's coach but after a review of our core policing responsibilities it was decided that we would no longer provide this service at every fixture". Read More »

Brewers vs Rockies: NLDS Preview and Prediction

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The Rockies scraped out a run against Jon Lester in the first on a sacrifice fly from Nolan Arenado , but the Cubs ace kept Colorado scoreless through the rest of his six innings of work. The loser of Tuesday's game will see their season end. A sizable portion of Milwaukee fans in the crowd of 38,450 chanted "Let's go Brewers!" "We need to be ready to go", Yelich said. Read More »

Twins parting ways with manager Paul Molitor

With a backdrop of the struggles this year by centre fielder Byron Buxton and third baseman Miguel Sano, the players long targeted as franchise cornerstones, the Twins have a need for new approaches and voices for their prospects that stretches beyond the main man in the dugout, however. Read More »

NL Central tiebreaker game set for Monday

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Bellinger blasted a fastball from Marquez over the right-field fence to put the Dodgers ahead 2-0. Pitching in 32.2 C heat, Buehler was oh-so-cool in closing out a regular season that ended with Game 163 after both teams had identical records of 91-71. Read More »

TSG Hoffenheim vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

After defeat to Lyon a fortnight ago, it had looked like being another frustrating night for City in Group F until Silva pounced on a defensive mistake three minutes from time. 1' GOAL! Hoffenheim are in the lead after a matter of seconds! Shortly after the hour, John Stones came on for Otamendi as Guardiola made a change, and Walker went into the book for a heavy tackle on Kaderabek. Read More »

Mourinho is embarrassing Manchester United - Scholes

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Valencia added: "What I can say from the inside is that the lads are calm, working every day with a good attitude". "In the Champions League you need to pick up maximum points". 'Freedom of speech, free country, you can say what you want'. "We left the hotel at 6pm hoping that 30 minutes would be enough". "Uefa were nice, the referee was nice to allow us to start the game five minutes later because we at least needed half hour to be prepared but it was not a problem with the club ... Read More »

Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique reportedly suffer "complete breakdown in relationship"

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Young centre-back Juan Foyth and winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou trained with the squad but are unable to face Barcelona because they have not been registered in Tottenham's squad for the Champions League group stage. Once Kane had left the room, Pochettino was asked whether the England captain was capable of trying to take on Messi . We can only focus on Barcelona and then see at the end of the season. Read More »

Brewers' National League Division Series game times announced

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The victor will clinch the division title and the opportunity to host Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday. Cubs skipper Joe Maddon says in many ways the fact that the 162-game season comes down to an extra game to decide the national Central division champion shows why in his view baseball is the ideal sport. Read More »

Manchester United extend winless run in dour stalemate with Valencia

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And he couldn't contain himself as a lacklustre United were held to a goalless draw by the Spanish side in the first half. United now face a must-win game against Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday. United's front line just haven't clicked so far this season with Marcus Rashford , Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku all looking disjointed around the dynamic winger. Read More »

Former Valencia star Pablo Hernandez predicts loss for Manchester United

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Over to Europe, and the UEFA Champions League , where Manchester United have been training to face Spanish side Valencia at Old Trafford . Tomorrow and in the next games we will see who are the leaders. Critics believe the performance suggested that many United players have had enough of Mourinho and that the manager may have run out of ideas. "One of the most important teams in the world in the best club competition in the world, can we expect that they don't put in their ... Read More »

Napoli coach Ancelotti speaks about Salah ahead of Liverpool clash

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Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti expressed surprise at UEFA's choice of Viktor Kassai as referee for his side's Champions League clash with Liverpool on Wednesday. On Napoli's weaknesses and whether Liverpool will consider playing for a draw ... "But if you think he's putting your team in danger, he's got to get off the pitch". Read More »

Women's basketball to adopt new competition system from 2019

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Diana Taurasi of the United States, center, lifts the trophy after winning the Women's basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A.in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. China will face France in the fifth-place game at the Women's Basketball World Cup. "This is a very young team and these are really, really tough lessons to learn but the world is very good at basketball and we're learning that right now", said captain Kim Gaucher. Read More »

On the Clock: Are Rodgers & McCarthy feuding?

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As Baldinger notes throughout the video breakdown, Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen and Matt Ioannidis were instrumental to Washington's stellar defensive play against the Packers and points to how important they are overall to the Redskins' defense. Read More »

Brewers turn to Chacin for tiebreaker against Cubs

Then Yelich powered the Brewers to one more charge. He allowed six earned runs in 7⅓ innings for the A's in the 2014 American League wild-card game (won by the Royals) and three earned runs in seven innings for the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2008 ALCS (won by the Rays). Read More »

Mourinho confident his job at Manchester United is not under threat

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Sanchez, who has yet to net in the Premier League this term, is said to have made it clear to everyone behind the scenes that he was unhappy with Mourinho's decision. The way they played against Liverpool surely says they look a top side hard to beat. Mourinho redirected the question from a Spanish reporter to the journalist that wrote the story, joking at a packed press conference that he had "put a bug on my telephone". Read More »

Gary Neville blames Manchester United board for current slump

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Tuesday's match at Old Trafford could be a good opportunity for United to bounce back against a Valencia side who have one win in eight matches in all competitions this season, although that came against Real Sociedad on Saturday. Over to Europe, and the UEFA Champions League, where Manchester United have been training to face Spanish side Valencia at Old Trafford . A defeat at home to Valencia tomorrow night would plunge Mourinho even deeper into the mire and could even cost him his job ... Read More »

Dodgers, Rockies To Face Off In Tie-Breaker For NL West Title

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The loser will play tomorrow against the loser of the Brewers-Cubs tiebreaker game in an elimination game. A one-game playoff in 1980 was no better for the Dodgers , who were beaten 7-1 by Houston for the NL West championship. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, that decision went down very badly with the Dodgers. He retired the Cubs in order in the eighth, striking out two Cubs while throwing a few of his hardest pitches all season. Read More »