Ballon dOr 2018: contenders for footballs global honour revealed

Contenders for the 2018 Ballon dOr are revealed with Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Mohamed Salah making the list along with Fran Kirby and Lucy Bronze Fran Kirby and Lucy Bronze have been nominated for the inaugural womens Ballon dOr while Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo…

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La Liga games in the US ‘not fair for anyone,’ says Liga MX president

(CNN)Enrique Bonilla, president of Mexico’s top-flight football division Liga MX, has told CNN Sport that he is against the proposed decision to host a La Liga game in the United States or Canada. La Liga teams, along with other major European leagues, have played exhibition games in the United States…

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Quipping Paul Pogba underlines rift with Mourinho after West Ham defeat | Jacob Steinberg

Paul Pogba, who was substituted in Manchester Uniteds anaemic 3-1 defeat by West Ham at London Stadium, made no attempt to disguise the rift between him and Jos Mourinho Paul Pogba was the last Manchester United player out of the away dressing room at the London Stadium. The Frenchman was…

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Hertha Berlin level with Bayern Munich at top of Bundesliga after stunning win

Hertha Berlin inflicted Niko Kovacs first defeat as Bayern manager with goals from Vedad Ibisevic and Ondrej Duda Bayern Munich crashed to their first Bundesliga defeat under their new manager, Niko Kovac, as they were beaten 2-0 by Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion. First-half goals by Vedad Ibisevic and Ondrej…

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Lionel Messi leaves Spurs toiling on a lower plane of sporting reality | Barney Ronay

Barcelonas 4-2 defeat of Tottenham in the Champions League at Wembley was an occasion just to stand and gawp at Lionel Messi, who can bend the game according to his own physical laws Sometimes you really do just have to stand and watch and maybe gawp a little, too. The…

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rik Lamelas sucker punch seals win for Spurs over spirited Brighton

Harry Kanes first-half penalty and rik Lamelas second finished off a tough Brighton side as Spurs won 2-1 at the Amex Stadium, with Anthony Knockaert replying deep in injury time Crisis averted. The vultures had been circling around Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham but, while this was hardly a sparkling display,…

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Arsenals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the double against Vorskla Poltava

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in Arsenals 4-2 home win against Vorskla Poltava There was something inherently Arsenaly about the way Unai Emerys team turned a 4-0 cruise so gentle Alexandre Lacazette was almost horizontal watching from the substitutes bench into a choppy, slightly unnerving finish. FC Vorskla, fifth in the…

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10 of the best streaming sites for live sports: World Cup, baseball games, football, and more

Let’s be honest, there are few feelings that can match the rush of watching live as your favorite  team catches a pass in the end zone, snags a game winning run in the bottom of the ninth, or gets a sudden KO in the middle of the octagon. Even seeing…

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Liverpools Xherdan Shaqiri will be protected, say Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade say Xherdan Shaqiri, who made a controversial gesture after his World Cup goal for Switzerland against Serbia, will be protected when he visits Serbia with Liverpool Red Star Belgrade have said they will to protect Xherdan Shaqiri from unwanted situations when the Liverpool winger arrives for their…

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Craig Cathcart heads Watford past Tottenham to maintain perfect start

Craig Cathcart headed Watfords winner as the Hornets came from behind to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Vicarage Road Mauricio Pochettino could not contain the frustration. The Tottenham manager had spent much of the time since last of Jos Holebas set pieces, with first Troy Deeney and then Craig Cathcart…

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Atltico Madrids Kenti Robles leaves Manchester City tie in the balance

Atltico Madrid and Manchester City drew 1-1 in the Spanish capital to leave their Womens Champions League last-32 tie in the balance Manchester City could not quite make it over the line, their resistance finally broken a minute from time. With the visitors leading thanks to a Gemma Bonner header,…

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Jose Mourinho will have a ‘game plan to push for the title,’ says Rooney

(CNN)Don’t write off Manchester United or its manager Jose Mourinho just yet, says Wayne Rooney. Follow @cnnsport Mourinho has welcomed three players to his squad over the summer — Brazil midfielder Fred for $60 million, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot ($24 million) and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant ($2 million) — but…

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Jamie Vardy: Im a nightmare on the pitch I get abuse but I give it back

Jamie Vardy, the Leicester striker who has walked away from England, has the perfect antidote to raging supporters scoring sensational goals As Jamie Vardy ushers Boris, Billy and Ralph out of the door and the sound of barking becomes more distant, the conversation inside turns to Harry Kane, Sergio Agero…

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