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NFL Notes: Newton’s reported release opens door for Jones

After weeks of breathless daily updates charting the progress of the quarterback competition, Bill Belichick ended it with a dramatic move, reportedly (according to the Boston Globe) including Cam Newton among his final cutdowns on the eve of the season. Newton’s departure opens the door for Mac Jones to start the season as the starter, …

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NFL roundup: Latest league news from Tuesday, Aug. 31

The Dallas Cowboys culled their quarterback room on cut-down day. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported that Dallas waived quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci, per sources informed of the decision. The Cowboys have since announced their release. The moves make Cooper Rush the backup to Dak Prescott in 2021. The Cowboys could bring one of the signal-callers back to …

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The return of Cristiano Ronaldo means so much to Manchester United fans.

I was 10 years old when Manchester United won the Champions League final in 2008. That may make some of you reading this feel old and I’m sorry for that. I’d just started to become fully invested in football after the 2006 World Cup. Granted I’d watched United before then – seeing the likes of Ruud Van …

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Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Manchester United! Portuguese superstar completes stunning Old Trafford return

 Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has kicked off what is set to be frantic transfer deadline day. The Portugal international signed a two-year contract at Old Trafford with the option of a further 12 months. Juventus confirmed the deal with United first thing on Tuesday morning – revealing his £12.8million transfer fee would be payable over five …

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NFL roster cut tracker: Updates on big-name players being released

For hundreds of NFL players, Tuesday marks the end of the line. The league’s annual cutdown day forces teams to whittle down their rosters from 80 players to 53 ahead of the start of the regular season. And while there are opportunities for both rookies and veterans to latch on with different teams – or …

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Inexperienced NZ brace for big challenge against Bangladesh

Opportunity for NZ’s young, inexperienced players to make a mark in tough conditions Like most Bangladesh-New Zealand bilateral contests, the one beginning on Wednesday in Dhaka has the familiar one-sided feel to it. Pitches and weather have often contributed to it here, where the visitors have won just one out of their last eleven bilateral …

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Renato Sanches: Wolves end talks with Lille over loan deal for Portugal midfielder on Deadline Day

Wolves stop talks with Lille over a move for Renato Sanches; Two clubs fail to find an agreement on a loan deal; Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White set to join Sheffield United on a season-long loan Wolves have ended talks with Lille over the signing of midfielder Renato Sanches after the two clubs failed to find …

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