• Jose Mourinho hints at central midfield role for Victor Lindelöf
Jose Mourinho hints at central midfield role for Victor Lindelöf

The Portuguese manager won the league title in his second full season in charge of FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea again, and feels the sequence can continue. A battering-ram striker in the finest Mourinho traditions, Lukaku's task is to sharpen an attack that mustered only 54 league goals last season . For the Old Traf...

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  • Ex Arsenal star believes contract rebel 'will take centre stage' this season
Ex Arsenal star believes contract rebel 'will take centre stage' this season

Last season was by far the most hard of Wenger's 21-year reign, with Arsenal's on-pitch travails exposing him to furious protests from angry fans. Wenger has problems to solve, but then he also has three points, while Alexandre Lacazette has his first goal.

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  • Jose Mourinho hoping to continue second-season success record with Manchester United
Jose Mourinho hoping to continue second-season success record with Manchester United

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is probably favourite to start ahead of Juan Mata and Anthony Martial so he should support Romelu Lukaku with the Belgian global set to make his league debut following his big-money move from Everton this summer. Open training sessions are the best. It is at the club where he became record all-time goalscorer for Manchester Un...

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  • WTA Toronto Wozniacki ends Stephens' run to reach Toronto final
WTA Toronto Wozniacki ends Stephens' run to reach Toronto final

Caroline's first serve percentage was 64% to Karolina's 56%, and she won 73% of those service points as compared to only 68% won by Pliskova . Wozniacki was 5-1 down in the first set and 4-2 down in the third, but recovered on both occasions to seal her place in the next round.

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  • Arsenal vs Leicester City
Arsenal vs Leicester City

Cech was unconvincing for Leicester's 2nd goal after he hesitated to come out to meet Marc Albrighton's cross, which Vardy converted to make it 1-2. Jamie struct again in the 56th minute to make 3-2 for The Foxes before Aaron Ramsey's 83rd and Giroud's 85th minutes goals prove decisive at the Emirates Stadium.

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  • Derek Wolfe Carted Off Field With Ankle Injury
Derek Wolfe Carted Off Field With Ankle Injury

It hurts the Broncos on multiple levels. After a season marred by a painful elbow injury, Wolfe added bulk in the offseason, beefing up 20 pounds, he said. Vance Walker remains available. On the edges, Shaquil Barrett (hip) and Shane Ray (wrist) are both out through the preseason and possibly longer.

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  • Derek Jeter's Group Buying Marlins For $1.2 Billion
Derek Jeter's Group Buying Marlins For $1.2 Billion

The Miami Herald ran a story first about the agreement between the group that is headed by Bruce Sherman, a venture capitalist in NY and Loria. The person said Major League Baseball has been told the sale price will be about $1.2 billion to the group, which includes more than 10 entities.

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  • Usain Bolt blames 100 meter loss on starting blocks
Usain Bolt blames 100 meter loss on starting blocks

Like every good story, there is always a beginning. A distraught Bolt was consoled on the ground by his sprint team-mates and he limped out of the stadium, not the way he probably envisaged his send-off going. (5:32 a.m.) as the favourites, while the male 4x400m team, which won silver at last year's Olympics, enter heat one at 11:50 a.m. (5:50 a....

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  • Brighton v Manchester City: Premier League preview, line-ups & predictions
Brighton v Manchester City: Premier League preview, line-ups & predictions

Guardiola will hope goalkeeper Ederson , acquired from Benfica for £34.9 million, is less error prone than Claudio Bravo , whose dismal season was a major factor in City's failed title challenge. "Fortunately for us, there isn't any player in our team or squad that doesn't know the Premier League or the Premier League players and their qualities"...

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  • Gatlin sad over media report on rivalry with Usain Bolt
Gatlin sad over media report on rivalry with Usain Bolt

But God help him if foolish pride compels him to forego retirement to redeem himself. "Off the last hurdle I gave everything and threw myself for a dip just in case". The world of athletics would have wanted another passing of the baton at a time when its biggest star, the CV clean and without the slightest suspicion, has chose to hang up the spi...

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  • Why Manchester City are favorites to win the Premier League
Why Manchester City are favorites to win the Premier League

Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Guardiola claimed it was necessary to reinvigorate City's ageing squad but he will only seek to add one or two new faces in forthcoming seasons. "So we have to disregard most of it, because it's something that we can't affect", he said on Friday. We are here to win the games and titles. "We spoke and I saw...

