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Eden Hazard to miss Chelsea's Europa League tie with PAOK Salonika Eden Hazard to miss Chelsea's Europa League tie with PAOK Salonika
- September 22, 2018

Hazard's hat-trick against Cardiff on Saturday sent Chelsea top of the Premier League table on goal difference after a flawless start under Maurizio Sarri . "Certainly, after this World Cup, I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will have the final decision". Besiktas would have to pay Chelsea a fee if they plan to sign him in January. (more...)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah 'fine' despite lack of goals - Jurgen Klopp Liverpool's Mohamed Salah 'fine' despite lack of goals - Jurgen Klopp
- September 22, 2018

It was not the reason for taking him off, of course not, I am fine with him and I think he is fine with me. "None of the results we have this season would have been possible without the greed you have seen or without the aggression you see". (more...)
Mourinho Confirms Injury Boost But 4 Players To Miss Wolves Game Mourinho Confirms Injury Boost But 4 Players To Miss Wolves Game
- September 22, 2018

It has been a unusual few weeks for Manchester United and Mourinho, who, having lost two of their opening three games of the season and being tipped for the sack, have bounced back to win their last three games. When you have three days, it's much easier and you have one day to work tactically. "That says how hard it is to go to Old Trafford", added Nuno. "He's a fantastic manager". (more...)
Liverpool vs. PSG: Champions League highlights and recap Liverpool vs. PSG: Champions League highlights and recap
- September 22, 2018

Roberto Firmino came off the bench to plunder an injury-time victor for Liverpool against PSG in what proved to be a thoroughly entertaining start to their Champions League campaign. He posted: "I think I accidentally liked this comment while I was scrolling through the comments". Firmino recovered enough to be on the bench against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night though and proved to be his side's hero after scoring a late victor to complete a remarkable three days. (more...)
UEFA to review Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card on September 27
- September 21, 2018

However, according to the Times' Paul Hirst, Ronaldo is unlikely to face any further punishment beyond the automatic one match ban brought by a red card , and will therefore he available to play at Old Trafford next month. Should Ronaldo incur a three match ban, this would rule him out of both matches with his former side Manchester United . UEFA has confirmed disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Cristiano Ronaldo following his red card in Juventus' Champions League ... (more...)
Southampton Hit By Injury Blow Ahead Of Liverpool Trip Southampton Hit By Injury Blow Ahead Of Liverpool Trip
- September 21, 2018

Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino struck a stoppage time victor as the Merseyside club beat PSG 3-2 in a thrilling Champions League Group C clash on Tuesday. Sturridge was making his first start of the season and his first in the Champions League for six years. "The lads have worked so hard in pre-season and I can see the benefits already in how fit they are, the rhythm they have got from playing games", said Henderson. (more...)
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea 'happy' amid contract extension talks Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea 'happy' amid contract extension talks
- September 20, 2018

Asked if he was considering signing a contract, De Gea said: "I feel really loved at this club". The report further states that the Serie A giants do not want to sell Perisic as the Croatian is one of their best players. "But we had the experience also here last season where they don't give up and when the game is open they believe". "The manager said at half-time that we were playing well but not great, so he made us humble and in the second-half Watford came into the game and made it ... (more...)
Diogo Dalot Starts - Manchester United Team vs Young Boys Confirmed Diogo Dalot Starts - Manchester United Team vs Young Boys Confirmed
- September 20, 2018

A number of United's players were seen raising their eyebrows when stepping out for training on the plastic pitch, with the added impact meaning United captain Antonio Valencia did not travel for the Group H opener. with numerous things that I saw". Looking from this match, that might not even happen, as Young Boys do not look like they can offer much. "There are so many great young talents coming through that don't get anywhere near the amount of game time that he does". (more...)
Jimmy Butler reportedly has requested a trade out of Minnesota
- September 20, 2018

Butler's time with the Wolves saw Minnesota return to the National Basketball Association playoffs for the first time in over a decade. Butler, 29, will be a free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season. Although the Heat isn't on Butler's initial list of preferred destinations, it doesn't completely rule Miami out of the race for the 6-8 forward. Then again, it worked out pretty well for the Oklahoma City Thunder with Paul George, and it didn't stop the Toronto Raptors from trading for ... (more...)
Antonio Brown’s Agent Explains ‘Trade’ Tweet, Missed Steelers Practice Antonio Brown’s Agent Explains ‘Trade’ Tweet, Missed Steelers Practice
- September 19, 2018

