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Sports Randy Moss with the Raiders
Author: 0 Randy Moss with the Raiders

Among his supporters in the crowd was San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard, whom 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan made sure to excuse from training camp so he could be in attendance. "Football is not who I am", Moss said. I was a football player. "Just know how much I respected the game". The down-to-earth guy in the gold jacket held it together during the rest of a heartfelt address devoted to thanking Urlacher's family and former teammates and coaches, perhaps the finest 19 ...

Sports Community Shield: Sarri's Chelsea value to beat ill-prepared City
Author: 0 Community Shield: Sarri's Chelsea value to beat ill-prepared City

On Monday, ESPN + will feature a highlight show recapping Sunday's match. Both teams have each won the shield four times and the victor on Sunday will become the sixth club to win the competition at least five times. The former Napoli man is key to Maurizio Sarri's style of play and triggers action in the final third with his impeccable passing accuracy - making him the flawless link man from defence to attack.

Sports Chelsea winger Willian admits he is 'very happy' in London
Author: 0 Chelsea winger Willian admits he is 'very happy' in London

The goalkeeper wants to return to Madrid to be closer to his family and experience a new challenge after four years as Chelsea's No.1. "But he has turned down a better offer elsewhere because this is more than a financial decision". "We understand that the people at Chelsea may not be happy that he wants to go but it is for a humane reason and he wants to be close to his family".

Sports Jurgen Klopp confirms Liverpool quartet will miss Napoli game
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp confirms Liverpool quartet will miss Napoli game

Shaka Hislop believes Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois is still better than Liverpool FC number one Alisson Becker . Alisson will be tasked with improving the Liverpool FC defence following the inconsistent performances of Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.

Sports Manchester City chase visa for Douglas Luiz amid transfer frustration
Author: 0 Manchester City chase visa for Douglas Luiz amid transfer frustration

One question for City fans is how manager Pep Guardiola will deploy Riyad Mahrez - the only significant addition to their already-impressive list of forward options during the summer transfer window. "The way we play is we attack forward, we defend high, we try to get the ball from them and then play our football". For Chelsea , Cesc Fabregas is a doubt with a minor knee injury.

Sports England all-out on 180. India has to chase 193
Author: 0 England all-out on 180. India has to chase 193

India claimed the prize wicket of England captain Joe Root as the first Specsavers Test at Edgbaston remained on a knife edge. The visitors suffered some early blows in their reply to England's modest first innings total of 287. Anderson, Broad, and Curran swung the ball on either side of the wicket , but Kohli marched valiantly to 149 by scoring 22 boundaries and one maximum.

Sports Maurizio Sarri Seeking Crunch Talks with Willian Over Delayed Arrival
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri Seeking Crunch Talks with Willian Over Delayed Arrival

Sarri's arrival at Chelsea was immediately followed by the signing of former Napoli midfield lieutenant Jorginho, who followed his old boss to west London in a deal worth £57million. "I am not happy about the situation but before answering I would like to talk to him". "I don't know in the future, it depends on the club, and especially on him I think".

Sports Some local parents questioning Urban Meyer book summer reading assignment
Author: 0 Some local parents questioning Urban Meyer book summer reading assignment

Meyer said he and his wife, Shelley , addressed the incident with the Smiths, but that's about as far as it went. "It's a insane, unfortunate situation", Apple said after training camp practice on Thursday. "Sometimes you get in life something you don't like ... you have to do something different", he told USA TODAY Sports in December. Meyer acknowledges he knew about a 2009 incident when he hired Smith but says he didn't hear of the latest allegation until last week.

Sports Lewis Hamilton reveals how Mercedes can beat Ferrari to F1 title
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton reveals how Mercedes can beat Ferrari to F1 title

Vettel is confident that Maranello's updates in the second half of the year will give him a big enough performance advantage to overhaul Hamilton's lead. "We had a pretty good vehicle and I was able to make it to fourth". "Last year we lost the championship in the second half of the year because our vehicle wasn't quick enough, but I am quite confident that we can improve", a spirited Vettel said.

Sports Anthony Martial to return to Manchester on Thursday
Author: 0 Anthony Martial to return to Manchester on Thursday

Jose Mourinho is not expecting to get what he wants this summer, but the Manchester United manager insists only bringing in one more player is "not a drama". They open the 2018/19 Premier League season with a home clash against Leicester City on August 10. He also recently had a rant about the quality of some of United's youth players who were part of the club's pre-season tour of the USA while a few of the club's first team stars are still on holiday.

Sports Mainz confirm Newcastle move for Muto
Author: 0 Mainz confirm Newcastle move for Muto

The transfer fee is expected to be 9.5 million pounds ($12.45 million) according to British media reports. "I'm very glad and happy and proud to finally be here and officially become a Fulham player". At normal clubs, it is usually the Championship club loaning a player off a Premier League one, not the other way around! "It means we can bring in another striker and we can be stronger", he said.

