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NBC said 20 percent of households watching TV at the time viewed the game, down from 21 percent for last year's Bears and Cowboys game. NBC's ratings for the National Football League game between the Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins on Sunday night were slightly down from a popular week three match-up last season, although it was not known if this was linked to a controversy over NFL player protests during the US national anthem .
  • Diego Costa Returns to Atletico Madrid

    Diego Costa Returns to Atletico Madrid

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    But Conte, whose side beat Qarabag 6-0 in their opening Group C match in the Champions League, expects Luiz to play at Atletico next Wednesday. Asked whether the Spain worldwide had tarnished his Chelsea legacy by going to his native Brazil rather than returning to the club this season, Conte said: "I'm not interested to talk about the past".
  • Man Utd target Mesut Ozil wanted by Fenerbahce

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    Ozil could still join Mourinho's side. The German worldwide has made a decision to run his contract down which means he will be a free agent next summer. Which may lead to questions as to exactly how Ozil would fit it at Old Trafford, should he choose to make the move to the North West. The 28-year-old midfielder was a notable absentee from the Arsenal lineup as they faced London rivals Chelsea in a 0-0 draw in their last Premier League outing.
  • Pat Tillman's widow asks Trump not to politicize her husband's service

    Pat Tillman's widow asks Trump not to politicize her husband's service

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    Spearheading the criticism of National Football League players joining the anthem protests has been President Donald Trump , who has said players should be "fired" for refusing to stand for the anthem. "I know the very personal cost in a way I feel acutely every day". After Trump's retweet Monday, some noted online that Tillman was a far more complex figure than how he has often been portrayed since his death.
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    In addition to taking a jab at the league's TV ratings, which Trump said were highest before the games started as viewers watched to see if the "country will be disrespected", he also took a shot at the Dallas Cowboys for their protest on Monday night.
  • Donald Trump: 'Big progress being made' after Cowboys' pre-anthem protest

    Donald Trump: 'Big progress being made' after Cowboys' pre-anthem protest

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    At one of his rallies over the weekend, Trump chastised NFL players and management for not "firing" those who took a knee during the national anthem . Those attacks were about those who kneel in protest during the National Anthem . Demonstrations spread throughout the league as many players broke out of their routine by joining the protests or engaging in team-wide displays of unity .
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    And while he is also attracting interest from clubs outside England, Ozil is eager to remain in the country and challenge for major trophies with a Premier League club. He might not fit as well as other players, but Mourinho wants him. What's more, the report adds that the German global has already contacted United through his representatives.
  • Diego Costa rejected huge €75m Everton bid for Atletico Madrid

    Diego Costa rejected huge €75m Everton bid for Atletico Madrid

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    Of course, matching Costa's impact at Chelsea will not be easy. Everton were in the market for a new striker following the £75million sale of last season's top goalscorer Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United . a striker lives on goals and he has already scored a few important ones this season". Morata wasn't the only Spaniard to shine at Stoke, though. Morata has scored three goals in five league appearances for Chelsea this season.
  • Michael Clarke responds to Harbhajan Singh's comment on Australian batting

    Michael Clarke responds to Harbhajan Singh's comment on Australian batting

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    He also appealed former Australian cricketer Michael Clarke to return to top-flight cricket, commenting that Australia has stopped producing top batsmen. Aussies have some work to do!" tweeted Clarke. These old legs of mine are enjoying the air conditioned commentary box. One big reason for Team Australia's defeat in all the three ODI matches played uptill now in the series has been largely due to their dismal batting performance.
  • Zidane desperate for Madrid to remain calm

    Zidane desperate for Madrid to remain calm

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    Alaves , who came into the goal without a point or a goal this season, equalised through Manu Garcia's header. They now sit seven points behind pace setters Barcelona , who are the only side left in La Liga with a flawless record after five games.
  • Atletico says Diego Costa will go back to Spain from Chelsea

    Atletico says Diego Costa will go back to Spain from Chelsea

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    Stoke are a really good team and very strong. "I repeat: for sure we want to thank him for his effort last season with us". Chelsea's head of communications and public affairs Steve Atkins added: " We spoke to Alvaro after the game and he is grateful also that they have changed the words".