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City plan £70m bid City plan £70m bid
- August 21, 2017

The Chilean has missed the Gunners' opening two games of the Premier League season due to an abdominal injury. On Monday , Matt Law of the Telegraph said City would make a £60million bid, while there was a claim from El Mercurio in Chile that Sanchez's agent, Fernando Felicevich, told them that Arsenal had rejected a £45million bid from City. (more...)
Rafa Benitez comments on Newcastle's transfer plans after Huddersfield defeat Rafa Benitez comments on Newcastle's transfer plans after Huddersfield defeat
- August 21, 2017

It was a complete performance from Huddersfield and Mooy , who was easily the most influential player on the pitch and was lauded by manager David Wagner . Two games, no points and, more worryingly, no goals is a awful start for Newcastle and that's where we start with the first of three things we learned from their defeat. (more...)
Roger Goodell close to signing contract extension through 2024 Roger Goodell close to signing contract extension through 2024
- August 21, 2017

The agreement contains similar terms to Goodell's current deal in terms of compensation, with a multi-million dollar base salary and bonus awarded by the league's 32 owners, according to Sports Business Journal reporter Daniel Kaplan. ESPN also reported that a deal was close. DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFLPA, recently said a work stoppage then is a "virtual certainty". (more...)
McDonald's ends franchise pact with Connaught Plaza Restaurants McDonald's ends franchise pact with Connaught Plaza Restaurants
- August 21, 2017

Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd (CPRL) runs McDonald's outlets in northern and eastern India. McD had a 50-50 joint venture agreement with Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd (CPRL) covering the restaurants and the termination puts thousands of jobs at risk. (more...)
McDonald's terminates agreement with CPRL for outlets in northern and eastern region McDonald's terminates agreement with CPRL for outlets in northern and eastern region
- August 21, 2017

McDonald's India , the hamburger and fast food restaurant chain has chose to terminate the franchise agreement for 169 fast-food outlets in north and east India run by Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd (CPRL). "This is a completely contemptuous, malafide and yet another oppressive act indulged in by the McDonald's", Mr Bakshi was quoted as saying. The closure was a result of a long drawn legal battle between Vikram Bakshi and McDonald's. (more...)
Chelsea, Liverpool on alert as Southampton land Wesley Hoedt Chelsea, Liverpool on alert as Southampton land Wesley Hoedt
- August 21, 2017

Liverpool have to strengthen their back line by signing a top quality central defender and Van Dijk would perfectly fit the bill. Last week, Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio reported that Southampton have offered Lazio 17 million euros for Wesley Hoedt . (more...)
Alonso Double For Chelsea Spoils Spurs' Wembley Opener Alonso Double For Chelsea Spoils Spurs' Wembley Opener
- August 21, 2017

Tottenham Hotspurs were pegged back when Marcos Alonso delivered a flawless free-kick after David Luiz was upended 25 yards outside the box. "Wembley was not the problem", Spurs' head coach Pochettino said after suffering his first home defeat in 14 London derbies. (more...)
Breitbart Apologizes for Mistaking German Soccer Player for Traveling Migrant Breitbart Apologizes for Mistaking German Soccer Player for Traveling Migrant
- August 21, 2017

Last week, Breitbart published a story on its site by the newswire service Agence France-Presse that detailed how Spanish police shut down a gang that offered to ferry immigrants in Morocco to Spain via jet skis. "There is no evidence Mr. Podolski is either a migrant gang member, nor being human trafficked [sic]". "We wish Mr Podolski well in his recently announced worldwide retirement". (more...)
Trevor Siemian believes he did enough to win Broncos' QB job Trevor Siemian believes he did enough to win Broncos' QB job
- August 21, 2017

Siemian was an impressive 8-of-11 for 93 yards and a touchdown in the exhibition, compared to the 26th overall pick from the 2016 draft, who struggled to read the opposing defense and move the ball down the field, finishing with 9-of-13 completions for only 39 yards. (more...)
Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson from Mets Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson from Mets
- August 21, 2017

Granderson, hitting.228 with 19 home runs for the Mets , is expected to be primarily a bench player for the very deep Dodgers, although he could take some at-bats from Joc Pederson in center field. The Dodgers announced on Saturday they will be optioning Pederson to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for Curtis Granderson on the active roster. (more...)
Megachurch pastor AR Bernard resigns from Trump's evangelical council Megachurch pastor AR Bernard resigns from Trump's evangelical council
- August 21, 2017

