• Wenger 'not super optimistic' on Sanchez
Wenger 'not super optimistic' on Sanchez

Having ended months of speculation by signing a new two-year contract, he is looking forwards and says that if the team put on a united front, the fans will fall into line behind them. Other doubts for the game are Mesut Ozil , Aaron Ramsey , Per Mertesacker , who did all train yesterday, and Shkodran Mustafi along with Laurent Koscielny who i...

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  • Arsenal rally late to defeat Leicester on opening night
Arsenal rally late to defeat Leicester on opening night

He has only gone from strength-to-strength playing for the Gunners and was particularly impressive in the last season wherein he established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League . Instead, Wenger avoided a third consecutive season-opening loss at the start of his new two-year contract. The 35-year-old, who scored 28 goals for...

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  • `Injured` Sanchez ruled out of start of Arsenal's PL campaign
`Injured` Sanchez ruled out of start of Arsenal's PL campaign

However, those absences mean that Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi are likely to feature in the attack with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain another option for either flank. "We kept the faith and kept believing in our game to push hard", said Giroud who has vowed to fight for his place. "I don't think I would have started him", he said.

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  • Bills trade Sammy Watkins to Rams for EJ Gaines
Bills trade Sammy Watkins to Rams for EJ Gaines

They also get another former member of the Buffalo Bills , as defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz continues to stockpile players from his previous stop. The 24-year-old Watkins was originally selected by the Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Clemson. He's received just 42 targets while playing on the outside, accumulating 27 re...

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  • Ilkay Gundogan could make Manchester City return in Girona friendly
Ilkay Gundogan could make Manchester City return in Girona friendly

City will travel to Spain for a brief training camp after the home clash with Brighton on Saturday before they face Girona FC. "I am so happy because they work well, and especially no injuries", Guardiola said . The Manchester City midfielder has been sidelined since last December after he sustained the long-term problem against Watford at t...

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  • Top 25 Manchester City players of the Premier League era
Top 25 Manchester City players of the Premier League era

Vincent Kompany, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi will make up a three-man backline, with Yaya Toure operating just in front, though City also have the option of reverting to a back four. Closely following the Belgian is Arsenal's £52m signing Alexandre Lacazette. They've got at least five players - Sane, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus, De Bruyne - ca...

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  • Football Is Returning As Arsenal Prepare To Welcome Leicester To The Emirates
Football Is Returning As Arsenal Prepare To Welcome Leicester To The Emirates

The £52 million signing became the first Arsenal player to score on his Premier League debut since Thomas Vermaelen in 2009. But Arsene Wenger's double change turned the game, FA Cup final hero Ramsey drilling in an 83rd-minute equaliser and Giroud notching the victor two minutes later with a header that hit the bar and bounced over the line...

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  • Reese wins fourth long jump world title
Reese wins fourth long jump world title

She's also won 10 US championships in addition to an Olympic silver medal. Reese won with a leap of 7.02 metres on her third attempt and had to endure a nerve-wracking finale after receiving a red flag on her next three jumps. A leap of 6.96 in the second round projected Spanovic into the lead, although Klishina improved again to 6.88. She's won ...

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  • Bills trade WR Sammy Watkins to Rams, CB Ronald Darby to Eagles
Bills trade WR Sammy Watkins to Rams, CB Ronald Darby to Eagles

The Eagles likely felt confident moving on from Matthews after acquiring wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free agency this offseason, and clearly were looking bolster their secondary prior to the start of the regular season.

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  • Five Of The Most Memorable Opening Day Premier League Fixtures
Five Of The Most Memorable Opening Day Premier League Fixtures

Many pundits have made City their preseason favourites but, ahead of their Premier League opener at Brighton on Saturday, Guardiola does not feel under any more strain to deliver silverware. Experts are concerned on two fronts - one is that the Premier League will turn into a rich, closed shop (in the last three seasons, four of the top spenders ...

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  • Marlins Owner Agrees To Sell Team To Derek Jeter Group
Marlins Owner Agrees To Sell Team To Derek Jeter Group

According to a report from The Miami Herald, the Jeter-led group has won the bidding to purchase the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria . Major League Baseball was to receive a written agreement later Friday, a source told the Herald. Jeter will contribute about $25 million to the purchase, but he is close with Sherman, thus granting him eno...

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  • Guardiola returns to Man City drawing board
Guardiola returns to Man City drawing board

Bernardo Silva played 50 key passes in Ligue 1 last season . 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.

