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Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United's transfer activity is sufficient
- August 13, 2017

Given the wealth of talent present in the Premier League , it is surprising just how badly English sides have performed in the UEFA Champions League in recent years. In the next three or four years Manchester City will buy one, two, maybe three players. Burnley midfielder Aiden O'Neill (18 years, one month) became our second youngest Premier League debutant, after Harry Kewell, and 49th Australian to play in the league. (more...)
Former Hershey Bears head coach Bryan Murray passes way Former Hershey Bears head coach Bryan Murray passes way
- August 13, 2017

He was hired as coach and general manager in 1990 after the Red Wings missed the playoffs and GM Jimmy Devellano was reassigned as senior vice president while Jacques Demers was sacked as head coach. While his warmth and dry sense of humor were always evident, they were accompanied by the fiery competitiveness and determination that were his trademarks. (more...)
Premier League preview: Guardiola unleashes Man City 2.0
- August 13, 2017

High activity in the transfer market led to the fact that now it is " Manchester City " is considered the main candidate for victory in the League. Brighton and Hove Albion's last home game in the top division of English football was against City in 1983. (more...)
West Brom boss Tony Pulis agrees contract extension West Brom boss Tony Pulis agrees contract extension
- August 13, 2017

Pulis has been in charge of West Brom since January 2015 following the departure of Alan Irvine . "Tony and I have engaged in lengthy and constructive discussions throughout the summer about the club's future direction and I'm delighted that we have agreed an extension to his contract to maintain that stability". (more...)
Red Sox Place Dustin Pedroia On 10-Day Disabled List Red Sox Place Dustin Pedroia On 10-Day Disabled List
- August 13, 2017

Lefthander Robby Scott was recalled from Triple A Pawtucket. Pedroia was activated from the DL on Tuesday, but his knee issues persisted to the point that another stint was required. Pedroia didn't play in Boston's 5-4 loss to the New York Yankees on Friday night, the first of a pivotal three-game series. Manager John Farrell told reporters that he doesn't expect the injury to be season-ending, but the club intends to take things slow with their starting second baseman to ensure ... (more...)
Le'Veon Bell Hurting Himself with Training Camp Holdout, Steelers GM Says Le'Veon Bell Hurting Himself with Training Camp Holdout, Steelers GM Says
- August 12, 2017

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger had some simple advice for Joshua Dobbs before the former Volunteer's first National Football League start Friday in the team's preseason opener against the New York Giants . You try to slow it down. "All of those are good things provided they're used for this process. You have to own the position, own the playbook and make it work". (more...)
Team USA Beat Bolt in His Last 100m Race Team USA Beat Bolt in His Last 100m Race
- August 12, 2017

Yet, not one single formal drug related accusation was thrown at Bolt . It was a heartfelt sight to see Usain Bolt run for the final time . The woman who beat Felix at last year's Olympics , Shaunae Miller-Uibo, was far in the lead this time but inexplicably lost it when she looked at the big screen and lost her balance. (more...)
Pep Praises New City Signing Pep Praises New City Signing
- August 12, 2017

We were not able with those players to find a solution. No other Premier League team has such depth, and few European giants have as much talented depth as City. "I feel the same pressure as Barcelona when I arrived". "People say in my first press conference we are favourites". "But the season is going to be long and today was an improvement on a lot of things we did last season". (more...)
Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan out for Manchester City Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan out for Manchester City
- August 12, 2017

The Citizens have signed Mendy, Kyle Walker , Bernardo Silva , Ederson and Danilo this summer. It has been another strong showing of City's financial muscle but Guardiola insists the club have only paid market rates and such major rebuilding work is a one-off. (more...)
Arsenal offer Alexis Sanchez mammoth £300000-a-week contract Arsenal offer Alexis Sanchez mammoth £300000-a-week contract
- August 12, 2017

Arsenal must not repeat the same mistake they did when selling Robin van Persie with Alexis Sanchez , Paul Merson has warned. The Chilean is in the final 12 months of his deal and has been linked with a move to the likes of Manchester City , Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. (more...)
Barcelona's Sergi Roberto wanted as Nemanja Matic replacement following Manchester United Barcelona's Sergi Roberto wanted as Nemanja Matic replacement following Manchester United
- August 12, 2017

