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Antonio Conte denies team selection was a message to Chelsea hierarchy
- August 13, 2017

The Blues got off to a bad start as they were reduced to 10 men in the 14th minute when Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Steven Defour. "I don't want to comment on the referee, absolutely not". Eden Hazard, Pedro Rodriguez, and Tiemoue Bakayoko are injured, striker Diego Costa is estranged, and Conte has a threadbare squad after selling midfield anchorman Nemanja Matic to rival Manchester United and loaning out numerous club's youngsters. (more...)
Arsenal's Sanchez out of opener due to abdominal strain Arsenal's Sanchez out of opener due to abdominal strain
- August 13, 2017

With Arsenal failing to qualify for this season's Champions League , Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move away from The Emirates Stadium although Wenger has repeatedly said this off-season that the Chile global is not for sale. "For us, Alexis Sanchez is a loss of course but we had all the other players prepared in pre-season already and it can happen in preparation any way". (more...)
Ben Davies finishes off lovely Tottenham team move against Newcastle Ben Davies finishes off lovely Tottenham team move against Newcastle
- August 13, 2017

Shelvey, for reasons only he can explain, stood on Alli's foot as the Spurs player sat on the pitch. He lost Paul Dummett after just seven minutes and then new signing Florian Lejeune just before the break. Newcastle were playing the counter attack well, until Shelvey stamped on Alli right in front of the referee. United sought to push for a route back into the match in the final 10 minutes, although it proved too little too late for Benitez's men as Spurs closed out the game to earn ... (more...)
Top Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in Kashmir; 2 jawans martyred
- August 13, 2017

In the morning on Sunday, police control room Shopian said that a house in which militants were hiding had been blown up. Injured soldiers were rushed to the 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment, where two of them died. The mediapersons were evacuated in bullet proof vehicles of police. Residents said that locals rushed out of their homes to protest and pelt stones on the forces as soon as firing started. (more...)
MotoGP champion Marquez takes pole position for Austrian GP MotoGP champion Marquez takes pole position for Austrian GP
- August 13, 2017

Dovizioso, who was second in Austria to his then team-mate Andrea Iannone a year ago, took advantage of the battle between Marquez and Lorenzo to snatch the lead. On that lap, they traded places several times, Marquez not managing to make a move stick and easing the pressure on the Ducati for a few laps afterwards. (more...)
Bilic shares West Ham transfer plan during remainder of summer window
- August 13, 2017

Nemanja Matic, another summer capture, is also expected to start but Mourinho has a host of injury absentees, with Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo all on the sidelines. Here is Man Utd's strongest possible 4-3-3 XI vs West Ham . Joe Hart could become the first away goalkeeper to keep three Premier League clean sheets at Old Trafford, having previously kept two with Manchester City in March 2014 and October 2015. (more...)
Arsenal 1-1 Leicester Arsenal 1-1 Leicester
- August 13, 2017

In the 29th minute, Jamie Vardy gave the visitors a 2-1 advantage, scoring from close range after a superb ball into the area by Marc Albrighton, who exploited a blunder by Arsenal's Granit Xhaka. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted with the former Montpellier man's impact, however, and offered Giroud a glowing post-match reference. While Lacazette netted the opener after two minutes against Leicester on Friday, a collapse left Arsenal trailing with seven minutes remaining. (more...)
Arsenal Edge Leicester in 7-Goal Premier League Thriller
- August 13, 2017

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud staked a claim for a starting place with the victor in a thrilling season-opening 4-3 victory over Leicester City in the Premier League on Friday. "We kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding", Wenger said. "The second goal was scored after a poor pass, which can happen, but we conceded the other two after corners. (more...)
JJ Watt gets text from Kendrick Lamar about Watt's brother TJ JJ Watt gets text from Kendrick Lamar about Watt's brother TJ
- August 13, 2017

Four defensive plays into the game, the Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie had two sacks. "I want my brother to do good, but then I'm like, wait a second here". J.J. did eventually get to watch his brother - Derek Watt's preseason opener with the Los Angeles Chargers takes place Sunday - but didn't know if he should cheer for his brother or against the AFC rival Steelers. (more...)
Record Chelsea signing Morata not ready to start opener - Conte Record Chelsea signing Morata not ready to start opener - Conte
- August 13, 2017

