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Sports Liverpool face prospect of nightmare Champions League group
Author: 0 Liverpool face prospect of nightmare Champions League group

Girona are likely to accept less than Portu's €20m (£18m/$23m) release clause and have also been linked with a move for Sporting's Seydou Doumbia should the 26-year-old leave for the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Despite reaching the final of last season's competition, the Reds' position in pot three was confirmed on Wednesday night by Benfica's comfortable 4-1 second-leg qualifier win over PAOK .

Sports Sam Darnold named Jets starting QB
Author: 0 Sam Darnold named Jets starting QB

According to longtime reporter Michael Silver , the Saints are giving up a third-round pick. It looks like the New Orleans Saints has Drew Brees' successor when he hangs up his cleats for good. The No. 3 overall draft pick has impressed coach Todd Bowles and the rest of the staff with his veteran-like approach to game situations and his ability to quickly digest the playbook.

Sports Aaron Rodgers, Packers reportedly agree to largest deal in National Football League history
Author: 0 Aaron Rodgers, Packers reportedly agree to largest deal in National Football League history

Let's hope Rodgers finds some room to throw $20 in his receiver's direction. The total payout for Rodgers over the next six years will be in the $176-180 million range with roughly $103 million guaranteed, according to ESPN . Jones reports that there are more than $100 million in guarantees. If you were hoping there was a chance Aaron Rodgers would ever quarterback your team in the future, you can kiss that hope goodbye.

Author: 0 Packers, Rodgers agree to contract extension

The Minnesota Vikings will be battling Aaron Rodgers as the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers for years to come. Rodgers will reportedly receive more than $80m by March. He is a six-time Pro Bowler, two-time first-team All-Pro and has a 103-55 record as a starter, leading the team to a Super Bowl XLV title. He's also thrown for over 38,500 yards in total.

Author: 0 Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers agree to record deal

The blockbuster deal, reported first by former teammate James Jones, includes an average of $33.5 million per year in new money, plus over $100 million in guarantees, both of which are new National Football League records. Rodgers will reportedly receive more than $80m by March. The money is well-deserved for Rodgers, who has already put together one of the best careers for any quarterback in history.

Sports Nadal through to US Open round two after Ferrer retires
Author: 0 Nadal through to US Open round two after Ferrer retires

Then it changed. He became world no. 1 and then we still played each other sometimes, like last year, in the semis, but we started to play each other I felt much more often in finals as well and in the bigger matches like the US Open and Wimbledon now last year again and so forth.

Sports Yaya Toure 'has passed a medical in London', claims agent
Author: 0 Yaya Toure 'has passed a medical in London', claims agent

Check out Yaya Toure's unique farewell as he was surrounded by his team-mates during his exit! "Yaya is close to signing a new contract", Seluk tweeted. Agent Dimitry Seluk quickly shot-down suggestions the mystery club was West Ham or Crystal Palace and Arsenal soon emerged as the bookmakers favourites to snap-up the powerful central midfielder.

Sports Hawaii, Georgia get a Little League rematch
Author: 0 Hawaii, Georgia get a Little League rematch

Even though Georgia never advanced a runner past first base, the game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning, when a pair of pinch hitters provided the spark that Hawaii needed. So it's South Korea vs. Hawaii in Sunday's Championship Game. A wild pitch from starter Kim Yeong-hyeon scored Zachary Won, and Taylin Oana ran in all the way from second after an errant throw home.

Sports Murray downs Duckworth in Open scorcher
Author: 0 Murray downs Duckworth in Open scorcher

But he showed no sign of rustiness on Monday, defeating eighth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria for the second successive Grand Slam. "I would have been able to train and practice a lot more than I have done", he said. "I'm sad because I can't finish the match, but it's not a problem". Ferrer, 36, has indicated this was to be his final major tournament. While three-time champion Nadal and Ferrer close proceedings on Arthur Ashe Stadium, world number three and 2009 victor Juan Martin ...

Sports Kendrys Morales continues to redeem himself
Author: 0 Kendrys Morales continues to redeem himself

The Blue Jays (59-69) lead the season series 3-1 after winning two of three games in Philadelphia in May and taking the opener of the current series 4-2 on Friday night as Kendrys Morales homered for a career-best fifth game. Two batters later, Hoskins singled to left field to score Odubel Herrera and Quinn giving Philly a 5-0 lead. It would have been tough to expect him to do that however, considering he's never hit more than 34 home runs in a single season.

Sports U.S. president Trump meets Federation Internationale de Football Association boss Infantino
Author: 0 U.S. president Trump meets Federation Internationale de Football Association boss Infantino

This afternoon President Trump met with Gianni Infantino , the President of FIFA , and the President of the US Soccer Federation Carlos Cordeiro in the Oval Office where he touted the 2026 World Cup. Maybe someday they'll change the name? "I want to thank Gianni Infantino for being here - he's the president of Federation Internationale de Football Association and a highly respected man".

Sports Iran's ex-president tweets in defense of Serena Williams' catsuit drama
Author: 0 Iran's ex-president tweets in defense of Serena Williams' catsuit drama

After all, Williams had said that while the catsuit made her feel like a "queen from Wakanda," it also had an important health application, helping her control her circulation following a hard childbirth last September. The controversial suit that had the tennis star looking like a Wakandan warrior, was banned by French Open officials after it dominated headlines.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA.com Goal of the Season vote
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA.com Goal of the Season vote

Ronaldo's strike, which was applauded on the night by his opposing - and it turned out future - fans, topped the poll with almost 200,000 of the total 346,915 votes. Juventus player, Cristiano Ronaldo , has been announced as the victor of the 2017/18 UEFA Goal of the Season award. Dimitri Payet finished second in the poll, with Spaniard Eva Navarro finishing third.

