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Liverpool show their title credentials

This Premier League season is only two weeks old, but Liverpool's win at Crystal Palace, in which two new signings starred, suggests they can take the fight to champions Man City.


Miller, Mane give Liverpool win over Palace

James Milner's first-half penalty and a late Sadio Mane strike gave Liverpool a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

Van Dijk, Gomez watertight in Liverpool defence

Virgil van Dijk made it all look easy as he and Joe Gomez partnered superbly in front of Alisson in Liverpool's 2-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool: Milner, Mane lead Liverpool

James Milner converted a penalty kick moments before half time and Sadio Mane scored late to secure Liverpool's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.


Milner: Liverpool could have controlled the game better

James Milner breaks down Liverpool's victory at Crystal Palace and evaluates the performance of his club's defence.


Mane secures win with late goal

English Premier League: Sadio Mane (90+2') Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool


Salah draws pen, Milner converts

English Premier League: James Milner (45' PEN) Crystal Palace 0-1 Liverpool


Early returns show Liverpool's investments paying off

The FC guys are already seeing improvements in Liverpool's defence and ability to close out games following their victory over Crystal Palace.


Klopp 'absolutely fine' with Liverpool's display at Palace

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to play better than they did at Crystal Palace, but he's willing to look past it after getting the win.


Wan-Bissaka sent off for fouling Salah on breakaway

English Premier League: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (75') Crystal Palace 0-1 Liverpool


Top Headlines


Premier League

Marcotti's Musings: Man United need to make this work

Paul Pogba tried to take the blame for Man United's defeat but was still criticized for it. Why? PLUS: Ronaldo's mixed-bag debut for Juve, more.

Man United must get past mixed messages, unacceptable defeats

Jose Mourinho talked a good game at the end of last week but Sunday's performance at Brighton was dreadful and emphasised Man United's issues.

Examining the disconnect between Mourinho and Man United

Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop delve into Man United's performance against Brighton and Paul Pogba's post-match comments regarding his attitude.


Mourinho: United lacked confidence in Brighton defeat

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho feels 'smaller' teams are harder to beat as they have more ambition when they face the top teams after their 3-2 loss to Brighton.


Premier League Team of the Weekend: Week 2

Gab Marcotti defends his selections and omissions in the second team of the weekend of the Premier League season.



Premier League reaction

Bravo ruptures Achilles tendon at City training

The Chile international will fly to Barcelona for tests on a ruptured tendon in his left foot, which could potentially rule him out for six months.

Power Rankings: Aguero leads season's first top 10

Who were the star performers from the weekend's action? We asked our global editorial desks to pick their Top 10 and collated the results!


Transfer Talk: PSG to raid Barce for Busquets, Rakitic

PSG still have summer business on their mind and could make moves for Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Neves to Manchester City

Kieran Tierney to Tottenham and Ruben Neves to Manchester City are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

Rumour Rater: Alderweireld, Moura, Marchisio & more

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson delves into the rumours surrounding Toby Alderweireld, Lucas Moura, Claudio Marchisio and many more in Rumour Rater.


Simeone: I don't want Filipe Luis to leave for PSG

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone wants to hold on to defender Filipe Luis amid reports the player has received an offer to join PSG.

Is this Atletico's year in La Liga?

After a summer of big-name departures, might there be a shake-up at the top in Spain? Graham Hunter previews the new season.

Costa and Atletico too good for Real Madrid

Diego Costa and Atletico Madrid both reversed history and fired a real warning shot in beating Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.


Fury and Wilder have the will, so they will fight

Tyson Fury had an easy night beating Francesco Pianeta on Saturday and his attention now is on an agreed-upon heavyweight showdown with Deontay Wilder.

Munguia, Lemieux on GGG-Canelo undercard

Jaime Munguia, David Lemieux and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez will all be in action on the undercard of the Sept. 15 rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

Fury predicts easy win over Wilder

After beating Franceso Pianeta, Tyson Fury predicted an easy win when he meets WBC champ Deontay Wilder.




Adrian Peterson a big name, but Redskins still like their RBs

Signing Peterson doesn't mean the Redskins have changed their opinion on Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine. Any of the three could be the starter.

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McKinnie thinks Peterson is still a great RB

Former Minnesota Viking and Adrian Peterson teammate Bryant McKinnie and LZ Granderson weigh in on what the RB back can bring to the Redskins.


Redskins giving Peterson 1-year deal

Adam Schefter, Louis Riddick and John Fox break down Washington's decision to sign Adrian Peterson.




Bolt joins MJ, Pacquiao as icons to pursue second sport

Michael Jordan and Manny Pacquiao are among many notables who've had the courage to blaze a multi-sport trail. Can the Jamaican sprinter follow in their footsteps?

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Usain Bolt's A-League audition kicks-off

Usain Bolt has officially started his attempt to obtain an A-League deal, walking onto Central Coast Stadium in front of a packed media contingent.

Bolt arrives in Sydney

Usain Bolt has touched down in Sydney ahead of his trial with the Central Coast Mariners.


England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Kohli's ton sets England daunting challenge

Cook and Jennings survived nine testing overs after India declared 520 runs ahead

Gollapudi: Don't curse Pujara

Some say he needs to be most aggressive, but he does things best when he bats his way - as the Trent Bridge Test has shown

Stats - Kohli's latest landmark and Pandya's double

The best of the numbers from a day dominated by India's batsmen

Harmison: Ishant benefitting from Gillespie's influence

Steve Harmison tells the Match Day team why a stint with Sussex and Jason Gillespie has done Ishant Sharma a world of good


Laxman: Kohli's focus is a trait of a legend

VVS Laxman explains how Virat Kohli has overcome the failures of his last visit to England, in 2014, and believes he will up the ante in the last two Tests of the ongoing series

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'Soul-destroying' to see so many catches dropped - Farbrace

Paul Farbrace has some strong words for the England slip cordon after they dropped big chances on day three


Having faced Anderson in past has helped - Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara reflects on the James Anderson-challenge as India take a commanding position at Trent Bridge


#PoliteEnquiries: Why are England either comfortable or catastrophic?

George Dobell and Melinda Farrell return to tackle your questions with India well on top at Trent Bridge


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