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'I'm on fire' - Man United boss Mourinho ready for Champions League challenge 'I'm on fire' - Man United boss Mourinho ready for Champions League challenge
- August 13, 2017

Pep Guardiola has bought well, bought a lot of pace into the team at the back, including Kyle Walker . Ahead of the Premier League opener against West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday , he said: "My initial analysis from January and progressing through other months I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if looks different or you want to make it look so". (more...)
EPL: Burnley Shock Chelsea, Watford Hold Liverpool, Huddersfield Win EPL: Burnley Shock Chelsea, Watford Hold Liverpool, Huddersfield Win
- August 13, 2017

Half-time substitute Morata and Luiz reduced the arrears in the second half, either side of Fabregas's 81st-minute dismissal for a second yellow card, but Burnley hung on for a famous victory. "We tried to keep the ball second half and contain them, but they're a fine side, they threw caution to the wind because they had nothing to lose". (more...)
Mourinho makes Man Utd title pledge and hails Matic display Mourinho makes Man Utd title pledge and hails Matic display
- August 13, 2017

We put all those questions, and more, to our ambassador Chris Sutton, when we met up with him for a chat ahead of the big kick-off this weekend. Despite interest from the 20-time English champions , Willian revealed the Premier League winners have rejected any advances from Mourinho's side for the attacker. (more...)
Manchester United hope Jose Mourinho's second-season formula yields results Manchester United hope Jose Mourinho's second-season formula yields results
- August 13, 2017

However, Mourinho will welcome Eric Bailly and Phil Jones back in to the squad after they missed the Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid in midweek through suspension. Priomha Capital's CEO says that a solid season can be expected from West Ham , Everton and to a lesser extent Southampton as they should finish in the top 10 this season. (more...)
Manchester United v West Ham United
- August 13, 2017

Manchester United face competition from AC Milan as they continue their efforts to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract, according to the Telegraph's James Ducker . "You know he's injured, he needs time to recover, he's not ready to play tomorrow". I don't think I am going to win because I always win in the second season - not at all. (more...)
Pampling hits bad, rushed tee shot at US PGA
- August 13, 2017

For pro golfers, there's not much worse than having to wake up in the wee hours to play just one or two holes-especially if you are bound for a late tee time later that day or, worse, a near guarantee to miss the cut. "I was hugging him. And we were walking up, and we were talking about like if we can get a tee shot on 18, we could finish the round", Day explained. (more...)
Arsenal would let Sanchez join PSG than Man City - Merson Arsenal would let Sanchez join PSG than Man City - Merson
- August 13, 2017

Sanchez, who was Arsenal's top scorer in the league with 24 goals last season, has been linked with a move to Paris St Germain in the French media, but Wenger has been adamant that he would stay at the Emirates Stadium. The 23-year-old England global has struggled to secure a regular place since arriving at Arsenal six years ago, but Wenger believes the winger has the potential to become a great player. (more...)
Pulis closes in on five signings Pulis closes in on five signings
- August 13, 2017

Rodriguez was preferred to Salomon Rondon in attack for the hosts and he nearly marked his bow with a goal in the ninth minute, Asmir Begovic saving smartly from the striker's snap-shot. As well as bringing in the veteran England frontman Jermain Defoe , Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has also been able to acquire the services of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and defender Nathan Ake, in a £20million deal, from Chelsea as the south-coast club step up their ambitions to become established ... (more...)
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Manchester City Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Manchester City
- August 13, 2017

New manager Frank de Boer starts the campaign in a very safe position and will be given time to exert his methods onto the squad, but surely not for too long. Manchester United perhaps dealt the most fierce blow to the Blues before the season even began, prying away defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic and reuniting him with Mourinho, under whom the Serbian had his best season till date. (more...)
We're Having Conversations - Jose Mourinho Confirms Zlatan Ibrahimovic Re-Signing Talks
- August 13, 2017

However, he is without a club as he recovers from cruciate knee ligament damage sustained during the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht in April. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has called on his side to stop relying on their frontmen for goals this season. "Between the players we have lost and the players we have got, I think we are in a similar situation but with more experience of working together and a much better pre-season. (more...)
Arsenal 4, Leicester City 3 Arsenal 4, Leicester City 3
- August 13, 2017

The Emirates was absolutely hopping at this stage and there was only ever going to be one outcome, the often maligned, Olivier Giroud , like Ramsey before him, came off the bench and scored the victor to send the stadium into raptures. "You want the Premier League to be the best league in the world and I think it has to produce these kind of games to produce interest and quality". (more...)
Giroud rescues Arsenal to seal 4-3 opening win vs Leicester
- August 13, 2017

He added: "I know how important Giroud is, not only as a player but in the group as well". Fredrik Ljungberg marked his debut with the final goal in a 3-0 win over Manchester United in September 1998, while Emmanuel Adebayor got off on the right foot away to Birmingham City in February 2006. (more...)
Jose Mourinho hoping to continue second-season success record with Manchester United
- August 13, 2017

Romelu Lukaku is this summer's star signing to help fire United to the top of the table but manager Mourinho reckons everything has changed in the past 12 months. "When he was at Selhurst Park, Gayle's imaginative finishing reminded me of Ian Wright, another Palace old boy", Keown wrote in The Daily Mail about Gayle while picking him as Newcastle's key player this season . (more...)
2017-18 EPL season starts with seven-goal Arsenal-Leicester thriller
- August 13, 2017

