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Arsene Wenger unsure of reasons behind Neymar move to PSG Arsene Wenger unsure of reasons behind Neymar move to PSG
- September 11, 2017

The 25-year-old's £198 million (R3.45 billion) move from the Camp Nou to the Ligue 1 giants smashed the world transfer record last month. The Brazil worldwide left Barcelona to join PSG in a world record €222 million transfer over the summer, where he will form a front three with Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe . (more...)
Conor McGregor faces lawsuit from Nate Diaz news conference Conor McGregor faces lawsuit from Nate Diaz news conference
- September 11, 2017

However, it seems now he's going to have to face a legal issue pending from the incident where he threw Monster Energy cans during a pre-fight press conference for UFC 202 involving opponent Nate Diaz . The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined McGregor $25,000 and ordered 25 hours community service for his actions. McGregor's punishment was eventually reduced in March to a $25,000 (£19,000) fine and 25 hours of community service while Diaz had to pay a $15,000 (£11,400) fine and 15 ... (more...)
Xiong, Morikawa win again to move USA to cusp of Walker Cup Xiong, Morikawa win again to move USA to cusp of Walker Cup
- September 11, 2017

On Sunday, Morikawa beat British Amateur champion Harry Ellis 2 and 1 to cap his weekend. Xiong, of Canyon Lake, and Morikawa, of La Canada Flintridge, opened with four birdies and won the first five holes. They came ready to play and they will be ready tomorrow. The matches conclude Sunday. "It's something special and you can't really explain what it is", Morikawa said. (more...)
Mourinho, Manchester United seek return of old magic
- September 11, 2017

Mourinho would have been deeply concerned to see his first choice back four struggle to cope with Stoke's direct attacking approach. He said: "Last season we won three titles because we had one of the top scorers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (more...)
Pochettino hails Kane as 'unbelievable' after hitting 100th goal Pochettino hails Kane as 'unbelievable' after hitting 100th goal
- September 11, 2017

While there is undoubtedly a sports psychology dissertation waiting to be written on why the 24-year-old has failed to score a top-flight August goal in his entire career to date, that motto would look pretty good on a T-shirt for Tottenham fans should Kane follow up his last two Golden Boots with a third and the league title in May. (more...)
Newly re-signed Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt feared to have torn biceps Newly re-signed Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt feared to have torn biceps
- September 11, 2017

The Steelers do not negotiate contracts once the season starts. The five added years of the deal add up to about $61 million. "I learned a lot, I grew a lot", said Tuitt, the Steelers second-round draft pick in 2014. He had 6 1/2 sacks in 2015, his first year as a starter. "I want to be better than I was a year ago", Tuitt said. "I want to be here with this team and win one, then go for a second". (more...)
Danny Welbeck at the double as Arsenal beat Bournemouth Danny Welbeck at the double as Arsenal beat Bournemouth
- September 11, 2017

Wenger brought Sanchez on off the bench in the 75th minute, with the Chilean replacing Danny Welbeck . Bournemouth remain pointless after four games of the new season. He's a lethal, predatory striker who doesn't hesitate when an opportunity presents itself. "So two or three will not be in the squad, but a lot of them will play". (more...)
Mourinho confirms Lindelof will start in the Champions League
- September 11, 2017

While Collymore does not think that the Red Devils can win Europe's premier club competition this season, he does think that they have what it takes to beat their Premier League rivals. 'But he can not play Tuesday so it is good that he gets his rest and opportunity for Lindelof and Smalling to play a Champions League match'. Bailly also made the most interceptions (2.75) of any of United's centre backs. (more...)
Bayliss confident of defeating known demons in Ashes Bayliss confident of defeating known demons in Ashes
- September 11, 2017

England could go back to Haseeb Hameed who made his debut in India a year ago and averaged 43 in six innings before injury ruled him out of the rest of the tour. Bayliss said the Yorkshireman had done "fantastically well" as skipper, adding: "He is a positive player and that shows through in his captaincy". Saturday's success was effectively sealed by James Anderson taking his Test-best figures after all-rounder Ben Stokes starred with both ball and bat. (more...)
Klopp: Mane red decisive... and wrong!
- September 11, 2017

It was not a bad foul but with the way Eddy comes out of it its normal for a red card. It was only 1-0 at the time and City went on to punish their numerically disadvantaged visitors, leaving Klopp to rue the decision, as well as his side's profligacy. (more...)
Mane sorry after Ederson red card clash Mane sorry after Ederson red card clash
- September 11, 2017

He was carried off on a stretcher after receiving treatment on the field for around eight minutes. "We played really smart", City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said. The Reds star was shown a straight red card by referee Jon Moss after he caught City goalkeeper Ederson with a high boot just outside the penalty area. (more...)
Kanepi still motivated after defeat by Keys in US Open quarterfinals Kanepi still motivated after defeat by Keys in US Open quarterfinals
- September 11, 2017

In the semifinals, Vandeweghe will take on the victor of that Keys-Kanepi match , which opens up the night session inside Arthue Ashe Stadium on Wednesday night. Her line in the first four Grand Slams of her life, all this year: fourth round, first round, second round, fourth round. "It was definitely well competed", Williams said. (more...)
Manchester United must win games like Stoke clash to take title - Matic
- September 11, 2017