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Brown did not show up for team meetings and film review the morning after the Steelers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs . His "Trade me" tweet was his second social media flare-up in as many weeks. But Antonio Brown may have finally crossed that line. Surely, Brown's absence on Monday will not fuel even more speculation about divides within the team's locker room. (more...)
Robertson claims Liverpool can challenge for Premier League and UCL Robertson claims Liverpool can challenge for Premier League and UCL
- September 19, 2018

But if you analyze the game it's some key moments - the goal that we concede. The Ligue 1 champions boast a raft of attacking talent in the form of Neymar Jr, Edinson Cavani and the exciting young starlet Kylian Mbappe , not to mention players such as Angel di Maria and Julian Draxler. (more...)
Champions League: Messi hat-trick fires Barcelona to victory over PSV Champions League: Messi hat-trick fires Barcelona to victory over PSV
- September 19, 2018

The full-time whistle of PSV's game at Camp Nou could result in a different kind of "fight" altogether. PSV are the 30th team Messi has scored against in the Champions League , while he's also managed to find the net past an incredible 179 goalkeepers. (more...)
The Patriots Have Agreed To A Trade For Browns Receiver Josh Gordon The Patriots Have Agreed To A Trade For Browns Receiver Josh Gordon
- September 18, 2018

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon sprints up the field after catching a pass during Wednesday's practice for this weekend's regular-season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. He has faced several suspensions for violating the league's drug policy but is widely considered one of the most talented receivers in the game. Take out Higgins and Drango, who have played in all but three total games since being drafted, the remaining four have ... (more...)
PAOK vs Chelsea: Sarri reveals Hazard, others may not play PAOK vs Chelsea: Sarri reveals Hazard, others may not play
- September 18, 2018

The Liverpool forward won the Golden Boot last season and Sarri is backing Hazard to dethrone the Egyptian this campaign. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says working closely with Eden Hazard has made him believe that the Belgian is the best player in Europe. (more...)
Alvarez beats Golovkin on points to take WBC and WBA middleweight titles Alvarez beats Golovkin on points to take WBC and WBA middleweight titles
- September 17, 2018

Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) now holds the WBA and WBC middleweight titles as Golovkin suffered the first loss of his professional career after 40 matches. "I'm satisfied with the way we did it today". It was about as close as could be, too. Golovkin, a Kazakhstan native training out of Los Angeles, who initially refused a post-fight interview with HBO's Max Kellerman, thought he won the fight. (more...)
5 teams who could take the risk and bring in Josh Gordon 5 teams who could take the risk and bring in Josh Gordon
- September 17, 2018

Gordon missed most of training camp on a leave of absence to focus on his ongoing recovery with addiction. Taking on the rest of his $790,000 salary for this year might be cheaper than competing for Gordon on the open market, and the Browns can also transfer all of that financial obligation to the acquiring team if that team winds up cutting him. (more...)
Kevin De Bruyne's Manchester City release clause revealed as €250m
- September 15, 2018

Although Guardiola clearly has no intention of letting De Bruyne leave, he added that there is a clause in his new City deal - something which will come as a surprise to many. "It's well-known we're delighted with him and would like him to continue", said Guardiola. Only a handful of players such as Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves have struck up that nearly telepathic bond with the Argentine, however, but Sergio Busquets is one of them. (more...)
Sarri Concedes Chelsea Not Title Contenders This Season Sarri Concedes Chelsea Not Title Contenders This Season
- September 15, 2018

The gap last season was 30 points (between fifth-place Chelsea's 70 and City's 100) so to go above 30 points in one season is very, very hard". Warnock revealed he was left disappointed with the Premier League giants after being told he would be kept in touch in regards to Tammy Abraham's future. (more...)
Sue Bird won't visit the White House after winning WNBA championship Sue Bird won't visit the White House after winning WNBA championship
- September 14, 2018

Seattleites are invited to celebrate the Seattle Storm's WNBA championship win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday with a parade and rally at KeyArena. The Storm ended the first half with a 16-point lead and never looked back. Although most of the team didn't shut their eyes until they got on a plane this morning, they said it was worth it to see all the fans waiting for them when they got home. (more...)
Nearing landfall, huge Hurricane Florence threatens to dump historic rainfall Nearing landfall, huge Hurricane Florence threatens to dump historic rainfall
- September 14, 2018

