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Liverpool 'rest' Simon Mignolet; Alexis Sanchez returns to Arsenal team Liverpool 'rest' Simon Mignolet; Alexis Sanchez returns to Arsenal team
- August 29, 2017

Liverpool's front three of Mane, Salah and Roberto Firmino is destructive as the Brazilian drops deep and creates space for the pacey wingers to run into and wreak havoc. Ozil, who was in the starting XI, failed to perform and insisted that he shared the frustration of the supporters. Cech echoed his manager's verdict, while Ramsey admitted: "We're going to have to change something if we're to compete this year". (more...)
Tuesday's Manchester United transfer rumours: Serge Aurier and Luke Shaw feature Tuesday's Manchester United transfer rumours: Serge Aurier and Luke Shaw feature
- August 29, 2017

Aurier performed admirably at Parc des Princes, albeit being at the centre of several much publicised incidents, meaning his behaviour needs to change if he is to succeed in English Premier League. Monday's edition of L'Equipe once again hyped up Serge Aurier to Tottenham, explaining everything was set up for a deal to happen. He was barred from entering the United Kingdom last November for the Champions League fixture against Arsenal when his visa application was revoked by the Home Office. (more...)
Arsenal must sell Sanchez - Wright Arsenal must sell Sanchez - Wright
- August 29, 2017

Wright also expressed amazement that his old club would sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Chelsea amid reports the England global could be on his way to Stamford Bridge in a £35million deal. 'We are three games in and it's already an absolute nightmare. Arsenal need more strength in order to compete in the Premier League, according to former midfielder Patrick Vieira . (more...)
Wenger delighted to have Laurent Koscielny back, insists Alexis Sanchez loves Arsenal Wenger delighted to have Laurent Koscielny back, insists Alexis Sanchez loves Arsenal
- August 29, 2017

Despite links with another move away, Aston Villa and Sampdoria reportedly interested in the England worldwide, he now looks set to stay - even if Wenger will once again give him the chance to leave before the the transfer window closes on August 31. (more...)
Stoke land £18m Wimmer from Tottenham Stoke land £18m Wimmer from Tottenham
- August 29, 2017

Wimmer's move now boosts Hughes' options even more, as he also signed centre backs Kurt Zouma and Bruno Martins Indi to challenge with Ryan Shawcross, and Wimmer can now give Stoke four impressive central defenders to choose from. However, the 24-year-old will only be the third player Stoke will have spent money on this summer, with Zouma and Jese arriving on loan and Fletcher and Choupo-Moting signed on free transfers. (more...)
Why Manchester United look like a different team this season Why Manchester United look like a different team this season
- August 29, 2017

The many Fellaini critics among United's fan base have quietened, as have those of Phil Jones , and both have the trust and respect of their manager. "Was he unsafe today? No. Why?" Henrikh did pick up a yellow card for breaking up a risky looking Leicester attack. "I believe he wants to do more, and he still didn't win the league", Henry told Sky Sports . (more...)
Tyrod Taylor, TJ Yates concussions leave Bills short-handed at QB Tyrod Taylor, TJ Yates concussions leave Bills short-handed at QB
- August 29, 2017

McDermott has more problems on his hands, as of Sunday. Buffalo turned to Wenning because starter Tyrod Taylor and third-stringer T.J. Yates are both being evaluated for concussions suffered Saturday in a 13-9 preseason loss at Baltimore. (more...)
Toto Wolff hails 'faultless' Lewis Hamilton after Spa victory Toto Wolff hails 'faultless' Lewis Hamilton after Spa victory
- August 29, 2017

The Mercedes and Ferrari pairings dominated the first four places with the Red Bull Renaults of Max Verstappen and Ricciardo fifth and sixth. "I guess you could say the marshals had to come on to clean up, but they did it quite quick", Hamilton said. (more...)
Jon Jones breaks silence since failed drug test Jon Jones breaks silence since failed drug test
- August 29, 2017

And all of this time that I was in the USADA program, I was actually taking supplements, and I never actually had anything like that happen. "I just don't know that there will be time". For his part, Jones broke his silence on the matter on Sunday night with a tweet. Times like these remind me how blessed I truly am. "And I really want to be careful with how I answer these questions, because Jon is entitled to the process of what's going to happen with his other tests. (more...)
Van Dijk must fight for spot - Davis Van Dijk must fight for spot - Davis
- August 29, 2017

