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Guillem Balague reveals three Arsenal players spoke to Thomas Lemar above move

Liverpool have been in talks with Monaco over a deal for Lemar this week - reportedly holding a meeting on Wednesday lunchtime - and will need to act fast if the France global is to be playing his football at Anfield this season. When comparing the two the Chilean comes out well on top in terms of goals scored (24) against the Frenchman (9), however they were level on assists (10) in their respective league campaigns last season.

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The Oval evacuated over 'crossbow bolt' in ground

Surrey captain Gareth Batty was relieved no one was injured by the "deadly" crossbow bolt that landed on The Oval field and led to the County Championship clash with Middlesex being abandoned. "Officers are on scene". Players alerted the umpires and play was suspended. Nobody was hurt, but the game at the Oval ground between Surrey and Middlesex was abandoned as police evacuated the stadium.

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Paulo Dybala to Barcelona practically impossible: Focus on Philippe Coutinho

Players are human beings and they respond in different ways. Furthermore, it leaves Liverpool scrambling around to find a replacement with the Premier League transfer window due to slam shut at 11pm. Tite says he has told Barcelona target Coutinho that he must be in a "place where he feels happy; if it's at Liverpool or if it's a move to Barcelona ".

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Florida suspends two players for Saturday's game vs MI

The others suspended previously are wide receiver James Robinson , linebacker Ventrell Miller , wide receiver Antonio Callaway , defensive tackle Richerd Desir-Jones, offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort , linebacker James Houston , defensive end Keivonnis Davis and defensive end Jordan Smith .

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Andy Murray latest Open casualty

Intense rehabilitation work has not helped rectify Murray's hip problem, forcing him to contemplate whether he will play again this season. The world No 2 joins Novak Djokovic , Stan Wawrinka , Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic on the sidelines.

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Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford agree to massive $135 million extension

It may have taken a little longer than some fans hoped or expected but Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions have reportedly agreed on the much-anticipated contract extension . In his 109 starts, the Lions have a 51-58 record. Last year, Stafford threw for 4,327 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while also leading the Lions' to an incredible eight fourth quarter comebacks.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain Close To Chelsea Transfer

Oxlade-Chamberlain has rejected the chance to sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, with his current deal expiring next summer, and reports emerged earlier this week suggesting that he has agreed a £35m switch to Chelsea . There has been speculation that Liverpool might also make an offer for him , but so far they have not done so. However, it is clear Sanchez wants to leave, and the only question is if Manchester City will put in a big enough bid for the player.

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Forget $99.95, almost 3 million streamed Mayweather-McGregor for free

The fight with McGregor, 29, is largely expected to break the Mayweather-Pacquiao records, which would give Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), 40, another payday well in excess of $200 million. Iredeto believes 2,930,598 people illegally watched the fight on social media channels and streaming sites. He also tried to place another bet on a knock out of McGregor.

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CFL team hires former Baylor Football Coach Art Briles

The former Bears coach has been out of work since Baylor dismissed him in May 2016. He was promoted to head coach on Saturday after former head coach Kent Austin resigned following an 0-8 start this season. He led Baylor to Big 12 championships in 2013 and 2014 and coached the school's only Heisman victor, quarterback Robert Griffin III. He led the Bears to a school-record six straight bowl appearances from 2010-15.

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DeShone Kizer will reportedly be named Browns starting QB

Hogan completed a pair of passes and scrambled three times for 28 yards on the drive. With his quarterback? The preseason is obviously way too long. The Browns defense have not allowed a touchdown in all three preseason games . After trying to prove the the Cleveland and showcased his moves in Week 1 and Week 2 of the preseason, he is now downgraded to the sideline ahead of the team's exhibition contest with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers .

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Simona Halep draws wildcard Maria Sharapova at US Open

She, however, has defeated Halep on all six occasions that they have played, including the French Open final in 2014. Nadal cited different ball contracts for the US Open and its main tuneup events as a problem that could be resolved.

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Kyle Walker-Peters signs new three-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur

The 20-year-old made his Premier League debut against Newcastle on the opening day of the season, turning in an impressive display in the 2-0 win at St James' Park . The new contract to Walker-Peters was definitely a good decision by Spurs. City were trailing to Wayne Rooney's 200th Premier League goal when Walker was red carded but Pep Guardiola's side managed to escape with a draw thanks to substitute Raheem Sterling's equaliser eight minutes from time.

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West Indies 109-3 against England

Chris Woakes chipped in with 23 while Moeen Ali scored 22, but the remainder of the England batting collapsed in good conditions against impressive fast bowling from Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach . Their response, with the ball on day one and during a redoubtable fourth-wicket stand here, has been one of true fortitude, not least from Hope - who averaged 18 with just one half-century from his previous 21 innings.

