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England 6 Russian Federation 0: Mark Sampson gets huge tonic after controversy England 6 Russian Federation 0: Mark Sampson gets huge tonic after controversy
- September 20, 2017

Last week the FA confirmed it had spoken to another England player, Drew Spence , in relation to allegations levelled at her worldwide boss, while Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor called for a fresh inquiry. (more...)
Kick It Out contact Manchester United over 'offensive' Lukaku chant Kick It Out contact Manchester United over 'offensive' Lukaku chant
- September 20, 2017

While City are fluid, United are rugged. It was yet another dominating display by Jose Mourinho's men as they grabbed their 3 points in absolute fashion without conceding any goal . Wayne Rooney is the only player to register a league goal for them, and his last was a first-half effort at Manchester City on 21 August. Mourinho, however, said those suggestions were not based on truth and that the nature of the injury would not be known until after the results of further scans. (more...)
Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Japan Open Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Japan Open
- September 20, 2017

Saina and Marin were the most dominant players in the run-up to last year's Rio Olympics but have had their share of struggles since. However, Saina will be up against arch-rival and reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the women's singles second round. (more...)
How to Watch Manchester United vs. Burton Albion How to Watch Manchester United vs. Burton Albion
- September 20, 2017

Mourinho has confirmed that core first XI players David de Gea , Eric Bailly , Nemanja Matić, and Antonio Valencia are all being rested . He said: "I gave only four players two days off, apart from that everyone is selected. "I know the quality of the Championship and I know, if we don't take the game seriously, we are going to lose". The keeper's opportunities have been few and far between of late, but Jose Mourinho looks set to put him between the sticks for United's League ... (more...)
'Raging Bull' boxing legend Jake LaMotta dead at 95 'Raging Bull' boxing legend Jake LaMotta dead at 95
- September 20, 2017

The three toughest fighters I fought were Sugar Ray Robinson , Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Robinson . A born brawler and widely considered to have possessed one of the strongest chins in boxing history, LaMotta endured a six-fight rivalry with the greatest fighter ever to lace up the gloves, "Sugar" Ray Robinson . (more...)
Brighton sign keeper Krul from Newcastle Brighton sign keeper Krul from Newcastle
- September 20, 2017

Krul joined Brighton on a season-long loan last month, but the conversion of the move to a full-time switch means he ends a 12-year stay at Newcastle. "Everyone at Newcastle United would like to thank Tim for his long service to the club and wish him and his family well for the future", read a statement on Newcastle's website. (more...)
Mourinho: Matic and Fellaini in Best Form, Carrick and Herrera Need Patience
- September 20, 2017

Fellaini started his first game of the season against former club Everton on Sunday and is highly regarded by manager Jose Mourinho . A combination of an old favorite and a new addition have forced some of United's most famous players to settle for a place on the bench more often than not. (more...)
Canberra Raiders' Dean Pay favourite to replace Des Hasler at Canterbury Bulldogs Canberra Raiders' Dean Pay favourite to replace Des Hasler at Canterbury Bulldogs
- September 20, 2017

Hasler's 2017 season marked the first time he had missed the finals since his rookie year as a head coach, while he took Canterbury to grand finals in 2012 and 2014. While the development will leave the family club in a better financial position, there will likely be an urgency to finalise the matter. With Hasler gone, and chief executive Raelene Castle also leaving the club, the Bulldogs are now operating without a head coach, a chief executive or a club captain, a seriously concerning ... (more...)
Goodison should be a relief for Koeman Goodison should be a relief for Koeman
- September 20, 2017

Everton were trailing 1-0 to Antonio Valencia's early stunner but playing well and threatening an equaliser. Then Ashley Williams gifted a second goal scored by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the floor gave way on Everton . "I would argue, given his talent, potential and importance to Everton , that Lukaku is worth more than either Sánchez or Coutinho and yet not only did they sell him, it now seems that Everton didn't even get the market rate for the Belgium striker". (more...)
Wrighty labels Sanchez 'a luxury Arsenal can not afford' Wrighty labels Sanchez 'a luxury Arsenal can not afford'
- September 20, 2017

