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Premier League clubs mull closing transfer window early Premier League clubs mull closing transfer window early
- August 20, 2017

Central defender Mee insists Sean Dyche's side are happy to be seen as underdogs, as they are determined to prove their top-flight credentials once again this season. James Tarkowski believes he is a far better player for his time at Burnley already - and will improve further the more games he plays. You have to have efforts to score goals and I'd be more concerned if we weren't having efforts on goal. (more...)
David Wagner on Huddersfield Town ace Steve Mounié and Didier Drogba comparison David Wagner on Huddersfield Town ace Steve Mounié and Didier Drogba comparison
- August 20, 2017

The Magpies were dominant last season and I think we can expect similar this time around. "We are focused on that already", Atsu told ChronicleLive . Speaking today ahead of his side's trip to fellow promoted side Huddersfield Town on Saturday in a press conference (via Sky Sports), Benitez said "obviously we have a lot of players we have to move out if we want to move [players] in". (more...)
Asensio: Real Madrid deserved Supercopa title Asensio: Real Madrid deserved Supercopa title
- August 20, 2017

Shorn of Neymar after his world record breaking transfer to Paris Saint-Germain and injured captain Andres Iniesta, Barca's star front two lacked the service needed to make a meaningful impact. "We have players to do that and we'll see if we can get him back soon". We have to recover soon in the psychic point of view because LaLiga starts. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Labels Chelsea Favorites For Premier League Jose Mourinho Labels Chelsea Favorites For Premier League
- August 20, 2017

Mkhitaryan then freed Pogba to beat Fabianski with a delightful dinked finish before Martial tucked in a fourth. 'We are more confident we know each other more it's the second year, you have to change the team when it's the manager's first year. (more...)
Real Madrid get ready for La Liga opener vs Deportivo Real Madrid get ready for La Liga opener vs Deportivo
- August 20, 2017

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on the club's website: "We would like to show our solidarity with the victims and their families in these hard times". So far, the only post-Neymar signing is Paulinho, a midfielder. The obvious challenge for Zidane heading into La Liga's opening weekend will be the one facing Ronaldo, who will be serving the start of his five-match ban after pushing an official during the club's recent first-leg win over Barcelona in the Supercopa. (more...)
Blue Jays acquire right-hander Tom Koehler Blue Jays acquire right-hander Tom Koehler
- August 20, 2017

Koehler provides the Blue Jays with much-needed pitching depth. The Blue Jays are also receiving cash considerations as part of the deal. The 31-year-old righty was 1-5 with a 7.92 ERA in 12 starts for Miami this season. Gutierrez is a low-level prospect who has struggled this season in the Toronto farm system, going 4-11 with a 7.85 at Single A Lansing. He had a 7.92 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 12 major league starts, plus had his strikeouts- and walks-per-nine-innings rates get worse compared ... (more...)
Nicolas Roche in third place after Vuelta a Espana opening stage Nicolas Roche in third place after Vuelta a Espana opening stage
- August 20, 2017

The British rider has four Tour de France titles but never won the Vuelta, finishing second three times, including past year. Tomorrow's second stage will see the peloton start in Nimes and travel 203.4km to Gruissan. Three-time victor Alberto Contador is 16 seconds off the pace after the first stage, with the decorated Spaniard retiring after the race. His Trek Segafredo team was 11th, leaving the Spaniard 63rd overall. (more...)
Ryan-Hunter Reay transported to hospital after IndyCar Pocono qualifying crash Ryan-Hunter Reay transported to hospital after IndyCar Pocono qualifying crash
- August 20, 2017

Hunter-Reay's No. 28 DHL Honda broke loose exiting Turn 3, and though he tried to correct it, the back end swapped around and the auto made hard contact with the wall on the left side. The third driver to not complete a qualifying run was Ed Carpenter, who wasn't allowed to even start one. All four Penske drivers managed to finish the session within the top ten, which will give both the team and Chevrolet renewed confidence after a tough start to the weekend. (more...)
Klopp: There Is No Reason For Players To Leave Liverpool Klopp: There Is No Reason For Players To Leave Liverpool
- August 20, 2017

You can see why Klopp said no to that. Klopp was speaking after his side battled to a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield, with Sadio Mane scoring the only goal of the game to seal their first league win of the season. "Not just Barca but any team looking for top quality players are getting involved in a very hard situation in this market". He has tremendous love for the club and its fans. (more...)
Barcelona Fire Bizarre Ultimatum to Liverpool Over Philippe Coutinho Transfer Bid Barcelona Fire Bizarre Ultimatum to Liverpool Over Philippe Coutinho Transfer Bid
- August 20, 2017

