• Liverpool rejects third Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho, €125 million
Liverpool rejects third Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho, €125 million

BARCELONA were last night preparing a third bid of £118million for Philippe Coutinho - even though a senior figure at the Nou Camp admits they face an uphill task to buy the Liverpool midfielder. Paulinho was considered a disappointment when he played for English club Tottenham for two seasons before moving to Guangzhou in 2015. When Cristiano...

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  • Liverpool reject third Barca bid for Coutinho
Liverpool reject third Barca bid for Coutinho

However, Liverpool are adamant that they do not want to sell the midfielder despite his transfer request last week. "We hope they will be Barcelona players this season". The Spanish club's general manager Pep Segura , speaking early yesterday morning after the Spanish Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid , indicated that the transfers were "cl...

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  • Deportivo La Coruna vs. Real Madrid
Deportivo La Coruna vs. Real Madrid

He remained at Mallorca on loan for the rest of the season and finished with an impressive six goals and eight assists in 36 league games in the Spanish second tier. Neymar left Spain to avoid fighting an uphill battle against Los Blancos . And he's started the new campaign by casually banging in two worldies against Barcelona in two diffe...

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  • Sean McDermott says Tyrod Taylor will remain the Bills' starting quarterback
Sean McDermott says Tyrod Taylor will remain the Bills' starting quarterback

No defender would be able to cover Alshon Jeffery , the long, willowy receiver with those unbelievably strong hands. Tyrod Taylor added 46 yards in 5-for-8 passes. Former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is clearly very aware of this, so he made a decision to hook up his entire team with cheesesteaks after the Bills played in Philly on Thurs...

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  • Dangote to invest $50bn in US, Europe
Dangote to invest $50bn in US, Europe

An Arsenal fan since the mid-1980s, he had been in talks with then-shareholder Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith about a deal seven years ago but saw a deal fall apart. "If they get the right offer, I'm sure they would walk away", Dangote said in an interview with Bloomberg . On the telecom industry, Mr Dangote said, "When I look at telecoms, for inst...

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  • Europe draw first blood at Solheim Cup
Europe draw first blood at Solheim Cup

Europe won two of the morning matches and has two and a half points while the United States has a point and a half heading into this afternoon's four-ball matches. Europe went back to 2up with a par at the eighth, but the gap was down to one at the turn when Nordqvist and Hall failed to save par at the ninth.

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  • Former Syracuse basketball player Andrew White signs with Boston Celtics
Former Syracuse basketball player Andrew White signs with Boston Celtics

The event will be witnessed by Cavaliers superstars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , if he's still with the team. The Clippers were one of three teams Pierce played for after his Celtics days were over, along with the Brooklyn Nets ( retiring his jersey in front of the team that mortgaged their future for Pierce and Kevin Garnett would b...

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  • West Indies toil in historic day/night Test
West Indies toil in historic day/night Test

Indeed, the result already feels like it is a foregone conclusion given the dominance so far of Joe Root's team. Welcome to Test cricket then for the 12th opener England have selected alongside Cook over the past five years. Until Malan was dismissed, Windies hadn't looked like getting a wicket. Cook, whose stand with Malan was worth 16...

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  • Reds reject third Barca bid for Coutinho
Reds reject third Barca bid for Coutinho

While those supporting Liverpool have been anxious the Spaniard club's advances for Philippe Coutinho , and with good reason judging by the latest reports which say a deal is close to being struck, there are also strong reports that Barcelona could also be targeting Spurs midfielder Dele Alli with a deal believed to be in the vicinity of $26...

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  • Liverpool reject third Philippe Coutinho bid from Barcelona
Liverpool reject third Philippe Coutinho bid from Barcelona

The Spanish side are in need of a replacement for Neymar , who departed for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record £198m transfer earlier this month. While those supporting Liverpool have been anxious the Spaniard club's advances for Philippe Coutinho , and with good reason judging by the latest reports which say a deal is close to being str...

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  • 'Se queda! Se queda!' - Madrid fans mock Pique for Neymar tweet
'Se queda! Se queda!' - Madrid fans mock Pique for Neymar tweet

How will Los Blancos shape up without Ronaldo? However, he is adamant that the tie is not over and his side will head to Madrid on Wednesday to attack Zinedine Zidane's men. Following Neymar's departure, fans of other teams, particular from Madrid, have never missed an opportunity to mock Pique about the incident. The versatile midfielder ha...

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  • Derek Jeter and Hannah welcomed a baby, Bella Raine
Derek Jeter and Hannah welcomed a baby, Bella Raine

During Jeter's playing career, the NY star was always connected to a different celebrity girlfriend, but didn't take the plunge into marriage or jump into fatherhood. "[Our kids are] going to be born into such an extraordinary situation". However, she noted, "If they want to play baseball, well, we're gonna have a little talk first".

