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West Ham problems start with me, says embarrassed Bilic

The Baggies long-awaited takeover by a Chinese investment group was completed on Thursday and Tony Pulis committed his future to the club, saying the only way he would leave the club is if he were sacked. Bilic told the BBC: "They deserved it". It happens so many times since the start of the season - too many times. Bilic made a double substitution for the second half, taking off Mark Noble and the ineffective Simone Zaza in favour of Sofiane Feghouli and Jonathan Calleri.

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Mauricio Pochettino happy with Tottenham's squad depth

Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool at White Hart Lane before the global break and sit on five points after picking up a draw at Everton and a win over Crystal Palace in their other two games so far this season. He also managed to net 4 goals in Spurs' Champions League campaign, in which they reached the quarter-final losing 5-0 on aggregate to Real Madrid.

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Murray brothers keep Britain's hopes alive against Argentina

Continuing the defence of the title they won a year ago, Great Britain take on Argentina at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, with both Murrays set to play, despite losing their paternal grandfather, Gordon, this week. "Yeah we've had a lot of good days but I guess at some point, especially where we are now in the World Group playing great teams like Argentina , some days are just going to be like that".

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Swedish Court Upholds Arrest Warrant for WikiLeaks Founder Assange

The appeals court however said that Swedish prosecutors are working to speed up the investigation procedure. "The Court of Appeal also shares the assessment of the District Court that there is still a risk that Julian Assange will flee". Julian Assange appears certain to face questioning by Swedish authorities over rape claims following a court's rejection of his bid to have an arrest warrant overturned.

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Greg Roman Reportedly Fired by Bills

Roman's firing comes less than 24 hours after the Bills fell to 0-2 with Thursday night's 37-31 loss to the Jets. It's going to be interesting to see if new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn can do something more with the offense in Roman's stead.

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Barrett returning home for Saturday's game

Sooners coach Bob Stoops is well aware of the high-level nature of the game. "I haven't heard what you just said, but if that happened, [our coaches] probably use that", coach Urban Meyer said on his radio show ( via Eleven Warriors ).

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is immortal, says Watford boss Walter Mazzari

The 34-year-old celebrated his reunion with manager Jose Mourinho by scoring the winning goal in United's Community Shield win against Leicester City. United next host Zorya Luhansk, who drew 1-1 at home to Fenerbahce in Ukraine. "In the second half they answered to my words at half-time". Remarkably, the only Italian side to win were novices Sassuolo - who have never qualified for the European competitions before - with a 3-0 trouncing of 2012 finalists Bilbao on second half goals from ...

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Eagles Name Carson Wentz Their Starting QB

Add to that, the trade of Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings last weekend, and the writing is on the wall for the Browns to see. "I don't think the Eagles' offense is going to change because [Wentz] is playing", Browns head coach Hue Jackson said on a conference call with Philadelphia media Wednesday.

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Pep Guardiola: Man City fans need to embrace Europe

But after their convincing victory over their German opponents and the prospect of Barcelona arriving at the Etihad on November 1, Guardiola hopes the City fans will turn up in their droves in future matches. City fans have jeered the music since CSKA Moscow supporters managed to watch a game against them in 2014 despite it being played behind closed doors as a punishment for racism by the Russian club's fans.

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Jose Mourinho bemoans Manchester United's lack of ambition in Feyenoord defeat

Watford recovered from a poor start to their campaign with a thrilling comeback win over West Ham last weekend which has seen them move on to four points from their opening four fixtures so they'll be hoping for another positive result on home soil.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the rest of the Sprint Cup season

Jerry Petty since worsening symptoms stemming from a wreck at MI in June forced Earnhardt to seek medical attention and quit racing under doctors' orders at New Hampshire almost four weeks later. leads Denny Hamlin during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on July 9, 2016 in Sparta, Kentucky. Jeff Gordon and Alex Bowman will drive for the No.

