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Sports Minders for Chelsea striker Morata back in Real Madrid contact
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Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso admits he felt like destroying his television as he watched the draw for the UEFA Champions League group stages on Thursday. "I didn't see Hazard at Madrid". 'I am happy at Chelsea but I have many years ahead in my career if God and injuries allow it. Mariano said Madrid never close the door and look what happened.

Sports Serena into US Open semi-finals as champion Stephens exits
Author: 0 Serena into US Open semi-finals as champion Stephens exits

Williams meets Anastasija Sevastova in the semis on Friday, after the Latvian downed defending champion Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals, 6-2 6-3. Sevastova first shot to fame in 2010 when she reached the semifinal of Monterrey Open, beating the then-world No. 9, Jelena Jankovic . "Still long way to go, I think", the Latvian said.

Sports Matic: Mourinho is coping just fine
Author: 0 Matic: Mourinho is coping just fine

Manchester United have not had the best start to the 2018/19 Premier League season. But United midfielder Matic says Mourinho's explosive antics, which also fuelled a rant at the media following the Tottenham game, can actually help because they take the attention away from his players.

Sports U.S. Open: Serena beats Kanepi in three sets, Nadal advances
Author: 0 U.S. Open: Serena beats Kanepi in three sets, Nadal advances

A seventh win here would break her tie with Chris Evert for the Open Era record, and her 24th slam title would pull her even with Margaret Court's all-time record. "I think that was a great point". Stevens breaks with five walks in the quarter-finals, where they will play against Elina Svitolina offender Anastasiya Sevastopol.

Sports Nishikori, Osaka give Japan historic tennis day at US Open
Author: 0 Nishikori, Osaka give Japan historic tennis day at US Open

But as shade spread across the blue, the 2014 US Open finalist Nishikori, who lost to Cilic in the 2014 final, recovered to beat Cilic for the ninth time. The 20-year-old Osaka said she was nervous, claiming to be "freaking out inside" - though it certainly never showed. She won the Indian Wells Open and made it to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Sports Seattle Seahawks turn down second-round pick offer from Dallas Cowboys
Author: 0 Seattle Seahawks turn down second-round pick offer from Dallas Cowboys

Because he missed the offseason and all of preseason, Thomas may not start in Sunday's season opener but he's certainly expected to play.Denver will host the Seahawks on September 9 at 2:25 p.m. Seattle wasn't interested - the team wanted more. According to a source close to the situation, it's his understanding that the Seahawks may now want a first-round pick for Thomas.

Sports Jordan Henderson: Liverpool captain signs new five-year contract
Author: 0 Jordan Henderson: Liverpool captain signs new five-year contract

Rabiot playing for PSG . Laurens even adds that "the pair have already spoken on the phone to discuss a move", which is feasible given Klopp's belief that he should speak to every potential target personally. This would provide a interesting backdrop to the Reds' clashes with PSG in this season's Champions League , with their first meeting coming at Anfield on September 18.

Sports Rafael Nadal reacts to marathon match win with pure class
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal reacts to marathon match win with pure class

Happy, of course, to be in semi-finals again, it means a lot to me. If ever there was a reminder that fans should appreciate the game's largest figures while they can, Tuesday night at the U.S. "I played some good ones before, but not that long, not that long against the great guys on the Grand Slam stage", Thiem said. The disappointment of failing to create a first match point seemed to weigh on him in the tiebreak and he played it dreadfully, showing rare confusion in going 0-3 down ...

Sports David Beckham's MLS team unveils name and crest
Author: 0 David Beckham's MLS team unveils name and crest

The Miami New Times in July reported that Beckham and local partner Jorge Mas were quesitoned by locals as to a $44 million annual tax projection, to be accumulated via sales at Melreese Country Club, where the club's proposed new stadium would be built.

