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Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for transfer of Diego Costa Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for transfer of Diego Costa
- September 25, 2017

Costa joined Atletico in 2006 and following a string of loan spells established himself as a key part of Diego Simeone's title winning side in 2013-14 before joining Chelsea in a deal worth 32 million pounds ($43.21 million). "I've been surprised that Morata has found the right chemistry with his team mates so quickly", he said. Ahead of a midweek Champions League meeting with Atletico Madrid, the Italian has also opted to leave Eden Hazard among the substitutes . (more...)
Wenger: Champions League Isn't As Good As It Used To Be Wenger: Champions League Isn't As Good As It Used To Be
- September 25, 2017

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said the club can not afford to ignore any competition unlike rival managers who have questioned the value of the League Cup. But Wenger, whose side will play BATE Borisov next week, said he missed being involved in the tournament after such a long run of competing in it. And Wenger astonishingly declared he had no idea if the club's army of medical and fitness experts could help them get through it unscathed. (more...)
Australia win toss, bat against India Australia win toss, bat against India
- September 25, 2017

Australia's plight could easily be gauged from the fact that eight of their batsmen could not touch double-digit scores in Chennai, while only four of them could score more than 10 runs in Kolkata . Pat Cummins has also done reasonably well, bowling in tandem with Coulter-Nile. The major concern for the visitors is their spinners. Following Kohli's dismissal, India began to lose wickets at regular intervals, but with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya's both scoring 20, India ... (more...)
Diamondbacks Clinch Spot in NL Wild Card Game with Cardinals, Brewers Losses Diamondbacks Clinch Spot in NL Wild Card Game with Cardinals, Brewers Losses
- September 25, 2017

Louis and Milwaukee both lost Sunday. The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers both had to loose, and both outcomes came to fruition. That ensures Arizona will finish no lower than the second Wild Card in the National League, a spot now held by the Colorado Rockies (83-72). (more...)
England's Billy Vunipola sidelined for four months England's Billy Vunipola sidelined for four months
- September 25, 2017

Scans revealed damage to the meniscus in his right knee that required immediate surgery, Vunipola going under the knife on Sunday to correct the issue. Vunipola withdrew from the Lions summer tour to New Zealand with a shoulder injury, only returning to action last weekend, and he was also absent for a large chunk of last season with an injury to the same right knee. (more...)
Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico dam on brink of collapse, thousands evacuated Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico dam on brink of collapse, thousands evacuated
- September 25, 2017

The exact status of the Guajataca Dam was unclear early Friday evening, but it has structural damage, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said during a news conference. The 316-meter dam holds back a man-made lake covering about five square kilometres and was built decades ago. More than 15 inches (nearly 40 centimetres) of rain from Maria fell on the surrounding mountains. (more...)
Lukaku strikes again as Man United beat Saints
- September 25, 2017

United will return to Premier League action following their 4-1 Carabao Cup victory on Wednesday night with a trip to the south coast to face Southampton at the St Mary's Stadium on Saturday. They (United) realised that we were playing well and they defended. United manager Jose Mourinho was not keen to broach before the trip to Southampton and after the game was asked about the subject again. (more...)
Notable stats from the Premier League weekend - Week 5 Notable stats from the Premier League weekend - Week 5
- September 25, 2017

Antonio Conte opted to freeze Costa out, despite being a two-time Premier League title victor, and turn to a man with no prior experience in the English top flight. "We should have been winning by at least two goals but you know when you play against Everton you are going to suffer". He's got damage to his hamstring and we're hoping it won't stop him playing, but clearly at the moment he's a big risk. (more...)
Morata scores hat-trick as Chelsea thump Stoke 4-0 Morata scores hat-trick as Chelsea thump Stoke 4-0
- September 25, 2017

We have to play three games in seven days and it is the possibility to try and pick him for these games'. Just six games into the new season, and Morata is already killing it. The in-form forward nearly had a fourth before the match was over, firing inches wide after another Fabregas pass before Johnson's vital goal-line clearance stopped him from converting Victor Moses' cross at the far post. (more...)
Manchester City, Manchester United Win to Stay on Top of EPL
- September 25, 2017

Manchester United are level on points with Manchester City , but the Citizens are at the top because of a better goal difference. Manchester United have scored more Premier League goals in the 80th minute or later in games (9) than 17 of the 19 other clubs have scored overall in the competition this season . (more...)
Time for Morata to be main man - Conte Time for Morata to be main man - Conte
- September 25, 2017

