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Klopp insists 'there is no plan B' for Liverpool transfer targets
- August 11, 2017

Liverpool will open their Premier League campaign with a trip to Watford this coming weekend. As far as Liverpool are concerned, their title challenge will really depend on keeping Philippe Coutinho. "We actually have a good record [against City]". Deeney is unlikely to play against Liverpool despite returning to training following a groin problem but Andre Gray, who arrived from Burnley for £18 million this week, is set for his debut. (more...)
Brazil names changed squad for Neymar to lead in qualifiers Brazil names changed squad for Neymar to lead in qualifiers
- August 11, 2017

After some torrid years, Brazil look back to their best, knocking Germany from the top of the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings and in March becoming the first country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Neymar has left Lionel Messi at Barcelona to move to PSG. "There are three players fighting for that title (of the world's best player): Cristiano, Messi and Neymar", Tite said. (more...)
Alvaro Morata says Alvaro Morata says "critics already killing me" after Chelsea move
- August 11, 2017

It was an inauspicious start for a striker the Premier League champions paid an initial fee of £58 million to acquire from Real Madrid this summer, but Morata is adamant that it will not deter him. "I do not think I need to adapt to the Premier League, but to my new coach". "But now I have adapted and I'm looking forward to playing". " I think the [Matic] sale at this moment in time , with that Chelsea squad, could cost them the league". (more...)
MRI shows no new Sabathia knee damage but status unclear MRI shows no new Sabathia knee damage but status unclear
- August 11, 2017

NY is 13-6 when Sabathia starts and overall is just seven games over.500. TORONTO , ON - AUGUST 10: Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees hits a double in the first inning during Major League Baseball game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (more...)
Long, Houston Out for Bears vs. Broncos Long, Houston Out for Bears vs. Broncos
- August 11, 2017

For fans looking for separation, they won't find it in the stats. Siemian ended his night 6-of-7 passing for 51 yards after getting sacked on his first play of the game. The touchdown pass was a 47-yard bomb to fellow rookie Isaiah McKenzie on third and 18 in the fourth quarter. In three series, Siemian led the Broncos to a field goal (to cap off a 60-yard drive) and two punts. (more...)
Real Madrid Beat Manchester United To Super Cup Glory Real Madrid Beat Manchester United To Super Cup Glory
- August 11, 2017

United's new £75m signing , Romelu Lukaku was on the score sheet as he tapped in before Marcus Rashford scuffed wide. Jose Mourinho may have been unable to guide his side to Super Cup victory against Real Madrid . Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane's pre-match coyness on the matter did little to quash the chatter, but naming Bale in the starting line-up did. (more...)
Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany
- August 11, 2017

He said: "Last season we were favourites too and finished 15 points behind and, from my experience as a manager, always in the beginning of the season, the new teams are the toughest ones". Manchester CIty should score 3 goals themselves so I think this is quite a safe bet also. "Sooner or later it's going to finish", he said. "We spoke and I saw last season how tough is this league". (more...)
Chelsea vs Burnley 12 Aug 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions Chelsea vs Burnley 12 Aug 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions
- August 11, 2017

The former Blues striker told the Daily Mail: " Conte has said that he wants to avoid a "Mourinho season". If you think about Antonio Conte , Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mourinho - it is a very good championship now. This is especially prominent with Conte's lack of options at centre midfield . But with one contract saga over, two more come sharply into focus. Arsenal also embark on a new campaign uncertain whether it will hold on to a key member of its squad. (more...)
Manchester City Make Enquiry About Key Barcelona Player Manchester City Make Enquiry About Key Barcelona Player
- August 11, 2017

Both Guardiola and Mourinho could argue that their first seasons were transitional campaigns. Doubts may preside over the Belgian international's ability to make a consistent impact in the games that matter most but he has no trouble putting the less glamorous sides to bed, especially on home soil. (more...)
Bill Hader plays Anthony Scaramucci on 'Saturday Night Live Weekend Update' Bill Hader plays Anthony Scaramucci on 'Saturday Night Live Weekend Update'
- August 11, 2017

Which explains why the show's just introduced its new spin-off, Weekend Update Summer Edition , which offers its writers the opportunity to make the best out of all the absurdity pouring of the White House. "The Mooch has no regrets, baby", he said. "All to be king of idiot mountain for 11 days". Moffat and Day reprised their roles as first sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., with Moffat as a child-like Eric Trump who can't figure out what to do with a fidget spinner, and who mixes up his ... (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott expected to be suspended for start of National Football League season Ezekiel Elliott expected to be suspended for start of National Football League season
- August 11, 2017

Hall of Famer Cris Carter said Monday on Fox Sports 1 that he would be "shocked" if an Elliott suspension didn't happen within 48 hours . Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas reports the decision will be announced on Friday. The NFL has been investigating Elliott over a domestic violence incident he was allegedly involved in previous year with an ex-girlfriend. Then, in March, Elliott was filmed pulling down a woman's shirt , exposing one of her breasts, while watching a St. (more...)
Crespo tips Man United to win Premier League Crespo tips Man United to win Premier League
- August 11, 2017

And if that is to happen it will be a hard place to come and take points from, while on the road they will prove as hard as any other opponent. Normally the second season should be better than the first because you know the club, you know the players. (more...)
Manchester United are a long way behind Real Madrid - Paul Scholes
- August 11, 2017