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  • Rams acquire WR Sammy Watkins from Bills in blockbuster trade
Rams acquire WR Sammy Watkins from Bills in blockbuster trade

Robey-Coleman and Watkins will now be reunited with the Los Angeles Rams , by virtue of the Friday trade that sent cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick to Buffalo. Buffalo's starting receivers weren't the only two to leave the team. They, along with Tyler Higbee, Tavon Austin and Pharoh Cooper, would provide much-needed weaponry f...

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  • Money no object for City, but Guardiola must deliver
Money no object for City, but Guardiola must deliver

They are often tasked with positioning themselves between two central midfielder players, providing an extra diamond that offers greater passing angles, forming a shape that at times resembles the famed 3-3-1-3 of Pep's mentor, Marcelo Bielsa.

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  • Arsenal have offered Sanchez a record contract
Arsenal have offered Sanchez a record contract

Rumours suggested that Sanchez was resigned to staying at Arsenal and leaving on a free transfer once his contract is up, as reported by the Mirror , but with Manchester City and PSG still showing interest in the Chilean, the correct fee could see him depart earlier than anticipated.

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  • Matic is a 'gross loss' for us, admits Chelsea boss Conte
Matic is a 'gross loss' for us, admits Chelsea boss Conte

Pogba scored just the nine times in all competitions last season, only five of which were in the league, as United limped to a sixth-place finish. ANTONIO CONTE has reportedly told Chelsea chiefs to sign Barcelona star Sergi Roberto as Nemanja Matic's replacement.

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  • Red Wings Threaten Legal Action over Use of Logo During Virginia Marches
Red Wings Threaten Legal Action over Use of Logo During Virginia Marches

Earlier Saturday, the Red Wings issued a statement via Twitter threatening legal action and denouncing the "misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration". Lee from a city park. The state's governor, Terry McAuliffe, declared "a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville".

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  • Buccaneers cut ties with kicker Roberto Aguayo
Buccaneers cut ties with kicker Roberto Aguayo

After reports of him struggling in practice surfaced during the 2016 offseason, Aguayo missed his first kick of the preseason, an extra point, and then missed two field goals later in the preseason. During the regular season, Aguayo's kicking was sporadic. I know I pushed it a little bit, and I felt hopefully it would stay in but it broke right.

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  • Conte desperate to improve Chelsea squad
Conte desperate to improve Chelsea squad

In these 10 days he is improving his physical condition and is starting to understand what we want, but he needs time to understand to adapt to our style of football. "I admit it's a very important amount but I have the personality to play calmly and to stay on my path", Morata told Marca . "Because to finish with 93 points, to finish with 30 wins...

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  • Dota 2-Playing Robot Beats the Pros at The International
Dota 2-Playing Robot Beats the Pros at The International

The pro-grade Dota player was quite surprised as he got thrashed by the ruthless AI in two games which ultimately compelled him to cancel further matches. It's not only Google's AI that has the potential to defeat humans in their own game. The bot and Dendi went up against each other in 1-on-1 matches, with the rules being that the first pl...

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  • Chelsea have not followed-up rejected lowball offer for Drinkwater
Chelsea have not followed-up rejected lowball offer for Drinkwater

Last week, Drinkwater , who signed a new lucrative four-year contract said to be worth £90,000-a-week in August last year, reportedly told Leicester he wanted to move to Stamford Bridge . Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler , who joined German side VfB Stuttgart last month, is the only player to depart, while several additions have been made to bolster...

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  • New faces on the Premier League merry-go-round
New faces on the Premier League merry-go-round

Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United could still sign one more player, but he will not be "crying" if they do not. March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one seas...

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  • Wenger 'relieved' Giroud has chose to stay
Wenger 'relieved' Giroud has chose to stay

Giroud's compatriot Alexandre Lacazette marked his league debut with a goal in just 94 seconds, only for Shinji Okazaki to level for the Foxes less than three minutes later. "I don't know whether it was a lack of concentration or just a lack of game management in the last ten minutes, but you then concede again from a set play in terms of being o...

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  • Jamie Carragher sends message to Gary Neville after Liverpool draw at Watford
Jamie Carragher sends message to Gary Neville after Liverpool draw at Watford

Saturday's draw certainly proved that, for all of Liverpool's quality going forward, they are still weak at the back, and despite Carragher's pleas, signing Van Dijk is of paramount importance. Although Carragher's innocent mistake was laughed up by an very bad lot of people on social media, it's safe to say it is the first time that the adenoids, ...