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  • Kevin-Prince Boateng to Join Eintracht Frankfurt
Kevin-Prince Boateng to Join Eintracht Frankfurt

The club posted a picture of the Ghana worldwide undergoing a medical on Friday morning with a three-year deal announced shortly after. 'Prince will give this team a tremendous amount, and it will bring superior footballing qualities, ' said new boss Niko Kovac .

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  • Antonio Conte isn't going to last the season at Chelsea
Antonio Conte isn't going to last the season at Chelsea

On top of this managers have to deal with constant questions about who's leaving and who's coming in, the implication that buying players is the one true way to solve any problem a team might have. Each nation's transfer window is slightly different, with some windows closing as early as the end of July and others carrying to almost October. But ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee
Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

Ronaldo picked up a one match ban for a double yellow card (taking his shirt off, followed by an alleged dive), and a four match ban for pushing the referee. Asked if he believed the ban was created to single out Ronaldo , Zidane said, "I don't know, I don't think so and I hope not, I hope they did it with conscious and because they are doing the...

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  • Ward signs new Burnley deal
Ward signs new Burnley deal

The Republic of Ireland global, 31, has been at Burnley since August, 2014 and is happy to be staying at a club where he is clearly enjoying his football. "For the first game of the season, I don't think it could have been any tougher than playing away to the current champions", says the Dubliner, "and to go and get the result that we did is mass...

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  • Valencia signs Gabriel Paulista from Arsenal
Valencia signs Gabriel Paulista from Arsenal

And if you want to highlight individual matches where Gabriel didn't fare so well, I can point out just as many where he did fare well, namely every time he faced Romelu Lukaku. Gabriel joined the club from Villarreal in January 2015 for a fee in the region of £11.3 million and has gone on to make 64 appearances in all competitions.

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  • New England Patriots rookie DE Derek Rivers tears ACL
New England Patriots rookie DE Derek Rivers tears ACL

If the second MRI also reveals a torn ACL, he'll be gone for the season. When looking at rosters across the league and determining who fits the Patriots mold , there are two players in particular who come to mind. He went down with a non-contact injury while on kickoff coverage and immediately grabbed his left knee. Rivers might not have had a hug...

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  • Spurs confirm signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez until 2023
Spurs confirm signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez until 2023

The Colombian worldwide has spoken of his joy at signing for last season's FA Cup semi-finalists. Tottenham have announced the signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez subject to a medical and the granting of a work permit. After seeing an initial £25m bid knocked back, the Guardian claim Tottenham have now agreed a deal in principle that ...

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  • Australia recall Faulkner, Coulter-Nile for India tour; Starc rested
Australia recall Faulkner, Coulter-Nile for India tour; Starc rested

Cricket Australia on Friday announced its team that will travel to India next month to take part in five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches. "Hilton is an aggressive striker of the ball and we think his game will be well suited to the transition to short-form cricket", concluded Hohns. On the inclusion of Paine, Behrendorff, and ...

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  • Dangote: I'll sack Wenger if I takeover Arsenal
Dangote: I'll sack Wenger if I takeover Arsenal

Stoke started their 2017/18 season with defeat to Everton at Goodison Park , thanks to a Wayne Rooney winning goal . No doubt Wenger will be disappointed if Sanchez isn't passed fit this weekend but it will be a big boost for Arsenal to have their star man available for the huge showdown against Liverpool at Anfield.

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  • Rafa Benitez finally gets new blood in as Joselu signs for Newcastle
Rafa Benitez finally gets new blood in as Joselu signs for Newcastle

Newcastle is a big club and its an honour for me to play at this club in this wonderful city. Joselu said: "I feel very happy because I have signed for a very big club. Joselu trained with his new teammates in front of around 5,000 fans on St James' Park on Thursday as the club staged an open day. Deezer Presents: Defending in Numbers ...

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  • Virat Kohli continues to top ICC ODI rankings for batsmen
Virat Kohli continues to top ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

There is no other Indian batsman in top ten, but former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (12th), Shikhar Dhawan (13th) and vice- captain Rohit Sharma (14th) found themselves in top 15. Going by the permutations, winning two matches will take Sri Lanka to 90 points. However, a series win for India by a 4-1 margin will see Sri Lanka finish at 88 ...

