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Barcelona Barcelona "Not A Millimeter Closer" To Signing Dembele - Dortmund CEO
- August 20, 2017

Dortmund have turned down an identical offer for their France global Dembele, who is now serving an internal suspension at the German club after missing training amid the speculation surrounding his future. "We hope they will wear a Barca shirt". Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, however, has said that he was surprised to hear Segura's comments. "Of course I'm going to talk to him but those conversations will remain private". (more...)
Barcelona close to deals for Coutinho and Dembele Barcelona close to deals for Coutinho and Dembele
- August 20, 2017

Liverpool have already rejected an offer from Barcelona worth £90million but the Spanish outfit have been boosted by the playmaker's attempt to agitate his way out of the club by handing in a transfer request. "We are hopeful that they will end up wearing the Barca shirt". While Liverpool owners released a statement saying they intend to keep Coutinho at the club, Barcelona have been boosted by his attempts to agitate his way out of Anfield. (more...)
Stafford sharp in three series of Lions' win over Jets Stafford sharp in three series of Lions' win over Jets
- August 20, 2017

Hackenberg went 2-for-6 passing for 14 yards and a 42.4 rating. Stafford and the starting offense played three series before getting the hook against NY, and were really productive. Before the game, Bowles announced veteran quarterback Josh McCown wouldn't play. Rudock led an 87-yard drive late in the half but the Lions had settle on Prater's 25-yard field goal with nine seconds left. (more...)
Yankees fall to Red Sox after coughing up late lead
- August 20, 2017

When asked if Chapman could be trusted in the ninth inning for rest of the weekend in Fenway, Girardi cryptically said, "I'll sleep on everything and talk about it (today)". "They throw some tough arms out there". Yankees: Placed INF Garrett Cooper on the 10-day disabled list with left hamstring tendinitis and recalled INF Tyler Austin from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. (more...)
Chelsea Are Still Title Favorites With No Excuses Says Jose Mourinho Chelsea Are Still Title Favorites With No Excuses Says Jose Mourinho
- August 20, 2017

Mourinho, however, does not believe that the current "problems" of United's rivals will affect them in the long-term and does not think such problems can be used as an excuse should a top club fail to mount a title challenge. Jose Mourinho hailed the depth of his squad after watching his Manchester United team record another 4-0 win in the Premier League. The next season, you are the favourites. (more...)
Football League consider making changes to summer transfer window Football League consider making changes to summer transfer window
- August 20, 2017

Scroll down for highlights from all of the Premier League matches so far. "There's still business going on and so forth now, but it wouldn't half make it easier if they did do that (shut before season started)". The reaction from the managers appears to support that notion. It would only protect us in that no other Premier League clubs can take your players. (more...)
Premier League To Change Next Transfer Deadline? Premier League To Change Next Transfer Deadline?
- August 20, 2017

Matic's signing has allowed Pogba to get forward much more often, something that will hurt teams. Reds manager Jurgen Klopp recently bemoaned the window being open after the campaign has begun. "The (Philippe) Coutinho situation, it would not stop Liverpool losing him but would stop them finding a replacement". I support [the idea of moving the window], of course. (more...)
Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track
- August 20, 2017

After the race, Larson, who finished 9th, took to Twitter to offer some enormous praise for the ever-controversial Busch. The top drivers in points without a win, who could clinch a playoff spot with a win in Bristol include Chase Elliott , Jamie McMurray , Matt Kenseth , and Clint Bowyer . (more...)
Dimitrov, Kyrgios for Cincinnati finals Dimitrov, Kyrgios for Cincinnati finals
- August 20, 2017

Seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov reached his first Masters 1000 final after squeezing past John Isner 7-6 (4) 7-6 (10) in a last-four contest at the Cincinnati Open in OH on Saturday. After both players each suffered two mini-breaks early in the tie-break, 12 successive points went with serve, and produced some memorable tennis on either side of the net. (more...)
Chris Froome and Team Sky off to solid start at Vuelta Chris Froome and Team Sky off to solid start at Vuelta
- August 20, 2017

Chris Froome's Team Sky finished fourth in the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana, with BMC Racing winning the team time trial in Nimes. After crossing the line ahead of his eight team-mates Dennis became the early leader in the third and final grand tour of the season, not that the Australian expects to hold onto it for too much longer. (more...)
Spurs Star's Recovery Before Chelsea Game Makes Mauricio Pochettino "So Happy"
- August 20, 2017

