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Wenger praises 'outstanding' Arsenal duo Elneny and Monreal
- September 27, 2017

That could take him past Giggs again as the Welshman, who played 40 times in the old First Division before the Premier League was introduced in 1992, made 672 top-flight appearances. Barry was named Albion captain at the Emirates Stadium in honour of his milestone moment and received a warm reception from both Arsenal and West Brom fans before kick-off. (more...)
Arsene Wenger blasts schedule ahead of Europa League tie Arsene Wenger blasts schedule ahead of Europa League tie
- September 27, 2017

Alexis Sanchez , Mesut Ozil , Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey , Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka are among those afforded a midweek rest as Wenger weighs his continental ambitions against the practical consideration of a Sunday lunchtime Premier League visit from Brighton . (more...)
Munster set to confirm replacement for Rassie Erasmus Munster set to confirm replacement for Rassie Erasmus
- September 27, 2017

Irish giant Munster are set to secure the services of highly sought after Force coach Dave Wessels. As reported by the Limerick Leader back on August 21 , Munster were willing to wait for Wessels to be available, using Felix Jones as an interim coach if needed. (more...)
Frampton's first fight under Warren to take place in Belfast in November Frampton's first fight under Warren to take place in Belfast in November
- September 27, 2017

The "Pretty Boy" from the Philippines won the belt in a unanimous points triumph over Puerto Rico's wonderfully named McJoe Arroyo in his home country this time past year. "I lost my first fight and my last one fell through, along with everything else which went on". Conlan, who is also from Belfast, has meanwhile been handed a title shot just months after turning professional. (more...)
State Police head apologizes over Facebook post State Police head apologizes over Facebook post
- September 27, 2017

Kriste Kibbey Etue shared the strongly worded message on her Facebook page on Sunday, calling the athletes who are using their influence and platform to bring attention to an important issue, "millionaire ingrates who hate America and disrespect our armed forces and veterans". (more...)
Ray Lewis 'Explains' Why He Knelt During National Anthem Ray Lewis 'Explains' Why He Knelt During National Anthem
- September 27, 2017

To kneel during it is disrespectful, regardless of what you are protesting. Ray Lewis once told Colin Kaepernick to stick to sports and keep his social activism off the field . But during an episode of Showtime's Inside the NFL , Lewis tried to explain exactly what he was doing on Sunday. "You can protest, I'm gonna pray". Really? You got my phone number. (more...)
Raphael Varane signs new five-year contract with Spanish club — Real Madrid Raphael Varane signs new five-year contract with Spanish club — Real Madrid
- September 27, 2017

But for now he will remain a Real Madrid player having committed his future to the club until the summer of 2022. There's been no indication of a release clause in the deal as yet, but it's very likely that the club inserted a very high one, given the way they've handled recent renewals. (more...)
Lewis hits 176 in West Indies 356-5 vs
- September 27, 2017

After several minutes of treatment it became clear that Lewis could not continue and he was wheeled off the field on a stretcher. Click on the video to see how Lewis went on the rampage in a match the tourists need to win to stay in the series after going 2-0 down at Bristol on Sunday, only to be cut off in his prime after striking 17 fours and seven sixes off 130 balls. (more...)
Rory McIlroy to play in British Masters this week Rory McIlroy to play in British Masters this week
- September 27, 2017

Obviously I got on with Sergio well for many years and played with him in the Ryder Cup. McIlroy agreed to tee up at Close House after failing to qualify for last week's Tour Championship , and his return to European Tour action means he will fulfill his criteria for playing the minimum number of events. (more...)
Surprising Ratings for Monday Night Football After Protests Surprising Ratings for Monday Night Football After Protests
- September 27, 2017

Overnight ratings for all Sunday and Monday NFL games were up 3 percent as a whole, Michael Mulvihill, executive vice president of research at Fox Sports, tweeted Tuesday. "Our players, owners and coaches will now meet in the south end zone and lock arms in a sign of unity", he said. Trump also said he believes ratings are "way down" for National Football League games , except when people tune in before the game to see whether the country is "disrespected". (more...)
Brighton to contest Hemed's FA violent conduct charge Brighton to contest Hemed's FA violent conduct charge
- September 27, 2017