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  • Stoke City Premier League - 12 August 2017
Stoke City Premier League - 12 August 2017

Ronald Koeman is still targeting further additions as negotiations continue with Swansea over £50m-rated playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson . We know the Blues have designs on a top four spot - something which can not be scoffed at, especially after Leicester City showed anything is possible by winning the 2015/16 league title.

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  • 'Never sell him' - Arsenal fans react to display of substitute against Leicester
'Never sell him' - Arsenal fans react to display of substitute against Leicester

Thai-owned Leicester let a chance for victory slip away as Arsenal came from behind to win 4-3 in a thrilling English Premier League season opener on Friday night. The French worldwide has been linked with an exit from the Emirates over the summer, and to the delight of Arsenal fans Marseille boss Rudi Garcia most recently revealed that the...

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  • Giroud wins thriller for Arsenal
Giroud wins thriller for Arsenal

When pressed if the forward could leave before the end of the transfer Wenger responded emphatically: "No". Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Wenger said of Giroud: "I love the man and the player". On his super-sub role, he added: "That's a nice start, but obviously I prefer to be on the pitch". Arsenal appeared a step behind defensi...

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  • Arsène Wenger praises match-winner Olivier Giroud for staying at Arsenal
Arsène Wenger praises match-winner Olivier Giroud for staying at Arsenal

Record signing Alexander Lacazette opened his account within two minutes of the kick-off, but the home side's lead was nearly immediately rubbed out as Shinji Okazaki equalised minutes later before Jamie Vardy put the visitors in front after half an hour.

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  • Oliver Kay: Premier League elite powerless to stop rise of PSG
Oliver Kay: Premier League elite powerless to stop rise of PSG

He is amongst the players who gelled well into the manager's system, along with the likes of David Silva, Fernandinho, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, and lately Gabriel Jesus. We didn't buy full-backs for five, six years", said Guardiola. We bought three and the market is so demanding not just for Manchester City . The 20-year-old's instant impr...

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  • Real Madrid: Isco has signed new contract
Real Madrid: Isco has signed new contract

Something changed in the final months of the season, however, with Bale's injury problems handing Isco the chance to become a regular in the Real Madrid team. "I'm very happy for the confidence Real Madrid shows in me", he added. "We are enjoying a lot our job". Valverde will be desperate to get off to the flawless start with Barcelona and ...

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  • Key Men Miss Out For Pochettino: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI vs Newcastle
Key Men Miss Out For Pochettino: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI vs Newcastle

The Tottenham left-back also claimed he and his team-mates were underpaid in a shock blast that was far from ideal preparation for the trip to Newcastle on Sunday. Pochettino also reassured fans that Spurs were working to bolster a squad that finished second behind champions Chelsea last season. "I was telling the players that we can not ma...

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  • Guardiola: Intelligent Bernardo Silva ready to make immediate Manchester City impact
Guardiola: Intelligent Bernardo Silva ready to make immediate Manchester City impact

Guardiola, a former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, has yet to win a trophy since taking charge of City at the start of last season . However, with the signing of Kyle Walker , Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, I would expect Pep to go back to the 3-5-2.

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  • Hernandez not surprised by Manchester United's struggles since Ferguson retired
Hernandez not surprised by Manchester United's struggles since Ferguson retired

He has to prove now he is capable of moving the club forward and being our long-term manager - and I think this will all be clear by October. "I am feeling the same way as when I first came to England and when I play for the national team, because I love to play this game".

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  • Manchester City at Brighton & Hove Albion, 2017 Premier League: Players to Watch
Manchester City at Brighton & Hove Albion, 2017 Premier League: Players to Watch

He added: "But we prefer to be aggressive without the ball, it's the same as last season". We put all those questions, and more, to our ambassador Chris Sutton, when we met up with him for a chat ahead of the big kick-off this weekend. "It's going to be a challenge for everybody but we'll take it in our stride, compete and we'll surprise a few pe...

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  • Guardiola says he's not moved by talk that Man City are favourites
Guardiola says he's not moved by talk that Man City are favourites

We don't have a lot of rules here, but we ask that you don't insult each other personally and treat each other with respect. "The market is so demanding for all the teams, not just Manchester City". "This division is far tougher and we'll certainly need all of the experienced heads around us". But I think it is unsustainable. Guardiola, who for t...

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  • Mariners LHP Paxton placed on DL
Mariners LHP Paxton placed on DL

Andrew Moore has been called up from Triple-A Tacoma to take Paxton's roster spot. North Battleford's Andrew Albers is going to be in a pennant chase. I thought Gonzales threw the ball really well. "It just got away from us". Los Angeles Angels' Jefry Marte, right, connects for a home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, center, and ...

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