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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 It didn't take long for things to get started, with Alexandre Lacazette giving Arsenal the lead in just the second minute of his debut as the most expensive signing in the history of the club. The visitors took the lead again 10 minutes into the second stanza as Vardy grabbed his brace with a cute header from close range. Last season was by far the most hard of Wenger's 21-year tenure as man... [Full Article...]

United in talks with Ibrahimovic about striker staying

Pep Guardiola's second season at Manchester City must be a success or there might not be a third. Guardiola said the current spike in football transfer spending, which culminated in Neymar's recent world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros (£200 million, $260 million), had been building for some time. [Full Article...]

Neymar could finally make PSG debut on Sunday

Neymar could finally make PSG debut on Sunday Both the French Football Federation (FFF) and the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), which runs Ligue 1, confirmed the transfer was now complete. If PSG sign the French forward, they certainly have one of the biggest talents in world football on their hands. "He is physically ready to play the entire match", said the Spaniard. [Full Article...]

Wozniacki earns Rogers Cup final berth

Wozniacki earns Rogers Cup final berth She beat Petra Kvitova , Angelique Kerber and Lucie Safarova to reach the semi-finals. Things got a bit complicated in the second set for the Dane, with Stephens turning around a 1-3 deficit to level the match. "Yesterday was really tough, waiting like six or seven hours here on site so I was a little bit exhausted", Halep said. The 36-year-old won 6-4, 6-4 as he has his sights set on a t... [Full Article...]

Rams see Sammy Watkins as difference-maker at receiver

Rams see Sammy Watkins as difference-maker at receiver He was a second-round pick (50th overall) in the 2015 draft. Now that coach Sean McVay is the new guy in town, he knew he needed a bonafide WR1 to help second year QB Jared Goff , and Watkins is that when healthy. "Hard to pull the trigger on a trade like that when you're giving up that kind of player and person", said Roseman. Gaines was a valuable defensive back in the Rams' rotation. [Full Article...]

Derek Wolfe Carted Off Field With Ankle Injury

Derek Wolfe Carted Off Field With Ankle Injury His backup, Shaq Barrett, will miss an extended period of time due to a hip injury. Wolfe, 27, was injured when he became tangled up with offensive tackle Menelik Watson in a team drill. He is in the second year of a four-year contract that will pay him $6.05 million this year. He was set to rotate with newcomers Domata Peko and Zach Kerr, among others, on the Broncos' rebuilt D-line. [Full Article...]

Longtime NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dead at 74

Longtime NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dead at 74 He also coached the Senators to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007 and was inducted into the Sens' Ring of Honour in January. The next season Murray led the Senators back into the playoffs, where they tore through the first three rounds in five games before losing in five in the Cup final to Anaheim, his former team. [Full Article...]

Group headed by Derek Jeter to buy Miami Marlins

Group headed by Derek Jeter to buy Miami Marlins The deal which had been reported on Friday, is worth $1.2 billion and it includes a number of investors along with Jeter. There could be moves made this off-season, if the ownership group is approved by Major League Baseball. In addition to Jeter, the ownership group has an athletic dimension thanks to a stake from Michael Jordan, who invested an unknown amount of money with the group. [Full Article...]

Bolt, Gatlin clash again tonight at 4x100m relay

Bolt, Gatlin clash again tonight at 4x100m relay Gatlin has served two suspensions for doping offences. But in a decade-long career, the Jamaican has single-handedly restored hope. Richards medaled in a time of 20.107 behind South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk who was beaten into second by Turkish runner, 27-year-old Ramil Guliyev. [Full Article...]

Manchester City jet off to Brighton ahead of Premier League opener

Manchester City jet off to Brighton ahead of Premier League opener The City line-up for their 1-0 win was all-British but the eleven who will take the field on Saturday will be drawn from around the world - with even more worldwide talent having been recruited during the close-season. "Guardiola has given the distinct impression that he is not wildly impressed with English football culture, nearly an air of disdain at times , and behind the scenes City have seen... [Full Article...]

