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The snub came as a big surprise as the Barcelona great had topped the scorer's charts with 45 goals in all competitions in the 2017/18 season and helped the Catalans win the league and Cup double in Spain. Cucho Hernandez beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the third minute to take the initial lead. The route was inevitable, with Messi completing his brace on 61 minutes after being sent one-on-one with Werner by Coutinho to finish into the bottom corner.
  • Cleveland adds third baseman Josh Donaldson

    Cleveland adds third baseman Josh Donaldson

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    When healthy, Donaldson played MVP-calibre baseball for the Blue Jays during his short tenure in Toronto. According to The Atheltic, the Blue Jays will pay $2.7 million of the remaining $4 million still owed Donaldson this season. In the end, the season has been a mess for the Blue Jays and unloading Donaldson for a meagre return only drives that point home even more. Between 2015 and 2017 he averaged 37 home runs per year.
  • Arsenal to face Brentford in Carabao Cup - Worst possible draw?

    Arsenal to face Brentford in Carabao Cup - Worst possible draw?

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    Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is sure to be keen on winning silverware in his first season at Stamford Bridge but a huge test awaits his Blues side, with Liverpool raring to go. Tottenham applied to the EFL on Thursday to play in Milton Keynes immediately after they were drawn against Premier League rivals Watford . North London neighbours Arsenal and Spurs enter the competition at this stage due to their involvement in the Europa and Champions League respectively and have fielded ...
  • Son doesn't have to attend military service

    Son doesn't have to attend military service

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    However exemptions are made to athletes who win gold at the Asian Games or any medal at the Olympics . After an even final, Lee Seung-Woo and Hwang Hee-Chan scored the goals in the team captained by Son . Round by round the pressure has increased for Son and his team-mates and it showed in the final as they took their time to break down Japan . Having been signed in 2015 for £22m, Son signed a five-year deal last July.
  • 2017 runner-up Keys into US Open's 2nd round

    2017 runner-up Keys into US Open's 2nd round

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    After all, he had gone nearly five years without adding to his record 17 Majors, and then bounced back from knee surgery, plying a new racket and newly-tooled backhand to win in both Australia and Wimbledon . Eight of their previous nine sets have gone to tie-breaks, with Kyrgios coming out the victor in the first of their three matches in Madrid. For a player who has won the US Open five times, winning a round or two will never be enough.
  • Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League

    Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League

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    Assistant coach of the Black Stars, Ibrahim Tanko has tagged Group B of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions draw as the "Group of Death" . Juventus will face Manchester United in the Champions League group stage this season , giving Cristiano Ronaldo a chance to play against his former team.
  • Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers blames lack of improvements for Champions League exit

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers blames lack of improvements for Champions League exit

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    After putting six goals past Linfield and beating Rosenborg, courtesy of a solitary away goal by James Forrest, Celtic emphatically qualified for the group stages last season thanks to a 5-0 first-leg win over Astana . "In the main, there weren't too many opportunities against us but you can't concede that easily and unfortunately it's cost us". "It would've been great to have had him here but he's not", added Rodgers.
  • Luka Modric Commits To Real Madrid?

    Luka Modric Commits To Real Madrid?

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    Modric adds the UEFA award to the title of Best Player at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, and must now be considered a strong candidate to break the Messi/Ronaldo stranglehold which has dominated the Ballon d'Or in recent years.
  • Southgate Announces England Squad For Nations Cup Fixture

    Southgate Announces England Squad For Nations Cup Fixture

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    Speaking about the situation today at the announcement of his squad for the UEFA Nations League clash with Spain on September 8 and the friendly with Switzerland three days later. Mourinho was full of praise for Shaw's performance during the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham on Monday but said he was even more impressed with his display against Brighton because the team had not played well.
  • Real Madrid sweep the UEFA awards

    Real Madrid sweep the UEFA awards

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    The awards were presented at this season's Champions League group-stage draw in Monaco earlier today. His teammate Sergio Ramos won the Defender of the Season Award, while Modric, who had a stellar year which also saw him win the 2018 World Cup's Golden Ball, was named the Midfielder of the Season.
  • Ferrer's last Slam ends with injury against Nadal at US Open

    Ferrer's last Slam ends with injury against Nadal at US Open

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    Nadal moves on to face Vasek Pospisil and, speaking at his post-match media conference, he said of Ferrer: " I'm very sad about what happened to him in his last match probably on a grand slam ". Serena Williams has won the first match of her return to the U.S. Open. Young American Frances Tiafoe finally has his first U.S. Open win on his fourth try - and he eliminated a seeded player, to boot.
  • Serena Williams and Venus Williams tee up US Open meeting

    Serena Williams and Venus Williams tee up US Open meeting

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    Just days after French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli said her black catsuit with clot-preventing compression tights "will no longer be accepted", Williams chose a one-armed black tutu-style dress by Off-White's Virgil Abloh to take on Magda Linette at the Open.
  • Yaya Toure 'has passed a medical in London', claims agent

    Yaya Toure 'has passed a medical in London', claims agent

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    Seluk said earlier this year that Toure would repay "half his wages" if any new club were not happy with his performances. The Ivory Coast worldwide had been hotly linked with a move to big-spending West Ham who are now managed by his former Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini , but Toure's agent has revealed on Twitter that his client will not be joining the Hammers, or Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace .
  • Gloom deepens for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

    Gloom deepens for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

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    I was at Old Trafford on Monday and was concerned that Mourinho was playing Ander Herrera at centre back. Ever since preseason, when the Portuguese coach adopted a pessimistic and irritable tone, neither the fans nor the board have been happy.
  • NFL's Aaron Rodgers to sign record contract with $100M guaranteed

    NFL's Aaron Rodgers to sign record contract with $100M guaranteed

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    His career passer rating of 103.8 is the highest in National Football League history as is his touchdown-to-interception ratio of 4.01 (minimum 2,000 attempts). "Every player would love to be able to pick when and how they finish up", Rodgers said this offseason. That's the only way this is going to work, and the best way things work in this situation is that we're in this thing together.