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Johnny Manziel must earn Hamilton Tiger-Cats' starting job

Johnny Manziel must earn Hamilton Tiger-Cats' starting job

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is officially a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but the Canadian Football League's most high-profile player might not even be the team's starter. "I'm humbled to be here," Manziel said in his introductory press conference Saturday in Hamilton, Ontario. "I'm very excited to be here, and this isn't just a pit stop for me. I'm not just coming here to get what I need and go back down to the NFL." Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is the incumbent for the Tiger-Cats. Coach June Jones said Manziel has a ways to go if he wants to beat out Masoli as the starter. "Let me tell you something right now, he's got his work ahead of him to beat out Jeremiah," Jones said. "He's got a lot to catch up on, but he'll spend the time to ge...
Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

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Could Courtois be off to Madrid? Sunday, May 20, 2018 Thibaut Courtois may not know where his or manager Antonio Conte's future lies, but the goalkeeper is sure that Chelsea need to spend big to compete in the Premier League next season. Eden Hazard's first-half penalty saw the west Londoners beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup on Saturday evening at Wembley. It was the best moment in a frustrating season as Chelsea failed to build on last season's league triumph, with a tepid title defence underpinned by background tension that leaves many speculating Conte will soon leave. Courtois is not sure where the Italian's future lies - "Whatever he or the club decides, they will know what they do," the goalkeeper said - nor does he kn...
Bill Russell: Basketball icon spends night in Seattle hospital

Bill Russell: Basketball icon spends night in Seattle hospital

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May 19 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell stayed overnight in a Seattle, Wash. hospital after suffering from dehydration. He was released on Saturday. The 12-time All-Star, 11-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer responded to concerns voiced on social media on Saturday with a Twitter statement. "Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts," Russell tweeted. "Yes I was taken to the hospital last night and as my wife likes to remind me I don't drink enough. On my way home and as most my friends know I don't have a heart to give me trouble." Russell, 84, lives in Seattle. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that an ambulance was rushed to the home and took him to a nearby hospital on Friday night.Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts, yes I was taken to the hospital last night & as...
Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

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David Ginola believes Anthony Martial may be tempted to leave Manchester United after missing out on a place in France's World Cup squad.Martial's name did not feature when Didier Deschamps revealed his 23-man squad for Russia on Thursday, with the 22-year-old on the stand-by list instead despite starting in France's last friendly game in March. The forward's omission comes after a frustrating campaign for Manchester United. Martial was marginalised at Old Trafford following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January. Anthony Martial will not be pulling on a France shirt at the World Cup this summer He has been linked with a summer move away from the Premier League runners-up, with the likes of Chelsea and Juventus reportedly interested. Asked about Mart...
Tyson Fury teams up with snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of comeback fight in June

Tyson Fury teams up with snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of comeback fight in June

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Tyson Fury says he has appointed snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan to his support team ahead of his comeback fight next month.Heavyweight boxer Fury will get back in the ring at Manchester Arena on June 9, against an opponent still to be announced, after spending over two years out of action. Following lengthy wrangling over an alleged doping offence, which Fury flatly denied he committed, he has his boxing licence back and believes five-time world snooker champion O'Sullivan can help him on the mental side of sporting combat. O'Sullivan has been supported in recent years by sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters, who has also previously worked with teams including Great Britain's Olympic cyclists and the England football team. And Fury believes he is already benefiting from O'Sullivan's knowled...