Speaking on The Debate , our new nightly show on Sky Sports Premier League , Neville said the addition of Matic "puts United in the driving seat ahead of Chelsea ". "He seemed like he wanted to leave previous year at times, although he was very influential and played very well", he said of Costa. "Last season he reminded me at times of when United signed Juan Sebastian Veron". (more...)
Buffalo sends WR Watkins to Rams in three-team deal Buffalo sends WR Watkins to Rams in three-team deal
- August 12, 2017

Watkins showed hints of that potential in Buffalo. The fourth-year wide receiver and a 2018 sixth-round pick were shipped to L.A. for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second rounder. You don't bring back Tyrod, Kyle, and Lorenzo if you plan on bottoming out. Someone to whom Goff could confidently let a ball fly, knowing he's got the speed, athletic ability and will to go get it. (more...)
Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo during white nationalist rally Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo during white nationalist rally
- August 12, 2017

As of Saturday afternoon, the group was using the altered Red Wings logo as its Twitter avatar. According to Detroit's Fox2 website , a Michigan-based white nationalist group - called the Detroit Right Wings - uses the National Hockey League team's logo. (more...)
Bucs cut beleaguered kicker Roberto Aguayo Bucs cut beleaguered kicker Roberto Aguayo
- August 12, 2017

Immediately after they were ridiculed by everyone because no team ever takes a kicker that high in the draft. Add to that a missed extra point and missed field goal in the first preseason game - while Folk was one-for-one with a 45 yarder, longer than any of Aguayo's makes last season - and the writing was on the wall. (more...)
Conte desperate to improve Chelsea squad Conte desperate to improve Chelsea squad
- August 12, 2017

Conte said: "I'm not looking for sympathy of any coaches for this situation. He is a strong player with a good personality". And Conte has refused to guarantee any of the young players who have not been loaned out this season first team action. (more...)
Carragher: 'Conte to quit Chelsea after Matic joined Man United' Carragher: 'Conte to quit Chelsea after Matic joined Man United'
- August 12, 2017

Manager Antonio Conte impressed as he led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge last term, however, the summer has been less than rosy for the Italian. It's a bit like Real Madrid where they don't value the manager like other clubs do. If you're a manager why would you want to let him go - especially to a rival? "They've had a lot of distractions and I think they could have moved on from all of this if they signed an adequate replacement". (more...)
New faces on the Premier League merry-go-round
- August 12, 2017

I think it is the objective of every one of the top teams and every one of the top team managers", Mourinho said. Liverpool finished in fourth place last season and manager Jurgen Klopp has brought in Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, Domimic Solanke and Scottish defender Andy Robertson to improve his squad. (more...)
Wenger lauds Giroud as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3
- August 12, 2017

Campbell and Steve Bould were on target when George Graham's side suffered a 4-2 home defeat to Norwich, an inauspicious maiden outing in the initial Premier League season. The electric start to the campaign, with a match on the Friday night opening the league programme for the first time, was the prologue for a fast match of punch and counter-punch. (more...)
Liverpool legend Carragher launches stunning attack on wantaway Coutinho Liverpool legend Carragher launches stunning attack on wantaway Coutinho
- August 12, 2017

Carragher, fuming with what he'd just witness during the opening 45 minutes, said that Liverpool had failed to resolve any of their defensive problems from last season. Liverpool started the second half brightly and took the lead thanks to quick-fire goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. He added at full-time: 'Liverpool lose the ball and their centre backs are exposed, even if you have Franco Baresi there you are going to get exposed. (more...)
5 things you did not know about Denis Shapovalov 5 things you did not know about Denis Shapovalov
- August 12, 2017

Federer also progressed to the last eight, with victory over David Ferrer. "I struggled against Ferrer early on, so today was better". "He has a great potential". Federer broke serve for a 5-4 lead in the first set and broke again for 2-1 in the second en route to the victory in a little more than an hour. Svitolina's 40th win of the year booked her first Rogers Cup quarter-final appearance. (more...)
Stoke City Premier League - 12 August 2017 Stoke City Premier League - 12 August 2017
- August 12, 2017

With Lukaku having seemingly been Chelsea's first choice, how the two strikers adapt to leading the line for title contenders is one of the Premier League's most enticing subplots, while Wayne Rooney's return to Goodison Park is one for the romantics. (more...)
EPL Table: Opening Result, Score and 2017 Premier League Standings
- August 12, 2017

