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Antonio Conte gives Chelsea go-ahead to move for £25m midfielder Antonio Candreva Antonio Conte gives Chelsea go-ahead to move for £25m midfielder Antonio Candreva
- August 19, 2017

Antonio Conte has given Chelsea the go-ahead to sign Antonio Candreva from Inter Milan , according to reports. On Thursday, Conte laughed off questions about the row during a press conference in London and said Costa was "in the past". (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo given five-match ban for pushing referee Cristiano Ronaldo given five-match ban for pushing referee
- August 19, 2017

The Competition committee announced on its website that it had upheld its one match ban for the red card Ronaldo was shown, and the other sanction for four more matches for pushing the referee . Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has hailed the "spectacular" performance of his players after Wednesday night's Super Cup victory over Barcelona . (more...)
Manchester United manager José Mourinho's dig at Chelsea Manchester United manager José Mourinho's dig at Chelsea
- August 19, 2017

The price tag stands out due to the player's age and you could say that they have overpaid for a 29-year-old, whose best days maybe are behind him. Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes that his former side will find it hard to retain their Premier League title this season as they will be competing in the Champions League as well. (more...)
Arsenal Looking to Finally Secure €173000-a-week Star Signing Arsenal Looking to Finally Secure €173000-a-week Star Signing
- August 19, 2017

Having watched Real Madrid finish last season with a league and European Cup double, their plans to close the gap on their El Clasico rivals were dealt a major blow by Paris Saint-Germain. Since joining the Ligue 1 giants from Wolfsburg in January, the man from Gladbeck has scored four goals from 17 Ligue 1 appearances. But the Daily Star says Arsenal could also be keen on a player they have been linked to in the past. (more...)
Ronaldo and Messi lead the shortlist for Federation Internationale de Football Association men's best player award Ronaldo and Messi lead the shortlist for Federation Internationale de Football Association men's best player award
- August 19, 2017

Two terrorists, driving a van, entered the bustling Las Ramblas district, which is lined with stalls and shops in the center of Barcelona , jumped the sidewalk and barreled into the central pedestrian zone. In an additional statement, the Catalan club said: " FC Barcelona expresses its solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack which has struck at the heart of our city, la Rambla de Barcelona ". (more...)
Africa's richest man wants to buy Arsenal and sack Wenger Africa's richest man wants to buy Arsenal and sack Wenger
- August 19, 2017

The 60-year-old Dangote, with a net worth of €9.5 billion, has fancied the team since he became a supporter in the mid-1980s. Dangote Group would consider investment in Asia and Mexico, but would focus mainly on the U.S. Dangote, however, believes that he could tempt Kroenke and Usmanov into selling up the club which is valued at £2bn. He told Bloomberg: "If they get the right offer, I'm sure they would walk away". (more...)
Dodgers acquire Curtis Granderson from Mets Dodgers acquire Curtis Granderson from Mets
- August 19, 2017

In 1,760 career games, Granderson tallied 1,641 hits, 312 homers, and 853 RBIs. The 36-year-old Granderson is hitting.228 with 19 home runs and 52 RBIs this year. "This changes some things up a little bit for me, but, excited, still going to come out ready to play". Bleacher Report notes that Granderson is in the final year of his contract , so while this figures to be a rental, the Dodgers have the luxury of being able to just pony up whatever if they decide they want to keep him ... (more...)
Rory McIlroy ready to defend his FedEx Cup title Rory McIlroy ready to defend his FedEx Cup title
- August 19, 2017

This year's playoffs begin with the Northern Trust event in NY from Aug 24-27 before the Dell Technologies Championship takes place a week later in Boston. The last time we heard from the reigning FedEx Cup champion, after he finished tied for 22nd at the PGA Championship , McIlroy said his injured rib and back might force him to cut short his 2017 season without hitting a shot in any of the PGA Tour's season-ending series of playoff events. (more...)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola saddened by Barcelona terror attack Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola saddened by Barcelona terror attack
- August 19, 2017

Guardiola has already made significant additions to his squad, spending over £200 million on full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo, goalkeeper Ederson and attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva. Pep Guardiola says he has not yet seen in an improvement from his forwards after criticising their lack of ruthlessness last season . Lukaku has since joined City's local rivals Manchester United, but Guardiola believes Everton are still a tough prospect without the Belgium global. (more...)
Seahawks lose starting left tackle George Fant to knee injury Seahawks lose starting left tackle George Fant to knee injury
- August 19, 2017

Fant's right leg was placed in an air cast, and he was carted off. Fant was rolled into by teammate Justin Britt on a pass play and immediately fell to the turf in pain. Bennett was alone sitting on the Seahawks bench during the "The Star-Spangled Banner". Defensive back Jeremy Lane also stood next to Bennett. Kicker Blair Walsh is most famous for one thing - shanking a 27-yard field goal attempt that cost the Minnesota Vikings a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks . (more...)
Moreland delivers to help Red Sox beat Yankees 9 Moreland delivers to help Red Sox beat Yankees 9
- August 19, 2017