Manchester City youngster Foden destined for greatness, says former coach

Brighton and Hove Albion's last home game in the top division of English football was against City in 1983. "With all respect to the players, last season we were one of the oldest teams in the Premier League ". "He was the best player I ever saw". "Well, to be honest I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to convince him [to join City]", Jesus told the Daily Mail . [Full Article...]

View From 'The Voice': We salute Bolt and Farah

View From 'The Voice': We salute Bolt and Farah Close behind Crawford in bronze at Athens was Justin Gatlin (the man who ironically spoiled the party for Bolt at his last individual race as an athlete at the 2017 World Athletics Championship 100m final in London) who was another of Graham's doping products. [Full Article...]

Guardiola: Huge talent will keep Man City strong for next five years

Guardiola: Huge talent will keep Man City strong for next five years With Man City spending around £202m on first team players and an astonishing £159m spent exclusively on defenders and goalkeepers, it would appear that Pep Guardiola finally has the right back line and goalie at City. "It's going to be a challenge for everybody but we'll take it in our stride, compete and we'll surprise a few people", March told The Times newspaper. [Full Article...]

Bills LeSean McCoy: 'obvious difference' between Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews

Bills LeSean McCoy: 'obvious difference' between Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews Just surprised it happened so fast". Hue Jackson and company will not only have multiple first-rounders again in 2018, they now own three picks in the second round of next year's draft . Beane repeatedly said the goal for 2017 remains unchanged and the Bills want to win now, but it's obvious these moves were made for success down the road. [Full Article...]

Detroit Red Wings denounce use of their logo at white supremacist demonstration

Detroit Red Wings denounce use of their logo at white supremacist demonstration Those white supremacists were not only holding a " Unite the Right " rally, but also holding shields that resembled the iconic logo of the Detroit Red Wings . Things have gotten truly ugly in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists are clashing with counter-protesters and police ahead of a rally that was scheduled to begin at noon Saturday. [Full Article...]

Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay

Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay FIRST FRIDAY STARTThe Premier League's opening fixture will be played on a Friday for the first time when Arsenal host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium. Perhaps his crowning glory in a Man United shirt was that Champions League semi-final against Juventus, but in terms of his league performances, Keane was the all-action midfield lieutenant in a team full of other superstars. [Full Article...]

Wenger braced for knife-edge Arsenal season

Wenger braced for knife-edge Arsenal season Elsewhere, Wenger has ruled out a move for Leicester wide man Mahrez after insisting the Gunners were "never close" in their pursuit of the player, per Jon Paul of the Leicester Mercury: "We were never close". But Wenger says his striker remains concentrated on matters at the Emirates Stadium. He's today very conscious of his qualities as well, something he was not always. [Full Article...]

Victor Lindelof could be handed central midfield role, suggests Jose Mourinho

Victor Lindelof could be handed central midfield role, suggests Jose Mourinho With Matic now in a United shirt, it is unlikely Fabinho would be used to screen the defence, but his knowledge at right-back would be welcomed by the self-proclaimed Special One. "He seemed like he wanted to leave a year ago at times, although he was very influential and played very well", he said of Costa. "But I repeat - for sure this a gross loss, a great loss for us". [Full Article...]

Guardiola: I'm so happy with this Man City squad

Champions: Manchester City. Pep let me down last season but he has had a year to find his feet and made some serious (and seriously expensive) upgrades to his squad this summer. 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'm going to be courageous and say the game will finish 4-0. [Full Article...]

Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal beaten, Roger Federer through in Montreal

Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal beaten, Roger Federer through in Montreal Haase rallied past Diego Schwartzman from Argetina 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and three minutes. "I'm trying not to think about it too much". Shapovalov won seven of the final eight points of the third set tiebreaker before closing out the match with a forehand victor down the line. [Full Article...]


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