• Kawhi Leonard Says He Came To Toronto With 'An Open Mind'
Kawhi Leonard Says He Came To Toronto With 'An Open Mind'

In his Raptors introduction, Leonard unveiled a seldom-seen smile, a seldomer-heard laugh that was more hiccup than chortle and a deflection worthy of the great defender he is. "I want to focus on this team, this journey that we have in front of us today and just spend it on present time and not look back", he said. Those were his first words s...

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  • Serena Williams slams 'hearsay' Maria Sharapova book ahead of French Open clash
Serena Williams slams 'hearsay' Maria Sharapova book ahead of French Open clash

SERENA Williams has opened up on her chaotic US Open final in an interview with The Project's Lisa Wilkinson. The Sunday Project host sat down in NY with Williams for an in-depth chat that will air on tonight's episode of the Network Ten panel show - and it was a question about Williams' infamous U.S.

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  • Petr Cech: Arsene Wenger put style above winning at Arsenal
Petr Cech: Arsene Wenger put style above winning at Arsenal

With five minutes remaining of the first half Rob Holding replaced Sokratis in defence as the former Borussia Dortmund centre-half limped off after injuring his leg in a challenge which was precipitated by sloppy play from fellow defensive colleague Shkodran Mustafi.

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  • Ronaldo and Messi to sit on panel of new Ballon d’Or award
Ronaldo and Messi to sit on panel of new Ballon d’Or award

Ronaldo is hoping to make it a hat-trick of awards in the Best Men's Player category, having won the title in each of the two previous years, and this time round finds himself up against former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah .

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  • Patriots vs Lions: Rob Gronkowski
Patriots vs Lions: Rob Gronkowski "Not Going Anywhere Without Brady"

That's all". "Yeah, it happened", Gronkowski said of Adam Schefter's report of a near trade with the Lions . "I wasn't going anywhere without Brady". After the Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia, he admitted that he was contemplating retirement. Perhaps he doesn't save the team, but he certainly extends their offense to another level in two weeks' ...

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  • Buffalo Bills' Twitter account confuses Minnesota and Wisconsin in video
Buffalo Bills' Twitter account confuses Minnesota and Wisconsin in video

The Bills entered the game 0-2, having lost those two games by a combined 55 points. Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen , making his second career start, has surprising not been flustered by Minnesota's defense. The Vikings were finally able to get in the end zone with 2:59 left in the game. The 6-foot-5, 237-pound Allen, who would never be m...

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  • Maurizio Sarri admits Blues are a long way behind Reds
Maurizio Sarri admits Blues are a long way behind Reds

So it's OK, one point, for today". The experienced stopper is quickly becoming a favourite of the West Ham crowd through his performances. Chelsea started the Premier League season with five successive victories, but in Sunday's London derby they were frustrated by a dogged Hammers side.

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  • This Is The Best Photo From Tiger Woods’ Epic Win Today
This Is The Best Photo From Tiger Woods’ Epic Win Today

It was the 14-time major winner's first victory since 2013, and the 80th of his career. It wasn't quite enough to secure the FedEx Cup and its accompanying $10m prize as Justin Rose birdied the 18th to claim first spot in the overall play-off structure by a whisker.

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  • Pogba implores Manchester United to 'attack, attack, attack'
Pogba implores Manchester United to 'attack, attack, attack'

United were held at Old Trafford by newly-promoted Wolves after Joao Moutinho cancelled out Fred's opener. "Teams are scared when they see Man United attacking and attacking". "We are here to attack", Pogba told the media after the match. Pogba was linked with a move to La Liga champions Barcelona for much of the summer transfer wind...

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  • Offensive Struggles Plague Cowboys In 24-13 Loss To Seahawks
Offensive Struggles Plague Cowboys In 24-13 Loss To Seahawks

Through two games this season, Thomas has recorded 11 tackles (seven solo and four assisted), defended two passes and claimed an interception. Carroll said Thomas missed practice for a personal matter, not an injury-related one. Meanwhile, Wilson had the kind of protection that's been absent most of the season. Carson was on this list last wee...