Sports Yankees acquire All-Star pitcher J.A. Happ
Author: 0 Yankees acquire All-Star pitcher J.A. Happ

A seven-year veteran and pending free agent, Maldonado is better known for his defense, having won the Gold Glove at catcher for the American League last season. He is 7-4 with a 2.98 ERA in his career against the Red Sox. The Yankees have someone that will take the ball every fifth day and generally keep them in the game until the fifth or sixth inning, for a low cost in prospects and against the cap this season.

Sports One Chelsea Star Staying Put, Another Leaving To Real Madrid
Author: 0 One Chelsea Star Staying Put, Another Leaving To Real Madrid

A fan favourite, set to remain at Chelsea . No sooner had Maurizio Sarri taken the Chelsea job than he was facing an uphill struggle to hold onto a number of key players. On the United States tour they will have Borja Mayoral and Raul de Tomas, two strikers with potential but they are not yet ready for a prominent role in the team while Vinicius also is only 18 and a player for the future.

Sports Jose Mourinho: Alexis Sanchez right to be unhappy in Liverpool defeat
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: Alexis Sanchez right to be unhappy in Liverpool defeat

For me, it's possible. "I gave my club a list of five names a few months ago". "If it's possible.it's possible, if it's not it's not". If it's possible, it's good. We still played simple and quick, kept them moving. We don't have wingers, we don't have strikers, he is the only who is here. "We're trying to play these matches as best we can".

Sports Kawhi Leonard passes physical with Toronto Raptors
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard passes physical with Toronto Raptors

Meanwhile, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes that Leonard will not attend Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas next week. Leonard will reportedly spend the week preparing to transition to his new team. "This comes down to what the issue has always been between the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard, that's communication", said Wright, as quoted by NESN . Kawhi Leonard's mysterious thigh injury was enough to keep him keep him shelved for nearly all of last season, as he engaged in an increasingly ...

Sports Arsenal boss Unai Emery confident Aaron Ramsey will sign new deal
Author: 0 Arsenal boss Unai Emery confident Aaron Ramsey will sign new deal

Unai Emery has admitted he is uncertain whether Arsenal's chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, will stay at the club amid reports he is set to take up a position with Milan. This [Ramsey as captain] is not yet official, this decision. After Luciano Vietto's opener for Atletico against the run of play, teenager Smith Rowe hit a dazzling equaliser - his first senior goal - in front of new boss Unai Emery as it finished 1-1 after normal time.

Sports Cubs Get Involved After Adult Fan Takes Baseball Intended for a Child
Author: 0 Cubs Get Involved After Adult Fan Takes Baseball Intended for a Child

And after the man gave the ball to his wife, she took a picture of it before giving it to another child, per a Twitter user who said he sat next to him. Chicago Cubs host David Kaplan later confirmed the reports. "Unfortunately, a video that was quickly posted and unverified has made a national villain out of an innocent man who was attending his first Cubs game to celebrate his wedding anniversary".

Sports City backed to retain the Premier League title
Author: 0 City backed to retain the Premier League title

Sane also gives a shout out to Liverpool who have heavily recruited in the summer, drafting in the likes of Fabinho, Alisson as well as Naby Keita , among others. "As football trainers we are always in a risky position". When you take over a club, you can not in all probability expect to land the league in your first go - more so in a fiercely contested league like the one in England .

Sports Barcelona signing Malcom was offered to Real Madrid last week
Author: 0 Barcelona signing Malcom was offered to Real Madrid last week

Malcom , who has yet to represent his country at senior level, began his career in his homeland with Corinthians and was part of the Campeonato title-winning side of 2015 before moving to France in January 2016. "President [James] Pallotta made the decision to make the best offer possible, but when the negotiation became an auction we chose to withdraw from it".

Sports United States impress on opening day of Rugby World Cup Sevens
Author: 0 United States impress on opening day of Rugby World Cup Sevens

We want this team to create its own history and legacy. Meanwhile six men's players will be appearing at the Rugby World Cup Sevens for the third time: James Rodwell ( England ), Manoel Dall Igna (France), Collins Injera (Kenya), Alatosi Tupou (Samoa), Scott Riddell (Scotland) and Philip Snyman (South Africa).

Sports Tour de France halted after pepper spray affects riders
Author: 0 Tour de France halted after pepper spray affects riders

It was not immediately clear whether protesters or police used the chemicals. After fans threw flares at riders in the climb to the ski resort of Alpe d'Huez, Tour organizers banned the use of smoke flares for the rest of the race. Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford. "We've seen the finals of all three, it's a tough old finish [on stage 16], then obviously the short stage, which is tough and Thursday sees a lot of climbing and the Tourmalet then down into the finish there".

