• Antonio Conte says Matic's sale to Manchester a 'gross loss' for Chelsea
Antonio Conte says Matic's sale to Manchester a 'gross loss' for Chelsea

When asked by Marca if the price-tag was weighing on him, Morata replied: 'I admit it's a very big amount, but I have the personality to play quietly and go my way . The Spaniard is yet to start for Chelsea after completing his £70million move from Real Madrid but managed 15 minutes from the bench in the side's Community Shield defeat to Ar...

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  • Gray makes second Yankees start vs. Blue Jays
Gray makes second Yankees start vs. Blue Jays

Among the songs on the playlist was Eye of the Tiger , the Survivor ditty made famous by the Rocky III movie in which Sylvester Stallone once again picks himself up off the canvas to battle his way to boxing glory. He was lying motionless on one of the clubhouse couches. He ripped the first pitch from Neftali Feliz 404 feet for his third career ...

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  • Cam Newton will not play in preseason opener
Cam Newton will not play in preseason opener

After Wednesday's contest, the Panthers will have three preseason games remaining, concluding with their August 31 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though starters rarely see significant time in their team's final preseason game. Newton went through certain repetitions with the first-team offense in recent sessions at training camp. "We've ...

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  • Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott expected to be suspended
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott expected to be suspended

Take this speculative report with a grain of salt, but clarity on any potential league discipline for Elliott could arrive on Friday. Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas reported late Thursday that the National Football League has completed the paperwork involved with the investigation and will issue its ruling Friday.

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  • Real Madrid beat Man U for UEFA Super Cup
Real Madrid beat Man U for UEFA Super Cup

Casemiro hit the bar with Tuesday's game at the Philip II Arena still goalless, and Gareth Bale struck the frame of the goal in the second half. Mourinho guided United back into the continent's premier club competition by lifting the Europa League in May yet tempered immediate expectations.

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  • Chelsea: Five Blues loanees ready to take on the Premier League
Chelsea: Five Blues loanees ready to take on the Premier League

Conte has expressed his doubts that the current Chelsea squad will be able to defend their Premier League title. Asked if he was surprised that Conte was complaining about his squad size, Wenger said: "Maybe, yes he has the opposite problem (to Arsenal ) but if you look at the number of players that are out on loan, they can call a few back...

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  • Join The Premier League Predictor Now!
Join The Premier League Predictor Now!

Rather than being a platform to build on to challenge for a first title since 1961, Tottenham's ownership appears more focused on building its new stadium. Defeat in the Community Shield to Arsenal shouldn't be over-analysed but victory would have been a welcome morale boost ahead of a season that features one or two storm clouds on the horizo...

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  • Chevrolet introduces Camaro ZL1 for 2018 NASCAR Cup Series
Chevrolet introduces Camaro ZL1 for 2018 NASCAR Cup Series

Today, Chevy revealed its 2018 auto at an event at its Detroit headquarters, and it has the face of the Camaro ZL1 . "Racers have long relied on Camaro to win races and championships in amateur and professional sports auto and drag racing, as well as the NASCAR XFINITY Series ", added Jim Campbell, vice president, Performance Vehicles and Mot...

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  • These three players will determine Man Utd's title chances
These three players will determine Man Utd's title chances

These players need to step up this year. According to Guardian and Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, United are "working on" a deal to re-sign the Swedish striker. And, despite spending big on Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic , Neville reckons United's strikeforce will make or break their season. "He will definitely get 20 goals this...

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  • Romelu Lukaku backed to succeed at Manchester United
Romelu Lukaku backed to succeed at Manchester United

We played very well as a team and we winning is our obligation. They were dominant from the first minute of the match, United's midfield unable to control the game against world's classiest playmakers. Mourinho added: "The Champions League victor obviously has a different potential than the Europa League victor, so for us to come here and to...

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  • Pressure on Guardiola, Mourinho to deliver on investment
Pressure on Guardiola, Mourinho to deliver on investment

Both Guardiola and Mourinho could argue that their first seasons were transitional campaigns. "If Chalobah or Loftus-Cheek were still there they could get rid of Matic and play a younger kid". Townsend told Press Association Sport: "It will be a tough season ahead, but I have a feeling Brighton will survive, probably by the skin of their te...

