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Axed Force to fight Super Rugby decision Axed Force to fight Super Rugby decision
- August 11, 2017

The Perth-based franchise finished second in the Australian conference during the Super Rugby season, and had nine players selected last month in an extended Wallabies squad. Perth-based Western Force and the Melbourne Rebels, traditionally the weakest of the Australian teams, had both been warned they could face the axe. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez Likely Out Two Weeks with an Abdominal Injury Alexis Sanchez Likely Out Two Weeks with an Abdominal Injury
- August 11, 2017

The 67-year-old Frenchman said: "I had an impact on the season, because at some stage the players came to see me and said: 'What's going on boss?" They're top-level players, they want to go to the World Cup, but he'll get a number of games here, and he'll fight with Petr Cech. (more...)
Wenger reveals why Alexis Sanchez will not play against Leicester City, Stoke Wenger reveals why Alexis Sanchez will not play against Leicester City, Stoke
- August 11, 2017

Wenger , who signed a two-year contract extension at Emirates Stadium at the end of last season, told a Football Writers' Association event in London that he foresees changes in the way top-flight clubs are run. "As a game is 90 minutes that would guarantee us a goal". Now that the club have Lacazette to score goals, Sanchez's assists number should increase. (more...)
Premier League 2017-18 season sees two Manchester clubs as favorites
- August 11, 2017

City travel to new-boys Brighton, back in the top tier after a 34-year absence, while United host West Ham. With plenty of time until deadline day, The Grapevine has the very latest football transfer news from the Premier League's top clubs in our round-up below. (more...)
BT Sport's bumper guide to the 2017/18 Premier League season BT Sport's bumper guide to the 2017/18 Premier League season
- August 11, 2017

Neymar's departure to Paris Saint-Germain only intensified rumours of Barcelona targeting Philippe Coutinho as his compatriot's replacement. "I want to have 100 more moments like that in my career", Lookman said. "They played some incredible football previous year and had just a couple of problems". That Wenger is not going into the new campaign with the fans still at his throat owes much to Arsenal's strong finish to last season . (more...)
Stoneman, Crane included in England squad for first Test against West Indies Stoneman, Crane included in England squad for first Test against West Indies
- August 11, 2017

The experiences I have had now, against the top bowlers in Division One and overseas bowlers will stand me in good stead". "To be honest, I didn't think I would be called up this summer", Crane said. Stoneman, 30, has scored 1,000 runs in first-class cricket this season, including a highest score of 197, while averaging 58.82 with three centuries. (more...)
Sporting CP reject West Ham's William Carvalho bid Sporting CP reject West Ham's William Carvalho bid
- August 11, 2017

That has naturally made West Ham wary but they are hopeful they can broker a compromise involving Carvalho's new agent Pere Guardiola, brother of Manchester City boss Pep. Carvalho has always been talked about as capable of taking a step up to the next level, having already played 119 league games for Sporting, and has a huge €44million release clause in his contract. (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

Croatia global Perisic looks set to stay at Inter after the Serie A side refused to budge from their £48.5 million valuation when he was linked with a move to United . They're strong, they put up a good defense to keep someone who's an important player for them. 'The truth is that since I left, all Inter coaches have had the same messages from me, ' he added. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp's "Next Step" for Liverpool this Season
- August 11, 2017

A charismatic manager and a tactically skilled one as well, Marco Silva brings excitement to Vicarage Road where fans will be able to see a couple of highly exciting new players this year. Gerrard expects Liverpool to finish as runners up behind Pep Guardiola's Man City side. Klopp's plan this season revolves around signings and training, which are important steps for building on their base from where they left last season. (more...)
Mourinho 'really happy' with Man Utd star Pogba
- August 11, 2017

He's made history everywhere with Porto, Inter and now he can do it with Manchester United . He will have to fill Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shoes and endure a lot of scrutiny and pressure. Adedeji Odumboni handed Mourinho's Super Cup medal. The big question still remains whether Mourinho can forge a consistent starting side out of his squad after a year in which injuries hampered any attempt at continuity. (more...)
Bills' Sammy Watkins will play a quarter in preseason opener Bills' Sammy Watkins will play a quarter in preseason opener
- August 11, 2017

Taylor completed the series and was evaluated under a tent on the sideline before being cleared to return. Buffalo's starting offense accounted for five first downs and 89 yards, including a seven-play, 37-yard drive that ended with Stephen Hauschka hitting a 42-yard field goal. (more...)
Saints fall at Cleveland, preseason losing streak reaches double digits
- August 11, 2017

Through one half of play, rookie Alvin Kamara took the torch and ran with it. New Orleans had four sacks, including one each from linebacker Stephone Anthony, defensive tackle Mitchell Loewen and defensive end Alex Jenkins (who is the team's global practice squad exemption). (more...)
Ravens take on Redskins in pre-season opener Ravens take on Redskins in pre-season opener
- August 11, 2017

Kirk Cousins was pressured heavily in his two drives, and completed one of his two attempted passes. One bright spot on the night was rookie running back Samaje Perine. Ryan Mallett took the first team snaps at quarterback. The defense had its moments in this game and that's where the individual effort showed. The Redskins are going into the 2017 season with high hopes of getting back to the playoffs, but after their first preseason game it's apparent that they have a lot of work to ... (more...)
Rogers Cup: Denis Shapovalov, 18, stuns top-seed Rafael Nadal Rogers Cup: Denis Shapovalov, 18, stuns top-seed Rafael Nadal
- August 11, 2017

