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Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas is reportedly on the verge of a €20million move to the Emirates Stadium, while the fee for Valencia centre-back Mustafi is said to be nearly €40m. Everybody has sat on their pounds until now. Mustafi started his career with Arsenal's Premier League rivals Everton before he sealed a move to Serie A side Sampdoria in 2012.
  • Texans center Nick Martin has ankle surgery, could miss entire season

    Texans center Nick Martin has ankle surgery, could miss entire season

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    Sources told ESPN on Thursday that Martin is expected to miss four months , which, in theory, means he could return at some point later in the season. The 2nd round pick was drafted to be the Texans starting center this season, but has been plagued by injury this camp. The NFL Network first reported Martin's surgery.
  • Rio Olympics: Elaine Thompson becomes new Jamaican sprint queen

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    In recent years, thanks to a tradition first established by the likes of Merlene Ottey and continued by Bolt and Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica has dominated the world-best time lists and medal podiums through four Olympics. Yet, as they strained the last couple of meters to the finish line, the growing daylight between Thompson and Bowie was emblematic of how much Olympic sprinting has changed.
  • Neymar, Brazil come out blazing in Olympic soccer semifinals

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    Football great Zico talks Olympic football during his visit to Tokyo 2020 House. Brazil have been ruthless in front of goal in their last three matches: they defeated Denmark 4-0 in their last group game, Colombia 2-0 in the quarter-finals and Honduras 6-0 in the two sides' final-four meeting.
  • Everyone knows Bravo's deal is nearly done - Guardiola

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    Guardiola had dropped Hart in the first three matches of the season, 2 Premier League and 1 UEFA Champions League qualifying match as he preferred Willy Caballero. After [the deadline] we will speak about everything". It's not pressure for me to play alongside him. If I'm in the team, I'm going to do my best and try to do everything we do in training.
  • Franco's homer pushes Phillies past Dodgers

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    I'm out there, we're trying to beat him but it's also tough too because I played so many years alongside him and always want to see him do well", Howard said. Kenta Maeda (12-7) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings with nine strikeouts and one walk for the Dodgers, who began Tuesday a half-game back of the Giants in the NL West and leading the NL wild-card race by 3 ½ games.
  • Reigning champ Alabama kicks off 2016 at No. 1

    Reigning champ Alabama kicks off 2016 at No. 1

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    The top four spots are identical to those in the preseason coaches' poll released earlier this month. The Seminoles started No. 1 in the 2014 season, the year after they won the national championship. The Southeastern Conference, led by Alabama, has six ranked teams. The Yellow Jackets, which were No. 16 in last year's preseason poll, didn't receive any votes in this year's poll.
  • Claudio Bravo arrives in Manchester to close Man City transfer

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    Cape Town - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Joe Hart has a chance of returning to the starting XI when they face Steaua Bucharest in the second-leg of the UEFA Champions League play-offs. I have seen many times in the Champions League - at half-time an experienced team like AC Milan were 3-0 ahead and the final was done, but Liverpool won the Champions League final.
  • 5 things to know about the next Olympics in Tokyo

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    About $413 million was spent for the London 2012 Games where Team GB won 65 medals including 29 gold. At the same time, 57 percent were proud the event boosted Brazil's image overseas. "There you go. I'm the greatest", Bolt said. A total of 87 Olympic nations won medals, a record, and 10 won the first gold medals in their countries histories.
  • Roger Federer plans January return in Australia

    Roger Federer plans January return in Australia

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    A comeback to the top of the ranks in tennis is possible if he continues being healthy and the tourney in Australia would serve as a preparatory tournament in 2017's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open. McEnroe acknowledged that for now at least, his World squad would be the heavy underdog, though a lot can happen in just over a year. The 17-time Grand Slam victor had surgery in February before a back issue ruled him out of the French Open.
  • Redskins acquire center Bryan Stork from Patriots

    Redskins acquire center Bryan Stork from Patriots

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    Stork started the 2015 season on Injured Reserve/designated to return before making his season debut against the Redskins on November 8, where he played four different positions during the game including right tackle. Stork was selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2014 draft. Once he began playing center, the whole line improved and gave Tom Brady enough time to throw without being hit.
  • Form Mendis inspires Sri Lanka to ODI triumph

    Form Mendis inspires Sri Lanka to ODI triumph

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    But it was Mathews's two wickets and a half-century in the first half that played the key role in Sri Lanka registering their biggest win against Australia in terms of runs. The pair put quick runs on the board before a triple strike by Adam Zampa checked their surge. The wicketkeeper-batsman was adjudged not out by the on-field umpire but Australia successfully reviewed the decision.
  • Team USA's Hammer takes silver in women's omnium

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    The 28-year-old from Bolton emulated Sir Chris Hoy's 2008 achievement of winning three titles at one Olympics to move level with the Scot as the Briton with the most Games golds. Jason Kenny and Laura Trott , Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Her tally in Rio stands at two golds. Things will be getting even better for the star couple later this year, although Kenny is not sure whether he will carry on to another Olympics or not.
  • Golden moment for US basketball

