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Transfer: Real reason Pogba was asked to leave revealed Transfer: Real reason Pogba was asked to leave revealed
- August 18, 2018

Having been released by Sparta Rotterdam past year Mathias Pogba has just been turned down by a German third division side - because he is too fat. "He's been and gone". . However, despite his famous surname and world champion sibling, the forward kept a low profile during his trial at Uerdingen, which is near Duesseldorf. (more...)
ESPN won't air national anthem in Monday Night Football ESPN won't air national anthem in Monday Night Football
- August 18, 2018

Back in May, the NFL decided that teams would be fined if players didn't stand during the national anthem while on the field, and that each team is free to develop their own rules regarding players and personnel who protest on the field during the national anthem. (more...)
Real report Inter to FIFA over efforts to lure Modric
- August 17, 2018

Real Madrid made an official complaint to FIFA over what they consider an illegal approach by Inter Milan for Luka Modric , world football's governing body has confirmed to ESPN FC. Modric has won 14 trophies, including four Champions Leagues, since joining Madrid from Tottenham in 2012. He referred to the club run by Al-Khelaifi as "a group using every loophole just like Manchester City" and that they "destabilise the market". (more...)
Safety Issues Delays Spurs Movement To New Stadium Safety Issues Delays Spurs Movement To New Stadium
- August 17, 2018

With the NFL now playing matches at Wembley twice over the space of three October weekends, Tottenham may also ask Uefa if their Champions League match on either October 23 or 24 can be away. "Whilst we would have been able to mitigate other areas, we simply can not compromise safety". "The delays created by these difficulties mean that we can no longer hold the necessary test events on 27 August and 1 September". (more...)
PawSox owners prepare to move team to Worcester PawSox owners prepare to move team to Worcester
- August 17, 2018

Minor League Baseball also needs to OK the project. Last week Lucchino was spotted touring the city's Canal District , where the new stadium is expected to be built on a parcel of land off Madison Street. Multiple reports say that the Pawtucket Red Sox will pack it up and move 42 miles north, across state lines from Rhode Island to Worcester, Massachusetts. (more...)
Napoli chief accuses Roma and Liverpool owners of collusion Napoli chief accuses Roma and Liverpool owners of collusion
- August 17, 2018

American businessman James Pallotta, who owns Roma, also has shares in the National Basketball Association side the Boston Celtics, while Liverpool owners, FSG, own the MLB's Boston Red Sox, so whilst there might be a friendship between the owners of both clubs, there is no conflict of interest in terms of both clubs having the same ownership. (more...)
QPR host Bristol Rovers in Carabao Cup QPR host Bristol Rovers in Carabao Cup
- August 17, 2018

We had a young team and it's important these players progress. "We must wait for tomorrow (Friday) and see what the diagnosis is". Ross handed a first senior start to Denver Hume and Elliot Embleton as he rested some of his more senior players ahead of Sunday's League One game with Scunthorpe United, and was delighted with the way in which the youthful duo rose to the occasion. (more...)
Real Madrid 'must improve in all areas,' says Julen Lopetegui Real Madrid 'must improve in all areas,' says Julen Lopetegui
- August 17, 2018

Aimed to make ticket sales for soccer matches "more simple and safe", the effort saw the organization test the app at this week's UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. "We aren't happy with the result, it's not normal for us to concede four goals and we need to improve". "But it is already past, we can not keep thinking about him". (more...)
Ben Stokes to Replace Sam Curran in England XI for Third Test Ben Stokes to Replace Sam Curran in England XI for Third Test
- August 17, 2018

As to whether similar comments would be made to an audience beyond the England set-up, Bayliss added: "I'm sure something will be forthcoming". "It's good to have him back around the squad", he said. On Thursday, former England captain Michael Vaughan expressed surprise that Stokes had not taken a break from the game following Tuesday's verdict. (more...)
Juventus veteran Marchisio bids farewell to club after 25 years Juventus veteran Marchisio bids farewell to club after 25 years
- August 17, 2018

The 32 year old, born and raised in Turin, made his professional debut in the second-tier Serie B in 2006 after Juventus were relegated following the Calciopoli corruption scandal. Marchisio joined the Bianconeri as a seven-year-old in 1993 and went on to progress through the youth ranks before making 389 senior appearances for the club. (more...)
Texas Rangers Pull A Rare Triple Play Not Seen In 106 Years
- August 17, 2018

With the bases loaded, Rangers third baseman Jurickson Profar (filling in for the injured Adrian Beltre ) made a strong stop on a hard grounder by Angels second baseman David Fletcher . "Very slow heartbeat in that moment". Score it a 5-4 triple play, the second in Major League Baseball this season. Off the bat, the ball looked like a line drive, and it was tough to tell in real time if the ball bounced before Profar caught it. (more...)
Isaiah Wynn of New England Patriots suffers torn Achilles, out for season
- August 17, 2018

Patriots rookie Isaiah Wynn will reportedly be out for the season with a torn Achilles, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . He walked off on his own power and was later announced to have suffered what was called an ankle injury. He had to be helped off the field and was eventually carted to the New England locker room. The 6-foot-2, 310-pound tackle, who was a second-team All-American at Georgia , was able to limp off the field after the first-half play but later was carted away from the ... (more...)
Browns WR Josh Gordon in child support dispute
- August 17, 2018

