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Warm-up game abandoned after crowd trouble Warm-up game abandoned after crowd trouble
- August 05, 2017

Defender Ben Mee headed Burnley into a 1-0 lead before the break, but the Clarets were prevented from building on his opener by the postponement. Dramatic pictures show chairs flying through the air and officers holding up extended batons as they try and hold back a large contingent of travelling German fans. (more...)
Mata urges fellow players to follow in donating 1% of wage Mata urges fellow players to follow in donating 1% of wage
- August 05, 2017

We live by this mantra on the pitch, yet we don't see it enough in the social space. "By doing so we can show the wider football industry that Common Goal needs to happen and that it will happen, because it's right". It is not the first time Mata has spoken out about money in football. He said: "Football is very well remunerated at this level". We are so lucky to live a dream. (more...)
Mahrez eager for Roma switch Mahrez eager for Roma switch
- August 05, 2017

Leicester City have asked for €40m (£36.1m) from the start, while the most recent Roma offer for Mahrez had stood at €30m (£27.1m). Mahrez knows he can't do much until the Foxes accept an offer but hopes that a deal will be agreed soon so he can talk to Roma. (more...)
Arsenal Face Heavyweight Competition For Thomas Lemar As More Clubs Join Chase Arsenal Face Heavyweight Competition For Thomas Lemar As More Clubs Join Chase
- August 05, 2017

Arsenal look to have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of this AS Monaco star. The latest bid of £40 million is unlikely to tempt Monaco to a sale, especially after having just sold Tiemoue Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva for similar or slightly higher fees. (more...)
Mourinho: Three out of four transfers isn't bad Mourinho: Three out of four transfers isn't bad
- August 05, 2017

Manchester United have returned home following a long pre-season taking in three countries and two continents. Quoted by the Manchester Evening News , he said: "When we paid that amount for Paul I told that he was not expensive. Italian giants AS Roma have been pursuing Leicester City's want-away player Riyad Mahrez for most of the summer, but may turn their attention to Manchester United's Spanish global Juan Mata should the deal for Mahrez not happen. (more...)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte braced for toughest season of his career
- August 05, 2017

Conte revealed earlier in the summer that he, the club, Costa and his agent Jorge Mendes had agreed in January that the striker would leave Chelsea , and the former Italy and Juventus manager has said nothing has changed in that regard. (more...)
Manchester United can win Premier League title, says new signing Nemanja Matic Manchester United can win Premier League title, says new signing Nemanja Matic
- August 05, 2017

He's a amusing guy, we get on well". Mourinho is likely to play Matic as part of a midfield three alongside Ander Herrera with Pogba spearheading the trio which will allow the Frenchman to be more influential when going forward. I would be happier if they gave me four of four, but they did a great effort for me". "I can play as a midfielder, as a winger, as a holding midfielder". (more...)
Neymar worth £198m, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Neymar worth £198m, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says
- August 05, 2017

Jose Mourinho has ruled out a summer move for Anthony Martial, saying Manchester United intend to work with a "good squad". "With Mkhitaryan ready to flourish, United are primed to shake up the top four this season after missing out on it by a fair distance last term and once again do battle with Europe's elite in the Uefa Champions League instead of its lesser lights". (more...)
Mo Farah defends his 10000m title in London Mo Farah defends his 10000m title in London
- August 05, 2017

Farah is hoping the injury is not too severe as he is due to race in the 5,000m heats on Wednesday. "It was incredible tonight, I had to get my head around it. "It was about believing in my sprint finish and knowing that I have been in that position before", he added. It helped a lot having the experience. (more...)
Chelsea boss Conte anticipating most hard season of his career
- August 05, 2017

And signing the Italy worldwide would have the added benefit of making Inter less likely to sell Ivan Perisic to rivals Manchester United. I think the best way also to speak about the club and to try to find the right solution, its important for me that the club knows my opinion about the number we need. (more...)
Australian cricketers' pay war ends. series vs India and England to proceed Australian cricketers' pay war ends. series vs India and England to proceed
- August 05, 2017

The agreement ends a 10-month negotiation process that became bitter and acrimonious as Cricket Australia sought to dramatically alter the existing pay model by which players shared in the game's revenue. "We're thrilled BBC Radio will once again be the home of the Ashes in Australia for the next five years and that we'll also be covering some of the other great cricket competitions taking place in Australia over this period", said Ben Gallop, head of BBC Radio Sport and Digital. (more...)
Inter Milan offer Man Utd target Ivan Perisic bumper new deal Inter Milan offer Man Utd target Ivan Perisic bumper new deal
- August 05, 2017

United have already spent just under £150m this summer, signing Romelu Lukaku for £75m, Nemanja Matic for £40m and defender Victor Lindelof for £31m. The 21-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Red Devils on numerous occasions in this transfer window, with the latest reports suggesting that he could be loaned out to Serie A side Inter Milan . (more...)
AS Monaco set to table £45 million Alexis Sanchez bid AS Monaco set to table £45 million Alexis Sanchez bid
- August 05, 2017