Sanchez desperately wanted to move to Manchester City in the summer but a deal could not quite be agreed. Mesut Ozil has revealed he is back training with Arsenal following a knee injury. Despite starting matches, the £52million arrival from Lyon has failed to complete 90 minutes in games against Chelsea , Bournemouth and Stoke, and having only featured as a substitute against Liverpool , Cascarino believes he is being mistreated. (more...)
Paul Pogba talks up 'mentors' Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes Paul Pogba talks up 'mentors' Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes
- September 20, 2017

Many questioned if he was worth the money, especially when he wasn't instantly the best player in the world. Pogba looked up to Paul Scholes while growing up. And Pogba has admitted that he has been learning a lot from the veteran midfielder as he continues to get used to life back at Old Trafford. Pogba coming on for Scholes in 2012 after the former United player had come out of retirement. (more...)
Heskey hits out at the Ox's 'disappointing' full debut
- September 20, 2017

Liverpool fans and those of other clubs also seemed unimpressed with the versatile midfielder's full debut, poking fun at the Merseyside club's summer transfer business and Oxlade-Chamberlain's disappointing display. "We play different to Arsenal , that's clear". While @otunbasegebam tweeted: 'The way Liverpool are racking in bad results, it's a matter of time b4 Liverpool loan Oxlade Chamberlain back to Arsenal . (more...)
Man United hoping to agree deal with Spanish global Man United hoping to agree deal with Spanish global
- September 20, 2017

Their time will arrive and they're going to be important players for sure. We can not play with (only) 11 guys'. "I knew he was a player with a lot to give, but I think the relation between the players and the managers are very important in their performance levels, confidence levels and self-esteem levels". (more...)
Chelsea face third Federation Internationale de Football Association investigation in eight years over youth transfer policy Chelsea face third Federation Internationale de Football Association investigation in eight years over youth transfer policy
- September 20, 2017

Chelsea are facing their third Federation Internationale de Football Association investigation in eight years over their policy over signing young players. Federation Internationale de Football Association also looked into the transfer of Bertrand Traore to Chelsea a year ago, but the Burkina Faso worldwide was sold to Lyon. (more...)
Look inside Floyd Mayweather's new $25M Beverly Hills mansion Look inside Floyd Mayweather's new $25M Beverly Hills mansion
- September 20, 2017

The rapper, born Curtis James Jackson III, has had a rocky relationship with the 40-year-old boxer, even challenging him to prove he was literate by reading an entire page of a "Harry Potter" book. Videos posted on the former fighter's Instagram showed Mayweather in a vast room surrounded by a marble fireplace and impressive chandeliers. He'll hurt you. (more...)
Karim Benzema signs new Real Madrid contract with €1bn release clause
- September 20, 2017

Since moving to the Bernabeu from Lyon in 2009 in a £38 million deal, Benzema has racked up 181 goals in 371 appearances for Los Blancos, lifting three Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and two FIFA Club World Cups along the way. (more...)
Australia back in Kolkata after 14 years to take on dominant India
- September 20, 2017

Ahead of Thursday's 2nd ODI against visitingAustralia, Team Indiatoday cancelled its crucial net practice at Eden Gardens due to heavyrains forcing theCAB to cover the whole ground for precautionary measure. "(The grass on the wicket) is probably more than I've seen in India for a while", Smith said. "No excuses. We are ready to go tomorrow", Smith said. (more...)
Chahal Praises Aggressive Captain, Virat Kohli Chahal Praises Aggressive Captain, Virat Kohli
- September 20, 2017

Kuldeep, who dismissed ever so unsafe David Warner , during the post-match show, stated that how Dhoni told him to go about bowling against the Australian opener. Batting for 20 overs is difficult when you're losing wickets and trying to go quite hard. The leg-spinner, however, said that India's minus-point was that they had to bowl ten overs with each new ball. (more...)
Emile Heskey makes call on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's position
- September 20, 2017

The England global started in a wide position in Tuesday night's EFL Cup third-round tie against Leicester City, but he failed to impress at the King Power Stadium as the team got knocked out in a 2-0 defeat. Apparently the main reason why the Ox turned down his offer from Arsenal was so he could play in the middle. "I think the squad is wide enough to play in different competitions and to come as far as possible and that's the plan at the moment". (more...)
Khalid Latif banned, fined in PSL spot-fixing case Khalid Latif banned, fined in PSL spot-fixing case
- September 20, 2017

