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Antonio Conte says Matic's sale to Manchester a 'gross loss' for Chelsea Antonio Conte says Matic's sale to Manchester a 'gross loss' for Chelsea
- August 12, 2017

Jose Mourinho's men could only muster a painful 1-1 draw in this fixture last season - a result reflective of their ongoing woes at home in the Premier League last season - and cannot afford to start off in the same way on Sunday. "The rest of them were actually really good performances and we were unlucky not to get something from a couple of them, but it'll be a really good test for us early in the season". (more...)
Ryan Tannehill to have surgery, headed to injured reserve Ryan Tannehill to have surgery, headed to injured reserve
- August 12, 2017

Barring injury or bad play, Jay Cutler will be Miami's starting quarterback for the 2017 season. The former Steer elected not to have surgery over the offseason. Ryan Tannehill has decided surgery can no longer be avoided. Cutler had one of his best statistical seasons under Gase's leadership in 2015. The Dolphins have Tannehill under contract at very reasonable salary cap hits of $19.8 million, $21 million and $19.5 in 2018, '19 and '20. (more...)
We're buying three more players - Guardiola
- August 12, 2017

Gundogan signed for City a year ago for an estimated fee of £20m but has struggled with injuries during his time at the Etihad, making just 15 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals. But then we won at Nottingham Forest (who were then European champions), gained some confidence, put some runs together, and finished well clear of the relegation zone. (more...)
De Villiers debate spreads vitriol on twitter De Villiers debate spreads vitriol on twitter
- August 12, 2017

Former South Africa spinner Paul Harris weighed in by questioning why Prince was "always looking for a fight", stating that the former batsman and Gibbs should phone De Villiers rather than criticise him on social media. "I need to try and get it out there that people must expect that it's probably not going to happen". In conditions like this, with the ball moving around, I think it's better for Quinton to come in at six or seven like your Bairstow, Stokes and Ali. (more...)
We're Having Conversations - Jose Mourinho Confirms Zlatan Ibrahimovic Re-Signing Talks We're Having Conversations - Jose Mourinho Confirms Zlatan Ibrahimovic Re-Signing Talks
- August 12, 2017

Still, the n o r t h London club has kept its key talent - notably H a r r y K a n e a n d D e l e A l l i who scored 47 league goals between them last season. The Portuguese coach concedes his squad is "similar" to the one he took charge of last season. Mourinho has won the League title in his second full campaign in charge of Porto, Chelsea , Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea again. (more...)
Chelsea legend admits Conte has serious issues to address Chelsea legend admits Conte has serious issues to address
- August 12, 2017

The Serbian's Premier League experience could prove to be a world's difference as Blues wait for the summer arrival Bakayoko to hit the ground running. "Because there is one thing for certain - the club will be brutal with the manager at some point". "I'm not saying they're completely conflicting". (more...)
Who will win the Premier League? Who will win the Premier League?
- August 12, 2017

Arsenal would sell Alexis Sanchez to Paris Saint-Germain "tomorrow" but will be reluctant to lose the Chilean superstar to Manchester City , according to Paul Merson. The Ramsey-Giroud rescue act spared Arsenal from a fourth season-opening defeat in five campaigns and enabled Wenger to start the season with victory for only the second time in eight years. (more...)
Chelsea's sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United surprises Frank Lampard Chelsea's sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United surprises Frank Lampard
- August 12, 2017

Matic reunited with his former manager Jose Mourinho, and when the deal was announced the United manager thanked him, thus essentially verifying that Matic must have pushed to get his transfer over the line. Conte said there was "no news" on Costa, who is expected to leave in the transfer window. Conte referenced the last time Chelsea defended the league title. (more...)
Premier League …Arsenal vs Leicester Preview Premier League …Arsenal vs Leicester Preview
- August 12, 2017

The Gunners will be missing the services of Alexis Sanchez as the Chilean forward will miss their first two games of the season due to an abdominal strain in training. The Nigerian duo of Kelechi Iheancho and Alex Iwobi are on the benches of both teams ... They have shown enough promise tonight that they can reenact that magic moment. (more...)
Wenger: Arsenal not super optimistic Alexis will sign new contract Wenger: Arsenal not super optimistic Alexis will sign new contract
- August 12, 2017