The pastor of a NY megachurch said Friday that he has resigned from President Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board, citing "a deepening conflict in values" with the administration. And by the way, I'd say that goes for many evangelical leaders who've been generally supportive of Trump. Few, however, addressed the president's handling of the events, including his comments that there is blame " on many sides " for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, as well as his assertion ... (more...)
Chris Wood has completed his £15m move from Leeds United to Burnley
- August 21, 2017

The New Zealand global ruled himself out of Leeds' match against Sunderland on Saturday amid speculation about his future. Burnley have agreed a fee of around £15m with Leeds for Wood and have been putting him through his medical paces ahead of putting the finishing touches to the move. (more...)
Robson-Kanu sent off after scoring victor for West Brom Robson-Kanu sent off after scoring victor for West Brom
- August 21, 2017

Some really good individual performances I thought". "Disappointed with the outcome but definitely not the performance". I don't want to say things that will get me in trouble so I've not looked at it. "If Gareth Barry's not pulling his shirt I think he heads into the goal". "Unfortunately, we got done with a sucker-punch, which you always know is a possibility with West Brom and we have been done by it". (more...)
Birmingham confirm loan signings of Arsenal pair Birmingham confirm loan signings of Arsenal pair
- August 21, 2017

Arsenal are eager to trim their squad and Jenkinson and Bramall are both free to leave. Neither Jenkinson nor Bramall are close to breaking into Arsene Wenger's first team this season. Bramall has impressed since joining Arsenal and featured on their preseason tour of Asia and Australia and was handed a first-team squad number this season. (more...)
Girardi: For now, Aroldis Chapman out as Yankees closer Girardi: For now, Aroldis Chapman out as Yankees closer
- August 21, 2017

The Yankees bullpen, which, since the All-star break, has led all of Baseball bullpen ERA (2.15), surrendered six runs in just two innings, costing the team the game Friday night. Brett Gardner's 20th home run of the season accounted for the only Yankees' run. . Headley doubled. And they were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. (more...)
Mark Lawrenson suggests another signing Everton must make, predicts Manchester City result Mark Lawrenson suggests another signing Everton must make, predicts Manchester City result
- August 21, 2017

It was a transfer that had been rumbling on all summer, and with it being finally done, Koeman can now contemplate on whether the Iceland global is fit enough to be involved against Manchester City . Everton opened their season with a 1-0 home win over Stoke City, as Rooney enjoyed a dream return to Goodison Park by scoring the winning goal, and Koeman will hope to build on that with a strong showing against Premier League title favourites Manchester City . (more...)
The Location Of The Horn-Paquiao Rematch Has Been Confirmed The Location Of The Horn-Paquiao Rematch Has Been Confirmed
- August 21, 2017

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk told the Courier Mail the decision to withdraw funding was due to a lack of confirmation over whether Pacquiao would commit to the fight. A World Boxing Organisation scoring review of the "Battle of Brisbane" on July 2 endorsed Horn as the victor after criticism from global observers. (more...)
Romelu Lukaku Central To Manchester United's Impressive Start Romelu Lukaku Central To Manchester United's Impressive Start
- August 21, 2017

Mourinho also went to on to explain the role of his substitutes, with the likes of Anthony Martial coming on to ensure the wins in both matches. Mourinho also confirmed that he had positive talks with Martial over his future at United during the summer and said he is pleased with the Frenchman after his excellent start to the season, in which he has scored two goals in two games. (more...)
Real Madrid president Florentino makes De Gea pact with Keylor
- August 21, 2017

Spain number one De Gea has been strongly linked with a return to his homeland over the past few years, but the Red Devils have so far resisted Real's interest. Today's edition of The Sun suggests Manchester United have not lost hope of signing Donnarumma and would be ready to let De Gea leave for Real Madrid if they could replace him with the Italy worldwide in the summer of 2019. (more...)
IIT JEE (Advanced) exam to go online from 2018 IIT JEE (Advanced) exam to go online from 2018
- August 21, 2017

Officials said an online test will help prevent mistakes and also avert situations like those encountered past year, when the JAB - the apex body that conducts the exam - reportedly gave 18 bonus marks to candidates who took the JEE Advanced because of printing and translation errors in the question paper. (more...)