That 2-0 victory was fairly straightforward in the end, although it was certainly a closer game before Jonjo Shelvey's red card. To gain confidence, a win today would help them immensely. It is important that we respect each other, fight on the pitch and be mature". The Italian favoured a suit for much of last season's run to the Premier League title , and his stark change in appearance prompted some suggestions that the choice of more casual matchday attire was a subtle attempt to ... (more...)
'Stronger' Chelsea are still title favourites, claims Mourinho 'Stronger' Chelsea are still title favourites, claims Mourinho
- August 20, 2017

I don't see any problems about the future. Can Chelsea beat Spurs to win their first league game of the season? The mood still didn't feel completely right going into that Burnley match, especially with Conte so conspicuously talking about how people were right that the champions wouldn't defend their title if they didn't sign more players. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi shortlisted for FIFA's Best Player 2017 award
- August 20, 2017

Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to clinch the Best FIFA Men's Player 2017 award for the second time after being named among the 24-man shortlisted candidates for this year's coveted prize. On Friday, Barcelona Football Club held a minute's silence at their training ground, posting a picture of the squad together with the hashtag #TotsSomBarcelona (we are all Barcelona). (more...)
Dominant Real beat Barca to win Super Cup Dominant Real beat Barca to win Super Cup
- August 20, 2017

The first time Zinedine Zidane met Antonio Pintus, the Frenchman ended the day dry heaving at the side of the pitch. Over the last few months of competitive action though, the 25-year-old has become the single most influential player in the first-team setup at the club, scoring goals and creating a host of chances for his teammates to capitalise on. (more...)
Newcastle will bounce back against Huddersfield Town, says Christian Atsu Newcastle will bounce back against Huddersfield Town, says Christian Atsu
- August 20, 2017

Two of the newly promoted sides to the Premier League will face off as Huddersfield Town host Newcastle United in the West Yorkshire town. "I am trying to what I can to make the fans happy". The Aussie steadied himself before delivering a ideal ball into the box, which club-record signing Mounie buried with a bullet header. I'm sure it will be an extraordinary atmosphere against Newcastle . (more...)
Umpires at Royals game wear white wristbands as part of protest Umpires at Royals game wear white wristbands as part of protest
- August 20, 2017

The home and first-base umpires in Saturday's Dodgers-Tigers game are not wearing the armband, while the second and third base umpires are. After Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler called out umpire Angel Hernandez earlier in the week, the World Umpires Association released a statement Saturday, saying "the verbal attack on Angel denigrated the entire Major League Baseball umpiring staff and is unacceptable". (more...)
The Cowen and Company Reaffirms The Cowen and Company Reaffirms "Outperform" Rating for Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)
- August 20, 2017

Ameriprise accumulated 397,761 shares or 0.03% of the stock. 313,756 shares of the stock traded hands. (NASDAQ: NFLX ). Sumitomo Life Insurance Communication reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. It also reduced B/E Aerospace Inc (NASDAQ:BEAV) stake by 34,221 shares and now owns 57,428 shares. Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 21 sales for $59.97 million activity. (more...)
Asensio Comments On His Screamer Against Barca
- August 20, 2017

It had been reported that Madrid could offload Bale and move for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, with Manchester United among the Welshman's suitors. It's widely suggested that it is Real Madrid who have bought their way to success, but it appears that suggestion is wrong. (more...)
Does new Shaw deal at Manchester United end interest in Spurs' Rose? Does new Shaw deal at Manchester United end interest in Spurs' Rose?
- August 20, 2017

United defender Phil Jones also struck the bar in the ninth minute with an effort that came off his shoulder from Juan Mata's inswinging free kick. The 22-year-old's current contract expires in 10 months time and after being publicly criticised by manager Jose Mourinho on several occasions last season, it was thought the England worldwide was not in the Portuguese's plans. (more...)
Miami Dolphins sign LB Rey Maualuga Miami Dolphins sign LB Rey Maualuga
- August 20, 2017

The Dolphins needed linebacker depth as Mike Hull and Neville Hewitt are the top reserves. The Dolphins previously used the MSB on cornerback Alterruan Verner in order to diminish the salary cap hit although not the actual salary for the eighth-year veteran. (more...)
Liverpool rejects Barcelona's bid for Coutinho Liverpool rejects Barcelona's bid for Coutinho
- August 20, 2017