Creating high wages like Ozil's potential new earnings can create problems with other players questioning why they aren't worth the funds. Arsenal have reportedly offered talisman Alexis Sanchez a club-record £300,000-per-week contract in a bid to ward off interest from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. (more...)
Premier League 16/17 Profit/Loss Table
- August 12, 2017

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has described Nemanja Matic's £40million move to Manchester United as "strange". Mourinho helped his side win the League Cup and Europa League last season but he is now ready to help his team compete in the Champions League and Premier League . (more...)
Team Trades Sammy Watkins To Rams, Gets Jordan Matthews From Eagles Team Trades Sammy Watkins To Rams, Gets Jordan Matthews From Eagles
- August 12, 2017

On Friday, the Bills made a pair of deals that significantly change their team this season and in the future. Matthews was entering the final-year of his contract and had been the subject of multiple trade rumors, though social media reaction was more shock than awe among fans. (more...)
Clarets have striker bid rejected Clarets have striker bid rejected
- August 12, 2017

The striker played the full 90 minutes of Leeds' opener against Bolton Wanderers, showing just how important he is to the club by getting a goal and an assist. However, Championship side Leeds have flatly turned down the bid from the Clarets, as they are intent of keeping hold of the New Zealand worldwide striker for the 2017-18 campaign, according to the report . (more...)
Man United's transfer activity sufficient - Mourinho
- August 12, 2017

After Ibrahimovic, 35, who sustained a serious knee injury in the last gasp of the 2016-2017 season, became a free agent on June 30, reports Efe. We are not desperate to have it (a deal) done or not. The Premier League season kicks off this weekend with United in action at home to West Ham United on Sunday. "In my initial analysis, coming from January and through the other months, I was thinking about four players. (more...)
Paul Pogba: 'Manchester United want to win everything' Paul Pogba: 'Manchester United want to win everything'
- August 12, 2017

But with a sixth place finish in the Premier League and a quarter-final exit in the FA Cup, Pogba says the team are aiming to win it all this season and get United back to being regular multiple-trophy winners. "When I was young I was doing the same". Winning everything! A player has a great season when the team does great. "I don't know if Pogba's that, I think he's a good player, I think he'll add to Manchester United , but will he make the difference?" "Last season he reminded me at ... (more...)
Brighton v Manchester City - How do the teams compare? Brighton v Manchester City - How do the teams compare?
- August 12, 2017

Guardiola will hope goalkeeper Ederson , acquired from Benfica for £34.9 million, is less error prone than Claudio Bravo, whose dismal season was a major factor in City's failed title challenge. "I have a lot of respect for the players I had", he explained. "I am happy to be part of this group", he said. City still have Fernandinho and Yaya Toure available in central midfield, while Danilo was also signed during the summer from Real Madrid and will likely fill in at left-back, with ... (more...)
Usain Bolt defeat proves 'anything is possible', says 5000m favourite Mo Farah Usain Bolt defeat proves 'anything is possible', says 5000m favourite Mo Farah
- August 12, 2017

Though Bolt arrived at the championships, Farah has already seen victory in the 10,000m, lauded by some as the greatest of his career. "From the time when I was a child, running around, going to the English Schools". "You've seen it with Usain Bolt, it happens". Physio Anthony Geoghegan has been working at the World Athletics Championships the past week and managed to get a snap of Usain Bolt with a jersey from his new favourite county. (more...)
Kyrie Irving Went Days Without Speaking To Teammates During Playoffs Kyrie Irving Went Days Without Speaking To Teammates During Playoffs
- August 12, 2017

The Heat evidently view Waiters as a big piece of their future plans, as they signed the six-year National Basketball Association veteran to a four-year, $52 million free-agent contract back in July. It wouldn't surprise me if Waiters resents how he was always the villain in the dynamic between himself and Irving when they both share similar mentalities. (more...)
Mourinho insists he is happy with Pogba Mourinho insists he is happy with Pogba
- August 12, 2017

There was times last season where a 35-year old Zlatan looked like a forward in his prime, and the prospect of the talisman returning to Old Trafford in the business end of a Premier League season is one that will be sure to make the United fans' mouths water. (more...)
Dafne Schippers wins enthralling women's 200m final at world athletics final Dafne Schippers wins enthralling women's 200m final at world athletics final
- August 12, 2017

Whereas for American Brittney Reese , it was the chance to regain the long jump title and she did not waste it, winning in 7.02m after she bagged the gold medal three times in a row between 2009 and 2013. There was embarrassment for Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech when she forgot about the water jump on one lap, although after running back to correct her error she managed to finish a creditable fourth. (more...)
Transocean (NYSE:RIG) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds
- August 12, 2017

