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Nemanja Matic "very happy" after opening-game win against West Ham United
- August 14, 2017

Manchester United eased to victory against West Ham. If that is an indication of how well Nemanja Matic played, it is also a reminder that Manchester United supporters have wanted a player of his kind for some years now. "I am happy for him - not only that he scored goals - but his unbelievable all-round game as well", Matic said. "He likes the team and the team likes him", Mourinho said. (more...)
Arsenal boss Wenger on matchwinner Giroud Arsenal boss Wenger on matchwinner Giroud
- August 14, 2017

But French striker Alexandre Lacazette hit the ground running with a goal, and it was Olivier Giroud who popped up with a late victor to rescue The Gunners . Rooney's goal came on his emotional return to his boyhood club after 13 years at Manchester United and after he was written off as a spent force by so many pundits. (more...)
Mike Tirico takes over Notre Dame play-by-play, NBC announces Mike Tirico takes over Notre Dame play-by-play, NBC announces
- August 14, 2017

Date, Opponent, Time Sept. 2 vs. Temple 3:30 p.m. ET Sept. 9 vs. Georgia, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 vs. Miami (Ohio), 5 p.m.* October 21 vs. USC, 7:30 p.m. October 28 N.C. The network also announced that former National Football League quarterback Chris Simms, son of former Giants quarterback and current CBS studio analyst Phil Simms, will work as a studio analyst on Notre Dame games . (more...)
Reliance Communication shares up 15%, as NCLT admits petition for Aircel merger Reliance Communication shares up 15%, as NCLT admits petition for Aircel merger
- August 14, 2017

Further, according to a CNBC-TV18 report, the deal will help the company reduce its debt by Rs 11,000 crore. RCom's merger proposal with Aircel has already received approvals from Sebi , CCI, BSE and NSE. The NCLT also has admitted petition for 51 per cent stake sale in the company's tower arm's to Brookfield, sources said. The firm needs to complete its merger and stake sale in tower business by December. (more...)
Marqise Lee carted off field after right leg injury
- August 14, 2017

But he watched Monday's joint practice between the Jaguars and Tampa Bay from the sideline and he wasn't on crutches or wore a protective boot. "I think it's been something that has been kind of growing". That confidence will be important for the rookie running back, who is expected to shoulder a major load for the Jaguars this season after the team used the No. (more...)
Federer cruises to Rogers Cup semifinals Federer cruises to Rogers Cup semifinals
- August 14, 2017

The 36-year-old began the second set with a break and cruised through the rest of the match, which lasted just over an hour, to book a last-four clash with Dutchman Robin Haase . "Then you're thinking, 'OK, it might happen again.' That it happens, it's just awesome". I'm most happy that I'm actually really healthy going into the finals. (more...)
Australian clergy 'must report' confessions of abuse Australian clergy 'must report' confessions of abuse
- August 14, 2017

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president, Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart, says confession is a fundamental part of the freedom of religion that must continue to be recognised by Australian law. Considered highly confidential within the Church, priests are now forbidden from disclosing anything they hear in confession. Mr Sullivan said part of the forgiveness process under the sacrament of confession would normally require a child abuser to turn themselves into police, adding the ... (more...)
Man United's Victor Lindelof not ready for Premier League - Jose Mourinho Man United's Victor Lindelof not ready for Premier League - Jose Mourinho
- August 14, 2017

Former Newcastle striker and club legend, Alan Shearer says that the 2017/18 Premier League title will be between the two Manchester clubs. Mourinho, though, insists he is not getting carried away. We have him and we are very happy. He was a player this team needs'. And he warned the decision could prove a costly one for the 2016/17 champions, who suffered a shock defeat to Burnley on the opening day of the new season . (more...)
Falcons reveal Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol Falcons reveal Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol
- August 14, 2017

Quinn wouldn't speculate on how this would affect Freeman in the rest of preseason and beginning of the regular season. After leaving practice on Sunday for what head coach Dan Quinn thought was "heat-related" issues, running back Devonta Freeman is now in the concussion protocol. (more...)
Arsenal's Cech hails 'beautiful' Leicester game Arsenal's Cech hails 'beautiful' Leicester game
- August 14, 2017

Leicester showed some of the form that won them the title in 2016 and helped stave off relegation last term but in the end they were undone by canny France global Giroud who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal all summer. However, Arsenal's fans' joy was short-lived. There will be a lot of weekend coupons sunk if the home side don't deliver at 1/2 but there have been plenty of bullish noises coming out of a revamped Leicester City camp following an arduous six-week pre-season ... (more...)
India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka
- August 14, 2017