Brighton's Tomer Hemed stamped on Newcastle's DeAndre Yedlin , but the incident went unnoticed by the referee. The 30-year-old Israel global, who scored the victor in his side's 1-0 victory, appeared to stamp on defender DeAndre Yedlin in the 88th minute . (more...)
Where to see live cricket online Where to see live cricket online
- September 27, 2017

Although Bangladesh are a much-improved side in the five-day format of the game, we feel South Africa will be the overwhelming favourites to wrap up this match and series. "We are going to have to get back to it quickly, that is the challenge". "Dale hasn't been around for a while but he has proven to be a key player, he is world-class and so is Vernon", Rabada said of the injured duo. (more...)
Jose Mourinho To Offer Marcus Rashford And Marouane Fellaini New Contracts
- September 27, 2017

The Independent claim Mourinho does not want any contract issues dragging into the new year. "He's a real Manchester United player, he gets fans on their feet". Rashford, 19, has scored five goals in his past six games for United and has been a regular fixture in Jose Mourinho's starting line-up this term. (more...)
'Frustrated' Sweden boss wants Mourinho to play Lindelof more 'Frustrated' Sweden boss wants Mourinho to play Lindelof more
- September 27, 2017

Sweden manager Janne Andersson has vented his frustration at Jose Mourinho for leaving Victor Lindelof on the periphery of proceedings at Manchester United . "Just time and no opportunities to play means the evolution gets slower so he needs time, but also opportunities". He needs time, he will be given time but also opportunities. (more...)
Trump defends response to Puerto Rico hurricane disaster Trump defends response to Puerto Rico hurricane disaster
- September 27, 2017

It is like somebody told Trump that he is going there, and that it is an island, and that it is surrounded by a lot of water because the White House staffer didn't want to have to try to explain the Carribean Sea to the President. "People are really dying", the mayor of the city of almost 400 000 people told CBS News. "There are people that have had no food and no water for 14 days". (more...)
Arsenal 2-0 West Brom: Alexandre Lacazette Scores Twice In Gunners Win
- September 27, 2017

Although it appears the Arsenal manager was speaking about Sanchez and Ozil, his comments were initially in response to former Gunners' full-back Kieran Gibbs. Obviously, Gunners fans were duly impressed. Jack Wilshere will also return to the Arsenal team after impressing midweek in the Cup game against Doncaster. (more...)
Ashwin May Turn Up for Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy Ashwin May Turn Up for Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy
- September 27, 2017

According to the report, an official of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) expected Ashwin to play if he is available. "We are hopeful that he would play if he is available". Ahead of Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Karnataka in Visakhapatnam past year, the TNCA had included Ashwin in their squad but the offie was ruled out of the contest with a sports hernia. (more...)
My wife is My wife is "so jealous" of Harry Kane, says Mauricio Pochettino
- September 27, 2017

There was also a special moment late on for Cyprus under-20 worldwide Anthony Georgiou, who made his debut for Tottenham as a late substitute. "He is something special - a killer". The England global already has nine goals this season and Pochettino said he was "in love" with the forward after his side's win over West Ham on Saturday. (more...)
EPL: Chelsea, City record big wins, Lukaku nets victor for United EPL: Chelsea, City record big wins, Lukaku nets victor for United
- September 27, 2017

I like this. It means if you have a daughter you'd be open to have this type of person with your daughter, to marry your daughter. He adapted very well to this league, now he needs to continue to work because he has only just started down this path. (more...)
Alvaro Morata tipped to eclipse Diego Costa goalscoring tally Alvaro Morata tipped to eclipse Diego Costa goalscoring tally
- September 27, 2017

Hothead Simeone was uncharacteristically diplomatic ahead of tonight's Champions League showdown at Atletico's brand new 68,000 seater stadium . Reports in Spain last week said that Costa would sign a contract through June 2021 and would be Atletico's most expensive signing at €55m (£48.5m), plus €10m (£8.8m) in variables, surpassing the €40m they paid Porto for Radamel Falcao in the summer of 2011. (more...)
Chelsea offer Hazard new £300k a week contract Chelsea offer Hazard new £300k a week contract
- September 27, 2017

