• Champions League: Messi scores hat-trick fires Barcelona to victory
Champions League: Messi scores hat-trick fires Barcelona to victory

He has now scored in 14 different Champions League campaigns, with only Raul and Ryan Giggs ahead of him on 15 and 16 respectively. He scored five goals and assisted two as part of a red-hot Liverpool attack in the group stages last season, so he will be hoping to continue that form on this season.

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  • No regrets over Arsenal job for stand-in City manager Arteta
No regrets over Arsenal job for stand-in City manager Arteta

The woodwork came to Lyon's rescue in the 17th minute as Jason Denayer, on loan from City, deflected Raheem Sterling's effort onto the crossbar. "We didn't press with the same intensity we usually do", he said. "It is disappointing. We are usually strong at home". City were dominating possession ten minutes into the second stanza but they wer...

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  • Rival coach says Steelers are a 'circus' under Mike Tomlin
Rival coach says Steelers are a 'circus' under Mike Tomlin

The Steelers have Tuesday off and are expected to report back on Wednesday. Tomlin said Brown has not asked the team to be traded, according to Bouchette. On Wednesday's "Off the Bench" podcast, Danny Kanell and guest host Brady Quinn talk about the mess in Pittsburgh, and what Brown's no-show can mean for the team.

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  • NBA Star Jimmy Butler Requests Trade Away From Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA Star Jimmy Butler Requests Trade Away From Minnesota Timberwolves

The rift between Butler and Timberwolves' All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns, as well as Andrew Wiggins , seems to be a major reason why Butler is likely to be traded before the start of the season. Butler repeatedly has said he wants to be in the best place to win a championship, and Minnesota isn't the best option for that. Butler is a free agen...

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  • Josh Gordon misled Browns about nature of promotional shoot
Josh Gordon misled Browns about nature of promotional shoot

What makes Gordon a bit different from any past situation, however, is that one of the hallmarks of the Patriots' well-established program is dependability - an area Gordon struggled with in Cleveland. "We see what he does when he's on the field, so I guess I'll leave it at that for now". In Week 1, the receiver caught one pass for a 17-yard touchd...

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  • Giroud opens up about 'special' Chelsea boss Sarri
Giroud opens up about 'special' Chelsea boss Sarri

A tibia injury that was sustained during the global break ruled him out of Saturday's victory, but it is not expected to be too serious. "When he gets the ball he can hold the ball and we can go in deep with him, so for us it's a pleasure to play with him".

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  • Browns cut Zane Gonzalez and sign new kicker
Browns cut Zane Gonzalez and sign new kicker

Joseph spent training camp with the Miami Dolphins and converted his three preseason field-goal attempts, but the team released him after he failed to beat Jason Sanders for the kicker job. Prior to that, he had a potential game-winning field goal in overtime blocked during Cleveland's Week 1 tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gonzalez missed ...

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  • Mike Zimmer Takes Ruthless Shot at Former Kicker After Vikings Cut Him
Mike Zimmer Takes Ruthless Shot at Former Kicker After Vikings Cut Him

Dr. John Tauer, a sports psychologist at the University of St. Thomas says missed field goals have haunted Vikings fans for so many years, it's easy to lose confidence in a kicker like Carlson. "Rick and I will sit down and we'll talk about it ", Zimmer said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. They won't get that fifth round pick back, or the w...

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  • Georginio Wijnaldum reveals why Reds are Premier League title contenders
Georginio Wijnaldum reveals why Reds are Premier League title contenders

You can win today and lose another game". We don't play Champions League or what? Once the game was over and we could all re-gather our thoughts, we had a chat with Jason McGovern from "Last Word On Spurs" ( @LastWordOnSpurs ) podcast to get his honest assessment of proceedings.

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  • Thomas Tuchel confirms that Neymar will start at Anfield
Thomas Tuchel confirms that Neymar will start at Anfield

Both sides have made ideal starts to their domestic campaigns so far with the two European heavyweights winning all five in their respected leagues. "No damage, absolutely not", Klopp said when asked about the consequences of Kiev. "It will not have a negative effect on the team", he said. "It was a brilliant experience that ended in disappointme...

