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Athletic Bilbao announced the signing of Real Sociedad central defender Inigo Martinez for a club record fee of 32 million euros ($39.8 million). City previously tried to sign Laporte, who is a France Under-21 worldwide, soon after Guardiola's arrival in the summer of 2016 but the player did not think the move was right at that time.
  • Falcons owner Arthur Blank irked by Patriots' 283-diamond rings

    Falcons owner Arthur Blank irked by Patriots' 283-diamond rings

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    The memory of that game likely haunts Blank to this day, which is probably why he feels the way he does about Kraft's cheeky decision. Blank found it "unnecessary and tacky", the magazine reported, and he expressed his displeasure to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft when the two met for dinner last August in NY.
  • Aaron Rodgers tests throwing shoulder on Dan Patrick Show

    Aaron Rodgers tests throwing shoulder on Dan Patrick Show

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    The other quote that got people talking today was about Rodgers hoping to play until he's in his 40s, but realizing that every single player, without exception, becomes expendable at some point in his career, and that he might not be able to remain a Packer forever if he hopes to play that long.
  • Pep Guardiola reiterates protection plea after challenges on his Manchester City players

    Pep Guardiola reiterates protection plea after challenges on his Manchester City players

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    Guardiola has made his point often enough that he did not feel the need to revisit the issue as he held a press conference on Friday, but that did not stop one of his key players speaking out. The £57 million Frenchman looked a superb buy for Manchester City on debut. We had one or two players who was coming into the team without many Premier League games recently because of the injuries we had.
  • Terry Rozier helps Celtics win without Kyrie Irving

    Terry Rozier helps Celtics win without Kyrie Irving

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    Terry Rozier turned in a triple-double in his first National Basketball Association start during a 103-73 win over the Knicks on Wednesday, scoring 17 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
  • Ozzie Newsome to step down as Ravens GM after next season

    Ozzie Newsome to step down as Ravens GM after next season

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    Bisciotti also announced that assistant general manager Eric DeCosta will take over the general manager duties following Newsome's move into consulting. Newsome has been the team's general manager since the team relocated to Baltimore from Cleveland in 1996. Apparently, Newsome has known for some time that he would be stepping down following the 2018 season.
  • Pochettino hails Eriksen after Man Utd win

    Pochettino hails Eriksen after Man Utd win

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    In a frantic game, moments of poise came from Eriksen and team-mate Mousa Dembele - the pair offering the best pass completion rates of any starting midfielder with 93% and 95% respectively. Spurs have joined in the transfer deadline day by adding pacey attacking winger Lucas Moura from PSG after the Brazilian was also linked to Manchester United and Arsenal in the past month.
  • Anti-'Black Panther' Facebook group campaign targets Marvel movie

    Anti-'Black Panther' Facebook group campaign targets Marvel movie

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    Although early reactions to the new Marvel movie " Black Panther " have been nearly universally stellar, there are some critics who not only disliked the film ― they're looking to sabotage it. But Black Panther takes us to Africa, to Wakanda, where a whole new world awaits and this movie has to introduce us to all of that, somehow. For now, it seems that this attempted hijacking of Black Panther's Rotten Tomatoes score has been stopped in its tracks, or simply moved to another, ...
  • Niki Lauda has his say on Formula One axing grid girls

    Niki Lauda has his say on Formula One axing grid girls

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    The Formula 1 legend and Mercedes team chairman told Austria's Der Standard newspaper that the move is "completely incomprehensible". "But once again it is men who have decided over the heads of women". "If you continue on this path, there will be no cheerleaders left in America". F1's new owners Liberty Media said the decision was based on the fact that the tradition "does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern-day societal norms".
  • Conte: I Am Doing A Great Job

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    And following Michy Batshuayi's Deadline Day loan switch to Borussia Dortmund , and the absence of the injured Alvaro Morata , Conte was left without a recognised centre-forward. "Everything is here for me to be happy". He said: "My ambition is to win some trophies". I am a competitor and I want to win again and again. Giroud is excited to work for Conte having watched his animated approach to matches on the touchlines.
  • Predicted Spurs XI for Premier League clash v Liverpool

    Predicted Spurs XI for Premier League clash v Liverpool

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    Jurgen Klopp has big decisions to make ahead of Liverpool's big clash with Tottenham this Sunday. 'I think every Liverpool fan, myself included, when Philippe Coutinho stayed in the summer, felt okay. A chance missed to build momentum? Mauricio Pochettino's men are just two points off Liverpool in fourth following a fine 2-0 win over Manchester United.