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Mourinho battled to convince Pogba on United move

I think, for a central midfield player, in a game of that magnitude, it was one of the most ill-disciplined performances you'll see in the first 45 minutes. Saturday's contest saw the Blues, particularly in the first half, once again produce the slick, passing football with which their new manager has for so always been associated.



US Open champ Kerber replaces Williams at No. 1 in rankings

For years, she was a good player and not a great player. Already guaranteed to become No. 1 for the first time next week, Kerber will rise to the top spot as a first-time U.S. The next wave of players, including Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Madison Keys, Eugenie Bouchard, have yet to break through for a major title. She's always serving to the backhand.



Broncos' Marshall loses endorsement deal over decision to kneel for anthem

It seems Marshall is showing support for his fellow National Football League player Colin Kaepernick, who made a decision to sit during the Star Spangled Banner in protest of social injustice of African-Americans and other minorities. The 49ers have shown support for their players, and I am curious to see what happens with their own sponsors as well. Marshall said he's donating an "undisclosed" sum of money to programs for veterans and other charities.



Braves' Pierzynski heads to 15-day DL, may have played final game

INDIANS 7, TWINS 1: Corey Kluber struck out 10 in seven innings, and Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer for visiting Cleveland. The Mets scored two tainted runs in the first inning without the benefit of a hit thanks to Braves errors by third baseman Garcia and second baseman Jace Peterson.



Clemson QB Watson apologizes to fans for 'negative energy'

His first of three TD passes against Troy set a Clemson school record with an touchdown throw in 18 straight games. Watson, a junior, improved to 20-2 as a starter. "We're not going to do that". We just don't always put it up on YouTube like this guy did. The touchdown was recalled by the officials, and Troy was given a touchback as a result of the blunder.



Froome wins Vuelta time trial to reduce Quintana's lead

Sky and Movistar jockeyed for position as they sought to protect Froome and Quintana, respectively, while Astana and Jan Bakelants of AG2R-La Mondiale mounted attacks in the final five kilometres. Quintana said that he will ride defensively and leave Froome to try all the tactics, insane or not, he can to dislodge him. Vuelta a EspaƱa race leader Nairo Quintana has a time advantage to defend on Stage 20.