Mesut Ozil , Aaron Ramsey and Shkodran Mustafi are all doubts for the league curtain raiser as well. The Chile global has been on extended leave following his participation in the Confederations Cup this summer and Wenger said on Wednesday Sanchez will miss the club's opening match of the 2017/18 league campaign against Leicester City at home on Friday and the following weekend away to Stoke City with an abdominal strain. (more...)
Tottenham 'closing in on £35m Davinson Sanchez' Tottenham 'closing in on £35m Davinson Sanchez'
- August 13, 2017

It's understood that they will lodge an initial offer of 40million euros as they look to make their first signing of the summer transfer window. Anyone who witnessed Peter Bosz's Ajax storm to the Europa League final last season will be at pains to tell you just what a talent Davinson Sanchez is. (more...)
Record Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata not ready to start opener
- August 13, 2017

This league is not easy". "When you look at Morata's numbers you know the guy can score goals". The transfer market is not finished. "The club knows my priorities". "There is a lot of games, it's a long season but I expect us to do well". 'But sometimes I think you must accept this insane transfer market. "He won the Champions League with Madrid and he now needs to play regularly", as reported by Sky Sports . (more...)
Stanislas Wawrinka met fin à sa saison 2017
- August 13, 2017

C'était la seule solution pour être sûr d'être compétitif au top niveau pour de nombreuses années. Alors que Novak Djokovic, blessé au coude droit, a déjà tiré un trait sur 2017 et qu'Andy Murray, toujours touché à la hanche, vient de déclarer forfait pour le Masters 1000 de Montréal (où il pourrait laisser à Nadal sa place de numéro 1), Stan Wawrinka jette à son tour l'éponge. (more...)
Merson: Merson: "Arsenal would let Sanchez go to PSG tomorrow"
- August 13, 2017

Sanchez, 28, has been linked with a move to PSG , who have just completed a world-record 222 million euros ($260 million) swoop for Barcelona superstar Neymar . "He had the scan two days ago and is out for a while, maybe two weeks or one more week but he's not available". And ahead of their opening fixture at home to Leicester on Friday night, Joshua has dealt him another blow. (more...)
Raiders RB Lynch sits during national anthem Raiders RB Lynch sits during national anthem
- August 13, 2017

Lynch was in uniform but did not play in the game , and photos show Lynch sitting on a cooler and holding a banana while the anthem played. Lynch has talked to the media once since he came out of retirement and was acquired in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks last spring, and that was in the offseason program. (more...)
Manchester United vs West Ham: Mourinho says he is "on fire"
- August 13, 2017

He told Sky Sports : "I can't think of a reason why Chelsea would sell him". Instead, many look like hugely expensive punts. The Record add that Chelsea and City are chasing Rose, with both clubs making approaches for the defender. (more...)
Federer reaches Rogers Cup final Federer reaches Rogers Cup final
- August 13, 2017

I don't know how much Rafa cares about the year-end number one or if he just cares about getting back to it for a short while. "Both things combined, two major factors in a beginning of a match, I was able to get into the match better. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro and a first-round victory over Rogerio Dutra Silva in which he needed to fight off four match points for the Brazilian. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez out of Arsenal's EPL opener Alexis Sanchez out of Arsenal's EPL opener
- August 13, 2017

He will miss Arsenal's opening day fixture against Leicester City with an abdominal injury, with Arsene Wenger's side priced at 8/15 to win the game . "If he went to City there would be uproar from the Arsenal fans". His initial return to training was delayed by three days, with Arsenal citing an illness, and now he is injured. (more...)
Mourinho stunned Chelsea allowed Matic to make Man Utd move Mourinho stunned Chelsea allowed Matic to make Man Utd move
- August 13, 2017

He said: "I was not thinking of signing Matic because I never go for players who I think are an impossible mission to sign". 'When I got a call that Matic wants to play for me, I thought he was the flawless player for me. Mourinho could field the most expensive starting XI the Premier League has ever seen, featuring the country's two most expensive players - Pogba and Lukaku - costing a total of around £400m. (more...)
Lacazette and Ozil both start for Arsenal Lacazette and Ozil both start for Arsenal
- August 13, 2017