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Oregon Ducks Lose Royce Freeman To Injury, Drop Game To Nebraska

Tommy Armstrong Jr. completed 20 of 34 passes for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns. Nebraska (3-0) came back from a 20-7 deficit late in the second quarter to give second-year coach Mike Riley a long-awaited win over OR (2-1). Top performance: Oregon's backup running backs. The Ducks plan to use silent counts on offense to counter the noise of Nebraska's 350th consecutive sellout crowd.

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Ranieri: Early goal calmed us

We hope to go through the group and play again, but for us also it is important if we don t achieve the first two positions, to go into the Europa League. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live after his side's first Group C match, the Italian added: "With Rostov [of Russia] we are the only two teams who have never played in the Champions League before".

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Cubs belatedly celebrate NL Central title after walk-off home run

They had a chance to clinch it in front of their fans at Wrigley Field Thursday night, but lost to the Brewers. The team released a new ad overnight that shows the "W" flag being flown around the world. The offseason additions of Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward only added to the anticipation for the Cubs' loyal fan base, and they have delivered up until this point.

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Australia strike early to down Argentina in Perth

Pumas captain Agustin Creevy then limped off moments later, and was soon followed to the sidelines by Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore as the cost of a hard-hitting contest started to count. But when you tell me, I couldn't care what he says. "We'll see how that pans out after he gets an X Ray". Meanwhile, Ardie Savea made an excellent first impression, for starters as All Blacks thumped the Springboks 41-13 last night.

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My Bhoys have moved on from Barca humbling, says Rodgers

INVERNESS offers a more sedate setting to Celtic following a hectic week for the Parkhead club but Brendan Rodgers' attitude will not differ. "We respect that Inverness had a hard start but in the last couple of games against St Johnstone and Aberdeen they have showed much better".

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.16.16 - What will become of Edward Snowden?

Stone said at a press conference at the Toronto Film Festival last week in reference to U.S. government surveillance programs. "This is a dishonest report that attempts to discredit a genuine American hero, after years of 'investigation, ' the committee still can't point to any remotely credible evidence that Snowden's disclosures caused harm".

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Red Sox outslug Yankees, maintain AL East lead

The final line on Betances is not pretty: 1/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K. Pedro Alvarez and Chris Davis homered for the Orioles. "I was getting myself ready for the next inning". The website MoonBigPapi.com is hoping to organize a group of 10,000 Yankees fans to get together and moon Big Papi at his last game in NY on September 29.

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Stuntman successfully completes Evel Knievel's failed Snake River Canyon jump

After completing to fantastic jump, the stuntman said he was overjoyed with his team's efforts after the success flight. The spot where Knievel jumped was 1,600 feet (488 meters) wide. Still, he had prepared for the worst in the days before the stunt, asking his young son to one day walk his sisters down the aisle at their wedding if Braun died in his attempt.

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Andy Murray overcomes Paolo Lorenzi scare to make US Open last 16

The arena will be replaced by a new stadium with a retractable roof for the 2018 tournament. "I know how to play tennis ". "But once I got up in the score, wasn't giving him any free points, I could sense it was getting tough for him".

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Murray brothers keep British Davis Cup hopes alive

By comparison with their singles match, this was quite brief, with the Murrays defeating Del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 inside three hours to maintain their record of never having lost a Davis Cup rubber together. Britain won its first Davis title since 1936 last season, beating Belgium for the historic victory. He paid credit to the Argentineans who both played extremely well especially in light of Del Potro's resurgence.

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Tigers freshmen to get workout vs Kansas

Next, Cozart - who finished 13-for-22 passing, with 87 yards, two interceptions and no touchdowns - dropped back to throw on the first play of a would-be drive and carelessly lofted a pass toward a crowd near the line of scrimmage on a long-developing play for tight end Ben Johnson.

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Diego Simeone's Atlético Madrid deal to expire two years earlier

I am guided by feelings and my heart". "I've stayed here for four and a half years because I feel a connection with the club and its supporters". Simeone, however, refused to explain why he asked for his deal to be reduced by two years. "They interpreted very well the start we needed, surprised them with a lot of people going forward". Simeone did not give away how such a schedule would affect his lineup on Saturday.

