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Paul Merson explains why Tottenham will lose to Liverpool Paul Merson explains why Tottenham will lose to Liverpool
- September 14, 2018

Liverpool weren't close to challenging Manchester City for the Premier League in 2017/18, but they were able to reach the Champions League final before being defeated by Real Madrid in Kiev. You need to have a really, really good season to compete. "Both teams have plenty of internationals so they're in a similar boat and it might, in fact, be an opportunity for one of the sides to try and catch the other one out with a quick start; to try and set a trap they wouldn't be expecting". (more...)
Superstar Reveals What Sets Ronaldo Apart From Lionel Messi Superstar Reveals What Sets Ronaldo Apart From Lionel Messi
- September 14, 2018

The countdown of the top players from 100-1 has been completed this afternoon with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi joint-top as the highest rated players on the game at 94 overall. Worldwide colleague Eden Hazard is ranked sixth, also boasting a total of 91, an improvement of one mark from previous year, when he was the eighth best player. (more...)
Tiger Woods finishes sixth at BMW Championship, qualifies for 2019 US Open Tiger Woods finishes sixth at BMW Championship, qualifies for 2019 US Open
- September 14, 2018

Justin Rose, who bogeyed the final hole to fall into the playoff, took over the No. 1 ranking in the world to finish at 260, 20 under par. However, Rose is one of five players who could land the $10 million (£7.7 million) FedEx Cup bonus if he wins the Tour Championship in Atlanta next week. (more...)
Arsenal manager Unai Emery preparing for 'difficult' Newcastle United test Arsenal manager Unai Emery preparing for 'difficult' Newcastle United test
- September 14, 2018

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is a major injury doubt for his side's Premier League clash against Newcastle United this weekend after picking up an injury on global duty, according to The Sun . "Mesut, I look at him with the focus totally here". But he is feeling like I am feeling. 'I can say that I am very happy with him because he is 32 years old but I think physically, with his performances with us in matches, he is playing with a very good level. (more...)
John Terry decides against move to Spartak Moscow John Terry decides against move to Spartak Moscow
- September 14, 2018

After considerable thought, I have made a decision to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow . "They [Spartak] are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism", he added. The former Three Lions captain can still sign for any club despite the transfer window being shut as he is a free agent. It is well documented that Steve Bruce wants to re-sign the 37-year-old centre-back after Villa's stuttering start to the Championship season. (more...)
Loftus-Cheek excited for Chelsea upcoming fixtures Loftus-Cheek excited for Chelsea upcoming fixtures
- September 14, 2018

In the meantime, Loftus-Cheek is determined to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge even though Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are ahead of him in the queue. Loftus-Cheek started England's 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening and has now racked up more global football than he has at club level. (more...)
Brady appreciates Ramsey leaving him off list of QBs that 'suck'
- September 14, 2018

Before New England took on Jacksonville in the AFC Championship game last season, Ramsey had Jaguars analytics staffers fetch some statistics on Gronkowski. Gronkowski sounded more motivated to improve than avenge by the comments. Among his abundance of slights? "Let me say - I don't think Gronk is as great as people think he is". (more...)
David Wright Will Play His Last Game on Mets Final Homestand David Wright Will Play His Last Game on Mets Final Homestand
- September 14, 2018

During a press conference at Citi Field on Thursday, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon announced that Wright would be activated for New York's final homestand, which begins on September 25. Wright, 35, underwent surgery in September 2017 to fix his right rotator cuff and then was back in the operating room a month later for a laminotomy procedure on his lower back. (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur without Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris against Liverpool
- September 14, 2018

Asked if the World Cup victor would remain as captain, Pochettino said: "Of course". " Dele Alli hopes to be fit for the Londoners after missing England's game with Switzerland and although Harry Kane was quiet against Spain he is still the go to man for his club". (more...)
New Hall of Famers: Allen, Nash, Kidd and Hill New Hall of Famers: Allen, Nash, Kidd and Hill
- September 13, 2018

He would drive to the basket. "I don't think of him as (just) a shooter". Milwaukee Bucks: Ray Allen enshrined in Hall of Fame ( read here): Adam McGee wrote on Ray Allen's induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame Friday night and included Bucks related excerpts of his speech. (more...)
Carlos Ramos says he's 'fine' after U.S. Open
- September 13, 2018

