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However, there is potentially a huge spanner in the works, with Messi's wife insisting that they stay in Barcelona as she does not want to uproot their young family. Messi and his side failed to beat Peru at home and now have to travel away from home to get three points to keep their World Cup hopes alive. Diego Maradona brandishes the World Soccer Cup won by his team after a 3-2 victory over West Germany on June 29, 1986 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City .
  • Joel Embiid, 76ers Agree to Five-Year, $148M Deal

    Joel Embiid, 76ers Agree to Five-Year, $148M Deal

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    Philadelphia 76ers fans reportedly will be trusting the process for years to come. Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia confirmed Wojnarowski's report. The Cameroon native, who has struggled with injuries, has averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in the National Basketball Association. The Sixers will receive salary cap protection should Embiid miss significant times because of injury.
  • Mistakes, penalties: Jets lead the Browns 3-0 at the half

    Mistakes, penalties: Jets lead the Browns 3-0 at the half

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    After missing the first four games with a high-ankle sprain, defensive end Myles Garrett is expected to make his National Football League debut for the Cleveland Browns (0-4). The pass rush was better with six quarterback hits, more plays on the ball, three pass breakups and Morris Clairborne's interception. He was shown on the sideline with a baseball hat on as the second half started, with no indication he was hurt or having a recurrence of the migraine headaches that briefly sent ...
  • Kane, De Gea on list of Ballon d'Or 2017 nominees

    Kane, De Gea on list of Ballon d'Or 2017 nominees

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    The nomination comes following last season's fantastic title-winning campaign in which Kante received the PFA Player of the Year award for his outstanding contribution. The next set of nominees revealed are Luis Suarez of Barcelona, Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, Liverpool's Coutinho, and Napoli attacker Dries Mertens.
  • Paul Pogba to work with specialist coach to avoid injury

    Paul Pogba to work with specialist coach to avoid injury

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    He is now back at Carrington and a full prognosis is expected in the following days. Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been ruled out of his side's trip to Liverpool on Saturday with a knee injury. The first 48 hours, you have still got the swelling. Yet the prospect of Lukaku aggravating his ankle would infuriate Mourinho ahead of United's Premier League trip to Liverpool on Saturday, especially as Belgium have already secured qualification for the World Cup ...
  • India vs Australia 2nd T20I

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I

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    Last International ODI was played in Guwahati on November 28, 2010 between India and New Zealand and India won the match by 40 runs and Virat Kohli smashing a brilliant ton. We're doing our best and that's all I can do to the best of my ability. "This ideas everyone brings to the table, you say that to the captain and bring in some ideas and that's what we do to help each other out because it's a tough job when you're out there".
  • ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill Over Social Media Activity

    ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill Over Social Media Activity

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    ESPN said in a statement Monday that Hill and all employees were reminded in the aftermath of the Trump tweet that posts that may reflect negatively on the company would have consequences. "Hence this decision." reads an ESPN statement. "Understand? We will not. if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play". Trump demanded an apology for the "untruth" on Twitter , but ESPN decided not to suspend her at the time because of the context of the tweet.
  • Rafael Nadal overwhelms Nick Kyrgios to win China Open

    Rafael Nadal overwhelms Nick Kyrgios to win China Open

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    The 16-time Grand Slam champion Nadal got revenge for his defeat against the Australian, world No. 19, at the 2017 Cincinnati Open last eight, making the current record of their head-to-head encounters 3-2. It's a 500 event. "I love kids. I get more happiness from helping kids out and watching them succeed than I do from my own wins on the tennis tour".
  • Andersen, Beavers part ways

    Andersen, Beavers part ways

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    Andersen and the school agreed to a new six-year contract extension in January that would have increased his annual salary incrementally by $100,000 from $2.65 million this season to more than $3 million in 2021 according to documents obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive.
  • Ballon d'Or Nominees: Harry Kane And Robert Lewandowski Make The Cut

    Ballon d'Or Nominees: Harry Kane And Robert Lewandowski Make The Cut

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    Note: FIFA's "The Best" award will be announced on 23 November, with Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar being the final three nominees for that accolade. Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne , Bayern Munich's Lewandowski, Roma's Edin Dzeko , Tottenham's Harry Kane , Manchester United's David De Gea have also been nominated for the Ballon D'or Awards.
  • Fellaini to miss Liverpool clash after Belgium confirm MCL injury

    Fellaini to miss Liverpool clash after Belgium confirm MCL injury

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    He it is expected he will need a number of weeks to recover, according to the BBC . However, ahead of Belgium's final World Cup qualifier with Cyprus, Martinez has claimed that Fellaini could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines after the issue was revealed to be worse than first thought.
  • Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku declared fit: He could face Liverpool

    Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku declared fit: He could face Liverpool

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    The 24-year-old forward has been a regular fixture in the first team at Old Trafford and has scored 10 goals in nine games in all competitions. That may not please United fans, with Belgium clear at the top of World Cup qualifying group H and certain of their trip to Russian Federation next summer, but it is the news on midfielder Fellaini which will cause real concern.
  • Harbaugh doesn't rule out Michigan QB Speight for year

    Harbaugh doesn't rule out Michigan QB Speight for year

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    The Wolverines outgained the Spartans, 300-252. Taking care of the football was very hard for MI against the Spartans, who recovered two fumbles and forced five turnovers. The maize-and-blue clad fans were left groaning for much of the night because O'Korn simply struggled. Lewerke threw for only 94 yards, but he had no interceptions and rushed for 61 yards and a TD.
  • NFL Hall of Famer YA Tittle dead at 90

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    Tittle, though, spurned the Lions and played for the Baltimore Colts in the All-America Football Conference. Throughout his 15-year NFL career, he went to seven Pro Bowls (1953-54, 1957, 1959 & 1961-63) and was twice named the Newspaper Enterprise Association NFL MVP (1961 & 1963).
  • JT Brown Becomes First in NHL to Join National Anthem Protest

    JT Brown Becomes First in NHL to Join National Anthem Protest

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    On Sunday, Brown wrote a note on Twitter clarifying the motives behind his actions-reiterating one time for overzealous lovers of the American flag that he was not disrespecting the red, white and blue. After President Trump called for football players who don't stand for the anthem to be fired in late September, teams across the NFL performed demonstrations before their games that weekend.