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Scott Brown: Celtic's heavy defeat to Barcelona was unacceptable

Scott Brown: Celtic's heavy defeat to Barcelona was unacceptable

But Barcelona had no problems in sweeping aside Celtic at Nou Camp to kick off their Champions League campaign with a bang as a hapless Brendan Rodgers saw his side succumb to a 7-0 defeat. If that strike was good then Iniesta's volley from Neymar's cross was remarkable in its execution. Injuries prevented Luis Enrique from deploying "arguably the best front three of all time" (Rodgers' words) in his lineup.



Russell Wilson practicing on Wednesday

Doug Baldwin made the Dolphins pay twice on Seattle's final drive. Yet, Prescott's Cowboys stalled on two of three red zone trips, a huge problem considering the defense played over its head and still allowed 20 points in a 20-19 defeat to the Giants.



Angry Allegri: Juventus not favorite for Champions League

Sevilla president Jose Castro said on Tuesday that he is looking forward to his football team snatching a win against Italian giants Juventus in its home city of Turin on Wednesday, in the first round of the UEFA Champions League group stage.



Shivpal Yadav replaces Akhilesh as UP chief of Samajwadi Party

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday sacked state minister for mining Gayatri Prasad Prajapati and panchayati raj minister Raj Kishore Singh from his cabinet. In another significant development, Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra, a close friend of Amar Singh and Shivpal, also met Mula yam in Delhi on Wednesday.


Kerber wins first set of women's final over Pliskova

Kerber wins first set of women's final over Pliskova

Afterward, Williams dismissed the notion she was tired from a grueling three-set quarterfinal against Simona Halep that concluded less than 22 hours before the semifinal started (Pliskova, whose quarterfinal was earlier Wednesday, watched, then slept in until 1 p.m.