With that in mind, we've compiled a list of five of the worst goal droughts in Premier League history, so that if your team's main man up front starts to drop off a little this season, you can compare, take comfort, and think of the ways it could be worse. (more...)
Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth: Gunners snap out of funk, cruise Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth: Gunners snap out of funk, cruise
- September 11, 2017

We had all our players back in their preferred positions, and Welbeck and Lacazette combined perfectly up front. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that contract rebel Alexis Sanchez will "win back" disgruntled Gunners fans in the coming weeks. (more...)
Petty Inactive; Hackenberg Active
- September 11, 2017

Connor Hughes : TE Will Tye is ready to start the new green chapter of his career. But when Bowles was asked whether Petty was healthy, all he would say was: "He had a full week of practice". Yes, the Jets' defense was mostly a disaster, Ealy was one of the bright spots. Defensive end Kony Ealy also had a big game. The Patriots cut Ealy after the third preseason game and the Jets claimed him off waivers. (more...)
Watt continues fundraising; ready to return after injury Watt continues fundraising; ready to return after injury
- September 11, 2017

Coach ( Nick) Saban , I'm sure he would tell you that this guy was definitely one of the captains of that team, which says a lot. He also had an impressive scramble for a first down in the first half. The second of the two forced fumbles led to a touchdown by fellow defensive end Dante Fowler . Savage was sacked six times , completed 7 of 13 passes for 62 yards and a 66.8 passer rating. (more...)
Flacco, defense lead Ravens' shutout win over Bengals Flacco, defense lead Ravens' shutout win over Bengals
- September 11, 2017

We have to be better". "I just got rubbed". "I told Marty that if they want to bring all-out blitz, cover-zero, that's what I want to go to". "I don't know if I've ever been in such a disappointing football game", Lewis said. Overall, fans have to be pleased with the Baltimore Ravens 20-0 win. Even with the Bengals playing from behind in the second half, Andy Dalton never found a way to get his top tight end involved. (more...)
Deshaun Watson takes over as Texans QB, immediately leads TD drive Deshaun Watson takes over as Texans QB, immediately leads TD drive
- September 11, 2017

That changed on Sunday with rookie Deshaun Watson getting his first of his National Football League career. On the Texans' opening drive of the first half, Watson led a 14-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that was capped by a four-yard touchdown pass from Watson to DeAndre Hopkins . (more...)
Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers Preview and Prediction Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers Preview and Prediction
- September 11, 2017

He is just such a fantastic football player. That increased the possibility of former Packers running back Eddie Lacy being Seattle's No. 1 ball carrier Sunday against his former team, but Rawls has practiced fully in both workouts since his coach termed him iffy to play. (more...)
We shook hands - Guardiola laments Sancho's Manchester City exit We shook hands - Guardiola laments Sancho's Manchester City exit
- September 11, 2017

A new signings special, we also chat to Davy Klaassen about his switch to Everton and look at how Romelu Lukaku, Alexandre Lacazette, Alvaro Morata and Mohamed Salah will fare following their big-money moves to the Premier League. I said "where are you?" "Before going to the States, he decide, or his manager decides, I am not going to sign the contract", Guardiola said. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted that he is happy with the strength of his first-team squad, despite ... (more...)
Former Alabama LB Reuben Foster carted off field after injury Former Alabama LB Reuben Foster carted off field after injury
- September 11, 2017

Foster was carted off the field after the injury, silencing a debut that was already filled with promise. Kittle is expected to take over full-time TE duties from Vance McDonald who was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers last month. However, Foster walked back to the sideline with a limp early in the second quarter. What will the 49ers defense do without Foster? As a senior at Alabama in 2016, Foster finished with 115 tackles, 13 for losses, and five sacks. (more...)
Mourinho backs Lukaku after costly miss
- September 11, 2017

We were never in any danger of being overrun or overcome by them and that's great credit to us". "My aim is always to score or get an assist so I'm very happy we didn't lose and I'm happy for my first goals for Stoke - I hope to continue like that". (more...)
Danny Welbeck bags double as stylish Arsenal return to winning ways
- September 11, 2017

It meant he had scored in his first two home Premier League outings for Arsenal , matching an achievement accomplished only once before - by Marouane Chamakh. "I feel we played well all over the pitch". Wenger insisted he plans to field a strong team against their German opposition despite the prospect of a trip to Chelsea on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League . (more...)
Delta flight from Puerto Rico threads needle around Hurricane Irma Delta flight from Puerto Rico threads needle around Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

Radar data of the plane's flight path offered a spectacular show for aviation enthusiasts who followed in real time as Delta Flight 431 headed south right into the unsafe storm before noon. Twitter captured Rabinowitz's tweets in a "Moment" titled "Delta flight beats Hurricane Irma ". The flight quickly unloaded passengers and took on a new planeful of passengers to take to NY. (more...)
Farah and Keitany equal Great North Run victory records Farah and Keitany equal Great North Run victory records
- September 11, 2017

Farah required a sprint finish in the north-east to see off Kiwi rival Robertson, who pushed him to the limit, by six seconds while Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa finished in third. Farah told the BBC after his season-concluding race: "That was really, really tough". "I'm sore everywhere- I've never been this sore". Just like at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and at the World Championships this summer, those incredible home crowds really do give me that extra motivation. (more...)