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Frank Lampard: Chelsea boss defends Antonio Rudiger over Jose Mourinho criticism of Son Heung-min red card

Frank Lampard: Chelsea boss defends Antonio Rudiger over Jose Mourinho criticism of Son Heung-min red card

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has defended Antonio Rudiger after he was criticised for his part in Tottenham forward Son Heung-min's red card on Sunday.Spurs manager Jose Mourinho was unhappy with the Blues defender's reaction to Son's challenge in Chelsea's 2-0 win.Lampard said it was "disappointing" to question Rudiger's integrity while an investigation into alleged racial abuse directed at the German is ongoing. "I do defend Toni firmly on it," said Lampard.Tottenham's appeal against Son's red card - which was issued after VAR ruled he had kicked out at Rudiger - failed on Tuesday.The South Korea international will miss a home fixture against Brighton on Boxing Day, as well as trips to Norwic...
Oakland Raiders’ Antonio Brown loses grievance, will return to team

Oakland Raiders’ Antonio Brown loses grievance, will return to team

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Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders star receiver Antonio Brown is expected to return to the team after losing a grievance against the NFL over wearing his old helmet. Brown announced Monday that he will rejoin the Raiders despite being required to switch helmet models this season. "While I disagree with the arbitrator's decision, I'm working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field," Brown wrote on Instagram. "I'm excited about this season [and] appreciate all the concerns about my feet." Brown talked with an independent arbitrator for two hours on a conference call Friday. The superstar wideout, who is believed to have been using the same helmet model throughout his NFL career, argued why he should be allowed to wear the 10-year-old helmet....
Cleveland Browns coaches say receiver Antonio Callaway is out of shape

Cleveland Browns coaches say receiver Antonio Callaway is out of shape

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Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns coaches admitted they demoted wide receiver Antonio Callaway to the second- and third-team offenses because he arrived at training camp out of shape. "He does seem like he needed a little pushing, but he also knew what was expected out of him," Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens told reporters Thursday. "So he came back, and he's worked his tail off for the last week. And I think that's showing up by him getting in better shape." Callaway was expected to serve as the Browns' No. 3 receiver behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. Rashard Higgins has instead held that role through the first week of camp. "The last seven days, he's getting himself back in shape, putting himself in position," offensive coordinator Todd Monken told reporters Thursday. "You...
Vontaze Burfict joins former rival Antonio Brown with Oakland Raiders

Vontaze Burfict joins former rival Antonio Brown with Oakland Raiders

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March 19 (UPI) -- Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict signed with the Oakland Raiders, the team announced Tuesday. Sources told the NFL Network that Burfict inked a one-year contract worth about $ 5 million, including incentives. Burfict visited the Raiders earlier on Tuesday, one day after the Bengals cut the Pro Bowl linebacker. He spent seven seasons with Cincinnati, highlighted by a 2013 season in which he led the NFL with 177 tackles and made the Pro Bowl. Burfict reunites with former Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, who jumped to the Raiders last year in the same position. Reunited with Coach Guenther.We have signed LB Vontaze Burfict: https://t.co/8OAo1Ww5Y0 #RaiderNation | @King55Tez pic.twitter.com/RLh18Z2FHv— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) March 2...
Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he prefers Maurizio Sarri’s football to Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte’s

Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he prefers Maurizio Sarri’s football to Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte’s

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revealed The Belgian superstar believes his new manager allows him to play his natural game, whereas his defensive-minded predecessors did not Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes Maurizio Sarri helps him to enjoy his football, unlike previous bosses Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. The 27-year-old has two goals and two assists in his opening four games under the new Blues manager and appears to be thriving with his possession-based style of play. Hazard is enjoying life under Sarri After last season’s 1-0 defeat away at Manchester City, Hazard claimed he could’ve played for three hours and not touched the ball, as Conte forced him to chase aerial balls. Mourinho often criticised Hazard for ignoring his defensive responsibilities, bu...