The trend is " exceptionally bad news ", said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it "smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge ". "We live in a mobile home so we were just like 'No way, '" she said. "The storm surge. This is the most risky part of the storm", said NBC News forecaster Al Roker, "Do not pay attention to the category". (more...)
Aaron Rodgers calls his injury a ‘sprained knee’ Aaron Rodgers calls his injury a ‘sprained knee’
- September 13, 2018

Instead, he did rehab work on the side and extensive exercises with the medical staff inside the stadium. 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. (more...)
Marcus Rashford proves his worth, leading patchy England to win over Swiss Marcus Rashford proves his worth, leading patchy England to win over Swiss
- September 12, 2018

Three quick thoughts from England's 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday. Butland's work with the ball at his feet had neither early on and, although he responded with a couple of decent saves, he had unhelpfully set the tone for a poor display that had to be rescued by half-time tweaks. (more...)
Aaron Rodgers: Aaron Rodgers: "I’m playing next week"
- September 11, 2018

McKenzie know I could do that". So, while so many were going to point to the lack of preseason reps as a reason to why the offense got off to a slow start, I am going to make it a point to note that the fast start was likely due to the lack of preseason reps. (more...)
Novak Djokovic cruises to his eighth US Open men's final Novak Djokovic cruises to his eighth US Open men's final
- September 11, 2018

Either del Potro or Djokovic will add to their Flushing Meadows trophy haul, and it should be an epic as both players will have plenty in the tank after relatively straightforward semifinal victories. But del Potro also is a fan favourite, admired for his gracious demeanor and perseverance through his many wrist problems. He's a big-match player. (more...)
Danny Welbeck deserves to start for England against Switzerland Danny Welbeck deserves to start for England against Switzerland
- September 11, 2018

These were the sort of mistakes that appeared during the World Cup in Russian Federation but were overlooked as mass hysteria gripped the nation at the team's unexpected access to the business end of the tournament. "We'll go through some tests". "I think what is happening at junior level is that there is more emphasis on technical ability, there is more, right from five, six, seven-year-olds, there is more emphasis on being able to handle the ball and play. (more...)
How Naomi Osaka won US Open How Naomi Osaka won US Open
- September 11, 2018

Serena fumed after umpire Carlos Ramos issued a game penalty to her during her match as he accused her of getting coaching from the side lines. For instance, Williams' firstborn didn't rock the one-shoulder look like her mommy did. After Osaka broke for a 4-3 lead Williams continued her verbal assault on Ramos, who docked her a game for a third violation that put Osaka up 5-3. (more...)
Novak Djokovic dismisses Del Potro to win 3rd US Open title Novak Djokovic dismisses Del Potro to win 3rd US Open title
- September 10, 2018

Djokovic outlasted del Potro to win 6-3, 7-6, 6-3, and although a straight sets win might seem uncomplicated, del Potro had a number of chances, especially in the second set when he had three break points while leading 4-3, in a game that lasted more than 20 minutes. (more...)
Luke Shaw suffers nasty head injury in clash with Dani Carvajal Luke Shaw suffers nasty head injury in clash with Dani Carvajal
- September 10, 2018

England have lost three games in a row for the first time since Euro 88 and, once again, Southgate was left to lament the absence of an elite game-changing midfielder. "But I'm proud of the way we finished the game". "We knew it was going to be a hard game". Most notable was Gomez's forward passing, with the Liverpool defender showcasing a rare ability, or perhaps willingness, to play vertically rather than horizontally. (more...)
Tom Brady Nick Foles Eagles Tom Brady Nick Foles Eagles
- September 10, 2018

The defense forced Ryan to throw four straight incomplete passes from the 10 on the final possession only to have a penalty give the Falcons one more chance from the 5. "No panic, we're resilient", Pederson said. It may be a new National Football League season, but that didn't stop the Eagles from bringing back a play you might remember from the Super Bowl earlier this year to troll the New England Patriots. (more...)
Del Potro into US Open final as Nadal quits with knee injury Del Potro into US Open final as Nadal quits with knee injury
- September 08, 2018

