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Jose Mourinho Manchester United will likely sign one more player
- August 01, 2018

A hard pre-season is threatening to lurch into a farce for Manchester United , as manager Jose Mourinho heads into their final game in the United States against European champions Real Madrid without as many as 17 senior players. "It's not going to be very different". Now we have Real Madrid and after that Bayern Munich. "I don't think anything is going to change that". "It's not like the gaffer to make an oversight in his match preparations, so it seemed odd that he would ... (more...)
New York Yankees: Britton, Happ trades not enough New York Yankees: Britton, Happ trades not enough
- July 31, 2018

Happ has a $13 million salary in the final season of a $36 million, three-year contract, and the Yankees would be responsible for the remaining $4,543,011. Both Drury and McKinney have potential, which means that the Yankees could have held onto them for the rest of the season and could have included them in a trade in December or January. (more...)
Mainz confirm Muto move to Newcastle Mainz confirm Muto move to Newcastle
- July 31, 2018

James' Park. He has scored 20 goals in 66 games for Mainz . Sky Sports report that a deal has been agreed between both clubs, as well as a contract between Mitrovic and the London side, and now only a successful medical is all that stands between the Serbian striker and a return Fulham. (more...)
Former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne Dies At 66 Former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne Dies At 66
- July 29, 2018

Sergio Marchionne , the emblematic head of FIAT Chrysler who helped reignite mighty Ferrari as a Formula 1 superpower, was described as a "colossal visionary" on Wednesday as the sport mourned his death. Marchionne took over at Fiat in 2004 and orchestrated the company's merger with Chrysler in 2009, after the American brand went bankrupt and was bailed out by the USA government. (more...)
Froome crashes after police mistake him for fan Froome crashes after police mistake him for fan
- July 29, 2018

Unfortunately for him, however, it later emerged that he'd not be able to continue. The template for Froome's defaillance, as the French would label his moment of weakness, was set on the second climb, the Col de Val Louron-Azet, when Romain Bardet's AG2R set such a high pace that they exploded the group of favourites while also riding so hard that the team's own leader was plunged into crisis. (more...)
How to watch Manchester City vs Bayern Munich in ICC How to watch Manchester City vs Bayern Munich in ICC
- July 29, 2018

I completely understand. I am not concerned about what one of us said one day and the circumstances. "I don't like it when my colleagues speak about me or my players". It's just made me want to come back really strong. "We are going to adapt, it's a simple as that". Sane was not to be denied a minute later as he showed outstanding pace and composure to put the Premier League champions ahead after gliding past Van Dijk and Clyne before finishing calmly - moment of magic which left Klopp ... (more...)
Pep Guardiola 'proud' of display of Manchester City youngsters versus Liverpool Pep Guardiola 'proud' of display of Manchester City youngsters versus Liverpool
- July 28, 2018

Xherdan Shaqiri was picked up cheaply from relegated Stoke, while Alisson became the most expensive goalkeeper ever when he joined from Roma. Egypt star Salah, however, was quick to make his mark after coming on for Curtis Jones in the 62nd minute, scoring a header with virtually his first touch of the game to level it at 1-1. (more...)
Thomas tightens yellow grip; Demare aces 18th stage Thomas tightens yellow grip; Demare aces 18th stage
- July 28, 2018

In the end, Groupama's FDJ's Demare was able to hold off Christophe Laporte of Cofidis and Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates to claim his second career Tour win and first this year. But again Froome was unable to go with the accelerations. It was a move in which Dumoulin then encouraged Roglič to contribute after Roglič and Thomas followed him, but without Froome in tow. (more...)
Molinari shoots 2-under 69 to win Open Championship Molinari shoots 2-under 69 to win Open Championship
- July 26, 2018

Molinari, 35, certainly earned his Claret Jug, playing nearly flawless golf on a gusty day off the eastern Scottish coast. And it wasn't an accident. "He's been playing unbelievable golf". Spieth will draw on his experience and "expect the unexpected" after his drama at Birkdale and his infamous Masters collapse in 2016, but he says he has nothing to prove to anyone but himself now. (more...)
Liverpool could have signed Alisson for a much smaller fee in 2015 Liverpool could have signed Alisson for a much smaller fee in 2015
- July 26, 2018

