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Alvaro Morata goals help Blues close in on long-standing Arsenal record Alvaro Morata goals help Blues close in on long-standing Arsenal record
- September 26, 2017

And on Thursday the 28-year-old Brazil-born Spain global was granted his wish after months of acrimony, claim and counter claim when Chelsea and Atletico agreed a fee reported to be in the region of £58million. "He's nearly ready to play but if I make this decision it will be because I'm comfortable with it", the Italian added. Morata is the 17th different Chelsea player to bag three goals in a Premier League match, Arsenal sit ahead on 19. (more...)
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata: We sent a message to the Premier League
- September 26, 2017

Chelsea earned their largest Premier League win of the season with a 4-0 victory over Stoke . He was a bit casual coming out for a second-half corner and, instead of pulling down the ball, palmed it away, rolled over Gary Cahill and landed on his upper back and neck. (more...)
Diego Costa: Striker says he will always have 'special affection' for Chelsea Diego Costa: Striker says he will always have 'special affection' for Chelsea
- September 26, 2017

With the personality clash becoming ever more acrimonious, Costa spent the last months of his time at Stamford Bridge in Brazil after refusing to return to train with the reserves as Conte wished. And it meant that Atletico have now won both of their games at the new Wanda Metropolitano stadium, something which Simeone has admitted is of great importance. (more...)
A huge 'Monday Night Football' boosted NFL ratings, despite Trump comments
- September 26, 2017

Certainly, an exodus by those displeased that players have been taking a knee during pre-game playing of the national anthem may have had some effect. Nonetheless, this overall uptick in viewership for week three at least provides the league with some ratings relief amid a weekend of controversy. Sunday night's game between the Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders scored an 11.6/20, meaning that an estimated 11.6 percent of all metered-market households watched the game and an ... (more...)
Trump's comments on national anthem, NFL protests get Mavericks' attention Trump's comments on national anthem, NFL protests get Mavericks' attention
- September 26, 2017

On Monday, Fizdale said it was Trump who should stand accused of disrespecting military members, not athletes who protest in various ways. "It was something incredible and something we were looking forward to", Nowitzki said. "It was a topic previous year as well, and we met with our players again today and told them that we support them 100 percent whatever they decide to do", coach Rick Carlisle said. (more...)
Bears Lock Arms, Steelers Stay in Locker Room for National Anthem Bears Lock Arms, Steelers Stay in Locker Room for National Anthem
- September 26, 2017

One Steelers player, Alejandro Villanueva , a U.S. Army veteran, stood in the tunnel as the anthem played with his hand on his chest. "I was looking for 100 percent participation". Members of the Detroit Lions take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on September 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (more...)
'That's cheating' - Pulis rounds on Sanchez 'That's cheating' - Pulis rounds on Sanchez
- September 26, 2017

As Metro reports, the Welshman was talking after our latest home win, in which he played pretty well again against West Brom and his comments and mentioning of the title race reflect the growing confidence around the club. "He will have more to defend maybe; West Brom are a team who focus more on defending", the Frenchman said. "It can be a penalty and playing against 10 men but let's forget about the referee", Pulis said. (more...)
Gregg Popovich Calls Donald Trump 'Delusional' At Spurs Media Day Gregg Popovich Calls Donald Trump 'Delusional' At Spurs Media Day
- September 26, 2017

Petty said anyone who didn't stand for the anthem "ought to be out of the country" while Childress said he would tell a protesting employee of his to get on a Greyhound bus when the anthem was over. Unless it is talked about constantly, it's not going to get better. Popovich added on racial inequality, which is the root of the anthem protests, "We still have no clue what being born white means". (more...)
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern Munich: Probable line-ups and stats Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern Munich: Probable line-ups and stats
- September 26, 2017

Responding to the absence of number one goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich has taken a unique step, namely calling back its former goalkeeper who is now coach of the academy team, Tom Starke, to strengthen Carlo Ancelotti's squad in the Champions League . (more...)
EPL: Chelsea, City record big wins, Lukaku nets victor for United EPL: Chelsea, City record big wins, Lukaku nets victor for United
- September 26, 2017