Alexandre Lacazette's 2nd minute curtain raiser was short lived as Shinji Okazaki equalized for Leicester two three minutes later. Flying wing-back Sead Kolasinac and Welbeck saw another couple of chances come and go as the Gunners pressed for a second, but it was Leicester who found the game's next goal against the run of play 29 minutes in. (more...)
Giroud rejected chance to leave Arsenal, confirms Wenger
- August 12, 2017

The Gunners have reinforced their team with the likes of French striker Alexandre Lacazette and Bosnian left back Sead Kolasinac . The Frenchman admitted he was relieved Arsenal managed to avoid an embarrassing opening day defeat. 'If he went to City there would be uproar from the Arsenal fans. Following Danny Welbeck's equaliser in first-half stoppage time , another corner yielded Leicester's third goal as Riyad Mahrez's cross was headed home by Vardy. (more...)
Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea: Leicester demanding £40m to green light transfer Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea: Leicester demanding £40m to green light transfer
- August 12, 2017

The 27-year-old has shown his quality in his time at the King Power Stadium, and his fine form alongside Kante during Leicester's shock 2015/16 title-winning campaign first drew Chelsea's interest a year ago. Mahrez, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past 12 months, had been a target for Roma. However, Serie A rivals Inter Milan are understood to be unfazed from the price-tag and the club's director of football Walter Sabatini is believed to have made contact with Leicester ... (more...)
Wenger: I'm relieved that Giroud stayed Wenger: I'm relieved that Giroud stayed
- August 12, 2017

The lead lasted barely three minutes before Marc Albrighton's cross from the left was headed back into the middle by Leicester's new signing Harry Maguire and Shinji Okazaki nodded the ball past flailing Arsenal keeper Petr Cech. "Lacazette is simple. In every game he is stronger since he has joined us", Wenger said. He is a fantastic guy who loves the club. We love him and in the end he chose to stay. (more...)
Oliver Kay: Premier League elite powerless to stop rise of PSG Oliver Kay: Premier League elite powerless to stop rise of PSG
- August 12, 2017

They've spent too much money on full-backs but they are key to Guardiola style of pinning teams in and Vincent Kompany, if fit, will make John Stones better. Both Mendy and Walker are very attacking full backs, which should suit the Guardiola system well this season, as both Mendy and Walker had 5 assists in their respected leagues last season. (more...)
Isco Isco "very close" to signing new contract with Real Madrid
- August 12, 2017

Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool have made bids to try and lure Marco Asensio away from Real Madrid this summer, according to a report in the Daily Star . Diario Gol add that Asensio is hoping Gareth Bale leaves the Bernabeu so he gets more minutes under Zidane. Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will have to replace Luka Modric on Sunday as the Croatian is suspended and Mateo Kovacic could have his chance to stake a claim. (more...)
Danny Rose issues apology to Tottenham after questioning Spurs' transfer policy Danny Rose issues apology to Tottenham after questioning Spurs' transfer policy
- August 12, 2017

Of course. Will I keep him here? Shaw did find himself out of favour under Jose Mourinho last season where he was coming back after receiving a horrific leg break in September 2015 and seemed to have been exiled from the team after a poor spell of form, which was understandable given that he was out for a year. (more...)
Pep Guardiola vows to decrease spending Pep Guardiola vows to decrease spending
- August 12, 2017

Wilfried Zaha or Ross Barkley, maybe Josh King. "I won't say "never" to [returning to] the Bundesliga". Mauricio Pochettino has earned that respect and is key to their success. City's courageous new world has ushered in a new extravagance that makes the club's million pound purchases of the likes of Reeves, Steve Daley - who was once sent off at the Goldstone in 1981 - and Trevor Francis look like very small fry indeed. (more...)
EPL 2017/18: How West Ham United could line up this season
- August 12, 2017

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League home games with West Ham United (W7 D2 L0) - their last home league defeat against the Hammers was on the final day of the 2006-07 season. The only pressure I have on me is my own pressure". England goalkeeper Joe Hart has jetted in with a point to prove ahead of next summer's World Cup while Marko Arnautovic could provide some of the flair that has been missing since Dimitri Payet returned to France in January. (more...)