• We are ready to buy Coutinho in January - Barcelona chief warns Liverpool
We are ready to buy Coutinho in January - Barcelona chief warns Liverpool

The Brazil global missed the start of the season with injury, but has scored three goals on his return to action for Jurgen Klopp's men. "I will not say how much we offered, but they asked for €200m". After having three bids rejected last summer, the third of which was rumoured to be in the region of £119 million, the media are championing di...

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  • Serena Williams 'Will Be Back' at 2018 Australian Open, Per Tournament Director
Serena Williams 'Will Be Back' at 2018 Australian Open, Per Tournament Director

Williams can match Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles if she defends her title. Venus is in career-best form, achieving her highest ranking since January 2011 after she finished runner-up to Serena at both Wimbledon and the Australian Open .

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  • CSA explains T20 Global League postponement
CSA explains T20 Global League postponement

Last week Thabang Moroe , CSA's acting chief executive, warned that the first edition of the tournament could result in losses of up to $25 million dollars (about £19 million) - nearly half of the body's cash reserves.... We have re-assessed our strategy and believe that postponing the first edition of the T20 Global League to next year will ser...

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  • Ophelia becomes a hurricane, tying century-old record
Ophelia becomes a hurricane, tying century-old record

The 2017 hurricane season was forecast by NOAA, and many other forecast products to be the busiest we have seen since 2010. Tropical Storm Ophelia is gaining strength and is just 4 miles per hour from becoming a hurricane, forecasters said Wednesday.

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  • France must be aggressive from the start against Belarus, says Hugo Lloris
France must be aggressive from the start against Belarus, says Hugo Lloris

France must take the game to their opponents if they are to beat Belarus in their final qualifier on Tuesday and book their place for next year's World Cup, team captain Hugo Lloris said on Monday. I don't ask my team to go out there and wait and see what happens. But with the injured Ousmane Dembele, Paul Pogba and Benjamin Mendy still to ret...

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  • Nations League: Republic of Ireland in group with Northern Ireland and Walkes
Nations League: Republic of Ireland in group with Northern Ireland and Walkes

It will also provide Ireland with a second chance to qualify for Euro 2020, if needed, with the four highest-ranked non-qualifying League B teams entering play-offs for one finals place in March 2020. The other 43 European nations will be spread across three other Leagues B , C and D - the group winners will be promoted to replace the nations ...

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  • Bill Belichick has no update on Tom Brady's injury
Bill Belichick has no update on Tom Brady's injury

Brady dealt with a similar injury last season, but that didn't stop the Patriots from winning the Super Bowl. The good news is that the injury is in his left shoulder - not his throwing shoulder. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Brady is not in danger of missing Sunday's game against the New York Jets . Against the Panthers, he was ...

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  • Indian authorities arrest two after Australian team vehicle attack
Indian authorities arrest two after Australian team vehicle attack

The seat next to the window was unoccupied at the time. David Warner, captaining the side in the absence of the injured Steve Smith, fell in the first over after hitting two boundaries off seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar but Australia seemed to have recovered through Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell.

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  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to return to Giants
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to return to Giants

But no reason was given for Rodgers-Cromartie's absence, even though he appeared to come up limping in the fourth quarter of the Giants' 27-22 loss to the Chargers . Janoris Jenkins also left the game early but it hasn't been said why. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, this rift occurred as a result of some outburst from DRC on the sidelines...

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  • Liverpool dealt hammer blow as key man ruled out for six weeks
Liverpool dealt hammer blow as key man ruled out for six weeks

The timing is also all wrong for the manager, with high-flying Manchester United visiting on Saturday morning and Klopp needing a positive result to kick-start Liverpool's season. Mane already has three in four league matches for Jurgen Klopp's so far in the current season. Mane has been one of the Reds' best players since he arrived last s...

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  • Trump commends Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones for warning players
Trump commends Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones for warning players

Last year, an item of fake news (the real kind) emerged regarding the anthem controversy, claiming that specific owners had told told players " this is MY stage " and instructing them to stand for the anthem. Jones said Trump said the entire issue could have been avoided if the NFL enforced a rule stating players must stand for the national anthe...

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  • Iceland, Serbia reach World Cup finals, Ireland upsets Wales
Iceland, Serbia reach World Cup finals, Ireland upsets Wales

Predicting Iceland would now win the World Cup , humorous Icelandic website the Reykjavík Grapevine tweeted: "The Ice Age cometh". Iceland is a nation that for generations has gazed upon the horizon and seen dozens of armies gearing up for the battle that is World Cup qualifying, each one with infantry ranks wildly outnumbering their own.

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  • Watch World Cup 2018 qualifiers live on TV, Online
Watch World Cup 2018 qualifiers live on TV, Online

And so, after 1970 the two times World Cup champion Argentina is now in doubt again about participating in next edition of FIFA World Cup . A defeat in the final round of qualifying to be played at high altitude with some 9,000 feet above the sea-level, will put Messi and co probably out of the next World Cup in Russian Federation.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid's extension proves upside is everything
Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid's extension proves upside is everything

But ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , who first broke the contract extension, said that Embiid is going to get all of the $148 million unless he gets waived, which seems next to impossible right now. Embiid had adopted "The Process" as a nickname and was introduced as such as part of the pregame lineup festivities. It appears the Philadelphia 76ers ...

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  • Budget 2018: Everything you need to know
Budget 2018: Everything you need to know

Commercial Stamp duty is tripling from 2% to 6% from midnight tonight. The 3% levy for 1st year of vacant site will more than double to 7%. New house-building entity to boost construction. The 2.5% rate is being lowered to 2% with the ceiling for this rate raised from €18,772 to €19,372. Entry point to the USC remains at € 13,000.

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  • Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan in UAE
Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan in UAE

It was tough on Shafiq to finish on the losing side, the batsman hitting his first ball of the day for four to bring up the 150 partnership and see his team past the 200 mark. "The main thing is our attitude and it makes lot of difference so everyone put their heart and soul in the practices, so when they come to the match they did well".

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  • Belgium declare Romelu Lukaku
Belgium declare Romelu Lukaku "100 percent fit" after overcoming an ankle injury

We are in touch with Man United's medical team. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has revealed that he has not spoken to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho regarding Marouane Fellaini's condition. That said, losing both Lukaku and Fellaini - arguably Mourinho's most important goal threats in recent weeks - to injury ahead of the tr...

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  • Dodgers keep Baez, Stripling on playoff roster
Dodgers keep Baez, Stripling on playoff roster

Just as the addition of Darvish has both strengthened and deepened the Dodgers' postseason starting rotation, the pitcher he bumped out of that rotation - right-hander Kenta Maeda - has done wonders for a late-inning bullpen unit that struggled late in the season to piece together the outs between the starting pitcher and dominating closer Kenley...

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  • How to Watch Astros vs. Red Sox
How to Watch Astros vs. Red Sox

As Hardball Talk cited, the weather forecast in Boston is much better on Tuesday, on what would be a travel day if the Red Sox were to win Game 4 and send the teams back to Houston for a decisive Game 5. "He's an extremely talented kid, and I think we marvel at the fact that he's 20 years of age", Red Sox manager John Farrell said. He laste...

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  • Wales' National Anthem Ahead Of Ireland Clash Was Ultra Special
Wales' National Anthem Ahead Of Ireland Clash Was Ultra Special

I want to score goals for my country but I'll keep believing and it will come. A point may be OK, but we'll go for three points. That's the way it's set up. In the run-up to the round, the Irish home lost to Serbia 0: 1, reducing the opportunity to qualify. There may be no difference at all in the way Ramsey plays for his club, but I for one th...

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