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I will accept if Mourinho invites me for drink - Pep Guardiola

The animosity between the pair has been the subject of much discussion ahead of Saturday's clash, after the tumultuous relationship the two shared whilst in charge of Real Madrid and Barcelona. "[The atmosphere] should be good, fascinating, it's a derby and I think United respect us, what City did in the last six or seven years". It's not too defensive, but I know I will be more of a creator but have to help my teammates up front more to get them the ball. Read More

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Astros' Paulino loses major league debut 10-7 to Indians

Rookie Alex Bregman moved from third base to shortstop Wednesday and extended his hitting streak to six games (11-for-29) while Jose Altuve recorded two hits to keep his AL-leading average at.344. Hinch remains non-committal on his fifth starter going forward. Carrasco (11-7) allowed Colby Rasmus' two-run homer in the fourth, one batter after the game was stopped briefly when one of the bugs appeared to get in his eye. Read More

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Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kevin Harvick to win Southern 500

Now, he is seeking a much bigger honor. Martin Truex Jr. showed strength late in the race and held off a list of challengers over the final laps to win, his second victory of the season. The Furniture Row Racing star put on his best-career effort at the Darlington oval Sunday night. "We've prepped all this year to try and make it to Homestead again and win the championship, so that's definitely the goal", crew chief Cole Pearn said. Read More

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John Hunter Nemechek explains controversial finish with Cole Custer

John Hunter Nemechek explains controversial finish with Cole Custer

After the race, Nemechek jumped out of his auto and asked for the victory flag at the start line and that's when Custer took things into his own hands. Cole Custer started his Haas Automation Chevrolet from the pole and led 39 of the 66 laps turned. "But that's how it is, I guess". Then the over-aggressive driver hit him a second time as the two hot-rods slid into the grass. Read More

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WWE Backlash 2016: American Alpha to face Rhyno and Heath Slater

WWE Backlash 2016: American Alpha to face Rhyno and Heath Slater

The Usos turned heel on Tuesday, likely setting them up to win the belts. The One Man Band got told by Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan that if he wins the tag titles at Backlash , he'll get a contract on SmackDown . The Miz pushed a distracted Crews into Ziggler, then the ring post. It's become clear that WWE doesn't believe Wyatt needs many wins to remain one of the top stars on SmackDown . Read More

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Dhoni, Brathwaite disagree over USA ground

West Indies' total of 245-6 was just short of Australia's 248 against England in Southampton in 2013 while Sri Lanka's 260 against Kenya at Johannesburg in 2007 remains the highest ever T20 total. Rahul scored his maiden Twenty20 worldwide century in 46 balls and stayed unbeaten on 110. West Indies opener Evin Lewis says his knowledge of the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium pitch played a key role in his maiden Twenty20 worldwide hundred against India here Saturday. Read More

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Rooney defends England role after win over Slovakia

Kane operated as a lone striker right up until the point he was replaced by substitute Daniel Sturridge as England went in search of a victor which would eventually come in the dying seconds as Lallana struck his first worldwide goal. "I think I saw a little nervous tension and it's bound to be in the back of their mind". We were really unhappy. Kane, who is without a goal in his last 11 competitive appearances for club and country, was impressed by England's patience against Slovakia . Read More

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No. 4 Florida State rallies past No. 11 Ole Miss

Plus, the most important games are the SEC games. "He's a kid who loves his team", FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said of Francois. Florida State doesn't recruit stiffs. He broke a school record in Ohio State's 77-10 win over Bowling Green on Saturday for the most total touchdowns in a game. FSU went with more two-back sets to increase protection, while the OL improved dramatically as well. Read More

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Major Martin: Truex Jr. wins Southern 500

Truex had never won multiple races in a season in his career until now. In a bold move near the end of the race, Ryan Newman took the lead by not pitting on lap 311 and did his best to hold off the charging #78 of Martin Truex Jr. Pretty much summed up the night. "Just the dominant auto and just three bad pit stops on pit road". Sprint Cup drivers and teams have gone all out to dress up for the Southern 500 tonight, pulling out beloved paint schemes to honor stock vehicle racing's ... Read More

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Marlins activate Giancarlo Stanton from DL

