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Crosby-led Canada still can't be beat in best-on-best hockey

Crosby, the tournament MVP, added his World Cup-leading 10th point with an assist on the play. Team Europe, a ragtag collection of players from small hockey-playing nations, defied the odds by reaching the final ahead of traditional powers Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic but had no answers for the Canadian juggernaut that rolled through the tournament unbeaten.

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Crosby-led Canada still can't be beat in best-on-best hockey

Crosby, the tournament MVP, added his World Cup-leading 10th point with an assist on the play. Team Europe, a ragtag collection of players from small hockey-playing nations, defied the odds by reaching the final ahead of traditional powers Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic but had no answers for the Canadian juggernaut that rolled through the tournament unbeaten.

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Manchester United vs Stoke City

For although United's early season momentum was stymied by a sequence of three consecutive defeats against Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford over the last three weeks, it can not be overlooked that this blip was prefaced by three straight wins against Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull, and Jose Mourinho's men backed up their 4-1 victory at home against Leicester last weekend by beating Zorya Luhansk 0-1 in Ukraine on Thursday night.

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes backs Wayne Rooney to evolve at Manchester United

Manchester United appear to have averted the crisis that was developing in the wake of a recent run of three successive defeats, but there is still plenty of room for improvement. Speaking in an interview United's website after Thursday's game, Mourinho said: "We always thought we could win and I had players on the bench to help me change the game".

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Jose Mourinho insists players are ready for October

Manchester United have followed three consecutive defeats with three consecutive victories, as Wayne Rooney has been on the bench for the last two matches. "We want to go there and make a good performance and then we see what happens". I'd like to see them more often to find out more . "There are so many and so much to learn about the players that only when you work with them for a long, long time you know them well.

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José Mourinho says tough schedule is motivation for Manchester United

Mourinho needed it too, with some in the media questioning whether the Portuguese has lost his touch, not least with a trio of defeats coming so soon after Chelsea's bad season a year ago. "When them big games comes around for United against Liverpool , Manchester City and Chelsea in the next few weeks, I'm certain we will see Wayne back in the team".

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Jose Mourinho insists players are ready for October

Manchester United have followed three consecutive defeats with three consecutive victories, as Wayne Rooney has been on the bench for the last two matches. "We want to go there and make a good performance and then we see what happens". I'd like to see them more often to find out more . "There are so many and so much to learn about the players that only when you work with them for a long, long time you know them well.

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Bayern drop first points in 1-1 draw with Cologne

Anthony Modeste claimed the visitors' equalizer with just under half an hour remaining, time enough for Bayern to twice hit the post in a frenetic finale. And Thomas Tuchel's men were unable to find a way back, Javier Hernandez putting the match to bed 11 minutes from time after a quick counter-attack.

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New formations help Bills' LeSean McCoy find his footing

Rather than concerning himself with the uncertainty of which quarterback will play, Ryan is confident in his defense's ability to contain the Patriots because Buffalo won't be facing Brady . When many would think a pass play is nearly guaranteed, the Patriots elected to run the ball and gained 13 yards for a first down. BILLS RB LeSean McCoy had 17-110-2 rushing in Week 3 after managing only 117 yards rushing in first 2 games.

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Bruce, Gsellman move Mets closer to playoff spot, beat Phils

The Giants can secure a Wild Card berth on Saturday with a win and a Cardinals loss. The Mets also acquired infielder Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves for a second straight year and Salas from the Los Angeles Angels to handle the seventh inning.

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Conte Reveals Mikel Injury, Rules Terry Out Vs Hull

Chelsea have only one clean sheet in 15 matches in all competitions ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Hull , when they will again be without injured captain and key defender John Terry. I repeat: last season it was very clear. "To discuss and explain my idea of football, to have a confrontation". It was a Freudian slip. "We must think about the present, because the present is now more important", he added.

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Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

For me, the most important thing is to meet them, play well, show our quality and get three points. City will be without perhaps their best offensive player in Kevin De Bruyne, along with Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph, but they do have Sergio Aguero, now sharing the top of the EPL scoring chart with five goals in six matches.

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Like father, like son: uncapped Josh Beaumont in England squad

But as with every England squad, for every new call up there is, there is also an overlooked worldwide or a club player who has failed to garner the global recognition for his sterling performances at club level. Saracens rugby director Mark McCall admitted this week he does not know when Farrell will recover from the back problem he picked up in pre-season.