With this in mind, it's certainly hard to make a case for Nishikori as an underdog tonight, and I want to move on to the other match-up, the first quarter-final, between top seed Rafa Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro . "I don't know. I would give slight advantage to Rafa, but I feel it's going to be a great match". A dejected Nadal said later: 'I had some issues during the tournament. (more...)
Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy share lead in Philadelphia — BMW Championship
- September 08, 2018

Northern Ireland's McIlroy briefly threatened to dislodge Woods before equalling the American's score. "Just the way it goes", Woods said with a smile, caring more about a complete round of golf and a strong performance with his old putter than whether he was leading after one round in the FedEx Cup playoffs. (more...)
Jose Mourinho sentenced to a year in prison for old sins Jose Mourinho sentenced to a year in prison for old sins
- September 07, 2018

Jose Mourinho was in better spirits after the 2-0 win over Burnley and even joked that sacking him would cost Manchester United a lot of money. Asked about his relationship with Mourinho, Pogba replied: "We have a pure coach-player relationship, that's right". (more...)
Jorginho's agent reveals why he ended up joining Chelsea over Manchester City Jorginho's agent reveals why he ended up joining Chelsea over Manchester City
- September 07, 2018

Key to whether they can maintain their early momentum will be the form of Eden Hazard, who was linked with a move to Real Madrid over the summer after saying that "it might be time to discover something different" following six years at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell holdout: Steelers won't rescind tender Le'Veon Bell holdout: Steelers won't rescind tender
- September 06, 2018

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert issued a statement Monday saying the team was "disappointed" Bell has yet to accept the franchise bid. "I just felt confident that he was gonna come", Pouncey said Wednesday, "But now that he didn't, obviously it's Le'Veon over the Steelers, and we're the Steelers and we're going to play as the Steelers. (more...)
Champion Stephens booted from US Open Champion Stephens booted from US Open
- September 06, 2018

Indeed, the American has enjoyed the better of this rivalry to date , winning all three of their meetings - including a tie at the French Open earlier this year. "Right now you're so in the tournament and you don't feel it". Next up for the 28-year-old is Serena , who beat Pliskova later in the day to move into the semis. (more...)
Nishikori takes revenge on Cilic Nishikori takes revenge on Cilic
- September 06, 2018

The 29-year-old, who had knocked out world number two and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki in the second round, hit 31 unforced errors and won just seven points off the Japanese star's serve. Osaka, who lived in her native Japan until she was 3, started playing tennis in NY after her father saw the Williams sisters playing at the French Open in 1999 and chose to teach his daughters. (more...)
Dallas Cowboys: Earl Thomas trade still on the table Dallas Cowboys: Earl Thomas trade still on the table
- September 06, 2018

This public dance between Thomas, the Cowboys and Seattle began on Christmas Eve, when Thomas walked into the Dallas locker room after the Seahawks' win at AT&T Stadium to tell head coach Jason Garrett to come and get him. The Cowboys' current starting safeties are Xavier Woods and Jeff Heath, so Thomas would clearly be a major upgrade for that secondary. Thomas has since reported to the Seahawks, but he still doesn't appear to be thrilled with his situation. (more...)
Del Potro outlasts Isner in quarters
- September 05, 2018

He was left awaiting the victor of Tuesday night's second quarter final between Rafael Nadal and Austria's Dominic Thiem to see who he will play on Friday. It was all about Juan Martin in set number two, dropping three points on serve and creating a break point in the second game that Isner repelled with another ace. (more...)
US Open Day 9 - four matches to watch US Open Day 9 - four matches to watch
- September 05, 2018

The six-time US Open champion, who missed the tournament past year and gave birth to her daughter during it, advanced to face 2016 finalist and No 8 seed Karolina Pliskova. Djokovic moves through to a fourth-round contest against Joao Sousa as a prospective quarter-final with Federer moves ever closer. "That was an fantastic match", the 32-year-old said. (more...)
Burnley vs. Manchester United - Football Match Report Burnley vs. Manchester United - Football Match Report
- September 05, 2018

Certainly, this transition would have been less likely if Rui Faria was still his left hand man. Carrick has the experience of working under Britain's most successful manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, whilst McKenna has traditionally played with an aggressive style when coaching the U18s. (more...)
John Millman Just Knocked Off Roger Federer At The US Open John Millman Just Knocked Off Roger Federer At The US Open
- September 04, 2018