Will rules change in Serena's matches? "I have a daughter, and I stand for what's right for her", Williams shouted. Williams received a torrent of support in her claims of sexism after a series of code violations issued by umpire Carlos Ramos sent her into an unflattering meltdown in her straights sets loss on Sunday. (more...)
WNBA Finals: Seattle Storm sweeps Washington Mystics to claim championship, Twitter reacts WNBA Finals: Seattle Storm sweeps Washington Mystics to claim championship, Twitter reacts
- September 13, 2018

As much as the team may be disappointed with not winning a championship right now, the Mystics did have a successful season. Beyond the obvious, the circumstances of a venue change (thanks, Drake and Migos), the rise of the Washington Mystics in a short period of time has been nothing short of remarkable. (more...)
Liberia President Weah plays for country at age of 51 Liberia President Weah plays for country at age of 51
- September 13, 2018

Federation Internationale de Football Association made similar comments when asked if Weah, World Footballer of the Year in 1995, had made history. Ogu who plays his football with Israeli side, Hapoel Be'er Sheva posted on Instagram after the global friendly match in Monrovia that he was inspired being on the same pitch with Weah, the only African player so far to have won the FIFA Best Player Award. (more...)
Ajax Director Overmars Rules Out Inter Target de Jong Leaving In January Ajax Director Overmars Rules Out Inter Target de Jong Leaving In January
- September 13, 2018

He added: "He is doing very well now, but we have often had Dutch players who first played very well, but later became less". However, Overmars is adamant de Jong will not be leaving the club, even if Barca were to make an improvement on Tottenham's offer. (more...)
Rashford developing quicker than Ronaldo did - Southgate
- September 13, 2018

Southgate is confident that Rashford's spell away with England will have raised his morale, as he also netted in the 2-1 Nations League defeat against Spain on Saturday. They have a hard job to do and they have big squads in the top six, with huge competition for places. However, Southgate floated the idea of trying to fit all three into the same side, an idea that would probably mean Sterling switching to another position. (more...)
Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery
- September 13, 2018

If Westbrook is cleared after four weeks, he'll be available to play in the Thunder's opener against the Warriors , but obviously there will be no rush to get him back on the floor. It's the fourth surgical procedure he's had on his right knee, although it's his first in nearly five years. The Oklahoma City Thunder will likely be missing their star guard and former Kia MVP victor when they open camp in less than two weeks. (more...)
'Dybala will leave Juventus in January' 'Dybala will leave Juventus in January'
- September 13, 2018

He has offers from Spain and England . Paulo Dybala appears to be collateral damage as part of Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus . Ronaldo has played all three of the Bianconeri's Serie A fixtures - against Chievo , Lazio and Parma - while Dybala played the full 90 minutes on the opening day of the season but came on for just 10 against Parma last time out. (more...)
EPL: Michael Owen predicts result of Tottenham vs Liverpool EPL: Michael Owen predicts result of Tottenham vs Liverpool
- September 13, 2018

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be missing for "several weeks" with a thigh injury, but will remain in his role as captain when he returns to full fitness, confirmed Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino on Thursday. "He's the first that regrets everything, and all that happened yesterday is not good", he said. "We are disappointed because we're going to miss him for this game and possibly Inter Milan in the Champions League, but it is not a big issue". (more...)
Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld denies Manchester United summer move was close Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld denies Manchester United summer move was close
- September 13, 2018

And since then the 29-year-old has committed himself to Tottenham. And while on worldwide duty, Alderweireld claimed he never wanted to leave Tottenham. United could not match the valuation of the defender, which was believed to be in excess of £50m, and Chelsea and PSG also expressed an interest. "Regarding my future, everything that was said in the press was not right all the time". (more...)
Rain washes out practice, qualifying for Brickyard 400 Rain washes out practice, qualifying for Brickyard 400
- September 13, 2018