The Old Trafford chief knows there is money to spend on Bale but with such a huge sum involved - over £200m if Bale gets a four-year contract - it sparked top-level talks yesterday. It's one of those things. "The club hasn't said anything", he added. We don't usually fail on the big occasion. Despite being second best for much of the opening 45 minutes, United could have been level on the stroke of half-time when Paul Pogba's cross picked out Lukaku, but United's club record signing ... (more...)
Arsenal to make big Alexis Sanchez push Arsenal to make big Alexis Sanchez push
- August 11, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City both remain linked with Sanchez, although neither side appear to have made a bid just yet, despite the forward now being in the final year of his contract. In a state of speechlessness, I was amazed Arsene Wenger spent £42.5m on a single player and not an entire squad. "We have respect for Arsenal. excellent relations". (more...)
Man Utd midfielder Matic: Good knowing Lukaku off the mark Man Utd midfielder Matic: Good knowing Lukaku off the mark
- August 11, 2017

United lifted three trophies last season-Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League-to create a winning mentality within his squad. Mourinho has spoken of his desire to change that and spend up over a decade at Old Trafford. We hope it is a good year for him and the team. The club know you can affect in a positive way the structure, you can affect in a positive way the people that work around you. (more...)
Deshaun Watson ran for touchdown in first game Deshaun Watson ran for touchdown in first game
- August 11, 2017

Don't expect to see a lot of him tonight. Houston already has suffered one major injury in camp as starting receiver Will Fuller broke his collarbone and will miss 2-3 months. He didn't let penalties on his team affect him and didn't turn the ball over in almost three quarters of play. Now. Can he hold onto THIS first-string anointment? On Tuesday, Newton was seen throwing the ball with rookie receiver Curtis Samuel. (more...)
Wall Street swings lower after Trump warns North Korea Wall Street swings lower after Trump warns North Korea
- August 11, 2017

But financial markets were jolted out of their period of calm this week after tensions between North Korea and the US escalated, and several earnings releases disappointed. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies shed 13.20 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,396.95. FASHIONABLE RESULTS: Investors cheered Ralph Lauren's latest quarterly results, sending the designer clothing company's shares up $8.59, or 11 percent, to $86.74. (more...)
Willian reveals Manchester United talks over summer move
- August 11, 2017

It's the start of the Premier League and it's very important for us. Mourinho is a fantastic coach and won everything wherever he went. On to Spain and the trend continued, where Mourinho ended Pep Guardiola's domination with Barcelona by winning the 2012 La Liga title in his second season with Real Madrid . (more...)
Brighton Premier League season 17-18 preview: Martin Keown's guide
- August 11, 2017

After Diego Costa fell out of Antonio Conte's plans, the champions paid Real Madrid a reported £70million to sign Alvaro Morata, while United parted with £75million to buy Romelu Lukaku from Everton . Brighton and Huddersfield, both playing in the top-flight for the first time in the post-1992 Premier League era, have been breaking their club transfer records. (more...)
Fallen idol! Paulini is facing potential jail time Fallen idol! Paulini is facing potential jail time
- August 11, 2017

It is alleged Paulini was not a fully qualified driver prior to receiving the licence. Paulini , who has been charged with corruptly giving or offering benefit to a [government] agent, faces seven years behind bars. Curuenavuli is now in Brisbane playing the role of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard Musical, a character made famous by Whitney Houston who starred alongside Kevin Costner in the hit 1990's film. (more...)
Which Premier League Top Six Club Has The Most Expensive Starting Lineup? Which Premier League Top Six Club Has The Most Expensive Starting Lineup?
- August 11, 2017

After a summer of exceptionally high spending from domestic teams and overseas, this season should prove to be a spectacular display of all-star football. City manager Pep Guardiola has raided the continent, signing Monaco duo Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy, Real Madrid's Danilo and Benfica's Ederson, with Tottenham's Kyle Walker bringing the spending spree to $335 million. (more...)
Everton vs Stoke City Tips and Odds - EPL Matchweek 1 Everton vs Stoke City Tips and Odds - EPL Matchweek 1
- August 11, 2017

Rooney's return to Everton should be one of the feel-good stories of the Premier League season, with the former Manchester United captain looking to recapture the glory days. Brighton and Hove Albion could be about to make a move for Everton's unwanted striker Oumar Niasse. The Toffees' only success in their opening match in the last nine Premier League seasons came in 2012-13, beating Manchester United 1-0 at Goodison Park. (more...)
Isaac Makwala runs by himself, qualifies for 200m semis Isaac Makwala runs by himself, qualifies for 200m semis
- August 11, 2017

About two hours later, Makwala finished second in his respective heat of the semifinals with a time of 20.14 to advance to the final. In the absence of defending champion and world record holder Usain Bolt, who won the men's 200m at the last four IAAF World Championships , Van Niekerk started as the pre-race favourite. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell only hurting himself with holdout — Steelers GM Le'Veon Bell only hurting himself with holdout — Steelers GM
- August 11, 2017

Ben Roethlisberger is out with a minor ankle injury it seems, but it is probably mostly that he is too valuable to play in a first preseason game. That said, Colbert does not think Roethlisberger is done. He graduated from Tennessee with a degree in aerospace engineering and spent the summer of 2015 at an internship at Pratt & Whitney, where he worked in the design, manufacturing and service of aircraft engines for the USA government. (more...)
FSG issue Philippe Coutinho statement
- August 11, 2017

On Wednesday, Liverpool rejected a second bid worth €100 million ($117.29 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Spain's Barcelona . The intention ahead of 2017-18 was to build on the foundations already in place, with Klopp adamant all through the off-season that the Reds would not sanction the departure of any of their core players. (more...)