This time however, he's gone one step further, by providing a compilation of his own mistakes throughout his career, which makes for some excellent viewing, and a timely reminder that even the best of us are fallible. "It's not the price we wanted to pay, it's the price the market demanded, we aren't thinking about him being the most expensive goalkeeper, that's a story outside the club". (more...)
Spirits High Inside Manchester United Pre-Season Camp Spirits High Inside Manchester United Pre-Season Camp
- July 26, 2018

The 32-year-old former England worldwide, who can operate as a forward or as an an attacking midfielder, has spoken highly of the 22-year-old France global. Mourinho has indicated that his squad will be undercooked for the start of the Premier League season, but the attitude inside the camp has been much more positive. (more...)
Mesut Ozil all smiles in first Arsenal pre-season training session Mesut Ozil all smiles in first Arsenal pre-season training session
- July 26, 2018

A group of German journalists descended upon the club's training base at the Singapore American school and Emery found himself delicately balancing his words in his second language as he navigated the choppy waters of global diplomacy. That approach appears to have done little to address the problem head-on, although the larger issues at play have not escaped the attention of many others, typified by Justice Minister Katerina Barley's tweet that it was "an alarming sign when a footballer ... (more...)
Fiji, NZ impress as Aussies crash out of Sevens Fiji, NZ impress as Aussies crash out of Sevens
- July 25, 2018

Earlier in the weekend, South Africa's Blitzboks qualified for their first ever World Cup semi-final with an imposing 36-5 win against Scotland. Speaking after Thursday's Captain's Run, All Blacks co-captain Tim Mikkelson, player of the tournament at the 2013 Rugby World Cup , said there are similarities between the team in San Francisco and the team that won the last title in Moscow. (more...)
John Elkann Appointed Chairman Of Ferrari, Replaces Sergio Marchionne John Elkann Appointed Chairman Of Ferrari, Replaces Sergio Marchionne
- July 25, 2018

Financial investors sent shares in Fiat Chrysler tumbling 4 per cent on Monday as they weighed the potential impact of the accelerated exit of CEO Sergio Marchionne due to serious health issues. Ferrari board member Louis Camilleri is the new chief executive of the brand, a role he will fulfil in parallel with a position as chairman of Phillip Morris, parent company to the Marlboro tobacco brand. (more...)
Outrage after foul ball tossed to young fan grabbed by adult Outrage after foul ball tossed to young fan grabbed by adult
- July 24, 2018

The child missed the ball and it rolled behind him. But Reddit users discovered through multiple reports from fans that the social media reaction was misguided - the man grabbed a ball for the young boy earlier in the game, which is why the boy has two baseballs in his photo with the Cubs. (more...)
Manchester United consider making £65m bid for Harry Maguire Manchester United consider making £65m bid for Harry Maguire
- July 24, 2018

Leicester boss Claude Puel wants to see the club match the ambition of prized assets, with Riyad Mahrez having already left for reigning Premier League champions Manchester City this summer. United play AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid in the United States this month before travelling to Germany to take on Bayern Munich in their final pre-season clash on 5 August. (more...)
Mario Gotze penalty sees Dortmund down Man City in ICC opener Mario Gotze penalty sees Dortmund down Man City in ICC opener
- July 23, 2018

Guardiola is quoted as saying by Metro : "No, we are not disappointed". Alex Zinchenko, who is set to leave the club before the start of the English domestic season, brought down the lively Pulisic in the box and Gotze beat Bravo from the spot before Alexander Isak nearly made it two soon after. (more...)
Francesco Molinari Outplays Tiger Woods Francesco Molinari Outplays Tiger Woods
- July 23, 2018

For Jordan Spieth not to make a birdie in a round is hard to believe. He reached the turn in 34 strokes and with Spieth and Schauffele imploding a few holes back Woods was suddenly clear at the top of the leaderboard on seven-under. (more...)
Rowdy fans tarnish win for Thomas Rowdy fans tarnish win for Thomas
- July 21, 2018

Though the sight of Sky massed on the front of the peloton most of the day was not one to excite fans, Thomas delivered the stage win with panache. "Unbelievable. The four-time Tour victor briefly turned to remonstrate with the man who hit out at him with about 7 kilometres to go, but will be happy to have made it up safely. (more...)
Phillies, Brewers among Machado finalists Phillies, Brewers among Machado finalists
- July 19, 2018

