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'Animal' Kolasinac ready to rumble, says Walcott 'Animal' Kolasinac ready to rumble, says Walcott
- August 10, 2017

I see him in the gym every day, you can just tell he looks after himself well, he eats the right food and he's professional". The players are champing at the bit to get started. The new Premier League season is now just days away and everyone has an opinion on who might emerge as champions come next May. The arrival of Alexandre Lacazette at a club record £52 million this summer put them well ahead of sides lower down the list such as Newcastle United (7th with £769 million) and West ... (more...)
He will stay at Everton - Koeman confirms no offers made for Barkley He will stay at Everton - Koeman confirms no offers made for Barkley
- August 10, 2017

But Koeman claimed last weekend a deal could be imminent and he still feels that is the case. Everton finished seventh in the Premier League in Koeman's first season in charge at the club, but the former Southampton boss is hopeful of an improved finish this time around - if he can get more transfer deals done. (more...)
As Premier League clubs see business rates cut, small firms suffer
- August 10, 2017

After making instant impact on his debut against Chelsea in the Community Shield, the Bosnia worldwide is starting to turn a few heads amongst fantasy managers . The winger is owned by exactly a quarter of teams, and I fully expect that to rise, along with his price, before the first worldwide break. Whether Granit Xhaka is in the top 50 Premier League players or not, I am not actually so sure. (more...)
Thierry Henry backs Alvaro Morata to do the impossible at Chelsea Thierry Henry backs Alvaro Morata to do the impossible at Chelsea
- August 10, 2017

Reports indicate the Premier League champions could be set to make a £60million move for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk and it's clear that Conte would like to buy some reinforcements. The new players that have just come are going to be vitally important for us and the quicker they settle the better but there's no doubt we have added quality to the team. (more...)
Lacazette gets Wembley start for Arsenal Lacazette gets Wembley start for Arsenal
- August 10, 2017

But it was his remarkable physique that really caught the eye, with journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke picking him as a possible Player of the Season as Arsenal fans struggled to keep themselves together. "You've got to be patient sometimes with this formation we're playing, you play a different style of football, that's what we're learning still and we're getting better". (more...)
How Pogba convinced Lukaku about Manchester United move in a dinner
- August 10, 2017

He just needs to be calm. Moyes managed Wayne Rooney at Everton and United, and has backed him for success following his return to Goodison Park this summer. "We can, but maybe we won't", Mourinho said in a recent interview. "I think he's a top player, I don't know if he's a player who completely makes a difference for Manchester United". (more...)
NBA Announces Celtics-76ers Will Play In London On January 11 NBA Announces Celtics-76ers Will Play In London On January 11
- August 10, 2017

The Celtics are officially heading across the pond this season. The Boston Celtics will square off against their Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA London Game 2018 at The O2 on Thursday, Jan. The rest of the National Basketball Association regular season schedule is expected to be announced in the next week. "Participating in NBA London Game 2018 is a great opportunity for our players to compete in front of an worldwide audience at the historic O2 Arena", said ... (more...)
How Manchester United snubbed chance to sign Isco
- August 10, 2017

He appeared to take the incident in his stride, wearing a sheepish grin and offering a wink as he completed his exit from the coach. But apart from that, Real Madrid looked the better side nearly all through the game. It doesn't appear there will be any such drama this season, however, with De Gea staying put and Real continuing with their current options. 'Madrid covet him highly don't they and they want him, ' McManaman said on BT Sport . (more...)
Dutch test chicken meat following contaminated egg scandal Dutch test chicken meat following contaminated egg scandal
- August 10, 2017

Rob van Lint, inspector general of the Dutch food watchdog NVWA, released a statement acknowledging the group had received an "anonymous tip-off" in November that Fipronil had been used in a cleaning agent on some poultry farms. Prosecutors in Belgium and the Netherlands have launched investigations, with the focus being on a Dutch retailer of the anti-lice substance, and its Belgian supplier. (more...)
N3 closed in Joburg as bridge collapses N3 closed in Joburg as bridge collapses
- August 10, 2017

