Everton, Europa, League, Atalanta

Everton’s misery continues with Europa League defeat against Atalanta

Everton produced another hugely disappointing display as they were soundly beaten for the third successive game, this time Atalanta inflicting the damage in their Europa League Group E opener in Reggio Emilia. Ronald Koeman’s misfiring team went into the match having endured a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea and lost 3-0 at home against Tottenham Hotspur. Koeman, the Evertonmanager, had warned they would “need to ...

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Alexis Sánchez soothes nerves after Cologne and fans give Arsenal a fright

Alexis Sánchez soothes nerves after Cologne and fans give Arsenal a fright

Europa League football arrived at the Emirates with a confusing, edgy, complicated energy. A one-hour delay due to the enormous band of Cologne supporters who travelled – many thousands in excess of the official allocation of 3,000 – and the intense atmosphere created inside the ground ensured that this Thursday night football lark felt mightily different even before a ball was kicked. The visiting ...

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Malaysia, host, Socceroos, crucial, World Cup, Syria

Malaysia to host Socceroos’ crucial World Cup playoff against Syria

The Socceroos have been spared a gruelling trip to the Middle East after the Asian Football Confederation confirmed the first leg of the World Cup qualifying playoff against Syria will be played in Malaysia. Football Federation Australia has been informed the tie will be played at Malacca’s Hang Jebat Stadium on 5 October and not in Qatar or the United Arab Emirates, ...

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Manchester United, Paul Pogba, month, hamstring, injury

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba may be out for a month with hamstring injury

Paul Pogba fears he may be out for at least a month because of a hamstring injury suffered in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Basel on Tuesday. The midfielder was in some pain after being forced off in the 19th minute of United’s opening Champions League group game at Old Trafford. He required crutches afterwards and although Pogba is awaiting the ...

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‘Racism is as American as baseball’, banner, Fenway Park, racism

‘Racism is as American as baseball’ banner unfurled at Fenway Park

Four people were removed from Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, for hanging a large banner that read ’Racism is as American as Baseball’. The black-and-white sign was dropped down over the middle section of the Green Monster, the stadium’s famous high left-field wall, during the fourth inning of the game against Oakland. In a statement to the Washington Post, ...

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John Stones, Manchester City, victory, Feyenoord

John Stones double helps Manchester City to easy victory at Feyenoord

This was a handsome victory for a Manchester City side facing scant resistance from Feyenoord. Pep Guardiola’s team will encounter greater challenges in the Champions League but for now they deserve to enjoy a job done very impressively. City failed to win away from home in last season’s competition and Guardiola said: “Of course this was a perfect start. It’s important to ...

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White House, ESPN, Jemele Hill, Trump, attack

White House says ESPN anchor Jemele Hill should be fired for Trump attack

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the White House press machine are the latest to speak out after ESPN anchor Jemele Hill called Donald Trump a “white supremacist”. Hill made her statement in a series of replies to her followerni.uywyolles .“wonald Trump aisa shite supremacist%shi heaslatrgelysuprrouned himself [ollh] oter fhite supremacist%s,E2.shoe wrote HE2wTh herightof rhite sprivilegeaisabengs abe Ho hgn%oe thisahite ...

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Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin, Potro, US, Open final

Rafael Nadal silences Juan Martin del Potro to surge into US Open final

Rafael Nadal, a veteran of big nights and spectacular wins, will play the 31-year-old South African debutant Kevin Anderson in the final of the US Open on Sunday after a commanding four-set win over Juan Martín del Potro on Friday night. The two-time champion took two and a half hours to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2, and told fans on ...

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Kevin Anderson, Pablo Carreño Busta, US, Open final

Kevin Anderson sees off Pablo Carreño Busta to book spot in US Open final

While Arthur Ashe Stadium resembled a coliseum on the second Friday of the 2017 US Open – the 28th seed Kevin Anderson serving his way past 12th seed Pablo Carreño Busta to Sunday’s final in a match strong on grinding, light on magic – Jamie Murray completed a mixed week for Dunblane’s favourite tennis family when he and Martina Hingis ...

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