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  • Alvarez beats Golovkin on points to take WBC and WBA middleweight titles
Alvarez beats Golovkin on points to take WBC and WBA middleweight titles

He kept the fight in the middle of the ring, he took the action to Golovkin and he was never hesitant to mix it up and trade blows. From the moment their first fight ended, I believed that Father Time would be on Alvarez's heading into the rematch.

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  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter Has Update On Possible Josh Gordon Trade
ESPN’s Adam Schefter Has Update On Possible Josh Gordon Trade

It is possible the Browns will try to trade Gordon before Monday so they can recoup something for a player whose has wasted his massive potential. But Gordon, 27, has played just 11 games since then because of numerous suspensions. General Manager John Dorsey released a statement Saturday that the team and Gordon had "reached a point where we...

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  • Liverpool's Firmino eye gouged by Tottenham defender Vertonghen
Liverpool's Firmino eye gouged by Tottenham defender Vertonghen

Players need to take responsibility for results and performances, not blame officials. 'The players and staff onboard the club flight back to Liverpool sent the Brazilian a video wishing him well, recorded on the team plane'. I don't understand. We play our kids or what? When you lose, yes of course you need to talk about different things, but ...

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  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery calls for improvement from Mesut Ozil
Arsenal boss Unai Emery calls for improvement from Mesut Ozil

The Uruguayan has been making substitute appearances, but Emery now looks as if he is ready to start the diminutive midfielder and pair him with Granit Xhaka at the base of Arsenal's midfield. Where do you think Arsenal will finish this season? "I can say that I am really happy with him because he's 32, but I think that physically, with his p...

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  • Seattle Storm sweep Washington Mystics to capture WNBA championship
Seattle Storm sweep Washington Mystics to capture WNBA championship

Stewart drained all four of her three-point attempts in the first half to build Seattle's insurmountable lead. Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury .

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  • Rodgers to work in rehab group at practice
Rodgers to work in rehab group at practice

Whether it's more significant is uncertain. "It's hard whether he's home or away, because he's so good and can really put the ball wherever he wants, from any position on the field whether he's moving right, moving left or staying in the pocket, buying time for his guys, he can make any throw that you can imagine", Smith said Wednesday.

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  • England boss Southgate defends Kane decision
England boss Southgate defends Kane decision

Sterling missed England's games against Spain and Switzerland with a slight back injury, affording Rashford his starting chance. "It's great we can all shout at each other and tell each other to improve like we did", he said. "We spoke at half-time and we weren't happy with how we were playing, but we took control after the break and got the go...

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  • England fans react on Twitter to Eric Dier's performance v Switzerland
England fans react on Twitter to Eric Dier's performance v Switzerland

Switzerland were the superior side before the break and Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri should have given them the lead early on but his effort rattled the post. We want to have an environment that's demanding because that's the only way we can keep raising the standards. "It's not been a flawless week by any means but we finish with a win, which ...

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  • Gritty tennis and good sportsmanship highlight the U.S. Open men's championship
Gritty tennis and good sportsmanship highlight the U.S. Open men's championship

Roger Federer has 20 titles and Rafael Nadal 17. Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, remains with that lone major title. "I had my opportunities during second and third set". "To the support of the loved ones, my kids, my wife, my small team of people that has been there with me through hard times as well", added the Serb who underwent...

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  • Danica Patrick's Reaction to Boyfriend Aaron Rodgers' Comeback Win is Hilarious
Danica Patrick's Reaction to Boyfriend Aaron Rodgers' Comeback Win is Hilarious

First-half splash plays from Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith were nowhere to be found in the second half. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN , the Packers had previously lost 111 straight games - 107 in the regular season, and four in the postseason - after trailing by 17 or more in the final quarter.

