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Barcelona eye up £72m move for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio Barcelona eye up £72m move for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio
- August 12, 2017

His previous contract was due to expire in 2018. He replaced Gareth Bale in Zinedine Zidane's starting XI and became a pivotal part of the side. The Spain worldwide midfielder, whose previous deal was to expire in 2018, has penned a new, four-year commitment with the option of a fifth season, and is set to earn an annual salary of six million euros. (more...)
Barcelona target Coutinho submits transfer request to Liverpool
- August 11, 2017

Liverpool have rejected bids of £72m and £90m for Coutinho so far this summer. Coutinho has total respect for Liverpool and the club's fans, even though at times he has become frustrated at his role in the team. "The players are in a good mood, the attitude in all the training sessions was really good - yes, there have been one or two little injuries and one bigger [Adam Lallana's thigh problem], but that is how life is". (more...)
Election hack claim sparks protests after Kenya's vote Election hack claim sparks protests after Kenya's vote
- August 11, 2017

But people were returning to their daily routines following the national holiday on Tuesday, and some businesses were open. "You can only cheat the people for so long", Mr. He also posted computer logs on his Facebook page which he claimed "proved" the Jubilee Party had hacked into the IEBC's computers and changed election results. (more...)
Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy to miss season with knee injury Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy to miss season with knee injury
- August 11, 2017

Murphy was originally slated to miss the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on banned substances. Trent Murphy is helped off the field by the training staff Thursday night. The Redskins have stalwart Ryan Kerrigan as a starter but are presently without a healthy Preston Smith or Junior Galette . Murphy, who started 23 games in his first two years, played in all 16 games as a reserve last year. (more...)
Resolute Liverpool maintain that Philippe Coutinho will not be sold
- August 11, 2017

According to a Sky Sports News report, Liverpool have so far rejected two bids from FC Barcelona for Coutinho , with the latest offer worth up to £90.4 million (around $115 million). But Liverpool's strong stance will prevent it from being Coutinho, which will come as a relief to Klopp. "I've said it already a few times, but maybe it's not been 100% clear, but now you can read it - maybe that's the difference!", he said. (more...)
Pep Guardiola: Manchester City will never spend this much on transfers again Pep Guardiola: Manchester City will never spend this much on transfers again
- August 11, 2017

Guardiola's transfer expenditure since his appointment as City head coach now stands at £387.6 million after he bought five players in the close season at a cost of nearly £220 million. Four of those new players cost more than £40m but that pales into insignificance compared to the €222m (£197m) Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar. (more...)
Guardiola wants Man City to play like Barca - Toure Guardiola wants Man City to play like Barca - Toure
- August 11, 2017

The Portugal worldwide signed for the two-time Premier League champions from Monaco three months ago in a deal that cost a reported £43m. Manchester City , Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked with the Spanish global in the Spanish press in recent weeks. (more...)
Yu Darvish not as sharp, but Dodgers still win Yu Darvish not as sharp, but Dodgers still win
- August 11, 2017

Arizona handed the Dodgers on Tuesday night only their second loss in their last 15 games. The Dodgers now hit win number 80 of the year. Puig's hit was the third off Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke in the seventh, after Greinke had allowed only one hit through six innings. (more...)
Ex-star happy with his time at Manchester United Ex-star happy with his time at Manchester United
- August 11, 2017

The 22-year-old was part of the squad that travelled to the United States on tour as he continued his rehabilitation from injury and he is looking forward to the upcoming campaign. "I am not a hard person to work with, and I understand the reality of the market". "I don't think I'm in a position of crying, moaning, protesting". (more...)
Liverpool release statement on Philippe Coutinho
- August 11, 2017

Sky Sports reports a member of his family as saying: "Philippe has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this situation but to no avail". Pictures today emerged of Coutinho wearing a Barcelona shirt which were mocked up in a Twitter prank. However, the Merseyside club would hope he would be for the season when he gets fit, with Barcelona still optimistic of their chances and most likely to continue making attempts on his signature. (more...)
Former Vanderbilt star Jordan Matthews traded to the Buffalo Bills Former Vanderbilt star Jordan Matthews traded to the Buffalo Bills
- August 11, 2017