Klopp praised Mane's moment of opportunism that gave Liverpool their first three points of the season. Ernesto Valverde particularly likes his commitment and versatility, while he has a good understanding with star man Lionel Messi from their time together with the Argentina national team. (more...)
Mets: Rene Rivera claimed off waivers by Chicago Cubs Mets: Rene Rivera claimed off waivers by Chicago Cubs
- August 20, 2017

The New York Mets have recalled catcher Kevin Plawecki from Triple-A Las Vegas and have activated left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone from the 10-day disabled list, according to MLB Roster Moves . He is batting.230 with eight homers and 23 RBIs in 54 games. Like Granderson, Rivera, 34, will join one of the National League's division leaders . (more...)
Barca 'close' to Coutinho & Dembele Barca 'close' to Coutinho & Dembele
- August 20, 2017

Kicker also reported on Thursday that there has been no contact between Dortmund and Barcelona in the past nine days. We're close [to Coutinho and Dembele], we're talking about the conditions but until everything is finalised, we can't say anything else. (more...)
Hal Robson-Kanu scores and sees red in West Bromwich Albion win Hal Robson-Kanu scores and sees red in West Bromwich Albion win
- August 20, 2017

West Brom gave a debut to Gareth Barry after the veteran midfielder moved from Everton in midweek, while Burnley's pre-match build-up was dominated by reports that New Zealand striker Chris Wood was about to sign from second-tier Leeds United. (more...)
Pliskova set for Muguruza semi, Halep wins through Pliskova set for Muguruza semi, Halep wins through
- August 20, 2017

For the second time in as many weeks, Stephens got the better of Kvitova, having beaten the Czech in Toronto en route to the semi-finals. Barty's win over Williams was her first over world top-10 opposition. Stephens beat Russian Ekaterina Makarova 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, then later in the day in the quarterfinals topped Julia Goerges 6-1, 7-6 (3). A day after the 21-year-old claimed the biggest win of her career when ousting Venus Williams , Barty was defeated 6-4 6-2 in the round of 16. (more...)
Muguruza downs No. 1 Pliskova to reach Cincinnati final Muguruza downs No. 1 Pliskova to reach Cincinnati final
- August 20, 2017

It was very tough. The sixth-ranked Spaniard reached her first United States event final by flipping the script in a rematch of their 2016 Cincinnati semi-final. It should be noted that the Spanish maestro was already assured of the numero-uno position for the first time since July 2014 when 19-time Grand Slam victor Roger Federer chose to miss the last major US Open tune-up with a back injury. (more...)
Liverpool reject fresh €125m Coutinho offer from Barcelona Liverpool reject fresh €125m Coutinho offer from Barcelona
- August 20, 2017

Despite the Reds' insistence that he's not for sale, Barcelona director Pep Segura claimed on Wednesday that Los Azulgranas were "close" to signing the ex-Inter Milan man. It's also a large sum of money to receive for someone who has told the club he wants to leave. "The only thing we know is it's a tough game", said Klopp. (more...)
Thommo: Liverpool should demand Suarez in Coutinho Barcelona deal Thommo: Liverpool should demand Suarez in Coutinho Barcelona deal
- August 20, 2017

Coutinho enjoyed a superb 2016/17 campaign, scoring 13 times and providing seven assists in 31 Premier League appearances as Liverpool finished fourth and secured Champions League qualification. Asked for latest situation on the Coutinho situation, Klopp preferred to focus on his players. The Reds didn't look overly convincing in against the Eagles, but they'll be more than happy to have beaten a bogey team. (more...)
Merck CEO resigns from Trump's manufacturing council Merck CEO resigns from Trump's manufacturing council
- August 20, 2017

Merck pharmaceuticals CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned from Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday. Plank did not specifically mention Trump or Charlottesville but said his company will focus on promoting "unity, diversity and inclusion" through sports. (more...)
Jaylon Smith to start for Cowboys in preseason debut Jaylon Smith to start for Cowboys in preseason debut
- August 20, 2017

We're ready for the season to start. On Saturday, August 19, NFL Network offers a tripleheader of live Week 2 preseason games beginning at 3:00 PM ET when rookie running back Christian McCaffrey and the Carolina Panthers travel to face quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans. (more...)
Blake Bortles tuning out criticism as he tries to keep his job Blake Bortles tuning out criticism as he tries to keep his job
- August 20, 2017

