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Why Ozil's Germany exit is worse than any World Cup loss

The relationship between Mesut Ozil and the German FA collapsed in June. On Sunday it ended in divorce and with him quitting the national team.

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Germany 'vehemently' reject Ozil racism claims

Germany's football federation "vehemently" rejected allegations of racism on Monday, following Mesut Ozil's statements in quitting the national team

How the relationship between Ozil and Germany broke down

Julien Laurens reacts to Mesut Ozil's decision to retire from international football for Germany due to a feeling of "racism and disrespect."

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Football

Premier League

Sources: Mourinho, Woodward set for talks over Martial's United future

Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward are set for talks about Anthony Martial's Manchester United future, sources have told ESPN FC.

Mourinho admits United may struggle to sign players he wants

Jose Mourinho has admitted Manchester United may not get the players he wants in this transfer window as he looks to close the gap with Man City.

Transfers

LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea court Martial

With Eden Hazard heading for the Stamford Bridge exit, Chelsea have been linked with a move for Anthony Martial. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Harry Maguire to Manchester United

Harry Maguire to Manchester United and Matteo Darmian to Napoli are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

Golf

The Open

A major loss for Tiger that will lead to a major win

Tiger Woods had the lead at The Open. He didn't finish it off. But being right there, and the pain of not closing, is a necessary step on the road to major No. 15.

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Majestic Molinari keeps his cool in the Tiger Woods commotion

Challenged with an elite field, a tough course and being a part of the most followed pairing at Carnoustie, Francesco Molinari emerged to become Italy's first major champion.

Collins: Golf goes from good to great when Tiger's involved

Michael Collins explains how the energy is back with Tiger Woods in contention to win The Open on Sunday.

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Tiger compares his tough loss to Serena's

Tiger Woods says he'll reach out to Serena Williams after faltering late at the Open and explains the emotions of having his kids watch him compete.

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McIlroy: Nice to be competing with Woods, Molinari

Rory McIlroy said he had no regrets after his tied-second finish at the Open Championship, and is already looking forward to the next major.

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Rose feeling 'renewed love for the Open'

Justin Rose came away from the Open Championship reenergized after his second place finish at Carnoustie.

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Formula 1

German Grand Prix

Vettel blows it as 2018 serves up another classic at German GP

ESPN rounds up the main talking points from a crazy German Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton claimed an unlikely win as title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out in the rain.

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Mercedes explains 'hold position' radio call

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has defended his decision to call off the battle between his drivers in the closing stages of the German Grand Prix.

Social story of the German Grand Prix

Relive a thrilling German Grand Prix through the eyes of social media.

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NBA

NBA Power Rankings: How LeBron and Kawhi change the league

Who are the best and worst teams heading into the 2018-19 season? Our experts rank every team 1-30.

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The best-case scenario for Kawhi and the Raptors

If Leonard is locked in and returns to his MVP form, the Raptors should project as a legitimate threat to the Warriors, Celtics and Rockets.

OSU's alumni team wins TBT game on alley-oop slam

Ohio State's alumni team reaches 82 points to win Sunday's TBT game against Texas Tech's alumni team with a fast-break alley-oop slam.

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Bronny leads team to national title with LeBron on sideline

LeBron James Jr. leads his Blue Chips squad to the USBA national championship in overtime with his dad coaching.

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KAT sends Internet star flying with wicked crossover

Karl-Anthony Towns gets free with a crafty stepback and then goes to the hoop for the layup against YouTube sensation LNU.

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Howard says LeBron-Durant hanging out not a big deal

Dwight Howard tells Cari Champion that LeBron James and Kevin Durant being spotted out together is not a big deal.

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  • The Open: Now and Then

    In partnership with Rolex, ESPN takes a look at the history and evolution at Carnoustie, the host of the most famous golf tournament in the world this July.

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