Matthews joined the Eagles as a second-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft after setting an SEC single-season record for receptions and SEC career records for receptions and receiving yards at Vanderbilt. Darby, a native of Oxon Hill, MD, played three seasons for the Seminoles, appearing in 42 career games and totaling 79 tackles (57 solo), 16 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. (more...)
Iran National Team Players Banned for Life for Facing Israeli Club Iran National Team Players Banned for Life for Facing Israeli Club
- August 11, 2017

The Iranian government does not recognize the state of Israel, and has no official ties with the country, which Iranian officials repeatedly have vowed to destroy. "They have a financial contract with a club to be paid and play for that team, but to play with the representative of a loathsome regime... this is not acceptable for Iranian people", Davarzani said. (more...)
Bills trade Watkins, Darby in pair of trades Bills trade Watkins, Darby in pair of trades
- August 11, 2017

He has had two surgeries on a broken foot but had stayed healthy during training camp. In the shadow of news that Ezekiel Elliott had been suspended, the Buffalo Bills pulled off two stunning trades on Friday. As a result of these transactions, the Bills now own two selections in the first, second and third round of the 2018 Draft. Beane now has a stockpile of draft picks to work with and managed to replace Watkins and Darby in the lineup. (more...)
Former Liberty County standout Raekwon McMillan injured in first NFL Game Former Liberty County standout Raekwon McMillan injured in first NFL Game
- August 11, 2017

McMillan was a second round pick this year out of Ohio State. The rookie middle linebacker injured his knee on a punt early in the first quarter. Initially reported by Luis Zabala and confirmed by Andy Slater, the Dolphins believe McMillan has torn his ACL. (more...)
Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upsets Rafael Nadal at Rogers Cup Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upsets Rafael Nadal at Rogers Cup
- August 11, 2017

Sixth-seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., faced France's Adrian Mannarino later Wednesday. It seems Nadal is comfortably on his way to dethrone Andy Murray from the top spot of ATP rankings. "Even though I lost, this is one of the most memorable experiences of my life along with the match I played against him in Toronto", said Polansky. (more...)
Wenger 'not super optimistic' on Sanchez Wenger 'not super optimistic' on Sanchez
- August 11, 2017

Wenger imagines a future with a woman as manager, and that is not the part of his vision for the future that is hard to wrap your head around. Alexis Sanchez plays for " Arsenal " since July 2014. "I have sympathy for him [Conte]". "You know when you have good players that there might be interest from other clubs but I wouldn't sleep at night if all the scenarios that you (the media) put to me happened". (more...)
Frank Lampard: Chelsea will need 'stronger mentality' to win Prem again
- August 11, 2017

Getting the pair to reach the next level will be key in completing United's transformation, and in turn would help to displace the myth of Mourinho's inability to get the most out of youth. We are the most physical league. United snatched the Everton striker Lukaku from under the noses of Premier League rivals Chelsea in one of the summer's biggest football stories and Crespo believes that the signing of the big Belgian will give United the edge they need to claim the title. (more...)
Morata: Criticism pre-mature and unfair Morata: Criticism pre-mature and unfair
- August 11, 2017

Many people wondered just what Conte was playing at, especially after seeing the club lose Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, and it seems that Garth Crooks has said what everyone else has been thinking in terms of the situation - and blasted Conte for his stupidity and rash actions. (more...)
Mourinho says Manchester United still in the market for a winger
- August 11, 2017

Mourinho won the title in his second season in both spells at Chelsea, as well as during his time at Real Madrid and Inter Milan . He added: "I dream of winning more titles with Chelsea, win a Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup with Chelsea and be one of the best players in the world, as well as win titles with the Selecao (Brazil) and a World Cup". (more...)
West Ham in Portugal to negotiate move for massive midfield target West Ham in Portugal to negotiate move for massive midfield target
- August 11, 2017