Author: 0 Luke Shaw apologises to Manchester United fans after Tottenham humiliation

Yes, Mourinho has a stellar track record. United were defeated 3-0 by Tottenham at Old Trafford, meaning they have picked up only three points from their opening three games of the 2018-19 league season. But the words and messages coming from Mourinho do not suggest he knows which direction he and his team are heading. United suffered a second consecutive defeat with Monday night's reverse at Old Trafford.

Sports Serena twirls to victory over Linette in US Open return
Author: 0 Serena twirls to victory over Linette in US Open return

Bernard Giudicelli , the French Tennis Federation president, said the tournament - which Williams has won three times - would be implementing a stricter dress code and called on players to "respect the game". "You can take the superhero out of the her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers", the tweet reads, with Nike's iconic "just do it" slogan as the hashtag.

Sports Manu Ginobili, a four-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41
Author: 0 Manu Ginobili, a four-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

The 41-year-old Argentine, widely seen as the most successful foreign player in National Basketball Association history, is the only non-US player to have won four championships and an Olympic gold. You made my teammates and I bring our absolute best every single time we crossed paths, @ manuginobili . You deserve that and more. Ginobili and LeBron James are the only two players in postseason history to have amassed at least 3,000 points and 300 three-pointers in the playoffs.

Sports Watford join Liverpool at the summit after Palace win
Author: 0 Watford join Liverpool at the summit after Palace win

And on pundit duty for the game was Souness, who was full of praise for the player. The Ghana worldwide forward is on loan from Swansea and the Welsh club have refused permission for him to play in the tie, which is a blow as he needs game time in an Eagles shirt.

Sports Fabinho Explains Absence From Liverpool First Team
Author: 0 Fabinho Explains Absence From Liverpool First Team

Usually we win or we draw when we are good and lose most of the time when we are average and that is what we have to change. The Brazil worldwide made good contact with his header but he could not beat Ryan, who clawed the ball away from goal.

Sports Mohamed Salah hits out at Egyptian FA over image use
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah hits out at Egyptian FA over image use

Salah refrained from directly criticising the EFA during the previous falling-out but publicly stood by Abbas, who detailed his concerns in a series of tweets at the time and said his client deserved more respect. At the time, Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel-Aziz announced that all of Salah's demands would be met following an emergency meeting of the football association's board.

Sports Reaction to Man Utd's defeat by Spurs, Mourinho's outburst, plus gossip
Author: 0 Reaction to Man Utd's defeat by Spurs, Mourinho's outburst, plus gossip

However, Mourinho's dark arts and the economic strength of Manchester United put the brakes on a potential transfer. Spurs are now up to second in the early standings, behind leaders Liverpool on goal difference, and Kane - the scorer of Tottenham's opening goal this evening - is now intent on making some history over the coming months.

Sports Odell Beckham Jr., Giants contract talks progressing
Author: 0 Odell Beckham Jr., Giants contract talks progressing

Beckham is aiming to beat Antonio Brown's $17 million per season and Mike Evans' $55 million guaranteed. Beckham should earn a similar amount or more for both, but paying someone of Beckham's persona may still be a huge risk. He has not yet played in the pre-season and isn't expected to suit up Friday night when the Giants take on the New York Jets. " I definitely think it's going to work itself out ", Beckham said last week.

Author: 0 National Basketball Association reacts to Manu Ginobili's retirement

From longtime foes to those who are only now coming into their own, players of all calibers paid their social media respects to the left-handed guard from Argentina. Last week, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Ginobili had been training this offseason at the Spurs facility, weighing his options on returning for another season.

Sports 'We didn't lose': Man United manager in denial after Tottenham humiliation
Author: 0 'We didn't lose': Man United manager in denial after Tottenham humiliation

In what was an interesting, intense and somewhat uncomfortable moment after the final whistle, Mourinho raced over the Stretford End to applaud the fans that had stayed for the entire match. Woodward believes Martial will become a vital component at Old Trafford in the future, but Mourinho was ready to cash in on a player he does not believe wants to be at Old Trafford .

Sports Oakland Raiders Acquire Fifth-Round Selection, Trade Wide Receiver Ryan Switzer
Author: 0 Oakland Raiders Acquire Fifth-Round Selection, Trade Wide Receiver Ryan Switzer

The Raiders will receive a fifth-round 2019 draft pick, and the Steelers also will receive a sixth-round pick, the Raiders announced. " I think he's a good player ", Raiders coach Jon Gruden said, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Raiders acquired Switzer from Dallas during the 2018 NFL Draft for veteran defensive lineman Jihad Ward . A fourth-round pick for the Cowboys in 2017, Switzer's biggest contributions last season came as a kick and punt returner.

Sports Tom Brady Hangs Up on Another Radio Interview
Author: 0 Tom Brady Hangs Up on Another Radio Interview

Things picked up again this weekend after Guerrero was reportedly spotted on the Patriots team plane , a place he was reportedly banned from by Belichick a year ago. Brady was asked about receiver Julian Edelman's four-game suspension for PED use during training camp and his possible connection to Guerrero, Brady said, "No comment".

Sports Giants teammates react to Odell Beckham's massive extension
Author: 0 Giants teammates react to Odell Beckham's massive extension

He won't have to. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr . has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the New York Giants , according to a person familiar with the negotiations. And whoever said money doesn't buy happiness clearly hasn't seen this video of Beckham yet. Beckham's deal surpasses Antonio Brown 's ($17 million) per year average, as well as Mike Evans's ($55 million) in total guarantees.