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Everton midfielder Gareth Barry 'to join West Bromwich Albion' Everton midfielder Gareth Barry 'to join West Bromwich Albion'
- August 15, 2017

Barry has spent the last four years at Everton , but is searching for first-team football after Ronald Koeman's summer spending spree made competition for places fiercer at Goodison Park. No word has been uttered about whether Barry will cost West Brom a nominal fee, but the chances are Tony Pulis' side will have to cough up some cash for the man who only penned a new deal last December. (more...)
Messi on Real Madrid defeat: 'F*cked up' Messi on Real Madrid defeat: 'F*cked up'
- August 15, 2017

He even risked a longer spell on the sidelines, as he tried to push the referee following his red. Madrid hosts Barca in the second leg on Wednesday and begins its LaLiga title defence at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday. Barcelona still dominated possession, but ended up playing into Madrid's hands. Pique - who scored the victor when these teams met in the International Champions Cup last month - had been booked for attempting to punch the ball towards goal following a corner in the ... (more...)
Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown confirms move to Indian Super League Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown confirms move to Indian Super League
- August 15, 2017

As regards Brown, the club have confirmed the signing now. They are set to be reunited with another of United's former coaching staff member, Rene Meulensteen. After his departure from Manchester United in 2011 he played six seasons for Sunderland and then previous year, he played for Championship side Blackburn Rovers. (more...)
Matic admits he's already love struck at Manchester United Matic admits he's already love struck at Manchester United
- August 15, 2017

The 29-year-old Serbian was far from the most glamorous member of Chelsea's championship teams of 2015 and 2017, but he gave more talented players the freedom to cause havoc by doing the dirty work in midfield. 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...)
Ronaldo benched for Super Cup Clasico Ronaldo benched for Super Cup Clasico
- August 15, 2017

Ronaldo was sent off in freakish fashion, collecting a yellow card for taking his shirt off during a goal celebration before being shown a second for alleged diving. At the other end Luis Suarez tested Keylor Navas and Gerard Deulofeu failed to pick out a teammate with his cut-back after reaching the byline. (more...)
Arsenal Braced For £60m Alexis Sanchez Bid From Manchester City Arsenal Braced For £60m Alexis Sanchez Bid From Manchester City
- August 15, 2017

Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, has been adamant that Sánchez will not be sold this summer , despite the Chile global entering the final 12 months of his contract. It has also been suggested that Sanchez is now willing to wait 12 months before leaving on a free transfer, but an offer from City could lead to him pushing for a move away from the Emirates Stadium. (more...)
Tottenham make new bid for Fulham fullback Ryan Sessegnon Tottenham make new bid for Fulham fullback Ryan Sessegnon
- August 15, 2017

Rose has subsequently been fined two weeks' wages by Tottenham, with the club insisting that their 27-year-old left-back is not for sale. He made his first team debut in the EFL cup against Wycombe in August. Fulham managed to secure the England youth worldwide on a three-year deal professional contract in June when he turned 17, but Tottenham have been tracking Sessegnon since he broke into Slavisa Jokanovic's side last season at the age of 16 and remain determined to secure his signature. (more...)
Tepesch stifles Rays bats in Jays win Tepesch stifles Rays bats in Jays win
- August 15, 2017

Among others who have made starts for the Blue Jays this season include Mike Bolsinger (5 starts), Mat Latos (3), Casey Lawrence (2) and most recently, Nick Tepesch and Chris Rowley . Lucas Duda struck out looking and Evan Longoria hit a bloop to second to end the inning. Like in Sunday's win over the Pirates, Jose Bautista drew a leadoff walk for the Jays before Donaldson knocked one over the wall out of the two-hole. (more...)
Klopp backs plan to shut transfer window early
- August 15, 2017

As with all issues affecting the Premier League, it will need 14 clubs to vote in favour before any change can be made. The current transfer window is scheduled to close August 31, almost three weeks after the Premier League season opened with Arsenal's victory against Leicester City on Friday. (more...)
Barcelona agree £90m fee with Borussia Dortmund for Ousmane Dembele? Barcelona agree £90m fee with Borussia Dortmund for Ousmane Dembele?
- August 15, 2017

In a bid to end the debacle before it gets painfully arduous, Watzke has indeed devised a strict "two game" time-limit for the Blaugrana to adhere to; if they are to exceed the specified window, they'll presumably stand no chance in securing the 20-year-old's services. (more...)
Want-away Chelsea striker Costa admits to contact with Mourinho Want-away Chelsea striker Costa admits to contact with Mourinho
- August 15, 2017

