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Author: 0 Lionel Messi chides 'ridiculous' reports of influencing Argentina selection

The coach singled out Aguero for his performance. "It was a decision I made in the heat of the moment, but I was embarrassed to say I wanted to come back", Messi told DIRECTV Sports . Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona to insert a freakish release clause in his new contract that would allow him to leave whenever he pleases.

Sports National Football League does not fine Jalen Ramsey for fight with AJ Green
Author: 0 National Football League does not fine Jalen Ramsey for fight with AJ Green

The fight started when Ramsey shoved Green following a Bengals offensive play that didn't involve either player. "I accept my fine, I'll pay it, and move on", Green said. My family. That's not who I am, I can't go out there and black out like that. I talk my talk whatever I'm going to say. Ramsey said he felt he shouldn't have been ejected from the game because his push that sparked the fight was not late and did not draw a flag.

Sports England manager encouraged by emergence of Loftus-Cheek and Winks
Author: 0 England manager encouraged by emergence of Loftus-Cheek and Winks

I think it was a very tactical game. "At times it was hard for them to press us because of the composure we showed and the system we played, so I think it was a brilliant experience for our players". The Three Lions' starting lineup was made up of just one player aged 30 or over - Jamie Vardy - while five stars were handed their senior bows by Southgate on the Wembley turf.

Sports Celtics upgrade Al Horford to questionable in tonight's game
Author: 0 Celtics upgrade Al Horford to questionable in tonight's game

The point guard left the court with a towel over his face after getting the worst of a collision with Baynes' elbow. Jaylen Brown added 10 points and 13 rebounds. Irving is averaging 22.0 points, 5.7 assists and 2.1 steals per contest. It was Boston's fifth straight win over Charlotte. Bledsoe started in his first game with Milwaukee three days after being acquired in a trade with Phoenix.

Sports Real Madrid Star Bale Suffers Another Injury Setback
Author: 0 Real Madrid Star Bale Suffers Another Injury Setback

Bale has struggled to find form having been plagued by injuries. He was sent for tests and the club have diagnosed him with a fibrillar rupture in the middle third of the adductor longus muscle. The club didn't say how long it expects Bale to be out following his latest setback. The 28-year-old, who has been restricted to just nine appearances in all competitions this season, was in line to return to Madrid's line-up ahead of next week's La Liga derby against Atletico Madrid until picking ...

Sports Reese Witherspoon clears schedule amid Big Little Lies sequel production rumours
Author: 0 Reese Witherspoon clears schedule amid Big Little Lies sequel production rumours

The miniseries Big Little Lies won eight Emmy Award wins for its debut season. She wants to make an unnecessary sequel, and she's right to do so, because I will probably watch it! While HBO has yet to officially announce production on the start of Big Little Lies season 2, a new report says that the gang is getting back together again to head back to Monterey.

Sports Jack Wilshere NOT a Crystal Palace target, says Roy Hodgson
Author: 0 Jack Wilshere NOT a Crystal Palace target, says Roy Hodgson

The Lagos-born forward had come up through the England youth ranks at Under-16, U17 and U18 levels but never represented the Under-21s, instead opting to play for his home nation of Nigeria. "Obviously talking to the press, they are picking holes out of it, saying "you can't have it for one player and then you're talking about Wilshere".

Sports Chicago To Host 2020 NBA All-Star Game
Author: 0 Chicago To Host 2020 NBA All-Star Game

Cleveland had previously been vying to host the league's next available All-Star Game, targeting the 2020 and 2021 exhibitions. "Of course, it had a slam dunk championship with Dominique WIlkins and Michael Jordan , that people are still talking about today, and a fantastic All-Star Game as well", Silver said.

Sports RJ Barrett Commits to Duke Over Finalists Kentucky, Oregon
Author: 0 RJ Barrett Commits to Duke Over Finalists Kentucky, Oregon

For the third straight year, Duke will bring the top recruit in the ESPN 100 to Durham. Barrett was arguably Montverde's best player as a ninth grader and clearly its premier talent as a sophomore last season - when he averaged 21.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists for a team ranked top five in the nation.

