• Jimmy Butler Reportedly Requests Trade From Minnesota Timberwolves
Jimmy Butler Reportedly Requests Trade From Minnesota Timberwolves

Then, Jimmy Butler - who can become an unrestricted free agent next summer - requested a trade from the Timberwolves and put the Knicks on his list of preferred destinations (with the Nets and Clippers ). Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in almost 37 minutes per game last season. The Sixers may want Butler more t...

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  • Pep Guardiola's absence not to blame for Manchester City loss - Mikel Arteta
Pep Guardiola's absence not to blame for Manchester City loss - Mikel Arteta

City defender Aymeric Laporte said: "Normally the coach is on the bench, but we know what we need to do and we get plenty of guidance from Mikel who works with us every day". "It was different. The first half was very poor from us and you have to forget it". Arteta feels that is a tag City should embrace, even though he feels holders Real Madri...

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  • Ramos overtakes Scholes to become the Champions League's most booked player
Ramos overtakes Scholes to become the Champions League's most booked player

Bale was the only player from Wednesday's lineup who hadn't started for Madrid in the Champions League final almost four months ago in Ukraine. Juve squandered another chance in the 17th minute as Sami Khedira fired wide at the far post after some good work by Ronaldo on the flanks.

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  • Jimmy Butler Requests Trade from T-Wolves
Jimmy Butler Requests Trade from T-Wolves

Butler has given the Timberwolves a list of teams that could interest him. Players signed this summer can't be traded until at least December 15 (and, in specific instances, January 15), which greatly reduces Minnesota's flexibility to make the best deal it can for one of the league's elite wing players.

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  • Ben Roethlisberger defends 'passionate' Antonio Brown, who's back with Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger defends 'passionate' Antonio Brown, who's back with Steelers

But if you ask some people around the league, there is clearly a perception that Mike Tomlin bears some of the responsibility. It continues a disastrous few months for the Steelers, who lost to the Jaguars in the divisional round previous year despite playing at home before failing to come to terms on a longterm deal with Bell, who refused to s...

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  • Lionel Messi Scores His Eighth Champions League Hat-Trick
Lionel Messi Scores His Eighth Champions League Hat-Trick

Now he has settled in and he is scoring important goals. "A lot of the time when he takes the free-kicks you go directly to the place where you're going to celebrate them!" It was the fifth goal of the campaign for Dembele, surpassing his total from last season.

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  • Roberto Firmino better but still doubt for PSG clash
Roberto Firmino better but still doubt for PSG clash

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to turn to Daniel Sturridge for their Champions League opener against PSG . Emery was in charge at PSG when Barcelona pulled off the most spectacular comeback against the Parisiens, winning a two-legged tie 6-5 after losing the first leg 4-0.

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  • Maurizio Sarri says City and Liverpool are better than Blues
Maurizio Sarri says City and Liverpool are better than Blues

Chelsea fans will be hoping Hazard can keep the goalscoring going, with Sarri releasing him from most defensive responsibilities. Giroud is yet to find the net for Chelsea this season, but already has three assists in five Premier League games, with the Blues boasting a 100 per cent league return under new head coach Maurizio Sarri.

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores sensational strike to bring up 500th career goal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores sensational strike to bring up 500th career goal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th career goal on Saturday night by sinking one of his trademark barely-fathomable volleys in LA Galaxy's 5-3 defeat against Toronto on Saturday night. Since then, the former Swedish global has scored 17 goals for the MLS side in 22 appearances. Ibrahimovic , 36, has made 747 appearances while scoring 438 go...

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  • Defiant Serena Williams opens up about US Open controversy
Defiant Serena Williams opens up about US Open controversy

Marin Cilic , Croatia's top player, also had nothing but respect for Ramos. "The player is angry, blames the umpire, says "you will never work a match again". "If it was wrong or right, I'm not the judge", said Bryan, a doubles specialist. USTA president and CEO Katrina Adams, who defended Williams, was overheard apologizing to Ramos on the sid...

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  • Klopp hails Wembley win as Liverpool's best display yet
Klopp hails Wembley win as Liverpool's best display yet

At the back they were composed, competitive, classy, solid -... Mauricio Pochettino may have had the same fears pre-match, hence the three-man midfield, but we were guilty of so many sloppy passes in there and too often not being close enough or getting the wrong side of players.

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  • Browns WR Josh Gordon wants to be traded to Cowboys or 49ers
Browns WR Josh Gordon wants to be traded to Cowboys or 49ers

Gordon, who has played just 11 games since his remarkable 1,646 receiving-yard season in 2013 due to suspensions, will obviously be a gamble for whoever decides to acquire him. While Gordon's story is still unwritten, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that Cleveland prefers to trade the wideout to an NFC club. But, I know what some of you are l...

