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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil declares himself fit ahead of opener against Leicester
- August 11, 2017

But we have all the other players prepared in pre-season and they are all ready. "Goalscoring records are not necessarily transferable from the French League to the English one". "Chelsea have bought Morata and have not lost Costa yet". Wenger believes that kind of investment, with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea having also spent big, will make the 2017-18 campaign his most hard to date. (more...)
Iheanacho deal is 'excellent signing' for Leicester City says Thierry Henry
- August 11, 2017

It was such an impressive tactic, City looked more risky when Spurs or West Ham had the ball than when they had it themselves. At Southampton, he'd be the rock in the back that can help them stay in matches and eek out results agains the top teams in the league. (more...)
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger 'not super optimistic' on Alexis Sanchez stay
- August 11, 2017

The Chilean global received extended leave, missing their pre-season tour of Australia and China due to worldwide duty for Chile which the South American side finish as runners-up to World Cup holders Germany. But Wenger stressed Arsenal were never on the brink of signing Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez , a rumoured target who will now come up against them at the Emirates Stadium. (more...)
Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan attends DMK's 75th anniversary function Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan attends DMK's 75th anniversary function
- August 11, 2017

Rajinikanth , on the other hand, signalled his anguish against the status quo, saying it is time for the common people to change politics by entering it. Issuing a strong warning against those talking about the end of Dravidianism, he said that it would hang on till the word "Dravida" continued to exist in the national anthem. (more...)
Western Force dumped from Super Rugby Western Force dumped from Super Rugby
- August 11, 2017

They will also consider launching legal action relating to the circumstances which led it to enter into the Alliance Agreement with the ARU previous year. "We are regretful that this issue has consumed so much of the public commentary on the game in 2017". "It was clearly not our intention for this to play out over such a lengthy period however there have been factors outside the ARU's control that have prevented us from completing the process". (more...)
Premier League sack race odds: Which manager will leave first in 2017/18?
- August 11, 2017

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides first goal from the penalty spot with Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Manchester City at the Riverside Stadium on April 30, 2017 in Middlesbrough , England. (more...)
Packers Receiver Carted Off on Stretcher After Brutal Hit From Eagles Safety Packers Receiver Carted Off on Stretcher After Brutal Hit From Eagles Safety
- August 11, 2017

Dupre (undisclosed) has been sent to a nearby hospital for further evaluation but he does have feeling in all of his extremities, Tom Silverstein of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The LSU product was drafted in the 7th round by the Packers and is trying to make the team. He had two catches for 16 yards in a preseason debut he may not remember. (more...)
Nemanja Matic: Premier League the 'main target' for Manchester United
- August 11, 2017

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. While Lukaku's addition will definitely ease some of United's goal-scoring woes, it's the other attacking options that will need to step up for them to become a dominant force in the league: Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan give Mourinho plenty of options up front but at least a couple of them need to score in the double figures in the next 10 months. (more...)
Jets not overly concerned with Christian Hackenberg's interceptions Jets not overly concerned with Christian Hackenberg's interceptions
- August 11, 2017

Between that offseason decision and making better in-game decisions (don " t have to "run through people" on every play, sometimes a quick cut is better), he hopes it will keep him fresh and on the field all season. However, even that statement comes with ambiguity, considering three of the five o-line positions are "up for grabs" at this point - both tackle spots and center. (more...)
Gibson is South Africa's top choice as coach - Du Plessis Gibson is South Africa's top choice as coach - Du Plessis
- August 11, 2017

Du Plessis made the revelation on South Africa's return home from the 3-1 Test series defeat in England , for whom Gibson is now employed as bowling coach. (But) I think England could be Ashes winners. "If there was a suggestion I could make is to for whoever to come in, if it was Ottis, to come in and see for himself what the team requires". (more...)
Willian speaks of Mourinho admiration; reveals United talks Willian speaks of Mourinho admiration; reveals United talks
- August 11, 2017