The £300,000-a-week contract on the table will take the 26-year-old above Manchester United's Paul Pogba in the pay stakes. If you defend too much, you tire yourself out. "I think this competition is very important for him, but I think it's important for the team, too". The Belgian has constantly been linked with moves to the likes of Real Madrid but Chelsea are hopeful that he will extend his deal at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Pandya fifty helps India clinch ODI series Pandya fifty helps India clinch ODI series
- September 27, 2017

Finch, who scored a brilliant century on his comeback game in Indore saw his team lose by five wickets as India chased down 294 in the 48th over. That gave us a lot of confidence. "It does not make any difference where I bat", Pandya asserted. "He is proven it and we are not seeing him", Hogg said. (more...)
Rodney Hogg lashes out at skipper Steve Smith, Cricket Australia Rodney Hogg lashes out at skipper Steve Smith, Cricket Australia
- September 27, 2017

Unbowed, Finch attacked wrist-spinners Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal , who had combined for 10 wickets across the first two matches, registering his eighth ODI hundred from 110 balls, sweeping Kuldeep behind square for four to bring up the milestone. (more...)
Tell them I didn't kill the nanny, sobs designer Sabrina Kouider Tell them I didn't kill the nanny, sobs designer Sabrina Kouider
- September 27, 2017

Police have been unable to tell the age or gender of the victim because the body was so badly burned. The remains are believed to be those of Sophie Lionnet, 21, a French au pair who lived with the designer and her partner in Southfields, southwest London. (more...)
Rodney Hogg lashes out at skipper Smith, Cricket Australia Rodney Hogg lashes out at skipper Smith, Cricket Australia
- September 27, 2017

While it was a given that the Australian cricketers would have been sad following a defeat, two of the former cricketers - Jones and Hogg -smashed property at Bhadaas Café. "Because no one else would be batting Moises Henriques at number four in the Australian one-day team", Berry had said. "They were our guests, so we did not charge anything from them", said Malikram. (more...)
Chelsea much better with Alvaro Morata over Diego Costa - Glenn Hoddle Chelsea much better with Alvaro Morata over Diego Costa - Glenn Hoddle
- September 27, 2017

Atletico have agreed a deal with Chelsea for the return of Spain global Costa for a fee that sources close to the English club told ESPN FC could rise to £58 million (€65.7m). Costa's final goal for Chelsea. For his part, Costa has insisted he feels "no bitterness" with anyone at Chelsea after his exit was sealed. I don't see any problem [with Hazard on the bench]. (more...)
Scholes Hails Top Quality Of Mourinho's Man United Scholes Hails Top Quality Of Mourinho's Man United
- September 27, 2017

On the Premier League title race, the former England global reckons that whoever keeps out the least goals will be crowned champions this season. "From what I think, they have a chance of winning the league". "You've got Herrera who is not getting a game, Michael Carrick who's not getting a game". He's playing well and hopefully his injury is not as serious as it could be. (more...)
NFL Players Kneel After Trump Demands They Be Fired NFL Players Kneel After Trump Demands They Be Fired
- September 27, 2017

Those who were not kneeling, including the coaches on both teams and Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, locked arms during the national anthem at the game in London's Wembley Stadium. "To be honest with you - and maybe I'll get into trouble for saying this - don't plan on going over there any time soon to play again", Harbaugh said Monday, a day after Baltimore's 44-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the franchise's first overseas game. (more...)
Ravens National Anthem singer resigns Ravens National Anthem singer resigns
- September 27, 2017

Odoms appears to be resigning thanks to National Football League fans convincing him that he doesn't "belong here". Trump ramped up his criticism over the weekend, as more than 200 players kneeled during the anthem at games across the country. (more...)
Adidas executive, four college hoop coaches named in bribery scheme Adidas executive, four college hoop coaches named in bribery scheme
- September 27, 2017

The four coaches named in the case are Auburn University's Chuck Person , Oklahoma State University's Lamont Evans , the University of Arizona's Emanuel Richardson and the University of Southern California's Tony Bland . "Everyone associated with the program will cooperate fully with these investigations and will assist authorities as needed". The president of the NCAA says charges that bribes were exchanged to influence NBA-destined college stars' choice of schools, agents ... (more...)