Sports Meghan McCain pays tribute to her father with broadside against Trump
Author: 0 Meghan McCain pays tribute to her father with broadside against Trump

John McCain at the late senator's memorial Saturday at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Although Trump did not attend, his specter was still present at the funeral in the words of McCain's daughter, as well as in mentions by former presidents Obama and Bush, who all made note of the sitting president without stating his name, as McCain undoubtedly would have preferred.

Sports NFL Arbitrator: Kaepernick Collusion Case Can Go Forward
Author: 0 NFL Arbitrator: Kaepernick Collusion Case Can Go Forward

The NFL and Nike extended their partnership in March to run through to 2028. The NFL previously requested to dismiss allegations that owners conspired to keep the quarterback out of the league due to his protests of social injustice during the national anthem.

Sports EPL: Neymar makes shocking Premier League top-four title prediction
Author: 0 EPL: Neymar makes shocking Premier League top-four title prediction

Now, with the global break, we can rest a bit and then we have a lot of hard games when we come back. Hazard said: "In a couple of weeks we are playing Liverpool here in a massive game". The Blues will take on Liverpool at Anfield in the Carabao Cup just three days prior to their Premier League meeting. Hazard believes that the new style of play helps the Blues be as unsafe as possible in the final third, and he is looking forward to testing the football against top opposition in the ...

Sports Woods, Mickelson added to Ryder Cup team as wild-card selections
Author: 0 Woods, Mickelson added to Ryder Cup team as wild-card selections

The 2018 Ryder Cup gets underway on September 28 and the buzz is building with both team captain's to reveal their wildcard picks this week. Something unusual, such as Schauffele's winning this week's BMW Championship in Philadelphia, would have to happen for Furyk to pick anyone other than Finau.

Author: 0 Serena battles past Pliskova to reach semis

Indeed Stephens fought back to narrow the gap to 4-3, but Sevastova grabbed another break with a well-timed drop shot for a 5-3 lead and sealed the victory on her third match point when a tired Sephens put a backhand into the net. Williams, though, has lost three of the five semi-final matches she's played in at the US Open - including her last one in 2015. "I don't think I have another 10 years of having opportunities to be able to play and win championships", the 36-year-old said.

Sports Sharapova lights up US Open again with win over Ostapenko
Author: 0 Sharapova lights up US Open again with win over Ostapenko

Next up for Sharapova is a third-round matchup against 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko . Meanwhile, Australian Open champion, Caroline Wozniacki joined Simona Halep in making a shock early exit. She was eliminated by No. 29 seed Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Since Sharapova's book release previous year, we have been reminded of the fierce rivalry between these two champions.

Sports Inspired Dominic Thiem makes first U.S. Open quarter-final
Author: 0 Inspired Dominic Thiem makes first U.S. Open quarter-final

The Austrian had one of the best matches in their career, Tim has won 91% of the balls on the first pass, never allowed Anderson to break points and gave a phenomenal rate winnershow and unforced errors (42: 13). "And, above all, the drive is better in general". On clay, it's one of the biggest challenges in sports to beat this guy or to compete with this guy.

Sports Modric battles Ronaldo Salah again — FIFA BEST AWARD
Author: 0 Modric battles Ronaldo Salah again — FIFA BEST AWARD

Modric collected a total of 313 points, with Ronaldo , who left Real for Juventus in the summer, picking up 223 and Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah 134. More importantly, the 32-year-old won the Golden Ball at World Cup as he led Croatia to the final with some inspired displays throughout the tournament in Russian Federation.

Sports Manchester United headed in right direction under Mourinho, insists Schmeichel
Author: 0 Manchester United headed in right direction under Mourinho, insists Schmeichel

Mourinho's men responded to the crisis with a 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday and Matic said: "He was very confident before the game he prepared the game in a very good way". "We should have kill [ed] the game much earlier, but the performance was very good, very solid and important". "I never blame a player for missing penalties".

Sports Roger, over and out? Federer ready to keep Father Time at bay
Author: 0 Roger, over and out? Federer ready to keep Father Time at bay

Millman said the victory had yet to sink in. Sharapova, seeded 22nd, had been 22-0 under the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium . "Roger's a hero of mine. Novak Djokovic says he is "really pleased" with his form as he aims to reach the US Open semi-finals for a 12th consecutive time on Wednesday. Altogether, Millman has received 381 serves and safely put 309 into play.

