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Nemanja Matic leaving Chelsea surprised Jose Mourinho Nemanja Matic leaving Chelsea surprised Jose Mourinho
- August 14, 2017

The performance and the levels of confidence is what means a lot to me. In fact, the Belgian striker has become one of the most prolific powerhouses in the Premier League , featuring regularly among the top scorers in recent seasons. Mourinho's attitude is therefore wise and with 37 games of the season to come - along with a Champions League campaign - he knows there will be moments of doubt and questioning. (more...)
Wenger tells Arsenal forward Lacazette: Be like Ibrahimovic! Wenger tells Arsenal forward Lacazette: Be like Ibrahimovic!
- August 14, 2017

Arsenal are now facing Leicester in the opening fixture of the campaign - with the Gunners 2-1 down after 29 minutes, with Lacazette's earlier goal being cancelled out by Leicester's Shinji Okazaki just moments later and Jamie Vardy putting the away side in front around the half hour mark. (more...)
Real secure easy win over Barca in Spanish Super Cup first leg Real secure easy win over Barca in Spanish Super Cup first leg
- August 14, 2017

Real Madrid seized the advantage in the first of their two-legged Supercopa de Espana clash with Barcelona on Sunday night by defeating their bitter rivals 3-1 at the Camp Nou. "I think he was caught off balance and he didn't dive", said the defender. But he was pleased with the way those remaining responded. "We fought with 10 players, we believed until the end but it's only one game, we have the second leg up next", added Zidane. (more...)
Radamel Falcao scores hat-trick for Monaco Radamel Falcao scores hat-trick for Monaco
- August 14, 2017

After completing a world-record €222million transfer for Neymar, PSG are now reportedly set to sign 18-year-old forward Mbappe in another lucrative deal. "He could become a very important and very significant player for the squad". Earlier, Marcelo Bielsa suffered his first loss as coach of Lille, three different players going in goal in a chaotic 3-0 defeat at newly-promoted Strasbourg. (more...)
Ronaldo sent off after scoring in Madrid's 3-1 win at Barca Ronaldo sent off after scoring in Madrid's 3-1 win at Barca
- August 14, 2017

It's not just about getting to the danger zone, but also being clinical". It wasn't aggressive and it wasn't overly physical, but it was something we should be hearing more of. Neymar's world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain has removed one of Barca's main goal threats, although Valverde disputed the idea his side appear to be lacking a cutting edge going into the new season. (more...)
Annesley surprised by Henry-Hayne fallout Annesley surprised by Henry-Hayne fallout
- August 14, 2017

Annesley said nothing had been decided. Hayne and Henry met with the board separately. Both men have a year to run on their contracts. Hayne has not fit in with Henry's methods and cultural standards and the relationship struggled to improve over the course of the season. (more...)
Diego Costa: 'Antonio Conte has no charisma' Diego Costa: 'Antonio Conte has no charisma'
- August 14, 2017

Conte informed Costa remotely that he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, with the striker refusing to return for pre-season training. The friction can be traced to January, when Costa missed the Premier League trip to Leicester after a rumoured behind-the-scenes row with Conte and his coaching staff following speculation over a mega-money move to China. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Says He's Jose Mourinho Says He's "On Fire", but "will behave" on the Touchline
- August 14, 2017

Mourinho has added Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic to his ranks and the former Chelsea , Inter and Real Madrid boss reported a happy camp at Old Trafford in his programme notes. Pogba was not the only player who appeared to enjoy playing with his new team-mates. Mourinho, who has won the domestic league title in his second season at every club he's managed, will demand a title challenge at the very least. (more...)
Costa; Costa; "Chelsea have treated me like a criminal"
- August 14, 2017

Speaking to SportsMail's Adam Crafton, the 28-year-old revealed that he still has the very text from Conte informing him that he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. "He doesn't possess. charisma". I respect him as a great coach. "He will triumph at Chelsea, but there are ways of going about it". "I was with the Spain national team, alone in my room, when it (the text message) came through". (more...)
Nemanja Matic goes on jinking run against West Ham
- August 14, 2017

The midfielder went on a mazy run in the first half of the 4-0 win, jinking past several tackles before breaking down the touchline. The Serbia worldwide completed a £40m move to Manchester United from the Premier League champions last month as Jose Mourinho successfully bolstered his midfield with a proven victor. (more...)
Newspaper: Canadian teenager Shapovalov shocks Nadal in Montreal Newspaper: Canadian teenager Shapovalov shocks Nadal in Montreal
- August 14, 2017

