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Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 in thrilling Premier League opener Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 in thrilling Premier League opener
- August 12, 2017

An admiring Wenger said Giroud was "in his prime" and "at the top of his game". In the league's first Friday night start, Arsene Wenger's side was trailing 3-2 with seven minutes remaining but Ramsey grabbed the equaliser and Giroud headed in an 85th-minute victor. (more...)
Lionel Messi €300M Transfer Discussed by Jurgen Klopp After Neymar's PSG Move Lionel Messi €300M Transfer Discussed by Jurgen Klopp After Neymar's PSG Move
- August 12, 2017

Neymar left Barcelona for a world record €222m in favour of PSG, and the Reds boss has stated that it makes even the likes of Lionel Messi available to clubs. In a quiet season for business news, the giant cesspit that is the world of elite football can be relied upon to provide a money story with a pungent whiff to it. (more...)
Mariners Ace James Paxton Headed to 10-Day Disabled List Mariners Ace James Paxton Headed to 10-Day Disabled List
- August 12, 2017

The over is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings in Seattle. Diaz walked Cliff Pennington and Kole Calhoun before getting two forceouts on the basepaths. A day later, Trout walked with one out, taking a close 3-2 pitch from James Pazos (3-4). (more...)
People used to Google 'Pochettino' - Spurs boss responds to Rose People used to Google 'Pochettino' - Spurs boss responds to Rose
- August 12, 2017

Danny Rose has cast doubt over his future after conducting a controversial newspaper interview this week but the defender isn't available for selection anyway as he works his way back to full fitness from a knee injury so Ben Davies will start on the left. (more...)
Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint
- August 12, 2017

He added: "We played four games, one with four at the back and the last three with three at the back". They've spent too much money on full-backs but they are key to Guardiola style of pinning teams in and Vincent Kompany, if fit, will make John Stones better. (more...)
Ravens preseason opener seen by almost 300000 on Baltimore TV stations Ravens preseason opener seen by almost 300000 on Baltimore TV stations
- August 12, 2017

Flacco, 32, who's starting his 10th season, has taken part in offseason workouts and practices. Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett has struggled in training camp and the preseason at a time when the Ravens have expressed interest in controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. (more...)
Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title
- August 12, 2017

Conte, though, insisted he endorses Chelsea's decision to loan out emerging talent and would not get drawn into a debate about the club's level of success with transfers. "In my initial analysis from January and through the months I was thinking of four players but I'm not a hard person to work with in spite of if you make it look different", said Mourinho, ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham, live on Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday. (more...)
Arsenal's Sanchez out of opener due to abdominal strain Arsenal's Sanchez out of opener due to abdominal strain
- August 12, 2017

The main problem of the new football season is the absurdity of big-time football: the impossible sums of money, the reckless spending of it, salaries that make your nose bleed from sheer envy, the preposterous self-regard of so numerous players, the self-serving nonsense of the managers . (more...)
Jaguars release Branden Albert Jaguars release Branden Albert
- August 12, 2017

The Jaguars acquired the two-time Pro Bowl tackle through a trade with the Miami Dolphins in March, but Albert announced his retirement from the National Football League after the first three days of training camp. This was the inevitable conclusion once Albert came back to the club, which had already moved on without him in the first place. Prior to his retirement, Albert was expected to compete with Jaguars rookie Cam Robinson for the starting left tackle job. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Talks for MUFC Return, Jose Mourinho Confirms Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Talks for MUFC Return, Jose Mourinho Confirms
- August 12, 2017

Mourinho has no new injury concerns, with Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young his only long-term absentees. 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. (more...)
Ronald Koeman confident of securing Gylfi Sigurdsson for Everton Ronald Koeman confident of securing Gylfi Sigurdsson for Everton
- August 12, 2017

Clement steered Swansea away from relegation last season after arriving in January and believes the club are in a stronger position heading into his first full campaign in charge. I heard some rumours that the talks broke down but we are still in negotiations with Swansea". "When I was in Southampton we lost some players, but I am mentioning the name of no club". (more...)
Pep Guardiola claims Premier League spending is 'unsustainable' Pep Guardiola claims Premier League spending is 'unsustainable'
- August 12, 2017

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. But if he wants me to play up front alone, it's his decision. "People say in my first press conference we are favourites". He said: "I think if you see the team last season and this season, (from) the four (pre-season) games we played, the fundamentals are the same". (more...)
Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay
- August 12, 2017

Now, they have re-enforced, and you get the feeling, that if they come off then this is a team that is going to fly. "But they are for wonderful players, so good luck to them if they can do that". There have been five major new signings in Ederson, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker , Bernardo Silva and Danilo, and further additions have not been ruled out. (more...)
Former Wildcat Michael Beasley inks deal with New York Knicks Former Wildcat Michael Beasley inks deal with New York Knicks
- August 12, 2017

Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders first reported it will be a one-year agreement. He spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks , appearing in 56 games while averaging 9.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. According to Bucks sources , Beasley was considered a good presence in the locker room, which may have played a role in the Knicks signing the forward, as the organization has been preaching a want to change its culture. (more...)
Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany
- August 12, 2017

We can play good and we can win games. Mourinho himself has also described Matic as a player who can add "good stability and give balance to the team to start building from the back", precisely the role he would occupy in a 3-5-2 setup. (more...)
Antonio Conte gets into the thick of Chelsea training Antonio Conte gets into the thick of Chelsea training
- August 12, 2017

Morata was signed as a replacement in a £70 million deal from Real Madrid after the club missed out on first-choice target Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United , and while Chelsea winger Willian is happy to have the 24-year-old at the club, he is sad to see his friend Costa leave. (more...)
Chelsea warned they risk losing Antonio Conte within a year Chelsea warned they risk losing Antonio Conte within a year
- August 12, 2017

Conte famously left Juventus as manager in 2014 after winning three successive Serie A titles, citing the club's failure to back him in the transfer market. "I don't think you're going to see the true Chelsea until the end of August, but they can't afford a slow start". 'The Matic deal is a flawless example. (more...)
Chelsea have created their own player shortage: Wenger Chelsea have created their own player shortage: Wenger
- August 12, 2017

Antonio Conte summed up a frustrating close season at Stamford Bridge when he cast doubt on Chelsea's ability to defend the Premier League title unless the champions find a quick solution to their transfer woes. "I think they're in a real good position, the squad looks strong and I think how Rashford, Martial and Lukaku play will determine what happens", said former United defender Gary Neville. (more...)
Chelsea legend admits Conte has serious issues to address Chelsea legend admits Conte has serious issues to address
- August 12, 2017

It was an inauspicious start for a striker the Premier League champions paid an initial fee of £58 million to acquire from Real Madrid this summer, but Morata is adamant that it will not deter him. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insisted on Friday he was "not looking for sympathy" over the size of his squad. "No it is not ideal", he said. (more...)
Kyrie Irving went days without talking to teammates last postseason, per report Kyrie Irving went days without talking to teammates last postseason, per report
- August 12, 2017

In a fitting bit of irony, it appears that the NBA All-Star point guard wants to play for the Los Angeles Clippers. The original anecdote came from ESPN's Dave McMenamin on The BBall Breakdown Podcast as he spoke about Irving's former Cavs' teammate James Jones . (more...)