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£80m for Coutinho would be a good deal for Liverpool, says Murphy
- July 31, 2017

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has backed Philippe Coutinho to stay with the club this season, before eventually making the move to Barcelona . Quizzed about Coutinho during an interview with ESPN conducted in advance of the El Clasico Miami clash with rivals Real Madrid at Hard Rock Stadium in Florida on Sunday (30 July), Bartomeu played it coy but did confirm that Barcelona would sign a new midfielder as they look to add to a rather meagre summer haul that includes only Marlon ... (more...)
Neymar in Barca training bust-up as exit rumours continue
- July 31, 2017

PSG are reportedly prepared to activate the Brazilian's release clause of 222-million Euros, in what would shatter the world record transfer fee of 105-million Euros, which Manchester United paid to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus past year. (more...)
Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif resigns Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif resigns
- July 31, 2017

The opposition is expected to name a candidate to challenge Abassi in a vote in parliament, but the six-time lawmaker is expected to win. Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified the PM on Friday for being dishonest and concealing assets after his children were revealed as owning offshore accounts and properties. (more...)
Ravens Owner Comments On Colin Kaepernick Ravens Owner Comments On Colin Kaepernick
- July 31, 2017

Cass said team is reaching out to fans and sponsors about Kap decision. Baltimore especially needs help at quarterback with starter Joe Flacco now dealing with a back injury that might keep him out three to six weeks, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. (more...)
Iniesta wants Neymar to speak up on transfer Iniesta wants Neymar to speak up on transfer
- July 31, 2017

One of the best players in the world. Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta said he would love to have Neymar at the club than a massive transfer fee, with speculations linking the Brazilian to PSG . According to French outlet RMC, Neymar's father has reportedly been progressing discussions with the Parisian club and has agreed a five-year deal for his son, who could potentially earn almost £27m each season after tax in the French capital. (more...)
Cubs On Verge Of Acquiring Justin Wilson, Alex Avila From Tigers Cubs On Verge Of Acquiring Justin Wilson, Alex Avila From Tigers
- July 31, 2017

The Cubs part with another pair of prospects to land the bullpen help that they have desperately been seeking. Avila, 30, is having a career year, batting.271/.392/.472 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 263 plate appearances. Wilson is making $2.7 million this year and will be arbitration-eligible this offseason. The Tigers will also receive a player to be named later (or cash) to complete the trade, but those players tend to be more of the throw-in type. (more...)
Red Bull's Ricciardo in confident mood ahead of qualifying Red Bull's Ricciardo in confident mood ahead of qualifying
- July 31, 2017

The crashed vehicle of Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing is seen just moments after the start of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring circuit in Mogyorod, 23 kms north-east of Budapest , Hungary, Sunday, July 30, 2017. (more...)
Chelsea suffer another humiliating defeat to Inter Milan Chelsea suffer another humiliating defeat to Inter Milan
- July 31, 2017

Pre-season results usually bear no reflection on what's to come, of course, but Antonio Conte will have wanted his side to avoid defeat nonetheless. "One year ago, the team ended their League in 10th place and we want to try to avoid this". "He is working very well and has been with us only five days. (more...)
Neymar starting for Barcelona in Clasico vs. Real Madrid in Miami
- July 31, 2017

Both the clubs are touring the United States at the moment and the piece de resistance of the pre-season tournament comes in the shape of this El Clasico . They are just concerned to watch their teams play on the ground against their arch rival. Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Andre Gomes are absent as well, having been given an extended holiday following their participation in the Confederations Cup . (more...)
WTA Sunday round-up: Caroline Wozniacki loses to Katerina Siniakova in Bastad final WTA Sunday round-up: Caroline Wozniacki loses to Katerina Siniakova in Bastad final
- July 31, 2017

She had been seeking her 26th career title and first on clay since 2011, when she was the world No 1. Although Wozniacki briefly got the match back on serve, Siniakova immediately broke again and served out the opening set. After a week in which he notably ousted the top seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Leonardo Mayer will rocket into the top 50 when the latest rankings come out on Monday. (more...)
Isner streaks into Atlanta ATP final Isner streaks into Atlanta ATP final
- July 31, 2017

That ball, at 40-30 Harrison, was originally called out but, after Harrison challenged a replay revealed that it just caught the line. But Isner broke back immediately, and they held serve to another tiebreaker. On Sunday, he'll face either Isner will try to win his eighth consecutive match and his fourth Atlanta title on Sunday when he faces either fourth-seeded compatriot Ryan Harrison or fifth-seeded Briton Kyle Edmund . (more...)
Lionel Messi influence to blame for Neymar Barcelona to PSG transfer Lionel Messi influence to blame for Neymar Barcelona to PSG transfer
- July 31, 2017

PSG have reportedly held discussions with Barcelona about a transfer for the 25 year-old that would smash the world record 89 million pounds ($116.88 million) Manchester United paid for France midfielder Paul Pogba last year by some distance. (more...)
New Orioles P Jeremy Hellickson involved in minor vehicle accident New Orioles P Jeremy Hellickson involved in minor vehicle accident
- July 31, 2017

Then after Aaron Altherr knocked in a run in the eighth to cut the Braves lead to 3-2, Herrera tied it up with a one-out homer in the bottom of the ninth off Atlanta's Jim Johnson . Teheran, 26, is in the fourth year of a six-year, $32.4 million deal. We have an AL East division set kicking off on Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Atlanta Braves in game one. (more...)
Will Power wins pole for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 Will Power wins pole for Sunday's Honda Indy 200
- July 31, 2017

