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Chelsea boss Sarri gives Morata vote of confidence Chelsea boss Sarri gives Morata vote of confidence
- July 31, 2018

There were reports that if Conte stayed at the club, Luiz would seek a move out of Chelsea . Milan have been in need of a striker for the past year after £38m signing Andre Silva flopped and Patrick Cutrone took his place. Of Sarri's approach, Luiz added: "I love this philosophy". "We play high, with a lot of possession in a technical way". A new philosophy always takes time. (more...)
Marcos Rojo close to completing £25m Wolves transfer Marcos Rojo close to completing £25m Wolves transfer
- July 31, 2018

The United manager wants a central defender and a right winger before the transfer deadline on August 9, according to sources, with Leicester's Harry Maguire , Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng at Bayern Munich all on the list of candidates. (more...)
John Isner beats Matthew Ebden to reach 8th Atlanta Open final
- July 31, 2018

The American was pushed to three sets by German sixth seed Mischa Zverev before he prevailed 7-5 4-6 6-1, dropped just two first-serve points in the match and sending down 21 aces. "I make breakfast in my own room, I go to the Publix next door, it really feels like I'm at home, and that helps so much". "I've been on the other end where you have four or five chances to put your stamp on the match and you don't get it". (more...)
Western cyclists killed in suspected terrorist attack in Tajikistan
- July 31, 2018

Swiss Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Silvia Mueller said that while the circumstances of the crash were unclear, the Swiss government's travel advice for Tajikistan notes there is a risk of attacks and poor road travel conditions in the Central Asian country. (more...)
Man Utd: Mourinho hoping for one more signing before window shuts Man Utd: Mourinho hoping for one more signing before window shuts
- July 31, 2018

Things have often turned sour for the 55-year-old during his third season at different clubs - and history might be about to repeat itself at Old Trafford. His attitude afterwards was very positive. "Alexis is the only attacking player we have". "I have worked with a lot of managers in my time ", United's new third-choice keeper added. (more...)
Injury-hit Manchester United 'in trouble' for new campaign, says Jose Mourinho
- July 31, 2018

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has been praised by his manager Jose Mourinho . While few have been better than Mourinho at winning trophies over the last 15 years, the sideshow that comes with Mourinho has long since been hard to admire. (more...)
Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb under fire for 2011, 2012 homophobic slurs Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb under fire for 2011, 2012 homophobic slurs
- July 31, 2018

Newcomb had a 2-2 count when Taylor hit a hard grounder beyond the reach of diving third baseman Johan Camargo . Here are the screenshots of two tweets containing offensive slurs being passed around the internet. "He got up to 95 (mph), probably had some of his best velocities". Hader has pitched a few times since the All-Star Game. Newcomb's roller coaster ride of a day came less than 24 hours after Braves broadcasters Joe Simpson and Chip Caray made themselves into a story thanks to ... (more...)
Astros Acquire Roberto Osuna From Blue Jays
- July 31, 2018

We are confident that Osuna is remorseful, has willfully complied with all consequences related to his past behavior, has proactively engaged in counseling, and will fully comply with our zero tolerance policy related to abuse of any kind. Minor league pitchers Hector Perez , 22, and David Paulino , 24, are also headed to Toronto in the deal. His struggles have resulted in him, on at least one occasion, punching himself in the face . (more...)
Lewis Hamilton praises Valtteri Bottas' role in Hungarian GP win Lewis Hamilton praises Valtteri Bottas' role in Hungarian GP win
- July 31, 2018

The Ferrari driver was involved in a lengthy conversation with his team over the radio as he tried to take a drink only to find the system, which feeds the liquid through the straw attached to the helmet, was not working correctly. Will we see a similar switch before the end of the year? "Valtteri and I started first and second, so we talked before the race", he explained. "The second half usually gets a bit better on our side so we will go and prepare and make sure we come back even ... (more...)
Former Red Sox Travis Shaw shifting to 2B after Mike Moustakas trade Former Red Sox Travis Shaw shifting to 2B after Mike Moustakas trade
- July 31, 2018

The Milwaukee Brewers added some punch to their lineup on Friday. "It was really nice to see these guys put some runs on the board so we could break that spell". After last night's game against the Giants , Shaw said he's fine with that, as the Brewers asked him several weeks ago about the possibility of doing it if an offensive upgrade could be found. (more...)
Dillian names the Whyte time for Anthony Joshua rematch Dillian names the Whyte time for Anthony Joshua rematch
- July 31, 2018

