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Giroud wants to stay and fight for his place, claims Wenger Giroud wants to stay and fight for his place, claims Wenger
- August 13, 2017

The game seemed to be playing out to a rather tiresome finish with Arsenal not being able to create any chances and the Foxes happy to sit back on their lead. It brings him level with former Arsenal favourite Kevin Campbell, who breached Manchester City swiftly at Highbury in 1994, while Colombia great Faustino Asprilla also punished Sheffield Wednesday in the second minute of the 1997-98 campaign while at Newcastle United. (more...)
Jose Mourinho believes Nemanja Matic is ideal for Manchester United
- August 13, 2017

However, Mourinho added that one key factor to their title charge at Old Trafford will sharing the scoring load amongst numerous players, as was the case at his previous clubs, and hopes the onus will not be left exclusively on the shoulders of new striker Rolmelu Lukaku. (more...)
Jose Mourinho looking for more goalscorers at Manchester United Jose Mourinho looking for more goalscorers at Manchester United
- August 13, 2017

I say Liverpool until they show a trend of consistency otherwise they'll always be a good team but not quite there. 'It's the start of the Premier League and it's very important for us. "It won't be to do with anyone else because Gareth Bale is that good. That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that". (more...)
Pep Guardiola Unmoved By Manchester City Favorite Tag Pep Guardiola Unmoved By Manchester City Favorite Tag
- August 13, 2017

I lived that last season. The youngster seems poised to take the gloves from Bravo and become City's no. 1 this term. City finished 15 points behind eventual English top flight champions Chelsea last season, and have spent much of the summer reshaping their first-team squad for a better bash at the Premier League title this time around. (more...)
Mourinho confirms United in talks over Ibrahimovic return Mourinho confirms United in talks over Ibrahimovic return
- August 13, 2017

The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the table in Mourinho's first term in charge as they effectively surrendered their remaining domestic fixtures in order to prioritise winning the Europa League. Our levels of confidence and knowledge are higher so I am happy to start the season. Yes, I thought that. He won't have had anything like it in Italy or Spain. (more...)
Mets dealing veteran Neil Walker to the Brewers Mets dealing veteran Neil Walker to the Brewers
- August 13, 2017

Walker was almost traded to the Yankees on July 31, according to sources, but the deal crumbled upon the exchange of medical information. Walker hasn't had an absurdly good year offensively, but it's been respectable enough that made him an interesting player for a few contending teams . (more...)
Manchester United set to sign Oliveirense's Bruno Amorim Manchester United set to sign Oliveirense's Bruno Amorim
- August 13, 2017

Links remain with more senior signings such as Serge Aurier, Danny Rose, Gareth Bale and Ivan Perisic, with Mourinho admitting he'd like one more addition to his first-team before the end of the transfer window. United have managed to secure the three of their four transfer targets so far, completing deals for Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, and Victor Lindelof. (more...)
Pampling hits bad, rushed tee shot at US PGA
- August 13, 2017

Weather issues throughout the day meant the action was pushed into a later hour, and into the subsequent darkness. Pampling would end up bogeying the ninth, finishing 12-over. "As soon as he teed off we all kind of flushed it down 18", said Day, who ran down the fairway to save time. "That's the biggest, or most clutch thing I've ever seen anyone do for me". (more...)
Jamie Carragher delivers shock verdict on Antonio Conte future at Chelsea Jamie Carragher delivers shock verdict on Antonio Conte future at Chelsea
- August 13, 2017

We don't know how good [Bakayoko] is going to be, but that has been their business model going forward. "They've had a lot of distractions and I think they could have moved on from all of this if they signed an adequate replacement". If you're a manager why would you want to let him go - especially to a rival? "They got rid of Mourinho , they got rid of Ancelotti and I would be very surprised if he's here in 12 months". (more...)
Brighton vs Manchester City
- August 13, 2017

Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. As well as that, City have gone another step further with the signings of Monaco duo Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy who cost over £50m. Moving on, the ever-readable Simon Curtis - writing on ESPN - has turned the clock back to the early 1980s as he recalls a clash that might otherwise have been long forgotten... (more...)
National Football League could still investigate Ezekiel Elliott bar incident National Football League could still investigate Ezekiel Elliott bar incident
- August 13, 2017