Sports Erdogan Calls Ozil, Hails Decision To Quit German Team
Author: 0 Erdogan Calls Ozil, Hails Decision To Quit German Team

He said he spoke to Ozil on Monday night and described his attitude as meriting the highest level of admiration, adding Ozil's critics " could not stomach " the photograph of the soccer star and Erdogan that prompted criticism ahead of the World Cup.

Sports Liverpool boss Klopp expects pressure to win trophies
Author: 0 Liverpool boss Klopp expects pressure to win trophies

These accusations have only been exacerbated as Karius has committed a string of notable errors in pre-season: first in the warm up of the Reds' game against Chester, then in their match against Tranmere and again, over the past weekend, in their clash with Borussia Dortmund .

Sports Rubio: Trump should be 'clear-eyed' about who Putin is
Author: 0 Rubio: Trump should be 'clear-eyed' about who Putin is

Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump met in Helsinki last week for their first joint summit, after which the USA leader invited his counterpart to visit Washington this fall. That's why such a large segment of President's Trump's remarks during the question and answer period in Helsinki focused not on Russia's meddling, but on the questions of whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation or whether Russia's meddling affected the outcome of the election.

Sports Karius Hits Back At Critics Following Liverpool’s Defeat To Dortmund
Author: 0 Karius Hits Back At Critics Following Liverpool’s Defeat To Dortmund

Jurgen Klopp already has his first injury concerned to contend with after Joel Matip had to come off on 22 minutes. Dortmund, meanwhile, have now won both of their matches in this year's International Champions Cup and would finish the pre-season tournament with a 100% record if they also beat Benfica in Pennsylvania next week.

Sports Thomas extends Tour de France lead as Froome is booed, spat on
Author: 0 Thomas extends Tour de France lead as Froome is booed, spat on

And for a long while, it looked like Thomas's lead was in danger when Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk launched an audacious attack after he had squeezed into an early breakaway. "Dumoulin, who finished runner-up to Froome in May's Giro d'Italia, is third on GC at 1'50" with Nibali and Roglic impressively limiting their losses to stay in the top five, at 2'37" and 2'46" respectively.

Sports Chelsea part ways with manager Antonio Conte
Author: 0 Chelsea part ways with manager Antonio Conte

Around two hours after Saturday's announcement of Sarri's arrival at Chelsea , the English club said Jorginho had joined on a five-year deal from Napoli . Playmaker Cesc Fabregas "liked" a message welcoming Conte's departure on Twitter, later apologising and suggesting he had pressed the button in error.

Sports MS Dhoni's acrobatics to run-out James Vince sets Twiiter on fire
Author: 0 MS Dhoni's acrobatics to run-out James Vince sets Twiiter on fire

Talking about the ODI series, England and India both are on the same level right now with one win in their accounts. If Roy misses out, Hampshire captain James Vince could be in line for his first ODI appearance in almost two years, although Monday saw England call up Kent's Sam Billings as additional batting cover for the series finale in Leeds .

Sports France seals the deal in 2018 FIFA World Cup
Author: 0 France seals the deal in 2018 FIFA World Cup

Work is also well underway on Lusail Stadium, where the World Cup final and opening game will be played in 2022. "There are two things that matter - one is that these 23 players are now together for life , whatever happens, and also that from now on they will not be the same again, because they are world champions", a champagne-soaked Deschamps said Sunday.

Sports Bryce Harper Rallies, Wins Home Run Derby In Finals Seconds
Author: 0 Bryce Harper Rallies, Wins Home Run Derby In Finals Seconds

ET. A video of the complete ceremony is available online . In the opening round, Hoskins downed Milwaukee's top-seeded Jesus Aguilar 17-12, Schwarber edged Houston's Alex Bregman 16-15, Muncy beat Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs 17-16 and Harper defeated Atlanta's Freddie Freeman 13-12.

Sports Alisson: Liverpool make offer to sign Roma goalkeeper
Author: 0 Alisson: Liverpool make offer to sign Roma goalkeeper

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has given a few a few public votes of confidence in Karius, but the goalkeeper continues making mistakes in preseason. Liverpool fans are so desperate for Brazilian custodian Alisson Becker to sign for their beloved Reds, that they started celebrating when Alison Becker confirmed the news of the transfer on Twitter.

Sports Unai Emery gets hands-on with his Arsenal stars in training
Author: 0 Unai Emery gets hands-on with his Arsenal stars in training

Asian fans will be keen to see how Emery fits German star Mesut Ozil into his formation while the likes of Lichtsteiner and Papastathopoulos will use the Singapore matches to forge a defensive partnership for the long season ahead. Emery has previously insisted that he is happy with the club's summer dealings but will not hesitate in moving for a player of high quality should the opportunity present itself.