Whyte was to gain a very fortunate first blood with a knockdown courtesy of clash of heads in the final twenty seconds of the round. Although Parker did not give up and remained busy, he was taking more risks and was throughout looking for that one punch which could send Whyte on the canvas. (more...)
Scott Frost's home burglarized, more than $165,000 worth of items stolen Scott Frost's home burglarized, more than $165,000 worth of items stolen
- July 31, 2018

Frost's home is being renovated and the break-in appears to have happened between Friday and Sunday, Capt. Danny Reitan of the Lincoln police department told the World-Herlad. The estimated value of the items: $165,000. Nebraska spokesman Keith Mann said he had no information beyond what Frost said in the statement. The burglary was reported less than a week before Nebraska begins preseason practice. (more...)
Karthik, Kohli warm up well in tour game Karthik, Kohli warm up well in tour game
- July 31, 2018

In reply to India's first inning score of 395, Essex rode on Paul Walter's 75 and Michael-Kyle Pepper's 68 to pile 359/8. The play on the final day was called off one and a half hours before the scheduled 6 pm local time due to rain, with India reaching 89 for two in 21.2 overs. (more...)
Claude Puel responds to Harry Maguire approach Claude Puel responds to Harry Maguire approach
- July 31, 2018

The Foxes could make a move for the Championship defender is Manchester United target Harry Maguire is sold before the end of the transfer window. We saw his progress during the second half of the season. United primarily targeted Samuel Umtiti and Raphael Varane but the World Cup winners made a decision to stay put at Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. (more...)
Manchester United trio Eric Bailly Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling miss training
- July 31, 2018

Showing no signs of the shoulder injury which forced him to be substituted early during the Champions League final and then struggle at the World Cup in Russian Federation, the Egyptian was a menace throughout. "For example, Eric Bailly was injured, he shouldn't be playing, but when he saw that Smalling in the warm-up was coming out, he made a decision by himself not to let his team play with five kids in the back against Salah, Mane and company so he put himself there for 90 minutes". (more...)
Yorkshire to hold talks with Adil Rashid over future Yorkshire to hold talks with Adil Rashid over future
- July 31, 2018

He has spoken of how the three-man selection panel of himself, former global James Taylor and coach Trevor Bayliss were "unanimous" in their decision to pick the leg-spinner, clearly neglecting the need to ask any of the hundreds of people outside this select group, who feel that Rashid's desire to neglect the longer form should make him unavailable. (more...)
Horner slams Renault's below par product Horner slams Renault's below par product
- July 30, 2018

Max Verstappen had been well-placed to challenge Mercedes and Ferrari in the early stages at the Hungaroring, but a suspected MGU-K problem put him out on lap six. Red Bull and Renault's relationship has been fractured throughout the V6 turbo era, which started in 2014. Ricciardo, race victor in Monaco, took grid penalties in Germany last weekend - starting at the rear of the field - to give himself the best chance in Hungary but retired from that race due to a power unit problem. (more...)
Clint Capela re-signs with Houston for five-years, $90M Clint Capela re-signs with Houston for five-years, $90M
- July 30, 2018

The Rockets also are expected to add Carmelo Anthony . The 24-year-old big man averaged a career-best 13.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per game last season for the top regular-season team in the National Basketball Association. Houston still has $4.5 million remaining of the tax midlevel. According to Spotrac , Capela's $18 million average annual salary ranks 13th among centers, behind the likes of Joakim Noah, Enes Kanter and DeAndre Jordan . (more...)
Poet’s Word powers home past Crystal Ocean to win the King George Poet’s Word powers home past Crystal Ocean to win the King George
- July 30, 2018

Cracksman, trained by John Gosden, for Anthony Oppenheimer, came into the Prince of Wales's as arguably the world's top middle-distance turf horse, having reeled off consecutive group stakes wins dating back to August of a year ago. Sir Michael Stoute's King George hope Crystal Ocean winning at Newbury earlier this season. "It was Golan's first appearance of the year - that was a good feat - a Guineas victor from the year before and second in the Derby". (more...)
Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward's relationship at 'all-time low' Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward's relationship at 'all-time low'
- July 30, 2018