    Golden moment for US basketball

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    He had already become the leading scorer earlier in the tournament, capping an Olympic career that began with disappointment as a member of the US team that finished third in 2004. This USA Basketball defied all the backlash that it received and played hard and strong, even though they nearly came close to losing, but with strong plays and offensive skills, they came out and beat their opponents like they were expected to.
  • Carmelo Anthony gets emotional following Team USA's win

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    And of course there was Durant, who paced the team's equal-opportunity attack with 19.4 points per game, fifth-best in the tournament. By the final horn, the United States had won the game, 96-66, capturing their third straight gold medal, their 25th straight Olympic victory, and their 53rd consecutive win in Olympic, FIBA World Cup , or FIBA Americas action.
  • Romo, Prescott lead Dallas win; Dolphins move with Tannehill

    Romo, Prescott lead Dallas win; Dolphins move with Tannehill

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    LANDOVER, Md. - Top running back Matt Jones left with a sprained shoulder and receiver Rashad Ross made his best case for a roster spot and Washington came back to beat NY in the second preseason game for each team. The Dolphins twice had options of two penalties that were either personal fouls or unsportsmanlike conduct. The Miami offense is much more unsettled than Dallas in terms of who will start, including a competition at running back between Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi.
  • Zlatan scores 2, Pogba stars as United beats Southampton 2-0

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    Jordy Clasie, on for the injured Oriol Romeu in the first half, daftly brought down Luke Shaw in the penalty area, and Ibrahimovic stepped up to slot the ball into the bottom corner. "Always", Ibrahimovic said in a TV interview after the match. "For 10 days' work, first match of the season, not even 10 minutes of a friendly, I think he played phenomenal".
  • Geniez wins 3rd Vuelta stage

    Geniez wins 3rd Vuelta stage

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    Geniez compared the short, but very steep ascent to a "little Alpe d'Huez", one of the classic mountain climbs of the Tour de France. He claimed the red jersey after leading a late charge by Movistar that shook up the times among the contenders, and dropped Alberto Contador even further off the lead.
  • Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea advance in English League Cup

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    Chelsea have started off the campaign much better than a Bristol Rovers side who have not had such an easy start to life in League One . Chelsea go up against Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup second round on Tuesday night and it could give Antonio Conte a chance to see what his fringe players can do.
  • Jurgen Klopp demands improvement upfront from Liverpool

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    This evening, Liverpool take their place in the relatively unfamiliar setting of the second round of the EFL Cup knowing they must treat the early rounds with extra special care this season. "To create something like a real mentality you need time". Additionally, James Milner didn't look particularly comfortable at left-back when deputising for the much-maligned Alberto Moreno.
  • Team USA takes Rio Olympics medal race with ease

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    Phillip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner took to the start-line for qualifying as the defending champions, but with the world unsure as to just how fast they'd be able to go. A special moment, shared with family and friends. The rain soaked Castro, and aided in extinguishing the torch that had burnt in all its glory over the past 17 days, during which 206 teams - including a first-ever refugee delegation - engaged in a fierce competition for a booty of 306 gold medals.
  • Inbee Park celebrates 'unreal' Olympic golf gold

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    China's Shanshan Feng earned the bronze another shot behind Ko at 10 under par. The South Korean golfer now has a one-shot lead over the 31-year-old American Stacy Lewis, who had an 8-under-par round two on Thursday, according to Xinhua.
  • Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony: Simone Biles Carries Flag for Team USA

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    In her Olympic debut, Biles won gold medals in the women's all-around , vault and floor exercise adding a bronze on the balance beam. Biles also said that she and the other members of the Final Five - the nickname for the talented women's gymnastics team - plan to go on a three-month Tour of Champions, visiting 36 USA cities.
  • Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold, grabs slice of history

    Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold, grabs slice of history

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    Lochte and Phelps' unique relationship has been closely followed by sports fans for more than a decade, with the two first competing against each other on the global stage during the 2004 Olympic games in Athens. "Win or lose, we're still good friends". All three of them are shortlisted for Thursday's 200 IM final match. The father-of-one is already a swimming champion and he continues to win rack up the medals.
  • US romps to men's basketball gold, beats Serbia 96-66

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    Deandre Jordan (USA) of the USA dunks. The sequence was replayed and praised over and over again on the NBC broadcast by Marv Albert and Doug Collins. They have plenty of time to figure it out. Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 Olympic golds: RIO DE JANEIRO - Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket.
  • Kerri Walsh Jennings Is Fine With a Bronze Medal, Thanks for Asking

    Kerri Walsh Jennings Is Fine With a Bronze Medal, Thanks for Asking

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    Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross' bid for Olympic gold falls short. But after dropping a lopsided first set, Walsh Jennings and Ross rallied for redemption in a thrilling three-set win over the host nation. In the parlance of beach volleyball, receiving serve is called passing. "You've got to pass the ball to win matches", she said. The team had won gold at the 2008 and 2012 Games.
  • Rays' offense stays hot in 8-4 win over Rangers

    Rays' offense stays hot in 8-4 win over Rangers

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    The Rays are also 5-1 in their last six games overall and are 4-1 in their last five home games. Hamels had retired 14 straight, striking out seven, when Corey Dickerson singled with two outs in the sixth for Tampa Bay's first hit .