Sports Juan Martin Del Potro beats John Isner to reach semi-final
Author: 0 Juan Martin Del Potro beats John Isner to reach semi-final

Now ranked No.18, ranked inside the Top 20 every week but four since her debut on May 15, 2017, she claimed her fifth hard court semifinal of her career, having advanced to that stage - but never further - at 2010 Monterrey, 2017 Dubai, 2017 Zhuhai and 2018 Brisbane.

Sports 'Worst match of Roger Federer's career' - Reaction to stunning John Millman win
Author: 0 'Worst match of Roger Federer's career' - Reaction to stunning John Millman win

Federer's overall recent record has not been too bad as he reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon before getting to the final in the last US Open warm-up tournament in Cincinnati . More shocking than his departure was the manner of the 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7) 7-6 (3) loss to the Australian, with Federer simply wilting in the suffocating humidity and exiting a Grand Slam before the quarter-finals for just the fifth time since 2004.

Sports Cilic downs Aussie teen in second latest finish at US Open
Author: 0 Cilic downs Aussie teen in second latest finish at US Open

Cilic, the 2014 champion, needed eight match points to defeat the world number 45 in a four-hour tie which ended at 2.22 local time (0622GMT), just four minutes short of the record for the latest finish in NY. De Minaur, meanwhile, was playing in a third-round match at a major for only the second time and has now lost both. Next up for Cilic is No. 10 seed David Goffin .

Sports Luol Deng, Los Angeles Lakers reach agreement on buyout
Author: 0 Luol Deng, Los Angeles Lakers reach agreement on buyout

It's good news for both sides. It still isn't clear which specific teams might be interested in Deng, who was picked seventh overall in the 2004 NBA Draft after playing one season for the Duke Blue Devils in college. Deng signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Lakers in July 2016, but he quickly fell out of their rotation. The 14-year veteran is a two-time All-Star and has career averages of 15.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

Sports Jon Kyl Will Replace McCain In the Senate
Author: 0 Jon Kyl Will Replace McCain In the Senate

Despite coming from opposite ends of the political spectrum, both leaders voiced their respect for McCain, who himself almost made it to the Oval Office in the 2008 election. Jon Kyl as McCain's replacement in the US Senate . "Work hard, know what you're talking about, and people will listen to you", Graham said. In an emotional address that moved mourners to tears, McCain's daughter, Meghan, said, "John McCain was defined by love".

Sports Chicago Bears: 10 bold predictions following Khalil Mack trade
Author: 0 Chicago Bears: 10 bold predictions following Khalil Mack trade

He's one of my best friends. " They're trying to divide us ", Gruden said , via ESPN while addressing reports that he and McKenzie had differing opinions on whether or not they should keep Mack. We all did our best, I'll say it that way.it just didn't work out that way. "That's gonna be just communication between him, myself, (defensive coordinator) Vic (Fangio) and our trainers on a day-to-day basis".

Sports Steelers ready for Conner to carry load if Bell no-shows
Author: 0 Steelers ready for Conner to carry load if Bell no-shows

With the season set to debut in five days, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked when his star would be on the field. "When he gets here, that's when we will start quantifying all Le'Veon Bell-related things, his overall readiness, the amount of time we have between his arrival and the next competition, et cetera, et cetera", Tomlin said.

Sports Federer out-maneuvers Kyrgios as Kerber, Zverev fall
Author: 0 Federer out-maneuvers Kyrgios as Kerber, Zverev fall

The point of the match, and one of the shots of the tournament, came when Federer blocked Kyrgios' serve to the backhand and the 23-year-old Australian guided a drop shot cross-court toward the photographers' pit. "I was trying to tell him that the shot wasn't that good", joked the Australian. Cool, controlled and clinical, Federer fans can count on the very best from the Swiss each and every time he steps onto the court.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino slams Spurs after painful Watford defeat
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino slams Spurs after painful Watford defeat

Tottenham led 1-0 after Abdoulaye Doucoure's 53rd-minute own goal but conceded twice from set pieces, with Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart heading in and ending their flawless start to the season. "And in March and April and the beginning of May if we are there, then OK, now we are contenders. You need to show respect, to compete to win, it's not easy".

