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As frustrated as du Plessis was not to get pace and bounce from the Centurion pitch, he admitted that he had taken extra satisfaction from the way that his team had ground out a result that he labeled "incredibly special". Every Test match lasted three days. "I expect another huge performance from them". Although the boundaries dried up, du Plessis and Philander displayed excellent patience and application to keep India's bowlers at bay during their 46-run sixth-wicket alliance.
  • City end interest in signing Alexis Sanchez

    City end interest in signing Alexis Sanchez

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    However, Raiola claims that Alexis is part of Mkhitaryan deal and not the other way around. Earlier speaking to the BBC , the United manager said: "He is an Arsenal player, if he stays it's great for Arsenal , if he comes to us, great for us, if he goes to another club, great for them".
  • Brees: Saints 'destined for great things,' wants to return in 2018

    Brees: Saints 'destined for great things,' wants to return in 2018

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    Former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber, a KFAN analyst, shared that Payton did the Vikings Skol chant gesture after New Orleans' Wil Lutz kicked a 43-yard field goal to give the Saints the lead. "That is, I'll be here as long as they'll have me", Brees said. "I've been of part of talented teams in the past, throughout my career, though, that have not lived up to expectations, and I've been a part of teams that are just gutsy and gritty and surpassed expectations", Brees said.
  • Federer in right space as Open rivals play catch up

    Federer in right space as Open rivals play catch up

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    Djokovic had not played a proper match since his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon last June after missing the second half of 2017 in a bid to recover from an elbow injury. Love is in the air it seems in the @NickKyrgios camp. Top-seed Rafa Nadal and world number three Grigor Dimitrov progressed to the second round of the Australian Open with easy victories on Monday while top American contenders were sent packing after shock defeats in the first round.
  • Sen. Graham: 'My Memory Hasn't Evolved' on Trump's Comments

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    Trump reportedly demanded to know why the USA should accept immigrants from "shithole countries", after lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador. Senator Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Mr Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. Meanwhile, Sen.
  • England make Ben Stokes AVAILABLE for selection after all-rounder charged with affray

    England make Ben Stokes AVAILABLE for selection after all-rounder charged with affray

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    Stokes, 26, was suspended from worldwide cricket until further notice by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), meaning he missed the Australia tour. England's first game in New Zealand is in Wellington on... I gave a full and detailed account of my actions to the police on day one - the same as the incident - and have cooperated at each step of the police inquiry.
  • Nantes' Carlos has red card overturned after being kicked by referee

    Nantes' Carlos has red card overturned after being kicked by referee

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    However, someone grateful that VAR wasn't available at their game is Tony Chapron, a French referee who took part in remarkable scenes at Nantes' Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday night. It added: "Mr Tony Chapron will shortly be called to meet the LFP [French football league] disciplinary committee". Nantes president Waldemar Kita believes the punishment should be severe.
  • Arsène Wenger called referee Mike Dean a 'disgrace'

    Arsène Wenger called referee Mike Dean a 'disgrace'

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    In giving the written reasons for punishing the Arsenal manager, the FA included testimony from Dean which said Wenger confronted the officials after the game. In a dramatic end to 2017 Premier League football, the Baggies rescued a point when Calum Chambers was harshly penalised for a handball before Jay Rodriguez found the net from the resultant penalty.
  • Djokovic returns from injury with a bang at the Australian Open

    Djokovic returns from injury with a bang at the Australian Open

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    Also, world number one Simona Halep had to come from 5-2 and a set point down against Australian teenager Destanee Aiava to win a dramatic first-round match. Other seeded players advancing included Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, No. 6 Karolina Pliskova , No. 8 Caroline Garcia , No. 16 Elena Vesnina , and No.
  • Strikers showcase firepower as Man United ease past Stoke

    Strikers showcase firepower as Man United ease past Stoke

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    It was not until the 72nd minute, though, that the home side got the third goal - Lukaku wriggling to find enough space for a shot into the bottom corner after good work from Martial . United were left lucky to go unscathed on back to back chances by Stoke's Stephen Ireland in the 16th and 21st minutes. Marcus Rashford came off a bench lacking rumoured Sanchez makeweight Henrikh Mkhitaryan to test Butland with a deft backheel, while fellow substitute Mame Biram Diouf ...
  • Manchester United beat Stoke amid Sanchez talk

    Manchester United beat Stoke amid Sanchez talk

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    He has captained the side on a number of occasions this term, though he has been criticised for some of his performances by Paul Scholes. "He (Sanchez) is a good player". He was not in matchday squads in loss against Bristol City and consecutive draws against Leicester, Burnley and Southampton. I'm taking Manchester United -2 on the handicap.