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MANCHESTER, England -- Claudio Bravos debut for Manchester City is set to come in the most high-profile match of the English Premier League season: The Manchester derby.City manager Pep Guardiola said the Chile goalkeeper, who completed his move from Barcelona for 13.75 million pounds ($18.2 million) on Thursday, will not play against West Ham in the league on Sunday.Citys next match is against United on Sept. 10, after the upcoming two-week break for international games.Throwing Bravo into the cauldron of one of the most eagerly anticipated Manchester derbies in recent times wouldnt concern Guardiola, though.Guardiola values Bravo because of the goalkeepers high-level experience with Barca and Copa America champion Chile, and his ability to start attacks from the back -- a trait of Guardiolas sides and the reason why Joe Hart has lost his starting place at Etihad Stadium.With his experience, anticipation of situations in front of the box, good in the build-up plays, quick under the posts, he (Bravo) is a good player for us, Guardiola said on Friday.I was lucky to have under my command Chilean players like Alexis Sanchez (at Barca) and Arturo Vidal (at Bayern Muncih) before, and now Claudio Bravo. ... And with the goalkeeper with more than 100 caps for his national team and a team that can compete with Argentina or Brazil, its a really good asset for us.As a youngster, Bravo played as a striker before dropping further and further back and ending up as a goalkeeper. For that reason, he is good with the ball at his feet and that characteristic is as important to Guardiola as stopping shots and catching crosses.Hart is not as comfortable in possession, meaning his City future is looking bleak after 10 years at the club, during which time he has become Englands first-choice goalkeeper. Hart has already been told by Guardiola that he can leave City, and the Spanish coach said on Friday the club will help him secure a move away this transfer window.We want the best for him and of course the club is going to help him get the best solution for him, Guardiola said of Hart, a player he described as a City legend this week. If the transfer window is closed and he is here, he has to stay here and he will be treated like another one.He deserves what he deserves, I will try to be fair with him.However, Guardiola confirmed Hart and Willy Caballero -- who has replaced Hart as Citys starting goalkeeper -- will be fighting to be the clubs backup to Bravo. Nate Hawkins . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. Rob Baxley . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. Chris Peace . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. Shaun Bodiford . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. MADISON, Wis. -- Former NFL and Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and battery for his role in two domestic abuse incidents.In an agreement with prosecutors, the 25-year-old Ball entered the plea to three of six charges against him. Ball was charged with battery and disorderly conduct in February after his girlfriend told police he had thrown her across a Madison hotel room. About a month lateer, a previous girlfriend told police she had been assaulted by Ball in 2014.dddddddddddd He was charged with strangulation, substantial battery and disorderly conduct.A Dane County judge Friday also ordered Ball to serve 18 months of probation. Ball holds touchdown records at Wisconsin. He was drafted by Denver in 2013 and cut after two seasons. ' ' '