Sports Patrice Evra demands respect for Paul Pogba after goal
Author: 0 Patrice Evra demands respect for Paul Pogba after goal

Paul Pogba has impressed at the World Cup during France's run to the final. Pogba has struggled to produce consistent form for Manchester United since his move back to the club from Juventus in the summer of 2016. He arrived back at Old Trafford with all seemingly forgotten and forgiven, even receiving his very own Twitter emoji to mark his return. "He's entitled to have a dance now he's won the World Cup ".

Sports France's route to the World Cup final
Author: 0 France's route to the World Cup final

I am very happy for my players. France , after all, is a team in the mould of its coach Deschamps, the former holding midfielder who could emulate Brazilian Mario Zagallo and Germany's Franz Beckenbauer by winning the competition as both a player and manager.

Sports Tour de France: Martin wins stage as Thomas climbs to second overall
Author: 0 Tour de France: Martin wins stage as Thomas climbs to second overall

I'm really grateful. I was behind Kristoff and he was going, I stayed in is wheel and thought now is the moment. "I hit the back wheel of Bardet when there was the movement in the peloton and I couldn't avoid it", the Dutch rider said. The pair have two stage wins each from the first five and Sagan had predicted Tuesday the Colombian might struggle with the climbs. It was Sagan's second stage win of this Tour following stage two into La Roche-sur-Yon on Sunday, and the 10th of his career.

Sports Ivan Perisic injury scare ahead of World Cup final
Author: 0 Ivan Perisic injury scare ahead of World Cup final

The victory improves Croatia's previous best showing at the World Cup, which ended in a 1998 semifinal loss to the host French. The two were seen reuniting after the game, kissing and embracing among empty seats, later joined by family members.

Sports Hope and heartbreak among DC Croatia fans
Author: 0 Hope and heartbreak among DC Croatia fans

The trio gathered in the Georgievsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace and, in place of a baton to symbolise the changing of the Host Nation, they used the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ knockout rounds, the adidas Telstar Mechta.

Sports Why Croatia's Kalinic will miss medal after World Cup final
Author: 0 Why Croatia's Kalinic will miss medal after World Cup final

Gareth Southgate tempered his pride with realism as he reflected on England's World Cup campaign following the 2-0 defeat to Belgium in Saturday's third place play-off. "Against the best teams, we have come up short". "We've said that all along - we're not the finished article yet, we're still learning, we're still getting better.

Sports Anderson into Wimbledon semi finals
Author: 0 Anderson into Wimbledon semi finals

The top-seeded Federer double faulted for the first time in the match when serving at 11-11, 30-30. Anderson held for 5-all, broke to 6-5 with a violent return victor off a 156kph second serve, then staved off three break points and closed the set with a 214kph ace.

Sports Anderson topples Isner in longest-ever Wimbledon semifinal
Author: 0 Anderson topples Isner in longest-ever Wimbledon semifinal

Djokovic finally claimed it on his second chance. And he held the upper hand Friday after saving three set points in the gripping tiebreak. With 29 Grand Slam titles between them, Nadal and Djokovic's meeting was a highly anticipated match between players who have met more than any other two men in the Open era.

Sports Southgate hails 'incredible' character of England players ahead of Belgium tie
Author: 0 Southgate hails 'incredible' character of England players ahead of Belgium tie

We have high motivation to perform and the chance to win a medal at a World Cup , which only one other English team has done, so there's a lot of motivation for us. "They can now associate playing with England with enjoyment and fun and not being under siege". The England coach was shattered by Wednesday's crushing semi-final defeat to Croatia in Moscow - and says he might never get over it.

Sports Scholes Attributes England World Cup Success To Guardiola's Influence
Author: 0 Scholes Attributes England World Cup Success To Guardiola's Influence

The match was held on the same weekend as the London Pride Parade, Wireless Festival and British Summertime Hyde Park, which brought swathes of tourists to the capital. "On the ball, I wasn't sharp enough, I didn't keep it as much as I should have". Emergency services urged people to share photos on social media to help them find people who damaged the auto.

Sports Conte leads first Chelsea training amid rumours on future
Author: 0 Conte leads first Chelsea training amid rumours on future

Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1% of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era. "Although I consider [Jorginho] a great player, for Ancelotti's style of play and in view of the [lack of] credibility from the Chinese for [Marek] Hamsik, we've chose to accept the request which first came from Manchester City, and I have to apologise to them".

Sports India eye series victory against England
Author: 0 India eye series victory against England

Captain Virat Kohli (43 off 29 balls ) played his part with his authoritative strokeplay while Hardik Pandya , who shone with the ball earlier with a four-wicket haul, also made a significant contribution with the bat. England learnt from most of their mistakes at Old Trafford to ensure India's spinners had much less of an impact in Cardiff . "We expect that from him - I haven't see anyone hit the ball like Rohit Sharma ".

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