While Gordon was making very little money during his lengthy National Football League suspension, he will soon begin collecting his hefty salary again, and a judge ruled on July 20 that Gordon must make monthly child support payments of $6,765 beginning on August 1. (more...)
Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for three months Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for three months
- August 17, 2018

Tests have revealed the midfielder will not require surgery but is likely to be sidelined until mid-November. "Kevin is a great player and it's just unfortunate that it's happened to him in training but there's more than enough depth in the squad", City right-back Kyle Walker said on Wednesday evening. (more...)
Deontay Wilder crashes Tyson Fury's weigh-in, clashes with John Fury Deontay Wilder crashes Tyson Fury's weigh-in, clashes with John Fury
- August 17, 2018

Having flown to Belfast from the United States, Wilder will be ringside for the fight, before potentially defending his title against Fury - providing the Brit defeats Pianeta. Following initial attempts to shout each other down, the 54-year-old Fury aggressively approached Wilder before he was restrained by a security guard and his son's trainer Ben Davison, and further shouting continued. (more...)
Dez Bryant optimistic about working out a deal with Cleveland Browns Dez Bryant optimistic about working out a deal with Cleveland Browns
- August 17, 2018

The two sides will continue talking and "will know more tomorrow". Bryant has remained on the open market after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys in April. So just give it a little more time. Several Browns have been lobbying Bryant, including quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield , and receiver Jarvis Landry . (more...)
‘I’ve never been so happy with him’, Mourinho praises Pogba ‘I’ve never been so happy with him’, Mourinho praises Pogba
- August 17, 2018

They were followed by claims this week that manager and player had exchanged angry words in a heated meeting after comments made by Pogba following last week's opening league fixture against Leicester. "As a player, irrespective of whether you're happy or unhappy, there are ways to conduct yourself". He could keep the armband for the Sunday clash with Brighton with Antonio Valencia expected to still be out injured. (more...)
Who is PGA Championship victor Brooks Koepka? Who is PGA Championship victor Brooks Koepka?
- August 17, 2018

A lack of recognition for such achievements clearly rankles with Koepka, who said "I'm always overlooked" after defending the U.S. Open in June. While Koepka was winning his second major title of the year, it was the Woods effect that got people watching as the 42-year-old chased a 15th major title and first since 2008. (more...)
Jimmie Ward and DeAndre Hopkins fight at 49ers-Texans joint practice Jimmie Ward and DeAndre Hopkins fight at 49ers-Texans joint practice
- August 17, 2018

As the two lined up for a rep during one-on-one drills, they jostled off the line of scrimmage. The players exchanged words and stepped toward one another. "Ward has remained on the field, but is just running on the side and is no longer practicing". The Texans and 49ers play each other in a preseason matchup on Saturday. (more...)
LeBron James is 'the greatest ever,' says Rockets GM LeBron James is 'the greatest ever,' says Rockets GM
- August 17, 2018

October 20 vs. Houston (7:30 p.m. PT; Spectrum SportsNet and ESPN ) Speaking of star guards, they don't come much better than James Harden and Chris Paul, who were one win away from reaching last year's NBA Finals. I knew it was probably between Cleveland and Los Angeles. LeBron James, as great as he is... that Cavaliers team previous year is better than the Lakers team that is assembled right now as for as experience. (more...)
Angry Poyet considers Bordeaux future after star player sold Angry Poyet considers Bordeaux future after star player sold
- August 17, 2018

They went against my wishes, against the players and against the supporters. "We arrived at the hotel today at 11:45 and Laborde was not there". He was in Montpellier. It's complicated because all was good on the pitch. Poyet learned of his move by calling the player. Martin announced news of his suspension to the players, some of whom then refused to take part in a training session overseen by Eric Bedouet, the fitness coach, who is likely to be put in interim charge. (more...)
Manchester United should build team around Paul Pogba, says Danny Higginbotham Manchester United should build team around Paul Pogba, says Danny Higginbotham
- August 17, 2018

The Daily Mail reports that Pogba has now expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford, with Spanish champions Barcelona understood to be leading the race for his signature. Since then there have been reports of discontent between Pogba and the Manchester United boss with Pogba saying he would "get fined" if he said everything. (more...)
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos hits back at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos hits back at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
- August 17, 2018

Whether Costa's challenge was intentional or not is anyone's guess. Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has criticised Jurgen Klopp's record in finals in response to comments made by the Liverpool boss after the Champions League final . (more...)
Ian Wright: 'Liverpool, Manchester City in title race' Ian Wright: 'Liverpool, Manchester City in title race'
- August 17, 2018

Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also started their new seasons with wins. City celebrated a record-breaking season as they won the Premier League by 19 points ahead of neighbours Manchester United in 2017-18. "But there's teams that you can see have got players in and they're looking to challenge as well. In just two weeks City have systematically dismantled Chelsea and Arsenal - two teams that will be up at the top end - with the minimum of fuss". (more...)
Richarlison fee above market value, Everton director of football admits Richarlison fee above market value, Everton director of football admits
- August 17, 2018

Brands admits Watford drove a hard bargain given the bad blood between the clubs. Everton also signed Yerry Mina from Barcelona on the Premier League's transfer deadline day last Thursday. I don't know if they did but I took a bit of a risk with that. "But I never spoke to him - it was insane!" "For me (it was) special, my first time in the United Kingdom and a very special last day", he said. (more...)

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