I wanted first for him to come back, he is coming out of a fracture. "He has a big weight in this squad, and it was a relief for me that he made a decision to stay". The home side then secured the victory in the 86th minute as substitute Olivier Giroud powered home a header from close range, 4-3. However, Arsenal's fans' joy was short-lived. (more...)
Lampard rues Chelsea's 'strange' Matic sale to Man Utd
- August 13, 2017

Frank Lampard has described Nemanja Matic's transfer to Manchester United form Chelsea as "strange" and is backing the Serb to be a success at Old Trafford. " Chelsea are weaker than last season - no Diego Costa, no Matic - and I'm concerned for them". Will he gel alongside Kante? "They have signed Bakayoko from Monaco to replace Matic, but he has to come in and hit the ground running because Chelsea want to go far in the Champions League and defend the Premier League trophy", ... (more...)
A glance at the second round of the PGA Championship A glance at the second round of the PGA Championship
- August 13, 2017

Kisner, not the longest of hitters but unerringly accurate for the most part until he double-bogeyed the 16th and bogeyed the last, posted a seven-under 206 total, one stroke ahead of fellow American Stroud (71) and Japan's Matsuyama (73). (more...)
Aiken's Kisner opens up lead at PGA Aiken's Kisner opens up lead at PGA
- August 13, 2017

Then the storms arrived, and everything changed. McIlroy twice won the Wells Fargo event at Quail Hollow , but the course was made considerably more hard for the PGA. "I care more about people than I do about my golf". Mickelson hasn't missed a team event since 1993. On this par-3 17th, I three-putted from around 6-7 feet and that was probably the worst that happened on Thursday. (more...)
Rich Hill Gets Hit in the Neck By Pitch Rich Hill Gets Hit in the Neck By Pitch
- August 13, 2017

He will hit sixth in Los Angeles tonight. Bellinger hit his team-leading 34th on a three-hit night while Taylor, who hit his 17th, reached base four times in also walking twice and adding a third-inning single. The Dodgers erased the deficit in the bottom sixth as Corey Seager plated three runs with a bases-loaded single. Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu recorded his fourth strikeout when he got Carlos Asuaje swinging for the second out of the third inning, but Jose Pirela and Renfroe followed ... (more...)
Shaw still loved at Manchester United Shaw still loved at Manchester United
- August 13, 2017

However, Shaw's representative Jonathan Barnett stressed that his client also loves United and backed the England worldwide to be one of the best left-backs in the world. The Portuguese tactician had earlier said he was hopeful that Shaw could be back in action in September. The likes of Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian, and Ashley Young have all played there, but Mourinho is eager to find a player naturally suited to it. (more...)
Lacazette quick off the mark to extend opening day record Lacazette quick off the mark to extend opening day record
- August 13, 2017

Substitute Olivier Giroud netted a dramatic victor a few minutes later with a superb header but Carragher does not think the game should have got to that point. " We went for a win and we deservedly earned it ". They would look at it and ask why the club are selling him to a Premier League rival. "And as long as I get that he'll be considered for selection and I have no qualms about picking him against Arsenal". (more...)
Liverpool coach Gerrard: Klopp can make couple of big signings Liverpool coach Gerrard: Klopp can make couple of big signings
- August 13, 2017

So even if Klopp claims publicly he is happy with his squad, and had turned to the Wenger songbook to project his message, Edwards and the club's owners (Fenway Sports Group) should be blamed if Liverpool run into injury trouble in the first half of this season and see their ambitions snuffed out for another year as a result. (more...)
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.07 Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.07
- August 13, 2017

Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.by 66.2% in the first quarter. They now have a strong-buy rating on the stock. This represents a $0.47 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. The biggest institutional shareholders in Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (more...)
Steelers young defence impresses in Steelers preseason opener Steelers young defence impresses in Steelers preseason opener
- August 13, 2017

After T.J. racked up his second sack, J.J. retweeted the highlight so that everyone on Twitter could see his brother take down Giants quarterback Josh Johnson . " You have to stay upbeat, you have to have confidence in yourself and be ready to respond because your teammates are looking at you, your coaches are looking at you to see how you respond in those situations". (more...)
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja to play in County Championship? Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja to play in County Championship?
- August 13, 2017

But, we could see a change in the trend as Indian cricketers are willing to take part in the Championships as some of the teams are interested in acquiring them. But with Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka visiting India, it looks like, besides Pujara, the others - Kohli, Ashwin and Jadeja - are set for a rigorous limited-over season. (more...)