FC Dallas quickly deleted the social media post, and the club released an apology. "I admit that I am far from ideal, but I plan to continue to work very hard, on and off the field, to mature and earn the great opportunity that I have been given". (more...)
Bills deal Watkins, get Matthews
- August 13, 2017

Bills wideout Sammy Watkins was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2018 sixth round draft pick and cornerback EJ Gaines . "I'm sure he's hurt", said McCoy. "You can't quantify with numbers what he meant to this team and to me, personally", Ertz said Saturday. "It never came down to this guy's asking for too much money and we're not willing to do this so we better ship him out now". (more...)
Fomer Phillie Ryan Howard signs minor-league deal with Rockies Fomer Phillie Ryan Howard signs minor-league deal with Rockies
- August 13, 2017

The thin air in Colorado could serve Howard well, as the biggest part of his game is the long ball. According to the Isotopes Twitter account, Howard is active for the team's game on Saturday night. Howard was also plagued by a lack of discipline at the plate and struck out 636 times between 2012-2016. He led the league in home runs in both 2006 and 2008, and has almost 400 homers (382 to be exact) in his 13-year career. (more...)
Wozniacki Beats Stephens To Reach Sixth Final of 2017 Wozniacki Beats Stephens To Reach Sixth Final of 2017
- August 13, 2017

The 10th-seeded Pole did not help her cause by putting just 49 percent of her first serves in play over the course of the one-hour, 18-minute match. Wozniacki has had a big week, beating a world No. Halep defeated Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-2 while fifth seeded Svitolina rallied from a first set loss to beat reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. (more...)
Farías dejó en suspenso su futuro con The Strongest — VENEZUELA Farías dejó en suspenso su futuro con The Strongest — VENEZUELA
- August 13, 2017

De todos modos, un empate sin goles igualmente lo hubiera depositado en la siguiente instancia ya que en la ida igualó 1 a 1 en La Paz. " The Strongest tiene la ventaja de que llega con competencia encima", dijo Jorge Almirón , DT del Lanús argentino. (more...)
Guardiola admits double injury blow ahead of Brighton clash
- August 13, 2017

Guardiola has moved to improve the defence over the summer by signing the full-backs Kyle Walker , Benjamin Mendy and Danilo . The way Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have been spending, the Premier League trophy should be returning to Manchester in May. (more...)
Broncos defensive end Wolfe injuries right leg during drills Broncos defensive end Wolfe injuries right leg during drills
- August 13, 2017

Broncos will also practice Monday (in the past that practice has been open to sponsors) and then travel to San Francisco on Tuesday for two practices with the 49ers and the 2nd pre-season game on Saturday. The Broncos' biggest bugaboo last season was a porous D-line - they were 28th in the league against the run, No. 1 against the pass - and that disparity defanged their strengths: Von Miller wrecking game plans with Talib and Chris Harris Jr . (more...)
Bolt leads Jamaica home in penultimate race Bolt leads Jamaica home in penultimate race
- August 13, 2017

He won 19 of them. Bolt who ended his 100m career with a bronze on last Sunday looks to kiss goodbye to his sprinting career with gold in the relay. He is an enigma who starts and ends a race in an unusual electrifying fashion. They also added that Bolt prolonged his career for "commercial incentives". "I did 18 years of track and field and I've been retired five years, and they're still talking about me, so I guess I still have it". (more...)
Pep Praises New City Signing
- August 13, 2017

Who will be the Premier League's top scorer? Guardiola endured a hard first season at City, going through a campaign without a trophy for the first time in his managerial career. He suggested few fancied Chelsea's title chances this time a year ago and not many would back the Blues now. "It's the same pressure as I had last season", Guardiola explained. (more...)
Guardiola: I'm Not Under Pressure, City Won't Spend Big Again
- August 13, 2017