Rosenthal, though, echoes recent suggestions from MLB.com's Jon Morosi that it's at least possible that Andujar could be utilized as the centerpiece of a trade to acquire a controllable piece in the rotation, thus opening a spot for Machado. (more...)
Latest on Alisson, Thibaut Courtois, Zidane and Richarlison — FTN Latest on Alisson, Thibaut Courtois, Zidane and Richarlison — FTN
- July 19, 2018

Hazard had one of his best year's for club and country helping guide Belgium to their best finish in a World Cup, third, and although Chelsea did not finish in the top four, Hazard had a career year in front of goal, scoring 12 goals. In his first news conference as Blues head coach, Sarri suggested the difference in styles would mean a period of adjustment for the players. Despite having won no silverware Sarri was named Serie A coach for the 2016/17 season and has praised Conte for what ... (more...)
England coasts to ODI series win over India behind Joe Root's century England coasts to ODI series win over India behind Joe Root's century
- July 18, 2018

England thrashed India by eight wickets with 33 balls to spare, a victory far more straightforward than anyone could have expected and one of the most rewarding since the last World Cup . Jonny Bairstow had hit seven boundaries in nine deliveries before gently clipping the ball to mid-wicket. On 69 Root was stumped off a no-ball from Yuzvendra Chahal; on 85 Morgan was dropped at mid-on. (more...)
Celebrating French players crash coach's post-match press conference
- July 17, 2018

Emmanuel Macron, elected previous year with two-thirds of the vote, was captured celebrating in this spectacular picture as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win their second title. "Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup , now deliver them justice", one user wrote. "I'm really proud of this team". We merit it. I am very happy for this team. (more...)
Harry Kane: England have reconnected with fans Harry Kane: England have reconnected with fans
- July 16, 2018

But once you're here and played as well as we did, you want to take those opportunities in life. We can be proud and we'll be back. "I don't think realistically we expected to be here". 'The players have to look at the reaction of the supporters and see. We should have killed the game even before extra-time. "It's an experience for us", said the Everton stopper. (more...)
Twitter reacts as France takes the cup Twitter reacts as France takes the cup
- July 16, 2018

I remember, when I took over, we had to beat Ukraine to even go to the playoffs, so that's all I thought about then because I never think beyond the next game. Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe both scored in the second half to put France out of sight, and they could even afford to see Mandzukic pull a second goal back for Croatia after an very bad Hugo Lloris mistake. (more...)
Unai Emery Not Giving Arsenal Players Any Resting Time Unai Emery Not Giving Arsenal Players Any Resting Time
- July 16, 2018

The Portuguese is reportedly eager to work with Mauricio Pochettino, who is renowned for building the team around quality youngsters. "We want to keep the respect for these players and to find the captain and choose very well the best player for that". (more...)
From Russia 2018 to Qatar 2022 From Russia 2018 to Qatar 2022
- July 16, 2018

The Qatari emir said his country would put in all its efforts to make a success of the 2022 World Cup. Despite high diplomatic tension between Moscow and the West, world football officials and personalities as well as world leaders have lined up to praise Russia's hosting of the tournament. (more...)
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle confirmed to attend Wimbledon finals together Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle confirmed to attend Wimbledon finals together
- July 15, 2018

Just 10 months after giving birth in traumatic circumstances and four tournaments into her return, Serena Williams stands on the brink of rewriting the history books once more. It turns out that she needn't have anxious. "She's carrying a message and on a platform that is so much bigger than a tournament or a sport, " said Jill Smoller, her long-time agent. (more...)
Anderson wins six-hour record-breaker for place in Wimbledon final Anderson wins six-hour record-breaker for place in Wimbledon final
- July 15, 2018

At Wimbledon in 2010, the American won 70-68 in the final set to end an 11-hour, first-round clash with Nicolas Mahut , played over three days in London and the longest match ever. player John Isner during their men's singles semi-final match on the eleventh day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon. (more...)
Maurizio Sarri appointed Chelseas new manager Maurizio Sarri appointed Chelseas new manager
- July 15, 2018