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  • Marcus Mariota injures elbow in Titans' loss to Miami Dolphins
Marcus Mariota injures elbow in Titans' loss to Miami Dolphins

Linebacker Lawrence Timmons went AWOL on the eve of the opener, and offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned at midseason after a video appeared to show him snorting white powder. Unfortunately, it was also a game marred by significant injuries. "I reflected a little bit on the grind that it was to get back here", Tannehill said.

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  • England 1-2 Spain: Hosts lose Nations League opener at Wembley
England 1-2 Spain: Hosts lose Nations League opener at Wembley

However, the England fans had barely retaken their seats by the time Spain levelled two minutes later when Saul swept home Rodrigo's cross. Three quick thoughts from Spain's 2-1 win over England in the UEFA Nations League at Wembley on Saturday.

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  • Umpire was not sexist - Serena Williams broke the rules
Umpire was not sexist - Serena Williams broke the rules

The six-time US Open champion, who has since been fined $17,000 by the United States Tennis Association for the violations, vigorously disputed each during the match. "To lose a game for saying that is not fair", Williams said. Osaka's sister Mari is also a tennis player and they were coached by their father after he chose to try to copy Richard ...

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  • Del Potro backs Djokovic to surpass Federer
Del Potro backs Djokovic to surpass Federer

The sixth seed survived three break points in the following game, an epic that lasted more than 20 minutes, in a pivotal moment. Djokovic was better than del Potro on their many lengthy exchanges, using his trademark body-twisting, limb-splaying court coverage to get to almost every ball, sneakers squeaking around the blue court in Arthur Ashe ...

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  • Eagles unveil Super Bowl banner on National Football League opening night
Eagles unveil Super Bowl banner on National Football League opening night

Atlanta's defense had a relatively strong night, holding the Eagles to 232 yards of total offense . Foles, the Super Bowl MVP still filling in for Carson Wentz , played it safe and the offence was conservative until Pederson turned to his favourite play on third-and-5 midway through the third quarter.

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  • Man Utd fullback Shaw has message after England head injury
Man Utd fullback Shaw has message after England head injury

Southgate said he was unsure whether his side could close the gap to the top teams before the next European Championship, in which the semi-finals and final will be played at Wembley . Meanwhile, England have called up Leicester City duo Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray for Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland at the King Power Stadium, the FA ...

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  • Spain coach says he has no doubts about goalkeeper De Gea
Spain coach says he has no doubts about goalkeeper De Gea

Spain's new manager has also introduced a number of rules for his team. They face Spain in the first match of the new competition; the Nations League, a tournament that has left even the players bemused. "It's a case of adapting to the characteristics of the players he has and it's also a fantastic opportunity for younger players to come into ...

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  • Tottenham's Harry Kane to wear golden boots for World Cup presentation
Tottenham's Harry Kane to wear golden boots for World Cup presentation

We did well. If you can't win a game it's nice to get at least one point but want to make it better and get the three points against Holland on Sunday. Kane will no doubt be looking forward to his first England match since the end of the World Cup. Harry Kane insists England still have plenty of work to do to progress further and compete regularl...

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  • Rafael Nadal retires in US Open semi-final with knee injury
Rafael Nadal retires in US Open semi-final with knee injury

Nadal said he didn't know what kind of effects might have been lingering from his quarterfinal victory over Dominic Thiem , which lasted five sets and almost five hours. Nadal came through an enthralling five-set quarter final with Dominic Thiem in which he lost the first set 0-6 before rallying to clinch the match on a tie-break in the deciding s...

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  • Seahawks Wanted First-Round Pick In Exchange For Thomas
Seahawks Wanted First-Round Pick In Exchange For Thomas

Wednesday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Dallas had actually upped the ante during the final week of the preseason, offering Seattle a second-round pick in exchange for Thomas. The offer was rebuffed, which fits with another one from last weekend that said multiple teams have inquired about a deal for Thomas only to find that the Se...