Sir Ravindra Jadeja is No. 1 in bowling and all-rounder rankings. His offences ranged from running on the pitch to throwing the ball dangerously at an opponent. "We certainly are not thinking on drastic chances at this stage". "I enjoy playing, this is my natural game (playing positive cricket)". After the above, the very next series played by West Indies with a top team was India at home in 2002. (more...)
Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM says efforts afoot to avert 'Gorakhpur' type incident Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM says efforts afoot to avert 'Gorakhpur' type incident
- August 14, 2017

Culprits won't be spared. Speaking to ANI, Dikshit said committee ordered by Chief Minster Adityanath to probe the incident should work with immediate affect so that such tragic incident is not repeated. "Since 1978 children in eastern UP are dying due to lack of sanitation and defecating in the open", he said. He said Gorakhpur has been suffering from Japanese encephalitis for a long time and as a local MP, he has fought against it from street to Parliament. (more...)
Jose Mourinho explains why he signed Nemanja Matic at Manchester United Jose Mourinho explains why he signed Nemanja Matic at Manchester United
- August 14, 2017

Ander Herrera lacks Matic's power and game-management skills, while Paul Pogba has yet to develop the tactical awareness to be able to dictate the game from a deeper-lying midfield role. Dier, 23, remains a Mourinho target going forward and he could yet move to United next summer, but Matic is the signing that offers an instant upgrade, a "here and now" improvement, and he is a player who Mourinho knows and trusts to make a difference. (more...)
Why is Arsenal's Alexis trying to hide that he is in Paris? Why is Arsenal's Alexis trying to hide that he is in Paris?
- August 14, 2017

Over the weekend reports have confirmed that Alexis Sanchez is in Paris. The reports were echoed by another French journalist, as Bertrand Latour tweeted: "Alexis Sanchez will spend the night in Paris". They continue to be linked with both Sanchez and Kylian Mbappe, and are convinced Arsenal could yet be persuaded to sell him overseas rather than risk losing him to a domestic rival like Manchester City. (more...)
Pandya ton lifts India to 487 in 3rd Test
- August 14, 2017

After a superb batting display by India , its bowlers then produced a power-packed performance to bundle out Sri Lanka for 135 runs in the first innings with left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav leading the way with a four-wicket haul. (more...)
Ice Cube beats LaVar Ball in Big3 4-point challenge Ice Cube beats LaVar Ball in Big3 4-point challenge
- August 14, 2017

In March, LaVar Ball said that in his prime, he would "kill Michael Jordan one-on-one ". Ice Cube challenged Ball to see who could make more four-point shots - a gimmick of the BIG3 - in a 90-second period when the touring league came to town this summer. (more...)
Schalke in talks with Chelsea for Baba Rahman, confirms director Schalke in talks with Chelsea for Baba Rahman, confirms director
- August 14, 2017

Goal have reported that Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has confirmed that the club have entered ongoing negations with the hope of concluding a deal that will see the Ghana global return to the Veltins Arena. No decision has yet been made'. He was supposed to be spending the whole campaign with the Gelsenkirchen outfit though an injury he picked up at the Africa Cup of Nations in January saw him return to Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Mourinho: Manchester United flying at final whistle
- August 14, 2017

Antoine Griezmann could complete a move to Manchester United next summer, and Atletico Madrid have already set their sights on his who will take his place. "I am very happy to have him because he is one of those players with no question marks". He knows sometimes strikers can play very well for the team without scoring goals. (more...)
Trophy-less Rory McIlroy could miss Dubai golf tournament over fitness concerns Trophy-less Rory McIlroy could miss Dubai golf tournament over fitness concerns
- August 14, 2017

The questions to be asked and answered will determine whether he plays in the season-ending FedEx Cup playoffs in the United States, which start with next week's Northern Trust tournament in NY, or whether he takes a complete break from the sport, with an eight-week layoff from all golfing activity the considered medical judgment that has previously been offered. (more...)
Arsenal Give Up On Signing Lemar From Monaco Arsenal Give Up On Signing Lemar From Monaco
- August 14, 2017

The report states that names like Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Lucas Perez and Joel Campbell are all on Wenger's list to offload this summer but none have found a club to move to. Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move to sign Lemar all summer but a transfer has not materialised. But there is concern over Oxlade-Chamberlain's future with Chelsea and Liverpool keen on the England midfielder. (more...)
Journalist provides worrying Fulham update ahead of Leeds United clash Journalist provides worrying Fulham update ahead of Leeds United clash
- August 14, 2017