I am playing tennis to try to win titles. "I was No. 1 in the world". "Winning two Masters 1000 titles in the same year is something awesome", said Zverev. "Maybe I won five times because I'm better than he was". I'm most happy that I'm actually really healthy going into the finals. I tried to slow things down in the second. (more...)
Diego Costa: Chelsea are treating me as a criminal Diego Costa: Chelsea are treating me as a criminal
- August 14, 2017

The Blues declined to respond to Costa's comments and Conte has recently been reluctant to discuss Costa, describing the situation as "the past". I've spoken to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia. I am not going to do that. I'm not a criminal! 'That was a punishment for the attitude I had shown and for not behaving in the best way'. "My desire is to go to Atletico (where he played from 2010-14)". (more...)
Rinden homenaje a Fidel en el aniversario 91 de su natalicio (+Audio) Rinden homenaje a Fidel en el aniversario 91 de su natalicio (+Audio)
- August 14, 2017

También ratificaron que el espíritu que llevó a estos graduados al Turquino es el mismo con el cual llevarán adelante la bandera del socialismo y la Revolución, garantizando la salud del pueblo. En su honor, un grupo de 91 jóvenes han visitado la Comandancia General del Ejército Rebelde, en La Plata, en un intrincado paraje de la Sierra Maestra, donde Fidel Castro se alzó hasta el triunfo revolucionario de 1959; y 30 jóvenes artistas y escritores de la brigada cultural "Hermanos Saíz" han ... (more...)
Lackey wins 5th straight, Cubs beat D-Backs 8-3 Lackey wins 5th straight, Cubs beat D-Backs 8-3
- August 14, 2017

Chicago reopened a one-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central. The Cubs fell to the Diamondbacks on Saturday by a score of 6-2, but the game ended on a controversial note. ROYALS 14, WHITE SOX 6: Whit Merrifield hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs at Chicago. Godley outdueled Arrieta in the first meeting, allowing three hits over six scoreless frames in a 3-0 Arizona win while Arrieta gave up two runs (one earned) over seven innings. (more...)
Alan Shearer says Liverpool must sell Philippe Coutinho Alan Shearer says Liverpool must sell Philippe Coutinho
- August 14, 2017

The fickle nature of football I guess. They still trust Coutinho's professionalism, but didn't expect this official request to happen. "So they're piling the pressure on and that's why Philippe's reacted". "I think you take the money and run". Ironically, in Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita, Liverpool have found themselves on the losing end of battles against Southampton and RB Leipzig identical to that they now wade through in opposition to Barça: i.e., desperately attempting to keep the ... (more...)
Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship, landing his first major Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship, landing his first major
- August 14, 2017

Molinari soon had company in Patrick Reed , who continued his late-season resurgence with an entertaining 67 which featured four birdies and a pair of bogeys in a rollercoaster six-hole stretch on the front-nine, and he suddenly became a huge factor at the top of the leaderboard when he birdied 10, 14 and 15. (more...)
Coles out of Bledisloe opener after head knock Coles out of Bledisloe opener after head knock
- August 14, 2017

Steve Hansen admitted that Coles could play this weekend if he wanted to but they are going on the advice of the doctor as a precaution but that Coles should be available for the return clash with Australia a week later in Dunedin. The All Blacks were disappointed not to defeat the British and Irish Lions in their series this year but the experience will benefit the world champions in the Rugby Championship as they build towards the 2019 World Cup, captain Kieran Read has said. (more...)
Chelsea outcast Costa 'loved' by team-mates
- August 14, 2017

It also comes despite the Spain striker openly admitting last season, that he wanted to rejoin his former club, Atletico Madrid, only to have his exit vetoed by Conte. The Italian told his striker that via text message. You should be honest and direct to someone's face. "I was with the Spain national team, alone in my room, when it came through". (more...)
Carragher: 'Conte to quit Chelsea after Matic joined Man United' Carragher: 'Conte to quit Chelsea after Matic joined Man United'
- August 14, 2017

That's a view shared by Carragher who, on Sky Sports' new show The Debate , said that he feels that this sense of frustration combined with Chelsea's general apathy towards their own managers could see the Italian walk away before the beginning of next season. (more...)
Diego Costa blasts Chelsea: I won't train with reserves. I'm no CRIMINAL!
- August 14, 2017

The 28-year-old is now in his native Brazil, having seemingly refused to return to the United Kingdom for training following Conte's decision to drop him from the first-team picture. And Germany defender Rudiger, who was making his Premier League debut following his close-season move from Roma, conceded his team's response to Cahill's sending off was not good enough. (more...)
Louis Oosthuizen lip-syncs to celebrate career runner-up grand slam Louis Oosthuizen lip-syncs to celebrate career runner-up grand slam
- August 14, 2017