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Miguel Cabrera throws punch at Yankees catcher as wild brawl erupts

Kahnle was immediately ejected after throwing behind Miggy, which infuriated Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who was also tossed when he came out to argue. With two outs, reliever Tommy Kahnle threw behind Miguel Cabrera with what looked to be an intentional pitch. The Tigers were leading the game 6-3 in the sixth inning, but the Yankees have embarrassed the Tigers in front of their home crowd the last two nights.

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Woakes in for Roland-Jones for second Test, confirms Root

The West Indies are now without several senior players, the result of a longstanding row with administrators and a clash with the Caribbean Premier League, although the likes of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels are set to arrive in time for the subsequent one-day worldwide series with England .

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Odell Beckham in danger of missing season opener

The Giants kick off the regular season against the Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 10. Beckham was injured when he absorbed a low hit from Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun during the Giants-Browns preseason clash on Monday night. "I was just trying to hit him low , hit him in the target area, which is from the neck to the knee", Boddy-Calhoun told reporters . He then took to Twitter .

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Alonso brace sees Chelsea add to Tottenham's Wembley woes [GALLERY & HIGHLIGHTS]

What did you think of Tottenham's display against Chelsea? To feel the atmosphere is fantastic and it is great also for the opponents. Chelsea looked set to split the points against Spurs after Batshuayi's own-goal, until Marcos Alonso's stunning late victor.

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Mane scores as Liverpool beats Palace 1-0 in Premier League

Klopp made five changes to the team that started the Champions League play-off win at Hoffenheim in midweek and surprisingly left summer signing Mohamed Salah on the bench. Liverpool should have taken the lead early on with debutant Andrew Robertson whipping in a wonderful cross and Joel Matip somehow headed wide with the goal gaping and Wayne Hennessey nowhere to be seen.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson to join Everton in £45m deal

And Swansea were just as keen to close the deal to give them time to find replacements before the transfer window closes. "The objective and the aim is that at some point the two clubs will meet", Clement said ahead of the goalless draw at Southampton .

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U.S. sanctions: Iran aims to boost military spending in retaliation

The parliament's majority voted for the bill, which was a response to the US new sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Sanctions against Iran is mainly in response to Tehran's growing missile programme. Iran denies its missile programme violates a United Nations resolution that endorsed Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and calls upon the Islamic Republic not to conduct activities related to ballistic missiles created to deliver nuclear weapons.

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Cardinals will have 'Rally Cat' night in September against Pirates

We understand from media accounts that the woman meant to take it home and care for it, but lost track of it in City Garden. The streaking Cardinals have won seven games in a row overall and, including the contest in which Molina hit the grand slam, have captured three straight victories since the cat appeared.

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Zidane has signed a new contract with real Madrid

I'm happy here and would stay many more years. You can sign for 10, 20 years. Let us know via Twitter and Facebook . There is a huge amount of promise in his ability, and Real Madrid are unlikely to want to sell him, especially to a rival, but money talks.

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Bills trade Watkins and Darby, acquire Jordan Matthews, EJ Gaines

Gaines. The 25-year-old didn't miss a single game throughout his first two seasons in the National Football League, and missed just two games in the 2016 campaign. During the 2014 NFL Draft, former Bills GM Doug Whaley gave up first-round picks in 2014 and 2015 in order to move up five spots to snag Watkins with the fourth overall pick.

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Australia's greatest track athlete, Betty Cuthbert, had died

Betty is an inspiration and her story will continue to inspire Australian athletes for generations to come", Freeman said. "We are saddened to confirm the passing of Olympic legend Betty Cuthbert , our thoughts with her family and friends", confirmed agencies.

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Arsenal claim Wembley spoils as Chelsea lose their heads

Sanchez led Arsenal with 30 goals last season, including the opener in its FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea at Wembley in May. Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois took the second kick of the shootout, seeking to equalise, and blasted over before Morata fired wide.

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NFL Dolphins lure quarterback Cutler back to league

Dolphins coach Adam Gase worked with Cutler as offensive coordinator of the Bears in 2015. The deal will be worth $10 million, plus incentives, according to the report . Cutler and Gase had a great relationship in Chicago, and with Gase now at the helm in Miami, they'll hope to recapture the magic on South Beach. When asked if he was officially retired, Cutler held back on using the word, while also saying the move would be "permanent".

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Vijender Singh v/s Zulipikaer Maimaitiali

Vijender, who remained unbeaten since his debut in professional boxing, has fought eight bouts last one being against former world number one boxer Francis Cheka from Tanzania, where he defended his title. "I will show Vijender what Chinese are capable of", said the Xinjiang-native. But, Vijender struggled towards the last two rounds with Zulpikar's stamina proving a crucial aspect.

