• Conte new favourite to go first
Conte new favourite to go first

Chelsea have meanwhile let 11 players go since January, while only bringing four in, and club sources say it has started to affect the mood of the existing squad and "got into their heads" that they need to buy if they are to replicate last season's form.

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  • Sixers' Simmons most anticipated games in 2017-18
Sixers' Simmons most anticipated games in 2017-18

The L.A. Clippers tip-off the 2017-18 National Basketball Association regular season, presented by Agua Caliente Casino Resorts , on Thursday, Oct. 19 at STAPLES Center against the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 p.m. - Their longest road trip, spanning six games over 11 days from March 7-17, includes trips to Denver (March 7), L.A. Clippers (Mar...

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  • Game Of Thrones season 7 episode 5 review: Eastwatch
Game Of Thrones season 7 episode 5 review: Eastwatch

While Twitter is yet to get over that, here's a quick recap of other instances from Eastwatch that Twitterati are losing their lids over - Yes, Jorah is back and according to some , seems low-key jealous of Jon . Since Gendry is fighting by Jon's side, it's fair to surmise that he will become a trusted member of Jon's core group. ...

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  • Leonard Fournette, Marqise Lee expected to miss Thursday's preseason game vs. Buccaneers
Leonard Fournette, Marqise Lee expected to miss Thursday's preseason game vs. Buccaneers

Linebacker Telvin Smith , who was covering Lee, immediately called for trainers. Fournette (foot) will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Buccaneers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports . Going for 31 yards on nine carries, the former LSU star punched in a touchdown at the goal line easily. Many were blown away by his comments after...

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  • Odell Beckham Jr. makes jaw dropping catch in practice
Odell Beckham Jr. makes jaw dropping catch in practice

McAdoo did add, "I think, so far in camp, Odell has caught the ball very well". "He threw the ball and I was like, 'I've seen this before, ' " Beckham said. "Things are flowing, just keep continuing to push them in the right direction". "But I used that pain, I used that pain and I turn it into positive energy".

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  • Fowler dismisses Barcelona pressure: Liverpool have power in Coutinho battle
Fowler dismisses Barcelona pressure: Liverpool have power in Coutinho battle

Coutinho is now sidelined with a back injury which has delayed his start to the new season - he did not travel with the squad to Germany - and Klopp insists until the 25-year-old is fit again he can not waste time thinking about him and his position.

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  • Colts GM: Andrew Luck's arm stronger now than in 2016
Colts GM: Andrew Luck's arm stronger now than in 2016

Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star speculates that Luck has begun throwing again. It is also worth noting that in the absence of Luck, the Colts are apparently more than comfortable with turning to the team's usual backup quarterback in Scott Tolkien.

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  • Antonio Conte Set to Increase Chelsea Summer Spending Following Defeat to Burnley
Antonio Conte Set to Increase Chelsea Summer Spending Following Defeat to Burnley

And though Cesc Fabregas received a red card in the 81st minute, Morata's found David Luiz to make it 3-2 in the 87th minute and set up a dramatic finish. The visitors were the better side overall with a disciplined, energetic and ruthless first-half display that saw them put three past the Blues, with Sam Vokes netting twice.

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  • Liverpool concede late goal to throw away three points at Watford
Liverpool concede late goal to throw away three points at Watford

A back injury saw the Brazil global miss the club's opening game of the Premier League season, a 3-3 draw with Watford on Saturday, a knock that will also prevent him from featuring in the club's Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

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  • Philippe Coutinho not included in Liverpool squad to face Hoffenheim
Philippe Coutinho not included in Liverpool squad to face Hoffenheim

But he believes Julian Nagelsmann's "confident and aggressive" Hoffenheim team represent the most hard obstacle to Liverpool's aims of rejoining the European elite this season. "But we have to show it tomorrow". The team also took home the Copa del Rey three times , the Super Copa de Espana twice, and the UEFA Champions League once.

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  • Manchester United 4-0 West Ham: Red Devils stars rated and slated
Manchester United 4-0 West Ham: Red Devils stars rated and slated

We start the second season with a very good performance at home. We are much stronger as a team. "And I'm happy with these kind of stability players". Jamie Carragher has spoken about Nemanja Matic and why he thinks the player has been off the boil for the a year ago and a half - and claimed he understands why Chelsea chose to sell the player thi...

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  • Nationals Announce Bryce Harper Has No Ligament Damage
Nationals Announce Bryce Harper Has No Ligament Damage

The Giants (47-71) lost their first four games to Washington this season and last five overall. Andrew Stevenson (2-for-4) got the start in center for the hosts. With Harper out, the Nationals got their offense in the form of RBI doubles from Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Lind , and an RBI single from Daniel Murphy off Giants starter Jeff Samar...

