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Liverpool withstand tough test at Palace

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


Milner, 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


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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 Barca 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.

Preseason Week 2 takeaways: Rough night for Luck, Jackson

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Luck throws a pick in the red zone

After the Colts recover the ball deep in Ravens territory, Andrew Luck gives it right back with an interception to Anthony Levine Sr.


Jackson throws TD pass on the run

Lamar Jackson rolls to his right, then lofts one to Chris Moore in the end zone for the Ravens' touchdown.


Jackson not happy with his preseason play

Lamar Jackson is critical of his play during the preseason saying he doesn't believe he's performed at a high level.


Luck: 'Tough to come out positive' after Colts' struggles

Andrew Luck points to a red zone turnover and missed throws as clear negatives in his second preseason game.


Witten saw some good, some bad from Luck

Jason Witten recaps Andrew Luck's performance on Monday Night Football and if Luck is back to his old form.


Colts score on their own fumble

Colts RB Jordan Wilkins coughs the ball up, but it goes right to Chester Rogers who picks up the ball in the end zone for a touchdown.


Ravens score on Brown's excellent effort

Joe Flacco fires a pass to John Brown, who juggles the ball then drags his feet in the back of the end zone for the touchdown.


Vinatieri drills field goal from 57 yards out

Adam Vinatieri gets a roar from the Indianapolis crowd after he nails a 57-yard field goal to open the scoring.




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.



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.




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 into 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.


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