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Nemanja Matic Backs Romelu Lukaku For Strong Season Nemanja Matic Backs Romelu Lukaku For Strong Season
- August 11, 2017

If Mourinho can deliver on this lofty promise, United fans will no doubt hail him as the club's next savior. Premier League champions Chelsea have completed four transfer deals after recruiting Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, AS Roma's Antonio Rudiger, Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. (more...)
Ryan Atkin becomes football's first openly gay referee Ryan Atkin becomes football's first openly gay referee
- August 11, 2017

Atkin, who began refereeing in 1999, cited the example set by rugby union referee Nigel Owens, who in 2007 became the first professional rugby referee to come out publicly, as one of the reasons he hopes his own announcement will serve as an inspiration to others. (more...)
Arsene Wenger wants Alexandre Lacazette to emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic Arsene Wenger wants Alexandre Lacazette to emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- August 11, 2017

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping record signing Alexandre Lacazette can follow in the footsteps of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and hit the ground running in the Premier League. It is a very specific French players at Lyon. "Look at what City have done". Man United as well. "Chelsea have bought Morata and have not lost Costa yet". (more...)
Conte: Matic a great loss to Chelsea Conte: Matic a great loss to Chelsea
- August 11, 2017

Was it his dream to go and play for Manchester United? "There are a lot of variables that aren't easy but from the outside, it does seem unusual to let that player go to a direct rival - and he will improve them". Lampard sees replacing Diego Costa's goals as the main problem that Conte will face this year. "You would applaud that but those players aren't even at the club now". (more...)
Alan Shearer fears there is trouble brewing at Chelsea Alan Shearer fears there is trouble brewing at Chelsea
- August 11, 2017

However, Conte has recently said that his debut season as the Blues boss was the hardest in his managerial career which has continued as he vented his frustration over the club's inactivity in the transfer window. "I'm sure the lads will show me [clips] and I think we'll have a few clips on him anyway and have done a little bit of research on him that will be fed back to us". (more...)
Bale tips Man Utd for 'fantastic season' Bale tips Man Utd for 'fantastic season'
- August 11, 2017

For Jose Mourinho's men attentions now turn to the start of the Premier League and West Ham, who travel to Old Trafford on Sunday for the Reds' opening match of the season. The management team ultimately passed on a chance to bring him on board, though, after their observations fell flat on his long-term promise as a player. (more...)
Brighton vs Manchester City, Premier League Brighton vs Manchester City, Premier League
- August 11, 2017

In a unusual quirk of fate, 34 years ago, in the 1982-83 season, Brighton's last top-flight home game was also against City, where they were also looking for a positive result but for very different reasons. Guardiola hopes to have put his goalkeeping problems to bed as well, having reacted to Claudio Bravo's travails by bringing in Brazil goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica in a £35mn deal (B1.51bn). (more...)
Arsenal break £300000-a-week barrier to keep Alexis Sanchez Arsenal break £300000-a-week barrier to keep Alexis Sanchez
- August 11, 2017

The Chilean has been in a contract standoff with the side for a number of months and it was one of the biggest talking points of last season. Despite that, the Gunners endured a humiliating season and settled for a fifth-place finish to lose out on a Champions League spot. (more...)
Deshaun Watson, Texans take on Panthers tonight: What To Watch For Deshaun Watson, Texans take on Panthers tonight: What To Watch For
- August 11, 2017

Watson got his chance in the second quarter - and I'll stress again, against backups - and looked pretty good. While showing composure as a pocket passer, Watson also frequently extended plays and provided a new dynamic for the Texans' offense. (more...)
Alvaro Morata ready to prove wrong those critics who are 'killing me'
- August 11, 2017

The Blues turned to Morata after missing out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United this summer and paid a whopping €80m to Real Madrid to take the Spaniard to west London. I will play in different positions, with diverse tactical plays. "It's my job. But I'm not obsessed with scoring goals in so much that I would swap it for collective titles". (more...)
DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Down Triple Digits on North Korea Fears DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Down Triple Digits on North Korea Fears
- August 11, 2017

