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Truex grazed the wall on Lap 365, then cut a tire and bounced off the wall again as Hamlin rushed past. A belated congratulations to Jeremy Clements , who won last weekend's XFINITY Series race at Road America. And today, that gives him the lead pit area that he hopes will keep him out front in tight situations. Both stayed out and became the only two cars on the lead lap.
  • Tottenham denied Andre Gomes bid after Barcelona decide not to sell

    Tottenham denied Andre Gomes bid after Barcelona decide not to sell

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    But he has suffered a hard time at the Nou Camp and wants to play regular first-team football. However, Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claims that 24-year-old Portugal worldwide Gomes won't be moving on tonight, presumably because Barcelona couldn't find a replacement.
  • Chelsea sign midfielder Drinkwater, right-back Zappacosta

    Chelsea sign midfielder Drinkwater, right-back Zappacosta

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    Those formalities have been concluded as Chelsea announced on Chelseafc.com a short time ago that Zappacosta has joined the clubs on a four-year contract. Zappacosta, 25, has seven goals and five assists in 85 appearances in Serie A . He can either play as right-back in a four-man defence or as a winger in a 3-4-3 system covering the same position that Victor Moses is now playing on at Chelsea .
  • Chelsea will have to offer in excess of £30m for Drinkwater

    Chelsea will have to offer in excess of £30m for Drinkwater

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    They are understood to have made a bid for Llorente, but have been outbid by Spurs. On Wednesday morning, Sky Sports broke news of the transfer request but said it would take "an exceptional offer" for the midfielder to be sold. His partnership with N'Golo Kante was crucial to help the club form its fairytale story to the top of the table. Drinkwater has been ready to move to Chelsea and it appears the midfielder will now get his wish, as a deal is on the cards.
  • Surrey skipper Batty glad no harm done by 'deadly' arrow attack

    Surrey skipper Batty glad no harm done by 'deadly' arrow attack

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    Another spectator claimed officers told him they believed two arrows were fired into the grounds but police have yet to confirm this. "There have been no arrests", a Met Police spokesperson said . Officials chose to abandon the match, with the result being called as a draw. The item was brought to the attention of umpires who informed players to leave the field.
  • Feel respect from the athletes: Maria Sharapova

    Feel respect from the athletes: Maria Sharapova

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    She was energetic even at rest, closing her eyes and bouncing her legs as she sat between sets. Thus, she competes in draws such as this one where she confronts the No. In New York , Williams resumed not knowing, or caring about, what was said about her in the press. Venus Williams made short work of her second-round opponent at the US Open on Wednesday.
  • Man City to offer Raheem Sterling, cash for Alexis Sanchez

    Man City to offer Raheem Sterling, cash for Alexis Sanchez

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    Despite repeatedly claiming he is not for sale, Wenger may relinquish Sanchez this week after Manchester City made a remarkable player-pluscash offer. Manchester City are reportedly planning an improved bid for Alexis Sanchez after seeing their initial £50m approach rejected by Arsenal . Having a player of Alexis Sanchez's caliber would be key for Arsenal as it looks to get back into the Champions League places after finishing sixth last season.
  • I will come back stronger, vows Angelique Kerber

    I will come back stronger, vows Angelique Kerber

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    Open every year. But for me it was for sure not the best day and not the best match", said Kerber . Today, in a tight opening sequence of six consecutive service holds, the first indication of Osaka's peak came when the Japanese player fended off the first break point she saved with a long rally that she finished with a brilliant backhand victor.
  • Giancarlo Stanton Hits 50th Home Run of Season vs. Padres

    Giancarlo Stanton Hits 50th Home Run of Season vs. Padres

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    Giancarlo Stanton was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Given that it's only August 27, this is a pretty unbelievable feat for Stanton. Here's the other thing: Of the Marlins' remaining 33 games, 15 are against playoff contenders, including three series with Milwaukee, Arizona and Colorado.
  • Liverpool Make £55.5 Million Bid For Highly Rated Midfielder

    Liverpool Make £55.5 Million Bid For Highly Rated Midfielder

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    Monaco remain keen to keep Lemar, but are facing severe tests as the transfer window reaches its climax. Having agreed to pay RB Leipzig a £3M sweetener this summer and then the player's full release clause of around £48M in 2018 for a total investment of £51M has allowed Liverpool to pre-emptively lock down the Guinean star who Jürgen Klopp identified as his top midfield target.
  • Liverpool agree Naby Keita transfer as he passes medical

    Liverpool agree Naby Keita transfer as he passes medical

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    Keita's release clause next summer is £48 million, which The Reds are willing to pay. The Keita transfer saga has taken many twists and turns this summer, but Liverpool finally have their man, after paying a club record transfer fee for the midfielder.
  • I'm finished, says Mayweather after McGregor rout