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  • Confirmed: Manchester United Set To Sign Young Striker
Confirmed: Manchester United Set To Sign Young Striker

United have also made notable additions to their senior side, spending £145.7million, with nearly half of that going to Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku. These details are not yet defined. United already added the likes of Largie Ramazani and Aliou Badara Traore to the academy set-up in the summer. But the training rights and future sale...

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  • Ezekiel Elliott's appeal will hone in on ex-girlfriend's statements
Ezekiel Elliott's appeal will hone in on ex-girlfriend's statements

I'm a white girl. Their findings concluded that Elliott was deserving of a six game suspension . On Monday, Elliott's father tweeted that his son and his legal team are ready to get to work on having the suspension reduced or removed, citing the Star-Telegram .

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  • Stidham wins starting QB position at Auburn
Stidham wins starting QB position at Auburn

As a freshman at Baylor, filling in for an injured Seth Russell, Stidham completed passes at a 69 percent clip, tossing 12 touchdowns to only two interceptions. White led the Southeastern Conference in completion percentage in 2016 but struggled with late-season injuries and wasn't medically cleared for contact until the beginning of preseason prac...

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  • Montreal Masters round-up: Roger Federer to face Robin Haase in semi-final
Montreal Masters round-up: Roger Federer to face Robin Haase in semi-final

Nadal would have returned to No 1 in the world if he had defeated Shapovalov on Thursday, and then Adrian Mannarino on Friday. Let's take a look at a few unknown facts about the young Canadian sensation. That's why I have a lot of respect for this match today. Federer duly went a break up in the very first game, clinching it by lashing a trademar...

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  • Giroud hands Arsenal dramatic win over Leicester city
Giroud hands Arsenal dramatic win over Leicester city

The very first match of the new season of the Premier League between Arsenal and Leicester was a thrilling affair featuring seven goals. Just as the atmosphere had turned sour, goals to Aaron Ramsey , assisted by Granit Xhaka , and Olivier Giroud allowed Arsenal to hold on in the last five minutes to grab a courageous victory.

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  • The problems facing Antonio Conte and Chelsea after Burnley defeat
The problems facing Antonio Conte and Chelsea after Burnley defeat

Chelsea never recovered from the 14th-minute dismissal of captain Gary Cahill, while Cesc Fabregas was sent off later for a second bookable offence as the champions finished with nine men. Next up for the reigning Premier League champions is a visit to Wembley to face title rivals Tottenham on Sunday. There have been reports about Conte being ...

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  • Watch LaVar Ball vs. Ice Cube In Big3 4-Point Challenge
Watch LaVar Ball vs. Ice Cube In Big3 4-Point Challenge

As the primary entertainment during an intermission at Ice Cube's BIG3 Tournament event, Ball worked through a couple of airballs to sink a single long-distance shot, while the rapper bucketed two. Cube had promised to buy $495 pairs of Big Baller Brand ZO2s for Ball's AAU team if Ball won. This wasn't the only loss LaVar Ball saw this month.

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  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo copies Lionel Messi celebration, pushes referee
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo copies Lionel Messi celebration, pushes referee

If the ban is four games or fewer, it will apply exclusively to the Super Cup . The shift in demographic also meant that many more Madrid fans were present than a normal clasico where there are only 600 away fans. It was Ronaldo's turn to take centre stage. However, just minutes after his goal Ronaldo was shown a second yellow card, this...

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  • Nemanja Matic showed what Manchester United have been missing for years
Nemanja Matic showed what Manchester United have been missing for years

Manchester United and Romelu Lukaku are off to a flying start, on an afternoon where they raised expectations, while ensuring the water bottles remained grounded. He added: "It depends on what is happening or what was happening behind doors and we don't know". "It was very important for us that he scored his first two goals and, after that, it...

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  • Mourinho has no excuses not to win Premier League title - Gary Neville
Mourinho has no excuses not to win Premier League title - Gary Neville

He impressed on his debut league appearance for the Red Devils as goals from Lukaku (2), Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba earned an easy win against the Hammers. What is most striking is the size and physical presence of this United team, even more so now Matic and Lukaku have joined. It is always happiness and confidence for them.

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  • Louis Oosthuizen pokes fun at completing his
Louis Oosthuizen pokes fun at completing his "runner-up slam"

Oosthuizen finished two strokes behind eventual victor Justin Thomas in a tie for second alongside Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed. He lost a play-off to Bubba Watson in the 2012 Masters, finished second in the 2015 US Open after recovering from an opening 77 to shoot 66, 66, 67 and lost another play-off in the 2015 Open at St Andrews.

