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Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal beaten, Roger Federer through in Montreal
- August 12, 2017

He defeated former US Open victor Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to set up the showdown with Nadal. The 18-year-old left-hander, now from Richmond Hill, Ontario beat France's Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and will face fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany on Saturday. (more...)
Why is it so hard to defend the Premier League title? Why is it so hard to defend the Premier League title?
- August 12, 2017

Before you start abusing me on Twitter, let me explain. Finally, though, some sense of normality will surely return this season. City have been installed as favourites for the Premier League title after spending heavily on new arrivals, including Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker , Bernardo Silva and Danilo, and Toure is expecting a successful season. (more...)
Isco signs new Madrid deal Isco signs new Madrid deal
- August 12, 2017

Barcelona couldn't count on a suspended Neymar for that match, but Messi scored twice, including a dramatic last-gasp goal, to seal a memorable 3-2 win. Barcelona stars have been hard at work in training as they prepare for the first leg of their Spanish Super Cup tie at home against Real Madrid . Real Madrid's Isco shoots past Manchester United's David de Gea to score the second goal. (more...)
Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive
- August 12, 2017

If he does carry his form into next season he'll surely pull a lot of strings and may be set to retain his Assist-Leader status, but this is contingent upon Jesus returning fresh and for Sergio Aguero to return to scoring ways and, of course, how often he plays. (more...)
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
- August 12, 2017

He apologised and everyone needs to move on. "I've not spoken to him because he is injured and going through the problems". "I don't understand why now it's a big issue when before it wasn't". Their opening match of the Premier League season is a tricky away match against Rafa Benitez's newly promoted Newcastle. Spurs enter the new campaign with a virtually unchanged squad and that could be the main advantage over their rivals. (more...)
West Ham look to tie Liverpool target Lanzini to new deal West Ham look to tie Liverpool target Lanzini to new deal
- August 12, 2017

New kids on the block: Pablo Zabaleta - Manchester City, Joe Hart - Manchester City (loan), Javier Hernandez - Bayer Leverkusen, Marko Arnautovic - Stroke, Javier Hernandez - Bayer Leverkusen, Sead Haksabanovic - Halmstads BK. No team has won more opening day fixtures in the Premier League than Manchester United (16, level with Chelsea). I don't know if I will celebrate if I score at Old Trafford. (more...)
Brighton vs Man City TV channel, kick-off time, date and odds Brighton vs Man City TV channel, kick-off time, date and odds
- August 12, 2017

Defenders Benjamin Mendy , Kyle Walker and Danilo have all arrived at the Etihad Stadium along with goalkeeper Ederson and midfielder Bernardo Silva to take City's expenditure to £217mn ($281mn, 238mn euros). "Last season in my first news conference we were the favourites so nothing has changed". He has to be strong but, of course, his quality is flawless for the way we want to play. (more...)
Royals at White Sox Royals at White Sox
- August 12, 2017

Anderson put a bow on a four-run seventh inning via his two-run home run off Peter Moylan. Lopez, who made 11 appearances (six starts) as a rookie with Washington a year ago, was acquired in the deal that sent Adam Eaton to the Nationals. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: 'I will not cry over transfers'
- August 12, 2017

City will begin their campaign on Saturday when they play away to newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion . It's a case of crystal balls rather than footballs this morning as the press whip up a Premier League prediction frenzy. "We needed to do that this summer because we have one of the oldest teams in Europe". I'm going to be fearless and say the game will finish 4-0. "It was the proposal they presented me, this is a club with big ambition to win trophies this season". (more...)
Conte frustrated as Chelsea launches title defence in EPL Conte frustrated as Chelsea launches title defence in EPL
- August 12, 2017

He is backing Manchester United to win the Premier League. However, the failure to secure reported transfer targets such as Romelu Lukaku and Leonardo Bonucci, Diego Costa's pariah status and the departure of Nemanja Matic to the benefit of Manchester United all appear to have irked the former Juventus boss. (more...)
Sports Why Antonio Conte May Exit Chelsea Soon- Carragher Sports Why Antonio Conte May Exit Chelsea Soon- Carragher
- August 12, 2017

If you're a manager you'd be saying 'why would I let him go, especially to a rival?'. With the champions offloading so many players and so far failing to replace them, former Blues stopper Mark Schwarzer believes Chelsea could be in for a disastrous second season similar to that of Jose Mourinho's second spell at the club, as reported by the Daily Star . (more...)
Southampton vs Swansea City: Preview and predictions Southampton vs Swansea City: Preview and predictions
- August 12, 2017

The Gylfi Sigurdsson "will he, won't he" transfer saga has dominated much of our pre-season and it's a real shame we haven't managed to conclude a deal on that front - what we have to hope is that the impact is as minimal as it can be when the real stuff starts on Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Guardiola defends Man City's big spending
- August 12, 2017

THE Premier League title race is wide open, according to former Socceroo Robbie Slater. Romelu Lukaku might have joined Chelsea but ended up at Manchester United for 75 million pounds ($99.18 million), a move that pushed Jose Mourinho's alternative targets Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata towards Arsenal and Chelsea respectively. (more...)
Ramos speaks about failed Man U move; hints at Mourinho flaw
- August 12, 2017