Oosthuizen finished two strokes behind eventual victor Justin Thomas in a tie for second alongside Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed . Oosthuizen, whose lone major victory came at The Open Championship in 2010, finished second at The Masters in 2012 and tied for second in both the U.S. (more...)
Usain Bolt suffers injury in final career race Usain Bolt suffers injury in final career race
- August 14, 2017

China (38.20), who had finished second in the 2015 edition at home, Japan (37.21), who took a surprise silver in the Rio Olympics, Turkey (38.44) and Canada (38.48) – third in both 2015 World Championships and Rio Olympics – completed the eight-team final round which will run later tonight. (more...)
Western Force stars say battle is not over Western Force stars say battle is not over
- August 14, 2017

It means the ARU can't start the process of reassigning Force players before August 21, when the Sydney-based court is expected to decide whether or not it will allow the appeal. "It is one small, moral victory in the long battle to save this great team but it is a good one to have over those who have shown total ruthlessness towards the players and the proud rugby community that stands behind them". (more...)
Raiders' Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem Before Preseason Game Raiders' Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem Before Preseason Game
- August 14, 2017

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was unaware of Lynch's intention to sit but said he spoke with the veteran rusher after the game . Powerhouses Bruce Irvin, Nicholas Morrow and Corey James anchor the linebacker position. The only way Gabbert makes this roster most likely is if they decide to hold onto three quarterbacks. But the Raiders have a couple intriguing running backs behind him with experience in Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington . (more...)
Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem in Raiders preseason opener Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem in Raiders preseason opener
- August 14, 2017

Last year, while sitting with Conan O'Brien, Marshawn discussed Kaepernick's decision to take a knee when the QB was still with the San Francisco 49ers . After Saturday's game, Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio told reporters that he didn't think Lynch's sitting would be a distraction, according to the Arizona Republic, and said the gesture was "a non-issue for me". (more...)
Inter, via Medel. Mentre Gabigol e il caos Kongdobia Inter, via Medel. Mentre Gabigol e il caos Kongdobia
- August 14, 2017

La dirigenza nerazzurra lavora alacremente per regalare a mister Spalletti una rosa all'altezza e che possa competere per i vertici del campionato. Ormai ci siamo: Jeison Murillo sta per diventare a tutti gli effetti un nuovo giocatore del Valencia . L'operazione dovrebbe chiudersi per una cifra intorno ai 13-14 milioni di euro. (more...)
Dalai Lama tugs Ramdev's beard at World Peace and Harmony Conclave Dalai Lama tugs Ramdev's beard at World Peace and Harmony Conclave
- August 14, 2017

Harsh Vardhan and Dharmendra Pradhan have also attended the event. Dalai Lama then gently poked at Ramdev's midriff to which he responded by flexing his abdomen muscles in his own trademark style. Beijing, on the other hand, has slammed New Delhi for what it says is Indian troops transgressing into Chinese territory. "Not a single person who mastered Yoga ever became a terrorist in history". (more...)
PGA Championship Odds: Matsuyama favored over Kisner 8/13/17 PGA Championship Odds: Matsuyama favored over Kisner 8/13/17
- August 14, 2017

But the championship turned on the 16th hole. He needed that buffer, finding a fairway bunker off the tee on the hard closing hole, then narrowly missing his par putt to end the tournament at 8-under. "I wish my grandpa could be here to see it". It's so special to get it done. "I didn't make the putts that I'd been making the first two days over the weekend", he said. (more...)
Felix wins 16th world medal as U.S. win 4x400m relay Felix wins 16th world medal as U.S. win 4x400m relay
- August 14, 2017

The U.S. women won the 4x100-meter relay Saturday by edging Great Britain and Jamaica for their first world championships title since 2011. She could have also equaled the all time record for most golds in the tournament had she won a gold in the 400 m finals in the ongoing edition of the World Championships, where she lost to her compatriot Phyllis Francis and had to settle for a bronze as she finished 0.16 seconds behind Francis. (more...)
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem
- August 14, 2017

Lynch has yet to see live National Football League game action since the 2015 season and was just one of a litany of projected Raiders starters who were held out of Saturday's 20-10 Week 1 preseason loss. "On Marshawn, talked to Marshawn trying to make sure we're on the same page", the coach said. Standing up for the national anthem is something very important to Del Rio, but sees it as a "non-issue" with Lynch going forward. (more...)

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