Because of Bortles' unimpressive work in practices, Marrone gave Henne several drives with the first-team offense against the Bucs. Marrone said Saturday he wants to "see how this thing goes" over the next few days before deciding who will start against the Carolina Panthers in a preseason game Thursday night. (more...)
Dodgers' Yu Darvish heading to 10-day DL with back issue Dodgers' Yu Darvish heading to 10-day DL with back issue
- August 20, 2017

Ace Clayton Kershaw is also dealing with a back injury, and the Dodgers have been cautious with his recovery as well. "But I think as an organization, we're trying to really do what's best for him". Darvish issued the following statement on his trip to the DL. However, after talking to the team and consulting with the doctor, I understand their concern and I respect that opinion. (more...)
Bears Sign Free Agent Linebacker Kelvin Sheppard Bears Sign Free Agent Linebacker Kelvin Sheppard
- August 20, 2017

He adds veteran experience behind starters Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan, the latter of which is still recovering from a serious knee injury. Sheppard, who spent the 2016 season with the Giants, started 11 games last season in the Big Apple, registering 27 tackles and 20 assisted tackles as he appeared in all 16 games. (more...)
Collegiate Kicker Scores Full Scholarship Collegiate Kicker Scores Full Scholarship
- August 20, 2017

Sports, Suder was having a good practice, so coach Mike Jinks decided put some pressure on his next field goal: Make it, and get a scholarship. The big kick occurred on Tuesday. Suder was the Falcons primary kicker past year, making nine of 12 field goal attempts and 35 of 38 extra points, but none of the kicks were as big as the one he made with his tuition on the line. (more...)
Dennis takes Vuelta lead as BMC win opening team time trial
- August 20, 2017

Froome now sits down in 18th place, but only trails Dennis by nine seconds. The team's performance also put Rohan Dennis into the first leader's jersey of this year's Vuelta. Colombian defending champion and Movistar Team rider Nairo Quintana chose to skip this year's Vuelta to focus on the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, finishing second and a disappointing 12th, respectively, at those races. (more...)
Greek federation blames Bucks for Giannis Antetokounmpo's EuroBasket absence Greek federation blames Bucks for Giannis Antetokounmpo's EuroBasket absence
- August 20, 2017

Players' participation in worldwide competition has always been a bone of contention for National Basketball Association teams, since the teams are not insured against injuries. However, for now the present is the priority. As if anticipating the questions over his absence, Antetokounmpo added: "I ask everyone not to make of my absence more than it already is, and focus instead on the guys who will fight at the Eurobasket for a success that has eluded us for years". (more...)
Monaco set new Ligue 1 record with 15th straight victory
- August 20, 2017

It appeared as though Kylian Mbappe's absence - which Leonardo Jardim suggested was partially due to him not being in the right frame of mind amid ongoing speculation over his future - would prove costly when substitute Guido Carillo headed against the post, but Falcao's effort sealed a third straight win to start their title defence. (more...)
Steve Bruce praises Aston Villa youngsters after win against Norwich Steve Bruce praises Aston Villa youngsters after win against Norwich
- August 20, 2017

And we haven't got any divine right to blow away teams. "The club has spent millions over the past four or so years but the fact is we're a bit hamstrung at the minute". We know they're good players and we have to bring them out of their shells so they can perform on the big stage here. I've done it before. And when I was at Sunderland and I put Jordan Henderson in. (more...)
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Playbook & Lineups — DFS NASCAR Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Playbook & Lineups — DFS NASCAR
- August 20, 2017

Chase Elliott , Jamie McMurray , Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano all fit that profile with three races left before The Chase for the 2017 title begins September 17 in Chicago. As with any short-track race, you never know what to expect. Jones joins Ryan Blaney as a first-time pole victor this season. There have just been so many kinds of unique winners this year. (more...)
Mayweather vs McGregor: UFC Performance Institute opens its doors to Sky Sports Mayweather vs McGregor: UFC Performance Institute opens its doors to Sky Sports
- August 20, 2017

Floyd Mayweather Sr. may be up there in age, but that won't stop him from throwing down on somebody who hates him because of the color of his skin. He's 64-years old. Conor McGregor was last seen in action at UFC 205 last November where he earned a sensational knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC's lightweight champion of the world. (more...)
Dolphins, LB Maualuga agree to 1-year deal Dolphins, LB Maualuga agree to 1-year deal
- August 20, 2017

The move follows the loss of rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan to a season-ending torn ACL in his right knee suffered in the preseason opener last week against the Atlanta Falcons. Maualuga's deal includes $900,000 in base salary, according to the Miami Herald . Hull finished with five tackles, including one for a loss, in Thursday's 31-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens . (more...)