And while there's certainly something to that - though Cahill and Rüdiger switched after a few minutes of Cahill being unable to deal with Crouch - reactive changes tend to happen after the thing they are reacting to, rather than before. Stoke City host defending Premier League champions Chelsea , with the Premier League clash kicking off 3pm at the bet365 Stadium. In the last few years they've been strong in the Champions League, reaching two finals. (more...)
FC Porto de mão cheia com bis de Brahimi FC Porto de mão cheia com bis de Brahimi
- September 26, 2017

O FC Porto venceu o Portimonense no dragão por 5-2 e mantém-se na liderança da liga portuguesa. Na segunda parte, Brahami marcou duas vezes seguidas (50 e 68 minutos) e Ricardo Fernandes reduziu para 5-2 aos 73 minutos. Em apenas cinco minutos, os portistas fizeram três golos, todos eles de bonito efeito e sem oposição da equipa adversária. Aos 20 minutos, Marcano abriu o placar. (more...)
Costa's exit from Chelsea, Hazard return lift Conte Costa's exit from Chelsea, Hazard return lift Conte
- September 26, 2017

But Terry, who left Chelsea at the end of last season for Aston Villa, believes Costa is "one of the nicest guys in football". Atletico had failed to push through the move before the summer transfer deadline, safe in the knowledge that Costa would not be able to play for them until January due to the club's transfer ban. (more...)
Ford: We respect the right of National Football League players to protest Ford: We respect the right of National Football League players to protest
- September 26, 2017

President Donald Trump has called for the firing of any player who opts not to participate in the National Anthem . " They had that last week, I watched for a couple of minutes". Tweeting early Monday morning, Trump said: "The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race . We need to respect that", he said . Orlando resident Mohamed Benelbasry, though, supported students' right to protest. (more...)
My 2 Cents: NFL National Anthem Controversy My 2 Cents: NFL National Anthem Controversy
- September 26, 2017

Protests on NFL football fields across the country are sparking a national debate about kneeling or not being on the field during the national anthem , a debate President Trump even got involved in this weekend. We support our players and we all understand what's going on and we respect the flag and all the above. "The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race ". (more...)
EPL: Alexis Sanchez must earn his place at Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger
- September 26, 2017

The two sides went head-to-head in a Premier League clash in North London, with Arsenal wary of losing further ground on the English top flight's other giants after all of Manchester United, City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham won over the weekend. (more...)
Pep Guardiola Hopes Sergio Aguero Breaks Manchester City Record At Home Pep Guardiola Hopes Sergio Aguero Breaks Manchester City Record At Home
- September 26, 2017

Another three goals against bottom club Palace would make the record Aguero's outright, but even if he does not manage that on Saturday, Guardiola is certain that it is only a matter of time. "I think every player gets better over the years because you have more experience, you handle situations better", Guardiola said. "So he's not in the Fifpro team this week". (more...)
Cricket rule changes to be introduced on September 28 Cricket rule changes to be introduced on September 28
- September 26, 2017

There are no changes to the permitted width and length of a cricket bat, but the thickness of the edge can be no more than 40mm , and the thickness of the bat must not exceed 67mm at any point . However, the ongoing ODI series between India and Australia won't immediately have the new rules implemented and will be the last to play with the current rules. (more...)
Off the Field Battle Between Clarke, Harbhajan Continues Off the Field Battle Between Clarke, Harbhajan Continues
- September 26, 2017

Clarke had retired from Test cricket post Ashes 2015. Both Clarke and Harbhajan are expert commentators on a Indian news channel. On Sunday, Australia produced yet another lame example of batting despite getting off to a stunning start. (more...)
Michael Jordan Issues Statement on Trump Comments Michael Jordan Issues Statement on Trump Comments
- September 26, 2017

Jordan said via the paper , "One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest". "Don't divide us. Bring us together", Kerr said. Trump's moves have elicited a vast response from sports players , with many football players taking a knee during games on September 24 and others locking arms in defiance. (more...)
Varadkar and May to have Brexit talks in Downing Street Varadkar and May to have Brexit talks in Downing Street
- September 26, 2017

Following her speech, Mr Varadkar said: "I'd give the speech a cautious welcome". The EU insists that such negotiations can not begin until there is "sufficient progress" on the 3 key issues for Europe which include a solution to the Northern Irish border, the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom after Brexit , and an agreement of the so-called "Divorce Bill" - the payment by the United Kingdom towards a number of EU projects it committed to before the Brexit vote. (more...)

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