NY is 10-2 in Sabathia's last 12 division starts and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-0 in Sabathia's last 4 road starts. Regardless, after Moreland banged a pinch single up the middle to drive in the tying and go-ahead runs, and the Red Sox tacked on two runs in the eighth against embattled Aroldis Chapman , and Addison Reed and Craig Kimbrel combined to record the final eight outs (six by strikeout), well, you could nearly hear the air come out the Yankees' ... (more...)
Eden Hazard could make early Chelsea return against rivals Tottenham Eden Hazard could make early Chelsea return against rivals Tottenham
- August 19, 2017

Alvaro Morata enjoyed an impressive debut despite Chelsea's wretched performance in last week's defeat to Sean Dyche's side, emerging from the bench in the second half to pull a goal back for his side before providing an assist for David Luiz. (more...)
Nick Kyrgios Knocks Rafael Nadal Out Of Cincinnati Masters Nick Kyrgios Knocks Rafael Nadal Out Of Cincinnati Masters
- August 19, 2017

He had some mistakes and I was able to be back in the match. Kyrgios has positioned himself perfectly for a US Open charge after beating Nadal 6-2 7-5 at the Cincinnati Open a week before the last grand slam of the year. But the 22-year-old broke again to lead 6-5 and this time end matters with his 10th ace after 80 minutes, improving to 2-2 all-time against the 31-year-old Spaniard. (more...)
Dangote once again vows to buy Arsenal and sack Wenger Dangote once again vows to buy Arsenal and sack Wenger
- August 19, 2017

Since his appointment to the London-based club in 1996, he's won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup trophies. Kroenke resisted a takeover offer in May when Arsenal's second-largest investor, Usmanov, tested Kroenke with a $1.3 billion (£1 billion) bid. (more...)
Inter Start Ball Rolling On Move For Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi Inter Start Ball Rolling On Move For Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi
- August 19, 2017

New Inter boss Luciano Spalletti will be looking to fill the vacancy in the centre back position left by the departure of Jeison Murillo, who officially signed with Valencia on Friday evening. Sky Italy reporter Gianluca Di Marzio claimed on his personal website that the European giants are looking to bolster their defensive options before the transfer window shuts and have targeted Arsenal's German worldwide. (more...)
Nationals' Scherzer placed on disabled list with sore neck Nationals' Scherzer placed on disabled list with sore neck
- August 19, 2017

Brandon Kintzler handled the eighth, and Sean Doolittle pitched the ninth for his 10th save. "I didn't have my best command with my fastball today", Chacin said. Former Padres starter Edwin Jackson (OK, he only made 13 starts in San Diego but he's a cool guy) liked pitching in the East Village when he was here and that hasn't worn off. (more...)
With Offensive Line In Flux, Ravens Sign Center Jeremy Zuttah With Offensive Line In Flux, Ravens Sign Center Jeremy Zuttah
- August 19, 2017

Zuttah played for the Ravens from 2014-2016 before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers along with their 2017 sixth-round pick for the 49ers 2017 sixth-round pick. If the Ravens like Ryan Jensen at center, they potential can move Zuttah to the left guard spot as it is a significant need. To make room, the Ravens waived/injured wide receiver Kenny Bell . (more...)
Tyrod Taylor Expected to Be Bills' Starting QB, Sean McDermott Says Tyrod Taylor Expected to Be Bills' Starting QB, Sean McDermott Says
- August 19, 2017

Through two preseason games, Taylor has completed 13 of 26 passes for 99 yards, zero touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. The last chance for the starting offense to get extensive playing time will come in Buffalo's next preseason game, at Baltimore on August 26. (more...)
Coutinho a flawless fit for Barcelona says Pako Ayestarán Coutinho a flawless fit for Barcelona says Pako Ayestarán
- August 19, 2017

Liverpool are set to be offered a fresh mega-money bid from Barcelona for midfielder Philippe Coutinho , according to a Spanish report. "He stayed, he trained, he worked hard - he stayed away from it - and Liverpool say "no we're keeping him". (more...)
Junior Dos Santos removed from UFC 215 after potential doping violation Junior Dos Santos removed from UFC 215 after potential doping violation
- August 19, 2017

The nature of dos Santos' potential violation was not revealed. The UFC announced Friday that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency informed Junior dos Santos that he may have violated the agency's anti-doping policy. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward. Dos Santos will have a chance to plead his case like any other UFC fighter facing a potential USADA violation, but nonetheless, it will rate as a significant setback for the former champion. (more...)

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