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Australians to vote on same-sex marriage

On ABC's AM, Twomey also questioned the method of appropriating funds, noting that a finance minister's advance "has to be for some kind of emergency that's unforeseen [and] here we have an issue that has been foreseen and previously there had been allocations for it in the budget". Read More »

Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp: we will not sell Philippe Coutinho at any price

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Fans are wondering if they will see Coutinho turn out in red again - the 25-year-old is now nursing a back injury and will miss their Premier League opener with Watford. He has also established himself as a regular starter for Brazil since Tite's appointment as coach previous year, scoring seven times in 28 global appearances. Read More »

Out-of-sorts Garcia ready to fight for form at Quail Hollow

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A chat this week to Phil Mickelson, who is playing his 100th major championship, was enlightening for Day. Even though he has more often than not been the bookmakers' favourite for every major since his last success at the 2014 PGA Championship , the odds look in his favour this time around. Read More »

Wembley can be 'magic' for Tottenham - Pochettino

He arrived at Spurs as the Eredivisie top scorer but he was more Alfonso Alves than Ruud van Nistelrooy last season , and it took him 30 appearances to score from open play. The circus of Watford manager goes in as they bring in their third manager in as many seasons, time will tell if he can last longer than a season. Still, that's one heck of a starting XI. Read More »

Can Chelsea repeat as Premier League champions?

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Playing as a striker, he didn't score in either match. The season starts with uncertainty surrounding the future of a number of high-profile players. These loan deals allow Chelsea's youngsters to gain experience in England's top flight, but also the Blues know they are providing lower calibre teams with young players who have the ability to cause damage to their Premier League rivals. Read More »

Guardiola wants Man City to play like Barca - Toure

They have invested nearly £150m in the team again this summer, and that figure will rise further next year if/when Mourinho decides he needs new full backs. "Bernardo played his first minutes and he was immediately ready to play". After signing a new five-year contract at Chelsea , the England under-21 global has headed out on loan again to Swansea to gain Premier League experience. Read More »

Fantasy Premier League tips

Flop of the season some in the British media called him. It's all covered here. "I feel that they've just got to get back in the top four". Keepers making saves means points. Sports Mole's countdown of the top 25 Manchester City players from the Premier League era continues with number 22 - Shaun Goater. Crucially, for now, Tottenham has kept hold of Harry Kane and Dele Alli , who combined for 47 league goals last season . Read More »

NSAC Set To Vote On Eight-Ounce Gloves For Conor McGregor vs

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Despite McGregor having no professional boxing experience and many experts believing he will get outclassed by Mayweather over 12 rounds, the former multi-division champion seems to think otherwise...or at least that's what he's saying. See the rest of Mayweather's interview above. McGregor was almost a 10/1 underdog when the fight began to seem like a possibility in November, and his odds are down to +375. Read More »

Manchester United could still sign midfielder Marco Verratti depite new PSG contract

Chelsea star Willian has backed Neymar in leaving behind Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain, while admitting that Lionel Messi remains the man to beat as the best player in the world. Neymar's debut was delayed because the league did not receive the global transfer certificate before Friday night's deadline despite the move from Barcelona seemingly being completed the previous day. Read More »

Chelsea will win back-to-back EPL titles

Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday night in Macedonia. The team is loaded with attacking talent, and midfielders to choose from. "He is sensational. He is made for the Premier League ". They did fork out a significant amount of money to sign AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko who, from the current standpoint, remains nothing more than a more attractive name than Matic. Read More »

Makwala proves his fitness and makes 200m semi final

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The day had started with Makwala crying foul about his treatment from the IAAF, the sport's governing body, after being barred from Tuesday's 400m final on medical grounds amid fears that he had fallen victim to the norovirus outbreak at the team hotel. Read More »

Chelsea to pip Man United in the Gareth Bale race

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The 25-year-old midfielder is wanted by Barcelona as a replacement for Neymar. However, Monaco are aware Barcelona can exceed that figure after they received £200m when they sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. This move is also around the 100-million-euro mark but Liverpool have so far held firm in rejecting advances for their star. He is rested at times but if he came back to England, say for Manchester United , he would be playing week-in, week-out. Read More »