Newgarden started on the front row beside pole sitter Power, but was all over his Penske teammate from the moment the green flag dropped. The caution erased Newgarden's lengthy lead and bunched up the field to set up a potential dicey situation for the re-start with 19 laps to go. (more...)
Wenger allays Lacazette injury fears after Arsenal loss
- July 31, 2017

The 28-year-old was wrapped in a scarf and looked miserable as he captioned the picture "sick". Manchester United have opened talks with star midfielder Ander Herrera over a new deal as he enters the final 12 months of his contract. Alex Iwobi was the other Arsenal goalscorer with a thumping strike. I am writing this piece of opinion or conjecture before Arsenal play the second of our Emirates Cup games, so what happens today against Sevilla may or may not support my theory that ... (more...)
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre records career hit No. 2999 Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre records career hit No. 2999
- July 31, 2017

He can do everything. Al Kaline (3,007) and Wade Boggs (3,010) are next up on the list. He made his Major League Baseball debut in 1998 with the Los Angeles Dodgers . It was Beltre's 605th career double, matching Paul Molitor for 14th all-time . The 38-year-old, a four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove third baseman have earned plenty of applause and praise, and his very own animal thanks to the Fort Worth Zoo. (more...)
Lee Selby offers Carl Frampton autumn world-title shot Lee Selby offers Carl Frampton autumn world-title shot
- July 31, 2017

It was a freak accident. But Selby is keen for a domestic duel and warned Frampton he will not be hanging around as he eyes up a clash in October or November. But the Barry McGuigan led promotional outfit did everything to try to get the event to go ahead, including a late search for a replacement opponent, but licensing and insurance issues would have stopped this. (more...)
Darron Gibson caught on camera laying into Sunderland players in sensational rant Darron Gibson caught on camera laying into Sunderland players in sensational rant
- July 31, 2017

While Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has said Khazri can leave the club if he wants to move on. Sunderland AFC have refused to comment after midfielder Darron Gibson launched an extraordinary attack on the team and his fellow players. "We're s**t. Of course I am bothered. There are too many people are the club who don't give a f**k", Gibson said. Kone is the first name put to him, to which the Republic of Ireland global responds "right, there's one", before replying "next one" when Lens ... (more...)
Inter's Geoffrey Kondogbia Scores Possibly The Greatest Own Goal Ever Vs. Chelsea Inter's Geoffrey Kondogbia Scores Possibly The Greatest Own Goal Ever Vs. Chelsea
- July 31, 2017

Watch Geoffrey Kondogbia ludicrous own goal here. Chelsea were 3-0 down to Bayern Munich inside half an hour earlier this week and, although Carlo Ancelotti found excuses for the Londoners' defence after the game , the Blues were looking vulnerable from the off against Inter Milan , too. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez to return to Arsenal training on Sunday - Wenger
- July 31, 2017

Sanchez was due to return to training with Arsenal today but due to a bout of flu he has been granted extra time off. Anyways, if the illness is serious, it could mean that Alexis, who still hasn't started training with the rest of the squad after a deep run with Chile in this summer's Confederations Cup, might not be ready for action when Arsenal starts playing meaningful matches again. (more...)
Rockies add catcher Jonathan Lucroy in trade with Rangers Rockies add catcher Jonathan Lucroy in trade with Rangers
- July 31, 2017

The Rockies , 59-45 entering Sunday night's game against the Nationals, are 14 games back of the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, but are now tied with the Diamondbacks for either of the two Wild Card slots. The 31-year-old Lucroy has had a tough season, hitting just.242/.297/.338, with four home runs, in 306 plate appearances. Lucroy, on the past year of his contract, has always been rumored to be on the way out if the Rangers dropped out of contention - especially with solid play from ... (more...)
Barcelona give PSG ultimatum over Neymar deal
- July 31, 2017

Neymar has scored three goals in two friendlies during Barca's pre-season tour of the U.S., including the victor against Manchester United, but has constantly been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp. "You know that players decide if they want to leave, they can decide". When the ball rolled to Neymar, though, he managed to slot it through the legs of the new-boy. (more...)
Clippers' Danilo Gallinari injures thumb punching opponent in worldwide friendly Clippers' Danilo Gallinari injures thumb punching opponent in worldwide friendly
- July 31, 2017

Gallinari took a forearm to the face while being boxed out and he didn't take kindly to that. But ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Gallinari's injury won't cause him to miss any of the upcoming National Basketball Association season and the Clippers' team doctors still need to evaluate the injury. (more...)
Chris Christie gets in a Cubs fan's face: 'You're a big shot' Chris Christie gets in a Cubs fan's face: 'You're a big shot'
- July 31, 2017

Unclear what exactly caused the stare-down. we haven't heard back from his office for comment. The man seen in the video, identified as Brad Joseph , told a local reporter the confrontation started when he yelled Christie's name and told him he "sucked". (more...)
Nico Hulkenberg slams 'nasty' and 'unsporting' Kevin Magnussen Nico Hulkenberg slams 'nasty' and 'unsporting' Kevin Magnussen
- July 31, 2017

Hulkenberg told the Dane that he was "once again, the most unsporting driver on the grid" in Sunday's race. Magnussen was entirely unapologetic, telling Hulkenberg to "suck my b****, honey", before his rival was led away by a Renault official. (more...)