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  • Chris Long Supports Malcolm Jenkins During Safety's National Anthem Protest
Chris Long Supports Malcolm Jenkins During Safety's National Anthem Protest

After a suffering a season-ending quadriceps injury in October, Brooks stopped appearing on the sideline, and Jenkins continued the protest by himself. Long is from the Charlottesville area and said he was aiming " to show solidarity as a white athlete ". "You don't want the scene to go cold", Jenkins said, per the New York Daily News .

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  • Trump condemns 'hate' after protest violence in Virginia
Trump condemns 'hate' after protest violence in Virginia

David Straughn, another counterprotester, claims he was near Heyer when she was hit by the auto. She says she was a sweet person. A GoFundMe campaign set up in Ms Heyer's memory raised $225,000 (£173,000) over the weekend. Investigators said the helicopter did not make a distress call before crashing. Heather Heyer died when a vehicle ra...

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  • Newcastle United legend believes Liverpool have planned for life after Coutinho
Newcastle United legend believes Liverpool have planned for life after Coutinho

Phil Thompson believes Liverpool will keep Philippe Coutinho this summer but would prefer to see him replaced with another top class player. 'Of course we think about what we can do, ' he added. Look, we are all not silly and we know it's a very hard situation. "The transfer window is a very important time - there's no doubt about this - but ...

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  • PSG tell Arsenal to pay £32m for Draxler
PSG tell Arsenal to pay £32m for Draxler

He's not good enough for PSG starting XI right now and he's way better than being on their bench, so this is a big chance for Liverpool to complete a very exciting signature that have always desired. The former Santos forward scored one and laid on an assist for Edinson Cavani in the one-sided contest in Brittany, and Neymar heads into the ga...

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  • Eden Hazard back in full Chelsea training
Eden Hazard back in full Chelsea training

Hazard has been sidelined since breaking his ankle on global duty with Belgium in June, while £40 million summer signing Bakayoko arrived at Chelsea from Monaco nursing a knee injury sustained in the final months of last season. 'It can happen during a game to receive two red cards but I think a great club like Chelsea need to be prepared for thi...

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  • Klopp steps up effort to keep Coutinho at Liverpool
Klopp steps up effort to keep Coutinho at Liverpool

Speaking to TV3 yesterday, Segura claimed Barcelona are close to agreeing a deal for both Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele, but Klopp insists nothing has changed in the ongoing transfer saga. That suggestion has been denied by Borussia Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp . " Bu...

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  • Barca close to Coutinho, Dembele deals: Segura
Barca close to Coutinho, Dembele deals: Segura

But after losing to bitter rivals Real Madrid , 5-1, in the Spanish Super Cup, Segura revealed deals for Coutinho and fellow £90m target Dembele were "close". "We know it is a tough game". However, Klopp is adamant there have been no more developments and the two clubs are not even in discussions. "We played them a few weeks ago - but Phil and...

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  • Enhanced odds on Pogba and Manchester United against Swansea
Enhanced odds on Pogba and Manchester United against Swansea

Jose Mourinho's men made an impressive start to the new season, with a crushing 4-0 win over West Ham last Sunday, and the United boss is expected to stick with the same side for the trip to south Wales. He added: "My opinion is we have to adapt to the situation, it doesn't matter what". As United to win 3-0 has been boosted from 13/2 up to...

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  • West Brom Don't Need To Sell Jonny Evans Claims Tony Pulis
West Brom Don't Need To Sell Jonny Evans Claims Tony Pulis

He has just been made club captain and he wants to get on with his football. The Northern Ireland centre-back joined the Baggies in August 2015 and has two years left on his contract. It was also said that Pulis, who has now seemingly admitted defeat in his pursuit of Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson, was hopeful of completing negotiations within the...

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  • Manchester United Players Create Street Art Mural
Manchester United Players Create Street Art Mural

If their wretched Champions League experiences there last season are anything to go by, it could be. "But at the same time I am very happy that we have got him". Lacaztte scored after just 94 seconds of his debut in the 4-3 win over Leicester City. 'I want to perform well, but it is about what the team does. Mourinho strongly defended his player ...

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  • Messi battles Ronaldo for FIFA's best player award
Messi battles Ronaldo for FIFA's best player award

Tottenham's Harry Kane , Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard are also rewarded for their fine performances throughout the year. The global football Federation announced the names of 12 professionals applying for the award of best coach in 2017.

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  • Barca's Busquets defends Pique after Segura criticism
Barca's Busquets defends Pique after Segura criticism

The 29-year-old is also not about to write off Barca's chances of producing another memorable El Clasico comeback, declaring: "We don't give up the trophy as lost. The European and Spanish champions ran rings around Ernesto Valverde's men for the second time in less than a week, last night, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Marco Asensio and Kar...

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