Elsewhere, geopolitics remains front and center as investors reduce their positions amid tensions escalating and focus on developments concerning the US and North Korea. The S&P 500 is up 199.38 points, or 8.9 percent. FASHIONABLE RESULTS: Investors cheered Ralph Lauren's latest quarterly results, sending the designer clothing company's shares up 11% to $86.74. (more...)
Guliyev takes Turkey's first ever World Championship gold in the 200m Guliyev takes Turkey's first ever World Championship gold in the 200m
- August 11, 2017

Whenever people questioned Bolt's awesome times his supporters pointed to his remarkable performances as a teenager, particularly his junior 200m world record of 19.93. But he was pushed all the way by Claye in a fine competition, the latter jumping 17.54m in the first round before Taylor passed him with 17.57 in the second round. (more...)
Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by BidaskClub Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by BidaskClub
- August 11, 2017

Profund Advisors LLC raised its stake in Banco Bradesco SA by 76.2% in the first quarter. Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Banco Bradesco SA (BBD) Stock Price" was published by Sports Perspectives and is the sole property of of Sports Perspectives. (more...)
Summer signing Nemanja Matic confident of Manchester United title challenge
- August 11, 2017

Our performances against the big teams were pretty good previous year, barring Chelsea away. The Red Devils signed the France worldwide last summer in a then world-record £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus following Jose Mourinho's appointment as their new manager . (more...)
Man Utd's £40m Matic transfer was not Conte's decision Man Utd's £40m Matic transfer was not Conte's decision
- August 11, 2017

Now Manchester United, working with Greater Manchester Police, will be using enhanced searches of fans at turnstiles and it is reducing the size of permitted bags to make sure the ground is as "safe as possible", according to the Daily Star . (more...)
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata says knives already out for him Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata says knives already out for him
- August 11, 2017

The Spaniard is yet to start for Chelsea after completing his £70million move from Real Madrid but managed 15 minutes from the bench in the side's Community Shield defeat to Arsenal. The pressure to perform for an Italian coach is just one of the ominous parallels with a certain Fernando Torres. I had talked to him many times. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott discipline could come as early as Friday, report says Ezekiel Elliott discipline could come as early as Friday, report says
- August 11, 2017

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that "clarity is coming" and a ruling in the investigation is "expected soon", possibly "as early as tomorrow". Whatever the duration of the suspension may be, Elliott is expected to receive one from the National Football League soon. (more...)
Everton boss Koeman confirms Rooney will start against Stoke Everton boss Koeman confirms Rooney will start against Stoke
- August 11, 2017

Koeman said: "To replace Lukaku is really hard". Midfielders Ross Barkley and James McCarthy, whose futures have both been the subject of speculation this summer, are unavailable following groin and knee injuries respectively. The Toffees' only success in their opening match in the last nine Premier League seasons came in 2012-13, beating Manchester United 1-0 at Goodison Park. (more...)
Guliyev shocks favorite Van Niekerk in 200m at worlds Guliyev shocks favorite Van Niekerk in 200m at worlds
- August 11, 2017

Ahead of the 200m final tonight, Botswana Sports Minister, Thapelo Olopeng has told BBC Sports that they will hold a national holiday in honour of Isaac Makwala if he is able to win the Men's 200m gold at the World Athletics Championship now ongoing in London . (more...)
They're Already Killing Me - Chelsea New Boy Aware Of Price Tag Pressure
- August 11, 2017

On his exit from Real Madrid, where he made 26 appearances last season, Morata said the situation had been "difficult". They [the critics] are already killing me so I know what awaits me. "The day I signed I had to go around the world, from Los Angeles to Singapore; Then I went to London and I trained". Premier League pundit Jamie Redknapp told the Daily Mail , "Exiling Costa and bringing in Alvaro Morata is one of the biggest trades I can remember in the Premier League". (more...)
Steelers Training Camp Rumors: Latest On Martavis Bryant, James Conner & More Steelers Training Camp Rumors: Latest On Martavis Bryant, James Conner & More
- August 11, 2017