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Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury tests positive for cocaine

The date of the alleged failed test was 22 of September. "This is all confidential information so I can't discuss anything relating to UKAD allegations". Speaking earlier this week, Fury's trainer and uncle Peter Fury said the champion needed time away from boxing, and ruled out a clash with Klitschko this year.

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Everton miss chance to move second after being held by Crystal Palace

The 21-year-old, younger brother of fellow Eagles' front man Christian Benteke, joined Palace on a free transfer in the summer but now faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering the injury in training. "We want a reaction but one defeat in six is not bad". Everton lived on the edge for long periods of the second half, with little to show in the attacking half.

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Kohli hints at end to India's dogged DRS resistance

The goal was always to play Test cricket, regardless of position. Ashwin then struck Neil Wagner (0) on the pads and got a leg before wicket (LBW) dismissal to seal not only his 10th wicket of the match but also India's big win. Uncapped Haryana offspinner Jayant Yadav will replace Ishant in the squad for the second Test in Kolkata . "I suppose we've had it in the past back home and it is a good system that tends to work", the left-hander said.

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Sakho outburst has been dealt with - Klopp

But Sakho made steps towards a first-team comeback on Wednesday when he played his first competitive game since April for the Reds' under-23 squad. Simon Brotherton: "It's too early to tell where Liverpool's excellent early-season form may take them, but if they play like they did when I saw them at Chelsea recently it could be a long afternoon for the home side".

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Mo Williams retires, Cavs make offer to J.R. Smith

Smith by offering a highly competitive deal. The Cavs do. And they remind themselves of it often: The players can't stop watching the game. He doesn't have to instill a new attitude, a new defense or a new offense. "We have to take care of our bodies". Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is preparing for his 14th National Basketball Association season and a title defense with his hometown team.

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Benoit likely to miss rest of regular season with torn calf

So he could call in audible, perhaps even start R.A. Dickey in one of the games in Boston if the Jays lock up a wild card spot early. Gibbons is also thinking about possible matchups, as in who might be the best guy to start against certain teams in the wild card game - whether it's Baltimore, Detroit or Seattle.

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Conor McGregor to fight in UFC's New York debut Nov. 12

Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will defend his title against Stephen Thompson , and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will put the women's strawweight belt on the line against Karolina Kowalkiewicz . McGregor will move to 155 pounds for the first time in his UFC career as he looks to take home a second world title while still holding onto the featherweight gold as well.

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Eden Hazard: What I thought of Chelsea's defeat to Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil scored in the first 40 minutes as Arsenal claimed their biggest win over Chelsea since April 1997. "They've beaten everybody in England - Man United and Chelsea and Liverpool", Wenger said .

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Nebraska anthem protesters draw ire of 2 regents, governor

And if the coaches won't kick the players off the team? In his remarks Monday, which he also posted on his Twitter account, Rose-Ivey said he was kneeling "in solidarity" with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick . I can say that with confidence, because even though I have done better, even though I am a college graduate, even though I am blessed and fortunate to play college football at the highest level, and at one of the most prestigious schools in college football, even ...

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Diaz, with heavy heart, powers Cards past Reds 12-5

Cardinals 1B Matt Carpenter (hand) returned to the lineup Monday in his normal leadoff role. Joey Votto whacked his 28th homer and went 3-for-5 with two RBI for the Reds , while Scott Schebler lined a two-run homer in the sixth. "I know his family has been through a lot the last couple of days". Even though Diaz has also defected and now made it to the Major Leagues, he explained that, like most of the Cuban population, he looked to his friend for inspiration.

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Stanford, Oregon, USC, Cal, UCLA favored

The performance in the desert exposed some of Washington's flaws that were hidden by a weak nonconference schedule and three blowout victories to open the season. Frank Buncom also could get more time this week at cornerback if needed. Now they play Arizona who just let Lavon Coleman run all over them. He was OK without naming a lead running back among his "three starters".

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Simon Pagenaud wins 1st IndyCar title in banner Penske year

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Graham Rahal (No. 15 Steak 'n Shake Honda) crossed the finish line 3.2523 seconds adrift of Pagenaud, with Juan Pablo Montoya (No. Another year, another championship bid that fell short. "It has really had its ups and downs", reflected Rahal. "One thing I did well this year was that I tried to keep my emotions very steady without going insane on the radio", he added.