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Trump: Tubman on the $20 bill is 'pure political correctness'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump thinks anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman is "fantastic" -- but he says the move to have her replace seventh president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill is "pure political correctness."<p>"Well, Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it's very rough when you take somebody off …

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FIFA confirms 2022 Qatar World Cup will be held in November and December

FIFA announced today that the 2022 World Cup, controversially hosted by Qatar, will take place from November 21 to December 18. The official announcement confirms a similar report in February from SI writer Grant Wahl.<p>Qatar, which beat out the US for the rights to host the tournament in 2010, …

Southampton vs Manchester United: Five things we learned

The wonderful David de Gea is close to irreplaceable for Manchester United, Danny Blind is a good player but not a centre-back, and three more<p>David de Gea is close to irreplaceable<p>It still feels like a question of when rather than if David de Gea is sold to Real Madrid and, just as soon as that …

Chelsea’s Diego Costa leaves no evidence after the perfect heist

If evidence were required that the bare statistics don’t often tell the full story, or indeed that football can still crack some genuinely hilarious in-jokes, it might be worth starting with this fact. Technically Diego Costa didn’t commit a single foul during Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat of Arsenal at …

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Premier League in real danger of losing fourth Champions League place

Italy likely to overtake England in Uefa's rankings and that would have serious consequences for the Premier League<p>English clubs face the very real possiblity of losing one of their four Champions League spots after increasingly disastrous performances in Europe continued into this …

Roy Hodgson Shows Off a Cheeky Bit of Skill During England's Win at San Marino

By most accounts, England's 6-0 thrashing of minnows San Marino was a bit of a snoozer.<p>Wayne Rooney tied Bobby Charlton atop the Three Lions' all-time scoring ranks with minimal fanfare.<p>What did stand out, though, is the exquisite touch shown by 68-year-old England manager Roy Hodgson in perfectly …

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Everton and West Brom are accidentally ruining the Premier League

This utopia where everyone can keep their best players and the Premier League is awesome will last for a few years. Then things get really messy.<p>It used to be easy for rich Premier League clubs to bully smaller clubs into selling their best players. They all had different tactics -- Manchester …

Neymar tells Manchester United he is open to joining from Barcelona

Neymar is open to moving to Manchester United from Barcelona, though there is a recognition the transfer is unlikely to occur before the current window closes.<p>Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona: La Liga – live!<p>Read more<p>United are attempting to land the Brazilian before 1 September but there is a long-term …

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US sees big surge in close calls with drones

The unmanned craft flew about five to 10 feet (1.5-3 meters) above the plane, the captain wrote afterward to NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System.<p>He said the event lasted just one to two seconds, and the silver or blue drone appeared to be of the hobby or home-built type.<p>"We notified ATC (air …

Premier League review: Oliver Giroud excels, the Saido Berahino saga and give the title to Manchester City now!

After the second round of Premier League fixtures, Telegraph Sport writers pick out their talking points from the top flight<p>Olivier Giroud can always be relied on to score (against lesser teams)<p>Do Arsenal need another striker? On the face of it, maybe not. Alexis Sanchez - having been short of …

How dangerous is flying in Indonesia?

The safety of Indonesia’s aviation industry is back in the spotlight following the crash of a Trigana Air Service flight on Sunday.<p>Since 2001, there have been at least 40 air accidents on Indonesian soil that resulted in fatalities, according to the website aviation-safety.net. They include …

EPL Table: 2015 Week 2 Standings After Sunday's Premier League Scores

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League when they dominated title rivals Chelsea 3-0 at the Etihad on Sunday.<p>Earlier, Arsenal overcame Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park to record their first win of the season.<p>Read on for the updated Premier League standings and a look at both …

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Olivier Giroud presents MOTM award to invisible Santi Cazorla

By Paul Morrissey Last Updated: August 16, 2015 10:20 pm<p>Olivier Giroud spoke to Sky after today’s win at Crystal Palace, after scoring the opening …

Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal: Score and Reaction from 2015 Premier League Match

Arsenal grabbed their first points of the 2015-16 Premier League season Sunday, beating Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.<p>Olivier Giroud opened the score with a spectacular volley early in the first half before Joel Ward equalised against the run of play. Both teams had their chances in the …

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Never mind Chelsea parking the bus, Jose Mourinho couldn't get it started at Manchester City

Defending champions look undercooked but they are more than capable of turning things around, writes Harry Redknapp<p>Chelsea are now five points behind Manchester City and Manchester United. Early days, obviously, but any more of this and there will be a picture on one of the back pages of the …

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All the best Jose Mourinho & Eva Carneiro jokes from Man City 3 - Chelsea 0 [Best Tweets]

By Marc Benamram Created on: August 16, 2015 5:00 pm Last Updated:<p>Chelsea and Jose Mourinho are the usual hot topics on social media tonight, however …

Jose Mourinho explains John Terry substitution in defeat at Man City

<b>Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to substitute captain John Terry at half-time in the 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.</b><p>The 34-year-old was replaced by Kurt Zouma with City leading 1-0 - the first time he has been taken off by Mourinho in the Premier League.<p>The Chelsea boss …

Manchester City 3-0 Chelsea: five talking points

1 Manager demure despite Manchester City dazzle<p>“The title will not be decided today. We know Chelsea will be challenging to retain the crown and they know we will be working as hard as possible to win a third one in five attempts.” Despite Manuel Pellegrini’s balanced view, on the evidence of this …

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Saturday round-up: Welbeck, Alexis, transfers, and more

Hello, a Saturday round-up for you as, of course, we play tomorrow. Apparently there was football on last night, which is really weird. Man Utd beat …

Man Utd Comment: Depay & Rooney falter but Man Utd get the job done… just

The attacking duo were far from their best, with the Red Devils skipper particularly disappointing, but albeit unconvincing, Louis van Gaal's side …

Could Pedro wear the No.9 shirt after agreeing Man United move?

The Spain hitman, 28, has agreed to join United this summer, according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.<p>It's claimed he's said goodbye to his …

Dani Alves part of Barcelona's woeful defence in Spanish Super Cup loss

A largely second-string FC Barcelona side put in one of their poorest performances in recent memory as they lost the first leg of the Supercopa de …

Manchester United news: We have what it takes to win Premier League title, says Schweinsteiger

The Germany international midfielder believes that Louis van Gaal's side showed enough last season to prove that they can challenge the likes of …

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Replace Cech With Jimenez, West Ham Want Man United's Striker, Chelsea Get Kenedy

<i>Transfer Balls: Rounding up the day’s football tittle-tattle so you don’t have to…</i><p><b>Cech Out!</b><p>Arsenal are looking to replace Petr Cech. One shabby …

Louis van Gaal criticises Adnan Januzaj for 'unnecessary' loss of possession

Louis van Gaal criticised Adnan Januzaj for losing possession cheaply even as the Belgian sent Manchester United top of the Premier League with a …

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Grzegorz Krychowiak and Adrien Rabiot Rumours

Arsenal fans will likely be disappointed to learn the club are not pursuing the signature of Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.<p>According to Stefan Coerts of Goal.com, boss Arsene Wenger said the following: "Are we interested in signing Krychowiak? No."<p>Wenger added more in the wake of his …

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Pedro reconsidering Manchester United move for fear of Van Gaal?

<i>As always, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to all the latest rumours and gossip. See all the latest deals here.</i><p>TOP STORY: …

Nicolas Otamendi nearing Valencia exit after asking out of training

The summer transfer saga of Nicolas Otamendi appears to finally be coming to its conclusion after the Argentine defender asked out of Valencia's …

Barcelona downed 4-0 by Athletic Bilbao in Spanish Super Cup

With the 2015-16 La Liga season kicking off in less than ten days, Barcelona still has some work to do.<p>After winning the treble last season in one of …