However, United - who finished sixth in 2016-17 - have the edge over Chelsea courtesy of Mourinho , according to Crespo, who won the Premier League with the Portuguese at Stamford Bridge in 2006. I prefer the Mourinho in the dressing room, he's friendlier. "I'm really happy to be with them and I'm going to fight with them all the way, so let's go on Sunday". (more...)
Laura Muir talks up 5000m medal hopes after scraping through to final Laura Muir talks up 5000m medal hopes after scraping through to final
- August 11, 2017

Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago took bronze in 20.11, behind Van Niekerk on a photo finish, and Mitchell-Blake clocked 20.24. "I felt recovered from the 1500 but it was just the last lap that the legs just went". However, there was disappointment for Stephanie Twell after she finished in 15:41.29 to come second last in the standings. And it showed it a stacked heat which included controversial 10,000m victor and defending 5,000m champ Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia and Olympic silver ... (more...)
Federer tops Ferrer in 3 sets Federer tops Ferrer in 3 sets
- August 11, 2017

That's why I have a lot of respect for this match today. Seventeen is a lot. He'll be looking to make things competitive again as he looks like the last player that might keep Federer from the final. Federer controlled matters from that point. Bautista Agut fought back from a set down and out-lasted Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/2) in just short of three hours. (more...)
Mourinho 'really happy' with Man Utd star Pogba
- August 11, 2017

FORMER West Ham United striker, Brian Dear, believes the Hammers have a huge task on their hands when they open their Premier League campaign at Manchester United on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku is a very good striker, and the Belgium worldwide will be determined to make a strong start to the new Premier League campaign for his new club. (more...)
Bills' Sammy Watkins will play a quarter in preseason opener Bills' Sammy Watkins will play a quarter in preseason opener
- August 11, 2017

Watkins finished with 39 yards on four catches. The Vikings signed Keenum in April as insurance with Bridgewater still recovering from a serious left knee injury sustained a year ago. So the Bills might as well play Henderson extra hard in the preseason. The Florida State product is listed as the Vikings' unofficial starter as Latavius Murray works his way back from injury, but no matter where he stands on the depth chart, Cook is already proving to be a special player. (more...)
Ravens take on Redskins in pre-season opener Ravens take on Redskins in pre-season opener
- August 11, 2017

He was also sacked for an 8-yard loss by Anthony Levine on third-and-8 during the opening drive. But that drive ended on an incomplete pass. For the players who got a chance to shine, this result is quite meaningful. Justin Tucker missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt, but the Ravens caught a break when the Redskins were flagged for illegal formation. But the fact that a bunch of important starters didn't get on the field is important. (more...)
NewsAlert: Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upsets top seed Rafael Nadal NewsAlert: Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upsets top seed Rafael Nadal
- August 11, 2017

In other results, third-seed Dominic Thiem of Austria was upset 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-5 by Argentina's Diego Schwartzman and American Jared Donaldson beat France's Benoit Paire 6-2, 7-5. "I was No. 1 in the world". That's also the reason why I'm still playing today. I was aggressive. This is how I want to play for the whole week. "Even though I lost, this is one of the most memorable experiences of my life along with the match I played against him in Toronto", said Polansky . (more...)
"Jack White's New 7" Only Available with Detroit Tigers' Ticket
- August 11, 2017

Along with the song, the seven-inch will feature audio from an interview White recorded with Tigers legend and two-time World Series champ Kirk Gibson. A portion of the proceeds from the vinyl and ticket sales will go to the Kirk Gibson foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation . The Tigers-colored version of the record will be available only by purchasing the ticket package. (more...)
Fantasy Premier League: Top 5 new signings from abroad
- August 11, 2017

Don't expect the dominance of previous year, but another title challenge is definitely on. "Frank's incredible pedigree on the field means that he'll regularly be commenting on a competition that he's won as a player, which we believe gives him fantastic credibility". (more...)
Bengals turned down 2nd round pick for QB AJ McCarron Bengals turned down 2nd round pick for QB AJ McCarron
- August 11, 2017

The Bengals turned down the high pick because "if they deal him, they'll have to spend a pick to replace him", according to Breer. Of course, there has been some uncertainty as to how long the Bengals could control his rights. Speculation over what team offered Cincinnati a second-round pick for McCarron can start with the Broncos, despite Elway's aggressive, Trump-style dismissal of their interest. (more...)
Nemanja Matic is a "great loss" for Chelsea says Antonio Conte
- August 11, 2017