Sports Federer dominates Nishioka to reach second round
Author: 0 Federer dominates Nishioka to reach second round

Open crown and first since 2008. Benoit Paire was full of theatrics in the defeat. The Frenchman has never beaten the Swiss No. 2 seed in six prior FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings. "Everyone always talks about how hot Melbourne is but the U.S. Open's way worse", 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia said after her first-round loss.

Sports Sloane Stephens, Rafael Nadal and an exhausting day of tennis
Author: 0 Sloane Stephens, Rafael Nadal and an exhausting day of tennis

When things got tough, I just hung in there, battled as hard as I could, ran down every ball", said Stephens, who wasn't surprised to see Azarenka raise her game in the second set. The three-time Grand Slam tournament champion from Switzerland was given a wild card into this year's tournament after his ranking fell too low with all his missed time, and he knocked out No.

Sports Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign
Author: 0 Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign

The quarterback began protesting racial injustice and police brutality in August 2016 by sitting during the national anthem. The protests during the national anthem have raised the ire of some NFL fans and U.S. But he hasn't played since that year as once he turned free agent at the end of the season, he subsequently found no team interested in signing him. Stephen B.

Sports Real Madrid vs. Leganes - Football Match Report
Author: 0 Real Madrid vs. Leganes - Football Match Report

Real Madrid will host Leganes in the third week of La Liga play on Saturday, Sept. 1. Though there are certain pitfalls such as the manic defending in the box during the opposition press, Lopetegui's side now imbues a great deal of confidence and vigour that was missing for quite some time in the league games.

Sports Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz not yet cleared for contact
Author: 0 Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz not yet cleared for contact

One would think that a player like Foles coming off a Super Bowl performance in which he took home MVP honors would have little trouble leading the Eagles to start off the new season, but that's always easier said than done when looking at the last couple of weeks.

Sports Jurgen Klopp gives update on Fabinho, debut likely to be soon
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp gives update on Fabinho, debut likely to be soon

Speaking after the game, Alisson insisted that he will focus on improving his game after his mistake for the first goal Liverpool FC have conceded in the top flight this season. Obviously, I won't be stupid to make the same mistake. However, the Reds still managed to win the game 2-1. However, with four wins on the trot in the Premier League it seems the Blues players are taking to the highly-rated Italian coaches methods easily.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino reveals who is responsible for Tottenham's defeat
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino reveals who is responsible for Tottenham's defeat

Watford came from behind with two set-piece goals to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Sunday (Sept 2), ending the visitors' 100 per cent record and maintaining their own flawless start to the Premier League season. "It is important how the team is doing and it is not about how the game goes for us at the moment", the left-back said. With Son Heung-min returning from representing South Korea at the Asian Games and Erik Lamela missing with a hamstring injury, Pochettino ...

Sports Barcelona put eight past Huesca at Camp Nou
Author: 0 Barcelona put eight past Huesca at Camp Nou

But Lionel Messi provided a harsh reality check with two goals as the defending champions demolished Huesca 8-2 at Camp Nou. Huesca's celebrations were short-lived as scored off the post to level in the 16th minute. Barca emerged from the dressing room in the Barcelona vs Huesca game to hit five goals, in Ousmane Dembele starting the rout with an angled drive that beat Werner on 48 minutes.

Author: 0 Federer makes incredible shot at US Open

It was a clinical and patient 6-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 victory for Kohlschreiber, who makes his second consecutive fourth-round appearance at the US Open. "At 3-all, love-40, if I take one of those points, the match is wide open", Kyrgios said.