Federer started in typical fashion to take the opener 6-3 but Millman didn't wilt, taking the game up to the Swiss to win the next two 7-5, 7-6. In women's action, Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam in 14 years, edging Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a matchup of 20-year-olds. (more...)
'Roger Federer hit one of the greatest shots ever' - Greg Rusedski
- September 04, 2018

Federer was 21 when he won his first Slam at Wimbledon in 2003 and admitted he's happy to be regarded as a role model, if not necessarily for Kyrgios . Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France also departed, beaten 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) by Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro, and Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova sprang a surprise, too, with a 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 7-6 (7/1) victory over 13th-seeded Belgian Kiki Bertens. (more...)
McEnroe: Don't penalise umpire for Kyrgios pep talk McEnroe: Don't penalise umpire for Kyrgios pep talk
- September 04, 2018

Soon after Lahyani's intervention, Kyrgios began to play with more intensity. "I know this is not you". "And for this guy to get penalised for something where he was actually trying to do something that would be good for the game, I don't want him to be penalised for that". (more...)
Serena Williams squarely meets challenge, advances to quarterfinals Serena Williams squarely meets challenge, advances to quarterfinals
- September 04, 2018

But having taken her first set against Williams in five career meetings, there would not be a second. Any tension inside a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium, however, was quickly eased as a ruthless Williams stormed through the opening set in 18 minutes for the loss of a measly six points. (more...)
Zverev sails into third round at U.S. Open Zverev sails into third round at U.S. Open
- September 04, 2018

Open, he explained that he approaches every point the same. Ideally, Federer said, he should think that he would win against a 2008 Federer . The US Open runs from 27 August through 09 September. Federer dominated in the second set but the battle was on again in the third, with Davydenko having a break on three occasions, unable to materialize any of those advantages! Organisers urged everyone attending the 50th edition of the tournament in Flushing Meadows Park to drink plenty of ... (more...)
Colin Kaepernick appears in provocative Nike ad Colin Kaepernick appears in provocative Nike ad
- September 04, 2018

The initial image, announced through Rovell, has a close up of Kaepernick's face with the caption: "Believe in something . Even if it means sacrificing everything", which sends a powerful message to say the least. The New York Times reported on August 30 that an arbitrator appointed by the NFL Players Association ruled Kaepernick and his legal team had unearthed enough evidence for the case to proceed to a full court hearing. (more...)
Gabriel Jesus says he knows he could be dropped by Man City Gabriel Jesus says he knows he could be dropped by Man City
- September 03, 2018

But the home side missed clear-cut chances and were punished when striker Salomon Rondon set up DeAndre Yedlin to stroke home the equaliser before half-time. "Another day it will maybe by Rash [Sterling] out or Riyad [Mahrez] or Bernardo [Silva] or Sergio [Aguero] or Gabriel [Jesus]", Guardiola said. Just as they did in the first, City did got the next goal seven minutes into the second stanza, with Kyle Walker drilling home a superb strike from 25-yards out. (more...)
Is Steven Gerrard smart enough to outfox his old boss? Is Steven Gerrard smart enough to outfox his old boss?
- September 03, 2018

Replays seem to confirm that Jack, in fact, slipped. A fuming Gerrard told Sky Sports: 'It's definitely a foul. "I have seen it again five times and it is a foul". 'They've won the treble twice, they've had 150 games together and won six trophies. "The referee cost us", he said, referring to what he felt was a foul on Ryan Jack by Tom Rogic. (more...)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan On Bench - Arsenal Team vs Cardiff City Confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan On Bench - Arsenal Team vs Cardiff City Confirmed
- September 03, 2018

Arsenal took the lead through a fine finish from Aubameyang, but the lead was short lived once again as Cardiff equalised with a goal from Danny Ward. He had his moment later, however, not only scoring the winning goal, he also had a hand in Aubameyang's earlier effort with a great link-up. Subs: Zohore 5, Madine 5. (more...)
Ronaldo Jr outshines dad with four goals on Juve debut Ronaldo Jr outshines dad with four goals on Juve debut
- September 03, 2018

Juventus got the ideal start when Mandzukic's header from a Juan Cuadrado cross hit Simone Iacoponi and rebounded kindly to the Croatian forward who turned the ball into the empty net. Blaise Matuidi says he has a better understanding of why Cristiano Ronaldo has won five Ballons d'Or in his career, hailing his new Juventus team-mate as a "working monster". (more...)