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Nadal & Lopez lead Spain back into Davis Cup World Group

Fighting to extend the tie into the third day after losing the singles rubbers on Friday, Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni took the fight to the Spanish camp, with Rafael Nadal pairing up with Marc Lopez . To the delight of the home crowd, the Indians produced some attractive returns in the next game to break Nadal's serve. The crowd goes wild, he goes wild, he takes deep breaths to calm his nerves, and serves the set out.

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Pro tennis: Kerber wins 2nd Slam of year

Never a Grand Slam finalist before 2016, Kerber beat Williams for the Australian Open title in January, then was runnerup to her at Wimbledon. The second-seeded Kerber fought back from a 3-1 deficit in the decisive set, beating No. The big-serving Pliskova was broken just once in her last two matches combined, but Kerber got breaks in the first and last games of the set. At the perfectly balanced score of 3-3 30-30 in the third set, after regaining the break but immediately finding ...

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Oklahoma St looking to bounce back after controversial loss

Gundy and Rudolph both felt confident that the team would be able to put the disappointment of their loss behind them, and that everyone would be able to re-focus on a hard upcoming opponent in Pitt (2-0). The Cowboys gave up repeated big pass plays to Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush, which is no great crime, since Rush is quite effective. "It's pretty wonderful, when you watch him, to think that he's gone through that".

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Fast start essential against Watford claims Luke Shaw

Both losses were slender and could have been avoided were it not for ineffective first-half displays - something Shaw says cannot be repeated when they return to domestic action with a trip to Watford on Sunday. "They were 2-0 down as well, so to come back and win 4-2, away as well - everyone knows how hard it is to play against West Ham - I am sure they will be in good spirits ahead of the game on Sunday".

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Leicester ease to first Champions League win

Eleven-time champion Real Madrid needed a late victor from substitute Alvaro Morata to prevail, 2-1, over Sporting Lisbon in their opening game in the competition on a Wednesday night also marked by Premier League champion Leicester's maiden Champions League win.

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Alabama vs Ole Miss is bigger than rankings and playoffs

Saban said the team would work on dealing with crowd noise during practice this week. "We're going through a learning curve with him to get him to be confident and understand and make choices and decisions that are going to be beneficial to him and the offense".

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Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw could return Friday

Christian Friedrich was back in the starting lineup after briefly working out of the bullpen. Grant Dayton struck out two in a hitless seventh, Joe Blanton threw a scoreless eighth, and closer Kenley Jansen added a scoreless ninth for his 41st save.

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Steelers' Markus Wheaton Ruled Out, Sammie Coates' Week 1 Fantasy Football Stock

With the game still in the balance, the Steelers relied repeatedly on Williams "by design", QB Ben Roethlisberger insisted. Despite the big deal and big reputation, Norman didn't trail Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown across the field on Monday night on many plays.

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LSU RB Fournette (ankle) out vs. Jacksonville St.

The Tigers also got off to a slow start with their running game, and the plan to lessen the burden on junior running back Leonard Fournette proved futile. "We realize the monumental task we have", Akron coach Terry Bowden said. "We're in adversity now". He also had a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

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Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to stick together after Liverpool defeat

The outcome leaves both Chelsea and Liverpool with 10 points each, but the Blues are ahead of the Reds in the Premier League table by virtue of goal difference. Chelsea, sure to have been blasted at halftime by manager Antonio Conte, started the second spell better, with Nemanja Matic tiptoeing along the byline, and dinking the ball inside for a leaping Costa to volley in for his league-leading fifth goal in five games.

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Oklahoma won memorable game at Ohio State in 1977

But not only will this game live up to its top-10 hype, it will also give us two spectacular performances that will cement both Louisville's dynamic quarterback and Florida State's explosive running back as legitimate Heisman contenders and appointment TV the rest of the season.

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Ohio State vs. Oklahoma 2016

How big of a deal is it really to the team and the fans? I see them moving the ball early on with tempo, only to find their drives stall in Ohio State territory, and for them to settle for field goals. Last week Dano Opacich and I had Ohio State winning by 46 points and it was a 45 point win. Tough line of scrimmage game... The former Texas Tech transfer exceeded expectations at Oklahoma, where he's now undefeated in seven career home starts in Norman.


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