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  • City Council Expected To Approve New 2028 Olympics Memorandum Of Understanding
City Council Expected To Approve New 2028 Olympics Memorandum Of Understanding

The vote took place less than two weeks after the city announced an agreement with worldwide Olympic leaders ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, while opening the way for Los Angeles to host the 2028 Games . The IOC will officially approve the bids in September during their four-day-long conference in Lima, Peru. The State of California th...

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  • Philippe Coutinho hands in Liverpool transfer request after Barcelona bids
Philippe Coutinho hands in Liverpool transfer request after Barcelona bids

The Brazilian is under attack from Barcelona but Liverpool are thus far keeping them at bay, after rejecting the latest offer believed for the Brazilian to be worth over £90 million. The same family member revealed problems have been brewing behind the scenes between Klopp and Coutinho over the last six months. Speaking in an interview with...

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  • Kenyan opposition leader calls elections
Kenyan opposition leader calls elections "a complete sham"

Local election observers say their parallel vote tally is far from complete so they are unable to support or knock down Odinga's claims. "We demand that Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka be declared President and Vice President immediately".

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  • Redskins LB Trent Murphy out for season with ACL injury
Redskins LB Trent Murphy out for season with ACL injury

Murphy is coming off a season that saw him play in all 16 games. Murphy's injury was initially called a knee sprain but an MRI Friday morning showed the damage to be far worse. The Redskins have stalwart Ryan Kerrigan as a starter but are presently without a healthy Preston Smith or Junior Galette . He was helped off the field by members of Was...

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  • Liverpool not selling Coutinho, say club owners
Liverpool not selling Coutinho, say club owners

The German trainer did also confirm that Coutinho will not feature for Liverpool against Watford , revealing that the 25-year-old is struggling with a back complaint. The club then rewarded his efforts and Coutinho signed a new five-year deal in January. Klopp's side eventually ended up in fourth place in the Premier League table as they...

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  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola makes Sergio Busquets enquiry
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola makes Sergio Busquets enquiry

The manager said he is building for the future and has since signed goalkeeper Ederson , Bernardo Silva , Kyle Walker and Danilo . " Six players were out of contract ". However, City will have to fork out a fair sum for the Spain worldwide given that he's still got two years left on his Barca deal, and it's not likely that the English side...

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  • Active Volume Stock: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (RBA)
Active Volume Stock: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (RBA)

Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA ), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Year to Date (YTD) performance of Ritchie Bros. BidaskClub upgraded Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated ( NYSE RBA ) opened at 27.90 on Thursday. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was stolen a...

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  • Mourinho: Man Utd having conversations over Ibrahimovic return
Mourinho: Man Utd having conversations over Ibrahimovic return

His coach will be expecting the Belgian striker to deliver just as Zlatan Ibrahimovic did last season , and he is already doing so. Not only that, but Crespo was talking about how he sees Mourinho , and the different personas the manager has in front of the media and in front of the players, and says that he loved working with Mourinho for th...

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  • Coutinho going nowhere - Liverpool
Coutinho going nowhere - Liverpool

Liverpool had a good pre-season, losing only one of eight games - and that on penalties to Atletico Madrid - while recording an impressive 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Next Tuesday they return to the Champions League at Hoffenheim after a three-year absence, and the hope was that Klopp could build on the promise of last...

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  • Bills acquire WR Jordan Matthews & 3rd-round pick from Eagles for Darby
Bills acquire WR Jordan Matthews & 3rd-round pick from Eagles for Darby

A third-year player out of Florida State, Darby was originally drafted by the Bills in the second round (50th overall) of the 2015 draft. He caught 73 passes for 804 yards and three touchdowns last season. Darby had an impressive rookie season, with Pro Football Focus grading him as the fifth-best rookie cornerback since 2006, behind only Casey H...

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  • Here Are All the New Nike NBA Jerseys
Here Are All the New Nike NBA Jerseys

But the trophy symbol to represent Dallas' 2011 National Basketball Association title is still present. Nike's take over has had the added effect of four official jerseys. At first glance, the most noticeable change is obviously the big Nike swoosh on the jersey and on the shorts. "We're excited to share with our fans today an updated design ...

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  • Bills trade Watkins and Darby, acquire Jordan Matthews, EJ Gaines
Bills trade Watkins and Darby, acquire Jordan Matthews, EJ Gaines

In a second move, they acquired wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick in 2018 from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby , according to Adam Schefter . Watkins now reunites with former teammate Robert Woods in Los Angeles . Meanwhile, Darby was the Bills' second-round pick at the 2015 NFL Draft and ...