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  • FedEx Cup to offer $15 million to victor next year
FedEx Cup to offer $15 million to victor next year

The PGA Tour season reaches its climax this week at the Tour Championship , with extended coverage from the final FedExCup play-off, live on Sky Sports . The next five players will tee off at four-under, regressing by one stroke for every five players until those ranked 26-30 start at even par. Tiger Woods , now 20th in the FedEx Cup standi...

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  • Jimmy Butler’s trade request creates even more uncertainty for the Minnesota Timberwolves
Jimmy Butler’s trade request creates even more uncertainty for the Minnesota Timberwolves

The super-max deal means that Towns can earn 30 percent of Minnesota's salary cap if he reaches one of the three All-NBA teams, or is voted NBA MVP or Defensive Player of the Year this season. There have been rumors that Butler and Kyrie Irving would like to play together in the Eastern Conference, so trading for Butler may put Brooklyn in the l...

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  • Ronaldo sent off in Champions League debut with Juventus
Ronaldo sent off in Champions League debut with Juventus

UEFA's disciplinary committee will now have a look at the red card incident, and determine whether or not Ronaldo will receive a three-game ban. He is set to serve an automatic one-match suspension, which will rule him out of the home game against Young Boys on October 2.

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  • Liverpool stroll past Southampton to maintain 100% start
Liverpool stroll past Southampton to maintain 100% start

The only downside to the afternoon was the departure of Virgil van Dijk with a bruised rib. There are 18 of them on the board now, with September yet to finish. The Reds are cruising now. Will it be 40 ( goals again) at the end of the season? Salah runs down the right and his cross causes mayhem, with Milner and Firmino both having efforts...

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  • Roberto Firmino gives update on eye injury after PSG win
Roberto Firmino gives update on eye injury after PSG win

He celebrated in brilliant fashion, covering his eye which was injured against Spurs over the weekend. "I texted him saying, "You don't need your eye". "The team that have really impressed me is Liverpool , they do look the real deal", Shearer wrote in his column for Coral. However, a sloppy misplaced pass from Mohamed Salah (who had flitted i...

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  • Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not expecting goals repeat
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not expecting goals repeat

Nobody remembers that, so it's really no problem. "We didn't win anything so far - not in the past and not this season - so let's use the momentum and create a new momentum". That says everything about him that he is really ready to work for the team in these moments. "He has been fantastic in defensive situations in recent games".

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  • This Is My Plan For Diogo Dalot - Jose Mourinho
This Is My Plan For Diogo Dalot - Jose Mourinho

Let us know in the comments section below. That form has lifted United ahead of Saturday's clash against Wolves , yet growing optimism is underpinned by the manager's sustained belief - first uttered in pre-season as transfer frustration grew - that this will be a tough campaign.

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  • Baker Mayfield leads Browns to 1st win in 635 days
Baker Mayfield leads Browns to 1st win in 635 days

That's a span of 635 days, if you're keeping track. After that was accomplished, Smith lived up to his word to celebrate the 21-17 win, the first for the beleaguered franchise since December 24, 2016. "I felt the energy, it was an unbelievable feeling", Mayfield said of the fans' reactions during a game that gave them, finally, something to cheer a...

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  • Patriots add Corey Coleman to practice squad
Patriots add Corey Coleman to practice squad

For the Patriots, taking the chance on Gordon makes a lot of sense for them. The Patriots might get something good out of him, and if they don't get anything good out of him then it is nearly nothing ventured nothing gained. Jones, who was selected by the Pats in the second round of the 2016 draft, was signed off the Ravens' practice squad. Gordon ...

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  • Liverpool Player Ratings: Liverpool vs PSG
Liverpool Player Ratings: Liverpool vs PSG

Daniel Sturridge broke the deadlock in the 30th minute before James Milner doubled the home side's lead from the penalty spot to put Liverpool FC in command of the tie. I think it is a moment where you have to show faith in the squad. Mane feinted right, left and then right again before breezing past the former Barcelona man, who was left hel...