And according to Catalan daily Sport , despite the Reds rejecting three offers from Barcelona , the player remains confident that a transfer will finally go through before the window slams shut at the end of this month. "Hopefully he can do that again for us". "All the criticism around"? "The defending was outstanding today", he said, though this assessment perhaps overlooked the absence of an attacking threat from a visiting side low on confidence after losing heavily at home to ... (more...)
Pliskova, Halep, Muguruza, Stephens Into WTA Cincy Semis Pliskova, Halep, Muguruza, Stephens Into WTA Cincy Semis
- August 20, 2017

Pliskova was denied on three break points in the second set's opening game, the only ones she faced in the match, and Muguruza broke to 4-2 with another backhand victor. The men's bracket is without Roger Federer, Andy Murray , Novak Djokovic and defending champion Marin Cilic because of injuries. Dimitrov needed only 52 minutes to beat Yuichi Sugita 6-2, 6-1. (more...)
Nadal Beats the Rain, Pliskova Cruises in Cincinnati on Day of Upsets Nadal Beats the Rain, Pliskova Cruises in Cincinnati on Day of Upsets
- August 20, 2017

Barty's win over Williams was her first over world top-10 opposition. The 22-year-old from Canberra was up a double break in 10 minutes, seizing the chance to make a between-the-legs showoff shot on his way to a 4-0 lead, drawing boos from the crowd. (more...)
Liverpool REJECT Latest Barcelona BID For Philippe COUTINHO Liverpool REJECT Latest Barcelona BID For Philippe COUTINHO
- August 20, 2017

Liverpool ownership released a statement explicitly saying Coutinho would be with Liverpool for the next season at the very least, but it hasn't slowed Barcelona's pursuit. Their interest in Coutinho is long-standing. We did enjoy the line about Liverpool being frustrated by Barcelona's pursuit. He continued: "Obviously my decision not to read the English press was the best decision of my life". (more...)
Liverpool reject Barcelona's third bid to lure away Philippe Coutinho from Anfield Liverpool reject Barcelona's third bid to lure away Philippe Coutinho from Anfield
- August 20, 2017

The true offer is an outright bid of £80m to be paid over five years. Coutinho , 25, handed in a transfer request at Liverpool earlier this month in a desperate plea to join Barca just hours after club chiefs said he was going nowhere. (more...)
Tigers' Ausmus: 'We hit a brick wall' in Friday loss to Dodgers Tigers' Ausmus: 'We hit a brick wall' in Friday loss to Dodgers
- August 20, 2017

Seager's two-run single put Los Angeles ahead 4-2. The Dodgers opened the series on Friday with an 8-5 win on the road. Ryu has been pretty good for some time, allowing just three runs over his last three starts. Ryu left the game first, and did not factor in the decision, surrendering just three hits with four walks and four strikeouts in five shutout innings. (more...)
Merck CEO stepping down from American Manufacturing Council Merck CEO stepping down from American Manufacturing Council
- August 20, 2017

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said Monday he was resigning from President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council , becoming the latest executive to leave the body in the wake of the tragedy in Virginia . Using Trump's preferred discussion platform, Frazier on Twitter today announced his resignation under protest. Trump attacked Frazier shortly after the announcement. (more...)
What To Watch For In The Cowboys' Preseason Game Against The Colts What To Watch For In The Cowboys' Preseason Game Against The Colts
- August 20, 2017

For the Cowboys , the matchup against the Colts will be their de facto second week, so it makes sense that players like Bryant will make their debut on Saturday. Over that most recent campaign, Bryant had 796 yards and eight touchdowns on 50 receptions. Dez Bryant is excited to make his National Football League preseason debut on Saturday night against the Colts . (more...)
PSG ready to announce €200m capture of Monaco star Mbappe
- August 20, 2017

Colombia striker Falcao's victor saw Monaco pass Bordeaux's tally of 14 wins in a row in 2009. Mbappe had been left out of the squad completely amid intensifying speculation surrounding his future. The champions needed a piece of inspiration from new signing Rachid Ghezzal to unlock Metz's staunch defence as the Algeria worldwide picked out his captain for his fifth goal in three matches. (more...)
Erik Jones wins first career Cup pole for Bristol night race Erik Jones wins first career Cup pole for Bristol night race
- August 20, 2017

He only has three starts at Bristol, but in those three starts, he has a top-five finish and two top-10 finishes, meaning that things could be looking up for Elliott. Just everything I've been learning and accumulating and figuring out on the race track and the studying during the week and putting the work in off the track has added up for myself and as well as the team. (more...)