However, numerous reports including the Telegraph have insinuated that a bid of around £50m would be strangely be enough to persuade the Saints to cash in on the Netherlands global. Antonio Conte is desperate to further strengthen his squad during the closing stages of the window and van Dijk would be a superb addition if the Blues were able to pull off a deal. (more...)
Brewers Take Big Weekend Series From Dodgers Brewers Take Big Weekend Series From Dodgers
- August 29, 2017

They'll open a home series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on Tuesday. After hitting 24 home runs through July 31, Milwaukee first baseman Eric Thames has hit just three in August, and he's hitting just.214 since the All-Star break. (more...)
How Jose Mourinho Brought The Fun Back To Manchester United
- August 29, 2017

The tricky Algerian twisted and turned past United players but came closest when Demarai Gray slipped him in for a shot on goal, however, the pass was slightly too heavy, forcing the Mahrez wider than he would have wanted to be. "We haven't had many matches last season where we played 90 minutes with the control we had today", he added. Mourinho's men saw out the closing minutes, earning a 2-0 win and ensuring that they maintained their 100% winning start. (more...)
Jesse Jackson: NFL Owners 'colluded' against Kaepernick Jesse Jackson: NFL Owners 'colluded' against Kaepernick
- August 29, 2017

Former NFL great Jim Brown says he admires Colin Kaepernick for inspiring national anthem protests in the NFL, but you won't catch Brown joining the protests. Many of his supporters believe that the all-white and all-billionaire NFL owners are collectively punishing Kaepernick for his heroic political stance against racism, which continues to resonate with the public and with fellow football players during 2017 preseason games. (more...)
Manchester United beat Leicester to top the Premier League
- August 29, 2017

Nobody would cast this as United's finest performance, but that would be beside the point. Sensing the game beginning to drift towards a draw Mourinho turned to his bench. Against that, it is fair to point out that that Plan A didn't work perfectly. However, Harry Maguire, whose 55th-minute goal clinched a 2-0 victory for Leicester against Brighton, could be a doubtful starter against the Red Devils. (more...)
John Harbaugh Signs Contract Extension With Ravens John Harbaugh Signs Contract Extension With Ravens
- August 29, 2017

Head coach John Harbaugh once again reiterated that point on Saturday as he stated that the 32-year-old would be full tilt by Week 1, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN . The Ravens have only had three head coaches in their 21-year history. Under Harbaugh the Ravens are 10-5 in the playoffs, and the 10 playoff wins since 2008 rank second only to the New England Patriots. (more...)
David Wright's Shoulder Injury Rehab Assignment Shut Down Due to Pain David Wright's Shoulder Injury Rehab Assignment Shut Down Due to Pain
- August 29, 2017

Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will miss the rest of the season because of a right hamstring strain , the New York Mets announced Monday. He had been on a rehab assignment, hoping to return this season after neck surgery previous year to fix a cervical disk herniation. (more...)
Judge sits as Yankees open series against Cleveland Judge sits as Yankees open series against Cleveland
- August 29, 2017

After a stellar first half, slashing.329/.440/.691 with 30 home runs and 66 RBI in 84 games, Judge has slashed.179/.341/.352 with seven homers and 16 RBI in 41 second-half games. Entering Monday, the Yankees were 3.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins for the first wild-card spot in the American League . Girardi played down suspicions that Judge might be harboring an injury - he has been spotted with an ice pack on his left shoulder - and has ascribed his decline to the normal ... (more...)
Matthew Stafford reportedly to become highest-paid player in National Football League history Matthew Stafford reportedly to become highest-paid player in National Football League history
- August 29, 2017

The five-year deal will be worth $135 million , per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history. In April, Stafford made it clear he wanted to remain with Detroit. In three playoff games, Stafford has thrown four touchdowns, three interceptions with a 63.2% completion percentage. However, Stafford's deal will surpass the deal Carr signed this summer. (more...)
Phil Jones becoming a key part of Manchester United's armoury Phil Jones becoming a key part of Manchester United's armoury
- August 29, 2017

Mourinho is banking on Ibrahimovic being ready for the second half of the season but the prospect of the 35-year-old being in contention for United's festive programme - when they face Leicester, Burnley, Southampton and Everton over a 10-day period - would be a considerable boon for the manager. (more...)
Leicester are back to title-winning form - Mourinho
- August 29, 2017

That galvanised Leicester and their typical counter-attack threat returned, with the tricky Mahrez twice beating United defenders on the right before firing efforts across goal, one which De Gea kept out with his foot and the other that was drilled past everyone. (more...)