Alvaro Morata is revelling in the responsibility of being Chelsea's main man, with boss Antonio Conte hailing a "complete player". As you know, Hazard is very important for us. Hazard had made just three appearances off the bench for the Blues this season after breaking his ankle at the end of last term. I think Alvaro played very well. (more...)
Multiple Browns players take a knee ahead of game against the Colts Multiple Browns players take a knee ahead of game against the Colts
- September 25, 2017

Sounds like Vegas wants you to take Indy. "They made plays. Once we start going, we have to continue doing what we do". Despite a chorus of boos from Colts fans, 21 Browns players knelt on the sideline while facing a field-sized American Flag and several others locked arms in a show of unity during the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner". (more...)
USA showing North Korea its military might USA showing North Korea its military might
- September 25, 2017

President Donald Trump has threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if the United States was forced to defend itself or its allies against a North Korean attack. "North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world and it is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal, rogue regime", Trump said as he joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a meeting in NY. (more...)
Sparks, Lynx set for WNBA Finals rematch Sparks, Lynx set for WNBA Finals rematch
- September 25, 2017

The Sparks jumped out to a 28-2 lead to open the game, but held on at the end in a bonkers final two minutes that saw four lead changes. Nneka Ogwumike scored on a short jumper for an 83-82 Sparks lead with 26.2 seconds left. The 25-year-old Londoner has only featured in two games in the playoffs so far, including the semi-final clincher against Washington seven days ago. (more...)
Mark Cuban to Trump: Don't Take Donations from Athletes Mark Cuban to Trump: Don't Take Donations from Athletes
- September 25, 2017

New England Patriots . the SuperBowl champions were the first team to visit the White House under Trump's presidency, despite the absence of Tom Brady. The 29-year-old said on Friday that he did not want to visit but admitted his position was hard because he does not represent the whole team. On Friday, Trump said the National Football League ( NFL ) should fire players who protest during the USA anthem , BBC reported on Saturday. (more...)
Ideal timing for Sagan as Slovakian takes third straight title Ideal timing for Sagan as Slovakian takes third straight title
- September 25, 2017

Australia's Michael Matthews was left ruing a tactical blunder as he had to settle for bronze at the world road race championships won for the third year in a row by Peter Sagan . It's unbelievable for me. "I had a lot of fun, I had a lot of time to spend time with my family, it was good", said Sagan. He said his historic hat-trick "is something special for sure". (more...)
Raiders offensive line plans Anthem Protest in Washington Raiders offensive line plans Anthem Protest in Washington
- September 25, 2017

While seven players [VIDEO ] were added to the injury list after the game with Los Angeles, the most important loss for the Redskins may be running back Rob Kelley . The Raiders are in Washington for their matchup against the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football and plan to address President Donald Trump's recent statements with a silent protest of tonight's national anthem. (more...)
Leicester's Jamie Vardy vows to keep taking penalties despite Liverpool miss Leicester's Jamie Vardy vows to keep taking penalties despite Liverpool miss
- September 25, 2017

Super Eagles duo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, were in action for Leicester, while Ahmed Musa who featured for Leicester's U-23s in their 2-0 win against Chelsea in the Premier League 2 on Thursday, was not listed. Leicester City put up a good fight throughout the game. The Reds were nearly ahead inside 15 minutes when Emre Can's low drive struck the post before Mohamed Salah turned the rebound wide from close range. (more...)
Keith Mitchell: 'There's no reason to be excited to meet Donald Trump' Keith Mitchell: 'There's no reason to be excited to meet Donald Trump'
- September 25, 2017

On Friday, Trump said NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be sacked. Trump , Saturday is day Twitter's message, explaining that championship visit to White House didn't want to go for curry, "it is a great honour for a champion team to visit White House ". (more...)
Dwyane Wade reaches buyout agreement with Chicago Dwyane Wade reaches buyout agreement with Chicago
- September 25, 2017

Johnson reported Wade became a free agent after agreeing to a buyout of the remaining year of his contract with the Bulls . On many occasions, the 35-year-old Wade had expressed a desire to play for a contender at this stage in his career. (more...)
Some NASCAR owners say they'd fire anyone who kneels during anthem Some NASCAR owners say they'd fire anyone who kneels during anthem
- September 25, 2017

Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt's longtime team owner, said of protesting, "It'll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus". "The United States." Petty also confirmed to the AP that a protester on his team would be fired. . "This is America", Childress said. Childress says he told his team that "anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in". "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that ... (more...)
'Diego Costa without attitude' - Alvaro Morata era dawns at Chelsea 'Diego Costa without attitude' - Alvaro Morata era dawns at Chelsea
- September 25, 2017

Costa is likely to be watching his replacement from the stands at the Wanda Metropolitano. A hat-trick from Alvaro Morata and another goal by Pedro sealed a fifth victory in six matches domestically and Conte's attention now turns to Europe in preparation for Chelsea's second match in Group C. (more...)
Kyle Busch Wins Playoff Race 2 at New Hampshire Kyle Busch Wins Playoff Race 2 at New Hampshire
- September 25, 2017

It was also a bit of redemption after a gaffe on pit road last week in Chicagoland cost Busch a chance to win the playoff opener. Sunday's race started with both Kyles on the front row. Kyle Busch barely squeezed by and won Stage 2. It only got worse from here, as Truex, Dale Jr, and Jeffrey Earnhardt were all collected in this incident. (more...)
Conte reacts to Chelsea win at Stoke and Morata display Conte reacts to Chelsea win at Stoke and Morata display
- September 25, 2017

The 24-year-old Spaniard has three goals (all headers, coincidentally) and two assists to his name already but his manager stressed the forward isn't just about goals as he is polite and committed too. "It was very hard to win here". Morata could have scored a double brace when he was played through on goal by Eden Hazard but his shot was inches wide. (more...)
Three Lions CAN wear poppies on shirts against Germany Three Lions CAN wear poppies on shirts against Germany
- September 25, 2017

Both England and Scotland wore the poppy on black armbands during their World Cup qualifier at Wembley in November 2016. Scotland , Wales and Northern Ireland were also fined for sporting the poppy previous year. Once the new rules are agreed, player will be allowed to wear poppies on the pitch, but only on the conditions that the opposing team agrees and the competition organiser has no objection. (more...)
Manchester United are capable of winning the Premier League, says Paul Scholes
- September 25, 2017

United are statistically the most succesfull team in the league but have only been a shadow of their former selves since the retirement of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. "They have been the most entertaining side going forward in the league", he said, "But I don't think their defense has been tested yet". City, United and Chelsea already occupy the top-three spots in the division, with fellow expected challengers Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Arsenal already off the pace. (more...)
Chiefs Outlast Chargers to go to 3-0 Chiefs Outlast Chargers to go to 3-0
- September 25, 2017

Rivers finished with 237 yards on 20 completions, but threw three interceptions. He may play decoy for the offense, but Henry is going to get more targets, receptions, and touchdowns all season. However, the good news for the Bolts was that they also weren't allowing the Chiefs to do much of anything either. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV. (more...)
Green Bay Packers face the Cincinnati Bengals
- September 25, 2017

The Winona Daily reported that the Green Bay Packers are facing an uncommon opponent in the Cincinnati Bengals. With the Green Bay Packers facing a third-and-9 at their 42-yard line in the second quarter, Lawson shoved aside left offensive tackle Kyle Murphy to sack quarterback Aaron Rodgers for an 8-yard loss for his first National Football League sack and second National Football League tackle. (more...)
Juventus, Ravanelli attacca Higuain: Juventus, Ravanelli attacca Higuain: "E' solo un peso per i bianconeri"
- September 25, 2017

Non era mica la prima volta: era successo l'anno scorso a San Siro con l'Inter, era successo in un altro derby della passata stagione e potrebbe ricapitare in futuro. Ma quali sono i problemi (se di problemi si può parlare per una squadra in testa al campionato a punteggio pieno) a cui la Vecchia Signora dovrà porre rimedio? Pericolo per il quarto uomo? E' stata una scelta tecnica perché ci sono tanti match da giocare e ho preferito dargli un turno di riposo. (more...)
Pogba likely to have surgery for hamstring injury Pogba likely to have surgery for hamstring injury
- September 25, 2017

And ESPN claim the lack of uncertainty surrounding Pogba's injury is because they are yet to decide if he needs surgery. The 24-year-old is out of United's trip to Southampton on Saturday and is expected to miss games against CSKA Moscow and Crystal Palace ahead of the global break. (more...)

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