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  • Under fire for Serena cartoon
Under fire for Serena cartoon

He insists that his cartoon wasn't about race , but about Williams' behavior during her confrontation with umpire Carlos Ramos during the U.S. Open final. Also problematic in the cartoon was the depiction of Osaka as being a blonde and, apparently, white woman. " Mark Knight's a man of the greatest character-proud he's in our paper", said He...

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  • Klopp bemused by Neville's Champions League advice
Klopp bemused by Neville's Champions League advice

How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it? "If you want to win Premier League titles then you have to win these games, so Liverpool will be judged on this too". "We don't play Champions League or what?" said the German, whose side now top the table with a 100 per cent record after four matches and are widely seen as the main ...

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  • Newcastle vs Arsenal, Premier League 2018-19
Newcastle vs Arsenal, Premier League 2018-19

Emery admitted Ozil's first global break since his retirement will have been a hard adjustment for the player, but that the pair have been able to spend beneficial time on the training ground together. Mesut works very well here. However, he returned for a 3-2 win away to Cardiff before the global break and is expected to keep his place for the...

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  • Umpire focused on 'working again' after Serena row
Umpire focused on 'working again' after Serena row

In addition to her extraordinary tennis skills as displayed in her dominant performance against Williams in her first Grand Slam win, the Japanese-born athlete with a Haitian father is now also being recognized for her broad global endorsement appeal.

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  • Gary Neville: 'Manchester United fine if Paul Pogba leaves'
Gary Neville: 'Manchester United fine if Paul Pogba leaves'

The latter has been tipped to leave United next year, given the discord between himself and manager Jose Mourinho . But Pogba is now in his third year with the Red Devils and he could be leaving the Theatre of Dreams next summer if Raiola keeps to his promise.

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  • Rodgers in rehab group at Packers' practice
Rodgers in rehab group at Packers' practice

Rodgers denied needing to practice in order to play, which strays from the norm in Green Bay. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that Rodgers will work with other players rehabilitating injuries, while emphasizing Rodgers did not suffer a setback to his injured knee and the signal-caller's status is consider day to day.

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  • England players need club games to keep places says Gareth Southgate
England players need club games to keep places says Gareth Southgate

Kane has appeared sluggish and off the pace since returning from an ankle injury sustained against Bournemouth in March and Neville expressed his surprise that Gareth Southgate chose to use him as a second half substitute during England's 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday.

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  • Tennis umpires 'thoroughly disturbed' by lack of support from WTA
Tennis umpires 'thoroughly disturbed' by lack of support from WTA

Speaking on Wednesday, Osaka said she was unsure just why the crowd were booing at the time , but Williams had some kind words for the champion. Portuguese official Carlos Ramos was accused of sexism in the aftermath of the match , which saw him involved in an escalating dispute with Serena Williams that ended with him slapping the pla...

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  • Jon Gruden throws all the blame on Khalil Mack
Jon Gruden throws all the blame on Khalil Mack

So, what was Rodgers thinking when he returned to the field with the Bears up 17-0? McCarthy says Rodgers is still sore. "We're still collecting all the information", said McCarthy, who added he did not think it would take the whole week to determine Rodgers' availability.

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  • Injured Nadal stops, putting del Potro back in US Open final
Injured Nadal stops, putting del Potro back in US Open final

Djokovic tied Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras for the most US Open finals appearances in the Open era. There were other issues for him, too, including in the third set when, ahead by a break, he was called by the chair umpire for allowing the 25-second serve clock, making its Grand Slam debut at this tournament, run out on back-to-back points.

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  • Defeat gives England and Southgate a reality check
Defeat gives England and Southgate a reality check

England captain Harry Kane has claimed that referee Danny Makkelie "bottled it" when he disallowed a late Danny Welbeck equaliser against Spain . "But this is one of those occasions where what we want to look at with our squad ties in with doing the right thing with the players for our long-term benefit.

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  • Packers’ Aaron Rodgers injured, leaves games on cart
Packers’ Aaron Rodgers injured, leaves games on cart

That's the only thing on my mind. The Raiders didn't want to give Mack $90 million guaranteed, but the Bears were willing pay the price and lose two first-round picks in the process. The right strategy for the Bears there would have been to run it on third down, and if they didn't get it to run it on fourth. Dam Aaron Rodgers with the quick...

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  • Eagles Use Patriots' Verision Of 'Philly Special' Against Falcons
Eagles Use Patriots' Verision Of 'Philly Special' Against Falcons

Burton played two seasons with the Eagles and ended his stint in Philly with a bang. We also fold in opponent-adjusted PFF grades into our machine-learning algorithm to factor in roster changes and possible asymmetric mismatches that can occur through the course of a game.

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