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  • Dolphins rookie LB Raekwon McMillan leaves preseason opener injured
Dolphins rookie LB Raekwon McMillan leaves preseason opener injured

This will set the Dolphins back on defense. Dolphins coach Adam Gase did not yet know the severity of the injury when asked about it during his postgame press conference. The hope was that McMillan would be an impact player to improve a run defense that ranked 30th in the National Football League last season and gave up a club-record 2,247 yard...

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  • Canadian teen beats Rafael Nadal to reach Masters 1000 QF
Canadian teen beats Rafael Nadal to reach Masters 1000 QF

I was aggressive. This is how I want to play for the whole week. It set up a possible third-round meeting with top-seeded Rafael Nadal , who played Borna Coric later Wednesday. Federer then broke Polansky to take the first set, following a signature backhand with a deft forehand volley that left the 29-year-old Canadian scrambling.

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  • Wenger: Arsenal not super optimistic Alexis will sign new contract
Wenger: Arsenal not super optimistic Alexis will sign new contract

Wenger said Wednesday that Sanchez sustained an abdominal strain on Sunday — hours before Arsenal's win over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium — and will be out for "two weeks or one more week". Aaron Ramsey is doubtful to make the game. Santi Cazorla , Francis Coquelin and Gabriel have all been ruled out . "We...

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  • Chelsea boss Conte: We need Bakayoko - and another midfield signing
Chelsea boss Conte: We need Bakayoko - and another midfield signing

After a season under his stewardship, United finally look like a Mourinho side, and should the team's younger players improve as expected, 4/1 priced United will be right in amongst it this campaign. But after the final whistle at the Philip II Stadium, Adedeji's spirits were lifted when United manager Mourinho made his way over to his place in the...

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  • CHELSEA - Morata:
CHELSEA - Morata: "I missed a penalty and they're already killing me..."

The Spain worldwide striker has been told he has no future at Stamford Bridge by manager Antonio Conte following a fallout in January over the Italian's reported refusal to let the the Brazil-born forward complete a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League.

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  • Ayodhya dispute: Apex court begins hearing pleas against HC verdict
Ayodhya dispute: Apex court begins hearing pleas against HC verdict

This gives the case an entirely new perspective. "In a written statement released on Thursday, signed by chairman Zufar Ahmad Faruqi, the Sunni Central Waqf Board said, ".The board never shied away from any negotiation, but any negotiation and any respectable and amicable settlement must be only between the original contesting parties with the ac...

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  • People Wants to know 'Is Kamal Haasan Joins DMK'
People Wants to know 'Is Kamal Haasan Joins DMK'

Rajinikanth , on the other hand, signalled his anguish against the status quo, saying it is time for the common people to change politics by entering it. "I thought with Rajinikanth by my side, I will stay out of trouble", he quipped. What was more important my self-protection or self-respect. "I received a telegram from him (M Karunanidhi) in 19...

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  • Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United's transfer activity is sufficient
Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United's transfer activity is sufficient

Mourinho claims the silverware will mean more to the supporter than him, because medals "don't mean much" to him - even when his side win. Instead, many look like hugely expensive punts. My hard work to motivate people to play in the Europa League with ambition and responsibility was hard. Fourteen of the league's managers are now foreign and th...

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  • Dodgers rally against Zack Greinke, hand Diamondbacks another loss
Dodgers rally against Zack Greinke, hand Diamondbacks another loss

The Dodgers know that the better they get and the more wins they put up, the more pressure there is on them to not come home without a pennant. Justin Turner homered twice for the Dodgers, who led 3-2 entering the bottom of the seventh.

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  • Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany
Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany

City's first choice XI is pretty much impossible to predict right now (but we're going to have a go anyway) and we'll also take a look at how the team might set out by the time the window shuts at the end of August. The City boss says that transfer fees can not continue to grow at the current case and expects them to level off at some point. "I...

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  • Barcelona prepare assault on Real Madrid star
Barcelona prepare assault on Real Madrid star

That means Ronaldo should be back in Madrid's starting lineup on Sunday, when it visits Barcelona's Camp Nou in the opening leg of the Spanish Super Cup. The former Barcelona player will now coach his first competitive match for the club against its fiercest rival. Valencia will expect a big improvement on a chaotic last season with the appointme...

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