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  • Pallekele Test: India race to 134/0 in first session
Pallekele Test: India race to 134/0 in first session

The second test saw India again pile up a score of 600 and once again despite some heroics the Lankans did not measure up to the task. Holding a two-nil lead after winning the first two matches by comprehensive margins, Virat Kohli and his men stand on the cusp of history, aiming to become the first Indian team to complete a whitewash in an...

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  • West Ham boss Bilic admits to his disappointment following defeat
West Ham boss Bilic admits to his disappointment following defeat

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will be able to count on strong support from his team-mates this season, with both Antonio Valencia and Nemanja Matic backing the £75m star to be a success at Old Trafford after early criticism from cynics.

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  • West Ham striker Hernandez struggling at facing old club Man Utd
West Ham striker Hernandez struggling at facing old club Man Utd

The Hammers offered little going forward and were unable to live with their opponents at times, as the hosts picked up their biggest Premier League victory under Jose Mourinho . "I think we have the squad, the players and the quality to be able to do something good, but I think a lot of other teams also have great players and great squads, so we...

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  • Pakistan hoists taller national flag than the Indian tricolour at Wagah border
Pakistan hoists taller national flag than the Indian tricolour at Wagah border

The 120 by 180 feet flag, installed on a 400 feet pole, was hoisted by Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Wagah-Attari border. Congratulating Pakistani Rangers for arranging the remarkable flag hoisting ceremony at the Wagah border and calling the national flag a symbol of dignity, Army Chief Bajwa said, "We will foil the nefarious desi...

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  • Antonio Conte is causing unnecessary problems at Chelsea, says Paul Hayward
Antonio Conte is causing unnecessary problems at Chelsea, says Paul Hayward

The 28-year-old forward has spent the summer in his hometown in Brazil after manager Antonio Conte told him he was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. ( Chelsea ) had to respond, which they did, so credit to them, but we were disappointed with the two goals. "I have to try to adapt a new system and to anticipate this situation of playing ...

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  • Matic: I will be a United player for a long time
Matic: I will be a United player for a long time

Strikers can play phenomenally well, but if they don't score goals, the pressure is on them. "I never thought it was possible unless something special was happening and his agent told me we could have him and we were very happy with that".

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  • South Korea: North Korea lacks missile technology
South Korea: North Korea lacks missile technology

Reintroducing nuclear weapons remains an unlikely scenario, as that would undermine demands from Seoul and Washington for North Korea to abandon its nuclear programs. The real threat is "stumbling into an inadvertent nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula by misunderstanding or miscalculation", he said, adding: "Inflammatory rhetoric on both sides...

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  • Diego Costa Slams Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte: 'He Has No Charisma'
Diego Costa Slams Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte: 'He Has No Charisma'

Costa has accused Chelsea of treating him like a "criminal" in a forthright newspaper interview which will deepen the breach with the Premier League club. Why won't they let me go if they don't want me? He added: " You know that the manager doesn't want me ". The situation is complicated by the fact that Atletico are now banned from signing p...

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  • Ronaldo facing possible 12-match ban for referee shove
Ronaldo facing possible 12-match ban for referee shove

Real took the lead in the second half of the game through an own goal from Gerard Pique before Lionel Messi scored the equaliser for Barca. Ronaldo will serve a one-match ban in the Supercup second leg for his two yellow cards but if a similar additional ban is levied he will miss the first four matches of the Liga season against Deportivo La Cor...

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  • Elon Musk: AI 'vastly more risky than North Korea'
Elon Musk: AI 'vastly more risky than North Korea'

Now we're weighing the risk of life between a nuclear-armed North Korea and the impending threat of artificial intelligence with a fuzzy photo of a morbidly hilarious poster some billionaire is letting inspire his fear mongering. Noted space explorer and Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence-backed robots will one... The bot develope...

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  • Cubs continue to roll on road, defeat Diamondbacks
Cubs continue to roll on road, defeat Diamondbacks

METS 6, PHILLIES 2: Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson hit two-run homers and the Phillies ran themselves into trouble after Chris Flexen (2-1) loaded the bases in the fifth inning with no outs. That third and final out proved elusive at times for the D-backs. Arrieta, the 2015 NL Cy Young Award victor, hopes to keep the Cubs' recent road ru...

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  • Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic shine in new-look Man Utd
Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic shine in new-look Man Utd

Last season we were also top of the league in the first match and we finished sixth so this means nothing. Jose Mourinho says that Chelsea sanctioning the sale of Nemanja Matic suggests something unusual has taken place behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge.

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