However, the Red Devils face competition for the Spurs star. "The importance for me about this player, who is a really good player, a top player, very important for our team, but sometimes you must accept this insane transfer market". Having re-signed for the Blues while Mourinho was still at the helm, the 29-year-old became a pivotal player as Chelsea won their 4th Premier League title in 2014. (more...)
Jacob deGrom only has triceps bruise after being hit Jacob deGrom only has triceps bruise after being hit
- August 11, 2017

He went into the start with the fourth-most double-digit strikeout games in the majors this year. The Mets' own first-base prospect, former first-round pick Dom Smith, will be added to the major-league roster on Friday . Since winning eight consecutive starts, deGrom has dropped two decisions in a row and he had his shortest outing in almost two months Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (more...)
Gary Neville predicts where Man United, Chelsea will finish this season Gary Neville predicts where Man United, Chelsea will finish this season
- August 11, 2017

Bale has made 151 appearances for the Madrid club since joining them in 2013, scoring 67 goals and assisting in 52 further strikes. With Fabinho reportedly unhappy at Monaco , Le Parisien believes that now is the ideal time for Man United to make a move for the Brazilian and complete the deal by the end of second week of August. (more...)
Pundit explains why Bale deal to United is still possible Pundit explains why Bale deal to United is still possible
- August 11, 2017

Fellow summer signing Lindelof struggled at times in a United defence that was missing several players through injury or suspension against Zinedine Zidane's Champions League winners. That changes absolutely everything. "I really like his method of training, his motivation and his passion". "We are going to do that, step by step". (more...)
Roger Goodell attends Patriots game at Gillette Stadium Roger Goodell attends Patriots game at Gillette Stadium
- August 11, 2017

In the time between Goodell's visits to Foxborough, he and Brady engaged in a lengthy legal battle over the ball-deflating scandal, for which Goodell suspended Brady four games, stripped the Patriots of a first-round pick and fined the team $1 million. (more...)
New challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage vote
- August 11, 2017

The opposition Labor Party has repeatedly called for a simple vote in Parliament to approve same-sex marriage, which consecutive polls show most Australians support . Ms. Gerber, at Monash, said the leader of the election campaign for same-sex marriage in Ireland came to Australia a few months ago and strongly discouraged holding a vote in Australia. (more...)
Dolphins rookie Raekwon McMillan injuries knee against Falcons Dolphins rookie Raekwon McMillan injuries knee against Falcons
- August 11, 2017

Raekwon McMillan was supposed to start at middle linebacker for the Dolphins Thurdsay. Last season as a junior at Ohio State, he played in all 13 of the team's games and collected a team-high 102 tackles, along with two sacks, five passes defended, and two forced fumbles. (more...)
Woakes returns; Stoneman, Crane earn Test call-ups Woakes returns; Stoneman, Crane earn Test call-ups
- August 11, 2017

Two debutants are in England's squad for their first Test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Thursday, which will also be England's first pink-ball Test match: Mark Stoneman, the 30 year-old opening batsman, who is certain to play, and Hampshire's 20 year-old legspinner Mason Crane , who is not. (more...)
Man Utd to bid for Inter Milan winger Perisic in next 48hrs Man Utd to bid for Inter Milan winger Perisic in next 48hrs
- August 11, 2017

Mourinho achieved much in his first season, two trophies (three if you include the Community Shield...) is something certainly not to be scoffed at, and while the club's 25 game unbeaten run was fundamentally underwhelming, it shows that the grit needed to win the league is embedded in the squad. (more...)
Iran Bans Two Soccer Stars for Playing Against Israelis Iran Bans Two Soccer Stars for Playing Against Israelis
- August 11, 2017

Even though they sat out the first leg of their tournament in Israel , they played Maccabi Tel Aviv at home in Greece, which is still a violation of Iran's government policy. Shojaei - who has earned 70 global caps - was instrumental in helping Iran secure a spot at the 2018 World Cup . Iran believes any dealing with Israel, including facing its players in sports, means recognising the Jewish state and betraying the Palestinian cause. (more...)