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Stephen Curry holds his own in first round of Web.com tournament

After announcing his involvement in the tournament wearing a hat adorned with the words "I can do all things", Curry's professional golf debut certainly went some way to proving it. "I tried to take a deep breath, but still there wasn't anything I could do to get myself prepared for that moment". Curry showed some resilience as he got comfortable, following a bogey at the second with a birdie on the following hole, then picking up his final birdie of the round at the sixth after posting a ...

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Maria Sharapova wins West Classic as she returns from injury

Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Rogers Cup with a sore left arm on Thursday, putting the five-time grand slam champion's US Open participation in doubt. After yesterday's scan, the doctor has recommended I don't risk further injury. This was the first WTA tournament she had played in the United States since 2015.

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Dwyane Wade Has Hilarious Idea On How To Stop Warriors' Stephen Curry

As we can see, Curry is not as accurate of a chugger as he is a shot maker for Golden State. Don't count on Curry even winning his opening threesome. "So I just have to get comfortable with hitting the driver a lot more ". "I got to the 16th hole, and I was exhausted". Just mentally thinking about all the different scenarios that can play out there in a round.

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New England Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich to announce retirement

This was the Patriots' way of giving Ninkovich , who arrived with his wife, Paige, and their daughter Olivia, the first-class send-off they feel he deserved. #Rob Ninkovich issued a statement at the conference with the team on Sunday. Belichick and Kraft spoke before Ninkovich made his announcement.

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Liverpool back off from Keita deal

Jurgen Klopp has been chasing Keita all summer after identifying him as one of his prime targets but Liverpool have found it hard to get a fee agreed with a stubborn Leipzig side. Leipzig's excellence in the Bundesliga last season was aided by the brilliance of Keita, who scored eight goals and assisted seven as the top-tier newcomers stormed to a second-place league finish behind behemoths Bayern Munich.

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Daniel Cormier breaks silence on 'disappointing' UFC 214 loss to Jon Jones

Jones (23-1), of Albuquerque, N.M., used a violent head kick flush on the jaw to win what had been a back-and-forth fight via knockout at 3:01 of the third round. He is a model champion, and I aspire to be more like that man. Woodley was able to avoid takedown attempt after takedown attempt from Maia, and stayed patient in picking when to strike to claim a unanimous decision.

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England look to bowl out South Africa

On as first change behind the vastly experienced new-ball duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, Roland-Jones struck with just his 10th ball in Test cricket when Dean Elgar was caught behind to force an early tea. The Middlesex seamer completed a memorable debut five-fer with the wicket of Temba Bavuma , who had notched his eighth Test 50 before being caught behind by Jonny Bairstow.

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Renato Sanches Hints At His Next Club

Renato Sanches was excellent for Benfica and earned a big money move to Bayern Munich before starring for Portugal at Euro 2016. Oliver Kahn has a very strong character and he always wanted to win, something I connect to this club. Manchester United had also been linked to Sanches, who's agent is Jorge Mendes, who also represents Jose Mourinho. "Thomas Muller is a great player and we believe in him".

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Shackelford: Branden Grace 'in the zone' as he opens Club 62

You know, I was just so in the zone of playing, hole after hole". On NBC, Jim "Bones" Mackay, in his first stint as a regular announcer, said to Dan Hicks, "Dan, I gotta tell ya, don't tell Johnny I said this, but there's a 62 out there today".

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Feng takes one-shot lead at US Women's Open

In the middle of all that, President Trump, who has made Trump National his summer White House, cruised into the club at 3:40 p.m.in a convoy of black vehicles, paused to wave to reporters before heading inside and later watched from a booth near the 15th green.

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Media pick Sooners in Preseason Big 12 Football Poll; OSU second

Five Sooners, including Mayfield, are on the All-Big 12 Football Team - the most in the conference. Smith started all 13 games in the 2016 season and tied for the fifth-most sacks in a year in Baylor history. Returning 16 starters from last year's team, including the Offensive Player of the Year, it's no surprise Oklahoma is the preseason favorite once again.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reaches deal with Lakers

Caldwell-Pope entered the offseason as a restricted free agent, but the Pistons decided they would not match an offer sheet after acquiring shooting guard Avery Bradley from the Celtics . Though the talent left on the market is obviously not what it was when free agency started on July 1st, some teams are still looking to add some veteran leadership or some young talent with upside.

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Amanda Nunes confident she'll 'take home her belt' ahead of UFC 213

UFC 213 officially marks the beginning of a new era in the promotion's women's bantamweight division, one that notably lacks the star power that once brought it to the precipice of mainstream recognition in the earlier half of the decade.