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  • Jimmy Butler appears to respond to shade from Wiggins' brother
Jimmy Butler appears to respond to shade from Wiggins' brother

Jimmy Butler wants to play in Los Angeles, but not with LeBron James . We'll see if Butler is wearing a different jersey by then - and if Minnesota's drama spirals further out of control. The Athletic's sources said that Butler, 29, gave the Timberwolves a list of teams he'd consider signing with for the long term. As for Towns, who has ye...

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  • Eden Hazard left out of squad for Europa League trip to PAOK
Eden Hazard left out of squad for Europa League trip to PAOK

PAOK manager Razvan Lucescu on Chelsea: "We have to manage every game in any competition. We have to control in the moment that we have the ball with correct approach this situations". In their previous six Europa League campaigns, PAOK have progressed from the group stage on four occasions (2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2016-17), but were el...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus

The 33-year old former Real Madrid man slotted in the second goal 15 minutes later. Costa had seemingly elbowed Sassuolo's Federico Di Francesco in the buildup of one of Juventus's goals and, as the pair continued to argue, the Juventus midfielder appeared to headbutt his opponent.

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  • Inter Target Lozano Reveals Dream Of Playing For Barcelona
Inter Target Lozano Reveals Dream Of Playing For Barcelona

Gameday 1 marked the long-awaited return of proper Champions League soccer, and it nearly looked like Messi and Co. never left. "I never thought I would". 'If tomorrow we get a good result I don't care if they fight for Messi's shirt, ' Van Bommel told a news conference. "That is part of being a professional, to always be concentrating".

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  • Five talking points from the weekend's Premier League
Five talking points from the weekend's Premier League

Tottenham hit back in injury time through Erik Lamela and then had a strong claim for a penalty rejected, but Liverpool had dominated the remainder of Saturday's early game. "I'm not a personality to wait for problems, but I'm old enough to know they will come". Since the three players were put in unison following Salah's arrival from Roma at...

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  • Browns to sign Greg Joseph to replace Zane Gonzalez
Browns to sign Greg Joseph to replace Zane Gonzalez

The Browns worked out other kickers as well, including Cairo Santos and Blair Walsh. Sure, this team is 1-31-1 during head coach Hue Jackson's tenure. Cleveland Browns NewsThe Browns have been a part of two of the most dramatic finishes to start the National Football League season with each game coming down to the final play.

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  • Kirk Cousins, Stefon Diggs burn Packers for 75-yard TD
Kirk Cousins, Stefon Diggs burn Packers for 75-yard TD

I don't' know. You let me know. you tell me. Matthews was livid about the call - the second against him in two weeks for roughing the passer. I thought I hit him within his waist to chest, got my head across, put my hands down. Even disregarding the strategy of what makes you most likely to pick up first downs there, the Packers' general philosop...

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  • Eden Hazard talks up Chelsea teammate Olivier Giroud
Eden Hazard talks up Chelsea teammate Olivier Giroud

A hat-trick from Belgian magician Eden Hazard sent Chelsea top of the Premier League on Saturday but coach Maurizio Sarri insisted other teams were better than his. The Blues came from a goal down at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to beat newly-promoted Cardiff 4-1 courtesy of three from Hazard, and a late finish from Willian.

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  • Patriots trade for Browns WR Josh Gordon
Patriots trade for Browns WR Josh Gordon

The Browns lost some of their leverage with Gordon after they announced Saturday the wide receiver would be released this week due to a loss of trust. Active for Cleveland's Week 1 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers , Gordon caught one of his three targets for a 17-yard touchdown. In 2013, Gordon, a former second-round pick, had 87 catches fo...

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  • Stories: Serena Williams Edition | Only A Game
Stories: Serena Williams Edition | Only A Game

The coaching rule has been in as intense a spotlight as Williams has been since chair umpire Carlos Ramos caught her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou , gesturing for Williams to push up to the net during the early stages of the second set of the US Open final.