Mourinho and Ramos had several run-ins as player and coach at Real Madrid, with the Spaniard reportedly one of the key architects of Mourinho's downfall - and departure - at the Bernabeu. As reported by The Express , Mourinho reserved high praise for his squad, saying: "I'm so happy to be the manager of these guys, I told them a few days ago that during my long career I never had a group that I liked so much, like I like them". (more...)
Late Giroud strike gives Arsenal opening-day victory Late Giroud strike gives Arsenal opening-day victory
- August 12, 2017

Former Arsenal goal king Thierry Henry has hailed Leicester City signing of Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City referring to him as an excellent signing. It was the familiar championship-winning connection that did it, with Vardy heading home Mahrez's corner kick to beat Arsenal's zonal defensive approach and make it 3-2 to the Foxes in the 56th minute. (more...)
Tensions Between US and North Korea Spur Global Stock Sell-Off Tensions Between US and North Korea Spur Global Stock Sell-Off
- August 12, 2017

Focusing on United Kingdom stocks, Old Mutual was among the biggest fallers after saying it was taking a "cautious" approach to the dividend despite hiking half-year profits. On the other hand, COMEX-traded gold futures were little changed, edging higher by 0.22% to $1,293.00/oz. Hong Kong was down 1.1%. Markets had earlier stabilised as USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson tried to ease the tensions, saying he did not believe there is "any imminent threat " to Guam and that diplomacy ... (more...)
Pep Guardiola 'so grateful' to Man City board for signing Bernardo Silva
- August 12, 2017

Guardiola also said he was happy to get through the preseason without any injuries during a long tour of the United States. Leicester City will on Friday, August 11 take on Arsenal at the Emirate Stadium in the first game of the 2017/2018 Premier League season. (more...)
Bills trade WR Sammy Watkins to Rams, CB Ronald Darby to Eagles Bills trade WR Sammy Watkins to Rams, CB Ronald Darby to Eagles
- August 12, 2017

The Rams and Bills had been talking about a trade like this since the early part of May, when the Bills decided not to pick up the fifth-year option on Watkins' rookie contract (the Rams did the same with Robinson). He had over 800 yards in each of his three seasons in Philadelphia, with the Eagles sacrificing him in order to bolster their defense with Darby. By acquiring Watkins , the Rams are now No. (more...)
Guardiola returns to Man City drawing board Guardiola returns to Man City drawing board
- August 12, 2017

They also had Ferran Soriano, another Barcelona old timer who was now their CEO. In the case of the first two, I feel that this may hit them and their league title hopes, since I've yet to see sufficient strengthening of their squad. However, City, who start their Premier League campaign at promoted Brighton on Saturday, always meant to give Guardiola time to reload and a pre-season spree has put him in position to get it right this time . (more...)
Mourinho says Man Utd still in the market for a winger
- August 12, 2017

Lukaku faces the greatest scrutiny, having been brought in to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the charismatic Swede was released in the wake of the serious knee injury he suffered last season. "That is why the club was clever to do that because we anticipated what we needed and we tried to do our best, not just for next season but the future". (more...)
Paul Pogba targets unprecedented quadruple with Manchester United Paul Pogba targets unprecedented quadruple with Manchester United
- August 12, 2017

Asked whether he can become a world class player this term, the Scot was not convinced. "I think he's a top player, [but] I don't know if he's a player who completely makes a difference for Manchester United ", Moyes said to ESPN . He added: "If you look at the games that he played under Louis van Gaal and now under Jose Mourinho, he's vital". "I came from a similar position when I went from Aston Villa to United and people will always cast doubt over whether you have the quality, ... (more...)
Jose Mourinho: I won't moan if Man United don't sign another player
- August 12, 2017

On the prospect of re-signing Ibrahimovic once the 35-year-old striker has recovered, Mourinho said: "We are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season". "We are in a position to do quality work better than we did in the first season, so I am convinced that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better". (more...)
Milan will try to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic next season
- August 12, 2017

He wants more football at the highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season'. Victor can play right-back and can play central midfield. "The other 25 percent (of the transfer targets) will be another player playing from the sides". (more...)
After Busy Preseason, Jose Mourinho Seems to Finally Know His Best Team After Busy Preseason, Jose Mourinho Seems to Finally Know His Best Team
- August 12, 2017

The former Sweden worldwide has been recovering from surgery at United's training ground and is expected to be fit again in December. "Yes, we can (win the title), Europa League is not Champions League, obviously it is more difficult to win the Champions League than the Europa League but also motivation is higher, also my hard work last season to motivate the Europa League with ambition and commitment and responsibility, my work was hard at that level". (more...)
Teachers Advisors, LLC Lowers Its Stake in Transocean Ltd (Switzerland) (RIG) Stock
- August 12, 2017

The stock rose 2.09% or $0.29 reaching $14.17. Transocean LTD ( RIG ) has risen 15.86% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.84% the S&P500. Gotham Asset Management Ltd reported 19,594 shares. Aviva Public Limited owns 240,104 shares. North Star Management has invested 0.03% in Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG). (more...)