A point can be crucial to picking up play-off (places) and a point is better than nothing. Whilst the Bundesliga club are happy to see the back of Lasogga and his wages, they want a deal which suits them and for Leeds United to pay a good percentage of the player's wages. (more...)
Conte denies his transfer frustration spreading to Chelsea players Conte denies his transfer frustration spreading to Chelsea players
- August 14, 2017

It followed reports of an offer from China that would have been worth £30m a year in salary. "He didn't train in the week because he wasn't fit". Leicester City lost 2-1 at Hull City on the first day last season, but given the unexpected nature of their title win, this was the biggest opening-day shock since Aston Villas 3-1 win over Manchester United in 1995. (more...)
Western Force stars say battle is not over Western Force stars say battle is not over
- August 14, 2017

An injunction was lodged to the NSW Supreme court with RugbyWA likely to know within the next seven days if they will be granted a formal appeal hearing to determine once and for all the future of the Club in Super Rugby. Against a background of widespread dissatisfaction with the 18-team format, SANZAAR earlier this year agreed to remove three sides from the competition. (more...)
Manchester United defeat shows West Ham's need for Carvalho deal Manchester United defeat shows West Ham's need for Carvalho deal
- August 14, 2017

Good for him for Rooney, Morata and Lacazette'. "What an incredible impact that was yesterday from Nemanja Matic ", said the the ex-Chelsea star and assistant boss, as well as one-time United captain. United will be hoping for more of the same in their next outing against Swansea, with Mourinho's men then set to discover their Champions League group stage opponents on August 24. (more...)
Japan interceptors ready for Pyongyang threat Japan interceptors ready for Pyongyang threat
- August 14, 2017

The plan would be to launch heavy B1-B bombers from Guam's Andersen Air Force Base, limiting the flight time. "The North Korean threat has been real for more than a year or two". Each missile North Korea launches brings it closer to having a reliable nuclear force capable of striking the United States mainland, or its allies and military facilities in Asia. (more...)
Kyle Larson wins by 0.31 Kyle Larson wins by 0.31
- August 14, 2017

Kyle Larson slipped between cars on an overtime restart, capping his wild weekend with a victory in Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway . In other words, Larson earned five playoff points and a trophy, but he didn't necessarily earn more Saturday night sprint auto races. "But (we knew) this was his last sprint auto race of the season". (more...)
Not really rested: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja set for county cricket debuts Not really rested: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja set for county cricket debuts
- August 14, 2017

Ashwin in all likelihood could be available for Worcestershire's match against Gloucestershire on August 28. Worcestershire are now placed second in division two of the county championships. Pujara, who played a few matches for Nottinghamshire earlier this English domestic season, is expected to return to the County side after the conclusion of the Test series in Sri Lanka. (more...)
West Ham United interested in signing a striker West Ham United interested in signing a striker
- August 14, 2017

He protects Phil Jones and Eric Bailly so well. The Croat does have some good news, with Aaron Cresswell and captain Mark Noble fit and available. He was one of the best central defenders in the last decade of the Premier League , but he struggled. (more...)
Supercopa: Ronaldo Sent Off As Real Madrid Defeat Barcelona Supercopa: Ronaldo Sent Off As Real Madrid Defeat Barcelona
- August 14, 2017

Zinedine Zidane has expressed his disappointment at the decision to send his talismanic forward off, saying: "We played a great game but I am annoyed by Cristiano's sending-off". "I think he was caught off balance and he didn't dive", said the defender. Cristiano Ronaldo was in the headlines as he scored the victor against arch-rivals Barcelona at Nou Camp, but the incident was marred when he got sent off for a second yellow card and shoved the referee on this way out, looking at a ... (more...)
Leonardo Jardim: 'Kylian Mbappe omission a club decision' Leonardo Jardim: 'Kylian Mbappe omission a club decision'
- August 14, 2017

The 18-year-old sensation was named as a substitute and sat out the entire match as Monaco continued the defence of their Ligue 1 title against Dijon with a 4-1 win. Bielsa had to make two changes in the first 18 minutes after Thiago Mendes and Kevin Malcuit picked up injuries. Striker Nicolas De Preville took the 'keeper duties after Mike Maignan was sent off for throwing the ball at a Strasbourg player. (more...)