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Ronaldo's Juve debut a spectacle from start to finish

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score in his Serie A debut, but his presence alone led to a spectacle of stature previously unseen in Italian football.

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Messi starts in style with perfect 10 vs. Alaves

Alaves held Barcelona off for over an hour but Lionel Messi would not be denied, the Argentine scoring twice in a display worthy of a perfect 10.

Chievo 2-3 Juventus: Ronaldo's debut a dramatic win

Juventus trailed early in the second half of Cristiano Ronaldo's Serie A debut, but the Bianconeri fought back to earn a late win at Chievo Verona.


Lazio 1-2 Napoli: Insigne makes Ancelotti's debut a success

Lorenzo Insigne's second-half goal helped Napoli turn around an early deficit at Lazio, ensuring a debut win for new boss Carlo Ancelotti.


Guingamp 1-3 PSG: Mbappe steals the show

Kylian Mbappe put in a two goal performance off the bench to help propel PSG to a 3-1 win over Guingamp.


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English Premier League

Arsenal's familiar failings in chaotic Chelsea defeat

They may have a new manager but there's some familiar failings at Arsenal, with Unai Emery opening up with back-to-back defeats in charge.


Kane breaks his August duck as Spurs beat Fulham

Three points from Wembley as a quickfire double in the second half saw Tottenham beat Fulham 3-1 and Harry Kane score in August.


Round 23

LIVE: Raiders vs. Roosters

The Roosters will be looking to skip two points clear at the top of the NRL ladder when they face the Raiders in Canberra. Follow all the action live.

Lewis the hero as Bulldogs pip Warriors

Lachlan Lewis has kicked a 79th-minute field goal for Canterbury to claim a 27-26 NRL win over the Warriors.

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Week 2

Another All Blacks' romp as Wallabies' set-piece crumbles

The All Blacks overcame a gutsy first-half defensive display from the Wallabies to roll to yet another dominant victory at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night, all but securing the Bledisloe Cup for another season, Sam Bruce writes.

Naholo, Barrett shine in Bledisloe win

Winger Waisake Naholo scored a brace of tries and Beauden Barrett enjoyed a stellar return to form as the All Blacks steamrolled the Wallabies .

Barrett: As a kid, I wanted to play for Real Madrid

Barrett: Before I knew I was a footy boy, I wanted to play for Real Madrid. Video by Sam Bruce


Hansen expects Wallabies to improve

Steve Hansen warns New Zealand that they only have one hand on the Bledisloe Cup.


Cheika: We were just a little slow at the lineout.

Cheika: We were just a little slow at the lineout. Video by Sam Bruce


Cheika: Turnover cost Wallabies against New Zealand

Michael Chieka lamented Australia's ability to keep the ball as they were turned over by the All Blacks.


Rugby Championship


English Premier League

Burley: Emery has inherited a £300,000-a-week nightmare


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Nun dazzles with first-pitch curveball

Sister Mary Jo throws out the first pitch at the White Sox game, spinning a 12-to-6 curveball.


Fan goes for Hosmer HR, spills beer

On Eric Hosmer's two-run homer, a fan tries to catch the ball while holding a beer and it spills everywhere.


Did Wingo fly with the Swans?

ESPN's Trey Wingo gets a hands-on introduction to Australian Rules football from the Sydney Swans at the SCG.


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