After his late goal many Arsenal fans took to social media to react where they stated that Arsene Wenger should never sell the forward, while other supporters compared him to the likes of club legend Thierry Henry. Or Jesus to save your season at Man City? "When you are not completely in or the players feel you are not completely in, it is hard to tell them we go (out to win). (more...)
EPL 100: Pre-Season Ranking of Premier League's Best Players EPL 100: Pre-Season Ranking of Premier League's Best Players
- August 13, 2017

Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman has backed Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne to win the Premier League player of the year award this season. Newcastle's trophy this year is cementing their position in the EPL and building. I think at home we lost only one match and in the cups never lost, but too many draws. (more...)
Neymar named in PSG squad to face Guingamp
- August 13, 2017

A spokesperson for the LFP said: "The Spanish federation of football has until Thursday night to send the worldwide contract of transfer to the French federation of football, who send it back to the French professional football league, and then Neymar can play with PSG this weekend". (more...)
Bills trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, acquire Matthews
- August 13, 2017

The Buffalo Bills sent the National Football League world reeling into the weekend thanks to their wheeling and dealing with two teams: the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams . Watkins is going to command top dollar in free agency next year regardless of whether he has a Pro Bowl season or not. The company? Evans and Odell Beckham - notably drafted behind Watkins in 2014 - plus Randy Moss, A.J. (more...)
Rogers Cup: Caroline Wozniacki beats Sloane Stephens to reach Toronto final Rogers Cup: Caroline Wozniacki beats Sloane Stephens to reach Toronto final
- August 13, 2017

The No.6-seeded Dane broke six times on nine opportunities and won half of her first-serve return points (17 lf 34) as well as 13 of 17 second-serve return points to cause problems for Stephens all day. Wozniacki regained the momentum and after a brief rain delay she served out the match at 5-3. Wozniacki will play defending champion Simona Halep or Elina Svitolina for the championship on Sunday at Toronto's Aviva Centre. (more...)
Broncos' Billy Winn out for 2017 with knee injury Broncos' Billy Winn out for 2017 with knee injury
- August 13, 2017

A person with knowledge of the diagnosis says Denver Broncos nose tackle Billy Winn will miss the entire 2017 season with a serious right knee injury. Rookie defensive end DeMarcus Walker shifted to outside linebacker earlier in camp following injuries to Shane Ray (wrist) and Shaquil Barrett (hip). (more...)
Derek Jeter-Led Investors Group Purchases The Miami Marlins Derek Jeter-Led Investors Group Purchases The Miami Marlins
- August 13, 2017

Jeter and Jordan (along with NY businessman Bill Sherman) are a part of the 16 investors looking to purchase MLB's Miami Marlins . Quogue Capital founder Wayne Rothbaum, who led a third group that included former Florida Gov. The Marlins owner acquired a reputation as a cheapskate who was more obsessed with making a profit than fielding a winning baseball team. Loria announced in March his intention to sell the team. (more...)
Guardiola, Mourinho spend heavily to dethrone Chelsea
- August 13, 2017

But then there was in 2008 when we were a League One side, City were newly-crowned the "world's richest club' already with many star players - and we beat them in the League Cup at our humble Withdean Stadium home. The 23-year-old's £35m transfer fee surpasses the previous world-record £32.6m paid by Juventus to Parma in 2001 to bring Gianluigi Buffon to Turin. (more...)
The Final Showdown for Bolt: 4X100m Relay This Saturday The Final Showdown for Bolt: 4X100m Relay This Saturday
- August 13, 2017

The 60,000 plus spectators jeered Gatlin whilst chanting bronze medal victor Bolt's name as if he were the champion. And the result in the relay is no longer a foregone conclusion. "They came out here and did the job we wanted them to do, and that's to get us to the finals". But where in the past the stadium would have still been brimming, this time , it was about one-eighth full and emptying quickly. (more...)
Pep Guardiola : Big-spending manager leads chase of Chelsea
- August 13, 2017

Middlesbrough, Hull City and Sunderland were the teams that were relegated from the league at the end of season with Newcastle United , Brighton and Huddersfield being promoted from the Championship. Guardiola seemed unprepared for the rude physicality of English football and was derided for saying he was "not a coach for the tackles" after a one-sided 4-2 defeat at Leicester City. (more...)
YouTube star Trisha Paytas leaves Celebrity Big Brother house YouTube star Trisha Paytas leaves Celebrity Big Brother house
- August 13, 2017

In the first of two videos, Trisha explains to fans that she actually regrets leaving, but it doesn't take long for her to change her mind. And Trisha took to Twitter to call her time in the house the "worst experience" of her life. "You have 3,000 people on Instagram". She went head to head with Apprentice Star Karthik Nagesan in Friday night's (August 11) live eviction special on Channel 5 and won out. (more...)
Masahiro Tanaka hits the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation Masahiro Tanaka hits the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation
- August 12, 2017

Tanaka issued a career-high five walks in four-plus innings at Toronto on Wednesday. Starter Jordan Montgomery was recalled from Triple-A to replace him. Tanaka's latest injury is not believed to be related to the partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow that he sustained in July 2014. (more...)