ET this evening . This almost became an issue in last year's Brickyard 400 after a one-hour, 47-minute rain delay took place during the race. Day-long rain forced postponement of all track activity at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, forcing postponement of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race until Monday at 10 a.m. (more...)
Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC
- September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence, the monster Category 3 storm taking aim at the North and SC coastline, is expected to make landfall by the end of this week and bring with it devastating wind, rain and storm surge . Duke Energy has around 4 million customers in North and SC, and says it could take several weeks to restore the electricity. "So I don't really want to take no chances on it". (more...)
Keselowski makes it a Penske Indy sweep at Brickyard 400 Keselowski makes it a Penske Indy sweep at Brickyard 400
- September 13, 2018

Justin Allgaier has won the Xfinity Series race that kicked off a NASCAR doubleheader at Indianapolis Motor Speedway . Jamie McMurray , driver of the #1 McDonald's 50 Years of Big Mac Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 1, 2018 in Darlington, South Carolina. (more...)
Here’s Rams’ Trade Proposal For Khalil Mack That Raiders Rejected Here’s Rams’ Trade Proposal For Khalil Mack That Raiders Rejected
- September 13, 2018

He was under contract, Lisa, you know he was under contract. He said, "I think he's scared to take shots - at least against us". Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden speaks during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. (more...)
Packers WR Davante Adams misses practice with shoulder injury Packers WR Davante Adams misses practice with shoulder injury
- September 13, 2018

Even though the Packers shouldn't make rely on that formula for success, it was extremely entertaining and one of the best games fans have seen in a long time. "Obviously there's the hope of playing ", McCarthy said. "We'll give him the whole week to get ready. We'll take it day by day and learn as we go". (more...)
Sports Weah plays for Liberia, aged 51
- September 13, 2018

The game, which was played in Monrovia, ended as a 2-1 win for the Super Eagles with Nigerian goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo before the home team scored in a penalty taken by Kpah Sherman . Weah is the first African Footballer to ever win the prestigious Ballon d'Or ( FIFA World Player of the Year) award. Weah's son, Timothy, who plays for PSG, was capped by the United States of America last night in an worldwide friendly. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick's 'I'm With Kap' Jerseys Fully Sold Out Within Hours Colin Kaepernick's 'I'm With Kap' Jerseys Fully Sold Out Within Hours
- September 12, 2018

The protest centered on police brutality and racial injustice in America, but opponents argue the kneeling is disrespectful to the American flag and military. Watch Strahan's discussion with Ellen in the video above. In an interview with AL.com Monday, Morris said he knows "there are a lot of people, in general, who are very upset" by Nike's decision to embrace the divisive and unpopular protest movement. (more...)
Diego Simeone: I'd sign Neymar over Kylian Mbappe Diego Simeone: I'd sign Neymar over Kylian Mbappe
- September 12, 2018

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone could well be tasked with attempting to stop the pair at some point this season, but when asked which he would prefer to have on his side, his response was typical. Diego Simeone says he has no doubt that Antoine Griezmann was the best footballer in the world over the course of the past year. He has since discussed how it was a hard decision to turn down Barca but the Frenchman, who signed a new deal with Atleti through to 2023 back in June, was ... (more...)
Allen to start for Bills Sunday Allen to start for Bills Sunday
- September 12, 2018

Allen, who was selected seventh overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, will become the second QB from the class of 2018 to start a game this season. Allen replaced Peterman and connected on 6-of-15 passing for 74 yards. The offense did not gain a first down in the first half under Peterman's watch. However, due to the ineffectiveness of Peterman, Buffalo turns to Allen, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. (more...)
Nine changes made for Switzerland friendly Nine changes made for Switzerland friendly
- September 12, 2018

Gareth Southgate had earlier suggested that he expected a slack opening to the friendly in Leicester with three of his lineup having yet to start a game for their club this season and a makeshift feel to the selection. Vladimir Petkovic's side thrashed Iceland 6-0 to kickstart their Nations League campaign and were the better side for the first 45 minutes at the King Power. (more...)
National Basketball Association star Steph Curry praises Serena Williams amid US Open meltdown National Basketball Association star Steph Curry praises Serena Williams amid US Open meltdown
- September 12, 2018

Williams, beaten in straight sets by Naomi Osaka , was docked a game for verbal abuse, having already had a point penalty for smashing her racquet and a code violation for coaching. "Character is the essence of what was going on there, she was so upset about that, those kids (Serena and Venus) have been brought up to play by the rules". (more...)

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