Sports Ruben Loftus-Cheek had 'vision' to leave Chelsea and accelerate career
Author: 0 Ruben Loftus-Cheek had 'vision' to leave Chelsea and accelerate career

England should have been in front in less than 90 seconds when Danny Rose lofted a ball over the top for Vardy, whose pace easily took him clear of the Germany defence. The 21-year-old midfielder was among five Three Lions stars making their senior bow and he was arguably the pick of the bunch, collecting the man-of-the-match award after a scintillating display.

Sports World Cup victor Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault
Author: 0 World Cup victor Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

She said that she prefers to confront people directly, and that with Blatter the incident took place seconds before they went on stage, and she was unable to to confront him at that point and didn't have an opportunity later on. I didn't get to tell him directly, 'Don't ever touch me!' That's the way I've always handled things. Solo hasn't played for the USWNT since she was suspended from the program in 2016.

Sports Stephon Marbury, Jimmer Fredette get heated in China
Author: 0 Stephon Marbury, Jimmer Fredette get heated in China

Fredette took exception to the hit, yelling at Marbury. Fredette and Marbury are both former National Basketball Association lottery picks from NY - the former from Upstate and the latter from Brooklyn - but the two point guards took entirely different paths to Chinese stardom.

Sports South Africa 0-2 Senegal
Author: 0 South Africa 0-2 Senegal

South Africans will again have to adopt another country to support in next year's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, after Bafana Bafana were brushed aside 2-0 by Senegal at the Peter Mokaba stadium on Friday. He was late in arriving in camp due to appointments with at least two specialists to determine whether he could risk playing in the must-win clash.

Sports Will team orders prevail at Mercedes to help... Bottas?
Author: 0 Will team orders prevail at Mercedes to help... Bottas?

Hamilton had the fastest lap in the morning session at Interlagos , and was slightly slower in the afternoon. But Hamilton was blisteringly fast when he switched to the "soft" tyre - more than 0.5secs a lap on average quicker than Bottas, who was comfortably quicker than Ricciardo as the three were all out on track at the same time.

Sports Marseille sack Patrice Evra for kicking fan
Author: 0 Marseille sack Patrice Evra for kicking fan

Patrice Evra ended his career with Marseille on Friday after his infamous karate kick on one of his own fans, the French giants announced. While the player's contract was not terminated straight away, his suspension meant he would not be paid and would have to stay away from the club.

Sports Ashley Young: 'I never considered leaving Manchester United'
Author: 0 Ashley Young: 'I never considered leaving Manchester United'

However, Young - who received a somewhat surprising call up back to the England squad - would rather be playing in his usual winger position, though insists he does not mind playing deeper. I'm delighted to be back". Of course, Young has benefitted from a number of England regulars withdrawing from the squad for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Sports Ball injured on mixed day in the field for England
Author: 0 Ball injured on mixed day in the field for England

England's bowlers enjoyed a productive work-out in Adelaide and took nine wickets before the hosts declared on 233-9. It was a good recovery from the young CA XI team, who were in dire trouble at 57 for 5 before a lower-order fightback. With Ball's status uncertain, Overton's performance (1 for 40 from 15 overs) was a desperately needed tonic for the beleaguered tourists and may have catapulted him into pole position for a first Test berth.

Sports Ashes 2017: James Anderson Named England Vice-captain
Author: 0 Ashes 2017: James Anderson Named England Vice-captain

Anderson fills the vacancy left by Ben Stokes' current unavailability, as the all-rounder waits at home to discover whether he will be charged after being arrested in September on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. They have already called Tom Curran in place of Steven Finn. The Ashes starts November 23 at The Gabba with England now grappling with a fresh row of injuries to their key players.