I love this game and I love my brothers that I play football with, and I would encourage any player who has an issue with their brain to just report it properly. "But he also seems to be able to learn from the mistakes of others, which is doubly good". "But like a lot of things, we won't know until we get him in the stadium". (more...)
Video of Robert Horry Fight Released by TMZ; Says He Protected Himself Video of Robert Horry Fight Released by TMZ; Says He Protected Himself
- August 11, 2017

The seven-time National Basketball Association champion was at the Nike 3ON3 tournament in Los Angeles last weekend to cheer on his son when he and another man got into a physical altercation. The NBA champion was at the event because his son was participating as a player. TMZ obtained and shared video of the fracas, in which a man approaches and shoves Horry, who responds with a flurry of punches . (more...)
Matic: Premier League Utd's 'main target' Matic: Premier League Utd's 'main target'
- August 11, 2017

Nissan Super Sunday also returns this weekend with two matches as Newcastle welcome Tottenham before Manchester United go head to head with West Ham. But after goals from Casemiro and Isco, United fought back in the final 20 minutes and might have snatched an equaliser through substitute Marcus Rashford. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez to miss Premier League opener through injury
- August 11, 2017

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he is "not super optimistic" about Alexis Sanchez's contract situation. With the start of the Premier League upon us, the FC guys share their predictions for the opener between Arsenal and Leicester. (more...)
Liverpool owners reiterate no-sale stance on Philippe Coutinho
- August 11, 2017

The Blaugrana have reportedly been interested in the playmaker for the past few transfer windows, and recent reports suggest the club have rejected two bids from the Catalans in this window alone. The Spanish club have plenty to spend after selling Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222m. No price at which we are ready to give in. (more...)
Rose and Van Dijk latest; Lampard on Matic exit Rose and Van Dijk latest; Lampard on Matic exit
- August 11, 2017

Chances are that Amex Stadium will be rocking in Brighton's first ever Premier League game and the hosts hope that hostile atmosphere will prevent Manchester City from showing all they've got. But Arsenal finished fifth previous year, and it will have to play in the Europa League on Thursday nights. Brahim Diaz, 17, one of the fresh Academy products, has had a fruitful time in the youth ranks last season before tempting manager Pep Guardiola to name him on the match-day squad for ... (more...)
Will Eagles' Alshon Jeffery play at all this preseason? Will Eagles' Alshon Jeffery play at all this preseason?
- August 11, 2017

How long he plays, however, has yet to be determined by coach Doug Pederson. Well, Pederson said the same thing. "We'll see. But I'm anxious about the Miami Dolphins". "It will be a cool atmosphere". "I'm looking forward to it". However, Wide Receiver Mack Hollins says it will be all business when they line up against the Packers. (more...)
No PSG contact over Sanchez, says Wenger
- August 11, 2017

He claimed: "I had a close eye on Chelsea in the Community Shield and what's clear is that they aren't the same team with Eden Hazard". It's well known that Arsenal want (and need) to move some players on, but even with that many individuals sidelined, Wenger can still call upon Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal and new signing Sead Kolasinac to make up his back three. (more...)
Chelsea's Willian Reveals Man United Talks And Friendship With Jose Mourinho Chelsea's Willian Reveals Man United Talks And Friendship With Jose Mourinho
- August 11, 2017

Jose Mourinho extended his winless run against Real Madrid to five matches, but the Manchester United manager felt Los Blancos' first goal would have been disallowed if the Video Assistant Referee was in place. Lukaku scored 25 goals in 37 league appearances for Everton last campaign, with only Tottenham striker Harry Kane scoring more than the Belgian. (more...)
Agent admits talks between Willian and Man Utd Agent admits talks between Willian and Man Utd
- August 11, 2017

Willian says he is happy at Chelsea despite admiration for Jose Mourinho . Next season the Portuguese manager is likely to stick with a 4-3-3 formation to accommodate his new attacking stars and maintain a stable midfield. But Mourinho was nevertheless impressed with his former Chelsea charge: "I think he played really well, I think in the moment they were moving the ball well of course was hard for us in the midfield". (more...)