Roger Federer eased back into action for the first time since winning his eighth Wimbledon title last month as he also reached the third round with a dominant victory. The Canadian teen is known as an aggressive baseliner and has a good service to trouble top players. "Anyway, it's a good start". "But to beat a player of this category, of this talent, is very inspiring for me, a huge confidence boost". (more...)
Jacob deGrom bruised, but homer-happy Mets pound Phillies Jacob deGrom bruised, but homer-happy Mets pound Phillies
- August 11, 2017

The Mets (51-61) received homers from Wilmer Flores , Neil Walker , Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson to turn the game into a runaway. Conforto, shifted to cleanup for the first time this season (he filled the vacancy created by Jay Bruce's trade to Cleveland), hit a three-run homer off the left-field foul pole in the seventh to give the Mets a 7-0 lead. (more...)
Dolphins rookie LB Raekwon McMillan leaves preseason opener injured Dolphins rookie LB Raekwon McMillan leaves preseason opener injured
- August 11, 2017

It's now being reported that the Dolphins believe McMillan did in fact tear his ACL, which would cost the youngster the remainder of the season. He walked off the field under his own power but did not return to the game. "You must have better sources than I do", Gase said. With Koa Misi out for the season, it was expected that McMillan would be the person in the middle beside veterans Lawrence Timmons and Kiko Alonso. (more...)
'I like Mourinho a lot' - Willian reveals failed move to Man Utd
- August 11, 2017

He is backing Manchester United to win the Premier League . A move to Chelsea is just what the doctor ordered to get the Spaniard's career back on track. Reigning champions Chelsea are set to slip into the runners-up spot ahead of Arsenal and Manchester City , according to the predictive algorithm. (more...)
Matic sale to Man Utd could cost Chelsea the league
- August 11, 2017

We'll have a game-plan and I'm sure we'll have the same game-plan regardless of whoever plays up front'. "For me, Matic is a fantastic player - a real, real top player", said the English defender. Antonio Conte told the Evening Standard that he had hoped to utilize Nemanja Matic in a mentorship role for the newly acquired Tiemoue Bakayoko . (more...)
Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Headlining UFC Fight Night Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Headlining UFC Fight Night
- August 11, 2017

That's according to a report from FloCombat , who were the first to report that the pairing is being eyed for the UFC's debut in mainland China later this year. A victory for Silva would give the Brazilian his first win streak in over five years. Meanwhile, Gastelum is coming off a submission loss to Chris Weidman. (more...)
Gary Neville predicts where Man United, Chelsea will finish this season Gary Neville predicts where Man United, Chelsea will finish this season
- August 11, 2017

Despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic's reasonably prolific campaign with 17 goals in the league and 28 in total, the supporting cast failed to add enough to propel United any higher than they finished last season. That changes absolutely everything. I really don't read it. "We are going to do that, step by step". In what was a hard season last term, after a spate of injuries. (more...)
Chelsea's Willian: Jose Mourinho wanted me at Manchester United Chelsea's Willian: Jose Mourinho wanted me at Manchester United
- August 11, 2017

Full focus has now been shifted to domestic matters and Crespo, who worked with Mourinho at Chelsea and Inter during his playing days, believes good times lie ahead for United under one of the best bosses in the business . "I heard whispers at the back end of last season that he wanted to go and even if the club can not come out and say too much about that, maybe there was an element of that in play here when this deal went through". (more...)
Tony Abbott's Sister Is Perfectly Trolling Her Brother On Marriage Equality
- August 11, 2017

Ballots are due by November 7, with results posted later that month from the Australian Bureau of Statistics . Voting in elections is compulsory in Australia and would also be so in any plebiscite. Sen. Nick Xenophon said his minor party's opposition had not changed since they opposed the plebiscite in the November vote. I am happy to have a separate debate about the issues in adoption and as a country we need to discuss the raft of issues that adoptees face nationally and ... (more...)
Barcelona Accept Philippe Coutinho Signing May Take Time Barcelona Accept Philippe Coutinho Signing May Take Time
- August 11, 2017

I have met Coutinho a few times and he is a great lad, with a good family behind him. "The player wants to leave". Yet this is Barcelona . In the meantime, Dembele and Deulofeu would provide sufficient support to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in attack, along with Rafinha and Paco Alcacer, so there really is no need for Coutinho as well. (more...)
Manchester United keen on making two more signings this summer Manchester United keen on making two more signings this summer
- August 11, 2017

The big story of Thursday's papers is an "explosive" interview of a Premier League "top-six star" by The Sun , the identity of who was not known at the time of writing. And while that should change with him playing with much better players at Manchester United , if Lukaku beats his best career scoring output by two goals , he would simply be replacing the 28 goals in all competitions Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave the team past year. (more...)
Golden State Warriors could go after Paul George next off-season Golden State Warriors could go after Paul George next off-season
- August 11, 2017

Fresh off a trip from India, former Thunder forward Kevin Durant has a positive take on the potential potency of Russell Westbrook and Paul George . DURANT: "Yeah, like I said, I'm a grown man in this league and I'm at the point of my life and career where I'm able to dictate what I want to do with my future". (more...)