• Mourinho Labels Matic A 'Genius' After United Debut
Mourinho Labels Matic A 'Genius' After United Debut

The likely importance this season of Matic was quickly evident in Mourinho's decision to start him here in United's final pre-season friendly against Sampdoria . I saw him this morning, but most of the guys I've played against. "I played against some of the greatest teams in the world". I think adaptation will be quick.

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  • Manchester United 2-1 Sampdoria: 5 talking points
Manchester United 2-1 Sampdoria: 5 talking points

Mourinho has fielded him in the centre of the pitch in the pre-season and his ability to feature anywhere will give United manager more options while deciding his starting lineup. Certainly, as a tough and towering destroyer who's not a stranger to the odd moment of indiscretion, Nemanja Matic fits the ball. 'Matic is a player United have neede...

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  • Ryan Zimmerman out as Nationals open series with Cubs
Ryan Zimmerman out as Nationals open series with Cubs

Zastryzny made one appearance for the Cubs in May and pitched in eight games for them last season. "That's why they put up lights", Maddon said, via the Chicago Tribune . "When you get through seven, it felt real good". Get your laundry done, go shopping, get your hair cut. All of those things, seriously. Maddon dismissed the idea that the Cu...

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  • Romelu Lukaku could be 'excellent signing' for Man United - Rafael
Romelu Lukaku could be 'excellent signing' for Man United - Rafael

The £75m man, signed from Everton this summer, will be satisfied with his start to his United career, netting in the Europa League winners' other friendlies against Real Salt Lake and fierce rivals Manchester City in addition to his goal on Sunday.

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  • West Ham lose 3-0 to Manchester City in preseason finale
West Ham lose 3-0 to Manchester City in preseason finale

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  • Liverpool face tough German test in Champions League play-off
Liverpool face tough German test in Champions League play-off

The tie was the plum draw out of the pot on Friday to decide the Champions League play-offs fixtures. Were they to draw Liverpool , it would mean a return to Anfield for one Mario Balotelli, who found the net 17 times in 28 appearances for the Riviera club last term.

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  • WGC-Bridgestone Invitational DFS Lineup
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational DFS Lineup

Jimenez, who has won four times in the senior circuit including once this season, shot 63 in the third round and birdied the last four holes of regulation while shooting 67 to earn his spot in the playoff. "It's great to have my best mate on the bag and we're just having a good time". "I felt I handled the whole week really well before that", said ...

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  • Gareth Bale to Chelsea emerges as genuine possibility
Gareth Bale to Chelsea emerges as genuine possibility

Kylian Mbappe has chose to leave Monaco , sparking a battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona for his signature. Chelsea may now have to keep the outcast Costa at Stamford Bridge, paying him £185,000 each week until he can be signed by Atletico Madrid.

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  • Confidence or cockiness? New England Patriots send out AFC Championship tickets
Confidence or cockiness? New England Patriots send out AFC Championship tickets

You know, that kind of aggression all the time, that can not be healthy for you. The quarterback said he's aware of recent research on the effects of permanent brain damage caused by concussions. I love you! Thank you for being the best second oldest sister in the world!' he added. "We're playing Miami and I got beat clean by the defensive end"...

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  • Doc Rivers loses front office role with Clippers
Doc Rivers loses front office role with Clippers

Rivers and Frank will be equals in the Clippers' power structure, with each reporting directly to Ballmer . He will be relieved in the front office by former Detroit Pistons and New Jersey Nets coach Lawrence Frank , who has been working to become familiar with the Clippers in the previous year as the team's executive vice-president fo...

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  • Arizona owner sends private jet to help Warner's family
Arizona owner sends private jet to help Warner's family

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend in Canton, Ohio . Cardinals media director Mark Dalton confirmed Bidwill's actions. The Cardinals rescued Kurt Warner's career. After playing at UNI, Warner famously worked at HyVee for a time before landing as a backup with the...

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  • United star Mata wants soccer players to give 1 percent to charity
United star Mata wants soccer players to give 1 percent to charity

In a sign that Conte is aware of the risk that his new recruits might not settle quickly in England , newspapers have said he is still hoping to sign three or four British-based players before the season kicks off on August 12. "It's normal to be a bit afraid to repeat the bad season from two years ago", he said. Jose Mourinho at Chelsea a...

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  • Liverpool striker to miss Atletico Madrid friendly 'as precaution'
Liverpool striker to miss Atletico Madrid friendly 'as precaution'

Liverpool face Atletico Madrid in the final of the Audi Cup this evening without Sturridge, while Bayern Munich will play host to Napoli in the 3rd-place playoff. "It's a shame and I hope it's nothing serious". Sturridge was more upbeat about the situation after the win over Bayern and insisted it the niggling injury was only a product o...

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  • Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark attacks teammate Germain Ifedi
Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark attacks teammate Germain Ifedi

Clark was promptly ejected and got an escort off the field from a defensive coach while trainers looked at Ifedi's face, which appeared to be bleeding. Ifedi walked out a few minutes before Clark, looking far less approachable. "There's nothing we can do about it right now but take time to assess and figure out what this all means".

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  • Ravens sign veteran OT Austin Howard
Ravens sign veteran OT Austin Howard

A 6-7, 330-pounder, Howard enters his eighth National Football League season after spending the past three years with the Oakland Raiders. The 6-7, 333 pounder played in 11 games previous year, starting ten of them. Prior to that, Howard started all 32 games in his final two seasons with the New York Jets. The Ravens have familiarity with Howard,...

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  • Christiansen: Leeds working on deal for 'very good' Borthwick-Jackson
Christiansen: Leeds working on deal for 'very good' Borthwick-Jackson

Speaking to BBC Leeds, Christiansen said: "It's something we are working on and hopefully we will have some information soon". The deal may be completed in time for the first weekend of the Championship season, meaning Borthwick-Jackson may make his Leeds debut this weekend against Bolton.

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  • Giants wideout Shepard on the mend after rolling left ankle
Giants wideout Shepard on the mend after rolling left ankle

There is no timetable for Shepard's return. Shepard confirmed the MRI results and adamantly stated he'd be ready for Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys. The 23-year-old said he was initially anxious because he felt the ankle pop and there was a good amount of pain. "At first I was pretty anxious".

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  • Arsenal striker closing in on Arsenal's biggest sale this transfer window
Arsenal striker closing in on Arsenal's biggest sale this transfer window

It is well known that Perez would prefer a move back to his hometown of La Coruña, but they will not meet Arsenal's 15m euro asking price ... According to media outlet Sabah , Perez has already agreed personal terms with Fenerbahce and now needs Arsenal to agree a fee.

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  • Charles Oakley accepts one-year ban from MSG as criminal charges dismissed
Charles Oakley accepts one-year ban from MSG as criminal charges dismissed

The charges stemmed from a February 8 incident, when Oakley sat a few rows from Knicks owner James Dolan at a game against the Los Angeles Clippers . What followed was a scrum and eventually, video shows, Oakley was seen shoving a guard as security surrounded him and ordered him out. Oakley was physically removed from his seats by the arena's ...

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  • Spirit Realty Capital Inc
Spirit Realty Capital Inc

The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower. (NYSE: SRC ). At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $8.79. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Fri...

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