About 7.53M shares traded. WARNING: "Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG ) Bonds Rise 2.3% During Trading" was posted by Stock Observer and is the property of of Stock Observer. Sphinx Trading Limited Partnership holds 5,300 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. North Star Management has invested 0.03% in Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG). (more...)
Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata needs time' Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata needs time'
- August 12, 2017

He told reporters: "We have to rest well because we have a very important game on Sunday against West Ham". "The striker is an important role. This role is more hard to adapt than the other roles". The best managers in the world are in the Premier League now. But with a return to the Champions League resulting in additional fixtures, the Blues' squad size appears thin. (more...)
Beathard battles to become 49ers backup Beathard battles to become 49ers backup
- August 12, 2017

Of course, the big topic on everyone's mind is what will we see from Patrick Mahomes in his first National Football League action. We're not game-planning it. That's especially true after Deshaun Watson ended up having a decent debut for the Houston Texans in his game. In any case, the plan is for the starters to be on the sideline when the second quarter begins. (more...)
Pearson surges into 100m hurdles semis Pearson surges into 100m hurdles semis
- August 12, 2017

The 30-year-old - the 2011 world champion - missed both the 2015 world championships and 2016 Olympics because of serious injuries, losing out on the former after suffering a "bone explosion" in her wrist in a awful fall at a meet. "That's just showing respect to my competitors because I'm running against the world record holder and you can't disregard that at all". Yet Pearson and Jamaica's reigning champion Danielle Williams , who won her heat as second fastest qualifier in 12.66, will ... (more...)
Dale Earnhardt Jr hurt by Kevin Harvick remarks Dale Earnhardt Jr hurt by Kevin Harvick remarks
- August 12, 2017

NASCAR's next most popular driver once Earnhardt Jr. retires needs to be one that is highly successful, one that contends for race wins nearly every race and is a championship contender on a consistent basis. "And I didn't take anything that he said the week before personal, either". "Imagine how popular he'd be if he had won two or three championships?" "I put a lot into this sport, and I know that I might not have met everyone's expectations, but I certainly exceeded my own", Earnhardt ... (more...)
Houston Texans Sign WR Bruce Ellington Houston Texans Sign WR Bruce Ellington
- August 12, 2017

The following day, the New York Jets picked up the former SC standout on waivers, but was released him a day later when he received a failed physical designation. Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, defensive lineman Carlos Watkins and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins all play for the Texans. The team is owned by USC alum Bob McNair. (more...)
Clashes erupt as forces lay siege to Zakir Musa's village in Tral Clashes erupt as forces lay siege to Zakir Musa's village in Tral
- August 12, 2017

Musa had requested the youth to inform about the movement of forces in their area by posting the information on the social media. Clashes went on for hours with more reinforcements being arriving in the area. When reports last came in, the security forces had been carrying out house-to-house searches in Noorpora village in Pulwama district. Meanwhile separate cordon and searches operations were also launched in Pehlipora Shopian, Nawa Kadal and Zaldagar areas of downtown Srinagar today. (more...)
Rally Cat found in City Garden; plans to be reunited with team Rally Cat found in City Garden; plans to be reunited with team
- August 12, 2017

Volunteers with St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach staked out at Citygarden on Market Street nearly all night-right where a fan who scooped up Rally Cat and took the animal from Busch Stadium Wednesday said it jumped out of her arms and disappeared. (more...)
Team Sky's Luke Rowe breaks leg on brother's stag do Team Sky's Luke Rowe breaks leg on brother's stag do
- August 12, 2017

After accidentally jumping in shallow water whilst whitewater rafting, Rowe landed awkwardly sustaining fractures to his right Tibia and Fibula. Rowe described the incident as a "freak accident" and that he immediately knew how bad the injury was. (more...)
Brittney Reese wins 8th worldwide gold medal in long jump Brittney Reese wins 8th worldwide gold medal in long jump
- August 12, 2017

But her third effort raised the white flag and 6.72 moved her up into fourth place, eventually earning her a final position of fifth place. She's won world championships in 2009, 2010 (indoor), 2011, 2012 (indoor), 2013, and 2016 (indoor). She went on to be an NCAA champion at Ole Miss. Reese did not compete in the TrackTown New York final in early July due to her grandfather's condition. (more...)