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Ronaldo nets first Juventus goal in friendly against Primavera side
- August 13, 2018

The game, between Juventus A and Juventus B, is played yearly in the town of Villar Perosa outside of Turin. Members of the industrial dynasty - founders of Fiat vehicle manufacturers and often called the "Italian Kennedys" - have lived at "The Castle" in Villar Perosa since the 19th century, while deceased former club chairman Gianni Agnelli was town mayor between 1945 and 1980. (more...)
Virat Kohli finally admits he got team combination wrong after Lord's humiliation Virat Kohli finally admits he got team combination wrong after Lord's humiliation
- August 13, 2018

Speaking after the match, visiting skipper Virat Kohli admitted saying, "We deserved to lose". India slumped to 130 all out in their second innings, with James Anderson taking his 100th Test wicket at Lord's en route to four for 23, with Stuart Broad's four for 44 featuring two wickets in two balls. (more...)
Rafael Nadal wins men’s Rogers Cup, defeating surprising Greek finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas Rafael Nadal wins men’s Rogers Cup, defeating surprising Greek finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas
- August 13, 2018

Tsitsipas, who turns 20 on Sunday, faced one match point before progressing against the world number six to reach to his first final on the main ATP world tour after nearly three hours. When asked whether Tsitsipas reminds him of his younger self on the Tour, Nadal said: "Yeah, he's a great player". He broke the opening game and ultimately took the minor 2-0 lead over Tsitsipas, who desperately searched for a small window to climb back into the match. (more...)
Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Manchester City Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Manchester City
- August 13, 2018

Apart from signing the tall centre-back, the Toffees who had an active window sealed a season-long loan deal for midfielder Andre Gomes (2.25million) also from Barcelona and Brazilian winger Bernard on a four-year deal from Shakhtar Donestk. (more...)
'I can not say': Pogba drops massive hint at United trouble 'I can not say': Pogba drops massive hint at United trouble
- August 13, 2018

Mourinho has publicly expressed his disappointment at the club's transfer window, with only three players arriving at Old Trafford. "You have to know one thing: a player that gets chosen and is happy, you always feel more comfortable than when he's not happy". (more...)
Unai Emery makes two shock selections for first Arsenal game Unai Emery makes two shock selections for first Arsenal game
- August 13, 2018

Welbeck, 27, has traditionally played in more advanced positions during his career, but with Sead Kolasinac out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal also unavailable for their Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday, Emery has been toying with using the England global as a left-back. (more...)
Jordan Clarkson Won’t Play for Philippines in 2018 Asian Games Jordan Clarkson Won’t Play for Philippines in 2018 Asian Games
- August 13, 2018

In a message addressed to his "Filipino brothers and sisters", Clarkson said he was also "terribly disappointed to say that I have not received the required consent to participate in the upcoming Asian Games with our National Team". Guiao is keeping his fingers crossed the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) will allow Trollano's last-minute inclusion given the circumstances surrounding Clarkson. (more...)
Betts hits for cycle but Blue Jays cool Red Sox Betts hits for cycle but Blue Jays cool Red Sox
- August 13, 2018

He also joined Brock Holt and Leon Culberson as the only leadoff batters to hit for a cycle for the Red Sox . In the game Holt did it, Betts had a single, double and triple, but came up a home run shy of matching the feat. Stanton homered for the third straight game when he hammered a 1-1 fastball from rookie Ariel Jurado (2-2) into the lower rows of the left field bleachers. (more...)
Cousins shines as Vikings beat Broncos 42-28 Cousins shines as Vikings beat Broncos 42-28
- August 13, 2018

Even that job seems in question after Chad Kelly relieved Lynch in the third quarter and badly outplayed him, throwing a 36-yard touchdown pass to tight end Matt LaCosse on his first possession. This year, he appears to be losing the competition to be the backup. "Chad's been playing really well and he deserves that", Lynch said. Denver coach Vance Joseph said the team will re-evaluate its backup quarterback situation this week. (more...)
Dedryck Boyata's agent slams Hoops over breaking ‘promises’ Dedryck Boyata's agent slams Hoops over breaking ‘promises’
- August 13, 2018

Meeting requests have been refused. " Celtic are a very big club, but don't behave like one", said Boyata's agent. "When a club promises a player they will be co-operative in the next transfer window, but does not keep its promise, it seems obvious that they will not keep their promise of extending his contract". (more...)
City's Pep Guardiola frustrated over Douglas Luiz City's Pep Guardiola frustrated over Douglas Luiz
- August 13, 2018