Antonio Conte confirms Alvaro Morata in line for Chelsea start

They have improved because they have kept the same squad as last season. "There are many reasons which suggest to me that next season will be very tough, the most hard of my career, I have this perception", Conte told the club's website. Spain global Morata will be tasked with leading the line at Stamford Bridge this season after Conte froze Diego Costa out of the first-team picture and the Italian urged patience with the former Juventus star. Read More »

Ex-Arsenal man expects Gunners to miss out on top-four again

In the recent past, Wenger , knowing the pressure that he is under, has chose to go for experience over young talent in the transfer market, but what made the Arsenal manager great was his ability to take uncut stones and turn them into the most precious gems in the world. Read More »

Jordan Spieth isn't blinking in the face of history

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Woods completed this in his renowned 2000 season when he won by eight (yes, eight !) shots at The Open in St Andrews. Many eyes will be on Jordan Spieth to see if he can make history by winning this week to complete the career grand slam, but there are many holes that will need to be played before any real conversation about that can be had. Read More »

Manchester United Are Not After Gareth Bale Anymore, Says Jose Mourinho

Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy summer's night in the Balkans and Isco doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half after a one-two with Gareth Bale . But he knows that was not the most important part. The Real Madrid manager faced questions on Isco's future, and whether his goal ramped up the pressure on Real to tie the player up to a new contract. Read More »

Barcelona are prepared to pay Liverpool £120m for Philippe Coutinho

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One of the main reasons Carragher feels his former club will be so keen to keep hold of Coutinho this summer is because they have struggled themselves to bring in new recruits in this transfer window. EPSN Brazil claim Klopp has repeatedly ordered Liverpool not to sell Coutinho, but the German has now been overruled by the club's top brass. "He's on a contract but if the big players want to go these days then they get their own way". Read More »

PGA Championship moving to May, shifting golf's majors in 2019

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Dustin Johnson looked good enough to win them all until he slipped down the stairs and wrenched his back on the eve of the Masters. "Obviously it's really frustrating". "It was my fault". "But that's not to say that I don't have confidence". This year's championship has perhaps more subplots than any major in recent history. Read More »

Real Madrid 2-1 Manchester United: Watch highlights of UEFA Super Cup

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All they were lacking was a greater finishing touch in front of goal , because, of course, they were without Cristiano. Follow live scores and updates from Real Madrid vs Manchester United in UEFA Super Cup . "That's true given the goal he scored", Zidane said. Luca Modric was sublime. In the record books, Lukaku's name will be down as Manchester United's goalscorer and a footnote will nod to it coming on his full debut, but that will not tell the whole story. Read More »

Alan Pardew backs Manchester United for Premier League title

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He didn't personally seem too happy we let Matic leave, and when questioned about Hazard reiterated such matters are out of his hands, and I'm sure we've been here before. Much like an annoying itch or muscle twitch, Antonio Candreva to Chelsea refuses to go away, no matter how little movement there is. Madley spoke to Conte to explain his decision and the Chelsea manager joked that he wanted to complain for hours about what he perceived as an injustice. Read More »

Real Madrid beats Man United to win UEFA Super Cup

Bale's future at the Bernabeu has been called in to serious question this summer with the Express reporting last week that Zinedine Zidane may cash-in on the attacker in order to help fund their swoop for Kylian Mbappe. Bale is currently odds-on to remain in Madrid at 4/6, but the odds on a summer switch to Old Trafford have come in considerably and he is now 11/8 with SkyBet. Read More »

Matsuyama feels heat to win major

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As part of the changes, the Players Championship will revert from May to its old March date , allowing the PGA Tour to complete the lucrative FedEx Cup play-offs before the start of the NFL and college football seasons. The Brisbane, Australia native qualified after finishing among the low 20 scorers at the PGA Professional Championship last month in Oregon. Spieth's only Quail Hollow start in 2013 resulted in a T32. Read More »

Mourinho ready to battle for Bale

Romelu Lukaku pulled one back for United in an improved second half and Mourinho added: "We found a way to give them difficulties in the second half, gave them football they don't like and I am really happy with our reaction". Former England and Tottenham striker delivered a blunt verdict on Lindelof's performance in the Uefa Super Cup . Casemiro scores the opener for Real Madrid . Read More »