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores to reach 500 goals for club and country
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores to reach 500 goals for club and country

Since then, the former Swedish global has scored 17 goals for the MLS side in 22 appearances. The match against Toronto FC resulted in a grand total of eight goals, and while the Canadians triumphed 5-3, Ibrahimović's taekwondo goal was certainly the highlight of the 90 minutes.

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  • Alvarez outpoints Golovkin to win titles
Alvarez outpoints Golovkin to win titles

The fight threatened to be a chess match from the off, with both fighters feeling each other out in the first couple of rounds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday. It took the judges to split the pair once more, with the Mexican Alvarez getting the decision. He landed 39% to 35% for GGG, who landed 70 power shots over the last six roun...

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  • Terry's Chelsea return down to him, says Sarri
Terry's Chelsea return down to him, says Sarri

Sarri went on to say whilst he is certainly hoping to be proven wrong, he thinks the likelihood of his side closing the gap on City is highly unlikely and that his aim is simply to improve his side, rather than chase the title. Having trailed for the first time this season, the Blues showed good character to hold off Cardiff and added a late fourth...

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  • Liverpool Spectacularly Lucky Not To Concede Late Penalty Vs Spurs
Liverpool Spectacularly Lucky Not To Concede Late Penalty Vs Spurs

It is a regular complaint of Premier League managers that worldwide breaks deny them any kind of preparation time with their players ahead of the game which immediately follows them. At the back they were composed, competitive, classy, solid -... Bring your kids in the Champions League? "I don't have the personality that waits for problems, b...

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  • Browns release wide receiver Josh Gordon
Browns release wide receiver Josh Gordon

According to the Cleveland insider, Gordon showed up late to the team facility on Saturday morning, but even worse, members of the organization feared it was over substance use. Gordon had just rejoined the team on August 18. Schefter reports that Gordon hurt his hamstring at a promotional shoot, not a team practice. But given Gordon's talent, ...

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  • Boateng called Mourinho to turn down Man United
Boateng called Mourinho to turn down Man United

Manchester United reportedly thwarted attempts from Barcelona to snare Pogba away from Old Trafford in the summer. "I explained to him my reasons for not joining". German media reported in August that Boateng informed United coach Jose Mourinho of his decision to not return to Manchester, where he had played for local rivals City in the 2010-11 ...

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  • Luis Enrique’s Spain routs Croatia in Nations League
Luis Enrique’s Spain routs Croatia in Nations League

However, it is the biggest defeat in Croatia's history, so it was a dismal day for them. It got worse for Croatia before the break as Asensio grabbed two memorable goals in the space of two minutes, first blasting beyond Kalinic from 25 yards before driving towards the box and curling a stunning effort that smacked the crossbar and went in of...

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  • Steve Yzerman stepping aside as Lightning GM
Steve Yzerman stepping aside as Lightning GM

Yzerman said he plans to serve as senior adviser for at least a year, but when asked about his plans beyond that, he said he doesn't know, according to The Athletic's Joe Smith . He began his front office career as vice-president of hockey operations under GM Ken Holland in Detroit and was part of a Cup victor in 2008 before getting the head j...

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  • Dez Bryant Trolls Cowboys After Season-Opening Loss
Dez Bryant Trolls Cowboys After Season-Opening Loss

Dez Bryant's Twitter troll game is in All-Pro form. Bryant seemed opposed the idea of returning to Dallas. The Dallas Cowboys' passing game essentially disappeared in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Panthers . George tweeted that Jones left the locker room quickly without comment as most reporters were interviewing running back Ezekiel Elliott ...

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  • Novak Djokovic Speaks Out, Sides With Serena Williams Over US Open Incident
Novak Djokovic Speaks Out, Sides With Serena Williams Over US Open Incident

The cartoon, which was drawn by Mark Knight of the Herald Sun , a newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia, shows a depiction of Williams stomping on her racket. "I mean, like, he's never took a game from a man because they said 'thief.' For me, it blows my mind". "Maybe it didn't work out for me, but it's going to work out for the next person"...

