Daily Digest: Caroline Wozniacki makes early exit at the US Open

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The Sport360 team is here bringing you a round-up of our sports stories on Friday.

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Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine (L) shakes hands with Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (R) after defeating her during their 2018 US Open Women's Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 30, 2018. (Photo by EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Lesia Tsurenko dumped out Caroline Wozniacki.

The women’s competition at the US Open is without its top two seeds heading into the third round after Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki joined Simona Halep in making a shock early exit.

Read more, here.

FOOTBALL

Who will get their hands on the trophy?

ChelseaArsenal, Celtic and Rangers will find out on Friday who they will be facing in the Europa League group stage.

Meanwhile, it’s transfer deadline day across some leagues in Europe and our transfer round-up will help keep you up to date.

CRICKET

Sam Curran helped England reach 246.

It was a thrilling first day of the fourth Test between England and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton!

The hosts ended the day on 246 thanks to Sam Curran’s 78 while the Men in Blue reached 19-0 at the close.

Follow live ball-by-ball coverage of day two with us throughout the day. Click here from 2pm.

TENNIS

Mohamed Lahyani appeared to give a pep talk to Kyrgios.

Overnight, there was yet more action-packed tennis and big storylines.

None more so than Nick Kyrgios.

The Australian was trailing Pierre-Hugues Herbert 4-6, 0-3 in his second round match in New York before umpire Mohamed Lahyani left the chair and appeared to give the Aussie a pep talk.

Kyrios went on to win the match and as a result, the umpire has come under plenty of fire.

Read Reem Abulleil’s report from Flushing Meadows, here.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

In a league of their own: Manchester City.

Ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Manchester City this weekend, football writer Brendon Netto analyses the huge differences between the two clubs in wake of the tenth anniversary of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s multimillion pound takeover with the Abu Dhabi United Group.

Read the article, here.

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England v India day two of the fourth Test (2pm)

Europa League draw (3pm)

US Open tennis live from New York (8pm) onwards

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Good Morning, David Cooper here bringing you up to date with everything that’s going on.

As ever, get in touch with us throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

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Real Madrid have won the past three European Cups.

The Champions League draw gets underway in Monaco later today!

Read more, here.

FOOTBALL

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates his second goal during the Spanish league football match between Girona FC and Real Madrid CF at the Montilivi stadium in Girona on August 26, 2018. (Photo by Pau BARRENA CAPILLA / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAU BARRENA CAPILLA/AFP/Getty Images)

In the goals: Frenchman Karim Benzema.

Our football writer Brendon Netto takes a closer look at Karim Benzema’s rejuvenation at Real Madrid this season following Cristiano Ronaldo‘s departure.

Read his article, here.

CRICKET

England will be looking to bounce back after Trent Bridge defeat.

The crucial fourth Test between England and India begins at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton today (2pm start).

Our cricket section has comprehensive build-up to the match.

REGIONAL

Omar Abdulrahman has a fan in Argentine legend Diego Maradona.

Omar Abdulrahman won’t be plying his trade in the UAE this season.

With the AGL season about to start this weekend, football reporter Matt Jones weighs up the key talking points.

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The 18,000-mark beckons for Kohli.

Can Virat Kohli’s men put on another strong performance?

England v India Fourth Test, Day One LIVE from 2pm – follow ball-by-ball coverage on Sport360.com.

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Ryan Giggs calls on Manchester United fans to rally round Jose Mourinho

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Ryan Giggs has urged Manchester United supporters to rally round embattled manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho still retains the support of the United hierarchy despite a disappointing start to the season that has seen them lose two of their three Premier League games.

But odds on Mourinho leaving Old Trafford have tumbled in the wake of United’s 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham on Monday.

“I was there on Monday as a United fan,” said former Red Devils favourite Giggs.

“It’s time for the fans to stick together, to get behind the club, the team and the manager and the coaching staff.

“That’s me purely speaking as a fan. It’s a tough time at the moment but we’ve had tough times before and come through them.”

United’s next test is at Burnley on Sunday and defeat there will intensify the spotlight further on Mourinho’s Old Trafford future.

“They’ve got a tough game at the weekend,” Wales manager Giggs said at a press conference to announce his squad for next week’s UEFA Nations League matches against the Republic of Ireland and Denmark.

“When I was assistant at United, Burnley was one of the games where I was setting up the cones and I was thinking ‘I wouldn’t mind playing today’.

“There weren’t many times I thought like that but you walk out and you’re surrounded by all the United fans around the tunnel.

“So it’s a fantastic game to get rid of all that negativity around the club.

“I hope we come through it sooner rather than later and I’m sure we will in the next game.”

Giggs had four games as United interim manager at the end of the 2013-14 campaign before spending two seasons as Louis van Gaal’s assistant at Old Trafford.

The 44-year-old is 12-1 with some bookmakers to succeed Mourinho but told reporters: “Keep your money in your pockets.”

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