    I'm finished, says Mayweather after McGregor rout

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    In truth, on the evidence of Saturday, you wouldn't even fancy McGregor in a contest against the far less talented Malignaggi. McGregor meanwhile appeared calm as could be backstage, saying he had no butterflies ahead of his first professional boxing match.
  • Koeman would welcome Costa deal

    Koeman would welcome Costa deal

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    The Spanish worldwide is now AWOL in Brazil after being told by coach Antonio Conte he was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. Koeman bemoaned Everton's luck with injuries so early in the season but did reveal that record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is ready to start against Chelsea after coming through his full debut unscathed and is on a "good physical level" despite having little in the way of a pre-season.
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects new contract, and here's what the fans think

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects new contract, and here's what the fans think

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    Chelsea are willing to pay £40million for the Gunners' midfielder, and while Wenger wants to keep hold of him, Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to leave before the transfer window closes. "I rate him highly and he's one of the players who is on his way up". Arsenal are in a similar predicament with fellow winger Alexis Sanchez , where they must decide whether to cash in or let them see out their final year of their contracts.
  • Mauricio Pochettino: Lack of concentration, not venue, cost Spurs two points

    Mauricio Pochettino: Lack of concentration, not venue, cost Spurs two points

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    Spurs thought they had secured only a third win in 12 games at their temporary home thanks to Dele Alli's goal early in the second half. It should have settled the Tottenham jitters but with last season's Golden Boot victor Harry Kane struggling to end his August jinx - he has never scored for Tottenham in the month - they could not kill off Sean Dyche's side.
  • NZ lift 15th straight Bledisloe Cup

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    The victory ensured the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup for the 15th successive season. Genia reclaimed the lead in the 66th with a try that put the Wallabies ahead 22-21. Steve Hansen's side moved 54-6 ahead before the Wallabies finally rallied, but an All Blacks victory was never in doubt. "That's not what we want to be".
  • PL Roundup: Pressure on Bilic, De Boer as West Ham, Palace lose

    PL Roundup: Pressure on Bilic, De Boer as West Ham, Palace lose

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    It's not easy to win at Crystal Palace but we are not scared and we have confidence that we can go and get a result". The visitors should have been ahead inside three minutes when Kyle Naughton played Abraham down the right and Ayew headed his cross wide from in front of goal.
  • Humans of New York Is Getting a TV Show on Facebook

    Humans of New York Is Getting a TV Show on Facebook

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    Episodes of Humans of NY will launch weekly as of next week and will be available to all Facebook users. Photographer Brandon Stanton speaks at BookExpo America, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in NY. I wanted the television show to *be* Humans of NY. The blog's Facebook page , in particular, has grown wildly successful and now has more than 18 million likes, one reason Stanton says it makes sense to feature the docuseries via the social media company, according to the Hollywood Reporter .
  • Federer and Nadal in same half of draw at Flushing Meadows

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    Federer has been struggling with a slight injury in the build-up to the tournament, while Murray will be playing for the first time since Wimbledon having recovered from a hip injury. Last year's Wimbledon runner-up, Milos Raonic, withdrew from the US Open because of an injured left wrist. Zverev is a 20-year-old German tennis player that is seeking his first grand slam title.
  • Mauricio Pochettino sees himself in new signing Davinson Sanchez

    Mauricio Pochettino sees himself in new signing Davinson Sanchez

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    Spurs head in to the weekend action sitting on three points following last weeks 2-1 defeat at home to Chelsea so no doubt Pochettino will be desperate to get back on track with a win over Burnley on Sunday. The Colombia global quickly left his mark on Ajax and Pochettino wasted no time doing the same to him, admitting to clattering the 21-year-old in his second training session on Thursday.
  • Benches clear 3 times, 8 ejections for Tigers, Yankees

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    And that incensed Girardi, who shot out of his dugout and got in Torres's face, kicking the dirt close to his foot and earning his fourth ejection of the year. Yankees reliever Dellin Betances hit Detroit's James McCann in the helmet in the seventh inning and benches cleared again, though not with as much fury as the first time.
  • Umpire Wendelstedt leaves game after taking pitch off mask

    Umpire Wendelstedt leaves game after taking pitch off mask

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    Barnes, who played his collegiate baseball at the University of CT, was originally selected by the Red Sox in the first round (19th pick overall) of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft. During his first full season, appearing in 32 games. While it's not entirely rare to see an umpire hit or nicked by a wild pitch, it's more so when that pitch comes in warmups, and even rarer for an umpire to be forced from the game because of it.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to play full Real Madrid Bernabeu Trophy game

    Cristiano Ronaldo to play full Real Madrid Bernabeu Trophy game

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    While Real Madrid have drawn strong performances from Marcos Asensio and Gareth Bale, it looks like the Ronaldo conundrum is only getting more complicated. Speaking to El Pais, he continued: "he's angered by the five-game suspension, and he's working like always with the team, but we can't guarantee whether he stays or goes".