The French Champions have had an exodus of players this summer, with Tiemoue Bakayoko joining Chelsea, while Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva moved to Manchester City . Arsenal have so far completed two key signings in the summer transfer window by luring the likes of Kolasinac and Lacazette. Wenger insisted former Barcelona star Sanchez would not be sold this summer. (more...)
Antonio Conte faces injury crisis ahead of Arsenal clash Antonio Conte faces injury crisis ahead of Arsenal clash
- August 05, 2017

It won't be easy. Key stat: Diego Costa might be on his way out of Chelsea but he was arguably their most important player as they won their fifth Premier League title. "For me it is very simple". It is not right to tell these through the press. The situation is very clear. My job is to work and to try to improve my players, to create an identity for my team. (more...)
Rory McIlroy keeps tabs on leaders at Bridgestone Invitational Rory McIlroy keeps tabs on leaders at Bridgestone Invitational
- August 05, 2017

That took the 29-year-old Australian to four under par and just a shot off the lead shared by Jimmy Walker and Thomas Pieters , but as Day, Spieth and McIlroy prepared to play their second shots to the 10th, the siren sounded to suspend play once again. (more...)
Swepson included in Australia squad for Bangladesh tour Swepson included in Australia squad for Bangladesh tour
- August 05, 2017

The loss of Pattinson is the second blow suffered by Australia's pace attack in less than 24 hours, with Mitchell Starc also ruled out, having failed to recover fully from a long-term foot injury. Swepson will join Nathan Lyon, the offspinner, and Ashton Agar, the left-arm spinner, among the frontline tweakers, with Glenn Maxwell offering a part-time option. (more...)
Jaap Stam: Title always the aim for Manchester United Jaap Stam: Title always the aim for Manchester United
- August 05, 2017

So much so, that Stam thinks the club need to target the Premier League now, and make sure they win that next season - or that they at least manage to do far better - and make progress upon their return to the Champions League to boot. Either way, there's still the rest of August before the deadline so who knows who may leave or join the club yet. United start the new campaign with a European Super Cup game against Real Madrid on Tuesday. (more...)
Mbappe to leave Monaco, Barcelona interested Mbappe to leave Monaco, Barcelona interested
- August 05, 2017

That hasn't happened. Instead, Monaco have followed up last season's Ligue 1 triumph by selling off key players. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been in regular contact with Monaco about the possibility of signing Kylian Mbappe , according to reports in France. (more...)
Thursday's Twins-Texas game recap Thursday's Twins-Texas game recap
- August 05, 2017

In his fourth start for Minnesota, Colon (3-9) scattered nine hits and allowed four earned runs for his 37th career complete game and first since September 5, 2015 with the New York Mets. He allowed five earned runs before Texas recorded four outs, but settled in to retire nine straight batters before Joe Mauer was hit by a pitch in the fifth. (more...)
Bid for Bayern Munich star shows Arsenal are NOT signing Lemar? Bid for Bayern Munich star shows Arsenal are NOT signing Lemar?
- August 05, 2017

Yet, Monaco are reluctant to let the player leave after having lost several key players this summer. The journalist has claimed that Arsenal remain keen to try and sign the 21-year-old attacking midfielder this summer as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season. (more...)
Chris Sale 'mapped out' to pitch in all three remaining Yankees series Chris Sale 'mapped out' to pitch in all three remaining Yankees series
- August 05, 2017

Mookie Betts supplied a solo home run Thursday in the Red Sox's win over the White Sox. Porcello has lost his last five decisions and is winless in six starts since picking up his most recent win on June 23. Sinkerball gave up a three-run bomb to Nicky Delmonico . Struggling hitters Xander Bogaerts and Mitch Moreland were dropped to seventh and eighth, respectively. (more...)
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck: We must beat Chelsea at Wembley!
- August 05, 2017

The "ABBA" format which is used in tennis during tie breaks will be trialled this season across all English competitions, starting with the annual cup competition opener between last season's Premier League and Fa Cup winners. Despite winners and losers claiming the domestic crown in nearly equal measure, 64 per cent of teams that win the Community Shield end up finishing the season in a higher league position than the losers - the average victor has ended the season in third and the loser ... (more...)
Steelers coach Tomlin extends contract through 2020 Steelers coach Tomlin extends contract through 2020
- August 05, 2017

Tomlin and the Steelers agreed to the parameters of a deal before training camp and were awaiting finalization before announcing the extension. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed head coach Mike Tomlin to a contract extension, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (more...)
Jose Mourinho thinks Manchester United have signed a 'genius' in Nemanja Matic Jose Mourinho thinks Manchester United have signed a 'genius' in Nemanja Matic
- August 05, 2017

Although they won two major trophies last season, a sixth-placed Premier League finish can not be heralded as a success for a club of Manchester United's size and pedigree. "A big welcome to our new No.31". Mourinho has the personnel to exert this style of play, and should his new arrivals produce the goods, a serious title tilt could well be on the cards. (more...)
Matic and Mourinho back together at United Matic and Mourinho back together at United
- August 05, 2017

No other manager is under as much scrutiny to succeed as Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho , having set out on another summer of star signings with Belgian worldwide Romelu Lukaku topping the bill, and more seemingly on the way . More consistency is needed. "This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club". (more...)