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  • Stephens cruises past Mertens and into U.S. Open quarters
Stephens cruises past Mertens and into U.S. Open quarters

It was too hot to play tennis", he joked. She finished the match with 13 aces and will take on Anastasija Sevastova for a place in the final after the 19th-seeded Latvian toppled defending champion Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-3. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, the same person she beat in last year's quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. This is he...

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  • Osaka powers into U.S. Open semis by routing Tsurenko
Osaka powers into U.S. Open semis by routing Tsurenko

The US Open has been her most successful Grand Slam and she has had big match experience on the Arthur Ashe Stadium before, having brought Maria Sharapova's high profile run to an end past year in the fourth round. And, when Sevastova dropped her serve at the start of the second set, she knew she was looking across the net at the best player in...

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  • Le’Veon Bell Seems Rattled By Steelers Teammates Blasting Him Over Holdout
Le’Veon Bell Seems Rattled By Steelers Teammates Blasting Him Over Holdout

Due to an ongoing contract dispute with the Steelers, Bell has held out from the team's recent training camps and preseason games as the 2018-2019 National Football League season gets underway. The Steelers typically sit players who don't practice in full on Fridays, and Bell hasn't entered team headquarters in almost eight months. The Steelers t...

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  • Real Madrid manager Lopetegui admits
Real Madrid manager Lopetegui admits "problem" in having three quality goalkeepers

With rumours constantly flying about his desire to return to Madrid, the Belgian refused to train to attempt to force a move through. Twitter may be gleaming with the success of Real Madrid but fans need to remember we're just three games into a very long season.

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  • Why I’m not Worried About Manchester United Sack- Mourinho
Why I’m not Worried About Manchester United Sack- Mourinho

On the day United fans flew a banner over Turf Moor that was critical of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward - who has feuded with Mourinho over transfer policy - this was an encouraging result for the Portuguese coach. "I never blame a player for missing penalties". Apart from a couple of late efforts from substitute Sam Vokes, winless Burn...

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  • Nadal sets-up Thiem clash at US Open
Nadal sets-up Thiem clash at US Open

Basilashvili, ranked 37, had won just a single game against Nadal in their only previous meeting at the French Open a year ago but played superbly here, especially in the third-set tie-break. Rafael Nadal is back in the US Open quarterfinals, and he won't face a rematch of the 2017 final. The opener looked to be heading for a tiebreak before D...

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  • Kaepernick collusion case against National Football League cleared to go to trial
Kaepernick collusion case against National Football League cleared to go to trial

That hearing is expected to take place this year. Kaepernick and Reid, both former San Francisco 49ers , drew a standing ovation from the audience when they were shown on the big screen sitting in the stands. Geragos and Kaepernick must prove that the league and teams acted in concert in violation of the CBA. Several NFL owners, decision makers...

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  • 'I couldn't get air' - Roger Federer complains of humidity after shock defeat
'I couldn't get air' - Roger Federer complains of humidity after shock defeat

Millman was grateful for the invite. Federer started the match well, breaking his opponent to love in his first service game to take a 2-0 lead and not yielding any break chances as he sealed the opener at the third attempt. "He pushed me around, " Kohlschreiber said after Nishikori reached the final eight for a second straight Grand Slam tournam...

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  • Federer hands Kyrgios US Open masterclass
Federer hands Kyrgios US Open masterclass

Zverev still has never made the fourth round in visits to NY after being beaten 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 by Philipp Kohlschreiber in an all-German matchup, while Joao Sousa defeated Pouille 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5). I have barely done anything. "I could take a leaf out of his book", he said , "just the way he goes about things, his demea...

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  • Federer braced for Kyrgios test on sixth day of U.S. Open
Federer braced for Kyrgios test on sixth day of U.S. Open

As Kyrgios sat down Lahyani got down from his chair and, amidst an animated dressing-down that lasted nearly a minute, the Swedish official was heard to say 'I want to help you , I know this is not you'. Federer cruised through the second set without losing his serve and then snagged a 4-1 lead with two service breaks in the third set. 'I haven...

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