Speaking to the club's official website , Jorginho said: "I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea ". Antonio Conte's dismissal at Chelsea surprised nobody. Meanwhile, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is rumoured to be on the verge of being appointed as the new boss at Stamford Bridge . The Naples native was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti as Napoli coach last month but remained at the club as a compensation settlement was agreed with the Partenopei. (more...)
‘Trump Baby’ balloon takes flight in central London amid protests ‘Trump Baby’ balloon takes flight in central London amid protests
- July 14, 2018

Trump's interview with the British tabloid "The Sun" - in which he knocked May's "soft Brexit" compromise and boosted a rival within her own party - published Thursday and dealt a stunning diplomatic affront for a visiting United States president. (more...)
France to close Eiffel Tower for World Cup final France to close Eiffel Tower for World Cup final
- July 14, 2018

AFTER THEIR extra-time defeat by Croatia , Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore has paid tribute to the England team for having reached their first FIFA World Cup semi-finals in 28 years. We have a chance to win a medal at a World Cup , which only one other English team has ever done. "We did say before the game that these lads will have to take the opportunity now as it may never happen again". (more...)
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp backs Dejan Lovren after Croatia World Cup run Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp backs Dejan Lovren after Croatia World Cup run
- July 14, 2018

The former Southampton man has had a lot of unnecessary flak in recent times, including a whole lot of abuse on social media after he had an absolute stinker in a 4-1 defeat to Spurs at Wembley. "We showed our character, we showed that we deserved to be in the final and people should respect us", he said. "This is something we will never forget". (more...)
'There are no favorites any more,' says Kerber before Ostapenko SF 'There are no favorites any more,' says Kerber before Ostapenko SF
- July 14, 2018

With Ostapenko and her compatriot Ernests Gulbis both making the second week at Wimbledon this fortnight, it's the first time in history that multiple Latvian players have made it this far at the same Grand Slam. It was to get no better for the world number 50, another quick hold from the 12th seed made it five games on the trot and the Belarusian was quickly staring at the end of her fortnight. (more...)
Trump, after questioning May's Brexit plan, arrives in 'hot spot' UK Trump, after questioning May's Brexit plan, arrives in 'hot spot' UK
- July 13, 2018

The trip coincides with a tumultuous week for May after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves next March. London Mayor Sadiq Khan - who has had a particularly contentious relationship with President Trump - approved protesters' use of a "Trump baby" blimp during the president's visit to Great Britain. (more...)
"Don't Look Back In Anger" - England fans' emotional praise following Croatia defeat
- July 13, 2018

Although Walker said there was a feeling it was "written in the stars for you to go to the final and hopefully do something special" when Kieran Trippier scored a terrific free-kick after five minutes against Croatia , he acknowledged that their opponents were a totally different proposition in the second half and wished them well in the final. (more...)
General Conte takes charge of Chelsea training 15 hours ago General Conte takes charge of Chelsea training 15 hours ago
- July 13, 2018

De Laurentiis, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday to unveil new coach Ancelotti, said: "The Sarri affair is almost at its conclusion, it all depends on him". De Laurentiis also revealed the 59-year-old Sarri could be joined at Stamford Bridge by Italy worldwide Jorginho. Securing a deal for both Sarri and Jorginho would be a huge boost for Chelsea , given that the club has been stuck in limbo for some time. (more...)
Gareth Southgate says England players ‘nowhere near level they’ll be capable of’ Gareth Southgate says England players ‘nowhere near level they’ll be capable of’
- July 11, 2018

For England , tomorrow is their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 and their second ever semi-final on foreign soil. "The higher the level of opponent, if you press in a disorganised fashion, then you will get picked through and we have got to be conscious of that". (more...)
England's Southgate eyeing Moscow semi-final clash with Russian Federation England's Southgate eyeing Moscow semi-final clash with Russian Federation
- July 11, 2018

And England captain Harry Kane is feeling confident. The first 20 minutes were cagey with neither side settling into the match. Liverpool's Jordan Henderson was stretching the Swedish defence from side to side, tiring the legs wrapped in yellow socks. (more...)
The Rockets are going all-in on unusual Carmelo Anthony plan The Rockets are going all-in on unusual Carmelo Anthony plan
- July 11, 2018

ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported Paul and head coach Mike D'Antoni talked with Anthony's camp over the weekend. They've already lost two of their top eight scorers, including a starter in Ariza, so they can't be choosy over who they sign if they want to improve upon their team-record 65 victories last season. (more...)