Today, they are five games out and they've lost nine of their last ten. Even after missing the Marlins' last 57 games entering Tuesday, Bour still ranks fourth on the team in homers this season. Stanton leads the Marlins with 25 home runs. "Obviously, we're not in a great spot right now, at this moment", Mattingly said. The club paired Stanton's return with the activation of first baseman Justin Bour from the disabled list earlier in the day, plus the impending return of center fielder ... Read More

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Rory McIlroy rallies, vaults up Deutsche Bank leaderboard

Rory McIlroy rallies, vaults up Deutsche Bank leaderboard

Rory McIlroy came within a whisker of making the first albatross of his career but had to settle for an eagle at the par-five 18th in the third round at the Deutsche Bank Championship in MA on Sunday. A further birdie on the 12th saw the world number five move to 15-under for the tournament. Masson takes LPGA event - At Cambridge, Ontario: Caroline Masson broke out of a star-filled pack to win the LPGA Manulife Classic for her first tour title. Read More

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Kerber crushes young Bellis to reach fourth round

Kerber crushes young Bellis to reach fourth round

Open. Outside of the Williams sisters, Petra Kvitova is the only multiple women's Grand Slam title victor in the US Open and is pursuing a third major on a diet of movies, napping and as little practice as possible. "There's no pressure", scoffed Kerber, when asked if the No. 1 ranking was preying on her mind. It would not have evolved the game Angelique Kerber unlikely to be able to easily and confidently deal with Catherine Bellis , who on home courts shows a very mature and interesting ... Read More

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St Vincent and the Grenadines 0 - USMNT 6

Star forward Clint Dempsey has been sidelined with an irregular heartbeat, central defender John Brooks was a roster scratch due to a sore back, and midfielder Jermaine Jones has been out of action since early July with a knee injury. Right before halftime, Bobby Wood was going in on goal for a possible brace until he got a flying kick from Roy Richards to win a penalty. Goals from Bobby Wood , Matt Besler , Jozy Altidore, Sacha Kljestan and two from Christian Pulisic led a complete US ... Read More

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Serena Williams creates history at US Open

Serena Williams creates history at US Open

However, while she's looked sharp and hasn't played any taxing matches in singles, she's also playing doubles and mixed doubles, so fatigue may be an issue this far in the tournament. Williams is 4-0 against Shvedova, taking 8 of 9 sets. In the round of 16 at a major for the first time since 2013, del Potro next faces eighth-seeded Dominic Thiem. Read More

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Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint and model of mercy

Vatican City - After years of campaigns in her favor, Mother Teresa of Calcutta has finally been given the Catholic Church's highest honor , as she was declared Saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis on Sunday. John Paul II was a personal friend and as the pope at the time of her death, he was responsible for her being beatified in 2003. Clutching a picture of Teresa to her heart, she said: "It is wonderful that she has been canonised". Read More

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Paes, Bopanna beaten, Sania win in US Open

Paes, Bopanna beaten, Sania win in US Open

Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out from the US Open men's doubles competition as Sania Mirza progressed in the mixed doubles event with her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig on Friday. However, in the earlier matches in the day Indians didn't fare so well. Despite giving a tough fight, Leander and his partner Andre Begemann lost to Stephane Robert of France and Dudi Sela of Israel 6-2, 5-7, 4-6. Read More

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England captain Wayne Rooney confirms global retirement after 2018 World Cup

But the Manchester United forward has confirmed the next World Cup will be his worldwide farewell, insisting his "mind is made up" that it is the right time to quit. "Realistically I know myself that Russian Federation will be my last opportunity to do anything with England ". He is seen here acknowledging fans after England lost 2-1 to Iceland in the Euro 2016 round of 16. Read More

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Ibrahimovic and Pogba shine as United win again

Ibrahimovic and Pogba shine as United win again

It's the beginning and we need to get to know each other. "Sometimes we don't but we always try to do that kind of football the way that the team is defending because it's a completely different way to defend. Meanwhile, Pogba went the full 90 minutes despite not featuring at all in preseason during his protracted transfer saga, and the midfielder said he was pleased to be "home". Read More

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Sanchez leads Blue Jays past Orioles 5-3