He was also fined 1 million Pakistan Rupees (USD 9489 approximately). In August, Sharjeel was banned for five years for his role in the spot-fixing scandal. Four other players - Mohammad Irfan , Nasir Jamshed, Shahzaib Hasan and Mohammad Nawaz - are also under investigation by the tribunal and have also been provisionally suspended. (more...)
5 wavier wire targets in fantasy football after Week 3
- September 20, 2017

His shift from finesse to a more power-based running style fits his size and physical attributes and gives him a better shot of playing on Sundays. This should allow Siemian to see coverages to exploit when defenses stack the box against Anderson and Charles. (more...)
Premier League goal of the weekend
- September 20, 2017

Yes they have lost Diego Costa, but Alvaro Morata is looking a very good, if not exact, replacement and Antonio Conte should not be underestimated - the champions will put a good defence of their crown, no doubt. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich may have bank-rolled Chelsea's initial burst into the top tier of the European game when he bought the club in 2003, but his cash injections have dried up in recent years as Arsenal have started to spend big once again. (more...)
Herrera: Man Utd must win to keep Real Madrid target De Gea Herrera: Man Utd must win to keep Real Madrid target De Gea
- September 20, 2017

Herrera also offered a sound reasoning as to why he considers De Gea to be the best shot stopper in world football at the present time. Former Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson believes the Red Devils have an aura about them this season which was missing previous year. (more...)
Florida tolls still free a week after Irma Florida tolls still free a week after Irma
- September 20, 2017

Florida drivers haven't had to pay highway tolls for nearly two weeks thanks to Hurricane Irma . You can't keep your home clean and keep germs out without power, ' she said. It's unclear how much revenue Florida's Turnpike, MDX or other regional governing boards of Florida toll roads may have lost - money that Florida drivers, in turn, saved - in the 13 days so far that tolls have been suspended because of Irma . (more...)
Magical Messi hits four as Barca thrash Eibar Magical Messi hits four as Barca thrash Eibar
- September 20, 2017

Messi netted three times in the second half after opening the scoring in the first as Barca cruised to a 6-1 La Liga win at Camp Nou on Tuesday. Messi, who has now scored 39 hat tricks for his club, has already scored 12 times in just eight games in all competitions this season and has nine in five league outings. (more...)
Two Pakistani Intruders Gunned Down by BSF in Amritsar Two Pakistani Intruders Gunned Down by BSF in Amritsar
- September 20, 2017

When the troopers challenged the people, they opened fire. BSF said it recovered four packets of heroin weighing one kilo each, an AK-47 rifle, magazines, a 9 mm pistol, a Pakistani mobile phone, and Rs 20,000 in Pakistani currency on the infiltrators. (more...)
Former England and Manchester United FC defender Rio Ferdinand seeks boxing career Former England and Manchester United FC defender Rio Ferdinand seeks boxing career
- September 20, 2017

Speaking about the challenge, Rio explained that when he was approached by Betfair , the opportunity to prove himself at a new sporting discipline was too tempting to refuse. Well, he hasn't boxed professionally yet, but that is former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand's intention. Neville was not the only ex-pro to land a low blow on Ferdinand, with Robbie Savage also taking a shot at the former England centre-back, who he often does punditry alongside. (more...)
CSA works on Boxing Day Test CSA works on Boxing Day Test
- September 20, 2017

The Indian cricket team will start its new year with a tour to South Africa, which is likely to commence on 5 or 6 January in Cape Town. Lorgat also said a Test match is preferred over other formats for the last week of the year. West Indies are the other team available during that period, unless CSA reach out to Test newcomers Afghanistan or Ireland. Despite holding discussions since the beginning of the year, CSA and BCCI are yet to finalise the schedule. (more...)
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. expected to play tonight New York Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. expected to play tonight
- September 20, 2017

Detroit had taken the lead when Stafford connected with Marvin Jones with a 27-yard pass for the game's opening touchdown. The Lions rallied against the Giants during the September 18 game at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. (more...)
Manchester United and Marouane Fellaini unable to agree contract terms Manchester United and Marouane Fellaini unable to agree contract terms
- September 20, 2017

Even without playing, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba still made headlines this weekend, as he revealed his club mentors- Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes. "I had doubts as to whether it could last in the long term with him, I thought it was more of a stop-gap until they signed a right-back". The Toffees, although they have already had to play City, Chelsea , Tottenham and United, have just four points. (more...)