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Confessions of a failed Ronaldo fan

For some reason, Cristiano Ronaldo has as many haters as fans. Do we have him all wrong?

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Ronaldo's arrival will show Serie A is full of drama

Italian football has taken a back seat of late, but Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus is a big step toward restoring Serie A to its former glory.

Serie A Predictor: The season begins!

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop square off in predicting the most notable matches to kick-start the 2018/19 Serie A campaign.

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Watch Serie A on ESPN

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and the stars of Serie A all season long, with every match from the Italian top flight available on ESPN and ESPN+.

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Can Ronaldo do for Juventus what he did for Real Madrid?

On the eve of Cristiano Ronaldo's debut for Juventus, Mina Rzouki and Gab Marcotti discuss their expectations for him and how he will be deployed.

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How Cristiano Ronaldo affects the Juventus XI

James Horncastle breaks down what he expects the Juventus XI will look like at Chievo after Max Allegri confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will start.

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Allegri: Ronaldo's already shown us extraordinary things

Massimiliano Allegri revealed new signing Cristiano Ronaldo has already impressed in training ahead of their Serie A opener against Chievo.

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Horncastle: Ronaldo ready to spearhead Juve attack

FC's James Horncastle is in Turin to report on the news Cristiano Ronaldo will start in Juventus' opener and Claudio Marchisio has left the club after 25 years.

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Ronaldo-mania hits Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo makes his debut for Juventus against Chievo Verona on Saturday. Get hyped.

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How will Ronaldo and Juventus line up vs. Chievo?

Stewart Robson reveals his projected Juventus XI as Cristiano Ronaldo gets set to make his Serie A debut against Chievo.

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Top Headlines

Arsenal still a laughing stock but they are improving

Arsenal's enduring commitment to slapstick comedy has become one of the key selling points of the Premier League in recent years. Unai Emery might be a new broom, but it's clear he hasn't arrived with a magic wand.

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Morata, Aubameyang both on borrowed time?

Alvaro Morata and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived at Chelsea and Arsenal, respectively, in similar fashion. But their futures look different.

Can Aubameyang and Lacazette coexist on the pitch?

The FC crew discuss how important the relationship between Aubameyang and Lacazette is for Arsenal and how Unai Emery can utilise both forwards.

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Emery coy on whether Cech will start against Chelsea

Arsenal's Unai Emery insists that he has confidence in both Bernd Leno and Petr Cech and their abilities to play out from the back but wouldn't be drawn on who will play against Chelsea.

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NBA

NBA superteam rankings: Who has the most star power?

Who really has a superteam, and who's close to being the next one? We rank the top teams into tiers by star power.

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Curry: 'For sure' I want to be Warrior for life

Stephen Curry, during an appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast this week, said he wants to be a Warrior for life. "For sure I do," Curry said. "This is home. This is where I want to be, for obvious reasons."

Drummond blocks camper's shot with his head

Andre Drummond dominates campers with several blocked shots, followed by a crossover that sets up a jam.

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Embiid flies to Foxborough for Eagles' preseason game

Joel Embiid gets a helicopter ride to New England to take in Philadelphia's preseason game.

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Love knew LeBron's decision was between Lakers and Cavs

Kevin Love understands LeBron James leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles to begin a new chapter.

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Stephen A.: McCollum is 'a frustrated individual'

Stephen A. Smith understands CJ McCollum's frustrations with NBA superteams.

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Simmons: I knew LeBron already picked the Lakers

76ers point-guard Ben Simmons spoke at the unveiling of his NBA 2K19 Australia cover.

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England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Live report - India make three changes, England choose to bowl

Follow the action from Trent Bridge with insightful analysis, graphics, highlights videos, and banter

'I got four, but should have got six or seven'

Stuart Broad speaks to ESPNcricinfo about his destructive spell at Lord's and discusses finding some of best form after a difficult 2017

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Agarkar picks his XI for third Test

Does M Vijay get another go? And does Hardik Pandya still fit into the plans?

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India make final Trent Bridge preparations

Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah were in focus with the visitors 0-2 down in the series against England

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Root explains tough Stokes-Curran swap

The England captain says the decision to leave Curran out has been one of his most difficult as a captain

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Kohli excited by Bumrah's return to fitness

India's captain Virat Kohli said the team selection depended on the nature of the pitch and that he was pleased with the return of Jasprit Bumrah from injury

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Chopra: 'India need an extra batsman to address their batting crisis'

Aakash Chopra picks Karun Nair ahead of Hardik Pandya, and brings in Rishabh Pant as wicketkeeeper

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Football

Premier League

Sarri has football's toughest job at Chelsea

Nick Miller: Maurizio Sarri probably has the toughest job in football given the precarious position Chelsea are in and Roman Abramovich's demands for success.

Kane's versatility makes him more than a pure goal scorer

Michael Cox: Harry Kane isn't looking himself in goal-scoring terms, so it's a good thing for Tottenham that he can do more than the number on his back suggests.

Guardiola: De Bruyne's absence will be a big miss

Man City manager Pep Guardiola confirms Kevin De Bruyne will be out for three months after sustaining a knee injury in training.

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NFL

PRESEASON ACTION

Preseason Week 2 takeaways: Mahomes shows off arm, McCarron fractures collarbone

Week 2 of the preseason is underway. Here are the biggest things we learned for every team.

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Cam Newton said he could have been better even though he compete 75 percent of his passes against Miami. Said he left ‘'some meat on the bone.'' But Newton couldn't have been better on his final attempt, a 27-yard touchdown to rookie tight end Ian Thomas. As Newton noted, it will help him sleep better.

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Football

La Liga

Barca boss calls La Liga matches in U.S. 'strange'

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says La Liga's plan to take one fixture per season to the United States or Canada strikes him as "strange."

La Liga in North America: Is the global game going too far?

La Liga is coming to North America, but how do fans feel about it? ESPN FC's La Liga correspondents and bloggers have their say, and you can too.

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La Liga in North America: How other sports fared abroad

While a regular-season La Liga game in the U.S. would be a first for a European football league, other sports have been going abroad for years.

Football

Premier League

Mourinho: 'I've never been so happy with' Pogba

Jose Mourinho says he doesn't care about comments Paul Pogba made last week, insisting he has "never been so happy" with the midfielder.

Klopp confident in Liverpool defensive options

Jurgen Klopp believes he is well-stocked with options at centre-half for the season as Ragnar Klavan looks set to leave Liverpool.

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