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Aston Villa held by 10-man Ipswich after keeper Orjan Nyland makes a howler

A dreadful error by Aston Villa keeper Orjan Nyland slowed his side’s early-season momentum. Signed 11 days ago, the Norwegian gifted Ipswich an equaliser that the home side held on to despite playing more than 50 minutes with 10 men.With the visitors …

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Soccer – De Bruyne to be sidelined until November

Manchester City have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right knee and is expected to be out of action for around three months.

The 27-year-old Belgium international, who does not need surgery on t…

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Soccer – Howe aware of Wilshere’s threat

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is keen to stop West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere from influencing Saturday’s Premier League clash between the two teams.

The Hammers signed Wilshere, who spent the 2016/17 season on loan with the Cherries, from Ars…

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Lessons for Trent Bridge: pointers for England and India before third Test | Daniel Harris

Chris Woakes has a chance to fully re-establish himself while there are plenty of issues for Virat Kohli to resolveTwo weeks ago India were on the cusp of greatness. Already the best team in the world, a win in England would enshrine them as a team for…

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Soccer – Howe keen to find winning formula

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe hopes he can get the balance in his team right this season.

Howe added David Brooks, Diego Rico and Jefferson Lerma to his squad this summer but was happy to turn to the players that have served him so well in the last …

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Soccer – Willian excited by Sarri’s approach

Chelsea’s Brazilian star Willian says he is enjoying life at Stamford Bridge under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

The former Napoli coach replaced Antonio Conte last month and guided the Blues to a 3-0 victory at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Willian bel…

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Soccer – Mounie focused on avoiding the drop

Steve Mounie has reiterated that the sole aim for Huddersfield Town this season is to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

David Warner’s side finished 16th last term, four points above the bottom three, and are expected to be battling to avoid …

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Is the US falling out of love with European clubs’ summer tours?

The International Champions Cup is still capable of attracting huge crowds in the US, but away from the marquee games, attendances were downWhatever you do, don’t call it pre-season. Meaningless games are now a thing of the past, at least according to …

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Uncertainty and possibility: the first days of Unai Emery at Arsenal

New manager has questions to answer and opportunities to seize as he leads Arsenal into the post-Wenger eraThe “Merci Arsène” billboards were still up in the club shop on the day in May when Unai Emery suddenly appeared at the Emirates Stadium. Wearing…

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Unai Emery hoping to turn the tables on his old rival Pep Guardiola

• Arsenal manager unconcerned about daunting start• Emery names five captains in his squadIt was a statement of the obvious but Unai Emery felt it needed stressing. “There is a new way, a new process,” said the Spaniard several times on Friday at the p…

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Soccer – Mina eyes up silverware

Colombia World Cup 2018 star Yerry Mina is confident that new club Everton have the potential to challenge for silverware in the upcoming campaign.

The 23-year-old central defender, who scored three times for his country in Russia, is the third playe…

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Tennis – Djokovic eyes Cincinnati success

Novak Djokovic is determined to do his very best to finally end his wait for glory at the Cincinnati Masters.

The Wimbledon champion was speaking after making an early exit from the Rogers Cup in Toronto, with Djokovic being beaten 6-3 6-7 6-3 by Ste…

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Soccer – Ings tipped to show his worth

Loan signing Danny Ings will make a big impact with Southampton, that is the view of a content Saints manager Mark Hughes.

The 26-year-old striker has spent the last three years at Liverpool, but has seen his time with the Reds badly disrupted by ser…

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Soccer – Benkovic vows to deliver

Filip Benkovic has promised that the Leicester City fans will see the best of him after penning a five-year contract at the King Power Stadium.

The 21-year-old Croatian defender moves to the Foxes, 7/1 with bet365 to beat Manchester United on Friday …

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Soccer – Pellegrini snaps up Perez

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has made the Arsenal striker Lucas Perez his eighth signing of the summer.

The 29-year-old has inked a three-year contract with the Hammers.
Perez joined the Gunners from Deportivo de La Coruna two years ago fo…

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Soccer – Kovacic relishing Chelsea challenge

Mateo Kovacic accepts that it will difficult at first for him to shine at Chelsea but is looking forward to a new challenge after moving to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal.

The 24-year-old, who played five games for Croati…

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Golf – McIlroy hopes to end Major wait

Rory McIlroy’s victory at the 2014 USPGA Championship remains his last Major success and he is eager to end that drought at Bellerive in Missouri this week.

The Northern Irishman has lifted the Wanamaker trophy twice, making it his most successful Ma…

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Tennis – Azarenka poses Konta threat

Johanna Konta expects a major test from Victoria Azarenka as she aims to make further progress at the Rogers Cup, having defeated Jelena Ostapenko in the first round.

Konta will face two-time Grand Slam champion Azarenka in round two, having recovere…

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Soccer – Lerma arrival boosts Howe

Head coach Eddie Howe is confident that new signing Jefferson Lerma has plenty of qualities which will help him impress for Bournemouth in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old Colombia international midfielder featured for his country in all four of t…

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Soccer – Rafa revels in Rondon coup

Rafael Benitez believes Salomon Rondon’s Premier League experience will prove invaluable to Newcastle United after snapping up the West Brom striker on a season-long loan.

The 28-year-old Venezuela international scored 24 goals in 108 top-flight appe…