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Man Utd: Jose Mourinho criticises starting players after Champions League defeat by Valencia

Man Utd: Jose Mourinho criticises starting players after Champions League defeat by Valencia

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Jose Mourinho criticised Manchester United's starting players after their limp Champions League loss to Valencia, saying he "did not learn anything".The 2-1 defeat saw United miss a chance to top Group H but Mourinho said it was still a "success" to finish second.United had already secured a last-16 place and made eight changes to their line-up in Valencia. "Nothing that happened surprised me at all," said Mourinho when asked if he had learned anything about his players."I didn't learn anything from this game."United, who play Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, recalled midfielders Paul Pogba, Fred, Marouane Fellaini and Andreas Pereira, plus defenders Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly an...
Aegon Life Insurance plans to tie up e-commerce players, build brand equity

Aegon Life Insurance plans to tie up e-commerce players, build brand equity

Finance
With a business strategy of acquiring policy-holders through digital mode sans intermediaries, Aegon Life Insurance Company plans to tie up with e-commerce players, expand product portfolio and build brand equity, said a top company official. "We will look at people/organisations having digital pools of customers and tie-up with them. We will expand our digital presence as well as our product range. The products will be simple to understand and buy while the process of policy purchase is also being further simplified," Vineet Arora, Managing Director and CEO told IANS on Wednesday. Aegon Life -- a joint venture between Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd and Netherlands-based Aegon N.V. -- though started operations in 2008 rewrote its business model as digital direct two years back. The compa...
Arsenal news: Players will be ‘reminded of their responsibilities’ after ‘hippy crack’ video emerged

Arsenal news: Players will be ‘reminded of their responsibilities’ after ‘hippy crack’ video emerged

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Warned Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi were among the players who appeared to be inhaling nitrous oxide at party in August Arsenal players, including Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will be reminded of their responsibilities, the club have said. This comes after a number of first team stars were filmed appearing to inhale nitrous oxide and passing out in a private room inside a London club before the start of the season. The footage obtained by The Sun shows Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi at the centre of a ‘hippy crack’ binge. Aubameyang can be seen with a balloon in his mouth A club spokesman said: “The players will b...
Sam Burgess says individual egos and selfish players cost England at World Cup

Sam Burgess says individual egos and selfish players cost England at World Cup

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England's early exit from the 2015 World Cup was the result of "individual egos and selfish players", says cross-code international Sam Burgess.England became the first World Cup hosts not to reach the knockout stage, after defeats by Wales and Australia.Burgess joined Bath from South Sydney Rabbitohs a year before the World Cup, but his selection by coach Stuart Lancaster sparked much debate. The 29-year-old said he was "committed" but "others had their own agendas".Former Bradford Bulls player Burgess was responding to the news Andy Farrell will replace Joe Schmidt as Ireland coach after the 2019 World Cup.Farrell, himself a former dual-code England player, was Lancaster's assistant coach d...
Broncos rule five players out against Cardinals

Broncos rule five players out against Cardinals

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General Manager John Elway said earlier this week that the Denver Broncos' season is on the line on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals and the Broncos will have to right the ship with without five players who have been ruled out of the game. "It's a broken record right now," Elway said on the Broncos' official website. "We've got to change some things and things have to change this week. Our veterans have to play better, coaches have to coach better. On short week it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter how physically how you feel. We got to go into Arizona on Thursday night fighting for our lives cause that's what we are." Included among the injured are two starting offensive linemen, as left guard Ronald Leary is out for the season because of a torn Achilles, while tackle Jared...