The stretch between Van Buuren Road and the M2 Geldenhuys interchange had been closed. The DoL took over the site yesterday afternoon and the department, Sanral and the Ekurhuleni DEMS agreed to procedures for the clearing and preservation of any evidence that could be useful during the investigation. (more...)
Arsenal confirm Alexis Sanchez will miss start of Premier League season
- August 10, 2017

The Chilean star has made it clear this summer he does not want to remain at Arsenal but Arsene Wenger has been adamant he won't sell his star man. The final player who could miss out on Friday is Mesut Ozil as Wenger has confirmed the German playmaker is still feeling the effects of an ankle injury that kept him out of the Chelsea game at the weekend. (more...)
Cubs C Willson Contreras leaves game early with hamstring injury Cubs C Willson Contreras leaves game early with hamstring injury
- August 10, 2017

Contreras has provided the Cubs with scorching offense since the All-Star break. It was his second homer of the homestand after going the entire season without having gone deep at AT&T Park. He struck out five and walked three. That was the case as the Cubs came up short against the Giants 3-1. The Cubs had to shuffle their defense for the ninth inning. (more...)
Jontay Porter officially reclassifies, will join brother at Missouri this season Jontay Porter officially reclassifies, will join brother at Missouri this season
- August 10, 2017

Roberts, and, potentially, Johntay Porter. The 6-11, 240-pound forward officially reclassified from the 2018 class, bringing his post skills, shooting prowess and rebounding acumen back to his hometown of Columbia. "This is going to be a special year for Mizzou basketball, and I couldn't pass up on this opportunity to be a part of it", Jontay Porter told ESPN on Wednesday . (more...)
Van Niekerk's golden double on track - just Van Niekerk's golden double on track - just
- August 10, 2017

Van Niekerk's impressive times in the 200m this season - his 19.84 second run in Jamaica last month is the second quickest in the world this year - were enough to convince Bolt not to race over that distance at the IAAF World Championships in London . (more...)
Rally Cat sets up Cardinals grand slam, Royals lose 8-5 Rally Cat sets up Cardinals grand slam, Royals lose 8-5
- August 10, 2017

Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain waits as a member of the Busch Stadium grounds crew removes a cat that wandered onto the field during the sixth inning of the Royalss baseball game against the St. After a squirrel ran across home plate at Busch Stadium during the Cardinals' 2011 National League Division Series game against the Philadelphia Phillies, it was adopted as the unofficial mascot and nicknamed "rally squirrel". (more...)
Liverpool legend: Coutinho needs 'war' to force Barca move Liverpool legend: Coutinho needs 'war' to force Barca move
- August 10, 2017

That conversation, however, came before Barcelona banked £200m courtesy of Neymar's departure to Paris Saint-Germain. It has been reported in England that the Catalan giants have had a second bid for Coutinho knocked back by Liverpool , who do not want to sell the Brazilian. (more...)
Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cleared to return to field Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cleared to return to field
- August 10, 2017

The Steelers are now holding their final open training camp practice prior to traveling to NY for the 2017 preseason opener and that means they won't be back on the fields of Saint Vincent College until Sunday. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement that Bryant was "informed by the National Football League that he is now permitted to participate in preseason activities, including practices and games". (more...)
FA Community Shield: Chelsea vs Arsenal FA Community Shield: Chelsea vs Arsenal
- August 10, 2017

But he added: "For sure I am not frustrated because my role is the coach to train players and improve players. It has got nothing to do with us". Gary Cahill says Chelsea's record signing Alvaro Morata has settled well at the club, with the striker's fellow Spaniard's easing the process. (more...)
Mbappe move likely to be a battle of the Spanish giants Mbappe move likely to be a battle of the Spanish giants
- August 10, 2017

A second treble for the Catalans, unmatched in world football, was duly secured. Pogba had a decent first year at United , scoring five Premier League goals and notching the winner in United's 1-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final, but decent doesn't cut it when you cost €105 million. (more...)
Blackmon's 12th-inning homer leads Rockies over Indians 3-2 Blackmon's 12th-inning homer leads Rockies over Indians 3-2
- August 10, 2017

Happ won his sixth straight decision against the Yankees, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat NY 4-2 on Tuesday night. With closer Greg Holland , Pat Neshek and Mike Dunn not available, Tyler Chatwood , normally a starter, pitched the bottom of the 12th inning to pick up his second career save. (more...)