The 20-year-old spent the 2017-18 season on loan in LaLiga with Girona, making 15 league appearances but only starting one of them, after joining City from Vasco Da Gama. Tite also weighed in, insisting that Douglas would become a "superstar" playing under a manager like Guardiola and would get into the Brazil squad as a result, while Edu branded him 'brilliant. (more...)
Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets defending champ Zverev
- August 13, 2018

Tsitsipas will play his first ATP Masters 1000 final on his 20th birthday on Sunday against world No 1 Nadal after the Spaniard defeated Karen Khachanov 7-6 (3) 6-4 in their rain-delayed evening match. At 1-1 in the second set, Tsitsipas won a long rally at deuce and completed the break when Anderson pushed a return wide. He fought back from a break point again in the eighth and the set went all the way to a tiebreak. (more...)
There's been a lot of talking - Sterling explains Arsenal goal celebration There's been a lot of talking - Sterling explains Arsenal goal celebration
- August 13, 2018

Pep Guardiola's starting line-up may have been without Kevin De Bruyne , but his squad has a depth of talent far greater than Arsenal's . DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 6 - A taxing if not eye-catching debut for the Greek worldwide, who was booked for a cynical foul that suggested he might yet prove to be the kind of no-nonsense centre-half Arsenal need. (more...)
Pogba feels like United leader regardless of captaincy Pogba feels like United leader regardless of captaincy
- August 13, 2018

I think we are more the head coach than the manager. Pogba , who was dropped by Mourinho for both legs of the Champions League last-16 loss to Sevilla last term, said there were differences between playing for France and United. Manchester United hope to appoint a director of football once the club completes its current restructure. He said, "But if you look at the games that Manchester United play in the first nine or 10 games, you're not playing a City, an Arsenal , a Chelsea in ... (more...)
Isaiah Thomas apologizes for comments disparaging Cleveland Isaiah Thomas apologizes for comments disparaging Cleveland
- August 13, 2018

After a pause, he adds, "I see why Bron left". In an Instagram story Saturday, the point guard reflected fondly on his experiences with all of his National Basketball Association teams -- except his brief time as a member of the Cavaliers . (more...)
Virat Kohli injury update after England smash India at Lord's Virat Kohli injury update after England smash India at Lord's
- August 13, 2018

Now, after a narrow victory in a thrilling first Test at Edgbaston and a display of superiority here, England will head to one of their happiest hunting grounds in Trent Bridge confident of rapidly wrapping up this Specsavers series . The best batsman in the world ended it restricted by a back complaint that will be a huge worry for India in the five days leading up to a Test they now can not lose and Kohli will now have the weight of the world on his shoulders too. (more...)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores goal vs. U20s in first appearance Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores goal vs. U20s in first appearance
- August 12, 2018

After being given an extended break due to his exploits at the World Cup, Juventus fans were able to witness the first glimpse of the 33-year-old in action wearing the famous black and white strip. Ronaldo caused shockwaves this summer by opting to leave Real Madrid to join Juventus in a deal worth £105million. Speaking to JuventusTV, as quoted by Goal , Ronaldo outlined why he chose Juve above anybody else. (more...)
Arsenal v Manchester City
- August 12, 2018

Pep Guardiola was delighted that Manchester City came through a hard opening day at Arsenal with a victory after being without so many of his players during the preseason. City have great depth, though, and the Gunners could be in for a hard afternoon as they try to welcome their new era in with a win on Sunday. It is expected that the former Sampdoria midfielder will start alongside Aaron Ramsey at the base of Arsenal's 4-2-3-1 formation. (more...)
Tiger Woods roars back into contention at USPGA Championship Tiger Woods roars back into contention at USPGA Championship
- August 12, 2018

Finau completed his adventurous second round Saturday morning, finishing with 10 birdies in a 4-under-par 66 that was good enough to make the cut. A four-under third round by the 14-time major-winner took him to nine-under and four behind leader Brooks Koepka , who had four holes remaining. (more...)
Everton sign Kurt Zouma on loan Everton sign Kurt Zouma on loan
- August 12, 2018

The Toffees made a late move for the 23-year-old on deadline day but had to wait until Friday to learn if their bid had been successful. The deal sheet for the loan agreement was submitted to the Premier League before the 5 p.m. The uncertain future of Yerry Mina remains up in the air but Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move to bring the Barcelona defender to Manchester United . (more...)
Woakes and Bairstow grind India into the Lord's dirt as England dominate Woakes and Bairstow grind India into the Lord's dirt as England dominate
- August 12, 2018