He wished me good luck", he told DailyMail . Chelsea boss Antonio Conte texted Costa in June to say he was not in his plans, but Costa says he has been told to return and train with the reserves. With 2018 a World Cup year, Costa will have six months to prove to Spain manager Julen Lopetegui he is worth a place in the squad, should they reach Russian Federation. (more...)
Coutinho Left Out Of Liverpool's Travelling Squad For Hoffenheim Clash Coutinho Left Out Of Liverpool's Travelling Squad For Hoffenheim Clash
- August 15, 2017

He told Sky Sports: "I can not say a lot about it". I wasn't in the auto thinking about "what can I say if they ask about this"? "He's not available for us at the moment so that's the main issue". The Brazilian forward continues to be heavily linked with a big-money move to Barcelona , with a transfer request handed in at Anfield in an effort to force the issue . (more...)
Sanchez and Ozil could both still quit Arsenal this month
- August 15, 2017

The Daily Telegraph understand that despite the Gunners' stance a fresh offer will be submitted before the deadline on 31 August while City are plotting to give Sanchez a contract worth £400,000-a-week. Should Sanchez remain he could play a key role in the club's attempts to return to the Champions League however there are concerns over his motivation having signaled his desire to leave. (more...)
Wenger gives update on Giroud's future at Arsenal after Leicester City winner
- August 15, 2017

I can tell you exactly what will happen in the next 12 months for Arsenal on the transfer market; Wenger will realise the defence needs strengthening, he'll sign someone next summer. "He is focused and happy in the dressing room because we won the game". Despite a Danny Wellbeck leveller on the stroke of halftime, the Emirates Stadium crowd was growing increasingly anxious and, when Vardy scored his second with 40 minutes to play, they must have feared the worst. (more...)
Usain Bolt insists there will be no comeback Usain Bolt insists there will be no comeback
- August 15, 2017

But by the time the hosts finished, numerous fans in London had their eyes fixed further back. In fact Usain said to me, "Yohan, I think this is insane". The Jamaica legend seemed to pull his hamstring on the final stretch at the London Stadium. When asked if bowing out will erase what he has done, the 30 year old Jamaican said; "For me, I don't think one championship is going to change what I've done". (more...)
Manchester City to lodge £60m offer to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal
- August 15, 2017

Arsene Wenger has been adamant that the Chilean forward is staying put this summer, despite having let his contract run into it's final 12 months, with the knowledge that he would likely leave for free next year if he was forced to stay. But they must first convince Arsenal to sell. Asked if there was any update on Sanchez's situation, Wenger replied: "No". Guardiola sees Alexis as a vital potential addition to an already impressive side as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging ... (more...)
Chicago Bears' Kyle Long Ejected From Practice For Fighting Multiple Teammates Chicago Bears' Kyle Long Ejected From Practice For Fighting Multiple Teammates
- August 15, 2017

Long was removed from the Bears' final practice at Olivet Nazarene on Monday for multiple fights with teammates. Fox wasn't looking to speculate on the reasoning behind Long's frustrations. Long underwent surgery to repair the ligament damage to the ankle, but opted not to surgically fix a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder. Long lined up at right tackle during the 2015 season. (more...)
Barcelona seek Super Cup tonic to Neymar hangover
- August 15, 2017

That's despite him posting a picture of him and his ex-team-mate together with a caption saying "he stays" in July. Speaking at a press conference, he said: "At [Lionel] Messi's wedding [at the end of June], I had an idea that he might leave". (more...)
Despite Returning to Practice, Jay Ajayi Remains in Concussion Protocol Despite Returning to Practice, Jay Ajayi Remains in Concussion Protocol
- August 15, 2017

Gase said the veteran quarterback is "trending" toward playing in Miami's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. A day later, the team confirmed the injury while also placing him in concussion protocol. Gase has previously stated that the Dolphins did not coax Cutler out of retirement just so he could stand on the sidelines. Tannehill will miss the entire 2017 season as he undergoes reconstructive surgery. (more...)
Judge, Hicks, Sanchez homer to lift Yankees over Mets 4-2 Judge, Hicks, Sanchez homer to lift Yankees over Mets 4-2
- August 15, 2017

