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Ten-man Burnley well beaten in Europa League play-off first leg

Ten-man Burnley well beaten in Europa League play-off first leg

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche felt the officials succumbed to pressure from Olympiakos players during his side's 3-1 defeat in the first leg of their Europa League play-off in Athens.The Clarets lost 3-1 in a game that saw their defender Ben Gibson sent off and both sides awarded a penalty.Dyche criticised the conduct of the home team in the tunnel at half-time. "They were waiting for the referee. You all saw the feel of the game was different in the second half," he said."The scenes I saw at half-time from all and sundry around the referee on their side, you're left scratching your head."All I keep getting told is respect the officials with your conduct around the referee."The score was 1-1 at the...
Chicago Cubs hope Cole Hamels can be stopper vs. Cincinnati Reds

Chicago Cubs hope Cole Hamels can be stopper vs. Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO -- When the Chicago Cubs traded for Cole Hamels, they figured the veteran starter would add depth to their rotation as they dealt with the uncertainty of Yu Darvish's return. But after the Cubs shut Darvish down for the season earlier this week and with Chicago's offense freshly breaking out of a slump heading into Thursday's series-opener against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field, Hamels' impressive start to his time with the Cubs may be even more valuable than originally expected. Hamels has allowed just two earned runs in his four Cubs' starts combined and has posted wins in three of his four outings. Now, with the Cubs having lost three of their last four games, getting another steady performance out of Hamels (8-9, 4.00 ERA) on Thursday may just be what the Cubs need as ...
Stoke stunned by newly promoted Wigan as winless run goes on

Stoke stunned by newly promoted Wigan as winless run goes on

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Stoke City's winless start in the Championship continued as they were well beaten by newly promoted Wigan Athletic.Wigan took the lead when Will Grigg poked home from Gavin Massey's low cross into the box, and they doubled their advantage when Massey finished from a tight angle.The hosts conceded a penalty when Joe Allen brought down Grigg, who fired past Jack Butland from the spot for his second. As the game drew to a close, Stoke were reduced to 10 men when Ashley Williams was sent off for a second yellow card after a bad tackle on Massey.Relive Wednesday's EFL action as it happenedStoke struggled for long periods and the result means they have now failed to win their past nine home league ...
Watch: Giancarlo Stanton cheered in return to Miami, Yankees edge Marlins in extras

Watch: Giancarlo Stanton cheered in return to Miami, Yankees edge Marlins in extras

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MIAMI, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The crowd at Marlins Park gave New York Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton a standing ovation in his return to Miami Tuesday, which resulted in a Marlins loss. "It was definitely more than I could ask for," Stanton said. "It's going to be one of the more special moments of my career." Stanton was making his first appearance in the city as a visiting player after being traded to the Yankees in December. The 2017 National League MVP went 2-for-6 in the win. He also came within inches of hitting his 300th career home run in the 2-1 triumph. Third baseman Miguel Andujar played the hero for the Yankees, smacking a sacrifice fly to left field to bring home Kyle Higashioka for the go-ahead score in the top of the 12th frame. The Yankees drew first blood after three scoreless...
Dallas Cowboys C Travis Frederick getting second opinion on spine

Dallas Cowboys C Travis Frederick getting second opinion on spine

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Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick has been seeking more medical options to resolve the repeated stingers he has suffered in practice. Frederick met with a spine specialist prior to the Cowboys' preseason game over the weekend to determine if rest is the best course of treatment, the Dallas Morning News reported. One option that has not been ruled out, sources told the newspaper, is surgery. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, in his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, expressed hope that rest will allow Frederick's nerve irritation to subside. Frederick had contacted neck and spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles to make sure he was not dealing with a more severe injury. The four-time Pro Bowl center told ESPN that Watkins confirmed there were no additional issues and that ...