When bad light forced an early close on the third day, England were 357 for six in reply to India´s meagre first-innings 107 - a commanding lead of 250 runs. "I was probably getting a little bit nervous", Woakes said. Anderson finished with five for 20, but he hailed the contribution of Chris Woakes, who took two wickets including the key... (more...)
Scrappy Spurs open with away win in Newcastle Scrappy Spurs open with away win in Newcastle
- August 12, 2018

The home side gradually settled into the game after a whirlwind opening half-hour, but with Diame in particular guilty of repeatedly squandering the ball, they struggled to build momentum. There's massive competition between them and I'm going to rotate in the next few weeks, trying to give the possibility to all the players to play and be important. (more...)
Arsenal's Danny Welbeck training at left-back amid injury crisis Arsenal's Danny Welbeck training at left-back amid injury crisis
- August 12, 2018

After all the pre-match hype, Danny Welbeck is not even in the Arsenal squad, let alone at left-back. Arsenal finished sixth last season as they completed their campaign in dismal fashion. Koscielny, now out with an ankle injury, captained the side in place of Per Mertesacker last season. The Argentine came up against the Gunners on three occasions last season and directly contributed to a goal in each of those, registering one assist and scoring twice himself - including once in the ... (more...)
Stan Wawrinka played the shot of the Rogers Cup against Rafael Nadal Stan Wawrinka played the shot of the Rogers Cup against Rafael Nadal
- August 12, 2018

It was a little disappointing in that sense. "I've never played Basic". It really frustrates me. The decider ended in a 22-game tiebreak, with the former world No 3 taking the set 7-6 (12-10). Tiafoe will face Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., in the second round Wednesday. Wawrinka battled back, converting on 86 per cent of his first service points to take the second set. (more...)
Cazorla's Official Unveiling At Villarreal Is Our New Favourite Thing Cazorla's Official Unveiling At Villarreal Is Our New Favourite Thing
- August 12, 2018

In front of a packed crowd, the magician first came up with an empty chamber filled with smoke, but surprised everyone by retrieving the midfielder from it. "I am eternally grateful to Villarreal for giving me unconditional support during these two years and always open the doors for me". If the fans thought Manchester United's unveiling of Alexis Sanchez was unique (remember video showing Sanchez playing United's anthem on piano), Villarreal have clearly upped the ante in that department. (more...)
Brazilian Ronaldo in intensive care with pneumonia Brazilian Ronaldo in intensive care with pneumonia
- August 12, 2018

The newspaper reports he is making positive progress. Ronaldo is a frequent visitor to the Balearic party island of Ibiza and owns a property there. Ronaldo , whose full name is Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima, rose to fame for his exploits as a striker for many of Europe's top clubs, as well as the Brazilian national team. (more...)
Bonucci Happy Juve Won't Start Real Clashes 'Goal Down' After Ronaldo Arrival Bonucci Happy Juve Won't Start Real Clashes 'Goal Down' After Ronaldo Arrival
- August 12, 2018

According to Tuttosport , Ronaldo had said before that he would like to play with Marcelo again, and had reportedly urged the Juventus board to bring Marcelo in. Used to imposing arenas such as the Camp Nou, Old Trafford and the Bernabeu, current Ballon d'Or holder Ronaldo will take his first steps in black and white stripes at the town's compact ground, named after notoriously brutal Italy centre-back Gaetano Scirea. (more...)
Manchester United turned down chance to sign Harry Maguire for £15 million Manchester United turned down chance to sign Harry Maguire for £15 million
- August 12, 2018

Nigerian global Kelechi Iheanacho has warned Manchester United he has them in his sights again. Puel said Maguire , along with team-mate Jamie Vardy , had returned from World Cup duty with England in good spirits and is adamant the centre-back is happy at the club. (more...)
Southampton sign striker Ings on loan Southampton sign striker Ings on loan
- August 12, 2018

MARK Hughes has faith Saints can provide a platform for Danny Ings to start firing in the goals once more and resurrect his injury-hit career. Danny Ings has got stuck straight into life as a Southampton player, joining his new team-mates for training a day after moving from Liverpool . (more...)
Imran to submit written apology for controversial vote-casting Imran to submit written apology for controversial vote-casting
- August 12, 2018

Indian deputy commissioner J.P. Singh also accompanied the Indian envoy. Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has said his government will build a more "balanced and trustworthy" relationship with the U.S., asserting that the trust deficit between the two countries has resulted in many ups and downs in the bilateral ties. (more...)

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