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  • Arsenal break £300000-a-week barrier to keep Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal break £300000-a-week barrier to keep Alexis Sanchez

There has been speculation over Sanchez's future at the Emirates for several months with a number of elite clubs expressing interest in securing a stunning summer deal. "If he goes to PSG he's out of sight, out of mind". 'However, it's the Man City situation that's the concern and we've seen it all before with Robin van Persie's move to Mancheste...

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  • Will Manchester United stop underachieving this season?
Will Manchester United stop underachieving this season?

When you first look at the United squad you notice their plethora of attacking talent and those players are set to play a big role in how far the team goes in the upcoming season. "The one in front of the camera and another Mourinho in the dressing room". Matic, who won the league with Mourinho at Chelsea in 2015, is expected to slot into midfield ...

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  • Despite Texans' 27-17 loss to Panthers, Rookie QB Watson shines
Despite Texans' 27-17 loss to Panthers, Rookie QB Watson shines

What I want to see from tonight's game is how Deshaun adjusts to the National Football League system and reads the professional defenses. We'll take the Panthers at home in what should be a close game without a whole lot of scoring. "They will test our tackles, and our tackles will have to stand up to that test". After three straight division...

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  • Dow Falls Nearly 205 Points as North Korea Tensions Persist
Dow Falls Nearly 205 Points as North Korea Tensions Persist

US stocks recovered temporarily late on Wednesday as investors appeared to brush off the geopolitical concerns following encouraging comments from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The Nasdaq is up 0.77 points, or 0.01 percent. After paring gains it was still on track for its biggest one-day percentage gain since May 17. In recent trading, th...

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  • Willian reveals Manchester United talks over summer move
Willian reveals Manchester United talks over summer move

At this point, it's well known that the striker does not score against top six clubs. Ander Herrera sits in front of him as the engine in midfield, with Pogba given more of a free role to roam forward. As stingy as United's defence was last season - Mourinho's team kept the joint most clean sheets in the league with 17 - they can at times look re...

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  • The Top Five Moments From 25 Years Of Premier League Drama
The Top Five Moments From 25 Years Of Premier League Drama

Conte has repeatedly stated Chelsea's need to improve their squad depth in the final weeks of the summer transfer window, and Lampard remains confident that the Premier League champions will get the players they need to compete on four fronts this season.

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  • Sky Sports Premier League predictor: Tottenham to win the title?
Sky Sports Premier League predictor: Tottenham to win the title?

Have your say by voting clubs up and down, depending on where you think they will finish come May 13, 2018. With money causing an even bigger chasm between leagues, and even within them, the top flight could be a predictable affair this season.

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  • Can Ronald Koeman's Everton challenge the top
Can Ronald Koeman's Everton challenge the top

The Dutchman brought Everton from 11th place the last two seasons up to 7th last season and managed the Toffies to 14 more points than they won last season. Gareth Barry could feature in his 21st Premier League season, a record only bettered by Ryan Giggs (22). The 31-year-old sealed a switch back to Goodison Park last month after an illustri...

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  • Van Niekerk defends men's 400m world title
Van Niekerk defends men's 400m world title

Makwala, who earnt a late reprieve after being blocked from competing in the 400m and, initially, the 200m event as a result of the norovirus, couldn't take his unexpected second chance and faded badly after a decent start to finish sixth.

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  • Steelers WR Bryant cleared to practice
Steelers WR Bryant cleared to practice

The long wait for Martavis Bryant and the Steelers ended Wednesday evening when the National Football League finally cleared him to join his teammates in preseason practice and games, 16 months after he was suspended for one year. "But like a lot of things, we won't know until we get him in the stadium". The Steelers have too many injuries on t...

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  • Usain Bolt's farewell a cautionary tale for double-chasing Mo Farah
Usain Bolt's farewell a cautionary tale for double-chasing Mo Farah

He said: "It ain't easy". And he vows next time he'll have no regrets, after his 1:45.25 time left him just four hundredths of a second off the podium. And a double defence is on the cards after Farah shrugged off a knee injury and a cut leg, having been spiked in his 10,000m triumph. "I was a little bit beaten up".

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  • LIVERPOOL STATEMENT: Philippe Coutinho will NOT be sold this summer
LIVERPOOL STATEMENT: Philippe Coutinho will NOT be sold this summer

The news is the latest blow for Barcelona in their plans to rebuild their squad after Neymar's move to Paris St Germain for 222 million euros ($260 million) debilitated their attack. 'That is set in stone. "From a financial standpoint, there's no threshold of pain", he added. No price at which we are ready to give in. "So what they pay in the e...