Asked if he plans to play three at the back regularly, Pep said: "I'm not going to say we are going to play all the season in that system". Manchester City have made contact with Barcelona regarding the potential signings Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto according to reports in Spain. (more...)
London 2017: Bolt anchors Jamaica into finals London 2017: Bolt anchors Jamaica into finals
- August 12, 2017

The first instance was in 2011 when he faltered with a false start in the 100 metres finals at the World Championship in Daegu, South Korea. Bolt's bid to retain his 100m title went up in smoke as American Justin Gatlin won gold, with Christian Coleman taking silver. (more...)
Heat to become 1st National Basketball Association team to eliminate all paper tickets Heat to become 1st National Basketball Association team to eliminate all paper tickets
- August 12, 2017

In a statement, the Heat said they made a decision to adopt the system after finding that roughly one in three fans entered with a mobile ticket last season. Critics of the shift to mobile-only cite lack of ease with transferability and wanting to have a physical keepsake from the game. Not everyone is happy about the decision, some holding on to a paper ticket as a souvenir, but some teams that support paper ticketing are already starting to charge a premium for it. (more...)
Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive
- August 12, 2017

Townsend's old employers Chelsea are the defending champions and he thinks it likely the forthcoming title race will be a showdown between them, Manchester City and Manchester United . "In the last six or seven years City didn't buy full backs". And that leads us to the red half of Merseyside, where Liverpool find themselves in a similar boat to Arsenal . (more...)
Ranking the top five Premier League attacks: Which club is king?
- August 12, 2017

As significant as the new arrivals are the failure to land Romelu Lukaku and the ongoing messy divorce with Diego Costa, not to mention the departure of Nemanja Matic . The curtains open on the new Premier League season to reveal a scene smothered with money . "We needed to do that this summer because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League". (more...)
Tony Cascarino's club-by-club guide to the new Premier League season
- August 12, 2017

Brighton have been busy in the transfer market themselves since securing promotion from the Championship after two excellent seasons for Chris Hughton's team. "This division is far tougher and we'll certainly need all of the experienced heads around us". "I don't think I'm in a position of crying, moaning, protesting". (more...)
West Ham United in a better place than last season
- August 12, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects seven teams to be in the running for the Premier League title in 2017-18. Manchester United , Southampton , Cheltenham Town (Carabao Cup) and Newcastle United will see the first team travelling from one end of the country to the other as they play football away from home, but the side has a couple of weeks reprieve as we do have an worldwide break as well as our first Home game against Huddersfield Town, but we're on the road again as ... (more...)
Wenger 'not super optimistic' on Sanchez Wenger 'not super optimistic' on Sanchez
- August 12, 2017

With Alexis Sanchez likely to leave either this or next summer, securing Ozil's signature would be a huge boost for Arsenal and their future plans. Sanchez, whose current deal expires in 2018, did not play in Arsenal's victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday. Sanchez has been instrumental to Arsenal's fortunes ever since he joined them from Barcelona back in the summer of 2014. (more...)
Manchester United title bid strengthened by Nemanja Matic signing, says Phil Neville Manchester United title bid strengthened by Nemanja Matic signing, says Phil Neville
- August 12, 2017

Matic's departure will force Conte to accelerate Bakayoko's progress into the starting XI when he returns to fitness. The Champions League is obviously more hard. United have made three signings so far this summer and are targeting a wide player in the remaining weeks of the transfer window. "Pogba teased us a year ago". (more...)
Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on disabled list Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on disabled list
- August 12, 2017

Manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka has no structural damage to his shoulder and was simply placed on the DL as a result of fatigue, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. The Japanese righthander can opt out of the final three years and $67 million of his $155 million contract this offseason, but he's just 8-10 with a 4.79 ERA in 133.2 innings over 23 starts. (more...)
Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany
- August 12, 2017

No other Premier League team has such depth, and few European giants have as much talented depth as City . Manchester City's Vincent Kompany during the press conference at City Football Academy in Manchester on September 14, 2016. The head coach has to ensure his side are serious title contenders this season or it could be his last. The Premier League legend said on BBC Sport: " Chelsea I do sense, there is something brewing there, which isn't nice". (more...)

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