Gallardo got off to a rocky start, allowing three runs on a pair of homers in the first inning, but he settled down after the Orioles' defense bailed him out of a couple of other early inning jams. Erasmo Ramirez pitched a flawless eighth and Alex Colome the ninth for his 29th save. CHICAGO - Right-hander Kyle Hendricks scattered three hits over seven shutout innings as Chicago beat Pittsburgh. Read More

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Philadelphia Will Be Announced As Host Of The 2017 NFL Draft

Philadelphia Will Be Announced As Host Of The 2017 NFL Draft

The Auditorium Theatre hosted the draft the previous two years, its first foray outside of Manhattan, its home for 50 years. The NFL seems to be moving toward a rotational system where the draft doesn't stay in one place very long. "... Philadelphia knows how to put on big events, we saw it last month when the DNC was here". The first round, held during primetime on Thursday night, is the marquee part of the draft . Read More

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Wieters' homer leads Orioles past Blue Jays 5-3

The Jays and Orioles meet again in the middle game of the three-game series, and Toronto can't leave town any worse than two games ahead of Baltimore. Pearce homered in his second consecutive game. Jacoby Ellsbury's two-out, 10th-inning infield single scored pinch runner Aaron Hicks as the New York Yankees outlasted the Kansas City Royals. Read More

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Tom Brady will be honorary captain at MI game against Colorado

Brady, who was suspended by National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell for New England's first four games of the season, told reporters that he would be searching for ways to stay occupied. Brady will follow Michael Jordan (Sept. 3 vs. Hawaii) and Eisen (Sept. 10 vs. UCF) on the list of honorary captains for MI games this season. He played for MI from 1995 to 1999, serving as a backup on the 1997 national championship team and leading the team to an Orange Bowl victory as a senior. Read More

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Antonio Conte: These are my plans for midfielder Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea

The Blues were heading for a shock defeat until Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to equalise and Cesc Fabregas produced a superb assist for Diego Costa's victor. "In this moment this is the team that is in top form and the team I think is ready to play", Mazzarri said. "And that is happening in Chelsea". The keeper told the London Evening Standard: "It's very good for him, I'm happy for him". Read More

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Rooney raves about Rashford despite England squad omission

That will be my last tournament. Sunday's World Cup qualifier between Slovakia and England will see Three Lions skipper Wayne Rooney make his 116th worldwide appearance. "I think it is still two years away but I started playing football professionally when I was 16, global football when I was 17 so 15 years of worldwide football is a lot of years and in my eyes I think that would be the right time to finish". Read More

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AC Milan prepare £30m package for Jack Wilshere

But he is sure to have plenty of options as the transfer window comes towards a close - and a switch within England has not been discounted. Click the arrow above, right, to see six possible destinations for the Englishman. The likes of Santi Cazorla , Granit Xhaka , Aaron Ramsey are way ahead of the Wilshere in the pecking order. Until recently Joe Hart was the main object of sympathy, having to put a fearless face on the fact his face no longer fits at Manchester City, before ... Read More

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Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham Hotspur Boss Slams 'Crazy' International Break

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham Hotspur Boss Slams 'Crazy' International Break

It is hard for the same players to be involved again but there is nothing we can do as the players want to play for the national team. On Thursday (25 August), it emerged Tottenham had made a reported £15m bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, an offer that was swiftly blocked by Palace chairman Steve Parish who insisted there was zero possibility of the player being sold. Read More

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Irsay says Colts' Mewhort expected to miss 2-4 weeks

Irsay says Colts' Mewhort expected to miss 2-4 weeks

Rookie Le'Raven Clark will get the start if Reitz is unable to go. In 10 seasons, he started 133 games, has 364 career tackles and 31 interceptions — No. A multitude of injuries and general poor play led to an 8-8 finish and nearly resulted in a complete house cleaning in Indianapolis . 11 of those players were on defense. Read More

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Claressa Shields Wins Second Straight Gold Medal In Boxing Final

Uzbekistan's boxers took a single medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games - a bronze - but at Rio 2016 they were among the contenders in nearly every category and won seven medals, more than any other country. "I was questioning myself about my first fight, and why I was so exhausted", she said. "A lot of girls are here just to beat me, but I'm here to win a gold medal", Shields said. Read More

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