The 25-year-old has been widely linked with a move to England over the last few years and this summer hasn't been any different with a number of Premier League clubs believed to be after him. "The breaking news is big breaking news for West Ham". It remains to be seen whether the Hammers can tempt the Lisbon side to part with their enforcer but if they can then the likes of Robert Snodgrass and Sofiane Feghouli could be offloaded to balance the books. (more...)
Estrada ends 12-start drought, Blue Jays top Gray, Yanks 4-0 Estrada ends 12-start drought, Blue Jays top Gray, Yanks 4-0
- August 11, 2017

No matter. The Yankees' inconsistent offense was the cure, as he shut them out over seven innings, striking out six. Sonny Gray (6-7), starting for the second time since the Yankees obtained him in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, allowed three runs (two earned), four hits and four walks in six innings. (more...)
Man City's Pep Guardiola: I'm not under extra pressure this season Man City's Pep Guardiola: I'm not under extra pressure this season
- August 11, 2017

Guardiola has spent more than £200m already this summer and smashed the world-record fee for a defender when he signed Kyle Walker from Tottenham in a £50m deal last month . "The Club was clever to do that because we anticipated what we needed after last season". But I think it is unsustainable . "Last season in my first press conference we were the favourites so nothing has changed". (more...)
Thin Chelsea squad must steer clear of injuries, says Cahill Thin Chelsea squad must steer clear of injuries, says Cahill
- August 11, 2017

José Mourinho's first season at Manchester United was a qualified success, with a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Premier League offset by Europa League and League Cup silverware. "Two separate times, we lost a baby. We had an opportunity to equalise, Marcus had a good chance and didn't score, unluckily for us, but this is football ". (more...)
Cam Newton expected to play in preseason, but not Panther's opener Cam Newton expected to play in preseason, but not Panther's opener
- August 11, 2017

The 2016 NFL MVP underwent surgery in March to fix a partially torn rotator cuff. His performances up until this point have been raising eyebrows both inside and out of Panthers camp. "I can't wait until he starts throwing again". Coach Ron Rivera consistently has said there is no concern with Newton's shoulder and that team doctors are pleased with where the first pick of the 2011 draft is with his rehabilitation. (more...)
Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott expected to be suspended Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott expected to be suspended
- August 11, 2017

The league has been investigating Elliott for a serious of domestic violence complaints for more than a year. Elliott has not been charged with any crimes by the Columbus City Attorney in connection with the domestic violence alleged by a former girlfriend, but the investigating attorney did state a year ago that he felt there was a series of incidents involving violence between Elliott and the accuser, according to USA Today. (more...)
Real Madrid edges ManU for Super Cup title Real Madrid edges ManU for Super Cup title
- August 11, 2017

Real Madrid have been linked with Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe this summer, with suggestions if the France global is signed it would affect Bale's playing time at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has heaped praise on Jose Mourinho and tipped him to lead Manchester United back to the top. "For me, the medal would go to some place in my house and for that kid it is the moon". (more...)
Gareth Bale reveals why he won't join Manchester United
- August 11, 2017

For the Welshman, this could be seen as a catalyst for his departure, as he may look to move onto create a name for himself at a club crying out for a superstar to take it by the horns - much like Neymar has done moving to PSG. For the Old Trafford club it is a no lose situation, the return of last season's talismanic goal scorer and leader could prove to be a monumental boost in the final stages of the season. (more...)
Manchester United 'to make fresh attempt to sign Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic' Manchester United 'to make fresh attempt to sign Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic'
- August 11, 2017

United are understood to be willing to pay £44m for the Croatia global but it is still £4m short of Inter's demands. The Serie A club value him at around £50m and are only willing to negotiate if Anthony Martial is included in the deal, which is completely off the table for Man United. (more...)
Matic sale to Man Utd could cost Chelsea the league
- August 11, 2017

However, the 29-year-old will now be relishing working under Jose Mourinho once again as the Portuguese coach looks to bring the Premier League title to Old Trafford for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement back in 2013. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez to miss Premier League opener through injury
- August 11, 2017

Arsenal have been trying to secure a new deal with the Chilean global but on numerous occasions he opted to reject the contract because he is looking to get upwards of £300,000-a-week ( Daily Mail ). Now, will we manage to extend his contract? "I rate him as a player but we have similar types with [Alex] Iwobi and [Jack] Wilshere back", he said. (more...)