Manchester United was without stars Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, both of whom are coming off deep World Cup runs. I wait to see if it's possible to have one of these players."ons". He added: "I think it's an unbelievable day; there are a lot of fans here and it's my first game for this big club and I'm really happy and of course with the handsome goal". (more...)
Mallya 'devastated' to lose control of Force India Formula One team Mallya 'devastated' to lose control of Force India Formula One team
- July 30, 2018

In an open letter published on social media explaining his position in the wake of media speculation he says "hurts me", Perez says he was supported in the action by Mercedes , Force India's engine suppliers, and sponsor BWT and now believes the team can be sold by the administrator and that "the team will now have a very bright future". (more...)
Pep Guardiola praises young team after City's comeback win over Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola praises young team after City's comeback win over Bayern Munich
- July 30, 2018

Manchester City have announced record signing Riyad Mahrez has been given the all-clear to return to training later this week. Mahrez was named the PFA Player of the Year at the end of that season and will hope to enjoy more success with Pep Guardiola's defending champions. (more...)
Arsenal's Alex Iwobi close to signing new contract - Unai Emery Arsenal's Alex Iwobi close to signing new contract - Unai Emery
- July 30, 2018

As I said the other day, it's all about learning the new system, about getting used to each other again and used to the new players. The club have made me who I am and gave me the chance to be the footballer I am today. The win was the first for Arsenal in the ICC after they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Atletico Madrid in their opening International Champions Cup match and their second in three pre-season games. (more...)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho lashes out at 'baseball' referees Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho lashes out at 'baseball' referees
- July 30, 2018

I think [it] is possible I am going to have one. So what did this game give me? And I wait to see if it's possible to have one of these players. Mourinho has also voiced his frustration at the number of players missing from the club's pre-season tour to America, with seven first-team regulars absent. (more...)
Wolves Target Manchester United Defender Wolves Target Manchester United Defender
- July 30, 2018

Maguire was something of a revelation at the World Cup following his impressive performances for Gareth Southgate's team. Maguire helped England reach the semi-finals and is now reportedly wanted by Manchester United , while Denmark goalkeeper Schmeichel is believed to be in the sights of Chelsea . (more...)
New Barcelona Signing Arthur Stuns With Superb Strike Over Spurs New Barcelona Signing Arthur Stuns With Superb Strike Over Spurs
- July 30, 2018

Barca were cruising at half-time thanks to Munir El Haddadi and Arthur , who put the La Liga champions in a commanding position in Pasadena, California on Sunday (AEST). "He's good in possession, on the ball, carrying it forward, he can get in areas to shoot". 'I was ready to sign for Barcelona and every day I feel better. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp praises Xherdan Shaqiri's stunning Liverpool debut Jurgen Klopp praises Xherdan Shaqiri's stunning Liverpool debut
- July 30, 2018

The Ivory Coast global looked most at risk of being phased out by the Red Devils this summer after starting just two games in the final two months of last season. Jose Mourinho , who handed a debut to £47 million midfielder Fred in the second half, was forced into a change before the game had even kicked off. (more...)
Everton, Barcelona agree Lucas Digne fee
- July 30, 2018

Digne has pretty much made it clear that he is leaving by posting a fond farewell to Barcelona on Instagram , thanking the fans, his teammates, the club and the coaches. According to the Mirror , Digne isn't the only Barca player who could end up at Goodison in the near future with Colombian central defender Yerry Mina also a target for Silva. (more...)
Dillian Whyte beats Joseph Parker in thrilling contest Dillian Whyte beats Joseph Parker in thrilling contest
- July 30, 2018

By largely resisting the brawl he had been promising, Parker was expecting to deny Whyte his greatest chance of success in his home city, but he struggled to succeed on the back foot in the way that made him the only fighter to take Joshua the distance. (more...)
Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' campaign claim Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' campaign claim
- July 30, 2018

Australia's costly bid to host the tournament for the first time ended with the nation gaining just one vote, while the USA pulled in eight votes to Qatar's 14 in the final round of voting. The Qatar bid team is alleged to have employed the NY office of communications company Brown Lloyd Jones, which is now BLJ Worldwide, along with a team of former intelligence officers to run a campaign aimed at undermining one of Fifa's key criteria in the bidding process - that each bid should have strong ... (more...)

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