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  • Alexis Ohanian shares sweet video tribute to Serena Williams
Alexis Ohanian shares sweet video tribute to Serena Williams

Umpire Carlos Ramos issued a game penalty to the United States star during her match against Naomi Osaka as he accused her of getting coaching from the side lines. Williams will face Naomi Osaka Saturday at 4 p.m. ET at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the title. She resumed that argument after the second violation, still angry about the first violation...

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  • Tiger Woods on new Nike Colin Kaepernick ad: 'It's a attractive spot'
Tiger Woods on new Nike Colin Kaepernick ad: 'It's a attractive spot'

Online sales jumped 27 percent from Sunday through Wednesday, according to Edison Trends , a Silicon Valley digital sales and trends research firm. Woods is a longtime Nike endorser who started with the company on the day he turned pro in 1996.

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  • Paul Pogba: Manchester United exit reports 'will always be just rumours'
Paul Pogba: Manchester United exit reports 'will always be just rumours'

While the Red Devils have bounced back before the start of the worldwide break, it's not getting any easier for the Special One. And United legend Eric Cantona has weighed in on the state of things right now - and especially the manager. "I think he's fantastic, that picture of him dabbing with the World Cup is brilliant, it's going to be iconi...

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  • Fresh Luke Shaw Injury Reportedly Not As Bad As First Appeared
Fresh Luke Shaw Injury Reportedly Not As Bad As First Appeared

Luke Shaw's first England start for three years was ended early by a nasty head injury after a collision with Spain's Dani Carvajal . But Saul equalised within two minutes and enabled Spain to gain the upper hand before Valencia forward Rodrigo netted at the near post to make it 2-1 on 31 minutes.

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  • Nadal advances to US Open semi-final
Nadal advances to US Open semi-final

Thiem became the first player since Andy Roddick in 2004 to win a love set against Nadal in NY but the Spaniard once again dug deep to come out on top of a gruelling battle played in more punishing humidity. The easiest way to watch tonight's Rafael Nadal Quarterfinals tennis match online free is by taking advantage of a Sling TV free 7-day t...

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  • Brady in the midst of another drive for five — PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK
Brady in the midst of another drive for five — PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Watt, Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney . Brady refused comment on the airing of Colin Kaepernick's first Nike ad, saying, "I really want to focus on football. "I'm very excited. I'm sure there are a lot of people who are cautiously optimistic". Harmon was a captain for the first time last season. Asked if he's satisfied with the current...

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  • Dan Quinn happy with Atlanta Falcons' playcalling despite red zone woes
Dan Quinn happy with Atlanta Falcons' playcalling despite red zone woes

RED ZONE WOES: The Falcons were 1 for 5 in the red zone after struggling inside the opponents' 20 past year. "I'm just focused on what I want to do, and be a great football player for this team and be a good example in the locker room, provide great leadership".

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  • Keys to face Osaka in U.S. Open semis
Keys to face Osaka in U.S. Open semis

Normally, players are allowed to head off the court only between sets to change what they're wearing. Kei nishikori in five sets took revenge from Marin Cilic for the defeat in the final of the US Open 2014. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second round. Madison Keys was one of four American women in the U.S. Open semifinals a year ago,...

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  • Woods follows brilliance with even-par Round 2 at BMW Championship
Woods follows brilliance with even-par Round 2 at BMW Championship

The pair lead American ace Xander Schauffele (through 17 holes) by one shot, while Billy Horschel and Peter Uihlein (both 64) share fourth at six under. "Everything was firing today". In comparison, Woods had four birdies and an eagle at the turn during Thursday's theatrics. "It was one of those days where it was out there", McIlroy said.

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  • Missouri college to strip athletes of Nike branding over Kaepernick controversy
Missouri college to strip athletes of Nike branding over Kaepernick controversy

While the ad is scoring points for Nike among a huge swath of consumers, the company is still dealing with negative publicity for its continuing workplace struggles. The small Christian College of the Ozarks announced in a news release it was scrapping Nike-made uniforms "and anything else that displays the Nike "swoosh" logo".

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