New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Luis Cessa left Monday night's start against the New York Mets in the top of the fifth inning with an apparent injury. Aaron Hicks is 27 years old. But even if the electricity has dimmed in contrast to past editions of the Subway Series, there is always a chance for sparks to fly. (more...)
Gallagher hits slam for 1st HR, KC wins Gallagher hits slam for 1st HR, KC wins
- August 15, 2017

It's definitely nice to get the win tonight. "He's a competitor", Gallagher said of Junis. "I wasn't trying to be too fine", Cotton said. Alcides Escobar singled to load the bases in the sixth, and is 10 for 21 since an 0-for-21 stretch. (more...)
Michael Bennett's Motive for Protesting: 'I Don't Love Oppression' Michael Bennett's Motive for Protesting: 'I Don't Love Oppression'
- August 15, 2017

Bennett's former teammate, Marshawn Lynch , sat for the anthem Saturday night with the Oakland Raiders and Malcolm Jenkins continued his protest from last season of raising a fist in the air for the anthem with the Philadelphia Eagles. (more...)
Lukaku hits brace as United put four goals past West Ham Lukaku hits brace as United put four goals past West Ham
- August 15, 2017

As full time approached, and with the Hammers seemingly dead on their feet from the continual run-around, there was still time for Paul Pogba to score a fourth goal. "We have to be tough on ourselves, because some of those mistakes we caused ourselves". Martin Keown has compared new Manchester United signing Nemanja Matic to club legend Bryan Robson following his impressive debut against West Ham United on Sunday. (more...)
Atlético waiting on a call from Chelsea over Diego Costa Atlético waiting on a call from Chelsea over Diego Costa
- August 15, 2017

Costa, speaking at his family home in Lagarto, Brazil, said he has not reported for training as he does not want to train with the Blues' reserves, and is happy staying in Brazil and paying club fines until his future is resolved. Despite bagging 22 goals in all competitions last season , including 20 in the Premier League , Spanish worldwide Costa has been constantly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge . (more...)
Seahawks' Michael Bennett will sit during national anthem rest of year Seahawks' Michael Bennett will sit during national anthem rest of year
- August 15, 2017

Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the US national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend , his team said. (more...)
I have no idea how pink ball will behave, admits Stuart Broad I have no idea how pink ball will behave, admits Stuart Broad
- August 15, 2017

He has been a big influence, not just on bowling but also his mentality on English cricket and on the importance of the Ashes. But Stuart, an Ashes victor in 2009, 2010-11, 2013 and 2015, can equal that number in Australia this winter. So could the dynamic duo go on to reach 1,000 between them? "It would be nice, wouldn't it?" says Broad. "But when we go to Australia, the wobble seam he bowls is a great weapon to have in Australia - take (Australia's) Stuart Clark as an example". (more...)
Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem
- August 15, 2017

Press photographer sitting atop an orange cooler before the start of the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. If you recall, Kaepernick explained his reason for not standing during the anthem a year ago as a protest against racial inequality and police brutality in the U.S. (more...)
Tour de France champion Chris Froome hoping to double up in Spain Tour de France champion Chris Froome hoping to double up in Spain
- August 15, 2017

Froome, 32, hopes to emulate Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978) by becoming only the third rider to win the Tour and the Vuelta in the same year. " Typically, it's a very aggressive race and a very punchy style of racing, which always makes for great viewing for the fans." Team principal Sir Dave Brailsford is pleased to have Poels back in his grand tour squad for when the race kicks off with a team time trial in Nimes on Saturday, August 19. (more...)
Will reclassify, head to Duke Will reclassify, head to Duke
- August 15, 2017

UCLA and USC were the other candidates for the West Coast product. Bagley - a 6-foot-11 power forward from Arizona , now living in the Los Angeles area - had been the consensus No. Duke's class of 2017 already touts 5-star recruits, point guard Trevon Duval, forward Wendell Carter and guard Gary Carter Jr., along with 4-star recruits in guard Alex O'Connell, forward Jordan Tucker and guard Jordan Goldwire. (more...)
Costa willing to be fined till Chelsea let him leave Costa willing to be fined till Chelsea let him leave
- August 15, 2017

Discussions on an extension came to nothing, however, and Costa has blamed his manager for blocking negotiations. "In January, things happened with the coach". I've been a good boy here and tried to do the right thing. I'm here with my parents and people who respect me. He's not been sold but he's out in Brazil I believe, swanning around on a beach. (more...)