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  • Arsene Wenger speaks out on the future of Alexis Sanchez
Arsene Wenger speaks out on the future of Alexis Sanchez

With Chelsea recently signing a £900m, 15 year deal with Nike worth £60m a year, and Manchester United now in their third year of a £750m deal with Adidas, Arsenal are looking at bringing their manufacturing income in line with other top clubs.

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  • Mbappe not on PSG's wishlist
Mbappe not on PSG's wishlist

According to Sky Italia , PSG have offered €155m to take Mbappe to the Parc des Princes - but they have not been successful. Mbappe is a man in demand this summer and while Manchester City and Real Madrid have kept in the hunt, along with Liverpool through manager Jurgen Klopp staying in contact with the striker's agents, it is PSG putting...

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  • Jose Mourinho pleased with Nemanja Matic's performance in UEFA Super Cup
Jose Mourinho pleased with Nemanja Matic's performance in UEFA Super Cup

Despite that miss potentially denying United a chance at taking the Champions League winners the distance, Mournho was happy with his new number nine. France midfielder Pogba scored nine times last season but failed to live up to his then world-record £89m fee, following his return from Juventus to United last summer.

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  • Bill Pulver quits after axing the Force
Bill Pulver quits after axing the Force

But the saga, which has been running since April when the ARU announced it would cut one Australian team from the competition, is not over yet, with RugbyWA vowing to consider all options, including taking the matter to the supreme court of NSW, in an effort to keep the club alive.

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  • Iran bans two football players for playing against Israelis
Iran bans two football players for playing against Israelis

Iran captain Masoud Shojaei , 33, and midfielder Ehsan Haji Safi , 27, played for Greece's Panionios against Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv last week. Iran became the first team from Asia to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan on Monday evening. FIFA could fine Iran for imposing the ban, since it s...

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  • Arsene Wenger admits he expects Alexis Sanchez will leave Arsenal
Arsene Wenger admits he expects Alexis Sanchez will leave Arsenal

With competition from Manchester City , the Chilean has expressed his desires to reunite with the former Barcelona boss, Pep Guardiola . Why Did the Mormon Church Just Excommunicate a Top Official for the First Time in Decades? However, while Wenger remains adamant Sanchez's injury is not linked with a potential exit, the report adds scans...

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  • Sanchez to miss Arsenal's EPL opener against Leicester
Sanchez to miss Arsenal's EPL opener against Leicester

The two clubs get the new season underway at the Emirates tomorrow morning and Shakespeare, beginning his first full campaign as manager, is under no illusions of the size of the task facing his team. The Spanish midfielder, a £12.75m buy from Sevilla, sustained a groin problem in training this week and the club are waiting for the results of a sca...

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  • Manchester rivals splash the cash in bid to topple Chelsea
Manchester rivals splash the cash in bid to topple Chelsea

The French league, if not the global game , is all wound up about Brazilian superstar Neymar joining Paris Saint-Germain. While Manchester City spent combined total of £1,427,030,000 on six players, Manchester United acquired three players worth £1,157,950,000.

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  • Trump's actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018
Trump's actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018

The mandate - which requires almost all Americans get coverage or pay a penalty - is key to encouraging younger and healthier consumers to enroll. Where these factors are addressed explicitly in rate filings, insurers that have assumed that the individual mandate will not be enforced have factored in additional rate increases of 1.2 to 20 percent, ...

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  • 5 young players ready for Premier League breakthrough
5 young players ready for Premier League breakthrough

Sanchez is yet to feature for Arsenal following his role in their FA Cup win over Chelsea last season . Lamps looks to be a solid recruit for BT as does former man in black Mark Clattenburg. "We know it's going to be a special day because it's the first Premier League game at the Amex, and the first Premier League game for the club".

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  • Mark Stoneman has chance to Cook up Ashes spot
Mark Stoneman has chance to Cook up Ashes spot

The Edgbaston day-night match is the first of three Tests between England and the West Indies, with the teams meeting again at Headingley before the series concludes at Lord's. Former Durham left-hander Stoneman is in line to replace Jennings after averaging nearly 60 in the County Championship this season, posting three centuries and a top score o...

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  • West Ham bid £25million in attempt to pinch Arsenal target
West Ham bid £25million in attempt to pinch Arsenal target

Carvalho has been hugely sought after in recent times with Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal all said to have been interested in the Angola-born holding midfielder but it looks like West Ham will be the latest to test the resolve of the Portuguese club.

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